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Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-exposed-user-data-feared-repercussions-of-disclosing-to-public-1539017194

The New Atlanta Billionaires Behind the Unlikely Tech Unicorn MailChimp https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2018/10/08/the-new-atlanta-billionaires-behind-an-unlikely-tech-unicorn

The Economics of a Commune in the Ozarks https://www.eastwindblog.co/?p=1245

The benefits and costs of writing a POSIX kernel in a high-level language https://www.usenix.org/conference/osdi18/presentation/cutler

Why you can have millions of goroutines but only thousands of Java threads https://rcoh.me/posts/why-you-can-have-a-million-go-routines-but-only-1000-java-threads/

How newlines affect Linux kernel performance https://nadav.amit.zone/blog/linux-inline

Disappearing videos and disappointed grandmothers https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/10/05/recipes/

FAA Moves Toward Treating Drones and Planes as Equals https://hackaday.com/2018/10/08/will-drones-and-planes-be-treated-as-equals-by-faa/

A Mysterious Fossil Points to the Origins of Lizards and Snakes https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/science/lizards-snakes-fossils-squamates.html

Programming as interaction: A new perspective for programming language research http://tomasp.net/blog/2018/programming-interaction/

Fond (YC W12) Is Hiring Sales Operations Associate in Portland https://jobs.lever.co/fond/f3145dc6-86cb-4a44-924a-ee26e2dd1ab9

Real-Time ASCII art rendering using a single decision tree https://art.pixlab.io/

Notes on using git-replace to get rid of giant objects https://blog.plover.com/prog/git-replace.html

Show HN: Alan – a low-code application platform https://alan-platform.com/pages/tuts/introducing.html

H-1B: As immigration furor roils Silicon Valley, Canada smooths way for techies https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/08/h-1b-as-immigration-furor-roils-silicon-valley-canada-smoothes-way-for-techies/

Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/technology/tech-workers-ask-censorship-surveillance.html

Taming Performance Variability [pdf] https://www.usenix.org/system/files/osdi18-maricq.pdf

In with the Out Crowd: Contrarians, Alone and Together http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2018_Summer_Lagerfeld.php

IRL Glasses Block All the Screens Around You https://www.wired.com/story/irl-glasses-screen-blocking/

Challenge – AI Initiative https://aiethicsinitiative.org/challenge

Practical Implementation of Memristor-Based Threshold Logic Gates https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.03333

Show HN: WebRTC implementation for Python using Asyncio https://github.com/jlaine/aiortc/

A Comparison of Functional Data Structures on the JVM https://github.com/lacuna/bifurcan/blob/master/doc/comparison.md

How WeChat faded into the silence in India https://factordaily.com/how-wechat-faded-into-the-silence-in-india/

A Geyser Erupted in Yellowstone and 80 Years of Human Trash Poured Out https://www.livescience.com/63768-yellowstone-geyser-garbage-eruption.html

Cicada: Dependably Fast Multi-Core In-Memory Transactions (2017) [pdf] https://hyeontaek.com/papers/cicada-sigmod2017.pdf

DTrace on Windows ported from FreeBSD https://twitter.com/gvnn3/status/1049347862541344771

Log driven programming (2013) http://antirez.com/news/51

Deep in Human DNA, a Gift from the Neanderthals https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/science/neanderthal-genes-viruses.html

Widely reported 45% emissions reduction necessary by 2030 actually closer to 60% https://mobile.twitter.com/PeterBrannen1/status/1049438189918638080

Call Python functions from VBA in all Microsoft Office apps http://docs.xlwings.org/en/stable/whatsnew.html#v0-12-0-oct-7-2018

Show HN: Firebase2graphql – Migrate from Firebase to GraphQL on Postgres https://github.com/hasura/graphql-engine/tree/master/community/tools/firebase2graphql

Reposurgeon’s Excellent Journey and the Waning of Python http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=8161

Review of 1984 by Isaac Asimov (1980) http://www.newworker.org/ncptrory/1984.htm

French intelligence officer caught selling confidential data on the dark web https://www.zdnet.com/article/french-police-officer-caught-selling-confidential-police-data-on-the-dark-web

Yale putting high-tech tests to its controversial Vinland Map https://news.yale.edu/2018/02/28/yale-putting-high-tech-tests-its-controversial-vinland-map

Compact Sparse Merkle Trees – Efficient Non-Membership Proofs https://osf.io/8mcnh/

Intel Announces Xeon W-3175X: 28-Core Processor for Extreme Workstations https://www.anandtech.com/show/13449/intel-announces-xeon-w3175x-28core-processor-for-extreme-workstations

Model 3 achieves the lowest probability of injury of any car tested by NHTS https://www.tesla.com/blog/model-3-lowest-probability-injury-any-vehicle-ever-tested-nhtsa

Why the falling cost of light matters (2017) https://www.bbc.com/news/business-38650976

Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature (2016) [pdf] https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s13059-016-1044-7

Portal from Facebook: Voice Enabled Hands-Free Video Calling https://portal.facebook.com/

Interview with Mark, a programmer building bespoke business applications https://remotehabits.com/interview/interview-with-mark-a-programmer-building-bespoke-business-applications/

Economics Nobel laureate Paul Romer is a Python programming convert https://qz.com/1417145/economics-nobel-laureate-paul-romer-is-a-python-programming-convert/

IPCC climate change report calls for urgent action to phase out fossil fuels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2018/oct/08/ipcc-climate-change-report-urgent-action-fossil-fuels-live

Visual Studio Code September 2018 https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_28

Cloudera and Hortonworks merger means Hadoop’s influence is declining https://venturebeat.com/2018/10/06/cloudera-and-hortonworks-merger-means-hadoops-influence-is-declining/

Tron founder claims TRX to be 200x faster than Ethereum https://beincrypto.com/justin-sun-touts-tron-odyssy/

DevOps101 – Infrastructure as Code with Vagrant https://hackernoon.com/devops101-itinfrastructure-54337d6a148b

Show HN: A personal task manager with multiple trello-like projects https://todox.app/

Heathrow fined for USB stick data breach https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45785227

How I overcame my gaming addiction and bootstrapped a business to help others https://www.indiehackers.com/interview/how-i-overcame-my-gaming-addiction-and-built-a-business-to-help-others-56eaf03900

Why Mathematicians Can’t Find the Hay in a Haystack http://nautil.us/blog/why-mathematicians-cant-find-the-hay-in-a-haystack

Show HN: Goalee for iOS – Don’t lose track of your life’s goals https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/goalee/id1438115216

UK Court Blocks Mass Legal Action Over Google’s Alleged Tracking of Safari Users https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/08/uk-court-blocks-lawsuit-google-track-safari-users/

Why Cops Can Force You to Unlock Your Phone with Your Face https://www.wired.com/story/police-unlock-iphone-face-id-legal-rights/

Taiwan server makers moving manufacturing out of China after Bloomberg report https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20181008PD212.html

Equifax fined maximum penalty under 1998 UK data protection law https://www.cyberscoop.com/equifax-uk-ico-fine/

Why Amazon Really Raised Its Minimum Wage to $15 https://www.wired.com/story/why-amazon-really-raised-minimum-wage/

PoC Attack Escalates MikroTik Router Bug to ‘As Bad as It Gets’ https://threatpost.com/poc-attack-escalates-mikrotik-router-bug-to-as-bad-as-it-gets/138076/

Humble Book Bundle – Make: Electronics 2018 https://www.humblebundle.com/books/make-electronics-2018

Xkcd: Google Announcement https://xkcd.com/1361/

Show HN: Espial: an open-source, web-based bookmarking server https://github.com/jonschoning/espial

Apple’s latest Watch is crashing and rebooting due to Daylight Saving Time bug https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17950300/apple-watch-series-4-reboot-crash-dst-bug

ZeroPhone open source linux phone https://wiki.zerophone.org/index.php/Main_Page

Realized that the best decision algorithm for startups is poker https://hajak.se/you-can-play-life-in-three-ways-ccd987e320ed

I’m in love with NUXT – a quick course I put together to get you started https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkrbIFZz_IM

Chinese spy chip: Four more reasons to believe Apple’s denial https://9to5mac.com/2018/10/08/chinese-spy-chip-2/

Python joins movement to dump ’offensive’ master, slave terms https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/11/python_purges_master_and_slave_in_political_pogrom/

Show HN: A haiku a day for the rest of my life https://haiku.ist

Show HN: Gradient Buttons for React Native https://github.com/thomaswangio/react-native-gradient-buttons

Tesla Model 3 achieves lowest probability of injury of any vehicle by the NHTSA https://electrek.co/2018/10/07/tesla-model-3-lowest-probability-of-injury-nhtsa/

Show HN: Fisher – a package manager for the fish shell https://github.com/jorgebucaran/fisher

Beyond Earth: A Chronicle of Deep Space Exploration https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/beyond_earth_detail.html

Google shutting down consumer version of Google+ https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/

Microsoft open-sources Infer.NET AI code https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/05/imicrosoft_nfernet/

Google+ shutting down after users’ data is exposed https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45792349

Google+ to shut down after coverup of data breach https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/08/google-plus-hack/

FAA Bill Establishes New Conditions for Recreational Use of Drones https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=91844

Google hid major Google+ security flaw that exposed users’ personal information https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/8/17951914/google-plus-data-breach-exposed-user-profile-information-privacy-not-disclosed

Google shutters Google+ social network after WSJ reports a huge security lapse https://www.businessinsider.com/google-shutters-google-social-network-after-wsj-reports-a-huge-security-lapse-2018-10