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Lab-made primordial soup yields RNA bases https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02622-4

Apple approves previously rejected HKMap.live app https://twitter.com/hkmaplive/status/1180137132842610688

Signal: Incoming call can be connected without user interaction https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1943

A new Linux memory controller promises to save lots of RAM https://thenewstack.io/a-new-linux-memory-controller-promises-to-save-lots-of-ram/

Vulnerabilities exploited in VPN products used worldwide https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/alert-vpn-vulnerabilities

XMPP: A Communication Protocol for the Internet of Things https://www.briskbraintech.com/xmpp-a-communication-protocol-for-the-internet-of-things/

Fall Foliage Map and Nationwide Peak Leaf Forecast https://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/

The State of Augmented Reality https://sayduck.com/2019/09/27/state-of-ar/

Why Are Mountains So High? Mysterious Anomaly Exposes Limits of Theory https://scitechdaily.com/why-are-mountains-so-high-mysterious-anomaly-exposes-limits-of-conventional-theory/

Cars All but Banned on One of Manhattan’s Busiest Streets https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/nyregion/car-ban-14th-street-manhattan.html

Rules of the Tribe: Hardcore Punks and Hair Metal in the 1980s (2013) http://theappendix.net/issues/2013/7/rules-of-the-tribe-hardcore-punks-and-hair-metal-in-the-1980s

Highlight negative results to improve science https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02960-3

Rethinking Robert’s Rules of Order https://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/essays/profits-order/

Fast HSV to RGB Conversion http://www.vagrearg.org/content/hsvrgb

Implementing a Network-Based Model of Epilepsy with Numpy and Numba https://danielegrattarola.github.io/posts/2019-10-03/epilepsy-model.html

A brief history of government efforts to stop people from wearing masks https://qz.com/1721901/hong-kong-anti-mask-law-a-history-of-mask-bans-around-the-world/

In the Pancreas, Common Fungi May Drive Cancer https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/health/pancreatic-cancer-fungi.html

Fundamentals of Python Programming [pdf] https://python.cs.southern.edu/pythonbook/pythonbook.pdf

Unsteady income in young adulthood linked to thinking problems in middle age https://www.aan.com/PressRoom/Home/PressRelease/2750

Isopod: Expressive DSL Framework for Kubernetes Config https://github.com/cruise-automation/isopod

Ludum Dare 45 gamejam starting soon http://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/45/

Hundreds of Propaganda Accounts Targeting Iran and Qatar Removed from Facebook https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/uae-propaganda

One of the oldest known human settlements is about to be flooded by a dam https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-10-03/ancient-city-hasankeyf-underwater

Vue.js v3 released (pre alpha) https://github.com/vuejs/vue-next

Where to find the hours to make it happen https://sivers.org/uncomf

Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science https://introtcs.org/public/index.html

Measuring the impact of 95k landing pages https://segment.com/blog/lessons-learned-95000-landing-pages/

Ex-Google, current Coda Architect shares personal remote stories https://content.remote.tools/ex-google-current-coda-architect-shares-personal-remote-stories/

Super Nintendo Game Bugs https://byuu.net/game-bugs/snes

We are on the cusp of a disruption in food and agricultural production https://www.rethinkx.com/food-and-agriculture-executive-summary

Using Hashicorp Vault on Kubernetes https://caylent.com/using-hashicorp-vault-on-kubernetes

Canada’s fossil fuel subsidies amount to $1,650 per Canadian https://thenarwhal.ca/canadas-fossil-fuel-subsidies-amount-to-1650-per-canadian-its-got-to-stop/

Get a LoadBalancer for your private Kubernetes cluster https://blog.alexellis.io/ingress-for-your-local-kubernetes-cluster/

TexTrolls: Identifying Russian Trolls on Twitter from a Textual Perspective https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.01340

Automation-friendly software systems and how to build them https://itnext.io/automation-friendly-software-systems-and-how-to-build-them-7a7c5e3c1a15

Why printk() is so complicated, and how to fix it https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/800946/a9ad9aba46f14e78/

Show HN: A talk about BASH scripts https://erkanerol.github.io/bash-lingua-non-grata

Lucretian Prehistory: An Epicurean view of the pros and cons of civilization https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/lucretian-prehistory

Look out for the second 2019 GPS week number rollover https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2019/10/03/roll/

Inmate secretly films for years in Florida prison showing its danger, squalor https://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article235623292.html

Oracle demands $12K from network biz that doesn’t use its software https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/04/oracle_virtualbox_merula/

