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Jupyter, Mathematica, and the Future of the Research Paper https://paulromer.net/jupyter-mathematica-and-the-future-of-the-research-paper/

is_sorted using SIMD instructions http://0x80.pl/notesen/2018-04-11-simd-is-sorted.html

Turbo Pascal navigational aids that saved my life in 1991 https://github.com/timonoko/sextant/blob/master/README.md

“Coming Out” as Face Blind http://narrative.ly/coming-face-blind/

VuePress: a fully Vue-powered static site generator https://vuepress.vuejs.org/

Trillions of Viruses Fall from the Sky Each Day https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/science/virosphere-evolution.html

Scamming: The Misunderstood Confidence Man (2015) [pdf] http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1436&context=yjlh

Tiny Steps Towards Liberating Bootloaders and Modem Firmware of MediaTek Phones https://postmarketos.org/blog/2018/04/14/lowlevel/

In Racine County, houses are being designated ‘blighted’ to make way for Foxconn http://beltmag.com/blighted-by-foxconn/

All by Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World: Study https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/science/sweet-potato-pacific-dna.html

TurboTax Freemium Funnel: Critical Analysis and UX Teardown https://medium.com/@brandonscottread/turbotax-design-1a37356adc61

Big Wind: Fire-Fighting Machine Made from Tank and Jet Parts https://mpora.com/environment/guys-attached-mig-jet-engines-top-tank

A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/business/pension-finance-oregon.html

Students being prepared for jobs that no longer exist – how that could change https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/students-are-being-prepared-jobs-no-longer-exist-here-s-n865096

When algorithms surprise us https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.03453

The Fossil distributed version control system https://fossil-scm.org/index.html/doc/trunk/www/index.wiki

Chaos engineering tools and practices in TiDB https://pingcap.com/blog/chaos-practice-in-tidb/

Backoff: Python function decorators for configurable backoff and retry https://github.com/litl/backoff/

Markdown and mock = textmock http://www.textmock.net/

The Hero Jr. personal robot from HeathKit: a 1984 product way ahead of its time https://partofthething.com/thoughts/the-hero-jr-personal-robot-from-heathkit-a-1984-product-way-ahead-of-its-time/

Y Combinator, Backer of Dropbox, Vaults from Experiment to Kingmaker https://www.wsj.com/articles/y-combinator-backer-of-dropbox-vaults-from-experiment-to-kingmaker-1521718200

A look at the ad-targeting tools AggregateIQ left exposed online https://www.engadget.com/2018/04/13/aggregateiq-ad-targeting-tools-exposed-online/

Assumptions about how children learn to read have been disproven by research https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/557915?single_page=true

Causes and consequences of the Sicilian Mafia https://voxeu.org/article/causes-and-consequences-sicilian-mafia

The Navy basically admitted that the littoral combat ship is garbage http://www.businessinsider.com/us-navy-littoral-combat-ship-problems-2018-4

Show HN: TrebleMaker – AI-assisted song writing http://treblemaker.ai

Leaving “gifts” behind on dedicated server hosts http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/04/14/flash/

Scientists Make a Molecule by Manipulating Just Two Atoms https://gizmodo.com/scientists-make-a-molecule-by-manipulating-just-two-ato-1825241681

Private Ordering Shaping Cybersecurity Policy: The Case of Bug Bounties https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3161758

Iris Automation Is Hiring a Back End Engineer – Collision Avoidance for Drones http://www.irisonboard.com/careers/

Bret Victor Redesigns Classic Strogatz Paper (2011) http://worrydream.com/ScientificCommunicationAsSequentialArt/

Tesla – All it takes to total a $100,000 car is a little fender bender https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/8bbfo2/all_it_takes_to_total_a_100000_car_is_a_little/

Hackett – A Haskell-like language with support for Racket’s macro system https://github.com/lexi-lambda/hackett

PostgreSQL Data Types: Date, Timestamp, and Time Zones https://tapoueh.org/blog/2018/04/postgresql-data-types-date-timestamp-and-time-zones/

Tesla battery degradation, less than 10% after 160,000 miles, according to data https://electrek.co/2018/04/14/tesla-battery-degradation-data/

Kenya elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies, aged 83 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43757716

Large ISPs Behind Repeal of the Open Internet Order Ask Calfornia to Stand Down https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/large-isps-orchestrated-repeal-open-internet-order-ask-californias-legislature

Rust in Detail: Writing Scalable Chat Service from Scratch (2015) https://nbaksalyar.github.io/2015/07/10/writing-chat-in-rust.html

Show HN: Push More – Receive Webhook Requests in Telegram https://pushmore.io

70+ Scientific Papers Say: Today’s Sea Level Change Indistinguishable from Noise https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/04/12/70-scientific-papers-say-todays-sea-level-change-indistinguishable-from-noise/

Show HN: Easily send documents via Fedex, right from your computer https://www.sendovernightmail.com/pricing.html

Show HN: I made an extension to count items tagging you on Facebook https://github.com/dosyago-corp/social-surface

Are you (programming) in your comfort zone? Please don’t https://dev.to/agazaboklicka/are-you-programming-in-your-comfort-zone-please-dont-69i

China plans to grow flowers and silkworms on the dark side of the moon https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/13/china-plans-grow-flowers-silkworms-dark-side-moon/

Google’s new book search deals in ideas, not keywords – Axios https://www.axios.com/googles-new-book-search-1523660313-183fb57a-7d2e-470e-92b2-b6c833d89663.html

The Apollo 13 Oxygen Tank Explosion Was 48 Years Ago Today https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_13#Accident