HN:Live JSON revision - 2018-12-31
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Nasa’s New Horizons: Final commands given to distant probe https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46699737

China Thwarts U.S. Effort to Promote American Culture on Campuses https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/30/world/asia/china-american-centers-culture.html

People with Depression Use Language Differently https://daily.jstor.org/people-with-depression-use-language-differently/

It is impossible to write Taiwanese http://pinyin.info/readings/mair/taiwanese.html

Operational Calculus for Differentiable Programming https://arxiv.org/abs/1610.07690

Full Metal Jacket: A visual dataflow language (2016) http://www.fmjlang.co.uk/fmj/FMJ.html

AdGuard DNS: A Privacy-Oriented DNS Server https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-dns-announcement/

Potholes to avoid when migrating to IPv6 https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/12/30/v6/

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony” https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/11/west-texas-becomes-worlds-extraction-colony-oil-gas-exports-surge/

They paid $100k to ride on Xcor’s space plane. Now they want their money back https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-xcor-astronauts-20181230-story.html

A deep dive into the world of DOS viruses [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9617-a_deep_dive_into_the_world_of_dos_viruses

Microsoft changed how it interviews software developers https://www.businessinsider.fr/us/microsoft-new-developer-interview-process-2018-12

Madagascar pochard: World’s rarest bird gets new home https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46703335

Show HN: Lua/LuaJIT with C/C++/Java/JavaScript syntax https://github.com/mingodad/ljs

CenturyLink 911 outage was caused by a single network card sending bad packets https://twitter.com/GossiTheDog/status/1079144491238469638

Conquering Large Numbers at the LHC [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9851-conquering_large_numbers_at_the_lhc

How Photojournalism Killed Kevin Carter (2015) http://all-that-is-interesting.com/kevin-carter

Software Methodology: Why One Size Fits No One https://github.com/risk-first/website/wiki/One-Size-Fits-No-One

From ’rice bunny’ to ’back up the car’: China’s year of censorship https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/31/from-rice-bunny-to-back-up-the-car-chinas-year-of-censorship

How to make create-react-app play nice with Firebase http://peterhrynkow.com/firebase/2018/08/01/firebase-with-create-react-app.html

Nancy Grace Roman, ’Mother of Hubble’ Space Telescope, Has Died, at Age 93 https://www.npr.org/2018/12/30/680994535/nancy-grace-roman-mother-of-hubble-space-telescope-has-died

Free Ways to Get Landing Page Feedback from Real People https://blog.loudlist.io/5-ways-to-get-landing-page-feedback/

Logic Noise: Sweet, Sweet Oscillator Sounds (2015) https://hackaday.com/2015/02/04/logic-noise-sweet-sweet-oscillator-sounds/

Eagle Mode File Manager (2011) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6yPQKt3mBA

CS 188 – Introduction to Artificial Intelligence https://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs188/fa18/

SchemaCrawler: Free database schema discovery and comprehension tool https://www.schemacrawler.com/index.html

KubeDB – Run production-grade databases easily on Kubernetes https://kubedb.com/

Show HN: Mankatha-da – Tweet SHA256 version of your 2019 goals and prove later https://5hanth.github.io/mankatha-da

The Vimes Boots Theory: Further Reflections https://siderea.dreamwidth.org/1477942.html

A Journey into the Solar System’s Outer Reaches, Seeking New Worlds to Explore https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/30/science/nasa-new-horizons-kuiper-belt.html

Safe and Secure Drivers in High-Level Languages [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9670-safe_and_secure_drivers_in_high-level_languages

Show HN: Avenv – A more isolated virtualenv https://github.com/ihucos/avenv

Ion Propulsion – A Plane with No Moving Parts [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IorDYGI1uqc

Austria is the next country working to impose a tech tax on companies like Apple https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/30/austria-tech-tax-apple/

ResearchCoders: Find ideas from the scientific community for coding projects http://www.researchcoders.com/

Magnum: Lightweight C++14 graphics engine for games and data visualization https://github.com/mosra/magnum

The Worst Art About to Enter the Public Domain, According to Critics from 1923 https://slate.com/culture/2018/12/public-domain-1923-worst-books-movies-plays-songs-reviews.html

Streak (YC S11) Is Hiring a Site Lead for Our Vancouver Office https://www.streak.com/careers/vancouver-site-lead

‘Automation’ in Service Operations https://www.ckmadvisors.com/blog/post/28/

How the Valley treats experienced people http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/12/29/age/

Show HN: Vector Logo Zone – SVG logos for your readme or credits page https://www.vectorlogo.zone/

It Always Feels Like the Five Eyes Are Watching You [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9951-it_always_feels_like_the_five_eyes_are_watching_you

8760 hours: How to get the most out of next year https://alexvermeer.com/8760hours/

