qntm/base65536

qntm/base65536

Base65536 is a binary encoding optimised for UTF-32-encoded text. (For transmitting data through Twitter, Base65536 is now considered obsolete; see Base2048.) This JavaScript module, base65536, is the first implementation of this encoding. Base65536 uses only “safe” Unicode code points – no unassigned code points, no whitespace, no control characters, etc.. Efficiency ratings are averaged over…

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Ask HN: Your Favourite HN Comment?

A commenter talked about his experience with testicular cancer and encouraged other 20-34 year old men to check themselves.So I did, found a lump, and because I found it early it was removed with no further issue. So that’s definitely one of my favorite comments!https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7120102 My favourite HN comment was about burnout:Burnout is caused when…

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Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

Some of the oldest remains of early human ancestors have been unearthed in Olduvai Gorge, a rift valley setting in northern Tanzania where anthropologists have discovered fossils of hominids that existed 1.8 million years ago. The region has preserved many fossils and stone tools, indicating that early humans settled and hunted there. Now a team…

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Raspberry Pi – UASP, Trim, and Boot Performance via USB

In the past few weeks, I reviewed USB drive performance on the Raspberry Pi 4, and the importance of UASP support for USB drive performance. Both posts generated great discussion, and there were three things I wanted to cover in this follow-up, namely: Which drives support UASP Real-world performance benchmarks TRIM support For reference, here…

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Netgear Firmware Requires Online Registration

Was this article helpful?   Yes     No | 7 people found this helpful in last 30 days New Features and Enhancements: Starting from firmware version 1.0.5.4, product registration is required to unlock full access to the local browser UI. You can login and access all features through the local browser UI 3 times without registering…

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Gifted Children as Hidden Persuaders in the Cold War (2019)

9 April 2019| by Sarah Marks | Categories: General, Public engagement, Research Jennifer Crane explores how gifted children were imagined as potential peacetime leaders in the Cold War, or as dangerous future citizens who might use their unique talents to subvert authority. Psychologists, parenting groups, and nation-states had a fascination with ‘the child mind’ in…

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DuckDB – An embeddable SQL database like SQLite, but supports Postgres features

DuckDB – An embeddable SQL database like SQLite, but supports Postgres features

Why DuckDB? Simple In-process, embedded C++11, no dependencies, single file build APIs for Python/R/Java/… → more Feature-rich Transactions, persistence Extensive SQL support → more Fast Vectorized engine Optimized for analytics → more Free Free & Open Source Permissive MIT License → more Installation Choose your environment to use for DuckDB pip install duckdb==0.2.1 Latest release:…

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Windows Server Vulnerability Requires Immediate Attention (Yes, Today)

Author: Bryan Ware, Assistant Director  One of the most important things you can do for your cybersecurity is to update your software – and if your network relies on Microsoft Windows Active Directory, a critical vulnerability exists that requires your attention. This afternoon, CISA issued Emergency Directive 20-04, which instructs the Federal Civilian Executive Branch…

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