HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-02-13
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The Economist downgraded the US from “full democracy” to “flawed democracy” https://www.eiu.com/public/topical_report.aspx?campaignid=DemocracyIndex2016

Shipping a Neural Network on iOS with CoreML, PyTorch, and React Native https://attardi.org/pytorch-and-coreml

Australia’s real-time banking payments platform goes live https://www.itnews.com.au/news/australias-new-payments-platform-goes-live-485045

Unilever threatens to pull its ads from Facebook and Google over ’toxic content’ http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-unilever-ads-google-facebook-20180212-story.html

A surprisingly potent technique can boost short and long-term recall http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180208-an-effortless-way-to-strengthen-your-memory

ZFS 128 bit storage: Are you high? (2004) https://blogs.oracle.com/bonwick/128-bit-storage:-are-you-high

Advantages of monolithic version control http://danluu.com/monorepo/

Go accepts patches from GitHub pull requests now https://github.com/golang/go/issues/18517#issuecomment-365099814

Breaking Textbook RSA Used to Protect the Privacy of Millions of Users https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.03367

Show HN: Takehome.io – Time limited coding challenges for interviews via git https://takehome.io/

Inspector – A drop-anywhere C++ REPL https://github.com/inspector-repl/inspector

The Meta-Problem of Consciousness [pdf] https://philpapers.org/archive/CHATMO-32.pdf

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster lacked ignition fluid to re-light engines http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-spacex-falcon-heavy-core-20180212-story.html

Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest https://petapixel.com/2018/02/12/picture-single-atom-wins-science-photo-contest/

Blackbird’s Patent Troll Suit Against Cloudflare Gets Patent Invalidated https://blog.cloudflare.com/bye-bye-blackbird/

C++ implementation of the Jupyter kernel protocol https://github.com/QuantStack/xeus

Lessons from Optics, the Other Deep Learning http://www.argmin.net/2018/01/25/optics/

Tesorio (YC S15) Is Hiring Lead Data Scientist, Senior Engineers https://www.tesorio.com/careers/

Equifax under pressure after data breach update http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43033202

I’m no longer advocating for clean energy; here’s why (2017) https://jmkorhonen.net/2017/07/26/im-no-longer-advocating-for-clean-energy-heres-why/

Do Not, I Repeat, Do Not Download Onavo, Facebook’s Vampiric VPN Service https://gizmodo.com/do-not-i-repeat-do-not-download-onavo-facebook-s-vam-1822937825

Salon.com mines Bitcoin in the browser when you “suppress ads” https://www.salon.com/about/faq-what-happens-when-i-choose-to-suppress-ads-on-salon/

Appropriate Uses for SQLite https://sqlite.org/whentouse.html

Show HN: My Weekend Project – Automatically determine date format string https://date-format.xyz/

Facebook suggesting security app – it secretly owns – that tracks usage https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/12/facebook-promoting-onavo-protect-without-disclosing-ownership.html

Mentor organizations for Google Summer of Code 2018 https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/

Validating email addresses: A journey down RFC5321 [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxX81WmXjPg&ab_channel=FOSDEM

London City Airport Shut as WW2 Bomb Found in Thames http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-43027472

Roam has constructed an international housing network for digital nomads https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/08/magazine/when-youre-a-digital-nomad-the-world-is-your-office.html

Show HN: Turn your GitHub Gist into a live dashboard https://github.com/kantord/just-dashboard

Coon – new tool for building Erlang packages http://erlang.org/pipermail/erlang-questions/2018-February/094769.html

’I really want to find it before I die’: why are we so fascinated by lost books? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/feb/05/i-really-want-to-find-it-before-i-die-why-are-we-so-fascinated-by-lost-books

Get started with KVM and Kubernetes https://blog.alexellis.io/kvm-kubernetes-primer/

Show HN: Remote Desktop from any browser https://www.allmydesktops.com/

Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass (2001) http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~kovar/hall.html

My professional opinion as a blockchain researcher: I don’t see the point (yet) https://jmkorhonen.net/2018/01/12/my-professional-opinion-as-a-blockchain-researcher-i-dont-see-the-point/

Tannenbaum’s “Distributed Systems” 3rd edition (2017) free download from authors https://www.distributed-systems.net/index.php/books/distributed-systems-3rd-edition-2017/

