HackerNews top stories #46

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 21, 2021 to Feb 28, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Daft Punk Break Up

https://pitchfork.com/news/daft-punk-call-it-quits/


[1] Whistleblowers: Software keeping inmates in Arizona prisons beyond release dates

https://kjzz.org/content/1660988/whistleblowers-software-bug-keeping-hundreds-inmates-arizona-prisons-beyond-release


[2] The Framework Laptop

https://frame.work/blog/introducing-the-framework-laptop


[3] Total Cookie Protection

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/02/23/total-cookie-protection/


[4] Actually Portable Executable

https://justine.lol/ape.html


[5] DigitalOcean S-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1582961/000119312521055798/d898181ds1.htm


[6] Lena

https://qntm.org/mmacevedo


[7] Show HN: Can’t afford Bloomberg Terminal? No prob, I built the next best thing

https://github.com/DidierRLopes/GamestonkTerminal


[8] Coinbase S-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1679788/000162828021003168/coinbaseglobalincs-1.htm


[9] Perseverance rover’s descent and touchdown on Mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4czjS9h4Fpg


[10] The U.S. Air Force just admitted the F-35 stealth fighter has failed

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidaxe/2021/02/23/the-us-air-force-just-admitted-the-f-35-stealth-fighter-has-failed/


[11] Facebook is pushing back on Apple’s new iPhone privacy rules

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/26/971367875/why-is-facebook-launching-an-all-out-war-on-apples-upcoming-iphone-update?t=1614351654558


[12] We haven’t seen a quarter of known bee species since the 1990s

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/we-havent-seen-quarter-of-known-bee-species-since-1990s


[13] Bitfinex and Tether required to end all trading activity with New Yorkers

https://ag.ny.gov/press-release/2021/attorney-general-james-ends-virtual-currency-trading-platform-bitfinexs-illegal?ref


[14] Tree-sitter: an incremental parsing system for programming tools

https://github.com/tree-sitter/tree-sitter


[15] Amazon Sends ‘Vote No’ Instructions to Unionizing Employees

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3anw9k/amazon-sends-vote-no-instructions-to-unionizing-employees-tells-them-to-use-new-mailbox


[16] American Airlines confirms UFO contact over New Mexico on Sunday

https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-pilot-reported-ufo-contact-over-new-mexico-on-sunday/


[17] Resources for chief technology officers, with the emphasis on startups

https://github.com/kuchin/awesome-cto


[18] Blender 2.92

https://www.blender.org/download/releases/2-92/


[19] My experience as a Gazan girl getting into Silicon Valley companies

https://daliaawad28.medium.com/my-experience-as-a-gazan-girl-getting-into-silicon-valley-companies-488062d769a1


[20] Abundant Capital

https://blog.aaronkharris.com/abundant-capital


[21] A Vim Guide for Advanced Users

https://thevaluable.dev/vim-advanced/


[22] Find a person’s profile across 350 social media sites

https://github.com/qeeqbox/social-analyzer


[23] Covid vaccination linked to ‘substantial reduction’ in hospital admissions

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19107740.coronavirus-scotland-vaccination-linked-substantial-reduction-hospital-admissions/


[24] Best practices for REST API design (2020)

https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/03/02/best-practices-for-rest-api-design/


[25] Show HN: Hummingbard – decentralized communities built on Matrix

https://hummingbard.com/hummingbard/introducing-hummingbard


[26] Falling sperm counts, declining egg quality, and endocrine disruptors

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/20/opinion/sunday/endocrine-disruptors-sperm.html


[27] Show HN: QEMU front end for M1 and Intel Macs

https://mac.getutm.app/


[28] A solo journey to $100k in sales

https://draculatheme.com/pro/journey


[29] Google Analytics: Stop feeding the beast

https://casparwre.de/blog/stop-using-google-analytics/


HackerNews top stories #45

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 14, 2021 to Feb 21, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Before buying a NYT subscription, here’s what it’ll take to cancel it

https://imgur.com/a/K8m7p2t


[1] Mars becomes the 2nd planet that has more computers running Linux than Windows

https://twitter.com/mikko/status/1362763793042972673


[2] Perseverance Rover lands on Mars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0b_ijaYMQ


[3] Ask HN: Advice for finding an entry-level remote job?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26171008


[4] Citibank just got a $500M lesson in the importance of UI design

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/02/citibank-just-got-a-500-million-lesson-in-the-importance-of-ui-design/


[5] Starlink is now Accepting General Pre-orders

https://www.starlink.com/


[6] “User Engagement” Is Code for “Addiction”

https://craigwritescode.medium.com/user-engagement-is-code-for-addiction-a2f50d36d7ac


[7] Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long?

https://paygo.media/p/25171


[8] Visualization of 40M Cell Towers

https://alpercinar.com/open-cell-id/


[9] WhatsApp to move ahead with privacy update despite backlash

https://www.reuters.com/article/facebook-whatsapp-privacy-idUSL4N2KP0XY


[10] Functorio

https://bartoszmilewski.com/2021/02/16/functorio/.


