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A ride that takes 10^20k years to complete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 [video] (www.youtube.com)
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Thomas Sowell, the Nonconformist (www.city-journal.org)
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Ask HN: Who is hiring? (August 2020) (item?id=24038520)
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The Art of Not Thinking to Get Things Done (tiffanymatthe.com)
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Physical attractiveness bias in the legal system (2017) (www.thelawproject.com.au)
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Making Advanced GUI Applications with Godot (medium.com)
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System UIcons – icons designed for products, no attribution (systemuicons.com)
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Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (August 2020) (item?id=24038518)
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The UX of Lego Interface Panels (www.designedbycave.co.uk)
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Google announces Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G, and Pixel 4A all at once (www.theverge.com)
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Why Is America Stuck with Bad Headlights? (www.caranddriver.com)
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We Need to Talk About Ventilation (www.theatlantic.com)
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Launch HN: Stacker (YC S20) – Create Apps from Airtable or Google Sheets (item?id=24037118)
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Cops Can Track Your Phone (theintercept.com)
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Julia 1.5 (julialang.org)
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Google to buy 6.6% stake in ADT in home security push (www.reuters.com)
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One-Third of New York’s Small Businesses May Be Gone Forever (www.nytimes.com)
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Blizzard Workers Share Salaries in Revolt over Wage Disparities (www.bloomberg.com)
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The saboteurs you can hire to end your relationship (www.bbc.com)
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Show HN: Starboard – Fully in-browser literate notebooks like Jupyter Notebook (https://starboard.gg)
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Treating children for worms yields long-term benefits, says new study (news.berkeley.edu)
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OpenJDK Comes to Windows 10 on ARM (www.infoq.com)
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The rise, fall, and rise of the status pineapple (www.bbc.com)
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Trump gives Microsoft 45 days to clinch TikTok deal (www.reuters.com)
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Justice Department Is Scrutinizing Takeover of Credit Karma by Intuit, TurboTax (www.propublica.org)
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Racket v7.8 (blog.racket-lang.org)
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The best Parts of Visual Studio Code are proprietary (underjord.io)
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New Relic changes business model, open-sources agents and instrumentation (thenewstack.io)
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Thoughts on Voice Interfaces (www.ianbicking.org)
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C++: Bjarne Stroustrup Weighs in on Distributed Systems, Type Safety and Rust (thenewstack.io)
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Astronomers solve the missing baryon problem (astronomy.com)
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U.S. FAA proposes requiring key Boeing 737 MAX design changes (www.reuters.com)
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A gentle intro to assembly with Rust (lfn3.net)
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OpenSSF: Open Source Security Foundation (github.com)
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TikTok: Logs, Logs, Logs (medium.com)
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Infrared thermometers to screen for Covid: more marketing than medical evidence (www.cebm.net)
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Django 3.1 (www.djangoproject.com)
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PP-YOLO Surpasses YOLOv4 – State-of-the-art object detection techniques (blog.roboflow.ai)
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RISC-V OS using Rust: Graphics (blog.stephenmarz.com)
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DeepDream: Alexander Mordvintsev Excavated the Computer’s Hidden Layers (thereader.mitpress.mit.edu)
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An Email got us $5k in AWS Credits (formcake.com)
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Google ‘BigBird’ Achieves SOTA Performance on Long-Context NLP Tasks (syncedreview.com)
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Coca-Cola paid scientists to downplay how sweet drinks fueled the obesity crisis (www.dailymail.co.uk)
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Court Ruling Clears Way for Energy Storage on the Grid. Who Benefits? (www.forbes.com)
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Google Pixel 4a (store.google.com)
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Live HDR+ and Dual Exposure Controls on Pixel 4 and 4a (ai.googleblog.com)
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“How a Near Failure Propelled Me to Succeed” by Terence Tao [pdf] (www.ams.org)
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Go vs. Rust: Writing a CLI Tool (cuchi.me)
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Dan Ariely and Irrational Comparison (brendancahill.io)
