HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-05
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The Creepy Line: a documentary about Google, Facebook and user manipulation https://www.thecreepyline.com/

Facebook ends platform policy banning apps that copy its features https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/04/facebook-allows-competitors/

CEO of WekaIO on Using D to Create the World’s Fastest File System https://dlang.org/blog/2018/12/04/interview-liran-zvibel-of-wekaio/

Code2vec: learning distributed representations of code https://code2vec.org/

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

Scientists Find Gut Bacteria in the Human Brain http://nautil.us/issue/66/clockwork/are-there-bacteria-in-your-brain

Modern China Is So Crazy It Needs a New Literary Genre (2016) https://lithub.com/modern-china-is-so-crazy-it-needs-a-new-literary-genre/

Using Zig to Provide Stack Traces on Kernel Panic for a Bare Bones OS https://andrewkelley.me/post/zig-stack-traces-kernel-panic-bare-bones-os.html

Building a Language and Compiler for Machine Learning https://julialang.org/blog/2018/12/ml-language-compiler

CVE-2018-19788 – PolicyKit (aka polkit) 0.115 fail-open for uid INT_MAX https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-19788

String Matching Based on Compile Time Perfect Hashing in Zig https://andrewkelley.me/post/string-matching-comptime-perfect-hashing-zig.html

Samsung used my DSLR photo to fake their phone’s “portrait mode” https://www.diyphotography.net/samsung-used-my-dslr-photo-to-fake-their-phones-portrait-mode/

A history of the distributed transactional database https://www.infoq.com/articles/relational-nosql-fauna

Show HN: Dark Reader extension – Dark mode for every website http://darkreader.org/

Kubernetes’ first major security hole discovered https://www.zdnet.com/article/kubernetes-first-major-security-hole-discovered/

As couples age, humor replaces bickering https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/12/03/marriagemellows/

Built to Last: John McPhee’s Way of Seeing https://www.bookforum.com/inprint/025_04/20435

BBEdit is turning 25 https://merch.barebones.com/

The EXT4 Corruption Issue on Linux 4.19 Is Caused by BLK-MQ https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-4.19-EXT4-Issue-Likely-MQ

One test to diagnose them all: researchers exploit cancers’ unique DNA signature https://theconversation.com/one-test-to-diagnose-them-all-researchers-exploit-cancers-unique-dna-signature-108078

Hg advent -m ’02: extensions’ http://kamalmarhubi.com/blog/hg-extensions/

Elowan: A plant-robot hybrid that drives itself towards light https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/elowan-a-plant-robot-hybrid/overview/

While we blink, we lose the Web (a rant on WebKit/Blink monoculture) http://andregarzia.com/2018/12/while-we-blink-we-loose-the-web.html

Concurrency Is Not Parallelism (2013) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN_DpYBzKso

What we learned from 3 years of bra engineering, and what’s next https://bratheory.com/what-we-learned-and-whats-next/

Triton: Cloud management platform with first class support for containers https://github.com/joyent/triton

Google personalizes search results even when you’re logged out, new study finds https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/4/18124718/google-search-results-personalized-unique-duckduckgo-filter-bubble

Aus Gov to pass laws forcing tech companies help police access encrypted msgs https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-04/encryption-whatsapp-signal-messages-explained/10580208

Screenshoteer – Command-line website screenshots and mobile emulations https://github.com/vladocar/screenshoteer

Tom Cruise wants to fix your TV by turning off motion smoothing https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/04/motion-interpolation-tom-cruise-hdtv-4k/

TiDB 2.1 GA: Battle-Tested to Handle an Unpredictable World https://pingcap.com/blog/tidb-2.1-ga-Battle-tested-to-handle-an-unpredictable-world/

Windows 95 – It’s now safe to shutdown your computer https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1070093846703304705

“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/fcc-still-hiding-possible-evidence-of-russia-meddling-in-net-neutrality-comments/

