HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-20
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For First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter Public Domain https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/first-time-20-years-copyrighted-works-enter-public-domain-180971016/?preview

Alphabet spinoff Malta raises $26M for technology to store power in molten salt https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-19/gates-bezos-among-billionaires-backing-alphabet-energy-spinoff

MagicaVoxel: A free voxel art editor and path tracing renderer https://ephtracy.github.io/

MiSTer: Run Amiga, SNES, NES and Genesis on an FPGA https://github.com/MiSTer-devel/Main_MiSTer/wiki

Work with Git Forges inside Emacs https://emacsair.me/2018/12/19/forge-0.1/

Show HN: Autodrome – Framework for Development of Self-Driving Cars https://github.com/vojtamolda/autodrome/

Breakthrough ultrasound treatment to reverse dementia moves to human trials https://newatlas.com/ultrasound-dementia-alzheimers-human-trials/57725/

Korg NuTube, vacuum tube for the 21st century https://korgnutube.com/en/

Debian’s Anti-Harassment Team Is Removing a Package Over Its Name https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Debian-AH-Archive-Removal

Estimating Value of Facebook by Paying Users to Stop Using It https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0207101

Improving compression at scale with Zstandard https://code.fb.com/core-data/zstandard/

Clearing Up a Few Things About Facebook’s Partners https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/12/facebooks-partners/

Amazon driver arrested after taking GPS ’bait’ package off Washington Co. porch https://kcby.com/news/local/amazon-delivery-driver-admits-to-taking-gps-bait-package-off-porch-in-washington-county

Why are amplitudes complex? https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4021

Open-sourcing DeepFocus, an AI-powered system for more realistic VR images https://code.fb.com/virtual-reality/deepfocus/

Neural Networks and Graph Algorithms with Next-Generation Processors [pdf] https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1468104

Python gets a new governance model https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/775105/5db16cfe82e78dc3/

Water-stabilized hydrogen promises twice the range of gasoline at half the price https://newatlas.com/electriq-global-hydrogen-liquid-wonder-fuel/57488/

What I learned in ten years of blogging https://ferrucc.io/posts/starting-a-blog/

Cortex: a multi-tenant, horizontally scalable Prometheus-as-a-Service https://www.cncf.io/blog/2018/12/18/cortex-a-multi-tenant-horizontally-scalable-prometheus-as-a-service/

LibreRouter: Powering community networks with free and open hardware https://blog.apnic.net/2018/12/18/librerouter-powering-community-networks-with-free-and-open-hardware/

As Seas Warm, Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/18/climate/galapagos-islands-ocean-warming.html

Facebook’s Clear History privacy feature is still months from launching https://www.recode.net/2018/12/17/18140062/facebook-clear-history-update-privacy-targeting-data-collection

Writing copy for landing pages https://stripe.com/atlas/guides/landing-page-copy

Internet-Draft: Hypertext Transfer Protocol Version 3 (HTTP/3) https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-quic-http-17

Keybase advisory: Local Privilege Escalation on Linux via Keybase-Redirector https://keybase.io/docs/secadv/kb002

GoAccess – Visual Web Log Analyzer https://goaccess.io/

Suiteness (YC S16) needs a travel-loving PR specialist https://suiteness.workable.com/j/4A8744133D

US Senate Passes Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46613564

Amazon and Facebook Reportedly Had a Secret Data-Sharing Agreement https://gizmodo.com/amazon-and-facebook-reportedly-had-a-secret-data-sharin-1831192148

AIVA – Music Engine https://www.aiva.ai/engine

OpsMop – Config management and app deployment from the creator of Ansible https://github.com/opsmop/opsmop

Alphabet’s X lab spins out molten-salt energy storage project Malta https://blog.x.company/introducing-malta-81bceb559061

Show HN: YourNote, a note-taking app that puts users’ data first https://yournote.app

Uber loses latest legal bid over driver rights https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46617584

Accelerated Wound Healing from Wearable Electric Field Generator https://pubs.acs.org/stoken/presspac/presspac/full/10.1021/acsnano.8b07038

