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Using FOIA Data and Unix to halve major source of parking tickets http://mchap.io/using-foia-data-and-unix-to-halve-major-source-of-parking-tickets.html

Show HN: Rb – Turns Ruby into a command line utility https://github.com/thisredone/rb

Original Source code for the Furby [pdf] http://www.seanriddle.com/furbysource.pdf

Faxploit: Sending Fax Back to the Dark Ages https://research.checkpoint.com/sending-fax-back-to-the-dark-ages/

A Basic Just-In-Time Compiler (2015) https://nullprogram.com/blog/2015/03/19/

Show HN: A successful side project in medical devices https://chrisseaton.com/merseyburns/

Endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure in US: disease burden and cost analysis https://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587(16)30275-3/fulltext

Top Programming Languages: Python extends its lead, Assembly enters the Top Ten https://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/innovation/the-2018-top-programming-languages

How to deal with dirty side effects in your pure functional JavaScript https://jrsinclair.com/articles/2018/how-to-deal-with-dirty-side-effects-in-your-pure-functional-javascript/

When Security Compromises Security – The Caesars / DEF CON Debacle https://www.defiant.com/caesars-palace-defcon-2018-security/

Creating the alien writing in Infinifactory (2015) http://www.zachtronics.com/alien-writing/

Cache-Line Aware Data Structures https://accu.org/index.php/journals/2535

Facebook buys Vidpresso’s (YC W14) team and tech to make video interactive https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/13/facebook-vidpresso/

“Let Us Calculate”: Leibniz, Llull, and the Computational Imagination https://publicdomainreview.org/2016/11/10/let-us-calculate-leibniz-llull-and-computational-imagination/

Show HN: Trackerjacker – Map and track wifi networks you’re not connected to https://github.com/calebmadrigal/trackerjacker

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches (1994) http://www.pmichaud.com/toast/

Survival in the first hours of the Cenozoic (2004) [pdf] http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/funmorph/raoul/macroevolutie/Robertson2004.pdf

Microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/magazine/evolution-gene-microbiology.html

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality http://www.hpmor.com/

Today’s the last day to apply to Startup School https://www.startupschool.org/

Go 1.11 Rc1 released https://golang.org/dl/go1.11rc1

Show HN: unicode.style https://unicode.style

Daniel Schmachtenberger – The Generator Functions of Existential Risks https://futurethinkers.org/daniel-schmachtenberger-generator-functions/

In post-massacre Vegas, security policies clash with privacy values https://www.the-parallax.com/2018/08/12/vegas-hotel-room-security-privacy-defcon/

Vanguard Warns of Worsening Odds for the Economy and Markets https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/business/vanguard-recession-economy.html

Caesars Palace security intimidates DEF CON goers, seize soldering irons https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/security-theater-meets-def-con-as-room-searches-spark-controversy/

Starting your own bank is laborious but profitable (2009) https://www.wealthmanagement.com/practice-management/you-can-open-bank

Show HN: A syntax-diagram generator for rust’s macro_rules() https://lukaslueg.github.io/macro_railroad_wasm_demo/

Organized Resources for Deep Learning Researchers and Developers https://github.com/astorfi/Deep-Learning-World

Scientists Just Successfully Reversed Ageing in Lab Grown Human Cells https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-just-successfully-reversed-aging-of-human-cells-in-the-lab

AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review https://www.anandtech.com/show/13124/the-amd-threadripper-2990wx-and-2950x-review

Jigsolved: Computer Vision to Solve Jigsaw Puzzles http://blog.cornelltech.io/jigsolved-computer-vision-to-solve-jigsaw-puzzles/

Show HN: HSTR – easily view, navigate, search and manage your shell history https://github.com/dvorka/hstr

Crypocurrencies crash https://coinmarketcap.com/

Most Millennials are not on track when it comes to saving for retirement https://money.cnn.com/2018/03/07/retirement/millennial-retirement-savings/index.html

How intermittent breaks in interaction improve collective intelligence http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/08/09/1802407115

Are there intrinsic properties at the most fundamental level of reality? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1355219817300795

Dear customers of Cloudflare: an appeal regarding Tor https://gitlab.com/iblech/tor-appeal/blob/master/README.md