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Neanderthal gene linked to increased pain sensitivity (www.nature.com)
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Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (August 2020) (item?id=24038519)
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Lessons from the use of personal knowledge questions at Google (2015) [pdf] (static.googleusercontent.com)
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OneLook – Dictionary Search with Wildcards (onelook.com)
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Coronavirus ravages California’s Central Valley, following a cruel familiar path (www.latimes.com)
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Show HN: Add video subtitles on the fly from plain text (011.video)
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Implementing UFCS for C++ in Clang (dancrn.com)
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The mine that built the atomic bomb (www.bbc.com)
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TikTok and Microsoft’s Clock (500ish.com)
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Open Source PCR Thermocycler (openpcr.org)
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One year of automatic DB migrations from Git (abe-winter.github.io)
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Harry Potter and the Mnemonic Major System (darkshadow.io)
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“Hiding” network latency for fast memory in data centers (news.engin.umich.edu)
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MI6, the coup in Iran that changed the Middle East, and the cover-up (www.theguardian.com)
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A super quick rundown on SEO (www.entreprenerd.blog)
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How to Pretend That You Are Smart (www.currentaffairs.org)
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How to build great products (2013) (www.defmacro.org)
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Learn Functional Programming Design from Redux (pitayan.com)
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Boon. Says Goodbye (www.beboon.com)
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My Life Pouring Concrete (quillette.com)
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Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price (www.wsj.com)
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Baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning (news.osu.edu)
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New analysis method predicts disruptive solar flares (phys.org)
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Silicon Valley investor tries to create 'microschool' in yard, backlash ensues (www.sfgate.com)
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Richard Feynman's Perspective of Life (twitter.com)
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OpenDyslexic: A Typeface for Dyslexia (www.opendyslexic.org)
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The Story of Tailwind (twitter.com)
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Trump administration gives TikTok 45 days to sell to Microsoft or leave US (arstechnica.com)
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New official DIN standard for Open Source Hardware in Germany (German) (netzpolitik.org)
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Tell HN: the word "Niger" (the country) seems blocked in Venmo memos (item?id=24042742)
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China will not accept U.S. 'theft' of TikTok: China Daily (www.reuters.com)
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Cleverer Automata Exist (rjlipton.wordpress.com)
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Zero Downtime Release: Disruption-Free Load Balancing of Multi-Billion User Site [pdf] (www.dropbox.com)
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University to require residents wear ‘BioButton, to track health (www.clickondetroit.com)
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Homeland Security Is Quietly Tying Antifa to Foreign Powers (www.thenation.com)
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Google to partner with BankMobile to offer digital bank accounts (www.globenewswire.com)
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Detection of Rapidly Growing Informal Settlements (github.com)
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Masks Do More Than Protect Others: Reducing the Inoculum to Protect Wearers (link.springer.com)
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Ask HN: How do you build up your first career close to age 40? (item?id=24047007)
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Leadership Development Is a $366B Industry: Most Programs Don't Work (www.forbes.com)
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ProtonMail founder: Apple uses monopoly to “hold all of us hostage” (arstechnica.com)
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Awesome Knowledge Management (github.com)
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New insights into “bradykinin storms” suggest potential therapies for Covid-19 (spectrum.ieee.org)
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Linus Torvalds pines for header file fix but releases Linux 5.8 anyway (www.theregister.com)
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How Tencent PCG Uses Apache Kafka to Handle 10T+ Messages per Day (www.confluent.io)
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New York Times ordered 59M publishing assets on a laptop using Go (open.nytimes.com)
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UC Berkeley boosts Latino admissions by 40% in one year (news.berkeley.edu)
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Microsoft to Stop Supporting Office 2016 for Mac in October (www.macrumors.com)
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An Interactive JavaScript Slide Rule (adit.co.uk)
