Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Joy of Haxe

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Joy of Haxe

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FontStruct’s love affair with a neglected programming languageA rather crude attempt to rebuild Haxe’s Shariken-logo in FontStruct’s font editor.Recently, we quietly open-sourced a key part of FontStruct’s font-generation module. It’s a very basic TrueType font-generation library called fonthx and it’s written in Haxe. This is FontStruct’s first open-source contribution.There’s almost no code in this post, so…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake Videos—for Now

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers These New Tricks Can Outsmart Deepfake Videos—for Now

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Alyssa Foote; Olivier Douliery/Getty ImagesFor weeks, computer scientist Siwei Lyu had watched his team’s deepfake videos with a gnawing sense of unease. Created by a machine learning algorithm, these falsified films showed celebrities doing things they’d never done. They felt eerie to him, and not just because he knew they’d been ginned up. “They don’t…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ which could help trace guns, counterfeit goods

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers 3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ which could help trace guns, counterfeit goods

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Like fingerprints, no 3D printer is exactly the same.That’s the takeaway from a new University at Buffalo-led study that describes what’s believed to be the first accurate method for tracing a 3D-printed object to the machine it came from.The advancement, which the research team calls “PrinTracker,” could ultimately help law enforcement and…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers New Pompeii Graffiti May Rewrite History In A Major Way

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers New Pompeii Graffiti May Rewrite History In A Major Way

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A charcoal graffito from Pompeii may put an end to a longstanding debate about the date of the eruption of Vesuvius.

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers We Removed jQuery

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers We Removed jQuery

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Disclaimer 1: We actually didn’t totally remove jQuery as we have a few custom features and pages that use it, but for ~99.7% of our pages, it’s gone! Disclaimer 2: The following method isn’t something we recommend if you rely heavily on front-end contrib modules, authenticated traffic, or parts of Drupal 7 core that depend on jQuery.…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Collapse of ancient city’s water system may have led to its demise

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Collapse of ancient city’s water system may have led to its demise

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A catastrophic tipping point — Extreme weather events led to cascading failure of critical water infrastructure. Jennifer Ouellette – Oct 20, 2018 1:30 pm UTC Enlarge / The Cambodian city of Angkor was once the largest in the world until vast swathes of the population decamped in the 15th century. Its famous temple, Angkor Wat…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Review: Istanbul: The Dice Game rules the bazaar

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Review: Istanbul: The Dice Game rules the bazaar

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dice fest — Like chucking dice? Check this game out. Nate Anderson – Oct 20, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Nate AndersonWelcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. When it comes to gaming, I am a man of simple pleasures. I need no boxes…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Another Defender bites the dust as Netflix cancels Luke Cage

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Sweet christmas — Harlem’s hero is the latest casualty as Netflix does a little housecleaning. Jennifer Ouellette – Oct 20, 2018 5:08 am UTC Enlarge / Luke Cage (Mike Colter) will have to put another dollar in the swear jar when he hears the news.Just one week ago, Netflix surprised us all by canceling Iron…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Apple CEO Tim Cook calls on Bloomberg to retract its Chinese spy story

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THE STORY CONTINUES — “We were very clear with them that this did not happen,” Cook tells BuzzFeed. Dan Goodin – Oct 19, 2018 7:55 pm UTC Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling on Bloomberg Business to retract a story that said his company was the victim of a hardware-based attack carried out by the…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

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Comcast gigabit — Comcast gigabit cable rollout is nearly done, but uploads are limited to 35Mbps. Jon Brodkin – Oct 19, 2018 7:50 pm UTC Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem.ComcastComcast’s gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company’s US territory, Comcast announced…