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NVMe: Speculations on why M.2 won out over U.2 https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/tech/NVMeAndTechChange

Basic HTTP Authentication in Elixir/Phoenix http://nts.strzibny.name/basic-http-authentication-in-elixir-phoenix/

Rare Persian manuscripts dating back to 13th century now online https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-19-036/?loclr=ealn

A Go implementation of Poly1305 that makes sense https://blog.filippo.io/a-literate-go-implementation-of-poly1305/

Why Do Buses Bunch? http://setosa.io/bus/

Monte-Carlo instead of Alpha Beta search for chess programs? https://en.chessbase.com/post/monte-carlo-instead-of-alpha-beta

Symbolics Lisp: Using the DEC Alpha as a Programmable Micro-Engine (1993) [pdf] http://pt.withington.org/publications/VLM.pdf

YOLO: Real-Time Object Detection https://pjreddie.com/darknet/yolo/

Tanks Are Mighty Fine Things (1946) http://imperialclub.com/Yr/1945/46Tanks/

Editor.js – Block Styled Editor https://editorjs.io/

I tried creating a web browser, and Google blocked me https://blog.samuelmaddock.com/posts/google-widevine-blocked-my-browser/

K-Means Clustering: Unsupervised Learning Applied on Magic:The Gathering http://www.datastuff.tech/machine-learning/k-means-clustering-unsupervised-learning-for-recommender-systems/

Simplify Gmail: Bringing the Simplicity of Google Inbox to Gmail https://simpl.fyi/gmail/

Why India’s rich don’t give their money away https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47566542

Who has the fastest website in F1? https://jakearchibald.com/2019/f1-perf/

Averages Can Be Misleading: Try a Percentile (2014) https://www.elastic.co/blog/averages-can-dangerous-use-percentile

Emoji are showing up as evidence in court more frequently https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/18/18225231/emoji-emoticon-court-case-reference

New Story (YC Nonprofit S15) Is Hiring a Software Engineer (JavaScript) https://newstorycharity.org/careers/software-engineer-position/

Amundsen – Lyft’s data discovery and metadata engine https://eng.lyft.com/amundsen-lyfts-data-discovery-metadata-engine-62d27254fbb9

Restoring natural forests is the best way to remove atmospheric carbon https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01026-8

SEC Charges Former CEO of Jumio Inc. with Defrauding Investors https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-50

Ex-Mozilla CTO: I was grilled for three hours at San Francisco airport https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/02/us_customs_mozilla_cto/

The CIA Campaign to Steal Apple’s Secrets (2015) https://theintercept.com/2015/03/10/ispy-cia-campaign-steal-apples-secrets/

YouTube reportedly discouraged employees from reporting toxic content https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/2/18292530/youtube-toxic-conspiracy-video-employees-internal-report

The Faroe Island Is Closed for Maintenance https://daily.jstor.org/this-island-is-closed-for-maintenance/

Idaho sets record low solar price as it starts on shift to 100pct renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/idaho-sets-record-low-solar-price-as-it-starts-on-shift-to-100pct-renewables-38566/

Switching from Disqus to Commento reduced my page weight https://victorzhou.com/blog/replacing-disqus/

Why Evernote failed to realize its potential https://usefyi.com/evernote-history

Woman from China Carrying Malware Arrested After Entering Mar-a-Lago https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/us/mar-a-lago-zhang-chinese-secret-service.html

Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway: The Seal Show https://www.gregkogan.com/journal/russia-trans-siberian-railway-irkutsk/

The Humane Dozen (2017) [pdf] http://melconway.com/Home/pdf/humanedozen.pdf

Klotho – There May Be a Drug to Turbocharge Your Brain. Who Should Get It? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/health/klotho-brain-enhancement-dementia-alzheimers.html

Why It’s Easy for a Bounty Hunter to Find People https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/opinion/fcc-wireless-regulation.html

The Difference Between ‘Violet’ and ‘Purple’ (2015) https://jakubmarian.com/difference-between-violet-and-purple/

Display and Probe a J Sentence Graphically https://code.jsoftware.com/wiki/Vocabulary/Dissect

Peltier Application Note – Thermoelectric Cooling [pdf] https://www.cui.com/catalog/resource/peltier-app-note.pdf

Google+ cannot be used with customer or brand accounts anymore https://plus.google.com/

Live Share now included in Visual Studio 2019, available for VS Code https://devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio/live-share-now-included-with-visual-studio-2019/

Exercise as a treatment for depression: a meta-analysis (2016) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/26978184/

Show HN: Open-Source Business Intelligence for BigQuery – Looker Alternative https://mprove.io

Upwork to charge for all job applications https://www.upwork.com/i/connects/

Open-sourcing PyTorch-BigGraph for faster embeddings of extremely large graphs https://ai.facebook.com/blog/open-sourcing-pytorch-biggraph-for-faster-embeddings-of-extremely-large-graphs

Automating Pokemon Let’s Go with Modded Joycons, a RaspberryPi, and Python https://hackaday.com/2019/04/02/farming-items-with-raspi-modified-joycons/

Pipdig Update: Dishonest Denials, Erased Evidence, and Ongoing Offenses https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2019/04/pipdig-update-dishonest-denials-erased-evidence-and-ongoing-offenses/

