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Apple Maps Flyover Reverse Engineering https://github.com/retroplasma/flyover-reverse-engineering

How Transformers Work – Model Used by Open AI and DeepMind https://medium.com/@giacaglia/transformers-141e32e69591

Principal component analysis: pictures, code and proofs (2018) https://joellaity.com/2018/10/18/pca.html

The State of Caching in Go https://blog.dgraph.io/post/caching-in-go/

Daydreaming about the future instead of doing work today https://www.howitactuallyworks.com/archives/future_you_masturbation.html

Show HN: The Jankest Autonomous Drone Built and Programmed from Scratch https://github.com/alexozer/jankdrone

A Touchpad Embedded Keyboard https://www.mokibo.com/

True Random Number Generator for a True Hacker (2015) https://hackaday.com/2015/06/29/true-random-number-generator-for-a-true-hacker/

Boss charters helicopter to find employees in tree over crocodile-infested river https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-06/boss-charters-helicopter-to-rescue-two-employees-stuck-in-tree/10877412?pfmredir=sm

India Imposes Complete Ban on Solid Plastic Waste Imports https://thewire.in/environment/india-solid-plastic-import-banned

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47379458

Guide to Personal Productivity (2007) https://pmarchive.com/guide_to_personal_productivity.html

Repairing a Bent Trombone Slide (2004) http://www.oberloh.com/SPL/spl1.htm

In Estonian parliamentary election, 44% of the votes were cast online https://www.zdnet.com/article/online-voting-now-estonia-teaches-the-world-a-lesson-in-electronic-elections/

Introduction to Memory Management (2018) https://www.memorymanagement.org/mmref/index.html

Engineered microbe may be key to producing plastic from plants https://phys.org/news/2019-03-microbe-key-plastic.html

Rogers’ Rules of Ranging (1757) http://wesclark.com/jw/rogers_r.html

Show HN: Feed of current articles for science lovers shortened to bullet points https://bullets.tech

Code hidden in Stone Age art may be the root of human writing (2016) https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23230990-700-in-search-of-the-very-first-coded-symbols/

The ggplot flipbook – building charts slowly https://evamaerey.github.io/ggplot_flipbook/ggplot_flipbook_xaringan.html

The Voyage of the Kon-Tiki Misled the World About Navigating the Pacific (2014) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/how-voyage-kon-tiki-misled-world-about-navigating-pacific-180952478/

Ephemerand – GPS-based random number generator https://github.com/hoytech/ephemerand

Theory of self-reproducing automata (1966) https://archive.org/details/theoryofselfrepr00vonn_0

The Untold Story of Silk Road (2015) https://www.wired.com/2015/04/silk-road-1/

Similarities Between the Lion Air and Ethiopian 737 Max Crashes https://thepointsguy.com/news/similarities-lion-air-ethiopian-737-max-crashes

The Strangest FOIA Redactions https://boingboing.net/2019/03/10/redacted.html

Extract TLS certificates, fingerprint TLS client/server interactions with JA3 https://twitter.com/d4_project/status/1103673911529611264

Write.as 2018 Transparency Report https://write.as/intheopen/2018-transparency-report

How a small group of activists got gas-powered leaf blowers banned in D.C. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/james-fallows-leaf-blower-ban/583210/

One-fourth of Americans drink water from systems that don’t meet standards https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/03/drinking-water-safety-in-united-sates-can-be-fixed/

The Inner Life of a Sinking Ship (2018) https://iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2018_Fall_Jackson.php

ToyJVM: An Experimental Java Virtual Machine https://github.com/ozy/ToyJVM

An Async / Await Library for Emacs Lisp https://nullprogram.com/blog/2019/03/10/

The Decentralized Web Primer (2017) https://dweb-primer.ipfs.io/

Chinese Entrepreneur Takes On the System, and Drops Out of Sight https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/world/asia/china-scandal-xi-jinping-private-business.html

Why does Google prepend while(1); to their JSON responses? (2010) https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2669690/why-does-google-prepend-while1-to-their-json-responses

The girl who executed Nazis after seducing them in bars dies aged 92 https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12131326

China Orders Airlines to Ground All Boeing 737 Max 8 Aircraft https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/10/business/boeing-737-max-8-aircraft-crash-china.html

Show HN: Freeciv-Web https://www.freecivweb.org

Airlines Were Supposed to Fix Their Pollution Problem. It’s Just Getting Worse https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-10/airline-pollution-is-soaring-and-nobody-knows-how-to-fix-it

Universal Sentence Encoder – Sentence Embeddings in JavaScript https://github.com/tensorflow/tfjs-models/tree/master/universal-sentence-encoder

Authorizing (or not) your USB devices to connect to the system (2007) https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/usb/authorization.txt

The celebrity poet Letitia Elizabeth Landon mesmerized a 19th-century public https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/letitia-elizabeth-landon-female-byron/583237/

