HackerNews top stories #11

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 21, 2020 to Jun 28, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] I Am Deleting the Blog

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/06/22/nyt-is-threatening-my-safety-by-revealing-my-real-name-so-i-am-deleting-the-blog/


[1] iOS14 reveals that TikTok may snoop clipboard contents every few keystrokes

https://twitter.com/jeremyburge/status/1275896482433040386


[2] Apple announces it will switch to its own processors for future Macs

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/21295475/apple-mac-processors-arm-silicon-chips-wwdc-2020


[3] I Just Hit $100k/year On GitHub Sponsors

https://calebporzio.com/i-just-hit-dollar-100000yr-on-github-sponsors-heres-how-i-did-it


[4] When you type realty.com into Safari it takes you to realtor.com

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157161487396994&id=501751993


[5] An even worse anti-encryption bill than EARN IT

https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2020/06/there%E2%80%99s-now-even-worse-anti-encryption-bill-earn-it-doesn%E2%80%99t-make-earn-it-bill-ok


[6] Santa Cruz, California bans predictive policing in U.S. first

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-police-tech-trfn/california-city-bans-predictive-policing-in-u-s-first-idUSKBN23V2XC


[7] Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development

https://dev.lemmy.ml/post/35293


[8] Why the US military usually punishes misconduct but police often close ranks

https://theconversation.com/why-the-us-military-usually-punishes-misconduct-but-police-often-close-ranks-127898


[9] Google Blew a Ten-Year Lead

https://secondbreakfast.co/google-blew-a-ten-year-lead


[10] My family saw a police car hit a kid, then I learned how NYPD impunity works

https://www.propublica.org/article/my-family-saw-a-police-car-hit-a-kid-on-halloween-then-i-learned-how-nypd-impunity-works


[11] Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53165293


[12] Elevator.js – A “back to top” button that behaves like a real elevator

http://tholman.com/elevator.js/


[13] Software reuse is more like an organ transplant than snapping Lego blocks (2011)

https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2011/02/03/lego-blocks-and-organ-transplants/


[14] Facial Recognition Leads To False Arrest Of Black Man In Detroit

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/24/882683463/the-computer-got-it-wrong-how-facial-recognition-led-to-a-false-arrest-in-michig


[15] Face ID and Touch ID for the Web

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10670/


[16] Blackballed by PayPal, Sci-Hub switches to Bitcoin

https://www.coindesk.com/blackballed-by-paypal-scientific-paper-pirate-takes-bitcoin-donations


[17] Perl 7 is going to be Perl 5.32, mostly

https://www.perl.com/article/announcing-perl-7/


[18] Reflections on Being a Female Founder

https://tracy.posthaven.com/reflections-on-being-a-female-founder


[19] Amazon Honeycode – build web and mobile apps without writing code

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-amazon-honeycode-build-web-mobile-apps-without-writing-code/


[20] Show HN: A Reddit reader that looks like the frontpage of a print newspaper

https://unim.press/#dataisbeautiful


[21] Palm – The best small phone for minimalists, athletes, and kids

https://palm.com/pages/product


[22] The War on Upstart Fiber Internet Providers

http://chrishacken.com/the-war-on-upstart-fiber-optic-internet-providers/


[23] Boston bans use of facial recognition technology

https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/06/23/boston-facial-recognition-ban


[24] Symbian Won

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/06/symbian-won/


[25] Almost 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, aviation minister says

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/business/pakistan-fake-pilot-intl-hnk/index.html


[26] Verizon suspends advertising on Facebook, joins growing boycott

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-ads-boycott-verizon/verizon-suspends-advertising-on-facebook-joins-growing-boycott-idUSKBN23W3HK


[27] Most employees of NYT won’t be required back in physical offices until 2021

https://twitter.com/Sulliview/status/1275074784351543298


[28] Quora goes permanently remote-first

https://twitter.com/adamdangelo/status/1276210618786168833


[29] Xi-Editor Retrospective

https://raphlinus.github.io/xi/2020/06/27/xi-retrospective.html


HackerNews top stories #10

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 14, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Mozilla VPN

https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2020/06/18/introducing-firefox-private-network-vpns-official-product-the-mozilla-vpn/


[1] Time to Upgrade Your Monitor

https://tonsky.me/blog/monitors/


[2] Adobe to remove Flash Player from web site after December 2020

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html


[3] Zoom to bring end-to-end encryption to all users, including non-paying

https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/06/17/end-to-end-encryption-update/


[4] Apple Music on Android requires its own payment details to avoid Google 30% cut

https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/appleid/android-apple-music-account-payment-none.jpg


[5] Written communication is remote work super power

https://snir.dev/blog/remote-async-communication/


[6] The Return of the 90s Web

https://mxb.dev/blog/the-return-of-the-90s-web/


[7] Drive through cities in the browser while listening to local radio stations

https://driveandlisten.herokuapp.com/


[8] Lightweight Alternatives to Google Analytics

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/822568/61d29096a4012e06/


[9] The Next Step for Generics

https://blog.golang.org/generics-next-step


[10] Amazon added a non-compete after the employee entered the U.S. on an L1B visa

https://twitter.com/dvassallo/status/1157729616259235840


[11] After GitHub CEO backs Black Lives Matter, workers demand an end to ICE contract

