Tech & News

  1. Retool (YC W17) Hiring Engineers, Designers, etc. in San Francisco (news.ycombinator.com) discuss
  2. Postgres Makes Transactions Atomic (brandur.org) discuss
  3. Create and apply simple filters to an image using OpenCV and Python (amehta.github.io) discuss
  4. The Burden of Leadership: Why Richard Stallman Was Right to Step Down (righteousruminations.blogspot.com) discuss
  5. UCLA’s 1948 Mechanical Computer [video] (vimeo.com) discuss
  6. US Files Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden for Violation of CIA and NSA NDAs (justice.gov) discuss
  7. The media's hit piece on Richard Stallman (libreledger.net) discuss
  8. NY Fed rescues overnight lending market with $53B (cnn.com) discuss
  9. ScholarMe (YC S19) is hiring engineer #1 in Toronto (notion.so) discuss
  10. Fossil fuel divestment has ‘zero’ climate impact, says Bill Gates (ft.com) discuss
  11. Icelandic farmers' secret ingredient: volcanoes (weforum.org) discuss
  12. Trump Will End California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules (nytimes.com) discuss
  13. Functional RL with Keras and Tensorflow Eager (medium.com) discuss
  14. A neural network to auto-complete your thoughts (transformer.huggingface.co) discuss
  15. A Love Letter to Personal Websites (vanschneider.com) discuss
  16. Applying to YC Early Decision – Wren (YC S19) (blog.ycombinator.com) discuss
  17. Release Keras 2.3.0 · Keras-team/Keras (github.com) discuss
  18. Don't Let Congress Hand Patent Abusers Their Ultimate Wishlist (eff.org) discuss
  19. Show HN: StartupGIFs – A repo of GIFs for every situation (startupgifs.com) discuss
  20. Socialist Rifle Association (socialistra.org) discuss
  21. Cosmoteer: A starship design, simulation, and battle game (cosmoteer.net) discuss
  22. United States Files Civil Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden (justice.gov) discuss
  23. Slack Shared Channels (slackhq.com) discuss
  24. Man Who Hired Deadly Swatting Gets 15 Months (krebsonsecurity.com) discuss
  25. WeWork’s Back Is Against a Wall (wsj.com) discuss
  26. Joel Spolsky and Clive Thompson discuss the past, present, and future of coding (stackoverflow.blog) discuss
  27. Emergent Tool Use from Multi-Agent Interaction (openai.com) discuss
  28. Firefox moving to 4 week releases (hacks.mozilla.org) discuss
  29. Sourceress (YC S17) hiring ML engineers – no ML experience required, remote OK (sourceress.com) discuss
  30. Raising Prices Is Hard (backblaze.com) discuss
  31. Hong Kong tries and fails to hire PR firms to rebuild image (bbc.com) discuss
  32. Open sourcing crypto-arbitrage bot in Python – back to the dawn of crypto hype (my-it-notes.com) discuss
  33. Richard Stallman Resigns from CSAIL and FSF (forbes.com) discuss
  34. Why Fossils Are Mostly Male (atlasobscura.com) discuss
  35. Something Special Is Happening in Rural America (nytimes.com) discuss
  36. The Internet Relies on People Working for Free (onezero.medium.com) discuss
  37. Gitlab More Than Doubles Valuation to $2.75B Ahead of Planned 2020 IPO (forbes.com) discuss
  38. Show HN: I made a resume generator for developers (bytevitae.com) discuss
  39. Announcing $268 million in Series E funding (about.gitlab.com) discuss
  40. China's slowdown deepens; industrial output growth falls to 17.5-year low (reuters.com) discuss
  41. Remove Richard Stallman: Appendix A (medium.com) discuss
  42. A Lunar Space Elevator Is Feasible and Inexpensive, Scientists Find (observer.com) discuss
  43. Take a Look at the Crossrail Station Under Bond Street (ianvisits.co.uk) discuss
  44. Catastrophic effects of working as a Facebook moderator (theguardian.com) discuss
  45. Day Two to One Day (stratechery.com) discuss
  46. Richard Stallman Resigns from MIT over Epstein Comments (theverge.com) discuss
