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The future of undersea Internet cables: Are big tech companies forming a cartel? https://blog.apnic.net/2019/04/03/the-future-of-undersea-internet-cables-are-big-tech-companies-forming-a-cartel/

Trinity Nuclear Test Site Open House – Saturday, April 6 https://www.wsmr.army.mil/Trinity/Pages/Home.aspx

The Lobster Programming Language http://strlen.com/lobster/

When this eBook store closes, your books disappear too https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47810367

Show HN: Thoughter https://aytwit.com/thoughter

Using a Yubikey as smartcard for SSH public key authentication http://www.undeadly.org/cgi?action=article;sid=20190302235509

Komodo Island Is Closing to Tourists Because People Are Stealing Dragons https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/indonesia-closing-island-protecting-endangered-komodo-dragons

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2005) https://granta.com/fantastic-mr-fox/

A Conversation with Language Creators: Guido, James, Anders and Larry [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csL8DLXGNlU

Australia Passes Law to Punish Social Media Companies for Violent Posts https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/world/australia/social-media-law.html

Jerks on the Internet: what my first DDoS taught me https://sergiomattei.com/posts/handling-the-jerks/

TSMC and OIP Deliver Industry’s First Complete Design Infrastructure 5nm Process https://www.tsmc.com/tsmcdotcom/PRListingNewsAction.do?action=detail&newsid=THPGWQTHTH&language=E

Dark Energy Instrument’s Lenses See the Night Sky for the First Time https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2019/04/03/dark-energy-instruments-lenses-see-night-sky-first-time/

Cog: Use pieces of Python code as generators in your source files https://nedbatchelder.com/code/cog/

For Centuries, Know-It-Alls Carried Beautiful Miniature Almanacs https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/miniature-almanacs

Separating Use and Reuse to Improve Both https://programming-journal.org/2019/3/12/

World Population Cartogram (2018) https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-cartogram

Privacy Is Just the First Step, the Goal Is Data Ownership https://thetoolsweneed.com/privacy-is-just-the-first-step-the-goal-is-data-ownership/

Toulouse-Lautrec, poster child of Bohemia https://spectator.us/toulouse-lautrec-poster-child/

Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis - The Power of Self-Learning Systems https://cbmm.mit.edu/video/power-self-learning-systems

Multi-Level Intermediate Representation Compiler Infrastructure https://github.com/tensorflow/mlir

Cone Programming Langauge http://cone.jondgoodwin.com

Progression of the Inevitable (2009) https://kk.org/thetechnium/progression-of/

Two More Cases of Third-Party Facebook App Data Exposure https://www.upguard.com/breaches/facebook-user-data-leak

Gimli – A Visual Studio Code extension for front-end developers https://gimli.app/

JavaScript at the Edge https://fly.io/

Twitter Blocked Tweeting “996.icu” https://twitter.com/bitinn/status/1113278690316574722

Chessvision.ai – Analyze chess position from websites, images or video https://chessvision.ai/

Solar and storage projects drive utility-scale deployment of batteries: Navigant https://www.utilitydive.com/news/solar-storage-projects-to-drive-utility-scale-deployment-of-batteries-na/551724/

Safari link tracking can no longer be disabled https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/Safari-link-tracking.html

Mozilla and independent researchers publish guidelines for an ad archive API https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/27/facebook-and-google-this-is-what-an-effective-ad-archive-api-looks-like/

Human Interest (401k for small businesses) is hiring a Technical Product Manager https://humaninterest.com/careers

Goldman Sachs will open-source some of its trading software https://www.wsj.com/articles/goldmans-trading-floor-is-going-open-source-kind-of-11554285602

Git9: Git Reimagined for the Plan 9 OS https://bitbucket.org/oridb/git9

Talkshow – Team videos in non-real-time https://www.talkshow.team

Introducing a More Seamless Navigate on Autopilot https://www.tesla.com/blog/introducing-more-seamless-navigate-autopilot

EverCrypt, a cryptographic library that is provably secure against known attacks https://www.quantamagazine.org/how-the-evercrypt-library-creates-hacker-proof-cryptography-20190402/

Justice Department Warns Academy over Oscar Rule Changes Threatening Netflix https://variety.com/2019/politics/news/doj-oscar-rules-changes-netflix-1203178413/

Scientists find likely source of methane on Mars https://phys.org/news/2019-04-scientists-source-methane-mars.html

Loop invariants can give you coding superpowers https://yourbasic.org/algorithms/loop-invariants-explained/

