Issue #384 // January 05, 2018

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Spamnesty – A Bot to waste spammers' time //mnesty comments

Zero-Width Characters: Invisibly fingerprinting text //zachaysan comments

Monitoring Home Power Consumption for less than $25 //kroy comments

Why things might have taken so long //meteuphoric comments

Some excerpts from recent Alan Kay emails //worrydream comments

Three Years on Google App Engine //stephanbehnke comments

How I Find Consulting Clients //gkogan comments

First 100 miles on my E-Bike //yilunzh comments

How Taiwan transformed its health care system //nytimes comments

Engineering Habitats for the Moon and Mars //structuremag comments


What was the best CS paper you read in 2017? //ycombinator

What’s your favorite talk from 2017? //ycombinator

What did you work on in 2017? //ycombinator

2018 resolutions? //ycombinator


ASCIIFlow Infinity //asciiflow comments

A game my 12-year-old daughter wrote //mind-circus comments

You are listening to San Francisco //youarelistening comments

Fakespot – measure the legitimacy of reviews on popular sites //fakespot comments

VidDistill – Automated YouTube Video Summarization Using Captions //herokuapp comments

Rhythm – a daily markdown notebook, calendar, and task list //getarhythm comments


SQL Keys in Depth //begriffs comments

Sapper.js – towards a better web app framework //svelte comments

Stimulus: A modest JavaScript framework for the HTML you already have //github comments

What I learned in 2017 writing Go //commandercoriander comments

Ben, your benchmarking assistant, written in Go //github comments


Learning from Scratch by Thinking Fast and Slow //github comments

AI and Deep Learning in 2017 – A Year in Review //wildml comments

My Favorite Deep Learning Papers of 2017 //cachestocaches comments


IKEA Effect //wikipedia comments

Teens Aren’t Partying Anymore //wired comments

Shanghai sets population at 25M //theguardian comments

Techniques for Factoring Numbers in Your Head //exupero comments


Good books for deep hacks //begriffs comments

Robust Client-Side JavaScript //molily comments

Probability and Statistics Cookbook [pdf] //wisc comments

Read My Book Notes //readmybooknotes comments


HDR Photography in Microsoft Excel //youtube comments

Free electron laser – A fourth-generation synchrotron light source //ccc comments

Statistical Computing for Scientists and Engineers //zabaras comments

Trinitron: Sony's Once Unbeatable Product //youtube comments

Musician Who Lost His Arm Plays Piano Again with AI Prosthesis //nvidia comments


Ask HN: Who is hiring? //ycombinator

Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? //ycombinator

NSA’s top talent is leaving because of low pay, flagging morale, unpopular reorg //washingtonpost comments

India’s IT industry laid off more than 56k employees this year //qz comments

Basecamp doesn’t employ anyone in SF, but now we pay everyone as though all did //signalvnoise comments

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Job Hunt //stephanbehnke comments


A Very Old Man for a Wolf //outsideonline comments

When Picking Apples on a Farm with 5,000 Rules, Watch Out for the Ladders //nytimes comments


Norwegian Student Takes Secret Street Photos In The 1890s //boredpanda comments

Order pizza with random toppings //roulette comments

The Curious Life of an Extra //theatlantic comments


After beating cable lobby, Colorado city moves ahead with muni broadband //arstechnica comments

Spotify files for its IPO //axios comments

How I learned to program //danluu comments

Tiny, weird online communities made a comeback in 2017 //theverge comments

Welcome to Linux Journal 2.0 //linuxjournal comments

Towards a bra-free Instagram experience //medium comments

The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track //nytimes comments

Crime in New York City Plunges to a Level Not Seen Since the 1950s //nytimes comments

The Digital Advertising Duopoly //avc comments

Docker for data scientists: Introduction and use cases //unsupervisedpandas comments

How and why we teach non-engineers to use GitHub at Thread //thread comments

How to hand-write DNS messages //routley comments

MedleyText //medleytext comments

Facebook has 100-person eng. team 2 help advertisers build tools, infrastructure //techcrunch comments

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