Items tagged with: how

How two strangers set up Dropbox and made billions

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17543323
Posted by scriptstar (karma: 398)
Post stats: Points: 102 - Comments: 44 - 2018-07-16T17:50:50Z

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How to take 7 years to ship a beta

It’s been almost 7 years since I quit my last job.
Article word count: 1147

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17535861
Posted by fmavituna (karma: 1350)
Post stats: Points: 95 - Comments: 16 - 2018-07-15T16:23:10Z

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How the BBC and ITV are fixing delays on World Cup live streams

WIRED / iStock - JakeOlimb / Getty Images - Dean Mouhtaropoulos Russia's World Cup has bene one filled with agony – but not just for losing teams and fans. People watching the tournament through live…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17526016
Posted by denzil_correa (karma: 22715)
Post stats: Points: 93 - Comments: 84 - 2018-07-13T19:38:06Z

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#How the #Ancients #Cut #Stone with #Sound - Lost High Technology Explained | Ancient Architects

How the Ancients Cut Stone with Sound - Lost High Technology Explained | Ancient Architects

How did the ancient civilisations cut and shape such intricate stonework like we see in Egypt? How were holes seemingly drilled through solid granite? How did the Incas create walls with perfectly connecting blocks of stone? Did they use traditional tools? Did they harness the power of the sun

Digital Exile: How I Got Banned for Life from AirBnB

A few months ago, I received a cryptic message from AirBnB that sounded like something straight out that Black Mirror episode with Jon…
Article word count: 815

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17523056
Posted by ancarda (karma: 1379)
Post stats: Points: 266 - Comments: 116 - 2018-07-13T14:04:37Z

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Learn how to design large-scale systems

system-design-primer - Learn how to design large-scale systems. Prep for the system design interview. Includes Anki flashcards.
Article word count: 43

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17522362
Posted by donnemartin (karma: 1262)
Post stats: Points: 190 - Comments: 24 - 2018-07-13T12:34:59Z

\#HackerNews #design #how #large-scale #learn #systems
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How NoSQL forced the evolution of a scalable relational database

It’s time for us to admit what we have all known is true for a long time; NoSQL is the wrong tool for many of the modern application use cases, and it’s time that we …
Article word count: 3183

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17520809
Posted by rickn (karma: 37)
Post stats: Points: 86 - Comments: 74 - 2018-07-13T06:00:04Z

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How to build an NPM worm

npm is a registry and package manager for JavaScript that ships as part of Node.js. It's used by tens of millions of people to install hundreds of thousands of packages billions of times every week.…

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17520134
Posted by 0x0 (karma: 14912)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 49 - 2018-07-13T02:39:48Z

\#HackerNews #build #how #npm #worm
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Ask HN: As a team lead how to handle project going off the rails?

This is kind of a banal story. I'm the lead developer on a "modernization" project that's taking a lot longer than anticipated (you see where this is going). The team is great, it's just that the work is way outside their comfort zone. The business has been selling the new version pretty hard and we're not going to make the release (about 3 months to go).

Question is; as a lead how would you handle this? I think my direct manager has a healthy dose of skepticism about the timeline, but the product owner doesn't. At what point should I start sounding the alarm? I'd like to give it a couple of weeks and see if the team picks up pace but I'm not confident.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17511850
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#How to #test if a #vitamin, #food or any other substance is right for you.

This is a simple method to cut through all the plethora of advice on food and nutrition to exactly what is good or beneficial for you as an individual right now. Our bodies know energetically whats what..thinking often overrides this.

#Dr #Klinghardt employs #AutonomicResponse testing in his clinic. We can do the same at home. In the first video (below) on #muscle #testing with a light its clear once you do it that the same can be done without the light..just move your arm across from right to left and hold the substance you are testing in your other hand. If it is not good for you then the arm gets weak quickly. This is not new information and there are other proven methods that also work. With the ever changing scenario of pollution in all its forms and advice on nutrition and supplements, this will take it to the next level and should give you the unbiased personal information you need.


