HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-08-07
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Speech-to-Text Benchmark: Framework for benchmarking speech-to-text engines https://github.com/Picovoice/stt-benchmark

Plan to replicate 50 high-impact cancer papers shrinks to just 18 http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/07/plan-replicate-50-high-impact-cancer-papers-shrinks-just-18

What happens when you ask people to draw a bike (2016) http://www.gianlucagimini.it/prototypes/velocipedia.html

Very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/surprise-no-one-buys-things-via-alexa/

Decentralized Identifiers – DIDs https://w3c-ccg.github.io/did-spec/

Let’s Encrypt Root Trusted by All Major Root Programs https://letsencrypt.org/2018/08/06/trusted-by-all-major-root-programs.html

Show HN: Dancemusic.wtf – Quiz Game for Learning Electronic Dance Music Styles http://dancemusic.wtf/

Categorifying cardinal arithmetic [pdf] http://www.math.jhu.edu/~eriehl/arithmetic.pdf

The Byzantine Generals Problem (1982) [pdf] https://lamport.azurewebsites.net/pubs/byz.pdf

The Structure of Stand-Up Comedy https://pudding.cool/2018/02/stand-up/

Horrors of Using Azure Kubernetes Service in Production https://movingfulcrum.com/horrors-of-using-azure-kubernetes-service-in-production/

Rainway takes a game running on one system and streams it to another device https://blog.rainway.io/play-overwatch-and-anything-else-in-your-browser-with-rainway-86798744bddb

Show HN: Inko – A safe and concurrent object-oriented programming language https://inko-lang.org/

A Couple of Meta-Interpreters in Prolog https://www.metalevel.at/acomip/

How the New England town became the mythical landscape of American democracy https://placesjournal.org/article/the-town-was-us/

Submittable (YC S12) Is Hiring a Product Designer in Missoula, Montana https://resume.submittable.com/submit/121961/product-designer?aid=hackernews

A Decade of Lattice Cryptography (2016) [pdf] http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~cpeikert/pubs/lattice-survey.pdf

A carb called fructan may be the culprit behind gluten sensitivity https://www.vox.com/2017/11/21/16643816/gluten-bloated-carb-wheat-fructan-problem-fodmaps

If Google bows to China’s censorship, it will put tech giant on a slippery slope https://www.cjr.org/the_new_gatekeepers/google-china-censorship.php

Nile: decentralized, commission-free, local-economy focused Amazon alternative https://github.com/open-source-ideas/open-source-ideas/issues/78

Cities’ Offers for Amazon Base Are Secrets Even to Many City Leaders https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/technology/amazon-headquarters-hq2.html

Information Civics: Deconstructing Power Structures of Social Computing Networks https://infocivics.com/

Boston-area startups are on pace to overtake NYC venture totals https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/04/boston-area-startups-are-on-pace-to-overtake-nyc-venture-totals/

Facebook has asked U.S. banks to share financial information about customers https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-banks-give-us-your-data-well-give-you-our-users-1533564049

Linux Kernel TCP Implementation Vulnerable to Denial of Service https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/962459

Typegram – Platform for writers and their subscribers with a minimalistic design https://github.com/recoilme/tgram

Deploying TLS 1.3 at scale with Fizz, a performant open source TLS library https://code.fb.com/networking-traffic/deploying-tls-1-3-at-scale-with-fizz-a-performant-open-source-tls-library/

Judge in AT&T Case Ignored ‘Economics and Common Sense,’ Government Says https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/technology/att-time-warner-merger-appeal.html

Chinese Billionaire Building $300M Cryptocurrency Hub in Hartford, CT https://cryptodisrupt.com/chinese-billionaire-building-300-million-cryptocurrency-hub

Catching Cheating Servers in Decentralized Storage Networks http://hackingdistributed.com/2018/08/06/PIEs/

Using the Z80 Instruction Exerciser (2011) http://jeffavery.ca/computers/macintosh-z80exerciser.html

The PowerPC 600 series, part 1: Introduction https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20180806-00/?p=99425

iOS 12 uses Lua code downloaded from Apple’s servers https://twitter.com/_inside/status/1026173832527265792

Google Drops Plan for Speck Encryption in Android http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1808.0/05226.html

Show HN: A raytracer to shade and visualize topographic maps in R, part 3 http://www.tylermw.com/3d-maps-with-rayshader/

Helm – a free polyphonic synth with lots of modulation https://tytel.org/helm/

Iterative methods done right (life’s too short to write for-loops) http://lostella.github.io/blog/2018/07/25/iterative-methods-done-right

The AMD Threadripper 2 Teaser: Pre-Orders Start Today, Up to 32 Cores https://www.anandtech.com/show/13123/amd-threadripper-2-teaser-pre-orders-start-today-up-to-32-cores

