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What Is Systems Programming, Really? http://willcrichton.net/notes/systems-programming/

How Discord Handles Two and Half Million Concurrent Voice Users Using WebRTC https://blog.discordapp.com/how-discord-handles-two-and-half-million-concurrent-voice-users-using-webrtc-ce01c3187429

Researchers demonstrate the first single-photon transistor using a semiconductor https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/clearing-a-path-for-quantum-light

Poor mental health at work ’widespread’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45470517

An Empirical Study of Programmers’ Acquisition of New Programming Languages [pdf] http://cs242.stanford.edu/assets/projects/2017/parastoo-gdietz44.pdf

The Commons Clause doesn’t help the commons https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/51177.html

Fixing an old hack – why we are bumping the IPv6 MTU https://blog.cloudflare.com/increasing-ipv6-mtu/

Brazil: A look into Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem (2017) https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/19/brazil-a-look-into-latin-americas-largest-startup-ecosystem/

Glowing mercury thyratrons: inside a 1940s Teletype switching power supply http://www.righto.com/2018/09/glowing-mercury-thyratrons-inside-1940s.html

Realizability of Graphs (2008) [pdf] http://faculty.bard.edu/mbelk/DiscreteMathDayTalk.pdf

Pinterest Is a Unicorn, It Just Doesn’t Act Like One https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/09/technology/pinterest-growth.html

A Friend of Beethoven, Now Rediscovered in His Own Right https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/anton-reicha-ivan-ilic-beethoven.html

Fond (YC W12) Is Hiring Business Development Representative in Portland https://jobs.lever.co/fond/bfdf3166-c4b3-4003-98e0-971549568893

Deepfakes in realtime using WebRTC https://www.aphrodite.ai/

NAVEX: Precise and scalable exploit generation for dynamic web applications https://blog.acolyer.org/2018/09/10/navex-precise-and-scalable-exploit-generation-for-dynamic-web-applications/

Can We Survive the Next Financial Crisis? https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-lehman-anniversary/

Show HN: Hacklily – sheet music editor https://www.hacklily.org

Pigeon Maps – Maps in React with no external dependencies https://mariusandra.github.io/pigeon-maps/

Open Match: Open source game matchmaker https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/open-match

Why Y? Deriving the Y Combinator in JavaScript http://raganwald.com/2018/09/10/why-y.html

Data Wrangling with Apache Kafka and KSQL https://www.confluent.io/blog/data-wrangling-apache-kafka-ksql

Pivotal CRISPR patent battle won by Broad Institute https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06656-y

Data Warehouse Benchmark: Redshift, Snowflake, Azure, Presto, BigQuery https://fivetran.com/blog/warehouse-benchmark

Building a Real-Time Bike-Share Data Pipeline with StreamSets, Kafka and MapD https://www.jowanza.com/blog/2018/9/8/real-time-station-tracking-ford-gobike-and-mapd

No One Knows the Exact Year of the Largest Volcanic Eruption of Our Age https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/when-did-thera-eruption-happen

Empirical Studies of Programming Knowledge (1984) [pdf] https://www.ics.uci.edu/~redmiles/inf233-FQ07/oldpapers/SollowayEhrlich.pdf

Show HN: Namegine – find a name for your startup or product https://namegine.com/namesearch

Show HN: Build presentations with Reveal.js and Scala https://github.com/pheymann/scala-reveal-js

Managing your Amazon Redshift performance: How Plaid uses Periscope Data https://blog.plaid.com/managing-your-amazon-redshift-performance-how-plaid-uses-periscope-data

Background on Futurist Programming (1994) http://www.graficaobscura.com/future/index.html

How HTTPS works https://howhttps.works/

Higher-order truths about Chmess (2006) [pdf] https://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/dennett/papers/chmess.pdf

Some thoughts about localization of OpenStreetMap-based maps http://blog.gegg.us/2018/09/some-thoughts-about-localization-of-openstreetmap-based-maps/

Show HN: Ghuser.io – Complete GitHub profiles https://github.com/AurelienLourot/ghuser.io

Why Socialists Don’t Believe in Fun (1943) http://www.orwell.ru/library/articles/socialists/english/e_fun

The Algernon Argument (2010) https://www.gwern.net/Drug-heuristics

Git log --follow enthusiastically tracks empty files https://blog.plover.com/2018/09/10/#git-log-follow

Unix Text Processing Transcription Project (2004) http://home.windstream.net/kollar/utp/

Joern: A Robust Code Analysis Platform for C/C++ http://mlsec.org/joern/

Lessons from Building and Scaling Reddit’s Ad Serving Platform with Go https://about.sourcegraph.com/go/gophercon-2018-from-prototype-to-production-lessons-from-building-and/

ProtonVPN and NordVPN Bugs Left Windows Vulnerable to Hackers https://www.pcmag.com/news/363619/protonvpn-and-nordvpn-bugs-left-windows-vulnerable-to-hacker

Future Directions for Optimizing Compilers https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.02161