Cube.js – Open-Source Analytics Framework https://cube.dev/

Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar on Australia’s new jailable offences targeting tech https://www.theage.com.au/technology/atlassian-s-farquhar-social-media-laws-will-cost-jobs-damage-tech-20190404-p51anx.html

The Burden of Proof: Why People Must Support Their Arguments https://effectiviology.com/burden-of-proof/

A New Alternative to CFGs and Pegs, with Code for Pharo Smalltalk https://npapoylias.gitlab.io/lands-project/

Climate change: ’Magic bullet’ carbon solution takes big step https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47638586

Themis crypto library adds Rust support in 0.11 https://www.cossacklabs.com/blog/themis-0.11.1.html

A Visual Exploration of Gaussian Processes https://distill.pub/2019/visual-exploration-gaussian-processes/

Facebook is sponsoring the Daily Telegraph to downplay ’technofears’ https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-daily-telegraph-positive-sponsored-news-stories-2019-4

A CS Education That’s Free Until You Get a Job – Austen Allred of Lambda School https://blog.ycombinator.com/a-cs-education-thats-free-until-you-get-a-job-austen-allred-of-lambda-school/

Symbolic Regression, Genetic Programming or If Kepler Had R http://blog.ephorie.de/symbolic-regression-genetic-programming-or-if-kepler-had-r

Uber spent $2M to push through congestion pricing in NYC https://nypost.com/2019/04/03/uber-spent-2m-to-help-push-through-congestion-pricing/

Transform and Query JSON Effortlessly https://github.com/kantord/emuto

How to Introvert: Why some people are so much more approachable https://www.lesspenguiny.com/articles/how-to-introvert

Facebook’s ad algorithm is race & gender stereotyping, new study suggests https://theintercept.com/2019/04/03/facebook-ad-algorithm-race-gender/

An interview on the performance challenges of FaaS cloud architectures https://medium.com/jexia/why-serverless-is-still-in-its-infancy-311e932a33cd

No, Your Instagram ‘Influence’ Is Not as Good as Cash, Club Owner Says https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/world/phillipines-hotel-influencers-social-media.html

Crafting Interpreters: Functions http://craftinginterpreters.com/functions.html

ACLU files complaint – US border control intense interrogation of Apple employee https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/02/apple-employee-aclu-interrogation/

How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/03/magazine/rupert-murdoch-fox-news-trump.html

Anti-Writer: On ’The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien’ https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n07/clair-wills/anti-writer

UI/UX Patterns You Literally Cannot Design: Design Patents from Tech Companies https://medium.com/@christiet/ui-ux-patterns-you-literally-cannot-design-design-patents-from-tech-companies-21ae9643dc9e

Mother sues over daughter’s suicide attempt in school isolation booth https://www.theguardian.com/education/2019/apr/03/isolation-of-children-at-academies-prompts-legal-action

Maintain Your Calendar with Git https://opensource.com/article/19/4/calendar-git

Electric Cars Hit Record in Norway, Making Up Nearly 60% of Sales in March https://www.npr.org/2019/04/02/709131281/electric-cars-hit-record-in-norway-making-up-nearly-60-of-sales-in-march

Google says it won’t support open source DRM in HTML https://boingboing.net/2019/04/03/i-hate-being-right-2.html

You may hate metrics. But they’re making journalism better https://www.cjr.org/innovations/you-may-hate-metrics-guardian-audience-twitter-images.php

Alcohol-induced brain damage continues after alcohol is stopped https://neurosciencenews.com/alcohol-brain-damage-10985/

Reddit Redesign: A Year Later https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/reddit.com

AmpliGraph: A TensorFlow-Based Library for Knowledge Graph Embeddings http://ampligraph.org

Hundreds of millions of Facebook records exposed on Amazon cloud servers https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/03/tech/facebook-records-exposed-amazon/index.html

SHOP3 – Hierarchical Task Planner in Common Lisp https://github.com/shop-planner/shop3

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/03/south-pole-tree-fossils-indicate-impact-of-climate-change

Hundreds of millions of Facebook records exposed on Amazon cloud servers https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/03/tech/facebook-records-exposed-amazon/index.html

How residual shortcuts speed up learning: a minimal demonstration https://www.alanmartyn.com/content/how-residual-shortcuts-speed-up-learning.html

Count(*) Performance Improvements in PostgreSQL https://www.cybertec-postgresql.com/en/count-made-fast/

A stunning chart shows the true cause of the gender wage gap https://www.vox.com/2018/2/19/17018380/gender-wage-gap-childcare-penalty

Uber spent $2M to help push through Manhattan congestion pricing https://nypost.com/2019/04/03/uber-spent-2m-to-help-push-through-congestion-pricing/

