HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-01-30
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Facebook has been paying people to install a “Research” VPN https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas/

Office 365 global authentication outage https://status.office365.com/

How I ended up writing a new real-time kernel (2015) https://dmitryfrank.com/articles/how_i_ended_up_writing_my_own_kernel

Apple was warned about the FaceTime eavesdropping bug last week https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/29/18202398/apple-facetime-bug-warned-eavesdropping

AresDB: Uber’s GPU-Powered Open-Source, Real-Time Analytics Engine https://eng.uber.com/aresdb/

Show HN: Deep Learning GUI to Create, Train and Visualize Models in a Browser https://beta.aifiddle.io/

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL https://www.wired.com/story/google-chrome-kill-url-first-steps/

Down the Rabbit Hole – Part I: A Journey into the UEFI Land https://erfur.github.io/down_the_rabbit_hole_pt1/

The heroes of the Thai cave rescue https://www.macleans.ca/thai-cave-rescue-heroes/

Instacart paying 80 cents an hour because worker received a large tip https://www.workingwa.org/instacart-eighty-cents

Show HN: Serve Static GitHub Pages Locally https://github.com/CurtisLusmore/ghp

Nasa Used Art to Shape Our Vision of the Future https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-nasa-art-shape-vision-future

Building a “Simple” Distributed System – Formal Verification https://jack-vanlightly.com/blog/2019/1/27/building-a-simple-distributed-system-formal-verification

Reconstructing intelligible speech from the human auditory cortex http://naplab.ee.columbia.edu/reconstruction.html

A Self-Learning, Modern Computer Science Curriculum https://functionalcs.github.io/curriculum/

San Francisco proposal would ban government facial recognition use in the city https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/29/18202602/san-francisco-facial-recognition-ban-proposal

On Building an Instagram Street Art Dataset and Detection Model https://blog.floydhub.com/instagram-street-art/

Royalty Free No Copyright Music for All Your Projects https://www.wowa.me

Turn any program that uses stdin/stdout into a WebSocket server https://github.com/joewalnes/websocketd

Dress: learn how to GitHub by posting your cosplay https://github.com/komeiji-satori/Dress

Walgreens, CVS test teeth straightening, cleanings in some stores https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/walgreens-cvs-test-teeth-straightening-cleaning-in-some-stores.html

Inside the Apollo Guidance Computer’s Core Memory http://www.righto.com/2019/01/inside-apollo-guidance-computers-core.html

A Screaming Boss Helped Steve Blank Develop His Brilliant Startup Philosophy https://www.inc.com/christine-lagorio/steve-blank-lean-startup-founders-project.html

Predictors of mental health in employed adults with autism spectrum disorder https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/aur.2064

Show HN: Open startups with their revenue, metrics, and stories https://postmake.io/open

Dark Messenger: Mobile XMPP Over TOR https://blog.freedombone.net/dark-messenger

Buzzfeed paid the teen who made its top quizzes in free swag http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/01/buzzfeed-top-traffic-quizzes-teen.html

Lessons learned scaling a PostgreSQL database to 1.2bn records/month https://medium.com/@gajus/lessons-learned-scaling-postgresql-database-to-1-2bn-records-month-edc5449b3067

I abused 2FA to maintain persistence after a password change https://medium.com/@lukeberner/7e3f455b71a1

Diversity in Faces: A Dataset of Annotations of 1M Human Facial images https://www.research.ibm.com/artificial-intelligence/trusted-ai/diversity-in-faces/

Ledger Live: A mobile companion app for Ledger hardware wallets https://github.com/LedgerHQ/ledger-live-mobile

Facebook hires one of its biggest privacy critics to oversee WhatsApp privacy https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/facebook-hires-nate-cardozo-eff-privacy-critic-for-whatsapp-privacy.html

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-blocks-ad-transparency-tools

Israeli Scientists: We’ll Have a Cure for Cancer Within a Year https://futurism.com/the-byte/cancer-cure-israeli-scientists

Microsoft decides IE 10 has had its fun: Termination set for Jan 2020 https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/29/microsoft_internet_explorer_10/

Mark Zuckerberg’s Delusion of Consumer Consent https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/opinion/zuckerberg-facebook-ads.html

Japanese government plans to hack into citizens’ IoT devices https://www.zdnet.com/article/japanese-government-plans-to-hack-into-citizens-iot-devices/

Gmail Services Global Outage https://outage.report/gmail

Apple Financial Results – Q1 2019 Conference Call LIVE https://www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/

