HackerNews top stories #37

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 20, 2020 to Dec 27, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Tips for a Better Life

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/7hFeMWC6Y5eaSixbD/100-tips-for-a-better-life


[1] How We Saved Dot Org

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/how-we-saved-org-2020-review


[2] Hotwire: HTML over the Wire

https://hotwire.dev/


[3] How bad is your Spotify?

https://pudding.cool/2020/12/judge-my-spotify


[4] Tokio 1.0 – async runtime for Rust

https://tokio.rs/blog/2020-12-tokio-1-0


[5] Why can’t you buy a good webcam?

https://vsevolod.net/good-webcams/


[6] More challenging projects every programmer should try

https://web.eecs.utk.edu/~azh/blog/morechallengingprojects.html


[7] Dasung just released a 25 inch eInk monitor

https://www.reddit.com/r/eink/comments/kjvsoj/dasung_just_released_a_25_inch_eink_monitor/


[8] Write code. Not too much. Mostly functions.

https://www.brandonsmith.ninja/blog/write-code-not-too-much-mostly-functions


[9] Russian opposition leader Navalny dupes spy into revealing how he was poisoned

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/21/europe/russia-navalny-poisoning-underpants-ward/index.html


[10] No, Cellebrite Cannot “Break Signal Encryption”

https://signal.org/blog/cellebrite-and-clickbait/


[11] Comic Mono

https://dtinth.github.io/comic-mono-font/


[12] Ruby 3.0

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2020/12/25/ruby-3-0-0-released/


[13] Journalists Hacked with Suspected NSO Group iMessage ‘Zero-Click’ Exploit

https://citizenlab.ca/2020/12/the-great-ipwn-journalists-hacked-with-suspected-nso-group-imessage-zero-click-exploit/


[14] Ask HN: Why does Pinterest dominate Google text search results?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25538586


[15] Ask HN: Best Talks of 2020?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25537230


[16] Nikon Is ending 70 years of camera production in Japan

https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/nikon-is-ending-70-years-of-camera-production-in-japan/


[17] Interview advice that got me offers

https://www.zainrizvi.io/blog/the-interviewing-advice-no-one-shares/


[18] Photocatalyst splits water into H and O2 at quantum efficiency near 100%

https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/photocatalyst-that-can-split-water-into-hydrogen-and-oxygen-at-a-quantum-efficiency-close-to-100/


[19] YouTube Class Action: Same IP Address Upload Pirate Movies and File DMCA Notices

https://torrentfreak.com/youtube-class-action-same-ip-address-used-to-upload-pirate-movies-file-dmca-notices-201221/


[20] SEC Approves NYSE’s Plan for New IPO Alternative

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-approves-nyses-plan-for-new-ipo-alternative-11608665152


[21] New Linux port for the Nintendo 64

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20201225190503.12353218812e1655f56f0bf8@gmx.com/T/#m0862c3484e0da7195dc8989421d30f01b3b1c63a


[22] Maps.me is gone, and we must bring it back

https://telegra.ph/What-happened-to-the-old-MAPSME-12-20


[23] Tillis Releases Text of Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Illegal Streaming

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/2020/12/tillis-releases-text-of-bipartisan-legislation-to-fight-illegal-streaming-by-criminal-organizations


[24] Congress Crams Language to Criminalize Streaming, Meme-Sharing into Omnibus Bill

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/21/atrocious-congress-crams-language-criminalize-online-streaming-meme-sharing-5500


[25] Snapdrop – AirDrop equivalent through a web browser using WebRTC

https://snapdrop.net


[26] Apple targets car production by 2024, eyes ‘next level’ battery tech: sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-autos-exclusive/exclusive-apple-targets-car-production-by-2024-and-eyes-next-level-battery-technology-sources-idUSKBN28V2PY


[27] Fun with IP address parsing

https://blog.dave.tf/post/ip-addr-parsing/


[28] 1937 film explains how a car differential works

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a25833/1937-film-perfectly-explains-how-a-car-differential-works/


[29] Things You’re Allowed to Do

https://milan.cvitkovic.net/writing/things_youre_allowed_to_do/


HackerNews top stories #36

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

[0] No Cookie for You

https://github.blog/2020-12-17-no-cookie-for-you/


[1] Google outage – resolved

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25415989


[2] Jetbrains founders turn billionaires without VC help

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-18/czech-startup-founders-turn-billionaires-without-vc-help


[3] Amazon disallows pointing out paid reviews

http://blog.kevmod.com/2020/12/amazon-disallows-pointing-out-paid-reviews/


[4] Firefox Was Always Enough

https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2020/11/firefox-was-always-enough.html


[5] States bring action against Google under federal and state antitrust laws [pdf]

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/admin/2020/Press/20201216%20COMPLAINT_REDACTED.pdf


