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Show HN: Wiv.js – A library for a more wiggly div https://jjkaufman.github.io/wiv.js/

Netflix Pulls the Plug on Feature Designed to Get Kids Addicted to Netflix https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/03/netflix-patch-testing-kids-binge-watching

What Closing a Government Radio Station Would Mean for Clocks https://www.voanews.com/a/time-may-be-running-out-for-millions-of-clocks/4554376.html

SQLite as an Application File Format (2014) https://www.sqlite.org/appfileformat.html

Game for learning Web Typography: The Equilateral Triangle https://betterwebtype.com/triangle

Cornell University Ergonomics Web http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/

Sydney Opal Tower: Thousands evacuated after ’crack’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-46671811

Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/world/africa/south-africa-guitarist-brain-surgery.html

Lenia – Biology of Artificial Life https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.05433

Show HN: YouRepl – Watch video-tutorials and write code at the same time https://yourepl.tumblr.com/post/180936303347/announcing-yourepl

Consciousness: The last 50 years (and the next) https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2398212818816019

Show HN: Inside Python Dict – an explorable explanation https://just-taking-a-ride.com/inside_python_dict/

Small stupid things that make up my dev environment http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/12/21/env/

Patreon suspended my account. They have not notified me https://twitter.com/Scott_Helme/status/1077254028453654529

How a City Agency Stockpiled Arms to Fight White-Collar Crime https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/21/nyregion/doi-mark-peters-nyc-militarization.html

Using data to determine if Die Hard is a Christmas movie https://stephenfollows.com/using-data-to-determine-if-die-hard-is-a-christmas-movie

State Machines and the Strange Case of Mutating API http://250bpm.com/blog:142

A Deep Dive into Implicit Thread-Local Storage https://chao-tic.github.io/blog/2018/12/25/tls

GCompris: high quality educational software suite for children aged 2 to 10 https://gcompris.net/index-en.html

Laver’s Law – Costume and Fashion History http://www.fashion-era.com/lavers_law.htm

A Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times (2014) http://nautil.us/blog/the-sound-so-loud-that-it-circled-the-earth-four-times

Ex-Uber employee claims he wasn’t allowed to take bathroom breaks https://www.businessinsider.com/former-uber-safety-driver-not-allowed-to-take-bathroom-breaks-2018-12

Mind-Body Problems: Science, Subjectivity and Who We Really Are [online book] https://mindbodyproblems.com/

FreeBSD’s January to September 2018 Status Report https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2018-01-2018-09.html

Domain Registrar Can Be Held Liable for Pirate Site, German Court Rules https://torrentfreak.com/domain-registrar-can-be-held-liable-for-pirate-site-court-rules-181224/

Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/24/facebook-government-silence-dissent-authoritarianism/

Python Code to Generate Fully Custom “Random” Static Images https://github.com/christophershultz/StaticGIFGen/blob/master/StaticGen.ipynb

The Illustrated BERT: How NLP Cracked Transfer Learning https://jalammar.github.io/illustrated-bert/

Re: [BREAKAGE] Since 4.18, kernel sets SB_I_NODEV implicitly on userns mounts https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/12/22/221

A giant dam is part of a national scandal in Ecuador https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/world/americas/ecuador-china-dam.html

New UK homes ’crumbling due to weak mortar’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46454844

Show HN: A particle-animation Christmas greeting card https://2018.9elements.com/

Japan Thinks Smartphones Are Destroying Students’ Eyesight https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/24/japan-smartphones-students-eyesight/

Sacha Baron Cohen Interview Turned Over to the FBI Over Fears of Pedophile Ring https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/sacha-baron-cohen-cut-interview-fbi-pedophile-ring-las-vegas-1202030461/

FCC approves new text message rules, giving carriers more power https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/12/18137795/fcc-text-message-rule-classification-spam

From Generative Models To Generative Agents – Koray Kavukcuogla @ DeepMind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7V2udi5nCo

A Beginner’s Guide to the Mathematics of Neural Networks (1998) http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.161.3556&rep=rep1&type=pdf

New Years Resolution Idea – Start a Blog https://www.zeroequalsfalse.press/2018/12/23/blog/

Show HN: The Straight Framework https://gabordemooij.com/straight/

Optimization of Hamerly’s K-Means Clustering Algorithm https://colfaxresearch.com/cfxkmeans/

How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization (2016) https://medium.com/s/story/how-a-tv-sitcom-triggered-the-downfall-of-western-civilization-336e8ccf7dd0

EmuTOS, a free operating system for Atari computers https://github.com/emutos/emutos

4 unexpected lessons I’ve learned after going through Y Combinator this year https://medium.com/@darynakulya/4-unexpected-lessons-after-y-combinator-bd5f036a1c55

UK police release airport drone suspects, admit there may not have been drones https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/24/uk-police-release-airport-drone-suspects/

Introducing Neuromodulation to Deep Neural Networks to Learn Adaptive Behaviours https://arxiv.org/abs/1812.09113

Why It’s Hard to Escape Amazon’s Long Reach https://www.wired.com/story/why-hard-escape-amazons-long-reach/

ArXiv Looks to the Future with Move to Cornell CIS https://cis.cornell.edu/arxiv-looks-future-move-cornell-cis

The True Story of the Lost Sci-Fi Movie ’Brainstorm,’ Natalie Wood’s Last Film https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/movies/a25654064/sci-fi-movie-brainstorm-natalie-wood-final-film/

I disagree with Linus Torvalds about C++ (2009) https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2009/09/15/linus-torvalds-cpp/

Mark did everything to avoid FB as another MySpace, he forgot one crucial detail https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/20/facebook_disaster/

We almost demolished teen smoking, and JUUL reintroduced it back https://twitter.com/themehakvohra/status/1076433054099492864

“My Call with Patreon’s Jacqueline Hart” https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/1076479554896707585