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Prosecutors Have Prepared Indictment of Julian Assange, a Filing Reveals https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/us/politics/julian-assange-indictment-wikileaks.html

C Portability Lessons from Weird Machines https://begriffs.com/posts/2018-11-15-c-portability.html

PSA: Firefox Nightly now with experimental Wayland support https://glandium.org/blog/?p=3899

Estimating the chances of something that hasn’t happened yet https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2010/03/30/statistical-rule-of-three/

Plans Revealed for Enormous Particle Collider in China https://gizmodo.com/plans-revealed-for-enormous-particle-collider-in-china-1830444169

Krisp.ai – Mute background noise during your calls https://krisp.ai/index.html

Sony Venice – Full Frame Digital Cinematography Camera https://pro.sony/ue_US/products/digital-cinema-cameras/venice

What is the highest point on Earth as measured from Earth’s center? https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/highestpoint.html

The Free Coffee Test, or Lefkowitz’s Law of Corporate Financial Health (2013) https://jasonlefkowitz.net/2013/05/introducing-lefkowitzs-law-of-corporate-financial-health/

‘I Don’t Really Want to Work for Facebook.’ Say Some Computer Science Students https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/technology/jobs-facebook-computer-science-students.html

Facebook Applied for Patent to Predict Who’s in House Based on Family Photos https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/facebook-household-prediction-patent

The Discoveries of Continuations (1993) [pdf] http://www.math.bas.bg/~bantchev/place/iswim/conti-disco.pdf

Computing Higher Order Derivatives of Matrix and Tensor Expressions [pdf] http://www.matrixcalculus.org/matrixcalculus.pdf

GPS mapping application in uLisp http://www.ulisp.com/show?2DT6

Translate Pictures of Food into Recipes with Deep Learning https://towardsdatascience.com/this-ai-is-hungry-b2a8655528be

Sr.ht, the hacker’s forge, now open for public alpha https://drewdevault.com/2018/11/15/sr.ht-general-availability.html

The Vacuum Tube’s Many Modern-Day Uses https://tedium.co/2018/11/13/vacuum-tubes-modern-day/

Show HN: An “automatic” way to learn Chinese https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gupik.autolang.zh

Standard Cognition Raises $40M Series A to Deliver Autonomous Checkout https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/15/standard-cognition/

One hundred clock codes https://github.com/a-jie/clock-shop

Overturned polygons: shapes with less than two sides http://chalkdustmagazine.com/blog/overturned-polygons/

A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/technology/facebook-definers-opposition-research.html

LMDB Intel Optane SSD/IMDT Microbenchmark http://www.lmdb.tech/bench/optanessd/imdt.html

Leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/15/millions-sms-text-messages-leaked-two-factor-codes/

SpamAssassin is back https://lwn.net/Articles/769917/

Tulsa to pay remote workers $10k to relocate https://tulsaremote.com/

The Screen of Enamoration: Love in the Age of Google https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2017/11/13/screen-enamoration-love-age-google/

Beyond Passwords: 2FA, U2F and Google Advanced Protection https://www.troyhunt.com/beyond-passwords-2fa-u2f-and-google-advanced-protection/

Researchers discover seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks https://www.zdnet.com/article/researchers-discover-seven-new-meltdown-and-spectre-attacks/

Long Polling – Concepts and Considerations https://www.ably.io/concepts/long-polling

The Essence of Nearly Anything, Drop by Limpid Drop (2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/05/dining/05curi.html

SmartAsset (YC S12) Is Hiring a Data Engineer https://smartasset.com/careers/?gh_jid=4049697002

CSS Frameworks or CSS Grid: What Should I Use for My Project? https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/11/css-frameworks-css-grid/

A JIT Compiler Skirmish with SELinux https://nullprogram.com/blog/2018/11/15/

Python and Qt: 3,000 hours of developer insight https://blog.qt.io/blog/2018/11/15/python-qt-3000-hours-developer-insight/

Sheryl Sandberg: I want to address some of the claims that have been made https://www.facebook.com/717545176/posts/10160967443525177/

Show HN: Quicksy – Jabber with phone number verification and contact discovery https://quicksy.im

