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Org-Mode Is One of the Most Reasonable Markup Languages to Use for Text (2018) https://karl-voit.at/2017/09/23/orgmode-as-markup-only/

Xg2xg: Lookup table of similar tech and services for ex-Googlers https://github.com/jhuangtw-dev/xg2xg

Udacity restructures operations, lays off 20 percent of its workforce https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/09/udacity-restructures-operations-lays-off-20-percent-of-its-workforce/

The Dutch East India Co was richer than Apple, Google, Facebook combined (2017) https://dutchreview.com/culture/history/how-rich-was-the-dutch-east-india-company

Open Questions about Generative Adversarial Networks https://distill.pub/2019/gan-open-problems/

Aphantasia: ’My mind’s eye is blind’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47830256

Marissa Mayer on career growth and how a revenue guarantee almost killed Google https://triplebyte.com/blog/marissa-mayer-interview

Hello world: Shining a light onto the culture of computer programmers https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/04/how-the-new-art-form-of-coding-came-to-shape-our-modern-world/

Show HN: A minimalist blog based on Tufte CSS https://lawler.io

Masquerade: A real-life treasure hunt obsessed a nation https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-47671776

Composition over Configuration https://johno.com/composition-over-configuration

New paper quantifies how quickly Southern planters recovered from the civil war https://www.economist.com/united-states/2019/04/06/the-sons-of-slaveholders-quickly-recovered-their-fathers-wealth

Remix is looking for front end engineer to help build better public transit https://jobs.lever.co/remix/85754b42-d084-4457-b9a6-4555332c3ee4?lever-origin=applied&lever-source%5B%5D=hackernews

Roku is no longer a neutral platform after today’s Roku OS 9.1 update https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/09/roku-is-no-longer-a-neutral-platform-after-todays-roku-os-9-1-update/

Volkswagen Engineer Gets Prison in Diesel Cheating Case (2017) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/25/business/volkswagen-engineer-prison-diesel-cheating.html

Ripcord – A desktop chat client for Discord and Slack https://cancel.fm/ripcord/

Harnessing ferroelectric domains for negative capacitance https://www.nature.com/articles/s42005-019-0121-0

Electrical jolts to brain restored memory of elderly to that of 20-year-old https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/brain-jolts-revive-memory-in-elderly-turning-clock-back-four-decades/

World Happiness Report, 2019 https://kyso.io/becca/world-happiness

Sweden will vote against the copyright deal/article 13 https://twitter.com/senficon/status/1115620746951262209

Why Physicists Tried to Put a Ferret in a Particle Accelerator https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/felicia-ferret-particle-accelerator-fermilab

She Survived a Slave Ship, Civil War and the Depression: Her Name Was Redoshi https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/us/transatlantic-slave-trade-last-survivor.html

Anthos – Build and manage modern hybrid applications https://cloud.google.com/anthos/

Purism at LibrePlanet 2019 – Showcasing the Librem 5 Phone https://puri.sm/posts/purism-at-libreplanet-2019-showcasing-the-librem-5-phone/

Nassim Talebs case against Nate Silver is bad math http://m.nautil.us/blog/nassim-talebs-case-against-nate-silver-is-bad-math

Mental Models Unlock Your Thinking https://fs.blog/general-thinking-concepts/

Shenmue’s Much-Hated Forklifts Feel Revolutionary Today https://kotaku.com/shenmues-much-hated-forklifts-feel-revolutionary-today-1833817433

Google Cloud challenges AWS with new open-source integrations https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/09/google-gives-aws-the-open-source-middle-finger/

VSCodium: 100% Open Source Version of vs. Code https://itsfoss.com/vscodium/

It is your moral obligation to use Firefox https://0x46.net/thoughts/2019/04/09/use-firefox/

Show HN: Measure the cost of Kubernetes containers/services in real-time https://github.com/kubecost/cost-model

DopplerFi – Communication Between BLE and Wi-Fi by Injecting Doppler Shifts https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.10948

Barcelona wants to build 500 superblocks – what it learned from the first ones https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/4/9/18273894/barcelona-urban-planning-superblocks-poblenou

David Maurer, the Dean of Criminal Language https://crimereads.com/david-maurer-the-dean-of-criminal-language/

Astronomers spy an iron planet stripped of its crust around a burned-out star https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/astronomers-spy-iron-planet-stripped-its-crust-around-burned-out-star

Unofficial new Berlin rapid transit route map https://berlintransitmap.de/

Integer multiplication in time O(n log n) https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02070778

Racing To The Edge: Why so many companies are concerned about the edge https://semiengineering.com/racing-to-the-edge/

New data shows London’s property boom is a money laundering horror https://www.wired.co.uk/article/money-laundering-hmrc-tax-update

3-year-old repeatedly entered the wrong password, locked dad’s iPad until 2067 https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/09/tech/locked-ipad-boy-trnd/index.html

Helvetica Now – A redrawn type family in three sizes https://www.monotype.com/fonts/helvetica-now

Japanese F-35 in the Pacific, cue biggest counter-espionage ops since Cold War https://www.businessinsider.com/japan-lost-an-f-35-in-the-pacific-russia-or-china-may-find-it-first-2019-4

The Mysterious Disappearance of Fan Bingbing, the World’s Biggest Movie Star https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/03/the-untold-story-disappearance-of-fan-bingbing-worlds-biggest-movie-star

Reborn 3: Desktop browser with Web 3, faster VPN and ad blocker https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019/04/opera-60-reborn-3-web-3-0-vpn-ad-blocker/