  47. Show HN: Statistical tool for analyzing a Git repository (github.com) discuss
  48. Mux (YC W16) is hiring across the board to build the future of online video (mux.com) discuss
  49. Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected (greenbankobservatory.org) discuss
  50. Where you are born is more predictive of your future than any other factor (gatesfoundation.org) discuss
  51. Richard Stallman Resigns from the FSF after Epstein Comments (lwn.net) discuss
  52. A basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600 (arstechnica.com) discuss
  53. What it was like to fly the baddest airplane (arstechnica.com) discuss
  54. Real-Time Surveillance Will Test the British Tolerance for Cameras (nytimes.com) discuss
  55. The Far Side: Uncommon, unreal, and (soon-to-be) unfrozen (thefarside.com) discuss
  56. Richard Stallman Resigns as FSF President (stallman.org) discuss
  57. Ribbon (YC S17) is hiring data engineers who love making messy data useful (ribbonhealth.com) discuss
  58. Libraries Are Scanning Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain (vice.com) discuss
  59. Stallman's final interview as FSF president (theregister.co.uk) discuss
  60. Equifax doesn't want consumers to get their $125 (nytimes.com) discuss
  61. Almost entire population of Ecuador has data leaked (edition.cnn.com) discuss
  62. Malware botnet Emotet awakes and resumes its global spamming campaign (secalerts.co) discuss
  63. Tourists Heeding Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ Campaign Overpower Moab (wsj.com) discuss
  64. The Unsinkable Modernist (nybooks.com) discuss
  65. Pwnat – Autonomous Nat Traversal (2010) (samy.pl) discuss
  66. How To Deconstruct Almost Anything (1993) (fudco.com) discuss
  67. Why Rust and Not Go: A Rebuttal (blog.juliobiason.net) discuss
  68. Vathys (YC W18) Is Hiring a Machine Learning Compiler Engineer (news.ycombinator.com) discuss
  69. HTTP/3 spin bit [pdf] (github.com) discuss
  70. Richard M. Stallman resigns (fsf.org) discuss
  71. What is an API? How does it work? (venturelessons.com) discuss
  72. Why Are American Houses So Big? (theatlantic.com) discuss
  73. Mark of Integrity (2009) (cabinetmagazine.org) discuss
  74. Simjacker – Next Generation Spying over Mobile (adaptivemobile.com) discuss
  75. Classical music works of the 21st century (theguardian.com) discuss
  76. WeWork parent pulls IPO following pushback: sources (reuters.com) discuss
  77. MSVC's implementation of the C++ Standard Library (github.com) discuss
  78. Ldraw: Lego Modeling in Rust (segfault87.github.io) discuss
  79. WeWork parent pulls IPO following pushback: sources (reuters.com) discuss
  80. Starship – a cross-shell prompt written in Rust (starship.rs) discuss
  81. The We Company reportedly will put its public offering on hold (techcrunch.com) discuss
  82. FightCamp (YC W16) Is Hiring a Full Stack Developer (jobs.smartrecruiters.com) discuss
  83. Richard Stallman resigns from CSAIL at MIT (stallman.org) discuss
  84. The Temporary Memory Lapse of Transient Global Amnesia (nytimes.com) discuss
  85. Waymo’s robotaxi pilot surpassed 6,200 riders in its first month in California (techcrunch.com) discuss
  86. Apple at Interspeech 2019 (machinelearning.apple.com) discuss
  87. Anti-intellectualism in American Life (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  88. L.A.'S Wildest Cafeteria Served Utopian Fantasy with a Side of Enchiladas (2014) (collectorsweekly.com) discuss
  89. Square wants to be a bank but not be taxed like one (wsj.com) discuss
  90. Emergent Ventures's Unconference vs. normal academic conferences (craigpalsson.com) discuss
  91. Inko 0.5.0 released, featuring the first steps towards a self-hosting compiler (inko-lang.org) discuss
