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Bosch gives go-ahead for volume production of silicon carbide chips

bosch-presse.de — Reutlingen, Germany – They are small, powerful, and extremely efficient: semiconductors made of silicon carbide (SiC). After several years of development, Bosch is now starting volume production of power semiconductors made of this innovative material, supplying automotive manufacturers worldwide. In the future, more and more production vehicles will feature these chips. “The future for silicon carbide semiconductors is bright. We want to become a global leader in the production of SiC chips for electromobility,” says Harald Kroeger, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Two years ago, the supplier of technology and services had announced that it would push ahead with the development of SiC chips and enter production. For this, Bosch has developed its own highly complex m... BOSCH, 1

Mister FPGA: The Future of Game and Computer Emulation

racketboy.com — As retro gamers, we all know the yearning to be able to play through a grand history of games from a variety of systems, but having to deal with the struggle of not only owning and maintaining an array of vintage hardware, but also having them constantly hooked up to our displays and audio systems. Many of us can’t help but dream about the possibility of one device that could output modern video signal and reliably play our full game library just as well as the original hardware. As more systems (and the games themselves!) climb in resale value and hardware ages and eventually dies, we begin looking for alternatives to balance our desire to play though history and manage our sanity. MISTER, 2

Fast CSV Processing with SIMD

nullprogram.com — I recently learned of csvquote, a tool that encodes troublesome CSV characters such that unix tools can correctly process them. It reverses the encoding at the end of the pipeline, recovering the original input. The original implementation handles CSV quotes using the straightforward, naive method. However, there’s a better approach that is not only simpler, but around 3x faster on modern hardware. Even more, there’s yet another approach using SIMD intrinsics, plus some bit twiddling tricks, which increases the processing speed by an order of magnitude. My csvquote implementation includes both approaches. PROCESSING, 3

Libtree: Turns ldd into a tree; explains why shared libraries are found or not

github.com — ldd as a tree with an option to bundle dependencies into a single folder LIBTREE, 4

Keep a Changelog

keepachangelog.com — A changelog is a file which contains a curated, chronologically ordered list of notable changes for each version of a project. KEEP, 5

The Fraud Supply Chain

kalzumeus.com — I recently wrote a tweetstorm that touched on the supply chain for credit card fraud, and many people said they were surprised by it, so I thought I’d delve into that topic in a little more depth. FRAUD, 6

Compile Python applications into stand-alone executables

pyinstaller.org — PyInstaller freezes (packages) Python applications into stand-alone executables, under Windows, GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Solaris and AIX. COMPILE, 7

The weirdest book in the world just turned 40. We talked to its creator

insider.com — he first thing you need to know about the Codex Seraphinianus is that you can't read it. No one can, but that hasn't stopped people from trying. WEIRDEST, 8

Show HN: I made a book with a hundred UI/UX tips

news.ycombinator.com — Hello. MADE, 9

To regrow forests the U.S. needs billions of seeds–and many more 'seed hunters'

nationalgeographic.com — Climbing trees, stealing from squirrels—skilled collectors are becoming rarer, undermining the nation’s ambitious tree planting goals. REGROW, 10

U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware

reuters.com — The logo of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group at one of its branches in the Arava Desert, southern Israel July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen U.S, 11

I bought those AR cycling glasses that were on HN last month

painandcycling.com — November 15, 2021 | estimated read time: 5 mins BOUGHT, 12

Germany: New government plans 'right to encryption'

tutanota.com — As "amazingly specific" judges the German news magazine Die Zeit the coalition plan for a 'right to encryption'. GERMANY, 13

Rule-Based Expert Systems: MYCIN Experiments of Stanford Heuristic Programming

columbia.edu — 754 pp., references, index, illus. electronic text Addison Wesley, Reading, MA, 1984 Out of print. All chapters are freely available below. RULE-BASED, 14

Ask HN: Best self-starter resources to learn web design?

news.ycombinator.com — Finding it a bit hard to separate the noise from the signal when it comes to learning web design/UI/UX. I'm looking to level up enough to be able to use design tools well + have an intuition for good vs bad design + be able to (hopefully) design well myself. Please assume I'm a complete noob. thanks in advance HN! BEST, 15

