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What I Learned from porting my projects to FreeBSD https://github.com/shlomif/what-i-learned-from-porting-to-freebsd

Show HN: Whack – A simply-designed compiled programming language http://github.com/onchere/whack

Show HN: Monica – Personal CRM, Remember everything about friends and family https://github.com/monicahq/monica

What ’dependency’ means in Unix init systems is underspecified https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/sysadmin/InitDependencyUnclear

Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper: How to Escape from a Black Hole https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/23/science/stephen-hawking-final-paper.html

Computing sin and cos in hardware with synthesisable Verilog http://kierdavis.com/cordic.html

Talking to the Mailman – Interview with Richard Stallman https://newleftreview.org/II/113/richard-stallman-talking-to-the-mailman

Scooters are taking cars off the road, a survey says https://ggwash.org/view/69621/scooters-are-taking-cars-off-the-road-a-survey-says

Study Links Uber and Lyft to Increase in U.S. Traffic Deaths http://www.thedrive.com/tech/24493/study-links-uber-and-lyft-to-increase-in-u-s-traffic-deaths

Show HN: A note-taking web app that won’t ever betray you https://noteto.me/

Turns Out Wearing a Hi-Vis Vest Gets You into Everything for Free https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/mgv4gn/chalecos-reflectantes-entrar-gratis

Seven Weeks to Venice: History Through Isochronic Maps https://resobscura.blogspot.com/2018/10/seven-weeks-to-venice-history-through.html

The Froude number and bipedal locomotion https://paulispace.com/robotics/2018/10/26/froude.html

The Future of Java SE [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFfTqUQxFTs

RECC, the Robert Elder Compiler (and Emulator and Microkernel) Collection http://recc.robertelder.org/

Smarking [YC W15] Is Hiring Back End Engineers in SF https://www.smarking.com/careers

Cache Modeling and Optimization Using Miniature Simulations [pdf] https://www.usenix.org/system/files/conference/atc17/atc17-waldspurger.pdf

SimpleSSR: Server-Side Rendering at Scale https://www.simplessr.org/

100ms in additional latency cost you 1 % revenue, don’t they? https://www.niels-ole.com/amazon/performance/2018/10/27/100ms-latency-1percent-revenue.html

‘Two-faced’ membrane can create electricity from salty and fresh water http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/10/two-faced-membrane-can-create-electricity-nothing-salty-water

Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor (2009) https://www.theguardian.com/global/2009/dec/13/drug-money-banks-saved-un-cfief-claims

Fear, trust and JavaScript: When types and functional programming fail https://www.reaktor.com/blog/fear-trust-and-javascript/

Show HN: I wrote a BASIC interpreter in Go https://github.com/skx/gobasic

Show HN: DIY robot to physically replay the mobile motions of users https://remotion.cs.brown.edu

Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster: Search Words by First Known Use Date https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler

Female Employees Who Are the Only Woman at Work More Likely to Consider Quitting http://fortune.com/2018/10/23/women-only-one-lean-in-survey/

Death of a bookman: the rise and fall of a publisher http://standpointmag.co.uk/node/7270/full

GPP – general-purpose preprocessor https://logological.org/gpp

HTML Notepad – HTML WYSIWYG editor for the rest of us https://html-notepad.com

Reality vs. simulation – flying a real Cessna 172 vs. Flight Simulator X https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBK6nCrmCP0

Quaternions and 3d rotation, explained interactively (3Blue1Brown) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjMuIxRvygQ

Microsoft Maquette is a tool for creating immersive prototypes in VR https://www.maquette.ms

Linus Torvalds Shows His New Polite Side While Pointing Out Bad Kernel Code https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linus-Torvalds-New-Politeness

Linda Gottfredson’s Scientific Keynote Cancelled: Why? https://quillette.com/2018/10/12/linda-gottfredsons-scientific-keynote-cancelled-why/

Nifty Fifty – 50 Blue-chip stocks from the 60s and 70s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nifty_Fifty

Silicon Valley’s dirty secret: using a shadow workforce of contract employees https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/22/silicon-valley-using-contract-employees-to-drive-profits.html

The radio spectrum archive http://spectrumarchive.org/

Can the world’s first AI ski instructor beat the real thing? https://www.ft.com/content/049f15ce-d798-11e8-a854-33d6f82e62f8

Show HN: OneDB, an open source decentralized back end https://one-db.org/

Show HN: My website looks like it went through a photocopier https://justinjackson.ca/new-website

Hubble’s Broken Gyroscope Fixed After Engineers Try Turning It Off and on Again https://gizmodo.com/hubble-telescope-s-broken-gyroscope-seemingly-fixed-aft-1829934018

Show HN: Geofable – tell stories with maps https://geofable.com

What are some Unix design decisions that proved to be wrong or short sighted? https://www.reddit.com/r/unix/comments/9rfj8t/what_are_some_unix_design_decisions_that_proved/

What Can Artificial Intelligence Teach Us About Political Polarization? https://quillette.com/2018/10/27/what-can-artificial-intelligence-teach-us-about-political-polarization/

Gab.com Booted from Hosting Provider Due to User Account https://twitter.com/getongab/status/1056362626077220865

VW CEO says they’ll have ‘EVs as good as Tesla’s for half the price by 2020’ https://electrek.co/2018/10/26/vw-ceo-electric-vehicle-tesla-half-price-2020/