HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-04-29
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The NetHack dev team is happy to announce the release of NetHack 3.6.1 https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/rec.games.roguelike.nethack/XhcIrLlNzpA

Show HN: A fast, hopefully accurate, fuzzy matching library written in Go https://github.com/sahilm/fuzzy

Show HN: A proof-of-concept FoundationDB based network block device backend https://github.com/dividuum/fdb-nbd

HyperTools: A Python toolbox for gaining insights into high-dimensional data http://hypertools.readthedocs.io/en/latest/#

It’s Impossible to Prove Your Laptop Hasn’t Been Hacked https://theintercept.com/2018/04/28/computer-malware-tampering/

Seattle vacates hundreds of marijuana charges going back 30 years https://www.theroot.com/seattle-vacates-hundreds-of-marijuana-possession-charge-1825622917

Show HN: Generating fun Stack Exchange questions using Markov chains https://se-simulator.lw1.at/

In theory, rocks from Oman could store hundreds of years of human CO2 emissions https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/26/climate/oman-rocks.html

The quadratic formula and low-precision arithmetic https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2018/04/28/quadratic-formula/

Implementing and Understanding Type Classes (2014) http://okmij.org/ftp/Computation/typeclass.html

The Truth about Apple’s Engineering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUaJ8pDlxi8

Lessons learned from a failing local mall https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/4/23/bon-ton-gone

World’s oldest spider discovered in Australian outback https://phys.org/news/2018-04-world-oldest-spider-australian-outback.html

The Wren Programming Language https://github.com/munificent/wren

Statement on Nature Machine Intelligence https://openaccess.engineering.oregonstate.edu/home

Facebook Warns Investors to Expect ’Additional Incidents’ of User Data Abuse https://www.siliconvalley.com/2018/04/27/facebook-got-an-earnings-boost-but-heres-the-fine-print/

Flexport (YC W14) is hiring engineers https://www.flexport.com/careers/department/engineering

Open3D: A Modern Library for 3D Data Processing Home Code Docs C++ API http://www.open-3d.org/

What it means to “disagree and commit” and how I do it (2016) http://www.amazonianblog.com/2016/11/what-it-means-to-disagree-and-commit-and-how-i-do-it.html

Turning a broken iPhone into a working USB flash drive [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AptPGnVAXeM

The Theory of Quantum Information https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~watrous/TQI/

Structured Concurrency in High-Level Languages http://250bpm.com/blog:124

PEP 572: Write vs. Read, Understand and Control Flow https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2018-April/152991.html

Former CEO of Paypal, Intuit: “Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history” https://www.recode.net/2018/4/24/17275202/bitcoin-scam-cryptocurrency-mining-pump-dump-fraud-ico-value#

A survey of comics research in computer science https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05490

Context Is Everything: Finding Meaning Statistically in Semantic Spaces https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08493

Tunngle is shutting down tomorrow due the new GDPR https://www.tunngle.net/community/topic/219881-important-information/

Enhancing Pwned Passwords Privacy by Exclusively Supporting Anonymity https://www.troyhunt.com/enhancing-pwned-passwords-privacy-by-exclusively-supporting-anonymity/

OpenIndiana Hipster 2018.04, Drops Gnome 2 for MATE and Adds KPTI for Meltdown https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OpenIndiana-2018.04-Released

Startup Growth Strategy 101 – Sell or Die – The Productivity Revolution – Medium https://medium.com/productivity-revolution/startup-growth-strategy-101-sell-or-die-ab783de44110

The Shirky Principle (2010) http://kk.org/thetechnium/the-shirky-prin/

Inside AMD’s Quest to Build Chips That Can Beat Intel https://gizmodo.com/inside-amds-quest-to-build-chips-that-can-beat-intel-1824064984

Warning signs for TSB’s IT meltdown were clear a year ago, according to insider https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/28/warning-signs-for-tsbs-it-meltdown-were-clear-a-year-ago-insider

Dino: Jabber/XMPP Client Using GTK+/Vala https://dino.im/

Class Action Reveals Widespread Overpricing Scheme of DRAM https://www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/9e5251c6-7451-4c29-88af-20c360451dde

Fake books sold on Amazon could be used for money laundering https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/27/fake-books-sold-amazon-money-laundering

How mirror neurons affect the experience of fandom http://nautil.us/issue/59/connections/why-some-sports-fans-have-more-fun

A new book on Renaissance mathematics makes a bold case https://newrepublic.com/article/148150/math-kill-god

Towards Quantum Communication from Global Navigation Satellite System https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.05022

I was denied boarding a plane – all because of a hyphen https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/apr/27/etihad-passport-ticket-name-hyphen-airline

Hawt: A modular web console for managing your Java stuff http://hawt.io/

Tesla explains Model 3 build in response to Munro’s teardown analysis https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-explains-model-3-build-munro-teardown-analysis/

CSS at Scale: LinkedIn’s New Open Source Projects Take on Stylesheet Performance https://engineering.linkedin.com/blog/2018/04/css-at-scale--linkedins-new-open-source-projects-take-on-stylesh

Gates Foundation launches $12M Grand Challenge for universal flu vaccine https://www.geekwire.com/2018/gates-foundation-flu-grand-challenge/

User IDs probably shouldn’t be passed around as ints https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/04/27/uid/

The Appeal of Simplicity https://ac1235.github.io/apofsmp.html

The Gigatron TTL Computer Without a Microprocessor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2uXqTi42LI

Computers in North Korea run on look-alike Mac software called ’Red Star 3.0’ http://www.businessinsider.com/what-using-a-computer-in-north-korea-is-like-screenshots

Redis streams data structure with Salvatore Sanfilippo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXEyuUxQXZM

2018 Open Source Rookies of the Year https://www.blackducksoftware.com/open-source-rookies-2018

Samsung, Hynix and Micron Slapped W Class Action Suit Over DRAM Supply Collusion https://hothardware.com/news/samsung-hynix-and-micron-dram-class-action-suit-collusion

Households Need to Earn $300,000 a Year to Live a Middle Class Lifestyle https://www.financialsamurai.com/living-a-middle-class-lifestyle-on-300000-year-expensive-city/

Briar: Peer-to-peer encrypted messaging and forums https://briarproject.org/