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Him having had a lightning talk at DEFCON, having attended conferences like CCC, having many prior dealings with law enforcement thanks to his email service and many people of interest using his service might have something to do with it.

E: The transparency page might be of interest to you: https://cock.li/transparency/

Or possibly you'd want to hear about the time the servers got seized: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10774152 && https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10912524


Yes, he is. Tho he moved to Romania last year.

>and no one can prove otherwise.

Someone could, but does anyone dare to? Airports have a ton of CCTV cameras.


He is back home now. Your addresses aren't at stake anymore.

That title is editorialized. Cock.li is not an anonymous email server, it's a regularemail service.

You're totally right. Your industry definitely contains the worlds smartest people by nature and everyone else is second-rate and would be laughed at if they tried to work in Silicon Valley.

I mean, do you actually hear yourself? Really listen to yourself and describe what you hear.


The CIA keeps secrets for a reason. All this armchair talk from prople wanting to get CIA material into the open is pure idiocy.

Stupid and dangerous. You know these are the people who protect you from all manner of sabotage and manipulation from foreign nations right?


Came here to see the anti-Trump crowd justify why this is bad (after spending years railing against the TPP). Was not disappointed.

Hello!

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You can Check your python version by typing

python --version

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This is kind of how I felt when I tried TrueOS. I had heard about all the interesting things they had been doing, like integrating boot environments into their update process - but when I actually went and tried it, it was as though it was an unfinished product. It had multiple things that felt incomplete or didn't work, like the app cafe not working, saying it was installing something but then doing nothing. Maybe this was because they were making the transition from openrc since it was right after their TrueOS name switch from PCBSD, and I think that was when they made the init change.

It kind of felt like they are building a product for no one in my opinion. It is almost as if they are using it as a breeding grounds for new technology in FreeBSD instead of building a stable operating system. If they're trying to use FreeBSD to make something for the average user, do they really care about all these features? I kind of feel like they have been trying to integrate too many new things all at once and it is left things very fragile. I think they should focus on stability instead of trying to integrate so many new things at once. Hopefully this is all just due to them switching to a rolling release model and things will stabilize. I ended up switching to vanilla FreeBSD, maybe I'll give TrueOS another shot once things have settled down.



FreeBSD's beadm implementation is really nice now too, especially with its recent integration into the bootloader.

I think the main point of Buffalo is using the common web app libraries that are used most. Yes it's still important to understand how it all works underneath the hood. Coming from a Rails background, Buffalo makes me really enjoy web development. I feel this is what Rails was to Ruby in a way.

The Open Agenda of a New York Times article.

The Whatsapp is backdoored people are mailing this story around

https://rbth.com/news/2017/01/16/whatsapp-helps-chechen-poli...


Oakland/Marin/south bay

It would be fun to start a meme of carrying antiquated electronic waste devices, and getting them confiscated as a means of disposal.

Encrypt them with spacefiller data and start crossing borders, and then refuse to provide passwords and abandon them for sheer amusement.

Way more fun than recycling old laptops and batteries. And better than planning to travel empty handed, in anticipation of getting ripped off by pesky customs guards.


My group (libraries team) got the axe two weeks ago. ~50 people affected. We had a good run but honestly I'm looking forward to finding a better gig.



Another NZer here. Engineer, retired to NZ seaside town after many years in the EU. OK for me but work here, impossible.

This would be funny if it wasn't so sad - I agree with erentz, plus I would add that with spending on R&D a fraction of what is normal in a developed country, it's not going to get better.

Not so bad for outsourcing - very low pay, lack of opportunity, average but adequate education and student debt means quite a bit of programming talent is available.


sia coin will encrypt your data before upload and it's totally blockchain—based.

http://sia.tech/


There may be a lot of antibiotics present in the soil which haven't been exploited yet because it's hard to grow in the lab the organisms which produce them. However techniques are being developed to circumvent this problem and here's an early discovery:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teixobactin

Hopefully other and fundamentally newer ways to fight infection will be found. In the mean time getting fit and healthy now seems like a slightly wiser choice than it already was.


Or, you know, they could develop trade deal without all the secrecy and bullshit?

When the government has been lying to you for years about domestic spying, among other things, how do you expect them to follow you blindly on another deal made in the dark?

This country is going to go into chaos in the next ~10-25 years as more and more jobs are automated, unemployment skyrockets, and people refuse to give free money to all the "entitled white heroin users in the Rust Belt." Notwithstanding the effects of global warming ramping up.

Except because of the elitism we get to start this period with Donald Trump at the helm instead of someone at least half sane.


It seems to me a fundamental problem with this paper is that they're training an autoencoder on a relatively small set of drugs that have been tested on cancer. They are then trying to approximately index a much larger dataset of chemicals and claiming these are novel possible cancer treatments because some of them have been previously considered as cancer drugs.

It's not clear that this is doing much more than finding drugs similar to the training drugs in the new dataset. Given that a large part of pharmaceutical/chemical development is based on slightly modifying existing compounds, it is not obvious that this adds much to the discovery pipeline, or that it is robust to false positives (drugs that have similar "fingerprints" to those seen in training set but are part of a large class of chemicals that mostly don't fight cancer and are therefore unlikely to appear in the small training set of possible cancer-fighting compounds).

Fundamentally machine learning works better with large data. It is hard to believe that training on 6000 chemicals, given the overall diversity in chemical space (~72 million chemicals in the dataset they're indexing) is likely to lead to a real "understanding" of what constitutes a cancer-fighting drug as opposed to parroting existing drugs they're trained on.

The effort from Ryan P. Adams' group (https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.02415v2.pdf) is I think more reasonable because it trains on larger sets of chemicals, and is also truly generative in the sense of being able to create new chemicals as opposed to signatures "similar to" existing ones. Though I should note that they also had trouble generating plausible chemical structures despite a larger training set.


It is hardly "used" by NASA. As a conceptual study for the whole premise of AR they have tried it out in concert with Microsoft, but the project has gone entirely silent. And no, it doesn't work as shown in the demos -- it's very low resolution and has movement and 3D mapping issues. It will obviously improve, but I wouldn't be dropping thousands on a first generation unit, as it is certainly money down the toilet.

This is the real beauty of Go, IMHO.

I agree. However using the same methods in this election, 'establishment' Hillary would have probably come across as big brother-esque whereas Trump as more of a 'new awareness' message to some targeted users (fitting his rhetoric). Surely not in all cases but perhaps notable enough.

I just removed it because it's not even the right word. I meant to refer to the philosophy that seeks to incrementally build an international legal order. It's commonly called "liberalism" within the context of international relations but isn't directly related to contemporary western leftism, also called "liberalism". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism_(international_rela...

TPP was a threat to the sovereignty of the United States. It would have encoded in a multilateral trade agreement, representing huge amounts of economic activity, massive regulatory requirements, enforcement courts, and processes for further multilateral regulation. It would have made the cost of changing those regulations unbearable for any future administration.

We almost had the regulatory state imposed at an international level. Good riddance.

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