I Wrote Down Everything I Learned While Programming for a Month https://dnote.io/blog/writing-everything-i-learn-coding-for-a-month/

The American “Empire” Reconsidered https://notevenpast.org/the-american-empire-reconsidered/

Exploring Simple Game Algorithms with Color Walk: DFS http://sam-koblenski.blogspot.com/2018/02/explore-simple-game-algorithms-with.html

Inside Facebook’s Hellish Two Years–and Mark Zuckerberg’s Struggle to Fix It All https://www.wired.com/story/inside-facebook-mark-zuckerberg-2-years-of-hell

Unilever threatens to pull online advertising from ‘toxic’ platforms https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/12/17004598/unilever-advertising-online-toxic-platforms

First high-precision measurement of the mass of the W boson at the LHC https://phys.org/news/2018-02-high-precision-mass-boson-lhc.html

Robots compete in their own Olympics ski tournament, capture our hearts https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/12/17004084/winter-olympics-pyeongchang-robot-ski-tournament

Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes, says local firm http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43030677

The best explanation so far of Prisma, the realtime GraphQL database layer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO8Wf7pt5Pk&list=PLZ66c9_z3umOuPSGsTu3mfzt6PGZeUyQZ

How to Avoid Being Manipulated, Bamboozled and Seduced by Experts and Authorities https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/how-avoid-being-manipulated-bamboozled-seduced-experts-authorities

Proof-Of-Work is a Decentralized Clock https://grisha.org/blog/2018/01/23/explaining-proof-of-work/

The Threat to the Mac: The Growing Popularity of Non-Native Apps https://daringfireball.net/2018/02/non_native_apps_threat_to_mac

Encryption keeps us safe. It must not be compromised with ‘backdoors’ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/12/encryption-safe-hillary-clinton-secure-backdoors-privacy

NSA sent coded messages from its official Twitter account https://gizmodo.com/nsa-sent-coded-messages-from-its-official-twitter-accou-1822893380

The sexchart is an ascii representation of everyone you have kissed http://sexchart.org/

Sex, Pong, and Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According to Women There https://kotaku.com/sex-pong-and-pioneers-what-atari-was-really-like-ac-1822930057

Nix, the purely functional build system http://www.boronine.com/2018/02/02/Nix/

Top 3 Java Performance Improvements we’re looking forward to https://www.opsian.com/blog/top-3-java-performance-improvements/

Show HN: GUI and Reactive Java API for Shamir’s Secret Sharing https://www.github.com/MatthewTamlin/Shamir

Simon Browne: the soul-murdered theologian (1996) [pdf] https://www.gwern.net/docs/psychology/1996-berman.pdf

Docs.Microsoft.com moving to GitHub issues for user comments https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/teamblog/a-new-feedback-system-is-coming-to-docs

Lagrange Multipliers Without Permanent Scarring [pdf] http://dbpubs.stanford.edu:8091/~klein/lagrange-multipliers.pdf

Humblebundle: Functional Programming Books https://www.humblebundle.com/books/functional-programming-books

Elon Musk’s “Innovations” Are Not the Future – They’re Delaying It https://medium.com/@parismarx/elon-musks-innovations-are-not-the-future-they-re-delaying-it-79a49f75507a

Hacker News comments are assigned reading for UC Berkeley CS 10 course http://cs10.org/sp18/

Apple HomePod – The Audiophile Perspective and Measurements https://www.reddit.com/r/audiophile/comments/7wwtqy/apple_homepod_the_audiophile_perspective/

Snapchat’s New Update Triggers Revolt by Millions of Teens https://www.thedailybeast.com/snapchats-new-update-triggers-revolt-by-millions-of-teens

Agilent’s Network Communication Protocols Poster (2001) [pdf] http://www.induteq.nl/ict/bestanden/HP%20Protocolposter.pdf

Bitcoin energy use in Iceland set to overtake homes http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43030677

Why are children in the same family so different from one another? (1987) [pdf] https://www.gwern.net/docs/genetics/heritable/1987-plomin.pdf

“Some people really benefit from hearing advice that everyone knows...” https://twitter.com/patio11/status/936615043126370306

Show HN: Customer Analytics for your Websites https://statvoo.com/