Visto nel Web – 384

Tra un po’ arriva la primavera (per noi, altri contano diverso (in realtà anch’io)) ma prima ecco cosa ho wisto nel Web.

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FreeBSD is looking to move its bootloader from Forth to Lua
sistemi operativi
::: _wilfredh

A curious situation. The best known lower bound for the minimal length of superpermutations was proved by an anonymous user of a wiki mainly devoted to anime
matematica
::: robinhouston

Noticed that Wikipedia articles about Sci-Hub are written in such a way to create negative impression about Sci-Hub. and positive about publishers
Web, Internet | scuola, educazione
::: Sci_Hub

From the Bootloader to the Kernel
Linux
::: Gianlucadfiore

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Apple, too
“what was applied to railroad companies more than a hundred years ago, we need to now look at those tech platforms the same way”
ditte | politica | economia, lavoro
::: fabiochiusi ::: Info_Activism ::: fabiochiusi ::: stratechery

How Facebook Could Profit From Zuckerberg’s So-Called ‘Privacy’ Push
Facebook
::: Slashdot ::: FrankPasquale ::: Max1957 ::: Recode ::: sdallagata ::: DavidBCollum

An example showing how #Lisp gives you the choice of an imperative or functional programming style
lisp(s) | programming, codice, snippet
::: johnson_davies

Imagine an Instagram centered entirely around its “Explore” tab, or a Twitter built around…trending topics or viral tweets…Imagine a version of Facebook that was able to fill your feed before you’d friended a single person. That’s TikTok
social media
::: FrankPasquale

30 anni di WWW: era il 12 marzo 1989
storia
::: puntotweet

In 2018, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook undertook a total of $77.7 billion in capital spending (on things like data centers, AI, etc). This is $6.2 billion (!) more than the four oil giants of Shell, Exxon, BP, and Chevron combined
economia, lavoro
::: evgenymorozov

Nielsen data on US Facebook users from August 2016 to October 2018 shows a 10% decline in usage per person YoY across all age brackets
Facebook
::: Techmeme

Drawing Feynman Diagrams for Fun and Profit with JaxoDraw
cosa non si riesce a fare! überspecialistico
applicazioni, programmi
::: linuxjournal

To Keep Track of World’s Data, You’ll Need More Than a Yottabyte
The yottabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix yotta indicates multiplication by the eighth power of 1000 or 1024 in the International System of Units (SI), and therefore one yottabyte is one septillion (one long scale quadrillion) bytes. The unit symbol for the yottabyte is YB, dice la Wiki
dati, raccolta
::: Slashdot

Gli #smartphone sono ormai diventati una sorta di estensione biologica delle persone. Così le città si “adattano”: dalle cellphone lanes americane e cinesi fino ai paracolpi montati sui pali della luce a #Bolzano
dispositivi mobili
::: SergioGridelli

a high school student approached me asking whether I write in Java, because he chose Computer Science as a faculty and was looking for a tutor
linguaggi di programmazione
::: PaniczGodek

Our analysis Of Brexit-Centric Twitter Activity
Twitter
::: mikko

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Considering Fresh C Extensions. Matthew Wilcox recently realized there might be a value in depending on C extensions provided by the Plan 9 variant of the C programming language
linguaggi di programmazione
::: linuxjournal

Protocolli compromessi dal fattore umano
Web, Internet
::: dottorblaster

Multiplying by the inverse is not the same as the division
programming, codice, snippet
::: lemire

Introducing Firefox Send, Providing Free File Transfers while Keeping your Personal Information Private
Web, Internet | dati, raccolta
::: emenietti

Microsoft is Preparing To Test Android App-Mirroring on Windows 10
sistemi operativi | dispositivi mobili
::: Slashdot

Tim Berners-Lee, inventore del web: “Ho suggerito a Facebook di cancellare i post contenenti pubblicità politica”. Molto semplice, non censorio
Facebook | politica
::: jacopo_iacoboni

