HackerNews top stories #42

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 24, 2021 to Jan 31, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Robinhood is limiting purchases of stocks: AMC, Blackberry, Nokia, and GameStop

https://twitter.com/KHOUStephanie/status/1354781130021609478


[1] Element (Matrix chat app) suspended from the Google Play Store

https://twitter.com/element_hq/status/1355290296947499013


[2] Firefox 85 cracks down on supercookies

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/01/26/supercookie-protections/


[3] The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company

https://costplusdrugs.com/


[4] Robinhood now has a 1-Star rating on the Google Play Store

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.robinhood.android&showAllReviews=true


[5] The unreasonable effectiveness of simple HTML

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/01/the-unreasonable-effectiveness-of-simple-html/


[6] GameStop Is Rage Against the Financial Machine

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-01-27/gamestop-short-squeeze-is-rage-against-the-financial-machine


[7] Discord bans r/WallStreetBets server, subreddit went private for a while

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/27/22253251/discord-bans-the-r-wallstreetbets-server


[8] Time-lapse of a single cell transforming into a salamander (2019)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/time-lapse-film-shows-salamander-development/


[9] I tried to report scientific misconduct. How did it go?

https://crystalprisonzone.blogspot.com/2021/01/i-tried-to-report-scientific-misconduct.html


[10] CDC website built by Deloitte at a cost of $44M is abandoned due to bugs

https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/01/30/1017086/cdc-44-million-vaccine-data-vams-problems/


[11] Facebook shuts popular stock trading group amid GameStop frenzy

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-retail-trading-facebook-idUSKBN29X34P


[12] IKEA Buys 11,000 Acres of U.S. Forest to Keep It from Being Developed

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/ikea-buys-forest-in-georgia/?


[13] Heavy social media use associated with lower mental health in adolescents

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-55826238


[14] Robinhood is said to draw on bank credit lines amid tumult

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-28/robinhood-is-said-to-draw-on-credit-lines-from-banks-amid-tumult


[15] EU citizens’ rights are under threat from anti-encryption proposals

https://protonmail.com/blog/joint-statement-eu-encryption/


[16] My 2 Year Journey to $10K MRR

https://www.bannerbear.com/journey-to-10k-mrr/


[17] Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech (2019)

https://knightcolumbia.org/content/protocols-not-platforms-a-technological-approach-to-free-speech


[18] WebRTC is now a W3C and IETF standard

https://web.dev/webrtc-standard-announcement/


[19] Open-source, not open-contribution

https://github.com/benbjohnson/litestream#open-source-not-open-contribution


[20] WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jan/24/whatsapp-loses-millions-of-users-after-terms-update


[21] We Are Preparing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Robinhood

https://reddit.com/r/wallstreetbets/comments/l6yrs3/we_are_preparing_a_class_action_lawsuit_against/


[22] Robinhood, in Need of Cash, Raises $1B from Its Investors

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/technology/robinhood-fundraising.html


[23] Statement of SEC Regarding Recent Market Volatility

https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/joint-statement-market-volatility-2021-01-29


[24] PGM Indexes: Learned indexes that match B-tree performance with 83x less space

https://pgm.di.unipi.it/


[25] Suspended from Google Play for listing supported subtitle formats

https://github.com/moneytoo/Player/issues/37


[26] Losing faith in UX

https://creativegood.com/blog/21/losing-faith-in-ux.html


[27] Robinhood denies claims that it sold GameStop shares out from under its traders

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/28/22254857/robinhood-gamestop-amc-shares-sold-surprised-users


[28] A Look at iMessage in iOS 14

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2021/01/a-look-at-imessage-in-ios-14.html


[29] Myopia treatment ‘smart glasses’ from Japan to be sold in Asia

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Health-Care/Myopia-correcting-smart-glasses-from-Japan-to-be-sold-in-Asia


HackerNews top stories #41

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 17, 2021 to Jan 24, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Select a muscle and it provides the exercises to workout the selected muscle

https://musclewiki.com/


[1] Amazon: Not OK – Why we had to change Elastic licensing

https://www.elastic.co/blog/why-license-change-AWS


[2] AWS announces forks of Elasticsearch and Kibana

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/stepping-up-for-a-truly-open-source-elasticsearch


[3] IPFS Support in Brave

https://brave.com/ipfs-support/


[4] Show HN: Beeper – All Your Chats in One App

https://www.beeperhq.com/?hn


[5] I no longer trust The Great Suspender

https://dafoster.net/articles/2021/01/20/i-no-longer-trust-the-great-suspender/


[6] Brad Cox has died

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/scnow/name/brad-cox-obituary?pid=197454225


