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Massachusetts gas fires: Another technological tragedy http://bit-player.org/2018/another-technological-tragedy

Show HN: Lipreading with Deep Learning https://github.com/astorfi/lip-reading-deeplearning

A honeypot programmed in Micropython for the ESP8266 https://github.com/gbafana25/esp8266_honeypot

Alchemy: A Language and Compiler for Homomorphic Encryption Made Easy [pdf] http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~cpeikert/pubs/alchemy.pdf

Yeti DNS Project https://yeti-dns.org

MIT AGI: Conversation with Yoshua Bengio [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azOmzumh0vQ

Art and Spirit in Mathematics: The Lessons of Japanese Temple Geometry (part I) https://www.scienceandnonduality.com/art-spirit-in-mathematics-the-lessons-of-japanese-temple-geometry-part-i/

Ethernaut: wargame to learn about smart contract security https://ethernaut.zeppelin.solutions/

BepiColombo Launches on Long Journey to Mercury https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/science/bepicolombo-mercury-launch.html

Emma Willard’s maps charted the evolution of the United States https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/first-atlas-of-the-united-states

Show HN: Webpage to PDF Microservice https://imti.co/webpage-to-pdf-microservice/

A Love Story That Upended the Texas Prison System https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/love-story-upended-texas-prison-system/

67% of workers earning over $100k see themselves quitting in the next 6 months https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/19/67percent-of-workers-earning-over-100000-plan-to-quit-in-the-next-6-months.html

Erlang/OTP by Example http://erlangbyexample.org

Redirect Detective http://redirectdetective.com/

Not exercising worse than smoking, diabetes and heart disease study finds https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/19/health/study-not-exercising-worse-than-smoking/index.html

Raster Vision: A New Framework for Deep Learning on Satellite and Aerial Imagery https://www.azavea.com/blog/2018/10/18/raster-vision-release/

Smarking (YC W15) Is Hiring Back-End Engineers in SF https://www.smarking.com/careers

Mio – Cross-platform header-only C++11 library for memory-mapped file IO https://github.com/mandreyel/mio

Looking Glass: an extremely low latency KVM FrameRelay implementation https://looking-glass.hostfission.com

The History of Notre-Dame Cathedral’s Gargoyles https://mymodernmet.com/notre-dame-cathedral-grotesques/

Core_bench: better micro-benchmarks through linear regression (2014) https://blog.janestreet.com/core_bench-micro-benchmarking-for-ocaml/

Validating UTF-8 bytes using only 0.45 cycles per byte (AVX edition) https://lemire.me/blog/2018/10/19/validating-utf-8-bytes-using-only-0-45-cycles-per-byte-avx-edition/

Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows, it’s how it develops it https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/microsofts-problem-isnt-shipping-windows-updates-its-developing-them/

Walmart’s strategy to solve the Amazon puzzle is working https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/19/business/walmart-stores-grocery-pickup-amazon/index.html

Tensions with the West are putting the future of China’s Skynet at stake https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2165372/how-tensions-west-are-putting-future-chinas-skynet-mass

Meow Hash: A high-speed non-cryptographic hash function https://mollyrocket.com/meowhash

Relational inductive biases, deep learning, and graph networks https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.01261

An algorithm kicks businesses out of food stamp program on dubious fraud charges https://newfoodeconomy.org/usda-algorithm-food-stamp-snap-fraud-small-businesses/

Anthony Powell chronicled the languid world of the English middle class https://newrepublic.com/article/151605/anthony-powell-book-review-john-banville

Show HN: Open Source Growth Marketing Platform https://erxes.io/

Why Arc Isn’t Especially Object-Oriented (2002) http://www.paulgraham.com/noop.html

Small company or big company? https://www.benkuhn.net/bigco

If Printed Dictionaries Are History, What’ll Children Sit on to Reach the Table? https://www.neh.gov/article/if-printed-dictionaries-are-history-what-will-children-sit-reach

Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause http://theconversation.com/alzheimers-disease-mounting-evidence-that-herpes-virus-is-a-cause-104943

SSO Wall of Shame: vendors that treat SSO as luxury feature, not core security https://sso.tax/

A new course to teach people about fairness in machine learning https://www.blog.google/technology/ai/new-course-teach-people-about-fairness-machine-learning/amp/

