HackerNews weekly summary [7]

HackerNews most popular stories from last week [2020-05-24 – 2020-05-31]. In one blogpost.

[0] SpaceX successfully launches two humans into orbit

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-astronauts-launch-from-america-in-historic-test-flight-of-spacex-crew-dragon


[1] The Day AppGet Died

https://keivan.io/the-day-appget-died/


[2] AWS services explained in one line each

https://adayinthelifeof.nl/2020/05/20/aws.html


[3] Google no longer providing original URL in AMP for image search results

https://twitter.com/zenexer/status/1265633022709301249


[4] Facebook executives shut down efforts to make the site less divisive

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-it-encourages-division-top-executives-nixed-solutions-11590507499


[5] Supabase (YC S20) – An open source Firebase alternative

https://supabase.io/


[6] Show HN: Obsidian – A knowledge base that works on local Markdown files

https://obsidian.md/


[7] Tell HN: Triplebyte reverses, emails apology

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23303037


[8] Zero-day in Sign in with Apple

https://bhavukjain.com/blog/2020/05/30/zeroday-signin-with-apple/


[9] AudioMass – free, open source, web-based Audio and Waveform editor

https://audiomass.co/


[10] Tools for Better Thinking

https://untools.co


[11] Htmx – high power tools for HTML

https://htmx.org/


[12] Trump threatens to ‘close’ down social media platforms

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/27/after-twitter-fact-check-trump-threatens-to-regulate-or-close-down-social-media-platforms/


[13] Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for “glorifying violence”

https://twitter.com/bjoewolf/status/1266268435647852553


[14] I was blackmailed – any YouTuber could be next

https://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/2020/05/26/I-Was-Blackmailed-Any-YouTuber-Could-Be-Next.aspx


[15] Show HN: Bear – Minimal blogging platform

https://bearblog.dev


[16] Why is Kubernetes getting so popular?

https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/05/29/why-kubernetes-getting-so-popular/


[17] Show HN: RoughNotation – create and animate hand-drawn annotations on a web page

https://roughnotation.com/


[18] The Vintage Beauty of Soviet Control Rooms (2018)

https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/vintage-beauty-soviet-control-rooms/


[19] I wrote Task Manager and I just remembered something

https://old.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/gqb915/i_wrote_task_manager_and_i_just_remembered/


[20] Software will eat software in a remote-first world

https://themargins.substack.com/p/software-will-eat-software-in-a-remote


[21] Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs with thousands more planned

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-jobs/boeing-laying-off-6700-u-s-workers-with-thousands-more-planned-idUSKBN2332EP


[22] I’ve collected over 600 pitch decks

https://starthouse.xyz?ref=hn


[23] Show HN: A Firefox add-on to strip Google search results of ‘blacklisted’ URLs

https://github.com/davidahmed/wiper


[24] The radix 2^51 trick (2017)

https://www.chosenplaintext.ca/articles/radix-2-51-trick.html


[25] The US Army’s earth-shaking, off-road land trains

https://www.thedrive.com/news/33645/the-incredible-story-of-the-us-armys-earth-shaking-off-road-land-trains


[26] Speed.cloudflare.com

https://speed.cloudflare.com/


[27] How does the Gmail unsubscribe button work?

https://blog.leavemealone.app/how-does-the-gmail-unsubscribe-button-work/


[28] Rust: Dropping heavy things in another thread can make your code 10000x faster

https://abramov.io/rust-dropping-things-in-another-thread


[29] Remote work has its perks, until you want a promotion

https://www.wired.com/story/remote-work-perks-until-want-promotion/


HackerNews weekly summary [6]

Most popular stories from last week [2020-05-17 – 2020-05-24].

