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Show HN: Bubblin – Bandcamp for books https://bubblin.io

Show HN: Fully-automatic image background removal tool https://www.remove.bg/

Equivalence of State Machines and Coroutines http://250bpm.com/blog:141

Google’s Secret China Project “Effectively Ended” After Internal Confrontation https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/google-china-censored-search-engine-2/

Millitext – A subpixel text encoding font https://advent.morr.cc/2018/17

Making of Byrne’s Euclid https://www.c82.net/blog/?id=79

Implementing VisiCalc (2015) http://rmf.vc/implementingvisicalc

The Practical Guide to Hacking Bluetooth Low Energy https://blog.attify.com/the-practical-guide-to-hacking-bluetooth-low-energy/

Lessons Learned Implementing Common Lisp with LLVM [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbdXeRBbgDM

Cook My Meat: heat diffusion through meat over time http://up.csail.mit.edu/science-of-cooking/

A Gentle Introduction to Erasure Codes (2017) https://www.akalin.com/intro-erasure-codes

Chronicle, Alphabet’s cybersecurity defense company moonshot https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/30/chronicle-cybersecurity-alphabet-moonshot-x/

BloomRPC: GUI Client for GRPC Services https://github.com/uw-labs/bloomrpc

There’s no such thing as a free watch (2017) https://www.topic.com/there-s-no-such-thing-as-a-free-watch

The What’s Next Intermittent Computing Architecture [pdf] http://www.eecg.toronto.edu/~ganesa10/assets/pdfs/whatsnext-hpca2019.pdf

Discovered: The Most-Distant Solar System Object Ever Observed https://carnegiescience.edu/node/2428

Improvisational theater can reduce anxiety in teens who struggle socially https://news.umich.edu/anxious-teens-gain-confidence-by-performing-off-script/

A-Frame: Web framework for virtual reality experiences (WebVR with HTML) https://aframe.io/

HyperLogLog in Presto: Faster cardinality estimation https://code.fb.com/data-infrastructure/hyperloglog/

LLVM Relicensing Effort http://llvm.org/foundation/relicensing/

Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/the-web-now-belongs-to-google-and-that-should-worry-us-all/

Google announces major expansion in New York City https://arstechnica.com/?p=1429233

Minikanren – An embedded DSL for logic programming http://minikanren.org

Political Aspects of Full Employment (1943) http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2010/kalecki220510.html

Plastic Water Bottles, Which Enabled a Drinks Boom, Now Threaten Industry https://www.wsj.com/articles/bottled-water-americas-most-popular-drink-has-a-plastic-problem-11544627923

For avant-garde poets, audio recording was both a breakthrough and a threat https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/148543/caught-on-tape

Aller Artix-7 FPGA Board with M.2 Interface https://numato.com/product/aller-artix-7-m-2-fpga-module

Mux is hiring a SRE to help build globally-distributed video streaming software https://mux.workable.com/j/3FE077B34C

Pwnedkeys – A database of compromised asymmetric encryption keys https://pwnedkeys.com/

Show HN: LEAR – A simple and fast HTTP server to serve static resources https://github.com/Glorf/lear

Cornell Graduate School Helped Make New York Appealing to Amazon https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/nyregion/cornell-tech-startup-jobs-amazon.html

Awesome PHP Security – Security Related Resources for PHP https://github.com/guardrailsio/awesome-php-security

Bloomberg Beta Investment Documents https://github.com/Bloomberg-Beta/Investment-Documents

Amazon faces boycott ahead of holidays as public discontent grows https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/17/amazon-boycott-customers-holiday-shopping

Cigarette smoking: an underused tool in endurance training (2010) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3001541/

Show HN: VPNHome – 1-click, self-hosted OpenVPN deployment and management app https://github.com/ezaquarii/vpn-at-home

Elon Musk’s New Boring Co. Faced Questions Over SpaceX Financial Ties https://www.wsj.com/articles/elon-musks-new-boring-co-faced-questions-over-spacex-financial-ties-11545078371

Show HN: KubeDB – Kubernetes-ready production-grade databases http://kubedb.com/docs/0.9.0

‘Transmissible’ Alzheimer’s theory gains traction https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07735-w

The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46455844

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space https://phys.org/news/2018-12-next-generation-gps-satellites-space.html

The universal decay of collective memory and attention https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0474-5

Remove.bg – Remove Image Background https://www.remove.bg/

Byrne’s Euclid – A reproduction of the celebrated work from 1847 https://www.c82.net/euclid/

Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxhDk-hwuo

Show HN: Decentralized Cloud Storage, X Cloud (Beta) https://internxt.com/cloud

Show HN: Furnace – A lightweight pure-python container implementation https://github.com/balabit/furnace

Cryptographically Certified Hypothesis Testing [pdf] http://sachaservanschreiber.com/thesis.pdf

