HackerNews top stories #15

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 19, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Amazon met with startups about investing, then launched competing products

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-tech-startup-echo-bezos-alexa-investment-fund-11595520249


[1] Turns out half the internet has a single-point-of-failure called “Cloudflare”

https://easydns.com/blog/2020/07/20/turns-out-half-the-internet-has-a-single-point-of-failure-called-cloudflare/


[2] Systems Design for Advanced Beginners

https://robertheaton.com/2020/04/06/systems-design-for-advanced-beginners/


[3] Show HN: TinyPilot – Build a KVM over IP using a Raspberry Pi

https://mtlynch.io/tinypilot/


[4] Breach exposed more than one million DNA profiles on a major genealogy database

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/hackers-gedmatch-dna-privacy


[5] First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System Around a Sun-Like Star Captured by ESO

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2011/?lang


[6] Invert, always, invert

https://www.anup.io/2020/07/20/invert-always-invert/


[7] The FBI is secretly using Sabre as a global travel surveillance tool

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/07/16/the-fbi-is-secretly-using-a-2-billion-company-for-global-travel-surveillance–the-us-could-do-the-same-to-track-covid-19


[8] Editorial board of Index and more than 70 staff members resign

https://index.hu/english/2020/07/24/editorial_board_of_index_resigns/


[9] Show HN: 3D Book Image CSS Generator

https://3d-book-css.netlify.app/


[10] Ask HN: Is all of FAANG like this?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23917131


[11] Nubank acquires Cognitect

https://cognitect.com/blog/2020/07/23/Cognitect-Joins-Nubank


[12] Experimental blood test detects cancer up to four years before symptoms appear

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experimental-blood-test-detects-cancer-up-to-four-years-before-symptoms-appear/


[13] When Hubble stared at nothing for 100 hours (2015)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2015/04/24/when-hubble-stared-at-nothing-for-100-hours/


[14] Who still needs the office? U.S. companies start cutting space

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-results-realestate/who-still-needs-the-office-u-s-companies-start-cutting-space-idUSKCN24N2NL


[15] Fixing Mass Effect black blobs on modern AMD CPUs

https://cookieplmonster.github.io/2020/07/19/silentpatch-mass-effect/


[16] The Four Quadrants of Conformism

http://paulgraham.com/conformism.html


[17] Cold Showers: For when people get too hyped up about things

https://github.com/hwayne/awesome-cold-showers


[18] Medium is not the home for your ideas

https://hulry.com/medium-vs-own-blog/


[19] The NBA bans customers from putting ‘freehongkong’ on customized league jerseys

https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1282731020647895043


[20] DIY Video Hosting

https://tyler.io/diy-video-hosting/


[21] Put tiny businesses back into residential neighborhoods

https://www.fastcompany.com/90530672/with-downtowns-staying-abandoned-put-tiny-businesses-back-into-residential-neighborhoods


[22] LSD Chemist William Pickard to Be Released from Prison

https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/william-leonard-pickard-lsd/


[23] Fawkes: Image “Cloaking” for Personal Privacy

http://sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes/


[24] Y Combinator has lost its soul: A YC founder’s perspective

https://twitter.com/AdamNeumannsCoS/status/1285651161723342848


[25] Any claim without a URI should be treated as suspicious

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/07/any-claim-without-a-uri-should-be-treated-as-suspicious/


[26] Perseverance Toward Life Goals Can Fend Off Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/05/goals-perseverance


[27] On Liberating My Smartwatch from Cloud Services

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5863


[28] OpenAI should now change their name to ClosedAI

https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/aqwcyx/discussion_openai_should_now_change_their_name_to/


[29] Tired of note-taking apps

https://akkshaya.blog/2020/07/19/note-taking/


HackerNews top stories #14

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 12, 2020 to Jul 19, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Hackers take over prominent Twitter accounts in simultaneous attack

https://www.coindesk.com/hackers-take-over-prominent-crypto-twitter-accounts-in-simultaneous-attack


[1] Grant Imahara Has Died

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grant-imahara-dead-mythbusters-host-was-49-1303101


[2] Tech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills: study

https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/07/tech-job-interviews-anxiety/


[3] Etcd, or, why modern software makes me sad

https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/etcd-or-why-modern-software-makes-me-sad/


[4] When your coworker does great work, tell their manager

https://jvns.ca/blog/2020/07/14/when-your-coworker-does-great-work-tell-their-manager/


[5] Data structures and algorithms I actually used while working at tech companies

https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/data-structures-and-algorithms-i-actually-used-day-to-day/


[6] You’ve only added two lines – why did that take two days?