[0] MacOS Catalina: Slow by Design?

https://sigpipe.macromates.com/2020/macos-catalina-slow-by-design/


[1] Google deletes “communist bandits” from comments on Youtube

https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/19190975?hl=en


[2] Google bans Podcast Addict app over non-approved Covid-19 content

https://reclaimthenet.org/google-play-suspends-podcast-addict/


[3] Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-pizza-arbitrage


[4] Tell HN: Interviewed with Triplebyte? Your profile is about to become public

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23279837


[5] Why Is This Website Port Scanning Me?

https://nullsweep.com/why-is-this-website-port-scanning-me/


[6] New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data

https://www.axios.com/new-york-times-advertising-792b3cd6-4bdb-47c3-9817-36601211a79d.html


[7] Linux Productivity Tools (2019) [pdf]

https://www.usenix.org/sites/default/files/conference/protected-files/lisa19_maheshwari.pdf


[8] Unable to deal with Chrome Extension Team, Kozmos is shutting down

https://kodfabrik.com/journal/why-am-i-shutting-down-kozmos


[9] Notion for everyone

https://www.notion.so/personal


[10] Uber cuts 3000 more jobs, closes 45 offices

https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-cuts-3-000-more-jobs-shuts-45-offices-in-coronavirus-crunch-11589814608


[11] EA will be releasing the C&C Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert source code under GPL3

https://www.reddit.com/r/commandandconquer/comments/gnevp8/remaster_update_and_open_source_mod_support/fr97x9x/


[12] New.css – A classless CSS framework to write modern websites using only HTML

https://newcss.net/


[13] Ask HN: What startup/technology is on your ‘to watch’ list?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23276456


[14] It’s Time to Get Back to RSS

https://danielmiessler.com/blog/its-time-to-get-back-into-rss/


[15] A Google Cloud support engineer solves a tough DNS case

https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/google-cloud-support-engineer-solves-a-tough-dns-case


[16] Siri, What Time Is It in London?

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/22/what-time-is-it-in-london


[17] John Carmack is reading and contributing to OpenBSD source code

https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=158965652915344&w=2


[18] Ray tracing in notepad.exe at 30 FPS

http://kylehalladay.com/blog/2020/05/20/Rendering-With-Notepad.html


[19] Jepsen Disputes MongoDB’s Data Consistency Claims

https://www.infoq.com/news/2020/05/Jepsen-MongoDB-4-2-6/


[20] Netflix stops charging customers who never watch

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52777365


[21] US Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/u-s-secret-service-massive-fraud-against-state-unemployment-insurance-programs/


[22] Florida scientist fired for refusing to manipulate Covid-19 data

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/05/19/florida-scientist-refused-manipulate-covid-19-data-and-fired/5219137002/


[23] Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle HEIC images

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/20/21262302/ap-test-fail-iphone-photos-glitch-email-college-board-jpeg-heic


[24] I think my BBQ just offered to be my default browser?

https://twitter.com/kaydo/status/1259747848502960130


[25] DirectX is coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directx-heart-linux/


[26] Facebook to shift permanently toward more remote work after coronavirus

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-shift-permanently-toward-more-remote-work-after-coronavirus-11590081300


[27] Mount Everest is visible from Kathmandu for first time in living memory

https://snowbrains.com/everest-visible-kathmandu-nepal-first-time/


[28] What Is Nix?

https://engineering.shopify.com/blogs/engineering/what-is-nix


[29] The original source code of Microsoft GW-BASIC from 1983

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/microsoft-open-sources-gw-basic/


HackerNews weekly summary [5]

Most popular stories from last week [2020-05-10 – 2020-05-17].

[0] Twitter Will Allow Employees to Work at Home Forever

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alexkantrowitz/twitter-will-allow-employees-to-work-at-home-forever


[1] Deno 1.0

https://deno.land/v1


[2] Let’s guess what Google requires in 14 days or they kill our extension

https://blog.pushbullet.com/2020/05/13/lets-guess-what-google-requires-in-14-days-or-they-kill-our-extension/


[3] A first look at Unreal Engine 5

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5


[4] Ask HN: What’s your quarantine side project?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23170881


[5] We at $Famous_company switched to $Hyped_technology

https://saagarjha.com/blog/2020/05/10/why-we-at-famous-company-switched-to-hyped-technology/


[6] Show HN: SHA-256 Animation

https://github.com/in3rsha/sha256-animation


[7] Patio11’s Law: The software economy is bigger than you think

https://secondbreakfast.co/patio11-s-law


[8] 92 of top 500 subreddits controlled by same 5 people

https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/gitwbo/pointing_out_how_much_power_few_people_have_gets/


