HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-01-04
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Bytecode compilers and interpreters https://bernsteinbear.com/blog/bytecode-interpreters/

Open redirects – the vulnerability class no one but attackers cares about https://stevetabernacle.github.io/blog/open-redirects-the-vulnerability-class-no-one-but-attackers-cares-about/

Grin – A private and lightweight mimblewimble blockchain https://grin-tech.org/

Fibre:A WebGL application for visualizing 3D vector fields and dynamical systems https://github.com/portsmouth/fibre

A Giant Speaker in Taiwan Is About to Switch on Again (2018) https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/beishan-broadcast-station-art

Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game https://www.audubon.org/news/birding-its-1899-inside-blockbuster-american-west-video-game

Bootstrap builder for busy developers https://bootstrapshuffle.com

The Looking Glass – Holographic Display https://i.lookingglassfactory.com/

Los Angeles Accuses Weather Channel App of Covertly Mining User Data https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/technology/weather-channel-app-lawsuit.html

Show HN: Jetpack – Webpack made more convenient https://github.com/KidkArolis/jetpack

The Firecracker virtual machine monitor https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/775736/d9d6c371b9dbfc5f/

Bootstrapping 10er, a Patreon-similar service for Danish creators https://www.failory.com/mistakes/10er

How to Eliminate the Dreaded “Blind Spot” http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~gdguo/driving/BlindSpot.htm

Hurricane Electric 3D network map https://he.net/3d-map/

Show HN: HN.Academy – Top online courses recommended by Hacker News users https://hn.academy

Long-Run Impacts of a Universal Child Care Program (2015) [pdf] https://www.nber.org/papers/w21571.pdf

Thoughts on Modern C++ and Game Dev http://www.elbeno.com/blog/?p=1598

MTailor Is Hiring Materials Sourcing Coordinator (Apparel) https://mtailor.workable.com/j/CDD01F7BFF

We Still Live Within the Mediated, Alienated World of “The Moviegoer” https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/we-still-live-within-the-mediated-alienated-world-of-the-moviegoer

Coconut: Pythonic functional programming http://coconut-lang.org/

Doom 3 in WebAssembly http://continuation-labs.com/d3wasm/

Gamma error in picture scaling http://www.ericbrasseur.org/gamma.html

Show HN: Startup jobs of 2018, visualized https://startup.jobs/trends/2018

Improved Doxygen documentation and search for C++ projects https://blog.magnum.graphics/meta/improved-doxygen-documentation-and-search/

A Survey of the First 20 Years of Research on Semantic Web and Linked Data [pdf] https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01935898/document

Show HN: Todoer App – Minimalist task management tool https://todoerapp.com/

Dark matter on the move https://phys.org/news/2019-01-dark.html

Full Shutdown of L Train to Be Halted by Cuomo https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/nyregion/l-train-shutdown.html

Geoff Hinton Wants Computers to Think More Like Brains https://www.wired.com/story/googles-ai-guru-computers-think-more-like-brains/

China’s population shrank last year for the first time in 70 years https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/chinas-population-shrinks-despite-two-child-policy-experts

Yelp accused of manipulating reviews to coerce small business into buying ads https://twitter.com/spoonletter/status/1080976864481427457

Google’s Fuchsia OS Confirmed to Have Android App Support via Android Runtime https://9to5google.com/2019/01/02/android-runtime-app-support-fuchsia/?xyz

Overlooked No More: Karen Sparck Jones, Who Established Basis for Search Engines https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/obituaries/karen-sparck-jones-overlooked.html

Inside the Raspberry Pi: The story of the $35 computer that changed the world https://www.techrepublic.com/article/inside-the-raspberry-pi-the-story-of-the-35-computer-that-changed-the-world/

The relentless honesty of Ludwig Wittgenstein (2017) https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/ludwig-wittgenstein-honesty-ground/

Show HN: Skit – minimal presentation slides for the CLI https://github.com/jpeinelt/skit

Gaming worth more than video and music combined https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46746593

Measuring the size of the Earth by watching a shadow on a wall https://www.solipsys.co.uk/new/LatitudeCorrection.html?sa03h

Show HN: Learn and practice modern JavaScript https://learnjavascript.online/

Babies don’t have a sweet tooth, so why is their food full of sugar? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/03/babies-sweet-food-sugar-childhood-obesity-industry

My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror (2018) https://theintercept.com/2018/01/03/my-life-as-a-new-york-times-reporter-in-the-shadow-of-the-war-on-terror/

