HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-08-03
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The Art of Warez [video] https://vimeo.com/341663153

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

Bad Times in Tech? Not If You’re a Startup Serving Other Startups https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/technology/brex-start-up.html

Potosí: the mountain of silver that was the first global city https://aeon.co/essays/potosi-the-mountain-of-silver-that-was-the-first-global-city

Would you accept cheaper rent in exchange for a monthly Amazon purchasing quota? https://alexdanco.com/2019/06/12/would-you-accept-cheaper-rent-in-exchange-for-a-monthly-amazon-purchasing-quota/

Roaring glacial melt under the bridge to Kangerlussiauq, Greenland https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/1157015875276464129

Standard Ebooks: Free public-domain ebooks, carefully produced https://standardebooks.org/

Building a Programming Language Pt. 3 – Interpreting https://drew.ltd/blog/posts/2020-8-2.html

“Awakenings” in Advanced Dementia Patients Hint at Untapped Brain Reserves https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/awakenings-in-advanced-dementia-patients-hint-at-untapped-brain-reserves/

Amazon allegedly scammed out of $370K by 22-year-old’s return shipments of dirt https://www.foxbusiness.com/retail/amazon-dirt-scam-22-year-old

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X is such a hit it almost outsold Intel’s entire CPU range https://www.techradar.com/news/amd-ryzen-7-3700x-is-such-a-hit-it-almost-outsold-intels-entire-cpu-range

Network Effects That Don’t Look Like Network Effects https://a16z.com/2019/07/29/hidden-networks-effects/

BiVector: Community for Geometric Algebra for CGI, Vision and Engineering https://bivector.net/

MTailor (YC S14) Is Hiring a Machine-Learning and Back-End Engineer https://mtailor.workable.com/j/86AB8197A4?viewed=true

“I would like to maintain the floppy driver” https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/57af5f3e-9cfe-b6d8-314c-f59855408cd5@linux.com/

Curiosity and the Cat: Quantum Theory and the Coen Brothers (2015) https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/curiosity-and-the-cat-quantum-theory-and-the-coen-brothers/

China’s options for retaliating against tariffs are limited by its own economy https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/business/trump-tariffs-china-trade.html

A brief tour of differential privacy [pdf] https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~avrim/Randalgs11/lectures/lect0420.pdf

Google Starts Selling Its Titan Security Key in Canada, Japan, the UK and France https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20752253/google-titan-security-key-available-canada-japan-uk-france

The Evolutionary Roots of Human Decision Making https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4451179/

Secretly Public Domain: Most books published in the US before 1964 https://www.crummy.com/2019/07/22/0

Greenland’s ice sheet melting has caused sea levels to rise 0.5mm in a month https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/greenland-weather-temperature-heatwave-ice-melt-sea-level-a9030361.html

The Web We Want https://webwewant.fyi/

Cartoons in Tektronix Schematics https://vintagetek.org/tektronix-schematic-cartoons/

Breaking Down the Chrome Web Store: An Exploratory Analysis of Extensions https://extensionmonitor.com/blog/breaking-down-the-chrome-web-store-part-1

How hospital lobby derailed legislation against surprise hospital bills in CA https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-08-01/hospital-lobby-surprise-billing-legislation

KiloGrams: Large N-Grams for Malware Classification https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.00200

From 30 to 230 docker container per host http://sven.stormbind.net/blog/posts/docker_from_30_to_230/

Backup Your Entire GitHub and This Is How to Do It https://leimao.github.io/blog/Backup-GitHub/

‘Just four dudes’: Inside EasyList, a community-run ad-blocking list https://digiday.com/media/just-four-dudes-inside-easylist-community-run-adblocking-list-disrupting-internet/

Japanese Play-by-Postcard RPGs: Net Games (2017) https://www.dampfkraft.com/games/japanese-postcard-net-games.html

The Making of an Expert (2007) https://hbr.org/2007/07/the-making-of-an-expert

Making the Moon Camera http://www.spacecamera.co/

The Mizar proof system (2017) http://www.cs.kun.nl/~freek/mizar/

US withdraws from nuclear treaty with Russia, prepares to test new missile https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/02/politics/nuclear-treaty-inf-us-withdraws-russia/index.html

Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

The “Terrascope”: On the Possibility of Using the Earth as an Atmospheric Lens https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.00490

Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II https://www.twitch.tv/8btc

The Literary Arena: Remembering the poetry of Augustan Rome https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/literary-arena

The Path to Hell: React’s Context API https://codethrasher.com/post/2019-08-02-the-path-to-hell/

A virtual reality website from the time before Oculus https://virtuality.com/

For $26,000, you can buy a home on Amazon complete with a kitchen and bath https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/01/for-26000-you-can-buy-a-home-on-amazon-with-a-bathroom-and-kitchen.html

