HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-08-18
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The Ugly Truth of Ugly Produce http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/uglyproduce/

Why Do Keynote Speakers Keep Suggesting That Improving Security Is Possible? https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity18/presentation/mickens

Stockholm’s deepest subway station is also an ecological wonder https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kungstradgarden-metro-station

Faster – Fast key-value store from Microsoft Research https://github.com/Microsoft/FASTER

Create a simple cross-platform desktop game with Go https://sausheong.github.io/posts/cross-platform-games-with-go/

Show HN: Favioli – Replace blank tab icons with unique per-domain emoji https://eligrey.com/blog/favioli/

Think Julia: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist https://benlauwens.github.io/ThinkJulia.jl/latest/book.html

Python Fire – automatically generates CLIs from any Python object https://github.com/google/python-fire

Mithril js : Light-weight and simpler alternative to React js https://mithril.js.org/

The nightmarishly complex wheat genome finally yields to scientists https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/give-us-this-day-our-daily-bread-wheat-genome/

Myths about /dev/urandom (2014) https://www.2uo.de/myths-about-urandom

John Ousterhout: My favorite sayings http://web.stanford.edu/~ouster/cgi-bin/sayings.php

GoAWK: an AWK interpreter written in Go https://github.com/benhoyt/goawk

Show HN: Map of Related Books for “Designing Data Intensive Apps” https://anvaka.github.io/greview/ddia/1/

Lunar Laser Ranging: a continuing legacy of the Apollo program (1994) [pdf] https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/LRRR-94-0193.pdf

Scale API is hiring engineers to build the AWS for AI https://www.scaleapi.com/about#jobs

How to Read 100s of Millions of Records per Second from a Single Disk https://clemenswinter.com/2018/08/13/how-read-100s-of-millions-of-records-per-second-from-a-single-disk/

For Centuries, People Thought Lambs Grew on Trees https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/lamb-plant-myth

They’re Falsely Accused of Shoplifting, but Retailers Demand Penalties https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/17/business/falsely-accused-of-shoplifting-but-retailers-demand-they-pay.html

‘Functional Fingerprint’ May Identify Brains Over a Lifetime https://www.quantamagazine.org/functional-fingerprint-may-identify-brains-over-a-lifetime-20180816/

Typed Clojure in Theory and Practice [pdf] http://ambrosebs.com/talks/proposal.pdf

Amiga Graphics Archive http://amiga.lychesis.net/

Software Heritage Archive https://archive.softwareheritage.org/

Pre-sleep treatment with galantamine stimulates lucid dreaming http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0201246

Dataspace 0: Those Memex dreams again http://natecull.org/wordpress/2017/06/26/dataspace-0/

Show HN: git-bug – Distributed bug tracker embedded in git https://github.com/MichaelMure/git-bug

“The DNS Camel”, or, the rise in DNS complexity https://blog.powerdns.com/2018/03/22/the-dns-camel-or-the-rise-in-dns-complexit/

Joy (programming language) interpreter in Prolog https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.lang.prolog/X0ujdV9ML5U/AU0UFMZ7EAAJ

Show HN: Find recommendations from good people http://abyjames.com/projects/recommendations/

The Updated Pioneer Offer https://pioneer.app/blog/

MinUnit – A minimal unit testing framework for C (2002) http://www.jera.com/techinfo/jtns/jtn002.html

Economic Inequality (2016) http://www.paulgraham.com/ineq.html

Show HN: Bookman – Read books via email https://usebookman.com/

Why Kakoune – The quest for a better code editor http://kakoune.org/why-kakoune/why-kakoune.html

Automatic Generation of a Hybrid Query Execution Engine https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.05448

Tips on using the Curl Command in Linux https://www.tecmint.com/linux-curl-command-examples/

VigNAT: A Formally Verified Performant NAT https://vignat.github.io/

“Monster Hunter World” game spends 25% of CPU time switching between threads https://steamcommunity.com/app/582010/discussions/3/1745594817439431537/?ctp=86#c1735462352461521093

Pylava: A fork of the Pylama code audit tool for Python 3.7 https://github.com/pyfocus/pylava/wiki/Announcing-Pylava:-A-fork-of-Pylama-for-Python-3.7

Why Are Record Companies Dumping Their Spotify Stock? – Office of Copyright http://copyright.nova.edu/spotify-stock/

African palm oil expansion is bad news for the continent’s primates https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/african-palm-oil-expansion-is-bad-news-for-the-continents-primates/

Secure Socket API: POSIX socket API as a vehicle for a simplified TLS API https://owntrust.org/ssa

VS Code Can Do That? https://vscodecandothat.com/?