React Native developers who switched to Flutter, was it a good decision? https://www.reddit.com/r/FlutterDev/comments/ddds0p/react_native_developers_who_switched_to_flutter/

EU says social platforms can be ordered to take down unlawful content worldwide https://www.wired.co.uk/article/wired-awake-041019

Show HN: JavaScript broughlike tutorial https://nluqo.github.io/broughlike-tutorial/

Why do brands like Coca-Cola need to spend billions on advertising? (2014) https://www.reddit.com/r/AskSocialScience/comments/1rf6pk/comment/cdmnpfa

Social Media Could Make It Impossible to Grow Up https://www.wired.com/story/excerpt-end-of-forgetting-kate-eichhorn/

Jerry (YC S17) Is Hiring Senior Software Developer (Toronto, Canada) https://www.workable.com/j/063AAF8DD9

Improving V8 Regular Expressions https://v8.dev/blog/regexp-tier-up

Cable Company Fees Add $450 to Typical Annual Bill https://www.consumerreports.org/fees-billing/cable-company-fees-add-to-tv-bill/

DigitalOCean Block Storage Issues Across All Regions Postmortem http://status.digitalocean.com/incidents/g76kgjxqrzxs?

How to never be surprised by your AWS bill again https://blog.zenmetrics.io/never-worry-aws-cost

EU court rules Holocaust denial not protected speech under civil rights law https://www.courthousenews.com/eu-court-rules-holocaust-denial-not-protected-by-rights-law/

Facebook’s Libra project officially loses inaugural partner PayPal https://decrypt.co/9978/facebooks-libra-project-loses-inaugural-partner-paypal

Entrepreneurs who sleep more are better at spotting good ideas https://hbr.org/2019/10/entrepreneurs-who-sleep-more-are-better-at-spotting-good-ideas

A Broken System Helped Kill Net Neutrality. It Afflicts the Whole Government https://slate.com/technology/2019/10/net-neutrality-fcc-comments-system-broken.html

False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals? https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/04/false-witness-us-using-hypnosis-convict-criminals

U.S. Customs Officer Harasses Defense One Journalist at Dulles Airport https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2019/10/us-customs-officer-harasses-defense-one-journalist-dulles/160380/

New York Declares Using the Term ’Illegal Alien’ Can Result in a $250k Fine https://reason.com/2019/09/30/new-york-city-illegal-aliens-fine-free-speech

Show HN: Clean and simple declarative dotfile management https://github.com/markrawls/punctual

Iranian Hackers Targeted Presidential Campaign, Microsoft Says https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/technology/iranian-campaign-hackers-microsoft.html

Microsoft says Iranian hacking group targeted a 2020 US presidential candidate https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/4/20898943/microsoft-iran-2020-presidential-candidate-hacker-phosphorous-hack

Laser-Pointing System Transmits Data from Tiny Satellites https://www.aerodefensetech.com/component/content/article/adt/features/insider/35154

Moscow’s Blockchain Election Decrypted https://meduza.io/en/slides/technical-difficulties

Man sues Apple claiming iPhone turned him gay https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49933003

Astronomers discovered a star that went supernova not just once, but twice http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/11/zombie#.WgORj68xcPg.reddit

Broke the bank: disastrous IT migration corrupted 1.3B customer records https://increment.com/testing/what-broke-the-bank

Judges reluctantly accepted claim that broadband isn’t “telecommunications.” https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/why-ajit-pais-unhinged-net-neutrality-repeal-was-upheld-by-judges/

Zendesk 2016 Security Incident (2019 Update) https://www.zendesk.com/blog/security-update-2019/

Intel proposes new SAPM memory type to protect against Spectre-like attacks https://www.zdnet.com/article/intel-proposes-new-sapm-memory-type-to-protect-against-spectre-like-attacks/

Google Search testing new UI update https://imgur.com/nr0mVkD

Elon Musk’s Starship may be more moral catastrophe https://phys.org/news/2019-10-elon-musk-starship-moral-catastrophe.html

’Manhattan of the desert’: civil war puts Yemen’s ancient skyscrapers at risk https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/04/manhattan-of-the-desert-civil-war-puts-yemen-ancient-skyscrapers-at-risk

The reasons nobody wants to be a detective any more – and what it means https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/01/inside-cid-real-reasons-nobody-wants-detective-means-criminals/

StackOverflow’s apology on the removal of a moderator(post not votable) https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/334248/3834

In this house, we fire union organisers https://twitter.com/GameWorkers/status/1179652373914046465

Cars Are Death Machines. Self-Driving Tech Won’t Change That https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/04/opinion/self-driving-cars-safety.html

Amazon Care https://amazon.care/