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Pyxel: a retro game development environment in Python https://github.com/kitao/pyxel

Why a Typical Home Solar Setup Does Not Work with the Grid Down https://syonyk.blogspot.com/2018/05/why-typical-home-solar-setup-does-not-work-off-grid.html

Lubuntu is taking a new direction https://lubuntu.me/taking-a-new-direction/

How does Hammacher Schlemmer survive in the age of Amazon? http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/August-2018/Hammacher-Schlemmer/

Scale API is hiring engineers to build human perception as a service https://www.scaleapi.com/about#jobs

‘Somebody hit the wrong button’: Thousands in Shasta Lake evacuated accidentally https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article215844495.html

Google’s AutoML: Cutting Through the Hype http://www.fast.ai/2018/07/23/auto-ml-3/

Prospecting for Hash Functions https://nullprogram.com/blog/2018/07/31/

CS Unplugged: Computer Science Without a Computer https://csunplugged.org/en/

China’s Peer-To-Peer Lenders Are Falling Like Dominoes as Panic Spreads https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-20/china-s-p2p-platform-failures-surge-as-panic-spreads-in-market

Robot Vulnerability Scoring System https://www.aliasrobotics.com/research/rvss.htm

How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation https://aeon.co/ideas/how-to-tell-the-difference-between-persuasion-and-manipulation

From developer to entrepreneur: Learning to build an indie startup https://twomakers.io/two-makers-one-journey/

Thieves escape by motorboat after royal jewels heist in Sweden https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/01/swedish-royal-jewels-stolen-from-cathedral

“Single?” Lawn Signs Conquer the American Landscape (2008) https://blog.rjmetrics.com/2008/11/06/single-lawn-signs-conquer-the-american-landscape/

The Backpage.com Case Is Testing the Limits of the First Amendment https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/07/29/first-amendment-limits-backpage-escort-ads-219034

Why startups need to approach SEO differently than established companies https://www.atrium.co/blog/seo-seed-stage-startups/

Show HN: StyleURL – Edit CSS via Chrome Devtools and turn the diff into a gist https://www.styleurl.app

Chocolate, bioterrorism and the birth of Brazilian funk https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/27/bioterrorism-in-bahia-witches-broom-chocolate/

Town dusts off typewriters after cyber-attack https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45032132

Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/

Punctuation Restoration with Recurrent Neural Networks http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/1379001

The band of biologists who redrew the tree of life https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05827-1

Nimbus, An Ethereum 2.0 Sharding Client https://our.status.im/introducing-nimbus-an/

In upstate New York, a DMT-inspired psychedelic temple rises https://archpaper.com/2018/06/psychedelic-art-temple-entheon/

Deep learning beginner to expert: techniques from Fast.ai https://blog.floydhub.com/ten-techniques-from-fast-ai/

OpenWrt 18.06: First stable version after the OpenWrt/LEDE project merger https://openwrt.org/releases/18.06/start

The science behind non-Newtonian noodles (2014) http://modernistcuisine.com/2014/03/science-of-non-newtonian-noodles/

Fusion.js: A Plugin-Based Universal Web Framework https://eng.uber.com/fusionjs

Apple was overtaken by Huawei in global smartphone sales https://qz.com/1345496/apple-was-just-overtaken-by-huawei-in-global-smartphone-sales/

Internationalized domain names in Linux http://bogdan.nimblex.net/linux/2018/08/01/IDNs-in-linux.html

Show HN: Toy – A thin C++ game engine http://hugoam.github.io/toy-io

Newgrad: Post a job for new grads https://newgrad.io/new-post

AdGuard Pro for iOS will be discontinued due to Apple’s policy https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-pro-discontinued/

Show HN: Gpython is a python interpreter written in go “batteries not included” https://github.com/ncw/gpython

Show HN: JobPatrol – Monitor if a website you are visiting has jobs open https://github.com/duiker101/JobsPatrol

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

Show HN: BountyGraph: Crowdfunded Bug Bounties and Security Audits https://justi.cz/bountygraph/2018/08/01/introducing-bountygraph.html

A general memristor-based partial differential equation solver http://www2.ece.rochester.edu/~xiguo/gomac15.pdf

Go 1.11 will add preliminary support for versioned modules https://github.com/golang/go/wiki/Modules

Show HN: GoUmbral – ECC arithmetic layer, and soon-to-be proxy re-encryption lib https://github.com/nucypher/goUmbral

The simplicity of dropping Google in 2018 https://macwright.org/2018/04/26/leaving-google.html

Eclipse Mita – A New Programming Language for the Embedded IoT http://www.eclipse.org/mita/

