HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-01-31
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Why isn’t the internet more fun and weird? https://jarredsumner.com/codeblog/

Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-47033704

Some Fundamental Theorems in Mathematics https://arxiv.org/abs/1807.08416

Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/facebook-earnings-q4-2018/

Statistics Done Wrong https://www.statisticsdonewrong.com

Rigetti launches the public beta of its Quantum Cloud Services https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/rigetti-launches-the-public-beta-of-its-quantum-cloud-services/

Google’s also peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/googles-also-peddling-a-data-collector-through-apples-back-door/

This is Your Brain Off Facebook - study offers glimpse of unplugging https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/health/facebook-psychology-health.html

Time Running Out for Beloved Mechanical Horse-Race Game in Vegas https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-sigma-derby

GiveCampus (YC S15) Hiring Experienced Rails Engineers in DC https://www.givecampus.com/careers#engineering

Foxconn Is Reconsidering Plan for Manufacturing in Wisconsin https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/business/foxconn-wisconsin-manufacturing.html

Use DuckDuckGo to improve your privacy online (2018) https://spreadprivacy.com/privacy-simplified/

Scripting in Common Lisp https://ebzzry.io/en/script-lisp/

Boeing 787 Suffers Rare Dual Engine Failure on Landing https://thepointsguy.com/news/boeing-787-suffers-rare-dual-engine-failure-on-landing/

Mozilla developer fixes Chromium bug caused by Google breaking the spec https://twitter.com/zcorpan/status/1090719253379104779

Arthur C. Clarke: Communications in the Second Century of the Telephone (1977) https://paleotronic.com/2019/01/30/arthur-c-clarke-communications-in-the-second-century-of-the-telephone-1977/

Notes from the Architect (2006) http://varnish-cache.org/docs/trunk/phk/notes.html

Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) Is Now Live on Ethereum https://blog.kyber.network/wbtc-is-now-live-on-ethereum-4b4e2d1ef76f

’Karma’: A hack used by the UAE to break into iPhones of foes https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-karma/

Google is discontinuing their free weather API https://research.eligrey.com/status/1090696844944932864

Microsoft Project Rome 1.0.0 https://github.com/Microsoft/project-rome

India’s largest bank SBI leaked account data on millions of customers https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/state-bank-india-data-leak/

Roll Your Own Ngrok with Nginx, Letsencrypt, and SSH Reverse Tunnelling https://jerrington.me/posts/2019-01-29-self-hosted-ngrok.html

Show HN: A Image Editor in JavaScript Canvas https://github.com/victorqribeiro/photoEditor

Amiga Music Tracker in JavaScript https://www.stef.be/bassoontracker/

’Fuck ethics. Money is everything’: Facebook employees react to scandal https://mashable.com/article/facebook-employees-react-teen-spying-app-blind/

OpenChird – An Open Source Platform for IoT with Support for LoRaWAN https://openchirp.io/

’Fuck ethics. Money is everything’ FB employees react to scandal on gossip app https://mashable.com/article/facebook-employees-react-teen-spying-app-blind/#X5hGityLeaqd

Prisons Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints https://theintercept.com/2019/01/30/prison-voice-prints-databases-securus/

The FL Project: The Design of a Function Language (1989) [pdf] https://theory.stanford.edu/~aiken/publications/trs/FLProject.pdf

No training required: Exploring random encoders for sentence classification https://code.fb.com/ml-applications/random-encoders/

Add limits to amount of JavaScript that can be loaded by a website https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=194028

Building decentralized blockchain webpages https://blockstack.org/

Apple blocks Facebook from running its internal iOS apps https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18203551/apple-facebook-blocked-internal-ios-apps

’Metallic wood’ has the strength of titanium and the density of water https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190128125314.htm

Michigan electric, gas capacity down significantly during polar vortex https://www.freep.com/story/weather/2019/01/30/consumers-energy-dte-usage-polar-vortex/2724017002/

Napster: A New Killer Internet App (1999) https://evolt.org/node/564

YouTube Strikes Now Being Used as Scammers’ Extortion Tool https://torrentfreak.com/youtube-strikes-now-being-used-as-scammers-extortion-tool/

I Tried to List All Linux Networking Commands and Scripts https://haydenjames.io/linux-networking-commands-scripts/

Hackers Are Passing Around a Megaleak of 2.2B Records https://www.wired.com/story/collection-leak-usernames-passwords-billions/

Apple employee accused stealing ‘Titan’ trade secrets for a Chinese competitor https://9to5mac.com/2019/01/30/jizhong-chen-charged-theft-project-titan-trade-secrets/

Consciousness as a State of Matter (2015) https://arxiv.org/abs/1401.1219

Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere into the Center of the World Economy? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/29/magazine/china-globalization-kazakhstan.html

Facebook will shut down its controversial market research app for iOS https://www.theverge.com/facebook/2019/1/30/18203349/facebook-research-app-apple-shutdown

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Linked to Schizophrenia in Largest Study Yet https://www.sciencealert.com/mind-altering-cat-parasite-linked-to-schizophrenia-in-largest-study-yet

Sheryl Sandberg defends Facebook data-collecting app: Users ’knew’ https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/30/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-defends-research-app-says-users-opted-in.html

Facebook doesn’t want to talk about how many people use its app anymore https://mashable.com/article/facebook-will-stop-disclosing-metrics-for-main-app/#wrBjaaQghaqs

Elon Musk wants Teslas to automatically call a tow truck when something breaks https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/30/elon-musk-wants-teslas-to-automatically-call-a-tow-truck-when-something-breaks/

Lyft and Juno are suing New York City after new minimum wage requirements https://www.businessinsider.com/lyft-juno-sue-new-york-city-minimum-wage-law-for-drivers-2019-1

