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Startup Playbook (2015) https://playbook.samaltman.com/

Migrate Jest to TypeScript https://github.com/facebook/jest/pull/7554

Design Considerations for High-Throughput Cloud-Native RDBMS [pdf] http://allthingsdistributed.com/files/p1041-verbitski.pdf

An Almost-Secret Algorithm Researchers Used to Break Thousands of RSA Keys https://algorithmsoup.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/breaking-an-unbreakable-code-part-1-the-hack/

Ahead of IPO, Airbnb achieves profitability for second year in a row https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/ahead-of-ipo-airbnb-achieves-profitability-for-second-year-in-a-row/

Consumption of a dark roast coffee blend reduces DNA damage in humans https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30448878

Scale AI is hiring engineers to accelerate the development of AI https://scale.ai/about#jobs

I’m not convinced that this wasn’t the second biggest mistake of my life https://imgur.com/gallery/WCV3Gu7#Bzdk2ik

Lester Wunderman, Father of Direct Marketing, Has Died https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/14/business/lester-wunderman-dead.html

Why is cognitive function impaired at high altitude? https://www.outsideonline.com/2378771/why-mountains-make-you-dumber

Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/thieves-of-experience-how-google-and-facebook-corrupted-capitalism/

GBatteries (YC W14) let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/gbatteries-let-you-charge-your-car-as-quickly-as-visiting-the-pump/

OpenEdge – Extend cloud computing, data and service to edge devices https://github.com/baidu/openedge

Show HN: Crowdsourced freelance contract template, written in plain language https://plainfreelancecontract.com/

California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/science/monarch-butterfly-california.html

De-Suckafying Apple’s Butterfly Keyboard http://sdbr.net/de-suckafying-apples-butterfly-keyboard/

Show HN: A tool that helps you focus on startup metrics that matter https://unubo.com/views

Bash scripting cheatsheet https://devhints.io/bash

Calypso’s Island: A Short History of the Apocalypse (2013) http://theappendix.net/issues/2012/12/calypso%27s-island:-a-short-history-of-the-apocalypse

15th January 1972 – Hewlett-Packard Introduces the HP-35 http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/5822/Hewlett-Packard-introduces-the-HP-35/

Things Apple Isn’t Doing http://sdbr.net/5-things-apple-isnt-doing/

Dtreeviz: Decision Tree Visualization https://github.com/parrt/dtreeviz

How to reduce the file size of large background images by over 93% https://peterhrynkow.com/performance/2019/01/13/blowing-up-images-to-make-them-small.html

Angora, mutation-based coverage guided fuzzer was open sourced https://github.com/AngoraFuzzer/Angora

Deep packet inspection is dead, and here’s why (2017) https://security.ias.edu/deep-packet-inspection-dead-and-heres-why

Facebook to Invest $300m in Supporting Local News https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/blog/doing-more-to-support-local-news

A Plea for Excuses (1956) http://www.ditext.com/austin/plea.html

China’s Moon mission sees first seeds sprout https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46873526

Almost everyone developing Tor was or is funded by the US government (2014) https://yashalevine.com/articles/tor-spooks

Looking Back at Google’s Research Efforts in 2018 http://ai.googleblog.com/2019/01/looking-back-at-googles-research.html

I’m Only 9, and I’m Already in College. Here’s What Life Is Like for Me https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/9-year-old-gifted-college-student_us_5c3cc04be4b0e0baf53fcef0

Brave browser can now show ads, and soon you’ll get 70% of the money https://www.cnet.com/news/brave-browser-fix-for-online-advertising-pays-you-to-view-ads-that-respect-privacy/

How we build services fast: A look at the Grubhub service framework https://bytes.grubhub.com/how-we-build-services-fast-a-look-at-the-grubhub-service-framework-181ae2091391

XRP Classic: A botched attempt at ripping off Ripple https://decryptmedia.com/4508/xrp-classic-botched-ripple

EU Copyright Directive is a catastrophe for free expression and competition https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/internet-facing-catastrophe-free-expression-and-competition-only-europeans-can

Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine? https://www.wired.com/story/desalination-is-booming-but-what-about-all-that-toxic-brine/

Show HN: 7 Cheatsheets for Python, JS, and More, Built with Markdown and LaTeX https://github.com/kickstartcoding/cheatsheets

Scott Aaronson – The Winding Road to Quantum Supremacy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvVciA5iXH4

Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book http://themlbook.com/

After 27 Years Reporter Who Exposed ECHELON Finds Vindication in Snowden Archive https://theintercept.com/2015/08/03/17-years-reporter-exposed-echelon-finds-vindication-snowden-archive/