Something on Mars Is Producing Gas Usually Made by Living Things on Earth https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/science/mars-methane-gas.html

Gleam: A statically typed language for the Erlang VM https://github.com/lpil/gleam

Sharp Script – Live Scripting of .NET https://sharpscript.net

Show HN: Xtrct.io – Automatic product data extraction https://xtrct.io

Study maps ’extensive Russian GPS spoofing’ https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47786248

Geohash in Golang Assembly (2018) https://mmcloughlin.com/posts/geohash-assembly

‘They Thought It Was Black Magic’: An Oral History of TiVo https://onezero.medium.com/they-thought-it-was-black-magic-an-oral-history-of-tivo-7503d0ada8e0

Microsoft announces will shut down eBook program, confiscate customer libraries https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burning-libraries.html

Chinese woman carrying ‘malware’ arrested at Mar-a-Lago https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article228738969.html

An Introduction the Bluetooth Programming https://people.csail.mit.edu/albert/bluez-intro/

You probably don’t need that hip web framework https://char.gd/blog/2019/you-dont-need-that-hipster-web-framework

Apple at Work – The Underdogs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9TdA8d5aaU

A Journey into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers (Book Review) https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/books/review/clive-thompson-coders.html

Show HN: Lang – Internationalize in under 10 minutes https://www.langapi.co

Man gets plane all to himself when flight unintentionally sells only one ticket https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/man-gets-plane-all-to-himself.html

Show HN: WebRTC wrapper for React and Vue (built-in signaling) https://npmjs.com/package/neat-rtc

Show HN: Cloud-based agents for web scraping, text extraction, OCR, change track https://www.agenty.com

The challenge of low-light photography is dead, and Huawei killed it https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/1/18290215/huawei-p30-pro-camera-night-low-light-mode-photos

’SPURV’ project brings windowed Android apps to desktop Linux https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/04/02/spurv-project-brings-windowed-android-apps-to-desktop-linux/

Amazon Mothership Is Terrifying as Hell, Even If It’s Completely Fake https://gizmodo.com/this-amazon-mothership-is-terrifying-as-hell-even-if-i-1833739492

Visual Studio 2019 Released https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/downloads/

Google staff call out treatment of temp workers in ’historic’ show of solidarity https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/02/google-workers-sign-letter-temp-contractors-protest

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event [Live Stream] https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs2019-launch/

Using Gravitational Waves to Measure the Hubble Constant https://m.phys.org/news/2019-04-ten-years-gravitational-kitp-postdocs.html

Show HN: GraphQL Schema Stitching for Humans https://github.com/ForestAdmin/graphql-stitcher

How Banksy authenticates his work through certificates https://reprage.com/post/how-banksy-authenticates-his-work

Singapore carrier grounds 2 Boeing 787-10 jets after checks https://apnews.com/4bd5c0c7351c437bb32d5be31e805eeb

Chinese national charged after entering Mar-a-Lago resort carrying thumb drive https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/02/chinese-woman-charged-after-entering-trumps-mar-a-lago-resort.html

Vonda N. McIntyre (1948-2019) http://file770.com/vonda-n-mcintyre-1948-2019/

Show HN: AnswersEngine – A flexible web scraping platform for Ruby devs https://answersengine.com

Chef Opens Its Code Base, Says Goodbye to Open Core https://thenewstack.io/chef-opens-its-code-base-says-goodbye-to-open-core/

The Rendition Vérité 1000 http://fabiensanglard.net/vquake/index.html

VMWare Announces Plans to Remove Non-Complying Code, Hellwig Not to Appeal https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/apr/02/vmware-no-appeal/

Revealed: Amazon employees are left to suffer after workplace injuries https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/02/revealed-amazon-employees-suffer-after-workplace-injuries

Funnel-web spider venom could protect stroke victims from further brain damage https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-02/funnel-web-spider-venom-could-help-protect-brain-stroke-damage/10959032

’Molecular surgery’ reshapes living tissue with electricity but no incisions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190402081524.htm

Study maps ’extensive Russian GPS spoofing’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47786248

ASUS had not revoked their stolen cert after a week https://twitter.com/WeAreSecuredBut

Retrieving data from damaged iPhones: Apple misleading customers [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K98JYRBGyrg

Show HN: Arnoldum.com – collection of audio quotes from Arnold’s movies https://arnoldum.com

Russian trolls shared malware along with pro-Trump messages. Venezuelans helped https://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article227331194.html

Google bans swear words from internal files and URLs (2018) https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/22/google_bans_naughty_language/

Lyft Stock Plunges as Insiders Race to Dump Shares on Clueless Investors https://www.ccn.com/lyft-stock-plunges-as-insiders-race-to-dump-shares-on-clueless-investors/

The MacBook keyboard fiasco is way worse than Apple thinks https://m.signalvnoise.com/the-macbook-keyboard-fiasco-is-surely-worse-than-apple-thinks/

PostgreSQL – How to use JOIN LATERAL and why you would want to https://blog.2ndquadrant.com/join-lateral/

Show HN: Language Map of the United States http://languagemap.us

Show HN: The CO₂ Emissions for Flying http://shameplane.com/

The Event Horizon Telescope may soon release first-ever black hole image http://www.astronomy.com/news/2019/04/the-event-horizon-telescope-may-soon-release-first-ever-black-hole-image