HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-07-16
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Keeping a plaintext “did” file http://theptrk.com/2018/07/11/did-txt-file/

Async and Await in Rust: a full proposal https://boats.gitlab.io/blog/post/2018-04-06-async-await-final/

The Easter Island statues may have been ’walked’ to transport them https://www.nature.com/news/easter-island-statues-walked-out-of-quarry-1.11613#/b1

When You Watch Sports, Your Brain Thinks You’re Playing http://nautil.us/issue/39/sport/the-unique-neurology-of-the-sports-fans-brain

Show HN: Font Playground – Play with variable fonts https://play.typedetail.com/

Judge Orders Los Angeles Times to Delete Part of Published Article https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/us/judge-los-angeles-times-delete-article.html

Modern codecs like AV1 can bring better quality video to the open web https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/07/11/royalty-free-web-video-codecs/

Leslie Nielsen’s career got serious when he got the chance to lighten up (2016) https://melmagazine.com/misleading-men-the-late-great-king-of-deadpan-3c4f3acab33e?gi=45a20b5378c4

Wehrum, Pennsylvania: A coal mining ghost town hidden in the woods https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/wehrum

Showers – 19th century luxury and health http://www.homethingspast.com/vintage-antique-showers/

J.C. Bose: 60 GHz in the 1890s https://www.cv.nrao.edu/~demerson/bose/bose.html

’Free but Not Free’: Zimbabwe’s Amateur Filmmakers Turn a Lens on Their Country https://www.npr.org/2018/07/14/628531508/free-but-not-free-zimbabwes-amateur-filmmakers-turn-a-lens-on-their-country

2018 MacBook Pro Review http://hrtapps.com/blogs/20180712/

Open-Source Release Practices (2013) http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Software-Release-Practice-HOWTO/

From Hospital Gowns to Couture: The Unlikely Origins of ’60s Disposable Dresses https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/from-hospital-gowns-to-paper-couture/

PipesFS: Fast Linux I/O in the Unix Tradition (2008) https://research.vu.nl/en/publications/pipesfs-fast-linux-io-in-the-unix-tradition

TherML – Thermodynamics of Machine Learning https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.04162

Debate about science at organizations like Google Brain/FAIR/DeepMind https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/8yvlzy/d_debate_about_science_at_organizations_like/

NixOS on Prgmr and Failing to Learn Nix https://push.cx/2018/nixos

Rabbitc – Micro-container runtime built in Rust https://github.com/rabbitstack/rabbitc

Anarki – Community-managed fork of the Arc dialect of Lisp https://github.com/arclanguage/anarki

Clark Glymour on philosophy and its relation to science http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/bayes-arrows/

Functional approaches to dependency injection (2016) https://fsharpforfunandprofit.com/posts/dependency-injection-1/

How Israel, in Dark of Night, Torched Its Way to Iran’s Nuclear Secrets https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/15/us/politics/iran-israel-mossad-nuclear.html

Show HN: Qt/Qml support for .NET https://github.com/pauldotknopf/net-core-qml

Don’t listen productivity gurus: why waking up at 6am won’t make you successful https://medium.com/swlh/dont-listen-to-those-productivity-gurus-why-waking-up-at-6am-won-t-make-you-successful-b3c77921d9fd

The key to creating gorgeous, glitchy YouTube images: anticipation and deletion https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/15/17564588/datamosh-youtubeartifacts-glitch-art-kraftsow

V8n – Fluent validation library for JavaScript https://github.com/imbrn/v8n

Social Media’s Dial-Up Ancestor: The Bulletin Board System (2016) https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/cyberspace/social-medias-dialup-ancestor-the-bulletin-board-system

Differential Synchronization (2009) https://neil.fraser.name/writing/sync/

Speech Intellegibility in Naval Aircraft Radios (1972) [pdf] http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/748202.pdf

Cloudflare, Mozilla, Fastly, and Apple Working on Encrypted SNI https://twitter.com/grittygrease/status/1018566026320019457

Flexport is hiring software engineers https://www.flexport.com/careers/department/engineering

Scientific Uses of the MANIAC (1986) [pdf] https://dasher.wustl.edu/chem430/reading/jstatphys-43-731-86.pdf

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop https://phys.org/news/2018-07-archaeologists-egypt-mummification-workshop.html

A Tiny, Pure Python Implementation of Gradient Boosted Trees https://github.com/lancifollia/tinygbt

Does the entorhinal cortex use the Fourier transform? (2013) https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncom.2013.00179/full

How the rich get richer – money in the world economy [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6m49vNjEGs

Show HN: A Gin middleware for reporting to statsd deamon https://github.com/amalfra/gin-statsd/

Show HN: Pdfvuer: Pdf viewer for Vuejs https://github.com/arkokoley/pdfvuer

In Ireland, Drought and a Drone Revealed the Outline of an Ancient Henge https://www.npr.org/2018/07/13/628905864/in-ireland-drought-and-a-drone-revealed-the-outline-of-an-ancient-henge

What Elon Musk Should Learn from the Thailand Cave Rescue https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/14/opinion/sunday/elon-musk-thailand-hubris.html

How to Ask Questions the Smart Way (2014) http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Show HN: Books2Rec – Machine Learning Meets Reading https://books2rec.me

India: Google engineer latest victim of mob lynchings fueled by WhatsApp rumors https://www.dw.com/en/india-google-engineer-latest-victim-of-mob-lynchings-fueled-by-whatsapp-rumors/a-44679902