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Bookworm: A Simple, Focused eBook Reader https://babluboy.github.io/bookworm/

Apple’s Latest Macs Have a Serious Audio Glitching Bug http://cdm.link/2019/02/apple-2018-glitch/

Researchers Find Further Evidence That Schizophrenia Is Connected to Our Guts http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/02/07/gut-bugs-may-shape-schizophrenia/#.XGtu1KSIaaO

Why a Grape Turns into a Fireball in the Microwave https://www.wired.com/story/why-a-grape-turns-into-a-fireball-in-a-microwave/

Show HN: Summarized Finance / Tech Newsletter Using Natural Language Processing http://getthecrypt.com/how-it-works

How did the police know you were near a crime scene? Google told them https://www.mprnews.org/story/2019/02/07/google-location-police-search-warrants

Algorithms for Reinforcement Learning https://sites.ualberta.ca/~szepesva/RLBook.html

Advent of Code 2018, in Coq https://github.com/Lysxia/advent-of-coq-2018

Show HN: Inlets – Expose your local endpoints to the Internet https://github.com/alexellis/inlets

An Online Dictionary Integration to the Command Line https://github.com/Mckinsey666/Vocab

Explaining Code Using ASCII Art https://blog.regehr.org/archives/1653

BlazingSQL – GPU SQL Engine Now Runs Over 20X Faster Than Apache Spark https://blog.blazingdb.com/blazingsql-the-gpu-sql-engine-now-runs-over-20x-faster-than-apache-spark-1b0bffc990a9

3264 conics tangent to five conics https://www.juliahomotopycontinuation.org/3264/

The Single Rotation rule: simple and rich reversible cellular automaton (2013) http://dmishin.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-single-rotation-rule-remarkably.html

Implementing End-To-End Encryption in Matrix Clients https://matrix.org/docs/guides/e2e_implementation.html

Chris Lattner on the Origins of Swift https://oleb.net/2019/chris-lattner-swift-origins/

A Newly-Generated Create-React-App 2.1.5 App Has 1,568 Dependencies https://twitter.com/garybernhardt/status/1097307043881308161

Harder programming questions do a worse job of predicting outcomes https://triplebyte.com/blog/interview-questions-are-too-hard-and-too-short

Show HN: Fltrdr – A TUI Text Reader for the Terminal https://github.com/octobanana/fltrdr

How to Get Started with Building Serverless Applications? https://www.chancla.io/hello-world-tutorial.html

A humble alternative to technical interviews https://blog.zachwf.com/2019/02/a-humble-alternative-to-technical.html

Japanese government will access home devices in security survey https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190125_44/

Sheela-Na-Gigs: Women Adorning Britain’s Churches https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45116614

Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction (2018) [pdf] http://incompleteideas.net/book/RLbook2018.pdf

U.S. Dept of Defense: Harnessing AI to Advance Our Security and Prosperity [pdf] https://media.defense.gov/2019/Feb/12/2002088963/-1/-1/1/SUMMARY-OF-DOD-AI-STRATEGY.PDF

When India Kicked Out Coca-Cola, Local Sodas Thrived https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-thums-up

Zeplin (YC S15) Is Hiring a Customer Support Engineer https://jobs.lever.co/zeplin/2a71cad3-f7c7-4e08-a4f6-0f825d6ff4f9

You Want How Many Years Experience? https://howoldisit.glitch.me/

You Can’t just rename your IT Ops team and call it “DevOps” https://datree.io/blog/you-cant-just-rename-your-it-ops-team-and-call-it-devops/

Unorthodox Methods of Choosing the Right Startup http://vicyeh.com/unorthodox-methods-of-choosing-the-right-startup

Honda Plans to Leave Britain as Brexit Draws Close https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/business/brexit-honda.html

I took 50k images of the night sky to make an 81 Megapixel image of the moon https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/arer0k/i_took_nearly_50000_images_of_the_night_sky_to/

Major Games Publishers Are Feeling the Impact of Peaking Attention https://www.midiaresearch.com/blog/major-games-publishers-are-feeling-the-impact-of-peaking-attention/

Self-Publishing a Book with ReStructuredText, Sphinx, Calibre, and Vim https://digitalsuperpowers.com/blog/2019-02-16-publishing-ebook.html

Tview: Rich interactive widgets for terminal-based UIs written in Go https://github.com/rivo/tview

Tiny Homes for Homeless Get Go-Ahead https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=694863105

How to generate random geo-coordinates within a given radius https://jordinl.com/posts/2019-02-15-how-to-generate-random-geocoordinates-within-given-radius

Why I Write CSS in JavaScript https://mxstbr.com/thoughts/css-in-js/

I ruin developers’ lives with my code reviews and I’m sorry https://habr.com/en/post/440736/

Craig Wright Willing to Testify Under Oath to CFTC That He Is Satoshi Nakamoto https://comments.cftc.gov/PublicComments/ViewComment.aspx?id=61969

Show HN: Spase.io – A new kind of planner http://spase.io/?in=hackernews

Show HN: Visualize Git Commits and Pull Requests Across Many Repos https://github.com/codealong/codealong

HexagDLy – Processing Hexagonal Data with PyTorch https://github.com/ai4iacts/hexagdly

Ken Nordine, Chicago creator of ‘word jazz’, dies at 98 https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-ken-nordine-dead-0217-story.html

Towards an understanding of technical debt (2016) https://kellanem.com/notes/towards-an-understanding-of-technical-debt

Show HN: Two strange useless things to do with a neural net https://github.com/howonlee/twostrangethings

