HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-03-06
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Tile38 – Realtime geofencing and geospatial index, v1.11.0 http://github.com/tidwall/tile38

A new storage engine for PostgreSQL to provide better control over bloat http://amitkapila16.blogspot.com/2018/03/zheap-storage-engine-to-provide-better.html

Clang Is Now Used to Build Chrome for Windows http://blog.llvm.org/2018/03/clang-is-now-used-to-build-chrome-for.html

The Mystery of the Slow Downloads https://panic.com/blog/mystery-of-the-slow-downloads/

Counterintuitive Properties of High Dimensional Space https://marckhoury.github.io/counterintuitive-properties-of-high-dimensional-space/

History of the browser user-agent string (2008) http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/

Xray – An experimental next-generation Electron-based text editor https://github.com/atom/xray

Fond (YC W12) Is Looking for a Director of Product in SF https://jobs.lever.co/fond/a998f4e1-4868-4ef3-8c6d-6f7989716e97

Get specific (2008) https://sivers.org/get-specific

P&G and WPP: How shit hit the fan in digital marketing https://mumbrella.com.au/pg-wpp-shit-hit-fan-digital-marketing-502769

Message Passing and the Actor Model http://dist-prog-book.com/chapter/3/message-passing.html

Google to Sell Zagat to The Infatuation, an Upstart Review Site https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/business/dealbook/zagat-google-infatuation.html

A few things I’ve learned about computer networking https://jvns.ca/blog/2018/03/05/things-ive-learned-networking/

Ron Patrick’s Street-Legal Jet Powered Volkswagen Beetle (2006) http://www.ronpatrickstuff.com

In which a compiler gets its wings https://technomancy.us/186

My Last Day at Moz, My First Day at SparkToro https://sparktoro.com/blog/last-day-moz-first-day-sparktoro/

SlimerJS: a replacement for PhantomJS using recent Firefox https://slimerjs.org/

The Risks of Key Recovery, Key Escrow, and Trusted Third-Party Encryption (1997) https://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/classes/6.805/articles/crypto/key-study-report.html

Youngsters keeping traditional trades alive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42441366

Show HN: Hearth – A Dropbox-like, IPFS-powered personal website publisher https://hearth.eternum.io/

Insulator or superconductor? Physicists find graphene is both http://news.mit.edu/2018/graphene-insulator-superconductor-0305

Scientists observe a new quantum particle with properties of ball lightning https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-quantum-particle-properties-ball.html

When Stars Were Born: Earliest Starlight’s Effects Are Detected https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/science/stars-dark-energy.html

Gerald Jay Sussman on Flexible Systems, the Power of Generic Operations [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cblhgNUoX9M

Building Oil with the OPy Bytecode Compiler http://www.oilshell.org/blog/2018/03/04.html

Show HN: Hacking a Mercedes GLA Class Ride-on kids car http://ihackshit.com/blog/?p=101

When Destructive Behavior Makes Biological Sense (2015) http://nautil.us/issue/31/stress/when-destructive-behavior-makes-biological-sense

It’s time to ditch SMS-based 2 Factor Auth https://dennisdel.com/blog/ditch-sms-2fa/

Creating a WebAssembly-powered library for the modern web https://hackernoon.com/creating-webassembly-powered-library-for-modern-web-846da334f8fc

Tracing from JavaScript to the DOM and Back Again https://v8project.blogspot.com/2018/03/tracing-js-dom.html

Show HN: I made a podcast featuring true stories about hackers and cyber crime https://darknetdiaries.com

Show HN: Simply Auth – Add users to your Rails app in 5 minutes https://www.simplyauth.com

C++ Actor Framework https://www.actor-framework.org/

Surprise graphene discovery could unlock secrets of superconductivity https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02773-w

Dirt Poor: Have Fruits and Vegetables Become Less Nutritious? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/soil-depletion-and-nutrition-loss/

The virus hunter: In a bygone era, C.J. Peters learned how to bend the rules https://www.statnews.com/2018/02/20/virus-hunter-cj-peters/

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Long Term Health Effects (2012) https://k1project.columbia.edu/news/hiroshima-and-nagasaki

Google Unveils 72-Qubit Quantum Computer with Low Error Rates http://www.tomshardware.com/news/google-72-qubit-quantum-computer,36617.html

The efforts of Edo-era doctors to figure out beriberi in Japan https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/rice-disease-mystery-edo-tokyo-navy-beriberi

Tracking where your time went with Lego workstream visualisation https://code.joejag.com/2018/lego-workstream-visualisation.html

A Preview of Bristlecone, Google’s New Quantum Processor https://research.googleblog.com/2018/03/a-preview-of-bristlecone-googles-new.html