Safety-first AI for autonomous data centre cooling and industrial control https://deepmind.com/blog/safety-first-ai-autonomous-data-centre-cooling-and-industrial-control/

Sex, religion and a towering treatise on anatomy https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05941-0

Show HN: P2p IRC-inspired browser chat on WebTorrent https://chr15m.github.io/dirc/#hn

Where even Walmart won’t go: how Dollar General took over rural America https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/aug/13/dollar-general-walmart-buhler-haven-kansas

Dataspace 3: It Came from the S-Expressions http://natecull.org/wordpress/2017/07/06/dataspace-3/

Object Oriented Programming in Haskell http://www.well-typed.com/blog/2018/03/oop-in-haskell/

Show HN: I made wits.io where writers can earn money with book summaries https://www.wits.io/contribute

Lego-Like Architecture: $5,000 Homes from Recycled Plastic Blocks http://weburbanist.com/2016/08/18/lego-like-architecture-5000-homes-from-recycled-plastic-blocks/

GDPR: Don’t Want to Be in Photos? Put a Red Dot on Your Forehead https://petapixel.com/2018/08/17/festival-dont-want-to-be-in-photos-put-a-red-dot-on-your-forehead/

Spaghetti injunction: Pastafarianism is not a religion, Dutch court rules https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/16/pastafarianism-is-not-a-religion-dutch-court-rules

How to Write Unmaintainable Code (2017) https://github.com/Droogans/unmaintainable-code

Running C++ code from C# Dotnet Core https://xaviergeerinck.com/binding-cpp-with-dotnet-core

Philadelphians Drink a Lot More Alcohol Since the City’s Soda Tax Was Imposed https://politicalcalculations.blogspot.com/2018/08/philadelphians-sure-drink-lot-more.html

Show HN: DecentralizedPosts.com – Federated text posting boards on Ethereum https://www.decentralizedposts.com/

OpenSSH Username Enumeration http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/124

Jack Dorsey says in an interview he’s rethinking the core of how Twitter works https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/08/15/jack-dorsey-says-hes-rethinking-core-how-twitter-works/

Google updated its site to admit it still tracks you with Location History off https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/17/17715166/google-location-tracking-history-weather-maps

70’s TV game recreation using an Arduino http://searle.hostei.com/grant/AVRPong/index.html

The job market is so good, candidates aren’t even showing up for interviews https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/17/pf/job-interview-ghosting/index.html

Custom Parser for Regex at Scale https://blog.scalyr.com/2018/08/custom-regex-parser/

Transactional database with multi table constraints https://github.com/gsvigruha/cosyan

Tested: Magic Leap One Augmented Reality Headset https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrq2akzdFq8

Lubuntu Development Newsletter #9 https://lubuntu.me/lubuntu-development-newsletter-9/

Campaign to un-block CodeIsFreeSpeech.com from Facebook https://www.firearmspolicy.org/unblock-codeisfreespeech

Uritrottoirs: Open-air urinals in Paris cause uproar https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/14/europe/paris-urinal-intl/index.html

Show HN: I made a website to view and apply for jobs at all the Formula 1 teams https://f1jobs.co/#

F Natural – Putting the fn back in functional https://github.com/billhails/PyScheme/wiki

The X-FILES: avoiding concurrency boilerplate with golang.org/x/sync https://rodaine.com/2018/08/x-files-sync-golang/

An open-source standards and software project for intimate hardware (maybe NSFW) https://buttplug.io/

President Trump asks SEC to study abolishing quarterly earnings reports https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/17/news/companies/trump-drop-quarterly-reports/index.html

The iMac is 20 years old this week https://arstechnica.com/?p=1359559

James Mickens’ keynote at Usenix 2018 https://youtu.be/ajGX7odA87k

Game dev suffers broken teeth, skull fracture after trying to film arrest https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/game-dev-tackled-arrested-by-police-after-filming-gas-station-arrest/

Google might be opening a retail store in Chicago – The Verge https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/16/17704064/googles-retail-space-chicago

Google defends controversial China project in meeting with employees https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/16/17707324/google-china-search-engine-censorship-response-meeting

Xkcd: equations https://xkcd.com/2034/

The project where literally anything* goes https://github.com/illacceptanything/illacceptanything

When conductor and soloist clash, a performance can turn into a contest of wills https://theamericanscholar.org/whos-the-boss/#.W3Zf4y2ZPmE