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First contact made with melted nuclear fuel at Fukushima plant http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201902140041.html

Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete direct messages https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/15/twitter-direct-messages/

Jerry (YC S17) Is Hiring Senior Software Developers (Toronto, Canada) https://www.workable.com/j/089F60DE31

Distributed web not ready for Runet cutoff from the Internet https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/dweb-readiness-runet

Altavista: The rise and fall of the biggest pre-Google search engine https://digital.com/about/altavista/

What principal investigators taught me about my failure to land tenure https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00560-9

Talos – A modern Linux distribution for Kubernetes https://github.com/autonomy/talos

A Common Lisp Interpreter Built in Cobol https://github.com/lauryndbrown/Cisp

Google needed to build a graph serving system https://blog.dgraph.io/post/why-google-needed-graph-serving-system/

Controlling a 2D Robotic Arm with Deep Reinforcement Learning https://blog.floydhub.com/robotic-arm-control-deep-reinforcement-learning/

Build your own old-school 3D shooter in a weekend https://github.com/ssloy/tinyraycaster

My Chromecast Ultra would not start until I began answering 8.8.8.8 https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/dnsop/WCVv57IizUSjNb2RQNP84fBclI0

An Inside Look at the Backblaze Storage Pod Museum https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-storage-pod-museum/

TinySeed applications close today https://tinyseed.com/apply

PlaNet: A Deep Planning Network for Reinforcement Learning https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/02/introducing-planet-deep-planning.html

Portland Considers Protection Against Discrimination for Atheists, Agnostics https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-portland-discrimination-protection-atheists-agnostics/

Why has Plan 9 chosen statically linked binaries instead of dynamic ones? (2004) https://9p.io/wiki/plan9/why_static/index.html

Consider Yourself a Developer? You Should Solve the Project Euler Problems https://blog.usejournal.com/consider-yourself-a-developer-you-should-solve-the-project-euler-problems-ed8d13397c9c

Facebook tracks users it thinks could threaten employees and offices https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/14/facebooks-security-team-tracks-posts-location-for-bolo-threat-list.html

Show HN: Purview – A server-side component framework https://github.com/karthikv/purview

Anti-Aging Drug That Kills Old Cells Passes First Human Trial https://futurism.com/the-byte/anti-aging-drug-old-cells

Facebook’s security team tracks posts, location for ’BOLO’ threat list https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/14/facebooks-security-team-tracks-posts-location-for-bolo-threat-list.html

Biological sex shapes tumour evolution across cancer types https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00562-7

Dopamine framework: Fast prototyping of reinforcement learning algorithms (2018) https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/08/introducing-new-framework-for-flexible.html

The Space Review: Building a better booster (part 1) http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3658/1

IIR filters can be evaluated in parallel https://raphlinus.github.io/audio/2019/02/14/parallel-iir.html

Spectre is here to stay: An analysis of side-channels and speculative execution https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.05178

The Human Revolution in Understanding Programs [pdf] http://drakon-editor.sourceforge.net/DRAKON.pdf

Are robots better baristas? Berkeley’s Bbox café thinks so https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/02/15/are-robots-better-baristas-berkeleys-bbox-cafe-thinks-so

Chem journal yanks paper because authors had stolen it as peer reviewers https://retractionwatch.com/2019/02/08/chem-journal-yanks-paper-because-authors-had-stolen-it-as-peer-reviewers/

Did New York Lose Anything with Amazon’s Rejection? It’s Complicated https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/14/did-new-york-lose-anything-with-amazons-rejection-its-complicated/

I’ve made yet another sudo-like tool for Windows, to run things as admin https://github.com/noseratio/choco/tree/master/wsudo

Amazon’s Home Surveillance Chief Declared War on “Dirtbag Criminals” https://theintercept.com/2019/02/14/amazon-ring-police-surveillance/

Show HN: Chord Assist – An accessible smart guitar for the blind, deaf and mute https://www.chordassist.com/

Amazon Will Pay a Whopping $0 in Federal Taxes on $11.2B Profits http://fortune.com/2019/02/14/amazon-doesnt-pay-federal-taxes-2019/

Chinese facial recognition company left database of people’s locations exposed https://www.cnet.com/news/chinese-facial-recognition-company-left-database-of-peoples-location-exposed/

