Visto nel Web – 374

Oltre la Befana; ecco cosa ho wisto nel Web.

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A reddit bot that applies machine learning to chess game pictures and extracts the game position! Neat concept. You could extend it to analyse the position too
Python
::: _wilfredh

One crucial factor in Stockfish becoming a leading chess engine is its test framework. Lots of engines have clever programmers, but a strong test technique gave it an extra edge!
applicazioni, programmi
::: _wilfredh

Looking at the increasing dominance of FOSS software in chess programs, I wonder if open source, commoditised implementations are the likely end goal for most software applications. Perhaps professional programming will become largely glue/business logic?
open source
::: _wilfredh

As promised, I’ve just deactivated my Facebook and Facebook Messenger accounts. I had already shut down my Instagram and WhatsApp accounts
io conto di farlo per tutto gennaio
social media
::: waltmossberg

Could You Live Without Your Smartphone?
dispositivi mobili
::: Slashdot

Nancy Grace Roman, chief of astronomy at NASA, is seen here explaining the Advanced Orbiting Solar Observatory to @TheRealBuzz in 1965. Roman died this week at 93
protagonisti
::: LegoNASAWomen

On this day in 1903 was born John von Neumann, the greatest polymath of the 20th century
protagonisti
::: rodneyabrooks

What do self-driving cars, Netflix and space robots have in common? One guess…
Ubuntu
::: omgubuntu

Considered by many to be one of the best combinatorial books; Applied Combinatorics by Alan Tucker
manuali, how to | matematica
::: mathematicsprof

After all these billions of years, version 0 of @jefferickson’s algorithms textbook is complete and available for immediate theft!
manuali, how to | algoritmi, codice
::: GarbledCircus

4 charts on how people around the world see education
scuola, educazione
::: pewresearch

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Wrapping up 2018 with a little startup-focused (and somewhat self-centered) preview of what’s coming in OpenJDK 12
linguaggi di programmazione
::: cl4es

Revenue generated each hour
economia, lavoro
::: JonErlichman

The IBM 029 card punch machine explained by @TwoBitHistory
storia
::: adrbaez

The United States has ceded leadership in cyberspace to China
Web, Internet
::: ForeignAffairs

Great context on today’s Corman Lisp 3.1 release
solo Windows, nèh!
lisp(s)
::: xach

Several Popular Apps Share Data With Facebook Without User Consent
Facebook
::: Slashdot ::: DuckDuckGo ::: megangrA ::: marcelsalathe ::: jeanqasaur ::: Slashdot ::: AntonioCasilli ::: opiniojuris ::: waltmossberg ::: FrankPasquale ::: fabiochiusi ::: oliviasolon

Lawrence Roberts, Who Helped Design Internet’s Precursor, Dies at 81
protagonisti
::: Slashdot

Selling electronic goods with instructions used to be the norm. It’s much rarer now
il mio RTFM doce ca a finire? online, ovviamente 😋
manuali, how to
::: _wilfredh

#GooglePlus anticipa la sua chiusura ad aprile 2019. La causa è un bug che potenzialmente interessa 52,5 milioni di utenti. Tuttavia, la principale ragione dello shut down è che il 90% delle sessioni utente ha una durata inferiore ai 5 secondi
social media
::: SergioGridelli

The State of Desktop Linux 2019 | A snapshot of the current state of #Desktop #Linux at the start of 2019—with comparison charts and a roundtable Q&A with the leaders of three top Linux distributions
Linux
::: linuxjournal

Dependent Types at Work
programmazione funzionale
::: FunctorFact

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China Gets on the Bandwagon To Provide Global Satellite Internet
Web, Internet
::: Slashdot

I wanted to get this out, a set of projects that will help me learn @racketlang , and I hope may be of use to others
per Raspberry Pi
language Racket | hardware
::: zosho

Emacs calculator
tools, componenti software
::: UnixToolTip

WhatsApp update will bring ADS to the popular messaging platform in the New Year
social media | ad, pubblicità
::: Gianlucadfiore

Klipse now supports Prolog! Now we can learn Prolog without leaving the browser. Yeah🤓
programming, codice, snippet | Web, Internet
::: viebel

Memory-level parallelism: Intel Skylake versus Intel Cannonlake
hardware
::: lemire

97% of teen boys in the U.S. play video games on some kind of device
games
::: pewresearch

