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“Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in” (2017) https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/11/06/coreos_kubernetes_v_world/

MIT Hacker Tools: a lecture series on programmer tools https://hacker-tools.github.io/

If Software Is Funded from a Public Source, Its Code Should Be Open Source https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/if-software-funded-public-source-its-code-should-be-open-source

MyBrandNewLogo – A 3-step Logo Generator https://mybrandnewlogo.com

A Humility Training Exercise for Technical Interviewers https://triplebyte.com/blog/a-humility-training-exercise-for-technical-interviewers

Show HN: Gitin – a minimal commit/branch/workdir explorer for Git https://github.com/isacikgoz/gitin

Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/02/firefox-66-to-block-automatically-playing-audible-video-and-audio/

Hatari: An Atari ST/STE/TT/Falcon Emulator http://hatari.tuxfamily.org/

Cheap Chinese electric cars are coming to the US and Europe https://qz.com/1541380/the-cheapest-chinese-electric-cars-are-coming-to-the-us-and-europe/

Z.lua – A new cd command that navigates faster by learning your habits https://github.com/skywind3000/z.lua

The Bleak Reality of the Instagram Experience https://thewalrus.ca/the-bleak-reality-of-the-instagram-experience/

Ursula K. Le Guin Was a Creator of Worlds https://www.neh.gov/article/ursula-k-le-guin-was-creator-worlds

BuildZoom (marketplace for construction) is hiring engineers https://jobs.lever.co/buildzoom

JD Salinger’s unseen writings to be published, family confirms https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/01/matt-salinger-jd-the-catcher-in-the-rye

Unusual sugar from cyanobacteria acts as natural herbicide https://phys.org/news/2019-02-unusual-sugar-cyanobacteria-natural-herbicide.html

A new predictive model for more accurate electrical grid mapping https://code.fb.com/connectivity/electrical-grid-mapping/

Alphabet Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Results https://abc.xyz/investor/static/pdf/2018Q4_alphabet_earnings_release.pdf?cache=adc3b38

Transformer-XL: Unleashing the Potential of Attention Models https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/01/transformer-xl-unleashing-potential-of.html

Putting neural networks under the microscope http://news.mit.edu/2019/neural-networks-nlp-microscope-0201

Scalable Video Technology for AV1 Encoder https://github.com/OpenVisualCloud/SVT-AV1

Reltron: a GUI for exploring relational databases https://kevinlynagh.com/reltron/

Generating Mutually Recursive Definitions [pdf] http://okmij.org/ftp/meta-programming/genletrec/pepm2019.pdf

Show HN: Linjat, a small puzzle game https://linjat.snellman.net

The Wasting of Britain’s Marshall Aid https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/modern/marshall_01.shtml

Understanding the Network Interface Card https://loomcom.com/blog/0118_understanding_the_ni_card.html

State of Clojure 2019 Survey Results https://clojure.org/news/2019/02/04/state-of-clojure-2019

To protect users privacy iOS 12.2 will limit Web apps access to iPhone’s sensors https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02/in-the-name-of-privacy-apple-plans-to-limit-ar-features-in-mobile-safari/

Stylelint – A modern linter for CSS https://stylelint.io/

Usernetes: run Docker and Kubernetes without being root https://github.com/rootless-containers/usernetes

SortSupport: Sorting in Postgres at Speed https://brandur.org/sortsupport

TensorFlow.js: Machine Learning for the Web and Beyond https://arxiv.org/abs/1901.05350

Rising CO2 won’t make trees grow more, study suggests https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/co2-trees-1.5000709

The Art of PNG Glitch (2015) http://ucnv.github.io/pnglitch/

Behind one of the most iconic computer games is a theory of how cities die https://logicmag.io/06-model-metropolis/

Google GDPR fine shows ’embarrassing’ extent of how firms misuse people’s data https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-gdpr-fine-eu-data-privacy-cnil-amazon-apple-a8740191.html

Istio – An open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices https://github.com/istio/istio

A web browser reference implementation using Mozilla Android Components https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/reference-browser

The Bodleian’s ‘secret trove of obscene material’ https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/sex-libris/

