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One City Saved $5M by Routing School Buses with an Algorithm https://www.routefifty.com/tech-data/2019/08/boston-school-bus-routes/159113/

Arrived – a new model of home ownership https://arrivedhomes.com/

Why has examine.com disappeared from search results? https://examine.com/nutrition/google-update-july-2019/

The hypersane are among us, if only we are prepared to look https://aeon.co/ideas/the-hypersane-are-among-us-if-only-we-are-prepared-to-look

The fungus that devastates the Cavendish banana has now arrived in Latin America https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/banana-fungus-latin-america-threatening-future/

The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company (1960) https://gizmodo.com/the-hp-way-how-bill-hewlett-and-i-built-our-company-5634378

Bad Language: a Lisp-looking language with interpreter, compiles to JavaScript https://github.com/mcapodici/badlanguage

Paternity Leave Was Crucial After the Birth of My Child https://parenting.nytimes.com/work-money/alexis-ohanian-paternity-leave

Black Beekeepers Are Transforming Detroit’s Vacant Lots into Bee Farms (2018) https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/detroit-hives-honeybees_n_5a6cfc9ee4b0ddb658c7019c

Scaling NSQ to 750B Messages (2016) https://segment.com/blog/scaling-nsq/

Finding Amelia Earhart’s Plane Seemed Impossible – Then Came a Startling Clue https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/science/amelia-earhart-search-robert-ballard.html

Ear Speakers – Research, Design, and Evolution https://www.valvesoftware.com/en/index/deep-dive/ear-speakers

Human Interest (YC S15) raises $15M Series B and is hiring product, data, and more https://boards.greenhouse.io/humaninterest/

On Language and Humanity: In Conversation with Noam Chomsky https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/noam-chomsky-interview/

How to chain multiple functions in JavaScript properly with async/await https://nikodunk.com/how-to-chain-functions-with-await-async/

Mac OS Adds Early Support for VirtIO, QEMU https://passthroughpo.st/mac-os-adds-early-support-for-virtio-qemu/

Laws of Locality: Where in your UI you should put certain controls https://learnui.design/blog/the-3-laws-of-locality.html

“Angels” that aren’t actually angels, and the problems that poses https://blog.ycombinator.com/angels-angels-and-vcs/

Code Is Not Literature (2014) http://www.gigamonkeys.com/code-reading/

A Fullstack Todo List Built Using Go/Gin/Postgres/React Stack https://github.com/el10savio/TODO-Fullstack-App-Go-Gin-Postgres-React

Dollar vans, NYC’s other transit system https://queenseagle.com/all/dollar-van-transit-system

Visualizing Transformer Language Models: Illustrated GPT-2 https://jalammar.github.io/illustrated-gpt2/

Characterizing the Performance Impact of AMP https://blog.apnic.net/2019/08/08/amp-up-your-mobile-web-experience/

Where did the melody go? (2017) https://www.keyboardmag.com/kb-blog/1219

The Rule of Seven: how to overload the brain of a programmer for no good reason http://www.javiercasas.com/articles/rule-of-seven/

I quit my job today to make video games full time https://imgur.com/gallery/CVq5bO8

Why GNU/Linux Viruses Are Fairly Uncommon https://www.gnu.org/fun/jokes/evilmalware.html

Loot boxes a matter of “life or death,” says researcher https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-08-loot-boxes-a-matter-of-life-or-death

Texas Startup Claims Biggest Advance in Electric Motor Designs in over 100 Years https://jalopnik.com/a-texas-startup-claims-to-have-made-the-biggest-advance-1837173127

If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill on the Web https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/apple-card-with-lost-misplaced-or-stolen-iphone

20th anniversary of José Bové’s ’attack’ on a McDonald’s in rural France https://twitter.com/obrien/status/1160852592840368128

While Nestle extracts millions of liters, residents lack drinking water https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/oct/04/ontario-six-nations-nestle-running-water

OpenCensus Web: A tool to trace and monitor user-perceived performance https://opensource.googleblog.com/2019/08/opencensus-web-unlocking-full-end-to.html

Why Are We All Paying a Tax to Credit Card Companies? https://theweek.com/articles-amp/850232/why-are-all-paying-tax-credit-card-companies

Coloring Hyper-Realistic Art with AI [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0VF0VudUEw

Lorem Picsum, death by a million pixel-gigabits https://dmarby.se/blog/lorem-picsum/

View Hacker News top stories for the last week/month/year (via Algolia search) https://hn.algolia.com/?sort=byPopularity&prefix&page=0&dateRange=pastWeek&type=all

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2018 https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/reporting-state-climate-2018

Bootstrapping to $150k in revenue - without a landing page https://salesforfounders.com/podcast/

Translating and Interpreting Chinese Philosophy https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/chinese-translate-interpret/

Google, Apple, Microsoft reportedly ignoring pleas to add rail crossings to maps https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/12/20802036/google-apple-microsoft-map-rail-crossing-ntsb