[6] Rocky Linux: A CentOS replacement by the CentOS founder

https://github.com/rocky-linux/rocky


[7] U.S. Treasury breached by hackers backed by foreign government – sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-amazon-com-exclsuive/u-s-treasury-breached-by-hackers-backed-by-foreign-government-sources-idUSKBN28N0PG


[8] Post Mortem of Google Outage on 14 December 2020

http://status.cloud.google.com/incident/zall/20013#20013004


[9] I Have Resigned from the Google AMP Advisory Committee

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/12/i-have-resigned-from-the-google-amp-advisory-committee/


[10] Highly Evasive Attacker Leverages SolarWinds Supply Chain

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2020/12/evasive-attacker-leverages-solarwinds-supply-chain-compromises-with-sunburst-backdoor.html


[11] Facebook to move UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-facebook-exclusive-idUSKBN28P2HH


[12] Eric Engstrom, co-creator of DirectX, has died

https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/07/friends-remember-microsoft-renegade-eric-engstrom-who-suggested-a-directx-console/


[13] U.S. Treasury, Commerce Depts. Hacked Through SolarWinds Compromise

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/u-s-treasury-commerce-depts-hacked-through-solarwinds-compromise/


[14] Gmail having issues

https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=issue&sid=1&iid=a8b67908fadee664c68c240ff9f529ab


[15] Zoom executive charged with disrupting meetings commemorating Tiananmen Square

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/china-based-executive-us-telecommunications-company-charged-disrupting-video-meetings


[16] Being kind to others is good for your health

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201215-why-being-kind-to-others-is-good-for-your-health


[17] Apple’s Anti-Tracking Plans for iPhone

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/apples-anti-tracking-plans-iphone/


[18] The Case of the Extra 40ms

https://netflixtechblog.com/life-of-a-netflix-partner-engineer-the-case-of-extra-40-ms-b4c2dd278513?source=rss—-2615bd06b42e—4


[19] Facebook’s Hypocrisy on Apple’s New iOS 14 Privacy Feature

https://thebigtech.substack.com/p/facebook-criticising-apples-ios-14


[20] All problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone (2014)

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/19/change-your-life-sit-down-and-think


[21] Firefox 84.0

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/84.0/releasenotes/


[22] Sick of spending time on Auth, we built an open source ‘Stripe for Auth’

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25458033


[23] Record Breaking Number of Journalists Arrested in the U.S. This Year

https://freedom.press/news/2020-report-journalists-arrested-us/


[24] Minimal safe Bash script template

https://betterdev.blog/minimal-safe-bash-script-template/


[25] I3: Improved Tiling Window Manager

https://i3wm.org/


[26] SEC charges Robinhood $65M for misleading customers about revenue sources

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2020-321


[27] Transmits AM radio on computers without radio transmitting hardware

https://github.com/fulldecent/system-bus-radio


[28] AWS CloudShell

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloudshell-command-line-access-to-aws-resources/


[29] Blob Opera

https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/AAHWrq360NcGbw


HackerNews top stories #35

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

[0] Cameras and Lenses

https://ciechanow.ski/cameras-and-lenses/


[1] FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2020/12/ftc-sues-facebook-illegal-monopolization


[2] Zero-click, wormable, cross-platform remote code execution in Microsoft Teams

https://github.com/oskarsve/ms-teams-rce


[3] YouTube to remove content that alleges widespread election fraud

https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/supporting-the-2020-us-election


[4] AirPods Max

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/12/apple-introduces-airpods-max-the-magic-of-airpods-in-a-stunning-over-ear-design/


[5] With Proton and Steam Play, many Windows games now work on Linux

https://www.protondb.com


[6] Agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built Covid-19 dashboard

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/12/07/agents-raid-home-fired-florida-data-scientist-who-built-covid-19-dashboard-rebekah-jones/6482817002/


[7] Advanced Compilers: Self-Guided Online Course

https://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/cs6120/2020fa/self-guided/


[8] A Modern JavaScript Tutorial

https://javascript.info/


[9] Hyundai to acquire Boston Dynamics

https://www.therobotreport.com/hyundai-acquires-boston-dynamics-for-921m/


[10] Linus Torvalds’ good taste argument for linked lists, explained

https://github.com/mkirchner/linked-list-good-taste


[11] Facebook being investigated in Germany for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/10/facebook-hit-with-antitrust-probe-for-tying-oculus-use-to-facebook-accounts/


[12] Ask HN: What’s the best paper you’ve read in 2020?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25346456


