Hacker Newsletter #434

Hacker Newsletter

Hacker Newsletter #434

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Issue #434 // January 04, 2019 // View in your browser

#Favorites


Algorithms, by Jeff Erickson
//illinois comments

Letter from Tim Cook to Apple Investors
//apple comments

Scratch 3.0
//mit comments

Lessons from Running a Small-Scale Electronics Factory in My Guest Bedroom
//spun comments

What Happens to Kid Culture When Streets Are Closed to Cars
//citylab comments

What I learned at work this year
//gatesnotes comments

A Visual Exploration of Gaussian Processes
//jgoertler comments

Drawing is the best videogame
//thecreativeindependent comments

Birding Like It’s 1899: Inside a Blockbuster American West Video Game
//audubon comments

Why it’s time to reappraise the humble Choose Your Own Adventure book
//prospectmagazine comments

A look back at our favorites from last year.

#Featured: Space


China lands Chang'e-4 on far side of Moon //planetary comments

New Horizons’ first hi-res imagery of Ultima Thule //jhuapl comments

An Astronaut Accidentally Called 911 from Space //newsweek comments

Nancy Grace Roman, 'Mother of Hubble' Space Telescope, Has Died //npr comments

Russian Cosmonaut Says That the Hole in the ISS Was Drilled from the Inside //universetoday comments

Nasa's New Horizons: Final commands given to distant probe //bbc comments

#Ask HN


Famous anonymous inventions other than Bitcoin?

What should I do when I'm bored with my career?

#Show HN


HN.Academy – Top online courses recommended by Hacker News users //hn comments

Learn and practice modern JavaScript //learnjavascript comments

OpenSCAD: Software for creating solid 3D CAD objects //openscad comments

The Looking Glass – Holographic Display //lookingglassfactory comments

#Code


Coconut: Pythonic functional programming //coconut-lang comments

Monorepos: Please don’t //medium comments

Monorepo: please do //medium comments

How to Use JSON Web Tokens //github comments

Merlin: A cross-platform command and control server and agent written in Go //github comments

#Data


Flair: A simple framework for natural language processing //github comments

Artificial Intelligence Creates Realistic Pictures of People //openculture comments

Migrating from Google Analytics //thomashunter comments

What Kagglers Are Using for Text Classification //mlwhiz comments

Google Data Studio in 10 Minutes: Step-By-Step Guide //datascience-school comments

#Design


Courier Prime: It’s Courier, Just Better //quoteunquoteapps comments

React Kawaii – Cute React SVG Components //now comments

#Learn


How long is that Bézier? //github comments

Kuleshov effect //wikipedia comments

Measuring the size of the Earth by watching a shadow on a wall //solipsys comments

Marchetti's constant //wikipedia comments

Magdeburg Hemispheres //wikipedia comments

#Books


I wrote a free book about TDD and clean architecture in Python //ycombinator comments

Smalltalk 80 – Blue Book [pdf] //free comments

What Isaac Asimov Taught Us About Predicting the Future //nytimes comments

#Watching


Cafe opens in Tokyo staffed by robots controlled by paralyzed people //soranews24 comments

Non-Euclidean Worlds Engine //youtube comments

How to Make a Crystal Radio – No Batteries, No External Power //youtube comments

Ion Propulsion – A Plane with No Moving Parts //youtube comments

#Working


Ask HN: Who is hiring? //ycombinator

Microsoft changed how it interviews software developers //businessinsider comments

Warby Parker built a 1,400-employee company by focusing on team culture //jilt comments

Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? //ycombinator

Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? //ycombinator

#Longreads


Why We Sleep, and Why We Often Can’t //newyorker comments

I Was a Cable Guy. I Saw the Worst of America //huffingtonpost comments

#Fun


Marble Marcher: ray-traced real time game on the surface of evolving fractals //itch comments

Txqr: Transfer data via animated QR codes //github comments

City life in miniature: the tiny cement sculptures hidden across Europe //theguardian comments