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Re-decentralizing the Web, for good this time https://ruben.verborgh.org/articles/redecentralizing-the-web/

Retro game engine for developers that enjoy creating games like it’s 1997 https://github.com/klaussilveira/qengine

Approaching the kernel year-2038 end game https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/776435/664f2f0b0b6fc9f5/

Thinking Forth – A Language and Philosophy for Solving Problems (1984) [pdf] https://1scyem2bunjw1ghzsf1cjwwn-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/thinking-forth-color.pdf

I Can No Longer Recommend Google Fi https://onemileatatime.com/google-fi-review/

Michael Atiyah has died https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/31190

Mino Games Is Hiring Game Programmers in Montreal https://mino-games.workable.com/j/7AC7233C2B

Unifying Logical and Statistical AI (2006) [pdf] https://homes.cs.washington.edu/~pedrod/papers/aaai06c.pdf

Pipelining Consensus Writes to Speed Up Distributed SQL Transactions https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/transaction-pipelining/

An Explanation of the Rendering Equation [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo_MTI-d28s

Show HN: FarmNet, an open-source LoRA agricultural sensing/actuation network https://framagit.org/Gabe/farmnet

A Daughter’s Disability and a Father’s Awakening https://www.sapiens.org/culture/down-syndrome-baby/

BitPatron – A Bitcoin Censorship-Free Patreon Alternative https://bitpatron.co/

EFF Responds to Bird’s Legal Threats to Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2019/01/11/flipping-the-bird.html

Musicmap: Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres https://musicmap.info/

The BETA Programming Language http://cs.au.dk/~beta/

Medical Marketing in the United States, 1997-2016 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2720029

When London’s Dragons Ruled Before Skyscrapers https://www.cnu.org/publicsquare/2018/12/27/dragon-boundary-markers

PHP Apprentice – An online, open-source book for learning PHP https://phpapprentice.com/

South Korea’s program of higher wages and taxes – so far, it’s not working https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/business/south-korea-economy.html

The Dark Side of Zero Knowledge: Masking the initial setup in Zk-SNARK https://blog.smartdec.net/the-dark-side-of-zero-knowledge-undetectable-backdoor-in-zk-snark-a9093ffe49bf

Language Server Protocol implementation for Swift and C-based languages https://github.com/apple/sourcekit-lsp

A homemade piece of lab equipment recreating chemical evolution (2015) http://nautil.us/issue/68/context/the-dawn-of-life-in-a-5-toaster-oven-rp

AT&T Plans to Fire 7,000 People Despite Tax Breaks, Net Neutrality Repeal https://www.extremetech.com/internet/283522-att-plans-to-fire-7000-people-despite-tax-breaks-net-neutrality-repeal

Donald Knuth – The Joy of Asymptotics (2000) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2W1y0a7PhU

The strange normality of life in a breakaway state https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46510917

“The Book of Why” by Pearl and Mackenzie https://andrewgelman.com/2019/01/08/book-pearl-mackenzie/

A Year-Long Undercover Plot to Blow Up Eve Online’s Most Notorious Space Station https://kotaku.com/the-year-long-undercover-plot-to-blow-up-eve-onlines-m-1831574442

Article 13 is almost finished and will change the internet as we know it https://juliareda.eu/2019/01/article-13-almost-finished/

I was wrong about Google and Facebook: there’s nothing wrong with them https://ar.al/2019/01/11/i-was-wrong-about-google-and-facebook-theres-nothing-wrong-with-them-so-say-we-all/

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World (2014) http://www.paulgraham.com/ecw.html

Dennis Johnson, Creator of a Rediscovered Minimalist Score, Has Died https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/obituaries/dennis-johnson-dead.html

Ottoman-Era Photographs Take on New Meaning in Their Digital Life (2018) https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/ottoman-era-photographs-take-on-new-meaning-in-their-digital-life/

uLisp: Lisp for microcontrollers http://www.ulisp.com/show?3J

Raspberry Pi Foundation Announces RISC-V Foundation Membership https://abopen.com/news/raspberry-pi-foundation-announces-risc-v-foundation-membership/

Writing a Self-Mutating x86_64 C Program (2013) https://shanetully.com/2013/12/writing-a-self-mutating-x86_64-c-program/

Free online WebAssembly Studio https://webassembly.studio/

Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-women-flee.html

How the Internet Is Broken: Big Questions and Bad Answers https://nextbison.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/how-the-internet-is-broken/

SpaceX will reduce its workforce by 10 percent https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1083873374261125120

The potential of deep-sea mud as a source of rare-earth elements (2018) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-23948-5

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Reverse Avalanche Mode http://www.kerrywong.com/2014/03/19/bjt-in-reverse-avalanche-mode/

Let’s remember this when the down rounds come https://twitter.com/theboydigital/status/1083362483631472642

The ’Future Book’ Is Here, but It’s Not What We Expected https://www.wired.com/story/future-book-is-here-but-not-what-we-expected/

A new algorithm for solving archaeological puzzles https://techxplore.com/news/2019-01-algorithm-archaeological-puzzles.html