How to Analyze Billions of Records per Second on a Single Desktop PC

Introduction This article gives an overview of LocustDB [1], a new and extremely fast open-source analytics database built in Rust. Part 1 gives some background on analytical query systems and my g…
Article word count: 910

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17492234
Posted by cwinter (karma: 100)
Post stats: Points: 150 - Comments: 28 - 2018-07-09T18:17:55Z

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How to drop 10M packets per second

Internally our DDoS mitigation team is sometimes called "the packet droppers". When other teams build exciting products to do smart things with the traffic that passed through our network, we take joy…
Article word count: 2304

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17478154
Posted by signa11 (karma: 31332)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 21 - 2018-07-07T12:10:50Z

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#How is This a Thing? 6th of July #2018


How a Microsoft Font Brought Down Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (2017)

Corruption case that led to Sharif’s ouster hinged on document that used the Calibri font, which was not commercially available at the the time
Article word count: 411

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17470569
Posted by ing33k (karma: 1482)
Post stats: Points: 156 - Comments: 56 - 2018-07-06T11:35:56Z

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How Reddit plans to make money through advertising

Reddit is trying to turn its loyal 330 million Redditors into valuable advertising revenue. It's been heavily pitching advertising agencies and unveiling new ad products.
Article word count: 1734

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17468840
Posted by elsewhen (karma: 2597)
Post stats: Points: 106 - Comments: 64 - 2018-07-06T04:30:28Z

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How to crawl a quarter billion webpages in 40 hours (2012)

More precisely, I crawled 250,113,669 pages for just under 580 dollars in 39 hours and 25 minutes, using 20 Amazon EC2 machine instances. I carried out this project because (among several other…
Article word count: 4282

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17460749
Posted by allenleein (karma: 3133)
Post stats: Points: 162 - Comments: 32 - 2018-07-05T03:51:31Z

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If You Say Something Is “Likely,” How Likely Do People Think It Is?

Why you should use percentages, not words, to express probabilities.
Article word count: 1695

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17457000
Posted by randomwalker (karma: 8268)
Post stats: Points: 90 - Comments: 68 - 2018-07-04T12:58:30Z

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How Property Taxes Shape Our Cities

Taxation is a powerful planning tool, whether we want it to be or not.
Article word count: 700

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17450033
Posted by oftenwrong (karma: 3663)
Post stats: Points: 96 - Comments: 135 - 2018-07-03T13:36:15Z

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Founder to CEO: How to build a great company from the ground up

Founder to CEO How to build a great company from the ground up By Matt Mochary Table of Contents Introduction Part I -- The Beginning Chapter 1: Getting Started Chapter 2: The Team Part II —…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17446839
Posted by dy (karma: 678)
Post stats: Points: 149 - Comments: 32 - 2018-07-03T01:46:27Z

\#HackerNews #build #ceo #company #founder #from #great #ground #how #the
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How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Stingray to Find Him

And how it might change what cops can do with our smartphones.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17437090
Posted by mhb (karma: 22720)
Post stats: Points: 192 - Comments: 46 - 2018-07-01T19:26:21Z

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A quick explanation.
#Inclined #Bed #Therapy - #How and #Why

Have you heard of inclined bed therapy? It is simply raising the head of the bed so that your body is on an incline while you sleep. The benefits include greater circulation, clearer skin, deeper sleep, increased energy and even an alleviation of symptoms from a variety of conditions from Parkinson’…

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#Inclined #Bed #Therapy - #How and #Why

Have you heard of inclined bed therapy? It is simply raising the head of the bed so that your body is on an incline while you sleep. The benefits include greater circulation, clearer skin, deeper sleep, increased energy and even an alleviation of symptoms from a variety of conditions from Parkinson'...

How to get kids to pay attention

Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.
Article word count: 1879

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17435671
Posted by bkohlmann (karma: 1724)
Post stats: Points: 164 - Comments: 66 - 2018-07-01T14:13:17Z

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Leslie Lamport Tells Mathematicians How to Write Proofs (2014)

Believe it or not, I do have friends who would describe themselves as not liking math, and every so often one of them will share this meme on Facebook: And then Satan said, "Put the alphabet in math."…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17430577
Posted by smithmayowa (karma: 170)
Post stats: Points: 104 - Comments: 66 - 2018-06-30T12:14:11Z

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#How To Win The #Heart Of A #PurvaAshadha Native?
by #Archana Patchirajan #nakshatra
How To Win The Heart Of A Purva Ashadha Native?

