HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-07-31
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Australian firm Meriton fined $3M for misleading consumers on TripAdvisor https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/meriton-to-pay-3-million-for-misleading-consumers-on-tripadvisor

Grain: A strongly-typed functional programming language for the modern web https://grain-lang.org/

The problem with programming and how to fix it https://alarmingdevelopment.org/?p=1173

SICP Distilled – An Idiosyncratic Tour of SICP in Clojure http://www.sicpdistilled.com

Some Amazon Reviews Are Too Good to Be Believed – They’re Paid For https://www.npr.org/2018/07/30/629800775/some-amazon-reviews-are-too-good-to-be-believed-theyre-paid-for

Computer science as a lost art (2015) http://rubyhacker.com/blog2/20150917.html

Show HN: Owl, a new kind of parser generator https://github.com/ianh/owl

How F5Bot Slurps All of Reddit https://intoli.com/blog/f5bot/

How Britain beat the odds to achieve space flight, and then abandoned it https://medium.com/lapsed-historian/an-empire-of-stars-d6b24f92cbc7

A treasure trove of skate culture is being saved https://www.huckmag.com/outdoor/rad-archive-dan-adams-skate-culture/

Fond (YC W12) Is Hiring Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) in Portland https://jobs.lever.co/fond/0b674725-2493-4d42-90b1-10d631c94d98

Inventory of CO2 available for terraforming Mars https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0529-6

Showing a Craigslist scammer who’s boss using Python [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtNYzv8gLbs&feature=youtu.be

Learning to Ask: Neural Question Generation https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.00106

The structure of the Milky Way https://phys.org/news/2018-07-milky.html

Loom prototype available – fibers and delimited continuations for the JVM http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/loom-dev/2018-July/000061.html

Understanding, finding, and eliminating ground loops (2003) [pdf] http://web.mit.edu/jhawk/tmp/p/EST016_Ground_Loops_handout.pdf

RoughJS lets you draw in a sketchy, hand-drawn-like style https://www.tutorialdocs.com/tutorial/roughjs/get-started.html

L-theanine, a constituent in tea, and its effect on mental state (2008) [pdf] http://apjcn.nhri.org.tw/server/APJCN/17%20Suppl%201//167.pdf

Text-only NPR https://text.npr.org/

RFC 1122 – Requirements for Internet Hosts – Communication Layers (1989) https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1122

Building an Inclusive Code Review Culture https://blog.plaid.com/building-an-inclusive-code-review-culture/

Bank of America questions customer’s citizenship, freezes accounts http://www.kctv5.com/story/38753295/bank-of-america-questioning-customers-citizenship-freezing-accounts

[PDF] Exploiting Coroutines to Attack the “Killer Nanoseconds” http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol11/p1702-jonathan.pdf

Elliptic orbits explained by Albert Baez (1959) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qpKhCa64Eo

Gaia: A decentralized high performance storage system https://github.com/blockstack/gaia

Practical Common Lisp (2009) http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/

The Pension Hole for U.S. Cities and States Is the Size of Japan’s Economy https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-pension-hole-for-u-s-cities-and-states-is-the-size-of-japans-economy-1532972501

Chinese “hackers” are sending malware via snail mail https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/30/chinese-hackers-are-sending-malware-via-snail-mail/

[PDF] Systematic Evaluation of Optimized Search Algorithms on Modern Processors http://www.vldb.org/pvldb/vol11/p1550-schulz.pdf

Apollo Accelerators – Amiga Classic accelerator boards http://www.apollo-accelerators.com/

Augmenting Agile with Formal Methods https://www.hillelwayne.com/post/augmenting-agile/

Why Salt Was So Important Throughout History https://bookworm.club/2018/07/salt/

A History of Individually Wrapped Cheese Slices (1979) [pdf] http://www56.homepage.villanova.edu/david.nawrocki/Arnold%20Nawrocki%20IWS%20Paper.pdf

India’s first RISC-V based Chip is Here: Linux boots on Shakti processor http://www.geekdave.in/2018/07/indias-first-risc-v-is-here-linux-boots.html

Why isn’t someone using my software product or open source tool? https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/921921604140937216.html

The Wisdom And/or Madness of Crowds https://ncase.me/crowds/

DAU/MAU is an important metric to measure engagement, but here’s where it fails https://andrewchen.co/dau-mau-is-an-important-metric-but-heres-where-it-fails/

Ancient dreams of intelligent machines: 3,000 years of robots https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05773-y

To Persuade Someone, Look Emotional http://nautil.us/blog/to-persuade-someone-look-emotional

