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VPN⁰: A Privacy-Preserving Distributed Virtual Private Network https://brave.com/vpn0-a-privacy-preserving-distributed-virtual-private-network/

Break before make, abstractions, and sleazy ISPs http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2019/10/05/nxdomain/

CERN’s Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report [pdf] https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334148892_FCC-hh_The_Hadron_Collider

Windows Exploitation Tricks: Spoofing Named Pipe Client PID https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2019/09/windows-exploitation-tricks-spoofing.html?m=1

Why Japan lost its comparative advantage in producing electronic parts https://voxeu.org/article/why-japan-lost-its-comparative-advantage-producing-electronic-parts-and-components

Echolocation in blind people reveals the brain’s adaptive powers https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/echolocation-blind-people-reveals-brain-s-adaptive-powers

Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning https://www.pnas.org/content/116/39/19251

Show HN: Visual travel destination discovery tool, currently by matching weather https://flycatcherclub.com

Single malt Scotch whisky targeted by United States tariffs https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-49915034

The long history of parents complaining about their kids’ homework https://slate.com/human-interest/2019/10/parents-complaining-about-homework-history.html

Open Source: From Community to Commercialization https://a16z.com/2019/10/04/commercializing-open-source/

Small Clojure Interpreter https://npmjs.com/package/@borkdude/sci

John Searle: Consciousness in Artificial Intelligence (2015) [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHKwIYsPXLg#t=50s

Show HN: See Google’s Data on Real User Site Performance for Any Site https://crux.run

E*Trade Announces $0 Base Commissions for Online Stock, ETF, and Options Trades https://about.etrade.com/newsroom/press-releases/article?qmodStoryID=5545607436705191

Show HN: ChessBoss – enhancing physical chessboards with computer vision https://devpost.com/software/chess-boss

Show HN: Easy Serverless GraphQL APIs with Serverless Framework AppSync https://github.com/serverless-components/aws-app-sync

Show HN: Transform Data Without Programming https://www.easydatatransform.com

The GM strike is really about the switch to electric cars https://www.marketwatch.com/story/guid/3870F370-E6CB-11E9-83E6-1366F1C3851C

‘Mike’s Candyshop’: Behind the Overdose Death of Colin Kroll https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/nyregion/colin-kroll-hq-trivia-overdose.html

An Antique Toaster That’s Better Than Today’s [video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OfxlSG6q5Y

Show HN: I built a syllable dictionary using Python and web scraping https://zacs.site/blog/building-a-syllable-dictionary-with-python.html

Coded Merkle Tree: Solving Data Availability Attacks in Blockchains https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.01247

Show HN: GitCF – A RawGit-Like Service Running on CloudFlare Workers https://gh.maple3142.net/

Show HN: Brain Test – Stroop Effect http://stroopeffectapp.com

Show HN: HN Pop Quiz – Useless Trivia Quiz about Hacker News https://www.hnpopquiz.com

IMAP Server on Node.js / MongoDB https://github.com/nodemailer/wildduck

Mathematical challenges take undergrad in a new direction http://spectrum.mit.edu/summer-2019/academic-turn/

Walkability a key factor determining upward mobility of a city’s residents https://www.bipartisanalliance.com/2019/10/we-identified-walkability-of-city-how.html

Australia Just Had a Bad Flu Season. That May Be a Warning for the U.S. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/health/flu-australia-america.html

Taiwan flag emoji disappears from latest Apple iPhone keyboard https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/10/05/taiwan-flag-emoji-disappears-latest-apple-iphone-keyboard/

Fab in India: India is trying to create an indigenous chip-making industry https://www.economist.com/asia/2019/10/03/india-is-trying-to-create-an-indigenous-chip-making-industry

Scientists on Arctic Expedition Choose Ice Floe That’ll Be Home for a Year https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/climate/mosaic-arctic-expedition.html

Show HN: Updated wave method of building color palette https://wavepalette.com/about/

V8: Workaround for Intel Gemini Lake Processor Bug https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/v8/v8/+/1803775

Ancient Greek Scroll’s Hidden Contents Revealed Through Infrared Imaging https://www.npr.org/2019/10/04/767309531/ancient-greek-scrolls-hidden-contents-revealed-through-infrared-imaging

FT launches Road to Riches board game to boost financial literacy https://www.ft.com/content/435b3312-daec-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17

Startup options are better than they look (2017) https://www.benkuhn.net/optopt

Interview with Paul Salopek of the “Out of Eden” Walk https://believermag.com/an-interview-with-paul-salopek/

