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Q2VKPT: Fully path traced Quake 2 http://brechpunkt.de/q2vkpt

L4Linux – Linux running on the L4 microkernel http://l4linux.org/overview.shtml

Former IBM exec says company told her to hide layoff age data from government https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/18/ibm_government_lying_claims/

MakeCode Arcade: Retro Gaming, Modern Programming https://makecode.com/blog/arcade/01-18-2019

Gunk: Modern front end and syntax for Protocol Buffers https://github.com/gunk/gunk

Why Carmaggedon never comes – Seattle edition http://cityobservatory.org/seattle_carmaggedon/

GNU Octave: A high-level interactive language for numerical computations [pdf] https://octave.org/octave.pdf

To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/arts/music/stradivarius-sound-bank-recording-cremona.html

Supporters of Mexico’s Soda Tax Targeted with NSO Exploit Links (2017) https://citizenlab.ca/2017/02/bittersweet-nso-mexico-spyware/

Twins get different results when they put 5 ancestry DNA kits to the test https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/dna-ancestry-kits-twins-marketplace-1.4980976

How the Government Shutdown Warps Time Itself https://typesandtimes.net/2019/01/shutdown-warps-time

Twenty legal battles that stand out across Ars’ 20 years of covering them https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/20-legal-cases-across-20-years-these-are-our-favorites/

Predicting Variable Types in Dynamically Typed Programming Languages https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.05138

Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America https://www.wsj.com/articles/farms-more-productive-than-ever-are-poisoning-drinking-water-in-rural-america-11547826031

Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, but in Opal https://entomologytoday.org/2019/01/18/fossilized-insect-discovered-amber-opal/

To Cover China, There’s No Substitute for WeChat https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/technology/personaltech/china-wechat.html

The cerebellum is your “little brain”, and it does some pretty big things https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-cerebellum-is-your-little-brain-and-it-does-some-pretty-big-things/

Inkscape launches versions 0.92.4 and 1.0 alpha https://inkscape.org/news/2019/01/17/inkscape-launches-version-0924/

Prevent users registering with passwords from data breaches https://jordanhall.co.uk/prevent-users-registering-with-passwords-from-data-breaches

Costco opening a $440M chicken farm to escape America’s chicken monopoly https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/05/costco--chickens-tyson-perdue-monopoly-america-agriculture-farming.html

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-46918859

FDA is considering drugs to help kids quit vaping https://lite.cnn.io/en/article/h_66afc59fee1feb0f28b5944c6a8b2384

The Acid3 Test (2008) http://acid3.acidtests.org/

The Art of Unix Programming (2003) https://arp242.net/the-art-of-unix-programming/

Distributed Technologies Research https://dtr.org/

50 shades of C++ - Nicolai Josuttis - Meeting C++ 2018 Closing Keynote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-_TLTdLGtc

Object Detection: An End-to-End Theoretical Perspective https://mlwhiz.com/blog/2018/09/22/object_detection/

Freno – Cooperative, highly-available throttler service https://github.com/github/freno

Google VP told employees to stop using the word “family” after staff complaints https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6605539/Google-staff-complained-word-FAMILY-offensive-homophobic-referring-children.html

RACK: a time-based fast loss detection algorithm for TCP (2018) https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tcpm-rack-04

PG&E: The First Climate-Change Bankruptcy, Probably Not the Last https://www.wsj.com/articles/pg-e-wildfires-and-the-first-climate-change-bankruptcy-11547820006

DeepLabCut: Deep learning based markerless pose estimation of user-defined parts https://www.mousemotorlab.org/deeplabcut/

I Took a Couple Years Off of Work to Swing Trade. Here’s What Happened https://theascent.pub/i-took-a-couple-years-off-of-work-to-swing-trade-heres-what-happened-fbaa53087f3

Show HN: Musish – Web client for Apple Music https://musi.sh

Building CockroachDB on top of RocksDB https://www.cockroachlabs.com/blog/cockroachdb-on-rocksd/

