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No. 23718278Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 9:30 PM UTC
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Drug overdoses are soaring during the coronavirus pandemic

washingtonpost.com — The bodies have been arriving at Anahi Ortiz’s office in frantic spurts — as many as nine overdose deaths in 36 hours. “We’ve literally run out of wheeled carts to put them on,” said Ortiz, a coroner in Columbus, Ohio. OVERDOSES, 1

Abstract Wikipedia

wikimedia.org — It is my honor to introduce Abstract Wikipedia, a new project that has been unanimously approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. Abstract Wikipedia proposes a new way to generate baseline encyclopedic content in a multilingual fashion, allowing more contributors and more readers to share more knowledge in more languages. It is an approach that aims to make cross-lingual cooperation easier on our projects, increase the sustainability of our movement through expanding access to participation, improve the user experience for readers of all languages, and innovate in free knowledge by connecting some of the strengths of our movement to create something new. ABSTRACT, 2

Boeing quietly pulls plug on the 747, closing era of jumbo jets

bloomberg.com — To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a robot. BOEING, 3

LFortran: Modern interactive LLVM-based Fortran compiler

lfortran.org — LFortran is a modern open-source (BSD licensed) interactive Fortran compiler built on top of LLVM. It can execute user’s code interactively to allow exploratory work (much like Python, MATLAB or Julia) as well as compile to binaries with the goal to run user’s code on modern architectures such as multi-core CPUs and GPUs. LFORTRAN, 4

Crooked to the Millimetre

ethz.ch — By:  Andres Eberhard  |  CROOKED, 5

A researcher on how to live a happy life

ox.ac.uk — 'If you look at what people actually do to be happier, it seems nearly everyone tries to change the external facts: we try to become richer, thinner, more successful, to find a better house in a nicer area, and so on. A few of us think about trying to spend less time working, and more time on hobbies or with friends and family. Almost no one thinks about actively retraining the way they think. In fact, I don’t think this last idea even crosses most of our minds.' RESEARCHER, 6

Json-Base – Database built as JSON files

github.com — A database software completely built as JSON files in backend. A powerful, portable and simple database works on top of JSON files. It is like a database software, currently having basic CRUD operation features. You can use this as a backend for your ReST APIs as well. The software is completely free and opensource. We are coming up with new fea… JSON-BASE, 7

LinkedIn is copying the contents of my clipboard on every keystroke

twitter.com — We've detected that JavaScript is disabled in your browser. Would you like to proceed to legacy Twitter? LINKEDIN, 8

Urban Gilgamesh: What the earliest epic tells us about living in an ancient city

laphamsquarterly.org — What the earliest epic tells us about living in an ancient city. GILGAMESH, 9

Does saying “Fuck You AWS” constitute offensive content?

josephdeon.me — I actually quite like AWS and its offerings. I’m making this post because I’m genuinely curious how to interpret the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The static content for this blog is hosted within an AWS S3 bucket. Does saying “Fuck You AWS” constitute offensive content? FUCK, 10

Indaba grand challenge: curing Leishmaniasism, a neglected disease

deeplearningindaba.com — Join the live stream for the #IndabaGrandChallenge kickoff meeting on YouTube on Tuesday 30 June 3pm Accra,Dakar (UTC) | 4pm Abuja,Kinshasa,Yaounde | 5pm Johannesburg,Lilongwe | 6pm Nairobi, Kigali. INDABA, 11

Algolia introduces pay-as-you-go pricing for search

algolia.com — At Algolia, our mission is to enable every developer and company—small and large—to create delightful search and discovery experiences. With this mission in mind, we are making a significant update to our pricing with the goal to have Algolia be more accessible and allow everyone to deliver a great search experience. Our pricing is now the most customer-friendly in the market, from the smallest projects to massive deployments at scale. PAY-AS-YOU-GO, 12

Estonian Electronic Identity Card: Security Flaws in Key Management

usenix.org — We at USENIX assert that Black lives matter: Read the USENIX Statement on Racism and Black, African-American, and African Diaspora Inclusion. ESTONIAN, 13

The Beam Book

stenmans.org — This book is not about how to write correct and beautiful code, I am assuming that you already know how to do that. This book isn’t really about profiling and performance tuning either. Although, there is a chapter in this book on tracing and profiling which can help you find bottlenecks and unnecessary usage of resources. There also is a chapter on performance tuning. BEAM, 14

