HackerNews top stories #27

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 11, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] AWS forked my project and launched it as its own service

https://twitter.com/tim_nolet/status/1317061818574082050


[1] Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time

https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-first-room-temperature-superconductor-20201014/


[2] A warning about Glassdoor

https://www.reddit.com/r/jobs/comments/jbod57/a_warning_about_glassdoor/


[3] Animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the Middle Ages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgD6gyi0Wk


[4] Dropbox Converts to Permanent WFH

https://www.businessinsider.com/dropbox-letting-all-employees-work-from-home-permanently-2020-10


[5] Facebook account banned after linking Oculus account

https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/japo1j/facebook_account_banned_within_10_minutes/


[6] Facebook, Twitter block the NY Post from posting

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/twitter-cites-hacked-materials-policy-to-justify-censorship-of-ny-post-hunter-biden-article/


[7] Twitter and Facebook’s action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54552101


[8] Google disabled my husband’s account

https://twitter.com/miguelytob/status/1315749803041619981


[9] The AMD Radeon Graphics Driver Makes Up Roughly 10.5% of the Linux Kernel

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.9-AMDGPU-Stats


[10] Congress should invest in open-source software

https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/why-congress-should-invest-in-open-source-software/


[11] 2.1M of the oldest Usenet posts are now online for anyone to read

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pky7km/usenet-archive-utzoo-online


[12] Rust After the Honeymoon

http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2020/10/11/rust-after-the-honeymoon/


[13] HashiCorp Boundary

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/hashicorp-boundary


[14] The Serverless Revolution Has Stalled

https://www.infoq.com/articles/serverless-stalled/


[15] Waypoint: Build, deploy, and release applications across any platform

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/announcing-waypoint


[16] So you want to build an embedded Linux system?

https://jaycarlson.net/embedded-linux/


[17] Hum to Search Song

https://blog.google/products/search/hum-to-search


[18] ElectronJS alternative: SciterJS – HTML/CSS/JS in 4.5 MB executable

https://github.com/c-smile/sciter-js-sdk


[19] iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

https://www.apple.com/


[20] Ferrari is bricked during upgrade due to no mobile reception while underground

https://old.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/j914fh/dude_comes_straight_from_the_dealership_for_a/


[21] Google employees are free to speak up, except on antitrust

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/technology/google-employees-antitrust.html


[22] YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-idUSKBN26Z1VD


[23] Netflix is creating a problem by cancelling TV shows too soon

https://www.insider.com/netflix-tv-shows-cancelled-ending-2020-9


[24] We Need a Nuclear New Deal, Not a Green New Deal

https://www.thebellows.org/we-need-a-nuclear-new-deal-not-a-green-new-deal/


[25] Police killings more likely in agencies that get military gear, data shows

https://www.ajc.com/news/police-killings-more-likely-in-agencies-that-get-military-gear-data-shows/MBPQ2ZE3XFHR5NIO37BKONOCGI/


[26] Welcome to the Old Internet Again

http://theoldnet.com/


[27] 14,000x Speedup (2015)

http://james.hiebert.name/blog/work/2015/09/14/CS-FTW.html


[28] PRISM – NSA surveillance program did not prevent a single terrorist attack

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/nsa-phone-surveillance-illegal-expensive/


[29] Show HN: I made earrings that work like earphones

https://peripherii.com


HackerNews top stories #26

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 04, 2020 to Oct 11, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Show HN: I made a site where you practice typing by retyping entire novels

http://typelit.io


[1] Apple tells Telegram to take down protestor channels in Belarus

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apple-telegram-belarus/


[2] We Hacked Apple for 3 Months

https://samcurry.net/hacking-apple/


[3] Show HN: I built a Rotten Tomatoes-style platform for durable products

https://www.buyforlifeproducts.com/


[4] Trump administration announces overhaul of H1B visa program requiring higher pay

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-announces-overhaul-of-h-1b-visa-program-11602017434


[5] Stop the Earn IT Bill Before It Breaks Encryption

https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption-a7904e20-2083-4d5e-88ae-44ee5fef7a5d


[6] Missing Covid-19 test data was caused by the ill-thought-out use of Excel

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54423988


[7] Recycling was a lie to sell more plastic, recycling industry veteran says

https://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/the-passionate-eye/recycling-was-a-lie-a-big-lie-to-sell-more-plastic-industry-experts-say-1.5735618


[8] AMD Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 announcement

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iuiO6rqYV4o


[9] Full-Bleed Layout Using CSS Grid

https://www.joshwcomeau.com/css/full-bleed/


[10] They’re Made Out of Meat (1991)

https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html


[11] ProtonMail CEO calls Apple’s forced in-app purchases ‘Mafia extortion’

https://www.techspot.com/news/87043-protonmail-ceo-calls-apple-forced-app-purchases-mafia.html


[12] IBM is splitting itself into two public companies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ibm-divestiture/ibm-to-break-up-109-year-old-company-to-focus-on-cloud-growth-idUSKBN26T1TZ


[13] Google’s Supreme Court faceoff with Oracle was a disaster for Google

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/googles-supreme-court-faceoff-with-oracle-was-a-disaster-for-google/


[14] DigitalOcean App Platform

https://pages.news.digitalocean.com/Y0V490bXc00o40036IE0WDo


[15] Matt Levine makes sense of Wall Street like none other

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/business/matt-levine-bloomberg.html