Stockton, California to give $500 a month in basic income to some residents https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/09/technology/stockton-california-basic-income-experiment/index.html

MoviePass CEO: “Tickets to Major Releases Will Not Be Available on App” https://www.businessinsider.com/moviepass-ceo-says-tickets-to-major-releases-will-not-be-available-on-app-2018-7

The World’s Largest Speedo Collection Almost Oozed Away https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/speedo-collection-at-powerhouse-museum

Russia Sells 80% of Its US Treasuries http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1532948400.php

Writing a Wayland compositor with wlroots: shells https://drewdevault.com/2018/07/29/Wayland-shells.html

Elastic TabStops: A Better Way to Indent and Align Code (2017) http://nickgravgaard.com/elastic-tabstops/

Show HN: UI Sources – Curated interaction design patterns https://uisources.com

Ruby on Rails to Lucky on Crystal: Blazing fast, fewer bugs, and even more fun https://hackernoon.com/ruby-on-rails-to-lucky-on-crystal-blazing-fast-fewer-bugs-and-even-more-fun-104010913fec

No bosses, no managers: the truth behind the ‘flat hierarchy’ facade https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/30/no-bosses-managers-flat-hierachy-workplace-tech-hollywood

Grover raises €37M Series A to offer latest tech products as a subscription https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/30/grover-raises-series-a/

Chinese students increasingly return home after studying abroad https://qz.com/1342525/chinese-students-increasingly-return-home-after-studying-abroad/

Rapidstring: Maybe the fastest string library ever https://github.com/boyerjohn/rapidstring

The End of Xeon Phi – It’s Xeon and Maybe GPUs from Here https://www.nextplatform.com/2018/07/27/end-of-the-line-for-xeon-phi-its-all-xeon-from-here/

MoviePass was down last night because it ran out of money https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/27/17621670/moviepass-down-ran-out-of-money

Harley-Davidson’s electric bike to hit the streets in 2019 https://news.alphastreet.com/harley-davidsons-electric-bike-to-hit-the-streets-in-2019/

Doug McIlroy’s C++ regular expression matching library https://github.com/arnoldrobbins/mcilroy-regex

Text-only CNN http://lite.cnn.com/en

Physicists Testing a Mysterious Force That Exists Between Superconducting Wires https://www.sciencealert.com/weird-forces-between-superconducting-wires-teach-us-quantum-physics

Against magic: animations slow down interfaces https://macwright.org/2018/06/19/against-magic.html

Fortnite on Android may drive its battle bus past Google’s 30% cut https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/07/fortnite-on-android-may-drive-its-battle-bus-past-googles-30-cut/

EA Takes Down ’Open Source’ SimCity 2000 Remake https://torrentfreak.com/ea-takes-down-open-source-simcity-2000-remake-180730/

The 4,000 Lines of Code Harvard Hopes Will Change Translation (2017) https://slator.com/academia/4000-lines-code-harvard-hopes-will-change-translation/

LHC accelerates its first ’atoms’ https://phys.org/news/2018-07-lhc-atoms.html

Tesla Released a $1,500 Surfboard That Sold Out in a Day http://fortune.com/2018/07/29/tesla-1500-surfboard/

Incentivised Multi-Target, Multi-Camera Tracking with Untrusted Cameras https://medium.com/coinmonks/multi-target-multi-camera-tracking-with-untrusted-cameras-c8efeb2a06a8

The Inside Story of BitTorrent’s Bizarre Collapse (2017) https://www.wired.com/2017/01/the-inside-story-of-bittorrents-bizarre-collapse/

Invest in the ugly duckling – decentralization, product/market fit, and the law https://medium.com/@jbackus/invest-in-the-ugly-duckling-decentralization-product-market-fit-and-the-law-bea856a6bbad

Activist Publishes 11,000 Private DMs Between Wikileaks and Its Supporters https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/3kyv9n/activist-publishes-11000-wikileaks-twitter-direct-messages-dms

The William – an innovative reimagined stove top [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wBe3SDCcz8

China is laying the groundwork for a post-American world order https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/theworldpost/wp/2018/07/27/america-china/

TSA “Quiet Skies” surveillance program targets innocent U.S. citizens https://boingboing.net/2018/07/30/tsa-quiet-skies-surveillan.html

Quake on me: classic shooter rendered with pencil sketch filter https://boingboing.net/2018/07/30/quake-but-every-frame-rendered.html

How Robot Hands Are Evolving to Do What Ours Can https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/30/technology/robot-hands.html