The Welfare Effects of Social Media [pdf] http://web.stanford.edu/~gentzkow/research/facebook.pdf

Public APIs: A collective list of free APIs https://github.com/toddmotto/public-apis

WebAssembly Troubles Part 1: WebAssembly Is Not a Stack Machine http://troubles.md/posts/wasm-is-not-a-stack-machine/

The fastest-growing job in each U.S. state https://finance.yahoo.com/news/available-jobs-us-143220860.html

PolarPod – Around Antarctica https://www.oceanpolaire.org/en/polar-pod/

RetDec: open-source machine-code decompiler based on LLVM https://retdec.com/

Software is eating the world. And it’s only the beginning. [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW5ktbit2s0

Much of the surface ocean will shift in color by end of 21st century https://phys.org/news/2019-02-surface-ocean-shift-21st-century.html

Linking OpenStreetMap and Wikidata a semi-automated, user-assisted editing tool https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/geo_osmwikidata/

Rules for a Better Conference Name Badge (2017) https://badge.reviews/10-rules-for-a-better-conference-name-badge/

Comprehensive Python Cheatsheet (2018) https://gto76.github.io/python-cheatsheet/

American Colonists made a little ice age https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973

Snake sex is every bit as peculiar as you would expect (2017) http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170608-snake-sex-is-every-bit-as-peculiar-as-you-would-expect

Attorneys General in Six States Are Now Investigating Facebook’s Data Practices https://gizmodo.com/report-attorneys-general-in-six-states-are-now-investi-1832294726

Behind Tech’s Shine, Some Warnings Signs Appear https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/03/technology/tech-warning-signs.html

The Hutter Prize http://prize.hutter1.net

Malicious Deep Fake Prohibition Act of 2018 [pdf] https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-115s3805is/pdf/BILLS-115s3805is.pdf

Table Saw Accidents http://www.sawaccidents.com/

Python Development in Visual Studio Code https://realpython.com/python-development-visual-studio-code/

Google hired microworkers to train its controversial Project Maven AI https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/4/18211155/google-microworkers-maven-ai-train-pentagon-pay-salary

Google Has Quietly Dropped Ban on Personally Identifiable Web Tracking (2016) https://www.propublica.org/article/google-has-quietly-dropped-ban-on-personally-identifiable-web-tracking

WebAssembly Troubles Part 3: The Stack Is Not the Stack http://troubles.md/posts/the-stack-is-not-the-stack/

Gym Class Is So Bad, Kids Are Skipping School to Avoid It https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/01/why-pe-is-terrible/581467/

NPR’s How I Built This: What I Learned from 51 Episodes https://www.allencheng.com/how-i-built-this-podcast-guy-raz-episodes-what-i-learned/

Real-Time Continuous Transcription with Live Transcribe https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/02/real-time-continuous-transcription-with.html

Ride the Serverless Wave with DigitalOcean’s One-Click Droplet https://www.openfaas.com/blog/digitalocean-one-click/

The AdTech Industry Is Ruining Web Push Notifications for PWAs – Vance Lucas http://vancelucas.com/blog/the-adtech-industry-is-ruining-web-push-notifications-for-pwas/

Alan Kay, 2018: The Best Way to Predict the Future Is to Create It. But https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTPI6wh-Lr0

Adobe open sources Ops-CLI for cloud automation https://github.com/adobe/ops-cli

BTC investors are out $190m after the only guy with the password dies, firm says https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article225501940.html

Crypto exchange can’t repay $190M because the CEO died with only password https://www.businessinsider.com/quadrigacx-cant-pay-190-million-owed-because-ceo-with-password-died-2019-2

An Astrophysicist Who Maps the Universe’s Terra Incognita https://www.quantamagazine.org/priyamvada-natarajan-maps-the-invisible-universe-20190204/

Why Semantic Versioning Isn’t (2015) https://gist.github.com/jashkenas/cbd2b088e20279ae2c8e

ExtremeNet: Bottom-Up Object Detection by Grouping Extreme and Center Points https://github.com/xingyizhou/ExtremeNet

Show HN: Hello, CSS – A CSS template focused on readability https://github.com/Carpetsmoker/hello-css

