Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers YC Top Companies List – 2018

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers YC Top Companies List – 2018

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We’re excited to share a list of Y Combinator’s top companies. The top 100 YC companies are listed by valuation (including the top 12 exits), as of October 16, 2018. We put this list together to help people get to know some of the fastest growing alumni in the YC community. Most people know that…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

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New research shows a pattern of exoplanet sizes and spacing around other stars unlike what we see in our own systemThe seven planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system are all Earth-sized. Credit: NASA-JPL and Caltech How special is the solar system? The history of astronomy has mostly been a one-way journey from a worldview in which…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita

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‘“And what is your particular field of work?” asked Berlioz. “I specialize in black magic.”’ If many Russian classics are dark and deep and full of the horrors of the blackness of the human soul (or, indeed, are about the Gulag), then this is the one book to buck the trend. Of all the Russian…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How you can change the world by learning Data Structures and Algorithms

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How you can change the world by learning Data Structures and Algorithms

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As a developer, you have the power to change the world! You can write programs that enable new technologies. For instance, You might work in software to find an earlier diagnosis of diseases. Also, you might write programs to free up people’s time to do other amazing things. Whatever you do it has the potential…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | How did Easter Islanders survive without wells or streams?

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | How did Easter Islanders survive without wells or streams?

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Accounts seem to hold water — The ancient Rapanui captured fresh groundwater where it seeped into the sea. Kiona N. Smith – Oct 17, 2018 6:25 pm UTC Enlarge / A freshwater seep in the tidal zone near Tongariki.Brosnan et al. 2018Archaeologists are piecing together more details about how the Rapanui people once erected the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Spotify comes to Wear OS with stand-alone app, Spotify Connect support

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Spotify comes to Wear OS with stand-alone app, Spotify Connect support

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The slow expansion into wearables continues — Browse, play, and add songs to your library from Spotify’s new on-wrist app. Valentina Palladino – Oct 17, 2018 6:15 pm UTC Spotify/FossilWear OS gains a popular new app today that many have been waiting for, as Spotify announced that it’s bringing a stand-alone wearable app to Google’s…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Up to 9.5 million net neutrality comments were made with stolen identities

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Net neutrality comment fraud — NY AG subpoenas lobby firms, says fake comments “distort[ed] public opinion.” Jon Brodkin – Oct 17, 2018 6:05 pm UTC Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on December 14, 2017 in Washington, DC, the day of the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality rules.Getty Images | Alex Wong The New…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Meet Helm, the startup taking on Gmail with a server that runs in your home

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GOODBYE, CORPORATE SURVEILLANCE — Fee-based service couples the security of a private server with the reliability of the cloud. Dan Goodin – Oct 17, 2018 5:52 pm UTC HelmThere’s no doubt that Gmail has changed the way we consume email. It’s free, it gives most of us all the storage we’ll ever need, and it…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Mad scientists flip the Earth’s spin in climate models, watch water go nuts

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Mad scientists flip the Earth’s spin in climate models, watch water go nuts

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Take it for a spin — A fun climate model experiment shows how much depends on Earth’s rotation. Scott K. Johnson – Oct 17, 2018 4:31 pm UTC Climate models—computer simulations of Earth’s climate system—are crucial tools for scientists, given that it’s impossible to run experiments on the entire planet. Access to these digital laboratories…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Getting high and breaking faith

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Ars on your lunch break: Getting high and breaking faith

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we can’t stop here — Part two of a chat with Sam Harris takes us on an MDMA-fueled journey to enlightenment. Rob Reid – Oct 17, 2018 4:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Let’s go on a journey. A journey with drugs!NBC UniversalToday we’re presenting the second installment of my wide-ranging interview with outspoken author, podcaster,…