HackerNews top stories #33

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 22, 2020 to Nov 29, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Tell HN: Thank You Dang

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25225775


[1] Tony Hsieh has died

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tony-hsieh-zappos-luminary-revolutionized-045239863.html


[2] How to Think for Yourself

http://paulgraham.com/think.html


[3] Email a Dumpster Fire

https://hey.science/dumpster-fire/


[4] I spent eleven years working on this Line Rider track

https://delu.medium.com/i-spent-11-years-working-on-this-line-rider-track-96742fc0b709


[5] Apple Silicon M1: Black Magic Fuckery

https://www.singhkays.com/blog/apple-silicon-m1-black-magic/


[6] Building Your Color Palette

https://refactoringui.com/previews/building-your-color-palette/


[7] Metal monolith found by helicopter crew in Utah desert

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55056570


[8] Microsoft 365 has employee surveillance and analytics built in

https://twitter.com/WolfieChristl/status/1331221942850949121


[9] Zoomquilt (2004)

https://zoomquilt.org/


[10] WTF Happened in 1971? (2019)

https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/


[11] Another free CA as an alternative to Let’s Encrypt

https://scotthelme.co.uk/introducing-another-free-ca-as-an-alternative-to-lets-encrypt/


[12] How io_uring and eBPF Will Revolutionize Programming in Linux

https://www.scylladb.com/2020/05/05/how-io_uring-and-ebpf-will-revolutionize-programming-in-linux/


[13] Apple’s head of security indicted in Santa Clara County CCW case

https://morganhilltimes.com/apples-head-of-security-indicted-in-santa-clara-county-ccw-case/


[14] Solomon Islands set to ban Facebook in the name of ‘national unity’

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-23/solomon-islands-set-to-ban-facebook-for-sake-of-national-unity/12910786


[15] hCaptcha now runs on fifteen percent of the internet

https://www.hcaptcha.com/post/hcaptcha-now-the-largest-independent-captcha-service


[16] macOS has checked app signatures online for over 2 years

https://eclecticlight.co/2020/11/25/macos-has-checked-app-signatures-online-for-over-2-years/


[17] CAPTCHAs don’t prove you’re human – they prove you’re American (2017)

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2017/11/captchas-dont-prove-youre-human-they-prove-youre-american/


[18] Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-23-oxford-university-breakthrough-global-covid-19-vaccine


[19] Modern storage is plenty fast, but the APIs are bad

https://itnext.io/modern-storage-is-plenty-fast-it-is-the-apis-that-are-bad-6a68319fbc1a


[20] AWS Cognito is having issues and health dashboards are still green

https://status.aws.amazon.com/##


[21] Microsoft’s Creepy New ‘Productivity Score’ Gamifies Workplace Surveillance

https://gizmodo.com/microsofts-creepy-new-productivity-score-gamifies-workp-1845763063


[22] The Nintendo Switch uses my open source code

https://twitter.com/feross/status/1330582600813924352


[23] DevTerm – An Open Source Portable Terminal for Every Dev

https://www.clockworkpi.com/


[24] ‘Tokenized’: Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/technology/coinbase-cryptocurrency-black-employees.html#click=https://t.co/akHbGxS2QL


[25] The Tech Stack of a One-Man SaaS

https://panelbear.com/blog/tech-stack/


[26] PHP 8

https://www.php.net/archive/2020.php#2020-11-26-3


[27] Why AWS loves Rust, and how we’d like to help

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/why-aws-loves-rust-and-how-wed-like-to-help/


[28] Due to a problem with AWS, many “smart” vacuums or doorbells will stop working

https://eminetra.com.au/people-cant-vacuum-or-use-their-doorbell-because-amazons-cloud-servers-are-down/74505/


[29] An ex-Googler’s guide to dev tools

https://about.sourcegraph.com/blog/ex-googler-guide-dev-tools/


HackerNews top stories #32

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 15, 2020 to Nov 22, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube-dl’s repository has been restored

https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/


[1] Beirut Port Explosion

https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/beirut-port-explosion


[2] Servo’s new home

https://blog.servo.org/2020/11/17/servo-home/


[3] What Gödel Discovered

https://stopa.io/post/269


[4] 1MB Club

https://1mb.club/


[5] Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2020/11/17/firefox-83-introduces-https-only-mode/


[6] YouTube will now show ads on all videos even if creators don’t want them

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/11/18/youtube-will-now-show-ads-on-all-videos-even-if-creators-dont-want-them/


