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Ikonate – fully customisable and accessible vector icons https://www.ikonate.com

Instagram hides Like counts in leaked design prototype https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/18/instagram-no-like-counter/

Super Mario Bros. has been released for the Commodore 64 https://www.lemon64.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=71262

Streak (Google Partner of the Year) Is Hiring in Vancouver https://www.streak.com/offices/vancouver

World’s tallest tropical tree discovered and climbed in Malaysian Borneo https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/worlds-tallest-tropical-tree-discovered-climbed-borneo/

Elusive molecule, first in Universe, detected in space https://phys.org/news/2019-04-elusive-molecule-universe-space.html

A physics master’s degree opens doors to myriad careers https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4180

Optimizing M3: Halving Our Metrics Ingestion Latency by Forking the Go Compiler https://eng.uber.com/optimizing-m3

‘Our Lying Eyes’: Inaccurate eyewitness identifications and wrongful convictions https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/04/18/our-lying-eyes/

AES-GCM-SIV: Nonce Misuse-Resistant Authenticated Encryption https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8452

Mercury – Banking built for startups https://mercury.co/#

Former student destroys 59 university computers using USB Killer device https://www.zdnet.com/article/former-student-destroys-59-university-computers-using-usb-killer-device/

Sorbet: A fast, powerful type checker designed for Ruby https://sorbet.org/

IBM halting sales of Watson AI tool for drug discovery https://www.statnews.com/2019/04/18/ibm-halting-sales-of-watson-for-drug-discovery/

Working memory revived in older adults by synchronizing rhythmic brain circuits https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-019-0371-x

Show HN: hncynic – Generate Hacker News Comments from Titles https://hncynic.leod.org/

God’s Number Is 20 (2010) https://cube20.org/

Idaho legislators approve law requiring transparency for risk assessment tools https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2019/mar/26/algorithms-idaho-bill-update/

At Colorado, a Breach in Football’s Wall https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/18/sports/colorado-football.html

Mueller Report says encryupted messaging apps stalled some lines of inquiry https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/18/mueller-encrypted-messaging/

Automatic Machine Learning Tutorial [NeurIPS 2018] https://nips.cc/Conferences/2018/Schedule?showEvent=10979

“Origins of the Apple Human Interface” Lecture http://morrick.me/archives/8432

Samsung’s folding phone breaks for reviewers https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47970788

Show HN: 8base – Generate working React app with GraphQL back end in minutes https://www.8base.com/generate

Learning Parser Combinators with Rust https://bodil.lol/parser-combinators/

U.S. Nuclear Power Plants Weren’t Built for Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2019-nuclear-power-plants-climate-change/

Not a humblebrag- why I hide the fact that I went to elite schools (2014) https://mommacommaphd.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/not-a-humblebrag-why-people-from-elite-schools-hide-it/

The philosophies of software languages, from Go to Elixir https://www.welcometothejungle.co/fr/articles/languages-software-go-elixir

The Wire Image of a Network Protocol https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8546

Robot Wedding Photographer Can Recognize Guests https://yellrobot.com/robot-wedding-photographer-eva/

Millions more Instagram passwords stored in plaintext https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/18/facebook_instagram_passwords/

How to Track Your Kids (and Other People’s Kids) with the TicTocTrack Watch https://www.troyhunt.com/how-to-track-your-kids-and-other-peoples-kids-with-the-tictoctrack-watch/

Sears sues former CEO Eddie Lampert for theft of billions from bankrupt retailer https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/18/sears-sues-eddie-lampert-steven-mnuchin-others-for-alleged-thefts.html

Amazon China will no longer sell Chinese goods https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/tech/amazon-closes-china/index.html

Setting up a C++ project environment with nix https://blog.galowicz.de/2019/04/17/tutorial_nix_cpp_setup/

I Quit a $500K job at Amazon to work for myself https://medium.com/@dvassallo/only-intrinsic-motivation-lasts-92c0497cf97c

Mechanical Engineer’s Design Process https://www.powu3.com/cad/design1/

Microsoft Helped Build China’s Surveillance [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rpqq_hHr1o

Facebook now says its password leak affected ‘millions’ of Instagram users https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/18/instagram-password-leak-millions/

