HackerNews top stories #50

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

[0] All my servers have an 8 GB empty file on disk

https://brianschrader.com/archive/why-all-my-servers-have-an-8gb-empty-file/


[1] Why the Wuhan lab leak theory shouldn’t be dismissed

https://eu.usatoday.com/in-depth/opinion/2021/03/22/why-covid-lab-leak-theory-wuhan-shouldnt-dismissed-column/4765985001/


[2] Google Removed ClearURLs Extension from Chrome Web Store

https://github.com/ClearURLs/Addon/issues/102


[3] Is that ship still stuck?

https://istheshipstillstuck.com/


[4] Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace

https://www.bell-labs.com/institute/blog/plan-9-bell-labs-cyberspace/


[5] SQLite is not a toy database

https://antonz.org/sqlite-is-not-a-toy-database/


[6] Backblaze submitting names and sizes of files in B2 buckets to Facebook

https://twitter.com/Benjojo12/status/1373707799054712836


[7] ‘Do Not Split’: A Hong Kong protest film

https://fieldofvision.org/do-not-split


[8] Reddit is banning any Aimee Challenor mention. UK public figure and Reddit admin

https://old.reddit.com/r/ukpolitics/comments/mbbm2c/welcome_back_subreddit_statement/


[9] Crystal 1.0 – What to expect

https://crystal-lang.org/2021/03/22/crystal-1.0-what-to-expect.html


[10] Only Google is really allowed to crawl the web

https://knuckleheads.club/


[11] RIP Google Reader

https://www.ripgooglereader.com/


[12] Reddit’s most popular subreddits go private in protest against ‘censorship’

https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/677190-reddit-private-community-aimee-challenor-censorship


[13] Employees are happier when led by people with deep expertise (2016)

https://hbr.org/2016/12/if-your-boss-could-do-your-job-youre-more-likely-to-be-happy-at-work


[14] The solution of the Zodiac killer’s 340-character cipher

https://blog.wolfram.com/2021/03/24/the-solution-of-the-zodiac-killers-340-character-cipher/


[15] The S in IoT is for Security

https://puri.sm/posts/the-s-in-iot-is-for-security/


[16] Live feed from Iceland erupting volcano

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/20/live-feed-from-iceland-volcano


[17] Cancel We The Web? (2020)

https://www.wetheweb.org/post/cancel-we-the-web


[18] Apt Encounters of the Third Kind

https://igor-blue.github.io/2021/03/24/apt1.html


[19] The End of AMP?

https://www.lafoo.com/the-end-of-amp/


[20] TLS 1.0, 1.1 officially deprecated

https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8996/


[21] Chrome’s address bar will use https:// by default

https://blog.chromium.org/2021/03/a-safer-default-for-navigation-https.html


[22] Rust 1.51

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2021/03/25/Rust-1.51.0.html


[23] U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Facebook appeal in user tracking lawsuit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-facebook/u-s-supreme-court-rebuffs-facebook-appeal-in-user-tracking-lawsuit-idUSKBN2BE1TX


[24] Suez canal blocked by a massive ship

https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1374438210315513864


[25] GPT Neo: open-source GPT model, with pretrained 1.3B & 2.7B weight models

https://github.com/EleutherAI/gpt-neo/


[26] Intel chief Pat Gelsinger: Too many chips made in Asia

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56512430


[27] The Raspberry Pi can boot off NVMe SSDs now

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/raspberry-pi-can-boot-nvme-ssds-now


[28] Technical interview methods pale in comparison to playing Factorio with someone

https://erikmcclure.com/blog/factorio-is-best-interview-we-have/


[29] Why every single element of SOLID is wrong

https://dannorth.net/2021/03/16/cupid-the-back-story/


HackerNews top stories #49

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

[0] GitHub, fuck your name change

https://mooseyanon.medium.com/github-f-ck-your-name-change-de599033bbbe


[1] Audacity 3.0

https://www.audacityteam.org/audacity-3-0-0-released/


[2] Rockstar thanks GTA Online player who fixed load times, official update coming

https://www.pcgamer.com/rockstar-thanks-gta-online-player-who-fixed-poor-load-times-official-update-coming/


[3] Charts.css

https://chartscss.org/


[4] Demoscene accepted as UNESCO cultural heritage in Germany

http://demoscene-the-art-of-coding.net/2021/03/20/demoscene-accepted-as-unesco-cultural-heritage-in-germany/


[5] Tweeting “Memphis” autolocks your Twitter account

https://twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/status/1371183849712009219


[6] HN was down

https://twitter.com/HNStatus/status/1371525940656803848


[7] Young female Japanese biker is 50-year-old man using FaceApp

https://mothership.sg/2021/03/japanese-biker-actually-man/


[8] Manim – an animation engine for explanatory math videos

https://3b1b.github.io/manim/index.html


[9] We found and fixed a rare race condition in our session handling

https://github.blog/2021-03-18-how-we-found-and-fixed-a-rare-race-condition-in-our-session-handling/