[7] Rust for Windows

https://github.com/microsoft/windows-rs


[8] Still alive

https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/still-alive


[9] Kids find a security flaw in Linux Mint by mashing keys

https://github.com/linuxmint/cinnamon-screensaver/issues/354


[10] I wasted $40k on a fantastic startup idea

https://tjcx.me/p/i-wasted-40k-on-a-fantastic-startup-idea


[11] New Intel CEO rehiring retired CPU architects

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16438/new-intel-ceo-making-waves-rehiring-retired-cpu-architects


[12] Software effort estimation is mostly fake research

http://shape-of-code.coding-guidelines.com/2021/01/17/software-effort-estimation-is-mostly-fake-research/


[13] GPT-Neo – Building a GPT-3-sized model, open source and free

https://www.eleuther.ai/gpt-neo


[14] What You Should Know Before Leaking a Zoom Meeting

https://theintercept.com/2021/01/18/leak-zoom-meeting/


[15] Software engineering topics I changed my mind on

https://chriskiehl.com/article/thoughts-after-6-years


[16] Pidgin – A Universal Chat Client

https://www.pidgin.im/plugins


[17] Atomic resolution video of salt crystals forming in real time

https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/focus/en/press/z0508_00161.html


[18] Ask HN: Anyone else burnt out due to extended lockdown and work-from-home?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25833639


[19] Porting Firefox to Apple Silicon

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/01/porting-firefox-to-apple-silicon/


[20] Show HN: I built an online interactive course that helps you learn Vim faster

https://www.vim.so


[21] Ask HN: Anyone know any funny programming jokes?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25850739


[22] HR is not your friend, and other things I think you should know

http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2021/01/17/woe/


[23] Capitol Attack Was Months in the Making on Facebook

https://www.techtransparencyproject.org/articles/capitol-attack-was-months-making-facebook


[24] Google Blocking Web Privacy Proposals at W3C (2019)

https://www.cpomagazine.com/data-privacy/google-blocking-web-privacy-proposals-at-w3c/


[25] Context switching costs more than we give it credit for

https://thinkingthrough.substack.com/p/context-switching-cost-more-than


[26] GitHub has received a DMCA from MPA about torrent tracker nyaa.si

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2021/01/2021-01-14-mpa.md


[27] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, Part II

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-2.html


[28] Intel Problems

https://stratechery.com/2021/intel-problems/


[29] Retiring Tucows Downloads

https://tucows.com/retired/


HackerNews top stories #40

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 10, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google Safe Browsing can kill a startup

https://gomox.medium.com/google-safe-browsing-can-kill-your-startup-7d73c474b98d


[1] GNOME has no thumbnails in the file picker and my toilets are blocked

https://jayfax.neocities.org/mediocrity/gnome-has-no-thumbnails-in-the-file-picker.html


[2] Thanks HN: You helped save a company that now helps thousands make a living

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25792719


[3] Stealing Your Private YouTube Videos, One Frame at a Time

https://bugs.xdavidhu.me/google/2021/01/11/stealing-your-private-videos-one-frame-at-a-time/


[4] Signal community: Reminder: Please be nice

https://community.signalusers.org/t/reminder-please-be-nice/21217


[5] Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the Right to Repair

https://reasonstobecheerful.world/europe-guarantee-right-to-repair-ifixit/


[6] Response to “WireGuard: great protocol, but skip the Mac app”

https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/wireguard/2020-December/006226.html


[7] Signal is having technical difficulties

HTTPS://status.signal.org/


[8] 70TB of Parler users’ messages, videos, and posts leaked by security researchers

https://cybernews.com/news/70tb-of-parler-users-messages-videos-and-posts-leaked-by-security-researchers/


[9] Tell HN: Aaron Swartz died today, 8 years ago

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25731566


[10] How Silicon Valley destroyed Parler

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/how-silicon-valley-in-a-show-of-monopolistic


[11] Apple removes first-party firewall exemption in macOS 11.2 beta 2

https://twitter.com/patrickwardle/status/1349488392732491776


[12] Sci-Hub Is Now on the ‘Uncensorable Web’

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/pirated-academic-database-sci-hub-is-now-on-the-uncensorable-web-2021-01-11


