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UCLA asked faculty to consider declining to review for Elsevier journals https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Talks-With-Elsevier-UCLA/245311

CenturyLink is blocking customer internet, saying Utah legislators told them to https://www.richsnapp.com/blog/2018/12-13-centurylink-blocking-internet-in-utah

Remote code execution vulnerability in SQLite https://blade.tencent.com/magellan/index_en.html

Why Segment Chose Go, GRPC, and Envoy to Build Their New Config API https://stackshare.io/nzoschke/decisions/101229315381856666

Pytext: A natural language modeling framework based on PyTorch https://github.com/facebookresearch/PyText

Australian Gag Order Stokes Global Debate on Secrecy https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/world/australia/australia-gag-order-court.html

Machine learning is gradually changing modern agricultural practices http://precisionagricultu.re/how-machine-learning-is-gradually-changing-modern-agricultural-practices/

Exploiting LaTeX with CVE-2018-17407 http://nickroessler.com/latex-cve-2018-17407/

Close.io Is Hiring Inbound Account Managers and a Head of Inbound Sales (remote) https://jobs.lever.co/close.io?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=HN

Catnip Immunity and Alternatives https://www.gwern.net/Catnip

Simulated Dendrochronology of US Immigration 1790-2016 https://web.northeastern.edu/naturalizing-immigration-dataviz/

9cc: A Small C Compiler https://github.com/rui314/9cc

John Berkey and the Mechanical Planet https://kitbashed.com/blog/john-berkey

Going Head-To-Head: Scylla vs. Amazon DynamoDB https://www.scylladb.com/2018/12/13/scylla-vs-amazon-dynamodb/

Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-special-report-idUSKBN1OD1RQ

An experiment in controlling how much of Scrabble is luck http://nautil.us/issue/67/reboot/does-scrabble-need-to-be-fixed

FBI secretly collected data on Aaron Swartz earlier than was thought https://gizmodo.com/fbi-secretly-collected-data-on-aaron-swartz-earlier-tha-1831076900

Partitioned consensus and its impact on Spanner’s latency https://dbmsmusings.blogspot.com/2018/12/partitioned-consensus-and-its-impact-on.html

The LLVM Compiler Infrastructure https://llvm.org/

The old gnews is dead https://theoldgnews.com/

Backplane is shutting down https://www.backplane.io/

Facebook is Open-sourcing PyText for faster NLP development https://code.fb.com/ai-research/pytext-open-source-nlp-framework/

Compiler Explorer https://godbolt.org/

Laser-pointing system could help tiny satellites transmit data to Earth http://news.mit.edu/2018/laser-pointing-system-satellites-transmit-data-1214

Building a Ruby profiler [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wWSPxYueU

Re: “‬How does writing CSS in JS make it any more maintainable?” https://gist.github.com/threepointone/731b0c47e78d8350ae4e105c1a83867d

Show HN: Revealer – seed phrase visual encryption backup tool https://revealer.cc

Poland in the 80’s Through the Lens of French/Swiss Photographer Bruno Barbey https://imgur.com/gallery/960KNrY

Tomasz Tunguz’s Favorite Books of 2018 https://tomtunguz.com/10-best-books-of-2018/

$3k Bug Bounty – Twitter’s OAuth Mistakes https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2018/12/twitter-bug-bounty/

Chinese hi-tech researchers ‘told not to travel to US unless it’s essential’ https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/2177703/chinese-hi-tech-researchers-told-not-travel-us-unless-its

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

You Can Do It in SQL, Stop Writing Extra Code for That https://geshan.com.np/blog/2018/12/you-can-do-it-in-sql/

No GPS? A DIY Radio Transmitter Can Help You Navigate https://www.wired.com/story/no-gps-a-diy-radio-transmitter-can-help-you-navigate/

What is the .NET IL linker and what does it do? https://www.matsbraa.net/what-is-the-net-il-linker-and-what-does-it-do/

Yanis Varoufakis: My plan for Europe can succeed where Macron and Piketty failed https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/13/plan-europe-macron-piketty-green-new-deal-britain

Incrementally improving the performance of a Python script http://mycode.doesnot.run/2018/04/11/pivot/

Facebook has always sold data to advertisers, and it probably always will https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/12/opinion/facebook-data-privacy-advertising.html

Can a keto diet reverse diabetes? https://nutrita.app/keto-diet-reverse-diabetes/

Robinhood said to not be properly insured to offer checking and savings https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/14/robinhood-insurance-sipc/

Rare Datasets for Computer Vision Every Machine Learning Expert Must Work With https://hackernoon.com/rare-datasets-for-computer-vision-every-machine-learning-expert-must-work-with-2ddaf52ad862

I made a cli example about the special OAuth 2.0 flow for native and mobile apps https://developer.okta.com/blog/2018/12/13/oauth-2-for-native-and-mobile-apps

Half of America hasn’t recovered from the last recession https://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-america-hasnt-recovered-from-the-recession/

The Pentagon Is Declassifying Lots of Info About What’s in Orbit https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/satellites/a25562991/pentagon-declassifying-space-traffic-data/

Health and Human Services department halts HIV research on fetal tissue concerns https://www.salon.com/2018/12/14/health-and-human-services-department-shuts-down-hiv-research_partner/

U.S. Tech Giant Cloudflare Provides Cybersecurity for at Least 7 Terror Groups https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cloudflare-cybersecurity-terrorist-groups_us_5c127778e4b0835fe3277f2f

How much damage can a malicious package do to a simple static site? https://jakearchibald.com/2018/when-packages-go-bad/

“I blame myself”: Retirement remains out of reach for millions of Americans https://www.cbsnews.com/news/i-blame-myself-retirement-remains-out-of-reach-for-millions-of-americans/

Tumblr’s NSFW castaways are flocking to these lifeboats as a ban looms https://www.fastcompany.com/90281686/tumblr-alternatives-castaways-are-flocking-to-before-sundays-nsfw-ban

CIA venture arm In-Q-Tel invests in VR, AR intelligence, collaboration platform https://sociable.co/business/cia-in-q-tel-geospatial-vr-ar-intelligence/

NBA Partners with Amazon to Bring League Pass to Prime Video https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-partners-amazon-bring-league-pass-prime-video-182110484.html

Show HN: Vitriol – distributed, serverless publishing platform https://vitriol.co

Kevlin Henney – Procedural Programming: It’s Back? It Never Went Away https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otAcmD6XEEE

Introduction to Web Scraping with Python https://stackabuse.com/introduction-to-web-scraping-with-python/

The CIA as Economic Spy: The Misuse of U.S. Intelligence After the Cold War https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/cia-economic-spy-misuse-us-intelligence-after-cold-war

Show HN: Weekly reports that list all key changes to competitors’ web sites https://deepdiveduck.com

Show HN: Zhoo – Super simple chat in your browser https://zhoo.app/

OpenJDK source has too many swear words https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8215217

JavaScript growth and third parties https://speedcurve.com/blog/javascript-growth/

Army’s £113M recruitment website ’was 52 months late’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46561779