Node.js and JS Foundations Are Merging To Form OpenJS
linguaggi di programmazione
::: Slashdot

Better bash scripting in 15 minutes
linguaggi di programmazione
::: UnixToolTip

Microsoft Will Now Pester Windows 7 Users To Upgrade To Windows 10 With Pop-ups
sistemi operativi
::: Slashdot

With TensorFlow Probability and Keras, handle known unknowns and unknown unknowns in your models
linguaggi di programmazione
::: fchollet

Charles Babbage, la Macchina Analitica e Ada Lovelace
uh!: “per la prima volta si discusse di concatenamento delle operazioni di calcolo” (cit.)
storia
::: Popinga1

I’ve decided that I just have to be the one person on my team that isn’t afraid to ask dumb questions
è, imho, una cosa seria, molto
scuola, educazione | economia, lavoro | programming, codice, snippet
::: lizardbill

Google’s New Voice Recognition System Works Instantly and Offline (If You Have a Pixel)
applicazioni, programmi
::: Slashdot

A little-known feature in IPython and Jupyter that I find useful on occasion: wildcard completions of attribute names, marked by using a ? at the end:
Python
::: jakevdp

It’s pretty remarkable – e.g. threatening to stop sharing intelligence with Germany – how far Washington will go to knock out Huawei. Whatever the outcome, it is a game they can’t win, as “winning” here means greater discontent and anti-US sentiment across the informal empire
ditte | politica
::: evgenymorozov

NVIDIA to Acquire Mellanox for $6.9 Billion
Great news for the future of accelerated HPC, accelerated #datascience and #parallelcomputing. The Network is the Computer …
hardware | ditte
::: nvidia

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Come diventerà Twitter
Twitter
::: emenietti

Did I Mention That I Am Not On Social Media?
social media
::: RadioProzac

.@KathyGriffin says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey should resign and she wouldn’t let Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into her house
social media
::: Recode

after every hour of shoveling Java, you will sneak off to the bathroom and write a tiny beautiful macro that no one will ever be allowed to see or use
language Racket | umorismo
::: LispWorld

I’m about to deliver the sixth lecture of the course and the liblet.rtfd.io library is progressing nicely. Hope the students will find it useuf!
Python | scuola, educazione
::: Mapio

Tim Berners-Lee Talks About India’s Recent Push To Data Localization, Proposed Compromise of End-to-End Encryption, and Frequent Internet Shutdowns
protagonisti | Web, Internet
::: Slashdot

Did you know that issue 79 of The MagPi was out?
novità | sistemi operativi
::: TheMagPi

America’s Latest Effort To Thwart the Growth of China’s Huawei is Playing Out Beneath the World’s Oceans
politica
::: Slashdot

Google Builds Circuit to Solve One of Quantum Computing’s Biggest Problems
The biggest challenge is heat dissipation
hardware
::: IEEESpectrum

Twitter Teases Hiding ‘Likes’ and ‘Retweets’ Counts, Color-Coded Replies in Biggest Set of Changes To Its Social Media Service Since it Launched in 2006
Twitter
::: Slashdot

Facebook Can Make VR Avatars Look—and Move—Exactly Like You
Facebook
::: justinhendrix

Google Hardware Makes Cuts To Laptop and Tablet Development, Cancels Products
hardware
::: Slashdot

Amazon Lobbied More Government Entities Than Any Other Public US Company Last Year
ditte | politica
::: Slashdot

simdjson: Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second, version 0.1.1 is out. Brings minor fixes including support for strings containing null characters (strings are now UTF-8 with length prefixes)
programming, codice, snippet
::: lemire

Only the EU can break Facebook and Google’s dominance
Facebook | Google
::: _juhan

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Notebooks, Javascript, Python, Data Science, Visualization… all in a single tool
Web, Internet | tools, componenti software | linguaggi di programmazione
::: fulcorno

The UK competition regulator will examine online advertising as a “first step” to reframing competition policy in the tech sector, the UK chancellor Philip Hammond has said
economia, lavoro | politica
::: rasmus_kleis