[13] If it will matter after today, don’t talk about it in a chat room

https://critter.blog/2021/01/12/if-it-matters-after-today-stop-talking-about-it-in-a-chat-room/


[14] What Silicon Valley gets about engineers that traditional companies do not

https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/what-silicon-valley-gets-right-on-software-engineers/


[15] We don’t need data scientists, we need data engineers

https://www.mihaileric.com/posts/we-need-data-engineers-not-data-scientists/


[16] Null

https://popey.com/blog/2021/01/null/


[17] WRT54G History: The Router That Accidentally Went Open Source

https://tedium.co/2021/01/13/linksys-wrt54g-router-history/


[18] Ubiquiti Networks Breach

https://mailchi.mp/ubnt/account-notification?e=30527b2904


[19] Algorithms for Decision Making

http://algorithmsbook.com/


[20] Parler drops offline after Amazon pulls support

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55615214


[21] Visa and Plaid Abandon Merger After Antitrust Division’s Suit to Block

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/visa-and-plaid-abandon-merger-after-antitrust-division-s-suit-block


[22] Stripe bans Trump campaign

https://www.axios.com/payment-processor-stripe-bans-trump-campaign-0f55ff23-973b-4168-9f9c-0992b9a26d08.html


[23] BeagleV – An affordable RISC-V computer designed to run Linux

https://beaglev.seeed.cc/


[24] Facebook buying ads for Messenger to be top result when you search for ‘Signal’

https://twitter.com/signalapp/status/1348079223701794819/


[25] Aquafaba

http://aquafaba.com/index.html


[26] Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/13/intel-ceo-bob-swan-to-step-down-in-february.html


[27] Teamspeak 5 to be based on the Matrix protocol

https://community.teamspeak.com/t/teamspeak-5-beta-bug-report-bbcode-not-working-channel-commander-not-shown/14670/4


[28] Tell HN: Dropbox now requires access to contacts for Google login

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25789603


[29] Twitter shuts down account of Sci-Hub

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/01/twitter-shuts-down-account-sci-hub-pirated-papers-website


HackerNews top stories #39

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 03, 2021 to Jan 10, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using app

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/whatsapp-users-must-share-their-data-with-facebook-or-stop-using-the-app/


[1] U.S. Capitol Locked Down Amid Escalating Protests

https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/06/954028436/u-s-capitol-locked-down-amid-escalating-far-right-protests


[2] Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump

https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html


[3] Uber discovered they’d been defrauded out of 2/3 of their ad spend

https://twitter.com/nandoodles/status/1345774768746852353


[4] GitHub is fully available in Iran

https://github.blog/2021-01-05-advancing-developer-freedom-github-is-fully-available-in-iran/


[5] A group of Google workers have announced plans to unionize

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212347/google-employees-contractors-announce-union-cwa-alphabet


[6] Ditherpunk: The article I wish I had about monochrome image dithering

https://surma.dev/things/ditherpunk/


[7] No meetings, no deadlines, no full-time employees

https://sahillavingia.com/work


[8] DALL·E: Creating Images from Text

https://openai.com/blog/dall-e/


[9] What I’ve Learned in 45 Years in the Software Industry

https://www.bti360.com/what-ive-learned-in-45-years-in-the-software-industry/


[10] ECC matters

https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?threadid=198497&curpostid=198647


[11] Slack is down

https://status.slack.com/2021-01/9ecc1bc75347b6d1


[12] Poll: Switching from WhatsApp

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25669864


[13] Show HN: I made an alternative platform for professional profiles

https://read.cv


[14] Facebook Indefinitely Suspends Trump

https://www.facebook.com/4/posts/10112681480907401/


[15] USA vs. Julian Assange Judgment

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/USA-v-Assange-judgment-040121.pdf


[16] Amazon, Apple and Google Cut Off Parler

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/technology/apple-google-parler.html


[17] Signal WhatsApp Chats Import

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/1014


[18] I logged my activities at 15-minute intervals for the whole year

https://samplesize.one/blog/posts/my_year_in_data/


[19] Asahi Linux: Linux on Apple Silicon project

https://asahilinux.org/


[20] Pfizer vaccine appears effective against mutation in new coronavirus variants

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-appears-effective-against-mutation-in-new-coronavirus-variants-study-suggests-1.5865885


[21] Rust is now overall faster than C in benchmarks

https://benchmarksgame-team.pages.debian.net/benchmarksgame/which-programs-are-fastest.html


[22] Ticketmaster admits it hacked Songkick before it went out of business

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/ticketmaster-pays-10-million-criminal-fine-for-hacking-a-rival-company/


