Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The future’s so bright, I gotta wear blinders

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The future’s so bright, I gotta wear blinders

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“This is only the beginning,” writes Kevin Kelly in an essay in Wired‘s 25th anniversary issue. “The main event has barely started.” He’s talking about the internet. If his words sound familiar, it’s because “only the beginning” has become Kelly’s stock phrase, the rhetorical device he flourishes, like a magician’s cape, to draw readers’ eyes away…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Survey of YC female founders on sexual coercion and assault by angel and VC investors

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Survey of YC female founders on sexual coercion and assault by angel and VC investors

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Earlier this year we funded Callisto, a non-profit dedicated to building tech to combat sexual assault and harassment. During their time at YC, we helped Callisto send a survey to 125 of the 384 female founders who have participated in YC. They were asked if they’d ever been assaulted or coerced by an angel or…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Using /proc to get a process’ current stack trace

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Using /proc to get a process’ current stack trace

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Hey, The file covered in this article, /proc//stack, is the one that motivated me to learn more about /proc and get The Month of Proc. It’s such a useful thing when you’re unaware of what is the state of a given process. Meanwhile, I’ve noticed that it’s not very well known by people getting started…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

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65,977 views|Oct 13, 2018,8:31 amI cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. A Nest camera outdoors. Federal agents in the U.S. demanded the Google-owned manufacturer hand over data from its devices. Other governments have done the same.Getty Anyone pumped for this week’s launch of Google’s Home Hub might want to temper their…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The highest paid workers in Silicon Valley are not software engineers. The most lucrative salaries got to product managers like those at Google (Goog) and Facebook (FB), although data scientists and designers are not far behind.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The highest paid workers in Silicon Valley are not software engineers. The most lucrative salaries got to product managers like those at Google (Goog) and Facebook (FB), although data scientists and designers are not far behind.

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In Silicon Valley, software engineer is synonymous with eye-watering compensation. Monthly salaries for engineering interns (about $81,600 per year annualized) are about twice the median wage in the rest of the country. While the reality of high-paying coding jobs is not wrong, programming isn’t the only way to climb Silicon Valley’s career ladder, and it’s definitely not the most lucrative.Online hiring platform Hired released a report on Aug. 25…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The full Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad in 2019

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The full Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad in 2019

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Who needs a computer anyway? — Sports a proper touch interface and seamless cloud syncing to the desktop app. Peter Bright – Oct 15, 2018 6:50 pm UTC Photoshop CC on the iPad showing some toolbars. The same toolbars in Photoshop CC on the desktop. Photoshop CC on the iPad showing different layers. Adobe’s Project…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

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Hurricane Michael’s impact — Ongoing damage to Verizon fiber delays restoration of cell service. Jon Brodkin – Oct 15, 2018 4:40 pm UTC Enlarge / Vehicles sit partially submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Michael hit in Panama City, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.Getty Images | BloombergNearly 300,000 households were still without home Internet,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Palm rises from the dead as a zombie brand, launches tiny smartphone

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Palm rises from the dead as a zombie brand, launches tiny smartphone

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Don’t let TCL bite you! — Leave your phone behind and bring this thing, which is about the size of a credit card. Ron Amadeo – Oct 15, 2018 4:28 pm UTC The Palm, uh, Palm. It fits in your palm. Palm The home screen is definitely giving off some Apple Watch vibes. Palm This…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Pixel 3 XL review—Google software deserves better than this hardware

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Hardware’s hard — The best camera ever, really great performance, and dated, greasy hardware. Ron Amadeo – Oct 15, 2018 4:00 pm UTC The Pixel 3 XL. Ron Amadeo Miles of notch. The back. The top is glossy and hard, the bottom is matte and soft-touch. Ron Amadeo The soft-touch back stops before it hits…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

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Unintended Consequences — Treyarch already planning competitive balance fix for third-person camera trick. Kyle Orland – Oct 15, 2018 3:32 pm UTC Enlarge / In first-person view, you’re staring at a wall. With the third-person emote camera, you can see what’s coming around that corner.The first-person perspective in shooters usually brings an inherent kind of…