HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-04-17
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Let’s Encrypt to transition to ISRG root https://scotthelme.co.uk/lets-encrypt-to-transition-to-isrg-root/

Adventures in reverse engineering Broadcom NIC firmware https://www.devever.net/~hl/ortega

Pyodide: Bringing the scientific Python stack to the browser https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/04/pyodide-bringing-the-scientific-python-stack-to-the-browser/

Life of Brian at 40: an assertion of individual freedom that still resonates https://theconversation.com/life-of-brian-at-40-an-assertion-of-individual-freedom-that-still-resonates-114743

Roshi: A large-scale CRDT set implementation for timestamped events https://github.com/soundcloud/roshi

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/16/health/employee-wellness-programs.html

Zendar is hiring hardware architect in Berkeley http://www.zendar.io/senior-hardware-accelerator-architect.html

Land of Lisp http://landoflisp.com/

A Gentle Introduction to Text Summarization in Machine Learning https://blog.floydhub.com/gentle-introduction-to-text-summarization-in-machine-learning/

Panic’s Next Editor https://panic.com/next/

Jack Dorsey says it’s time to rethink the fundamental dynamics of Twitter https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/16/jack-dorsey-ted/

Indian scientists launch preprint repository to boost research quality https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01082-0

How Relational Databases Work? http://coding-geek.com/how-databases-work/

CuPy – NumPy-compatible matrix library accelerated by CUDA https://cupy.chainer.org/

Godot Engine – Announcing the Godot 2019 Showreel https://godotengine.org/article/godot-2019-showreel

EU gives ’high-level’ protection to whistleblowers https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47936682

Source code for Zork, Hitchhiker’s Guide, and other Infocom games https://github.com/historicalsource?tab=repositories

Viruses Have a Secret, Altruistic Social Life http://nautil.us/blog/viruses-have-a-secret-altruistic-social-life

R: Lessons Learned, Directions for the Future [pdf] https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~ihaka/downloads/JSM-2010.pdf

Rectangle After Rectangle (2018) http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/65/powell.php

Wavelet Trees – An Introduction https://alexbowe.com/wavelet-trees/

Convert Xcode Projects to Cmake CMakeLists.txt https://github.com/mulle-nat/mulle-xcode-to-cmake

Classic Usborne Computer Science Books/Comics as PDFs https://usborne.com/browse-books/features/computer-and-coding-books/

Show HN: Tensor product analogy – functional currying https://jwkennington.com/blog/tensor-product-for-programmers/

Ryzen R1000 SoC offers dual Zen and triple Vega cores with a 12-25W TDP http://linuxgizmos.com/ryzen-r1000-soc-offers-dual-zen-and-triple-vega-cores-with-a-12-25w-tdp/

Physicists spot the signatures of nuclear fusion in a table-top device https://physicsworld.com/a/physicists-spot-the-signatures-of-nuclear-fusion-in-a-table-top-device/

Show HN: Talks from successful founders, curated every day https://opsimath.co/?ref=

Why software projects take longer than you think – a statistical model https://erikbern.com/2019/04/15/why-software-projects-take-longer-than-you-think-a-statistical-model.html

How long do neutrons live? Physicists close in on decades-old puzzle https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01203-9

Amateur Radio in Space Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK http://www.arrl.org/news/amateur-radio-in-space-pioneer-astronaut-owen-garriott-w5lfl-sk

In China, tattoos border on illegal – and they’re his life’s work https://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-china-tattoos-20190416-story.html

Deep Learning in Clojure from Scratch to GPU: Learning a Regression https://dragan.rocks/articles/19/Deep-Learning-in-Clojure-From-Scratch-to-GPU-14-Learning-Regression

Pyodide: Bringing the scientific Python stack to the browser https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/04/pyodide-bringing-the-scientific-python-stack-to-the-browser/

Show HN: ExpanDrive for Linux https://www.expandrive.com/expandrive-for-linux/

Stonehenge: DNA Reveals Origin of Builders https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47938188

Delete Never: Digital Hoarders Who Collect Medieval Manuscripts, and TBs of Text https://gizmodo.com/delete-never-the-digital-hoarders-who-collect-tumblrs-1832900423

Evernote also started recommending Chrome or Safari https://imgur.com/gallery/lzaWAtB

Facebook documents show plans to sell access to user data discussed for years https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/mark-zuckerberg-leveraged-facebook-user-data-fight-rivals-help-friends-n994706

Tony Buzan, Inventor of the “Mind Map”, Has Died https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Buzan

Tech Industry-Funded Think Tanks Work to Overturn California Privacy Law https://theintercept.com/2019/04/16/consumer-privacy-laws-california/

After near-disaster, Oroville Dam spillway about to face its first big test https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-oroville-dam-spillway-20190329-story.html

Source code for classic Infocom games now on GitHub https://github.com/historicalsource

“I worked at Boeing for about 1.5 years in the 2008-9 time period” https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/bdfqm4/the_real_reason_boeings_new_plane_crashed_twice/ekyyd9g/

You’re fooling yourself about sleep, study says https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/health/sleep-myths-facts-study/index.html

The Time Tim Cook Stood His Ground Against the FBI https://www.wired.com/story/the-time-tim-cook-stood-his-ground-against-fbi/