[13] GitHub Releases Dark Mode

https://github.com/settings/appearance


[14] Deno 1.6 supports compiling TypeScript to a single executable

https://github.com/denoland/deno/issues/986#issuecomment-740756795


[15] AT&T Fiber in the SF Bay Area is flipping bits

https://twitter.com/catfish_man/status/1335373029245775872


[16] EU countries team up for semiconductor push

https://www.reuters.com/article/eu-tech-semiconductor-idUSKBN28H1HV


[17] Show HN: After 2.5 years on my side project, it has hit £500/month revenue

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25372464


[18] Chuck Yeager has died

https://twitter.com/GenChuckYeager


[19] A former Uber engineer’s disaster story

https://twitter.com/StanTwinB/status/1336890442768547845


[20] Who Americans spend their time with, by age

https://ourworldindata.org/time-with-others-lifetime


[21] The Airbnbs

https://blog.ycombinator.com/the-airbnbs/


[22] Show HN: This website is valid JSON

https://webdatarender.com/


[23] I Hacked into Facebook’s Legal Department Admin Panel

https://alaa.blog/2020/12/how-i-hacked-facebook-part-one/


[24] Longest known exposure photograph ever captured using a beer can

https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/media-centre/news/2020/longest-known-exposure-photograph-ever-captured-using-a-beer-can


[25] CSS in GitHub Readmes

https://github.com/sindresorhus/css-in-readme-like-wat


[26] Distributed Systems Reading List

https://dancres.github.io/Pages/


[27] Improving DNS Privacy with Oblivious DoH

https://blog.cloudflare.com/oblivious-dns/


[28] Cydia, the original app store, sues Apple on antitrust grounds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/10/cydia-apple-lawsuit/


[29] Show HN: Boltstream – Self-hosted full end-to-end live video streaming platform

https://github.com/benwilber/boltstream


HackerNews top stories #34

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 29, 2020 to Dec 06, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] AlphaFold: a solution to a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology

https://deepmind.com/blog/article/alphafold-a-solution-to-a-50-year-old-grand-challenge-in-biology


[1] Amazon EC2 Mac Instances

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-use-mac-instances-to-build-test-macos-ios-ipados-tvos-and-watchos-apps/


[2] Stripe Treasury

https://stripe.com/treasury


[3] Drone Footage of Arecibo Observatory Collapse

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/arecibo/


[4] Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/2/22047383/google-spied-workers-before-firing-labor-complaint


[5] Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Slack

https://www.salesforce.com/news/press-releases/2020/12/01/salesforce-definitive-agreement-update/


[6] Radicle: A peer-to-peer alternative to GitHub

http://radicle.xyz#/beta


[7] Amazon reportedly has Pinkerton agents surveil workers who try to form unions

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940196997/amazon-reportedly-has-pinkerton-agents-surveil-workers-who-try-to-form-unions


[8] A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google’s Android user space

https://microg.org/


[9] Netscape and Sun Announce JavaScript (1995)

https://web.archive.org/web/20070916144913/http://wp.netscape.com/newsref/pr/newsrelease67.html


[10] Arecibo Observatory Collapsed

https://www.space.com/arecibo-radio-telescope-collapses


[11] Show HN: I Rebuilt MySpace from 2007

https://spacehey.com/?ref=hn


[12] Why is Apple’s M1 chip so fast?

https://erik-engheim.medium.com/why-is-apples-m1-chip-so-fast-3262b158cba2


[13] S3 Strong Consistency

https://aws.amazon.com/s3/consistency/


[14] Teddit: a free and open-source Reddit front end focused on privacy

https://teddit.net/


[15] Rga: Ripgrep, but also search in PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, zip, tar.gz

https://phiresky.github.io/blog/2019/rga–ripgrep-for-zip-targz-docx-odt-epub-jpg/


[16] An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-ios-zero-click-radio-proximity.html


[17] AWS Lambda pricing now per ms

https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/pricing/


[18] Ethereum 2.0 launches

https://twitter.com/ethereum/status/1333743998637400073


[19] NandGame – Build a Computer from Scratch

http://nandgame.com/


[20] Self-host your fonts for better performance

https://wicki.io/posts/2020-11-goodbye-google-fonts/


[21] Artist releases album called “Ok Google Play Music” on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/4zkEptQvq1lVG0BSPLuLFf?si=1Y4i7boAQc-jCc2IP_BGSw&utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-12-02


[22] The Game UI Database, a comprehensive reference of game interface design

https://www.gameuidatabase.com/


[23] Pfizer Covid vaccine approved for use next week in UK

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55145696


[24] EU pushes for ‘right to disconnect’ from work at home

https://m.dw.com/en/eu-pushes-for-right-to-disconnect-from-work-at-home/a-55803776


[25] CLI Guidelines – A guide to help you write better command-line programs

https://clig.dev/


[26] Colombia is considering legalizing its cocaine industry

https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdv3j/colombia-is-considering-legalizing-its-massive-cocaine-industry


[27] About Google’s approach to research publication – Jeff Dean

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f2kYWDXwhzYnq8ebVtuk9CqQqz7ScqxhSIxeYGrWjK0/preview?pru=AAABdlNwLxs*PKCOHN-Ks0PI5nFrljenMg


[28] 72% of smart TVs and 46% of game consoles hardcode DNS settings

https://labzilla.io/blog/force-dns-pihole


[29] M1 Macs: Truth and Truthiness

https://daringfireball.net/2020/12/m1_macs_truth_and_truthiness