Amazon Alexa Can Now Detect Smoke Alarms Or Glass Shattering and Notify You https://www.cnet.com/news/alexa-guard-goes-live-lets-your-echo-listen-for-trouble-amazon-home-security

Improving Lua performance using baked functions http://tasvideos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20672

Applied machine learning at Facebook: a datacenter infrastructure perspective https://blog.acolyer.org/2018/12/17/applied-machine-learning-at-facebook-a-datacenter-infrastructure-perspective/

Facebook blocked multiple National Weather Service sites during winter storm https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article223098365.html

Intel’s Optane DC Persistent Memory DIMMs Push Latency Closer to DRAM https://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/Intels-Optane-DC-Persistent-Memory-DIMMs-Push-Latency-Closer-DRAM

Sleeping Rough in the Mattress Economy https://thebaffler.com/latest/sleeping-rough-burmila

Show HN: Hardware-agnostic library for near-term quantum machine learning https://github.com/XanaduAI/pennylane

Killed by Google https://killedbygoogle.com/

Chaim Soutine’s consoling portraiture https://www.city-journal.org/chaim-soutine

US ballistic missile systems have very poor cyber-security https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-ballistic-missile-systems-have-very-poor-cyber-security/

California transit agencies have 21 years to build zero-emissions bus fleets https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/12/california-transit-agencies-have-21-years-to-build-zero-emissions-bus-fleets/

Why China’s electric car industry is leaving Detroit, Japan, Germany in the dust https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612566/why-chinas-electric-car-industry-is-leaving-detroit-japan-and-germany-in-the-dust/

U.S. internet speeds rose nearly 40 percent this year https://www.recode.net/2018/12/12/18134899/internet-broafband-faster-ookla

Trump said Janet Yellen wasn’t tall enough to run the Fed: report – TheHill https://thehill.com/policy/finance/418712-trump-was-concerned-janet-yellen-wasnt-tall-enough-to-run-the-fed-report

How to convert video files format with c language https://github.com/leandromoreira/ffmpeg-libav-tutorial#chapter-2---remuxing

School Contractor in Texas Denied Work Over Pro-Israel Loyalty Oath https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/israel-texas-anti-bds-law/

Australia’s encryption laws are ’highly unlikely’ to dragoon employees in secret https://www.zdnet.com/article/australias-encryption-laws-are-highly-unlikely-to-dragoon-employees-in-secret/

PEP 8016 – The Steering Council Model https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-8016/

Basilisk web browser https://www.basilisk-browser.org/

Startups and Investors React to Apple’s Expansion Plans in Austin https://news.crunchbase.com/news/startups-and-investors-react-to-apples-expansion-plans-in-austin/

Microsoft open sources Trill to deliver insights on a trillion events a day https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-open-sources-trill-to-deliver-insights-on-a-trillion-events-a-day/

Tesla says someone fired a bullet in Model S that caught on fire https://electrek.co/2018/12/16/tesla-fire-bullet-battery/amp/

Is the Psychology of Deadly Force Ready for the Courts? https://undark.org/article/psychology-deadly-force-ready-courts/

Israeli test-tube steak smells real, feels real… and may even be kosher https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-test-tube-steak-smells-real-feels-real-and-may-even-be-kosher/

No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/two-independent-analyses-confirm-ligos-discovery-of-gravitational-waves/

Tips to help non-techies move to Linux https://opensource.com/article/18/12/help-non-techies

Student rescued from ISIS zone by mercenaries hired by thesis advisor [Swedish] https://www.lu.se/article/fritagningen-handledare-raddade-doktorand-fran-is

Build a healthy coral reef to get the job http://archive.is/wHiWZ

Tumblr begins hiding adult content: “This has not been an easy transition” https://www.fastcompany.com/90282566/tumblr-begins-hiding-adult-content-this-has-not-been-an-easy-transition

Acne vulgaris: a disease of Western civilization (2002) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12472346/

The Consequences of Your Code https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZM9YdO_QKk

Show HN: A Twitter bot that sends you random abuse https://twitter.com/yourself_bot

How to Use Real-Time Object Detection in the Browser Using TensorFlow.js https://hackernoon.com/tensorflow-js-real-time-object-detection-in-10-lines-of-code-baf15dfb95b2

People eat so much chicken that it’s changing the geological record https://www.treehugger.com/animals/people-eat-so-much-chicken-it-will-affect-geological-record.html

Efficiency is fundamentally at odds with elegance (2013) https://yosefk.com/blog/efficiency-is-fundamentally-at-odds-with-elegance.html

Russia social media influence efforts ongoing, report says https://apnews.com/8890210ce2ce4256a7df6e4ab65c33d3

Show HN: Fancy fonts you can use almost anywhere https://beautifuldingbats.com/hey-howd-you-do-that

Blazor – A .NET web framework that runs in the browser with WebAssembly https://github.com/aspnet/blazor

SF to developer who tore down landmark house: Rebuild it exactly as it was https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/City-requires-property-owner-who-demolished-13467909.php