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JPEG image of Shakespeare which is also a zip file containing his complete works https://twitter.com/David3141593/status/1057042085029822464

We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/xw9n3q/we-posed-as-100-senators-to-run-ads-on-facebook-facebook-approved-all-of-them

The SOS in my Halloween decorations https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-45976946

Advantages of Using R Notebooks Instead of Jupyter Notebooks (2017) https://minimaxir.com/2017/06/r-notebooks/

Show HN: Space invaders, but the invaders evolve with genetic algorithm https://github.com/victorqribeiro/invaderz

Show HN: Jobs Done – A ritual app for ending the work day inspired by Deep Work https://github.com/skidding/jobs-done

Show HN: Giraffe – Functional ASP.NET Core web framework for F# https://github.com/giraffe-fsharp/Giraffe

Surgery students ’losing dexterity to stitch patients’ https://www.bbc.com/news/education-46019429

Actors for Squeak Smalltalk https://tonyg.github.io/squeak-actors/

Managed CockroachDB: Geo-Distributed Database as a Service https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/launching-managed-cockroachdb/

The Evolution of Character Codes 1874-1968 (2012) [pdf] http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.96.678&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Designing a new funding structure for bootstrappers https://earnestcapital.co/funding-for-bootstrappers/

Analyzing the Walmart site performance https://iamakulov.com/notes/walmart/

Why Jupyter is data scientists’ computational notebook of choice https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07196-1

How to Handle Monetary Values in JavaScript https://frontstuff.io/how-to-handle-monetary-values-in-javascript

Apple T2 Security Chip: Security Overview [pdf] https://www.apple.com/mac/docs/Apple_T2_Security_Chip_Overview.pdf

Scale AI is hiring engineers to accelerate the development of AI https://scale.ai/about#jobs

Rpitx: RF Transmitter for Raspberry Pi https://github.com/F5OEO/rpitx

Google CEO: we need to “take a much harder line on inappropriate behavior” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/google-ceo-we-need-to-take-a-much-harder-line-on-inappropriate-behavior/

Twitter bots drive up to 60% of the conversations on trending topics https://www.wired.com/story/new-tool-shows-how-bots-drive-conversation-for-news-events/

How much does a cable box really cost? The industry would prefer you don’t ask http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-spectrum-cable-rate-hike-20181030-story.html

Sierra – A SIMD Extension for C++ https://sierra-lang.github.io/

15TB HDDs: Western Digital Unveils the Ultrastar DC HC620 https://www.anandtech.com/show/13523/western-digital-15tb-hdd-ultrastar-dc-hc620

Show HN: SQL Trainer – Learn SQL by doing live data exercises https://app.bytescout.com/sql-trainer/index.html

The Library of Congress has launched a new crowd-sourced transcription tool https://blogs.loc.gov/thesignal/2018/10/lets-go-explore-transcribe-and-tag-at-crowd-loc-gov/

Resin.io changes name to balena, releases open-source edition https://www.balena.io/blog/resin-io-changes-name-to-balena-releases-open-source-edition/

Google Pixel Buyer: FedEx lost shipment, Google won’t send me a replacement https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel/comments/9sjz2s/fedex_lost_shipment_google_wont_send_me_a/

The backlash against overtourism https://www.economist.com/node/21752943

Introducing AdaNet: Fast and Flexible AutoML with Learning Guarantees https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/10/introducing-adanet-fast-and-flexible.html

C++17 constexpr Compile-time Ray Tracer (2017) https://github.com/tcbrindle/raytracer.hpp

Apple’s Folly: Long before the iPhone, the Pippin console flopped hard (2013) http://gameological.com/2013/06/apples-folly/index.html

Facebook open-sources new suite of Linux kernel components and tools https://code.fb.com/open-source/linux/

Viewer Discretion Advised: (De)coding an iOS Kernel Vulnerability http://phrack.org/papers/viewer_discretion_advised.html

A Little Scheme Setup and Development on the Galaxy S9 Plus http://www.blogbyben.com/2018/04/a-little-scheme-setup-and-development.html

This is the best drone according to Amazon? – The HS100 https://dronedj.com/2018/10/30/amazon-reviews-hs100/

Statement of Canonical on RedHat’s Acquisition by IBM https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/10/30/statement-on-ibm-acquisition-of-red-hat

How we designed the software for the Brex rewards platform https://medium.com/brexeng/building-a-rewards-platform-from-scratch-ff4e22124658

Show HN: CryptoProof – post proofs to the Ethereum blockchain for free https://cryptoproof.org

Aragon: Decentralized Organizations https://aragon.org/

Gab.com is transferred to Uniregistry after expulsion from GoDaddy http://whois.domaintools.com/gab.com

Peloton: Uber’s Unified Resource Scheduler for Diverse Cluster Workloads https://eng.uber.com/peloton/

Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s powerful new supercomputer https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/27/meet-sierra-livermores-powerful-new-supercomputer/

Apple Finally Updates MacBook Air with Retina Display, Touch ID https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10/apple-finally-updates-macbook-air-with-retina-display/

