Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The House Science Committee May Soon Become… Pro-Science

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The House Science Committee May Soon Become… Pro-Science

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Rep. Bill Foster, an Illinois Democrat and particle physicist, hopes that the House will finally start taking environmental science seriously.Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty ImagesRep. Bill Foster, an Illinois Democrat and particle physicist, hopes that the House will finally start taking environmental science seriously.Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty ImagesFor the past eight years, climate science has been…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voters Chipped Away at Gerrymandering

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Voters Chipped Away at Gerrymandering

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Both Republicans and Democrats woke up Wednesday morning claiming victory in Tuesday’s midterms. Democrats patted themselves on the back for taking back the House of Representatives and for flipping seven governorships from red to blue. And in a press conference, President Donald Trump praised his party, and himself, for gaining ground in the Senate.Americans remain…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired San Francisco Sets a New Tech Trend: Tax the Companies

Hexbyte Tech News Wired San Francisco Sets a New Tech Trend: Tax the Companies

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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff was a major proponent, and big financial backer, of Proposition C.Aflo Co. Ltd./AlamySalesforce CEO Marc Benioff was a major proponent, and big financial backer, of Proposition C.Aflo Co. Ltd./AlamyThere is perhaps no greater example of Silicon Valley’s soft power than watching a debate around a grassroots proposal to fight homelessness transform…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Photos: New Yorkers Wait ‘on Line’ to Vote in Midterms

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Photos: New Yorkers Wait ‘on Line’ to Vote in Midterms

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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Boeing Issues Safety Warning After a Fatal 737 MAX Nosedive

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Boeing Issues Safety Warning After a Fatal 737 MAX Nosedive

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U.S. investigators examine recovered parts of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Divers have recovered the flight data recorder from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane.Tatan Syuflana/APU.S. investigators examine recovered parts of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea at Tanjung Priok Port…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired How to Hack an Election (Without Touching the Machines)

Hexbyte Tech News Wired How to Hack an Election (Without Touching the Machines)

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Stephen Maturen/Getty ImagesStephen Maturen/Getty ImagesOn Monday morning, just 24 hours before polls opened in the US midterm elections, President Trump sounded an alarm with a Tweet: “Law Enforcement has been strongly notified to watch closely for any ILLEGAL VOTING which may take place in Tuesday’s Election (or Early Voting). Anyone caught will be subject to…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Net Neutrality Faces New Uncertainty

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Net Neutrality Faces New Uncertainty

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Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a critic of Obama-era net neutrality rules.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesSenator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a critic of Obama-era net neutrality rules.Alex Wong/Getty ImagesTuesday’s midterms don’t shed much light on the future of net neutrality. But advocates do see rays of hope shining through the fog of uncertainty.Democrats, who generally…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Learning Concepts with Energy Functions

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Learning Concepts with Energy Functions

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We’ve developed an energy-based model that can quickly learn to identify and generate instances of concepts, such as near, above, between, closest, and furthest, expressed as sets of 2d points. Our model learns these concepts after only five demonstrations. We also show cross-domain transfer: we use concepts learned in a 2d particle environment to solve…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Why NOT to Build a Time-Series Database

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Why NOT to Build a Time-Series Database

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As a monitoring company, time-series databases (TSDBs) are the foundation we rely on to build a scalable and reliable monitoring solution at Outlyer. Over the past few years we’ve gone through 3 iterations of our architecture as we scaled up with more metrics and more customers, and we haven’t always gotten it right. We’ve tested…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Road to GraphQL [Book] – RWieruch

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Road to GraphQL [Book] – RWieruch

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November 5, 2018 – Edit this Post on GitHub Today, I am super excited to announce the release of The Road to GraphQL – Your journey to master pragmatic GraphQL in JavaScript with React.js and Node.js. Writing this book proved to be a challenge with GraphQL technologies changing often, but I managed to get an…