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vr46 comments on “Moscow may use Ethereum based voting blockchain system in upcoming election”

vr46 comments on “Moscow may use Ethereum based voting blockchain system in upcoming election” Came here to post exactly this. What the hell? Post suddenly makes a right turn into Lunatic Alley. link Author: vr46 Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16444832

1 – Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon

1 – Unenlightened thinking: Steven Pinker’s embarrassing new book is a feeble sermon 1 point, 0 comments Author: MrBuddyCasino Go to Link: https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/02/unenlightened-thinking-steven-pinker-s-embarrassing-new-book-feeble-sermon

steveklabnik comments on “Why writing a linked list in safe Rust is so damned hard”

steveklabnik comments on “Why writing a linked list in safe Rust is so damned hard” I’d characterize the situation differently; Rust handles a lot of things that Modern C++, and not even the Core Guidelines, try to handle. Iteration invalidation is huge. Concurrency and parallelism issues are huge. I very much welcome these things, as I’m about safe software, not “only Rust”, but I don’t think the “most” claim holds

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edna314 comments on “Machine Theory of Mind”

edna314 comments on “Machine Theory of Mind” Correct me if I misunderstood you, but essentially you are saying that the achievement of this paper is a step up in the hierarchy of the concepts of learning. This step has been made before in theory. Now, it seems not very surprising to me that a computer is able to build a model of the behavior of an abstract agent in gridworld

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efdee comments on “Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors”

efdee comments on “Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors” Then again, if you feel that you need to be able to downvote people in order to “participate”, maybe it’s good that you don’t have a downvote button yet link Author: efdee Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16444828

lukego comments on “Nix 2.0 Released”

lukego comments on “Nix 2.0 Released” Hurray! I love Nix and I have been looking forward to this new makeover of the UI with the ‘nix’ command. It seems like the original command line usages developed incrementally over time, making them quirky and inconsistent, and so it is really welcome to have them redone based on long experience. (Thanks, Nix hackers!) Seeing this released as Nix 2.0 is a really

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hrktb comments on “Who’s Missing from America’s Colleges? Rural High School Graduates”

hrktb comments on “Who’s Missing from America’s Colleges? Rural High School Graduates” > Lately, academics seem to be shifting their value proposition to the instillation of this undetectable unmeasurable X-factor. We can’t see it, we can’t prove that it exists, but it’s there, and its value is absolutely incalculable. How convenient for the sales pitch is this. The cost of college forces some people to also argument for better revenue

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1 – Twitter employee asked to insert backdoor by Chinese govn’t agent

1 – Twitter employee asked to insert backdoor by Chinese govn’t agent 1 point, 0 comments Author: est Go to Link: http://web.archive.org/web/20180222155415/https://twitter.com/eddiex

product50 comments on “A $232M Cryptocurrency Fight Comes to a Close”

product50 comments on “A $232M Cryptocurrency Fight Comes to a Close” And then you look at Ethereum which is a $90B valuation and also wonder if it can have competitors. Tezos is a full fledged Eth competitor with its own USPs. link Author: product50 Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16444834

Cyphase comments on “Show HN: Hacker News Classics”

Cyphase comments on “Show HN: Hacker News Classics” But more seriously, I remembered the complaint tablet to Ea-nasir[1], which was on HN a few months ago[2]. Written in 1750 BCE. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complaint_tablet_to_Ea-nasir [2] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15669759 link Author: Cyphase Go to Link: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16444833