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Show HN: My embarrassing personal website from the 90s http://boglin.iwarp.com/

Doom as a tool for system administration (1999) https://www.cs.unm.edu/~dlchao/flake/doom/

Let’s make the Emacs GC safe and iterative http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2018-03/msg00014.html

VoiceOps is hiring engineers and salespeople in SF to build AI for b2b voice data https://voiceops.com/careers.html

Patent trolls are shaking us down for selling “rubies” in our game https://www.clickerheroes2.com/patent_trolls.php

Shrinking the kernel with a hammer https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/748198/6fa400001570fb39/

Show HN: Synapse, a full featured BitTorrent client in Rust https://github.com/Luminarys/synapse

Show HN: Note Kitchen – Learn piano chords and scales http://note.kitchen

Google releases 2M images of landmarks for machine learning https://research.googleblog.com/2018/03/google-landmarks-new-dataset-and.html

Probabilistic thinking can lead to improved decision-making https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-bayesian-probability-puzzle-solution-20180302/

How flashing lights and pink noise might banish Alzheimer’s and improve memory https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02391-6

AI-Powered App Helps Physicians Spend More Time with Patients https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/02/19/lexiconmd-ai-powered-app/

Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues https://www.quantamagazine.org/disease-modelers-seek-statistical-clues-to-the-timing-of-symptoms-20180301/

A second collection of interesting links about Kubernetes https://www.hidefsoftware.co.uk/2018/02/02/kubernetes-february-round-up/

Show HN: Cloudrun – Numerical weather prediction in the cloud https://cloudrun.co/

Facebook Reminds Publishers That It Is in Complete Control of Their Livelihood http://babylonbee.com/news/facebook-sends-warm-reminder-publishers-complete-control-livelihood/

Carl Icahn dumps $31M in steel-related stocks before White House tariff talks http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-carl-icahn-trump-tariffs-20180302-story.html

Enterprise Information Security (OpenSSH, IAM, Fundamentals, and More) https://infosec.mozilla.org/

“We’re committing Twitter to increase the health and civility of conversation” https://twitter.com/jack/status/969234275420655616

U.S. Navy awards Lockheed Martin a $150M contract to develop laser weapons https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-02/the-navy-wants-a-laser-to-blow-drones-out-of-the-sky

Chrome lets hackers phish even ’Unphishable’ Yubikey users https://www.wired.com/story/chrome-yubikey-phishing-webusb/

Soft contact lens technology could link renewables and the grid http://www.wired.co.uk/article/superdielectrics-supercapacitor-electric-car-battery

More art is being produced and sold than ever before, at ever higher prices https://newrepublic.com/article/147192/modern-art-serves-rich

China is trying to police what people are saying about it around the world https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/technology/china-technology-censorship-borders-expansion.html

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a18923323/cremation/

Unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially (2015) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/11/overkill-atul-gawande

We Dare You to Explain Luke’s Plan to Rescue Han in ‘Return of the Jedi’ https://uproxx.com/movies/what-was-lukes-plan-star-wars-return-of-the-jedi/2/

Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands http://www.businessinsider.com/history-of-los-angeles-ballona-creek-wetlands-watershed-2018-2

The New 83(i) Election – Defer Tax on Your Stock Options https://blog.visor.com/equity/83i-election/

When CEOs’ Equity Is About to Vest, They Cut Investment to Boost the Stock Price https://hbr.org/2018/02/study-when-ceos-equity-is-about-to-vest-they-cut-investment-to-boost-the-stock-price

Sortix: small self-hosting OS aiming to be a clean, modern Posix implementation https://sortix.org/

What can a technologist do about climate change? (2015) http://worrydream.com/ClimateChange/

Go best practices, six years in (2016) https://peter.bourgon.org/go-best-practices-2016/

Contributing to OpenMined: Summing up 3 months with the community https://blog.metaflow.fr/contributing-to-openmined-ba264dfef924?hn=1

Norway Used NSA Technology for Potentially Illegal Spying https://theintercept.com/2018/03/01/norway-nsa-victory-garden-surveillance/

Takeaways from Nassim Taleb’s New Book “Skin in the Game” http://www.nuggetsofthought.com/2018/03/02/skin-in-the-game-part-one/

Every Insight on Investing and Business from Warren Buffett Since 1977 (Part 1) https://forum.basic-capital.com/t/every-insight-on-investing-and-business-from-warren-buffett-since-1977-part-1/251

Php-parser written in golang v0.3 is released https://github.com/z7zmey/php-parser/releases/tag/v0.3.0

Show HN: Log, inspect and debug HTTP/HTTPS requests and webhooks the easy way https://log.ao.gl

Governments have overestimated the economic returns of higher education https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2018/03/economist-explains-0

Show HN: WebGL Demo in ReasonML https://emnh.github.io/rts-reasonml/

XChat and HexChat: When distributions get it wrong https://tingping.github.io/2018/03/02/when-distros-get-it-wrong.html

Did These Computer Scientists Solve the Cuban ‘Sonic Attack’? https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-these-computer-scientists-solve-the-cuban-sonic-attack

AI Cheats at Old Atari Games by Finding Unknown Bugs in the Code https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/2/28/17062338/ai-agent-atari-q-bert-cracked-bug-cheat

Trustless Machine Learning Contracts; Evaluating ML Models on the Blockchain https://arxiv.org/abs/1802.10185

