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Month: May 2020

CH Stocks Are Recovering While the Economy Collapses

On March 23, U.S. stock markets closed the day after a multi-week plunge of nearly 30%. This drop coincided with a wave of lockdowns across the country, as well as similar moves throughout Europe, Latin America and South Asia. Since then, the U.S. economy has been in free-fall, with more than 26 million people filing…

CH Jukebox

Curated samples Provided with genre, artist, and lyrics as input, Jukebox outputs a new music sample produced from scratch. Below, we show some of our favorite samples. To hear all uncurated samples, check out our sample explorer. Explore All Samples Motivation and prior work Automatic music generation dates back to more than half a century. A…

CH The Bateson Building (2016)

The Bateson Building, Sacramento, California, 1977–81, and the Design of a New Age State Simon Sadler Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 75 No. 4, December 2016; (pp. 469-489) DOI: 10.1525/jsah.2016.75.4.469 AbstractThe Bateson Building, Sacramento, California, 1977–81, and the Design of a New Age State explores an origin of architectural sustainability in the 1970s…

CH Show HN: A device simulator that cycles through many mobile device simulations

Cycler – a screen resolution animation tool It is very important when designing for modern mobile devices to double check that your layouts look good no matter what the resolution and orientation is. To that end we offer a handy tool, which functions like a debugger, where you run a program inside another program. The…

CH If you’re hiring, be forthcoming about the dev experience

Companies shouldn’t be afraid or embarrassed of their dev environments. It is what they use to do stuff, and what every single software person will end up using, so they should be forthcoming about it! This way, if it sucks, people can see it as a warning and stay far away. Imagine some of the…

CH Urbit OS 1

Galen Wolfe-Pauly ~ravmel-ropdyl ~2020.4.30 Introducing OS 1 OS 1 is a simple, unified system for building digital communities. OS 1 is for groups of people sharing messages, links, and notes on Urbit. We designed and built OS 1 for ourselves, and we’re really enjoying using it every day. Instead of figuring out how to duct…

CH Colleges at the breaking point, forcing ‘hard choices’ about education

MacMurray College survived the Civil War, the Great Depression and two world wars, but not the coronavirus pandemic. The private liberal-arts school in central Illinois announced recently it will shut its doors for good in May, after 174 years. Like many small schools, it faced declining enrollment and financial shortfalls. To lure prospective students, it…

CH Arm is offering early-stage startups free access to its chip designs

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CH Revengineered ancient PDP-11 CPUs, originals and clones

Abstract This CPU11 repository contains the results of historical PDP-11 microprocessors reverse engineering. Typically the results include: high-resolution photos of decapsulated crystals, both for top metal and diffusion layers restored crystal topology in Sprint Layout 6.0 format, can be easily exported to Gerber restored topology in PCAD format restored gate-level schematics in PCAD and pdf…

CH Stripe responded to my concerns about user tracking

Last week, I published a blog post describing how Stripe recorded visitor behavior on their customers’ websites. In short, Stripe’s JavaScript library collected information about URLs users visited and telemetry about their mouse movements, even when the site never displayed any Stripe payment forms. I suspected that most Stripe customers were unaware of this and…

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