Deep Learning Basics: Introduction and Overview [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5xeyoRL95U

Connectivity When Chinese hackers declared war on the rest of us https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612638/when-chinese-hackers-declared-war-on-the-rest-of-us/

Die shot collection of Pauli Rautakorpi, Wikipedia user https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Birdman86

Shifting North Magnetic Pole Forces Unprecedented Navigation Fix https://gcaptain.com/shifting-north-magnetic-pole-forces-unprecedented-navigation-fix/

How to Stay Focused When You’re Working from Home https://hbr.org/2017/09/how-to-stay-focused-when-youre-working-from-home

Vintage “Soviet Santa” Postcards Were Propaganda for the Space Race (2018) https://hyperallergic.com/476788/vintage-soviet-santa-postcards-were-propaganda-for-the-space-race/

Another Huawei businessman arrested for spying https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46836377

Easter Island monument locations explained by freshwater sources https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210409

Tim Brady on Leadership Challenges in Fast-Growing Companies https://torch.io/interview-series-tim-brady/

Huawei finds itself in the crosshairs of Western security agencies https://spectator.us/huawei-chinese-intelligence-front/

111 Donald Knuth Lectures Uploaded by Stanford https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94E35692EB9D36F3

‘Breadcoin’ is a new currency in D.C. for people in need https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/01/11/breadcoin-is-new-currency-dc-people-need/

FBI Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/us/politics/fbi-trump-russia-inquiry.html

CDC says it’s another severe flu season with 7.3M people sick so far https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/11/cdc-about-7-million-have-been-sick-with-the-flu-so-far-this-season.html

Show HN: Humaaans, generate human illustrations in one line https://github.com/jktzes/humaaans

The men who stay awake so India’s rich can sleep https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46779469

America’s Electric Grid Has a Vulnerable Back Door–and Russia Walked Through It https://www.wsj.com/articles/americas-electric-grid-has-a-vulnerable-back-doorand-russia-walked-through-it-11547137112

National park campers cut down protected Joshua trees during government shutdown https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/11/us/california-joshua-trees-cut-down-during-shutdown-trnd/index.html

List of hilarious and useless things at CES https://threader.app/thread/1083476320808398849

Verizon Suffers Cloud Data Leak Exposing Data on Millions of Customers (2017) https://www.darkreading.com/cloud/verizon-suffers-cloud-data-leak-exposing-data-on-millions-of-customers/d/d-id/1329344

Huawei employee arrested, accused of “high-level espionage” for China https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/huawei-employee-accused-of-spying-for-china-was-arrested-in-poland/

Turkish journalist jailed for reporting true facts on Panama Papers https://boingboing.net/2019/01/09/free-pelin-unker.html

Cadillac to Evolve into GM’s Tesla-Fighting Brand, Develop New EVs: Report http://www.thedrive.com/news/25911/cadillac-to-evolve-into-gms-tesla-fighting-brand-develop-new-evs-report

NASA Air Traffic Management Blockchain Infrastructure Based on HyperLedger [pdf] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20190000022.pdf

Brexit panic buying: UK police advise shops to hire extra security https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/11/uk/no-deal-brexit-shops-additional-security-gbr-scli-intl/index.html

Millions on prescription sleeping pills would sleep through a fire alarm https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-millions-prescription-pills-alarm.html

The Mere-Exposure Effect: How Casey Neistat Makes Pop-Songs https://ninjasandrobots.com/the-mere-exposure-effect-how-casey-neistat-makes-pop-songs

I Built Myself a Workshop in My Very Small San Francisco Studio Apartment http://dammitcoetzee.com/2019/01/a-workshop-in-an-sf-studio/

’If you enter a camp, you never come out’: inside China’s war on Islam https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/11/if-you-enter-a-camp-you-never-come-out-inside-chinas-war-on-islam

3-D printing 100 times faster with light https://techxplore.com/news/2019-01-d-faster.html

The Shutdown Reveals Just How Automated Our Government Already Is https://gizmodo.com/the-shutdown-reveals-just-how-automated-our-government-1831671311

Great Britain’s longest linear walk without crossing a road – Ordnance Survey https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2019/01/gbs-longest-linear-walk-without-crossing-a-road/

The Instagram-Husband Revolution https://www.theatlantic.com/article/580033/

How I Applied Coding Best Practices to Improve My Daily Life https://www.fluentcpp.com/2019/01/11/applying-good-code-practices-everyday-life/

Physics explains why time passes faster as you age https://qz.com/1516804/physics-explains-why-time-passes-faster-as-you-age/

Show HN: Gathio, an easy way to share events for those of us without Facebook http://gath.io

Yellow vests knock out 60% of all speed cameras in France https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46822472

Netflix Chose a New Market Over Free Speech. That Sets a Disturbing Precedent https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/opinion/netflix-saudi-arabia-minhaj.html

EFF flips Bird the bird, says Boing Boing post doesn’t violate copyright law https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/eff-flips-bird-the-bird-says-boing-boing-post-doesnt-violate-copyright-law/

Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers in (2014) http://www.paulgraham.com/95.html