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What did Earth look like X million years ago? http://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#50

How Does Mastodon Work? https://kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work/

Algorithm recovers speech from a potato-chip bag filmed through glass (2014) http://news.mit.edu/2014/algorithm-recovers-speech-from-vibrations-0804

FxSolver – A solver for engineering and scientific equations https://www.fxsolver.com/

Doing Windows, Part 7: Third Time’s the Charm https://www.filfre.net/2018/08/doing-windows-part-7-third-times-the-charm/

Deep Space Network Now: Status of communications with our deep space explorers https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/

Gear Review: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt https://joshua0.dreamwidth.org/65779.html

Chess over ActivityPub https://castling.club/

PgModeler – PostgreSQL Database Modeler https://pgmodeler.io/

I’m a very slow thinker (2016) https://sivers.org/slow

Show HN: ASCII line chart with console, HTML and image outputs, written in PHP https://github.com/noximo/PHP-colored-ascii-linechart

Freeing the Web from the Browser https://www.reinterpretcast.com/open-hypermedia

Repo-security-scanner:CLI tool finds secrets accidentally committed to Git repo https://github.com/UKHomeOffice/repo-security-scanner

Scream – virtual network sound card for Windows https://github.com/duncanthrax/scream

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof (2017) https://www.wired.com/2017/04/elusive-math-proof-found-almost-lost

For progress to be by accumulation and not random walk, read great books (2010) https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/ufBYjpi9gK6uvtkh5/for-progress-to-be-by-accumulation-and-not-by-random-walk

Why in Hong Kong people choose to sleep at McDonald’s instead of going home https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2158365/number-people-sleeping-hong-kong-mcdonalds-branches

OpenAI bots competing against Humans right now https://www.twitch.tv/openai

Show HN: PJON v11.1 an independent, decentralized, open-source protocol https://github.com/gioblu/PJON/releases/tag/11.1

Kernels, a free hosted Jupyter notebook environment with GPUs https://www.kaggle.com/kernels

Usenet – A worldwide distributed discussion system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

The Tox project https://tox.chat/about.html

Scientists have successfully transplanted a bioengineered lung into a pig https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45046674

Mechanical Characterization of Structured Sheet Materials https://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/structured-sheet-materials/

Exercise to improve hunchback posture forward head carriage correction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT_dFRnmdGs

Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/04/world/europe/europe-heat-wave.html

Historical collections reveal patterns of diffusion of sweet potato in Oceania http://www.pnas.org/content/110/6/2205

The Computer Chronicles – Microchip Technology (1983) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYE4g9N4kCs

Firefox’s Trusted Recursive Resolver DNS feature is dangerous https://blog.ungleich.ch/en-us/cms/blog/2018/08/04/mozillas-new-dns-resolution-is-dangerous/

Show HN: FANTASY CONSOLES’ List https://paladin-t.github.io/fantasy/index

Flexport just passed Fedex and UPS in ocean freight – now hiring https://www.flexport.com/careers/department/engineering

Some Reflections on Musical and Legal Interpretation https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3214890

Learn JSON Web Token(JWT) in 10 Minutes https://www.tutorialdocs.com/article/jwt-learn.html

Vietnam War Deserters Who Sought Asylum in Sweden https://lithub.com/the-vietnam-war-deserters-who-sought-asylum-in-sweden/

Wells Fargo says hundreds of customers lost homes after computer glitch https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/04/news/companies/wells-fargo-mortgage-modification/index.html

FidoNet – A worldwide low-bandwidth distributed discussion system https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FidoNet

WireGuard: Next Generation Kernel Network Tunnel [pdf] https://www.wireguard.com/papers/wireguard.pdf

Small height evolved twice on ’Hobbit’ island of Flores https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45049024

Imagvue: An image processing component for Vue.js https://github.com/runkids/Imagvue

Error Beneath the WAVs (follow-up to “Why I Ripped the Same CD 300 Times”) https://john-millikin.com/%F0%9F%A4%94/error-beneath-the-wavs

Pygmy: Open-source URL shortener in Python https://github.com/amitt001/pygmy

The Soundtrack of Your Life: Muzak in the realm of retail theatre (2006) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/04/10/the-soundtrack-of-your-life

Show HN: HashKV-4.6× throughput than key-value separation design [pdf] https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/atc18/atc18-chan.pdf

How I slashed a SQL query’s runtime with two Unix commands https://www.spinellis.gr/blog/20180805/

Machinery: an asynchronous task/job queue based on distributed message passing https://github.com/RichardKnop/machinery

Can we decentralize the Web? https://www.slashdot.org/story/344236

OpenAI plays DOTA against former professionals in an hour https://www.twitch.tv/openai

Tech Billionaires Hack Their Taxes with a Philanthropic Loophole https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/03/business/donor-advised-funds-tech-tax.html

Why so many poor kids who get into college don’t end up enrolling https://www.vox.com/2018/8/3/17639142/college-summer-melt-cartoon

Show HN: Full-text search with 16-bit vector space index and HTTP API https://github.com/kreeben/resin

Has AI surpassed humans at translation? No – here’s why https://www.skynettoday.com/editorials/state_of_nmt

Show HN: I made immigrationlist.co which lists the best countries to immigrate https://immigrationlist.co/

Disney’s streaming service: all the news and updates on Netflix rival https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/5/17649060/disney-streaming-service-updates-marvel-star-wars-shows

My terrifying deep dive into one of Russia’s largest hacking forums https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/24/darknet-dark-web-hacking-forum-internet-safety

Venezuela President Maduro ’survives drone attack’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45073385

Pgmetrics – open-source PostgreSQL metrics tool https://pgmetrics.io/?z

Why Religious Health Care Restrictions Often Take Patients by Surprise https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-religious-health-care-restrictions-often-take-patients-by-surprise/

Colaboratory, a free cloud based Jupyter notebook environment requires no setup https://colab.research.google.com/notebooks/welcome.ipynb

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