https://www.mrlacey.com/2020/07/youve-only-added-two-lines-why-did-that.html


[7] Cloudflare was down

https://www.cloudflarestatus.com/?hn=2020


[8] Former ICANN CEO is now co-CEO of the private equity firm that tried to buy .org

https://domainnamewire.com/2020/07/16/fadi-chehade-is-now-co-ceo-of-ethos-capital/


[9] German court bans Tesla ad statements related to autonomous driving

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN24F1T5


[10] NewPipe – ad-free, open-source Android YouTube client

https://newpipe.schabi.org/


[11] Things I wish I’d known about CSS

https://cssfordesigners.com/articles/things-i-wish-id-known-about-css


[12] I Know What You Download on BitTorrent

http://iknowwhatyoudownload.com


[13] On Trouser Pockets

https://sambleckley.com/writing/pockets.html


[14] Who’s behind Wednesday’s epic Twitter hack?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/whos-behind-wednesdays-epic-twitter-hack/


[15] Show HN: Primo – all-in-one IDE, CMS, component library, static site generator

https://primo.af


[16] Twitter is at its best when verified accounts can’t tweet

https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-unverified-takeover/


[17] Orthodox Privilege

http://paulgraham.com/orth.html


[18] Twitter internal panel linked to account hijackings

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/jgxd3d/twitter-insider-access-panel-account-hacks-biden-uber-bezos


[19] I made a robot to cut my hair with scissors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zBrbdU_y0s


[20] OpenAI’s GPT-3 may be the biggest thing since Bitcoin

https://maraoz.com/2020/07/18/openai-gpt3/


[21] Riot is now Element

https://element.io/blog/welcome-to-element/


[22] Germany’s top financial supervisor dismissed a decade of warnings about Wirecard

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-germanys-sec-dismissed-a-decade-of-warnings-about-wirecard-11594907212


[23] The most remarkable legacy system I have seen

https://thehftguy.com/2020/07/09/the-most-remarkable-legacy-system-i-have-seen/


[24] An update on our security incident

https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/an-update-on-our-security-incident.html


[25] Cloudflare outage on July 17, 2020

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-outage-on-july-17-2020/


[26] Let’s avoid talk of ‘chemical imbalance’: it’s people in distress

https://psyche.co/ideas/lets-avoid-talk-of-chemical-imbalance-its-people-in-distress


[27] UFO VPN claims zero-logs policy, leaks 20M user logs

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/ufo-vpn-data-exposure/


[28] The AirPods Pro “Rattlegate”

https://annoying.technology/posts/abea6876cf4f2e13/


[29] Zulip 3.0: Threaded Open Source Team Chat

https://blog.zulip.com/2020/07/16/zulip-3-0-released/


HackerNews top stories #13

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 05, 2020 to Jul 12, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-court-oklahoma/us-supreme-court-deems-half-of-oklahoma-a-native-american-reservation-idUSKBN24A2BE


[1] Linux Mint drops Ubuntu Snap packages

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/825005/6440c82feb745bbe/


[2] Reddit’s website uses DRM for fingerprinting

https://smitop.com/post/reddit-whiteops/


[3] Google offers free fabbing for 130nm open-source chips

https://fossi-foundation.org/2020/06/30/skywater-pdk


[4] We can’t send email more than 500 miles (2002)

http://web.mit.edu/jemorris/humor/500-miles


[5] 1:60 scale Boeing 777 made from manila folders

https://www.lucaiaconistewart.com/model-777


[6] Don’t close your MacBook with a cover over the camera

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211148


[7] New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/new-german-law-would-force-isps-to-allow-secret-service-to-install-trojans-on-user-devices/


[8] YouTube deleted an electronics repair channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mMOHrftgU


[9] Ennio Morricone has died

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ennio-morricone-dead-prolific-italian-composer-was-91-858358


[10] The Wrong Abstraction (2016)

https://www.sandimetz.com/blog/2016/1/20/the-wrong-abstraction


[11] How Developers Stop Learning: Rise of the Expert Beginner (2012)

https://daedtech.com/how-developers-stop-learning-rise-of-the-expert-beginner/


[12] How to Understand Things

https://nabeelqu.co/understanding


[13] A terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day at Slack

https://slack.engineering/a-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day-at-slack-dfe05b485f82


[14] Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

https://markosaric.com/gdpr-consent/


[15] App suddenly crashing on startup due to FBSDKRestrictiveDataFilterManager.m

https://github.com/facebook/facebook-ios-sdk/issues/1427


[16] Amazon says email banning TikTok from employee phones was ‘sent in error’

https://twitter.com/scotthickle/status/1281631749533990914


[17] Tell HN: Google drops blogspot.in, breaking hundreds of thousands of permalinks