On Dollar Slices, Pizza Vectors, Prosciutto Zones and Topping Hyperspace https://medium.com/@topos_ai/on-dollar-slices-pizza-vectors-prosciutto-zones-and-topping-hyperspace-f163e7ebbccf

The Scheme Machine (1994) [pdf] http://burgerrg.github.io/TR413.pdf

West Virginia to introduce mobile phone voting for midterm elections https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/06/technology/mobile-voting-west-virginia-voatz/index.html

SF’s housing market is so out of control, 60% of tech workers can’t afford homes https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-expensive-tech-workers-cant-buy-homes-2018-8

Pigments were historically used as medicines https://wellcomecollection.org/articles/W0zHMyYAACYAfrKU

Hyperledger – Linux’s open source approach to blockchain building https://litepaper.com/resources/hyperledger

All-optical machine learning using diffractive deep neural networks http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/07/25/science.aat8084

The Power of Prolog: An Introduction to Modern Prolog https://www.metalevel.at/prolog

Study Finds Increased Incarceration Has Marginal-To-Zero Impact on Crime https://eji.org/news/study-finds-increased-incarceration-does-not-reduce-crime

Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/31/democrats-tech-policy-plans-leaked

Android 9 Pie:Powered by AI for a smarter, simpler experience that adapts to you https://blog.google/products/android/introducing-android-9-pie/

Show HN: CPoW: Constrained Proof of Work (section 2) https://mox.network/indigopaper.html

Why Is Facebook Audience Network a Secret to Investors Post-GDPR? https://seekingalpha.com/article/4193715-predicted-facebook-miss-q2-earnings-investors-need-know-q3

Please Welcome Lenovo to the LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service) https://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2018/08/06/please-welcome-lenovo-to-the-lvfs/

Kernagic: a semi-automatic tool for spacing fonts https://github.com/hodefoting/kernagic

Thorium power has a protactinium problem – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists https://thebulletin.org/2018/08/thorium-power-has-a-protactinium-problem/#.W2hoKNq7mu4.hackernews

Show HN: Termtosvg – record terminal sessions as SVG animations https://nbedos.github.io/termtosvg/

MoviePass keeps plan at $10, but limits subscribers to three movies a month https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/moviepass-keeps-plan-at-10-but-limits-subscribers-to-three-movies-a-month/

Meteor Made 2.1 Kiloton Explosion Over US Air Force Base Thule, Greenland https://theaviationist.com/?p=58201

Show HN: Frontend microservices framework for scalable and blazing fast websites https://github.com/Acanguven/PuzzleJs

Conneticut exhibition: see some of the world’s earliest photographs [video] https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-45024098/see-some-of-the-world-s-earliest-photographs

Space Station Experiment Reaches Ultracold Milestone https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7202

One potential vulnerability per 4 KLOC of Android С++ source code https://www.viva64.com/en/b/0579/

pH7Builder: An Open Source Social Dating CMS https://github.com/pH7Software/pH7-Social-Dating-CMS

Show HN: Monitor your charging status and battery level https://www.chargestatus.com

Plain old untrendy troubles and emotions (2008) https://www.theguardian.com/books/2008/sep/20/fiction

Microwave oven to blame for mystery signal that left astronomers stumped (2015) https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/may/05/microwave-oven-caused-mystery-signal-plaguing-radio-telescope-for-17-years

Green and Clean: How to Make Programming Assignments https://medium.com/@ard_adam/clean-and-green-84cc47d3c8f6

Show HN: Radial Color Picker – mobile-friendly picker for your next Vue.js app https://github.com/radial-color-picker/vue-color-picker

Favioli: Replace blank tab icons with unique per-domain emoji to stay productive https://go.eligrey.com/favioli

July’s Internet Disruptions: fiber cuts, power outages, and government direction https://internetintel.oracle.com/blog-single.html?id=Last+Month+In+Internet+Intelligence:+July+2018

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

Cop Who Made Child Porn and Put It on Dark Web Disturbingly Doesn’t Go to Jail https://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/07/30/former-deputy-child-porn-gets-probation/

YouTube Bans Alex Jones, Following Facebook’s and Apple’s Lead https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/youtube-bans-alex-jones-following-facebook-and-apples-lead/

Atmospheric carbon last year reached levels not seen in 800,000 years http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/atmospheric-carbon-last-year-reached-levels-not-seen-800000-years

YouTube, Apple and Facebook Ban InfoWars, Which Decries ’Mega Purge’ https://www.npr.org/2018/08/06/636030043/youtube-apple-and-facebook-ban-infowars-which-decries-mega-purge