Tech news August 17th 2015

Eve Version 0
Project Sunroof
React Color – Color Pickers from Sketch, Photoshop, Chrome and More
Intel open sourced Stephen Hawking’s speech system
Show HN: Find your competitors that Google can’t
Cereal Grains: Humanity’s Double-Edged Sword (1999) [pdf]
Webmaker for Android
Just How Tall Can Roller Coasters Get?
Ensuring that the web is for everyone
An Argument for P=NP (2005) [pdf]
Locking the Web Open: A Call for a Distributed Web
Explaining the browser’s event loop, tasks, and microtasks
Immortal ZX Spectrum games
Vietnam’s startup queen
The Muse (YC W12) is hiring a badass SEO Manager to take us from 4-10M/month
IBM launches Linux-only mainframe system
Is Nefertiti in Tut’s Tomb?
Assembly 2015 demo party winning entry
Show HN: The platform used for the TechCrunch interview with Sam Altman
The Neuroscience of Drumming
The Turing Digital Archive
Show HN: Kalu – Calculator concept for long and inter-linked calculations
Futures of text
Common Knowledge and Aumann’s Agreement Theorem
Alienable Rights (1992)
A Scripting Language for HTTP
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1841) [pdf]
Nietzsche on Solitude
Blackphone 2 – Coming Soon
How we know what lies at Earth’s core

Tech news August 14th 2015

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep (2013)
DEFCON 23 Badge Challenge
OpenBSD removes support for non-UTF8 locales
Apes may be closer to speaking than many scientists think
Show HN: – A better way to host static websites (demo)
How California Is Winning the Drought
VW Has Spent Two Years Trying to Hide a Big Security Flaw
Segment (YC S11) is hiring technical salespeople for Platform Partnerships
Building CircleCI’s Front End with Om
GSMem: Data Exfiltration from Air-Gapped Computers Over GSM Frequencies [pdf]
Edward Snowden at IETF 93
Rust in 2016
Runit – a Unix init scheme with service supervision
C2 Programming Language
Tianjin Explosion Seen by Himawari and Other Weather Satellites
CS224d: Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
Modified yeast produce opiates from sugar
Oxford University Machine Learning Course
Show HN: Algebra.js – Build, display, and solve algebraic equations
Parallel Out-Of-Core Dataframes in Python: Dask and OpenStreetMap
Computing Bell numbers
Stop Looking for a Cofounder
Tehran’s Promise: The revolution’s midlife crisis and the nuclear deal
Blinking Commits
Show HN: Happy Scale – Use moving averages for accurate weight loss predictions
Project Oberon Emulator in JavaScript and Java
Show HN: Myra – AI based personal assistant you can text
A JavaScript State of the Union
How to See Invisible Infrastructure
Programs and Probability

Tech news August 12th 2015

The San Francisco Rent Explosion Part III
Ohm (YC S15) is a smarter, lighter car battery that works with your existing car
“It’s done, there is no way back. We tried, we failed”
How the UK found Japanese speakers in a hurry in WW2
Projects and Companies
Show HN: Find a home close to work
Squeak 5 is out
How I develop with Nix
Linux Assembly How to – “Hello, World”
2015 Engineering Salaries Reviewed
Deep Learning Courses
SourceDNA (YC S15) finds hidden security and quality flaws in apps
A Look at Embedded WiFi Development Boards
AppHub – Update React Native Apps Without Re-Submitting to Apple
Removing the 140-character limit from Direct Messages
Open sourcing Grid, the Guardian’s new image management service
Kodak’s First Digital Moment
GitHub Desktop is now available
For only the second time in our history the ownership of The Economist changes
Russia bans Reddit
Russian plutonium-fueled breeder reactor reaches first criticality
Comparison of machine learning libraries used for classification
Introducing Docker Content Trust
A Minimal Architecture for General Cognition [pdf]
Integration over Invention
JVMLS 2015 – Multi-Language Runtime
Real-time data for cancer therapy
Le Tote (YC S13) Is Hiring Their First Growth Engineer
An explosion in Tianjin, China
The Teflon Toxin