[7] TailwindCSS v2.0

https://blog.tailwindcss.com/tailwindcss-v2


[8] ‘Extremely aggressive’ internet censorship spreads in the world’s democracies

https://news.umich.edu/extremely-aggressive-internet-censorship-spreads-in-the-worlds-democracies/


[9] DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster

https://www.sfwa.org/2020/11/18/disney-must-pay/


[10] Yelp Is Replacing Restaurants’ Phone Numbers So Grubhub Can Take a Cut (2019)

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wjwebw/yelp-is-sneakily-replacing-restaurants-phone-numbers-so-grubhub-can-take-a-cut


[11] Six Months of Tiny Projects

https://tinyprojects.dev/posts/six_months_of_tiny_projects


[12] Arecibo telescope, on the brink of collapse, will be dismantled

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/famed-arecibo-telescope-brink-collapse-will-be-dismantled


[13] Apple Announces App Store Small Business Program

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/apple-announces-app-store-small-business-program/


[14] Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive

http://blog.archive.org/2020/11/19/flash-animations-live-forever-at-the-internet-archive/


[15] Moderna Covid vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials show

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/16/moderna-covid-vaccine-candidate-almost-95-effective-trials-show


[16] I should have loved biology

https://jsomers.net/i-should-have-loved-biology/


[17] Google to end the “top stories carousel” benefit to AMP next spring

https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/11/19/as-antitrust-pressure-mounts-google-to-pull-back-benefit-to-news-sites-that-adopted-its-preferred-mobile-technology


[18] Cover Your Tracks

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/introducing-cover-your-tracks


[19] Brow.sh: a modern text-based browser

https://www.brow.sh/


[20] To find great remote employees, prioritize candidates with strong writing skills

https://youteam.io/blog/3-remote-productivity-hacks-we-wish-we-knew-from-day-one/


[21] 2020 Mac Mini – Putting Apple Silicon M1 To The Test

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/mac-mini-apple-m1-tested


[22] Moderna’s Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54902908


[23] Dev Fonts

https://devfonts.gafi.dev/


[24] ReMarkable tablet open source tools and hacks

https://github.com/reHackable/awesome-reMarkable


[25] Airbnb S-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1559720/000119312520294801/d81668ds1.htm


[26] Free and liberated e-books, carefully produced for the true book lover

https://standardebooks.org/


[27] Graphics for JVM

https://tonsky.me/blog/skija/


[28] Ok Google: please publish your DKIM secret keys

https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2020/11/16/ok-google-please-publish-your-dkim-secret-keys/


[29] On Learning Chess as an Adult – From 650 to 1750 in Two Years

https://jacobbrazeal.wordpress.com/2020/11/16/on-learning-chess-as-an-adult-from-650-to-1750-in-two-years/


HackerNews top stories #31

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 08, 2020 to Nov 15, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] macOS unable to open any non-Apple application

https://twitter.com/lapcatsoftware/status/1326990296412991489


[1] Covid vaccine: First ‘milestone’ vaccine offers 90% protection

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54873105


[2] Zoom lied to users about end-to-end encryption for years, FTC says

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/zoom-lied-to-users-about-end-to-end-encryption-for-years-ftc-says/


[3] EU Draft Council Declaration Against Encryption [pdf]

https://www.statewatch.org/media/1434/eu-council-draft-declaration-against-encryption-12143-20.pdf


[4] Apple unveils M1, its first system-on-a-chip for portable Mac computers

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/10/apple-unveils-m1-its-first-system-on-a-chip-for-portable-mac-computers/


[5] Your Computer Isn’t Yours

https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/


[6] Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

https://twitter.com/gvanrossum/status/1326932991566700549


[7] On Apple’s Piss-Poor Documentation

https://www.caseyliss.com/2020/11/10/on-apples-pisspoor-documentation


[8] Apple Silicon M1 chip in MacBook Air outperforms high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/11/11/m1-macbook-air-first-benchmark/


[9] No More Free Work from Marak: Pay Me or Fork This

https://github.com/Marak/faker.js/issues/1046


[10] Alex Trebek has died

https://twitter.com/Jeopardy/status/1325490106329751553


[11] How to get root on Ubuntu 20.04 by pretending nobody’s /home

https://securitylab.github.com/research/Ubuntu-gdm3-accountsservice-LPE


[12] So you’ve made a mistake and it’s public

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/So_you%27ve_made_a_mistake_and_it%27s_public…


[13] Intel’s disruption is now complete

https://jamesallworth.medium.com/intels-disruption-is-now-complete-d4fa771f0f2c


[14] Don’t use third party auth to sign in

https://gurjeet.singh.im/blog/never-use-google-to-sign-in


[15] An updated daily front page of The New York Times as artwork on your wall

https://alexanderklopping.medium.com/an-updated-daily-front-page-of-the-new-york-times-as-artwork-on-your-wall-3b28c3261478