Show HN: Behind the product – Open sourcing the designs of all my products https://tcodina.com/design/

Show HN: Visual Roadmaps for the Web Development Landscape https://github.com/kamranahmedse/developer-roadmap/blob/master/readme.md

RIP: 15 tech companies and products that bit the dust in 2018 https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/27/rip-15-tech-companies-and-products-that-bit-the-dust-in-2018/

The Feynman Technique: The Best Way to Learn Anything (2012) https://fs.blog/2012/04/learn-anything-faster-with-the-feynman-technique/

Apple exited the home Wi-Fi market at the wrong time https://9to5mac.com/2018/12/30/apple-wifi-wrong-time/

A former symbol of Silicon Valley’s crush it culture now regrets working so much https://qz.com/work/1488217/a-former-symbol-of-silicon-valleys-crush-it-culture-now-regrets-working-so-much/

The Usenet Deep Space Nine recapper who helped inspire modern TV criticism https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/01/the-usenet-deep-space-9-recapper-that-helped-inspire-modern-tv-criticism/

Russian Cosmonaut Says That the Hole in the ISS Was Drilled from the Inside https://www.universetoday.com/140996/russian-cosmonaut-says-that-the-hole-in-the-iss-was-drilled-from-the-inside/

Show HN: An analog clock on html canvas https://dmaydan.github.io/Canvas_Clock/

Show HN: Build is like Makefile for single files https://github.com/hbbio/build

Remember Bitcoin? Some Investors Might Want to Forget https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/technology/bitcoin-cryptocurrency-crash.html

Fastr – A high-performance implementation of R programming language on GraalVM https://github.com/oracle/fastr

Der Spiegel to Press Charges Against Reporter Who Made Up Articles https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/world/europe/germany-der-spiegel-claas-relotius.html

Adversarial Video Compression Guided by Soft Edge Detection https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.10673

Tusk – Evernote on steroids https://github.com/klaussinani/tusk

Privacy, security and employee protests will shape year ahead for Silicon Valley https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/opinion/tech-2018-trends-2019-predictions.html

ZX Spectrum Code Hidden in Bandersnatch https://twitter.com/gasmanic/status/1079164419488268288

Inside the fake science factories [35c3, video, en dub] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9744-inside_the_fake_science_factories

A frugal social worker left $11M to children’s charities in his will https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/28/us/frugal-social-worker-leaves-millions-to-charity-trnd

Katamari Damacy’s Creator Had to Move Mountains to Get His Game Made https://kotaku.com/katamari-damacys-creator-had-to-move-mountains-to-get-h-1829795785

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote by Terry Gilliam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Killed_Don_Quixote

Amazon Game Studio website’s title is ’Just another WordPress site’ https://www.amazongames.com/

The Last Psion: Resurrecting Psion’s SIBO/EPOC16 Platform for the 21st Century https://hackaday.io/project/161291-the-last-psion

Mining company says first autonomous freight train network is fully operational https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/12/mining-company-says-first-autonomous-freight-train-network-is-fully-operational/

Chinese schools are using ‘smart uniforms’ to track their students’ locations https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/28/18159042/chinese-schools-smart-uniforms-track-student-location

Docker swarm with traefik basic config https://nsirap.com/posts/005-docker-swarm-traefik/

From Encrypting the Web to Encrypting the Net: 2018 Year in Review https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/encrypting-web-encrypting-net-year-review

Show HN: Whistle, a different way to build interactive web apps in Elixir https://moboudra.com/whistle-interactive-web-apps-with-elixir/

OpenJDK 11 Docker Image Broken Certs https://github.com/docker-library/openjdk/issues/261

Revisiting “Do No Harm” for Blockchain Regulation: Missing in Action http://startupmanagement.org/2018/12/30/revisiting-do-no-harm-for-blockchain-regulation-missing-in-action/

The Surveillance State limited by acts of courage and conscience [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9791-the_surveillance_state_limited_by_acts_of_courage_and_conscience

Show HN: GraphQL360 – A 360 Degree Tour API Built with GraphQL https://graphql360.com

JOLED Demos 21.6-Inch OLED Monitor for Gamers https://www.anandtech.com/show/13751/joled-demos-oled-monitor-for-gamers

Founder Affirmations – Empowering Self-Talk for Entrepreneurs http://www.founderaffirmations.com

Linux KVM Continues Offering Much Better Out of Box Performance Than VirtualBox https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=virtualbox-60-kvm&num=1

Show HN: I built a puzzle / programming challenge with a 0.125 BTC prize https://formapi.io/blog/posts/2018-bitcoin-programming-challenge/

China sentences bank computer hackers to death https://www.theguardian.com/world/1998/dec/30/johngittings1

Unplugged: what I learned by logging off and reading 12 books in a week https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/dec/29/social-media-detox-read-books-one-week