Everything You Need to Know About SVG https://css-tricks.com/lodge/svg/

Show HN: Notable – The markdown-based note-taking app that doesn’t suck https://github.com/fabiospampinato/notable#readme

Show HN: Faker – Struct Data Fake Generator in Go https://github.com/bxcodec/faker

BoltDB vs. Badger: A Comparison of Go Key-Value Databases https://tech.townsourced.com/post/boltdb-vs-badger/

FB soars after hours after beating top and bottom line for Q4 earnings https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-q4-2018-earnings-2019-1

Microsoft announces record earnings on strong cloud growth https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/earnings/FY-2019-Q2/press-release-webcast

Show HN: Quid – try micropayments instead of ads or subscriptions https://quid.works

Facebook Hires Up Three of Its Biggest Privacy Critics https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-hires-privacy-critics/

Faucet-pipeline – a framework-independent, pluggable asset pipeline https://www.faucet-pipeline.org/

Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms (2005) [pdf] http://www.inference.org.uk/itprnn/book.pdf

Learn How to Listen – One of the hardest parts of being a data scientist https://towardsdatascience.com/learn-how-to-listen-edaea38fb276

Show HN: Nummberr a random number generator PWA https://nummberr.com

An AI crushed two human pros at StarCraft–but it wasn’t a fair fight https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/an-ai-crushed-two-human-pros-at-starcraft-but-it-wasnt-a-fair-fight/

Boffins debunk study showing some languages can be more buggy than others https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/30/programming_bugs/

Google disables app that monitored iPhone usage in violation of Apple’s rules https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/30/18204350/google-screenwise-app-ios-apple-violation

AMD Talks Datacenter Share Gains as EPYC’s 2X Uplift per Socket Drives Revenue https://hothardware.com/news/amd-lisa-su-q4-7nm-strength-epyc-double-performance

MATCH_RECOGNIZE: Where Flink Sql and Complex Event Processing Meet https://www.da-platform.com/blog/match_recognize-where-flink-sql-and-complex-event-processing-meet

Most Beautiful Places to Visit in France 2019 France Travel https://rythere.com/best-most-beautiful-places-visit-france/

Warning Everything Is Going Deep: ‘The Age of Surveillance Capitalism’ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/opinion/artificial-intelligence-surveillance.html

Intel Open Image Denoise: High-Performance Denoising Library for Ray Tracing https://openimagedenoise.github.io/

Steam rises off Lake Michigan in Chicago as temps plunge to –23 degrees https://abc7chicago.com/weather/watch-live-steam-rises-off-lake-michigan-in-chicago-as-temps-plunge/5113047/

To Type or Not to Type: Quantifying Detectable Bugs in JavaScript [pdf] http://ttendency.cs.ucl.ac.uk/projects/type_study/documents/type_study.pdf

Bookwheel, the 16th Century Forerunner to the EBook Reader https://www.amusingplanet.com/2019/01/bookwheel-16th-century-forerunner-to.html

Chinese spy allegedly caught stealing self-driving car secrets from Apple http://www.cultofmac.com/603708/chinese-spy-allegedly-caught-stealing-self-driving-car-secrets-from-apple/

Instagram’s new TV service recommended videos of potential child abuse https://www.businessinsider.com/instagram-tv-service-igtv-recommended-potential-child-abuse-2018-9

Simulating blobs of fluid https://peeke.nl/simulating-blobs-of-fluid

Tuning Out: What Happens When You Drop Facebook? https://siepr.stanford.edu/news/drop-facebook

Stanford Course: Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy http://web.stanford.edu/class/cs181/

Amazon gets Harrison Ford to reveal the grim future of Alexa https://www.zdnet.com/article/amazon-gets-harrison-ford-to-reveal-the-grim-future-of-alexa/

Show HN: Pimod – Reconfigure Raspberry Pi Images with Docker-Like Configuration https://github.com/nature40/pimod

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

Lawyer sues Apple, claims FaceTime bug “allowed” recording of deposition https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/lawyer-sues-apple-claims-facetime-bug-allowed-recording-of-deposition/

CES 2019 Question and Answer Session with AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su https://www.anandtech.com/show/13909/ces-2019-amd-ceo-dr-lisa-su

Show HN: Leave Me Alone – A privacy focused email unsubscription service https://leavemealone.xyz

Show HN: Remote Presence – faking your presence on Slack http://www.remotepresence.io

A thread by Stanford Computer Science lecturer regarding Facebook spying methods https://threader.app/thread/1090410029256081408

Artificial intelligence can cut time needed to process abnormal chest X-rays https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190122084401.htm

If your radar is being ignored, just join the team and fix it yourself https://twitter.com/LouisDhauwe/status/1088729484054933504

How Facebook is quietly paying teens to gather their data after an App Store ban https://www.fastcompany.com/90299141/how-facebook-is-paying-teens-to-harvest-their-data-after-an-app-store-ban-project-atlas

The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why (1995) https://hbr.org/1995/09/the-power-of-talk-who-gets-heard-and-why

Facebook has been paying teens $20 a month for total access to their phones https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/29/18202880/facebook-research-enterprise-root-certificate-onavo-techcrunch

Apple was warned of the FaceTime bug over a week ago https://mashable.com/article/apple-warned-of-facetime-bug/

Junk Science or the Real Thing? – ‘Inference’ Publishes Both https://undark.org/article/junk-science-or-real-thing-inference/

Ex-NSA cyberspies reveal how they helped hack foes of UAE https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-spying-raven/

The Case of the Bumbling Spy: A Watchdog Group Gets Him on Camera https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/world/black-cube-nso-citizen-lab-intelligence.html