Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers golang/proposal

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers golang/proposal

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Author: Ian Lance Taylor Last update: October 15, 2018 Abstract A proposal for how to make incompatible changes from Go 1 to Go 2 while breaking as little as possible. Background Currently the Go language and standard libraries are covered by the Go 1 compatibility guarantee. The goal of that document was to promise that…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Friendly Floatees

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Friendly Floatees

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Plastic bath toys made famous by the work of Curtis Ebbesmeyer, an oceanographer who models ocean currents on the basis of flotsam movements. Route taken by the Friendly Floatees initially lost in the Pacific Ocean in 1992. Friendly Floatees[clarification needed] are plastic bath toys marketed by The First Years, Inc. and made famous by the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Visualizing quaternions, an explorable video series

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Visualizing quaternions, an explorable video series

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Explaining how quaternions, a four-dimensional number system, describe 3d rotation.

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Hyperloop startup says construction on Abu Dhabi track will commence in Q3 2019

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Hyperloop startup says construction on Abu Dhabi track will commence in Q3 2019

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hot air? — The project appears to extend an agreement for a 6-mile (10 km) track in the UAE city. Megan Geuss – Oct 27, 2018 7:00 pm UTC Enlarge / The Landmark skyscraper, center, stands on the city skyline beside a waterway in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, May 30, 2016. This…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “more in the making” Brooklyn event

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “more in the making” Brooklyn event

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Liveblog — Apple will announce new iPad Pros, and maybe more. Find out here. Samuel Axon – Oct 27, 2018 2:45 pm UTC Enlarge / One of several styled Apple logos associated with the October 30 event. At 10am EDT (7am PDT, 2pm GMT) on Tuesday, October 30, Apple will host another live event to…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | AIs trained to help with sepsis treatment, fracture diagnosis

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Artificial treatment — While it doesn’t yet work for every medical condition, AI starting to look promising. John Timmer – Oct 27, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Treating patients effectively involves a combination of training and experience. That’s one of the reasons that people have been excited about the prospects of using AI in medicine: it’s…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data

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An SpO2 sensor in a wearable that actually works! — The $129 band looks better and tracks more than any previous Vivosmart device. Valentina Palladino – Oct 27, 2018 12:00 pm UTC Valentina PalladinoFitness tech companies, particularly Fitbit and Garmin, want to monitor the level of oxygen in your blood. It’s a metric that could…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | What Apple might announce at its October 30 “special event” in Brooklyn

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | What Apple might announce at its October 30 “special event” in Brooklyn

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iPads and Macs — Apple will unveil new iPads, but the Mac prospects are even more intriguing. Samuel Axon – Oct 26, 2018 11:15 pm UTC Enlarge / The 10.5-inch (left) and 9.7-inch iPad Pros.Andrew CunninghamThis coming Tuesday, Apple will host its second live product announcement event of the fall. While September’s event focused on…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Mail bombing suspect repeatedly threatened Democrats on Twitter

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Mail bombing suspect repeatedly threatened Democrats on Twitter

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SEE NO EVIL — Social media site removes account only after it comes under intense scrutiny. Dan Goodin – Oct 26, 2018 10:30 pm UTC Enlarge / The images accompanying a tweet authorities believe was sent by suspected package bomber, Cesar Altieri Sayoc.TwitterCesar Altieri Sayoc, the suspect in the nationwide bombing campaign against critics of…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Parker Probe Captures A Stunning View Of Earth On Its Way To Sun

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Parker Probe Captures A Stunning View Of Earth On Its Way To Sun

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Credit: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will explore sun’s atmosphere and answer fundamental questions about our star’s inner workings. NASA’s iconic Parker Solar Probe is on its way to touch the Sun. On Sept. 25, 2018, the spacecraft looked back and captured a stunning view of Earth. The image was taken…