In the last 10 years, the 5 biggest tech firms have bought over 400 smaller companies
economia, lavoro
::: rowlsmanthorpe

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the first registered internet domain. We’ve had to grapple with the domain name system ever since. Here’s a pitch for an alternative and radically decentralized Internet
Web, Internet
::: IEEESpectrum

Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine
“The technology that Zuckerberg described is a shower-cap-looking device that surrounds a brain and discovers connections between particular thoughts and particular blood flows or brain activity, presumably to assist” Facebook-made glasses or headsets
Facebook
::: FrankPasquale

Learn more about the new features coming to Java 12 string APIs
linguaggi di programmazione
::: java

The Hottest Chat App for Teens is Google Docs
social media
::: Slashdot

Spotify’s complaint against Apple is a big danger for the iPhone maker
Web, Internet
::: fabiochiusi

Two of Mark Zuckerberg’s most important executives are leaving Facebook, less than a year after he shuffled their roles
Facebook
::: Recode ::: ranimolla ::: Recode

Microsoft Announces Xbox Live For Any iOS Or Android Game
games
::: Slashdot

One of Wall Street’s top investors in Silicon Valley is leaving
economia, lavoro
::: Recode

Steam Link Anywhere Will Let You Stream Your PC’s Games On the Go
games
::: Slashdot

25 years ago on 14th March 1994, Linux kernel 1.0.0 was released. It consisted 176,250 lines of code
storia
::: Linux

Pi in the sky: Calculating a record-breaking 31.4 trillion digits of Archimedes’ constant on Google Cloud
programming, codice, snippet
::: rob_pike

Huawei Says It Has a Backup OS In Case It’s Cut Off From Android
dispositivi mobili | sistemi operativi
::: Slashdot

La polizia neozelandese esorta da ore a non diffondere il video dell’attentato per non interferire con le indagini e non pubblicizzare il manifesto degli attentatori. Ovviamente sul Corriere è ancora in homepage, i clic contano di più
media
::: LuigiMastro_ ::: fabiochiusi

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Tim Berners-Lee named Financial Times’ Person of the Year for “Boldness in Business”
Web, Internet | protagonisti
::: MIT_CSAIL

WordPress Now Powers Over One-Third of the Top 10 Million Sites on the Web
Web, Internet
::: Slashdot

“Ghost in the Shell” series (efficient working in the shell environment on BSD Unix OS)
programming, codice, snippet
::: b3h3m0th

Why Operators Are Useful
Python
::: gvanrossum

EU Expected To Hit Google with Another Massive Antitrust Fine
economia, lavoro
::: Slashdot

Today, Wikidata surpassed Wikipedia English in total number of edits since their respective inceptions
Web, Internet
::: MonsieurAZ

An interactive site that asks to press random buttons, and predicts your next key press
matematica
::: _wilfredh

Apple Dealt Legal Blow as Jury Awards Qualcomm $31 Million
copyright e brevetti
::: Slashdot

The Intercept Shuts Down Access To Snowden Trove
Web, Internet
::: Slashdot

The New Zealand massacre was livestreamed on Facebook, announced on 8chan, reposted on YouTube, commentated about on Reddit, and mirrored around the world before the tech companies could even react
social media
::: drewharwell

GNOME 3.32 Taipei was released, representing 6 months of work by the @gnome community. It boasts a visual style refreshing, data structure improvements, & it “introduces an experimental feature for Wayland desktop sessions that enables fractional scaling”
programming, codice, snippet
::: linuxjournal

Show HN: A simple Prolog Interpreter written in a few lines of Python 3
linguaggi di programmazione
::: JustShowHN

tutto quello che non volevate sapere, dal vostro inviato su tiktok
social media
::: emenietti

This baby starts to walk
Akira
tools, componenti software
::: albfanjul

Linux Foundation Launches New Tools Supporting The Open Source Community
Linux | open source
::: Slashdot

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