Fixing critical vulnerabilities in Apache's remote desktop

checkpoint.com — Just a few short months ago, for most of us the daily working routine involved going to the office and working on the corporate computers, or plugging our laptops directly into the corporate network. Once in a while, we’d need special access to the network while working remotely, either via a VPN or using one of the many tools for remote connectivity. FIXING, 15

Robin Williams, an acid trip, and moral panic: “Blame Canada” at the Oscars

theringer.com — On Wednesday, all 23 seasons of South Park come to HBO Max. To mark the occasion, we’re looking back at the show’s sometimes-complicated legacy and ranking our favorites. ROBIN, 16

RCE on Telia Routers

full-disclosure.eu — Multiple vulnerabilities could allow running arbitrary code on an intranet server and gain root access on all the customers' routers RCE, 17

OpenNMT: Open-Source Neural Machine Translation with Torch Mathematical Toolkit

github.com — Open Source Neural Machine Translation in Torch (deprecated) OPENNMT, 18

Commodore Nowhere Near the Edge or Commodore Before Commodore (2007)

colostate.eduEDGE, 19

Synthetic Data for Deep Learning (2019)

arxiv.org — Please join the Simons Foundation and our generous member organizations in supporting arXiv during our giving campaign September 23-27. 100% of your contribution will fund improvements and new initiatives to benefit arXiv's global scientific community. SYNTHETIC, 20

Mysterious Inheritance: A new biography of the founder of J. B. S. Haldane

theamericanscholar.org — A new biography of the founder of population genetics INHERITANCE, 21

The Sci-Hub Effect: Sci-Hub downloads lead to more article citations

arxiv.org — Please join the Simons Foundation and our generous member organizations in supporting arXiv during our giving campaign September 23-27. 100% of your contribution will fund improvements and new initiatives to benefit arXiv's global scientific community. DOWNLOADS, 22

MS will ban Forza players who add the confederate flag to their digital cars

theverge.com — Players who use other “notorious iconography,” including swastikas will also be banned FORZA, 23

HotSpot compiler: Stack allocation prototype for C2

java.netHOTSPOT, 24

How the digital camera transformed our concept of history

ieee.org — Join IEEE | IEEE.org | IEEE Xplore Digital Library | IEEE Standards | IEEE Spectrum | More Sites Create Account | Sign In CONCEPT, 25

Web Dark Ages

pavellaptev.github.io — The year 1994 when all began and the great era when the web we know today was born. It was the time when developers and designers only learn how to do web, collect and create a web experience from scratch - before landing pages, burger menu, Z and F-Pattern, adaptive design, flat design, eCommerce, functional animation and micro-interactions… Let's watch what we used in the past Web… AGES, 26

Hazard pay in focus as essential workers earn less than the jobless

npr.org — As coronavirus cases persist and some states even backtrack their reopening plans, essential workers have flooded social media with calls for hazard pay. Malte Mueller/Getty Images hide caption HAZARD, 27

Should the frame be recognized as an art form?

smithsonianmag.com — John Marin, the early American modernist, is best remembered for his paintings of the kinetic desert of Taos Canyon, New Mexico and the razor-sharp dimensions of Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge. But to Martin Kotler, a frames conservator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the frames encasing Marin’s work are just as important as the canvases inside. RECOGNIZED, 28

Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked

bbc.com — A top-secret communications system used by criminals to trade drugs and guns has been "successfully penetrated", says the National Crime Agency. HUNDREDS, 29

The epic roleplaying stunt Dau is now churning out epicly bad movies

polygon.com — llya Khrzhanovsky’s Dau was originally set to film for seven weeks back in 2006. The cinematic behemoth was meant to unfold in a living, breathing three-acre recreation of postwar Moscow, built in the Ukrainian town of Kharkov. Cameras would follow hundreds of non-professional actors and thousands of extras day and night, as they lived life as if under the watchful eye of the KGB, wearing era-appropriate clothing, eating from tin cans, and informing on each other to uniformed officials. EPIC, 30

Bitmovin (YC S15) Hires a Sales Director in Latin America bitmovin.com

Substack (YC W18) Is Hiring to Build a Better Business Model for Writing substack.com

Smarking (YC W15) is hiring a Biz Ops lead to scale mobility tech infra lever.co