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thursday
17 Jun 2021
Introducing Stripe Reader stripe.com

Stripe Reader M2 is an easy-to-use mobile card reader designed for fast, secure payments.

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wednesday
16 Jun 2021
Community Interaction and Conflict on the Web snap.stanford.edu

A small number of communities initiate most conflicts, with 1% of communities initiating 74% of all conflicts. The image above shows a 2-dimensional map of the various Reddit communities. The red nodes/communities in this map initiate a large amount of conflict.

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Why bother with old technology? retrotechnology.com

Indeed, there is growing interest in hobby robotics as a literal "nuts and bolts" environment. But there are also moves by Microsoft and other large companies, to introduce very complex and large software tools into robotics. They claim these are "efficient" tools, but their motives are simply to grab market share with tools that you can't escape from. Whereas, if you know the fundamentals, and your tools are fundamental, you can always use other tools or adapt YOUR tools for other purposes. Knowing the basics makes you flexible, and I'd argue flexibility is still an advantage today.

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bee-san / pyWhat github.com

🐸 Identify anything. pyWhat easily lets you identify emails, IP addresses, and more. Feed it a .pcap file or some text and it'll tell you what it is! 🧙‍♀️

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tuesday
15 Jun 2021
How to Get Yourself to Do Things raptitude.com

I have a special sympathy for sufferers of a particular human problem, and I get more emails about it than just about any other topic.

The moment you start acting on something, you are at the beginning of the end of the anxiety associated with that thing.

The two most important insights, however, are the first ones:

  • Ignore your “stuff”; focus only on things
  • When you don’t know what to do, get one of your things past the starting point
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Launch HN: Revery.AI (YC S21) Scalable deep learning-based virtual dressing room news.ycombinator.com

The rise of online shopping has posed significant challenges for fashion retailers. The lack of ability to try on and visualize outfits has made shopping less interactive, contributing to low conversion rates and high return rates compared to brick-and-mortar shopping. Virtual dressing rooms can recreate the lost experience of trying on clothes in person. There are other companies working on a virtual dressing room. However, the reason why this is not taking off is scalability. Fashion ecommerce platforms have thousands, if not millions of SKUs. Current approaches generally require custom Photoshop work or expensive 3D models which are difficult to scale. In contrast, our solution leverages our machine learning research to automate the entire process, resulting in the first scalable virtual dressing room that can be easily integrated with any large e-commerce platform with millions of SKUs.

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Stripe Identity stripe.com

Stripe Identity lets you programmatically confirm the identity of global users so you can prevent attacks from fraudsters while minimizing friction for legitimate customers.

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Stripe Identity
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sunday
13 Jun 2021
Perfection in Design: Why It’s a Bad Idea hongkiat.com

If you are a designer or a developer, you’d probably know that trying to make your project perfect can extend the time needed to complete the project-even several times. There’s always that one last element you want to improve quickly before sending it. But in my opinion Perfection is equal to fascism.

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thursday
10 Jun 2021
Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead. jamesclear.com

Prevailing wisdom claims that the best way to achieve what we want in life—getting into better shape, building a successful business, relaxing more and worrying less, spending more time with friends and family—is to set specific, actionable goals.

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Once upon a time… in Pixiko: How we received the first 1,000 payments pixiko.com

We started different projects inside Zexler. Anyway, all of them were made for profit. A matter of monetization was delayed and it caused fading and giving up. According to our experience, if a project doesn’t make a profit (even a bit) at the beginning, it will break down soon. Therefore, we decided to think of monetization while developing Pixiko. It was supposed to make a little profit even at the beginning.

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