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Inside China’s 'thought transformation' camps

Inside China’s 'thought transformation' camps

SUMMARY: But the BBC’s visit uncovers important evidence about the nature of the system and the conditions for the people inside it.

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China sells dollars and buys gold as tensions rise

China sells dollars and buys gold as tensions rise

SUMMARY: China's gold reserves have grown for six straight months since December, the first time the country increased its holdings of the precious metal in more than two years.

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Berlin approves 5-year rent freeze in German capital

Berlin approves 5-year rent freeze in German capital

SUMMARY: BERLIN, June 18 (Reuters) - The Berlin Senate on Tuesday approved a five-year rent freeze designed to tame soaring housing costs in the German capital, bowing to pressure from residents angry that their city has become unaffordable.

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Are you a robot?

Are you a robot?

SUMMARY: Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading.

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Corey Prophitt's Blog

Corey Prophitt's Blog

SUMMARY: LinkedIn's Extension FileOne of LinkedIn's local storage keys is C_C_M .

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$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes

$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes

SUMMARY: Today we’re announcing an additional $1 billion investment in housing across the Bay Area.

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I would not put my family on a Max plane right now

I would not put my family on a Max plane right now

SUMMARY: “I don’t know if I’d put my family on it.

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Announcing Envoy Mobile – Lyft Engineering

Announcing Envoy Mobile – Lyft Engineering

SUMMARY: Envoy mobile goalsWhereas server-side Envoy proxy is a self-contained process that is meant to be deployed alongside a polyglot architecture, Envoy Mobile is distributed as a library meant to be compiled directly into client mobile applications.

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YouTuber Simone Giertz transformed a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck

YouTuber Simone Giertz transformed a Tesla Model 3 into a pickup truck

SUMMARY: She is also stepping into a mine field by producing a Tesla pickup truck before the company itself.

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I386 architecture will be dropped starting with eoan (Ubuntu 19.10)

I386 architecture will be dropped starting with eoan (Ubuntu 19.10)

SUMMARY: Q. I have 32bit 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS installed, what are my upgrade options?

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Machine Learning Engineer

Machine Learning Engineer

SUMMARY: We have a long list of interesting machine learning problems that are core to our product.

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stephen.sh

stephen.sh

SUMMARY: This post explains some techniques you can use to significantly improve the performance of your program with little effort.

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First Amendment doesn’t apply to private platforms, says Supreme Court

First Amendment doesn’t apply to private platforms, says Supreme Court

SUMMARY: The case turned on whether the nonprofit was a “state actor” running a platform governed by First Amendment constraints.

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The worst morale boosting gesture I’ve experienced – Terence Eden’s Blog

The worst morale boosting gesture I’ve experienced – Terence Eden’s Blog

SUMMARY: I was sat in work, headphones on, trying to drown out the sound of the open-plan office.

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Show HN: I wrote a book on GNU grep and ripgrep

Show HN: I wrote a book on GNU grep and ripgrep

SUMMARY: Code snippets, example files and sample chapters are available on GitHub [3]The book uses plenty of examples and regular expressions are also covered from scratch.

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Are you a robot?

Are you a robot?

SUMMARY: Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading.

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Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

Two potentially life-friendly planets found orbiting a nearby star

SUMMARY: CARMENES observed Teegarden’s star over three years, watching for the wiggles and tugs produced by any orbiting planets.

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The Js Coq Theorem Prover Online IDE!

The Js Coq Theorem Prover Online IDE!

SUMMARY: JsCoq is an interactive, web-based environment for the Coq Theorem prover, developed at the Centre de Recherche en Informatique of MINES ParisTech (former École de Mines de Paris).

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Things I Learnt The Hard Way (in 30 Years of Software Development)

Things I Learnt The Hard Way (in 30 Years of Software Development)

SUMMARY: Keep a list of "Things I Don't Know"Richard Feymann, famous physicist, kept a notebook with the title "Things I Don't Know".

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Web Single Sign-On, the SAML 2.0 perspective

Web Single Sign-On, the SAML 2.0 perspective

SUMMARY: The user wants to go to the intranet of her or his company, which will be our service provider example (SP).

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Facebook reveals Libra, its momentous new crypto, to the world

Facebook reveals Libra, its momentous new crypto, to the world

SUMMARY: The Libra Association will afford its members the right to vote on which securities it invests in.

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froggey/Mezzano: An operating system written in Common Lisp

froggey/Mezzano: An operating system written in Common Lisp

SUMMARY: Mezzano, an operating system written in Common Lisp.

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Custom Job Error

Custom Job Error

SUMMARY: If you are contacted over the phone or e-mailed, by a company listing a Lockheed Martin job and requesting your personal information, allegedly on Lockheed Martin's behalf, please do not respond.

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Why Do Dogs Look So Sad?

Why Do Dogs Look So Sad?

SUMMARY: It can look wry, like a questioning or unbelieving look.” According to Horowitz, dogs are the only animals aside from our primate cousins that are expressive in this eerily familiar way.

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'They didn't look old enough': who filled a French art gallery with fakes?

'They didn't look old enough': who filled a French art gallery with fakes?

SUMMARY: We now live in a broader culture of inauthenticity – “deepfake” Barack Obama videos, Russian troll factories – but many of the alleged Terrus fakes were sloppy.

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Superblocks: Barcelona’s radical urban plan to take back streets from cars

Superblocks: Barcelona’s radical urban plan to take back streets from cars

SUMMARY: What’s important is creating shared public spaces where urban community can be re-knit.

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A bridge made of grass

A bridge made of grass

SUMMARY: Image copyright Jordi BusqueNo modern materials, tools or machines are used in the whole process of building the bridge - only grass and human power.

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The Dawn of Robot Surveillance

The Dawn of Robot Surveillance

SUMMARY: But unless something dramatic occurs, we generally understand that the videos in which we appear are unlikely to be scrutinized or monitored.

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Appalachian balds

Appalachian balds

SUMMARY: Types [ edit ]Clear vistas make grassy balds attractive to hikersTwo types of balds are found in the Appalachians:Grassy balds [ edit ]Grassy balds are relatively blunt summits covered by a dense sward of native grasses.

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How (and How Not) to Write a Good Systems Paper

How (and How Not) to Write a Good Systems Paper

SUMMARY: Some of these questions address specific problems in "systems" papers; others apply to technical papers in general.

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