Brain connections that disadvantage night owls revealed https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190214191937.htm

Google’s Waymo risks repeating Silicon Valley’s most famous blunder https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/02/googles-waymo-risks-repeating-silicon-valleys-most-famous-blunder/

Benchmarking AWS, DigitalOcean, Linode, Packet, and Vultr https://goldfirestudios.com/blog/150/Benchmarking-AWS-DigitalOcean-Linode-Packet-and-Vultr

Search Engine Art: Internet Imperialism and the image in context (2018) [pdf] https://ewic.bcs.org/upload/pdf/ewic_eva18_de_paper1.pdf

In State of Emergency President Can Control Your Phone, TV, Your Light Switches http://reason.com/archives/2019/02/15/in-a-state-of-emergency-the-president-ca

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/us/politics/national-emergency-trump.html

Why the children of anti-vaxxers are taking to Reddit for advice https://psmag.com/social-justice/why-the-children-of-anti-vaxxers-are-taking-to-reddit-for-advice

“This guy’s arrogance takes your breath away” – Jiahao Chen https://medium.com/@acidflask/this-guys-arrogance-takes-your-breath-away-5b903624ca5f

Verily to build a high-tech rehab center in Ohio to address opioid epidemic https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/6/18213924/verily-opioid-rehab-center-onefifteen-health-science-ohio

Study finds that professors’ attitudes affect students’ grades https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/huge-study-finds-professors-attitudes-affect-students-grades/

An Open Letter to Game Developers from America’s Largest Labor Organization https://kotaku.com/an-open-letter-to-game-developers-from-americas-largest-1832652654

Drinking 2 diet beverages daily linked to high risk of stroke, heart attacks https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/14/health/diet-soda-women-stroke-heart-attack/index.html

GAO gives Congress go-ahead for a GDPR-like privacy legislation https://www.zdnet.com/article/gao-gives-congress-go-ahead-for-a-gdpr-like-privacy-legislation/

A new book argues that violence laid the foundation for virtue https://www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/did-capital-punishment-create-morality

(German) Niklaus Wirth – a pioneer of computer science turns 85 https://www.heise.de/developer/meldung/Niklaus-Wirth-ein-Pionier-der-Informatik-wird-85-4308817.html

Classical Music on Apple Music: What’s Wrong and How Apple Can Fix It https://www.macrumors.com/2019/02/15/classical-music-apple-music/

Is Amazon Violating the Sherman Act? https://promarket.org/is-amazon-violating-the-sherman-act/

America’s 1% hasn’t had this much wealth since just before the Great Depression https://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-been-almost-a-100-years-since-the-americas-1-had-so-much-wealth-2019-02-11

Facebook enables ads to target users interested in ‘vaccine controversies’ https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/15/facebook-anti-vaccination-advertising-targeting-controversy

Two Starkly Similar Novels and the Puzzle of Plagiarism https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/books/dan-mallory-plagiarism.html

Show HN: Globster.xyz – a tool to test and visualise glob pattern matching https://globster.xyz/

The Verge Abusing Copyright Claim System to Hide PC Build Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbH17HMBusc

Why you should passively invest your savings https://blog.enzo.fund/why-you-should-passively-invest-your-savings/

Show HN: Mastering Web Development – EBook https://masteringwebdev.com

Tetris 99 isn’t just a great twist on a classic–it’s a gameplay revolution https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/tetris-99-isnt-just-a-great-twist-on-a-classic-its-a-gameplay-revolution/

Daycare Dismantles Swing Sets to Score Higher on State ’Early Achievers’ Test http://reason.com/blog/2019/02/14/swing-set-washington-day-care-test

Super Mario Maker 2, Link’s Awakening Remaster Headline Latest Nintendo Direct https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/super-mario-maker-2-links-awakening-remaster-headline-latest-nintendo-direct/

We Just Got New Sketches of Russia’s ’Secret’ Uncrewed Spacecraft https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-a-new-image-of-russia-s-secret-uncrewed-spacecraft/

What are the biggest threats to humanity? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-47030233

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall https://nypost.com/2019/02/15/trump-declares-national-emergency-to-build-border-wall/