Hacking DigitalOcean’s New Kubernetes Service https://www.4armed.com/blog/hacking-digitalocean-kubernetes/

Facebook’s Data Sharing and Privacy Rules: Takeaways from Our Investigation https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/us/politics/facebook-data-sharing-deals.html

Zuckerberg did everything to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/20/facebook_disaster/

Runtime Analysis of the M-to-N Schedulling Model (1996) [pdf] http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.50.4682&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Project Argo Goes Open Source: On-Prem Automation and Path to Hybrid Environment https://tech.wayfair.com/2018/12/project-argo-open-source-on-prem-automation/

History of SPARC systems from 1987 http://www.sparcproductdirectory.com/history.html

The Multiverse Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be in ‘Come with Me’ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/books/review-come-with-me-helen-schulman.html

Privacy no more: How machine learning in the cloud will strip us naked https://www.turingtribe.com/story/privacy-no-more-how-machine-uiHZp5bHaWv8RZo2h

How Total War: Rome II’s Ambition Was Almost Its Undoing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8-PRhz1UU4

The unknown hackers (2000) https://www.salon.com/2000/05/17/386bsd/

Amazon Prime is getting worse, and it’s making me question the nature of reality https://www.fastcompany.com/90283658/amazon-prime-is-getting-worse-and-its-making-me-question-the-nature-of-reality

E-cigarettes around 95% less harmful than tobacco, estimates landmark review https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e-cigarettes-around-95-less-harmful-than-tobacco-estimates-landmark-review

Show HN: CoolQLCool – Turn Websites into GraphQL Accessible APIs https://coolql.cool

With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/19/all-out-of-faithbook/

Show HN: A new annotation tool for information extraction with Mechanical Turk https://github.com/varal7/ieturk

Show HN: Python JSON library in Rust, faster than ujson https://github.com/ijl/orjson

Show HN: Programming FTDI devices in Python https://iosoft.blog/ftdi-python

Byuu (Author of SNES Emulator Higan) Deleted All His Articles https://byuu.org/

Evaluating high availability solutions for TimescaleDB and PostgreSQL https://blog.timescale.com/high-availability-timescaledb-postgresql-patroni-a4572264a831

Ways Docker Changed the Way Software Engineers Work in Past Half Decade https://geshan.com.np/blog/2018/12/4-ways-docker-changed-the-way-software-engineers-work-in-past-half-decade/

A Close Look at Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Modules https://www.servethehome.com/a-close-look-at-intel-optane-dc-persistent-memory-modules/

Logitech disables local access on Harmony Hubs, breaks automation systems https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/12/logitech-firmware-update-breaks-locally-controlled-harmony-hub-systems/

Treasury Targets Russian Operatives Over Malign Activities https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm577

Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18148957/apple-ipad-bend-pro-2018-shipping-manufacturing-confirmed

Facebook let outside companies read its users’ private messages for years https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/12/19/facebook-let-outside-companies-read-users-private-messages-years/

Fireman Capital Isn’t Disrupting Craft Beer. It’s Sustaining It https://vinepair.com/articles/fireman-capital-craft-beer-canarchy/

Google denies altering YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/19/18148736/google-youtube-microsoft-edge-intern-claims

Tesla Model S catches fire in California parking lot and reignites hours later https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/19/tesla-model-s-catches-fire-in-los-gatos-reignites-hours-later-at-tow-yard-.html

New Porsche 911 Reaches Top Speed in 6th Gear; Not 7th or 8th https://www.motor1.com/news/297798/porsche-911-top-speed-sixth-gear/

Is ASP.NET Core Now a Mature Platform? https://rehansaeed.com/is-asp-net-core-now-a-mature-platform/

Twitter Abuse Toward Women Is Rampant, Amnesty Report Says https://www.wired.com/story/amnesty-report-twitter-abuse-women/

Real-time air pollution map of the world https://www.purpleair.com/map#1/25/-30

The 50 Best Places in America to Start a Business https://www.inc.com/surge-cities/best-places-start-business.html

