Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Online Stock Trading Has Serious Security Holes

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Online Stock Trading Has Serious Security Holes

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An analysis of dozens of trading platforms reveals a range of cybersecurity concerns across mobile, desktop, and the web.Getty ImagesAn analysis of dozens of trading platforms reveals a range of cybersecurity concerns across mobile, desktop, and the web.Getty ImagesIt’s never been easier to trade stocks; just a few taps or clicks will do the trick.…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Patreon Makes a Move as Tech Giants Encroach on Its Territory

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Patreon Makes a Move as Tech Giants Encroach on Its Territory

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Patreon, the membership platform that helps online creators make a living, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Memberful, another membership service that caters to larger creators including Gimlet Media and Stratechery.Though they operate in the same, growing field, Memberful and Patreon don’t consider themselves direct competitors, and Patreon says that for now, the Memberful platform…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Scientists Take a Harder Look at Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Scientists Take a Harder Look at Genetic Engineering of Human Embryos

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Genetic modification of human embryos is controversial for obvious reasons—and less obvious ones, like whether it really works.Martin Oeggerli/Science SourceGenetic modification of human embryos is controversial for obvious reasons—and less obvious ones, like whether it really works.Martin Oeggerli/Science SourceThe distant future of designer babies might not seem so distant after all. The last year has…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Engineering the Climate Could Mess With Our Food

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Akos Stiller/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesAkos Stiller/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesOn June 15, 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines blew its top in an eruption of staggering proportions. It sent an ash cloud 28 miles high, filling surrounding valleys with deposits 660 feet thick and destroying almost every bridge within 18 miles. Over 800 people lost their lives.The volcano also ended…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Tight-Lipped Drivers Steering Tokyo’s Taxis

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Tight-Lipped Drivers Steering Tokyo’s Taxis

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Each night in Tokyo, several thousand men and women suit up, donning ties, white gloves, and even surgical masks to quietly ferry passengers around the city. They drive pristinely kept Toyotas and Nissans, the seats often covered in flowery lace and the doors rigged to open and close automatically, minimizing interactions with customers. They don’t…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

Hexbyte Tech News Wired When Bots Teach Themselves to Cheat

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Once upon a time, a bot deep in a game of tic-tac-toe figured out that making improbable moves caused its bot opponent to crash. Smart. Also sassy.Moments when experimental bots go rogue—some would call it cheating—are not typically celebrated in scientific papers or press releases. Most AI researchers strive to avoid them, but a select…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Holloway Guide to Equity Compensation

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Holloway Guide to Equity Compensation

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Stock options, RSUs, job offers, and taxes—a detailed reference, including hundreds of resources, explained from the ground up and made to be improved over time3 hours and 348 links to read — 35 contributors — last update 14 hours agoMastheadOriginal AuthorsJoe Wallin (Carney Bradley Spellman)Contributions and ReviewJosé Ancer (Egan Nelson LLP)Michael Brown (Fenwick & West)George…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Pts.js

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Pts.js

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Connecting the dots Like seeing the Big Dipper in a sky full of stars, Pts helps you connect the dots in the vastness of conceptual spaces. Pts enables you to compose and express what you see in your mind’s eyes — points as ideas, shapes, colors, motions, interactions, and more. Get started A modern javascript…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google AMP — A 70% drop in our conversion rate.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google AMP — A 70% drop in our conversion rate.

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Egg. On. Face. I just got done with no fewer than 3 articles and 3 YouTube videos bragging about how great my design work has been lately to get a 500% improvement on our conversion rate.And now, I’ve lost a huge chunk of that improvement with some recent changes.Let’s talk about Google AMP. AMP stands…