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Practical guide to hyperparameters search for deep learning models https://blog.floydhub.com/guide-to-hyperparameters-search-for-deep-learning-models/

A DMT trip ’feels like dying’ – and scientists now agree https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/dd52796e-5935-414e-af0c-de9686d02afa

Roughtime: Securing Time with Digital Signatures https://blog.cloudflare.com/roughtime/

Running a database on EC2? Your clock could be slowing you down https://heapanalytics.com/blog/engineering/clocksource-aws-ec2-vdso

How the GNU coreutils are tested (2017) http://www.pixelbeat.org/docs/coreutils-testing.html

John Dvorak: “Yesterday I was fired from PC Magazine” https://twitter.com/THErealDVORAK/status/1043180806020116480

How communist Bulgaria became a leader in tech and sci-fi https://aeon.co/essays/how-communist-bulgaria-became-a-leader-in-tech-and-sci-fi

Holding a Program in One’s Head (2007) http://paulgraham.com/head.html

Inside cpyext: Why emulating CPython C API is so Hard https://morepypy.blogspot.com/2018/09/inside-cpyext-why-emulating-cpython-c.html

CTRL-Labs: demo of human-computer control using electromyography [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WtM1yz34co

Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-smog-streak-20180921-story.html

There’s No Such Thing as a General-purpose Processor (2014) https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2687011

Cluep, a Canadian startup that raised just $500K, acquired for $40M https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/20/cluep-a-canadian-startup-that-raised-just-500k-acquired-for-40m/

Writing Documentation When You Aren’t a Technical Writer – Part Two https://blog.stoplight.io/writing-documentation-when-you-arent-a-technical-writer-part-two-59997587cc2a

Get Billions of Correct Digits of Pi from a Wrong Formula (1999) [pdf] https://academics.rowan.edu/csm/departments/math/facultystaff/faculty/osler/Billions_pi_digits.pdf

After Five Years of Living in Trees, a Protest Community Is Being Evicted https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/hambach-forest-treehouse-eviction

A dozenal notation for western music https://dozenal-music.netlify.com/

Google Suppresses Memo Revealing Plans to Closely Track Search Users in China https://theintercept.com/2018/09/21/google-suppresses-memo-revealing-plans-to-closely-track-search-users-in-china/

NewSQL databases fail to guarantee consistency and I blame Spanner http://dbmsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/09/newsql-database-systems-are-failing-to.html

ARM pointer authentication (2017) https://lwn.net/Articles/718888/

Is This Treasure Trove of Movie Ads from the Heyday of Newspapers Worth $20M? https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/treasure-trove-of-movie-ads/

The new Jaguar cars sound like spaceships, thanks to Richard Devine http://cdm.link/2018/09/jaguar-richard-devine/

Freezing your credit is now free in all states under a new law https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/09/21/equifax-free-credit-freeze-new-law/1377815002/

Show HN: Super Smooth Tab View – Made with Pure CSS3 and JavaScript https://github.com/Johnny-the-Progger/Smooth-Tab-View

Ice Surveys and Neckties at Dinner: Life at an Arctic Outpost https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/climate/greenland-arctic-ice.html

Twitter says bug may have exposed some direct messages to third-party developers https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/21/twitter-bug-sent-user-direct-messages-to-developers-for-over-a-year/

Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine https://www.cnet.com/news/report-google-suppressed-an-explosive-memo-about-its-chinese-search-engine/

Drug giants Novartis and Bayer fail to stop NHS offering cheaper eye treatment https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45588983

California Cool: How the Wetsuit Became the Surfer’s Second Skin (2013) https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/how-the-wetsuit-became-a-surfers-second-skin/

Reverse engineering bus telemetry with GNU Radio (2015) https://www.bastibl.net/reversing-bus-telemetry/

Discovery of Galileo’s lost letter shows he edited his ideas to fool Inquisition https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06769-4

Facebook told to speed up changes or face ’sanctions’ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45519506

Cloudflare Ordered to Expose YTS, Showbox, and Popcorn Time Site ’Operators’ https://torrentfreak.com/cloudflare-ordered-to-expose-yts-showbox-and-popcorn-time-site-operators-180919/

