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Issue #231 // December 19, 2014 // View in your browser

If you're waiting till the last minute and still need a gift or two, my friend Dan Lewis' book Now I Know More makes a great one. Have a merry week! kale

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#Favorites


“Was isolated from 1999 to 2006 with a 486. Built my own late 80s OS”
//imgur comments

Farewell, Dr. Dobb's
//drdobbs comments

How You Know
//paulgraham comments

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014
//gatesnotes comments

Fun with your friend's Facebook and Tinder sessions
//robertheaton comments

Einstein: The Negro Question (1946)
//onbeing comments

BPG Image Comparison
//github comments

Comments on the Sony Hack
//schneier comments

Post mortem of my one game a month
//usebox comments

600613 (searching for numbers on Google)
//bit-player comments

Passive WiFi Tracking
//edwardkeeble comments

A Unix Utility You Should Know About: Pipe Viewer
//catonmat comments

#Show HN


Air Traffic Control Simulator //github comments

For my final project I built a sous-vide immersion cooker //mit comments

Wysihtml – Open-source rich text editor for web apps //github comments

Map the Banks //mapthebanks comments

Amethyst – A tiling window manager for OS X //ianyh comments

Hosty – Image/Text self-hosting for minimalists in PHP //bitbucket comments

What color is it? //scn9a comments

#Classics


Today the Dow dropped 1000 points in about ten minutes. //stockcharts comments

10 years later, ‘Star Wars Kid’ speaks out //macleans comments

Sum of 1 to 1000000000 in different programming languages //stackoverflow comments

#Code


Android: I don't need your permission //danlew comments

Mochi – Dynamically-typed language for functional and actor-style programming //github comments

Fake2db – Generate fake but valid data-filled databases //github comments

MIT 6.858 Computer Systems Security Final Projects //mit comments

#Design


Redesigning SoundCloud //medium comments

IBM Design Language //ibm comments

Student Doodles from the Middle Ages //studio360 comments

#Learn


How Products Are Made //madehow comments

Are Christmas Lights in Series or Parallel? //wired comments

Functional Geometry //github comments

The Nth Fibonacci Number in O(log N) //kukuruku comments

#Books


Programming and Programming Languages //brown comments

Game Theory //stanford comments

Hipster Business Models: A New Book by Priceonomics //priceonomics comments

#Watching


Underactuated Rotor for Simple Micro Air Vehicles //modlabupenn comments

Defcon 22 videos and slides //defcon comments

Millennium Falcon's SFX Demonstrated by Sound Designer Ben Burtt (1980) //youtube comments

#Working


The Rise of Men Who Don’t Work – And What They Do Instead //nytimes comments

Working remotely for extroverts //hoppycow comments

#Fun


Classic arcade game TRON on a cloth modelling grid //github comments

A look inside Facebook's source code //sintheticlabs comments

Moonjs: Apollo Guidance Computer Simulator //svtsim comments