Issue #411 // July 20, 2018

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YC Startup School 2018: a free, 10-week, online course //ycombinator comments

Farewell, Google Maps //inderapotheke comments

Timeline of the far future //wikipedia comments

Learn how to design large-scale systems //github comments

People Aren’t Dumb, the World Is Hard //freakonomics comments

Digital Exile: How I Got Banned for Life from AirBnB //medium comments

The hotel bathroom puzzle //nevalalee comments

Riot Games Approach to Anti-Cheat //riotgames comments

Keeping a plaintext “did” file //theptrk comments

My adventures getting Disney’s Moana island scene to render well with Pbrt //pharr comments

The Joy of Missing Out //nytimes comments

Facebook Makes Moves on Instagram Users //bloomberg comments


Favorite note-taking software? //ycombinator

What are the things keep in mind while giving/preparing for a tech talk? //ycombinator


Router7 – A pure-Go implementation of a small home internet router //github comments

Hasura – Fast, instant GraphQL APIs on Postgres //github comments

Bitwarden – Open Source Password Manager //bitwarden comments

Fathom – Simple, trustworthy website analytics //usefathom comments

Lwan: A high-performance and scalable web server //lwan comments

Openbook social network //open-book comments

Gaia – Build powerful pipelines in any programming language //github comments

Fakebook: A tool exploring the 2016 U.S. election Facebook ads bought by Russia //fathom comments

Bo, the Swiss army knife of data examination and manipulation //github comments


Getting to Go: Garbage collection and runtime issues //golang comments

The Spiral Language //github comments

Tutorial: Designing a GraphQL API //github comments

JavaScript fundamentals before learning React //robinwieruch comments


Nearly 1,000 Paintings and Drawings by Vincent van Gogh Digitized and Put Online //openculture comments

Font Playground – Play with variable fonts //typedetail comments

Art technicians: The industry’s dirty secret, or all part of the process? //independent comments

Designing the Perfect Date and Time Picker //smashingmagazine comments


14,400-year-old flatbread remains that predate known agriculture //atlasobscura comments

The moving sofa problem //wikipedia comments

Richard Feynman's Integral Trick //medium comments

How Postcards Solved the Problem of Disappearing Rice //npr comments

Monge's theorem //wikipedia comments

Escape Compasses //paratrooper comments

Free energy principle //wikipedia comments

Reading Chess //fermatslibrary comments


Assembly Language for Beginners [pdf] //yurichev comments

Stripe Press //stripe comments

The Food of My Youth //nybooks comments

How Minecraft is helping kids fall in love with books //theguardian comments

Ask HN: What are the best Sci-Fi books you've ever read? //ycombinator


Simone Giertz – Back from brain surgery //youtube comments

The Great Apple Keyboard Cover-Up //ifixit comments

Munro Teardown Shows Tesla Model 3 Solidly Profitable //youtube comments

Optimising a Trebuchet //youtube comments


SRE Fundamentals: SLIs, SLAs and SLOs //googleblog comments

Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success' //theguardian comments

Learn how to work remotely from people doing it every day //remotehabits comments


Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch //techcrunch comments

Instapaper is going independent //instapaper comments

Zoox and Its $800M Robo Taxi Dream //bloomberg comments


How to take 7 years to ship a beta //medium comments

1500 Archers on a 28.8: Network Programming in Age of Empires and Beyond //gamasutra comments

Nordic Ice Skating on Thin, Black Ice in Sweden Is an Art and a Science //nationalgeographic comments

Review: A Counterfeit, $100 iPhone X //vice comments

How the “Be.” battery-free toothbrush faked a demonstration video //youtube comments


The Effect of Sleep on Happiness //trackinghappiness comments

Linux touchpad like a Macbook: goal worth pursuing? //williambharding comments

Best Buy Is Thriving in the Age of Amazon //bloomberg comments

The everything-is-a-file principle – Linus Torvalds //yarchive comments

Google Cloud Downtime Postmortem //google comments

Writing a Game Boy emulator //github comments

Jupiter has 10 more moons we didn't know about //nature comments

North American vs. Japanese zoning //devonzuegel comments

2018 MacBook Pro Review //hrtapps comments

Designing a Good DSL //tonsky comments

SESS – Simple Email Sending Service //sess comments

Adobe will bring the full Photoshop to the iPad //theverge comments

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