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-06-12/github-ceo-black-lives-matter-employees-demand-end-ice-contract


[12] GitHub isn’t fun anymore

https://jaredpalmer.com/github-isnt-fun-anymore


[13] Bootstrap 5 alpha

https://blog.getbootstrap.com/2020/06/16/bootstrap-5-alpha/


[14] For black CEOs in Silicon Valley, humiliation is a part of doing business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-16/black-lives-matter-highlights-adversity-facing-black-tech-ceos


[15] Six eBay executives and employees charged over alleged cyberstalking campaign

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/15/ebay-employees-arrested-u-s-attorney-andrew-lelling-cyberstalking/


[16] GitHub Super Linter: one linter to rule them all

https://github.blog/2020-06-18-introducing-github-super-linter-one-linter-to-rule-them-all/


[17] How many of you know that the team is working on something that no-one wants?

https://iism.org/article/how-many-of-you-know-deep-down-that-the-team-is-working-on-something-that-no-customer-wants-54


[18] Ask HN: A way to adblock “we’re using cookies” popups?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23521399


[19] Woman makes $420k by buying insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed

https://mothership.sg/2020/06/woman-china-scam-insurance-delayed-flights/


[20] FFmpeg 4.3

http://ffmpeg.org/download.html#release_4.3


[21] Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53074995


[22] Procrastination is driven by our desire to avoid difficult emotions, says expert

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-for-june-14-2020-1.5604357/there-s-a-reason-we-procrastinate-and-it-s-not-laziness-1.5604433


[23] On Coding, Ego and Attention

https://josebrowne.com/on-coding-ego-and-attention/


[24] Show HN: My daughter and I made a site to explore the photos from the ISS

https://callumprentice.github.io/apps/iss_photo_explorer_flat/index.html?lat=30&lng=-60&pn=6&ph=0#


[25] 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ (2018)

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive


[26] BTFS – mount any .torrent file or magnet link as directory

https://github.com/johang/btfs


[27] Free Textbooks from Springer, Categorised

https://hnarayanan.github.io/springer-books/


[28] AWS Snowcone

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-aws-snowcone-small-lightweight-edge-storage-and-processing/


[29] A grandmaster who got Twitch hooked on chess

https://www.wired.com/story/hikaru-nakamura-twitch-chess


HackerNews top stories #9

HackerNews most popular stories from last week [2020-06-07 – 2020-06-14]. In one blog post.

[0] Zoom closes account of U.S.-based Chinese activist after Tiananmen event

https://www.axios.com/zoom-closes-chinese-user-account-tiananmen-square-f218fed1-69af-4bdd-aac4-7eaf67f34084.html


[1] MIT Ends Elsevier Negotiations

https://news.mit.edu/2020/guided-by-open-access-principles-mit-ends-elsevier-negotiations-0611


[2] A Facebook crawler was making 7M requests per day to my stupid website

https://coding.napolux.com/a-facebook-crawler-was-making-7m-requests-per-day-to-my-stupid-website/


[3] Zoom Acknowledges It Suspended Activists’ Accounts at China’s Request

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/12/876351501/zoom-acknowledges-it-suspended-activists-accounts-at-china-s-request


[4] Play Counter-Strike 1.6 in your browser

http://cs-online.club


[5] Thank HN: My startup was born here and is now 10 years old

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23466470


[6] Ask HN: My wife might lose the ability to speak in 3 weeks – how to prepare?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23490115


[7] Activists rally to save Internet Archive as lawsuit threatens site

https://decrypt.co/31906/activists-rally-save-internet-archive-lawsuit-threatens


[8] You can bypass YouTube ads by adding a dot after the domain

https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/gzr3cq/fyi_you_can_bypass_youtube_ads_by_adding_a_dot/


[9] Container technologies at Coinbase: Why Kubernetes is not part of our stack

https://blog.coinbase.com/container-technologies-at-coinbase-d4ae118dcb6c


[10] Jepsen: PostgreSQL 12.3

http://jepsen.io/analyses/postgresql-12.3


[11] Finally, I Closed My LinkedIn

https://www.pcmaffey.com/finally-i-closed-my-linkedin/


[12] Woodworking for Engineers

https://woodgears.ca/


[13] Biohacking Lite

https://karpathy.github.io/2020/06/11/biohacking-lite/


[14] NoDesign.dev – Tools and resources for non-artistic developers

https://nodesign.dev/


[15] University of the People: Tuition-Free, Accredited Online Degree Programs

https://www.uopeople.edu/


[16] Cloudflare TV

https://blog.cloudflare.com/ladies-and-gentlemen-cloudflare-tv/


[17] Most tech content is bullshit

https://www.aleksandra.codes/tech-content-consumer


[18] Create diagrams with code using Graphviz

https://ncona.com/2020/06/create-diagrams-with-code-using-graphviz/


[19] After 10 years in tech isolation, I’m now outsider to things I once had mastered

https://forklog.media/after-10-years-in-tech-isolation-im-now-outsider-to-things-i-once-had-mastered/