[16] I sold Baremetrics

https://baremetrics.com/blog/i-sold-baremetrics


[17] .NET 5.0

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-5-0/


[18] About iSH’s pending removal from the App Store

https://ish.app/app-store-removal


[19] Google Widevine Content Decryption Module DMCA

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/11/2020-11-09-Google.md


[20] macOS Big Sur

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/macos-big-sur-is-here/


[21] Bypassing Firewalls in macOS Big Sur

https://twitter.com/patrickwardle/status/1327726496203476992


[22] Docker fails to launch on Apple Silicon

https://github.com/docker/for-mac/issues/4733


[23] Voters overwhelmingly back community broadband in Chicago and Denver

https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgzxvz/voters-overwhelmingly-back-community-broadband-in-chicago-and-denver


[24] Attention Is My Most Valuable Asset for Productivity as a Software Developer

https://zwbetz.com/attention-is-my-most-valuable-asset-for-productivity-as-a-software-developer/


[25] Introducing the next generation of Mac

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/introducing-the-next-generation-of-mac/


[26] Google sued: Idle Android eats mobile data to send telemetry and preload ads

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/14/google_android_data_allowance/


[27] AltStore: An alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices

https://github.com/rileytestut/AltStore


[28] The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News (2019)

https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/the-lonely-work-of-moderating-hacker-news


[29] Amazon Review Scam

https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1325882623424565248


HackerNews top stories #30

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 01, 2020 to Nov 08, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-wins-white-house-ap-fd58df73aa677acb74fce2a69adb71f9


[1] Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-400-the-70-desktop-pc/


[2] Disclosure: Unlimited Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

https://chadscira.com/post/5fa269d46142ac544e013d6e/DISCLOSURE-Unlimited-Chase-Ultimate-Rewards-Points


[3] Google users locked out after 15 years’ use

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-users-locked-out-after-years-2020-10


[4] GitHub Source Code Leak

https://resynth1943.net/articles/github-source-code-leak/


[5] New youtube-dl release: v2020.11.01.1

https://youtube-dl.org/


[6] A tech antitrust problem no one is talking about: US broadband providers

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/the-tech-antitrust-problem-no-one-is-talking-about/


[7] South Park creators have new political satire series with AI-generated deepfakes

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/02/in_brief_ai/


[8] Dutch brewery burns iron as a clean, recyclable fuel

https://newatlas.com/energy/bavarian-brewery-carbon-free-renewable-iron-fuel/


[9] Deprecating scp

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/835962/ae41b27bc20699ad/


[10] Helsinki Relocation Package: City as a Service

https://www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi/90-day-finn/


[11] Danish military intelligence uses XKEYSCORE to tap cables in co-op with the NSA

https://www.electrospaces.net/2020/10/danish-military-intelligence-uses.html


[12] “Before cancelling your subscription, you must agree to the following”

https://twitter.com/apenwarr/status/1322998961704210433


[13] GitHub: Widespread Injection Vulnerabilities in Actions

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=2070&can=2&q=&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary&cells=ids


[14] Technical debt as a lack of understanding

https://daverupert.com/2020/11/technical-debt-as-a-lack-of-understanding/


[15] A nameless hiker and the case the internet can’t crack

https://www.wired.com/story/nameless-hiker-mostly-harmless-internet-mystery/


[16] SVG Path Editor

https://yqnn.github.io/svg-path-editor/


[17] Standing on our own two feet

https://letsencrypt.org/2020/11/06/own-two-feet.html


[18] No More Google

https://nomoregoogle.com/


[19] The public has a right to know how companies that pay no taxes pull it off

http://larrysummers.com/2020/11/02/many-companies-pay-nothing-in-taxes-the-public-has-a-right-to-know-how-they-pull-it-off/


[20] How to publish Git repos that cannot be republished to GitHub

http://joeyh.name/blog/entry/how_to_publish_git_repos_that_cannot_be_republished_to_github/


[21] Voters rejecting the war on drugs is a win for public health

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/voters-rejecting-the-war-on-drugs-is-a-win-for-public-health/


[22] HP Instant Ink is “ink as a service”

https://pluralistic.net/2020/11/06/horrible-products/#inkwars


[23] Building an artificial sun that looks realistic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bqBsHSwPgw


[24] Massachusetts voters pass right-to-repair expansion opening up car data

https://www.engadget.com/motor-vehicle-data-question-1-081059455.html


[25] Voyager 2 is back online after eight months of radio silence

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/03/voyager_2_back_online/


[26] Why do printers still suck?