Show HN: Ethical Resources – 300 ethical alternatives to mainstream stuff https://ethical.net/resources/

How to Understand the Image of a Black Hole [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUyH3XhpLTo

Dutch F-16 flies into its own bullets, scores self-inflicted hits https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/04/dutch-f-16-takes-cannon-fire-from-itself/

Cold plasma can inactivate or remove airborne viruses, UMich study shows https://news.umich.edu/cold-plasma-can-kill-99-9-of-airborne-viruses-u-m-study-shows/

Do ethicists steal more books? (2009) [pdf] http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~eschwitz/SchwitzPapers/EthicsBooks.pdf

Show HN: Festival Hunt – Discover, filter and sort music festivals https://festivalhunt.com

Show HN: The Randominion, a pretty random new RPG for iOS https://www.therandominion.com

The key to loving your job in the age of burnout https://qz.com/work/1571065/how-to-love-your-job-and-avoid-burnout/

Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset https://stochasticfutures.com/entrepreneurial-mindset

React-Redux v7 final released: faster, and built with hooks https://github.com/reduxjs/react-redux/releases/tag/v7.0.1

Google Cloud CEO says that he’s borrowing from the Oracle playbook https://www.businessinsider.de/google-cloud-ceo-thomas-kurian-oracle-strategies-2019-4

iPad disabled for 25,536,442 minutes https://twitter.com/eosnos/status/1114651667214032896

MIT Prof: It’s More Likely We’re Living in a Simulation Than Not https://futurism.com/the-byte/mit-living-simulation-hypothesis

Which are the most patient countries in the world? https://ourworldindata.org/which-are-the-most-patient-countries-in-the-world

Developer Survey Results 2019 https://insights.stackoverflow.com/survey/2019

Income-sharing agreements let students trade future earnings for investment https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-09/college-grads-sell-stakes-in-themselves-to-wall-street

SEC says no to Amazon bid to stop shareholders voting on use facial recognition https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/08/amazon_shareholders_should_get_to_vote_on_facial_recognition_tech_says_sec/

Linux Server Hardening Using Idempotency with Ansible: Part 1 https://www.linux.com/blog/linux-server-hardening-using-idempotency-ansible-part-1

Show HN: Datafix: connecting people with unclean data to people who clean data http://datafix.io

My Roommate’s Tik Tok Fame Made My Life Hell (2018) https://flip.lease/blog/my-roommates-tik-tok-fame-made-my-life-hell

How We Improved the Range of Semtech’s Lora IoT Radio by 300% https://medium.com/@patburns/announcing-haystack-xr-mode-for-lora-fbf667164933

Show HN: remotejobsflow.com, like rubyflow, but for remote jobs https://remotejobsflow.com

Hong Kong ’Umbrella’ protesters found guilty of public nuisance https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-47863061

UBS estimates 75,000 U.S. stores need to close, as online sales and Amazon grow https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/09/75000-more-stores-need-to-close-ubs-estimates-as-online-sales-grow.html

Skype modernized its back end infrastructure using Azure Cosmos DB – Part 1 https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-skype-modernized-its-backend-infrastructure-using-azure-cosmos-db-part-1/

Huawei savaged by Brit code review board over poor dev practices https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/28/hcsec_huawei_oversight_board_savaging_annual_report/

Scientists build a machine to generate quantum superposition of possible futures https://m.phys.org/news/2019-04-scientists-machine-quantum-superposition-futures.html

Big Damn Hero is a familiar trip back to Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe (2018) https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/20/18097173/firefly-big-damn-hero-james-lovegrove-nancy-holder-joss-whedon-book-review

Kuo: Mini-LED 31.6“ Apple Display by Q3, iPad and MacBook 2021 https://9to5mac.com/2019/04/09/kuo-mini-led-apple-display/

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adopts Kubernetes-Friendly Container Runtime https://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-native-computing-foundation-adopts-kubernetes-friendly-container-runtime/

A bipartisan group in Congress wants to make it harder for you to do taxes https://www.vox.com/2019/4/9/18301943/last-minute-tax-preparation-h-r-block-turbotax

Playing audio and video file attachments in a React Native chatroom https://pusher.com/tutorials/audio-video-files-react-native

Seven Pages Control Your Prospect’s Experience https://www.newfangled.com/lead-generation-website-information-architecture/

Android Fought an Epic Botnet–and Won https://www.wired.com/story/google-android-chamois-botnet/

Jeweler who made Tesla ring for Elon Musk gets locked inside Model X https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/09/ben-baller-tesla-model-x/

A course that has brought women even with men on a spatial cognition test (2016) http://nautil.us/issue/32/space/men-are-better-at-maps-until-women-take-this-course

Show HN: Swell.sh, Bash terminal for mobile with autocomplete and gesture typing https://github.com/wcchoi/swell.sh

Bitcoin mining ban considered by China’s economic planner https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47867031

Linus: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Are “A Disease” https://futurism.com/the-byte/linux-facebook-instagram-twitter-disease

I’ve been hiring people for 10 years, and I still swear by a simple rule https://twitter.com/jessicaliebman/status/1114160523581501440

PeerTube - Decentralized, Free, Ad-Free Video Hosting https://joinpeertube.org

China Considers Ban on Cryptocurrency Mining Because It’s a Waste of Energy https://gizmodo.com/china-considers-ban-on-cryptocurrency-mining-because-it-1833904745