45 year CPU evolution – one law and two equations https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.00254

Elm, Elixir, and Phoenix: Reflecting on a Functional Full-Stack Project https://teamgaslight.com/blog/elm-elixir-and-phoenix-reflecting-on-a-functional-full-stack-project

Show HN: Lcef – LuaJIT FFI Bindings for Chromium Embedded Framework https://github.com/Planimeter/lcef

Google moves toward quantum supremacy with 72-qubit computer https://www.sciencenews.org/article/google-moves-toward-quantum-supremacy-72-qubit-computer

Founder Stories by tlb (2007) https://archive.is/0pzdy

Show HN: Vimac, vim-like key bindings everywhere on macOS https://github.com/sdegutis/Vimac

Blue Apron Shares Hit New Low, as Anyone Can Do “Meal Kits,” Even Walmart https://wolfstreet.com/2018/03/05/blue-apron-shares-hit-new-low-as-anyone-can-do-meal-kits-even-walmart/

Show HN: MesosticsMachine – A Java system to implement a score by John Cage https://github.com/mwdowling/MesosticsMachine-2018

Does ‘Platformisation’ Redefine the Notion of the Firm? https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3124389

A ’Brief’ History of Game AI Up to AlphaGo http://www.andreykurenkov.com/writing/ai/a-brief-history-of-game-ai/

How to Design a Good API and Why It Matters (2007) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAb7hSCtvGw

Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, obituary https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/05/trevor-baylis-obituary

Neo-Nazis Turn to Privacy-Focused Cryptocurrency Monero https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/neqy7z/neo-nazis-monero-weev-daily-stormer

InfoWars’ conspiracy theories have advertisers ditching YouTube channels https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/infowars-conspiracy-theories-have-advertisers-ditching-youtube-channels/

WeLive, the Utopian Apartment Complex That Wants to Disrupt City Living https://www.gq.com/story/inside-welive

Show HN: Morning Reader 3 – Curated technology and blockchain news https://morningreader.com

Facebook says asking users about condoning pedophilia ‘was a mistake’ https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/5/17080796/facebook-policy-survey-pedophilia-sexual-pictures-mistake-apology

Chinese social media platform WeChat reaches 1B accounts worldwide https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/5/17080546/wechat-chinese-social-media-billion-users-china

Show HN: A VAT API https://valueadded.io/

AI Predicts Coding Mistakes Before Developers Make Them https://futurism.com/ai-predicts-coding-mistakes-before-developers-make-them/

Founder of Tower Records dies at 92 while drinking whiskey, watching the Oscars http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article203542104.html

React Accessibility documentation https://reactjs.org/docs/accessibility.html

Staying Alive: The Resurgence of Pinball https://www.southwestmag.com/pinball-revival/

Iceland police arrest suspected Bitcoin server thieves http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43288495

How Trump’s Hudson Tunnel Snit Threatens the National Economy https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-hudson-river-amtrak-tunnel-american-economy

Reddit Is Finally Reckoning with How It Helped Spread Russian Propaganda in 2016 https://slate.com/technology/2018/03/reddit-is-reckoning-with-how-it-helped-spread-russian-propaganda-in-2016.html

Mango Mirror, a smart mirror displaying your health, fitness, nutrition, sleep https://www.mangomirror.com

Google’s Quantum AI Lab announces new ‘Bristlecone’ quantum processor https://9to5google.com/2018/03/05/google-quantum-ai-lab-bristlecone-processor/

Mysterious $15,000 ’GrayKey’ Promises to Unlock iPhone X for the Feds https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2018/03/05/apple-iphone-x-graykey-hack/#3fd864d92950

How to Become a Blockchain Developer: 25 Practical Advices from the Experts https://howtotoken.com/career/blockchain-developer-practical-advice-from-experts/

Show HN: A Huge Collection of Fancy Cool Fonts for Free Download https://coolfont.org

United Airlines Is Replacing Employee Bonuses with a Lottery http://fortune.com/2018/03/04/united-airlines-employee-bonuses-lottery/

Small Groups Win Big in Bitcoin Donor’s $56M Giving Spree https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Anonymous-Bitcoin-Donor-Rains/242606/

Eurosceptic victory, populist parties shocks the establishment in Italy election https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/04/italian-election-country-goes-polls-latest-news-results-forecast/

Show HN: Firefox’s JSON Viewer now available at Chrome and Opera https://github.com/pd4d10/json-viewer

Let’s celebrate scientists, engineers, etc. with same interest as celebrities https://twitter.com/nmpanek/status/970430266765295616

A queue in localStorage for async tasks to run immediately before page unload https://github.com/QubitProducts/queue-that