Issue #414 // August 10, 2018

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Let's Encrypt Root Trusted by All Major Root Programs //letsencrypt comments

The Bullsh!t Web //pxlnv comments

Google AMP – A 70% drop in our conversion rate //medium comments

You don’t need standup //medium comments

Show HN: Pts.js – A library for visualization and creative coding //ptsjs comments

Things they don’t teach you running a business by yourself //browserless comments

Make a “Literary Clock” from a Jailbroken Kindle //instructables comments

The Structure of Stand-Up Comedy //pudding comments

How I gained commit access to Homebrew in 30 minutes //medium comments

Where Vim Came From //twobithistory comments

How Does Mastodon Work? // comments

In Pursuit of Production Minimalism //brandur comments


What are some niche communities you enjoy? //ycombinator

What is the most unethical thing you've done as a programmer? //ycombinator

What are the most interesting emerging fields in computer science? //ycombinator


I made a tool that made me faster at Git //github comments

Introducing Android 9 Pie //googleblog comments

A map that shows you how far you can go for a given time //oalley comments

JPL Open-Source Rover Project Based on the Rovers on Mars //github comments

Retool – build internal tools faster //tryretool comments

NES Party – Online Multiplayer NES Emulator Using WebRTC //nes comments


To Remember Everything You Learn, Surrender to This Algorithm //wired comments

I’m a very slow thinker //sivers comments

What happens when you ask people to draw a bike //gianlucagimini comments


Julia 1.0 //julialang comments

GLB: GitHub's open source load balancer //githubengineering comments

Bash Infinity: Standard library and boilerplate framework //github comments

Python 3 is now available on App Engine standard environment //google comments

Announcing Dart 2 Stable and the Dart Web Platform //medium comments


Facebook Field Guide to Machine Learning – video series //fb comments

A friendly guide to colours in data visualisation //datawrapper comments

PIN number analysis //datagenetics comments

Getting Alexa to Respond to Sign Language Using Your Webcam and TensorFlow.js //medium comments


Learning from Terminals to Design the Future of User Interfaces //brandur comments

Thank You, Robert Voit, Creator of Paint Shop Pro //ianlotinsky comments

Photography Composition //antongorlin comments

UnDraw: MIT licensed illustrations for every project you can imagine and create //undraw comments


Chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness //phys comments

How America Uses Its Land //bloomberg comments

Engineers teach a drone to herd birds away from airports autonomously //techxplore comments

Usenet – A worldwide distributed discussion system //wikipedia comments

Minivac 601 //wikipedia comments

Einstellung Effect //wikipedia comments


Paul Graham on SICP //amazon comments

BYTE Magazine //archive comments

Introduction to Computer Organization with X86-64 Assembly Language and Linux //sonoma comments

The pfSense Book //netgate comments

Causal Models //stanford comments


Mechanical Characterization of Structured Sheet Materials //disneyresearch comments

Tracking collars reveal just how extreme a wild cheetah’s movements can be //nationalgeographic comments

The Computer Chronicles – Microchip Technology //youtube comments

Steven Johnson on “Spacewar” //longnow comments


Holloway Guide to Equity Compensation //holloway comments

Pilots who risk their lives flying tiny planes over the Atlantic //bbc comments

How Musicians Make Money, Or Don’t, In 2018 //rollingstone comments

Why the tech sector may not solve America’s looming automation crisis //pudding comments


The art of stealing //nrc comments

My experience with Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, and Vice Magazine //medium comments


4D toys //4dtoys comments

Chess over ActivityPub //castling comments

The Mind: Most polarizing card game of the year? //arstechnica comments

Gear Review: Wahoo Elemnt Bolt //dreamwidth comments

XKCD: Voting software //xkcd comments

Deep Space Network Now: Status of communications with our deep space explorers //nasa comments

Polyhedra Viewer //tessera comments


Filament: Physically-based rendering engine //github comments

Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid //bloomberg comments

Fidelity Introduces Zero Expense Ratio Index Funds //businesswire comments

Musk mulls taking Tesla private, Saudi sovereign fund builds $2B stake //bloomberg comments

A Dutch first: Ingenious BMW theft attempt //mrooding comments

Unix Syscalls //john-millikin comments

Very few owners of Alexa-powered devices use them for shopping //techcrunch comments

Luna Studio – Visual and textual functional programming language //github comments

Why startups need to approach SEO differently than established companies //atrium comments

Free-range parenting outside the US //nytimes comments

Life – A secure, blazing-fast, cross-platform WebAssembly VM in Go //github comments

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