Let 2019 be the year when flat UI design dies and we go back to subtle skeuomorphism and bordered buttons
programming, codice, snippet
::: glebd

On August 3, 2018, Facebook went offline for about 45 minutes. Seconds after the platform malfunctioned, users clicked over to news outlets. In an analysis of more than 4,000 publishers’ sites, direct traffic increased 11 percent during Facebook’s lapse
Web, Internet | social media
::: WIRED

Learn eBPF Tracing — beginner, intermediate, and advanced
programming, codice, snippet
::: brendangregg

6 years of Raspberry Pi
sistemi operativi | hardware
::: dcavedon

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Five weeks after the Guardian’s viral blockbuster Assange/Manafort scoop, no evidence has emerged – just stonewalling
Web, Internet
::: fabiochiusi

News media of the future could be as messy, diverse, and riotously disputatious as their audiences, because directly monetizing them is the new central challenge of the news business
media | economia, lavoro
::: fabiochiusi

GIMP Developers Outline Plan For 2019
applicazioni, programmi
::: Slashdot

Larry Roberts, who died on Dec. 26, was key to developing the Internet as we know it based on packet switching. But he made the case back in 2009 for a radical new routing technique called flow management
protagonisti
::: IEEESpectrum

Compiling with Continuations, or without? Whatever
programming, codice, snippet
::: wilbowma

Fortnite Star Ninja Says He Raked in Millions of Dollars Last Year
games
::: Slashdot

It’s 2019 and Python 2 is slowly trickling out of the PyData stack
Python
::: jakevdp

Who I Want to Hire
economia, lavoro | programming, codice, snippet
::: RichRogersIoT

Letter from Tim Cook to Apple investors. Let’s brace for an economically challenging 2019
ditte | economia, lavoro
::: marcelsalathe ::: stratechery ::: business
Scratch 3.0 is here!
linguaggi di programmazione | scuola, educazione
::: scratch ::: seanhic ::: LindaIerardi ::: ScratchEdTeam ::: TechIgnites ::: mres ::: jacopo_iacoboni ::: Slashdot ::: emenietti ::: quinta ::: fabiochiusi

Hackers Are Taking Over Chromecasts To Promote a YouTube Channel
social media
::: Slashdot

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Ajit Pai Thanks Congress For Helping Him Kill Net Neutrality Rules
Web, Internet
::: Slashdot

Thanks to the current bizarro world antitrust, Amazon’s quasi-state is allowed to grow larger and ever-more powerful
ditte
::: sandeepvaheesan

Yes, the tech giants are violating the antitrust laws
ditte
::: Sally_Hubbard

Today we release Linspire 8.0
Linux distro
::: LinspireLinux

Migrating from Google Analytics
Web, Internet
::: Gianlucadfiore

Platform distribution, one form of: “The reality is that the most valuable real estate in the world is the top fold of Netflix home page. And Netflix not only controls it, they don’t rent it to anyone”
media
::: rasmus_kleis

Video Games Now Account For More Than Half of UK Entertainment Market
games
::: Slashdot

Google Shifted $23 Billion To Tax Haven Bermuda in 2017, Filing Shows
ditte | frodi
::: Slashdot

I will again recommend everyone spend some time working through some of the book. It’s may be a bit daunting and a barrier to have to get Lisp/Emacs and Slime setup, but it’s worth the experience of working through the exercises in the book
sì, uno dei migliori che ho studiato; diponibile online
lisp(s)
::: dan_ballard

A new version of ExTiX Linux Live DVD—19.1, build 181228—was released yesterday. The author says it’s “So easy that a ten year child can do it!”
Linux distro
::: linuxjournal

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Software that has a @SwHeritage Release id, as described in @wikidata
open source | Web, Internet
::: WikiDigi

Programming languages differ massively in the range of numeric types they offer
linguaggi di programmazione
::: _wilfredh

We are happy to announce that we are open sourcing our support for using #Docker Compose on @kubernetesio
open source
::: Docker

Google’s Fuchsia OS Confirmed To Have Android App Support Via Android Runtime
sistemi operativi | dispositivi mobili
::: Slashdot

TIL Google Domains offers free Dynamic DNS. Won’t be paying DynDNS in the future
Web, Internet
::: wesmckinn

