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Reverse engineering a custom CPU from a single program https://www.robertxiao.ca/hacking/dsctf-2019-cpu-adventure-unknown-cpu-reversing/

Google Chrome Keystone is modifying /var symlink on non SIP Macs causing k-panic https://mrmacintosh.com/google-chrome-keystone-is-modifying-var-symlink-on-non-sip-macs-causing-boot-issues/

OSSU: A path to a free self-taught education in computer science https://github.com/ossu/computer-science

Scale AI is hiring engineers to accelerate the development of AI https://scale.com/careers

The Most Misused SSN of All Time https://www.ssa.gov/history/ssn/misused.html

On Polysemous Mathematical Illustration [video] https://icerm.brown.edu/video_archive/?play=2034

Prashanth Chandrasekar Replacing Joel Spolsky as Stack Overflow CEO https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/09/24/announcing-stack-overflows-new-ceo-prashanth-chandrasekar?

Woman who mistook wasabi for avocado hospitalized with ’broken heart syndrome’ https://casereports.bmj.com/content/12/9/e230065.full

Amazon launches Amazon Care, a virtual medical clinic for employees https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/24/amazon-launches-employee-health-clinic-amazon-care.html

We are clueless about how long things should take http://kyleprifogle.com/dear-startup/

In Russia’s Space Graveyard, Locals Scavenge Fallen Spacecraft (2018) http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/06/07/in-russia-spacecraft-land-in-your-backyard/

Talos: OS for Kubernetes https://www.talos-systems.com/

In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/business/liberal-arts-stem-salaries.html

Brain research on boys’ preference for video games and girls’ for social media https://www.wsj.com/articles/girls-vs-boys-brain-differences-might-explain-tech-behaviors-11569317402

El-Kurru’s Carved Graffiti Reveal Another Side of Ancient Nubia https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-kush-graffiti-tombs-temple

MegaBots calls it a day, puts fighting robot up for sale on eBay https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/24/megabots-calls-it-a-day-puts-fighting-robot-up-for-sale-on-ebay/

Google wins privacy case: ‘Right to be forgotten’ applies only in EU https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-09-24/google-european-union-right-to-be-forgotten

“China’s Tesla” NIO slashes thousands of jobs as losses mount https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/China-s-Tesla-NIO-slashes-thousands-of-jobs-as-losses-mount

First Librem 5 Smartphones Are Shipping https://puri.sm/posts/first-librem-5-smartphones-are-shipping/

Facebook to acquire CTRL-Labs, a startup for controlling computers with the mind https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-23/facebook-to-buy-startup-for-controlling-computers-with-your-mind

SEC Charges Comscore Inc. and Former CEO with Accounting and Disclosure Fraud https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-186

SDKs: A Loophole That Turns Your Apps into Spies https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/opinion/facebook-google-apps-data.html

Adblock Radio: An adblocker for live radio streams and podcasts https://github.com/adblockradio/adblockradio

The news industry was complicit in the opioid crisis https://www.cjr.org/opinion/opioids-news-prescription-doctor.php

Voidcall – Making of 13kb JavaScript RTS Game https://phoboslab.org/log/2019/09/voidcall-making-of

In Pittsburgh, a Bookstore Where ‘Freewheeling Curiosity’ Reigns https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/18/books/amazing-books-pittsburgh-bookstore.html

NA62 spots two potential instances of rare particle decay https://home.cern/news/news/physics/na62-spots-two-potential-instances-rare-particle-decay

Mysterious Avid Issue Knocks Out Mac Pro Workstations Across Hollywood https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/avid-mac-pro-corrupted-hollywood-1203347033/

How did MS-DOS decide on two seconds to keep the floppy disk cache valid? https://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20190924-00/?p=102915

Declaratively implementing CPOs (customization point objects) https://brevzin.github.io/c++/2019/09/23/declarative-cpos/

Elderly woman didn’t realize her kitchen painting was worth $6M https://www.theblaze.com/news/elderly-woman-had-a-739-year-old-painting-hanging-in-her-kitchen

Mistakes Are Embarrassing the Publishing Industry https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/22/business/publishing-books-errors.html

“Did You Eat the Whole Cake?” On Learning Estonian https://deepbaltic.com/2019/09/12/did-you-eat-the-whole-cake-on-learning-estonian/

Ofcom Investigates China Global Television Network over Coverage of HK Protests https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/sep/23/ofcom-investigates-cgtn-over-coverage-of-hong-kong-protests-china

Yahoo Customer Data Security Breach Litigation Settlement https://yahoodatabreachsettlement.com/

The Weather Record: Weather Collectors and Prognosticators https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/weather-record

Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals https://sivers.org/dj

Arrests in a String of High-Profile Old Master Forgeries https://news.artnet.com/art-world/arrests-old-master-forgery-scandal-1649779