The genetics of university success https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32621-w

High-end house rents in Vancouver plunge up to 20% as inventory spikes: experts https://www.vancourier.com/real-estate/high-end-house-rents-plunge-up-to-20-as-inventory-spikes-experts-1.23470074

Hy – a Lisp embedded in Python http://docs.hylang.org/en/stable/quickstart.html

Neuroscientist found there are 7 factors that can help you change anyone’s mind https://www.businessinsider.de/how-to-be-more-persuasive-according-to-neuroscience-2018-10

China to launch artificial moon in 2020 http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/1016/c90000-9508748.html

Identity Diversification: The Case for a Well-Balanced Sense of Self https://nickwignall.com/identity-diversification/

Apple Apologizes for Hacked Accounts in China http://fortune.com/2018/10/16/apple-china-accounts-hacked/

National Vulnerability Database is down https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/search

Young Chinese women angered by TV blockbuster’s ‘twisted’ patriarchal values https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2169127/young-chinese-women-angered-tv-blockbusters-twisted-patriarchal

3D printers have ‘fingerprints,’ which could help trace guns, counterfeit goods http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2018/10/030.html

Python 3.6.7 and Python 3.7.1 are now available https://blog.python.org/2018/10/python-371-and-367-are-now-available.html

Silicon Valley’s Saudi ties face fresh scrutiny in wake of Khashoggi affair https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/20/silicon-valley-ties-saudi-arabia-scrutiny-jamal-khashoggi

Show HN: Azartiz – A Fast and Easy CouchDB Playground https://azartiz.com

Show HN: Byepass – Eliminating Passwords https://byepass.co/?ref=hn

China Plans to Launch an ’Artificial Moon’ to Light Up the Night Skies http://time.com/5429288/china-chengdu-artificial-moon/

Apple’s new parental control: Daily Stormer is in, sex-ed is out https://boingboing.net/2018/10/19/daily-stormer-for-kids.html

Rfc8484: DNS Queries Over HTTPS (DoH) https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8484

Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since HHGTTG https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/14/17233606/space-opera-catheryenne-valente-science-fiction-humor-book-review

Superheroes for hire – secrets of the 10x engineer https://medium.com/superteam/the-10x-engineer-98bff477ced4

US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/20/trump-us-nuclear-arms-treaty-russia

Saudis’ Image Makers: A Troll Army and a Twitter Insider https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/us/politics/saudi-image-campaign-twitter.html

Commentary: Scrutinizing the carbon cycle and CO2 residence time in atmosphere https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921818117306586#page=2&zoom=100,0,577

After the Windows update fiasco, Microsoft needs to shake up its dev process https://arstechnica.com/?p=1393015

John Carmack – Retreat, OpenBSD and Neural Network Programming https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2110408722526967&id=100006735798590&x

Space-Borne Bose–Einstein Condensation for Precision Interferometry https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0605-1

D-Link routers – full takeover http://sploit.tech/2018/10/12/D-Link.html

Russian Electoral Interference: 2018 Midterms Edition https://www.lawfareblog.com/russian-electoral-interference-2018-midterms-edition

Open-source hardware could defend against the next generation of hacking http://theconversation.com/open-source-hardware-could-defend-against-the-next-generation-of-hacking-104473

Trump shielding Saudis and punishing China says a lot on US commitment to rights https://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/2168975/trump-shielding-saudis-while-punishing-china-says-lot-about-us

Intel Core I9 9900K vs. AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Linux Gaming Benchmarks https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=9900k-2700x-gaming

X-37B Space Plane Wings Past 400 Days on Mission https://www.space.com/42175-x-37b-space-plane-otv5-400-days-orbit.html

Lessons from Building VeniceDB (60 TB in Postgres) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeMaBwd90SI

Two spacecraft are embarking on a 7-year journey to decode Mercury’s mysteries https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/19/17994206/esa-jaxa-bepicolombo-mercury-orbiter-mission-spacecraft-launch

Camelot: Python library that makes it easy to extract tables from PDF files https://camelot-py.readthedocs.io/en/master/

33 concepts every JavaScript developer should know https://github.com/leonardomso/33-js-concepts#readme

Hackers Breach Medicare/Medicaid Services Portal, Get Data on 75,000 https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/19/healthcare-gov-breach/