Twitter Will Show Who Pays for Ads and How Much They Spend

Twitter Inc. said it will show detailed information about advertisers on the social-media service, addressing concerns from lawmakers that the company let foreign meddlers run rampant during the U.S.…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17420681
Posted by champagnepapi (karma: 1981)
Post stats: Points: 150 - Comments: 29 - 2018-06-28T21:36:34Z

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How to Make Everything Ourselves: Open Modular Hardware

Reverting to traditional handicrafts is one way to sabotage the throwaway society. In this article, we discuss another possibility: the design of modular consumer products, whose parts and components…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17419041
Posted by dvfjsdhgfv (karma: 3014)
Post stats: Points: 148 - Comments: 31 - 2018-06-28T17:52:52Z

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How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

How 'DevOps' is Killing the Developer
Article word count: 1295

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17416694
Posted by throwaway151514 (karma: 48)
Post stats: Points: 104 - Comments: 111 - 2018-06-28T13:34:47Z

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How not to structure database-backed web apps: performance bugs in the wild

How not to structure your database-backed web applications: a study of performance bugs in the wild Yang et al., ICSE’18 This is a fascinating study of the problems people get into when using…
Article word count: 1648

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17414383
Posted by godelmachine (karma: 1760)
Post stats: Points: 90 - Comments: 62 - 2018-06-28T05:45:56Z

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How to Survive When Money Is Worthless

A year and a half after I was kicked out of Venezuela, I returned to find out how Venezuelans are holding on as the country falls apart and inflation makes buying a single cup of coffee nearly…
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How to Survive When Money Is Worthless

A year and a half after I was kicked out of Venezuela, I returned to find out how Venezuelans are holding on as the country falls apart and inflation makes buying a single cup of coffee nearly…
Article word count: 95

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17408792
Posted by wallflower (karma: 38968)
Post stats: Points: 110 - Comments: 83 - 2018-06-27T15:15:44Z

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How Clang Compiles a Function

I’ve been planning on writing a post about how LLVM optimizes a function, but it seems necessary to first write about how Clang translates C or C++ into LLVM. This is going to be fairly high-level:…
Article word count: 1618

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17405594
Posted by stablemap (karma: 8799)
Post stats: Points: 153 - Comments: 13 - 2018-06-27T03:35:56Z

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How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa

When the godfather of management consulting landed its biggest contract ever in Africa, it made the worst mistake in its storied nine-decade history.
Article word count: 4939

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17404287
Posted by doener (karma: 15822)
Post stats: Points: 121 - Comments: 19 - 2018-06-26T21:53:54Z

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How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

A definitive new study dispels the myth of the Silicon Valley wunderkind.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17405997
Posted by jensv (karma: 113)
Post stats: Points: 79 - Comments: 24 - 2018-06-27T05:34:43Z

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Restaurants are figuring out how to do without servers

The city offers a case study of how high housing costs alter the economics of everything else, including restaurant service.
Article word count: 1660

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17394551
Posted by jasondc (karma: 1892)
Post stats: Points: 91 - Comments: 161 - 2018-06-25T18:30:23Z

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Study reveals how, when a synapse strengthens, its neighbors weaken

Study reveals how, when a synapse strengthens, its neighbors weaken.
Article word count: 1310

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17387078
Posted by laurex (karma: 891)
Post stats: Points: 110 - Comments: 24 - 2018-06-24T16:19:43Z

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Dr. Richard Hipp, creator of SQLite, presents "How SQL Database Engines Work" at OpenSQLCamp 2008. The description: To many programmers, SQL RDBMSes are a ma...
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17387851
Posted by zbaylin (karma: 78)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 34 - 2018-06-24T19:03:48Z

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How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed: The Long Story

In “Selfie,” Will Storr searches for the roots of Western narcissism, a journey that takes him from a Scottish cloister to the Esalen Institute in Big Sur.
Article word count: 1121

