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TKE: Modern Tcl/Tk-based text editor http://tke.sourceforge.net/index.html

The Second Half of Watergate Was Bigger, Worse, and Forgotten by the Public https://longreads.com/2018/11/20/the-second-half-of-watergate-was-bigger-worse-and-forgotten-by-the-public/

A list of practical projects that anyone can solve in any programming language https://github.com/karan/Projects

Autodesk to Acquire PlanGrid (YC W12) to Accelerate Construction Productivity https://adsknews.autodesk.com/pressrelease/autodesk-to-acquire-plangrid

Superintelligence: The Idea That Eats Smart People (2016) http://idlewords.com/talks/superintelligence.htm

Bringing the Android kernel back to the mainline https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/771974/ade4e5fb18058302/

NYC subway and bus services have entered ’death spiral’, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/20/new-york-city-subway-bus-death-spiral-mta-fares

To predict the future, the brain uses two clocks https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/11/19/brainclocks/

WesternDigital/blb: Distributed object storage system for use on bare metal https://github.com/westerndigitalcorporation/blb

CDC Food Safety Alert: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s1120-ecoli-romain-lettuce.html

Mini-Internet using LXC https://github.com/flesueur/mi-lxc

A Binary Star Is About to Go Supernova and Could Produce a Gamma-Ray Burst https://www.sciencealert.com/this-jaw-dropping-binary-star-is-about-to-go-supernova-and-it-shouldn-t-even-be-here

JAB Code – A high-capacity 2D color bar code https://github.com/jabcode/jabcode

Brain.fm: Music to improve focus, meditation and sleep https://brain.fm

Where are they? Why I hope the search for ET life finds nothing (2008) https://fermatslibrary.com/s/where-are-they-why-i-hope-the-search-for-extraterrestrial-life-finds-nothing

Essentials of Metaheuristics (2015) [pdf] https://cs.gmu.edu/~sean/book/metaheuristics/Essentials.pdf

Casey Neistat’s Viral Marketing Strategy https://medium.com/the-set-list/viral-marketing-77aa2fc94b95

The Thoralf plugin: for your fancy type needs https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3242754

The spread of low-credibility content by social bots https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06930-7

Techno-Sublime: A review of Benoït Mandelbrot’s autobiography (2013) https://www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n21/brian-rotman/techno-sublime

For a brief period, the Windows kernel tried to deal with gamma rays https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20181120-00/?p=100275

Skara Brae – Discovery and Excavation of Orkney’s finest Neolithic Settlement http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/skarabrae/

Wombat poop: Scientists reveal mystery behind cube-shaped droppings https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46258616

A debt-collection machine that’s chewing up small businesses across America https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-confessions-of-judgment/

Brain-Destroying Prions Also Spread Through Victims’ Eyes https://gizmodo.com/brain-destroying-prions-also-spread-through-victims-eye-1830545293

Show HN: Automatically turn your blog posts into emails for your readers https://blogsend.io/?ref=hackernews

Architects have a lot to learn from the sound engineering of the ancients http://nautil.us/issue/24/error/why-we-should-let-the-pantheon-crack

The present phase of stagnation in the foundations of physics is not normal http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-present-phase-of-stagnation-in.html

GraphIt: A High-Performance Domain-Specific Language for Graph Analytics http://graphit-lang.org/

Predictive Scaling for Amazon EC2, Powered by Machine Learning https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-predictive-scaling-for-ec2-powered-by-machine-learning/

Keeping Track of the Weird Stuff We Send into Space https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/weird-stuff-sent-to-space

Charter, Comcast don’t have First Amendment right to discriminate, court rules https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/11/charter-cant-use-1st-amendment-to-refuse-black-owned-tv-channels-court-rules/

Parallel Shader Compilation for Ray Tracing Pipeline States https://devblogs.nvidia.com/parallel-shader-compilation-ray-tracing-pipeline-states/

One Codex is hiring a senior front-end engineer – Genomics, data viz, and React https://jobs.onecodex.com/o/software-engineer-front-end

Karl Friston: a neuroscientist who might hold the key to true AI https://www.wired.com/story/karl-friston-free-energy-principle-artificial-intelligence

Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested ’6kg of plastic’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46275742

Show HN: Shortcut Roulette – Dangerous, unhelpful shortcut for iOS 12 http://shortcutroulette.com

Star Power: Carl Sagan’s 1970 Porsche 914 (2016) https://barnfinds.com/star-power-carl-sagans-1970-porsche-914/

Show HN: A JavaScript debugger (press Go to debug bubble sort) http://appshare.co

Ford Eyes Use of Customers’ Personal Data to Boost Profits https://threatpost.com/ford-eyes-use-of-customers-personal-data-to-boost-profits/139209/

