Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Camp Fire: The Terrifying Science Behind California’s Massive Blaze

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Camp Fire: The Terrifying Science Behind California’s Massive Blaze

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It used to be that fires destroyed exurbs or scattered enclaves. Now they plow through cities.JOSH EDELSON/Getty ImagesIt used to be that fires destroyed exurbs or scattered enclaves. Now they plow through cities.JOSH EDELSON/Getty ImagesEditor’s note: This is a developing story about California’s Camp Fire, Hill Fire, and Woolsey Fire. We will update it as…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Sue Gordon: Silicon Valley Should Work With the Government

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Sue Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, wakes up every day at 3 am, jumps on a Peloton, and reads up on all the ways the world is trying to destroy the United States. By the afternoon, she has usually visited the Oval Office and met with the heads of the 17 intelligence…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Secret Tools Magicians Use to Fool You

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Secret Tools Magicians Use to Fool You

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You’ve probably seen magicians pull playing cards from thin air, make silk handkerchiefs change colors, or cause cigarettes to vanish. What you likely didn’t notice—assuming the trick was successful—were the secret gadgets and modified props, called “gimmicks,” used to fool your eyes. From fake thumbs to silicone eggs, they only work by evading detection.Louis De…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Was a Star Wars Escape Pod Really Just a KFC Bucket?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Was a Star Wars Escape Pod Really Just a KFC Bucket?

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I don’t know much about making movies or the special effects involved, but I can imagine a scene from the 1970s during the creation of the first Star Wars movie. In one scene, they need to show an escape pod traveling away from a rebel blockade runner with the runaway droids R2-D2 and C-3PO. Things…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired From N.K. Jemisin to We Are the Nerds, Our Favorite End-of-Year Books

Hexbyte Tech News Wired From N.K. Jemisin to We Are the Nerds, Our Favorite End-of-Year Books

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Halie Chavez; Getty ImagesHalie Chavez; Getty ImagesYou’ve got a little more than seven weeks left before the end of 2018. You’ve probably also got a pile of books you bought this year that you still haven’t finished. Normally we’d tell you to buckle down—but not right now. Right now, you’re surrounded by new releases that…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired JLab Audio Has Converted Me to Over-Ear Workout Headphones

Hexbyte Tech News Wired JLab Audio Has Converted Me to Over-Ear Workout Headphones

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When you test workout headphones, you don’t get to try over-ear ones very often. Over-ear headphones might be more comfortable, but they’re harder to stuff in a pocket when you’re on the go. They’re heavier, and they can get pushed off your head. They’re also completely useless if your workout routine involves headstands. Just sayin’.So…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Blizzard’s ‘Diablo: Immortal’ Announcement Did Not Go Well

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Blizzard’s ‘Diablo: Immortal’ Announcement Did Not Go Well

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Fans of the action-RPG series have wanted a new title for years, but a mobile game like Blizzard’s newly announced Diablo: Immortal doesn’t seem to be it.Blizzard EntertainmentFans of the action-RPG series have wanted a new title for years, but a mobile game like Blizzard’s newly announced Diablo: Immortal doesn’t seem to be it.Blizzard EntertainmentGames…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Google CEO Pichai called a liar by former Facebook exec for defending move into China

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Google CEO Pichai called a liar by former Facebook exec for defending move into China

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Facebook’s former security chief and a Google software engineer are among critics pushing back on Google CEO Sundar Pichai, after he publicly defended his company’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China, code-named “Project Dragonfly.” Google has faced attacks on multiple fronts after its under-construction search engine for China was exposed in an…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Using a Keras Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) Model to Predict Stock Prices

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Using a Keras Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) Model to Predict Stock Prices

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Editor’s note: This tutorial illustrates how to get started forecasting time series with LSTM models. Stock market data is a great choice for this because it’s quite regular and widely available to everyone. Please don’t take this as financial advice or use it to make any trades of your own.In this tutorial, we’ll build a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Cloud Computing without Containers

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Cloud Computing without Containers

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Cloudflare has a cloud computing platform called Workers. Unlike essentially every other cloud computing platform I know of, it doesn’t use containers or virtual machines. We believe that is the future of Serverless and cloud computing in general, and I’ll try to convince you why.IsolatesTwo years ago we had a problem. We were limited in…