HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-12
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“Diagram of All Space and Time” by Carl Sagan (1960s?) https://www.loc.gov/resource/mss85590.084/

Michael Seibel on Leadership Attributes in Successful Startup Leaders https://torch.io/ceo-interview-series-michael-seibel-on-leadership-attributes-in-successful-startup-leaders/

For-Profit College Chain Closes, Shutting Out Nearly 20,000 Students https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/business/education-corporation-of-america-closing.html

Comixify: Transform video into a comics https://comixify.ii.pw.edu.pl

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

Does Australia’s access and assistance law impact 1Password? https://blog.1password.com/does-australias-access-and-assistance-law-impact-1password/

Compiz: Ubuntu Desktop’s little known best friend https://code.mradford.com/post/the-ubuntu-compiz-desktop

Harvard Quietly Amasses California Vineyards and the Water Underneath https://www.wsj.com/articles/harvard-quietly-amasses-california-vineyardsand-the-water-underneath-1544456396

Grasp2Vec: Learning Object Representations from Self-Supervised Grasping https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/12/grasp2vec-learning-object.html

People who disagree aren’t trying to make things complex http://m50d.github.io/2018/12/11/people-who-disagree

I was a senior VP of tech at Starwood: here’s my take on the guest data breach https://www.phocuswire.com/Marriott-data-breach-ex-Starwood-perspective

Marriott Data Breach Traced to Chinese Hackers, US Readies Crackdown on Beijing https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/us/politics/trump-china-trade.html

Songcraft Beta – A songwriting tool and guitar tab builder https://songcraft.io/

Benchmarks for Startup Spend and Cash Burn https://brex.com/blog/state-of-spend

First release of dav1d, the AV1 decoder http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/post/2018/First-release-of-dav1d

Show HN: Debucsser, CSS debugging made easy https://github.com/lucagez/Debucsser

Maya Angelou’s cookbooks are a rich part of her literary legacy https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/148439/the-poets-table

The Cube Rule of Food Identification http://cuberule.com

Show HN: Egeria, a multidimensional spreadsheet for everybody https://egeria.rocks/

Trump Prepares to Unveil a Vast Reworking of Clean Water Protections https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/climate/trump-clean-water-rollback.html

Securing Your Site Like It’s 1999 https://24ways.org/2018/securing-your-site-like-its-1999/

Transfer learning in low-data environments with FloydHub, fast.ai, and PyTorch https://blog.frame.ai/learning-more-with-less-1e618a5aa160

Why I’m usually unnerved when modern SSDs die on us https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/tech/SSDDeathDisturbing

Keydown event doesn’t fire on iOS when arrow keys pressed on external keyboard https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=149054

Twenty Years of Open Source Erlang: A Retrospective from the trenches https://www.erlang-solutions.com/blog/twenty-years-of-open-source-erlang.html

No suspicious package or device found after scare at Facebook in Menlo Park https://abc7news.com/bomb-threat-forces-evacuation-of-facebook-building-in-menlo-park/4881556/

Former Canadian Diplomat Disappears in China, Adding to Tensions https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/world/asia/michael-kovrig-china-canada.html

How the Dreamcast Copy Protection Was Defeated http://fabiensanglard.net/dreamcast_hacking/

Go 2 Error Values draft implementation – planned for v1.13 https://godoc.org/golang.org/x/exp/errors

To detect new odors, fruit fly brains improve on a well-known computer algorithm https://www.salk.edu/news-release/to-detect-new-odors-fruit-fly-brains-improve-on-a-well-known-computer-algorithm/

Hoard: Distributed Data Caching System to Accelerate Deep Learning Training https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.00669

’Dying All Tensed-Up’: 30 Years Since the Troubled Secret Mission of STS-27 https://www.americaspace.com/2018/12/09/dying-all-tensed-up-30-years-since-the-troubled-secret-mission-of-sts-27/

Linux Kernel Developers Discuss Dropping X32 Support https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Potentially-Drops-x32

Incidence of Dementia Over Three Decades in the Framingham Heart Study https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1504327

We need open source smartphones now more than ever https://osjournal.com/we-need-open-source-smartphones-now-more-than-ever-372/

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/12/11/poor_slower_internet/

Amazon, Amid Crackdown on Seller Scams, Fires Employees Over Data Leak https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-amid-crackdown-on-seller-scams-fires-employees-over-data-leak-1544437800

