HackerNews top stories #20

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 23, 2020 to Aug 30, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time

https://aasm.org/american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-calls-for-elimination-of-daylight-saving-time/


[1] ReMarkable 2.0 – A digital notebook that feels like paper

https://remarkable.com/#What_Is_New


[2] Arwes – Futuristic Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk Graphical User Interface Framework

https://arwes.dev


[3] Google is apparently taking down all/most Fediverse apps from the Play Store

https://qoto.org/@freemo/104765288863293481


[4] Africa declared free of wild polio

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53887947


[5] Apple Terminates Epic Games’ Developer Account

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/28/apple-terminates-epic-games-developer-account/


[6] I thought I would have accomplished a lot more today and also before I was 35

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-thought-i-would-have-accomplished-a-lot-more-today-and-also-by-the-time-i-was-thirty-five


[7] Scrollbar Blindness

https://svenkadak.com/blog/scrollbar-blindness


[8] Being OK with not being extraordinary

https://www.tiffanymatthe.com/not-extraordinary


[9] Please read the paper before you comment

https://buttondown.email/hillelwayne/archive/please-read-the-paper-before-you-comment/


[10] How to Write in Plain English

http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/how-to-write-in-plain-english.html


[11] Does Facebook pay Apple 30% of revenue derived from ads made within its iOS app?

https://twitter.com/SpencerDailey/status/1299063704483438593


[12] αcτµαlly pδrταblε εxεcµταblε

https://justine.storage.googleapis.com/ape.html


[13] MixedName – Bilingual baby name finder

https://mixedname.com/


[14] Kindle collects a surprisingly large amount of data

https://nullsweep.com/kindle-collects-a-surprisingly-large-amount-of-data/


[15] Why Johnny Won’t Upgrade

https://jacquesmattheij.com/why-johnny-wont-upgrade/


[16] Ethereum Is a Dark Forest

https://medium.com/@danrobinson/ethereum-is-a-dark-forest-ecc5f0505dff


[17] Remote Code Execution in Slack desktop apps

https://hackerone.com/reports/783877


[18] The potentially revolutionary Celera 500L aircraft

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36016/the-potentially-revolutionary-celera-500l-officially-breaks-cover


[19] Heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com

https://heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com/


[20] Unity Software Inc S-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1810806/000119312520227862/d908875ds1.htm


[21] Show HN: Visualize Data Structures in VS Code

https://github.com/hediet/vscode-debug-visualizer/tree/master/extension


[22] Intel’s “cripple AMD” function (2019)

https://www.agner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6


[23] Zoom still don’t understand GDPR

https://www.threatspike.com/blog/zoom_cookies.html


[24] 2,000-year-old redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/2-000-year-old-redwoods-survive-wildfire-california-s-oldest-n1237949


[25] Blanked-out spots on China’s maps helped us uncover Xinjiang’s camps

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alison_killing/satellite-images-investigation-xinjiang-detention-camps


[26] Vitamin D, part 2: Shannon’s story

https://www.devaboone.com/post/vitamin-d-part-2-shannon-s-story?postId=5f39453f8d01fe00170023fe


[27] Apple ordered to not block Epic’s Unreal Engine, Fortnite to stay off App Store

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/24/apple-ordered-to-not-block-epic-games-unreal-engine-but-fortnite-to-stay-off-app-store/


[28] Is TDD Dead? (2014)

https://martinfowler.com/articles/is-tdd-dead/


[29] Show HN: Healthcare Is Dumb

https://healthcareisdumb.com/


HackerNews top stories #19

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 16, 2020 to Aug 23, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Facebook account now required to login to Oculus devices

https://www.oculus.com/blog/a-single-way-to-log-into-oculus-and-unlock-social-features/


[1] Ask HN: Why is Reddit on mobile so obsessed with making me use their app?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24208958


[2] Can’t you just right click?

https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/unsigned.html


[3] Degoogle: Cutting Google out of your life

https://degoogle.jmoore.dev/


[4] I fear App Review is getting too powerful (2015) [pdf]

https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/015127.pdf


[5] New academic journal only publishes ‘unsurprising’ research rejected by others

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5146761/new-academic-journal-only-publishes-unsurprising-research-rejected-by-others-1.5146765


[6] Telegram messaging app proves crucial to Belarus protests

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-08-21/telegram-messaging-app-crucial-belarus-protests


