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CH Amazon Blocks Sellers from Using FedEx Ground for Prime Shipments

Amazon.com Inc. is blocking its third-party sellers from using FedEx Corp.’s ground delivery network for Prime shipments, citing a decline in performance heading into the final stretch of the holiday shopping season. The ban on using FedEx’s Ground and Home services starts this week and will last “until the delivery performance of these ship methods…

CH Biopharma has abandoned antibiotic development

Tim­ing is Every­thing When we launched Oc­ta­gon Ther­a­peu­tics in late 2017, I was con­vinced that the time was right for a new an­tibi­ot­ic dis­cov­ery ven­ture. The com­pa­ny was found­ed on im­pres­sive aca­d­e­m­ic pedi­gree and the man­age­ment team had known each oth­er for years. Our first pro­gram was based on a com­pelling ap­proach to tar­get­ing cen­tral…

CH Iron Curtains Considered Harmful

I grew up roughly 1 km east of the Austrian border, near a picturesque location of historical significance. This is the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, punctuated by the ruins of Devín Castle. The process of dismantling a system of double-wired mesh fences, guard towers and barriers that ran alongside the waterfront -…

CH Giving every IPv6 address a name

TL;DR You can use IPv6address.has-a.name as a domain name for any of your containers or VMs. The required format is 1234-5678-9abc-def0-1234-5678-9abc-def0.has-a.name. This is already a valid name and points to the IPv6 address 1234:5678:9abc:def0:1234:5678:9abc:def0. Introduction Imagine the following: you have a container or virtual machine running with IPv6 and you want to give somebody access…

CH California’s Assembly Bill 5 came for me today

As with many of my colleagues today, because I live in California, I was just told that I can no longer hold a paid position with SB Nation. This means that I will be forced to step down as Editor-in-Chief of Mavs Moneyball as of March 31. For those who don’t know, California’s legislature recently…

CH Play AI Dungeon 2. Become a Dragon. Eat the Moon

I wrote earlier about a neural net-powered dungeon crawling text adventure game called GPT-2-Adventure in which gameplay is incoherent and dreamlike, as you encounter slippery sign text, circular passages, and unexpected lozenge rooms. A PhD student named Nathan trained the neural net on classic dungeon crawling games, and playing it is strangely surreal, repetitive, and…

CH Show HN: I’m building a robot that performs haircuts [video]

Conform de wetgeving ten aanzien van de bescherming van gegevens verzoeken we je even de tijd te nemen om de belangrijkste punten van ons Privacybeleid door te lezen. Dit beleid geldt voor alle services van Google. Het beschrijft hoe wij gegevens gebruiken en welke opties je hebt. Je moet dit vandaag nog doen.

CH Token Transit (YC W17) is hiring public transit enthusiasts

We believe that transportation needs to be accessible, affordable and efficient. We also believe that public transit in cities isn't just buses — it is also bike shares, and scooters and any other way to get around.Right now, we are working with nearly 100 city governments, Google Maps, Transit App (and similar apps) and a…

CH Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter’s Wolf: How the Elements Were Named

Here’s how the element antimony got its name. Once upon a time (according to the 17th-century apothecary Pierre Pomet), a German monk (moine in French) noticed its purgative effects in animals. Fancying himself as a physician, he fed it to his own Fraternity… but his Experiment succeeded so ill that every one who took of…

CH Nuclear fusion startup raises $100M to design and build a demo power plant

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