[10] Click

https://clickclickclick.click/


[11] Milky Way, 12 years, 1250 hours of exposures and 125 x 22 degrees of sky

https://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2021/03/gigapixel-mosaic-of-milky-way-1250.html


[12] Duke Nukem 3D Mirror Universe

https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1372766463556083715


[13] security.txt

https://securitytxt.org/


[14] Reddit investors adopt 3,500 gorillas in six days

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56416954


[15] The Art of Warez Documents the Lost ANSI Art Scene (2019)

https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/film/the-art-of-warez-documents-the-lost-ansi-art-scene/


[16] Why are tar.xz files 15x smaller when using Python’s tar compared to macOS tar?

https://superuser.com/questions/1633073/why-are-tar-xz-files-15x-smaller-when-using-pythons-tar-library-compared-to-mac


[17] Java 16

http://jdk.java.net/16/


[18] TikTok wants to keep tracking iPhone users with state-backed workaround

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/chinas-tech-giants-test-way-around-apples-new-privacy-rules/


[19] Ask HN: What are some “10x” software product innovations you have experienced?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26477507


[20] How to Design Programs (2014)

https://htdp.org/2018-01-06/Book/


[21] Moore’s Law for Everything

https://moores.samaltman.com/


[22] Pangolin – Mobile AMD laptop with Ryzen CPU and Radeon graphics

https://system76.com/laptops/pangolin?its-the-same-url-but-the-content-has-changed-thank-you


[23] Irish webapp to recreate pub atmosphere at home today

https://soundsofthepub.com/


[24] Wrecking sandwich traders for fun and profit

https://github.com/Defi-Cartel/salmonella


[25] Focalboard – a self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana

https://www.focalboard.com/


[26] Flatpak – a security nightmare – 2 years later (2020)

http://flatkill.org/2020/


[27] It’s time to build: a New World’s Fair

https://www.cameronwiese.com/blog/worlds-fair


[28] Tesla’s “full self driving” beta is potentially dangerous

https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a35878363/teslas-full-self-driving-beta-is-just-laughably-bad-and-potentially-dangerous/


[29] Show HN: Sorted CSS Colors – Sort the named CSS colors in a nice way

https://enes.in/sorted-colors


HackerNews top stories #48

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

[0] Dhcpcd Will Need a New Maintainer

https://roy.marples.name/archives/dhcpcd-discuss/0003457.html


[1] “ISO obstructs adoption of standards by paywalling them”

https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1368637789248626699


[2] Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths to make scroll bars invisible

https://twitter.com/simonw/status/1369708900216270849


[3] U.S. senators reintroduce bill to make daylight saving time permanent

https://fox8.com/news/u-s-senators-reintroduce-bill-to-make-daylight-saving-time-permanent/


[4] Bill Gates Says that Bitcoin is bad For the Planet

https://www.technologyelevation.com/2021/03/bill-gates-says-that-bitcoin-is-bad-for.html


[5] Modern action films fetishize the body even as they desexualize it

https://bloodknife.com/everyone-beautiful-no-one-horny/


[6] UK to depart from GDPR

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/uk-to-depart-from-gdpr/5107685.article


[7] Baserow.io – Self-hosted Airtable alternative

https://baserow.io/


[8] Israel, Cyprus and Greece agree to link power grids via subsea cable

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2B015M


[9] What’s New in SQLite 3.35

https://nalgeon.github.io/sqlite-3-35/


[10] Has Y Combinator lost its way when the latest company is a Mac only widget?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/m2ypbx/has_y_combinator_lost_its_way_as_a_leading/


[11] Write libraries instead of services, where possible

http://catern.com/services.html


[12] My bank sent me 64 copies of the same debit card

https://old.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/m2x83h/my_bank_sent_me_64_copies_of_the_same_debit_card/


[13] Webmention.io

https://webmention.io/


[14] Julia Receives DARPA Award to Accelerate Electronics Simulation by 1,000x

https://juliacomputing.com/media/2021/03/darpa-ditto/


[15] Four times I felt discriminated against for being a female developer

https://betterprogramming.pub/4-times-i-felt-discriminated-against-for-being-a-female-developer-b9579f696a5


[16] New algorithm breaks speed limit for solving linear equations

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-algorithm-breaks-speed-limit-for-solving-linear-equations-20210308/


[17] Fire declared in OVH SBG2 datacentre building

http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=49471&


[18] UK businesses caught buying five-star Google reviews

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56321576


[19] T-Mobile to share customers’ data with advertisers unless they opt out

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/542303-t-mobile-to-share-customers-web-mobile-app-data-with-advertisers-unless