CoderDojo – a free programming club for kids by Mishari Muqbil – Talk covers the overall structure & concepts of CoderDojo, why you should set one up, lessons learned after operating CoderDojo for a year & why community-driven education is the future
scuola, educazione
::: ThePSF

Learning a new skill by putting in 45 minutes a day for a month
scuola, educazione
::: Gianlucadfiore

Coding on an iPad Pro in 2019
programming, codice, snippet
::: Gianlucadfiore

TIL Mosaic was not the first web browser, but it played a pivotal role in popularising the world wide web and making it accessible to normal computer users
storia | Web, Internet
::: _wilfredh

$ sudo apt install beancount fava i.e., both #Beancount and #Fava are now available in #Debian unstable; they should hit testing in a couple of days #plaintextaccounting
applicazioni, programmi
::: zacchiro

People are always asking me about when I work and how much I work but it’s not clear that anybody is on the same page about what “work” actually means. To address this I wrote a blog post showing how I’ve spent my working hours from undergrad until now
economia, lavoro
::: jeanqasaur

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Tilix 1.8.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu
tools, componenti software
::: dcavedon

“Fuzzing Like It’s 1989” super article by @trailofbits where fuzzing tools from 1989 show bugs in today apps…
matti! cioè no, anch’io quando ero giovane; e poi continua a venirmi di usare more invece di less e il Fortran e … OK, posso smettere anzi già fatto
programming, codice, snippet
::: fanf42

Hyundai Joins the Linux Foundation To Embrace AGL’s Open Source Connected Car Tech
Linux
::: Slashdot

See which platforms different age groups turn to for their news in eight Western European countries
media
::: pewjournalism

How YouTube’s Domination of Streaming Clips the Market’s Wings
Web, Internet
::: Slashdot

Allowing users to redefine anything at any point has far reaching design consequences, and has helped lisp/Smalltalk IDEs
“most programmers will probably never have the opportunity to find out whether they prefer it” 😐
programming, codice, snippet
::: _wilfredh

On building business models on top of open source projects
open source
::: _wilfredh

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media
social media
::: pewinternet

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers
media | social media
::: FactTank

We have recently received confirmation that @wikileaks founder #JulianAssange has been charged in secret so as to have him extradited to the #USA as soon as he can be arrested
Web, Internet
::: DiEM_25

“How is such an absurd structure able to sustain itself—and how might we change it?” @Joi’s latest @WIRED Ideas story tackles academic profit margins, impact factors, and the Open Access movement
open source
::: medialab

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Ethereum Plans To Cut Its Absurd Energy Consumption By 99 Percent
blockchain e crypto*
::: Slashdot

Netflix’s New iTunes Billing Policy Will Curb a $256 Million Revenue Stream For Apple
economia, lavoro
::: Slashdot

Will the World Embrace Plan S, the Radical Proposal To Mandate Open Access To Science Papers?
open source
::: Slashdot

With the exception of YouTube, no other major social media platform comes close to Facebook in terms of usage
social media
::: pewresearch ::: pewresearch

Salvini dimezzato sui social. Grillo che precipita di 30mila posizioni. Rousseau che perde il 30% di iscritti e ora ha molto meno seguito del solo @insopportabile (absit iniuria verbis, my friend… 😎). Sarà anche populismo, ma in rete è sempre meno popolare. Zeitgeist…
social media
::: carloalberto

An Introduction to Julia (Beginner Level) by Jane Herriman Sacha Verweij – Talk provides an overview of Julia’s syntax, core language features such as multiple dispatch, standard library functionality, & package system
linguaggi di programmazione
::: ThePSF

#UE finanzia il #SoftwareLibero cui fa già affidamento, da buona cittadina delle rispettive comunità
open source
::: WikimediaItalia ::: linuxjournal

Even a mind as great as Huygens did not understand second derivatives. He asked Leibniz why they were worth learning
ah! la mate 💡 e senza Maxima, Octave e Matplotlib 💡
storia
::: stevenstrogatz

The share of Americans who go online, use social media or own key devices has remained stable the past two years
Web, Internet | social media
::: pewresearch

21 years ago this week, Apple (then Apple Computer) was officially incorporated. From the archives, here’s our story about the Vintage Computer Festival East, which features Apple’s first product, the now very rare Apple I
storia
::: IEEESpectrum

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