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1. The Booming Japanese Rent-A-Friend Business (theatlantic.com)
699 points by Firebrand on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 255 comments
2. Creating a Modern OCR Pipeline Using Computer Vision and Deep Learning (dropbox.com)
460 points by wwarner on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 125 comments
3. Skyrim rendered in text (medium.com/filiph)
459 points by ellinokon on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 106 comments
4. Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human psychology (axios.com)
603 points by jbuild on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 223 comments
5. Low-cost, non-invasive melanoma detector wins award (jamesdysonaward.org)
312 points by ductionist on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 50 comments
6. Writing a basic x86-64 JIT compiler from scratch in stock Python (csl.name)
325 points by csl on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 50 comments
7. Quake on an oscilloscope (2014) (lofibucket.com)
322 points by Ivoah on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 26 comments
8. Niagara Falls without water in 1969 (niagarafrontier.com)
175 points by howrude on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 55 comments
9. How We Deliver Global SSL with Let's Encrypt (fly.io)
177 points by jnunemaker on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 65 comments
10. Russian Peasant Multiplication (virtualspecies.com)
167 points by sayham28 on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 57 comments
11. .IO domain name reliability issues and how we’re working around them (getstream.io)
279 points by sbierwagen on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 153 comments
12. Entrepreneurs Aren’t a Special Breed – They’re Mostly Rich Kids (asia.finance)
454 points by monsieurpng on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 256 comments
13. Learning Go by porting a medium-sized web back end from Python (benhoyt.com)
242 points by benhoyt on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 195 comments
14. As epidemic rages, ER study finds opioids no better than Advil and Tylenol (arstechnica.com)
186 points by rbanffy on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 156 comments
15. I bought a Switch from Nintendo and they threatened me with legal action (headmelted.com)
408 points by headmelted on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 361 comments
16. China's Race to Find Aliens First (theatlantic.com)
215 points by anarbadalov on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 147 comments
17. The GraphQL stack: How everything fits together (apollodata.com)
210 points by quodestabsurdum on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 113 comments
18. Much ado about iOS app architecture (aplus.rs)
171 points by prawn on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 95 comments
19. 'Zombie ant' brains left intact by fungal parasite (phys.org)
184 points by dnetesn on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 91 comments
20. Plastic-eating caterpillars: An escape from a shopping bag triggers an idea (economist.com)
139 points by rahulshiv on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 43 comments
21. TensorForce 0.3: End-to-end computation graphs for reinforcement learning (reinforce.io)
109 points by k_f on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 4 comments
22. Electric Sheep on Ubuntu Linux 17.10 (openbloc.fr)
118 points by blaze33 on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 50 comments
23. What happens when you sell your startup? (techcrunch.com)
141 points by gk1 on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 37 comments
24. Using neural networks to detect car crashes in dashcam footage (insightdatascience.com)
119 points by gk1 on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 25 comments
25. OVH Incident in Strasbourg (ovh.com)
311 points by fvv on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 202 comments
26. Fast and precise type checking for JavaScript (acolyer.org)
98 points by deltux on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 38 comments
27. Impact of the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal on Instacart (forbes.com/sites/bizcarson)
101 points by whocansay on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 75 comments
28. Dead grasshopper discovered in van Gogh painting (theguardian.com)
77 points by brudgers on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 25 comments
29. Try to see things from a manager's perspective (acm.org)
127 points by tchalla on Nov 8, 2017 | hide | 33 comments
30. The Antique Cannabis Book (antiquecannabisbook.com)
102 points by wilsonfiifi on Nov 9, 2017 | hide | 30 comments

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