Tom Cruise PSA: How to Fix the HDTV ’Soap Opera Effect’ https://twitter.com/TomCruise/status/1070071781757616128

Supporting older browsers–Part 3: JavaScript https://zellwk.com/blog/older-browsers-js

Intro to Rod Logic (2009) http://www.halfbakedmaker.org/blog/58

Patch for critical privilege escalation flaw in Kubernetes https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/kubernetes-announce/GVllWCg6L88

Google announces ‘Hummingbird’ project to bring Flutter applications to the web https://9to5google.com/2018/12/04/google-hummingbird-flutter-web/

NPR‘s Best Books of 2018 https://apps.npr.org/best-books-2018/

The Secret Service wants to test facial recognition around the White House https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/4/18126136/secret-service-dhs-white-house-facial-recognition-test-privacy

What Is Windows Lite? It’s Microsoft’s Chrome OS Killer https://www.petri.com/what-is-windows-core-os-its-microsofts-chromebook-os-killer#link

Lxdock: Build and orchestrate your development environments with LXD https://github.com/lxdock/lxdock

Too much sleep linked to a greater risk of disease and death, study finds https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/04/health/sleep-duration-linked-to-death-and-diseases-study-intl/index.html

Critical Kubernetes security flaw (CVE-2018-1002105) in plain English https://elastisys.com/2018/12/04/kubernetes-critical-security-flaw-cve-2018-1002105/

Show HN: Slimhtml – An Emacs org-mode export back-end which outputs minimal HTML https://github.com/balddotcat/ox-slimhtml

‘No Morals’: Advertisers React to Facebook Report https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/business/media/facebook-advertisers.html

Open Source RISC-V Core Designed by Western Digital Announced https://twitter.com/atishp04/status/1070007344057085952

How to correct a slide on an icy road (and how to prevent them) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZQXuWzBC18

Review: Helm Personal Server gets email self-hosting (almost) exactly right https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/review-helm-personal-server-gets-email-self-hosting-almost-exactly-right/

Joseph Lubin: Forget Price – Ethereum Adoption Is Growing Rapidly https://finance.yahoo.com/news/joseph-lubin-forget-price-ethereum-025923697.html

Gift of General Dodds (2015) http://cabinetmagazine.org/issues/58/lucas.php

CVE-2018-1002105 – Kubernetes privilege escalation flaw https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-1002105

Engineering Brain Parasites for Intracellular Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/12/03/481192

Universal flu vaccine remains ‘an alchemist’s dream’ https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/universal-flu-vaccine-remains-alchemist-s-dream

Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/report-microsoft-is-scrapping-edge-switching-to-just-another-chrome-clone/

Anti-encryption bill: Labor and Coalition agree to encryption “compromise” https://www.itnews.com.au/news/labor-and-coalition-agree-to-encryption-compromise-516489

Microsoft Connect(); 2018 Livestream https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/connectevent

Tell Congress Not to Make the Register of Copyrights a Presidential Pawn https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-not-to-make-the-register-of-copyrights-a-presidential-pawn

Illegal Cancer-Causing Chemicals Found in Nearly 100 Shampoo Brands https://realfarmacy.com/illegal-cancer-causing-shampoo/

Critical Privilege Escalation Flaw Patched in Kubernetes https://www.securityweek.com/critical-privilege-escalation-flaw-patched-kubernetes

First critical Kubernetes security hole discovered https://www.zdnet.com/article/kubernetes-first-major-security-hole-discovered/

Open sourcing e-commerce framework with Elixir https://www.aviacommerce.org/

A Quiet War Rages Over Who Can Make Money Online https://www.wired.com/story/quiet-war-rages-who-can-make-money-online/

Microsoft wins $480M contract to supply U.S. Army with 100K HoloLens headsets https://www.geekwire.com/2018/microsoft-wins-480m-contract-supply-u-s-army-100k-hololens-headsets/

Gas-focused Qatar to exit OPEC in swipe at Saudi influence https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN1O20DT