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No. 26787376Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:56 AM UTC
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CEO: Intel in talks to produce chips for automakers within six to nine months

reuters.com — (Reuters) - The chief executive of Intel Corp told Reuters on Monday the company is in talks to start producing chips for car makers to alleviate a shortage that has idled automotive factories. PRODUCE, 1

Chrome zero-day released on GitHub (fixed on V8 but still works on latest)

github.com — r4j0x00 / exploits Notifications Star 742 Fork 188 Code Issues 0 Pull requests 0 Actions Projects 0 Security Insights More Code Issues Pull requests Actions Projects Security Insights Permalink This commit does not belong to any branch on this repository, and may belong to a fork outside of the repository. Browse files Add chrome 0day Loading branch information r4j0x00 committed Apr 12, 2021 1 parent cbe5ead commit 7ba55e5ab034d05877498e83f144e187d3ddb160 Unified Split Showing 2 changed files with 99 additions and 0 deletions. +1 −0 chrome-0day/exploit.html +98 −0 chrome-0day/exploit.js 1 chrome-... ZERO-DAY, 2

Let Us Now Praise Tiny Ants

nytimes.com — Even in the densest human habitations, there are orders of magnitude more ants than there are of us, doing the hard work of making our crumbs disappear. PRAISE, 3

OpenSearch: AWS fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

amazon.com — Today, we are introducing the OpenSearch project, a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. We are making a long-term investment in OpenSearch to ensure users continue to have a secure, high-quality, fully open source search and analytics suite with a rich roadmap of new and innovative functionality. This project includes OpenSearch (derived from Elasticsearch 7.10.2) and OpenSearch Dashboards (derived from Kibana 7.10.2). Additionally, the OpenSearch project is the new home for our previous distribution of Elasticsearch (Open Distro for Elasticsearch), which includes features such as enterprise security, alerting, machine learning, SQL, index state management, and more. All of the software in the OpenSearch project is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0 ... OPENSEARCH, 4

Gitlet.js – Git implemented in 1k lines of JavaScript

maryrosecook.com — I wrote Gitlet to show how Git works under the covers. I wrote it to be readable. I commented the code heavily. GITLET.JS, 5

Building React and Vue Support for Tailwind UI

tailwindcss.com — Hey! We're getting really close to releasing React + Vue support for Tailwind UI, so I thought it would be interesting to share some of the behind-the-scenes efforts that have gone into even making it possible. TAILWIND, 6

Microsoft buys Nuance for nearly $20B

axios.com — Microsoft announced Monday it would buy Nuance Communications, a software company that focuses on speech recognition through artificial intelligence, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion (including debt assumption). NUANCE, 7

Use console.log() like a pro (2020)

markodenic.com — Using console.log() for JavaScript debugging is the most common practice among developers. But, there is more… CONSOLE.LOG(, 8

HSBC bans customers from buying Bitcoin-backer MicroStrategy shares

reuters.com — LONDON (Reuters) - HSBC has banned customers of its online share-trading platform from buying or moving into their accounts MicroStrategy Inc stock, a message seen by Reuters showed, calling it a “virtual currency product”. HSBC, 9

Adobe Charges Subscription Cancellation Fee

twitter.com — We’ve detected that JavaScript is disabled in this browser. Please enable JavaScript or switch to a supported browser to continue using twitter.com. You can see a list of supported browsers in our Help Center. CANCELLATION, 10

Nvidia Unveils Grace: A High-Performance Arm CPU for Use in Big AI Systems

anandtech.com — Kicking off another busy Spring GPU Technology Conference for NVIDIA, this morning the graphics and accelerator designer is announcing that they are going to once again design their own Arm-based CPU/SoC. Dubbed Grace – after Grace Hopper, the computer programming pioneer and US Navy rear admiral – the CPU is NVIDIA’s latest stab at more fully vertically integrating their hardware stack by being able to offer a high-performance CPU alongside their regular GPU wares. According to NVIDIA, the chip is being designed specifically for large-scale neural network workloads, and is expected to become available in NVIDIA products in 2023. GRACE, 11

Playing the Open Source Game

kristoff.it — April 12, 2021 • 16 min read • by Loris Cro PLAYING, 12

Human taste buds can tell the difference between normal and 'heavy' water

sciencealert.com — This may come as a bit of a shocker, but technically speaking, not all water on Earth is made up of H2O molecules. TASTE, 13

Non-Fungible Taylor Swift

stratechery.com — In July 2014 Taylor Swift wrote an editorial in the Wall Street Journal entitled, For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story: TAYLOR, 14