Nissan Motor’s Lawsuit Against Us https://www.nissan.com/

Navy Reverting Destroyers to Physical Throttles, Rejecting Touchscreen Controls https://news.usni.org/2019/08/09/navy-reverting-ddgs-back-to-physical-throttles-after-fleet-rejects-touchscreen-controls

Terse Linux HowTo (2006) http://taviso.decsystem.org/terse.html

Mc.js: A Minecraft clone built entirely with JavaScript https://github.com/ian13456/mc.js

Managing Developers: Understanding Work Styles and Individual Needs https://www.7pace.com/blog/managing-developers-work-styles

10k+ firearms have been bought by New Zealand’s government in less than a month https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/12/new-zealand-gun-buyback-10000-firearms-returned-after-christchurch-attack

Rust Async/Await – The Challenges Besides Syntax – Cancellation https://gist.github.com/Matthias247/ffc0f189742abf6aa41a226fe07398a8

Introducing Coil: a Kotlin-first image loading library on Android https://tech.instacart.com/introducing-coil-kotlin-first-image-loading-on-android-f0fdc7a2a99e

Super Energy-Dense KeraCel Solid-State Batteries Attract Investor https://insideevs.com/news/364380/keracel-solid-state-batteries-attracted-japanese-investor/

Pandora’s Flask: Monitoring a Python Web App with Prometheus https://www.metricfire.com/prometheus-tutorials/monitoring-python-web-app

Fantastic Front-End Performance Tricks and Why We Do Them https://buttercms.com/blog/front-end-performance-optimization-techniques

Unhappy customer asked to sign legal agreement not to write a bad review https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/renovation-nda-ottawa-general-contractors-1.5238713

Nuclear Reactor for Mars Outpost Could Be Ready to Fly by 2022 https://www.space.com/nuclear-reactor-for-mars-outpost-2022.html

Show HN: Understand the Internet by Building It in a VM (MOOC) https://edx.org/course/ilabx-the-internet-masterclass

Show HN: Every shortcut for designers, developers and writers in one place https://shortcuts.design/

Understand container – a book about container internal https://leanpub.com/understand-container/

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Volume I Chapter 22: Algebra http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_22.html

Trillian: A transparent, scalable and cryptographically verifiable data store https://github.com/google/trillian

U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/world/europe/russia-nuclear-accident-putin.html

Building an infinitely scalable cloud host for less than $5/mo https://dev.to/levinunnink/building-an-infinitely-scalable-cloud-host-for-less-than-5-mo-1nkl

Akaunting: A web-based accounting system https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/795771/73d501fdc7d2b482/

NetNewsWire 5.0 RSS reader for macOS launches in beta https://9to5mac.com/2019/08/12/netnewswire-5-0-rss-reader-for-macos/

Trump Administration Weakens Protections for Endangered Species https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/climate/endangered-species-act-changes.html

Open-Sourced Blueprints for Civilization https://www.ted.com/talks/marcin_jakubowski

Russian nuclear-powered cruise missile blows up, creating “mini-Chernobyl” https://arstechnica.com/?p=1550363

Owls discover and get rid of a hidden camera which tracks their movements https://twitter.com/MacyThornhill/status/1159829410091896833

Tech giants reportedly ignoring safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/12/20802036/google-apple-microsoft-map-rail-crossing-ntsb

Hong Kong Airport shuts down as protesters take over https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1474188-20190812.htm

Guide to the Python Print Function https://realpython.com/python-print/

Language Design Is Not Just Solving Puzzles (2006) https://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=147358

Electric vehicles can reduce Colorado’s emissions more than anything else https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/8/12/20801602/colorado-electric-vehicles-2019-renewable-energy

Huawei HarmonyOS Source Code https://github.com/Awesome-HarmonyOS/HarmonyOS

The next generation of entrepreneurs. They’re all over 65 https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614076/next-generation-entrepreneurs-senior-planet/

OpenAudible – desktop application for downloading&managing Audible audiobooks https://github.com/openaudible/openaudible

Xfce 4.14 released after 4 years of work https://www.xfce.org/about/news/?post=1565568000

Designer Behind Instagram Logo Made an Exact Working Replica of Apollo 11 Camera https://www.wired.com/story/a-photographer-made-a-working-replica-of-nasas-moon-camera/

Rutgers Releases Report on How Cultural Factors Affect Chinese Americans’ Health https://www.newswise.com/articles/confirm/716956#.XVGBJyof2nU

US Senator says wireless carriers are helping Trump build ’surveillance state’ https://www.tomsguide.com/news/us-senator-says-wireless-carriers-helping-trump-build-surveillance-state

The US Navy says no to touchscreens–maybe automakers should too https://arstechnica.com/cars/2019/08/the-us-navy-says-no-to-touchscreens-maybe-automakers-should-too/

How to Listen to Classical Music: Motifs and Seeds [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5SkqX8vo2s

Rocket mystery: What weapon was Russia testing in Arctic? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49319160

Why Conspiracy Theorists Will Never Believe the ‘Official’ Epstein Story https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/08/epstein-suicide-conspiracies/595906/

Trump Has Succeeded. Now Lots of Chinese People Are Buying Huawei Phones https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/opinion/china-trade-huawei.html