[16] Darling: macOS Translation Layer for Linux

https://www.darlinghq.org/


[17] Running a Unix-like OS on a home-built CPU with a home-built C compiler

https://fuel.edby.coffee/posts/how-we-ported-xv6-os-to-a-home-built-cpu-with-a-home-built-c-compiler/


[18] Eddie Van Halen has died

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/06/834995224/eddie-van-halen-guitar-hero-dies-at-65


[19] Android In a Box – Run Android applications on any GNU/Linux operating system

https://anbox.io/


[20] I built a lay-down desk

https://blog.luap.info/drafts/i-built-a-lay-down-desk.html?hnn


[21] Cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-amazon-returns-1.5753714


[22] Twilio set to acquire Segment for $3.2B

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/10/09/twilio-to-acquire-cloud-startup-segment-for-3-billion/


[23] How I remember what I learn

https://vasilishynkarenka.com/learning/


[24] Leaving Mozilla

https://davidwalsh.name/leaving-mozilla


[25] PS5 Teardown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAY-jAjm0w


[26] “35-50% of clicks on Reddit Ads are fraudulent”

https://www.reddit.com/r/redditads/comments/ikfmln/3550_of_clicks_on_reddit_ads_are_fraudulent/


[27] 100k Stars

http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/


[28] Git scraping: track changes over time by scraping to a Git repository

https://simonwillison.net/2020/Oct/9/git-scraping/


[29] If pay had kept pace with productivity gains, minimum wage would be $24 an hour

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/21/if-worker-pay-had-kept-pace-productivity-gains-1968-todays-minimum-wage-would-be-24


HackerNews top stories #25

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 27, 2020 to Oct 04, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Social Cooling (2017)

https://www.socialcooling.com/


[1] CRDTs are the future

https://josephg.com/blog/crdts-are-the-future/


[2] My friend starts her job today, after learning to program in prison

https://twitter.com/jessicamckellar/status/1311349439479463937


[3] Samsung TV owners complain about increasingly obtrusive ads

https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1583755244


[4] Someone has stolen my Instagram account

https://twitter.com/dannyjhall/status/1310231730591346689


[5] DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest Is Hurting Open Source

https://blog.domenic.me/hacktoberfest/


[6] Apple’s T2 security chip jailbreak

https://reportcybercrime.com/hackers-jailbreak-apples-t2-security-chip-powered-by-bridgeos/


[7] Gitter is joining Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/welcoming-gitter-to-matrix


[8] How to Get Promoted

https://defmacro.substack.com/p/how-to-get-promoted


[9] Say goodbye to hold music

https://blog.google/products/pixel/hold-for-me/


[10] What is the best dumb TV?

https://pointerclicker.com/best-dumb-tv/


[11] Coinbase offers exit package for employees not comfortable with its mission

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/79247/coinbase-offers-exit-package-for-employees-not-comfortable-with-its-mission


[12] Writing a book: is it worth it?

https://martin.kleppmann.com/2020/09/29/is-book-writing-worth-it.html


[13] Six Figures in 6 days

https://tr.af/6


[14] One Guy Ruined Hacktoberfest 2020

https://joel.net/how-one-guy-ruined-hacktoberfest2020-drama


[15] Compact nuclear fusion reactor is ‘very likely to work,’ studies suggest

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/climate/nuclear-fusion-reactor.html


[16] Google’s Search Preference Menu Eliminates DuckDuckGo

https://spreadprivacy.com/search-preference-menu-duckduckgo-elimination/


[17] USB-C was supposed to simplify our lives, but instead it’s a total mess

https://debugger.medium.com/usb-c-was-supposed-to-simplify-our-lives-instead-its-a-total-mess-626bb2ea3688#Echobox=1601499898


[18] Minecraft’s “Pack.png” Seed Reversal Methodology

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpZqHWXPLjOsXf_T7uyH4rWuxUMxzBlxvv5gm19P_Z8/edit#


[19] My wife recently passed away. I used my time off to build her a giant bookshelf

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/j321gz/my_wife_recently_passed_away_i_used_my_time_off/


[20] Seeing Theory: A Visual Introduction to Probability and Statistics

https://seeing-theory.brown.edu/index.html


[21] Pressing YubiKeys

https://bert.org/2020/10/01/pressing-yubikeys/


[22] Escaping strings in Bash using !:q

https://til.simonwillison.net/til/til/bash_escaping-a-string.md


[23] We learn faster when we aren’t told what choices to make

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-learn-faster-when-we-arent-told-what-choices-to-make/


[24] Universal Split Screen

https://universalsplitscreen.github.io/


[25] Hacking Grindr Accounts with Copy and Paste

https://www.troyhunt.com/hacking-grindr-accounts-with-copy-and-paste/


[26] Modi government to set up app store alternative to Google Play, Apple App Store

https://www.deccanherald.com/specials/aatmanirbhar-bharat-modi-govt-to-set-up-app-store-alternative-to-google-play-apple-app-store-895755.html?&ampcf=1


[27] Zig’s New Relationship with LLVM

https://kristoff.it/blog/zig-new-relationship-llvm/


[28] Show HN: A SQL database implemented purely in TypeScript type annotations

https://github.com/codemix/ts-sql


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

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24651639