  92. DNSCrypt encrypts communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver (dnscrypt.info) discuss
  93. Against Against Pseudoaddiction (slatestarcodex.com) discuss
  94. Pachyderm Raised $10M and Is Looking for a Senior JavaScript Engineer (jobs.lever.co) discuss
  95. Researchers build microscopic biohybrid robots propelled by muscles, nerves (techxplore.com) discuss
  96. GraalVM: The holy graal of polyglot JVM? (transposit.com) discuss
  97. The economics, risk and ethics of time compression [pdf] (aleph.se) discuss
  98. What the Ctenophore says about the evolution of intelligence (aeon.co) discuss
  99. 100 million dollars to reshape the economics of the web (foundation.mozilla.org) discuss
  100. Tilde.club is giving accounts to waitlist (tilde.club) discuss
  101. Apple downloads ~45 TB of models per day from our S3 bucket (twitter.com) discuss
  102. Rustler is a library for writing Erlang NIFs in safe Rust code (github.com) discuss
  103. YC and Ginkgo Bioworks announce new partnership for synthetic biology startups (blog.ycombinator.com) discuss
  104. Nearly 90 percent of Peruvians want members of Congress to step down (latinamericareports.com) discuss
  105. The Rise of Peer Review (2018) (scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org) discuss
  106. The Adventures of Number 45: The Story of a Gutenberg Bible (historytoday.com) discuss
  107. The Å-Machine (linusakesson.net) discuss
  108. Spouse of Ring exec among lawmakers trying to weaken California privacy law (arstechnica.com) discuss
  109. The Crane Wife (theparisreview.org) discuss
  110. Australia’s 4G network is faster than 5G: study (thenewdaily.com.au) discuss
  111. The boring technology behind a one-person Internet company (broadcast.listennotes.com) discuss
  112. Show HN: Darklang (medium.com) discuss
  113. Milton’s notes on Shakespeare appear to have been found (theguardian.com) discuss
  114. Linux Kernel 5.3 (linuxjournal.rocks) discuss
  115. EasyDNS threatened with criminal complaint if client data not disclosed (easydns.com) discuss
  116. Amazon Changed Search Algorithm in Ways That Boost Its Own Products (wsj.com) discuss
  117. Why Go and Not Rust? (kristoff.it) discuss
  118. The galaxy cluster Abell 959 (phys.org) discuss
  119. Show HN: Create font in your own handwriting style (copymonkey.xyz) discuss
  120. Attention Mechanism in Deep Learning (blog.floydhub.com) discuss
  121. Best Smartphones That Still Have a Headphone Jack (wired.com) discuss
  122. How prices changed at a Walmart in a year (npr.org) discuss
  123. How do managers get stuck? (2017) (elidedbranches.com) discuss
  124. The Long Road to the Student Debt Crisis (wsj.com) discuss
  125. Artists and Lovers (literaryreview.co.uk) discuss
  126. Show HN: Private front-end code playgrounds (frontendlane.github.io) discuss
  127. A Connecticut prankster’s newspaper eulogy (nytimes.com) discuss
  128. A typo that almost crashed a plane (sfchronicle.com) discuss
  129. Gaussian Processes, not quite for dummies (yugeten.github.io) discuss
  130. Tension over Hubble Constant Continues (skyandtelescope.com) discuss
  131. A History of Börek (historytoday.com) discuss
  132. In praise of John Ruskin (spiked-online.com) discuss
  133. The Closest Habitable Exoplanets [video] (youtube.com) discuss
  134. Resilience and rewiring of the passenger airline networks in the United States (arxiv.org) discuss
  135. How the world will change as computers spread into everyday objects (economist.com) discuss
  136. An Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country (nytimes.com) discuss
  137. Commercial Solar (tesla.com) discuss
  138. Shopify Overtakes eBay as Second Biggest Shopping Site After Amazon (observer.com) discuss
  139. How kiteboarding was invented (newyorker.com) discuss