“Ambiguous Objects” that change their appearances in a mirror (2018)

meiji.ac.jpAMBIGUOUS, 15

Quantum computing’s reproducibility crisis: Majorana fermions

nature.com — Experiments to find Majorana signals are performed by loading a nanowire into a dilution refrigerator capable of cooling it down to close to absolute zero.Credit: HGA Architects and Engineers REPRODUCIBILITY, 16

Private Home Directories for Ubuntu 21.04

ubuntu.com — Tags: Desktop , Security , Server , Ubuntu Server DIRECTORIES, 17

Show HN: Personal Data Management Dashboard

volmarg.github.io — Intuitive and user-friendly. PMS has been designed to be clear and handy so that everything is organized and divided into the proper categories and subsections. DASHBOARD, 18

Gameslab DIY FPGA-based handheld console (2019)

craigjb.com — If you went to Hackaday Supercon 2019, you might have seen someone wandering around with a badge that was way too heavy looking. That was me! And that badge was a Gameslab, my FPGA-powered handheld game console. As the blog posts from years ago prove, I’ve been thinking about building Gameslab for a long time, and over the last few months, I have finally done it. In this post, I’ll explain what exactly a Gameslab is (game-slab, as in brick, or unwieldly object that plays games), why I built one, what’s in it, and how I got it working. GAMESLAB, 19

What was the point of [ “x$var” = “xval” ]?

vidarholen.net — In shell scripting you sometimes come across comparisons where each value is prefixed with "x". Here are some examples from GitHub: X$VAR, 20

The Masters pimento cheese sandwich scandal

atlasobscura.com — As a veteran sports journalist, Scott Michaux has attended Super Bowls, World Series, NCAA tournaments, and just about every golf tournament under the sun. “The Masters is the best presented event in the history of sports,” he says. “You can’t argue that.” PIMENTO, 21

Online text to diagram tools (2020)

xosh.org — A comprehensive list of various text to diagram tools. DIAGRAM, 22

The Decline of Heroku

infoworld.com — UK Group Editor, InfoWorld | DECLINE, 23

Recording of the week: An interview with Ravi Shankar

bl.uk — This week's selection comes from Sarah Coggrave, Rights Clearance Officer for Unlocking our Sound Heritage. RAVI, 24

Artists in the Stone Age Were High at Work, New Study Suggests

designtaxi.com — Don't miss the latest stories Subscribe Advertise Newsletter Network The Bazaar The Creative Finder Deals Shop Follow Share this Art Creativity Science WTF Science Packaging Design NFT More LEGO Tutorial Technology Samsung How To Fashion Art Apple Nike Creativity Did You Know? Architecture WTFSciencePackaging DesignNFTLEGOTutorialTechnologySamsungHow ToFashionArtAppleNikeCreativityDid You Know?Architecture MENU Advertise with us Submit tip/feedback Work with us Subscribe to newsletter Subscribe to RSS Advertise here Advertisement Artists In The Stone Age Were High At Work, New Study Suggests By Mikelle Leow, 08 Apr 2021 Share on Facebook Twi... ARTISTS, 25

How People Get Rich Now

paulgraham.com — April 2021Every year since 1982, Forbes magazine has published a list of the richest Americans. If we compare the 100 richest people in 1982 to the 100 richest in 2020, we notice some big differences.In 1982 the most common source of wealth was inheritance. Of the 100 richest people, 60 inherited from an ancestor. There were 10 du Pont heirs alone. By 2020 the number of heirs had been cut in half, accounting for only 27 of the biggest 100 fortunes.Why would the percentage of heirs decrease? Not because inheritance taxes increased. In fact, they decreased significantly during this period. The reason the percentage of heirs has decreased is not that fewer people are inheriting great fortunes, but that more people are making them.How are people making these new fortunes? Roughly 3/4 by starti... RICH, 26

n2t-wasm: Emulator for the nand2tetris computer

github.com — Emulator for the nand2tetris computer. N2T-WASM, 27

Yuri Gagarin: Sixty years since the first man went into space [video]

bbc.co.uk — Sixty years ago, a man went into space for the very first time. YURI, 28

Ask HN: What under-the-radar technology are you excited about?

news.ycombinator.com — Something that the world hasn't yet noticed but you think will be huge. UNDER-THE-RADAR, 29

BuildZoom (YC W13) is hiring a growth associate lever.co

OpenUnit (YC W20) Is Hiring a Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer openunit.com

Lumi (YC W15) is reinventing manufacturing – work anywhere lumi.com