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Do you have a problem? Write a compiler http://oleg.fi/gists/posts/2019-09-26-write-a-compiler.html

Dutch police take down hornets’ nest of DDoS botnets https://www.zdnet.com/article/dutch-police-take-down-hornets-nest-of-ddos-botnets/

Hong Kong protest safety app banned from iOS store https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/02/apple_hong_kong/

Identifying a person through walls from video footage, using only WiFi https://techxplore.com/news/2019-10-method-enables-person-walls-candidate.html

Design patterns for hacking together prototypes: object dictionaries http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~azh/blog/objectdictionaries.html

The shared evolution of the Tasmanian tiger and the wolf https://phys.org/news/2019-09-evolution-tasmanian-tiger-wolf.html

Iraq blocks Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Instagram, shuts down internet https://netblocks.org/reports/iraq-blocks-facebook-twitter-whatsapp-and-instagram-amid-civil-unrest-zA4zGlyR

Show HN: My first game, minimal procgen gravity golf inspired by Desert Golfing http://astro.golf

Show HN: Memos – Search engine for your screenshots and photos https://memos.org/hn

Let me automate that for you: removing pain points from data pipeline setup http://tech.gc.com/let-me-automate-that-for-you/

Brex wants to replace startup bank accounts with Brex Cash https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/02/brex-cash/

Taichi: A Language for High-Performance Computation on Spatially Sparse Data [pdf] http://taichi.graphics/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/taichi_lang.pdf

The vultures of Spain skirt around the Portuguese border with uncanny accuracy https://twitter.com/TurbanMinor/status/1113352919301218304

Gradient Descent: The Ultimate Optimizer https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.13371

Vice Media Acquires Refinery29 in a $400M Deal https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/business/vice-media-refinery29.html

Streak (YC S11), CRM for Gmail, Is Hiring in Vancouver https://www.streak.com/offices/vancouver

Pathfinder’s priority inversion problem, discovered and fixed on Mars (1998) https://users.cs.duke.edu/~carla/mars.html

Y Combinator Top Companies List 2019 https://www.ycombinator.com/topcompanies/

Evaluating the effectiveness of Google’s “Testing on the Toilet” program [pdf] https://storage.googleapis.com/pub-tools-public-publication-data/pdf/00e67690ad147ab03479b9ddbc7f242ed85b5133.pdf

RxBar co-founder Peter Rahal on life after becoming a millionaire https://marker.medium.com/what-really-happens-when-you-become-an-overnight-millionaire-acac42990175

How a double-free bug in WhatsApp turns to remote code execution https://awakened1712.github.io/hacking/hacking-whatsapp-gif-rce/

New In Postgres 12: Generated Columns https://pgdash.io/blog/postgres-12-generated-columns.html

Making a RISC-V Operating System Using Rust http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~smarz1/osblog/

Show HN: Ledonardo, my light painting hardware project https://www.stavros.io/posts/behold-ledonardo/?

Children told lies by parents subsequently lie more as adults https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/ntu-ctl100219.php

Car tires biggest likely source of microplastics in California coastal waters https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-10-02/california-microplastics-ocean-study

How much faster is Redis at storing a blob of JSON compared to Postgres? https://www.peterbe.com/plog/redis-vs-postgres-blob-of-json

A Sleeping Disorder That Turns Life into a Waking Dream https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/magazine/mysterious-sleeping-disorder-diagnosis.html

How ICE Picks Its Targets in the Surveillance Age https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/magazine/ice-surveillance-deportation.html

Small Trial Reverses a Year of Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline in Just Two Months https://www.sciencealert.com/small-trial-reverses-a-year-of-alzheimer-s-in-just-two-months-in-seven-patients

The centennial of America’s greatest sports scandal https://www.city-journal.org/black-sox-1919-world-series

Government Plans to Begin DNA Testing on Detained Immigrants https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/dna-testing-immigrants.html

GoodbyeDPI – Passive Deep Packet Inspection Blocker / Circumvention Utility https://github.com/ValdikSS/GoodbyeDPI

Key takeaways from the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin http://blas.com/autobiography/

Google – polling like it’s the 90s https://www.ably.io/blog/google-polling-like-its-the-90s/

US set to impose tariffs on $7.5B of EU exports in Airbus row https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49906815

In-toto: providing farm-to-table guarantees for bits and bytes https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/10/02/in-toto/

Boeing Engineer Complaint Cites Focus on Profit over Safety on 737 Max https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/business/boeing-737-max-crashes.html

Bigslice – Go-based, serverless cluster computing https://bigslice.io/

Mark Zuckerberg misunderstands the threat of TikTok https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/instagram-vs-tiktok/

OpenADK – Open-Source Appliance Development Kit https://openadk.org

Nature Retracts Ocean Warming Paper After Comments from Mathematician https://m.phys.org/news/2019-09-journal-nature-retracts-ocean-warming.html

Tardigrade protein binds to nucleosomes and protects DNA from hydroxyl radicals https://elifesciences.org/articles/47682

Apache Superset is an enterprise-ready business intelligence web application https://airbnb.io/projects/superset/

Blazor – Build client web apps with C# https://dotnet.microsoft.com/apps/aspnet/web-apps/blazor

90 Days Until Python 2 End of Life https://pythonclock.org/

A San Diego backyard shed is for rent for $1,050 a month https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/02/us/san-diego-backyard-shed-for-rent-trnd/index.html

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder and how the world looked the other way https://www.insider.com/the-murder-of-jamal-khashoggi-2019-10

NYC housing prices in near ’free fall,’ conditions mirror recession era https://www.fox5ny.com/news/nyc-housing-prices-in-near-free-fall-conditions-mirror-recession-era-following-tax-hikes

