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Stripe Issuing – An API for creating physical and virtual cards https://stripe.com/issuing

Pop_OS 18.04: the state of the art in GNU/Linux on desktop https://ar.al/2018/07/26/popos-18.04-the-state-of-the-art-in-linux-on-desktop/

Zulip – Open-source, threading-based Slack alternative https://zulipchat.com/

NetSpectre: Read Arbitrary Memory Over Network [pdf] https://misc0110.net/web/files/netspectre.pdf

Ross Cox mea culpa thread re Go dependency management https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1022588240501661696.html

WW2 Spitfire Pilot Mary Ellis Dies https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44962253

The Six-Lesson Schoolteacher (1991) http://www.cantrip.org/gatto.html

Qwintry: Delivery from US stores, worldwide http://qwintry.com

Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at tech companies https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-free-cafeteria-food-facebook-ban-2018-7

Hiring engineers to help change education at Clever (YC S12) https://clever.com/about/jobs/software-engineer#gh_jid=5889

Show HN: Layoutit – An interactive CSS Grid generator http://layoutit.com/grid

First Successful Test of General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole https://www.eso.org/public/unitedkingdom/news/eso1825/?lang

The missing profits of nations https://voxeu.org/article/missing-profits-nations

Show HN: Pony Programming Workshop https://github.com/aturley/pony-workshop

Show HN: Percy – A Rust and WebAssembly isomorphic virtual DOM implementation https://github.com/chinedufn/percy

Mr. Rogers was my actual neighbor. He was everything he was on TV and more https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/7/26/17616380/fred-rogers-documentary-2018-mister-rogers-neighborhood

A Message from Earth https://amessagefrom.earth/

Show HN: YC Review – Get your YC application reviewed by an alum https://ycreview.com/

A Fear of Lawsuits Really Does Seem to Result in Extra Medical Tests https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/23/upshot/malpractice-lawsuits-medical-costs.html

Is WebAssembly the Return of Java Applets and Flash? https://words.steveklabnik.com/is-webassembly-the-return-of-java-applets-flash

Efficient Methods and Hardware for Deep Learning [pdf] http://cs231n.stanford.edu/slides/2017/cs231n_2017_lecture15.pdf

Slack channels are a waste of time https://zulipchat.com/why-zulip/

Spotify hits 83M paying subscribers, more than double Apple Music’s 40M https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/26/spotify-paid-subscribers-q2-2018/?pushup=1

California Should Provide Public Access to Police Body Cam Footage https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/california-should-provide-public-access-police-body-cam-footage

The Biomass Distribution on Earth http://www.pnas.org/content/115/25/6506

Why Do the Biggest Companies Keep Getting Bigger? It’s How They Spend on Tech https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-do-the-biggest-companies-keep-getting-bigger-its-how-they-spend-on-tech-1532610001

Introducing Telegram Passport https://telegram.org/blog/passport

CLASSICS Is the Future of Assaults Against the Public Domain https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/classics-future-assaults-against-public-domain

The amyloid hypothesis on trial https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05719-4

Practical Accountability of Secret Processes https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/697

Show HN: A-Frame Super Shooter Kit – Make a WebVR Shooter Game with HTML https://github.com/supermedium/aframe-super-shooter-kit#aframe-super-shooter-kit

How to See Mars Opposition and Closest Approach to Earth https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/science/see-mars-opposition-earth.html

Prefix sums and their applications [pdf] https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~guyb/papers/Ble93.pdf

Screaming channels: When electromagnetic side channels meet radio transceiver http://s3.eurecom.fr/tools/screaming_channels/

Billionaires in Space: Escapist Fantasies in the ’Age of the Refugee’ https://www.truthdig.com/articles/billionaires-in-space-escapist-fantasies-in-the-age-of-the-refugee/

Find AI jobs in Switzerland https://ai-jobs.ch

Amazon’s Face Recognition Falsely Matched 28 Members of Congress with Mugshots https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/amazons-face-recognition-falsely-matched-28

Go: building on the shoulders of giants and stepping on a few toes [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX8r6zATHGU

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales Up 39% to $52.9B http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2360348

Attempting to modify e-coli with CRISPR in my bathroom https://benjamin.computer/posts/2018-04-20-e-coli.html

Meat is piling up in US warehouses as production grows and exports slow https://www.wsj.com/articles/meat-piles-up-as-production-grows-and-exports-slow-1532268000

IBM’s Watson recommended ’unsafe and incorrect’ cancer treatments https://gizmodo.com/ibm-watson-reportedly-recommended-cancer-treatments-tha-1827868882