The U.S. productivity slowdown: an economy-wide and industry-level analysis

bls.gov — Labor productivity—defined as output per labor hour—has grown at a below-average rate since 2005, representing a dramatic reversal of the above-average growth of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The productivity slowdown during these years has left many economic observers wondering why this situation has occurred and what factors may have contributed. To clarify potential sources of the productivity slowdown, this article presents an analysis of labor productivity and its component series—multifactor productivity, contribution of capital intensity, and contribution of labor composition—at both the economy-wide and industry levels, complemented with a survey of the contemporary productivity literature. U.S, 16

Zinc Search engine. A lightweight alternative to Elasticsearch written in Go

github.com — Zinc Search engine. A lightweight alternative to elasticsearch that requires minimal resources, written in Go. ZINC, 17

Common Infrastructure Errors I've Made

matduggan.com — One surreal experience as my career has progressed is the intense feeling of deja vu you get hit with during meetings. From time to time, someone will mention something and you'll flash back to the same meeting you had about this a few jobs ago. A decision was made then, a terrible choice that ruined months of your working life. You spring back to the present day, almost bolting out of your chair to object, "Don't do X!". Your colleagues are startled by your intense reaction, but they haven't seen the horrors you have. COMMON, 18

AWS Amplify Studio: Figma design to full-stack apps

amazon.com — AWS Amplify announces AWS Amplify Studio, a visual development environment that offers frontend developers new features (public preview) to accelerate UI development with minimal coding, while integrating Amplify’s powerful backend configuration and management capabilities. Amplify Studio automatically translates designs made in Figma to human-readable React UI component code. Within Amplify Studio, developers can visually connect the UI components to app backend data. For configuring and managing backends, Amplify Admin UI’s existing capabilities will be part of Amplify Studio going forward, providing a unified interface to enable developers to build full-stack apps faster. Learn more. AWS, 19

Alien Mathematics

troynikov.io — Is human mathematics universal? What if it isn’t? ALIEN, 20

Getting a Computer Science PhD in the USA

parentheticallyspeaking.org —     1 Context GETTING, 21

William Cook has died

mjtsai.com — Thursday, December 2, 2021 [Tweets] [Favorites] WILLIAM, 22

Where is the CRDT for syntax trees

zohopublic.com — Enter the password to open this PDF file: WHERE, 23

The Threats to Computing Science

utexas.edu — The threats to computing science THREATS, 24

YouTube deleting comments who criticize their hiding of the dislike count

youtube.com — AboutPressCopyrightContact usCreatorsAdvertiseDevelopersTermsPrivacyPolicy & SafetyHow YouTube worksTest new features© 2021 Google LLC YOUTUBE, 25

Blender 3.0

blender.org — Today, 3December 2021, Blender Foundation announces the release of Blender 3.0, to mark the beginning of a new era for open source 2D/3D content creation. 3.0, 26

Keep a Log

bruno-oliveira.github.io — One of the most underrated things in the industry, especially when you’re working as a full-time developer, is the power of keeping a “knowledge stash” handy. There’s this perception that knowledge comes through experience, time, or simply osmosis, and, while that can be true over a long enough period of time and for the more superficial knowledge, there are just too many layers in a professional codebase that it’s impossible to grok it immediately. KEEP, 27

Lego has designed a set that can't be taken apart

brickset.com — Traditionally, LEGO sets are designed to be assembled and, should you wish, taken apart to allow you to use the pieces for your own creations. LEGO, 28

Rclone: Rsync for cloud storage – CLI to sync between cloud storage providers

github.com — "rsync for cloud storage" - Google Drive, S3, Dropbox, Backblaze B2, One Drive, Swift, Hubic, Wasabi, Google Cloud Storage, Yandex Files RCLONE, 29

PhotoRoom (YC S20) Is Hiring a Head of Computer Vision (Paris, Remote ± 1h) lever.co

Jerry (YC S17) Is Hiring Senior Software Engineer lever.co

BuildZoom (better way to build custom homes) Is hiring a Principal Engineer lever.co