Implementing a Keras layer with the new 2.0 API http://zachmoshe.com/2019/08/01/sum-of-gaussians-layer-with-keras-2.0.html

FCC bans spoofed text messages and international robocalls https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/02/fcc-bans-spoofed-text-messages-international-robocalls/

The Polar Star, the only U.S. ship capable of bludgeoning through heavy ice https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-02/antarctica-polar-star-icebreaker

Tesla’s Megapack battery is big enough to help grids handle peak demand https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746170/tesla-megapack-battery-pge-storage-announced

Saudi Arabia Allows Women to Travel Without a Male Guardian’s Permission https://time.com/5642228/saudi-arabia-ends-guardianship-system/

The Joy of Books Is Lost When We Treat Reading as Self-Improvement https://qz.com/quartzy/1567201/for-world-book-day-find-the-joy-in-slow-non-competitive-reading/

Show HN: A double pendulum JavaScript physics simulation https://github.com/kaashmonee/double-pendulum

The race is on to develop new strategies for storing nuclear waste https://ensia.com/features/radioactive-nuclear-waste-disposal/

Hong Kong protests: ’I’m in Australia but I feel censored by Chinese students’ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49159820

Deduction Theorem: The Problematic Nature of Common Practice in Game Theory https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.00409

Other cars are basically apps for Tesla systems via retrofit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYrk5r4kiSM

Prolog Control in Six Slides http://www.t3x.org/bits/prolog6.html

Tech Companies Say It’s Too Hard to Hire High-Skilled Immigrants in the U.S. https://time.com/5634351/canada-high-skilled-labor-immigrants/

Plsdr. Python-based software-defined radio (SDR) https://arachnoid.com/PLSDR/

“Network” isn’t PCI Complaint. I don’t even have a server. Do I have to comply? https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/214513/being-told-my-network-isnt-pci-complaint-i-dont-even-have-a-server-do-i-ha

Vintage Computer Festival West This Weekend http://vcfed.org/wp/festivals/vintage-computer-festival-west/

Facebook open-sources image and video algorithms it uses to fight abuse https://venturebeat.com/2019/08/01/facebook-open-sources-image-and-video-algorithms-it-uses-to-fight-abuse/

Show HN: Sight-Check – an app that checks your eyesight https://sightcheck.de

A hiker in Canada was approached by a cougar. She blasted Metallica to scare it https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/02/us/hiker-metallica-cougar-trnd/index.html

Turn It Off and on Again Every 149 Hours: A Concerning Remedy for a Plane’s Bug https://gizmodo.com/turn-it-off-and-on-again-every-149-hours-is-a-concernin-1836818094

Apple Suspends Siri Program After Privacy Backlash https://threatpost.com/apple-suspends-siri-program-privacy-backlash/146894/

New Mirai botnet lurks in the Tor network to stay under the radar https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-mirai-botnet-lurks-in-the-tor-network-to-stay-under-the-radar/

NASA solar spacecraft snaps first image from inside sun’s corona https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-solar-spacecraft-snaps-first-image-from-inside-the-sun/#comments

IBM Fired 100k Employees to Make Way for Millennials: Report https://insights.dice.com/2019/08/02/ibm-layoffs-ageism-age-discrimination/

Graphs shouldn’t be networks of pointers: how I made node2vec 700x faster https://www.singlelunch.com/2019/08/01/700x-faster-node2vec-models-fastest-random-walks-on-a-graph/

HttpRepl: A command-line tool for interacting with RESTful HTTP services https://devblogs.microsoft.com/aspnet/httprepl-a-command-line-tool-for-interacting-with-restful-http-services/

Quantum supremacy is coming. It won’t change the world https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/02/quantum-supremacy-computers

Xkcd #2184: Unpopular Opinions https://xkcd.com/2184/

Scientists might have found another Earth https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190731125430.htm

Ancient drop of water rewrites Earth’s history https://phys.org/news/2019-08-ancient-rewrites-earth-history.html

FAA knew another Boeing 737 Max malfunction was likely after Lion Air crash https://www.cbsnews.com/news/faa-knew-another-boeing-737-max-malfunction-was-likely-after-lion-air-crash/

Peter Thiel: The Star Trek Computer Is Not Enough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JRyy2MM-rI

Show HN: TreeBase, a new database for strongly typed community knowledge bases https://github.com/treenotation/jtree/blob/master/treeBase/readme.md

Show HN: Building a cross platform native UI using JSON https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPYSMyOY7EY

Mysterious radiation leak traced to Russian facility https://bigthink.com/radiation-leak-russia