Jupytext: Jupyter notebooks as Python scripts https://github.com/mwouts/jupytext

AMD Announces Four New Ryzen CPUs: 2700E, 2600E, 2500X, and 2300X https://www.anandtech.com/show/13343/amd-announces-four-new-ryzen-cpus-2700e-2600e-2500x-and-2300x

Issues Encountered Deploying Differential Privacy [pdf] https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.02201

Bright green comet 21P will light up the skies of September https://www.space.com/41758-bright-green-comet-21p-of-september-2018.html

The ‘Post-PC Era’ Never Really Happened and Likely Won’t https://techpinions.com/the-post-pc-era-never-really-happened-and-likely-wont/53610

Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45472159

Optimal Taxation with Rent-Seeking http://www.nber.org/papers/w17035

Brain Cancer’s ’Immortality Switch’ Turned Off with CRISPR https://www.livescience.com/63534-cancer-immortality-switch-gabp.html

Tesla’s keyless entry vulnerable to spoofing attack, researchers find https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/10/17842136/tesla-key-fob-hack-theft-spoofing-relay

US to threaten sanctions against International Criminal Court https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/10/politics/us-bolton-icc-plo-intl/index.html

ReasonML: OCaml-like language by Facebook that compiles to JavaScript https://reasonml.github.io/en/

Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours https://www.c82.net/werner/

The Serverless Framework Wins Best Microservices API at the API Awards https://serverless.com/blog/serverless-framework-best-microservices-api-awards/

Microsoft Announces Azure DevOps, Will Succeed Visual Studio Team Services https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/10/microsoft-announces-azure-devops-will-succeed-visual-studio-team-services/

Avoid master/slave terminology https://bugs.python.org/issue34605

“Commons Clause” was intended to stop AWS from selling open source as products https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/07/commons-clause-stops-open-source-abuse/

Finding Code That Explodes Under Symbolic Evaluation [pdf] https://unsat.cs.washington.edu/papers/bornholt-sympro.pdf

Startup founder with inspiring TED talk charged with massive securities fraud https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2018/09/08/reynolds/35RHC37SsgbmtSgn0N9zxN/story.html

Paper notes: Masstree – cache craftiness for fast multicore key-value storage https://www.the-paper-trail.org/post/masstree-paper-notes/

Satellite footage of a rocket launching from the Gobi Desert https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/10/17840770/rocket-launch-video-onespace-china-private-space

Prosecutors Charge Russian Accused of Hacking JP Morgan, Dow Jones https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/10/prosecutors-charge-russian-accused-of-hacking-jp-morgan-dow-jones/

WatermelonDB, a database for React and React Native apps https://github.com/Nozbe/WatermelonDB

Clojure: Why Python Just Wasn’t Enough for AppsFlyer https://blog.takipi.com/clojure-at-scale-why-python-just-wasnt-enough-for-appsflyer/

Intel to outsource 14nm chip production due to tight supply https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180910PD210.html

Tesla Model 3 is the #1 Best Selling Car in the US by Revenue https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/09/tesla-model-3-becomes-1-best-selling-car-in-the-us/

Relational Program Synthesis https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.02283

Show HN: Falkervisor, a hypervisor designed for fuzzing https://github.com/gamozolabs/falkervisor_grilled_cheese

How a volcanic eruption made 1816 the year without a summer (2013) https://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/what-they-did-that-summer/

Fixing an old hack – why we are bumping the IPv6 MTU https://blog.cloudflare.com/increasing-ipv6-mtu/

MIT machine vision system figures out what it’s looking at by itself https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/10/mit-machine-vision-DON-system-robot/

Exploit vendor drops Tor Browser zero-day on Twitter (for previous version) https://www.zdnet.com/article/exploit-vendor-drops-tor-browser-zero-day-on-twitter/?

It’s better to rent than to buy in today’s housing market https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/05/its-better-to-rent-than-to-buy-in-todays-housing-market.html

Gemini Launches the Gemini Dollar: U.S. Dollars on the Blockchain https://medium.com/gemini/gemini-launches-the-gemini-dollar-62787f963fb4

Show HN: Asymcrypt – asymmetric cryptography https://github.com/andrewchambers/asymcrypt

Hackers Can Steal a Tesla Model S in Seconds by Cloning Its Key Fob https://www.wired.com/story/hackers-steal-tesla-model-s-seconds-key-fob/

Work/life balance and challenging work: you can have both https://codewithoutrules.com/2018/09/10/challenging-problems/

Tesla workers speak out: ’Anything pro-union is shut down really fast’ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/10/tesla-workers-union-elon-musk

California just replaced cash bail with algorithms https://qz.com/1375820/california-just-replaced-cash-bail-with-algorithms/

Russia: Google removes Putin critic’s ads from YouTube https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45471519

Vivaldi Browser: Chrome engine, no personal data collected https://vivaldi.com

Unit 731 – Japan’s covert lethal human experimentation unit (1935-1945) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731