HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-17
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Sandspiel – A falling sand game built in Rust and WebGL https://sandspiel.club/

Vue.js and Go example project https://github.com/ndabAP/vue-go-example

Oculus GoBlack – How to Make Your Oculus Go Better http://palmerluckey.com/oculus-goblack-how-to-make-your-oculus-go-better/

Systematic Parsing of X.509: Eradicating Security Issues with a Parse Tree https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.04959

My Dad’s Friendship with Charles Barkley https://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/12/14/lin-wang-charles-barkley

Can Repelling Magnets Replace the Spring in a Pogo Stick? https://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?p=pogo-stick-spring

Netflix’s Movie Blitz Takes Aim at Hollywood’s Heart https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/16/business/media/netflix-movies-hollywood.html

Thoughts on, and pictures of, the original Macintosh User Manual https://www.peterme.com/2007/08/27/thoughts-on-and-pics-of-the-original-macintosh-user-manual/

How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/16/movies/peter-jackson-war-movie.html

Jered Threatin: A conversation with a false rock god https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/jered_threatin

LiveAgent: Over $250K monthly recurring revenue with a spin-off project https://www.failory.com/mistakes/liveagent

Pampy: Pattern Matching for Python https://github.com/santinic/pampy/blob/master/README.md

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

Show HN: Single-header C++11 HTML document constructor https://github.com/tinfoilboy/CTML

Announcing flyio, an R package to interact with data in the cloud https://blog.socialcops.com/inside-sc/announcements/flyio-r-package-interact-data-cloud/

A lesson on thinking and acting long term https://threader.app/thread/1074063712254857218

4,400 year old Egyptian tomb discovered in the Saqqara pyramid complex https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46580264

Google AMP case study: leads dropped by 59% https://kinsta.com/blog/disable-google-amp/

Show HN: My 7th Grade Young Entrepreneur Project -- interactive holiday cards https://github.com/ellailan/ColourMeCards

German exclaves in Belgium separated by a bicycle path from the rest of Germany https://fascinatingmaps.com/strange-german-exclaves-in-belgium-vennbahn/

The Debasement Puzzle: an Essay on Medieval Monetary History (1997) [pdf] https://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/qr/qr2142.pdf

Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, with a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-targets-unprofitable-items-with-a-sharper-focus-on-the-bottom-line-11544965201

Scale AI is hiring engineers to accelerate the development of AI https://scale.ai/about#jobs

California Regulators Vote for Zero Emissions Busses by 2040 https://earther.gizmodo.com/california-regulators-vote-to-require-all-transit-agenc-1831135366

Hyundai Kona Electric Is Next Best Thing to Expensive Teslas https://insideevs.com/hyundai-kona-electric-next-best-expensive-teslas/

Hundreds March on Amazon Fulfillment Center in Minnesota https://gizmodo.com/hundreds-march-on-amazon-fulfillment-center-in-minnesot-1831113246

An Illustrated Theory of Numbers (2017) http://illustratedtheoryofnumbers.com/

What school doesn’t prepare you for in your first programming job https://debugandrelease.blogspot.com/2018/12/what-school-doesnt-teach-you-for-your.html

World’s first fully electric bus fleet quietens Chinese megacity https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/dec/12/silence-shenzhen-world-first-electric-bus-fleet

Can functional programming be liberated from the von Neumann paradigm? (2010) http://conal.net/blog/posts/can-functional-programming-be-liberated-from-the-von-neumann-paradigm

Show HN: PuBilling – Embeddable billing portal for your SaaS app https://www.pubilling.io

Irish scientists prove Vitamin D levels linked to depression https://www.irishcentral.com/news/trinity-dublin-irish-scientists-vitamin-d-depression

There Are Now More Shows Streaming Than There Are on Broadcast or Cable https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/streaming-shows-outnumber-broadcast-cable-1202027973/

On the age of computation in the epoch of humankind https://www.nature.com/articles/d42473-018-00286-8

Better Take Your Inane Complaints to Google Because Yelp Is Over https://jezebel.com/better-take-your-inane-complaints-to-google-because-yel-1831133520

From Buffer Overflow to JIT-Spray-ROP [pdf] https://github.com/bcdannyboy/Research/blob/master/JIT-SprayedROP.pdf

Tesla says someone fired a bullet into battery pack of Model S that caught fire https://electrek.co/2018/12/16/tesla-fire-bullet-battery/

