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Information Theory for Intelligent People (2018) [pdf] http://tuvalu.santafe.edu/~simon/it.pdf

The brain avoids looking at glassy skyscrapers https://geneticsofdesign.com/2019/07/27/how-bostons-glassy-seaport-fails/

Speed matters: Why working quickly is more important than it seems (2015) http://jsomers.net/blog/speed-matters

Regex for Noobs – An Illustrated Guide https://www.janmeppe.com/blog/regex-for-noobs/

Apple Card restrictions include no jailbreaking or cryptocurrency purchases https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/2/20752375/apple-card-credit-restrictions-jailbreaking-cryptocurrency

Curve fitting A: Linear Least Squares https://terpconnect.umd.edu/~toh/spectrum/CurveFitting.html

Rust Language Cheat Sheet https://cheats.rs/

Pwnie Award Nominations for 2019 https://pwnies.com/nominations-2019/

Practical Networked Applications in Rust, Part 2: Networked Key-Value Store https://arveknudsen.com/posts/practical-networked-applications-in-rust/module-2/

StockX was hacked, exposing millions of customers’ data https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/03/stockx-hacked-millions-records/

D.A. Pennebaker, Pioneer of Cinéma Vérité in America, Dies at 94 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/movies/d-a-pennebaker-dead.html

“Culture fit” is a two way street (2018) https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2018/04/25/notequal/

Jupiter: RISC-V Assembler and Runtime Simulator https://github.com/andrescv/Jupiter

Franky Zapata: Flyboarding Frenchman crosses English Channel https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49225001

Implementing a Photo Stylizer in Python Using a QuadTree Algorithm http://www.codingwithricky.com/2019/08/03/1-quadtree-photo-stylizer-python/

Activision Blizzard has moved billions of dollars of profit into tax havens https://www.taxwatchuk.org/reports/world_of_taxcraft/

‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says 8chan’s Creator https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/technology/8chan-shooting-manifesto.html

Should Rivers Have Same Legal Rights as Humans? Growing Number of Voices Say Yes https://www.npr.org/2019/08/03/740604142/should-rivers-have-same-legal-rights-as-humans-a-growing-number-of-voices-say-ye

How to Prove That a Turing Machine Is Universal https://www.davideaversa.it/blog/rogozhin-universal-turing-machines/

I wanted to punish my daughter with a no-frills phone but it didn’t go to plan https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-04/punishment-phone-teenager-did-not-go-to-plan/11371136

Show HN: Codelines – Create Coding Articles from Visual Studio Code https://codelines.dev/

Risks of Key Recovery, Key Escrow, and Trusted 3rd Party Encryption (1997) https://academiccommons.columbia.edu/doi/10.7916/D8GM8F2W

Imagining the Western Other in 19th-Century Japanese Prints https://hyperallergic.com/512072/imagining-the-western-other-in-19th-century-japanese-prints/

Elsevier threatens others for linking to Sci-Hub but does so itself https://eve.gd/2019/08/03/elsevier-threatens-others-for-linking-to-sci-hub-but-does-it-itself

How to get consistent results when benchmarking on Linux? https://easyperf.net/blog/2019/08/02/Perf-measurement-environment-on-Linux

Punpedia – The Online Encyclopedia of Puns https://punpedia.org/

Site is being hosted and served by a Macintosh SE/30 running macOS 7.5.5 http://www.rhyal.com/

The Apollo Guidance Computer – VCF West 2019 https://www.pagetable.com/?p=1362

Cure53 Audit of Chinese ‘Police App’ https://cure53.de/#chinese-police-app

In Pentagon Contract Fight, Amazon Has Foes in High Places https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/us/politics/amazon-pentagon-contract-trump.html

Google’s File on You Is 10 Times Bigger Than Facebook’s https://themindunleashed.com/2019/08/google-10-times-data-facebook.html

When Worse Is Better (2011) https://susam.in/blog/when-worse-is-better/

Someone Is Suing Companies for Using SMS Messages in 2019 https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/07/someone-suing-companies-using-sms-messages-2019

Writing Boot Sector Code (2007) https://susam.in/blog/writing-boot-sector-code/

How can List be faster than native arrays? (2018) http://vindum.io/blog/how-can-list-be-faster-than-native-arrays/

Mailpile: Email that protects your privacy http://www.mailpile.is/

Brazil has the power to save the Amazon rainforest, or destroy it https://www.economist.com/node/21768176

Barr says the US needs encryption backdoors to prevent “going dark.” Um, what? https://arstechnica.com/?p=1400515

A Scheme syntax-rules primer (2008) http://www.willdonnelly.net/blog/scheme-syntax-rules/

fd: A simple, fast, user-friendly alternative to ’find’ https://github.com/sharkdp/fd