[7] Fast.ai releases new deep learning course, libraries, and book

https://www.fast.ai/2020/08/21/fastai2-launch/


[8] Umami: Self-hosted open-source alternative to Google Analytics

https://umami.is/


[9] Moving from YouTube to PeerTube

https://battlepenguin.com/tech/moving-from-youtube-to-peertube/


[10] Efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better

https://psyche.co/ideas/why-efficiency-is-dangerous-and-slowing-down-makes-life-better


[11] Dependency

https://xkcd.com/2347/


[12] Lightroom app update wipes users’ photos and presets, Adobe says not recoverable

https://petapixel.com/2020/08/20/lightroom-app-update-wipes-users-photos-and-presets-adobe-says-they-are-not-recoverable/


[13] If founders treated their investors the same way they treated their employees

https://software.rajivprab.com/2020/08/18/if-founders-treated-their-investors-the-same-way-they-treated-their-employees/


[14] Canon’s cloud platform has lost users’ files and can’t restore them

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/canon-websites-held-to-ransom-by-hackers


[15] Apple to kill Epic’s accounts on Friday the 28th

https://twitter.com/EpicNewsroom/status/1295430127455596544


[16] Laying the foundation for Rust’s future

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2020/08/18/laying-the-foundation-for-rusts-future.html


[17] Modeling a Wealth Tax

http://paulgraham.com/wtax.html


[18] What’s Flying Above Us?

https://skycircl.es/donate/


[19] How to contact Google SRE by dropping a shell in Cloud SQL

https://offensi.com/2020/08/18/how-to-contact-google-sre-dropping-a-shell-in-cloud-sql/


[20] The cost of 1GB of mobile data in 228 countries (Feb 2020)

https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/worldwide-data-pricing/


[21] Secret gyms and the economics of prohibition

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/08/11/900895704/secret-gyms-and-the-economics-of-prohibition?s=09


[22] VTM: A Text-Based Desktop Environment

https://vtm.netxs.online/


[23] Apple helped make ‘top secret’ iPod for US government

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53835079


[24] Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/22/21397424/apple-wordpress-apology-iap-free-ios-app


[25] Build tools around workflows, not workflows around tools

https://thesephist.com/posts/tools/


[26] Apple, Epic, and the App Store

https://stratechery.com/2020/apple-epic-and-the-app-store/


[27] Open Problems in Robotics

https://scottlocklin.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/open-problems-in-robotics/


[28] Apple expands independent repair program to Mac after US antitrust investigation

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/17/apple-expands-its-independent-repair-program-to-mac-after-us-antitrust-investigation-examined-companys-repair-policies/


[29] Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/microsoft-put-off-fixing-zero-day-for-2-years/


HackerNews top stories #18

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 09, 2020 to Aug 16, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Factorio 1.0

https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-360


[1] Apple just kicked Fortnite off the App Store

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/13/21366438/apple-fortnite-ios-app-store-violations-epic-payments


[2] Mozilla lays off 250 employees while it refocuses on commercial products

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/11/changing-world-changing-mozilla/


[3] Mozilla Lifeboat

https://mozillalifeboat.com


[4] Thank You MDN

https://www.ilovemdn.org/


[5] Single Page Applications using Rust

http://www.sheshbabu.com/posts/rust-wasm-yew-single-page-application/


[6] I want to have an AWS region where everything breaks with high frequency

https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1292260921893457920


[7] Uber and Lyft ordered by California judge to classify drivers as employees

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/10/21362460/uber-lyft-drivers-employees-california-court-ruling


[8] Google resumes its attack on the URL bar, hides full addresses on Chrome 86

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/13/google-resumes-its-senseless-attack-on-the-url-bar-hides-full-addresses-on-chrome-canary/


[9] How to stop procrastinating by using the Fogg Behavior Model

https://www.deprocrastination.co/blog/how-to-stop-procrastinating-by-using-the-fogg-behavior-model


[10] Joan Feynman has died

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/updates/feynman.cfm


[11] Fed announces details of new interbank service to support instant payments

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20200806a.htm


[12] Kosmonaut: web browser from scratch in Rust

https://github.com/twilco/kosmonaut


[13] Epic Games has filed legal papers in response to Apple [pdf]

https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/apple-complaint-734589783.pdf


[14] Planet Ceres is an ‘ocean world’ with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/aug/10/planet-ceres-ocean-world-sea-water-beneath-surface


[15] Young children would rather explore than get rewards

https://news.osu.edu/young-children-would-rather-explore-than-get-rewards/


[16] Welders set off Beirut blast while securing explosives

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/report-welders-set-off-the-beirut-blast-while-securing-explosives