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GPT3 → Dataset → Task Model? (www.notion.so)
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The challenges of hydrogen for airliners, part 2: ecosystem (leehamnews.com)
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Trump signs order against hiring H1B visa holders for federal contracts (www.thehindu.com)
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United Airlines Plans to Resume Service on More Than 25 International Routes (kokpitherald.com)
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Turnitin and the Debate over Anti-Plagiarism Software (2014) (www.npr.org)
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Study: Experiencing Childhood Trauma Makes Body and Brain Age Faster (www.apa.org)
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Why Are So Many People on Capitol Hill Getting Infected? (www.nytimes.com)
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Virgin Galactic reveals initial vehicle design for high speed travel (www.virgin.com)
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Painkillers such as aspirin 'do more harm than good' for chronic pain (www.theguardian.com)
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Trump: Microsoft should pay ‘key money’ to Treasury for facilitating TikTok deal (www.cnbc.com)
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Browse the Web with Your Voice (voice.mozilla.org)
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Profitably Unemployed (blogofjake.com)
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Persuasion on networks (www.nber.org)
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August 1, 1981: The Launch of MTV Kills the Radio Star (www.thestreet.com)
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Introudction to Ansible Playbooks (medium.com)
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Remains of a 10ft tall woolly mammoth had soft tissue, skin attached to bones (www.dailymail.co.uk)
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SpaceX now plans for 5M Starlink customers in US, up from 1M (arstechnica.com)
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Cost optimization on Google Cloud for developers and operators (cloud.google.com)
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Why We Don't Learn from Experience (medium.com)
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Steve Jobs Insult Response – Highest Quality (www.youtube.com)
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This Push to Open Schools Is Guaranteed to Fail (www.theatlantic.com)
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Microsoft’s TikTok buyout would cover every Five Eyes nation other than the UK (tech.newstatesman.com)
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Google Pixel 4a: Everything you need to know (www.androidcentral.com)
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Twitter warns Bitcoin scam security breach could lead to $250M FTC fine (www.cnbc.com)
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Enabling the Stripe and Lyft Platforms Through Modern Safety Science (www.blameless.com)
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Artificial Intelligence Identifies Prostate Cancer with Near-Perfect Accuracy (scitechdaily.com)
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What RN is missing in order to be the default framework to build apps (ospfranco.github.io)
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Migrating big astronomy data to the cloud (www.nature.com)
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SpaceX Dragon Endeavour Splashdown in 4K (www.youtube.com)
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Why America Is Afraid of TikTok (www.theatlantic.com)
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Ask HN: How do I find a career path? (item?id=24044773)
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How to Improve On-Call with Better Practices and Tools (www.blameless.com)
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women survivors of the atomic bombs (www.bbc.com)
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Ray Dalio: Changing World Order, Big Cycle of the US & the Dollar Ch4 Pt1 (www.linkedin.com)
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Why Microsoft Wants TikTok (www.theverge.com)
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A ride that takes 10^20k years to complete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 (youtu.be)
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How I Learn Difficult Skills – My Quest to Photograph a Galaxy (www.youtube.com)
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Netflix Seeks Its Own Star Wars, Harry Potter-Esque Movie Franchise (www.cbr.com)
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The Impact of Toxic Influencers on Communities (intenseminimalism.com)
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Lazarus (a Delphi compatible cross-platform IDE) (www.lazarus-ide.org)
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C O M P U T E R 1.0 – Textile display By Victoria Manganiello and Julian Goldman (vimeo.com)
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The Second Act of Social-Media Activism (www.newyorker.com)
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Scientists inspired by 'Star Wars' create artificial skin able to feel (www.reuters.com)
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Landmark Math Proof Clears Hurdle in Top Erdős Conjecture (www.quantamagazine.org)
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China's ByteDance to consider international HQ for TikTok, outside U.S. (www.reuters.com)
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OneSignal (Messaging and Push Notification APIs) is hiring a full stack engineer (onesignal.com)
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Enzyme (YC S17) is hiring a DevOps Engineer to speed up FDA approval (angel.co)
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