HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-04-18
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Advanced NLP with SpaCy https://course.spacy.io/

Microsoft Bing Fire Tokenizer – 10x Faster Than NLTK https://github.com/Microsoft/BlingFire

Donald E. Knuth: An Oral History https://purl.stanford.edu/jq248bz8097

Popular Google Play Store Apps Are Abusing Permissions and Committing Ad Fraud https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/craigsilverman/google-play-store-ad-fraud-du-group-baidu

Lemmy: Federated Alternative to Reddit in Rust https://github.com/dessalines/lemmy

Canada Group Sues Government over Google’s Sidewalk Labs https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47956760

A Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/health/candida-auris-fungus-chicago.html

Post-surgical deaths in Scotland drop by a third, attributed to a checklist https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47953541

A Practical Guide to Hyperparameter Optimization https://blog.nanonets.com/hyperparameter-optimization/

Meshroom: Open-Source Photogrammetry Software https://alicevision.github.io/#meshroom

The Art of Research – A History by Vi Hart https://theartofresearch.org/a-history/

Planet’s ocean-plastics problem detailed in 60-year data set https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01252-0

Pachyderm Raised $10M and Is Looking for a Senior Full-Stack Engineer https://jobs.lever.co/pachyderm/

Tinfoil Chat – Onion-routed, endpoint secure messaging system https://github.com/maqp/tfc

Facebook ’unintentionally uploaded’ 1.5M people’s email contacts without consent https://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-uploaded-1-5-million-users-email-contacts-without-permission-2019-4

Lexical Distance Among Languages of Europe (2015) https://alternativetransport.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/34/

How the quantum search algorithm works https://quantum.country/search/

Facebook shareholders are getting fed up with Zuckerberg but can’t do anything https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-mark-zuckerberg-facebook-20190416-story.html

Sleep myths ’damaging your health’ https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47937405

India will soon overtake China to become the most populous country in the world https://ourworldindata.org/india-will-soon-overtake-china-to-become-the-most-populous-country-in-the-world

Privacy Loss in Apple’s Implementation of Differential Privacy (2017) https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.02753

Show HN: Gandul – accessible image lazy loading https://github.com/alterebro/accessible-image-lazy-load

I Obtained Satoshi’s Treasure Keys 1, 2, and 3 in Minutes https://gist.github.com/johncantrell97/bbab69bbde03d22eb8323fd94cd46db0

Value-Based Prioritization: A method for choosing meaningful work [pdf] https://github.com/freeradical13/ValueBasedPrioritization/raw/master/value_based_prioritization.pdf

The Samsung Galaxy Fold’s display seems to have problems https://qz.com/1598094/the-samsung-galaxy-folds-display-seems-to-have-problems/

Restoring a Teletype Model 15 http://www.aetherltd.com/refurbishing15.html

Paul Dirac: Projective Geometry and the Origin of Quantum Equations [pdf] https://atomicprecision.com/Topics/Paul%20Dirac%20Talk%20-%20Projective%20Geometry.pdf

Algorithmic trading in less than 100 lines of Python code https://www.oreilly.com/learning/algorithmic-trading-in-less-than-100-lines-of-python-code

Fluent 1.0: a localization system for natural-sounding translations https://hacks.mozilla.org/2019/04/fluent-1-0-a-localization-system-for-natural-sounding-translations/

NeXTSTEP Programming (1993) [pdf] http://simson.net/ref/1993/NeXTSTEP3.0.pdf

Integer overflow flaw discovered in libssh2 before 1.8.1 https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2019-3855

Anatomy of the 4040 Disk Drive (1988) https://www.pagetable.com/docs/anatomy-4040.html

Lisp Machine Hacking (2018) http://victor.se/bjorn/lispm.php

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47960874

‘Partly Alive’: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains from Dead Pigs https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/science/brain-dead-pigs.html

Thank goodness we hired someone who can reverse a b tree on a whiteboard (2016) https://twitter.com/ieatkillerbees/status/808831573785243649