MySQL client allows MySQL server to request any local file by default https://twitter.com/gwillem/status/1086275952915533828

Human Interest (401(k) Provider for SMBs) Is Hiring a Partner Marketing Manager https://humaninterest.com/careers

Show HN: HTML5 Video Player in TypeScript https://github.com/matvp91/indigo-player

Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00106-z

An overflow error costing 500M dollars (1996) https://around.com/ariane.html

Standard library for JavaScript and Node.js https://github.com/stdlib-js/stdlib

Elon Musk: Moving to Mars would cost about $200,000 https://bigthink.com/technology-innovation/elon-musk-cost-spacex-ticket

A Go Custom Flutter Engine Embedder for Desktop https://github.com/Drakirus/go-flutter-desktop-embedder

LibGyro – Low-Level Multimedia API https://github.com/libgyro/libGyro

Judge unseals trove of internal Facebook documents from 2012 legal action https://www.revealnews.org/blog/a-judge-unsealed-a-trove-of-internal-facebook-documents-following-our-legal-action

Hey Google When did I ask you to read my purchase details https://kanoki.org/2019/01/01/data-privacy/

Openrsync – a clean-room implementation of rsync with a BSD (ISC) license https://github.com/kristapsdz/openrsync

Show HN: Hacker News 2018, Year in Review https://chart.ly/stories/hacker-news-2018

Examples and best practices for building recommendation systems https://github.com/Microsoft/Recommenders

A u-blox GNSS receiver for orienteering mapping https://github.com/lpechacek/u-blox-gnss-receiver/

GDPR complaints say Amazon, Spotify, and others are breaking EU law https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18188174/gdpr-complaints-streaming-amazon-apple-spotify-netflix

25% of antibiotics prescribed in the US are unnecessary https://qz.com/1526329/25-of-antibiotics-prescribed-in-the-us-are-unnecessary/

Nigeria has now lost 96% of it’s forest. Here is an animated map to demonstrate https://i.imgur.com/vtZ3dor.gif

Netflix is burning through cash. This can’t last forever https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/18/investing/netflix-cash-burn-stock/index.html

Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/business/bezos-divorce-amazon-stock.html

Texas Death Row Inmates’ Last Statements https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/death_row/dr_executed_offenders.html

Simone Giertz brain tumor is back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x5XRQ07sjU

Q2VKPT: Fully path-traced Quake 2 fork using RTX http://brechpunkt.de/q2vkpt/

Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone, Android as it kills off Windows phones https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/18/microsoft-ending-windows-10-mobile-says-switch-to-iphone-or-android.html

Google faces renewed protests and criticism over China search project https://theintercept.com/2019/01/18/google-dragonfly-project-protests/

Deep Learning State of the Art (2019) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53YvP6gdD7U

US Cartographers Inadvertently Created a House of Horrors in South Africa https://gizmodo.com/how-cartographers-for-the-u-s-military-inadvertently-c-1830758394

Is a Serial-Killer Gang Murdering Young Men Across the U.S.? https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-a-serial-killer-gang-murdering-young-men-across-the-us

I deleted my 118k-follower, verified Instagram account http://blog.yobenlee.com/uncategorized/fuck-social-media/

Scientists Finally Know What Time It Is on Saturn https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7316

Federal Court Rules That Patent Troll Can’t Hide Its Machinations https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/federal-court-orders-patent-troll-cant-hide-its-machinations

Show HN: A Golang library to build Turing machine https://made2591.github.io/posts/golang-turing-machine

Anonymous Amazon worker says they listen to unrecognized Alexa recordings https://twitter.com/girlziplocked/status/1085945913003118595

Verizon will offer free spam protection to all of its customers https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/18/18188140/verizon-free-spam-robocall-protection

HyPerledger Fabric – the 20 most important terms made simple https://hackernoon.com/hyperledger-fabric-the-20-most-important-terms-made-simple-2753f925db4

