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Front page stories from November 9, 2017, ordered by time spent there.

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1. The Booming Japanese Rent-A-Friend Business (theatlantic.com)
699 points by Firebrand on Nov 8, 2017 | 255 comments
2. Skyrim rendered in text (medium.com)
459 points by ellinokon on Nov 9, 2017 | 106 comments
3. Low-cost, non-invasive melanoma detector wins award (jamesdysonaward.org)
312 points by ductionist on Nov 9, 2017 | 50 comments
4. Creating a Modern OCR Pipeline Using Computer Vision and Deep Learning (dropbox.com)
460 points by wwarner on Nov 9, 2017 | 125 comments
5. Writing a basic x86-64 JIT compiler from scratch in stock Python (csl.name)
325 points by csl on Nov 9, 2017 | 50 comments
6. Niagara Falls without water in 1969 (niagarafrontier.com)
175 points by howrude on Nov 9, 2017 | 55 comments
7. Simple React Patterns (lucasmreis.github.io)
625 points by kawera on Nov 10, 2017 | 83 comments
8. How We Deliver Global SSL with Let's Encrypt (fly.io)
177 points by jnunemaker on Nov 9, 2017 | 65 comments
9. Russian Peasant Multiplication (virtualspecies.com)
167 points by sayham28 on Nov 9, 2017 | 57 comments
10. Ford Pilots New Exoskeleton to Help Lessen Chance of Worker Fatigue, Injury (ford.com)
171 points by rgbrenner on Nov 9, 2017 | 123 comments
11. Business questions engineers should ask when interviewing at ML/AI companies (medium.com)
415 points by danicgross on Nov 10, 2017 | 109 comments
12. LibHTTP: Open Source HTTP Library in C (libhttp.org)
191 points by mabynogy on Nov 9, 2017 | 62 comments
13. Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human psychology (axios.com)
603 points by jbuild on Nov 9, 2017 | 223 comments
14. Bayesian Generative Adversarial Networks (github.com)
175 points by stablemap on Nov 10, 2017 | 18 comments
15. What is a Bitcoin fork? (coinbase.com)
174 points by sds111 on Nov 10, 2017 | 111 comments
16. .IO domain name reliability issues and how we’re working around them (getstream.io)
279 points by sbierwagen on Nov 9, 2017 | 153 comments
17. Electric Sheep on Ubuntu Linux 17.10 (openbloc.fr)
118 points by blaze33 on Nov 9, 2017 | 50 comments
18. TensorForce 0.3: End-to-end computation graphs for reinforcement learning (reinforce.io)
109 points by k_f on Nov 9, 2017 | 4 comments
19. Two new books about the history of paper (chicagotribune.com)
49 points by well_i_never on Nov 9, 2017 | 5 comments
20. Using neural networks to detect car crashes in dashcam footage (insightdatascience.com)
119 points by gk1 on Nov 9, 2017 | 25 comments
21. As epidemic rages, ER study finds opioids no better than Advil and Tylenol (arstechnica.com)
186 points by rbanffy on Nov 9, 2017 | 156 comments
22. CUPS License Change Coming (cups.org)
168 points by executesorder66 on Nov 10, 2017 | 92 comments
23. Learning Go by porting a medium-sized web back end from Python (benhoyt.com)
242 points by benhoyt on Nov 8, 2017 | 195 comments
24. 'Zombie ant' brains left intact by fungal parasite (phys.org)
184 points by dnetesn on Nov 8, 2017 | 91 comments
25. Human sperm steer with second harmonics of the flagellar beat (nature.com)
140 points by Ice_cream_suit on Nov 9, 2017 | 32 comments
26. Show HN: Impostor Roster – Suffering from Impostor Syndrome? You're not alone (impostorroster.com)
117 points by vcavallo on Nov 9, 2017 | 95 comments
27. French institute suspects nuclear accident in Russia or Kazakhstan in September (reuters.com)
259 points by kawera on Nov 10, 2017 | 70 comments
28. The Ghost of Cognition Past, or Thinking Like an Algorithm (bldgblog.com)
58 points by fwdbureau on Nov 9, 2017 | 5 comments
29. Pliny the Elder, “The Natural History”, Book I (79) (tufts.edu)
75 points by peterburkimsher on Nov 9, 2017 | 38 comments
30. DOJ: Strong encryption that we don’t have access to is “unreasonable” (arstechnica.com)
306 points by nimbius on Nov 10, 2017 | 224 comments
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