Alexa has lost its voice as Amazon Web Services suffers widespread outage https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/3/2/17071634/amazon-alexa-loses-voice-aws-outage

848 ft/sq Home in Sunnyvale Sells for $2MM, setting new price ft/sq record https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/02/sunnyvale-home-shatters-new-record-with-enormous-price-tag/

Nzoschke/gofaas: Go/AWS Lambda App. Go Functions-As-a-service (FaaS) https://github.com/nzoschke/gofaas

California cops use decoy to catch whoever is shooting at Apple and Google buses https://finance.yahoo.com/news/california-cops-using-decoy-bus-232719647.html

K programming language (2005) http://archive.vector.org.uk/art10010830

Disgust Sensitivity and the Neurophysiology of Left-Right Political Orientations http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0025552

Writing Custom CSS vs. Using Front End Frameworks https://stackoverflow.com/q/49054018/1533054

YouTube warns you if a video channel was paid for by Russian government https://imgur.com/fwDCH0c

Near-Earth Asteroid 2018 DV1 Flyby Livestream https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

Outage in Atlassian Cloud Services [dupe] https://status.atlassian.com/

Show HN: An escape room in your browser https://escape.mitchcrowe.com

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Enters Its Feature Freeze – Phoronix https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-18.04-Feature-Freeze

Schools safer than in the 90s, shootings not more common than they used to be https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/02/schools-are-still-one-of-the-safest-places-for-children-researcher-says/

Garbage Collection improvements in PHP 7.3 boost performance up to 5x https://react-etc.net/entry/improvements-to-garbage-collection-gc-php-7-3-boosts-performance-in-benchmark

Johns Hopkins study suggests medical errors are 3rd-leading cause of death in US https://hub.jhu.edu/2016/05/03/medical-errors-third-leading-cause-of-death/

Show HN: Better API Docs to access remote sensing data from Planet https://www.planet.com/developers/

Show HN: Chat without leaving your terminal https://github.com/aviaryan/chattt

Excerpts from “Racism” by Ayn Rand http://www.freedomkeys.com/ar-racism.htm

Show HN: GuiLite – UI framework for all platforms https://github.com/idea4good/GuiLite

Show HN: React Native UI Components for Elasticsearch https://github.com/appbaseio/reactivesearch/tree/dev/packages/native

All HTTP-based services unresponsive https://status.bitbucket.org/?v20180202

Facebook Threatens Satire Site Over CNN Story That Snopes Rated ’False’ https://pjmedia.com/faith/facebook-threatens-babylon-bee-cnn-satire-report-snopes-fact-checkers/

Female Google engineer says she faced “frequent sexual harassment” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/google-turned-a-blind-eye-to-toxic-bro-culture-lawsuit-says/

How we brought down size of our app from 31 MB to 2.6 MB and what it taught us https://hackernoon.com/how-we-brought-down-the-size-of-our-app-from-31-mb-to-2-6-mb-and-what-it-taught-us-3a75963317f9

MIT Study:Median Uber and Lyft Profits Less Than Half Minimum Wage; 30% Lose Money https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/03/mit-study-median-uber-lyft-profits-less-half-minimum-wage-30-drivers-lose-money.html

The hard thing about hard things: When a manager decides to quit https://hackernoon.com/the-hard-thing-about-hard-things-when-a-manager-decides-to-quit-680b031965b1

Financial Industry Pushing for a Weakness in TLS 1.3 http://cyberscoop.com/amp/tls-1-3-weakness-financial-industry-ietf/

China has shot far ahead of the US on AI patents https://qz.com/1217798/china-has-shot-far-ahead-of-the-us-on-ai-patents/

Evaluating Options for Amazon’s HQ2 Using Stack Overflow Data https://stackoverflow.blog/2018/02/28/evaluating-options-amazons-hq2-using-stack-overflow-data/

Female Google engineer says she faced “frequent sexual harassment” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/google-turned-a-blind-eye-to-toxic-bro-culture-lawsuit-says/

China banned letter N from internet after people used it to attack Xi Jinping http://www.businessinsider.com/china-censors-letter-n-in-crackdown-on-presidential-term-limit-discussion-2018-2

Tech company Lanetix fired software engineers seeking to organize, union claims https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/SF-tech-company-fired-software-engineers-seeking-12541301.php

Spotify to directly list shares in its IPO https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/business/media/spotify-ipo.html

Wilberg v. Google – Recruiter that was fired for refusing to discriminate https://www.scribd.com/document/372751852/Wilberg-v-Google-Recruiter-that-was-fired-for-refusing-to-discriminate

China’s Censors Ban Winnie the Pooh and the Letter ‘N’ After Xi’s Power Grab https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/world/asia/china-censorship-xi-jinping.html

Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired because I resisted “illegal” diversity efforts https://www.arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/03/ex-google-recruiter-i-was-fired-because-i-resisted-illegal-diversity-efforts

Hangouts Chat, Google’s Slack competitor, comes out of beta https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/28/hangout-chat-googles-slack-competitor-comes-out-of-beta/

FB starts posting jobs directly :Helping People Find Jobs -Local Businesses Hire https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/02/jobs/

Ce*sored China bans letter N from internet as Xi Jinping extends grip on power https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/28/china-bans-the-letter-n-internet-xi-jinping-extends-power

Show HN: Spectre exploit demo https://github.com/idea4good/spectre