Vespa, a 72-Year-Old Italian Star Barely Showing Its Age https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/business/vespa-scooters-resale-values.html

An Astronaut Accidentally Called 911 from Space https://www.newsweek.com/astronaut-accidentally-calls-911-space-1276892

Scientists engineer shortcut for photosynthetic glitch, boost crop growth by 40% https://m.phys.org/news/2019-01-scientists-shortcut-photosynthetic-glitch-boost.html

A thread for Junior Developers/Engineers https://twitter.com/jamesmh_dev/status/1080455811048984576

Tesla’s Secret Weapon: Intense Focus on Batteries https://insideevs.com/tesla-secret-weapon-intense-focus-batteries/

Necunos NC_1 and NE_1 open-source smart phone press release https://necunos.com/news/necunos-nc_1-and_ne_1-press-release/

It’s Surprising How Much of ’Red Dead Redemption 2’ Doesn’t Actually Matter https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/mbyyey/its-surprising-how-much-of-red-dead-redemption-2-doesnt-actually-matter

Fixing photosynthesis by engineering it to recycle a toxic mistake https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/re-engineering-photosynthesis-gives-plants-a-40-growth-boost/

U.S. issues China travel advisory amid increased tensions https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-travel-idUSKCN1OX1DJ

OSNews Suffered a Data Breach Last Month; Seeks Financial Help to Survive https://www.osnews.com/story/128924/what-happened-here/

Qualcomm Puts Aside $1.5B in Funds Required to Enforce iPhone Sales Ban in DE https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/03/qualcomm-posts-bonds-for-german-iphone-ban/

It Appears China Is Building a Massive Espionage Database on America https://danielmiessler.com/blog/china-seems-to-be-building-a-massive-espionage-database-on-america/

Vietnam’s Draconian Cybersecurity Bill Comes Into Effect https://www.securityweek.com/vietnams-draconian-cybersecurity-bill-comes-effect

A new law in California requires pet stores to sell only rescue animals https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/us/california-pet-store-rescue-law.html

How to learn more as a C++ software engineer? http://nullptr.nl/2019/01/better-cpp-software-engineer/

GoFundMe Is Still Enabling ’Garbage’ Cancer Treatment Scams, Study Finds https://gizmodo.com/gofundme-is-still-enabling-garbage-cancer-treatment-sca-1831472117

Spurning Erdogan’s Vision, Turks Leave in Droves, Draining Money and Talent https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/world/europe/turkey-emigration-erdogan.html

Success factors in Kaggle competitions: a visual analysis https://www.kaggle.com/timakova/kaggle-competitions-dashboard

One Year in San Francisco as a Software Engineer https://evertpot.com/a-look-back-at-sf/

Analysing 1.2M Ethereum contracts in 20 seconds using Eveem and BigQuery https://medium.com/@kolinko/analysing-1-2m-mainnet-contracts-in-20-seconds-using-eveem-and-bigquery-f69b6d66c7b2

The impact of the ‘open’ workspace on human collaboration https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rstb.2017.0239

PICO-8 Fantasy Console https://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php

Excercise in futility – Why exercise alone won’t save us https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/03/why-exercise-alone-wont-save-us

Show HN: Online YouTube Gif Maker with Full Search https://gifrun.com

Tim Cook will host meeting for all Apple employees to talk iPhone https://www.cultofmac.com/598744/tim-cook-will-host-meeting-for-all-apple-employees-to-talk-iphone/

Japan’s middle-aged men hire themselves out to regain their social status (2018) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/04/japans-middle-aged-men-hire-regain-social-status/

Chromebook accessibility: Changing the order of mouse buttons is unsupported https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2019/01/chromebooks-arent-accessible-and-google-doesnt-care/

Getting Started with Linux Game Development (Steam Dev Day) http://www.zeroequalsfalse.press/2019/01/03/linuxgame/

Tesla haters are parking their pickup trucks at Tesla Supercharger stations https://bgr.com/2019/01/02/tesla-haters-protest-supercharger-stations/

Show HN: Pre-render JavaScript apps on CloudFront https://github.com/sanfrancesco/prerendercloud-lambda-edge

This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/31/this-clever-ai-hid-data-from-its-creators-to-cheat-at-its-appointed-task/amp/

An Amoeba Just Found an Entirely New Way to Solve a Classic Computing Problem https://www.sciencealert.com/an-amoeba-has-solved-an-exponentially-complex-problem-in-linear-time