Show HN: Simpler HN https://www.8hrs.xyz/

Fire Drills: Communications Strategy in a Crisis (2011) https://alistapart.com/article/fire-drills-communications-strategy-in-a-crisis

Splunk Will No Longer Be Selling Software and Services to Russian Organizations https://www.splunk.com/blog/2019/02/18/shifting-priorities-in-our-global-strategy.html

The shady economics of ‘buy one, get one free’ deals https://thehustle.co/are-buy-one-get-one-free-deals-worth-it/

About $250K is needed for a company get to sustainability https://medium.com/@jproco/you-need-250-000-to-start-a-company-886298e8cf7e

Pulwama attack: Google searches ’hijacked’ to link Pakistan flag to toilet paper https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47279252

Neuroscientists Say They’ve Found an Entirely New Form of Neural Communication https://www.sciencealert.com/neuroscientists-say-they-ve-found-an-entirely-new-form-of-neural-communication

Museum of Failure http://museumoffailure.se/

What Are Major Reinforcement Learning Achievements and Papers from 2018? https://www.topbots.com/most-important-ai-reinforcement-learning-research/

An internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell https://splinternews.com/how-an-internet-mapping-glitch-turned-a-random-kansas-f-1793856052

2.7M phone calls to Swedish medical advice service laid open for anyone https://computersweden.idg.se/2.2683/1.714787/inspelade-samtal-1177-vardguiden-oskyddade-internet

Indane (Gas Company in India) Leaked 6,700,000 Aadhaar Numbers https://medium.com/@fs0c131y/indane-leaked-aadhaar-numbers-6-700-000-aadhaar-numbers-3948135239f6

What Happens When Techno-Utopians Run a Country https://www.wired.com/story/italy-five-star-movement-techno-utopians/

Show HN: Nintendo Switch Emulator for Android (Experimental) https://github.com/Cyuubi/MonoNX

Destroyer: underrated Nicole Kidman movie ALMOST gets everything right https://www.themoviest.com/reviews/destroyer

Another blow to Blu-ray: Samsung will no longer make Blu-ray players for the US https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/02/samsung-says-it-will-stop-making-new-blu-ray-players/

A Plan for Spam (2002) http://www.paulgraham.com/spam.html

Gitlab used delayed replication for disaster recovery with PostgreSQL https://about.gitlab.com/2019/02/13/delayed-replication-for-disaster-recovery-with-postgresql/

EU Commission Deletes Article 13 Post Because ’Mob’ Understood It Incorrectly https://torrentfreak.com/eu-commission-deletes-article-13-post-because-mob-understood-it-incorrectly-190218/

NYTimes and others cite a gender-blind hiring study that doesnt exist https://twitter.com/KelseyTuoc/status/1097361742647123968

Show HN: PingStack.io – Simple uptime monitoring for websites and APIs https://pingstack.io

Why newsletters beat social media https://pjrvs.com/beat/

Singapore Airlines have ability to spy in your flight seat with hidden cameras https://twitter.com/SingaporeAir/status/1097124432848527361

YouTube Is Facilitating the Sexual Exploitation of Children https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O13G5A5w5P0

What’s the right amount of swap space for a modern Linux system? https://opensource.com/article/19/2/swap-space-poll

EPA blasted for failing to set drinking water limits for ‘forever chemicals’ https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/epa-blasted-failing-set-drinking-water-limits-forever-chemicals

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect Chrome’s Incognito Mode https://9to5google.com/2019/02/15/google-chrome-detect-incognito/

The Power of Ten – Rules for Developing Safety Critical Code [pdf] http://spinroot.com/gerard/pdf/P10.pdf

Researchers Find Further Evidence That Schizophrenia Is Connected to Our Guts http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/02/07/gut-bugs-may-shape-schizophrenia/#.XGsj5JNKjDU

Before there was internet paranoia, there was Lyndon LaRouche https://www.wired.com/story/before-there-was-internet-paranoia-there-was-lyndon-larouche/

Switching from WordPress to Hugo http://www.duskborn.com/posts/switching-to-hugo/

Signs Your Product Has Outgrown Its UX: The Wrong Footwear https://www.sitepen.com/blog/the-wrong-footwear/

An open-source rocket could reshape society in “A Theory of Flight” https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/14/18139316/justina-ireland-theory-of-flight-story-rocket-better-worlds

Democracy’s Midlife Crisis a Conversation with David Runciman https://thepointmag.com/2019/dialogue/democracys-midlife-crisis-a-conversation-with-david-runciman

The Haskell School of Music: From Signals to Symphonies https://www.amazon.com/dp/1108416756/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1

Data Privacy Bill Unites Charles Koch and Big Tech https://www.ft.com/content/c816b3da-3077-11e9-8744-e7016697f225

Israel’s first lunar mission to launch this week https://m.phys.org/news/2019-02-private-israel-lunar-mission-week.html

Show HN: Build and deploy an Event Sourced backend in minutes https://www.serverless-cqrs.com/

The Imperfect Truth about Finding Facts in a World of Fakes https://www.wired.com/story/zeynep-tufekci-facts-fake-news-verification/

Show HN : How to write a simple toy database in Python within minutes https://medium.freecodecamp.org/how-to-write-a-simple-toy-database-in-python-within-minutes-51ff49f47f1

Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47274643

Guy Kawasaki on “embracing the startup mindset” https://product.canva.com/embracing-the-startup-mindset/

California high-speed rail and the American infrastructure tragedy, explained https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/2/15/18224717/california-high-speed-rail-canceled

Apple Rumors Point to 31.6-inch 6K Display, All-New 16-inch MacBook Pro for 2019 https://hothardware.com/news/2019-mac-display-and-new-macbook-pro-rumor