New Mexico panel blindsides Facebook with $39M utility bill https://apnews.com/d9396a5f9b9d4b5fa6383fbdd68f37cf

End-to-End Differentiable Learning of Protein Structure https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/265231v1.full

When ML and Data Science are the death of a good company: A cautionary tale https://old.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/beoxx8/discussion_when_ml_and_data_science_are_the_death/

Student used ‘USB Killer’ to destroy $58000 worth of computers https://bgr.com/2019/04/18/usb-killer-college-of-st-rose-computers-destroyed/

Airports would be 300% less soul-crushing if they had libraries https://twitter.com/AstroKatie/status/1118543895502082048

Former student uses USB Killer device to fry $58,000 worth of college’s PCS https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/usb-killer-student-college-new-york

Bitcoin couple face death penalty for ’seastead’ in international waters https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-18/bitcoin-couple-face-death-penalty-in-thailand-for-seastead/11031336?pfmredir=sm

Someone Listed a T-Rex on eBay, and Paleontologists Are Furious https://futurism.com/listed-trex-ebay-paleontologists-furious

Facebook stored millions of Instagram passwords in plain text https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/18/facebook-stored-instagram-passwords-plain-text/

Flight Attendant in Coma After Contracting Measles Flight from NYC to Tel Aviv http://gothamist.com/2019/04/18/israeli_flight_attendant_comatose_a.php

Collapsing Towers of Interpreters (2018) [pdf] http://lampwww.epfl.ch/~amin/pub/collapsing-towers.pdf

’Decades of denial’: report finds New Zealand’s environment in serious trouble https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/18/decades-of-denial-major-report-finds-new-zealands-environment-is-in-serious-trouble

Virtual Apollo Guidance Computer http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/

How to Get Any Job You Want – A Guide to Employability Skills https://dev.to/brandonskerritt/how-to-get-any-job-you-want-a-guide-to-employability-skills-1i3m

Leaflet – social media platform built with Node.js and MongoDB http://github.com/DivySrivastava/leaflet

How much can forests fight climate change? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00122-z

The Numerical Renormalization Group (2016) https://compphys.go.ro/the-numerical-renormalization-group/

The Weather Channel knocked off air by ’malicious software attack’ https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/media/weather-channel-hack/index.html

Social media is spreading ’toxic positivity’ https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/toxic-positivity

It’s 2019. Academic papers should be free https://undark.org/2019/04/18/open-access-publishing/

Early mammals are thought to have lived mainly nocturnal lives https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01109-6

Facebook Confirms Millions of Instagram Passwords Were Stored in Plain Text https://www.macrumors.com/2019/04/18/millions-of-instagram-passwords-plain-text/

Liquid blood and urine have been found inside a prehistoric 42,000-year-old foal https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/18/europe/prehistoric-foal-liquid-blood-urine-trnd-scli-scn-intl/index.html

Age verification won’t block porn. But it will spell the end of ethical porn https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/18/age-verification-block-porn-ethical-sites-sex

People are pooping more than ever on the streets of San Francisco https://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-human-poop-problem-2019-4

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html

Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, Consumer Reports Says https://www.consumerreports.org/water-quality/arsenic-in-some-bottled-water-brands-at-unsafe-levels/

Moore’s Law Now Requires Advanced Packaging https://semiengineering.com/moores-law-now-requires-advanced-packaging/

HD emulation mod makes “Mode 7” SNES games look like new https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/04/hd-emulation-mod-makes-mode-7-snes-games-look-like-new/

It takes a net worth of millions to be comfortable in Silicon Valley https://www.businessinsider.com/net-worth-to-be-wealthy-silicon-valley-2019-4

’It drives writers mad’: why are authors still sniffy about sci-fi? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/18/it-drives-writers-mad-why-are-authors-still-sniffy-about-sci-fi

Microsoft didn’t want to sell its facial recognition tech to California police https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/17/microsoft-facial-recognition-california-police/

Elon Musk Owned 30% of Tesla at IPO and He Was Not a Founder https://grph.com/d/Roe1eqB1Ny6

Facebook Bans Far-Right Groups and Prominent Hate Figures https://digit.fyi/facebook-far-right-ban/

Facebook asks users for email passwords, then “accidentally” uploads contacts https://gizmodo.com/facebook-asked-some-users-for-their-email-passwords-th-1834129792