HackerNews top stories #23

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 13, 2020 to Sep 20, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] When you browse Instagram and find Tony Abbott’s passport number

https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram


[1] Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40B

https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion-creating-worlds-premier-computing-company-for-the-age-of-ai


[2] Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87


[3] This electrical transmission tower has a problem

https://twitter.com/tubetimeus/status/1306359385656946688


[4] Tell HN: Never search for domains on Godaddy.com

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24506303


[5] Chuck Feeney Is Now Officially Broke

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2020/09/15/exclusive-the-billionaire-who-wanted-to-die-brokeis-now-officially-broke/#2d2d3103a2aa


[6] We now consider Moment.js to be a legacy project in maintenance mode

https://momentjs.com/docs/#/-project-status/


[7] Nova by Panic

https://nova.app/


[8] The Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity (2017)

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/691462?journalCode=jacr


[9] Microsoft’s underwater data centre resurfaces after two years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54146718


[10] Vue.js 3

https://github.com/vuejs/vue-next/releases/tag/v3.0.0


[11] 21 years after the request OpenPGP support gets added to Thunderbird

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22687


[12] Remembering my father

https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Remembering-Bill-Gates-Sr?WT.mc_id=20200915000000_Remembering-Bill-Gates-Sr_BG-TW_&WT.tsrc=BGTW


[13] Raspberry Pi 4 can finally boot directly from USB

https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/issues/28


[14] Teacher’s low-tech laptop hack to display handwritten notes for online class

https://mothership.sg/2020/09/cd-zoom-hack-camera-teacher/


[15] Cloudflare and the Wayback Machine, joining forces for a more reliable Web

http://blog.archive.org/2020/09/17/internet-archive-partners-with-cloudflare-to-help-make-the-web-more-useful-and-reliable/


[16] Material Shell – A modern desktop interface for GNOME

https://material-shell.com/


[17] FreeCAD: A free and open source multiplatform 3D parametric modeler

https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD


[18] GitHub CLI 1.0

https://github.blog/2020-09-17-github-cli-1-0-is-now-available/


[19] I lost €4k in a Facebook scam

https://github.com/Niek/Niek/blob/master/facebook-scam/README.md


[20] DuckDB – An embeddable SQL database like SQLite, but supports Postgres features

https://duckdb.org/


[21] The majority of 18- to 29-year-olds in the US are now living with their parents

https://www.axios.com/working-from-parents-home-82414f13-156f-43c2-aafa-733bd7541146.html


[22] Phosphine detected in the atmosphere of Venus – an indicator of possible life?

https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus


[23] Signs of Life discovered on Venus and atmosphere

https://twitter.com/brianroemmele/status/1304984620304232448


[24] Use long flags when scripting (2013)

https://changelog.com/posts/use-long-flags-when-scripting


[25] Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok in U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-drops-out-of-bidding-for-tiktoks-u-s-operations-11600039821


[26] We Don’t Like Our Underground House

https://dengarden.com/misc/The-Pitfalls-of-an-Underground-House


[27] I overslept because iOS 14 disabled my alarm

https://annoying.technology/posts/e82ff3bde8b225e6/


[28] Precursor – A mobile, open source electronics platform

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5921


[29] Your Phone Is Your Castle

https://puri.sm/posts/your-phone-is-your-castle/


HackerNews top stories #22

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 06, 2020 to Sep 13, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] BitTorrent v2

https://blog.libtorrent.org/2020/09/bittorrent-v2/


[1] Security by obscurity is underrated

https://utkusen.com/blog/security-by-obscurity-is-underrated.html


[2] The Long-Term Stock Exchange Opens for Business

https://blog.ltse.com/the-long-term-stock-exchange-opens-for-business-38b13f51e87b


[3] Relativty – An open-source VR headset

https://www.relativty.com/


[4] How Big Oil Misled the Public into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled


[5] Attention is your scarcest resource

https://www.benkuhn.net/attention/


[6] Tech firms face growing resentment of parent employees during Covid-19

https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-firms-face-growing-resentment-of-parent-employees-during-covid-19/


[7] Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429635/amazon-keith-alexander-board-of-directors-nsa-cyber-command


[8] Why I link to Wayback Machine instead of original web content

https://hawaiigentech.com/post/commentary/why-i-link-to-waybackmachine-instead/


[9] ‘Ugh fields’, or why you can’t even bear to think about that task

https://medium.com/@robertwiblin/ugh-fields-or-why-you-can-t-even-bear-to-think-about-that-task-5941837dac62


[10] The Right to Repair could help address a critical shortage in school computers

https://uspirg.org/blogs/blog/usp/right-repair-could-help-address-critical-shortage-school-computers#new_tab


[11] Ad Fraud on LinkedIn

https://www.samueljscott.com/2020/09/08/linkedin-ad-fraud/


[12] AT&T’s current 5G is slower than 4G in nearly every city tested by PCMag

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/atts-current-5g-is-slower-than-4g-in-nearly-every-city-tested-by-pcmag/


[13] Noita – roguelite where every pixel is simulated

https://noitagame.com/


[14] Emacs is special regarding UIs

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2020-09/msg00286.html


[15] Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/dozens-scientific-journals-have-vanished-internet-and-no-one-preserved-them


