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1. Ken Thompson's Unix Password (leahneukirchen.org)
2101 points by stargrave on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 637 comments
2. A dumb reason computer vision apps aren’t working: Exif Orientation (medium.com/ageitgey)
599 points by ageitgey on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 167 comments
3. Blizzard Employees Staged a Walkout to Protest Banned Pro-Hong Kong Gamer (thedailybeast.com)
750 points by minimaxir on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 304 comments
4. I was just subjected to the most credible phishing attempt I’ve experienced (twitter.com/digitallawyer)
781 points by vinnyglennon on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 353 comments
5. Chemistry Nobel Goes to Lithium Battery Innovators (quantamagazine.org)
427 points by tu7001 on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 96 comments
6. The Future of Mathematics? [video] (youtube.com)
271 points by dgellow on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 99 comments
7. Americans Are Using Less Steel, Paper, Fertilizer, and Energy (reason.com)
318 points by utternerd on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 308 comments
8. Schneier on Australia's encryption laws and CyberCon speaker bans (zdnet.com)
339 points by JayQP on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 86 comments
9. String Theory Does Not Win a Nobel, and I Win a Long Bet (scientificamerican.com)
298 points by Osiris30 on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 155 comments
10. Guix Reduces Bootstrap Seed by Half (gnu.org)
284 points by stargrave on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 76 comments
11. Fallout from Blizzard Hong Kong Incident (vice.com)
605 points by rahuldottech on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 382 comments
12. Critical Security Issue Identified in iTerm2 (blog.mozilla.org)
339 points by sciurus on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 127 comments
13. New Device Harvests Energy in Darkness (nytimes.com)
247 points by ColinWright on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 83 comments
14. Epic CEO says it won't ban Fortnite players for taking a stance on human rights (twitter.com/timsweeneyepic)
446 points by Aissen on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 107 comments
15. Logs were our lifeblood, now they're our liability (vicki.substack.com)
188 points by vinnyglennon on Oct 8, 2019 | hide | 92 comments
16. Re-writing the site of Norway's largest transport provider in Elm (bekk.no)
197 points by Skinney on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 104 comments
17. China attacks Apple for allowing Hong Kong crowdsourced police activity app (techcrunch.com)
372 points by elsewhen on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 206 comments
18. The Obvious UI Is Often the Best UI (medium.com/google-design)
241 points by keyle on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 99 comments
19. macOS 10.15 Vista (tyler.io)
386 points by feross on Oct 8, 2019 | hide | 315 comments
20. Designing a COM Library for Rust (microsoft.com)
184 points by arunc on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 64 comments
21. Russia’s Retro Lenin Museum Still Runs on Decades-Old Apple II Computers (atlasobscura.com)
114 points by c89X on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 65 comments
22. Lessons from Design School for Software Engineers (stackoverflow.blog)
136 points by ingve on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 16 comments
23. Ex-World of Warcraft developer's thread about China and the gaming industry (twitter.com/grummz)
408 points by seapunk on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 150 comments
24. China and Taiwan Clash over Wikipedia Edits (bbc.com)
252 points by ktln2 on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 93 comments
25. The Passion Economy and the Future of Work (a16z.com)
128 points by bentossell on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 88 comments
26. Pedestrian detection systems don’t work well, AAA finds (arstechnica.com)
126 points by lelf on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 117 comments
27. IRS issues additional guidance on tax treatment for cryptocurrency (irs.gov)
168 points by sunils34 on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 142 comments
28. Fluctuations in silver prices can predict the probability of terrorist attacks? (twitter.com/benmarrow)
122 points by ninetax on Oct 8, 2019 | hide | 56 comments
29. Robel: Robotics Benchmarks for Learning with Low-Cost Robots (googleblog.com)
88 points by theafh on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 25 comments
30. Blizzard's Weibo Account Just Posted an Apology To China (reddit.com)
382 points by fasthandle on Oct 9, 2019 | hide | 85 comments

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