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A sad update about a scissors maker that went viral https://kottke.org/18/06/a-sad-update-about-a-scissors-maker-that-went-viral

IRC.com Bought by London Trust Media, Pledges an IRC Revival https://irc.com

Gluon – A static, type-inferred and embeddable language written in Rust https://github.com/gluon-lang/gluon

Show HN: I trained a neural network to write Kanji http://otoro.net/kanji-rnn

How We Got to Be So Self-Absorbed: The Long Story https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/books/review/selfie-will-storr.html

MtGox: Announcement of Commencement of Civil Rehabilitation Proceedings [pdf] https://www.mtgox.com/img/pdf/20180622_announcement_en.pdf

On the Rise of FinTechs – Credit Scoring Using Digital Footprints https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3163781

Gravity – An embeddable programming language http://gravity-lang.org

Methane leaks from US gas fields dwarf government estimates https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05517-y

Seximal: A better way to count [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qID2B4MK7Y0

Using the Chrome OS Graphics Stack on Intel-Based Linux Desktops https://01.org/blogs/joone/2018/using-chrome-os-graphics-stack-intel-based-linux-desktops

New Charges in Huge C.I.A. Breach Known as Vault 7 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/18/us/politics/charges-cia-breach-vault-7.html

Show HN: Material Dashboard – Free Admin for Bootstrap 4, React, Angular, Vue.js https://github.com/creativetimofficial/material-dashboard

One Island Grows 80% of the World’s Vanilla https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/where-is-vanilla-grown

Freelancers are precarious. When should they push back? https://www.cjr.org/analysis/washington-post-twitter-apology.php

Neanderthal vs. ND4J – Native Performance, Java and CPU https://dragan.rocks/articles/18/Neanderthal-vs-ND4J-vol1

Mux is hiring engineers to make online video infrastructure better https://mux.workable.com/

Exploring contravariance using Swift https://www.pointfree.co/episodes/ep14-contravariance

Inside a Heist of American Chip Designs, as China Bids for Tech Power https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/22/technology/china-micron-chips-theft.html

FBI Releases Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters – FBI https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/pre-attack-behaviors-of-active-shooters-in-us-2000-2013.pdf/view

Rabbit Ear: a creative coding JavaScript library for designing origami http://rabbitear.org/

Ketamine acts fast to treat depression and its effects last – but how? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180621172450.htm

GitLab 11.0 Released with Auto DevOps and License Management https://about.gitlab.com/2018/06/22/gitlab-11-0-released/

MySQL bug still open after 13 years https://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=11472

MS Windows Once Caused Second Life To Break An Inkjet Printer http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2018/06/windows-second-life-yoz-linden-lab.html

California Privacy Bill would reign in Silicon Valley information brokers power https://www.wired.com/story/new-privacy-bill-could-give-californians-unprecedented-control-over-data

Show HN: A Beautiful Open Source Bootstrap 4 UI Kit https://github.com/htmlstreamofficial/stream-ui-kit

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Muscles Way into $130M Military Contract http://fortune.com/2018/06/22/spacex-falcon-heavy-military-launch-contract/

Arizona Uber crash driver was ’watching TV’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44574290

Border Spy Tech Shouldn’t Be a Requirement for a Path to Citizenship https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/06/border-spy-tech-shouldnt-be-requirement-path-citizenship

DuckDuckGo will “examine the extent of Google’s filter bubble.” https://twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/1009618814164537344

13-Year-Old Charged with Felony for Recording Conversation with School Principal http://reason.com/blog/2018/06/22/illinois-teen-recording-principal-felony

When Honda Gave GM One of History’s Most Amazing Smackdowns https://jalopnik.com/when-honda-gave-gm-one-of-historys-most-amazing-smackdo-1576732771

Show HN: react-easy-crop – crop images with easy interactions https://github.com/ricardo-ch/react-easy-crop

Michael O Church’s Theory of 3 Class Ladders in America (2017) http://indiepf.com/michael-o-churchs-theory-of-3-class-ladders-in-america-archive/