[16] The Unix timestamp will begin with 16 this Sunday

https://www.unixtimestamp.com/


[17] Nikola: How to Parlay an Ocean of Lies into a Partnership with GM

https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/


[18] Annoying website features I face as a blind person

https://bighack.org/5-most-annoying-website-features-i-face-as-a-blind-screen-reader-user-accessibility/


[19] Ami, a tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/ami-the-tiny-cube-on-wheels-that-french-14-year-olds-can-drive


[20] Elixir Is Erlang, not Ruby

https://preslav.me/2020/09/06/elixir-is-not-ruby-elixir-is-erlang/


[21] New Zealand is about to test long-range wireless power transmission

https://singularityhub.com/2020/08/30/new-zealand-is-about-to-test-long-range-wireless-power-transmission/


[22] FTC Is Investigating Intuit over TurboTax Practices

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ftc-is-investigating-intuit-over-turbotax-practices


[23] Super Mario Bros. 3 in 3 Minutes – World Record Speedrun Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWbZFj-cLvk


[24] I still use WordPerfect 6.2 for DOS

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24411333


[25] PayPal is currently blocking all transactions containing the word “tardigrade”

https://twitter.com/ArchieMcPhee/status/1304434532293046272


[26] Show HN: Mimestream, a native macOS email client for Gmail

https://mimestream.com


[27] Why do so many people want us back in the office?

https://paulitaylor.com/2020/09/12/why-do-so-many-people-want-us-back-in-the-office/


[28] Pregnancy Test Doom: Doom running on a pregnancy test

https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1302820468819288066


[29] Non-Posix File Systems

https://weinholt.se/articles/non-posix-filesystems/


HackerNews top stories #21

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 30, 2020 to Sep 06, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Ninth Circuit rules NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ call records was illegal

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/02/court-rules-nsa-phone-snooping-illegal-407727


[1] Most-favorited Hacker News posts

https://observablehq.com/@tomlarkworthy/hacker-favourites-analysis


[2] Airline pilots landing at LAX report “a guy in jetpack” flying alongside them

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36096/airline-pilots-landing-at-lax-report-a-guy-in-jetpack-flying-alongside-them-on


[3] Nvidia Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/09/01/nvidia-ceo-geforce-rtx-30-series-gpus/


[4] David Graeber has died

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/03/david-graeber-anthropologist-and-author-of-bullshit-jobs-dies-aged-59


[5] Small nuclear reactors: tiny NuScale reactor gets safety approval

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33896110/tiny-nuclear-reactor-government-approval/


[6] Show HN: Linux sysadmin course, eight years on

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24380969


[7] Winamp Skin Museum

https://skins.webamp.org/


[8] Supporting Linux kernel development in Rust

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/829858/281103f9c6fd0dc2/


[9] Show HN: Learn how WebRTC actually works. A book on the protocols, not just APIs

https://webrtcforthecurious.com/


[10] Htop 3.0

https://github.com/htop-dev/htop/blob/master/ChangeLog


[11] Ubuntu 20.04 LTS’ snap obsession has snapped me off of it

https://personal.jatan.space/2020/09/05/ubuntu-snap-obsession-has-snapped-me-off-of-it/


[12] Reddit gets its app to 50m Play Store downloads

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/02/reddit-gets-its-app-to-50-million-play-store-downloads-mostly-by-making-the-mobile-web-experience-miserable/


[13] Police-issued “courtesy cards” help friends and family out of minor infractions

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gxa4/pba-card-police-courtesy-cards


[14] SoftBank unmasked as ‘Nasdaq whale’ that stoked tech rally

https://www.ft.com/content/75587aa6-1f1f-4e9d-b334-3ff866753fa2


[15] The First Randomized Controlled Trial on Vitamin D and Covid-19

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960076020302764


[16] App Review process updates

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=84w3e5bm


[17] After 48 years, Democrats endorse nuclear energy in platform

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2020/08/23/after-48-years-democrats-endorse-nuclear-energy-in-platform/#3c7687df5829


[18] Amazon deletes job listings for analysts to track ‘labor organizing threats’

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj4aqw/amazon-hiring-intelligence-analyst-to-track-labor-organizing-threats


[19] Lunar – macOS utility to set brightness and volume on external monitors

https://lunar.fyi


[20] How I built a keyboard/video/mouse switch for my two 4k monitors

https://haim.dev/posts/2020-07-28-dual-monitor-kvm/


[21] Deep learning job postings have collapsed in the past six months

https://twitter.com/fchollet/status/1300137812872765440


[22] Thirty years ago today I made the final gold masters for Monkey Island

https://grumpygamer.com/thirty_years_ago


[23] Why has college gotten so expensive in the last 30 years? A blank check in 1993

https://medium.com/@andrewghobrial/why-has-college-gotten-so-expensive-in-the-last-30-years-3505af9aded8


[24] React is becoming a black box

https://jaredpalmer.com/blog/react-is-becoming-a-black-box


[25] Bardcore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardcore


[26] Russia opposition leader poisoned with Novichok

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54002880


[27] Amazon drivers are hanging smartphones in trees to get more work

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work


[28] Applebot

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204683


[29] Lesser-known Web APIs

https://blog.greenroots.info/10-lesser-known-web-apis-you-may-want-to-use-ckejv75cr012y70s158n85yhn