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VirtualBox E1000 Guest-to-Host Escape https://github.com/MorteNoir1/virtualbox_e1000_0day

Facebook’s GraphQL gets its own open-source foundation https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/06/facebooks-graphql-gets-its-own-open-source-foundation/

Show HN: TabNine, an autocompleter for all languages https://tabnine.com/

Ozone: The Earth’s protective shield is repairing https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-46107843

The history of humans trying to reduce one another to a personality profile https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/meet-yourself

Swift Intermediate Language Ownership Model Proposal https://forums.swift.org/t/sil-ownership-model-proposal-refreshed/16872

Linux compatibility in IncludeOS https://www.includeos.org/blog/2018/musl.html

Easy-To-use, FPGA-Accelerated Hardware Simulation of RISC-V Systems in the Cloud https://fires.im/

Reddit AMA on a free alternative to Photoshop used by 1.5M people https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/9urjmg/i_made_a_free_alternative_to_photoshop_that_is/

Using Wi-Fi to “see” behind closed doors is easier than anyone thought https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612375/using-wi-fi-to-see-behind-closed-doors-is-easier-than-anyone-thought/

Mundane: Rust cryptography library backed by BoringSSL https://github.com/google/mundane

A Lisp Way to Type Theory and Formal Proofs (2017) [pdf] https://www.european-lisp-symposium.org/static/2017/peschanski.pdf

Designing an Engineering Performance Management System from Scratch https://blog.gitprime.com/designing-performance-management-systems/

Math for common angle and tipping points of branching valley networks. (2012) http://news.mit.edu/2012/river-networks-mathematics-1205

The relationship between age and wisdom-related performance http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1080/016502599383739?journalCode=jbda

Compartmentalized computing with CLIP OS https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/768819/39d9692ec9f1ae54/

New Lower-Cost, AMD-Powered M5a and R5a EC2 Instances https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-lower-cost-amd-powered-ec2-instances/

Principles for a Contract for the Web https://contractfortheweb.org/

The first domesticated foxes [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dwjS_eI-lQ

MemSQL is now free to use for databases with up to 128GB of RAM usage https://www.memsql.com/blog/announcing-memsql-free-tier

Operation Luigi: How I hacked my friend without her noticing (2017) https://mango.pdf.zone/operation-luigi-how-i-hacked-my-friend-without-her-noticing

VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/06/vmware-acquires-heptio-the-startup-founded-by-2-co-founders-of-kubernetes/

China’s Gait Recognition Can Identify People by Walk and Body Shape https://yellrobot.com/china-gait-recognition-surveillance-walk-and-body-shape/

The Complete JavaScript Handbook by Flavio Copes https://link.medium.com/reGcIrbVDR

How to explain the KGB’s amazing success identifying CIA agents? (2015) https://www.salon.com/2015/09/26/how_to_explain_the_kgbs_amazing_success_identifying_cia_agents_in_the_field/

Engineer.ai raises $29.5M Series A for its AI+Humans software building platform https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/06/engineer-ai-raises-29-5m-series-a-for-its-aihumans-software-building-platform/

11 techniques to fit large neural networks on edge devices https://heartbeat.fritz.ai/how-to-fit-large-neural-networks-on-the-edge-eb621cdbb33

Intel announces Cascade Lake Xeons: 48 cores and 12-channel memory per socket https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/11/intel-announces-cascade-lake-xeons-48-cores-and-12-channel-memory-per-socket/

Out of all major energy sources, nuclear is the safest (2017) https://ourworldindata.org/what-is-the-safest-form-of-energy

Existing laser tech could be used for “porch light” to attract alien astronomers http://news.mit.edu/2018/laser-attract-alien-astronomers-study-1105

Can Hong Kong Sell Its Residents on Watery Graves? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/sea-burial-hong-kong

A technical report on convolution arithmetic in the context of deep learning https://github.com/vdumoulin/conv_arithmetic

’Almost all’ Pakistani banks hacked in security breach, says FIA cybercrime head https://www.dawn.com/news/1443970

Florida passes Amendment Four, restoring voting rights to convicted felons https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-passes-amendment-4-restoring-voting-rights-convicted-felons-020912594.html

Scylla 3.0 announced – Secondary Indexes, Cassandra 3.0 compatibility and more https://www.scylladb.com/press-release/scylladb-major-release-nosql-database-support-concurrent-oltp-and-olap/

Show HN: DiagramJS – Create beautiful node diagrams using JavaScript https://github.com/slothking-online/diagram

Untagging Tor: A Formal Treatment of Onion Encryption [pdf] https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/162.pdf

Coordination-Free Consistent Transactions Using In-Network Concurrency Control [pdf] https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~lijl/papers/eris-sosp17.pdf

Who called 1688 a “Glorious Revolution”? (2016) http://www.irishphilosophy.com/2016/11/05/glorious-revolution/

Show HN: The Feed Directory https://pine.blog/search

Fishing for Hackers: Analysis of a Linux Server Attack (2014) https://sysdig.com/blog/fishing-for-hackers/

25% of Employees at Amazon, Apple, and Others in Tech Regret Taking Their Jobs https://www.inc.com/christine-lagorio/snapchat-other-tech-employees-regret-accepting-their-jobs.html

TRE: A Regex Engine with Approximate Matching http://ducktape.blot.im/tre-a-regex-engine-with-approximate-matching