World’s most prestigious maths medal is stolen minutes after professor wins it https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/01/fields-medal-award-stolen-brazil-maths-prize

General Magic: The Movie https://www.generalmagicthemovie.com/

A Dynamic Forth Compiler for WebAssembly https://el-tramo.be/blog/waforth/

WireGuard is submitted for Linux kernel inclusion https://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=153306429108040&w=2

Where do people get money to buy CA homes these days? Often, from mom and dad https://www.scpr.org/news/2018/07/31/85109/where-do-people-get-money-to-buy-california-homes/

Writing a compiler in Go https://compilerbook.com/?live=tomorrow

The Only Thing Fire Scientists Are Sure Of: This Will Get Worse https://www.wired.com/story/the-only-thing-fire-scientists-are-sure-of-this-will-get-worse/

Things People Don’t Get About the Homemade Gun Making Story https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/31/3-things-people-dont-get-about-the-homem

Lisa Brennan-Jobs Recalls Memories of Her Famous Father https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/lisa-brennan-jobs-small-fry-steve-jobs-daughter

Uber and Lyft offered to bail out taxi drivers; New York said no https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17639656/uber-lyft-bailout-nyc-taxi-drivers-cap

Show HN: Lumie, an opinionated NPM module to create better apps and ship faster https://github.com/Alex-Levacher/Lumie

Amazon plans to move completely off Oracle software by early 2020 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/01/amazon-plans-to-move-off-oracle-software-by-early-2020.html

JPL’s Open Source Build-It-Yourself Rover https://opensourcerover.jpl.nasa.gov/

Show HN: Woye – Insert plain text, get information from YouTube and Wikipedia https://github.com/alxpez/woye

On Connection Speeds and Appropriate Technology http://txti.es/theneedforplaintext

Is it Pokemon or Big Data? (2016) https://pixelastic.github.io/pokemonorbigdata/

Rainworks – Rain-Activated Positive Messages and Art https://rain.works/

The ethics of computer science: this researcher has a controversial proposal https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05791-w

Sequoia – A new OpenPGP implementation in Rust by 3 former GnuPG developers https://sequoia-pgp.org/

Facebook CSO Alex Stamos departing, won’t be replaced https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-cso-alex-stamos-departing-wont-be-replaced

What the Digital Turn Can Learn from the Cartographic Turn http://www.boundary2.org/2018/07/duffy/

A friendly guide to colours in data visualisation https://blog.datawrapper.de/colorguide/

Aaron Swartz: How to Get a Job Like Mine (2007) https://aaronsw.jottit.com/howtoget

Why Are Spaces in Science Fiction Not Wheelchair-Accessible? https://io9.gizmodo.com/staircases-in-space-why-are-places-in-science-fiction-1827966642

CloudGoat: The ‘Vulnerable-By-Design’ AWS Environment https://rhinosecuritylabs.com/aws/cloudgoat-vulnerable-design-aws-environment/

GUIs Considered Harmful (1992) http://porkmail.org/era/unix/guis.txt

Show HN: Python Wrapper for Indeed Job Search API http://www.kashifaziz.me/indeed-api-python-wrapper.html/

Apple Sold Fewest Macs Since 2010 as Nearly Entire Lineup Outdated https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/01/fewest-quarterly-mac-sales-since-2010/

How do big companies stay afloat hiring whoever’s left? https://www.echowaves.com/blog/how-do-big-companies-stay-afloat-hiring-whoever-s-left

Bots Are Playing a Bigger Role in the Election Than People Realize (2016) https://dev.to/ben/bots-are-playing-a-bigger-role-in-the-election-than-people-realize

French school distributes 24/7 traceable tag https://www.laquadrature.net/fr/new_school

What Happened When I Tried Talking to Twitter Abusers http://www.everywhereist.com/what-happened-when-i-tried-talking-to-twitter-abusers/

Tesla whistleblower countersues over Elon Musk’s ‘defamatory’ statements https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/31/17636928/tesla-whistleblower-martin-tripp-countersuit-elon-musk-twitter

Elon Musk faces two lawsuits from “whistleblowers” https://news.alphastreet.com/elon-musk-faces-two-lawsuits-from-whistleblowers/

Huawei beats Apple in smartphone sales for the first time https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/01/technology/huawei-apple-iphone-samsung/index.html

How Capitalist Utopia Became Everyone Else’s Dystopia https://eand.co/how-capitalist-utopia-became-everyone-elses-dystopia-a25a88713956

Google Plans to Launch Censored Search Engine in China, Leaked Documents Reveal https://theintercept.com/2018/08/01/google-china-search-engine-censorship/

San Francisco Officials to Tech Workers: Buy Your Lunch https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/technology/san-francisco-tech-free-lunch.html