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Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bottled-water-microplastics-1.4575045

The Fugate family of Kentucky has had blue skin for centuries https://allthatsinteresting.com/fugate-family-blue-people-of-kentucky

Rudder, an open source Segment alternative https://github.com/rudderlabs/rudder-server

Dog-walking startup Wag raised $300M, then things got messy https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/27/tech/wag-dog-walking-softbank/index.html

SNES Cartridges and Enhancement Chips https://twitter.com/i/status/1177644211790729216

Cash/Consent: The war on sex work https://nplusonemag.com/issue-35/essays/cashconsent/

Aardvark – Real-time graphics and visualization in F# https://github.com/aardvark-platform/aardvark.docs/wiki

What do executives do, anyway? https://apenwarr.ca/log/20190926

Crafting Interpreters: Closures http://craftinginterpreters.com/closures.html

US doctors are hoping to start offering women vaginal fluid transplants https://www.bbc.com/news/health-49646907

California’s ‘Surprise’ Billing Law Is Protecting Patients and Angering Doctors https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/upshot/california-surprise-medical-billing-law-effects.html

Acknowledging public sex changed how walkers interacted with Paris https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/between-streets

The White-Collar Job Apocalypse That Didn’t Happen https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/business/economy/jobs-offshoring.html

YouTuber charged fans $199 for ML course that copied other people’s GitHub code https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/27/youtube_ai_star/

Running an eBPF program may require lifting the kernel lockdown https://gehrcke.de/2019/09/running-an-ebpf-program-may-require-lifting-the-kernel-lockdown/

Nearly 60% of Europe’s native trees risk extinction https://www.dw.com/en/nearly-60-of-europes-native-trees-risk-extinction/a-50607229

The One Man MMO Project http://onemanmmo.com/

ElectroSense – Collaborative Spectrum Monitoring https://electrosense.org/

Ultrasound can “see” when tumor cells turn genes on and off https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/ultrasound-can-see-when-tumor-cells-turn-genes-and

Architectural Implications of Function-as-a-Service Computing [pdf] http://parallel.princeton.edu/papers/micro19-shahrad.pdf

From Pocket Computers to Palmtops: An Early History of Mobile Telecomputing https://paleotronic.com/2019/09/28/from-pocket-computers-to-palmtops-an-early-history-of-mobile-telecomputing/

Impossible to fix vulnerability (giving root) to all iPhones from 4s to X https://github.com/axi0mX/ipwndfu/blob/master/checkm8.py

Application Layering – A Pattern for Extensible Elixir Application Design https://aaronrenner.io/2019/09/18/application-layering-a-pattern-for-extensible-elixir-application-design.html

Ambition (YC W14) Hiring Engineers in Tennessee https://ambition.com/career/opportunity/full-stack-engineer/

Ad.watch – Breaking open Facebook’s machine of political persuasion https://ad.watch/

Germany shuts down illegal data center in former NATO bunker https://www.apnews.com/be9947471fb74360b6cf9d1d2b535927

Build Your Own Programming Language with Scala http://www.lihaoyi.com/post/BuildyourownProgrammingLanguagewithScala.html

Lincoln Laboratory’s new AI supercomputer is the most powerful http://news.mit.edu/2019/lincoln-laboratory-ai-supercomputer-tx-gaia-0927

Estimating Flight Characteristics of Anomalous UAVs https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201908.0233/v1

Transformers 2.0: Deep interoperability between TensorFlow 2.0 and PyTorch https://github.com/huggingface/transformers

Using DynamoDB to Track Changes to DynamoDB https://www.transposit.com/blog/2019.09.24-dynamodb-audit-table/?c=hn

List of Patterns in Computer Languages https://codelani.com/lists/patterns.html

Drones vs. Lightning (2017) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3iJjrQmEho

Docker tells employees it’s trying to raise cash amid ‘significant challenges’ https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/27/docker-is-trying-to-raise-money-following-arrival-of-ceo-rob-bearden.html

New research suggests that we’re making ourselves sick over politics https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/stressed-out-americans-making-themselves-sick-over-politics/

Telegram quietly snuck its blockchain past regulators https://decrypt.co/9637/telegram-slips-past-regulators-busy-trashing-libra

Future Posthumous Autobiography https://sivers.org/abio

Des Moines Register grapples with how to handle reporter’s past tweets https://thedesk.matthewkeys.net/2019/09/carson-king-des-moines-register-aaron-calvin-employment/

Building a distributed Maltrail sensor network using D4 https://www.d4-project.org/2019/09/25/maltrail-integration.html

Cross the world four times https://sivers.org/4

Show HN: FlightConnections http://flightconnections.com

NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-wants-to-send-nuclear-rockets-to-the-moon-and-mars/

