HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-08-09
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Swap, swap, swap, and bad places to work http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2019/08/08/swap/

Big Pharma is using faux generics to keep drug prices high, critics say https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/big-pharma-is-using-faux-generics-to-keep-drug-prices-high-critics-say/

Personal Website for Programmers https://github.com/Naresh1318/Topaz

NY State alleges ExxonMobil knew risks of climate change and defrauded investors https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a28636123/exxonmobil-lawsuit-climage-change-new-york/

What’s the difference between statistics and machine learning? https://thestatsgeek.com/2019/08/08/whats-the-difference-between-statistics-and-machine-learning/

History of Clarus the Dogcow https://512pixels.net/dogcow/

Build Highly Available MySQL Applications Using Amazon Aurora Multi-Master https://aws.amazon.com/cn/blogs/database/building-highly-available-mysql-applications-using-amazon-aurora-mmsr/

Food is free if you know where to look https://fallingfruit.org/

’It’s crazy’: Chase forgiving all debt owed by its Canada credit card customers https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/chase-bank-amazon-visa-marriott-credit-card-debt-1.5239411

Living Off the Land in Linux https://gtfobins.github.io/

GitHub Actions now supports CI/CD, free for public repositories https://github.blog/2019-08-08-github-actions-now-supports-ci-cd/

How to Get into Farming with No Money (1980) https://smallfarmersjournal.com/how-to-get-into-farming-with-no-money/

How the new open-source typeface used by GitHub and Mozilla came to be https://www.figma.com/blog/the-birth-of-inter/

Svalbard is as close as you can get to a place with open borders https://www.thenation.com/article/svalbard-arctic-open-borders/

Uber Posts $5.2B Loss and Slowest Ever Growth Rate https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/technology/uber-earnings.html

Tesla motors make classic Ferraris go faster https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48956000

You’ve heard of “yes men”. Now learn about “no men” (2011) http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2011/10/25/no/

Uno Platform – Cross Platform .NET UI https://platform.uno/

The “Myths List” is a communication antipattern http://cachestocaches.com/2019/8/myths-list-antipattern/

Good sleep, good learning, good life http://super-memory.com/articles/sleep.htm

Show HN: JSON Pizza – Beautify your JSON quickly https://json.pizza

Show HN: I made a privacy-focused online journal https://gekri.com

Why Does the U.S. Army Own So Many Fossils? https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-does-the-army-own-dinosaurs

Subinterpreter Support for Python (2018) https://lwn.net/Articles/754162/

FCC Broadcast TV Transition https://www.fcc.gov/TVrescan

Old English Wikipedia (or at least I think it is) https://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C4%93afodtramet

CCleaner Installer Overrides Default Browser with Chromium Clone https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/17/beware-ccleaner-may-install-ccleaner-browser/

One job, many roles: The different skills needed to be a successful CTO https://madewithlove.be/one-job-many-roles-the-different-skills-needed-to-be-a-successful-cto/

Advice to my younger self: become allergic to the churn https://lambdaisland.com/blog/2019-08-07-advice-to-younger-self

Microsoft Contractors Are Listening to Some Skype Calls https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xweqbq/microsoft-contractors-listen-to-skype-calls

FBI wants to monitor Facebook and Instagram for domestic threats in real time http://lite.cnn.io/en/article/h_74d428788a4d60823f909ebe4c0d3bd8

Building a State of the Art Bacterial Classifier with Fast.ai and Paperspace https://blog.paperspace.com/building-a-state-of-the-art-bacterial-classifier-with-paperspace-gradient-and-fast-ai/

First modern coreboot server platform https://9esec.io/blog/first-modern-coreboot-server-platform/

Show HN: Retool Templates – Custom internal tools with drag-and-drop components https://retool.com/templates

Western Academia Helps Build China’s Automated Racism https://codastory.com/authoritarian-tech/western-academia-china-automated-racism/

Quantum Computing Through Quaternions (2008) [pdf] http://www.ejtp.com/articles/ejtpv5i19p1.pdf

Show HN: ortFolio, a minimal website template for image-based portfolios https://gitlab.com/oseph/ortfolio

Personality Tests – Using Pop Science to Build the Perfect Workforce https://thewalrus.ca/the-trouble-with-using-personality-tests-for-hiring/

A Photographer Caught the Moment a Meteor Exploded onto Jupiter on Video https://interestingengineering.com/a-photographer-caught-the-moment-a-meteor-exploded-onto-jupiter-on-video

Smarking (YC W15) is hiring a Back end Engineer ($10K referral bonus) https://jobs.lever.co/smarking/65be7a6c-bb60-44a9-9a49-c425f322da3f

MoviePass Changed Users’ Passwords on Purpose So They Couldn’t Use the Service https://www.slashfilm.com/moviepass-scandal/

What Linux Journal’s Resurrection Taught Me about the FOSS Community https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/what-linux-journals-resurrection-taught-me-about-foss-community

Loops in Python – Comparison and Performance https://www.blog.duomly.com/loops-in-python-comparison-and-performance/