Twitter users trolled Jack Dorsey on a projection screen during his Ted Talk https://mashable.com/article/twitter-trolls-jack-dorsey-ted-talk/

Brit Watchkeeper drone crashed because blocked sensor made algorithms crash https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/15/watchkeeper_drone_crash_wk042_moisture_blocked_pitot/

Twitter Is Optimized for Douchebaggery https://jasonlefkowitz.net/2013/02/i-kind-of-hate-twitter/

Jack Dorsey defends Twitter’s anti-abuse AI during heated TED exchange https://www.fastcompany.com/90335799/jack-dorsey-defends-twitter-anti-abuse-ai-in-heated-ted

Boston Dynamics’ “Spot” bots pulling a truck [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnWolLQSZic

US Government Admits It Doesn’t Know If Assange Cracked Password for Manning https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/evy4ka/us-government-doesnt-know-if-assange-cracked-password-manning

Apple: Rotate tracking IDs on iPhone each month https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/privacy-thats-iphone-but-is-it/

Russia’s parliament votes to unplug internet from world https://www.dw.com/en/russias-parliament-votes-to-unplug-internet-from-world/a-48334411

Thai Government Takes over Seastead Near the Thai Coast https://reason.com/2019/04/15/thai-government-takes-over-seastead-near-the-thai-coast/

Videos from Full Stack Deep Learning Program [March 2019] https://fullstackdeeplearning.com/march2019

Netflix: only 35 of IMDB top 250 available to stream (2018) https://www.streamingobserver.com/netflix-35-movies-imdb-top-250/

Open sourced tools for binary analysis and rewriting https://blogs.grammatech.com/open-source-tools-for-binary-analysis-and-rewriting

Virginia Judge Finds That Local Police Use of ALPR Violates the State’s Data Act https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/04/victory-fairfax-virginia-judge-finds-local-police-use-alpr-violates-states-data

Pepsi Plans to Project a Giant Ad in the Night Sky Using Cubesats https://futurism.com/pepsi-orbital-billboard-night-sky/

Increasingly Competitive College Admissions: Much More Than You Wanted to Know https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/04/15/increasingly-competitive-college-admissions-much-more-than-you-wanted-to-know/

Estonia is a place for independent minds https://estonia.ee/

Colossus: The French Firefighting Robot That Helped Save Notre-Dame https://jalopnik.com/meet-colossus-the-french-firefighting-robot-that-helpe-1834089489

Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply https://www.wired.com/story/mathematicians-discover-the-perfect-way-to-multiply/

Facebook: Big Brother is Watching You https://twitter.com/natemitchell/status/1116757807200497664

As Ebola outbreak rages, vaccine is 97.5% effective, protecting over 90K people https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/ebola-vaccine-is-97-5-effective-early-outbreak-data-suggests/

A Discussion on Solving Partial Differential Equations Using Neural Networks https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.07200

Show HN: A Forever Free Alternative to Pingdom/Uptimerobot/Statuscake https://www.freshworks.com/website-monitoring/

Show HN: MLJAR – build machine learning models without coding https://mljar.com

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Leveraged User Data to Help Friends and Punish Rivals https://www.macrumors.com/2019/04/16/facebook-user-data-leverage-tactics/

Chatbots aren’t as difficult to make as You Think https://mlwhiz.com/blog/2019/04/15/chatbot/

Show HN: Book Summaries written by a human, delivered to your Inbox http://summa-rise.com

Apple Revises MacBook Air Display Brightness to 400 Nits After 10.14.4 Release https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/bduvy7/apple_updated_macbook_air_2018_tech_specs_to/

The Skill Tree Principle: An Innovative Way to Grow Your Skills Efficiently https://medium.com/swlh/the-skill-tree-principle-an-innovative-way-to-grow-your-skills-efficiently-7e6287e0748e

What to Expect from Sony’s Next-Gen PlayStation https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-sony-next-gen-console/

Briefly Comparing the Last Ten Economic Expansions https://thesoundingline.com/briefly-comparing-the-last-ten-economic-expansion/

How being Freelancer is not same as being an Entrepreneur? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-being-freelancer-same-entrepreneur-gaurav-tikhile/

Made my first convolutional neural network with Keras while playing WPICTF https://tcode2k16.github.io/blog/posts/2019-04-15-wpictf-s3l3ct-writeup/

Google’s AI experts try to automate themselves https://www.wired.com/story/googles-ai-experts-try-automate-themselves/

Uber’s Coming Out Party: Personal Mobility Pioneer or Car Service on Steroids? http://aswathdamodaran.blogspot.com/2019/04/ubers-coming-out-party-personal.html

Show HN: Comprehensive resource guide for mobile machine learning https://github.com/fritzlabs/Awesome-Mobile-Machine-Learning

Chatbots aren’t as difficult to make as you think https://mlwhiz.com/blog/2019/04/15/chatbot/

Phantom OS, a Russian OS where “everything is an object” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_OS

Show HN: Sell Your Side Projects https://sugarkubes.io/maker

Strange WikiLeaks Report That Russia Destroyed Secret US Base on Moon https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/P790011-1247_e.html