HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-07-12
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A biologist who believes that trees speak a language we can learn to listen to https://qz.com/1116991/a-biologist-believes-that-trees-speak-a-language-we-can-learn/

Unix system programming in OCaml (2014) https://ocaml.github.io/ocamlunix/index.html

Bulletproofs – Short zero-knowledge arguments of knowledge https://github.com/adjoint-io/bulletproofs

A Clone of the Classic Mac OS Finder in Modern Cocoa and Objective-C https://bszyman.com/blog/classic-finder

Show HN: Solving Rush Hour, the 6x6 Sliding Block Puzzle https://www.michaelfogleman.com/rush/

Hospitalism: On ’The Butchering Art’ https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n13/sarah-perry/hospitalism

Using Apple’s New Controls to Limit a Teenager’s iPhone Time https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/technology/personaltech/apple-iphone-screen-time.html

A browser extension to make Medium more readable https://makemediumreadable.com/

Battling Fake Accounts, Twitter to Slash Millions of Followers https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/technology/twitter-fake-followers.html

FCC Proposes Changing Comment System After WSJ Found Thousands of Fakes https://www.wsj.com/articles/fcc-proposes-rebuilding-comment-system-after-thousands-revealed-as-fake-1531315654

The San Franciso Fire Department makes its own wooden ladders by hand https://gizmodo.com/inside-san-francisos-fire-department-where-ladders-are-1552279252

Why local US newspapers are sounding the alarm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44688274

Love Logistics? iCracked (YC W12) Is Looking for a Director of Service Delivery https://hire.withgoogle.com/public/jobs/icrackedcom/view/P_AAAAAADAAADM4gZucu-A_Y

The Agave Plant’s Asparagus Death Fetish (2017) https://www.theawl.com/2017/06/the-agave-plants-asparagus-death-fetish/

The Last Hope for Scala’s Infinity War [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8IQ-X2HkGE

Show HN: Online challenge: Build a CPU from scratch http://nandgame.com/

Logic programming courses https://edu.swi-prolog.org/

Tardigrade protein helps human DNA withstand radiation (2016) https://www.nature.com/news/tardigrade-protein-helps-human-dna-withstand-radiation-1.20648

Reverse-Engineering WebAssembly [pdf] https://www.pnfsoftware.com/reversing-wasm.pdf

Show HN: Markdown New Tab – A new tab replacement to jot down notes in Markdown https://github.com/plibither8/markdown-new-tab

Certified Translator, stuck in Venezuela, looking for remote freelance work http://www.cointotranslate.com/

What is the meaning of life in the digital world? [audio] https://machine-ethics.net/podcast/20-luciano-floridi/

Djbsort: A new software library for sorting arrays of integers https://sorting.cr.yp.to/

Efficient Logistic Regression on Large Encrypted Data https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/662

DeepLog: Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis from System Logs (2017) [pdf] https://acmccs.github.io/papers/p1285-duA.pdf

Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’ starting in July https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16991254/chrome-not-secure-marked-http-encryption-ssl

Why Isn’t Debugging Treated as a First-Class Activity? https://robert.ocallahan.org/2018/07/why-isnt-debugging-treated-as-first.html

India approved net neutrality rules that ban ‘any form’ of data discrimination https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/11/17562108/india-department-of-telecommunications-trai-net-neutrality-proposal-approval

Fallacies of Distributed Computing Explained (2006) [pdf] http://www.rgoarchitects.com/Files/fallacies.pdf

Writing a Game Boy emulator https://cturt.github.io/cinoop.html

BaSiX – A Basic interpreter written in TeX (1990) [pdf] http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/tb11-3/tb29greene.pdf

Show HN: Oathkeeper – Cloud-Native Identity and Access Proxy https://github.com/ory/oathkeeper

APL\3000 – HP Journal – July 1977 [pdf] http://www.hpl.hp.com/hpjournal/pdfs/IssuePDFs/1977-07.pdf

Show HN: Gaia – Build powerful pipelines in any programming language https://github.com/gaia-pipeline/gaia

Atomic Anxiety and the Tooth Fairy: Citizen Science in the Midwest (2014) http://theappendix.net/issues/2014/10/atomic-anxiety-and-the-tooth-fairy-citizen-science-in-the-midcentury-midwest