Crater under Greenland points to climate-altering impact in the time of humans https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/massive-crater-under-greenland-s-ice-points-climate-altering-impact-time-humans

Lincoln Index: Estimating the number of bugs left to find (2010) https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2010/07/13/lincoln-index/

Show HN: Caverns and Kobolds – A Text Based RPG in C++ https://github.com/Akshat412/Caverns-Kobolds

New Japanese unicode character needs to be implemented worldwide http://blog.unicode.org/2018/09/new-japanese-era.html

PG&E stock plunged 32% after it disclosed a possible link to California’s fire https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-14/pg-e-plunges-in-early-trading-amid-wildfire-destruction

Standard Cognition raises $40M to replace retailers’ cashiers with cameras https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/15/standard-cognition/

Japan’s cyber-security minister has ’never used a computer’ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46222026

A 1970s Essay Predicted Silicon Valley’s High-Minded Tyranny https://www.wired.com/story/silicon-valley-tyranny-of-structurelessness/

World Philosophy Day: 70 Philosophy Books Everyone Should Read https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/70-philosophy-books-everyone-should-read-auid-1168?

Amazon HQ2 Will Cost Taxpayers More Than Twice What the Company Claimed https://theintercept.com/2018/11/15/amazon-hq2-long-island-city-virginia-subsidies/

Show HN: A lightweight fullstack boilerplate based on VueJS and Node.js https://github.com/yunhan0/koa-vue-fullstack

Musk’s Boring Company is launching DIY watchtowers with bricks from tunnel dirt https://electrek.co/2018/11/15/elon-musk-boring-company-diy-watchtowers-bricks-tunnel-dirt/

Why You Should Use a Text Area for Address Form Fields http://uxmovement.com/forms/why-you-should-use-a-text-area-for-address-form-fields/

The magic of Automatic Differentiation https://www.sanyamkapoor.com/machine-learning/autograd-magic/

Heads ought to roll at Facebook over the Soros smear – starting with Zuck’sI’ll https://www.businessinsider.com/facebooks-zuckerberg-should-step-down-after-smearing-soros-2018-11

Show HN: MS jobs search using bit fields, CloudFlare Workers, WASM, and no DB https://work-at-microsoft.wilsonl.in/jobs/

Facebook’s Response to the New York Times https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/11/new-york-times-update/

Show HN: An experimental Github/trending User Interface https://github-trending-plus.surge.sh/

Direct Conversion Receivers: Some Amateur Radio History [pdf] http://w7zoi.net/dcrx68.pdf

Which College Produces the Most Billionaires? http://www.visualcapitalist.com/college-most-billionaires/

Google and Facebook are monopolies. Does it matter? [audio] https://innovationforallcast.com/2018/11/14/the-case-for-regulating-tech-companies

C. Schafmeister “Lessons Learned Implementing Common Lisp with LLVM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbdXeRBbgDM

Steve Wozniak has some advice for Zuckerberg: Stop putting money before morals https://www.businessinsider.com/steve-wozniak-apple-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-advice-2018-11

How Fei-Fei Li Will Make Artificial Intelligence Better for Humanity https://www.wired.com/story/fei-fei-li-artificial-intelligence-humanity/

Show HN: K8S – A Curated Kubernetes Newsletter Delivered Weekly https://k8s.co.in/

Time to Break Out of Your VMs. For Containers, Home Is Where the Bare Metal Is https://thenewstack.io/for-containers-home-is-where-the-bare-metal-is/

My devices are sending and receiving data every two seconds, even when I sleep https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-16/datalife-i-spied-on-my-phone-and-here-is-what-i-found/10496450

Amazon’s Accent Recognition Technology Could Tell the Gov’t Where You’re From https://theintercept.com/2018/11/15/amazon-echo-voice-recognition-accents-alexa/

Linux iptables compared to OpenBSD PF (through a real example) https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/IptablesVsOpenBSDPF

Show HN: Linux Terminal Productivity course https://codecasts.teachable.com/p/linux-terminal-productivity

Bewilderment is the antidote to scientific reductionism http://nautil.us/issue/66/clockwork/we-are-all-bewildered-machines