Egypt zoo accused of painting donkey to look like a zebra https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-44968509

Show HN: Telepost – Create a blog from a Telegram channel https://telepost.io

Facebook insiders sold more stock than usual in the second quarter https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/facebook-insiders-sold-more-stock-than-usual-in-the-second-quarter.html

PANDAS revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness (2015) http://nautil.us/issue/62/systems/yes-you-can-catch-insanity-rp

One millennial options trader was killing it, then Facebook cost him $180,000 https://www.marketwatch.com/story/one-millennial-options-trader-was-killing-it-then-facebook-cost-him-180000-2018-07-26

Learn Vanilla JavaScript Before JavaScript Frameworks https://snipcart.com/blog/learn-vanilla-javascript-before-using-js-frameworks

Imagine This: A Web Without Servers – Tara Vancil – JSConf EU 201 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJ_WvfF3FN8&t=12m15s

For the first time in 15 years, a new Alzheimer’s drug looks promising https://qz.com/1336195/biogen-and-esais-new-alzheimers-drug-ban2401-shows-promising-results-in-a-phase-ii-trial/

Jony Ive set to speak this October at Wired’s 25th anniversary event in SF https://9to5mac.com/2018/07/26/jony-ive-speaker-wired-anniversary/

Canada is using ancestry DNA websites to help it deport people – VICE News https://news.vice.com/en_ca/article/wjkxmy/canada-is-using-ancestry-dna-websites-to-help-it-deport-people

Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of general relativity https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05825-3

Earth Temperature Timeline https://xkcd.com/1732/

This is your Captain speaking, I’m turning on the fasten seat belt sign http://calacanis.com/2018/07/25/this-is-your-captain-speaking-im-turning-on-the-fasten-seat-belt-sign/

Virgin’s Unity spaceship sets a new altitude record of 52 kilometers https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/07/virgins-unity-spaceship-sets-a-new-altitude-record-of-52-kilometers/

Unusual Suspects: Finding the Humanity in Vintage Mugshots https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/finding-the-humanity-in-vintage-mugshots/

Spotify tried to reinvent the IPO. But two quarters later, things look normal? https://www.recode.net/2018/7/26/17615094/spotify-ipo-earnings-direct-listing

Record-breaking solid state memory stores data at 100times the density of Bluray https://newatlas.com/worlds-densest-solid-state-memory/55599/

What’s With Sci-Fi’s Fixation on Single-Gendered Planets? https://www.tor.com/2018/07/25/single-gender-planets-in-science-fiction/

Tesla’s magic is wearing off as Model 3 excitement dwindles https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/26/technology/tesla-model-3-reservations/index.html

Show HN: Image Background Removal https://github.com/fogleman/rbgg

Show HN: Convert your annual salary into an hourly rate http://dpmehta.com/portfolio/calculator.html

Show HN: Scale to Zero and Back Again with OpenFaaS https://www.openfaas.com/blog/zero-scale/

GitHub and Google reaffirm partnership with Cloud Build CI/CD tool integration https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/26/github-and-google-reaffirm-partnership-with-cloud-build-ci-cd-tool-integration/

Canadian man changes gender on government IDs for cheaper car insurance https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/change-gender-identification-insurance-alberta-1.4754416?cmp=rss

Workshop on the Psychological Reality of Lisp (1981) http://www.pgc.com/pgc/home-stuff/papers-archive/think-w-diag/psych-rea-lisp.html

Windows Will Now Use Machine Learning to Decide Time for a Forced Update https://gizmodo.com/windows-will-now-use-machine-learning-to-decide-the-lea-1827879136

Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/26/us/politics/trump-tweets-mueller-obstruction.html

Site Reliability Engineering https://landing.google.com/sre/book.html

Introduction to Big Data Free Course http://online-training.admintome.com/

Google Titan Security Key https://cloud.google.com/security-key/

Archaeobotanical evidence reveals origins of bread 14,400 years ago in NE Jordan http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/10/1801071115

Amazon’s facial recognition matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/26/17615634/amazon-rekognition-aclu-mug-shot-congress-facial-recognition

Bay Area cities are cracking down on free food at Facebook and other tech cos https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-free-cafeteria-food-facebook-ban-2018-7

Introducing Google Cloud Build and GitHub Integration https://blog.github.com/2018-07-26-simplify-your-ci-process/

United CEO Refused to Sit Coach for an Interview About How Coach Seats Are Today https://jalopnik.com/united-ceo-refused-to-sit-coach-for-an-interview-about-1827837046

Russian Hackers’ New Target: A Vulnerable Democratic Senator https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-hackers-new-target-a-vulnerable-democratic-senator