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Mino Games (YC W11) Is Hiring a Lead Back End Engineer

  • Mino Games is a free-to-play mobile gaming studio that produced the top 50 grossing mobile game Mino Monsters, with over 13 million downloads.
  • We create deeply engaging, widely appealing games for millions of fans.
  • We are a small group of passionate engineers and artists, our mission is to create games that millions of people all around the world love to play for years.
  • The game, currently in soft launch, is showing world class key metrics, and we are expecting it to be a global hit when we launch in February 2019.
  • We are looking today to grow the team to develop and support this newest title into a global success on both iOS and Android.
  • We are looking to hire a Senior Backend Engineer to help us launch and grow our newest game.

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Two Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism

  • At Morrow, a spokeswoman said Mr. Mallory’s novel was well underway before “Saving April” was published and noted that “the outline of ‘The Woman in the Window,’ including characters and main plot points, was fully formed by Sept.
  • Ms. Tushnet said the plot parallels between Mr. Mallory’s novel and “Saving April” were “likely too thin to support an infringement claim,” since some of the plot points at issue — like the unreliable female narrator and a young victim who turns out to be a perpetrator — are well-worn tropes in thrillers.
  • The protagonists of both novels are middle-aged women — Hannah in “Saving April,” and Anna in “The Woman in the Window” — who suffer from intense anxiety and are afraid to leave their homes, and begin spying on their neighbors, in both cases, an unhappily married couple with an adopted teenage child who has a troubled past.

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Supervised Learning: Bayesian Learning

  • What we've been trying to do is: learn the best hypothesis that we can, given some data and domain knowledge.
  • No Noise: This proof is too mundane to write out, but basically given no priors, it is a truism that the probability of any particular hypothesis given data (P(h|D)) is exactly equal to 1/|VS| (VS for version space).
  • AKA if all hypotheses are equally likely to be true, then the probability of any one hypothesis being true is 1 / the number of hypotheses.
  • Despite everything we laid out here and in prior chapters, we don't -really- care about finding the single best or most likely hypothesis.
  • A correct hypothesis will help us get there every time, sure, but if every remaining hypothesis in our version spaces in aggregate point towards a particular label, then that is the one we actually want.

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The Rules of Debugging

  • It's a fact of life: you're going to spend the majority of your coding time debugging.
  • Replicate the problem in a reasonably fresh environment with as little code and as a few dependencies as possible.
  • Any bug which involves utter and complete garbage coming from anywhere but a user is almost certainly related to a memory error.
  • (Don't sneer...chances are, that user is going to be you at 2 A.M. with insufficient caffeine in your system.) Wetware is notoriously buggy: eventually, someone is going to ask your code to do something that defies the very laws of physics, mathematics, and good sense.
  • The modern programmer has an entire arsenal of debugging tools at their disposal: debuggers, static analysis, memory checkers, code profilers, testing frameworks, and the list goes on!

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Relatives of China's oppressed Muslim minority are getting blocked online by their own family members, who are terrified to even tell them how bad their lives are

  • Abdul'eher, a teacher and poet in Istanbul, Turkey, has been systematically cut off by all her family members on WeChat, the ubiquitous Chinese messaging app.
  • There is only one reason for her entire family — who live in Xinjiang, western China — to cease all contact so abruptly: fear.
  • INSIDER interviewed four members of the Uighur diaspora, who report a similar experience of being abruptly cut off by those they love most, for fear of retribution by the heavy-handed Xinjiang regional government.
  • Seven months after his mother blocked him, Sintash heard from a contact on the ground — whom he declined to name — that his father Qurban Mamut, a 68-year-old retired editor, had gone missing.
  • Last month he found a video of his 4-year-old son, Abduleziz, filmed in what appeared to be a state-run Chinese orphanage.

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Haiti President defiant amid deadly protests and calls for his resignation

  • His administration rocked by soaring inflation and accusations of corruption, Moise said he will not allow the country to fall into the hands of criminals and urged dialogue to end a recent wave of violent demonstrations in the capital of Port-au-Prince.
  • Moise's stance came as the United States issued a "Do not travel" advisory to the island and Canada made plans to evacuate more than 100 of its citizens from a resort in Haiti.
  • For more than a week, protesters have set cars ablaze and clashed with police amid gasoline shortages, reports of widespread looting, and demands that Moise and Prime Minister Jean-Henry Céant step down.
  • The Pentagon has sent about 10 additional US Marines to augment a similar number posted in Haiti to provide security at the US Embassy in Port-au-Prince, two US officials told CNN Friday.

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Judge Spells Out How Manafort Lied About Russian Associate

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Tensions Rise at Air France-KLM Over Fate of Dutch Unit’s CEO

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Yes Bank Under Fire From Indian Regulator as Breaches Identified

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1.3 Million User Crypto Brokerage Hacked, 450,000 Users Affected in Massive Worldwide Breach

  • Coinmama, one of the largest crypto brokerages in the global market with 1.3 million active users, suffered a security breach on February 15.
  • The official statement of the exchange disclosed that 450,000 email addresses and passwords were leaked in a massive global hacking attack involving 24 websites and some 747 million records.
  • Our Security Team is investigating, and based on the information at hand, we believe the intrusion is limited to about 450,000 email addresses and hashed passwords of users who registered until August 5th, 2017.
  • No cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple were stolen from user wallets and the security team at Coinmama is currently investigating the alleged attack.
  • In the short-term, the company said that it will strengthen the security measures of the platform to prevent unauthorized access of user information and funds.

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