[11] ‘Sexual favours were the norm in music industry’

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-56029660


[12] Draw an iceberg and see how it would float in water

https://joshdata.me/iceberger.html


[13] Changes to sharing and viewing news on Facebook in Australia

https://about.fb.com/news/2021/02/changes-to-sharing-and-viewing-news-on-facebook-in-australia/


[14] How can you not be romantic about programming?

https://thorstenball.com/blog/2020/09/08/how-can-you-not-be-romantic-about-programming/


[15] Facebook reported fake numbers to advertisers

https://news.yahoo.com/unsealed-court-document-claims-facebook-203236002.html


[16] United B772 at Denver on Feb 20th 2021, engine inlet separates from engine

https://avherald.com/h?article=4e35503b&opt=0


[17] Mitigating Memory Safety Issues in Open Source Software

https://security.googleblog.com/2021/02/mitigating-memory-safety-issues-in-open.html


[18] Epic Games steps up Apple fight with EU antitrust complaint

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-apple-epic-games-antitrust/epic-games-takes-apple-fight-to-eu-antitrust-regulators-idUSKBN2AH0MO


[19] Monolith First

https://martinfowler.com/bliki/MonolithFirst.html


[20] Done Answering Questions Stack Overflow

https://games.greggman.com/game/done-with-stackoverflow/


[21] Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day (2014)

http://www.righto.com/2014/09/mining-bitcoin-with-pencil-and-paper.html


[22] A Dishonest, Indifferent, and Toxic Culture

https://huixiangvoice.medium.com/a-dishonest-indifferent-and-toxic-culture-113339aa67e9


[23] How this Ends

https://avc.com/2021/02/how-this-ends/


[24] Nvidia announces mining GPUs, cuts the hash rate of RTX-3060 in half

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2021/02/18/geforce-cmp/


[25] Why is it so hard to see code from 5 minutes ago?

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


[26] Google Open-Sources Trillion-Parameter AI Language Model Switch Transformer

https://www.infoq.com/news/2021/02/google-trillion-parameter-ai/


[27] 31.2˝ Color EPaper Display

https://shopkits.eink.com/product/31-2%CB%9D-color-epaper-display-sb1452-qab/


[28] Show HN: Khan-dl – Khan Academy Course Downloader

https://github.com/rand-net/khan-dl


[29] Fake Amazon reviews ‘being sold in bulk’ online

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56069472


HackerNews top stories #44

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 07, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] 20% of requests for Wikimedia Commons are for one image of a flower

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T273741


[1] MasterCard to open up network to cryptocurrencies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-mastercard/mastercard-to-open-up-network-to-select-cryptocurrencies-idUSKBN2AA2WF


[2] OpenStreetMap proven to be a highly accurate map in top US cities

https://eng.lyft.com/how-lyft-discovered-openstreetmap-is-the-freshest-map-for-rideshare-a7a41bf92ec


[3] Dependency Confusion: How I Hacked Into Apple, Microsoft and Other Companies

https://medium.com/@alex.birsan/dependency-confusion-4a5d60fec610


[4] Police playing music while being filmed, seemingly to trigger copyright filters

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvxb94/is-this-beverly-hills-cop-playing-sublimes-santeria-to-avoid-being-livestreamed


[5] TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans from Filing Taxes for Free (2019)

https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-turbotax-20-year-fight-to-stop-americans-from-filing-their-taxes-for-free


[6] Bitcoin now uses more electricity than Argentina

https://cbeci.org/cbeci/comparisons


[7] Terraria on Stadia cancelled after developer’s Google account gets locked

https://twitter.com/Demilogic/status/1358661842147692549


[8] Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, may accept it as payment in the future

https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/08/tesla-buys-1-5b-in-bitcoin-may-accept-the-cryptocurrency-as-payment-in-the-future/


[9] Beej’s Guide to Network Programming

https://beej.us/guide/bgnet/html/


[10] “I saw that you spun up an Ubuntu image in Azure”

https://twitter.com/LucaBongiorni/status/1359560585990537216


[11] Samsung Foundry: New $17B Fab in the USA by Late 2023

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16483/samsung-in-the-usa-a-17-billion-usd-fab-by-late-2023


[12] CS193p: Developing Apps for iOS

https://cs193p.sites.stanford.edu/


[13] Github1s – One second to read GitHub code with VS Code

https://github.com/conwnet/github1s


[14] 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Blame Fat (2016)

