HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-09-20
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Ikarus electric “rocket” – Thrust-vectored flying ducted fan [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMeEh5OUaDs

Kidney Stones Are More Beautiful Than You Might Think https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/health/kidney-stones-geology.html

Vapid: an intentionally simple CMS https://www.vapid.com

Equifax IT staff had to rerun hackers’ queries to work out what was nicked https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/17/gao_report_equifax_mega_breach/

On SGQR, Singapore’s unified QR code payment system https://tongwing.woon.sg/blog/on-sgqr-code/

Mics that record in 3D ambisonics are the next big thing http://cdm.link/2018/09/3d-ambisonic-microphones/

Steam Play Compatibility Reports https://spcr.netlify.com/

Show HN: I made a privacy-first minimalist Google Analytics https://simpleanalytics.io

A new way to capture the brain’s electrical symphony https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06694-6

Briar and Bramble: A Vision for Decentralized Infrastructure https://dymaxion.org/essays/briarvision.html

Twilight Of The Terminal: The Disruption Of Bloomberg L.P https://www.cbinsights.com/research/report/bloomberg-terminal-disruption/

Saving the Prized Chile That Grows Only in Oaxaca’s Mountains https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/oaxacan-chile-pepper

Keeping order in the General Assembly: The strange saga of a Viking gavel https://news.un.org/en/story/2018/09/1019512

GCC gOlogy: studying the impact of optimizations on debugging https://www.fsfla.org/~lxoliva/writeups/gOlogy/gOlogy.txt

Network topologies for large-scale compute centers: It’s the diameter (2016) http://htor.inf.ethz.ch/publications/index.php?pub=251

Improving DataView performance in V8 https://v8project.blogspot.com/2018/09/dataview.html

RCKT: A beautiful user interface for MySQL https://www.getrckt.com/

New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay https://nyti.ms/2NnviSV

Ambition (YC W14) Is Hiring a Product Designer https://ambition.com/career/opportunity/product-designer/

PL/Lua: Lua as a loadable procedural language for Postgres https://github.com/pllua/pllua

Respected Mathematician to unveil new proof of the Riemann Hypothesis https://twitter.com/quasilocal/status/1042359040305704960

FanDuel not honoring bet that would have paid over $82,000 due to line error http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/24726426/fanduel-not-honoring-bet-paid-more-82000-due-line-error

The Gap Table: Analyzing the gender gap in equity https://blog.carta.com/gap-table/

Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/nyregion/bitcoin-mining-new-york-electricity.html

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Review:Foundations for a Ray Traced Future https://www.anandtech.com/show/13346/the-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-and-2080-founders-edition-review

Show HN: Hellocecil – Simple Video Application Platform https://hellocecil.com

An Interview with the Founder of QGIS https://www.xyht.com/spatial-itgis/godfather-of-qgis/

The once-endangered vicuña is thriving in the Peruvian Andes http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20180917-the-rarest-fabric-on-earth

Electric Scooter Company Uses Technology to Go After Dangerous Riders https://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/sep/19/electric-scooter-company-uses-technology-go-after-/

I could do that in a weekend https://danluu.com/sounds-easy/

Scientists Use DNA to Expose the World’s Top 3 Illegal Ivory Cartels https://www.inverse.com/article/49121-illegal-ivory-trade-exposed-by-dna-tests

How Connected Is Your Community to Everywhere Else in America? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/19/upshot/facebook-county-friendships.html

Commodore 64 IDE – CBM Prg Studio http://www.ajordison.co.uk/screenshots.html

Dwolla sunsetting Transfer product https://www.dwolla.com/updates/sunsetting-a-legacy/

Are New York’s Free LinkNYC Internet Kiosks Tracking Your Movements? https://theintercept.com/2018/09/08/linknyc-free-wifi-kiosks/

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe https://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL2N1W51VK

New Artificial Intelligence RPA Tool https://www.nlsql.com/blog/post/rpa_software/

AI Looking to Become Robot Mayor in Tokyo’s Tama City https://yellrobot.com/robot-mayor-tokyo/

PostgreSQL as a distributed computing platform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9dSACedK44

Whatever Happened to the Semantic Web? https://twobithistory.org/2018/05/27/semantic-web.html

China is building a digital dictatorship to exert control over its 1.4B citizens http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-18/china-social-credit-a-model-citizen-in-a-digital-dictatorship/10200278

Nvidia RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti review: A tale of two very expensive graphics cards https://arstechnica.com/?p=1376695

Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books Supporting Banned Books Week 2018 https://www.humblebundle.com/books/forbidden-books-2018

Vanilla JavaScript is a fast, lightweight, cross-platform framework http://vanilla-js.com/

I’m getting ripped off: inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ticketmaster-prices-scalpers-bruno-mars-1.4826914

Apple hands €14.3bn in back taxes to reluctant Ireland https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/19/apple_alleged_state_aid_ireland/

Alibaba will no longer bring 1M jobs to the US, citing tariffs https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/19/17879844/alibaba-us-jobs-tariffs

Kit Programming Language https://www.kitlang.org/

RPKI – The required cryptographic upgrade to BGP routing https://blog.cloudflare.com/rpki/

Motorcycle that doesn’t fall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY1l6FdNgfA

VW Group, BMW and Daimler are under investigation for collusion in Europe https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/vw-daimler-bmw-european-commission-antitrust/

CrimsonDB: A Self-Designing Key-Value Store http://daslab.seas.harvard.edu/projects/crimsondb/

Investigating how the octopus got its smarts https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/how-the-octopus-got-its-smarts

Show HN: SAN – a Safe and Nice TOML/YAML Alternative https://astrocorp.net/san

How to create an OS from scratch – tutorial https://github.com/cfenollosa/os-tutorial

Show HN: Generate your city in 3D from Open Street Map data https://github.com/mkagenius/osm2maya

Show HN: Immutable maps and sets as hash array mapped trie for FreePascal https://github.com/benibela/hamt

Another Victim of the Magecart Assault Emerges: Newegg https://www.riskiq.com/blog/labs/magecart-newegg/

Streetfighter II Rainbow Edition, the Bootleg That Changed Streetfighter History https://www.kotaku.com.au/2018/09/this-bootleg-game-changed-street-fighter-history/

iOS 12’s new Measure app is simply not accurate. Don’t count on it http://www.loopinsight.com/2018/09/19/apples-ios-12-measure-app-and-accuracy/

ICANN approves (second-attempt) DNSSEC root key rollover for 11 October 2018 https://www.icann.org/resources/press-material/release-2018-09-18-en

This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-windows-file-may-be-secretly-hoarding-your-passwords-and-emails/

“Lawful intercept” Pegasus spyware found deployed in 45 countries https://www.zdnet.com/article/lawful-intercept-pegasus-spyware-found-deployed-in-45-countries/

Show HN: My software design pattern for state machines based on gene expression https://github.com/voodooattack/when-ts

Spiders blamed after broken siren played creepy nursery rhymes randomly at night https://boingboing.net/2018/09/17/spiders-blamed-after-broken-si.html

Apple “next-day” delivery horror story https://twitter.com/96SophieBuck/status/1041794907831189510

A Week on the Wrist: Apple Watch Series 4 https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/apple-watch-series-4-review

John Hancock will include fitness tracking in all life insurance policies https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/19/john-hancock-will-require-fitness-tracking-for-all-life-insurance-policies/

PostgreSQL as a distributed computing platform https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9dSACedK44

The Startling Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/551528?single_page=true