Children’s screen time has little effect on sleep, says study https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46109023

FCC pushes carriers to implement caller ID authentication by 2019 https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/06/fcc-caller-id-authentication-2019/

AMD outlines its future: 7nm GPUs with PCIe 4, Zen 2, Zen 3, Zen 4 https://arstechnica.com/?p=1407669

A Model to Predict Effectiveness and Cost of Software Security Assurance Tools https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/sei_blog/2018/11/cost-effective-software-security-assurance-workflows.html

Apple’s new iPad Pro is not compatible with any external storage devices https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-ipad-pro-not-compatible-with-external-storage-2018-11

Researchers train AI to spot Alzheimer’s disease ahead of diagnosis https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/06/researchers-train-ai-spot-alzheimers-disease/

Researchers have busted the encryption in several Crucial and Samsung SSDs https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/05/crucial-samsung-solid-state-drives-busted-encryption/

Facebook now adds fbclid query string to URLs, busting CloudFlare’s cache https://community.cloudflare.com/t/facebook-now-adds-fbclid-query-string-to-urls-busting-cloudflares-cache/40355

Automated visual testing in Nightmare with Percy https://blog.percy.io/automated-visual-testing-nightmare-percy-e5c335eac4da

The Linux Foundation Announces Intent to Form New Foundation to Support GraphQL https://www.linuxfoundation.org/press-release/2018/11/intent_to_form_graphql/

CppCon 2018: “Modern C++ in Embedded Systems – The Saga Continues” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfRLQ7IChtg

Curated collection of CSS snippets https://30-seconds.github.io/30-seconds-of-css/

Apple Abandons the Mass Market, as the iPhone Turns Luxury https://www.wired.com/story/apple-abandons-mass-market-as-iphone-turns-luxury/

Google Workers Reject Silicon Valley Individualism in Walkout https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/business/google-employee-walkout-labor.html

Ted Cruz is still using a blacklisted Cambridge Analytica app developer https://www.fastcompany.com/90262252/ted-cruz-still-using-blacklisted-cambridge-analytica-app-developer

The Potentiometer Handbook (1975) [pdf] https://www.bourns.com/pdfs/OnlinePotentiometerHandbook.pdf

Interstellar object may have been an alien probe, Harvard paper claims https://edition.cnn.com/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_buffalo_Buffalo_buffalo

Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors [pdf] https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/e2/4e/f9/3d4d57e738f8c2/US6506148.pdf

Bitcoin Will Burn the Planet Down. The Question: How Fast? https://www.wired.com/story/bitcoin-will-burn-planet-down-how-fast/

Show HN: Curated list of best niche job boards https://100jobboards.com

I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/20/16613650/helix-dna-testing-kit-fitness-genes-results-dnafit

Avoidable career mistakes (and how to conquer them) https://opensource.com/open-organization/18/11/avoidable-career-mistakes

Building a Serverless “Voter Ipsum” API as Quick as Voting #noServerNovember https://medium.com/@leemartin/building-a-serverless-voter-ipsum-api-as-quick-as-voting-d16c19b0e668

Calculator.PDF (even works in Google Chrome) https://pspdfkit.com/blog/2018/how-to-program-a-calculator-pdf/

Front-End: Web Components TDD/DDD Tool that works with components of any library https://github.com/eavichay/showroom/wiki

Facebook’s attention economy delivers traffic but no money for media orgs https://www.iafrikan.com/2018/11/06/facebook-media-advertising-business-social-media/

Russia: Now everyone who uses a messaging app must be identifiable https://www.zdnet.com/article/russia-now-everyone-who-uses-a-messaging-app-must-be-identifiable/

Apple forgot to lock Intel Management Engine in laptops, so get patching https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/03/intel_management_engine_hole/

Predictably, online media go nuts over ‘Oumuamua and Harvard scientists https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/ignore-all-the-stories-about-oumuamua-the-harvard-paper-and-aliens/

Imperative Loop or Functional Stream Pipeline? Beware of the Performance Impact https://blog.jooq.org/2018/10/29/imperative-loop-or-functional-stream-pipeline-beware-of-the-performance-impact/

Seagate’s Roadmap Shows How We Can Expect 100 TB HDDs in 2025 https://www.techpowerup.com/249271/seagates-roadmap-shows-how-we-can-expect-100-tb-hdds-in-2025

Show HN: Start IntelliJ projects with an XKCD comic https://github.com/DylanMeeus/IntelliJ-Xkcd-Startup

PostgreSQL Performance Tuning Tutorial https://stackify.com/postgresql-performance-tutorial/

Cigar-shaped interstellar object may have been alien probe, Harvard paper claims https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/06/health/oumuamua-alien-probe-harvard-intl/index.html

Show HN: Predict how well people will react to your writing https://www.isittoasted.com/

It’s called vomit fraud. And it could make your Uber trip really expensive https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-uber-vomit-fraud-20180724-story.html

Elon Musk’s SpaceX looks to a $750M leveraged loan https://news.alphastreet.com/spacex-looks-to-a-750-million-leveraged-loan/

Why aren’t we all using Japanese toilets? https://priceonomics.com/toilets/

Facebook Admits It Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/technology/myanmar-facebook.html

Inside Tesla’s factory, a medical clinic designed to ignore injured workers https://www.revealnews.org/article/inside-teslas-factory-a-medical-clinic-designed-to-ignore-injured-workers/