HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-22
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Gatwick drones: Two arrested over flight disruption https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46657505

Slack: An Apology and an Update https://slackhq.com/an-apology-and-an-update

Chinese battery expert is charged with stealing trade secrets from US employer https://beta.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2179192/chinese-battery-expert-hongjin-tan-charged-stealing

Facebook open-sources a speech-recognition system and a machine learning library https://code.fb.com/ai-research/wav2letter/

Can Users Control and Understand a UI Driven by Machine Learning? https://www.nngroup.com/articles/machine-learning-ux/

Can you use a magnifying glass and moonlight to light a fire? (2016) https://what-if.xkcd.com/145/

Introspected REST: An alternative to REST and GraphQL https://github.com/vasilakisfil/Introspected-REST

What Bodies Think About: Bioelectric Computation Outside the Nervous System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjD1aLm4Thg

Raspberry Pi Pet Detector Camera Using Python, TensorFlow, and Twilio [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGqVNuYol6o

Video of Glitter Bomb for Package Thieves Exposed as Partial Fake https://gizmodo.com/viral-video-of-glitter-bomb-for-package-thieves-exposed-1831254130

Transparency Report: Government requests for customer data globally https://www.apple.com/legal/transparency/

Dostoyevsky’s “Dream of a Ridiculous Man” (2014) https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/11/dostoyevsky-dream/

Star Citizen: The Road to Release, Financials and New Partners https://cloudimperiumgames.com/blog/letter-from-the-chairman/investment-news

The rise of the internet and a new age of authoritarianism https://harpers.org/archive/2019/01/machine-politics-facebook-political-polarization/

Arthur C. Clarke’s eccentric and influential predictions https://rossdawson.com/futurist/best-futurists-ever/arthur-c-clarke/

Exclave: Hardware Testing in Mass Production, Made Easier https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5450

Hyper.sh cloud service will shut down on Jan 15 https://hyper.sh/

Fog Waves Are the Most Beautiful Thing I Captured After 8 Years of Experimenting https://www.boredpanda.com/fog-waves/

Brave taking cryptocurrency donations “for me” without my consent https://twitter.com/tomscott/status/1076160882873380870

Indian government to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ computers https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/21/indian-government-to-intercept-monitor-and-decrypt-citizens-computers/

Utility Ghost: Gamified redistricting with partisan symmetry https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.07377

DNS Over TLS: Encrypting DNS End-To-end https://code.fb.com/security/dns-over-tls/

Homemade machine learning on Python with interactive Jupyter demos https://github.com/trekhleb/homemade-machine-learning

Saturn’s rings are disappearing, study says https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/saturn-rings-1.4954045

Random Notes from R. W. Hamming, Art of Doing Science and Engineering https://people.cs.clemson.edu/~steve/hammingquotes.htm

Wells Fargo shifts many jobs overseas following layoffs in the US https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/banking/article222369295.html

Copyleft and community licenses are not without merit, but they are a dead end https://www.influxdata.com/blog/copyleft-and-community-licenses-are-not-without-merit-but-they-are-a-dead-end/

FCC fines Swarm $900K for unauthorized satellite launch https://reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1OJ2WT

Study links early puberty in girls to chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and soap https://m.scmp.com/news/world/article/2179189/study-links-early-puberty-girls-chemicals-shampoo-toothpaste-and-soap

I Do Not Like Go https://grimoire.ca/dev/go

The benefits of migrating Gov.uk Pay’s codebase to the Gov.uk Design System https://gdstechnology.blog.gov.uk/2018/12/21/the-benefits-of-migrating-gov-uk-pays-codebase-to-the-gov-uk-design-system/

A Man-Eating Tiger’s ’Vengeance’ (2010) https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129551459

U.S. oil production to be equal to Russia plus Saudi Arabia by 2025 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iea-idUSKCN1OK0SJ

Facebook Alternatives https://deletefacebook.wiki

Show HN: pygls – a Pythonic generic language server https://github.com/openlawlibrary/pygls/

Longitudinal Analysis of Public Perception of Opportunities, Challenges of IoT https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0209472

Lottery-Like Prizes Coax Savings. What’s the Risk in Expanding Them? https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/business/lotteries-savings-accounts.html

ActivityPub, a decentralized social networking protocol https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/

How can dereferencing the first character take longer when the string is longer? https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20181205-00/?p=100405

Chipotle’s Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Are Backfiring Spectacularly https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chipotle-mandatory-arbitration-agreements_us_5c1bda0de4b0407e90787abd

Valley of the Boom: New NatGeo Series on Web 1.0 and 1990s Silicon Valley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CokhxBSYp_8

Twitter is relaunching the reverse-chronological feed as an option for all users https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/18/18145089/twitter-latest-tweets-toggle-ranked-feed-timeline-algorithm

Congress Ramps Up War on Sex Workers Through “Protecting” Them https://reason.com/blog/2018/12/21/congress-ramps-up-war-on-sex-workers

Design.Google https://design.google/

Show HN: Personalized email addresses for your entire family https://www.namekin.com

The Future Book is here but not what we expected https://www.wired.com/story/future-book-is-here-but-not-what-we-expected/

Show HN: A combination of passwordstore.org and keybase.io https://github.com/mbauhardt/pass-keybase

Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/us/alabama-senate-roy-jones-russia.html

Can Users Control and Understand a UI Driven by Machine Learning? https://www.nngroup.com/articles/machine-learning-ux/

San Francisco Orders Property Owner to Build Exact Replica of Demolished Home http://reason.com/blog/2018/12/17/san-francisco-orders-property-owner-to-b

ReactOS 0.4.11 Release Candidate Available for Testing the “Open-Source Windows” https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ReactOS-0.4.11-RC

Secret luxury homes: how the ultra-rich hide their properties https://www.ft.com/content/13f76ce0-cc82-11e8-8d0b-a6539b949662

Congress Passes $1.2B Quantum Computing Bill https://futurism.com/the-byte/quantum-computing-bill-congress

Show HN: Kubesail.com – simple, hosted, and free Kubernetes namespaces https://kubesail.com/

HTTP 451: Unavailable for Legal Reasons https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_451

Russian influence op posed as LA-based marketing startup https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-operation-targeted-u-s-business-owners-11545339158

Using API Gateway Websockets with the Serverless Framework https://serverless.com/blog/api-gateway-websockets-example/

The Mother of All Query Languages: SQL in Modern Times [15 Min Talk] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swR33jIhW8Q

Flexbox Froggy: Learn to flexibly align and wrap items with CSS flexbox https://flexboxfroggy.com/

Design Handoff: 7 Things Must Known About Design Specs for Developers https://hackernoon.com/design-handoff-7-things-must-known-about-design-specs-for-developers-965d93bbdd27

Show HN: A Naive Approach to VPN and Proxy Detection with PHP and JavaScript https://www.samuellevy.com/vpn-detect/

Kasie Hunt on Twitter: “I’m Out at Facebook” https://twitter.com/kasie/status/1075416500805226497

Gogs/gogs: Gogs is a painless self-hosted Git service https://github.com/gogs/gogs

BBC: Slack ’bans users’ who have visited US sanctioned countries https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46642760