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What’s up with LIGO?

What’s up with LIGO?

The Nobel-Prize winning figure. We don’t know exactly what it shows. [Image Credits: LIGO] Almost four years ago, on September 14 2015, the LIGO collaboration detected gravitational waves for the first time. In 2017, this achievement was awarded the Nobel Prize. Also in that year, the two LIGO interferometers were joined by VIRGO. Since then,…
8chan is all the way down—“It’s DNS. It’s always DNS.”

8chan is all the way down—“It’s DNS. It’s always DNS.”

and stay down — To find the what, why, and where of a dead site, you start with its DNS. Jim Salter - Aug 5, 2019 9:29 pm UTC "Look, just host our website. It'll be fine, we promise."Earlier today in the Ars Technica staff Slack channel, a call went out—"is 8chan down for other…

Far Cry

Every theory of aesthetics must be able to explain what is commonly known as "The Paradox of Tragedy". The paradox goes as follows: if tragedy causes an unpleasant response in a subject, how is it that we ultimately derive pleasure? Several theories have been posited by philosophers ranging from Aristotle to Hume, but few stand…
The best tech toys and STEM kits

The best tech toys and STEM kits

Bandai Tamagotchi OnAdults now probably remember how Tamagotchi were all the rage when they were young, but now those tiny little eggs and their black-and-white LCD screens seem quaintly outdated. Enter the Tamagotchi On, a Bluetooth-enabled version of the '90s fad that adds a large, full-color screen; creature breeding; and app connectivity. It should keep…
The Blue Tape List

The Blue Tape List

We remodeled the downstairs of the house several years ago. Two rooms had walls moved to make way for additional rooms. Deep construction. Months of noise, plastic taps, dust, and decisions.When they start applying the drywall, it starts to look like your house again, and you begin to hope for dustless silence. Drywall is when…

We’re T-minus 48 hours and counting startup fans. You heard right — only 48 short hours stand between you and substantial savings on all passes to Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place 11-12 December. Super early bird prices start at €345 + VAT and, depending on which pass you choose, you can save up to…
ian13456/mc.js

ian13456/mc.js

Open source Minecraft clone built with ThreeJS, ReactJS, GraphQL, and NodeJS. Disclaimer 📌 This project is a work in progress. There's still a lot of features waiting to be implemented, and the game is far from being the actual game. MC.JS brings the best-selling PC game Minecraft into the web with the power of Javascript.…

Hackers Used Two Firefox Zero Days to Hit a Crypto Exchange

Tricia Hipps; Getty ImagesThe week began with a tricky Google Calendar phishing scam, and ended with Iran ramping up its cyberattacks against the US, as talk of war with that nation mounts. That, as they say, escalated quickly.Before things took a turn for the geopolitical, we walked you through a dead simple way to stop…
Jobs | Mux

Jobs | Mux

The first product we launched was analytics and performance monitoring - think “NewRelic for Video” - used by major video streaming companies like PBS, Vimeo, CBS Interactive, and the New York Times to monitor and improve billions of streams.In early 2018, we launched Mux Video, a simple API to video hosting, encoding and streaming -…
Show HN: Turn your fzf into a live REPL

Show HN: Turn your fzf into a live REPL

I just came up with this idea of abusing fzf --preview flag to turn simple commands into live REPL with instant feedback loop - GitHub repo Examples Live awk preview $ echo '' | fzf --print-query --preview 'echo "anbncnd" | awk {q}' Live awk previewPeek into contents of a directory $ echo '' | fzf…

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Black hole simulation appears to defy reality

Friday, September 27th 2019, 4:45 pm - Black holes are among the most extreme objects in our universe Just this week, astronomers with NASA announced an amazing discovery - a black hole in the beginning stages of tearing apart a unlucky star. To accompany this discovery, the space agency released a truly mind-bending simulation of…

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