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Fake review factories that run on Facebook and post five-star Amazon reviews https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/oct/20/facebook-fake-amazon-review-factories-uncovered-which-investigation

Pushback against Saudi funding endangers Silicon Valley valuations https://www.epsilontheory.com/funding-secured/

Falcon: A high-performance web server for Ruby, supporting HTTP/2 and HTTPS https://github.com/socketry/falcon

The Single Board Computer Database https://www.board-db.org

First-Class Automatic Differentiation in Swift https://gist.github.com/rxwei/30ba75ce092ab3b0dce4bde1fc2c9f1d

UBeam CEO Meredith Perry steps aside amidst B2B pivot https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/20/ubeam/

Barry Martin’s Hopalong Orbits Visualizer https://iacopoapps.appspot.com/hopalongwebgl/

Zero-day in popular jQuery plugin actively exploited for at least three years https://www.zdnet.com/article/zero-day-in-popular-jquery-plugin-actively-exploited-for-at-least-three-years/

Smalltalk on the JVM http://www.redline.st/

How the 1,500 HP Koenigsegg Regera Hits 248 MPH Without a Gearbox https://jalopnik.com/how-the-1-500-hp-koenigsegg-regera-hits-248-mph-without-1689181377

Why Kodak Died and Fujifilm Thrived: A Tale of Two Film Companies http://petapixel.com/2018/10/19/why-kodak-died-and-fujifilm-thrived-a-tale-of-two-film-companies/

Run Perl in the browser with WebPerl https://webperl.zero-g.net/

Using Fressian to exchange values between WebAssembly modules and ClojureScript https://pkpkpk.github.io/wasm⥪fressian⥭cljs.html

RedisGraph: a fast, queryable property graph database for Redis https://oss.redislabs.com/redisgraph/

‘Transgender’ could be defined out of existence under Trump administration https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/21/us/politics/transgender-trump-administration-sex-definition.amp.html

Show HN: termwm: A floating WM of terminals inside your terminal https://gitlab.com/jD91mZM2/termwm

Mod Function and Negative Numbers (2000) http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/52343.html

Problems with infinite scroll https://logrocket.com/blog/infinite-scroll/

Dictionary Objects in JavaScript and TypeScript (2017) http://blog.jessitron.com/2017/07/dictionary-objects-in-javascript-and.html

A new way to measure nearly nothing: Ultracold trapped atoms to measure pressure https://phys.org/news/2018-10-ultracold-atoms-pressure.html

SICP Goodness – The Environment Model https://www.lvguowei.me/post/sicp-goodness-environment-model/

Show HN: FFdynamic – Extend FFmpeg with A/V process composition, runtime control https://github.com/Xingtao/FFdynamic

A Billionaire Pledges to Fight High Drug Prices, and the Industry Is Rattled https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-billionaire-decided-to-fight-high-drug-prices-and-the-industry-is-rattled-1540145686

Pharo: An immersive programming experience https://pharo.org

Notes on Landauer’s principle, reversible computation, Maxwell’s Demon (2003) [pdf] https://www.cs.princeton.edu/courses/archive/fall06/cos576/papers/bennett03.pdf

AU metadata laws under fire as ’authority creep’ has more agencies with access https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-19/authority-creep-has-more-agencies-accessing-your-metadata/10398348

Growing a Fruit Snack Business for a Good Cause https://www.starterstory.com/stories/peaceful-fruits

Type-Driven Program Synthesis [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnOix9TFy1A

Dangit, Git an illustrated recipe book for Git problems (and solutions) https://gumroad.com/l/dangit-git

Relationship Hero (YC S17) Is Hiring Coaches https://relationshiphero.com/careers?role=coach

Decentralized token swap/payment widget on any websites https://developer.kyber.network/docs/WidgetGenerator/

Show HN: SQL Viewer – UI for uber/queryparser, written in Haskell https://github.com/dlthomas/sql-viewer

Your life span is written in your DNA and we’re learning to read the code https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612256/want-to-know-when-youre-going-to-die/

Mathematical and physical models toward building a more perfect flying vehicle https://phys.org/news/2018-10-merging-mathematical-physical-vehicle.html

Tea in the Beginning (2007) http://www.lcy.net/tea/ch1.php

Kodak Had a Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Enriched Uranium (2012) https://gizmodo.com/5909961/kodak-had-a-secret-weapons-grade-nuclear-reactor-hidden-in-a-basement

Naming and Synchronization in a Decentralized Computer System (1979) [pdf] http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a061407.pdf

Facts and charts that show the world is getting better https://www.vox.com/2014/11/24/7272929/global-poverty-health-crime-literacy-good-news

I was invited to speak at Google about “the elite charade of changing the world” https://twitter.com/anandwrites/status/1053670769056600065?s=21

Radicle – p2p stack for creating open source software together http://oscoin.io/radicle.html

Decentralized Authentication for Self-Sovereign Identities Using GNU Name System [pdf] https://gnunet.org/sites/default/files/dasein10.pdf

Lyft, Stripe spend lavishly to kill San Francisco’s homelessness relief measure https://boingboing.net/2018/10/21/woke-but-cruel.html

grep gullible /usr/dict/words || echo missing https://shitpost.plover.com/t/thats-okay-i-can-wait.html

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels: study https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/06/21/bcg-vaccine-can-reverse-type-1-diabetes-almost-undetectable/

Americans lose confidence they can sniff out social media bots https://techxplore.com/news/2018-10-americans-confidence-social-media-bots.html

No More Entrepreneurial “Struggle Porn” https://medium.com/@nateliason/no-more-struggle-porn-202153a01108

How Fish and Chips Migrated to Great Britain https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/who-invented-fish-and-chips

Saudi government reportedly punished dissidents after McKinsey identified them https://www.businessinsider.com/mckinsey-report-saudi-arabia-dissidents-arrest-2018-10

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/17/building-a-great-startup-requires-more-than-genius-and-a-great-invention/

Saudi Arabia reportedly groomed Twitter employee to spy on user accounts https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/20/18003644/saudi-arabia-twitter-jamal-khashoggi-twitter-employee-spy

SingleFile: Web Extension for saving a complete web page into a single HTML file https://github.com/gildas-lormeau/SingleFile