AWS for Everyone: new clues about Amazon’s secretive low code/no code project https://www.geekwire.com/2019/aws-everyone-new-clues-emerge-amazons-secretive-low-code-no-code-project/

Gaming the lottery: How one winner used math to overcome the odds https://hackernoon.com/gaming-the-lottery-how-one-winner-used-math-to-overcome-the-odds-71c8f688cedd

Capi: the unofficial Codepen.io API https://github.com/lucagez/capi

Exploit in McAfee allows attackers to hijack your computer https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/44067

Screens might be as bad for mental health as potatoes https://www.wired.com/story/screens-might-be-as-bad-for-mental-health-as-potatoes/

Hackers broke into an SEC database and made millions from inside information https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/15/international-stock-trading-scheme-hacked-into-sec-database-justice-dept-says.html

CES 2019 Roundup: the driving forces of the touch industry https://fieldscale.com/blog/ces-2019-recap-touch-sensor-trends/

Show HN: Statistics library for Golang https://github.com/montanaflynn/stats

Pull Reminders: Bootstrapping a Side Project into GitHub Marketplace https://www.failory.com/mistakes/pull-reminders

InfoWars Has a Platform Again, Thanks to a New Roku Channel https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/15/infowars-has-a-platform-new-roku-channel/

CERN Unveils Design for 62-Mile-Round Atom Smasher More Powerful Than the LHC https://gizmodo.com/cern-unveils-design-for-62-mile-round-atom-smasher-more-1831769894

Ways Elon Musk’s Bad Writing Habits Hurt Tesla’s Performance https://slab.com/blog/elon-musk-writing-mistakes/

Tesla implements innovative way to avoid gas cars ’ICEing’ Superchargers https://electrek.co/2019/01/14/tesla-sollution-avoid-gas-cars-icing-superchargers/

Hijacking cell phone accounts to steal cryptocurrency https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/stole-24-million-but-still-cant-keep-a-friend/

UK leader Theresa May suffers resounding defeat on her Brexit divorce deal https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/15/theresa-may-loses-brexit-vote-in-parliament.html

Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking sys made it easy to change passenger records https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/15/amadeus-airline-booking-vulnerability-passenger-records/

Toyota Supra gets new life: sports car debuts at 2019 Detroit auto show https://www.emttime.com/2019/01/toyota-supra-gets-new-life-totally-lit.html

A package for verifying Google reCaptcha v3 responses in Go https://github.com/HazCod/go-recaptcha

Speed up your Python Program with concurrency https://realpython.com/python-concurrency/

Microsoft’s fonts catch out another fraudster–this time in Canada https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/microsofts-fonts-catch-out-another-fraudster-this-time-in-canada/

Community-College Students Succeed at Elite Schools–When They’re Admitted https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/01/community-college-transfers-elite-schools/580411/

Overview of recent trends in deep learning based natural language processing https://nlpoverview.com/

HestiaPi Touch: An open source, smart thermostat https://www.crowdsupply.com/makeopenstuff/hestiapi-touch

Show HN: Mathematical Art for plotters https://codepen.io/msurguy/full/BvOpgZ

Ethereum Constantinople protocol upgrade postponed until further notice https://twitter.com/5chdn/status/1085275971660509184

Internet porn industry in for a hard time under Attorney General Bill Barr https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/porn-industry-girds-for-trump-crackdown-on-filth

Duckduckgo: Anonymous Localized Results https://duck.co/help/privacy/anonymous-localized-results

Can Hollywood’s Biggest Media Companies Avoid Getting Crushed by Debt? https://variety.com/2019/biz/features/att-disney-comcast-debt-1203107407/

Mapbox Worldviews – Dynamically change disputed national borders https://blog.mapbox.com/dynamically-change-disputed-national-borders-14c820cae923

McDonald’s loses Big Mac trademark after legal battle with Irish chain https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jan/15/mcdonalds-loses-big-mac-trademark-legal-battle-supermacs

Show HN: Startizer – Startup Guide (Excerpt) https://startizer.com/#

MacKenzie Bezos and the Myth of the Lone Genius Founder https://www.wired.com/story/mackenzie-bezos-amazon-lone-genius-myth/

Sweden: Help Save the Internet from the Copyright Directive https://act.eff.org/action/sweden-help-save-the-internet-from-the-copyright-directive

Apple Open-Sources FoundationDB Record Layer https://github.com/foundationdb/fdb-record-layer

A Colombian I.T. Guy Helped U.S. Authorities Take Down El Chapo https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/nyregion/el-chapo-trial.html

Brexit: Updates as MPs reject withdrawal deal https://www.bbc.com/news/live/46874049