HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-14
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Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra: Vectors, Matrices, and Least Squares http://vmls-book.stanford.edu/

Write Your Own Virtual Machine https://justinmeiners.github.io/lc3-vm/

Virgin Galactic successfully reaches space https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46550862

Everything you should know about certificates and PKI but are too afraid to ask https://smallstep.com/blog/everything-pki.html

UC Berkeley to build open-source secure enclave using RISC-V https://hackaday.com/2018/12/13/risc-v-will-stop-hackers-dead-from-getting-into-your-computer/

FLI: A binary interface to let Scheme use Python, Lua, Ruby etc’s Library https://github.com/guenchi/FLI

DevHub: TweetDeck for GitHub – Android, iOS and Web with 99% Code Sharing https://github.com/devhubapp/devhub

Neural Ordinary Differential Equations https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.07366

Show HN: Vaex - Out of Core Dataframes for Python and Fast Visualization https://medium.com/vaex/vaex-out-of-core-dataframes-for-python-and-fast-visualization-12c102db044a

Show HN: Minimal Google Analytics Snippet https://minimalanalytics.com

Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46552611

Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k5094

AWS Outperforms GCP in the 2018 Cloud Report https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/2018_cloud_report/

Make photomosaics, GIFs, and murals from pictures in Python with ML/OpenCV https://github.com/worldveil/photomosaic

Show HN: Try run deep learning inference on Raspberry Pi https://actcast.io

Fragmentation Is Why Desktop Linux Failed [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8oeN9AF4G8

Use Hooks – A Collection of Reusable React Hooks https://use-hooks.org/

Niantic, Maker of Hit ‘Pokémon Go’ App, Refuels with $3.9B Valuation https://www.wsj.com/articles/niantic-maker-of-hit-pokemon-go-app-refuels-with-3-9-billion-valuation-11544748877

Instead of Writing a Thousand Words, Part One: Ideas https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/ideas-infographic/

PlanetScale makes it easy to build multi-cloud databases https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/13/planetscale/

A Style-Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks [pdf] https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.04948

Ruby 2.6 introduces an initial implementation of JIT compiler https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2018/12/06/ruby-2-6-0-rc1-released/

Microservices Circuit-Breaker Pattern Implementation: Istio vs. Hystrix https://www.exoscale.com/syslog/istio-vs-hystrix-circuit-breaker/

Fbs: Create Linux GUIs with Qt in minutes https://build-system.fman.io/linux-gui-programming

China Involved in 90 Percent of Espionage and Industrial Secrets Theft, DOJ says https://www.newsweek.com/china-involved-90-percent-economic-espionage-and-industrial-secrets-theft-1255908

IPT – Image Perspective Transformation (1996) http://www.fmwconcepts.com/fmw/ipt.html

Windows 10 Sends Your Activity History to Microsoft, Even If You Tell It Not To https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/windows-10-sends-your-activity-history-to-microsoft-even-if-you-tell-it-not-to/

BOOM Open Source RISC-V Core Runs on Amazon EC2 F1 Instances https://www.cnx-software.com/2018/12/13/boom-risc-v-core-amazon-ec2-f1/

He Helped Build an Artists’ Utopia. Now He Faces Trial for 36 Deaths There https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/magazine/oakland-warehouse-fire-ghost-ship.html

US Congressman Offers to Fund Mexican Border Wall Using Blockchain, ’Wall Coins’ https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-congressman-offers-to-fund-mexican-border-wall-using-blockchain-wall-coins/amp

A significantly faster way to handle cardinality estimation https://code.fb.com/data-infrastructure/hyperloglog/

In what sense is quantum computing a science? http://cognitivemedium.com/qc-a-science

Interesting logos are being replaced with boring ones https://boingboing.net/2018/12/13/interesting-logos-are-being-re.html

China harvested organs from political prisoners, says tribunal https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k5250

Don’t Post Evergreen Content on Medium https://bts.nomadgate.com/medium-evergreen-content

The Oil Industry’s Covert Campaign to Rewrite American Car Emissions Rules https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/climate/cafe-emissions-rollback-oil-industry.html

Is Windows 10 still telling what you’re doing even if you don’t want it to? https://www.zdnet.com/article/is-windows-10-still-telling-microsoft-what-youre-doing-even-if-you-dont-want-it-to/

Struct2Depth – Predicting object depth in dynamic environments https://www.lyrn.ai/2018/12/12/struct2depth-predicting-object-depth-in-dynamic-environments/

Show HN: High-performance ahead-of-time compiler for Machine Learning https://www.scss.tcd.ie/~andersan/projects/live/triNNity.html

C, C++, x86/x64 assembly: The case of forgotten return https://yurichev.com/blog/no_return/

AI Transformation Playbook – How to lead your company into the AI era https://landing.ai/ai-transformation-playbook/

Pornhub’s owner has more user data than Netflix or Hulu, here’s why https://qz.com/1407235/porn-sites-collect-more-user-data-than-netflix-or-hulu-this-is-what-they-do-with-it/

Evidence behind EPA’s obligation to regulate greenhouse gases stronger than ever https://news.berkeley.edu/2018/12/13/evidence-supporting-epa-obligation-to-regulate-greenhouse-gases-stronger-than-ever/

Show HN: A list of books recommended by Indie Hackers https://www.ihbooks.com/

Why do people keep throwing electric scooters into rivers and lakes? https://slate.com/technology/2018/12/electric-scooter-bird-lime-lakes-rivers-environment-vandalism.html

Unabomber’s Manifesto(Industrial Society and Its Future) https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/unabomber/manifesto.text.htm

Apple to build campus in Austin and sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2018/12/apple-to-build-new-campus-in-austin-and-add-jobs-across-the-us/