Ray Tracing in One Weekend in Futhark https://github.com/athas/raytracinginoneweekendinfuthark

US military purchased $32.8m worth of electronics with known security risks https://www.zdnet.com/article/us-military-purchased-32-8m-worth-of-electronics-with-known-security-risks/

Pipe: How the System Call That Ties Unix Together Came About https://thenewstack.io/pipe-how-the-system-call-that-ties-unix-together-came-about/

Scientists cook up new recipes for taking salt out of seawater https://phys.org/news/2019-07-scientists-cook-recipes-salt-seawater.html

Show HN: Isonotes – Create notes in rich text format or markdown https://isonotes.com/

Neil Degrasse Tyson shares stark assessment of accidental death stats https://mobile.twitter.com/neiltyson/status/1158074774297468928

Marty the grocery store robot is a glimpse into our hell-ish future https://sea.mashable.com/culture/5327/marty-the-grocery-store-robot-is-a-glimpse-into-our-hell-ish-future

Dissecting a Dweet: Strange Attractor (Tiny JavaScript Code) http://frankforce.com/?p=6584

Netflix’s the Great Hack Brings Our Data Nightmare to Life https://www.wired.com/story/the-great-hack-documentary/

Show HN: Start a minecraft server on user join https://github.com/jaredallard/minecraft-preempt

11B tons of ice melted in Greenland – in just one day https://www.cbsnews.com/news/11-billion-tons-of-ice-melted-greenland-just-one-day/

MSDN Magazine will publish its last issue in November https://msdn.microsoft.com/magazine/mt833502

New medical procedure could delay menopause by 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/04/medical-procedure-delay-menopause

Hundreds of homeless board a bus out of SF every year. What happens to them? https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Hundreds-of-homeless-people-board-a-bus-out-of-SF-14188436.php

New Results: WPA3 vulnerable to a second class of side-channel leaks https://wpa3.mathyvanhoef.com/#new

Apple and Samsung earnings show most people don’t want $1k phones https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/31/apple-and-samsung-earnings-show-most-people-dont-want-1000-phones.html

New long-term support version of Linux Mint desktop released https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-long-term-support-version-of-linux-mint-desktop-released/

Facebook’s flop in hardware: The untold story of Building 8 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/02/facebooks-flop-in-hardware-the-untold-story-of-building-8.html

PostgreSQL Fulltext Search with DBIx:Class https://dev.to/jplindstrom/pg-fulltext-search-with-dbixclass-102k

Hackers Made an App That Kills to Prove a Point https://www.wired.com/story/medtronic-insulin-pump-hack-app/

One in five millennials are lonely and have ’no friends’ https://nypost.com/2019/08/02/1-in-5-millennials-are-lonely-and-have-no-friends-survey/

European Court Rules in Favor of Kraftwerk in 20 Year-Long Copyright Dispute https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8524267/kraftwerk-european-court-justice-ruling-metall-auf-metall

MakerLisp Machine: An EZ80 CPU Card Running Bare-Metal Lisp [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad9NtyBCx78

Get an ecommerce competitor’s internal search data https://twitter.com/justinrbriggs/status/967598507149336577

Amazon to kill Dash button functions on August 31–you have a month to hack yours https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/amazon-to-kill-dash-button-functions-on-august-31-you-have-a-month-to-hack-yours/

Neal Stephenson: “Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel” (Talks at Google) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6NEOzLmnGs

“Inspector Sands” is an emergency code used by the authorities in the UK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspector_Sands

Loss of Arctic’s reflective sea ice could advance global warming by 25 years https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/research-highlight-loss-arctics-reflective-sea-ice-will-advance-global-warming-25-years

Show HN: FunctorFlow – An attempt to re-imagine Python libraries https://functorflow.org/

Using PostgreSQL Full Text Search with Golang https://www.opsdash.com/blog/postgres-full-text-search-golang.html

YouTube’s Plan to Rein in Conspiracy Theories Is Failing https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/youtube-conspiracy-theories_n_5d320f69e4b004b6adafbb99

History of Balloons and Ballooning (2017) http://www.airvectors.net/avbloon.html

Show HN: Realtime OS for Cortex-M0 Under 1K Bytes https://github.com/kahlonel/rt0s

Goto 2019 • Depression and Burnout: Jérôme Petazzoni https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m20KBFUuw-w

Contagion in Mass Killings and School Shootings (2015) https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0117259

Reactive and Component Frameworks for “Old Fart” Programmers https://blog.codesolvent.com/2019/08/reactive-and-component-frameworks-for.html

Habits Linked to a Long Life (Backed by Science) https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-habits-linked-to-a-long-life

Huawei and Google Were Working on New Smart Speaker Before Trump’s Ban https://www.theinformation.com/articles/huawei-and-google-were-working-on-new-smart-speaker-before-trumps-ban