Scientists implant "memories" into bird brains to teach them songs https://newatlas.com/biology/implant-memories-bird-brains-teach-songs/

Pagers, faxes and cheques: Things that might seem obsolete, but aren’t https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-49906336

Why is hi-tech Japan using cassette tapes and faxes? (2015) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34667380

Show HN: Able – an alternative to Medium https://able.bio/rhett/the-new-able-editor--596ha6x

Ant Design https://ant.design/

Malaysian government plans to promote startups by becoming a venture capitalist https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/economics/article/3031630/malaysias-cunning-plan-start-dominance-if-you-cant-beat-them

Over twenty percent of cable TV bills are bogus fees, study says https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zmjqa5/24-of-your-cable-tv-bill-is-just-bogus-fees-study-says

Eight Habits of Expert Software Designers: An Illustrated Guide https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/habits-of-expert-software-designers/

You can now try the Oil language http://www.oilshell.org/blog/2019/10/04.html

Hygieia is a devops dashboard aggregator https://hygieia.github.io/Hygieia/getting_started.html

The McKenzie Method can help you say goodbye to back and neck pain https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/mckenzie-method/

China and Taiwan Clash over Wikipedia Edits https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-49921173

Making a big high quality comic book using only FLOSS from scratch https://www.davidrevoy.com/article735/the-english-book-printed-project-production-report-1

Open Source GitHub App Built with Flutter https://github.com/pd4d10/git-touch

The Gentleperson’s Guide to Forum Spies (2012) https://cryptome.org/2012/07/gent-forum-spies.htm

Show HN: Create pixel art using any image in Google Sheets https://sheet2site.com/art/

Astronomers observe how two suns collect matter in a binary system https://phys.org/news/2019-10-astronomers-suns-binary.html

What the max amount of caffeine you should be drinking in day looks like (2017) https://www.businessinsider.com/caffeine-daily-serving-2017-6

MIT Probabilistic Computing Project Reading List http://probcomp.csail.mit.edu/reading-list/

Xcode Build Optimization – Exhaustive list of ways to speed up your Xcode build https://blog.flexiple.com/xcode-build-optimization-a-definitive-guide/

The great fear of 1776 for the Native Americans and their British allies https://ageofrevolutions.com/2019/09/23/the-great-fear-of-1776/

DSLs to Reconfigurable Hardware: Design of the Spatial Language and Compiler https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/13333122

People Who Read a Lot of Books Are Way Nicer, Kinder and Empathetic https://www.peacequarters.com/bookworms-make-better-more-empathetic-friends-according-to-research-alexa/

HK fears internet shutdown after emergency powers are used to ban face masks https://qz.com/1721944/hong-kong-fears-internet-shutdown-after-face-mask-ban/

Thailand judge shoots himself in court after criticising system https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49945636

ProxylessNAS: Direct Neural Architecture Search on Target Task and Hardware https://github.com/MIT-HAN-LAB/ProxylessNAS

Imagededup: Finding duplicate images made easy https://github.com/idealo/imagededup

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes biology is next frontier in computing https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/02/eric-schmidt-says-hes-eyeing-biology-for-the-next-computing-frontier.html

The broken record: Why Barr’s call against end-to-end encryption is nuts https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/the-broken-record-why-barrs-call-against-end-to-end-encryption-is-nuts/

Sean Carroll’s Podcast, Mindscape https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/

Show HN: Lego, a fast static site generator built in JavaScript https://astronomersiva.github.io/lego/

Synthetic data will help solve machine learning’s cold start problem https://heartbeat.fritz.ai/synthetic-data-a-bridge-over-the-data-moat-29f392a52f27

The Countries Where People Are the Most Emotionally Complex https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/01/emotional-complexity-study/426672/

Raspberry Pi 4 Can Now Overclock to 2.147 GHz. Here’s How https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-higher-overclock,40559.html

Why Elon Musk’s Big, Shiny Starship Sparked a Passive-Aggressive Fight with NASA https://www.livescience.com/starship-crew-dragon-spacex-nasa-bridenstine.html

’We Were Wiped Out’: New Yorkers Preyed on Chicago Cabbies https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/nyregion/taxi-medallions-chicago.html

Show HN: Turn Any Desk into a Drumpad https://www.3d-beats.com

Friday Humor: How to Create a Blog Nobody Reads https://sideprojectplaybook.com/create-blog-nobody-reads/

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