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The Club Where You Bare Your Soul to Strangers

The Club Where You Bare Your Soul to Strangers

It’s a Sunday evening in Austin, Texas, in a calm gray room the perfect size and shape for a circle of around 30 adults. It’s a fairly diverse group, though there are more men than women here. Most of the guests look about 30 or younger, and a majority seem to already know each other.…
Mind over matter? How fit you think you are versus actual fitness – Harvard Health Blog

Mind over matter? How fit you think you are versus actual fitness – Harvard...

Your mindset can impact your mortality in surprising ways. The journal Health Psychology recently published a fascinating (and well-written) scientific study suggesting that how fit you think you are affects your risk of death more than how fit you actually are. Here’s how researchers conducted the analysis Researchers at Stanford University examined information collected by…
ambv/black

ambv/black

The Uncompromising Code Formatter “Any color you like.” Black is the uncompromising Python code formatter. By using it, you agree to cede control over minutiae of hand-formatting. In return, Black gives you speed, determinism, and freedom from pycodestyle nagging about formatting. You will save time and mental energy for more important matters. Blackened code looks…
International Rice Research Institute – IRRI – Golden Rice meets food safety standards in three global leading regulatory agencies

International Rice Research Institute – IRRI – Golden Rice meets food safety standards in...

Los Baños, Philippines, 25 MAY 2018 – GR2E Golden Rice, a provitamin-A biofortified rice variety, completed its third positive food safety evaluation, this time from the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). In an official response received by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on 24 May (EST), the US FDA concurred with…
Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle’s Puget Sound

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle’s Puget Sound

Image copyright Getty Images Scientists at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife have found that mussels in Seattle's waters are testing positive for opioids. The finding suggests "a lot of people" are taking oxycodone in the Puget Sound, researchers say. Scientists used mussels as a way to test pollution in Seattle's waters and…
Gym Retro

Gym Retro

We're releasing the full version of Gym Retro, a platform for reinforcement learning research on games. This brings our publicly-released game count from around 70 Atari games and 30 Sega games to over 1,000 games across a variety of backing emulators. We're also releasing the tool we use to add new games to the platform.…

Reality Driven Development: Fixing Project Management in Software

Not a lot of people know this about me, but I've almost exited programming at three different times in my career...because I wanted to get into project management at a high level. Ever since my first project management class in grad school, it just made sense to me...but after about 15 years in software it…
GDPR for lazy people: Block all European users with Cloudflare Workers – Apility.io

GDPR for lazy people: Block all European users with Cloudflare Workers – Apility.io

Don’t want to deal with GDPR? Block them all! Blocking 500 million users is a serious thing. Still, I have found sites that implement the most secure way to comply with the new GDPR laws: Block all European users! Yes, it’s hard to believe that somebody takes such a drastic decision, but it’s happening. Trying to…
Sales Manager – Abe Jobs on AngelList

Sales Manager – Abe Jobs on AngelList

Companies spend $274bn every year on commercial insurance in the US and 99% of this insurance is sold by a broker. Abe is a modern insurance brokerage that leverages technology to better serve companies and make brokers more efficient. Backed by the world’s leading investors, we scale by hiring brokers who join with their book…
DigitalMars/Compiler

DigitalMars/Compiler

Failed to load latest commit information. ntdllshell finish changing license to Boost Apr 8, 2017 tk convert filespec to D May 10, 2018 aa.c change ddmd to dmd Dec 16, 2017 aa.h change ddmd to dmd Dec 16, 2017 adl.d switch dlist to dmd.backend.dlist Apr 15, 2018 allocast.h convert to Boost license Apr 8, 2017…
Winds 2.0: It’s Time to Revive RSS – The Stream Blog

Winds 2.0: It’s Time to Revive RSS – The Stream Blog

Published on: May 22, 2018 at 9:21 am. Updated on: May 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm. I love using RSS to follow the programming and tech news I care about. Unfortunately, the number of sites supporting RSS has been in rapid decline over the last few years. The reader ecosystem is slowly degrading as well.…
Technology Sneak Peek: Real-Time Ray Tracing with Unreal Engine

Technology Sneak Peek: Real-Time Ray Tracing with Unreal Engine

At GDC 2018, we got a glimpse into an exciting new technology for Unreal Engine: ray tracing combined with real-time rendering. In a joint announcement with NVIDIA and ILMxLAB, Epic unveiled this unprecedented step towards ever-better quality in real-time rendering. In offline renderers, ray tracing has long been used to achieve photoreal results, particularly in…