Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Life Got You Down? Time to Read The Master and Margarita

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‘“And what is your particular field of work?” asked Berlioz. “I specialize in black magic.”’ If many Russian classics are dark and deep and full of the horrors of the blackness of the human soul (or, indeed, are about the Gulag), then this is the one book to buck the trend. Of all the Russian…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How you can change the world by learning Data Structures and Algorithms

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How you can change the world by learning Data Structures and Algorithms

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As a developer, you have the power to change the world! You can write programs that enable new technologies. For instance, You might work in software to find an earlier diagnosis of diseases. Also, you might write programs to free up people’s time to do other amazing things. Whatever you do it has the potential…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Polar is a Personal Knowledge Repository for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Polar is a Personal Knowledge Repository for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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A powerful offline browser for Mac, Windows, and Linux for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress. POLAR allows you to keep all your documents, annotations, and flashcards in one place. Never lose track of…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers MongoDB switches up its open source license

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers MongoDB switches up its open source license

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MongoDB is a bit miffed that some cloud providers — especially in Asia — are taking its open-source code and offering a hosted commercial version of its database to their users without playing by the open-source rules. To combat this, MongoDB today announced it has issued a new software license, the Server Side Public License…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Where oil rigs go to die

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Where oil rigs go to die

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It was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was somewhere in the North Atlantic on 7 August 2016 when her tow-line broke. No crew members were on board. The rig was being dragged by a tugboat called Forward, the tethered vessels charting a course out of Norway that was meant to take them…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The future’s so bright, I gotta wear blinders

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The future’s so bright, I gotta wear blinders

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“This is only the beginning,” writes Kevin Kelly in an essay in Wired‘s 25th anniversary issue. “The main event has barely started.” He’s talking about the internet. If his words sound familiar, it’s because “only the beginning” has become Kelly’s stock phrase, the rhetorical device he flourishes, like a magician’s cape, to draw readers’ eyes away…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Survey of YC female founders on sexual coercion and assault by angel and VC investors

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Survey of YC female founders on sexual coercion and assault by angel and VC investors

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Earlier this year we funded Callisto, a non-profit dedicated to building tech to combat sexual assault and harassment. During their time at YC, we helped Callisto send a survey to 125 of the 384 female founders who have participated in YC. They were asked if they’d ever been assaulted or coerced by an angel or…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Using /proc to get a process’ current stack trace

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Using /proc to get a process’ current stack trace

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Hey, The file covered in this article, /proc//stack, is the one that motivated me to learn more about /proc and get The Month of Proc. It’s such a useful thing when you’re unaware of what is the state of a given process. Meanwhile, I’ve noticed that it’s not very well known by people getting started…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Smart Home Surveillance: Governments Tell Google’s Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times

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65,977 views|Oct 13, 2018,8:31 amI cover crime, privacy and security in digital and physical forms. A Nest camera outdoors. Federal agents in the U.S. demanded the Google-owned manufacturer hand over data from its devices. Other governments have done the same.Getty Anyone pumped for this week’s launch of Google’s Home Hub might want to temper their…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The highest paid workers in Silicon Valley are not software engineers. The most lucrative salaries got to product managers like those at Google (Goog) and Facebook (FB), although data scientists and designers are not far behind.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The highest paid workers in Silicon Valley are not software engineers. The most lucrative salaries got to product managers like those at Google (Goog) and Facebook (FB), although data scientists and designers are not far behind.

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In Silicon Valley, software engineer is synonymous with eye-watering compensation. Monthly salaries for engineering interns (about $81,600 per year annualized) are about twice the median wage in the rest of the country. While the reality of high-paying coding jobs is not wrong, programming isn’t the only way to climb Silicon Valley’s career ladder, and it’s definitely not the most lucrative.Online hiring platform Hired released a report on Aug. 25…