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TIC-80, a fantasy computer to learn programming https://tic.computer/

Facebook announces Clear History feature https://www.facebook.com/zuck/posts/10104899855107881

The Internals of Postgres – Concurrency Control http://www.interdb.jp/pg/pgsql05.html

Amazon threatens to suspend Signal’s AWS account over censorship circumvention https://signal.org/blog/looking-back-on-the-front/

Introducing .app, a more secure home for apps on the web https://www.blog.google/topics/developers/introducing-app-more-secure-home-apps-web/

C Is Not a Low-Level Language https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3212479

A puzzle that tiles infinitely across both sides, based on the Klein Bottle https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/blog/?p=7613

Cincinnati’s Abandoned Subway http://www.cincinnati-transit.net/subway.html

YouTube Stars Being Paid to Sell Academic Cheating http://www.bbc.com/news/education-43956001

KRust: A Formal Executable Semantics of Rust https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10806

Why an expert in counterterrorism became a beat cop https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/07/the-spy-who-came-home

What’s in those mysterious cabinets? https://blog.plover.com/2018/05/01/#highway-stuff

Ruby’s Rack Push: Decoupling the real-time web application from the web https://bowild.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/rubys-rack-push-decoupling-the-real-time-web-application-from-the-web/

Stateful Apps on Kubernetes: A quick primer https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/kubernetes-state-of-stateful-apps/

The Story of ISPC: Intel SPMD Program Compiler http://pharr.org/matt/blog/2018/04/30/ispc-all.html

Nurx Is Hiring – Lead Front-End Engineer https://boards.greenhouse.io/nurx/jobs/4024634002#.WujoPyOZO9Y

Operator Framework: Building Apps on Kubernetes https://coreos.com/blog/introducing-operator-framework

Sol – a sunny little virtual machine (2012) https://rsms.me/sol-a-sunny-little-virtual-machine

Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/p0501-vs-vector-borne.html

The Challenge of Cross-Language Interoperability (2013) https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2543971

A Radically Conservative Solution for Cosmology’s Biggest Mystery https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-radically-conservative-solution-for-cosmologys-biggest-mystery-20180501/

Google vs. Google: How Nonstop Political Arguments Rule Its Workplace https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-vs-google-how-nonstop-political-arguments-rule-its-workplace-1525190574

Macbook Pro frying USB peripherals https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8223635

The Peter Principle Isn’t Just Real, It’s Costly http://www.nber.org/digest/may18/w24343.shtml

Crabs: the bitmap terror (1985) [pdf] http://lucacardelli.name/Papers/Crabs.pdf

A Mass of Copyrighted Works Will Soon Enter the Public Domain https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/04/copywritten-so-dont-copy-me/557420/

Show HN: Vue.js Chat with AWS Lex on PubNub ChatEngine https://github.com/ajb413/chat-engine-vue

Painting made out of CSS rules http://diana-adrianne.com/purecss-francine/

To solve affordability crisis, Bay Area housing stock must grow 50% in 20 years http://www.sfexaminer.com/solve-affordability-crisis-bay-area-housing-stock-must-grow-50-percent-20-years/

PragProg removes access to forums due to SESTA https://forums.pragprog.com/fosta-sesta

H-1B abuse: Bay Area tech workers from India paid a pittance, feds say https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/01/h-1b-abuse-bay-area-tech-workers-from-india-paid-a-pittance-feds-say/

Von Neumann’s First Computer Program (1970) [pdf] http://fermatslibrary.com/s/von-neumanns-first-computer-program

The 2018 free privacy tools starter kit https://ebelinski.com/2018-free-privacy-tools/

TiDB 2.0 Is Ready – Faster, Smarter, and Battle-Tested https://pingcap.com/blog/tidb-2-0-announcement/

Nanoscope: Method-Tracing Tool for Android https://ubere.ng/2rfNFeX

Things That Turbo Pascal Is Smaller Than https://lobste.rs/s/huw2lc

The Rise and Fall of Thinking Machines (1995) https://www.inc.com/magazine/19950915/2622.html

Medium tries to prevent people reading deleted articles on the Wayback Machine? http://www.selectedintelligence.com/post/173476365679/medium-tries-to-prevent-people-reading-deleted

Custom domains on GitHub Pages gain support for HTTPS https://blog.github.com/2018-05-01-github-pages-custom-domains-https/

Subresource Integrity and Upgrade-Insecure-Requests Are Now Supported in Edge https://www.troyhunt.com/subresource-integrity-and-upgrade-insecure-requests-are-now-supported-in-microsoft-edge/

Google vs. Google: How Nonstop Political Arguments Rule Its Workplace https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-vs-google-how-nonstop-political-arguments-rule-its-workplace-1525190574

E-recycling innovator is going to prison for trying to extend computers’ lives http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-copyright-20180426-story.html

Curated list of resources on testing distributed systems https://asatarin.github.io/testing-distributed-systems/

The Catch 22 of Base64: Attacker Dilemma from a Defender Point of View https://www.imperva.com/blog/2018/04/the-catch-22-of-base64-attacker-dilemma-from-a-defender-point-of-view/

Show HN: Polltime – Polls that can be texted https://polltime.co

Void Linux project leader has disappeared https://www.voidlinux.eu/news/2018/05/serious-issues.html

Image: the Pixar render farm in 1995. Half of an iPhone https://mobile.twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/766822192197738496