US Border Officers Don’t Always Delete Collected Traveler Data https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/11/cbp-officers-fail-to-delete-traveler-data/

Leaked audio reveals Google lobbying to conservatives https://www.wired.com/story/leaked-audio-reveals-googles-efforts-woo-conservatives/

Show HN: Simple tool to upload and paste URL’s to screenshots and files https://github.com/OkGoDoIt/UploadAndPaste

Google Fusion Tables Shutting Down https://support.google.com/fusiontables/answer/9185417

RefactoringUI Book https://refactoringui.com/book/

Evelyn Berezin, 93, Dies; Built the First True Word Processor https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/obituaries/evelyn-berezin-dead.html

Verizon says its media brand including Yahoo and AOL is essentially worthless https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/media/verizon-oath-valuation/index.html

The MAD Computer Program https://meatfighter.com/mad/

Memristors for Curious Outsiders https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.03389

ICSREF: A Framework for Automated Reverse Engineering of ICS Binaries https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.03478

OpenStreetMap Foundation silently sides with Russia? https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2018-November/081683.html

Undercover Cells: New Estimate of the Microbes Beneath the Continents https://deepcarbon.net/index.php/undercover-cells-new-estimate-microbes-beneath-continents

An Open Letter Regarding Algorithms and My Son’s Birth https://twitter.com/gbrockell/status/1072589687489998848

The Found Footage That Provides a Whole New Look at the Apollo 11 Moon Landing https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/12/apollo-11-50th-year-anniversary

AMD 7nm Zen 2 and Navi Supply Should Be Plentiful from Underutilized TSMC https://hothardware.com/news/amd-7nm-zen-2-navi-supply-plentiful-thanks-tsmc-fab-underutilization

Ulay Remembers the Crime of a Lifetime 40 Years Later (2016) https://observer.com/2016/10/ulay-remembers-the-crime-of-a-lifetime-40-years-later/

Goodbye FastMail: Aussie government undermining trust in tech companies https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/goodbye-fastmail

Xkcd: The General Problem https://xkcd.com/974/

A bug in Microsoft’s login system made it easy to hijack anyone’s Office account https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/11/microsoft-login-bug-hijack-office-accounts/

Winners of the 2018 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/12/winners-2018-national-geographic-nature-photographer-year-contest/577852/

Deno, a New Server-Side Runtime by Ryan Dahl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlTG0UXRAkE

Uber exec in March: “we shouldn’t be hitting things every 15,000 miles” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/uber-exec-warned-of-rampant-safety-problems-days-before-fatal-crash/

Australia’s horrific new encryption law likely to obliterate its tech scene https://thenextweb.com/politics/2018/12/10/australias-horrific-new-encryption-law-likely-to-obliterate-its-tech-scene/

IRS Gutted: Good news for the wealthy https://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-irs-was-gutted

Mapping Service Blurs Out Military Bases, but Accidentally Locates Secret Ones https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a25461748/yandex-mapping-service-locates-secret-military-bases/

Ex-Canadian Diplomat Michael Kovrig Detained in China https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/kovrig-detained-china-tuesday-1.4940725

Show HN: Stig – A CLI tool for searching GitHub from the terminal https://octobanana.com/software/stig

Auto Layout in iOS: A Comprehensive 7 Steps Roadmap https://matteomanferdini.com/ios-auto-layout/

Show HN: Stock Market Forecast Based on Most Similar Historical Patterns https://mytradelab.com/

Powerful computer vision datasets for ML researchers https://twitter.com/MIT_CSAIL/status/1056213939103641601

Vinod Khosla is willing to litigate California’s coast for the rest of his life https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/technology/vinod-khosla-beach.html

The Empress of Facebook: My Befuddling Dinner with Sheryl Sandberg https://www.wired.com/story/sheryl-sandberg-facebook-empress-befuddling-dinner/

50 years ago, ’the mother of all demos’ foretold our tech future https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/10/mother-of-all-demos-50th-anniversary/

Show HN: Spotify – now playing information and playback control from menu bar https://github.com/davicorreiajr/spotify-now-playing

Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/stop-blaming-millennials-killing-economy/577408/

Pijul: distributed version control system based on a sound theory of patches https://pijul.org/

Python machine learning notebooks for beginners and experts https://github.com/GokuMohandas/practicalAI/blob/master/README.md