Fireball over US, Wednesday, April 17th 2019 around 02:57 https://fireballs.imo.net/members/imo_view/event/2019/1775?platform=hootsuite

Bringing Webrings Back from the 90s https://mxb.dev/blog/webring-kit/

Show HN: A personal knowledge base optimized for online research and learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y46BSQxXUY&feature=youtu.be

Intergalactic spreading of intelligent life and sharpening the Fermi paradox [pdf] http://www.fhi.ox.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/intergalactic-spreading.pdf

Why it’s important that employers let staff personalise their workspaces https://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/03/27/why-its-important-that-employers-let-staff-personalise-their-workspaces/

Facebook ’unintentionally uploaded’ email contacts from 1.5M users https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-unintentionally-uploaded-email-contacts-from-1-5m-users/

Harvard Medical School: Protein Folding Revolution https://hms.harvard.edu/news/folding-revolution

Study: Global Energy System Based on 100% Renewable Energy [pdf] http://energywatchgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/EWG_LUT_100RE_All_Sectors_Global_Report_2019.pdf

Restoration of brain circulation and cellular functions hours post-mortem https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1099-1

Google sign-in is having an outage https://downdetector.com/status/google/map/

John McCarthy‘s ACM paper on Lisp from April 1960 (59 years ago) [pdf] http://www-formal.stanford.edu/jmc/recursive.pdf

The fire at Notre Dame is devastating. So is the destruction of native lands https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/4/17/18412307/notre-dame-native-american-activists-sacred-lands

Fukushima Final Costs Will Approach a Trillion Dollars Just for Nuclear Disaster https://cleantechnica.com/2019/04/16/fukushimas-final-costs-will-approach-one-trillion-dollars-just-for-nuclear-disaster/

A new type of HTTP client attacks is around the corner, and it’s really sneaky https://blog.intelx.io/2019/04/15/a-new-type-of-http-client-attacks-is-around-the-corner-and-its-really-sneaky/

Rare kakapo parrots have best breeding season on record https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-47960764

Developer Jobs – Reviewed by Developers https://reviewedjobs.com

The Gods of Silicon Valley are on the wrong side of history https://twitter.com/TEDTalks/status/1118280949991714817

Nasa Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater Than Losses (2015) https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-study-mass-gains-of-antarctic-ice-sheet-greater-than-losses/

Pig brains kept alive outside body for hours after death https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01216-4

‘When the Glaciers Disappear, Those Species Will Go Extinct’ https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/04/16/climate/glaciers-melting-alaska-washington.html

Car2Go app reportedly hacked in Chicago, 100 cars stolen https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/17/car2go-app-hacked-chicago-100-cars-stolen/

Fc-whiteboard: Remote whiteboard drawing and sharing in live or replay mode https://dev.to/wxyyxc1992/fc-whiteboard-web-whiteboard-screencasting-2b42

Teaching rigorous distributed systems with efficient model checking https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/04/17/teaching-rigorous-distributed-systems-with-efficient-model-checking/

Dawn of DevOps: Managing and Evolving Schemas with Confluent Control Center https://www.confluent.io/blog/dawn-of-devops-managing-and-evolving-schemas-with-confluent-control-center

What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47161370

Show HN: Discover the biggest problems facing humanity https://oravise.com/

Billions in Profits, No Taxes: How the Tax Code Let 26 Companies Off the Hook https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-tax-billions-profits-no-tax-bill-822428/

The most effective way to tackle climate change? Plant 1T trees https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/world/trillion-trees-climate-change-intl-scn/index.html

Taking Another Person’s Perspective Doesn’t Help You Understand Them http://nautil.us/blog/-taking-another-persons-perspective-doesnt-help-you-understand-them

Show HN: Simple but Powerful IDE for Databases https://www.sqlgate.com/

“My code is sort of similar to a dead body” https://xkcd.com/2138/

Tolkien was right: Scholars conclude Beowulf likely the work of single author https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/tolkien-was-right-scholars-conclude-beowulf-likely-the-work-of-single-author/