The State of Caching in Go https://blog.dgraph.io/post/caching-in-go/

America is set to surpass Saudi Arabia in a ’remarkable’ oil milestone https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/08/business/us-oil-exports-saudi-arabia/index.html

Flickr says all Creative Commons photos are exempt from picture limits https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/8/18256478/flickr-creative-commons-photos-free-1000-picture-limit-exempt

I’d rather be dead than linger on in an old folks’ home https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-goldman-worse-than-death-20190310-story.html

Show HN: A Simple Lightning Network Plugin Based on JavaScript https://github.com/Actinium-project/ln-plugin-js

Bruce Schneier: It’s time for technologists to become lawmakers https://venturebeat.com/2019/03/06/bruce-schneier-its-time-for-technologists-to-become-lawmakers/

How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People (2018) https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/how-anna-delvey-tricked-new-york.html

FPGA based board for the Commodore 64 computer to produce YPbPr video output https://github.com/c0pperdragon/C64-Video-Enhancement

Nearly half of older homeless people fell into trouble after age 50 https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Aging-onto-the-street-Nearly-half-of-older-13668900.php

An F-35 Pilot Explains What It’s Like to Fly the Joint Strike Fighter https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a26630729/f-35-pilot/

“Summary of why Grammarly are predatory and you should avoid them” https://twitter.com/sebmck/status/1104132993893904386

Python Tutorial for Machine Learning https://github.com/gautam1858/python-awesome

Brodmann17 nabs $11M for its automotive computer vision tech that runs on CPU https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/06/brodmann17-11m-computer-vision/

SF libraries as sanctuaries for the homeless – Hollywood movie captures reality https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-libraries-as-sanctuaries-for-the-homeless-13674982.php?t=9b0889f47d

Uber whistleblower: ’I wanted to speak up, share my story and get back to work’ https://www.cnet.com/news/uber-whistleblower-i-wanted-to-speak-up-share-my-story-and-get-back-to-work/

Articles for science lovers shortened to 5 bullet points. In your terminal https://www.npmjs.com/package/bullets-tech-cli

The Debian Project Mourns the Loss of Lucy Wayland https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190308

Amazon Almost Killed Best Buy. Then, Best Buy Did Something Completely Brilliant https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/amazon-almost-killed-best-buy-then-best-buy-did-something-completely-brilliant.html

Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 Crashes on Way to Kenya https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47513508

Scott Kelly’s Body Has Been Going Through Gruesome Hell Since a Year in Space https://www.ranker.com/list/health-problems-from-a-year-in-space/mick-jacobs

A brief history of Software engineering [pdf] https://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/wirth/Miscellaneous/IEEE-Annals.pdf

Why Data Science Teams Need Generalists, Not Specialists https://hbr.org/2019/03/why-data-science-teams-need-generalists-not-specialists

Python Pandas: Merging Dataframes Using Inner, Outer, Left and Right Joins https://thispointer.com/pandas-how-to-merge-dataframes-using-dataframe-merge-in-python-part-1/

Programmers Friendly Python Cheatsheet on GitHub Check It Out https://github.com/BisratYalew/python-cheatsheet

Coconut oil compounds repel insects better than DEET https://m.phys.org/news/2018-11-coconut-oil-compounds-repel-insects.html

A brief history of Wi-Fi security protocols from “oh my, that’s bad” to WPA3 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/802-eleventy-who-goes-there-wpa3-wi-fi-security-and-what-came-before-it/

Wikipedia Lost 21% of Their Traffic After Google Featured Snippets Launched https://www.seroundtable.com/wikipedia-drop-google-featured-snippets-27226.html

Missouri Police Search for Marijuana in a Stage 4 Cancer Patient’s Hospital Room http://time.com/5548593/police-cancer-patient-marijuana/

’Men Are Scum’: Inside Facebook’s War on Hate Speech https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/men-are-scum-inside-facebook-war-on-hate-speech

Beware: Ukrainian Hackers Using Online Quizzes to Steal Your Personal Data https://www.revyuh.com/2019/03/beware-ukrainian-hackers-using-online-quizzes-steal-personal-data/

Every switch a pilot touches inflight is shaped differently https://twitter.com/jumbo747pilot/status/1104086194479157248

How the US government created a fake university to snare immigrant students https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/22/farmington-university-immigration-sting-students

Why is housing expensive on the West Coast and cheap almost everywhere else? https://medium.com/s/story/a-tale-of-two-housing-markets-e71c273bcde8

Boy survives tetanus. 57 days in hospital. Parents refuse further vaccinations https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/well/oregon-child-tetanus-vaccine.html

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says ‘we should be excited about automation’ https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/10/18258134/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-automation-sxsw-2019

Anduril Industries Wins Secretive Military AI Contract https://theintercept.com/2019/03/09/anduril-industries-project-maven-palmer-luckey/