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Possible interaction between baryons and dark-matter particles revealed https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25791

Schism – A self-hosting Scheme to WebAssembly compiler https://github.com/google/schism

Decode Like It’s 1999: MPEG-1 Decoder in JavaScript http://phoboslab.org/log/2017/02/decode-it-like-its-1999

Triplebyte Raises $10M from Initialized Capital, Marissa Mayer and Paul Graham https://triplebyte.com/blog/we-ve-raised-a-10-million-series-a-from-initialized-capital

Opening the code of our X-Pack features https://www.elastic.co/blog/doubling-down-on-open

Show HN: Lightning Network Search and Analysis Engine https://1ml.com/#search

Language Learning for the Dispassionate https://langliter.com/blog/longterm_challenges/

Officials Admit Japan’s ’Helicopter Destroyers’ Were Also Designed for Jets http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18855/officials-admit-japans-helicopter-destroyers-were-also-designed-for-jets

The Smart Set: On Animal Intelligence http://inference-review.com/article/the-smart-set

Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/27/17054740/palantir-predictive-policing-tool-new-orleans-nopd

The Makefile I use with JavaScript projects http://www.olioapps.com/blog/the-lost-art-of-the-makefile/

On Chomsky and the Two Cultures of Statistical Learning (2011) http://norvig.com/chomsky.html

DigiCert Statement on Trustico Certificate Revocation https://www.digicert.com/blog/digicert-statement-trustico-certificate-revocation/

Show HN: Buy Me A Coffee – A free, fast and friendly way to receive donations https://www.buymeacoffee.com/

How much money do people need to be happy? https://qz.com/1211957/how-much-money-do-people-need-to-be-happy/

Not the end of The World: the return of Dubai’s ultimate folly https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/13/not-end-the-world-return-dubai-ultimate-folly

Slack refunds customers 100x amount paid during outage https://prnt.sc/il4h52

The water is coming for Copenhagen; good design could be its best defence https://www.foreground.com.au/planning/water-coming-copenhagen-good-design-best-defence/

LittleThings online publisher shuts down, blames Facebook’s algorithm http://www.businessinsider.com/littlethings-online-publisher-shuts-down-and-blames-facebook-algorithm-2018-2

Why I Quit Google to Work for Myself https://mtlynch.io/why-i-quit-google/

Washington state has passed the country’s toughest net neutrality legislation https://www.fastcompany.com/40537222/washington-just-passed-the-countrys-toughest-net-neutrality-legislation

Please – A Cross-Language Build System https://please.build

Number of open faculty positions in CompSci exceeds candidates by a factor of 5 http://www.centerdigitaled.com/blog/the-looming-capacity-crisis-in-computer-science-education.html

Failed intercept at Dhahran caused by a software error in handling of timestamps https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIM-104_Patriot#Failure_at_Dhahran

Operation Elop: The final years of Nokia’s mobile phones https://medium.com/@harrikiljander/operation-elop-6f2b043f52c5

Show HN: Web Scraping in Google Sheets https://link.fish/google-sheet-add-on/

Learn with Google AI https://ai.google/education

African elephants are migrating to safety, telling each other how to get there https://qz.com/1203988/african-elephants-are-migrating-to-safety-and-telling-each-other-how-to-get-there/

The secret to refactoring code in baby steps https://printhelloworld.de/posts/refactoring-in-baby-steps/

“First direct proof that dark matter is made up of low-mass particles” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/02/180228144424.htm

Facebook rolls out job posts to become the blue-collar LinkedIn https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/28/facebook-job-posts/

How Lenders Are Turning Low-Level Courts into Dickensian “Debt Collection Mills” https://theintercept.com/2018/02/28/criminalization-of-debt-imprisonment-aclu-report/

Germany admits Russian hackers infiltrated Foreign and Defense ministries http://www.dw.com/en/germany-admits-russian-hackers-infiltrated-foreign-and-defense-ministries/a-42775517