[17] Rob Pike’s Rules of Programming (1989)

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~adnan/pike.html


[18] Belarus has shut down the internet amid a controversial election

https://www.wired.com/story/belarus-internet-outage-election/


[19] What’s the future of Servo?

https://github.com/servo/servo/discussions/27575


[20] Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy Is Killing You

https://medium.com/@steve.yegge/dear-google-cloud-your-deprecation-policy-is-killing-you-ee7525dc05dc


[21] Bevy: A data-driven game engine and app framework built in Rust

https://bevyengine.org/news/introducing-bevy/


[22] Dorking: the use of search engines to find very specific data

https://www.alec.fyi/dorking-how-to-find-anything-on-the-internet.html


[23] Microsoft President: We Need a Hippocratic Oath for Software Engineers

https://capitalandgrowth.org/answers/Article/3323627/Microsoft-President-Brad-Smith-Why-We-Urgently-Need-a-Hippocratic-Oath-for-Software-Engineers?src=hn


[24] Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants

https://apnews.com/e97f08eb935989840bda430bb7a32e15


[25] Show HN: Photo Realistic QR-Codes

https://www.QRpicture.com


[26] I accidentally built a nudity/porn platform

https://elazzabi.com/2020/08/11/the-day-i-accidentally-built-a-nudity-porn-platform/


[27] Stopping phishing campaigns with Bash

https://blog.haschek.at/2020/stopping-phishing-campaigns-with-bash.html


[28] G Suite Doesn’t Let You Contact Support Until Logged In. Locked Out = Stuck

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24109809


[29] Fortnite seems to have been removed from the Play Store as well

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epicgames.fortnite&hl=en_US


HackerNews top stories #17

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 02, 2020 to Aug 09, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/germany-plans-to-dim-lights-at-night-to-save-insects/ar-BB17BlkR


[1] Laws of UX

https://lawsofux.com/


[2] 20GB leak of Intel data: whole Git repositories, dev tools, backdoor mentions

https://twitter.com/deletescape/status/1291405688204402689


[3] Moved a server from one building to another with zero downtime

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/i3xbjb/rant_sorta_physically_moved_a_server_today/


[4] Frances Allen has died

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/08/remembering-frances-allen/


[5] Show HN: I built an After Effects for dummies

https://storycreatorapp.com


[6] Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/04/latest-firefox-rolls-out-enhanced-tracking-protection-2-0-blocking-redirect-trackers-by-default/


[7] A ride that takes 10^20k years to complete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

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


[8] US to ban transactions with ByteDance and WeChat in 45 days

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/US-China-tensions/Trump-to-ban-transactions-with-ByteDance-and-Tencent-in-45-days


[9] Apple takes legal action against small company with pear logo

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apple-legal-action-pear-logo/


[10] In spite of an increase in Internet speed, webpage speeds have not improved

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/the-need-for-speed/


[11] I’m Open Sourcing the Have I Been Pwned Code Base

https://www.troyhunt.com/im-open-sourcing-the-have-i-been-pwned-code-base/


[12] Math Overflow users resolve PhD thesis crisis

https://mathoverflow.net/questions/366765/issue-update-in-graph-theory-different-definitions-of-edge-crossing-numbers


[13] Y Combinator Startup Library 2.0

https://www.ycombinator.com/library


[14] Microsoft Fast Design

https://www.fast.design/docs/introduction


[15] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (August 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24038520


[16] 1Password for Linux development preview

https://discussions.agilebits.com/discussion/114964/


[17] Scientists rename human genes to stop MS Excel from misreading them as dates

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates


[18] SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down in the Gulf of Mexico

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/02/science/spacex-nasa-return.html


[19] The Truth Is Paywalled but the Lies Are Free

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2020/08/the-truth-is-paywalled-but-the-lies-are-free/


[20] Atlassian tells employees they can work from home forever

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/07/atlassian-tells-employees-they-can-work-from-home-indefinitely.html


[21] SpaceX test flight of Starship SN-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJR4gZBLMNw


[22] US travel firm $4.5M ransom negotiation open chat

https://twitter.com/jc_stubbs/status/1289199296328298497


[23] Thomas Sowell interview

https://www.city-journal.org/thomas-sowell-race-poverty-culture


[24] The Art of Not Thinking

http://tiffanymatthe.com/not-thinking


[25] Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison as new lawsuit against Uber filed

