HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-07
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Repl.it Multiplayer https://repl.it/site/blog/multi

Spooky Apollo: Apollo 8 and the CIA http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3617/1

Keystone – Open-source Secure Hardware Enclave https://keystone-enclave.org

Kubernetes clusters being hijacked to mine cryptocurrencies https://blog.binaryedge.io/2018/12/06/kubernetes-being-hijacked-worldwide/

Why you need both rituals and routines to power your workday https://blog.rescuetime.com/workplace-routines-and-rituals/

Facebook accused of striking ’secret deals over user data’ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46456695

Tesla’s giant battery saved $40M during its first year, report says https://electrek.co/2018/12/06/tesla-battery-report/

Neither PWA nor AMP are needed to make a website load fast http://tonsky.me/blog/pwa/

Better Clojure formatting http://tonsky.me/blog/clojurefmt

Rust 2018 is here, but what is it? https://hacks.mozilla.org/2018/12/rust-2018-is-here?

GNU Mes 0.17: towards bootstrappable builds for GuixSD http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/info-gnu/2018-08/msg00006.html

LG Releases Gram 17 Laptop: An Ultra-Thin Notebook with a 17.3in Display https://www.anandtech.com/show/13681/lg-gram-17-available-ultra-thin-laptop-with-a-17-inch-display

A study on the willful regulation of autonomic function during cold exposure https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811918300673

Historians are using facial recognition to identify people in Civil War photos https://slate.com/technology/2018/11/civil-war-photo-sleuth-facial-recognition.html

We busted a fake Chrome extension that was trying to steal data https://www.extrahop.com/company/blog/2018/fake-chrome-extension-threat-hunt/

A well-known URL for changing passwords https://github.com/WICG/change-password-url

Pre-War Covers for Novae Terrae, the Magazine of the Science Fiction Association http://www.htspweb.co.uk/fandf/romart/het/fanart.htm

Vanta is hiring generalist engineers in SF to secure the internet https://www.keyvalues.com/vanta

BleedingBit: The hidden attack surface within BLE chips [pdf] https://go.armis.com/hubfs/BLEEDINGBIT%20-%20Technical%20White%20Paper.pdf

Fast Train to Failure: California’s Mismanaged High-Speed Rail Project https://www.city-journal.org/californias-high-speed-rail-project

Understanding the Type of ‘call/cc’ https://www.leafac.com/prose/understanding-the-type-of-call-cc/

Five-Year Trends Available for Median Income, Poverty and Internet Use https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2018/2013-2017-acs-5year.html

Deepmind Produces a General-Purpose Games-Playing Machine https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/robotics/artificial-intelligence/mb

Why did Apple’s Copland fail when so many 90s OS succeed, dominate world today https://liam-on-linux.livejournal.com/60604.html

Show HN: A beautiful car emissions calculator you’ll love https://missionemission.co

It’s Africa’s Quiet Killer. This Entrepreneur Says He Has a Low-Cost Fix https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/business/rwanda-charcoal-pellet-stoves-.html

Arrest Shakes Huawei as Global Skepticism of Its Business Grows https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/technology/huawei-arrest-meng-wanzhou.html

China backs bold plan to tear down journal paywalls https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07659-5

Ko – A concurrent, immutable, functional language https://github.com/kocircuit/kocircuit

Implementation of the OWASP Mobile TOP 10 methodology for testing Android apps https://hub.hacken.io/blog/implementation-of-the-owasp-mobile-top-10-methodology-for-testing-android-applications

Protection Against Reconstruction and Applications in Private Federated Learning https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.00984

British Telecom bars Huawei’s 5G kit from core of network https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46453425

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% speed of light? https://what-if.xkcd.com/1/

Richest 1,000 families in Britain have doubled their wealth since the recession https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/apr/26/recession-rich-britains-wealthiest-double-net-worth-since-crisis

The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best https://www.gq.com/story/anthony-bourdain-men-of-the-year-tribute

Communicating Sequential Processes (1978) [pdf] https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~crary/819-f09/Hoare78.pdf

Show HN: Stack Decisions – see why tools are being chosen https://stackshare.io/feed

I’m a Developer. I Won’t Teach My Kids to Code, and Neither Should You https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/against-teaching-kids-to-code-creativity-problem-solving.html

Sustainable Publishing: Reflections of a Former “Programming Historian” Editor http://fredgibbs.net/posts/reflections-former-PH-editor

RCE exploit for the latest Safari https://github.com/LinusHenze/WebKit-RegEx-Exploit

FSF adds Hyperbola GNU/Linux-libre to list of endorsed GNU/Linux distributions https://www.fsf.org/news/fsf-adds-hyperbola-gnu-linux-libre-to-list-of-endorsed-gnu-linux-distributions

Show HN: Run Puppeteer on AWS Lambda https://github.com/alixaxel/chrome-aws-lambda

Dear Tumblr: Banning “Adult Content” Will Harm Sex-Positive Communities https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/dear-tumblr-banning-adult-content-wont-make-your-site-better-it-will-harm-sex

O2 outage: 31m mobile customers unable to get online https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/06/o2-customers-unable-to-get-online

