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/