Tech news August 11th 2015

Thor – A Project to Hammer Out a Royalty Free Video Codec
RethinkDB 2.1 is out: high availability
Windows 10 IoT Core for Raspberry Pi 2
DigitalOcean Teams Up with Bitnami, Install Over 100 Web Apps with a Few Clicks
Why $53M Wasn’t Enough to Scale Good Eggs
Thunderstrike 2: Mac firmware worm details
Ubuntu One file syncing code Open Sourced
Crafting Icons
Relay Technical Preview
Hand-Coded Assembly Beats Intrinsics in Speed and Simplicity
Spreadsheet Power User? Blockspring Is Looking for a Product Marketer
Old graph paper
Understanding ARM Assembly, Part 1
Nine Charged in Insider Trading Case Tied to Hackers
The Philosopher of Surveillance
Gene Therapy Makes Near-Blind Patients See by Strengthening Neural Connections
Lawrence Lessig wants to run for president in an unconventional way
How We Tested Our Food Blog’s Expected CPM with Premium Images
Making Sense of Misery: The Dialect Notebooks of a Teenage Breton Farm Servant
How We Beat C++ STL Binary Search
The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia for Pay
A Large-Scale Study of Flash Memory Failures in the Field
Best practices for building large React applications
IEX, Ideology, and the Role of an Exchange
Axis Mundi – A secure, resilient, distributed and open communication platform
One Class to Rule Them All: 0-Day Deserialization Vulnerabilities in Android [pdf]
It’s the spec bugs that kill you
Kali Linux 2.0 Released
OpenSSH 7.0 released
Introduction to Scaling Laws

Tech news August 10th 2015

CS for All
G is for Google
Presumption of stupidity
Show HN: Big List of Naughty Strings for testing user-input data
War in Space May Be Closer Than Ever
Bohr’s trip about spin
New design could finally help to bring fusion power closer to reality
The Hamburger Menu Doesn’t Work
Mathematical software wish list
You Will See the Doctor’s Fallibility Now
Algorithmic Trading: The Play-at-Home Version
Go and Rust – objects without class (2013)
Database versioning best practices
Second Measure (YC S15) Offers Live Data Analysis of Public/Private Companies
When running for exercise was for weirdos
Caltech announces discovery in fundamental physics
Gnomes per second in Vulkan and OpenGL ES
Heap (YC W13) is hiring our first Infrastructure / DevOps engineer
The Turn (1993)
After Nokia Layoffs, Tech Workers in Finland Regroup and Refocus
Ignition: V8 Interpreter
Reversable Jump Markhov Chain Monte Carlo Object Tracking
Building a desktop application with Electron
Scientific journals see a spike in number of contributors
The Next Penelope Post-Mortem
Lag Compensation Technique for Quake 3
Getting Garbage Collection for Free
Jack Dorsey and Other Twitter Insiders Make Show of Support
Reversing NvAPI to Programmatically Overclock Nvidia GPUs
How yuppies hacked the hacker ethos

Tech news August 9th 2015

VPaint: An experimental vector graphics editor
Why you should be reading Liu Cixin, China’s hottest science-fiction writer
Classical music generation with recurrent neural networks
Utf8rewind 1.2.1 adds 750 new unit tests for its 13 functions
Web’s random numbers are too weak, researchers warn
The World’s Finest Panama Hat
Testmunk (YC S12) Is Hiring First Sales Development Rep
Show HN: Pyexperiment
Agda Tutorial
Bringing Intel Xeon to notebook PCs
Australian Platypus Conservancy
Domain-Specific Language Engineering (2007) [pdf]
MQTT – machine-to-machine connectivity protocol
Distributed Hash Table Protocol (2008)
Norway’s Opera warns on growth, says firm may be sold
Implementing a Sticky Input Field in iOS
When would you choose Erlang? (2013)
A collection of postmortems
Show HN: A toy ray tracer in Rust
The help and harm of the $173B “voluntourism” industry
Learn Chapel in Y minutes
Deconcentration of Attention: Addressing the Complexity of Software (2012)
The man making puzzles for hackers
A Critique of the Remote Procedure Call Paradigm (1988) [pdf]
Is there trouble brewing in the land of DevOps?
Krill: A terminal feed reader supporting RSS and Twitter
Running Go as a companion process in AWS lambda
Speeding up non-vectorizable code with Cython
Japanese mini Segway “WalkCar”
BEAM languages, Hindley–Milner type systems, and new technologies

Tech news August 7th 2015

Announcing Rust 1.2
U.S. honeybee colonies hit a 20-year high
Unix Toolbox
Almost Everything We Do Will Be Open
Show HN: Is it vulnerable? Drag-n-drop your Gemfile.lock to check
The XY Problem
Firefox exploit found in the wild
Court rules drug dog barely more accurate than a coin flip is good enough
Matrix Computations on the GPU in Clojure
Beyond PEP 8 – Best practices for beautiful intelligible code
PyJS: write your JavaScript-powered web applications entirely in Python
Speed matters: Why working quickly is more important than it seems
Graphs That Showed Landmark Discoveries but Were Later Debunked
The Architecture of a Cryptocurrency
WebGL Studio
Music Programming for Java and JVM Languages
On rump kernels and the Rumprun unikernel
How to search for a commit message in GitHub?
Monkey the Cat Hunts for Dinner
Design Documentaries
A conversation with Google’s in-house philosopher
Google’s $6B Miscalculation on the EU
Selfie with ‘Sunflowers’
One Month (YC S13) Is Hiring Part to Fulltime Python, Rails and JavaScript Teachers
The Itanium processor, part 10: Register rotation
Tabula: Extract Tables from PDFs
Change Data Capture: The Magic Wand We Forgot
ICFP Problem Specification