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17376422
Posted by acsillag (karma: 803)
Post stats: Points: 125 - Comments: 32 - 2018-06-22T18:55:14Z

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How to Use Slack and Not Go Crazy

Slack is both amazing and awful. At a time when many companies quit Slack, we refined our processes to make it work well for us.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17374371
Posted by steipete (karma: 834)
Post stats: Points: 108 - Comments: 92 - 2018-06-22T14:50:49Z

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How an Engineering Company Chose to Migrate to D

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17355348
Posted by pjmlp (karma: 35557)
Post stats: Points: 134 - Comments: 86 - 2018-06-20T13:57:45Z

\#HackerNews #chose #company #engineering #how #migrate
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How I use Wireshark

Hello! I was using Wireshark to debug a networking problem today, and I realized I’ve never written a blog post about Wireshark! Wireshark is one of my very favourite networking tools, so let’s fix…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17344342
Posted by ingve (karma: 83301)
Post stats: Points: 189 - Comments: 45 - 2018-06-19T06:54:59Z

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Going Linux #347 · Using the Terminal

Much of what we discussed in our last user experience episode used the
terminal. This episode covers some of the basics of using the terminal.
It's not as intimidating as it might seem at first.

Episode 347 Time Stamps\
00:00 Going Linux \#347 · Using the Terminal\
00:15 Introduction\
00:43 Terminal basics\
02:00 The terminal\
04:49 Installing applications\
08:17 lshw to display your system info\
09:43 inxi to display your system info\
11:23 Easter eggs\
12:34 Upgrade distribution releases\
13:48 Determine if an application is available to install\
15:59 Discover what a command does\
19:14 Not as difficult as it seems\
20:33 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889,
@goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe\
21:30 End

#linuxcasts #goinglinuxpodcast #news #podcast #podcasts #linux #goinglinux #technology #how #to #linux #education #training

How modern Linux systems boot

For reasons beyond the scope of this entry, today I feel like writing down a broad and simplified overview of how modern Linux systems boot. Due to being a sysadmin who has stubbed his toe here…
Article word count: 1379

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17340033
Posted by adamnemecek (karma: 47208)
Post stats: Points: 135 - Comments: 33 - 2018-06-18T17:31:31Z

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Just How Much Money Do “Influencers” Make?

According to a study at Offenburg University, 96.5% of YouTubers don’t make enough annual ad revenue to reach the U.S. federal poverty line.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17339127
Posted by pmcpinto (karma: 14336)
Post stats: Points: 120 - Comments: 105 - 2018-06-18T15:48:36Z

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Why Skylake CPUs Are Sometimes 50% Slower – How Intel Has Broken Existing Code

I got a call that on newer hardware some performance regression tests have become slower. Not a big deal. Usually it is a bad configuration somewhere in Windows or some BIOS settings were set to no…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17336853
Posted by GordonS (karma: 3046)
Post stats: Points: 147 - Comments: 31 - 2018-06-18T09:25:04Z

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Ask HN: How to not fail on coding interview questions?

I'm a mid-senior level software engineer with 5+ years of industry experience and making $100,000+. I don't consider myself a bad software engineer, and yet I can't seem to solve some basic problems on a white-board in 30-60min (i.e. traverse a heap, merge sorted arrays etc).

I joined my company as an intern ~5 years ago & when I interviewed for the position I didn't have to solve any white-board style interview questions etc., since it was an un-paid internship. After a few months I had demonstrated my ability to write code they made me an offer.

When I now casually look around and apply for mid-to-senior level positions I cannot seem to get past phone (coding interview) part, that involves solving some basic algorithm on collabedit. I get nervous and given I need to solve (perhaps a simple) problem in an optimal/sub-optimal way in 30 minutes, my brain sort of shuts off and I cannot arrive at a clean solution, let alone solv... show more

How Peppa Pig became a video nightmare for children

James Bridle’s essay on disturbing YouTube content aimed at children went viral last year. Has the problem gone away – or is it getting worse?
Article word count: 2017

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17332235
Posted by pmoriarty (karma: 24229)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 104 - 2018-06-17T13:17:31Z

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