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Plastic bag charge: Sales in England fall by 90% https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49185007

LightSail 2 Spacecraft Successfully Demonstrates Flight by Light http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason-davis/lightsail-2-successful-flight-by-light.html

LF: Fully Decentralized Fully Replicated Key/Value Store https://github.com/zerotier/lf

Alarming surge in drug-resistant HIV uncovered https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02316-x

Hawaii Extends Thirty Meter Telescope Permit Amid Protests https://text.npr.org/s.php?sId=747056053

Most internet service providers are gone – Sonic has survived and thrived https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Most-internet-service-providers-are-gone-Sonic-14188418.php

A Brief Guide to a Few Algebraic Structures https://argumatronic.com/posts/2019-06-21-algebra-cheatsheet.html

A Look at Overnight Stays at US National Parks http://jordan-vincent.com/night-under-the-stars

Composing better emails (with examples from the software development world) https://iridakos.com/how-to/2019/06/26/composing-better-emails.html

A New York Farm Stand’s Success: An Eye for the Next Big Thing https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/dining/norwich-meadows-farm-vegetables.html

TSMC Talks 7nm, 5nm, Yield, and Next-Gen 5G and HPC Packaging https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/2567/tsmc-talks-7nm-5nm-yield-and-next-gen-5g-and-hpc-packaging/

Music Recommendations in Hyperbolic Space https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.12378

Marvin Minsky and the Ultimate Tinker Toy https://tinlizzie.org/tinkertoy/

Filling hospitals with art reduces patient stress, anxiety and pain https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/22-28-july-2019/chelsea-westminster-hospital-arts-research/

ZRNA – Software-defined analog circuits https://zrna.org

Equifax removed the $125 claim payout option after millions submitted claims https://twitter.com/LauraSullivaNPR/status/1156617951245721601

Graph database reinvented: Dgraph gets $11.5M to pursue unique, opinionated path https://www.zdnet.com/article/you-can-go-your-own-graph-database-way-dgraph-secures-115m-to-pursue-its-opinionated-path/

The Chelsea Affect (2002) https://granta.com/the-chelsea-affect/

Cortex – An ML model deployment platform that runs in your AWS account https://github.com/cortexlabs/cortex/tree/v0.7.0

A Transparent Display with Per-Pixel Color and Opacity Control https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3327984

An Incremental Approach to Compiler Construction (2006) [pdf] http://scheme2006.cs.uchicago.edu/11-ghuloum.pdf

Why does unsubscribing from a newsletter take “a few days”? https://twitter.com/Joe8Bit/status/1156312965265707013

Tree planting: Where can I do it and which type is best? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49164316

Touchpad, Interrupted https://jcs.org/2019/07/28/ihidev

U.S. to set up plan aimed at allowing prescription drugs from Canada https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-07-31/trump-administration-drugs-canada

Mino Games (YC W11) Is Hiring Game Developers in Montreal, QC https://mino-games.workable.com/j/69BCF95C8F

Implement mechanism to wait on any of several futexes https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/7/30/1399

Was early modern writing paper expensive? (2018) https://collation.folger.edu/2018/02/writing-paper-expensive/

Honest to a Fault: Pepys’s journals bear witness to events large and small https://www.neh.gov/article/honest-fault

An Introduction to Domain-Driven Design – DDD with TypeScript https://khalilstemmler.com/articles/domain-driven-design-intro/

Drama – Draw user interfaces and create interactive prototypes https://www.drama.app/beta

Gone – The California Sunday Magazine https://story.californiasunday.com/gone-paradise-fire

Kentucky using ’shocking’ boats to show just how bad its Asian carp problem is https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/31/us/asian-carp-kentucky-scn-trnd/index.html

Things to plan for when hiring remote employees https://getlighthouse.com/blog/didnt-plan-hiring-remote-employees/

ThorShield Energy Weapon Protection Fabric http://www.thorshield.com/

Salary Range and Compensation Charts – Levels.fyi https://www.levels.fyi/charts.html

High-performance, exactly-once, failure-oblivious distributed programming (2018) http://christophermeiklejohn.com/pl/2018/12/15/ambrosia.html

Denali: Open-Source Themeable Design System https://github.com/denali-design/

How over 25 People Got Scammed into Working at a Nonexistent Game Company https://www.kotaku.com.au/2019/07/how-over-25-people-got-scammed-into-working-at-a-nonexistent-game-company/

Study reveals how bacteria beat immune systems https://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_727081_en.html

Hong Kong protestors using lasers to avoid facial recognition cameras https://twitter.com/alessabocchi/status/1156513770254012416

How to Accomplish Big Things, Even When You Feel Small https://unstoppable.me/accomplish-big-things/