‘Babylon 5’ is great, so why does it look so bad? https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/22/babylon-5-digital-video-quality/

The Constitution in the 100-Mile Border Zone https://www.aclu.org/other/constitution-100-mile-border-zone

Apple Launches Repair Program for Faulty MacBook Keyboards https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/22/apple-macbook-pro-keyboard-repair-program/

Tesla to cut nearly 20 percent of its SolarCity installation locations https://arstechnica.com/?p=1335765

Quick-to-scale architecture for task-based processing http://www.bnikolic.co.uk/blog/quick-scaling-aws.html

Show HN: Tophat – Open source Bootstrap 4 themes https://themesguide.github.io/top-hat/dist/

How the audacity to fix things without asking permission can change the world https://80000hours.org/podcast/episodes/tara-mac-aulay-operations-mindset/

Lawsuit shows WB Westworld game stole Fallout Shelter code, even has same bugs https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/22/bethesda-lawsuit-says-westworld-game-stole-fallout-shelter-code-even-bugs/

More details leak on “Snapdragon 1000,” Qualcomm’s chip for Windows 10 laptops https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/06/more-details-leak-on-snapdragon-1000-qualcomms-chip-for-windows-10-laptops/

To save money, my insurance company forced me to try drugs that didn’t work https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/22/17474902/botox-migraine-insurance-step-therapy-health-care-allergan

Tesla is suing an ex-employee for hacking into its ’MOS’ software https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/what-is-tesla-mos-software-employee-allegedly-hacked.html

Trachtenberg System for Rapid Mental Calculation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachtenberg_system

A Congresswoman Is Asking 23andMe to Help Reunite Kids and Parents at the Border https://www.buzzfeed.com/lissandravilla/a-congresswoman-is-asking-23andme-to-help-reunite-kids-and

Amazon Workers Demand Bezos Cancel Law Enforcement Face Recognition Contract https://gizmodo.com/amazon-workers-demand-jeff-bezos-cancel-face-recognitio-1827037509/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Google’s Fuchsia OS will support Linux apps http://linuxgizmos.com/googles-fuchsia-os-will-support-linux-apps/

Valve revamps its next controller, should make using hands in VR feel way cooler https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/valve-revamps-its-next-controller-should-make-using-hands-in-vr-feel-way-cooler/

Under “right-to-try” law, therapy may go for $300K–with no proof it will work https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/06/under-right-to-try-law-therapy-may-go-for-300k-with-no-proof-it-will-work

Apple launches service program to address MacBook Pro keyboard woes https://arstechnica.com/?p=1335931&ref=d598eee7

Unreal Engine used to render the Weather Channel tornado graphics https://www.fastcodesign.com/90176637/the-weather-channels-new-storm-graphics-are-totally-insane

Build a blockchain app with JavaScript in 5 minutes https://medium.com/@saturnial/build-your-first-dapp-in-5-minutes-f8864620beb8

Google Assistant no longer needs every ’hey’ and ’OK’ https://www.engadget.com/2018/06/21/google-assistant-continued-conversation-available/

The IPOs keep coming: The search company Elastic has filed to go public https://www.recode.net/2018/6/21/17491102/elastic-elasticsearch-ipo-confidential-filing-wall-street

California housing about 100 immigrant children separated from parents at border https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/California-housing-about-100-immigrant-children-13015087.php

JPEG XL could let you pack twice as many photos into your phone https://www.cnet.com/news/jpeg-xl-could-let-you-pack-twice-as-many-photos-into-your-phone/

Deep Learning in Combination with Crowd Computing for Photo Labeling in Browser http://github.com/marsathome/mah-chrome

Crypto Celebrity John McAfee Survives Assassination Attempt https://zycrypto.com/crypto-celebrity-john-mcafee-survives-assassination-attempt/

Cash Is About to Lose Its Turf to Cryptocurrencies https://zycrypto.com/cash-is-about-to-lose-its-turf-to-cryptocurrencies/

Create a Blockchain Caller with PubNub and JSON RPC https://www.pubnub.com/blog/implementing-pubnub-dapp-with-ethereum-blockchain/