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/04/anthony-levandowski-sentenced-to-18-months-in-prison-as-new-4b-lawsuit-against-uber-is-filed


[26] Making Advanced GUI Applications with Godot

https://medium.com/swlh/what-makes-godot-engine-great-for-advance-gui-applications-b1cfb941df3b


[27] To head off regulators, Google makes certain words taboo

https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/08/07/google-documents-show-taboo-words-antitrust


[28] Oatly: The New Coke?

https://divinations.substack.com/p/oatly-the-new-coke#


[29] We quit our jobs to build a cabin

https://www.outsideonline.com/2415766/friends-diy-cabin-build-washington


HackerNews top stories #16

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 26, 2020 to Aug 02, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Del.icio.us

http://del.icio.us/


[1] Apple does not keep the 30% commission on a refund

https://twitter.com/twolivesleft/status/1288625617873694721


[2] When a customer refunds your paid app, Apple doesn’t refund the 30% cut

https://twitter.com/twolivesleft/status/1288344977169235968


[3] Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0

https://timjrobinson.com/universal-basic-income-is-capitalism-2-0/


[4] Nvidia is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to buy ARM for more than $32B

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-31/nvidia-said-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-softbank-s-chip-company-arm


[5] New ‘Meow’ attack has deleted almost 4k unsecured databases

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-meow-attack-has-deleted-almost-4-000-unsecured-databases/


[6] Historical programming-language groups disappearing from Google

https://lwn.net/Articles/827233/


[7] Unbricking a $2k bike with a $10 Raspberry Pi

https://ptx2.net/posts/unbricking-a-bike-with-a-raspberry-pi/


[8] ITER: World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53573294


[9] 1991 Macintosh Quadra with Mac OS 8.1 as an Electron App

https://github.com/felixrieseberg/macintosh.js


[10] One hour of slow breathing changed my life

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jul/26/every-breath-you-take-the-lost-art-of-breathing


[11] Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-media-regulator/australia-to-make-facebook-google-pay-for-news-in-world-first-idUSKCN24V3UP


[12] RBS, Ruby’s new type signature language

https://developer.squareup.com/blog/the-state-of-ruby-3-typing


[13] Intel ousts its chief engineer, shakes up technical group after delays

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-intel-reorganization/intel-ousts-its-chief-engineer-shakes-up-technical-group-after-delays-idUSKCN24S2O6


[14] You Want to See My Data? I Thought We Were Friends

http://nautil.us/blog/you-want-to-see-my-data-i-thought-we-were-friends


[15] GitHub Public Roadmap

https://github.com/github/roadmap


[16] Google Drive – How do I stop others from sharing files with me?

https://support.google.com/drive/thread/3708017?hl=en


[17] Headphones are collecting too much personal data (2019)

https://www.soundguys.com/headphones-are-collecting-too-much-personal-data-21524/


[18] Monitoring demystified: A guide for logging, tracing, metrics

https://techbeacon.com/enterprise-it/monitoring-demystified-guide-logging-tracing-metrics


[19] Show HN: Neural text to speech with dozens of celebrity voices

http://vocodes.com


[20] Facebook has blocked Dreamwidth

https://andrewducker.dreamwidth.org/3861716.html


[21] Amazon gets priority while mail gets delayed, say US letter carriers

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/07/21/first-class-and-priority-mail-delayed-in-favor-of-amazon-parcels-according-to-portland-letter-carriers/


[22] Google Earth Timelapse

https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/


[23] Migrating Dropbox from Nginx to Envoy

https://dropbox.tech/infrastructure/how-we-migrated-dropbox-from-nginx-to-envoy


[24] Hiring Without Whiteboards

https://github.com/poteto/hiring-without-whiteboards


[25] The Haskell Elephant in the Room

https://www.stephendiehl.com/posts/crypto.html


[26] Spotify CEO: musicians can no longer release music only “once every 3-4 years”

https://www.thefader.com/2020/07/30/spotify-ceo-daniel-ek-says-working-musicians-can-no-longer-release-music-only-once-every-three-to-four-years


[27] Zoom Security Exploit: Cracking private meeting passwords

https://www.tomanthony.co.uk/blog/zoom-security-exploit-crack-private-meeting-passwords/


[28] Google to keep employees home until summer 2021

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-keep-employees-home-until-summer-2021-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-11595854201


[29] ACCC alleges Google misled consumers about expanded use of personal data

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-alleges-google-misled-consumers-about-expanded-use-of-personal-data