European Commission orders mass recall of creepy leaky child-tracking smartwatch https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/04/european_commission_security_risks_kids_smartwatch/

Highest Court in Indiana Set to Decide If You Can Be Forced to Unlock Your Phone https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/highest-court-indiana-set-decide-if-you-can-be-forced-unlock-your-phone

Flying Squirrels That Glow Pink in the Dark https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/01/science/pink-squirrels-glow.html

Colliding blocks act like a beam of light to compute pi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brU5yLm9DZM

A large majority of health news shared on Facebook is fake or misleading https://www.fastcompany.com/90301427/a-shockingly-large-majority-of-health-news-shared-on-facebook-is-fake

QuadrigaCX crypto exchange collapse: what we know so far https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2019/02/04/quadrigacx-collapse-what-we-know-so-far/

Nest Secure has an unlisted, disabled microphone https://www.androidauthority.com/nest-secure-google-assistant-mic-950134/

Peter Thiel funds a science publication questioning evolution and climate change https://qz.com/1537150/peter-thiel-is-funding-a-science-publication-questioning-evolution-and-climate-change/

Hawaii is considering a bill that bans cigarette sales to anyone under 100 https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/04/health/hawaii-cigarette-ban-bill-trnd/index.html

Hacker facing an 8-year jail term for exposing vulnerabilities in Magyar Telekom https://cyware.com/news/hacker-uncovers-vulnerabilities-in-magyar-telekoms-network-gets-a-jail-term-of-8-years-56c4d478

I’m a crime-fighter, says FamilyTreeDNA after caught giving DNA data to FBI https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/01/familytreedna_fbi_link/

Google Hired Gig Economy Workers to Improve AI in Drone-Targeting Project https://theintercept.com/2019/02/04/google-ai-project-maven-figure-eight/

Useful design guide for designers, creators and enthusiasts https://creator.design/guide/

Pot legalization activist turns sights on prostitution, ‘comes out’ as client https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/pot-legalization-activist-turns-sights-on-prostitution-comes-out-as-client

Show HN: pavoq – WebGL Shaders as Website Backgrounds – Written in Rust and Elm https://www.pavoq.com/

Only half of Internet of Crap apps fumble encryption https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/04/iot_apps_encryption/

The Guy Who Sent a Hiring Manager a Shoe to “Get a Foot in the Door” https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/02/direct-report-job-search-gimmicks.html

Toyota is becoming more efficient by replacing robots with humans (2014) https://qz.com/196200/toyota-is-becoming-more-efficient-by-replacing-robots-with-humans/

Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization, 2019 https://decriminalizedenver.org/

Show HN: Huffgram helps you memorize data https://www.huffgram.com/

Recent tweets linking to RT or Sputnik mentioning Dem presidential hopefuls https://twitter.com/conspirator0/status/1092285325458706433

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

The State of the Zcash Foundation in 2019 https://www.zfnd.org/blog/foundation-in-2019/

YouTube will experiment with ways to prevent dislike button ’mobs’ https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/03/youtube-experiments-could-prevent-dislike-abuse/

Ubuntu vs. Debian vs. OpenSUSE on the POWER9 Raptor Talos II https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=power9-linux-distros&num=1

YouTube is trying to prevent angry mobs from abusing “dislike” button https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02/youtube-doesnt-like-dislike-mobs-will-try-to-prevent-dislike-button-abuse/

Pirate Bay ‘Promotion’ Increases Post-Release Box Office Revenue, Study Shows https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-promotion-increases-post-release-box-office-revenue-study-shows/

Domain-Driven Design: The First 15 Years https://leanpub.com/ddd_first_15_years/c/dddeu

Face Recognition with Python, in Under 25 Lines of Code https://realpython.com/face-recognition-with-python/

How to Build a Reading Habit (2019) https://nickwignall.com/reading-habit/

I built my own dial-up ISP on a desk https://twitter.com/0xD0ge/status/1091492438382911489

PolyMod: an open-source modular polyphonic digital synthesizer https://hackaday.io/project/160626-polymod-modular-digital-synthesizer

Show HN: The New Organs – an archive of stories about creepy targeted ads https://neworgans.net