Serverless.com framework’s CLI tracks all commands and sends it home by default https://twitter.com/JiriPospisil/status/1075050470186631175

Windows Refund Day – When Linux users demanded their money back [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j9j-Ywjmbk

Shots fired at Rosario City Council: “Don’t mess with the mafia” https://argentinareports.com/shots-fired-at-rosario-city-council-dont-mess-with-the-mafia/

PSA: Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program ends soon http://zdnet.com/article/psa-apples-29-iphone-battery-replacement-program-ends-soon/

How Freenet keeps communication friendly with anonymity https://www.draketo.de/english/freenet/friendly-communication-with-anonymity

Potential Personally Identifiable Information (PII ) Compromise of NASA Servers http://spaceref.com/news/viewsr.html?pid=52074

Apple Shares Six Free Classic Audiobooks Narrated by Celebrities https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/17/apple-free-audiobooks-celebrity-narration/

A woman first wrote the prescient ideas Huxley and Orwell made famous https://qz.com/quartzy/1498891/the-pillars-of-science-fiction-are-two-writers-you-dont-know/

Jump just made all new e-bikes to fix everything wrong with e-bike sharing https://electrek.co/2018/12/19/new-jump-electric-bicycles/

When Best Practice Isn’t Good Enough - bypassing common forms of 2FA https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/research/2018/12/when-best-practice-is-not-good-enough/

Sweden’s ’man-free’ festival was discriminatory, rules Swedish ombudsman https://www.thelocal.se/20181218/swedens-man-free-festival-was-discriminatory-rules-swedish-ombudsman

Fomu: an FPGA board that fits inside your USB port https://www.crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi/fomu

Stanford team locates nearly all US solar panels in satellite images with ML https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/su-stl121718.php

Federal Reserve Raises Rates a Quarter Point http://cnbc.com/id/105636773

Cloudworker - A Local Cloudflare Workers Runner https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudworker-a-local-cloudflare-worker-runner/

Using Gmail auto-complete emails on your friends is just wrong, sorry https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-12-20/google-smart-compose-gmail-is-it-bad/10628260

‘Dead Skunk’ Stench from Marijuana Farms Outrages Californians https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/us/california-marijuana-stink.html

Extreme heat wipes out one third of Australia’s spectacled flying fox population https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-19/heat-wipes-out-one-third-of-flying-fox-species/10632940

QUIC version 17 (including HTTP/3 and QPACK) drafts have been published https://twitter.com/SimmerVigor/status/1075183256025399296

Elon Musk’s first tunnel is finished. what it’s like to ride in it https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/19/tech/boring-company-tunnel-elon-musk/index.html

Half a Century in the Making: Tree ‘Crop Circles’ Emerge in Japan https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2018/12/tree-crop-circles-emerge-in-japan/

Researchers make RAM from a phase change we don’t entirely understand https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/phase-change-memory-built-from-layers-of-atomically-thin-materials/

Matter Sucked in by Black Holes May Travel into the Future, Get Spit Back Out https://www.space.com/42780-black-holes-white-holes-quantum-gravity.html

Show HN: Visualize the project plan and schedule the work of the team https://blesk.io

Apple’s Self-Destructive Qualcomm, China Strategies https://www.technewsworld.com/story/85740.html

To BLOB or Not to BLOB: Large Object Storage in a Database or a Filesystem? [pdf] https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/wp-content/uploads/2006/04/tr-2006-45.pdf

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/us/politics/european-diplomats-cables-hacked.html

Extreme heat wipes out almost one third of Australia’s spectacled flying foxes https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-19/heat-wipes-out-one-third-of-flying-fox-species/10632940

Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks https://www.apnews.com/6c1af80fb290472c89fb930e223505af

Facts About Facebook’s Messaging Partnerships https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/12/facebooks-messaging-partnerships/

Facebook gave Spotify and Netflix access to users’ private messages https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/18/18147616/facebook-user-data-giveaway-nyt-apple-amazon-spotify-netflix

Der Spiegel reporter Claas Relotius sacked over ’invented’ stories https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46624297