Issue #431 // December 14, 2018

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Facial recognition: It’s time for action //microsoft comments

Robinhood launches 3% checking account //techcrunch comments

Samsung used my DSLR photo to fake their phone’s “portrait mode” //diyphotography comments

A blogging style guide //robertheaton comments

Why Not to Use Quora //waxy comments

Companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds //nytimes comments

The 50th Anniversary of Doug Engelbart's Great Demo //doug-50 comments

Mindcraft Scripting API now in public beta //minecraft comments

Population Mountains //pudding comments

Free and open source home for art made with code //shadergif comments


Which abandoned proprietary software would you resurrect? //ycombinator

How do you manage UI/UX for your side projects? //ycombinator


Firefox 64 Released //mozilla comments

DigitalOcean launches its container service //techcrunch comments

Visalist – Find visa requirements for countries around the world //visalist comments

REXPaint: Powerful, User-Friendly ASCII Art Editor //gridsagegames comments

Egeria, a multidimensional spreadsheet for everybody //egeria comments

Failory – Learn How to Build a Profitable Startup //failory comments

WorkflowCI – IFTTT for developers //workflowci comments

Supportify – Support your top Spotify artists by buying on Bandcamp //github comments


JIRA is an antipattern //techcrunch comments

Google's cross-platform Flutter UI toolkit goes 1.0 //techcrunch comments

Rust 2018 is here, but what is it? //mozilla comments

Grafana Loki – Like Prometheus, but for logs //github comments

The Swiss Army Knife of Hashmaps //waffles comments

Designing Headers for HTTP Compression //mnot comments

Phoenix.LiveView: Interactive, Real-Time Apps. No Need to Write JavaScript //dockyard comments


PyTorch 1.0 is out //github comments

The cold start problem: how to build your machine learning portfolio //towardsdatascience comments

PracticalAI – A practical approach to learning machine learning //github comments


Optician Sans – A free font based on eye charts //optician-sans comments

A UI That Lets Readers Control How Much Information They See //basqu comments


Virgin Galactic successfully reaches space //bbc comments

Nasa's Voyager 2 probe 'leaves the Solar System' //bbc comments

The Onion Futures Act //wikipedia comments

Bézier moi //github comments

Project A119 //wikipedia comments

Ant Colonies Retain Memories That Outlast the Lifespans of Individuals //smithsonianmag comments


Ask HN: What's the best book on modern UI/UX? //ycombinator

Ask HN: Books you read in 2018? //ycombinator

Writing a book in public //200wordsaday comments

The Game Engine Black Book: Doom //fabiensanglard comments

RefactoringUI Book //refactoringui comments

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Biography //nationalreview comments

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra: Vectors, Matrices, and Least Squares //stanford comments


MIT team develops 3D printer that's 10x faster //3ders comments

Coding for the World's Trickiest Chip – SEGA's Saturn DSP //youtube comments

Paul M. Romer: Lecture in Economic Sciences //youtube comments

Building a Eurorack Mechanical Sequencer //youtube comments


They Rejected Us //rejected comments

Send Noncompete Agreements Back to the Middle Ages //bloomberg comments

Why you need both rituals and routines to power your workday //rescuetime comments


After landing a lucrative job at a tech startup, I had made a terrible mistake //torontolife comments

The Life of a Backpacker in Asia in the 1970s //perceptivetravel comments

A jackal's nose for the job //rbth comments

The Great NFL Heist: How Fox Paid for and Changed Football Forever //theringer comments


Google transferred ownership of Duck.com to DuckDuckGo //namepros comments

Waymo One: The next step on our self-driving journey //medium comments

Slack Taps Goldman Sachs to Lead IPO //reuters comments


The Cube Rule of Food Identification //cuberule comments

Convert a Bird Scooter to a personal one with $32 kit //scootertalk comments

Great Adventure-Game Puzzles //filfre comments

Photographer Removes Phones from Photos //removed comments

Lawyer's Led Zeppelin Complaint Is a Work of Art //findlaw comments


Comcast rejected by small town, residents vote for municipal fiber instead //arstechnica comments

ATDT relief //rachelbythebay comments

Tell HN: Aaron Swartz's website is offline //ycombinator comments

Norwegian frigate sinking has far-reaching implications //aspistrategist comments

Next Browser native on Linux //ycombinator comments

Newly discovered tea plant is caffeine-free //economist comments

LG Releases Gram 17 Laptop: An Ultra-Thin Notebook with a 17.3in Display //anandtech comments

LED Strain //ledstrain comments

This is the United States’ third biggest housing boom in the modern era //nytimes comments

The popularity of the Squatty Potty //theguardian comments

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