Checkm8 – Bootrom exploit for many iOS devices https://github.com/axi0mX/ipwndfu

iPhone exploit could allow permanent jailbreak for millions of devices https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/27/apple-iphone-exploit-jailbreak/

AMD’s Upcoming Ryzen 9 3900 Listed with 12 Zen 2 Cores at 65W https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-9-3900-specs-pro-cpu,40485.html

Bullet charts – Avoid extraneous details in corporate presentations https://www.atyantik.com/bullet-charts-what-is-it-and-how-to-use-it/

VGA Output in 7 [Xilinx Spartan-3 FPGA] Slices. Really. – Victor Yurkovsky https://www.fpgarelated.com/showarticle/42.php

Strengthening Congressional Independence from Corporate Lobbyists https://elizabethwarren.com/plans/congressional-independence

We’re Getting Ripped Off on Health Insurance https://slate.com/business/2019/09/health-insurance-us-kaiser-study.html

Majority of Americans Don’t Trust Mass Media, Why Does Google? https://sociable.co/web/majority-of-americans-dont-trust-mass-media-why-does-google/

If You Liked This, You’re Sure to Love That (2008) https://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23Netflix-t.html

An Octupus Changing Colors While Dreaming https://twitter.com/CaliaDomenico/status/1177457161921683456

Premium teabags leak micro and nano plastics into your cuppa https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49845940

Spain security firm probed ’for spying on Assange for CIA’ https://news.yahoo.com/spain-security-firm-probed-spying-assange-cia-152919133.html

Running a scraping platform at Google Cloud for as little as US$ 0.05/month https://medium.com/@irio/running-a-scraping-platform-at-google-cloud-for-as-little-as-us-0-05-month-6d9658982f04

Bootrom exploit for all A5 to A11 iPhones and other Apple devices https://twitter.com/axi0mX/status/1177542201670168576

Using math to blend musical notes seamlessly: portamento by algorithm https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190927115605.htm

Extending the Workers platform with our own serverless building blocks https://blog.cloudflare.com/extending-the-workers-platform/

The Great Filter of web development and how to break through it? https://medium.com/@ar.nazeh/the-great-filter-of-web-development-729be21a4f46

Richard Stallman to Continue as Head of the GNU Project https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Richard-Stallman-GNU-Head

Show HN: Mailrecipe – API to send mass email without spamming your users https://rapidapi.com/mailrecipe/api/mailrecipe

Show HN: JavaScript spreadsheet web component (HTML/DOM) – New version https://bossanova.uk/jexcel

Workers Sites: deploy your website directly to our network https://blog.cloudflare.com/workers-sites/

Want to get hundreds of backlinks for free? Get to the Hacker News front page https://jic94.com/backlinks-hacker-news-aggregators/

Study Proves the FCC’s Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz4g9x/study-proves-the-fccs-core-justification-for-killing-net-neutrality-was-false

Facebook is testing hiding like counts to see if that makes people feel better https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/26/20885990/facebook-hide-public-like-count-test-user-experience-australia

How to Learn Python in 2019 a Guide for Self-Learners https://www.venturelessons.com/how-to-learn-python/

Are Facebook Employees Depressed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CIXZljyQAo

The rights to Ms. Pac-Man are caught up in a messy legal battle https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/the-rights-to-ms-pac-man-are-caught-in-a-messy-legal-battle/

Faking the Filesystem: Building Workers Sites https://blog.cloudflare.com/extending-the-workers-platform/?hn

Fish experience pain with ’striking similarity’ to mammals https://phys.org/news/2019-09-fish-pain-similarity-mammals.html

Jacques Chirac, Who Led France Envisioning European Unity, Is Dead at 86 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/obituaries/jacques-chirac-dead.html

Hello from 2050. We Avoided Worst of Climate Change – But Everything’s Different https://time.com/5669022/climate-change-2050/

Micron hit by oversupply, US-China trade issues as DRAM sales sliced in half https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/27/micron_q4_2019/

DConf 2019: D for a Safer Linux Kernel – Alexandru Militaru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weRSwbZtKu0

Show HN: Emoji to Image https://emoji.aranja.com

How Big of a Deal Is an Extra Half Degree of Global Warming? https://reason.com/2018/10/11/how-big-of-a-deal-is-half-of-a-degree-of/

ISAs: Open Instruction Set Architectures Gaining Traction https://semiengineering.com/open-isas-gaining-traction/

How the Koch Brothers Got Us Here – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists https://thebulletin.org/2019/09/how-the-koch-brothers-got-us-here/#.XY0SGeWwi2g.hackernews