[9] Facebook to Buy Giphy for $400M

https://www.axios.com/scoop-facebook-to-buy-giphy-for-400-million-4a75a359-833b-484d-b15b-87e94d3de017.html


[10] Show HN: This Word Does Not Exist

https://www.thisworddoesnotexist.com/


[11] If I could bring one thing back to the internet it would be blogs

http://tttthis.com/blog/if-i-could-bring-one-thing-back-to-the-internet-it-would-be-blogs


[12] Do not Draw a Penis

https://donotdrawapenis.com/


[13] A small restaurant owner on Google, DoorDash, and Grubhub

https://www.saddlebackbbq.com/how-google-doordash-grubhub-conspire-screw-local-restaurants


[14] Security Flaws in Adobe Acrobat Reader Allow Gaining Root on macOS Silently

https://rekken.github.io/2020/05/14/Security-Flaws-in-Adobe-Acrobat-Reader-Allow-Malicious-Program-to-Gain-Root-on-macOS-Silently/


[15] A 2020 Vision of Linear Algebra

https://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-18-010-a-2020-vision-of-linear-algebra-spring-2020/index.htm


[16] React Native for Windows and Mac

https://microsoft.github.io/react-native-windows/


[17] MS Flight Simulator 2020 vs. Real life

https://imgur.com/a/hdWw4ds


[18] Second-Guessing the Modern Web

https://macwright.org/2020/05/10/spa-fatigue.html


[19] Thank you for helping us increase our bandwidth

https://blog.archive.org/2020/05/11/thank-you-for-helping-us-increase-our-bandwidth/


[20] Ask HN: Mind bending books to read and never be the same as before?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23151144


[21] Redditor finds unsecured surveillance cameras seemingly placed by US government

https://old.reddit.com/r/conspiracy_commons/comments/gin79z/i_made_an_alt_because_this_is_sketchy_so_i_can


[22] Ask HN: Dark mode for HN please?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23197966


[23] Make LLVM Fast Again

https://nikic.github.io/2020/05/10/Make-LLVM-fast-again.html


[24] Create Diagrams in VS Code with Draw.io

https://github.com/hediet/vscode-drawio


[25] Show HN: Make Your PDF Look Scanned

http://www.scanyourpdf.com


[26] Game Programming Patterns (2014)

http://gameprogrammingpatterns.com/


[27] Tell HN: Call Mom

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23133553


[28] Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/13/senate-warrant-americans-web-browsing-data/


[29] Elon Musk reopening Tesla factory despite Alameda County order

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1259945593805221891


HackerNews weekly summary [4]

Most popular stories from last week [2020-05-03 – 2020-05-10].

[0] Bye, Amazon

https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2020/04/29/Leaving-Amazon


[1] Zoom Acquires Keybase

https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-joins-zoom


[2] GitHub Codespaces

https://github.com/features/codespaces


[3] Extremely disillusioned with technology. Please help

https://gist.github.com/mGBUfLn9/7cadffcf7c3c23b7376350165a67735f


[4] We Chat, They Watch

https://citizenlab.ca/2020/05/we-chat-they-watch/


[5] No cookie consent walls, scrolling isn’t consent, says EU data protection body

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/06/no-cookie-consent-walls-and-no-scrolling-isnt-consent-says-eu-data-protection-body/


[6] Write Libraries, Not Frameworks

https://www.brandonsmith.ninja/blog/libraries-not-frameworks


[7] Ask HN: Name one idea that changed your life

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23092657


[8] Citing revenue declines, Airbnb cuts 25% of workforce

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/05/citing-revenue-declines-airbnb-cuts-1900-jobs-or-around-25-of-its-global-workforce/


[9] Facebook iOS SDK Remotely Crashing Spotify, TikTok, Pinterest, Winno and More

https://github.com/facebook/facebook-ios-sdk/issues/1374


[10] Ask HN: Is your company sticking to on-premise servers? Why?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23089999