Samsung’s $2k folding phone is breaking for some users after two days https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/17/samsung-galaxy-fold-screen-breaking-and-flickering.html

Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop fusion energy https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/dppl-ais041719.php

GNU/Linux Is Being Eaten Alive by Large Corporations with Their Agenda http://techrights.org/2019/04/16/soft-coup/

Show HN: Open-source online board gaming platform build atop blockchain tech https://apps.saito.network/arcade

Reddit bans ads for adult-oriented products and services https://www.reddit.com/r/redditads/comments/bdwlin/update_to_nsfw_advertising_policy/

Gene Wolfe, ’magnificent’ giant of science fiction, dies aged 87 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/16/gene-wolfe-science-fiction-author-dies-aged-87

I write fake online reviews https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47952165

So You Think You’ve Built a Good Infinite Scroll http://adrianroselli.com/2014/05/so-you-think-you-built-good-infinite.html

The most effective way to tackle climate change? Plant 1T trees https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/17/world/trillion-trees-climate-change-intl-scn/index.html

Zuckerberg and Dorsey are ’handmaidens to authoritarianism’: Journo https://www.businessinsider.com/cambridge-analytica-zuckerberg-dorsey-ted-2019-4

Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2019/04/engineers-create-lifelike-material-artificial-metabolism

Apple removes TikTok app from Indian App Store to comply with state demand https://www.macrumors.com/2019/04/17/apple-removes-tiktok-from-indian-app-store/

“The screen on my Galaxy Fold is completely broken, unusable just two days in” https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1118574467255418880

More CO2 than ever before in 3M years, shows unprecedented computer simulation https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/pifc-mct040319.php

Steven Pinker’s rules for writing better https://twitter.com/sapinker/status/1084490338629242880

World of chaos and waste at Panasonic’s battery-making operation for Tesla https://www.businessinsider.com.au/panasonic-battery-cell-operations-tesla-gigafactory-chaotic-2019-4

Teaching rigorous distributed systems with efficient model checking https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/04/17/teaching-rigorous-distributed-systems-with-efficient-model-checking/

Windows Zero-Day Emerges in Active Exploits https://threatpost.com/windows-zero-day-active-exploits/143820/

Stripe backs $40M investment in AI accounting service Pilot.com http://fortune.com/2019/04/17/pilot-software/

For its health and yours, keep the cat indoors https://news.yahoo.com/health-yours-keep-cat-indoors-231058784.html

Years ago, a historian used lasers to map Notre Dame. His work could save it https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/16/world/andrew-tallon-notre-dame-laser-scan-trnd/index.html

Foxconn’s Gou Runs for Taiwan President, Citing Message from Sea Goddess https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-17/foxconn-s-gou-says-sea-goddess-backs-his-run-for-taiwan-leader

Apple Pledges to Help Rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/17/tech/apple-notre-dame-donation/index.html

’Calling bullshit’: the college class on how not to be duped by the news https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/16/calling-bullshit-college-class-news-information

Oracle Splats 300 Vulns in MySQL, Database, Fusion, etc. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/16/oracle_bug_fixes/

Republicans reject Democratic attempts to tighten vaccine laws https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/16/republican-reject-democrat-vaccines-1361277

Kaspersky Lab’s critics were targeted in elaborate undercover operation https://apnews.com/a3144f4ef5ab4588af7aba789e9892ed

Baby T rex goes on sale on eBay, sparking paleontologists’ outcry https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/16/baby-t-rex-for-sale-ebay-paleontology-outcry

Russia supports bill to isolate the Internet, promote censorship https://www.zdnet.com/article/russia-supports-bill-to-isolate-the-internet-promote-censorship/

TSA Says Theyre Not Discriminating Against Black Women but Body Scanners May Be https://www.propublica.org/article/tsa-not-discriminating-against-black-women-but-their-body-scanners-might-be