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An open letter to software engineers criticizing Neil Ferguson’s epidemics simu

An open letter to software engineers criticizing Neil Ferguson’s epidemics simulation code 2020-05-18 :: scientific software Dear software engineers, Many of you were horrified at the sight of the C++ code that Neil Ferguson and his team wrote to simulate the spread of epidemics. I feel with you. The only reason why I am less…

Open Letter from Gilead CEO: Remdesivir Pricing

Innovation Daniel O’Day - June 29, 2020 In the weeks since we learned of remdesivir’s potential against COVID-19, one topic has attracted more speculation than any other: what price we might set for the medicine. This degree of speculation is understandable. Remdesivir, our investigational treatment, is the first antiviral to have demonstrated patient improvement in…
A letter from Larry and Sergey

A letter from Larry and Sergey

Our very first founders’ letter in our 2004 S-1 began:“Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one. Throughout Google’s evolution as a privately held company, we have managed Google differently. We have also emphasized an atmosphere of creativity and challenge, which has helped us provide unbiased, accurate and free access…
Read the letter Snap’s head of diversity sent to staff about its offensive Juneteenth filter

Read the letter Snap’s head of diversity sent to staff about its offensive Juneteenth...

Snap’s vice president of diversity and inclusion apologized this weekend for the distribution of a Juneteeth filter that many people found offensive and offered new details about the how it was created. In an email distributed to the company, Oona King said the filter released Friday was a collaboration between black and white employees —…
DOJ letter reveals the FBI recently cracked an iPhone 11 – Engadget

DOJ letter reveals the FBI recently cracked an iPhone 11 – Engadget

While the Department of Justice, US attorney general and even the president continue to pressure Apple for additional technical support in unlocking iPhones tied to the naval base shooting in December, a letter reveals that the FBI recently cracked a password-protected iPhone 11. That phone belonged to Lev Parnas, an associate of the president's lawyer…
An open letter to Google and Apple: Stop hindering Iranian entrepreneurs

An open letter to Google and Apple: Stop hindering Iranian entrepreneurs

Mike Davis is an American-Iranian serial entrepreneur in industries as wide ranging as IT consulting, residential contracting, diaper delivery, student loans and a new long-horizon private equity firm. To the executives of Google and Apple: I am Persian. In 1979, when I was just two years old, revolution upended Iran and permanently altered the country’s…

English Letter Frequency Counts: Mayzner Revisited or ETAOIN SRHLDCU (2013)

Introduction On December 17th 2012, I got a nice letter from Mark Mayzner, a retired 85-year-old researcher who studied the frequency of letter combinations in English words in the early 1960s. His 1965 publication has been cited in hundreds of articles. Mayzner describes his work: I culled a corpus of 20,000 words from a variety…
In a letter to Amazon, 13 AGs call for increased transparency and stronger worker protections

In a letter to Amazon, 13 AGs call for increased transparency and stronger worker...

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American Letter Mail Company

American Letter Mail Company

The American Letter Mail Company was started by Lysander Spooner in 1844, competing with the presumed legal monopoly of the United States Post Office (USPO, now the USPS). History[edit] Spooner started the service out of frustration with the exceedingly high postal rates. It cost 18 3/4 cents to send a letter from Boston to New…
Here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to LGBTQ employees

Here’s the letter Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to LGBTQ employees

In an internal email shared with The Verge, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube is taking a “hard look” at its harassment policies and will consult “many groups, including people who have themselves experienced harassment,” as well as Google employee resource groups. During a meeting on Tuesday, Pichai, YouTube product and design SVP Neal…

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macOS deprecating scripting language runtimes, including Python, Ruby, and Perl

OverviewThe macOS 10.15 SDK provides support for developing apps for Macs running macOS 10.15. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 11 beta available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 11, see Xcode 11 Beta Release Notes.GeneralNew FeaturesInstalling third party kernel extensions now requires that you restart your Mac before…

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