Quiet Hacker News

  1. UEFI Programming – First Steps (x86asm.net)
  2. Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3 (home-assistant.io)
  3. Beating the bookies – how the online sports betting market is rigged (arxiv.org)
  4. A reasonably speedy Python ray tracer (excamera.com)
  5. Implementing Go's defer keyword in C++ (oded.blog)
  6. How Seattle Got More People to Ride the Bus (citylab.com)
  7. Google and the Resurgence of Italian Design (blog.prototypr.io)
  8. Word embeddings in 2017: Trends and future directions (ruder.io)
  9. Show HN: Pg_blkchain – Postgres blockchain extension (github.com)
  10. A Guided Tour of Clojure Destructuring Bind in Emacs Lisp (2011) (github.com)
  11. The Family Making Billions from the Opioid Crisis (esquire.com)
  12. Left Truncatable Prime (solipsys.co.uk)
  13. Bounter: A Python counter that uses limited memory regardless of data size (github.com)
  14. Sugar alters hormones and metabolism, sets stage for obesity and diabetes (aeon.co)
  15. Wrapping C with Python: 3D image segmentation with region growing (notmatthancock.github.io)
  16. Q&A: Douglas Hofstadter on why AI is far from intelligent (qz.com)
  17. Avoiding Startup Tarpits (medium.com)
  18. My first experience with formal methods (zipcpu.com)
  19. An alternative to burial and cremation gains popularity (mobile.nytimes.com)
  20. Librestd: a library to create C++ RESTful API services (github.com)
  21. Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital on the Paradox of Ego and Humility (nytimes.com)
  22. Linux ransomware in the wild (forums.gentoo.org)
  23. Redux-zero: A lightweight state container based on Redux (github.com)
  24. Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt (nytimes.com)
  25. Use of English and Chinese in Alibaba’s Alipay Advertisements (languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu)
  26. The Consolidation Of Talent, Capital and Returns in Biotech (lifescivc.com)
  27. The loneliness of Elizabeth Bishop (thenation.com)
  28. Punishment in 19th Century China (2014) (blogs.harvard.edu)
  29. Swipe Left: Privacy Practices of Online Dating Apps (royapakzad.co)
  30. Iceland's attempts to replant its forests (nytimes.com)