SIMD Made Easy with Intel Implicit SPMD Program Compiler https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/simd-made-easy-with-intel-ispc

Stepping on Rakes: Terry Eagleton’s “Humour” and Peter Timms’ “Silliness” https://sydneyreviewofbooks.com/eagleton-humour-timms-silliness

In-toto: A framework to secure the integrity of software supply chains https://in-toto.io/

Why are there no animals with three legs? https://phys.org/news/2019-10-animals-legs.html

Is “Ass” the Most Complicated Word in English? https://pudding.cool/2019/10/slang

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: 40 years of parody and predictions https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02969-8

Natural climate change mitigation in Australia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12176-8

’A direct, toxic chemical injury’: What vaping does to the lungs https://www.nbcnews.com/health/vaping/direct-toxic-chemical-injury-what-vaping-does-lungs-n1061151

How Tulsa is persuading digital nomads to settle down https://www.curbed.com/2019/10/1/20884764/tulsa-remote-work-economic-development

Mega.nz and Openload Blocked in Brazil Following Court Order https://torrentfreak.com/mega-nz-and-openload-blocked-in-brazil-following-court-order/

Side channel attacks against ECDSA/EdDSA signature generation in smart cards https://minerva.crocs.fi.muni.cz/

Carbon Design System: By IBM and Supports React, Angular and Vue http://react.carbondesignsystem.com/?path=/story/form--default

OCaml (and ReasonML) Software Foundation https://ocaml-sf.github.io

Lessons I learned from releasing video games http://austinhenley.com/blog/8lessons8games.html

Xilinx rolls out easier-to-use free FPGA programming tools https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/01/xilinx_vitis_fpga_launch/

DTN7: Disruption-Tolerant Networking Implementation in Go https://dtn7.github.io

CMU 15-445/645 Intro to Database Systems (Fall 2019) [video] https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oeYBdghaIjc&list=PLSE8ODhjZXjbohkNBWQs_otTrBTrjyohi&index=1

New app claims it can identify venture capitalists using facial recognition https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/30/20891669/angelface-new-app-facial-recognition-venture-capitalists-surveillance

The use of the couch in psychoanalysis evolved from asylum-based therapies https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/freud-19th-century-therapeutics/

Microsoft Unveils New Surface Laptop and Pro Lineup, Neo Foldable https://www.tomshardware.com/news/microsoft-surface-event-pro-laptop-arm-windows,40524.html#xtor=RSS-5

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump’s Civil War Tweets Seriously https://www.lawfareblog.com/armed-militias-are-taking-trumps-civil-war-tweets-seriously

Five Pitfalls to Avoid When Outsourcing Software Development https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/10/01/pitfalls-avoid-outsourcing-software-development

Where Democrats and Republicans Live in Your City https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/republicans-democrats-cities/

Exascale Deep Learning for Scientific Inverse Problems https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.11150

Google will not donate Knative ’to any foundation for the foreseeable future’ https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/02/google_knative_will_not_be_donated_to_any_foundation/

In-toto: providing farm-to-table guarantees for bits and bytes https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/10/02/in-toto/

The Internet’s horrifying new method for installing Google apps on Huawei phones https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/the-internets-horrifying-new-method-for-installing-google-apps-on-huawei-phones/

Show HN: Declarative Threejs in React and RN, react-three-fiber 3 released https://twitter.com/0xca0a/status/1179329637236838401

Why Developers Community Is All Excited About the TensorFlow 2.0 Final Release https://analyticsindiamag.com/why-developers-community-is-all-excited-about-the-tensorflow-2-0-final-release/

Gradient Descent: The Ultimate Optimizer https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.13371

BFS vs. DFS: Understanding Breadth First Search and Depth First Search https://algodaily.com/lessons/dfs-vs-bfs

New Surface Laptop 3 with a 15-inch model, new aluminum finish and USB-C https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/2/20892144/microsoft-surface-laptop-3-usb-c-features-price-specs-release-date

YouTube demonetizing videos where LGBTQ keywords are said https://boingboing.net/2019/10/02/youtube-demonetizing-videos-wh.html

Show HN: Streamlit – Turn Python Scripts into Beautiful ML Tools https://github.com/streamlit/streamlit

Browse and listen to almost 2k musical scales, and more with Scale Heaven 2.0 https://www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/comments/dalzk2/scale_heaven_20_is_here/

Things Aren’t Going Well for Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Scheme https://gizmodo.com/sure-sounds-like-things-arent-going-well-for-facebooks-1838689041

A 1964 Earthquake Might Have Unleashed a Deadly Fungus on the Pacific Northwest https://gizmodo.com/a-1964-earthquake-might-have-unleashed-a-deadly-fungus-1838673443

Trump wins biggest-ever WTO ruling, opening the door $7.5B of tariffs on Europe https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/wto-airbus-ruling-open-door-for-trump-tariffs-on-europe-2019-10-1028571481

Hong Kong: sit-in staged at school of teenager shot by ’trigger-happy’ police https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/02/hong-kong-protests-police-teenager-shooting-students-violence-

Streamlit – Turn Python Scripts into Beautiful ML Tools https://towardsdatascience.com/coding-ml-tools-like-you-code-ml-models-ddba3357eace

Reminiscences on 5.25″ floppy drives of the early 1980’s https://devblogs.microsoft.com/oldnewthing/20191001-00/?p=102946

Google Says Mysterious Wave of Unbootable Macs Is Their Bad https://gizmodo.com/whoops-google-says-mysterious-wave-of-unbootable-macs-1838430057