PHP: PHP 7.3.0 Release Announcement http://php.net/releases/7_3_0.php

WordPress 5.0 “Bebo” https://wordpress.org/news/2018/12/bebo/

Microsoft Edge and Chromium Open Source: Our Intent https://github.com/MicrosoftEdge/MSEdge

Passwords: Using 3 Random Words Is a Really Bad Idea (2017) https://paul.reviews/passwords-why-using-3-random-words-is-a-really-bad-idea/

The Game Engine Black Book: Wolfenstein 3D, 2nd edition has shipped on paper too http://fabiensanglard.net/gebbwolf3d/

U.S. Is Net Oil Exporter for First Time in 75 Years https://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-becomes-net-oil-exporter-220000624.html

RKMS: A highly available key management service, built on top of AWS’s KMS https://github.com/armanshan12/rkms

FB Employees Are So Paranoid They’re Using Burner Phones to Talk to Each Other http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/facebook-employees-unhappy-at-company-amid-scandal.html

Duck Duck Go is tracking and personalizing results https://twitter.com/dannysullivan/status/1070755694314311680

Labor agrees to pass encryption laws ’to keep Australians safe’ over Christmas https://www.sbs.com.au/news/labor-agrees-to-pass-encryption-laws-to-keep-australians-safe-over-christmas

Canonical launches MicroK8s – deploy Kubernetes in seconds https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/12/06/canonical-launches-microk8s-deploy-kubernetes-in-seconds

The astronomer who said Oumuamua might be a sign of extraterrestrial life https://boingboing.net/2018/12/06/interview-with-the-astronomer.html

Valery Novoselov: Investigating Jeanne Calment’s Longevity Record https://www.leafscience.org/valery-novoselov-investigating-jeanne-calments-longevity-record/

For-Profit College Chain, Education Corporation of America, Announces Shutdown https://www.npr.org/2018/12/06/674343283/for-profit-college-chain-education-corporation-of-america-announces-shut-down

Commandeering Australian citizens to become spies https://twitter.com/alfiedotwtf/status/1070047303275175936

Kelloggs use rejected cornflakes to make beer in bid to cut down on food waste https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/05/kelloggs-use-rejected-cornflakes-make-beer-bid-cut-food-waste/

The modality of mortality in domain names: an in-depth study of domain lifetimes [pdf] https://www.farsightsecurity.com/assets/media/download/VB2018-study.pdf

Knuth’s 2018 Christmas Lecture: Dancing Links https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9OcDYfHqOk

The ’great dying’: rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec/06/global-warming-extinction-report-the-great-dying

Google trainee puts up dummy advert by mistake https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46466530

Facebook removed post by ex-manager who said site ’failed’ black people https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/04/facebook-mark-s-luckie-african-american-workers-users

Teaching kids to code: as a developer I think it doesn’t teach important skills https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/against-teaching-kids-to-code-creativity-problem-solving.html?via=homepage_taps_top

Some ways that Facebook invented to pry into your private life https://buzzways.at/collection/1037/

Federal Court Rules Case in Favor of Crypto ICO Against SEC https://www.ccn.com/monumental-federal-court-rules-case-in-favor-of-crypto-ico-against-sec/

Leisure Suit Larry’s source code reaches over $10,000 in eBay bids https://thenextweb.com/gaming/2018/12/04/leisure-suit-larry-code-ebay-auctions/

Apple offers Safari users safer browsing with USB security key support https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/06/apple-safari-usb-security-key-support/

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admits Russian interference in net neutrality debate https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-admits-russian-interference-in-net-neutrality-debate/

Visual Studio 2019 Preview is out https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/preview/

Show HN: JSON endpoint that returns an up-to-date list of S&P500 constituents https://github.com/dvx/snp500

Show HN: Ungrabbed – Available domains for startups and side projects https://www.ungrabbed.com

ArangoDB 3.4 GA Release: Full-Text Search, GeoJSON, Streaming and More https://www.arangodb.com/2018/12/arangodb-3-4-full-text-search-geojson/

Australia’s Assistance and Access Bill 2018 has passed https://twitter.com/Jordonsteele/status/1070489162711621632

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-on-coming-debt-crisis-i-wont-be-here-when-it-blows-up

Uber’s Arbitration Policy Comes Back to Bite It in the Ass https://gizmodo.com/ubers-arbitration-policy-comes-back-to-bite-it-in-the-a-1830892372

Cyber-espionage group uses Chrome extension to infect victims https://www.zdnet.com/article/cyber-espionage-group-uses-chrome-extension-to-infect-victims/

The Dark Side of the ForSSHe: A Landscape of OpenSSH Backdoors [pdf] https://www.welivesecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/ESET-The_Dark_Side_of_the_ForSSHe.pdf

Climate Change in a Nutshell: The Gathering Storm [pdf] http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2018/20181206_Nutshell.pdf

FCC Chairman Admits Russian Interference in Net Neutrality Debate https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/05/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-russia-net-neutrality-comments/

Huawei CFO arrested in Vancouver, sought by U.S. for extradition https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-huawei-arrest-cfo-1.4934269

Microsoft is rebuilding its Edge browser on Chrome and bringing it to the Mac https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/6/18128648/microsoft-edge-chrome-chromium-browser-changes