Mkcert: Tool for making locally-trusted development certificates https://github.com/FiloSottile/mkcert

Man victim of ’vomit fraud,’ and his wife found the video to prove it http://www.wday.com/news/4484702-mcfeely-west-fargo-man-victim-vomit-fraud-and-his-wife-found-video-prove-it

Show HN: Fancy PNG/JPEG/SVG optimization with trade-off charts, 100% in-browser https://recompressor.com/

SmartAsset (YC S12) Is Hiring a Sr. Software Engineer in NYC https://smartasset.com/careers/?gh_jid=4049845002

Stop Asking Me Math Puzzles to Figure Out If I Can Code (2013) https://countaleph.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/

NTCP2 – An authenticated key agreement protocol for I2P https://geti2p.net/spec/ntcp2

US elections remain ’dangerously vulnerable’ to cyber-attacks https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/13/us-election-cybersecurity-hacking-voting

Higher Quality 2D Text Rendering (2013) http://jcgt.org/published/0002/01/04/

The tech industry’s use of persuasive techniques on children https://medium.com/@richardnfreed/the-tech-industrys-psychological-war-on-kids-c452870464ce

Google tracks your movements, like it or not https://apnews.com/f60bc112665b458cb6473d7ee9492932

Linear compression in Python: PCA vs unsupervised feature selection http://efavdb.com/unsupervised-feature-selection-in-python-with-linselect/

Friendly Foxes’ Genes Offer Hints to How Dogs Became Domesticated https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/science/foxes-tame-genetics.html

Building a Self-Healing Operating System (2007) [pdf] http://choices.cs.illinois.edu/selfhealing.pdf

Show HN: Collaborative Passwords Manager https://github.com/nilsteampassnet/teampass

Lenovo Launches Ultra-Thin ThinkPad P1: X1 Carbon Meets Workstation https://www.anandtech.com/show/13208/lenovo-launches-ultra-thin-thinkpad-p1

The Translucent File Service (1988) [pdf] http://mcvoy.com/lm/papers/SunOS.tfs.pdf

Apple delays FaceTime group chats from iOS 12 to a ‘future software update’ https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17684154/apple-group-facetime-chats-delay-ios-12

Kinds of types in Scala: take type, return type or type parameters https://kubuszok.com/2018/kinds-of-types-in-scala-part-2/

Update on Taking Tesla Private (Elon Musk) https://www.tesla.com/blog/update-taking-tesla-private

Types of Values – Crafting Interpreters http://www.craftinginterpreters.com/types-of-values.html

California may mandate a woman in the boardroom, but businesses are fighting it https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/12/california-may-mandate-a-woman-in-the-boardroom-but-businesses-are-fighting-it/

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses hospital of ’medical kidnapping’ https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/13/health/mayo-clinic-escape-1-eprise/index.html

Turkish Grammar by Predicate Logic https://pypi.org/project/kefir/

These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we’ll get in 2090 https://www.popsci.com/noaa-map-summer-temperature-2090

Twitter sysadmin: “I’m deleting the Twitter app from all my devices” https://twitter.com/jaredgaut/status/1029170702509719552

How Genes Refract Chance (2013) http://nautil.us/blog/how-genes-refract-chance

A no-frill file metadata viewer https://exif.tools/

France approves 720MW of solar as price falls another 5% https://www.pv-tech.org/news/france-approves-720mw-of-solar-as-price-falls-another-5

AMD Threadripper 2990WX Linux Benchmarks: The 32-Core / 64-Thread Beast https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-linux-2990wx&num=1

Show HN: Literary Clock, a browser add-on https://github.com/boramalper/literary-clock

Show HN: Interactive Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Statistics Websites https://p.migdal.pl/interactive-machine-learning-list/

Show HN: Key signatures http://keyboardfire.com/s/keys/

Nvidia CEO Unveils Turing, Nvidia’s eighth-generation GPU architecture https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/08/13/jensen-huang-siggraph-turing-quadro-rtx/

AP and Princeton: Google tracks location of users even when they tell it not to https://boingboing.net/2018/08/13/ap-and-princeton-university-g.html