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ADHD is a Superpower: How to master it (Part 1)

ADHD is a Superpower: How to master it (Part 1)

Throughout my life I have struggled with ADHD. I’ve been scolded, punished, caned and humiliated for my condition and spent many years dealing with suicidal thoughts around it and what it did to my life. Seeing I was broken and flawed, I set out to buy tons of medication to stop this terror that was…

Why don’t more people use throat mics?

Why don’t more people use throat mics?

UPDATE (2022/06/30) After some feedback from HN I also have an audio sample if you want to hear it! (Turn the sound down a little! There’s also a bunch of dead air after 15 seconds.) Your browser does not support the audio tag. tl;dr – Don’t chuck the Sony 1000XMs/AirPods just yet. Bluetooth headsets are…

Unity is laying off hundreds of employees

Unity is laying off hundreds of employees

San Francisco-based game development tools provider Unity is laying off hundreds of employees, according to a report from Kotaku. Word of the layoffs appears to have begun surfacing earlier this week on the anonymous workplace platform Blind, with numerous users claiming to work for Unity saying management was pulling employees into Zoom meetings on Tuesday…

Crypto ‘derives value based on make believe’, says India’s central bank

Crypto ‘derives value based on make believe’, says India’s central bank

India’s Reserve Bank has offered a scathing assessment of cryptocurrencies in its latest financial stability report – saying the risks they create demand attention before they undermine established institutions. “Cryptocurrencies are a clear danger,” the report baldly declares in its Foreword, penned by Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das. “Anything that derives value based on make…

Mozilla and Google Objections Overruled on “Decentralized Identifiers” by W3C

Status: Final The W3C Member review of the Decentralized Identifier (DID) 1.0 Proposed Recommendation concluded with Formal Objections from three organizations. Google: DID-core is only useful with the use of “DID methods”, which need their own specifications. … It’s impossible to review the impact of the core DID specification on the Web without concurrently reviewing…

Give up GitHub: The time has come

Give up GitHub: The time has come

by Denver Gingerich and Bradley M. Kuhn on June 30, 2022 Those who forget history often inadvertently repeat it. Some of us recall that twenty-one years ago, the most popular code hosting site, a fully Free and Open Source (FOSS) site called SourceForge, proprietarized all their code — never to make it FOSS again. Major…

Coinbase is reportedly selling geolocation data to ICE

Coinbase is reportedly selling geolocation data to ICE

Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, is selling Immigrations and Customs Enforcement a suite of features used to track and identify cryptocurrency users, according to contract documents shared with The Intercept. In August 2021, Coinbase sold a single analytics software license to ICE for $29,000, followed by a software purchase potentially worth…

Modern city dwellers have lost about half their gut microbes

Modern city dwellers have lost about half their gut microbes

Deep in the human gut, myriad “good” bacteria and other microbes help us digest our food, as well as keep us healthy by affecting our immune, metabolic, and nervous systems. Some of these humble microbial assistants have been in our guts since before humans became human—certain gut microbes are found in almost all primates, suggesting…

Modern cloud for multiplayer games

Modern cloud for multiplayer games

Over the years, much has been written on the internet about developing multiplayer games. However, there is surprisingly little information available when it comes to deploying and managing production game infrastructure. Given the nature of multiplayer games, traditional backend infrastructure techniques often don’t apply – multiplayer games are inherently stateful and the latency requirements are…

Unscii – a bitmapped Unicode font for blocky graphics

Unscii is a set of bitmapped Unicode fonts based on classic system fonts. Unscii attempts to support character cell art well while also being suitable for terminal and programming use. The two main variants are unscii-8 (8×8 pixels per glyph) and unscii-16 (8×16). There are also several alternative styles for unscii-8, as well as an…

Cell Lang: Why yet another programming language?

Frequently Asked Questions Why yet another programming language? Because there’s currently no high-level programming language for writing stateful software that I’m aware of. That’s the short answer. To elaborate a bit on that we need to discuss separately the three main types of what we generically refer to as “computation”: pure computation, state and updates,…

Coinbase is reportedly selling geolocation data to ICE

Coinbase, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the United States, is selling Immigrations and Customs Enforcement a suite of features used to track and identify cryptocurrency users, according to contract documents shared with The Intercept. In August 2021, Coinbase sold a single analytics software license to ICE for $29,000, followed by a software purchase potentially worth…

Cooking up a conductive alternative to copper with aluminum

Cooking up a conductive alternative to copper with aluminum

Aluminum is just one-third the price and weight of copper, but it is only about 60% as conductive. Aluminum’s relatively low conductivity can be a limitation in some real-world applications. Credit: Shannon Colson | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory In the world of electricity, copper is king—for now. That could change with new research from Pacific…

Atlassian is 20 years old and unprofitable

Atlassian is 20 years old and unprofitable

Atlassian founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar. Source: supplied. Until a few months ago, no company had created more wealth for its shareholders than Sydney-grown Atlassian. At its peak in October 2021, the Nasdaq-listed business was valued $162 billion. At the time, Atlassian was one of the most valuable Australian companies that ever existed (behind…

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