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Microsoft has removed the “use offline account” option when installing Windows https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/daim1y/ms_has_removed_the_use_offline_account_option/

Pictures from the 1939 New York World’s Fair https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/1939-new-york-world-fair/

Three recent papers uncover the extent of tracking on TVs https://twitter.com/random_walker/status/1177570679232876544

Online courses vs. colleges for software engineering https://www.raahul.me/posts/online-courses-vs-colleges/

SBCL 20: Steel Bank Common Lisp’s 20th Anniversary Workshop http://www.sbcl.org/sbcl20/

GE, NASA Partner to advance the future of electric flight https://www.zdnet.com/article/ge-nasa-partner-to-advance-the-future-of-electric-flight/

Life as a cancer patient: ‘it feels like dying from the drugs meant to save me’ https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/sep/26/life-as-a-cancer-patient

High in the Cascades, a lone fire lookout still keeps watch https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/28/us/fire-lookout-tower-washington.html

Arm and TSMC Showcase 7nm Chiplet, Eight A72 at 4GHz on CoWoS Interposer https://www.anandtech.com/show/14914/arm-tsmc-demo-7nm-chiplet-system-w-8-cortexa724ghz-on-cowos-interposer

AllenNLP Interpret: A Framework for Explaining Predictions of NLP Models https://allennlp.org/interpret

The Science of Functional Programming [pdf] https://github.com/winitzki/sofp/blob/master/sofp-src/sofp.pdf

Unexpected cracking found on critical Boeing 737 Next Generation part https://komonews.com/news/local/exclusive-unexpected-cracking-found-on-critical-boeing-737ng-equipment

How Not to Build a Country: Canada’s Late Soviet Pessimism https://palladiummag.com/2019/09/19/how-not-to-build-a-country-canadas-late-soviet-pessimism/

Enoki: Structured vectorization and differentiation on modern processors https://enoki.readthedocs.io/en/master/index.html#

Student rating app penalizes fifth-graders who need bathroom breaks https://twitter.com/JoshSeim/status/1177402278895992834

We asked three companies to recycle plastic and only one did https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/marketplace-recycling-trackers-b-c-blue-box-1.5299176

Doubling the speed of std:uniform_int_distribution in the GNU C++ library https://lemire.me/blog/2019/09/28/doubling-the-speed-of-stduniform_int_distribution-in-the-gnu-c-library/

Physicists score double hit in LED research https://phys.org/news/2019-09-physicists-score.html

Azgaar’s Fantasy Map Generator (2018) https://azgaar.github.io/Fantasy-Map-Generator/

Unexpected diversity in electric eels, strongest living bioelectricity generator https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-11690-z

Show HN: I love being more effective in my life, so I made my own Habit app! https://apps.apple.com/ag/app/habit-tracker-minimalist/id1477589572

The CitiCar Is an Electric Cheese Wedge from the 70s [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilIozuRmTQs

Skin cancer: Half of people surviving advanced melanoma https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49853878

500MP camera that can identify every face in a crowd of tens of thousands https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/26/china-unveils-500-megapixel-camera-can-identify-every-face-crowd/

Helix: Unsupervised Grammar Induction for Structured Activity Recognition https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6137337/

Watching You Watch: The Tracking Ecosystem of Over-the-Top TV Streaming Devices [pdf] https://tv-watches-you.princeton.edu/tv-tracking-acm-ccs19.pdf

Orangutan with Human Rights Begins New Life in Florida https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49856859

China’s super camera can pinpoint specific targets among of thousands of people https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-26/chinas-new-500-megapixel-super-camera/11539176?pfmredir=sm

Recurrent Independent Mechanisms https://openreview.net/forum?id=BylaUTNtPS

Faster Progress Bars: Manipulating Perceived Duration with Augmentations (2010) [pdf] http://chrisharrison.net/projects/progressbars2/ProgressBarsHarrison.pdf

Hacking Voi Scooters: How I Created $100k Worth of Free Rides https://fant.io/p/hacking-voi/

Coleslaw: Static Site Generator in Common Lisp https://github.com/coleslaw-org/coleslaw

The Missing Link: Explaining ELF Static Linking, Semantically [pdf] https://www.cs.kent.ac.uk/people/staff/srk21/research/papers/kell16missing-preprint.pdf

Synthetic networks with molecular recognition: Precision medicine applications https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/9/eaax7946

PHPAlgorithms – PHP algorithm and data structure library https://github.com/doganoo/PHPAlgorithms

Analyzing DNS-over-HTTPS and DNS-over-TLS Privacy and Security Claims https://blog.technitium.com/2019/09/analyzing-dns-over-https-and-dns-over.html

Worms with three sexes discovered in Mono Lake https://phys.org/news/2019-09-otherworldly-worms-sexes-mono-lake.html

Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming by Peter Norvig (1992) https://github.com/norvig/paip-lisp/

Show HN: Packagr.app – a private package repository with security scanning https://www.packagr.app/

Show HN: Bot Land, a game where you fight others via code https://bot.land/

Nanoplastics formed during the mechanical breakdown of polystyrene products https://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2019/NA/C8NA00210J#!divAbstract

History of the browser user-agent string (2008) https://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/

Notes from Strange Loop 2019 https://nlsmith.com/strangeloop-2019/

Do we need to rethink what free software is? https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/52907.html

Open Source Developers: Don’t Block Organizations You Don’t Like https://www.techrepublic.com/article/open-source-developers-stop-blocking-organizations-you-dont-like/

China is harvesting thousands of human organs from its Uighur Muslim minority https://www.businessinsider.com/china-harvesting-organs-of-uighur-muslims-china-tribunal-tells-un-2019-9

’Alarming’ extinction threat to Europe’s trees https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49838650

Are Facebook employees depressed? (H1B slavery visa and abuse) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CIXZljyQAo

Show HN: Explore Julia Sets https://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/760641

A minimal realtime voting app in Node.js,socket.io and vue.js https://github.com/vanderkilu/pollr

The FISA Oversight Hearing Confirmed That Things Need to Change https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/09/fisa-oversight-hearing-confirmed-things-need-change

Communication with locked-in patients in question after misconduct finding https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/communication-with-locked-in-patients-in-question-after-misconduct-finding/

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

Checkm8: Unpatchable bootrom exploit for 100s of millions of iOS devices https://twitter.com/axi0mx/status/1177542201670168576

German Police Busts Cyber Bunker Hosting Darknet Sites https://www.thelocal.de/20190927/germany-cracks-cyber-bunker-hosting-darknet-sites

Another SF attack spotlights city’s mental illness and drug addiction crisis https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/heatherknight/article/Another-SF-day-Another-assault-by-a-deranged-man-14454289.php

Grumman X-29: The impossible fighter jet with inverted wings https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/grumman-x-29-nasa-darpa-fighter-plane/index.html

Show HN: Stereo Depth Estimation for Self-Driving Cars https://github.com/gsurma/stereo_depth_estimator

Near-universal (pre iPhone 11) iOS bootrom exploit https://twitter.com/axi0mx/status/1177542201670168576

Richard Stallman steps down as as head of the GNU Project, effective immediately https://stallman.org/archives/2019-jul-oct.html#28_September_2019_(GNU_Project)