A single-page app is almost always worse than a multi-page app https://www.gregnavis.com/articles/the-architecture-no-one-needs.html

Doppelgänger Finder: Taking Stylometry to the Underground (2014) [pdf] https://www1.icsi.berkeley.edu/~sadia/papers/oakland2014-underground.pdf

Yayoi Kusama: Earth is a Polka Dot [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21NrNdse7nI

Profiling: The Case of the Missing Milliseconds https://engineering.riotgames.com/news/profiling-case-missing-milliseconds

Show HN: Astro-Bot – A programming question with every new tab https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/astro-bot/acjiedbilhbchmjblapmekfajpplpgdo

Google X Executive Accused of Sexual Harassment Still Works There, Employees Say https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/google-x-sexual-harassment-allegations-employment.html

Trolling the Monster in the Heart of the Milky Way https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/science/black-hole-milky-way.html

Benjamin Button Reviews the New MacBook Pro (2016) https://blog.pinboard.in/2016/10/benjamin_button_reviews_the_new_macbook_pro/

Scaling Millions of Connections with a Zero-Propagation Dynamic DNS https://blog.rainway.io/scaling-millions-of-connections-with-a-zero-propagation-dynamic-dns-b0d706a611b4

Obese Mice Lose a Third of Their Fat Using a Natural Protein https://gumc.georgetown.edu/news/Obese-Mice-Lose-a-Third-of-Their-Fat-Using-a-Natural-Protein

California Permits Waymo to Test Driverless Autonomous Cars on Its Streets http://fortune.com/2018/10/30/waymo-california-self-driving-cars-autonomous-vehicles-public-road-tests/

Porn-loving US official spreads malware to government network https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46030242

Aggregate Cash Systems: A Cryptographic Investigation of Mimblewimble [pdf] https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1039.pdf

Prime and Prejudice: Primality Testing in Adversarial Conditions (CVE-2018-4398) [pdf] https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/749.pdf

How to Remember Anything Forever-ish https://ncase.me/remember/

Jack Ma’s final letter to shareholders as Alibaba chairman https://www.techinasia.com/jack-ma-final-letter-to-shareholders-as-alibaba-chairman-full-text

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope, Passes Planet-Hunting Torch https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-retires-kepler-space-telescope-passes-planet-hunting-torch

Periphery now provides 100% of results for free https://peripheryapp.com/blog/2018/10/30/100-percent-results-for-free/

How 43-second outage on network connection staggered GitHub’s services for a day https://www.geekwire.com/2018/43-second-outage-key-network-connection-staggered-githubs-services-day/amp/

Show HN: A realtime node-based audio synth based on LLVM https://github.com/monadgroup/axiom

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7272

Making Bitmaps Using a Visual Programing Language https://github.com/bsella/Emergence/

Create React App Adds Support for TypeScript https://github.com/facebook/create-react-app/releases/tag/v2.1.0

Show HN: Single file CMS with less than 5 minute setup – SingleCMS https://frama.link/singlecms

RIP, Kepler: NASA’s Revolutionary Planet-Hunting Telescope Runs Out of Fuel https://www.space.com/41363-kepler-exoplanet-hunting-telescope-dead.html

Tesla Autopilot steered into a stationary object again – the driver is suing https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/10/man-sues-tesla-says-autopilot-steered-him-into-a-stalled-car-at-80-mph/

Weather 2050: See How Your City’s Weather Will Be Different https://www.vox.com/a/weather-climate-change-us-cities-global-warming

It’s not okay to pretend your software is open source https://drewdevault.com/2018/10/30/Its-not-okay-to-pretend-youre-open-source.html

Tiny Books Fit in One Hand. Will They Change the Way We Read? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/29/business/mini-books-pocket-john-green.html

CVE-2018-4407 Vid: crash any macOS High Sierra or iOS 11 device on the same WiFi https://twitter.com/kevin_backhouse/status/1057352656560287746

Windows 10 October 2018 Update still not released, running out of October https://arstechnica.com/?p=1403487

Faraday Future founder resigns, employees being furloughed amid cash crunch https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/30/18040936/faraday-future-founder-resigns-employee-furlough-shutdown

Introducing the OpenBSD Virtualization FAQ https://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20181029144519

Helium anecdotally shown to disrupt most processors in iPhones / Apple Watches https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/9si6r9/postmortem_mri_disables_every_ios_device_in/

US sending up to 5,200 troops to border with Mexico https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46026050

Show HN: React-smart-key – Pass anything as key without re-renders https://github.com/zzarcon/react-smart-key

Trump suggests he will end birthright citizenship with executive order https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/30/trump-birthright-citizenship-executive-order-14th-amendment

Show HN: React-rethink-datepicker: A datepicker for humans first public release https://rajasegar.github.io/react-rethink-datepicker/

Show HN: Navigable and zoomable grid built with React https://github.com/middle-way-approach/react-nav-grid

Show HN: An opensource, distributed app store http://appshare.co

Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46027702

Surprise graphene discovery could unlock secrets of superconductivity https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02773-w