Show HN: HashPlane Attack Map https://map.hashplane.com/

The Past, Present and Future of Competitive Magic The Gathering https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/the-past-present-and-future-of-competitive-magic/

July Matched, and Maybe Broke, Record for the Hottest Month Since Analysis Began https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/july-matched-and-maybe-broke-record-hottest-month-analysis-began

Show HN: Use Julia Functions as PyTorch Operators https://github.com/bwasti/torch_julia

Rust + WebAssembly - Working with API Requests in Smithy v0.0.6 https://medium.com/@robert.balicki_2494/working-with-api-requests-in-smithy-v0-0-6-b555feb40914

ArXiv Is Down https://arxiv.org/

Wind-down of stem-cell institute leaves a void https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02346-5

Blender 2.8: New features and improvements [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyxWDHy4ppY

Visual Studio Code July 2019 Update https://code.visualstudio.com/updates/v1_37

IPCC Special Report – Climate Change and Land https://www.ipcc.ch/report/srccl/

Revealed: How Monsanto’s ’Intelligence Center’ Targeted Journalists & Activists https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/07/monsanto-fusion-center-journalists-roundup-neil-young

The Argument Against Quantum Computers by Gil Kalai [pdf] https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.02499

A protein in your brain behaves like a virus, infecting your cells with memories https://massivesci.com/articles/arc-protein-mind-control-memory-brains-shepherd-utah-tedmed-alzheimers/

In Ecuador, Political Actors Must Step Away From Ola Bini’s Case https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/ecuador-political-actors-must-step-away-ola-binis-case

The U.S. Army Plans to Field the Most Powerful Laser Weapon Yet https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a28636854/powerful-laser-weapon/

Google Employees Should Be “Pissed Off” Their Leadership Is Misleading Congress https://twitter.com/randfish/status/1159174025949564928

’Brief radiation spike’ after rocket engine blast in northern Russia https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49275577

Google search isn’t showing new content due to indexing issues https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20793992/google-search-indexing-issues-content-results

To rein in global warming, healthy forests and sustainable diets are key, U.N https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-08-08/ipcc-land-use-global-warming

Toronto tech is growing but relying on outside talent https://blog.brainstation.io/5-things-we-learned-about-torontos-tech-boom/

Apple to provide iPhones with ssh, root shell & debugger to security researchers https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/8/20756629/apple-iphone-security-research-device-program-vulnerabilities

Neural Implant Sends Camera Feed into Blind People’s Brains https://futurism.com/wired-camera-directly-brains-blind-people

Show HN: Flat Color Generator https://github.com/vasanthv/flat-color-generator

How Can AMD EPYC “Rome” 7002 Series Be Even Better? Open-Source BIOS / Coreboot https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=AMD-EPYC-Coreboot-Open-Austin

Fast, Cheap, Global Serverless React Apps on AWS https://serverless.com/blog/react-apps-with-serverless-components/

Show HN: Grateful Place, a community for growing resilience, peace, and joy https://gratefulplace.com/

ExxonMobil sued for defrauding investors by misrepresenting climate change https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a28636123/exxonmobil-lawsuit-climage-change-new-york/

Excluding Huawei from UK’s 5G will harm security, MPs warn https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/07/19/excluding_huawei_from_5g_will_harm_security_mps_warn/

Some new cars at risk of theft by exploiting weaknesses in keyless entry systems https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49273028

Google Pays Its DeepMind Tech Professionals a Huge Salary https://insights.dice.com/2019/08/08/google-deepmind-professionals-salary/

Denver City Council Ends Private Prison Firms’ Contracts https://theintercept.com/2019/08/08/private-prisons-contract-denver/

New IPCC Report Shows How Our Abuse of Land Drives Climate Change https://www.wired.com/story/ipcc-land-report

Microsoft admits contractors can listen to Skype calls via translation function https://techerati.com/news-hub/microsoft-admits-contractors-can-listen-to-some-skype-calls-via-translation-function/

As Scotland’s ‘Trainspotting’ Generation Ages, the Dead Pile Up https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/world/europe/scotland-heroin-deaths.html

Kontena Lens 1.0 – The Ultimate Dashboard for Kubernetes https://blog.kontena.io/kontena-lens-released/

US government warns of Iranian threats to commercial shipping https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/07/politics/us-warns-of-iranian-threats-to-shipping/

AMD EPYC 7502 and EPYC 7742 Linux Performance Benchmarks https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-epyc-7502-7742&num=1

Astronomers discover vast ancient galaxies https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uot-alt080419.php

CBP’s Social Media Surveillance Poses Risks to Free Speech and Privacy Rights https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/deep-dive-cbps-social-media-surveillance-poses-risks-free-speech-and-privacy

Grubhub made websites for many restaurants, sometimes without owners’ knowledge https://www.businessinsider.com/grubhub-registered-23000-domains-sometimes-without-owners-knowledge-2019-6

U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to argue women’s national team isn’t underpaid https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/07/us-soccer-lobbyists-womens-national-team-not-underpaid-1452331

GitHub Actions now supports CI/CD, free for public repositories https://github.blog/2019-08-08-github-actions-now-supports-ci-cd/