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Stories from October 15, 2017, ordered by time on the front page
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1. The real roots of early city states may rip up the textbooks (newscientist.com)
133 points by walterbell on Oct 14, 2017 | hide | 77 comments
2. Why physicists still use Fortran (2015) (moreisdifferent.com)
373 points by dralley on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 293 comments
3. What is Nix and why you should try it (branchable.com)
461 points by vletrmx on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 193 comments
4. An Interview with Stanley Kubrick (1969) (visual-memory.co.uk)
104 points by helloworld on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 12 comments
5. Michel Jouvet, Who Unlocked REM Sleep’s Secrets, Dies at 91 (nytimes.com)
81 points by SREinSF on Oct 14, 2017 | hide | 6 comments
6. Jeremy the Lefty Snail Is Dead, but His Offspring Are All Right (nytimes.com)
176 points by elijahparker on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 41 comments
7. US telcos appear to be selling non-anonymized access to consumer telephone data (medium.com)
1273 points by benaadams on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 301 comments
8. Boiling lead and black art: a history of mathematical typography (practicallyefficient.com)
138 points by fanf2 on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 39 comments
9. As the 747 Begins Its Final Approach, a Pilot Takes a Flight Down Memory Lane (nytimes.com)
176 points by danso on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 117 comments
10. GNU UPC (gccupc.org)
85 points by rayascott on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 21 comments
11. Nsjail – A light-weight process isolation tool for Linux (nsjail.com)
87 points by LaFolle on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 21 comments
12. A Boy and His Atom: Smallest Stop-Motion Film [video] (youtube.com)
115 points by ssijak on Oct 14, 2017 | hide | 32 comments
13. Switching from Common Lisp to Julia (tpapp.github.io)
140 points by fanf2 on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 72 comments
14. Unbalanced reads from SSDs in software RAID mirrors in Linux (utoronto.ca)
113 points by zdw on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 47 comments
15. Show HN: Two grpc microservices with mutual TLS and token authentication in Go (github.com)
61 points by enricofoltran on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 6 comments
16. New Research on How Ride-Hailing Impacts Travel Behavior (planetizen.com)
604 points by WisNorCan on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 441 comments
17. The trouble with text-only email (lwn.net)
191 points by corbet on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 152 comments
18. My 20-Year Experience of Software Development Methodologies (zwischenzugs.wordpress.com)
413 points by zwischenzug on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 147 comments
19. Death of the Nile (bbc.co.uk)
156 points by dberhane on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 61 comments
20. Cognitive Biases in Programming (medium.com)
109 points by yranadive on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 47 comments
21. Arithmetic Gas (mathematicalgarden.wordpress.com)
82 points by pizza on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 3 comments
22. WebJack: Two-way communication between the browser and Arduino using SoftModem (webjack.io)
76 points by unterbahn on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 8 comments
23. The Binary System Was Created Before Leibniz (acm.org)
48 points by rayascott on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 18 comments
24. Making the Case for Feature-Rich Memory Systems (2016) [pdf] (utah.edu)
43 points by ingve on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 15 comments
25. OCLint (oclint.org)
65 points by rayascott on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 7 comments
26. Rv8: a high performance RISC-V to x86 binary translator [pdf] (carrv.github.io)
71 points by ingve on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 20 comments
27. Notes on Data Structures and Programming Techniques (yale.edu)
276 points by aportnoy on Oct 14, 2017 | hide | 27 comments
28. Calamine: Excel file reader, written in Rust (github.com)
120 points by TAForObvReasons on Oct 15, 2017 | hide | 35 comments
29. Paperclips (decisionproblem.com)
257 points by yangyang on Oct 14, 2017 | hide | 112 comments
30. Waymo's big self-drive car report (arstechnica.com)
102 points by aurelianito on Oct 14, 2017 | hide | 43 comments

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