Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How Ants Turn Into Zombies

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How Ants Turn Into Zombies

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Getty Images/Alyssa FooteDavid Hughes leans back in his office in a standard-issue professorship chair as Penn State students in a plaza behind him shuffle toward classes. Between us on his desk—on either side of a paper cup of black coffee—are two trays of dead ants stuck through with pins. Some cling to leaves, others curl…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Nine Seasons in, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Remains as Well Done as Ever

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Nine Seasons in, ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Remains as Well Done as Ever

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If your preferred metric for animated TV is “absurd but endearing,” last night’s ninth-season premiere of Bob’s Burgers may have broken your dial. After Tina Belcher’s family accuses her of being preoccupied with boys—“I’m not boy crazy, I’m boy-focused,” she tells them—she decides to dress up as a boy to follow another boy into a…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Pinterest’s Evan Sharp Trusts Design to Keep Things Simple

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Pinterest’s Evan Sharp Trusts Design to Keep Things Simple

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WIRED ICONJonathan Ive, Chief design officer at AppleNOMINATESEvan Sharp, Cofounder and head of design, product, and marketing at PinterestAs Apple’s head of design, Jony Ive is responsible for everything from the curves at the edge of the iPhone’s screen to the haptic bup of an Apple Watch notification. When asked to name a person who…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Amazon increases minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 an hour

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Amazon increases minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 an hour

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Amazon just announced that it will be raising its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 an hour, effective November 1. The policy will cover employees at Amazon subsidiaries, including Whole Foods, and well as seasonal and temporary employees. Amazon says that in total, this will cover 250,000 employees, plus 100,000 seasonal employees. This…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers ‘Goblin’ world found orbiting at the edges of the Solar System

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers ‘Goblin’ world found orbiting at the edges of the Solar System

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The object never gets closer to the Sun than 65 times the Earth–Sun distance. Astronomers have discovered a distant world in the outer Solar System. Named 2015 TG387 and nicknamed The Goblin, it never gets any closer to the Sun than about 65 times the Earth–Sun distance, or roughly twice the current distance between Pluto…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Using HAProxy as an API Gateway, Part 1 [Introduction]

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Using HAProxy as an API Gateway, Part 1 [Introduction]

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An API gateway is a layer of software between the frontend UI and backend services that routes requests intelligently. Read on to learn how HAProxy Enterprise Edition excels as an API gateway. “Danger! Avalanche Area” is a sign you’ll see when you drive through some parts of Colorado. Looking at the surrounding mountains in winter,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Avoiding Zombie Startups

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Avoiding Zombie Startups

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Joining a startup can be a great financial opportunity; but picking the right ones is hard. If it wasn’t, there’d be a lot more startup investors! One mistake you shouldn’t make is joining a zombie startup. Here’s how to avoid just that.People tend to underestimate the financial opportunity that startups represent for early employees. But…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Bay Area: Join us on 10/10 to talk about the future of election security

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Bay Area: Join us on 10/10 to talk about the future of election security

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ars technica live — Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will explore dangers (and a few hopes) for democracy. Annalee Newitz – Oct 2, 2018 3:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos is now a researcher at Stanford, exploring election security and threats to democracy.During the 2016 presidential election, security experts at Facebook…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla delivered 83,500 vehicles in Q3 2018 despite “logistics hell”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Tesla delivered 83,500 vehicles in Q3 2018 despite “logistics hell”

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Tesla talk — Actual Model 3 production in Q3 has averaged out at a little more than 4,000 cars a week. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Oct 2, 2018 2:28 pm UTC On Tuesday morning, Tesla released its production and delivery results for Q3 2018. During those three months, the company built a total of 80,142…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps

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pay up — The change affects 250,000 Amazon employees and more than 100,000 seasonal workers. Valentina Palladino – Oct 2, 2018 1:45 pm UTC Amazon announced today it would raise its minimum wage for all US employees to $15 per hour. The change will take effect on November 1, and will apply to full-time, part-time,…