An Ex-Porter of AAA Games to Linux Talks about the Future of Linux Gaming https://boilingsteam.com/an-interview-with-peter-mulholland-ex-vp/

Uber has terminated its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh https://qz.com/1326155/uber-has-terminated-its-self-driving-car-operators-in-pittsburgh/

You can now test Google’s biggest Chrome redesign in years https://bgr.com/2018/07/11/google-chrome-redesign-new-ui-canary/

Broadcom reaches deal to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9B in cash https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/11/ca-technologies-soars-after-reportedly-nearing-deal-with-broadcom.html

C++ Developer Guidance for Speculative Execution Side Channels https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/cpp/security/developer-guidance-speculative-execution

Google Cloud launches LA region https://cloud.google.com/about/locations/la/

Show HN: pgmongo - Drop-in replacement for MongoDB using Postgres https://github.com/thomas4019/pgmongo

Nvidia Jetson Xavier Dev Kit: Under 30 Watts, 8-Core ARMv8.2, 512 Core Volta https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Jetson-Xavier-Dev-Kit

Common Lisp Study Group: An Intro to SERIES [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRLgZCV4bOM

Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szt7f5NmE9E

Amazon Homepage is Down https://www.amazon.com/

Minimal Ubuntu – how small can it go? https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/07/09/minimal-ubuntu-released

Magic Leap Reveals Developer Demo, Confirms Nvidia TX2 Hardware https://www.roadtovr.com/magic-leap-ar-developer-demo-nvidia-tx2-cpu-gpu-hardware/

Nintendo reportedly rolling out new, more hack-resistant Switch hardware https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/07/nintendo-reportedly-rolling-out-new-more-hack-proof-switch-hardware/

Quantum-resistant end-to-end encryption https://github.com/wireapp/pqproteus

SQLite with a Fine-Toothed Comb (2016) https://blog.regehr.org/archives/1292

Employers will do almost anything to find workers except pay them more http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-employment-20180710-story.html

Thai cave rescue used open source hardware, the Heyphone https://twitter.com/starsandrobots/status/1016894041173188608

The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation https://quillette.com/2018/07/11/the-transhumanism-revolution-oppression-disguised-as-liberation/

What If Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/07/trump-putin-russia-collusion.html

How a startup is using the blockchain to protect your privacy https://www.wired.com/story/how-a-startup-is-using-the-blockchain-to-protect-your-privacy/

Facebook let a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin mine data from its users https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/vbjmmm/facebook-let-a-russian-company-with-ties-to-the-kremlin-data-from-its-users

Semiconductor quantum transistor opens the door for photon-based computing https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705143859.htm

Tesla Solar Roof: Elon Musk Shares Incredible Stats from California – Inverse https://www.inverse.com/article/46909-tesla-solar-roof-elon-musk-shares-incredible-stats-from-california

Apple planning 11″ iPad Pro, Mac mini, 1.57″ and 1.78″ Apple Watch, AirPower https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/11/kuo-iphone-ipad-mac-apple-watch-rumors/

Our treatment of refugee children is a national disgrace https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/editorial/2018/07/10/tribune-editorial-our/

Code that learns your face in under 10 seconds https://github.com/junior08/Face-Recognizer

Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days in Palo Alto https://www.wired.com/story/sex-beer-and-coding-inside-facebooks-wild-early-days/

Nvidia Taught an AI to Flawlessly Erase Watermarks from Photos https://gizmodo.com/nvidia-taught-an-ai-to-flawlessly-erase-watermarks-from-1827474196

The “Giving free cash to the poor will make them lazy” theory https://econstuffs.wordpress.com/2018/07/10/the-giving-free-cash-to-the-poor-will-make-them-lazy-myth/

Uber’s HR chief steps down following racial discrimination probe https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/11/uber-hr-chief-liane-hornsey-resigns-racial-discrimination-probe

John De Goes: “Scala is receding on numerous observable measures” https://www.reddit.com/r/scala/comments/8xreuv/keynote_the_last_hope_for_scalas_infinity_war/

Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing self-driving car secrets https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/10/ex-apple-employee-charged-with-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets/