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Vigilante engineer stops Waymo from patenting key lidar technology https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/10/lone-engineer-spanks-waymo-in-lidar-patent-battle/

iOS 12: Core Data External Binary Data Storage Becomes Corrupt https://mjtsai.com/blog/2018/10/01/ios-12-and-core-data-external-binary-data-storage/

In El Chapo’s Trial, Extraordinary Steps to Keep Witnesses Alive https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/nyregion/el-chapo-trial-witnesses.html

Unpublished and Untenured, a Philosopher Inspired a Cult Following https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/books/review/irad-kimhi-thinking-and-being.html

Naked mole-rat mortality rates defy Gompertzian laws by not increasing with age [pdf] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783610/pdf/elife-31157.pdf

RAM Doubler 2 (1996) https://tidbits.com/article/837

The Costs of Programming Language Fragmentation https://robert.ocallahan.org/2018/10/the-costs-of-programming-language.html

Introducing Dav1d: a new AV1 decoder http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/post/2018/Introducing-dav1d

Pantagruel: An Unambiguous, Undefined Program Specification Language https://hexdocs.pm/pantagruel/readme.html

WorkerDom – The Same DOM API and Frameworks You Know, but in a Web Worker https://github.com/ampproject/worker-dom

Sales engagement startup Apollo says its massive contacts database was stolen https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/01/apollo-contacts-data-breach/

I.R.S. Tax Fraud Cases Plummet After Budget Cuts https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/business/economy/irs-tax-fraud-audit.html

The annoying habits of highly effective people https://www.economist.com/node/21751671

Luke’s mutt wizard for automatic Neomutt and OfflineIMAP configuration https://github.com/LukeSmithxyz/mutt-wizard

Create React App 2.0: Babel 7, Sass, and More https://reactjs.org/blog/2018/10/01/create-react-app-v2.html

Show HN: MicroMDM – Open Source MDM Server for Apple Devices https://micromdm.io/

Lolbench: automagically and empirically discovering Rust performance regressions https://blog.anp.lol/rust/2018/09/29/lolbench/

You can now run WebAssembly on Cloudflare Workers https://blog.cloudflare.com/webassembly-on-cloudflare-workers/

Green and Pleasant Land: Four New Books About Farming https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/09/27/green-pleasant-land-family-farm/

DEF CON report on vulnerabilities in US election infrastructure [pdf] https://defcon.org/images/defcon-26/DEF%20CON%2026%20voting%20village%20report.pdf

New Zealand travellers refusing digital search now face $5k Customs fine https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/367642/travellers-refusing-digital-search-now-face-5000-customs-fine

CosmoFlow: Using Deep Learning to Learn the Universe at Scale https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.04728

Police to Seattle’s techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/police-to-seattles-techies-streamers-sign-up-for-our-anti-swatting-service/

Impossibly Hungry Judges (2017) http://m.nautil.us/blog/impossibly-hungry-judges

Show HN: We made a real-time editor for web database apps http://demo.hyperfiddle.net/:quick-demo/

Show HN: A Tool for Communicating Uncertainty https://uncertain.io/

Insufficient Sleep Associated with Risky Teen Behavior https://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-teen-behavior-9938/

Causal effects between subjective wellbeing and cardiometabolic health https://www.bmj.com/content/362/bmj.k3788

Myrddin Compiler https://github.com/oridb/mc

Why the “Pursuit of Happiness” is leaving you depressed https://medium.com/swlh/why-the-pursuit-of-happiness-is-leaving-you-depressed-b3d26aa258d4

Prepare for changes to macOS Server 5.7.1 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208312

Student of Steve Wozniak’s $13,000 ‘Woz U’ coding program says ‘it’s broken’ https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/01/woz-u-steve-wozniak-complaints/

The Scottish Register of Tartans https://www.tartanregister.gov.uk/

CISP: A Speed-Of-Light Internet Service Provider https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.10897

Show HN: Concrete Calculator for your weekend projects around the house https://concretecalculator.io/

Vigilante engineer stops Waymo from patenting key lidar technology https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/10/lone-engineer-spanks-waymo-in-lidar-patent-battle/

“I’m surrounded by people - but I feel so lonely” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45561334

Quicksand: Lightweight Probabilistic Programming Implemented in Terra (2014) [pdf] https://dritchie.github.io/pdf/qs.pdf

Show HN: An Easy Programming Language That Runs in the Browser https://kabas.online/

Show HN: Deb-simple a lightweight, bare-bones apt repository server https://github.com/esell/deb-simple

Project Greenglow and the battle with gravity https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35861334

US mid-terms: Hackers expose ’staggering’ voter machine flaws https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45680490

Jon Skeet – The changing state of immutability C# (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O89-zG84QK4

Cisco coughs up baker’s dozen of vulnerabilities and other security nasties https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/27/cisco_vulns_h2_18/

The Army May Have Found Its Next Rifle in a Colorado Garage https://taskandpurpose.com/army-rifle-ribbon-gun/

Tim Berners-Lee announces new project for users to take back control of the web https://sdtimes.com/webdev/tim-berners-lee-announces-new-project-for-users-to-take-back-control-of-the-web/

The Curse of the Bahia Emerald, a Giant Green Rock That Ruins Lives (2017) https://www.wired.com/2017/03/curse-bahia-emerald-giant-green-rock-wreaks-havoc-ruins-lives/

Observability Is Not Just Logging or Metrics https://www.stackery.io/blog/observability-is-not-logging/

Optimising Docker Layers for Better Caching with Nix https://grahamc.com/blog/nix-and-layered-docker-images

On Wikipedia: In Defense of Inclusionism https://www.gwern.net/In-Defense-Of-Inclusionism

Announcing Limited Availability of DigitalOcean Kubernetes https://blog.digitalocean.com/announcing-limited-availability-of-digitalocean-kubernetes/

Show HN: Open Paperless 2 – Scan, OCR, and catalog all your paper documents https://demo.openpaperless.com/#/home/

WhatsApp to start filling up with ads just like Facebook https://uk.news.yahoo.com/whatsapp-start-filling-ads-just-124706498.html

Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/upshot/maps-neighborhoods-shape-child-poverty.html

Cop Pulls Tesla Model 3 Driver Over for ’Computer’ Mounted on Dashboard https://jalopnik.com/cop-pulls-tesla-model-3-driver-over-for-computer-mounte-1829437075

The Dickensian Conditions of Life in a For-Profit Lockup https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/books/review/shane-bauer-american-prison.html

Show HN: JohnnyDepp – A tiny dependency manager for modern browsers (862 bytes) https://github.com/muicss/johnnydepp?a=1

The silence from Facebook over the weekend is.. deafening https://twitter.com/gavinsblog/status/1046717365520666624

“0.5% of women stated they were virgins and reported virgin births” (2013) https://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f7102#alternate

Paul Allen says non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has returned but voices optimism https://www.geekwire.com/2018/paul-allen-says-non-hodgkins-lymphoma-returned-voices-optimism/

Humble Book Bundle: Head First Series by O’Reilly https://www.humblebundle.com/books/head-first-books

Facebook hack let the attackers access Tinder, Spotify, and Instagram accounts http://uk.businessinsider.com/facebook-hack-tinder-instagram-spotify-accounts-2018-9?r=US&IR=T

‘Solid’ gives every user a choice about where data is stored https://medium.com/@timberners_lee/one-small-step-for-the-web-87f92217d085

Nvidia drivers on Linux are trash https://nvidialinuxdriversaretrash.github.io/

IPCC: Climate scientists consider ‘life changing’ report https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45653099

Why did HN’s traffic tank so hard recently? https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ycombinator.com

Three robot advances that’ll be needed for DARPA’s new underground challenge https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612219/darpa-underground-robot/

Grindr Will Now Have to Sue Fuckr to Keep Controversial Tool Down https://torrentfreak.com/grindr-will-now-have-to-sue-fuckr-to-keep-controversial-tool-down-180930/

NASA makes astronauts posters for everything from Star Wars to the Matrix (2017) https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-posters-inspired-by-pop-culture-2017-7

Iridium partners with AWS to bring internet connectivity to the ’whole planet’ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/amazon-partners-with-iridium-for-aws-cloud-services-via-satellite.html

Supreme Court Refuses Billionaire Who Wanted to Turn People Away from CA Beach https://www.npr.org/2018/10/01/653354580/supreme-court-turns-away-billionaire-who-wanted-to-turn-people-away-from-calif-b

BrainNet: A Brain-To-Brain Interface for Direct Collaboration Between Brains https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.08632

How Facebook uses a hidden feature to share your information with advertisers https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/how-facebook-uses-a-hidden-feature-to-share-your-information-with-advertisers

New Safe Financing Documents from YC http://www.ycombinator.com/documents/

Creator of the Web works to liberate personal data https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45706429

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Take Martins Beach (Vinod Khosla) Case http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-martins-beach-supreme-court-20181001-story.html?outputType=amp

Google’s New Game Streaming Service https://projectstream.google.com/aco/signup

Guardian Columnist Logged into Conservative App as Boris Johnson https://amp.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/ian-payne/guardian-columnist-tory-app-boris-johnson/

Tether (USDT) Grappling with Allegations of Noble Bank Insolvency https://cryptovest.com/news/tether-usdt-grappling-with-allegations-of-noble-bank-insolvency/