We finally talked to an actual Waymo passenger – here’s what he told us https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/12/we-finally-talked-to-an-actual-waymo-passenger-heres-what-he-told-us/

The Boy Scouts of America may file for bankruptcy because of sex abuse suits https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/boy-scouts-america-may-file-bankruptcy-due-costs-sex-abuse-n947576

Dr. Elon and Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla’s Production Hell https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-tesla-life-inside-gigafactory/

The fire that has been burning for 56 years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire

The “Arcade” Workprint, 90s Cyber-Cinema Without Music or Sound Effects https://waxy.org/2018/12/the-arcade-workprint/

The Return of the Charming Kitten: phishing attacks by Iran state-backed hackers https://blog.certfa.com/posts/the-return-of-the-charming-kitten/

Rodney Brooks “The Future of Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics” https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R7_2CMGY5us

ASUS CEO resigns as company shifts mobile focus to power users https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/13/asus-ceo-resigns-mobile-strategy-gaming-power-users/

Show HN: Meetup Utils – Create ready to print posters and indicators for meetups https://github.com/alexadam/meetup-utils

Nasa’s Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46547904

Free Printable Posters, Infographics Celebrating Voyager’s Interstellar Voyage https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/downloads/

A Style-Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSLJriaOumA

The bad news on human nature, in 10 findings from psychology https://aeon.co/ideas/the-bad-news-on-human-nature-in-10-findings-from-psychology

Microsoft Clarity – a product to visualize user interactions https://blogs.bing.com/webmaster/november-2018/Introducing-Clarity-a-web-analytics-product

2 Stalagmites Found in Chinese Cave Are ’Holy Grail’ for Radiocarbon Dating https://gizmodo.com/two-stalagmites-found-in-chinese-cave-are-a-holy-grail-1831074289

Apple threw shade at Amazon ’HQ2’ as ’beauty contest,’ but then it did the same https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-called-amazon-hq2-beauty-contest-but-then-did-same-thing-2018-12

Commenting without the comments https://github.com/tessalt/echo-chamber-js

Banned from a meeting because of GDPR by the Romanian Ministry of Education https://twitter.com/AFiscutean/status/1073243007376416769

Meat allergies are on the rise. The weird part is that we know what’s causing it https://slate.com/technology/2018/12/meat-allergy-tick-bite-cause-treatment-research-alpha-gal.html

Brave browser moves to Chromium codebase, now supports Chrome extensions https://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-browser-moves-to-chromium-codebase-now-supports-chrome-extensions/

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 set for first expendable launch with USAF satellite https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-first-expendable-falcon-9-block-5-launch-usaf-satellite-fairing-encapsulation/

California’s Multibillion-Dollar Private-Equity Boondoggle http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/what-is-calpers-new-private-equity-business-model.html

Quick fix for an early Internet problem lives on a quarter-century later (2015) https://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2015/05/31/net-of-insecurity-part-2/

A Short History of People the ‘Locals’ Don’t Want Here Taking Over San Francisco https://medium.com/@AzizPabani/san-francisco-history-of-outsiders-a5c295d3713a

Google Illegally Revealed Murder Suspect’s Name via Mass Email https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46548574

University of California challenges Elsevier over access to scholarly research https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/12/13/university-california-challenges-elsevier-over-access-scholarly-research

Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 93 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46539934

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Reaches Space for First Time https://www.space.com/42716-virgin-galactic-spaceshiptwo-unity-reaches-space.html

Photographs: Removed https://www.removed.social/series/

Tesla-inspired EV startup Xiaopeng launches ~$33,000 all-electric SUV https://electrek.co/2018/12/13/tesla-inspired-ev-startup-xiaopeng-all-electric-suv/

Oracle is suing the U.S. government over $10B Pentagon cloud contract process https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/12/oracle-is-suing-the-u-s-government-over-10b-pentagon-jedi-cloud-contract-process/

I Built an Apple Music Web Player to Use Apple Music on Linux https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/a5p8v5/i_built_an_apple_music_web_player_to_use_apple/

XKCD creator Randall Munroe: “What If?” (Talks at Google) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GIDDaF26zE

Supermicro CEO Letter and 3rd Party Investigation Find No Hardware Hack https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-ceo-letter-and-3rd-party-investigation-find-no-hardware-hack/

Don’t Worry About Deepfakes. Worry About Why People Fall for Them https://undark.org/2018/12/13/how-worried-should-we-be-about-deepfakes/

Using Golang to Building Microservices at The Economist: A Retrospective https://www.infoq.com/articles/golang-the-economist

The #kidtech movement: a zero-data architecture for children’s apps and sites https://blog.superawesome.com/2018/12/13/the-kidtech-movement-a-zero-data-architecture-for-childrens-apps-and-sites/

New manga tells the story of SteveJ, Woz, and the founding of Apple http://www.loopinsight.com/2018/12/12/the-story-of-the-birth-of-apple-told-as-a-manga/

Dr. Elon and Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla’s Production Hell https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-tesla-life-inside-gigafactory/

Taylor Swift used facial recognition to track her stalkers at a concert https://qz.com/1493149/taylor-swift-used-facial-recognition-to-track-her-stalkers-at-a-concert/

A Russian robot hailed as hi-tech on state TV has been unmasked as man in suit https://inews.co.uk/news/technology/russian-robot-boris-man-in-suit-russia-24/

Richard Branson’s Space-Tourism Company Rockets Out of Atmosphere for First Time https://www.wsj.com/articles/richard-bransons-space-tourism-company-rockets-out-of-atmosphere-for-first-time-11544720558

Apple to build $1B Austin campus, add thousands of jobs in US expansion https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-to-build-1b-austin-campus-add-thousands-of-jobs-in-us-expansion/