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Stock trade app Robinhood raising at $5B+, up 4X in a year https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/15/robinhood-quintacorn/

Let’s build an MP3-decoder (2008) http://blog.bjrn.se/2008/10/lets-build-mp3-decoder.html

Interactive map of Linux kernel http://www.makelinux.net/kernel_map/

Regular Expressions – Mastering Lookahead and Lookbehind http://www.rexegg.com/regex-lookarounds.html

How to build a brain - An introduction to neurophysiology for engineers http://juliuskunze.com/how-to-build-a-brain

ProtonMail blocked by Vodafone Turkey https://protonmail.com/blog/turkey-online-censorship-bypass/

Examining overlooked clues reveals how ultrasound could have caused harm in Cuba https://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/devices/how-we-reverse-engineered-the-cuban-sonic-weapon-attack

As Alaskan Waters Warm, Market Squid Extend Their Reach Northward https://undark.org/article/market-squid-alaska-climate-change/

How JavaScript works: the rendering engine and tips to optimize its performance https://blog.sessionstack.com/how-javascript-works-the-rendering-engine-and-tips-to-optimize-its-performance-7b95553baeda

Rust-style resource management in OCaml https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.02796

Flight Recorder becomes part of OpenJDK http://openjdk.java.net/jeps/328

GEMM: From Pure C to SSE Optimized Micro Kernels (2014) http://apfel.mathematik.uni-ulm.de/~lehn/sghpc/gemm/

Human-powered cranes and lifting devices (2010) http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/03/history-of-human-powered-cranes.html

Intel Publishes Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Plans: Fixed Gear Later This Year https://www.anandtech.com/show/12533/intel-spectre-meltdown

Tiny, Perfect Staircases Made by French Woodworkers https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/compagnons-tiny-staircases-models

Org-brain – mind-mapping for org-mode https://github.com/Kungsgeten/org-brain

A Usable C++ Dialect That Is Safe Against Memory Corruption http://ithare.com/a-usable-c-dialect-that-is-safe-against-memory-corruption/

Trump Readies Sweeping Tariffs and Investment Restrictions on China https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/trump-china-trade-measures.html

New Orleans ends its relationship with tech firm Palantir http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/03/palantir_new_orleans_gang_case.html

A Billionaire and a Nurse Shouldn’t Pay the Same Fine for Speeding https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/opinion/flat-fines-wealthy-poor.html

Useful APIs that you probably don’t notice https://github.com/n0ruSh/the-art-of-reading/issues/7

Show HN: Fossa-cli – Fast and reliable dependency analysis for any codebase https://github.com/fossas/fossa-cli?top

A billion reasons never to buy IBM services https://foliovision.com/2018/03/why-not-buy-ibm

Show HN: Stratum – build WordPress-supported applications https://neblabs.com/stratum

Law firm made famous by Panama Papers document leak announces it’s closing http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/panama-papers-law-firm-closes-1.4578329

Atomic Commit in SQLite (2007) https://sqlite.org/atomiccommit.html

Kalium – idiomatic source-to-source translation of Pascal into Haskell https://int-index.github.io/kalium/

Revisiting an Explorer’s Northwest Passage Disappointment After Nearly 230 Years https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/mackenzie-northwest-passage-disappointment-river

Mux is hiring engineers to build the world’s best video infrastructure https://mux.workable.com/

Google and LG creates VR AMOLED 120 Hz at 5500 x 3000 https://www.blurbusters.com/google-and-lg-creates-vr-amoled-120-hz-at-5500x3000/

Portacle – A Portable Common Lisp Development Environment https://portacle.github.io/

Show HN: Coherence API – Modern Serverless Code. Pass a func and it runs online https://www.coherenceapi.com

Open Location Code: Easier location encoding http://openlocationcode.com/

Why the Automation Boom Could Be Followed by a Bust https://hbr.org/2018/03/why-the-automation-boom-could-be-followed-by-a-bust

ANA Avatar XPRIZE https://avatar.xprize.org/

Kristen Stewart: Bringing Impressionism to Life with Neural Style Transfer https://arxiv.org/abs/1701.04928

EU wants to require platforms to filter uploaded content, including code https://blog.github.com/2018-03-14-eu-proposal-upload-filters-code/

Waymo shows off what it’s like to ride in a truly driverless self-driving car https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/13/waymo-shows-off-what-its-like-to-ride-in-a-truly-driverless-self-driving-car/

Using AI to match human performance in translating news from Chinese to English https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/machine-translation-news-test-set-human-parity/

Feature extraction without learning using Hierarchical Temporal Memory https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.05131

When Stephen Hawking Hosted a Time Travelers Party and No One Showed Up https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/stephen-hawking-time-travelers-party

This City Just Passed the First Bitcoin Mining Ban in the US https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/8xk4qv/bitcoin-ban-plattsburgh-coinmint-mining

US-CERT: Russian Cyberattacks on Industrial Control Systems https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A

Eleventy – A simpler static site generator written in JavaScript https://github.com/11ty/eleventy#eleventy-

TCNs are better than RNNs https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01271

Canopy: An End-to-End Performance Tracing And Analysis System [pdf] https://cs.brown.edu/~jcmace/papers/kaldor2017canopy.pdf