What the Grayscale Challenge Taught Us About Phone Addiction https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2018/02/13/grayscale/

Etymology of “Foo” (2001) https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3092.txt

Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers (2013) https://camdavidsonpilon.github.io/Probabilistic-Programming-and-Bayesian-Methods-for-Hackers/

Meltdown-mitigation syspatch/errata now available https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20180228225937

Can I Legally Use the “Fluent UI” or Ribbon Design? https://www.infoq.com/news/2018/02/Ribbon-UI

State Bank of India: Do not use hacking characters in your password https://twitter.com/ap00rv/status/968195742509752320

A video game-playing AI beat Q*bert in a way no one’s ever seen before https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/2/28/17062338/ai-agent-atari-q-bert-cracked-bug-cheat

Show HN: We built an app to help musicians plan jam sessions with nearby people http://jamsapp.com

Show HN: Domain Wheel – Domain and company name generator http://domainwheel.com

The Cretan Method (2015) http://hintjens.com/blog:81

MNIST Handwritten digits classification using Keras, part 1 http://www.python36.com/mnist-handwritten-digits-classification-using-keras/

A video game-playing AI beat Q*bert in a way no one’s ever seen before https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/tldr/2018/2/28/17062338/ai-agent-atari-q-bert-cracked-bug-cheat

The Case Against Tipping in America https://www.eater.com/a/case-against-tipping

Show HN: Lemon-reset – React components that provide built-in browser resets https://github.com/Yelp/lemon-reset

American companies are suppressing wages for many workers https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/opinion/corporate-america-suppressing-wages.html

Colorization Using Optimization (2004) http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~yweiss/Colorization/

Method and apparatus for controlling electric currents (1925) [pdf] https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/fa/5d/33/ed2769d48fac4d/US1745175.pdf

Reduction in Firearm Injuries During NRA Annual Conventions http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1712773

Google Trillian: A Verifiable Data Structure Architecture for Large Merkle Trees https://github.com/google/trillian

The Invention of the Ford V8 Engine (2015) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RB3z1er9Sw

Curiosity Tests a New Way to Drill on Mars https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7070

Is Denver housing market failing? Borrowers need $90K in salary for typical home https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/27/metro-denver-housing-market-failing/

An amusing story about a practical use of the null garbage collector https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20180228-00/?p=98125

15 Lessons Learned While Converting from ASP.NET to .NET Core https://stackify.com/15-lessons-learned-while-converting-from-asp-net-to-net-core/

Polar Vortex breakdown: Icy Europe, balmy North Pole. The world upside down https://phys.org/news/2018-02-icy-europe-balmy-north-pole.html

NOAA’s New GOES-S Satellite Is a Game Changer for Severe Weather Forecasts https://www.wired.com/story/noaas-goes-s-satellite-is-a-game-changer-for-severe-weather-forecasts

Apple Patent Reveals Dual Screen MacBook, and It Looks Incredible https://www.inverse.com/article/41762-apple-patent-reveals-dual-screen-macbook

Google’s Slack competitor: now out with bots and threaded conversations https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/28/google-hangouts-chat-slack-alternative-available/

Duo finds SAML vulnerabilities affecting multiple implementations https://duo.com/blog/duo-finds-saml-vulnerabilities-affecting-multiple-implementations

This Architecture Tastes Like Microarchitecture [pdf] http://wp3workshop.website/pdfs/WP3_dunham.pdf

Israeli Supreme Court Judgement Backs Cryptocurrency Exchange https://www.ethnews.com/israeli-supreme-court-judgement-backs-cryptocurrency-exchange

Show HN: Udemy Clone Template built without code https://www.producthunt.com/posts/zeroqode-learning-platform-template

Steven Pinker makes case for human progress in ‘Enlightenment Now’ https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/02/harvards-pinker-makes-case-for-human-progress-in-new-book/