You can see through frosted glass by using clear tape https://twitter.com/sehnaoui/status/1086315467160072192

Netflix says Fortnite is bigger competition than HBO or Hulu https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/17/18187400/netflix-vs-fortnite-hbo-hulu-competition

Python Steering Council Nomination: Peter Wang https://discuss.python.org/t/steering-council-nomination-peter-wang/694

AngelList Year in Review, 2018 https://angel.co/2018

Elwood, Il Has Become a Vital Hub of America’s Consumer Economy. And It’s Hell https://newrepublic.com/article/152836/elwood-illinois-pop-2200-become-vital-hub-americas-consumer-economy-its-hell

To Honor Murder Victims, Stop Fixating on the Race of Their Killers https://quillette.com/2019/01/14/to-honor-murder-victims-stop-fixating-on-the-race-of-their-killers/

MIT researchers use Bayesian inference, a form of AI, to make computer programs https://www.zdnet.com/article/mit-aims-to-help-data-scientists-by-having-ai-do-the-heavy-lifting/

Rare ’Super Blood Wolf Moon’ will be visible this weekend https://mashable.com/video/blood-wolf-moon/

Research Paper Abstract Mad Lib from MIT https://twitter.com/MIT_CSAIL/status/1086308737957220353

This is what Google says search will look like under EU copyright laws https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/17/18186879/google-eu-copyright-laws-search-news-link-tax

ZFS on Linux Landing Workaround for Linux 5.0 Kernel Support https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=ZFS-On-Linux-5.0-Workaround

Inspiration to Reality: Exploring Generative Art http://blog.gskinner.com/archives/2019/01/inspiration-reality.html

Networking While Introverted: It Can Be Done https://fee.org/articles/networking-while-introverted-it-can-be-done/

Dark markets have evolved to use encrypted messengers and dead-drops https://boingboing.net/2019/01/14/drone-serviced-dead-drops.html

My Desire to Learn from My Customers and How It Led to a New Business https://www.indiehackers.com/interview/a0c56e2d96

Firefox removes UI dark pattern from Screenshot tool after months of complaints https://www.zdnet.com/article/firefox-to-remove-ui-dark-pattern-from-screenshot-tool-after-months-of-complaints/

Americans trust the military more than Big Tech to develop AI https://diginomica.com/2019/01/17/americans-trust-the-military-more-than-big-tech-to-develop-ai/

A dirty secret that everybody in your industry knows about https://twitter.com/girlziplocked/status/1086029171468484609

Shareholders tell Amazon to stop selling Rekognition facial recognition to govt https://sociable.co/business/shareholders-amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition-govt/

Cybersecurity Labs and Resource Knowledgebase https://clark.center/home

Get started with WTF, a dashboard for the terminal https://opensource.com/article/19/1/wtf-information-dashboard

Top 50 Programming Blogs and Websites for Programmers in 2019 https://blog.feedspot.com/programming_blogs/

Devastating quakes are priming the Himalaya for a mega-disaster https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/01/earthquakes-priming-himalaya-disaster/

More Than Half of Coffee Species Are in Danger of Extinction https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a25917401/wild-coffee-extinction/

Show HN: Data Science Topic List and Textbook Reviews http://datasciencetexts.com

AngelList Year in Review, 2018 https://angel.co/2018

Artificially produced cells communicate with each other https://phys.org/news/2019-01-artificially-cells.html

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Raise Taxes on the Rich and Americans Agree https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-wants-to-raise-taxes-on-the-rich-and-americans-agree/

Is It Time for RISC and CISC to Die? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNGuTE6OUGc

Infants May Be More Likely to Die in America Than Cuba https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/opinion/sunday/cuba-healthcare-medicare.html

Next Windows 10 version will let you search without Cortana’s involvement https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/01/next-windows-10-version-will-let-you-search-without-cortanas-involvement/

Elon Musk’s Tesla to cut about 3,000 jobs as cars ’too expensive’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46919489