OK Go Sandbox https://okgosandbox.org/

Zig Programming Language 0.2.0 is released https://ziglang.org/download/0.2.0/release-notes.html

Why is the daylight saving time cutover time 1ms too soon in some time zones? https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20180309-00/?p=98195

Safe-money: Money in the type system where it belongs (2017) https://ren.zone/articles/safe-money

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/us/politics/russia-cyberattacks.html

Blue Vision, which builds collaborative AR, leave stealth with $14.5M led by GV https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/15/blue-vision-labs-which-builds-collaborative-ar-emerges-from-stealth-with-14-5m-led-by-gv/

Here’s why Spotify will go public via direct listing on April 3rd https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/15/spotify-direct-listing-date/

’GrayKey’ iPhone Unlocking Box Used by Law Enforcement Shown Off in Photos https://www.macrumors.com/2018/03/15/graykey-iphone-unlocking-box/

FBI makes it official: Russia is attacking US energy, water, critical systems https://www.fastcompany.com/40545116/the-fbi-makes-it-official-russia-is-attacking-us-energy-water-and-critical-systems

Show HN: Talent vs. Luck – A recreation of the paper’s model http://joshuaballoch.github.io/recreating-talent-vs-luck/

Show HN: Remote Job Lists – Search and filter remote job listings https://www.remotejoblists.com

Step by step tutorial to build a personal journal web app with ReactJS and AWS https://github.com/richardzcode/Journal-AWS-Amplify-Tutorial

A source emailed me his life’s work. Then, he ended his life https://www.cjr.org/first_person/usa-today-reporter-source.php

Best React UI component libraries for 2018 – part 2. Enjoy https://blog.bitsrc.io/best-react-ui-component-libraries-for-2018-part-2-d231dcb04c0a

German entrepreneurs celebrating their mistakes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43287225

Why Google Sergey Brin was using a robot to put sutures in synthetic tissue https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/15/alphabet-verily-joint-venture-verb-health-tech.html

Saudi Arabia cyber attack goal was chemical plant explosion; experts fear retry https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/technology/saudi-arabia-hacks-cyberattacks.html

The Role of Luck in Life Is Still Misunderstood http://joshuaballoch.github.io/luck-in-life-still-misunderstood

Show HN: Where is Sci-Hub now? https://whereisscihub.herokuapp.com/

Samsung Power Outage Kills 3.5% Of Global Flash For March http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-power-outage-flash-pyeongtaek,36670.html

Florida Pedestrian Bridge Constructed 5 Days Ago Collapses, Multiple Casualties https://jalopnik.com/florida-pedestrian-bridge-constructed-barely-a-week-ago-1823806666

RIP Google, a ‘Search Engine’ from 1998-2018 https://webmarketingschool.com/rip-google-search-engine-1998-2018/

Site with future Vulkan tutorials for beginners https://learnvulkan.com/

Show HN: A spreadsheet for nomads who can’t find someone to travel with https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Igizd-21b-Syl-kJOxGSFsm-opv94FwFDxuZ2WsBZK8/edit#gid=0

Jack Dorsey is betting that Bitcoin still has a future as digital cash https://qz.com/1228958/jack-dorsey-is-betting-that-bitcoin-still-has-a-future-as-digital-cash/

WebHooks with ASP.NET Core – DropBox and GitHub http://www.talkingdotnet.com/webhooks-with-asp-net-core-dropbox-and-github/

Researchers demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matter https://phys.org/news/2018-03-electronic.html

Show HN: CryptoFinalFour – Tradable March Madness brackets as ERC-721 tokens https://cryptofinalfour.com/

Watch a Wankel Rotary Engine’s Explosions Through a Transparent Housing https://jalopnik.com/watch-a-wankel-rotary-engine-s-beautiful-explosions-thr-1823769446

Slack wants your feedback on closing their IRC/XMPP gateway https://pastebin.ca/4001975

Russian Government Cyber Activity Targeting Energy and Other Critical Sectors https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A

A New Backdoor Around the Fourth Amendment: The CLOUD Act https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/03/new-backdoor-around-fourth-amendment-cloud-act

Show HN: Open Source Directory of High School Hackathons https://hackathons.hackclub.com

Largest US radio company iHeartMedia files for bankruptcy https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/15/iheartmedia-files-for-bankruptcy.html

How open is your government? Find out using interactive maps https://www.muckrock.com/place/

Evaluation of Generic Convolutional and Recurrent Networks for Sequence Modeling https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.01271

Amazon Didn’t Kill Toys ’R’ Us. KKR, Bain, and Vornado Did http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/15/news/companies/toys-r-us-closing-blame/index.html

Common User Experience Fails That Are Easily Fixed https://www.bugmuncher.com/blog/ux-fails/#.WqqdlWTHvKw.hackernews

West Coast has 30 or fewer affordable homes for every 100 low-income families https://www.geekwire.com/2018/every-100-families-living-poverty-west-coast-no-30-affordable-homes/

The Case for Writing Papers in Economics Using FaKe LaTeX [pdf] http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/irwin/research/The_Case_for_Fake_LaTeX_Body_Feb%202018.pdf

The Surprisingly Rich History of ASCII Art https://thenewstack.io/surprisingly-rich-history-ascii-art/