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat


[15] Pattern matching accepted for Python

https://lwn.net/Articles/845480/


[16] Kubernetes Failure Stories

https://k8s.af


[17] Viral ‘I’m not a cat’ filter is decades-old software

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56010156


[18] Show HN: Clerk – all of user management as-a-service, not just authentication

https://clerk.dev/blog/all-of-user-management-not-just-authentication


[19] LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe

https://every.to/divinations/linkedins-alternate-universe-21780381


[20] Swift for TensorFlow Shuts Down

https://github.com/tensorflow/swift


[21] Rust Foundation: Hello, World

https://foundation.rust-lang.org/posts/2021-02-08-hello-world/


[22] Don’t Offer a Free Plan

https://nofreeplan.com


[23] I followed my dreams to get demoted to software developer

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/02/08/moving-from-designer-to-developer-stack-overflow/


[24] Amazon competitor got our belt listing taken down by saying it contains drugs

https://travelhead.medium.com/competitor-reported-our-no-buckle-belts-as-containing-a-dea-controlled-substance-and-got-us-e6df903172a3


[25] Amsterdam displaces London as Europe’s top stocks centre after Brexit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-markets/amsterdam-displaces-london-as-europes-top-stocks-centre-after-brexit-idUSKBN2AB0I8


[26] Creeping as a Service

https://every.to/divinations/creeping-as-a-service-craas


[27] Evidence that the FBI can hack into private Signal messages on a locked iPhone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/02/08/can-the-fbi-can-hack-into-private-signal-messages-on-a-locked-iphone-evidence-indicates-yes/


[28] Kenyan recycles plastic waste into bricks stronger than concrete

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-environment-recycling-idUSKBN2A211N


[29] Dyson air purifier outperformed by cheap DIY box fan filter in Marketplace test

https://www.cbc.ca/1.5900782


HackerNews top stories #43

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 31, 2021 to Feb 07, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Email from Jeff Bezos to employees

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/company-news/email-from-jeff-bezos-to-employees


[1] VideoLAN is 20 years old today

https://www.videolan.org/press/videolan-20.html


[2] Help users in Iran reconnect to Signal

https://signal.org/blog/help-iran-reconnect/


[3] Architecture.md

https://matklad.github.io//2021/02/06/ARCHITECTURE.md.html


[4] I Still Use RSS

https://atthis.link/blog/2021/rss.html


[5] Getting better at Linux with mini-projects

https://carltheperson.com/posts/10-things-linux


[6] Homebrew 3.0

https://brew.sh/2021/02/05/homebrew-3.0.0/


[7] GitHub Should Start an App Store

https://www.ankshilp.com/time_for_github_app_store/


[8] Computer Graphics from Scratch

https://gabrielgambetta.com/computer-graphics-from-scratch/


[9] Apple watch keyboard developer put off by app store scammers

https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1356011069395755009


[10] My product is my garden

https://herman.bearblog.dev/my-product-is-my-garden/


[11] Why Robinhood disabled buys but not sells

https://stu2b50.dev/posts/why-robinhood-d3580b


[12] NES.css – NES-Style CSS Framework

https://nostalgic-css.github.io/NES.css/


[13] Google Stadia shuts down internal studios, changing business focus

https://kotaku.com/google-stadia-shuts-down-internal-studios-changing-bus-1846146761


[14] The man who produced Steve Jobs’ keynotes for 20 years (2018)

https://www.cake.co/conversations/jNZlq6j/the-man-who-produced-steve-jobs-keynotes-for-20-years


[15] A Framework for Writing Better Documentation

https://documentation.divio.com/


[16] Cab Ride: Drive a train, forever, through a dreamlike land

https://powersaurus.itch.io/cab-ride


[17] Show HN: Haven – Run a private website to share with only the people you choose

https://havenweb.org/


[18] Just because I have a vertical screen doesn’t mean I’m on a phone

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/02/just-because-i-have-a-vertical-screen-doesnt-mean-im-on-a-phone/


[19] Zero arrests in 6 months of health care professionals replacing police officers

https://denverite.com/2021/02/02/in-the-first-six-months-of-health-care-professionals-replacing-police-officers-no-one-they-encountered-was-arrested/


[20] Apache Arrow 3.0

https://arrow.apache.org/blog/2021/01/25/3.0.0-release/


[21] FastAPI framework, high perf, easy to learn, fast to code, ready for production

https://fastapi.tiangolo.com/


[22] McKinsey to pay $573M to settle claims over opioid crisis role: source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-mckinsey-idUSKBN2A405Q


[23] The Elements of Computing Systems, Second Edition

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/elements-computing-systems-second-edition


[24] SpaCy 3.0

https://github.com/explosion/spaCy/releases/tag/v3.0.0


[25] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (February 2021)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25989764


[26] Native Mac APIs for Go

https://github.com/progrium/macdriver


[27] Google’s approach to replacing the cookie is drawing antitrust scrutiny

https://digiday.com/media/why-googles-approach-to-replacing-the-cookie-is-drawing-antitrust-scrutiny


[28] Facebook testing notification to users about Apple privacy changes

https://www.axios.com/facebook-notification-apple-privacy-changes-39092ba5-25e4-4e83-87ff-81967733f919.html


[29] DVD Laser Scanner Microscope

https://www.gaudi.ch/GaudiLabs/?page_id=652