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The West Coast is beating the East Coast on transportation https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/01/nyregion/transportation-east-coast-vs-west-coast.html

Flair: A very simple framework for Natural Language Processing https://github.com/zalandoresearch/flair

The Commerce Department is considering national security restrictions on AI https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/01/technology/artificial-intelligence-export-restrictions.html

PANE: Programming with visible data http://joshuahhh.com/projects/pane/

Courier Prime: It’s Courier, Just Better https://quoteunquoteapps.com/courierprime/

OpenSCAD: Software for creating solid 3D CAD objects https://www.openscad.org

Automatic categorization of text is a core tool now https://abe-winter.github.io/2019/01/01/nlp-18.html

Programmer as wizard, programmer as engineer (2018) https://www.tedinski.com/2018/03/20/wizarding-vs-engineering.html

Proving Cantor’s Theorem in Clojure Using LaTTe https://nextjournal.com/zampino/latte-cantor

The Worst Interface Ever: The Self-Destruct Switch (2004) https://asktog.com/columns/065WorstInterface.html

Optimization: An Introduction (2006) [pdf] http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pls/portallive/docs/1/7288263.PDF

First Sednit UEFI Rootkit Unveiled [video] https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-9561-first_sednit_uefi_rootkit_unveiled

Star Control: Origins removed from Steam after DMCA takedown notice https://www.pcgamer.com/star-control-origins-removed-from-steam-after-dmca-takedown-notice/

A list of useful books for game AI programming (2014) http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~jorkin/aibooks.html

RPN calculator implementations in 61 languages http://www.math.bas.bg/bantchev/place/rpn/rpn.impl.html

“The default name prefix is changed to be ‘sqlite’ spelled backwards” (2006) https://github.com/endlesssoftware/sqlite3/blob/master/os.h#L133

Show HN: Stowbots – Sort image downloads automatically using deep learning http://stowbots.com

In High-Tech Cities, No More Potholes, but What About Privacy? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/01/us/kansas-city-smart-technology.html

“In 2018 the blockchain/decentralization story fell apart” https://twitter.com/random_walker/status/1079759096272818178

The old guard of Mac indy apps has thrived for more than 25 years https://www.macworld.com/article/3327502/macs/mac-indy-apps-thrived-for-more-than-25-years.html

Community-based, human-centered design https://jnd.org/community-based-human-centered-design/

Farmers and Ranchers Are Completely Screwed by American Healthcare(2017) https://modernfarmer.com/2017/07/farmers-ranchers-completely-screwed-american-healthcare/

This year’s Nobel Prize winners gather for a talk [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCeZxhHIbkU

Xi Jinping says Taiwan “must and will be” reunited with China https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46733174

Platinum from the Road (2016) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5GPWJPLcHg

Merlin: A cross-platform command and control server and agent written in Go https://github.com/Ne0nd0g/merlin

Open Cascade: Open-Source 3D Modeling Libraries https://dev.opencascade.org/

Death is no leveller if some live much longer than others https://aeon.co/ideas/death-is-no-leveller-if-some-live-much-longer-than-others

How Well Do We Understand Probabilities in Medicine? (2016) https://psychscenehub.com/psychinsights/well-understand-probabilities-medicine/

For years, Guatemalans traveled thousands of miles for jobs in Mt Pleasant, Iowa https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-12-27/two-towns-forged-an-unlikely-bond-now-ice-is-severing-the-connection

Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You (2017) https://www.kalzumeus.com/2017/09/09/identity-theft-credit-reports/

A fifth of Earth’s geologic history might have vanished because of glaciers https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/12/part-earths-crust-went-missing-glaciers-may-be-why-geology/

If You Can Correctly Pronounce Every Word in This Poem, You’re Among the Elite http://mentalfloss.com/article/568043/tricky-1920s-poem-english-pronunciation-inconsistencies

It has been 613 days since Wikipedia was blocked in Turkey https://twitter.com/turkeyblocks/status/1079844767549280257

On linearity: straight lines, linear operators and the Fourier transform https://abhipray.com/posts/sigproc/linearity/

Rust 2019: Tame Complexity through Community Involvement Tools https://internals.rust-lang.org/t/rust-2019-address-the-big-problem/9109

A Hotel Room Hacking Spree (2017) https://www.wired.com/2017/08/the-hotel-hacker/

The fate of reduce() in Python 3000 (2005) https://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=98196

Living and working in Sweden as engineers http://hongchao.me/living-and-working-in-sweden-as-engineers/

Parsing the Redis replication stream with attoparsec http://www.wjwh.eu/posts/2019-01-01-parsing-infinite-streams.html

Still Got Your Crypto: In Response to Wallet.fail’s Presentation https://www.ledger.fr/2018/12/28/chaos-communication-congress-in-response-to-wallet-fails-presentation/

History of Computation, Logic and Algebra https://pron.github.io/computation-logic-algebra

Memory-Level Parallelism: Intel Skylake versus Intel Cannonlake https://lemire.me/blog/2019/01/01/memory-level-parallelism-intel-skylake-versus-intel-cannonlake/

Suicide Rates After Discharge from Psychiatric Facilities (2017) https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2629522

Street Fighter II: The AI Engine (2017) https://sf2platinum.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/the-ai-engine/

A practical guide for thinking and writing more functional JavaScript https://medium.com/@nadeesha/javascripting-with-fp-everything-as-a-function-edd6a7335ba4

Hackers Threaten to Dump Insurance Files Related to 9/11 Attacks https://www.thedailybeast.com/hackers-threaten-to-dump-insurance-files-related-to-911-attacks

The blind mind: No sensory visual imagery in aphantasia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29175093

Long Range Reconnaissance Imager Images (Raw Format) from Ultima Thule Flyby http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/soc/UltimaThule-Encounter/

Mozilla: Ad on Firefox’s new tab page was just another experiment https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/31/mozilla-ad-on-firefoxs-new-tab-page-was-just-another-experiment/

New Brexit side-effect for privacy https://threader.app/thread/1078721176829153281

How to think of your business logic as data https://swizec.com/blog/business-logic-data/swizec/7746

Cross Platform GUI for D programming language https://buggins.github.io/dlangui/

Show HN: Siri shortcut to delete EXIF metadata from pictures before sharing them https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/86ae877e43fd4de18a196efd7f394e1f

The Atlantic’s Science Desk: 83 Things That Blew Our Minds in 2018 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/12/83-things-blew-our-minds-2018/579046/

Mozilla: Ad on Firefox’s new tab page was just another experiment https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/31/mozilla-ad-on-firefoxs-new-tab-page-was-just-another-experiment/

’Resign from Facebook’: experts offer Mark Zuckerberg advice for 2019 https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/01/mark-zuckerberg-new-years-resolutions-2019-expert-advice