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Let’s Learn About Waveforms http://waveforms.surge.sh/waveforms-intro

How to find hidden cameras (2002) [pdf] http://www.tentacle.franken.de/papers/hiddencams.pdf

Spectre Mitigations in Microsoft’s C/C++ Compiler https://www.paulkocher.com/doc/MicrosoftCompilerSpectreMitigation.html

Magic Leap One Video – Diffractive Waveguides Confirmed http://www.kguttag.com/2018/02/14/magic-leap-one-video-diffractive-waveguides-confirmed/

Stanford researchers develop new method for waking up small electronic devices https://news.stanford.edu/press/view/18900

Facebook spamming users via their 2FA phone numbers https://mashable.com/2018/02/14/facebook-spam-2fa

ITER is a showcase for the drawbacks of fusion energy https://thebulletin.org/iter-showcase-drawbacks-fusion-energy11512

Deep CNNs for Image Classification: A Comprehensive Review http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/neco_a_00990

Fiat Chrysler pushed a UConnect update that causes constant reboots https://jalopnik.com/fiat-chrysler-pushed-a-uconnect-update-that-causes-cons-1822939437

Ad Companies Love Google’s Ad Blocker, but Hate Apple’s Privacy Features https://www.howtogeek.com/342297/why-ad-companies-love-googles-ad-blocker-but-hate-apples-privacy-features/

Show HN: A Punny 3D Interactive Valentine’s Card https://love.ronikdesign.com/

The FBI, CIA and NSA say American citizens shouldn’t use Huawei phones http://money.cnn.com/2018/02/14/technology/huawei-intelligence-chiefs/index.html

Facebook is pushing its data-tracking Onavo VPN within its main mobile app https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/12/facebook-starts-pushing-its-data-tracking-onavo-vpn-within-its-main-mobile-app/

Submittable (YC S12) Is Hiring a Senior DevOps in Sunny Missoula, Montana https://resume.submittable.com/submit/106833/senior-devops-full-stack-engineer

The Furby Organ, a Musical Instrument Made from Furbies [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYLBjScgb7o

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station http://www.ariss.org/

Serverless Databases: The Future of Event-Driven Architecture https://www.simform.com/serverless-databases/

Show HN: Open Source Constellation T-Shirts https://github.com/teonite/t-shirts/

The Algorithm Design Manual (2008) http://www.algorist.com/

Understanding how Django makes use of WSGI to turn a request into a response https://djangodeconstructed.com/2018/02/15/how-a-request-becomes-a-response-diving-deeper-into-wsgi/

The time has come to remove Facebook from your life (2017) https://mashable.com/2017/05/11/delete-facebook/#c7TYPrL44SqS

Building Your Own CDN for Fun and Profit https://pasztor.at/blog/building-your-own-cdn

Deep Reinforcement Learning Doesn’t Work (yet) https://www.alexirpan.com/2018/02/14/rl-hard.html

How I Have a Universal Phone Number Using Google Voice, Twilio and Stdlib https://hackernoon.com/how-i-have-a-universal-phone-number-using-google-voice-twilio-and-stdlib-1f40dbba851d

Germany considers free public transport in fight to banish air pollution https://www.thelocal.de/20180213/germany-considers-making-public-transport-free-to-fight-air-pollution

FBI Says Chinese Operatives Active at Scores of U.S. Universities http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article199929429.html

The Worst Hyperinflations in History: Hungary in 1946 (2014) https://www.globalfinancialdata.com/gfdblog/?p=2382

Signato – A new font inspired by the Independence of Lithuania http://signato.lt/en/

California green-lights initiative that is conspiracy theorist’s dream https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/california-green-lights-initiative-thats-a-conspiracy-theorists-dream/

Amazon Elastic File System on Kubernetes https://banzaicloud.com/blog/aws_provision_efs/

Monero Declares War on ASIC Manufacturers https://www.ccn.com/monero-declares-war-asic-manufacturers/

Facebook uses 2FA phone number for status updates https://twitter.com/Gabriel__Lewis/status/963121814166630400

Tesla confirms having produced its 300,000th electric car https://electrek.co/2018/02/14/tesla-delivered-300000th-vehicle/

The Autonomous Selfie Drone Is Here. Is Society Ready for It? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/13/technology/skydio-autonomous-drones.html

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize https://gizmodo.com/picture-of-single-trapped-atom-wins-uk-science-photogra-1822957405

