HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-08-06
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The Linux kernel’s inability to gracefully handle low memory pressure https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/8/4/15

Europe is edging towards making post-car cities a reality https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/08/01/streets-ahead

Roblox hits 100M monthly active users, bigger than Minecraft https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/04/roblox-hits-100-million-monthly-active-users/

Death Note: L, Anonymity and Eluding Entropy (2017) https://www.gwern.net/Death-Note-Anonymity

Unshaky – Tries to address double key press issue on Apple’s butterfly keyboard https://github.com/aahung/Unshaky

Scale (YC S16) Raises $100M from Accel and Founders Fund at $1B Valuation https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-05/scale-ai-is-silicon-valley-s-latest-unicorn

Social share buttons that don’t allow the social sites to track your users https://github.com/panzi/SocialSharePrivacy

How to get your first ten customers (2013) http://danshipper.com/nothing-happens-until-the-sale-is-made

Administration Using the Full Power of the Surveillance State on Whistleblowers https://theintercept.com/2019/08/04/whistleblowers-surveillance-fbi-trump/

Frolicsome Engines: The Long Prehistory of Artificial Intelligence (2016) https://publicdomainreview.org/2016/05/04/frolicsome-engines-the-long-prehistory-of-artificial-intelligence

The Fed is getting into the Real-Time payments business https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/05/investing/fed-real-time-payments/index.html

SpaceX Smallsat Rideshare Program https://www.spacex.com/smallsat

Climate change made European heatwave up to 3°C hotter https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02384-z

How Biotech Startup Funding Will Change in the Next 10 Years https://blog.ycombinator.com/how-biotech-startup-funding-will-change-in-the-next-10-years/

Nutrient deficiencies in rice grown under higher carbon dioxide https://phys.org/news/2019-07-nutrient-deficiencies-rice-grown-higher.html

How I finally won my name from domain resellers after nine years of waiting https://jerryalex.com/how-i-finally-won-my-name-from-domain-squatters-after-9-years-of-waiting/

Picking the FB50 smart lock https://icyphox.sh/blog/fb50/

Spin found in clinical trial abstracts in top psychology and psychiatry journals https://sciencebeta.com/spin-psychiatry-journals/

Let’s Build a Video Card https://eater.net/vga

How Hot Was July? Hotter Than Ever, Global Data Shows https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/climate/july-hottest-month-climate.html

Tim Berners-Lee’s new decentralisation project: Social Linked data(Solid) https://solid.inrupt.com/how-it-works

Zeus (YC S11) Is Hiring a VP of Engineering https://jobs.lever.co/zeus/51cba707-0bc1-43a9-aff8-2f4e0e03538a

Safecracking for the computer scientist (2004) [pdf] https://www.mattblaze.org/papers/safelocks.pdf

Non-line-of-sight imaging using phasor-field virtual wave optics https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1461-3

From Sketch to Equation https://jtguibas.github.io/sketch2math/

Curiosities of Biological Nomenclature https://www.curioustaxonomy.net

Libraries are fighting to preserve your right to borrow e-books https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/02/opinions/libraries-fight-publishers-over-e-books-west/index.html

There is no evil like reCAPTCHA https://thestoic.me/there-is-no-evil-like-recaptcha

Major Update of Vector Class Library https://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=1013

Google’s Call Screen is a new way to thwart telemarketers (2018) https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/google-trick-telemarketers-call-screen.html

Switching from Common Lisp to Julia (2017) https://tamaspapp.eu/post/common-lisp-to-julia/

The Crashed Israeli Lunar Lander Spilled Thousands of Tardigrades on the Moon https://www.wired.com/story/a-crashed-israeli-lunar-lander-spilled-tardigrades-on-the-moon/

His mission: Meet 10k people, one at a time, for an hour at a time https://www.inquirer.com/news/rob-lawless-robs10kfriends-20190731.html

Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59nmkx/google-employee-alleges-discrimination-against-pregnant-women-in-viral-memo

Mental Models Box – A collection of models useful in everyday life https://www.mentalmodelsbox.com/

Docker Hub Is Down https://www.dockerheart.com

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo finally cut ties with prominent plastic lobbying group https://therising.co/2019/08/05/coca-cola-pepsico-finally-cut-ties-with-plastic-lobbying-group/

Show HN: Everything asked – organized recaps of ’ask me anything’ interviews https://everythingasked.com

Senators demand Google make contractors full-time employees after 6 months https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/05/senators-demand-google-make-contractors-full-time-employees.html

I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here Is Why [pdf] https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6240022-I-m-Not-Returning-to-Google-After-Maternity.html#document/p1

DM48 Digital Chromatic Harmonica https://www.lekholminstruments.com/

Ryan Dahl. Deno, a New Way to JavaScript https://youtube.com/watch?v=z6JRlx5NC9E

Show HN: H1-B problems? Check your eligibility to move to Canada http://www.emigro.ca/en-ca/expressEntryAssessment

Stephanie Kwolek, the woman who gave us bulletproof vests and yoga pants https://massivesci.com/articles/stephanie-kwolek-spandex-kevlar-dupont-science-hero/

Is Amazon taking revenge on the Seattle socialist who took on the retail giant? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/05/amazon-seattle-councilwoman-kshama-sawant-re-election-bid

How do you solve a problem like 8chan? – POLITICO https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/05/8chan-donald-trump-shootings-1635690

Show HN: Rget verify GitHub releases against a public recorded cryptographic log https://merklecounty.substack.com/p/rget-a-secure-download-user-story

Vineyard of Silicon Valley VC hit with $4m in penalties after bulldozing wetland https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/9858279-181/vineyard-of-silicon-valley-investor?sba=AAS

Encrypted Training with PyTorch and PySyft on MNIST https://blog.openmined.org/encrypted-training-on-mnist/

It took a century to create the weekend–and only a decade to undo it https://qz.com/969245/it-took-a-century-to-create-the-weekend-and-only-a-decade-to-undo-it/

Big Tech Controls Many Major Open-Source Projects. Is That a Problem? https://insights.dice.com/2019/08/05/open-source-google-microsoft-apple-github/

Show HN: I wrote an introduction to Random Forest using Tesla stock prices https://medium.com/uncanny-recursions/an-introduction-to-random-forest-using-tesla-stock-prices-7a2e25778c7c

Ibera is gutting Travis CI just a few weeks after acquiring it https://twitter.com/carmatrocity/status/1098538649908666368

Curated List of Free Online Programming and Computer Science Courses https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/free-programming-courses-august-2019/

Dow plunges more than 950 points after China devalues its currency https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/05/investing/dow-stock-market-today/index.html

Msnbc systemically reports wrong poll numbers in their graphs https://jacobinmag.com/2019/08/msnbc-poll-bernie-sanders-presidential-campaign

A conversation with Popehat about a billboard, free speech, and the Constitution https://abovethelaw.com/2019/08/should-the-north-carolina-gun-store-billboard-targeting-the-squad-be-unconstitutional/

The strange and surprisingly intense world of Wii Sports speedrunners https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/5/20750161/wii-sports-speedrunning-nintendo

Xkcd #2185: Disappearing Sunday Update https://xkcd.com/2185/

How Australia’s Gun Control Experiment Worked (2018) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWZcOWAIcPw

How to get 30k Hacker News visitors to your website https://marketingexamples.com/content/drive-traffic-from-hacker-news

Shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options https://news.ncsu.edu/2019/08/impact-of-e-scooters/

Hacker News is partially blocked in China now https://zh.greatfire.org/news.ycombinator.com

Malware Targets U.S. Utilities, Phishing Impersonating Engineer Licensing Boards https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/lookback-malware-targets-united-states-utilities-sector-phishing-attacks