HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-04-11
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Why Does “=” Mean Assignment? https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/equals-as-assignment/

We saved $50k/year with a Go microservice coded in a hackathon https://movio.co/en/blog/saving-money-with-Hackathon-project/

YouTube Face is clickbait, attaining human form https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2018/04/your-pretty-face-is-going-to-sell/

Porting the Unity Engine to .NET CoreCLR http://xoofx.com/blog/2018/04/06/porting-unity-to-coreclr/

Differentiable Plasticity: A New Method Learning to Learn https://ubere.ng/2qlFZHy

AVIF – AV1 based image format https://aomediacodec.github.io/av1-avif/

CoinTracker raises $1.5M to make tracking cryptocurrency investments easy https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/10/cointracker-raises-1-5m/

Language-integrated provenance in Haskell http://programming-journal.org/2018/2/11/

Web Authentication: Proposed API for accessing Public Key Credentials https://www.w3.org/TR/2018/CR-webauthn-20180320/

FTC Warns Manufacturers That ’Warranty Void If Removed’ Stickers Are Illegal https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ne9qdq/warranty-void-if-removed-stickers-illegal-ftc

Apple is making a show based on Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ books https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/10/apple-foundation-series/

Show HN: My winter project, BlockLike.js, an educational JavaScript library https://www.blocklike.org

Why SQLite Does Not Use Git https://sqlite.org/whynotgit.html

GitHub turns 10 https://github.com/ten

HOWTO: Be More Productive by Aaron Swartz http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/productivity

My experience with off-shoring teams and what went wrong https://return.co.de/blog/articles/india-scaling-people/

Snapshots of modern mathematics from Oberwolfach https://imaginary.org/snapshots

If Congress Doesn’t Understand Facebook, What Hope Do Its Users Have? https://www.wired.com/story/mark-zuckerberg-congress-day-one/

Facebook Can’t Be Fixed, It Needs to Be Broken Up https://www.thedailybeast.com/facebook-cant-be-fixed-it-needs-to-be-broken-up

Facebook Employees Are Quitting or Switching Departments Over Ethical Concerns http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-employees-quitting-whatsapp-instagram-cambridge-analytica-report-2018-4

Breakthrough Announced in Dark Matter Detection Technology http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/04/09/admx-detection-technology/

Show HN: Need feedback for my Python library to query dicts https://github.com/cyberlis/dictquery

CS109: Ethical Foundations of Computer Science http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~ans/classes/cs109/schedule.html

The Dawn of PC Multimedia: Laser Discs and CD-ROMs (2013) http://www.filfre.net/2013/05/the-dawn-of-multimedia/

How this optical illusion made me question my reality – The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/9/17217660/optical-visual-illusion-troxler-fading-neural-adaptation

Building Real Time Analytics APIs at Scale https://blog.algolia.com/building-real-time-analytics-apis/

All Unicode chars sorted alphabetically [slow page render] https://gist.github.com/rhythmus/f25c2f31ffeb49d1930112e0032c8bee

Privacy and Security Aspects of the Ultrasound Ecosystem (2016) https://ubeacsec.org/

Backpage Founder’s 93 Charges Lack Actual Sex-Trafficking Claims https://reason.com/blog/2018/04/09/backpage-founders-93-charges-lack-actual

Taibbi: Watching Facebook and Senate Hypocrisy in Real-Time https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/zuckerberg-senate-testimony-w518920

500M of “Have I been Pwned” hashes broken https://hashes.org/leaks.php?id=515

Cambridge Analytica Could Also Access Private Facebook Messages https://www.wired.com/story/cambridge-analytica-private-facebook-messages/

Salsify: better videoconferencing using functional programming https://snr.stanford.edu/salsify

We’ll pay you $3000/mo to build your startup on Dark http://darklang.com/careers/eir

Tallos II Workstations Starting to Appear https://twitter.com/RaptorCompSys/status/983738118431039488

The Libertarian Who Accidentally Helped Make the Case for Regulation https://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/april-may-june-2018/null-hypothesis/

Reddit: We Found 1K Suspected Russian Troll Accts, but a Lot Didn’t Get Upvotes https://gizmodo.com/reddit-weve-found-1-000-suspected-russian-accounts-bu-1825162679

In the 1950s, a California teacher’s annual mortgage payments were 14% of salary https://twitter.com/ByRosenberg/status/983797630386892806?s=20

Building Real Time Analytics APIs at Scale https://blog.algolia.com/building-real-time-analytics-apis/

Michigan House bill would add a mark on immigrants driver’s licenses https://www.freep.com/story/news/2018/04/10/bill-would-require-special-immigrant-drivers-licenses/485567002/

Facebook employs psychologist whose firm sold data to Cambridge Analytica https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/18/facebook-cambridge-analytica-joseph-chancellor-gsr

Show HN: I made an extension to redact wrongthink words to censor your internet. https://github.com/dosyago-corp/redacted

16 Helpful Blogging Tools for New Bloggers https://wp.me/p9JYzI-5v

Programmatically Interpretable Reinforcement Learning https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.02477

Show HN: Bringing the z-machine to Android for fun and profit http://textfiction.onyxbits.de/

‘End of an Era’: Weird Stuff Warehouse (Electronics Surplus Store) Closed Sunday https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/08/sjm-l-weirdstuff-0408/

Show HN: Check whether an email address exists https://email.universlabs.co.uk/

YouTube Accounts Of Famous Singers Hacked. Despacito video deleted. https://twitter.com/gvarisco/status/983628167872000001

Jelly Mario http://jellymar.io/

14 years of Mark Zuckerberg saying sorry, not sorry about Facebook https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/business/facebook-zuckerberg-apologies/

Sex workers fear violence as US cracks down on online ads: ’Girls will die’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/10/sex-workers-fear-violence-as-us-cracks-down-on-online-ads-girls-will-die

Misconfigured FTP, SMB, Rsync, and S3 Buckets Exposing 1.5B Files https://gbhackers.com/1-5-billion-sensitive-files/

The Moscow Midterms: How Russia could steal our next election https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-russia-could-steal-the-midterms/

Myst creators launch Kickstarter to bring every game in the series to Windows 10 https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/myst-creators-launch-kickstarter-to-bring-every-game-in-the-series-to-windows-10/

How to block ultrasonic signals you didn’t know were tracking you (2016) https://www.wired.com/2016/11/block-ultrasonic-signals-didnt-know-tracking/

Facebook could theoretically owe the FTC $7.1 trillion for recent data scandals https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2018/04/10/facebook-theoretically-owe-ftc-7-1-trillion-recent-data-scandals/

Form a New Zealand company for USD$110 with no yearly fees https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/investing-in-nz/investment-options/starting-a-business