TikTok resumés 💼, Moderna's flu vaccine 💉, 3D billboard 🖼️

TikTok is expanding into job recruitment with a pilot program that allows people in the US to apply for jobs by uploading videos to the platform 
Daily Update 2021-07-08
Avoid monitoring tool sprawl. Unify metrics, traces, and logs in a single platform with instant context (Sponsor)

Datadog's centralized monitoring platform allows you to visualize performance data end-to-end using customizable, OOTB dashboards. Correlate metrics with related traces and logs for fast troubleshooting. Try Datadog free today.
If you would like to sponsor TLDR, please let me know by replying to this email or check out our sponsorship page!
Big Tech & Startups

Hacker shows what Tesla Full Self-Driving’s vision depth perception neural net can see (2 minute read)

A hacker who managed to get root access to a Tesla vehicle has unveiled Tesla's vision depth perception neural net. Teslas rely on camera-based computer vision. They detect depth using a point-cloud view powered by computer vision. Tesla chose to use a camera-based system over radar or lidar systems as roads are designed to work with eyes and brains. A three-and-a-half-minute video explaining how Tesla trains neural networks to perceive depth is available in the article.
TikTok tests letting US users to apply for jobs with video resumes (1 minute read)

TikTok is expanding into job recruitment with a pilot program that allows people in the US to apply for jobs by uploading videos to the platform using the #TikTokResumes hashtag. Approximately three dozen companies are taking part in the pilot. Applicants have until July 31 to apply for the first set of jobs. A link to TikTok's dedicated resumes website is available in the article.

Science & Futuristic Technology

Genetically-engineered pigs to be reared to fight disease (2 minute read)

Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a disease that costs the US and Europe about $2.5 billion in lost revenue every year. Vaccines have mostly failed to stop the spread of the virus. Researchers from Edinburgh University's Roslin Institute have genetically engineered pigs that can resist the disease. Critics of the research say it will discourage farmers from improving the welfare of their livestock.
Moderna starts human trials of an mRNA-based flu shot (3 minute read)

Moderna has started human trials of its mRNA-based seasonal flu vaccine. While mRNA vaccines were largely experimental before the pandemic, they were already considered the future of vaccine development. The high efficacy of the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines was a major endorsement for this type of vaccine. mRNA vaccines are faster to make so they could theoretically be more closely matched with the type of flu spreading each season. Moderna hopes to eventually create a combination vaccine for respiratory infections.
Programming, Design & Data Science

Tuplex (GitHub Repo)

Tuplex is a parallel big data processing framework that runs data science pipelines written in Python at the speed of compiled code. It generates optimized LLVM bytecode for the given pipeline and input dataset instead of using the Python interpreter. Tuplex can run data science pipelines 5-91 times faster than systems that call into a Python interpreter.
OMG, SVG Favicons FTW! (4 minute read)

SVGs have cool benefits like crisp image quality with a single file, support for emojis, inline icons, and dark mode detection. This article discusses how to add SVG favicons to a project. Code and examples are provided.

A giant 3D cat has taken over one of Tokyo's biggest billboards (2 minute read)

A giant 3D cat appears between advertisements on a billboard over one of Tokyo's busiest railway stations. The cat does different things depending on the time of day. It will officially launch on July 12, but videos of test broadcasts have already been shared on the internet. The billboard must be viewed at the correct angle for the 3D effect. Cross Space, the company behind the display, livestreams a view of the billboard on YouTube and there is a link to it in the article.
China Claims To Have World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer, Tops Google (2 minute read)

A group of researchers in China have developed a quantum computer that was able to solve a problem with 56 of its 66 qubits, breaking Google's record from 2019. The computer is able to manipulate up to 66 qubits at the same time. It solved a problem in 70 minutes that would have taken the world's most powerful classical supercomputer eight years to solve. The research has yet to be peer-reviewed.
TLDR Originals

Hi, I’m Lee Robinson, creator of Mastering Next.js and head of developer relations at Vercel, the company behind Next.js, ask me anything! (Completed TLDR AMA)

Hi, I’m Lee Robinson, creator of Mastering Next.js and head of developer relations at Vercel, the company behind Next.js. Next.js is an open-source front-end development web framework that gives you the tools to run React in production, with features like server-side rendering, image optimization, and internationalization available right out of the box. Next.js 11 now allows you to automatically make Create React App Next.js compatible and code directly in your browser in real-time. Ask me anything!