A British couple who took on Google and cost it £2.1B http://www.wired.co.uk/article/fine-google-competition-eu-shivaun-adam-raff

After Storm Over Tweets, The Times and a New Hire Part Ways https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/business/media/quinn-norton-new-york-times.html

Performance Benchmark 2018 – MongoDB, PostgreSQL, OrientDB, Neo4j and ArangoDB https://www.arangodb.com/2018/02/nosql-performance-benchmark-2018-mongodb-postgresql-orientdb-neo4j-arangodb/?hn

Court Dismisses Playboy’s Lawsuit Against Boing Boing (For Now) https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/court-dismisses-playboys-lawsuit-against-boing-boing-now

The Friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Martha Gellhorn https://hazlitt.net/longreads/friendship-eleanor-roosevelt-and-martha-gellhorn

Cloudflare (heart) Open Source: Upgrade to Pro Plan on the House https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-open-source-your-upgrade-is-on-the-house/

Introduction and Quick Guide to GraphQL for BackEnd and FrontEnd https://time2hack.com/2018/02/introduction-quick-guide-to-graphql-for-backend-frontend/

Wire Chat App is now actually close-sourced https://github.com/caura/wire/issues/10

Dead Algae May Be Responsible for 20% of Tsunamis https://www.livescience.com/61756-sea-slime-mega-tsunamis.html

Show HN: Use VS Code as a reliable note-taking/journaling app https://github.com/aviaryan/VSCodeNotebook

Sellers are sending Amazon items to strangers to hack verified reviews. https://www.thedailybeast.com/someone-is-sending-amazon-sex-toys-to-strangers-amazon-has-no-idea-how-to-stop-it

COINHOARDER: Tracking a Ukrainian Bitcoin Phishing Ring DNS Style http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/02/coinhoarder.html

Former Apple developer explains why the company’s software is struggling http://bgr.com/2018/02/13/ios-new-features-developer-apple-software/amp/

A new version of BriskBard web browser has been released https://www.briskbard.com/blog/?q=node/75

Apple Confirms HomePod Can Leave White Rings on Wood Surfaces https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/14/homepod-leaves-white-rings-on-treated-wood/

Show HN: Get feedback on your side project from other founders and developers https://www.indiehackers.com/

Facebook Funded Most of the Experts Who Vetted Messenger Kids https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-funds-its-favorite-experts-but-skirts-tough-critics/

How Chrome’s built-in ad blocker will work when it goes live tomorrow https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/14/how-chromes-built-in-ad-blocker-will-work-when-it-goes-live-tomorrow/

Some helicopters have a part called a Jesus nut https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_nut

How Google et al. drove the web from plaintext to HTTPS https://blog.cloudflare.com/https-or-bust-chromes-plan-to-label-sites-as-not-secure/

MIT AGI: Future of Intelligence (Ray Kurzweil) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Z06rY3uvGY

Don’t Use Huawei Phones, Say Heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA – The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/14/17011246/huawei-phones-safe-us-intelligence-chief-fears

Six U.S. intelligence agencies warn against using Huawei phones https://www.fastcompany.com/40530898/six-u-s-intelligence-agencies-warn-against-using-huawei-phones

Millions of Americans can’t stay home with the flu, so it spreads https://www.popsci.com/flu-season-paid-sick-leave

Implementation of XKCD 543 – Sierpinski Valentine https://geon.github.io/xkcd_543/

Pagetable: Some Assembly Required http://www.pagetable.com/

“App Developer” bamboozles Redditors as a millionaire using verified profiles https://np.reddit.com/r/UnethicalLifeProTips/comments/7xcoun/ulpt_you_can_win_any_argument_against_digitally/du7xhii/

New York Times Made More Than $1B from Subscriptions in 2017 http://observer.com/2018/02/new-york-times-earnings-subscription-revenue/

“Implement WebP image support” – Reported 8 years ago https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=600919

Show HN: Automagically remove phone UI and borders from screenshots https://github.com/neocortical/noborders

Apple’s HomePod: Paying $350 for a speaker that says “no” this much is tough https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/02/review-apples-homepod-is-a-fun-apple-music-accessory-and-thats-it/

The Economy Is Soaring, and Now So Is the Deficit. That’s a Bad Combination https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-economy-is-soaring-and-now-so-is-the-deficit-thats-a-bad-combination/

Resurrecting Apple ][ code from a 1980 B movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy1l_2MfHbE

Show HN: Open source task manager https://github.com/tcodina/todo-app