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Worst-case complexity of TimSort finally unveiled http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2018/9467/

Linux Kernel Developer Criticizes Intel for Meltdown, Spectre Response http://www.eweek.com/security/linux-kernel-developer-criticizes-intel-for-meltdown-spectre-response

On the Kidnapped African Boy Who Became a German Philosopher https://lithub.com/on-the-kidnapped-african-boy-who-became-a-german-philosopher/

A deep dive into the Go memory allocator and garbage collector https://about.sourcegraph.com/go/gophercon-2018-allocator-wrestling/

“Little Languages” by Jon Bentley (1986) [pdf] http://staff.um.edu.mt/afra1/seminar/little-languages.pdf

Schrödinger’s cat among biology’s pigeons: 75 years of What Is Life? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06034-8

Mutiny at the big five is part of the future of work https://abe-winter.github.io/2018/08/30/mutiny.html

Relationship Between Practice and Performance in Sports: A Meta-Analysis (2016) [pdf] https://artscimedia.case.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/141/2016/09/14214856/Macnamara-Moreau-Hambrick-2016.pdf

Krypton: phone-based U2F Authenticator https://krypt.co/

RevenueCat (YC S18) is hiring our first SDK engineer https://revenuecat.workable.com/j/F1E6C0C308

When Science Was Big (2017) https://www.bunkhistory.org/resources/1185

A Wild Alaskan Island That Inspired a Lost Classic https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/alaska-wilderness-rockwell

Java’s new garbage collector promises low pause times on multi-terabyte heaps https://www.opsian.com/blog/javas-new-zgc-is-very-exciting/

Using FOIA and public databases to track down Department of Defense contracts https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2018/aug/24/how-use-foia-find-department-defense-contracts/

LEGO built a life-size, drivable Bugatti from over a million Technic pieces https://www.lego.com/en-us/aboutus/news-room/2018/august/technic-bugatti-chiron-build-for-real/

Emails while commuting ’should count as work’ https://www.bbc.com/news/education-45333270

Beej’s Quick Guide to GDB (2009) https://beej.us/guide/bggdb/

Show HN: Chat Circles – Anonymous Chat Site Built with D3 and WebSockets https://chatcircles.com/

WaveDrom Editor – Digital timing diagram rendering engine https://wavedrom.com/editor.html

Public by Default: Venmo Stories of 2017 https://publicbydefault.fyi/

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme: 15“ Hex-Core, GTX 1050 Ti, 64GB RAM Under 4 Pounds https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/lenovos-thinkpad-x1-extreme-hex-core-gtx-1050-ti-64gb-ram-under-4-pounds/

Understanding international surveillance agreements: 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes https://protonvpn.com/blog/5-eyes-global-surveillance/

So you think you can tell Arial from Helvetica? http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/

Show HN: Create a restaurant website in one click http://menupit.com

Inside the American Museum of Natural History’s Hidden Masterpiece (2013) http://theappendix.net/issues/2013/7/inside-the-museum-of-natural-historys-hidden-masterpiece

SFMTA Offers Two Permits for One-Year Powered Scooter Pilot https://www.sfmta.com/blog/sfmta-offers-two-permits-one-year-powered-scooter-pilot

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Extreme: Hex-Core, GTX 1050 Ti, 64GB RAM, Under 4 Pounds https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/08/lenovos-thinkpad-x1-extreme-hex-core-gtx-1050-ti-64gb-ram-under-4-pounds?src=hn

An anthropological dispatch from the landfill dig to unearth Atari’s E.T. (2014) https://harpers.org/blog/2014/07/the-glitch-in-the-video-game-graveyard/

Pissed Off by Verizon, Firefighters Join the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/wjkmbn/verizon-firefighters-join-fight-restore-net-neutrality

Discerning the Out-Of-Order Advantage: Is It Speculation or Dynamism? (2013) [pdf] http://zilles.cs.illinois.edu/papers/mcfarlin_asplos_2013.pdf

STTR: A system for tracking all vehicles all the time at the edge of the network https://blog.acolyer.org/2018/08/30/sttr-a-system-for-tracking-all-vehicles-all-the-time-at-the-edge-of-the-network/

Moment-based quantile sketches for efficient aggregation https://dawn.cs.stanford.edu/2018/08/29/moments/

The Performance Cost Of Spectre/Meltdown/Foreshadow Mitigations On Linux https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-419-mitigations&num=1

SEC Chairman Wants to Let More Main Street Investors in on Private Deals https://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-chairman-wants-to-let-more-main-street-investors-in-on-private-deals-1535648208