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23767781


[18] Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53303364


[19] New Stuff

https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff


[20] Hong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/05/hong-kong-books-by-pro-democracy-activists-disappear-from-library-shelves


[21] Searchable PPP Loan Data

https://pppreport.org/


[22] UASP makes Raspberry Pi 4 disk IO 50% faster

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/uasp-makes-raspberry-pi-4-disk-io-50-faster


[23] Moving from TypeScript to Rust / WebAssembly

https://nicolodavis.com/blog/typescript-to-rust/


[24] Unit Testing Is Overrated

https://tyrrrz.me/blog/unit-testing-is-overrated


[25] Ask HN: What’s the worst piece of software you use everyday?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23803539


[26] H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC)

https://newsletter.fraunhofer.de/-viewonline2/17386/465/11/14SHcBTt/V44RELLZBp/1


[27] Portland approves 10% cap on fees that food delivery apps can charge restaurants

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/07/portland-approves-10-cap-on-fees-that-food-delivery-apps-can-charge-restaurants.html


[28] Flutter for Linux

https://snapcraft.io/blog/canonical-enables-linux-desktop-app-support-with-flutter


[29] Help Message for Shell Scripts

https://samizdat.dev/help-message-for-shell-scripts/


HackerNews top stories #12

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 28, 2020 to Jul 05, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] The End of the Redis Adventure

http://antirez.com/news/133


[1] Oppose the Earn IT Act

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/oppose-earn-it-act/


[2] India bans TikTok, WeChat, and dozens of other Chinese apps

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/india-bans-tiktok-dozens-of-other-chinese-apps/


[3] Why we won’t be supporting Sign in with Apple

https://blog.anylist.com/2020/06/sign-in-with-apple/


[4] Where Am I? NYTimes or Google?

https://theinternetbytes.com/2020/07/03/where-am-i/


[5] Forget Google, time to end the Visa-MasterCard duopoly

https://medium.com/@CM30/the-unknown-duopoly-that-needs-breaking-up-more-than-google-f7b2c8876ea7


[6] LinkedIn is copying the contents of my clipboard on every keystroke

https://twitter.com/doncubed/status/1278757106468806656


[7] Websites that look like desktop GUIs

https://simone.computer/#/webdesktops


[8] Abstract Wikipedia

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Wikipedia/June_2020_announcement


[9] DuckDuckGo browser seemingly sends domains a user visits to DDG servers

https://github.com/duckduckgo/Android/issues/527


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

https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.14979


[11] Space Jam’s 1996 website is still alive

https://www.spacejam.com/


[12] Zettlr – FOSS markdown editor for personal knowledge management and publishing

https://www.zettlr.com/


[13] Show HN: Hacker News front page in the style of a print newspaper

https://www.wolfgangfaust.com/project/paper-hn/


[14] Apple Lightning

https://nyansatan.github.io/lightning/


[15] EFF and heavyweight legal team will defend Internet Archive against publishers

https://torrentfreak.com/eff-heavyweight-legal-team-will-defend-internet-archives-digital-library-against-publishers-200626/


[16] Openstreetmap, a global map for worldwide insight

https://blog.mapbox.com/openstreetmap-a-global-map-for-worldwide-insight-4e041cbf1ec1


[17] Textures.js is a JavaScript library for creating SVG patterns

https://riccardoscalco.it/textures/


[18] De-escalating social media conflict

https://nickpunt.com/blog/deescalating-social-media/


[19] Linear – A fast issue tracker

http://linear.app/


[20] YouTube TV sharply increases monthly subscription to $64.99

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/30/21308449/youtube-tv-price-increase-64-99-viacom-hbo-new-channels


[21] Git Repo of Police Brutality During the 2020 George Floyd Protests

https://github.com/2020PB/police-brutality#hn


[22] Show HN: USA.css – units set in inches, 1776 bytes

https://bennettfeely.com/usacss/


[23] Godot 4.0 gets SDF based real-time global illumination

https://godotengine.org/article/godot-40-gets-sdf-based-real-time-global-illumination


[24] Apple declined to implement 16 Web APIs in Safari due to privacy concerns

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-declined-to-implement-16-web-apis-in-safari-due-to-privacy-concerns/


[25] The U.S. can now set its own rates for mail from China and other countries

https://www.ecomcrew.com/why-china-post-and-usps-are-killing-your-private-labeling-business/


[26] Windows98 Running in the Browser

https://copy.sh/v86/?profile=windows98


[27] The Silence Is Deafening

https://devonzuegel.com/post/the-silence-is-deafening


[28] Finishing a side project

https://hugozap.com/posts/how-to-finish-your-side-project/


[29] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (July 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23702122