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When a Bike Company Put a TV on Its Box, Shipping Damages Went Down (2017) https://www.bicycling.com/news/a20027122/vanmoof-tv-on-box-damaged-bikes/

Verilog sources for Western Digital’s open source RISC-V core https://github.com/westerndigitalcorporation/swerv_eh1

Confessions of an Abstraction Hater http://250bpm.com/blog:144

1600s England Through the Eyes of One of the First Modern Travel Writers (2017) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-1600s-england-through-eyes-one-first-travel-writers-180963536/

LaTeX Coffee Stains (2009) [pdf] http://hanno-rein.de/downloads/coffee.pdf

Memory usage of a toy C# server and client with 500K concurrent connections on https://github.com/kjpgit/techdemo/blob/master/dotnet_client_server/README.md

Bill Gates promises to add his own billions if Congress does nuclear power push https://www.geekwire.com/2019/report-bill-gates-promises-add-billions-congress-helps-nuclear-power-push/

Making C Less Dangerous in the Linux Kernel [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY9SbqTO5GQ

Geek heroes rescue Tonga from worst case fibre optic cable blackout https://matangitonga.to/2019/01/26/geek-heroes-rescue-tonga-worst%20case

Testing Hawking radiation in laboratory black hole analogues https://phys.org/news/2019-01-hawking-laboratory-black-hole-analogues.html

Bruno Buchberger’s algorithm: Gröbner bases and applications [pdf] https://www3.risc.jku.at/research/theorema/Groebner-Bases-Bibliography/gbbib_files/publication_428.pdf

OpenStreetMap Foundation investigation into unusual membership signups [pdf] https://openstreetmap.lu/MWGGlobalLogicReport20181226.pdf

Machine Learning Feynman Experience: build models from scratch on Google Colab https://github.com/leandromineti/ml-feynman-experience

The China Conundrum – are we headed for a supply chain meltdown? https://diginomica.com/2019/01/25/the-china-conundrum-are-we-headed-for-a-supply-chain-meltdown/

Show HN: Deep Learning in TensorFlow – The Roadmap for Study and Learning https://github.com/astorfi/TensorFlow-Roadmap

Snark Barker: A 100% compatible replica of the famed SB 1.0 soundcard https://github.com/schlae/snark-barker

“Facebook are going to monetize encrypted messaging by consolidating metadata” https://threader.app/thread/1088914192847917056

Josiah Royce: The philosopher we need today? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/opinion/josiah-royce-loyalty.html

Fescar: High-performance, Java-based, OSS distributed transaction solution https://github.com/alibaba/fescar

List of review articles on ML and AI that are on arXiv https://freenode-machinelearning.github.io/Resources/ArticlesReview.html#papers

Micro Sociological Ingredients of Charismatic Leadership (2015) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuxdvRcMVlM

An analysis of censorship in Chinese open source projects https://citizenlab.ca/2018/08/an-analysis-of-censorship-in-chinese-open-source-projects/

US diplomat convicted over Iran-Contra appointed special envoy for Venezuela https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/26/elliott-abrams-venezuela-us-special-envoy

NIST Cybersecurity Framework in MOSP http://objects.monarc.lu/object/view/27

They Own the System: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching into Publishing https://news.bubblin.io/s/lwzvsr/they_own_system_amazon_rewrites_book

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/

A Man’s Obsessive Fight to Reclaim His Cambridge Analytica Data https://www.wired.com/story/one-mans-obsessive-fight-to-reclaim-his-cambridge-analytica-data/

The Perils and Pleasures of Bartending in Antarctica (2017) https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/bartender-antarctica-south-pole

China is transforming Africa into the next ’factory of the world’ https://bigthink.com/matt-davis/chinas-growing-influence-in-africa

The Beat’s Holy Grail: The Letter That Inspired ’On the Road’ https://lithub.com/the-beats-holy-grail-the-letter/

Meet Virginia Stopher, 19-Year-Old “Girl Hobo” of the 1920s https://slate.com/culture/2019/01/virginia-stopher-stofer-girl-hobo-1920s.html

How the Second Law Nearly Fell into a Black Hole http://nautil.us/issue/68/context/how-black-holes-nearly-ruined-time

Podman and Buildah available in RHEL 7.6 and RHEL 8 Beta https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2018/11/20/buildah-podman-containers-without-daemons/

A tale of Visigothic treasure lost and found http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/53993

Humanity Has Hope: Pro-Gamers Win 1 of 11 StarCraft Matches Against DeepMind AI http://fortune.com/2019/01/24/starcraft-2-deepmind/

Report on unusual signups before OpenStreetMap Foundation board election https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2019-January/005856.html

Facil.io: A micro-framework for C web applications https://github.com/boazsegev/facil.io

Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog https://apnews.com/9f31fa2aa72946c694555a5074fc9f42

History of Computing: Discovering Interactivity https://technicshistory.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/discovering-interactivity/

What Do People Use the Internet for in the EU? https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/DDN-20190124-1

KDE Plasma Mobile Running on RISC-V Hardware https://twitter.com/atishp04/status/1088888665663664130

1fps Atari 2600 Emulator in Vanilla Minecraft 1.13 [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq7T5_xH24M

Show HN: Terminal CSS https://terminalcss.xyz/

Wi-Fi router security has deteriorated since 2003 https://the-parallax.com/2019/01/24/wi-fi-router-security-worse-citl-shmoocon/

The technical feasibility of Bloomberg’s “Chinese backdoored servers” story https://boingboing.net/2019/01/16/someone-must-be-lying.html

Microsoft’s Code Jumper teaches blind kids to code https://www.fastcompany.com/90294418/these-tactile-blocks-teach-blind-kids-to-code

Lawmakers are raising concerns about Facebook’s plans to merge its message apps https://www.businessinsider.com/lawmakers-react-facebook-plans-merge-messaging-apps-2019-1

“Not proven” is a verdict available to a court in Scotland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_proven

AlphaStar: The inside story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuhECwm31dM

Dark Side of the Kremlin: 108 GB of Files from Russian Oligarchs in Ukraine https://twitter.com/DDoSecrets/status/1088768450460336136

Amazon’s facial-analysis tool showed gender and race bias, says study https://www.engadget.com/2019/01/25/amazon-rekognition-facial-analysis-gender-race-bias-mit/

Open source, privacy-enabled smartphone operating systems https://gitlab.e.foundation/e