[20] Advice to new managers: don’t joke about firing people

https://staysaasy.com/engineering/2020/06/09/Don%27t-Joke.html


[21] A one-year moratorium on police use of Rekognition

https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition


[22] Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

https://capitolhillautonomous.zone/


[23] SQLite as an Application File Format (2014)

https://sqlite.org/appfileformat.html


[24] Show HN: Download Hi-Res Public Domain Art, Posters and Illustrations

https://artvee.com/


[25] OpenAI API

https://beta.openai.com/


[26] The Al Jaffee / Mad Magazine Fold-In Effect in CSS

https://thomaspark.co/2020/06/the-mad-magazine-fold-in-effect-in-css/


[27] Pepsi’s $32B Typo Caused Deadly Riots

https://medium.com/better-marketing/pepsis-40-billion-typo-caused-deadly-riots-3d671295d1bd


[28] New inline assembly syntax available in Rust nightly

https://blog.rust-lang.org/inside-rust/2020/06/08/new-inline-asm.html


[29] Flow browser passes the Acid tests

https://www.ekioh.com/devblog/acid


HackerNews weekly summary [8]

HackerNews most popular stories from last week [2020-05-31 – 2020-06-07] in one blog post.

[0] Police attacks against journalists across the U.S. since May 28

https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/06/well-try-to-help-you-follow-the-police-attacks-on-journalists-across-the-country


[1] Zoom says it won’t encrypt free calls so it can work more with law enforcement

https://twitter.com/nicoagrant/status/1268020841054269440


[2] New slats make the Golden Gate Bridge sound like a David Lynch movie

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13881451/the-golden-gate-bridge-sounds-like-a-david-lynch-movie-now


[3] A 1/48 scale model of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

https://bps.space/falcon-heavy


[4] P2P Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2020/06/02/introducing-p-2-p-matrix


[5] SimRefinery Recovered

https://obscuritory.com/sim/simrefinery-recovered/


[6] ACLU sues Minnesota for police violence against the press

https://www.aclu.org/news/free-speech/police-are-attacking-journalists-at-protests-were-suing/


[7] SpaceX Starlink is now its own ASN and present at the Seattle Internet Exchange

https://www.peeringdb.com/net/18747


[8] A List of Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors (2018)

https://github.com/minimaxir/hacker-news-undocumented/blob/master/README.md


[9] A History of Clojure [pdf]

https://clojure.org/about/history


[10] The Beauty of Unix Pipelines

https://prithu.xyz/posts/unix-pipeline/


[11] Blur Tools for Signal

https://signal.org/blog/blur-tools/


[12] Image Scrubber: tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests

https://everestpipkin.github.io/image-scrubber/


[13] GitHub Classroom

https://classroom.github.com/


[14] De-Escalation Keeps Protesters and Police Safer

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/de-escalation-keeps-protesters-and-police-safer-heres-why-departments-respond-with-force-anyway/


[15] Lawmakers begin bipartisan push to cut off police access to military-style gear

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/politics/police-military-gear.html


[16] This Website Will Self Destruct

https://www.thiswebsitewillselfdestruct.com


[17] Software Engineering Within SpaceX

https://yasoob.me/posts/software_engineering_within_spacex_launch/


[18] Stop Taking Regular Notes; Use a Zettelkasten Instead

https://eugeneyan.com/2020/04/05/note-taking-zettelkasten/


[19] DEA authorized to conduct surveillance on protestors

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutality-protests-government


[20] Crew Dragon Docks with ISS

https://spacenews.com/crew-dragon-docks-with-iss-2/


[21] How to Become a Hacker

https://zalberico.com/essay/2020/04/19/how-to-become-a-hacker.html


[22] U.S. states lean toward breaking up Google’s ad tech business

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/states-lean-toward-pushing-to-break-up-googles-ad-tech-business.html


[23] There Are No Bugs, Just TODOs

https://almad.blog/essays/no-bugs-just-todos/


[24] macOS in QEMU in Docker

https://github.com/sickcodes/Docker-OSX


[25] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23379196


[26] The Brave web browser is hijacking links, and inserting affiliate codes

https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2020/06/06/the-brave-web-browser-is-hijacking-links-and-inserting-affiliate-codes/


[27] Anxiety in product development

https://andreschweighofer.com/agile/anxiety-in-product-development/


[28] Ask HN: How does your company manage its encryption keys?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23390966


[29] IBM Releases Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit for macOS and iOS

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/06/ibm-releases-fully-homomorphic-encryption-toolkit-for-macos-and-ios-linux-and-android-coming-soon/