Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Inside the die of Intel’s 8087 coprocessor chip, root of modern floating point

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Inside the die of Intel’s 8087 coprocessor chip, root of modern floating point

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Looking inside the Intel 8087, an early floating point chip, I noticed an interesting feature on the die: the substrate bias generation circuit. In this article I explain how this circuit is implemented, using analog and digital circuitry to create a negative voltage. Intel introduced the 8087 chip in 1980 to improve floating-point performance on…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life

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This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals something profound about our humanity. Our face conveys who we are, telegraphing a kaleidoscope of emotions. It’s our doorway to the sensory world, allowing us…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Tinder founders sue parent companies Match and IAC for at least $2B

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A group of Tinder founders and executives has filed a lawsuit against parent company Match Group and its controlling shareholder IAC. The plaintiffs in the suit include Tinder co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen and Jonathan Badeen — Badeen still works at Tinder, as do plaintiffs James Kim (the company’s vice president of finance) and Rosette…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Understanding L1 Terminal Fault aka Foreshadow: What You Need to Know

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Understanding L1 Terminal Fault aka Foreshadow: What You Need to Know

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Welcome, Log in to your Red Hat account Log in Your Red Hat account gives you access to your member profile and preferences, and the following services based on your customer status: Customer Portal Red Hat Connect for Business Partners User management Certification Central Register Not registered yet? Here are a few reasons why you…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Serverless Docker Beta

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Serverless Docker Beta

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The focus of our ZEIT Day Keynote this year was on the new capabilities of the Now cloud platform. In particular, we emphasized our focus on Serverless Docker Deployments.Today, we are announcing their availability as a public beta, which features:A 10x-20x improvement in cold boot performance, based on data from 1.5M+ deploymentsThis translates into a…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Vue.js Tutorial for beginners

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Vue.js Tutorial for beginners

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In this tutorial, you are going to learn the basics of Vue.js. While we learn, we are going to build a Todo app that will help us to put in practice what we learn. A good way to learn a new framework, It’s by doing a Todo app. It’s an excellent way to compare framework…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Universal Method to Sort Complex Information Found | Quanta Magazine

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Universal Method to Sort Complex Information Found | Quanta Magazine

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algorithmsByKevin HartnettAugust 13, 2018The nearest neighbor problem asks where a new point fits in to an existing data set. A few researchers set out to prove that there was no universal way to solve it. Instead, they found such a way.If you were opening a coffee shop, there’s a question you’d want answered: Where’s the…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Faxploit: Sending Fax Back to the Dark Ages – Check Point Research

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Faxploit: Sending Fax Back to the Dark Ages – Check Point Research

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Research By: Eyal Itkin and Yaniv Balmas Fax, the brilliant technology that lifted mankind out the dark ages of mail delivery when only the postal service and carrier pigeons were used to deliver a physical message from a sender to a receiver. Technology wise, however, that was a long time ago. Today we are light…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Notes Nearing Ninety: Learning to Write Less

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Notes Nearing Ninety: Learning to Write Less

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Donald Hall, who died in June this year at the age of eighty-nine, was a prolific poet, essayist, and editor whose work has had an enormous impact on American letters. He was The Paris Review’s first poetry editor, and he served as the U.S. poet laureate. His Art of Poetry interview appeared in our Fall 1991 issue. Before his death,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

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Eight months after he disappeared, a missing person sign remains outside the Larrimah, Australia, home of Paddy Moriarty.CreditAdam Ferguson for The New York TimesLARRIMAH, Australia — Dusk was falling on the sweltering hot day of Dec. 16, 2017, when Paddy Moriarty went to the Pink Panther, the only hotel and bar in this tiny, dusty…