Facebook to create independent oversight group to review content appeals https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/15/18097219/facebook-independent-oversight-supreme-court-content-moderation

Reason America Refuses to Hold Saudi Arabia Responsible for Murder https://warisboring.com/theres-one-reason-america-refuses-to-hold-saudi-arabia-responsible-for-murder/

Why China Can Do AI More Quickly and Effectively Than the US https://www.wired.com/story/why-china-can-do-ai-more-quickly-and-effectively-than-the-us/

Facebook Supported ’Sex Trafficking’ Law FOSTA to Cozy Up to Republican Critics https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/15/how-facebook-sold-out-sex-workers

From Build to Launch in 5 weeks: A Firebase, Flamelink & Flutter Fairytale https://hackernoon.com/from-build-to-launch-in-5-weeks-a-firebase-flamelink-flutter-fairytale-f94d3e8dd26c

Facebook at War: 6 Key Takeaways from the Times’s Investigation https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/technology/facebook-crisis-mark-zuckerberg-sheryl-sandberg.html

Facebook removed over 1.5B fake accounts in the last six months https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/15/facebook-transparency-report-fake-account-removal/

Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/14/facebook-george-soros-pr-firm-discredit-critics-crisis

How Russia Has Been Spreading “Fake News” Like a Virus Since the 1980’s https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/opinion/russia-meddling-disinformation-fake-news-elections.html

“I Didn’t Know” – Mark Zuckerberg https://gizmodo.com/mark-zuckerberg-i-didnt-know-1830471759

The new VA.gov shows what’s possible for gov tech after Healthcare.gov disaster https://qz.com/1464919/new-veterans-affairs-site-va-gov-avoids-healthcare-gov-disaster/

An Efficient Algorithm to Exploit Arbitrage Opportunities in Crypto Markets https://blog.coinfabrik.com/an-efficient-algorithm-to-exploit-arbitrage-opportunities-in-crypto-markets/

Facebook had its PR firm blame George Soros for anti-Facebook movement https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-george-soros-critics-nyt-2018-11

Facebook reportedly discredited critics by linking them to George Soros https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/nov/14/facebook-george-soros-pr-firm-discredit-critics-crisis

An Indian man in prison for cracking ’offensive’ jokes https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46204954

Ubuntu 19.04 Development Starts Off with Python 3.7, Merged Usr Directories https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Ubuntu-19.04-Development-Opens

Magic Leap Is Offering Individual Developers Up to $500K for Their AR Projects https://www.roadtovr.com/magic-leap-offering-developers-500k-single-ar-project/

Seeing Planetary Change, Down to the Smallest Wildflower (2016) http://www.averyreview.com/issues/16/seeing-planetary-change

Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/15/climate/yellowstone-global-warming.html

A powerful NASA telescope looked for ‘Oumuamua and didn’t find it https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/oumuamua-was-fairly-small-further-suggesting-a-natural-origin/

Python will be the official programming language for education in France https://twitter.com/nnja/status/1062621193696612352

TIL – Holocaust tattoo numbers were primary keys for IBM machines (Dehomag) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identification_in_Nazi_concentration_camps

A large impact crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/11/eaar8173

OpenBSD in Stereo with Linux VFIO https://jcs.org/2018/11/12/vfio

Tesla Model 3 is starting to show some important flaws in cold weather https://electrek.co/2018/11/14/tesla-model-3-cold-weather-flaws/

Show HN: WikiMatrix – wiki comparison site relaunched https://www.wikimatrix.org/

Show HN: Snark Hyper – Serverless Deep Learning and Hyper-Parameter Search https://medium.com/@SnarkAI/snark-hyper-serverless-deep-learning-and-hyper-parameter-search-44e4291788d2

Some people will pay for a subscription to a news site. How about two? Three? http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/11/so-some-people-will-pay-for-a-subscription-to-a-news-site-how-about-two-three/

A Massive Impact Crater Has Been Detected Beneath Greenland’s Ice Sheet https://gizmodo.com/a-massive-impact-crater-has-been-detected-beneath-green-1830437095

Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/14/science/greenland-ice-crater.html