A small notebook for a system administrator https://habr.com/en/post/437912/

Anti-corruption shortfalls fuelling ‘global democracy crisis’ https://www.politico.eu/article/corruption-europe-shortfalls-fuelling-global-democracy-crisis/

What If Google Doesn’t Reward White Hat SEO? https://www.johnwdefeo.com/articles/future-of-white-hat-seo

Engineers translate brain signals directly into speech https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190129081919.htm

The case for vanilla front-end development https://pushdata.io/blog/1

Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++ (2018) https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/18/bjarne_stroustrup_c_plus_plus/

Designing a circular knitting machine from scratch [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM4Rb0DTyKU

Huawei’s attempts to copycat a T-Mobile robot read like a comical spy movie https://www.businessinsider.com/us-indictment-against-huawei-t-mobile-reads-spy-movie-2019-1

5,000 Pages of Verdi’s Drafts, Long Hidden, Will Be Made Public https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/arts/music/verdi-papers-italy.html

Believing without evidence is always morally wrong https://aeon.co/ideas/believing-without-evidence-is-always-morally-wrong

Built for Speed: Custom Parser for Regex at Scale https://blog.scalyr.com/2018/08/custom-regex-parser/

[Illustrated Guide] the 10 Commandments of Higher Mathematical Learning https://mathvault.ca/10-commandments/

A teenager found Apple’s FaceTime bug – and why it was so hard to report it https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/how-teenage-fortnite-player-found-apple-s-facetime-bug-why-n963961

Rails 6 just committed to shipping source maps by default in production https://webplatform.news/issues/2019-01-29

73-year-old sailor wins round-the-world solo-race without modern instruments https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/29/golden-globe-race-jean-luc-van-den-heede-solo-yacht

TensorFlow Lite adds GPU support for Android making ML models run 4-7X faster https://heartbeat.fritz.ai/how-tensorflow-lite-optimizes-neural-networks-for-mobile-machine-learning-e6ffa7f8ee12

What building Conditional Imitation Learning taught about reproducing a paper https://medium.com/merantix/journey-from-academic-paper-to-industry-usage-cf57fe598f31

DHH: Paying Tribute to the Web with View Source https://m.signalvnoise.com/paying-tribute-to-the-web-with-view-source/

Apple iOS Security Overview: Secure by Design [pdf] https://www.apple.com/business/resources/docs/iOS_Security_Overview.pdf

Foodie Localism Loves Farming in Theory but Not in Practice https://aeon.co/ideas/foodie-localism-loves-farming-in-theory-but-not-in-practice

An Anti-Facebook Manifesto, by an Early Facebook Investor https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/books/review/roger-mcnamee-zucked.html

Meth, Murder, and Pirates: The Coder Who Became a Crime Boss https://www.wired.com/story/mastermind-excerpt/

Show HN: FlightConnections - Scheduled Flights from any Airport in the World http://flightconnections.com

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (2014) https://waitbutwhy.com/2014/06/taming-mammoth-let-peoples-opinions-run-life.html

Show HN: Jrnl – A simple static site generator https://github.com/andrewpillar/jrnl

US Intel Community Westling with Deep Fake and Other Technologies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4La5hrqWXM

The new elite’s phoney crusade to save the world – without changing anything https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jan/22/the-new-elites-phoney-crusade-to-save-the-world-without-changing-anything

“Just stop talking about philanthropy, and start talking about taxes.” https://twitter.com/MissEllieMae/status/1090217105797074944

REST and GraphQL really aren’t that different https://github.com/tylerbuchea/graphqless

Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools https://www.propublica.org/article/facebook-blocks-ad-transparency-tools

Google: Oracle Java win will kill software development, so SCOTUS must rule https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-oracle-java-win-will-kill-software-development-so-supreme-court-must-rule/

Show HN: OpenFaaS Cloud – multi-user serverless functions managed by Git https://github.com/openfaas/openfaas-cloud

Apple Disables Group FaceTime as Temporary Workaround to Major Privacy Bug https://www.macrumors.com/2019/01/28/apple-disables-group-facetime-due-to-bug/

Oat Milk Could Change the Way You Drink Coffee (2018) http://time.com/5190977/how-oat-milk-could-change-the-way-you-drink-coffee/

I Tried Linux as My Main Dev Environment but Was Forced Back to Windows https://nickjanetakis.com/blog/i-tried-linux-as-my-main-dev-environment-but-was-forced-back-to-windows

Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/technology/facetime-glitch-apple.html

The first independent tests of the EmDrive suggest a mundane explanation (2018) https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/nasa-emdrive-impossible-physics-independent-tests-magnetic-space-science/