China’s capital orders Arabic, Muslim symbols taken down https://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN1UQ0JF

Honda Motor Company leaks database with 134M rows of employee computer data https://rainbowtabl.es/2019/07/31/honda-motor-company-leak/

HP adds hundreds of repair videos to YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHranSHHa1qo6Pg4JStkL7Q

PLA’s Hong Kong Chief says troops are ready to protect China’s sovereignty https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3020881/chinese-armys-hong-kong-chief-says-troops-are-ready-protect

28% of Europeans Can’t Afford a 1 Week Annual Holiday https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/-/EDN-20190731-1

A Simple Unpredictable Random Number Generator (1986) [pdf] https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/c19b/91cdc1da67c52e606cd4752472ce0db83131.pdf

‘Disaster waiting to happen’ as airlines increase use of offshore repair centers https://www.fastcompany.com/90384118/disaster-waiting-to-happen-as-airlines-increase-use-of-offshore-repair-centers

Peter Shor (inventor of quantum factoring) et al. answer questions from public https://www.quora.com/session/EPiQC/1?share=1

What Happens When the World’s Population Stops Growing? https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/07/world-population-stop-growing/595165/

How over 25 People Got Scammed into Working at a Nonexistent Game Company https://kotaku.com/how-over-25-people-got-scammed-into-working-at-a-nonexi-1836834497

Happy birthday Stephanie Kwolek, chemist who gave us Kevlar and yoga pants https://massivesci.com/articles/stephanie-kwolek-spandex-kevlar-dupont-science-hero/

Fed cuts key rate in its first reduction in more than decade https://apnews.com/cc6576e22974489ba9ac8e7a10a65937

Every transistor has a unique quantum fingerprint https://phys.org/news/2019-07-transistor-unique-quantum-fingerprintbut-id.html

Building a Coffee Pot Monitor Using Raspberry Pi https://iam.mt/building-a-coffee-pot-monitor-using-raspberry-pi/

FTC says ‘you will be disappointed’ if you choose $125 for Equifax payout https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748981/ftc-equifax-settlement-payout-125-dollars

FTC: Equifax might run out of cash, so please take the credit monitoring https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/31/ftc-equifax-might-run-out-of-cash-so-please-take-monitoring.html

119 Years Old and Winning Marathons–Or Not? https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/593467/dharam-singh/

ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC Are Suing Free TV Streaming App Locast https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748677/locast-streaming-tv-lawsuit-abc-cbs-fox-nbc

Europe is beating the US in the battery race–with China’s help https://qz.com/1679138/europe-is-beating-the-us-in-the-battery-race-with-chinas-help/

24 Hours inside San Francisco’s homelessness crisis https://projects.sfchronicle.com/sf-homeless/24-hours-homelessness/

Atlast – Autodesk Threaded Language Application System Toolkit https://www.fourmilab.ch/atlast/

The White House Blocked My Report on Climate Change and National Security https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/opinion/trump-climate-change.html

First pictures of enzyme that drives new class of antibiotics https://phys.org/news/2019-07-pictures-enzyme-class-antibiotics.html

Could Rust Be a New Source of Renewable Energy? https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a28555278/rust-electricity/

Fearful Parents Buying Bulletproof Backpacks https://futurism.com/fearful-parents-buying-bulletproof-backpacks

Epstein Arrest Leaves Top Technology Figures Racing to Distance Themselves https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-31/jeffrey-epstein-arrest-spurs-tech-figures-to-distance-themselves

Show HN: Quickly generate an invoice PDF for a single product/service https://lazy.invoice.workers.dev/?hn

Scientific AI: Domain Models with Integrated Machine Learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGfx8CQHdQA

Examining Intel’s Ice Lake: Taking a Bite of the Sunny Cove Microarchitecture https://www.anandtech.com/show/14514/examining-intels-ice-lake-microarchitecture-and-sunny-cove

Apple Contractors Hear Sex Acts, Drug Deals in Siri Recordings https://futurism.com/apple-siri-hear-sex-acts-drug-deals

Why it could take days to unsubscribe from an email list https://twitter.com/Joe8Bit/status/1156312965265707013

Car industry investment plummets in UK https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49170387

The Baltic Sea Is Nearly Free of (Some) Chernobyl Radiation https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/the-baltic-sea-is-nearly-free-of-some-chernobyl-radiation/

US could ban ’addictive’ autoplay videos and infinite scrolling online https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jul/31/us-could-ban-addictive-autoplay-videos-and-infinite-scrolling-online

Whale ’swallows’ sea lion: ’It was a once-in-a-lifetime event’ https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-49161923

My old clothes don’t fit https://sivers.org/clothes