Headspace vs. Calm: A Meditation-App Battle That’s Anything but Zen https://www.wsj.com/articles/headspace-vs-calm-the-meditation-battle-thats-anything-but-zen-11544889606

A collection of Pratt parsing articles https://www.oilshell.org/blog/2017/03/31.html

Michelangelo PyML: Uber’s Platform for Rapid Python ML Model https://eng.uber.com/michelangelo-pyml/

The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/growing-gulf-between-silicon-valley-and-washington/577963/

Overload Control for Scaling WeChat Microservices [pdf] https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~ruigu/papers/socc18-final100.pdf

NetSurf Web Browser http://www.netsurf-browser.org

How WhatsApp Fuels Fake News and Violence in India https://www.wired.com/story/how-whatsapp-fuels-fake-news-and-violence-in-india/

ArchiveTeam: Tumblr NSFW (all NSFW content will be removed on 17 Dec 2018) https://archiveteam.org/?title=Tumblr

An entanglement-based wavelength-multiplexed quantum communication network https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0766-y

Are You Ready for the Financial Crisis of 2019? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/style/2019-financial-crisis.html

Computing is Everywhere: Bret Victor and Dynamicland [audio] https://postlight.com/trackchanges/podcast/computing-is-everywhere

106: KubeKhan, Etcd, Weird Licenses, Securing K8s, JFrog Go Registry, and More https://devopsish.com/106/

Owner who demolished famed San Francisco house must build replica https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46585537

Test-induced design damage (2014) https://dhh.dk//2014/test-induced-design-damage.html

World’s nations agree on rules to implement Paris climate deal https://www.politico.eu/article/worlds-nations-agree-on-rules-to-implement-paris-climate-deal/

Bacterial growth: a statistical physicist’s guide https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.04435

How We Cracked the Code Book Ciphers (2000) [pdf] http://codebook.org/codebook_solution.pdf

FormuLog – extending Datalog to manipulate, and reason about logical formulae https://arxiv.org/abs/1809.06274

Academia is fucked-up. So why isn’t anyone doing something about it? (2017) http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2017/03/academia-is-fucked-up-so-why-isnt.html

The majority of Americans say they did not get a pay raise this year https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-majority-of-americans-did-not-get-a-pay-raise-this-year-2018-12-12

Upgrading PostgreSQL on AWS RDS with minimum or zero downtime https://medium.com/preply-engineering/postgres-multimaster-34f2446d5e14

The Old U.S. Trade War with Japan Looms Over Today’s Dispute with China https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-old-u-s-trade-war-with-japan-looms-over-todays-dispute-with-china-11544717163

State of Startups – survey of 529 startup founders http://stateofstartups.firstround.com/2018/#about-the-respondents

RAM Is Cheap So Why Don’t We Run Everything from It? https://www.howtogeek.com/171500/ram-is-cheap-so-why-dont-we-run-everything-from-it/

NASA Space Mathematics https://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/math.html

The Most Important Software Innovations (2017) https://dwheeler.com/innovation/innovation.html

An Intel Breakthrough Rethinks How Chips Are Made https://www.wired.com/story/intel-foveros-chips-breakthrough/

Apple lied about iPhone X screen size and pixel count, lawsuit alleges https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-lied-about-iphone-x-xs-screen-sizes-pixel-counts-lawsuit-alleges/

Comixify: Transform video into a comics https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.03473

The “dot” Command in Vim – So Simple, yet So Powerful https://jovicailic.org/2018/03/vim-the-dot-command/

Shadron – shader-based procedural graphics editor https://www.arteryengine.com/shadron

Planetary emergency: After 30 years, leaders are still fighting climate science https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/16/health/sutter-cop24-climate-talks/index.html

Intuition on probability distributions https://twitter.com/paraschopra/status/1074151026477936640

The science of “vibes” shows how everything is connected https://qz.com/1490276/the-science-of-vibes-shows-how-everything-is-connected/

This Year’s Hackaday Supercon Badge Is a Working 1980s Desktop Computer https://blog.hackster.io/this-years-hackaday-supercon-badge-is-a-working-1980-s-desktop-computer-8c2e6fe4771a

Most Money Advice Is Worthless When You’re Poor https://free.vice.com/en_us/article/ev3dde/most-money-advice-is-worthless

What is your least popular but deeply held opinion on personal productivity? https://twitter.com/andrewchen/status/1074087782736248832