Thanks for reading! If you enjoy TLDR I would really appreciate you spreading the word by forwarding this to your friends! 🙏

If you are just now finding out about TLDR, you can subscribe here!

Give feedback by replying here or messaging me on Twitter @tldrdan!

If you don't want to receive future editions of TLDR, please click here.


Older messages

Square wallet ₿, Google debit card 💳, new plant discovered 🌱

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Square is making a hardware wallet for bitcoin. TLDR Daily Update 2021-07-09 If you would like to sponsor TLDR, please let me know by replying to this email or check out our sponsorship page! 📱 Big

Airbnb party crackdown 🛑, Bezos leaves Amazon 👋, Window 11 app store 💻

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Airbnb blocked over 50000 suspicious bookings across 15 US cities as part of a crackdown on parties during the pandemic. TLDR Daily Update 2021-07-06 Get Your Weekly Dose Of Python (Sponsor) Want to

China bans Didi 🚗, Elon Musk's house 🏠, AI art scene 🎨

Monday, July 5, 2021

The Cyberspace Administration of China has accused Didi of illegally collecting users' personal data and ordered app stores to remove its Chuxing app TLDR Daily Update 2021-07-05 Bytes -- The most

Google Health leaks 📱, MS engineer steals $10M 💰, solar bike highway 🚴

Friday, July 2, 2021

Screenshots from the upcoming Google Health app have been leaked online. TLDR Daily Update 2021-07-02 This is how video calls should feel. Thank you! 😭 😭 😭 (Sponsor) Tired of Zoom or Google Meet taking

Quit vs Return to Office 💼, Slack huddles 👥, flying car takes flight 🚗

Thursday, July 1, 2021

A recent survey by jobs site Monster found that 95 percent of workers are now considering changing jobs TLDR Daily Update 2021-07-01 Put UX research on autopilot with short, native, in-app surveys on

Kotlin Weekly #261

Sunday, August 1, 2021

ISSUE #261 1st of August 2021 Hi Kotliners. Jetpack Compose 1.0.0 is out there, and we have already seen a boom in content just after a few days. Expect more Compose in the near future - and if you

[Sublime + Python Setup] The Ctrl+s "Heisenbug"

Sunday, August 1, 2021

"What the **** is going on?!" I heard Keith yell. Returning from my lunch break and in a helpful mood I grabbed my coffee mug and shuffled over to my coworker's desk. "What's

[PythonistaCafe] Why PythonistaCafe exists

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hey there, In one of my last emails I talked about how some online communities in the tech space devolve over time and turn into cesspools of negativity. This relates directly to how and why I started

Show HN: Static.wiki – read-only Wikipedia using a 43GB SQLite file — and Hosting SQLite Databases on GitHub Pages

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Issue #481 — Top 20 stories of August 01, 2021 Issue #481 — August 01, 2021 You receive this email because you are subscribed to Hacker News Digest. You can open it in the browser if you prefer. 1 Show

Weekend Reading — Working with real data

Saturday, July 31, 2021

This week we Kanban our job search, change our strategy vision to fix a bug, ride the bike, and mind the duck! Weekend Reading — Working with real data By Assaf Arkin – 31 Jul 2021 – View online → 🪑

Charted | 1.6 Billion Disposable Masks Entered Our Oceans in 2020 😷

Saturday, July 31, 2021

The entire world has relied on disposable face masks to contain the spread of COVID-19, but over a billion of them are now in our oceans. FEATURED STORY 1.6 Billion Disposable Masks Entered Our Oceans

Daily Coding Problem: Problem #481 [Hard]

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Daily Coding Problem Good morning! Here's a solution to yesterday's problem. This is your coding interview problem for today. This problem was asked by Jane Street. Given an arithmetic

Week in Review - The metaverse reversal

Saturday, July 31, 2021

TechCrunch Newsletter TechCrunch logo Week in Review logo Saturday, July 31, 2021 • By Lucas Matney Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the specter of an “eco-

Startups Weekly - Unicorns are ready for a haircut

Saturday, July 31, 2021

TechCrunch Newsletter TechCrunch logo Startups Weekly logo Saturday, July 31, 2021 • By Natasha Mascarenhas The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an

[Sublime + Python Setup] How to become a happier & more productive Python dev

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Hey there, I really struggled with setting up an effective development environment as a new Python developer. It was difficult to build the right habits and to find a set of tools I enjoyed to use.