https://www.wired.com/story/why-do-printers-still-suck/


[27] Thank You for 20 Years of Discogs

https://blog.discogs.com/en/20-years-of-discogs-2020/


[28] eBay removing Raspberry Pi listings as they “encourage infringement”

https://twitter.com/lbhq/status/1323482627681198080


[29] Why not use GraphQL?

https://wundergraph.com/blog/why_not_use_graphql


HackerNews top stories #29

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 25, 2020 to Nov 01, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] How journalists use youtube-dl

https://freedom.press/news/riaa-github-youtube-dl-journalist-tool/


[1] My Resignation from the Intercept

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/my-resignation-from-the-intercept


[2] Wikimedia is moving to Gitlab

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/GitLab_consultation#Outcome


[3] Vaccine hopes rise as Oxford jab prompts immune response among old and young

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-astrazeneca-vaccin/oxford-covid-19-vaccine-prompts-immune-response-among-adults-old-and-young-astrazeneca-says-idUSKBN27B0IV


[4] I Violated a Code of Conduct

https://www.fast.ai/2020/10/28/code-of-conduct/


[5] Fastly hires entire Wasmtime team from Mozilla

https://bytecodealliance.org/articles/1-year-update#the-lucet-and-wasmtime-teams-join-forces


[6] RIAA’s YouTube-dl takedown ticks off developers and GitHub’s CEO

https://torrentfreak.com/riaas-youtube-dl-takedown-ticks-of-developers-and-githubs-ceo-201027/


[7] Show HN: What would mechanical programming look like?

https://mockmechanics.com/


[8] Google’s new logos are bad

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/06/googles-new-logos-are-bad/


[9] Sean Connery has died

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54761824


[10] Twitter still hasn’t unlocked the New York Post’s account

https://www.melovedata.com/twitter-still-hasnt-unlocked-the-new-york-posts-account/


[11] Over 80% of Covid-19 patients in a hospital study have Vitamin D deficiency

https://www.endocrine.org/news-and-advocacy/news-room/2020/study-finds-over-80-percent-of-covid19-patients-have-vitamin-d-deficiency


[12] AMD to Acquire Xilinx

https://www.amd.com/en/corporate/xilinx-acquisition


[13] From McDonald’s to Google

https://www.protocol.com/kelsey-hightower-google-cloud


[14] Photos from inside a Typhoon class submarine

https://ru-submarine.livejournal.com/17486.html


[15] I am seriously considering going back to desktop computers

http://misc-stuff.terraaeon.com/articles/locked-down-computers.html


[16] Washington crews destroy first U.S. “murder hornet” nest

https://www.axios.com/washington-state-murder-hornets-nest-photos-39e04acb-50da-4c3d-8a8d-4993e1fe2780.html


[17] How to deal with extreme physical pain

https://www.hanselman.com/blog/how-to-deal-with-extreme-physical-pain


[18] Type in the exact number of machines to proceed

https://rachelbythebay.com/w/2020/10/26/num/


[19] Woman allegedly impersonated prosecutor, dropped charges against herself

https://www.unionleader.com/news/courts/woman-accused-of-impersonating-prosecutor-dropping-criminal-charges-against-herself/article_1fdb1551-147d-53dd-ad45-6680bfc556fa.html?block_id=897573


[20] The RIAA’s attack on YouTube-dl is not a DMCA 512 infringement

https://joindiaspora.com/posts/808cf690f8e801381778002590d8e506


[21] Facebook has sent a cease-and-desist letter to researchers

https://twitter.com/AlexanderAbdo/status/1319761452832534531


[22] A Guy Walks into an Apple Store

https://birchtree.me/blog/a-guy-walks-into-an-apple-store/


[23] Web based Windows XP desktop recreation, built with React

https://winxp.now.sh/


[24] An Intuition for Lisp Syntax

https://stopa.io/post/265


[25] Mobilizon – A free, federated tool for events and groups

https://framablog.org/2020/10/27/mobilizon-your-events-your-groups-your-data/


[26] Zoom Deleted Events Discussing Zoom “Censorship”

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/janelytvynenko/zoom-deleted-events-censorship


[27] Foundations of Software Engineering

https://cmu-313.github.io


[28] Amazon destroys $1.5m of sellers inventory – now homeless

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/ruined-my-life-after-going-all-in-on-amazon-a-merchant-says-he-lost-everything-20201028-p5697l.html


[29] ‘Culture wars’ are fought by tiny minority – UK study

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/oct/24/culture-wars-are-fought-by-tiny-minority-uk-study