[20] Zapier reached a $5B valuation with $1.3M of funding

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2021/03/08/zapier-bootstraps-to-5-billion-valuation/


[21] Why asynchronous Rust doesn’t work

https://theta.eu.org/2021/03/08/async-rust-2.html


[22] When did writing in major newspapers become so bad?

https://mleverything.substack.com/p/when-did-writing-in-major-newspapers


[23] Git: Malicious repositories can execute remote code while cloning

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/03/09/3


[24] Write Simply

http://paulgraham.com/simply.html


[25] Why I don’t like Tailwind CSS

https://www.aleksandrhovhannisyan.com/blog/why-i-dont-like-tailwind-css


[26] Vitalik escalates ETH 2.0 merge as miners plan a 51% attack

https://our.status.im/vitalik-escalates-eth-2-0-merge-as-miners-plan-a-51-attack/


[27] Shops return to rural Sweden but are now staff-free

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56237988


[28] When the prison banned board games, we played chess in our minds

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2021/02/11/when-the-prison-banned-board-games-we-played-chess-in-our-minds


[29] I Bought a Business for $0

https://every.to/superorganizers/how-i-bought-a-business-for-0


HackerNews top stories #47

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 28, 2021 to Mar 07, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70%

https://nee.lv/2021/02/28/How-I-cut-GTA-Online-loading-times-by-70/


[1] It Can Happen to You

https://www.mattkeeter.com/blog/2021-03-01-happen/


[2] Are Xiaomi browsers spyware? Yes, they are (2020)

https://palant.info/2020/05/04/are-xiaomi-browsers-spyware-yes-they-are…/


[3] Beyond Meat signs global supply deals with McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut

https://agfundernews.com/beyond-meat-signs-global-supply-deals-with-mcdonalds-yum-brands.html


[4] Flutter 2

https://developers.googleblog.com/2021/03/announcing-flutter-2.html


[5] Valve’s Proton Has Enabled 7000 Windows Games on Linux

https://boilingsteam.com/7000-windows-games-working-on-linux-with-proton/


[6] Git’s list of banned C functions

https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/banned.h


[7] “User engagement” is code for “addiction”

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


[8] Brave buys a search engine, promises no tracking, no profiling

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/03/brave_buys_a_search_engine/


[9] The MIT Press launches Direct to Open

https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-launches-direct-open


[10] US Senators call on FCC to raise broadband definition to 100Mbs down and up

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22312065/fcc-highspeed-broadband-service-ajit-pai-bennet-angus-king-rob-portman


[11] Apple Card Disabled My iCloud, App Store, and Apple ID Accounts

https://dcurt.is/apple-card-can-disable-your-icloud-account


[12] ‘Hovering ship’ photographed off Cornish coast by walker

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719


[13] NASA’s Perseverance rover sends stunning images

https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-56238018


[14] Use Touch ID for Sudo on Mac

https://davidwalsh.name/touch-sudo


[15] 30k U.S. organizations newly hacked via holes in Microsoft Exchange Server

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/at-least-30000-u-s-organizations-newly-hacked-via-holes-in-microsofts-email-software/


[16] Dolt is Git for Data: a SQL database that you can fork, clone, branch, merge

https://github.com/dolthub/dolt#dolt


[17] Show HN: Svelte NodeGUI, a lightweight Electron alternative with native UI

https://github.com/nodegui/svelte-nodegui


[18] Open source projects should run office hours

https://simonwillison.net/2021/Feb/19/office-hours/


[19] Killing TurboTax

https://kunle.app/feb-2021-how-to-dismantle-turbotax.html


[20] Parsing can become accidentally quadratic because of sscanf

https://github.com/biojppm/rapidyaml/issues/40


[21] The lessons of Fukushima – Nuclear power must be well regulated, not ditched

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/03/06/nuclear-power-must-be-well-regulated-not-ditched


[22] Okta to Acquire Auth0 for $6.5B

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/okta-is-buying-security-rival-auth0-for-6point5-billion-stock-falls.html


[23] jQuery 3.6.0

http://blog.jquery.com/2021/03/02/jquery-3-6-0-released/


[24] PipeWire: The Linux audio/video bus

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/847412/d7826b1353e33734


[25] NYTimes Peru N-Word: My side of the story, in four parts

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95


[26] 100Mbps uploads and downloads should be US broadband standard, senators say

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/100mbps-uploads-and-downloads-should-be-us-broadband-standard-senators-say/


[27] Google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-stop-selling-ads-based-on-your-specific-web-browsing-11614780021


[28] Google no longer wanted to sponsor the AI ethics conference

https://www.heise.de/news/Google-als-Sponsor-fuer-KI-Ethik-Konferenz-nicht-mehr-erwuenscht-5070341.html


[29] Live feed of Starship SN10 flight test

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1367250900041953280