The Predictions of Robert A. Heinlein, from the Cold War to the Waterbed https://rossdawson.com/futurist/best-futurists-ever/robert-heinlein/

Superfluid Transport in Quantum Spin Chains https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.11470

Show HN: Mergify – An automation platform for GitHub pull requests https://mergify.io

Tumblr was removed from Apple’s App Store over child pornography issues https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/20/18104366/tumblr-ios-app-child-pornography-removed-from-app-store

’Hello World’ from the Stanford AI Lab Blog http://ai.stanford.edu/blog/hello-world/

Set up a production-ready realtime GraphQL backend https://hasura.io/diy-graphql-baas

Safer bash scripts with ’set -euxo pipefail’ (2015) https://vaneyckt.io/posts/safer_bash_scripts_with_set_euxo_pipefail/

Mark Zuckerberg Has Never Cared About Your Privacy, and He’s Not Going to Change https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/11/mark-zuckerberg-has-never-cared-about-your-privacy

Cherry-Picking and the Scientific Method (2013) [pdf] http://www.cs.cofc.edu/~bowring/classes/csci%20362/docs/p32-neville-neil.pdf

John W. Campbell, a chief architect of science fiction’s Golden Age https://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-astounding-20181115-story.html

California’s Wildfires Could Mean a Generation of Lung Problems https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/californias-wildfires-could-mean-a-generation-of-lung-problems/

Use Gatsby.js and Headless GraphQL CMS to Make Your JAMstack Site Sweeter https://www.takeshape.io/articles/use-gatsby-js-and-takeshape-to-make-your-jamstack-site-sweeter/

Google says its sex misconduct policy change doesn’t apply to claims in progress https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/daveyalba/google-lawyer-says-sexual-misconduct-policy-change-does-not

Lockheed Martin is building quiet supersonic jet for NASA https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/20/lockheed-martin-quiet-supersonic-jet-nasa/

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Accused of ‘hate Mongering’ in India https://nypost.com/2018/11/20/twitter-ceo-jack-dorsey-accused-of-hate-mongering-in-india/

Show HN: Everyday.app – a simple and beautiful habit tracker https://everyday.app

CakeML – A Verified Implementation of ML https://cakeml.org/

NASA concerned about culture of “inappropriateness” at SpaceX https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/nasa-plans-invasive-review-of-spacex-after-musk-smoked-weed/

The British Airways Breach: How Magecart Claimed 380,000 Victims https://www.riskiq.com/blog/labs/magecart-british-airways-breach/

Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive? (2017) https://pudding.cool/2017/05/song-repetition/

Updated NASA Damage Map of Camp Fire from Space https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7287

Show HN: Tcpkit: a tcp/udp sniffer, allow user analyze packet with lua https://github.com/git-hulk/tcpkit

US Commerce Dept. proposes vast new export control restrictions on AI https://twitter.com/R_D/status/1064509831309156352

Regulators said to be investigating whether Bitcoin was propped up illegally https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/20/regulators-investigate-whether-bitcoin-price-was-propped-up-illegally.html

An Analysis of the ProtonMail Cryptographic Architecture [pdf] https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/1121.pdf

Elon Musk renames his BFR spacecraft Starship https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46274158

First Battle of the Marne – Entente forces counter attack https://en.historylapse.org/first-battle-of-the-marne

Airplanes and Spaceships https://xkcd.com/2074/

Show HN: Privacy First Products – Talk about products that care about you https://privacyfirstproducts.com/

Psychoactivity of a cannabinoid from liverworts associated with a legal high http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat2166

The US Finally Has a Defense Agency Devoted to Cybersecurity https://futurism.com/cybersecurity-us-defense-cisa

We’ve settled on a shallow conception of democracy. And that’s dangerous –Tim Wu https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/19/shallow-conception-democracy-tim-wu

Show HN: Archiver 3.1 – Cross-platform, multi-format archive utility in Go https://github.com/mholt/archiver

The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact on Linux 4.20 with New STIBP Overhead https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-420-stibp&num=1

Show HN: Python memoization across program runs https://github.com/bwasti/cache.py

Anti-vaccination stronghold hit with worst chickenpox outbreak in decades https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/11/19/anti-vaccination-stronghold-hit-with-worst-chickenpox-outbreak-in-decades/

MPAA: Making All Domain WHOIS Data Public Will Advance Privacy https://torrentfreak.com/mpaa-making-all-domain-whois-data-public-will-advance-privacy-181117/

Blowing Up: How This One Fund Blew Up Overnight – And What We Can Learn from It https://palisade-research.com/blowing-up-how-this-one-fund-blew-up-overnight-and-what-we-can-learn-from-it/