HN:Live JSON revision - 2019-09-01
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Firefox has lots of room to improve if it wants to beat Chrome https://www.snazz.xyz/programming/2019/08/30/firefox.html

TSV Utilities: Command line tools for large, tabular data files https://github.com/eBay/tsv-utils

I find journaling indispensable https://jborichevskiy.com/posts/journaling/

Cue – A language for defining, generating, and validating data https://cuelang.org

Modern microprocessor built from complementary carbon nanotube transistors https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1493-8

What Is Zoned Storage and the Zoned Storage Initiative? https://blog.westerndigital.com/what-is-zoned-storage-initiative/

Lumen: An alternative BEAM implementation, designed for WebAssembly https://github.com/lumen/lumen

Crowdsourced archaeology shows human influence on Earth for thousands of years https://phys.org/news/2019-08-crowdsourced-archaeology-humans-earth-thousands.html

Simple Python Package to Extract Deep Learning Features https://chsasank.github.io/deep-learning-image-features.html

Vector: Rust open-source util to collect, transform,route logs,metrics,events https://vector.dev/

Making Web-Workers Async Iterables https://github.com/jfet97/aww

Understanding GCC Builtins to Develop Better Tools [pdf] https://www.manuelrigger.at/papers/GCCBuiltins-ESECFSE19-preprint.pdf

AutoOut: Automated Outlier Detection and Treatment Tool https://github.com/MateLabs/AutoOut

Why Is Customer Service So Bad? Because It’s Profitable https://hbr.org/2019/02/why-is-customer-service-so-bad-because-its-profitable

The design of littlefs: A fail-safe filesystem designed for microcontrollers https://github.com/ARMmbed/littlefs/blob/master/DESIGN.md

Border agents are checking social media, but we still don’t know how closely https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/31/20837448/social-media-dhs-cbp-surveillance-us-border-ismail-ajjawi-harvard

The pitfall of using PostgreSQL advisory locks with Go’s DB connection pool https://engineering.qubecinema.com/2019/08/26/unlocking-advisory-locks.html

I Built a $7K/Month WordPress Plugin Because I Needed the Product https://www.starterstory.com/build-profitable-wordpress-plugin-from-scratch

Understanding SAT by Implementing a Simple SAT Solver in Python (2014) https://sahandsaba.com/understanding-sat-by-implementing-a-simple-sat-solver-in-python.html

Dropbox no longer follows symlinks to items outside of your Dropbox account https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/symlinks

‘We cannot make a living’: SF cabdrivers’ debts mount amid Uber, Lyft battle https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/We-cannot-make-a-living-SF-cabdrivers-14371923.php

NetNewsWire 5.0 RSS Reader Rebuilt from Scratch, Now Free and Open Source https://wptavern.com/netnewswire-5-0-rss-reader-rebuilt-from-scratch-now-free-and-open-source

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Has Been Assembled for the First Time https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/nasa-s-james-webb-space-telescope-has-been-assembled-for-the-first-time

Idaho artifacts show humans came to North America via a water route, not land https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/30/us/idaho-artifacts-coopers-ferry-trnd/index.html

Let’s Build a Web Server, Part 3 https://ruslanspivak.com/lsbaws-part3/

Google is ramping up its efforts to make replace SMS with RCS https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-android-rcs-messaging

Analysis of the Nahid-1/Safir launch failure satellite image https://github.com/cbassa/satellite_analysis/blob/master/nahid1_launch_failure_analysis.ipynb

AWS EC2/RDS Outage in us-east-1 https://status.aws.amazon.com/?date=2019-08-31

Safeside: A project to understand and mitigate software-observable side-channels https://github.com/google/safeside

New York City’s First Skateboarding Superstar https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/29/magazine/tyshawn-jones.html

Brazil’s leading payment processor begins accepting Bitcoin https://decrypt.co/8841/brazil-cielo-payment-processor-pos-bitcoin

Glittering loneliness – Philip Larkin and his parents https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/philip-larkin-letters-home-jenkins/

Atomwise (YC W15) Is Hiring a Senior Software Engineer http://www.atomwise.com/jobs/senior-software-engineer-cloud-2/

What to do once you admit that decentralization never seems to work (2018) https://hackernoon.com/decentralizing-everything-never-seems-to-work-2bb0461bd168

Why Shame Stifles Creativity and How to Unwrap the Gift of Curiosity https://medium.com/swlh/how-shames-stifles-curiosity-dee65e1aa65a

Better Metal. How to make steel without coal. [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pYNzxorJs0

Ring’s Ukraine arm appears to be working on facial recognition technology https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolenguyen/amazon-ring-facial-recognition-ukraine

Lihkg, forum used by most Hong Kong protesters, under DDoS attack https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1477922-20190831.htm

Biohacker Explains Why He Turned His Leg into a Hotspot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjUxmezRHhU

DEA agents conduct surprise searches of Amtrak passengers https://theintercept.com/2019/08/31/dea-amtrak-passenger-search-albuquerque/

Show HN: Conway’s Game of Life in 10 Programming Languages https://github.com/rusini/life10

Show HN: Online IPTV M3U Playlist Editor https://m3u-editor.com

US spy sattelite image tweeted by Trump and then analysed by astronomer https://mobile.twitter.com/cgbassa/status/1167578706379988992

Show HN: New version released 1.1 – Full featured Vue file upload component https://safrazik.github.io/vue-file-agent/

The Future of Capitalism and the Utopia That Never Was https://promarket.org/the-future-of-capitalism-and-the-utopia-that-never-was/

Congress Must Roll Back Trump’s Tariff Authority https://reason.com/2019/08/30/congress-must-roll-back-trumps-tariff-authority/

Twitter 2FA: removing phone number disables all 2FA methods https://twitter.com/levelsio/status/1167704337801306112

1979 Computer Store Manager Predicts Future [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNT1L3jGjbA

Show HN: ReactiveSearch 3.0 – ElasticSearch UI Components https://opensource.appbase.io/reactivesearch/

China’s Lunar Rover Has Found Something Weird on the Far Side of the Moon https://www.space.com/china-far-side-moon-rover-strange-substance.html

DeOldify by citnaj passed off without attribution at CVPR by IIT Jodhpur student https://twitter.com/citnaj/status/1167674349916176384

Lumen: An alternative BEAM implementation, designed for WebAssembly https://github.com/lumen/lumen

Make Writing End to End Tests Child’s Play with Puppeteer and Jest https://blog.theodo.com/2019/08/make-writing-end-to-end-tests-childs-play-with-puppeteer-and-jest/

Civilisational collapse has a bright past – but a dark future https://aeon.co/ideas/civilisational-collapse-has-a-bright-past-but-a-dark-future

iOS 13’s beta split is down to Trump’s threatened tariffs, not missed features https://medium.com/@charlesarthur/ios-13s-beta-split-is-down-to-trump-s-threatened-tariffs-not-missed-features-667ff8e41b0e

Nushell – a modern shell written in Rust https://github.com/nushell/nushell

Apple to Deprecate Scripting Languages in Future Versions of macOS https://tidbits.com/2019/06/25/apple-to-deprecate-scripting-languages-in-future-versions-of-macos/

Facebook scans system libraries on Android and uploads them to their server https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1167463054709334017?s=12

Huawei Open Source Platform and the HarmonyOS OpenArkCompiler Project https://code.opensource.huaweicloud.com/HarmonyOS/OpenArkCompiler/home

Claude: Common Lisp Library Audience Expansion Toolkit [pdf] https://www.nicklevine.org/claude/paper.pdf