Juiced.gs announces Apple II-powered cryptocurrency https://juiced.gs/2019/04/juicybits-cryptocurrency/

Thumbor – open-source on-demand image cropping, resizing and filters http://thumbor.org/

The 64 Milliseconds Manifesto https://64.ms/

Anti-Vaccine Sentiment Took Hold in the United States https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/health/anti-vaccination-movement-us.html

Attacking Default Installs of Helm on Kubernetes https://blog.ropnop.com/attacking-default-installs-of-helm-on-kubernetes/

Which European Companies Are Working in Xinjiang? – ChinaFile http://www.chinafile.com/reporting-opinion/features/which-european-companies-are-working-xinjiang

Canoo’s first subscription-only EV is a refreshing rethink of the VW Microbus https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/24/20882538/canoo-evelozcity-ev-subsicrption-electric-vehicle

I quit social media and now I want a cigarette https://hadalin.me/blog/i-quit-social-media-and-now-i-want-a-cigarette

3D-Printed Extension for Extreme Macro Photography with Lens Electronic Control https://hackaday.com/2019/08/09/3d-printed-extension-for-extreme-macro-photography-includes-lens-electronic-control/

SF residents buy boulders, place them on sidewalk to thwart homeless tents https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/SF-residents-buy-boulders-place-them-on-sidewalk-14464233.php

Exploiting Tinder to get paid features for free https://softwareontheroad.com/reversing-tinder-api-with-nodejs/

’No Religion’ Officially Overtakes Christianity in New Zealand Census Stats https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/no-religion-officially-overtakes-christianity-in-new-zealand-census-stats

Good writing is lean, clean, and easy to read https://medium.com/swlh/write-to-express-not-to-impress-465d628f39fe

’This Is All Wrong,’ Greta Thunberg Tells World Leaders at U.N. Climate Session https://www.npr.org/2019/09/23/763389015/this-is-all-wrong-greta-thunberg-tells-world-leaders-at-u-n-climate-session

Telnet Backdoor Opens More Than 1M IoT Radios to Hijack https://threatpost.com/million-iot-radios-hijack-telnet-backdoor/148123/

Show HN: VideoMop – Automatically censor video/audio https://videomop.com

2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest on Record https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019-arctic-sea-ice-extent-fourth-lowest-on-record

Machu Picchu: Ancient Incan sanctuary intentionally built on faults https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190923140814.htm

Behavioral Theory of Leadership: How to Be a Better Leader https://www.process.st/behavioral-theory-of-leadership/

CoinDesk Victim of Hoax in Which Fake Kik CEO Claimed to Quit https://www.coindesk.com/coindesk-messaging-hoax-kik-ceo-considers-quitting

My father had a lifelong ticket to fly anywhere. Then they took it away https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/19/american-airlines-aairpass-golden-ticket

Spot, the Internet’s Wildest 4-Legged Robot, Is Finally Here https://www.wired.com/story/spot-boston-dynamics/

Stealing Ur Feelings, an interactive facial recognition AI movie https://stealingurfeelin.gs/

What’s Going on with WhatFreeWords? https://justpaste.it/39hat

New Largely Undocumented APIs in iOS 13 https://nshipster.com/ios-13/

Effective writing is lean, clean, and easy to read https://medium.com/swlh/write-to-express-not-to-impress-465d628f39fe

Do new cancer drugs work? Too often we don’t know (and neither does your doctor) https://theconversation.com/do-new-cancer-drugs-work-too-often-we-dont-really-know-and-neither-does-your-doctor-123768

“My Book Defending Free Speech Has Been Banned” https://quillette.com/2019/09/24/my-book-defending-free-speech-has-been-banned/

Footage of hundreds of blindfolded, shackled Uighur prisoners in Xinjiang, China https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/23/china-footage-reveals-hundreds-of-blindfolded-and-shackled-prisoners-uighur

WeWork CEO, Adam Neumann, Stepping Down Under Pressure https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/24/business/dealbook/wework-ceo-adam-neumann.html

Bill Gates: The Scam Behind Her Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqzt6yAmdDE

Greta Thunberg speech: How dare you? [video] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TMrtLsQbaok

CentOS Stream and CentOS Linux 8 Released https://centos.org/

Want to Reduce Suicides? Follow the Data to Medical Offices, Motels, etc. https://khn.org/news/want-to-reduce-suicides-follow-the-data-to-medical-offices-motels-and-even-animal-shelters/

Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature (2016) https://genomebiology.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13059-016-1044-7

Supreme Court: Suspending Parliament was unlawful, judges rule https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49810261

James Flynn: My Book Defending Free Speech Has Been Banned https://quillette.com/2019/09/24/my-book-defending-free-speech-has-been-banned/