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My girlfriend just stated, sitting desk to desk: "Every time I remove HN icon from bookmarks bar, it keeps reapearing". My answer, while reading this thread: "Must be a bug, file it." (of course she knows why)


Also, there is a very good, popular movie by BBC Four 'Dangerous Knowledge' [0].

"Beneath the surface of the world, are the rules of science. But beneath them, there is a far deeper set of rules – a matrix of pure mathematics which explains the nature of the rules of science and how it is way we can understand them in the first place. In this one-off documentary, David Malone looks at four brilliant mathematicians – Georg Cantor, Ludwig Boltzmann, Kurt Gödel and Alan Turing – whose genius has profoundly affected us, but which tragically drove them insane and eventually led to them all committing suicide. The film begins with Georg Cantor, the great mathematician whose work proved to be the foundation for much of the 20th-century mathematics. He believed he was God’s messenger and was eventually driven insane trying to prove his theories of infinity."

[0] http://watchdocumentary.org/watch/dangerous-knowledge-video_...


I beg to differ - this "documentary" is complete crap.

Some of the math is acceptable, some of it is atrocious, and the assertions that thinking about infinity is what drove these men insane is just completely bonkers.

Tabloid drivel at its absolute worst.


I started reading on mobile but reached for desktop and converted to pdf using http://www.printfriendly.com/ (they have a nice bookmarklet).


It's a fascinating article spanning physics, cold war and spying, communist revolution with commentary on electrification of soviet union, personal history of Termen (multifaceted itself), music (cats playing theremin included) and so on... a real treat. Wish it gained more points love.


And it's given by Maciej Ceglowski, the founder of Pinboard.


Just as of now 695 comments are here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7233730


It gets better. On PACK page you get this on hover over picture of 'a monther':

"A white Mother \ with everything you need to connect her."

Whole branding seems wrong here.

Edit: Found also "No need to pay a subscription fee to live with your Mother." on INSTALLATION page.


Congrats. I remember giving you some remarks on your Show HN post[0], less than two years ago.

[0]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3852049


This is a very powerful idea - just unearthed an old post for you: http://evhead.com/2008/09/processizer.html


I wonder if anyone took that to heart and built it? Maybe ev would fund it?

Edit: guess sales force already did http://help.do.com/customer/portal/articles/490143-how-do-i-...

And asana http://blog.asana.com/2012/01/create-repeating-tasks-for-you...

Though neither is a task template


>However, it should be that an app asks for permissions and as a user I can tick or untick each individual permission.

This ticking/unticking just recently got much easier with XPrivacy app. It still needs root to install the Xposed framework.

[0] https://github.com/M66B/XPrivacy#xprivacy

[1] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=biz.bokhorst.x...

[2] http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2320783

Edit: I see Groxx already posted about XPrivacy two hours ago.


https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=6786416 from 30 minutes ago.

Here’s who (probably) did that massive $150,000,000 Bitcoin transaction (washingtonpost.com)

From the article: "Who was responsible for the transaction? I asked Sarah Meiklejohn, a computer scientist at the University of California, San Diego, for her thoughts. She's the author of a recent paper demonstrating that sophisticated analysis can reveal a lot of information about who is responsible for Bitcoin transactions. She has combined a large database of Bitcoin addresses tagged with their likely owners."

Link to the paper is provided.



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