Tech news August 6th 2015

Windows Bridge for iOS
Fuzzing a DNS parser written in Go
Proof of linearizability in Raft using Coq
Freight Startups Attract Silicon Valley’s Attention
Privacy Badger – Block spying ads and invisible trackers
A Beginner’s Guide to Restricted Boltzmann Machines
The Case for Controlled Side Effects
Improving Equity Compensation at Coinbase
Warning after security experts hack Tesla car
Taking the ‘D’ Out of CRUD with Soft Updates
OCaml Compiler Hacking: how to add a primitive
A superconducting shield for astronauts
MIT claims to have found a “language universal” that ties all languages together
From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth
Standard Treasury Acquired by Silicon Valley Bank
Watch live illustrators and artists on Sywork (YC S15)
A curated list of data science blogs
New Trans-Pacific Partnership Leak Means ‘Significant Overhaul’ for Canadian Law
Using the gdb debugger with Go
The Kansas Experiment
Machine Learning and Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair
Bright (YC W15) Is Hiring Senior Software Engineers
Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Epidemic
Building Resilient Services with Go
Go 1.5 Release Candidate 1 is released
EFF Guide to Street Level Surveillance
How experts stay safe at the Black Hat security conference
‘Stay Far, Far Away’ and Other Things Gleaned from Yelp Health Reviews
Why debugging is all about understanding
Why Red Means Red in Almost Every Language

Tech news August 5th 2015

Tufte CSS
Show HN: Careers for people not going to college, built with MeteorJS
Thirteen Months of Working, Eating, and Sleeping at the Googleplex
MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane
Things I would build if I worked at GitHub
A little Golang way
Smart Contracts Land on Wall Street
Welcome Simon
Index Funds May Work a Little Too Well
Microsoft Expands Its Parental Leave, Bolsters Paid Time Off And 401k Matching
10 Million Events a month, Completely Free
Show HN: Image Processing for Everybody
6 reasons why pre is better than post production code review
Apache Kafka, Samza, and the Unix Philosophy of Distributed Data
Heap (YC W13) is hiring our first Infrastructure / DevOps engineer
What’s it like being a non-profit in Y Combinator?
SHA-3 Standard [pdf]
Shotcut – A free, open-source, cross-platform video editor
Training a Neural Net to Generate CSS
The Itanium processor, part 8: Advanced loads
PostgreSQL: A full text search engine, part 1
How Not to Die (2007)
New evidence of Japan’s effort to build atom bomb at the end of WWII
It Just Works
Hyper – Hypervisor-agnostic Docker
Hulbee – A Safe, Smart, Innovative Search Engine
Machine Learning: Curse of Dimensionality
Interview with Stephen Wolfram on AI and the Future
Getting started with maps in Python

Tech news August 4th 2015

Show HN: My SSH server knows who you are
Federal Judge Strikes Down Idaho ‘Ag-Gag Law’
Linus Torvalds did not commit this
Show HN: JAWS – The JavaScript and AWS Stack
How to get banned (2011)
RC4 No More
Twitter Contest Winning as a Service
Snapdocs (YC W14) is hiring a rails engineer
As New York Rents Soar, Public Housing Becomes Lifelong Refuge
A Eulogy for Objective-C
Is Extended Random a Malicious NSA Plot?
Show HN: A Chrome extension to block users on Hacker News
Developing V8 with Guix
C++ Internals: STL Vector, Part I
An Ex-Cop’s War on Lie Detectors
The Tapper videogame patent
How language gives your brain a break
A Plan to Turn Engineers into Managers
Faster deep learning with GPUs and Theano
Model Company – An Uncommon Look at the Common Civil War Soldier
The Itanium processor, part 7: Speculative loads
This is what Big Data really looks like: CERN, the universe and everything
What happened when we got subpoenaed over our Tor exit node
The Great Sushi Craze of 1905, Part 1
A deep look at BIND9 CVE-2015-5477
Would Chinese-style education work on British kids?
NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission Trip Record Data for 2014-2015
What the Nose Knows
The illusory Universe (2009)
Computer Chronicles: a complete archive