[11] Buttplug: An open-source software suite for teledildonics

https://buttplug.io/


[12] Show HN: Twitch Roulette – Find and chat with streamers who are streaming alone

https://twitchroulette.net/


[13] Show HN: Caddy 2

https://caddyserver.com/v2


[14] Apple, Google ban location tracking in apps using their contact-tracing system

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-apps-idUSKBN22G28W


[15] Ask HN: Keybase Alternatives?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23103386


[16] Pose Animator: SVG animation tool using real-time TensorFlow.js models

https://github.com/yemount/pose-animator/


[17] Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Now Has S3 Compatible APIs

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-b2-s3-compatible-api/


[18] Startup financial models – Templates compared for SaaS

https://www.stephnass.com/blog/startup-financial-model


[19] Rebuilding our tech stack for the new facebook.com

https://engineering.fb.com/web/facebook-redesign/


[20] Cross-signing and end-to-end encryption by default

https://matrix.org/blog/2020/05/06/cross-signing-and-end-to-end-encryption-by-default-is-here


[21] Convincing-looking 90s fonts in modern browsers

https://vistaserv.net/blog/90s-fonts-modern-browsers


[22] Show HN: Lite – A small, fast text editor

https://github.com/rxi/lite


[23] Show HN: SQL Police Department – Learn SQL while solving crimes

https://sqlpd.com


[24] Making Emacs Popular Again

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/819452/1480c3a59d3d9093/


HackerNews weekly summary [3]

Most popular stories from last week [2020-04-26 – 2020-05-03].

[0] ICANN board withholds consent for a change of control of the .org registry

https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir


[1] Medium-hard SQL interview questions

https://quip.com/2gwZArKuWk7W


[2] Disney claims anyone using a Twitter hashtag is agreeing to their terms of use

https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1254772307941191686


[3] Show HN: Plotting 3 years of hourly data in 150ms

https://leeoniya.github.io/uPlot/demos/time-periods.html


[4] Awk in 20 Minutes (2015)

https://ferd.ca/awk-in-20-minutes.html


[5] SSH hacks – a little sanity for remote workers

https://smallstep.com/blog/ssh-tricks-and-tips/


[6] Eloquent JavaScript 3rd Edition (2018)

https://eloquentjavascript.net/


[7] “Amazon is holding over 4.2M dollars, suffocating our business”

https://sellercentral.amazon.com/forums/t/amazon-is-holding-over-4-2-million-dollars-during-a-pandemic-suffocating-our-business/611187


[8] The Anti-Amazon Alliance

https://stratechery.com/2020/the-anti-amazon-alliance/


[9] Redis 6.0 GA

http://antirez.com/news/132


[10] Rust/WinRT Public Preview

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsdeveloper/2020/04/30/rust-winrt-public-preview/


[11] British Museum makes 1.9M images available for free

https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2020/04/28/british-museum-makes-1-9-million-images-available-for-free/


[12] WebWormHole: Send files quickly using WebRTC

https://webwormhole.io/


[13] Rust-analyzer – an IDE backend for Rust

https://rust-analyzer.github.io/blog/2020/04/20/first-release.html


[14] Lyft lays off 17% of workforce, furloughs hundreds more

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/29/lyft-lays-off-17percent-of-workforce-furloughs-hundreds-more.html


[15] textfiles.com

http://www.textfiles.com/


[16] Why Segment Went Back to a Monolith

https://www.infoq.com/news/2020/04/microservices-back-again/


[17] I’ve Consed Every Pair

https://medium.com/@peternorvig/ive-consed-every-pair-54ef5d9d93b6


[18] Memories – 256 bytes demo winner of Revision 2020

http://www.sizecoding.org/wiki/Memories


[19] Tmux for Mere Mortals

https://zserge.com/posts/tmux/


[20] Rules of thumb for a 1x developer

https://muldoon.cloud/programming/2020/04/17/programming-rules-thumb.html


[21] Bringing a decade old vector editor back to life

https://github.com/ChrisMiuchiz/Plasma-Writeup


[22] Teleforking a Process onto a Different Computer

https://thume.ca/2020/04/18/telefork-forking-a-process-onto-a-different-computer/


[23] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (May 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23042618


[24] Ask HN: What scientific phenomenon do you wish someone would explain better?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22989280