Lugg (YC S15) is hiring software engineers (full stack, front end, back end) https://gist.github.com/erickreutz/01fb9d79723db5ffd8ac85b447668816

Hiding malware in Windows: The basics of code injection https://prdeving.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/hiding-malware-in-windows-code-injection/

Pallene: A statically typed companion language for Lua [pdf] http://www.inf.puc-rio.br/~roberto/docs/pallene-sblp.pdf

Tom Lehrer’s memorable “Revue” session https://physicstoday.scitation.org/do/10.1063/PT.6.4.20180920a/full/

Tencent’s AI plays StarCraft II, and wins over 90 percent of the time https://www.eyerys.com/articles/news/tencents-ai-plays-and-defeats-starcraft-iis-built-ai-full-matches

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Interrupt a Programmer (2013) https://heeris.id.au/2013/this-is-why-you-shouldnt-interrupt-a-programmer/

Japan’s rovers ready for touchdown on asteroid https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45578795

TypeScript support for ES Next pipeline operator https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript/issues/17718

Fixing a Bug in Our Account Activity API https://help.twitter.com/en/account-activity-api

Making $35,000 Bonsai Scissors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD2XGwmRJi8

Meow Wolf’s Magic Kingdom https://story.californiasunday.com/meow-wolf

‘Robotic Skins’ turn everyday objects into robots https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/19/robotic-skins-turn-everyday-objects-robots

Thanks for the Surprise Integration with My Website, Apple https://www.asaph.org/2018/09/jguitar-apple-ios-shortcut.html

Goss – Quick and Easy server validation https://github.com/aelsabbahy/goss

Yale study finds twice as many undocumented immigrants as previous estimates https://insights.som.yale.edu/insights/yale-study-finds-twice-as-many-undocumented-immigrants-as-previous-estimates

The Decentralized Web Failed Because of Economics, Not Technology https://blog.dshr.org/2018/01/it-isnt-about-technology.html?m=1

T-Mobile’s fixed 5G to cover 250M+ with 300 Mbps+, competing with home ISPs https://www.fiercewireless.com/5g/new-t-mobile-s-plans-for-home-fixed-wireless-internet-services-begin-to-take-shape

Alibaba’s Hospitality Robot to Be in Hotels by October https://yellrobot.com/alibaba-hospitality-robot-hotels/

What are Bloom filters, and why are they useful? https://sc5.io/posts/what-are-bloom-filters-and-why-are-they-useful/

NYT sues FCC, says it hid evidence of Russia meddling in net neutrality repeal https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/did-russia-meddle-with-net-neutrality-comments-nyt-sues-fcc-to-find-out/

One small change to New York’s intersections is saving pedestrians’ lives https://qz.com/1315305/one-small-change-to-new-yorks-intersections-is-saving-pedestrians-lives/

The size of things: an ngram experiment http://colinmorris.github.io/blog/size-of-things

Twitter bug may have sent users’ Direct Messages to external developers https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/21/17887976/twitter-bug-user-direct-messages-exposed-third-party-developers

Twitter: Don’t panic, but we may have leaked your DMs to rando devs https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/21/twitter_api_bug/

Show HN: Interactive Go REPL in Your Browser with WebAssembly https://gopry.rice.sh/

France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/world/europe/france-smartphones-schools.html

PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones’s Infowars https://reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKCN1M12NT

As China’s Woes Mount, Xi Jinping Faces Rare Rebuke at Home https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/world/asia/xi-jinping-internal-dissent.html

New Microscope Shows the Quantum World in Crazy Detail https://www.wired.com/story/new-microscope-shows-the-quantum-world-in-crazy-detail/

Show HN: I made HTML/CSS kit with website forms, popups and widgets https://niceverynice.com/little-widgets/preview/

Admins on Reddit are suppressing information critical to russian propaganda https://www.reddit.com/r/SubredditDrama/comments/9hqzb5/rfuckthealtright_mod_made_a_detailed_post_of_his

Italy opens probe into Ryanair hand luggage charges https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45595149