[23] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, part I

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-1.html


[24] GitHub blocks entire company because one employee was in Iran

https://twitter.com/sebslomski/status/1344219609923276801


[25] Laptop stolen from Pelosi’s office during storming of U.S. Capitol, says aide

https://www.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN29D2HA


[26] The account of realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours

https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1346970431039934464


[27] PeerTube v3

https://framablog.org/2021/01/07/peertube-v3-its-a-live-a-liiiiive/


[28] Sci-Hub Founder Criticizes Sudden Twitter Ban over “Counterfeit” Content

https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/


[29] Traffic Simulator

https://traffic-simulation.de/


HackerNews top stories #38

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 27, 2020 to Jan 03, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] My Experience at Apple

Deleted by author https://ex-apple-engineer.medium.com/my-experience-apple-5d8b6205cb56

But you can find it in web archive easily


[1] TabFS: Mount your Browser Tabs as a Filesystem

https://omar.website/tabfs/


[2] California law bans delivery apps from listing a restaurant without an agreement

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB2149


[3] A half-hour to learn Rust

https://fasterthanli.me/articles/a-half-hour-to-learn-rust


[4] Just Wanted to Say Thanks

https://github.com/compumike/hairpin-proxy/issues/5


[5] Do You Love Me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw


[6] Ten year study: No link between violent video games and aggressive behavior

https://gamesage.net/blogs/news/ten-year-long-study-confirms-no-link-between-playing-violent-video-games-as-early-as-ten-years-old-and-aggressive-behavior-later-in-life


[7] Happy New Year HN

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25595865


[8] Apple has threatened to remove Amphetamine from the App Store

https://github.com/x74353/SaveAmphetamine


[9] Why Is There a Bucatini Shortage in America?

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/12/2020-bucatini-shortage-investigation.html


[10] Bitcoin is a disaster

https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2020-December/036510.html


[11] EU Signs €145B Declaration to Develop Next Gen Processors and 2nm Technology

https://www.eetimes.eu/eu-signs-e145bn-declaration-to-develop-next-gen-processors-and-2nm-technology/


[12] How to overcome Phone Addiction

https://cognitiontoday.com/phone-addiction-coping-solutions-research-statistics/


[13] Show HN: I shot high-res stitched panoramas in Iceland using a thermal camera

https://petapixel.com/2019/07/13/shooting-high-res-thermal-photos-of-iceland-to-show-nature-at-work/?q=5


[14] School or Prison

https://www.schoolprison.com/


[15] SolarWinds hackers were able to access Microsoft source code

https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2020/12/31/microsoft-internal-solorigate-investigation-update/


[16] Open Source Smartwatch

https://www.pine64.org/pinetime/


[17] Show HN: PSX Party – Online Multiplayer Playstation 1 Emulator Using WebRTC

https://psxparty.kosmi.io/?ref=hn1


[18] Google Maps’ Moat Is Evaporating

https://joemorrison.substack.com/p/google-maps-moat-is-evaporating


[19] WSL2 corrupting Git repositories and shell history

https://github.com/microsoft/WSL2-Linux-Kernel/issues/168


[20] US passes anti-corruption law that effectively bans anonymous shell companies

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-passes-historic-anti-corruption-legislation-that-effectively-bans-anonymous-shell-companies-b1781380.html


[21] Cosmopolitan Libc: build-once run-anywhere C library

https://justine.lol/cosmopolitan/index.html


[22] Visa Advertising Solutions (VAS) Opt Out

https://marketingreportoptout.visa.com/OPTOUT/request.do


[23] Images of the the samples returned to earth from the asteroid Ryugu

http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/topics/20201225_samples/


[24] Computer Science textbooks that are freely available online

https://csgordon.github.io/books.html


[25] Four-day week means ‘I don’t waste holidays on chores’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55485010


[26] Amazon still hasn’t fixed its problem with bait-and-switch reviews

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/12/amazon-still-hasnt-fixed-its-problem-with-bait-and-switch-reviews


[27] Horrifying PDF Experiments

https://github.com/osnr/horrifying-pdf-experiments


[28] Most of what you read on the internet is written by insane people (2018)

https://www.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/comments/9rvroo/most_of_what_you_read_on_the_internet_is_written/


[29] iPhone workers given choice of forced labor or being sent to detention centers

https://9to5mac.com/2020/12/29/iphone-workers-forced-labor/