Tiramisu: A Code Optimization Framework for High Performance Systems https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.10694

Backblaze’s Hard Drive Stats for Q1 2018 https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-stats-for-q1-2018/

Show HN: The best tech conferences, crowd sourced from the internet https://crowdconf.org/

White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/us/politics/trump-china-researchers-espionage.html

Algorand: Scaling Byzantine Agreements for Cryptocurrencies [pdf] https://web.eecs.umich.edu/~manosk/assets/slides/w18/algorand.pdf

Book Preview: A complete React with Apollo and GraphQL Tutorial https://www.robinwieruch.de/react-graphql-apollo-tutorial/

Announcing the release of Fedora 28 https://fedoramagazine.org/announcing-fedora-28/

Oculus Go review: The wireless-VR future begins today for only $199 https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/05/oculus-go-review-the-wireless-vr-future-begins-today-for-only-199/

A failed dating experiment – Responsiveness Sort https://tech.okcupid.com/a-failed-dating-experiment/

Fedora 28 is now available for download https://getfedora.org/

California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/01/climate/california-sues-trump-administration.html

The Scottish island that buried America’s dead https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43948079

Music festivals are the corporate dystopia we deserve https://theoutline.com/post/4215/music-festivals-dystopia-coachella

Making “Push on Green” a Reality (2014) [pdf] https://www.usenix.org/system/files/login/articles/login_1410_05_klein.pdf

CorvOS: A custom, Linux-based solution for the classroom https://opensource.com/article/18/5/corvus-creating-open-source-classroom

Soundscapes of the JR Yamanote line http://yamanote.style/

Comcast to combat cord cutting by limiting speed increases to cable subscribers https://www.techspot.com/amp/news/74390-comcast-aims-combat-cord-cutting-limiting-major-internet.html

A housing app is running ads in NYC that only Chinese speakers can understand https://qz.com/1265744/a-new-york-city-housing-app-caters-to-students-from-china-with-ads-in-chinese/

Learning from Source Code (Microsoft Research) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/learning-source-code/

Show HN: Ballerina – Cloud Native Programming Language http://ballerina.io

Firefox will show sponsored content that’s personalized but private https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/05/firefox-will-show-sponsored-content-thats-personalized-but-private/

Emotional labor watch: “Closers” flirt on behalf of men who use Tinder https://boingboing.net/2018/04/28/women-on-demand.html

Stanford physicist finds that swirling liquids work similarly to Bitcoin https://news.stanford.edu/2018/04/23/swirling-liquids-shed-light-bitcoin-works/

Jeff Bezos says this is how he plans to spend the bulk of his fortune https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/30/jeff-bezos-says-this-is-how-he-plans-to-spend-the-bulk-of-his-fortune.html

Mozilla tries ads in Firefox again, now powered by Pocket recommendations https://www.cnet.com/news/mozilla-tries-ads-in-firefox-again-now-powered-by-pocket-website-recommendations/

Intellectual Life Is Still Catching Up to Urbanisation https://aeon.co/essays/intellectual-life-is-still-catching-up-to-urbanisation

California and 17 other states are suing the EPA over emissions standards https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/1/17308056/california-states-lawsuit-suing-epa-scott-pruitt-trump

Your microbiome is considered an ‘essential organ’ https://medium.com/hhmi-science-media/biomes-they-are-a-changin-4a057c328e00

Mercury Spotted Transiting the Sun, Seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory https://vimeo.com/245457732

Scuttlebutt Regarding Apple’s Cross-Platform UI Project https://daringfireball.net/2018/04/scuttlebutt_regarding_ui_project

Text Classification made easy with Elasticsearch https://www.elastic.co/blog/text-classification-made-easy-with-elasticsearch

Easy JavaScript: Starfield effect in 20 lines of code http://slicker.me/javascript/starfield.htm

Facebook’s Zuckerberg unveils privacy tool ’clear history’ ahead of F8 https://www.cnet.com/news/facebooks-zuckerberg-unveils-privacy-tool-clear-history-ahead-of-f8/

Poetry – Dependency and package manager for Python https://github.com/sdispater/poetry

Show HN: Live collaborative pixel art, on a 100x100 grid, as a social experiment http://editfight.com/

UK Parliament Will Issue Formal Summons for Zuckerberg If He Doesn’t Volunteer https://twitter.com/carolecadwalla/status/991306032625410049

The Connected Car Ways to get unauthorized access and potential implications [pdf] https://www.computest.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/connected-car-rapport.pdf

Real People Are Turning Their Accounts into Bots on Instagram – And Cashing In https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/people-are-turning-their-accounts-into-bots-on-instagram

UNICEF is raising funds by asking donors to mine Monero in their web browser https://www.thehopepage.org/

A look at what the Windows 10 April 2018 update brings – Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/04/a-look-at-what-the-windows-10-april-2018-update-brings/?amp=1

WhatsApp Co-Founder Leaving Facebook Amid User Data Disputes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/30/technology/whatsapp-facebook-jan-koum.html

’Biohacker’ Who Injected Himself with DIY Herpes Treatment Found Dead https://www.livescience.com/62449-aaron-traywick-death.html

Electronics-recycling innovator going to prison for trying extend computer lives http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microsoft-copyright-20180426-story.html

A bare bones neural network in Python to teach backpropagation (2015) http://iamtrask.github.io/2015/07/12/basic-python-network