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MLIR Primer: A Compiler Infrastructure for the End of Moore’s Law https://ai.google/research/pubs/pub48035

US city rejects $5.3M ransom demand and restores encrypted files from backup https://secalerts.co/article/city-knocks-back-ransom-demand-and-restores-files-from-backup/c785f0f3

Apple has copied some of the most popular apps in the App Store https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/05/how-apple-uses-its-app-store-copy-best-ideas/

Apple Music Web Client http://beta.music.apple.com/

PowerToys: Windows system utilities to maximize productivity https://github.com/Microsoft/PowerToys

In a small trial, drugs seemed to rejuvenate the body’s ‘epigenetic clock’ https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02638-w

EASA Insists on Testing Boeing 737 Max Itself Before Lifting Ban https://simpleflying.com/easa-737-max-test/

I wrote a self-hosting C compiler in 40 days (2015) https://www.sigbus.info/how-i-wrote-a-self-hosting-c-compiler-in-40-days

Psychological Characteristics of Romance Scam Victims https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/cyber.2016.0729

I Got More Data, My Model Is More Refined, but My Estimator Is Getting Worse [pdf] https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/timeseries06272012.pdf

A Philosopher Reviews Judea Pearl’s “The Book of Why” https://bostonreview.net/science-nature/tim-maudlin-why-world

Stegasuras: Neural Linguistic Steganography https://steganography.live/

Hive.co (YC S14) is hiring full-stack engineers in Kitchener, Canada https://www.hive.co/l/fs-dev-job-sept-2019

Software U2F Authenticator for macOS https://github.com/github/SoftU2F

What happens to Asian-American overachievers when the test-taking ends? (2011) http://nymag.com/news/features/asian-americans-2011-5/

The Synchronization of Periodic Routing Messages (1994) [pdf] https://www.icir.org/floyd/papers/sync_94.pdf

How social networks can be used to bias votes https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02616-2

SoundScape: An Interactive Music Visualizer and Beat Builder for the Web https://soundscape.world/

Understanding Recursion as an Absolute Beginner https://www.bigomega.dev/recursion

Show HN: MyPodium – An audio-only social network https://mypodium.net/

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (2013) https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

Enabling developers and organizations to use differential privacy https://developers.googleblog.com/2019/09/enabling-developers-and-organizations.html

Slack’s Shares Plunge After It Predicts a Larger Loss https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/technology/slack-earnings.html

The Work Diary of Parisa Tabriz, Google’s ‘Security Princess’ https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/business/parisa-tabriz-google-work-diary.html

Primitive Technology: Adobe wall (dry stacked) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzz36cvo88U

Windows File Manager re-released https://github.com/microsoft/winfile

Jeffrey Epstein’s Donations Create a Schism at M.I.T.’s Media Lab https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/business/media/mit-media-lab-jeffrey-epstein-joichi-ito.html

Apple Music Launches on the Web https://beta.music.apple.com/us/browse

Mystery surrounds lost German sea data station https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49592330

Google Feedback on TypeScript 3.5 https://github.com/microsoft/TypeScript/issues/33272

Restrict use of riot-control chemicals https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02594-5

Cloudflare-sync – Tool for using Cloudflare as a dynamic DNS provider https://github.com/mxplusb/cloudflare-sync

A hierarchy of software engineering discourse https://uvwx.github.io/hierarchy.html

The growing need for human robot-minders could juice the remote workforce https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-next-hot-job-pretending-to-be-a-robot-11567224001?mod=rsswn

Creating a Magical Videobooth for a Wedding https://www.jamesporter.me/2019/08/30/wedding-videobooth.html

A critique of the claim that passive investing is a bubble https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2019/09/debunking-the-silly-passive-is-a-bubble-myth/

Secushare: A decentralized, secure social network built on GNUnet https://secushare.org/

Saturn – Software Deobfuscation Framework Based on LLVM https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01752

Show HN: Rezi – Resumes for Large Companies https://rezi.io/

A Study of Riders’ Noise Exposure on Bay Area Rapid Transit Trains https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3042080/

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time https://phys.org/news/2019-09-exotic-physics-phenomenon.html

Should you buy your stock options when you quit? https://nealshyam.com/advice/2019/09/05/Should-You-Buy-Your-Stock-Options/

Monetary Policy Is the Root Cause of the Millennials’ Struggle https://www.cassandracapital.net/post/monetary-policy-is-the-root-cause-of-the-millennials-struggle

Statisticians want to abandon science’s standard measure of ‘significance’ https://www.sciencenews.org/article/statisticians-standard-measure-significance-p-values

Browser-Independent Bookmark Manager https://github.com/jarun/Buku

Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet alters gut bacteria and reduces Alzheimer’s risk https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190903120514.htm

Tmux-xpanes: tmux-based terminal divider https://github.com/greymd/tmux-xpanes

The Human Cost of Amazon’s Fast, Free Shipping https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/us/amazon-delivery-drivers-accidents.html

Dr. Donald Lindberg, who opened medical research to the world, has died https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/obituaries/dr-donald-lindberg-dead.html

Norton Commander (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_Commander

Pspg: Table-Aware Pager for PostgreSQL https://github.com/okbob/pspg

Google is a bald-faced IoT liar and its Nest pants are on fire https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-is-a-bald-faced-iot-liar-and-its-nest-pants-are-on-fire/

"Our cunning AI can defeat Google’s anti-bot tech", say uni boffins https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/04/recaptcha_robot_hack/

Trump Tweeted a Sensitive Photo. Internet Sleuths Decoded It https://www.wired.com/story/trump-tweeted-a-sensitive-photo-internet-sleuths-decoded-it/

A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/04/technology/artificial-intelligence-aristo-passed-test.html

SQL JOINs, Without the Venn Diagrams http://www.helenanderson.co.nz/sql-joins/

Intel to Launch Core I9-9900KS Next Month: 5 GHz on All Cores https://www.anandtech.com/show/14837/intel-core-i99900ks-5-ghz-on-all-cores-launches-next-month

AMD Ryzen 3000 Can’t Tell Time Properly So Its Benchmarks Are Skewed https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-clock-bug-benchmark-scores,6312.html

How is the internet still obsessed with Myers-Briggs? https://www.wired.co.uk/article/myers-briggs-test-internet-fans

UK Government’s Advice on Agile Delivery https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/agile-delivery

Show HN: The Ontology for the Call of Cthulhu Character Sheets https://github.com/acomagu/ccs

SpaceX didn’t move sat out of impending smash because it ’didn’t see ESA’s msgs’ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/04/spacex_we_didnt_get_esa_satellite_collision_messages/

GitHub goes off the Rails as Microsoft closes in https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/16/github_rails_microsoft/

Getting Started with Grafana Loki on Google Kubernetes Engine – Under 5 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QP7-1i7eh8

Vegetarians have 20% higher risk of suffering a stroke than meat eaters https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7426697/Vegetarians-higher-risk-stroke-meat-eaters.html

Show HN: Autobahn – automatic HN top stories in your terminal https://github.com/realrasengan/autobahn

How to acquire any language NOT learn it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=illApgaLgGA