Google’s new hardware security key was made by a Chinese company https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/google-titan-made-by-chinese-company-feitian.html

How Singapore Fixed Its Housing Problem [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cjPgNBNeLU

15 FBI agents to date have died from cancers linked to Sept 11 attacks http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-fbi-agents-cancer-20180829-story.html

How to Make a Bad Deep Learning Accelerator http://www.markbuckler.com/post/bad-dnn-asic/

Bank of Amer freezing accounts of customers suspected of not being US citizens https://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article217567300.html

9to5Mac Obtained Product Marketing Photos of iPhone XS and Series 4 Apple Watch https://daringfireball.net/linked/2018/08/30/guilherme-rambo-iphone-xs

OSM condemns recent anti-semitic vandalism https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2018/08/30/osm-condemns-vandalism/

John McAfee’s ‘unhackable’ Bitfi wallet got hacked again https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/30/john-mcafees-unhackable-bitfi-wallet-got-hacked-again/

OpenRISC port accepted into GCC https://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2018-08/msg00216.html

China launches platform to stamp out ’online rumours’ http://news.trust.org/item/20180830063018-6rju6

Gravitational constant mystery deepens with new precision measurements https://physicsworld.com/a/gravitational-constant-mystery-deepens-with-new-precision-measurements/

Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger

Show HN: Golang Cafe a Golang-only job board /w no recruiters and clear salaries https://golang.cafe

What Airbnb really does to a neighbourhood https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45083954

The world is a terrible place right now, largely because it is what we make it http://wilwheaton.net/2018/08/the-world-is-a-terrible-place-right-now-and-thats-largely-because-it-is-what-we-make-it/

Elon Musk’s Solution for Dodger Stadium Traffic Is Full of Holes https://urbanize.la/post/elon-musks-solution-dodger-stadium-traffic-full-holes

Google AMP Case Study – Leads Dropped by 59% (How to Disable It) https://kinsta.com/blog/disable-google-amp/

Venezuela Breaks Bitcoin Trading Records with 500M Bolivars per Week https://247cryptonews.com/venezuela-breaks-bitcoin-trading-records-with-500000000-bolivars-per-week/

Asian-American Students Suing Harvard Over Admissions Win Justice Dept. Support https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/us/politics/asian-students-affirmative-action-harvard.html

Marketplaces Primer: Learn how Uber, Ebay, and other marketplaces work https://medium.com/@rohanmahajan1993/marketplaces-622bf37a3304

Trump says government won’t give civilian employees raises in 2019 https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/30/trump-says-government-wont-give-civilian-employees-raises-in-2019.html

Lerna restores unmodified MIT license https://github.com/lerna/lerna/pull/1633

African traffic growth and predictions for the future https://blog.cloudflare.com/african-traffic-growth-and-predictions-for-the-future/

Show HN: Move your Medium.com content to an open-source Ghost blog https://github.com/ageitgey/medium_to_ghost

Labor Board Backs Startup Engineers (at Lanetix) Who Were Fired for Unionizing https://www.wired.com/story/labor-board-backs-startup-engineers-fired-unionizing/

Dyson gears up for electric car testing https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45345778

Inside the United Nations’ effort to regulate autonomous killer robots https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/27/17786080/united-nations-un-autonomous-killer-robots-regulation-conference

Mapbox CEO says the map calling New York City ‘Jewtropolis’ has been 100% fixed https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/30/mapbox-vandalism/

Show HN: Dank Learning – mobile app to make memes with AI https://www.danklearning.com

Show HN: Real Time Face Detection on CPU Using Deep Learning https://github.com/iitzco/faced/tree/master

Show HN: Interactive completion for all the things in tmux windows https://tmux.reconquest.io/

Yandex Has Less Than 48 Hours to Tackle Piracy or Get Blocked https://torrentfreak.com/yandex-has-less-than-48-hours-to-tackle-piracy-or-get-blocked-180829/

Kids can’t use computers and this is why it should worry you http://www.coding2learn.org/blog/2013/07/29/kids-cant-use-computers/

FBI refutes Trump claim that Clinton’s private email server was hacked by China https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/fbi-refutes-trump-claim-that-clintons-private-email-server-was-hacked-by-china/

Approaching Access Control on the Web (Part I) https://www.ory.sh/api-security-cloud-guide-overview.html

Google reportedly bought Mastercard data to link ads with offline purchases https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/30/17801880/google-mastercard-data-online-ads-offline-purchase-history-privacy