Bad UI: macOS 10.14’s Software Update Release Notes https://daringfireball.net/2019/04/bad_ui_mojave_release_notes

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/04/newest-ai-enabled-weapon-deep-faking-photos-earth/155962/

Introducing Red Planet Labs with $5M in funding https://medium.com/red-planet-labs/introducing-red-planet-labs-2a0304a67312

Hacker Eva Galperin Has a Plan to Eradicate Stalkerware https://www.wired.com/story/eva-galperin-stalkerware-kaspersky-antivirus/

Astronomers unravel a blast that sent ripples in space-time https://www.delta.tudelft.nl/article/astronomers-unravel-blast-sent-ripples-space-time

Ietsism – an unspecified belief in an undetermined transcendent reality https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ietsism

Astronomers Worldwide Are About to Make a Groundbreaking Black Hole Announcement https://www.sciencealert.com/the-event-horizon-telescope-is-about-to-make-a-hyuuuuge-announcement

The Incorruptibles – bodies who haven’t corrupted after death https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incorruptibility

Apache web server bug grants root access on shared hosting environments https://www.zdnet.com/article/apache-web-server-bug-grants-root-access-on-shared-hosting-environments/

Show HN: Rediscover things you saved in your bookmarks https://mailist.app

IBM AI can predict with 95% accuracy which workers are about to quit their jobs https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/03/ibm-ai-can-predict-with-95-percent-accuracy-which-employees-will-quit.html

A Journey – If You Dare – Into the Minds of Silicon Valley Programmers https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/books/review/clive-thompson-coders.html

Bitcoin’s Value Suddenly Surged, but Nobody’s Sure Why http://time.com/5562612/bitcoin-surge-rise-price-value/

A glacier the size of Fla is on track to change the course of human civilization https://www.alternet.org/2019/04/a-glacier-the-size-of-florida-is-on-track-to-change-the-course-of-human-civilization/

Don’t Use Extended Backus-Naur Form (EBNF) https://dwheeler.com/essays/dont-use-iso-14977-ebnf.html

Uber spent $2m lobbying for NY congestion charge https://www.ft.com/content/bb89ecd0-558a-11e9-91f9-b6515a54c5b1

Primatologist Frans de Waal takes exception with human exceptionalism http://nautil.us/issue/70/variables/empathy-morality-community-cultureapes-have-it-all

Faster WebGL/Three.js 3D Graphics with OffscreenCanvas and Web Workers https://dev.to/evilmartians/faster-webgl-three-js-3d-graphics-with-offscreencanvas-and-web-workers-43he

Male Animals Might Benefit from Infecting Their Female Partners with STDs http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/04/02/std-sexually-transmitted-disease-males-females-isns/

Has the Liberal Bias in Psychology Contributed to the Replication Crisis? https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/04/02/has-the-liberal-bias-in-psychology-contributed-to-the-replication-crisis/

Is pBFT the best non-PoW consensus protocol for blockchains? https://forum.aeternity.com/t/is-pbft-the-best-non-pow-consensus-algorithm/3019/5

Show HN: My Study Notes for the AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate Exam https://github.com/AlessioCasco/AWS-CSA-2019-study-notes

Move over Bitcoin maximalists and make room for (all) the Dark Horses https://medium.com/@icarusz/dark-horse-maximalist-2f974e4a9b7d

Indexes in PostgreSQL, Part 5: Gist https://habr.com/en/company/postgrespro/blog/444742/

IT and security professionals think normal people are just the worst https://www.zdnet.com/article/it-professionals-think-normal-people-are-stupid/

Five Bash Tricks You Might Not Know About https://blog.opterview.com/2019/04/01/five-bash-tricks.html

Why a Microservices Hybrid Model Is What You Probably Need Instead https://thenewstack.io/why-a-microservices-hybrid-model-is-what-you-probably-need-instead/

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

UpWork to charge freelancers 0.15-0.90$ for project proposals https://www.upwork.com/blog/2019/04/upwork-connects/

Show HN: Lunatico, helpers for easily running Lua scripts in Go programs https://github.com/fiatjaf/lunatico

Kickstarter: A perpetual motion machine doesn’t violate their rules https://twitter.com/c_dave/status/1113146152998834177

Show HN: Atari – Solving Games with AI (Part 2: Neuroevolution) https://towardsdatascience.com/atari-solving-games-with-ai-part-2-neuroevolution-aac2ebb6c72b

Linus: People take me much too seriously, I can’t say stupid crap anymore https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-people-take-me-much-too-seriously-i-cant-say-stupid-crap-anymore/