HackerNews top stories #54

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 18, 2021 to Apr 25, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Linux bans University of Minnesota for sending buggy patches in name of research

https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-bans-university-of-minnesota-for-sending-buggy-patches-in-the-name-of-research/


[1] “They introduce kernel bugs on purpose”

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YH+zwQgBBGUJdiVK@unreal/


[2] Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56842506


[3] UMN CS&E Statement on Linux Kernel Research

https://cse.umn.edu/cs/statement-cse-linux-kernel-research-april-21-2021


[4] Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (2019)

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/microsoft-says-mandatory-password-changing-is-ancient-and-obsolete/


[5] Ubuntu 21.04

https://ubuntu.com//blog/ubuntu-21-04-is-here


[6] Dan Kaminsky has died

https://twitter.com/marcwrogers/status/1385961838735597572


[7] IBM employee forced to stop kernel work for using personal email address

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net.git/commit/?id=4acd47644ef1e1c8f8f5bc40b7cf1c5b9bcbbc4e


[8] YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets ‘Freedom Expression’ Award Sponsored by YouTube

https://www.newsweek.com/youtube-ceo-susan-wojcicki-gets-freedom-expression-award-sponsored-youtube-1585147


[9] Hire me and pay what you want, just give me interesting work

https://truzzi.me/hire-me-pay-what-you-want-interesting-work/


[10] Facebook gives money to America’s biggest news organizations

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/04/19/is-facebook-buying-off-the-new-york-times/


[11] The “Granny Knot”

https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/grannyknot.htm


[12] Livebook: A collaborative and interactive code notebook for Elixir

https://dashbit.co/blog/announcing-livebook?new=1


[13] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, Part III

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-3.html


[14] A List of Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors (2018-20)

https://github.com/minimaxir/hacker-news-undocumented


[15] Apple’s M1 Positioning Mocks the Entire x86 Business Model

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322120-apples-m1-positioning-mocks-every-x86-cpu-amd-and-intel-have-ever-launched


[16] Apple Is Sued for Telling You That You’re “Buying” Movies

https://nofilmschool.com/apple-movie-buys


[17] Zellij – A Terminal Workspace and Multiplexer Written in Rust

http://zellij.dev/news/beta#


[18] Green vs. Brown Programming Languages

https://earthly.dev/blog/brown-green-language/


[19] Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/newark-cops-with-reform-didnt-fire-a-single-shot-in-2020-moran.html


[20] A new way to make maps with OpenStreetMap

https://protomaps.com/blog/new-way-to-make-maps/


[21] Spotify is Killing the Open Podcast Ecosystem (2020)

https://singhkays.com/blog/how-spotify-is-killing-the-open-podcast-ecosystem/


[22] Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/04/18/2-men-dead-after-fiery-tesla-crash-in-spring-officials-say/


[23] Monster (fun fact about me is that when I was a kid id write capital E’s with..)

https://idlnmclean.tumblr.com/post/644363337362292736/fun-fact-about-me-is-that-when-i-was-a-kid-id


[24] Tiny Container Challenge: Building a 6kB Containerized HTTP Server

https://devopsdirective.com/posts/2021/04/tiny-container-image/


[25] Beej’s Guide to C Programming [pdf]

http://beej.us/guide/bgc/pdf/bgc_usl_c_1.pdf


[26] Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/health/sleep-dementia-risk-study-wellness/index.html


[27] Light Pollution Map

https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/


[28] “Proctorio is expanding their lawsuit against me and I urgently need your help.”

https://twitter.com/Linkletter/status/1385004344903290883


[29] Large-Scale Abuse of Contact Discovery in Mobile Messengers [pdf]

https://www.ndss-symposium.org/wp-content/uploads/ndss2021_1C-3_23159_paper.pdf


HackerNews top stories #53

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 11, 2021 to Apr 18, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Unusual Stock Trading by Whales in US Congress

https://unusualwhales.com/i_am_the_senate


[1] Don’t Use Google Chrome

https://spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-with-duckduckgo/


[2] Microsoft buys Nuance for nearly $20B

https://www.axios.com/microsoft-readies-deal-frenzy-bbc807a2-fd5b-48a7-99d1-cf06d0a41547.html


[3] Time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years

https://blog.google/products/earth/timelapse-in-google-earth/


[4] RMS addresses the free software community

https://www.fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the-free-software-community


[5] Deno 1.9

https://deno.com/blog/v1.9


[6] How People Get Rich Now

http://paulgraham.com/richnow.html


[7] Just Be Rich

https://keenen.xyz/just-be-rich/


[8] My startup failed, then I found out I was unemployable

https://davesullivan.is/my_startup_failed_then_i_found_out_i_was_unemployable.html


[9] Chaos Computer Club calls for immediate moratorium on contact tracing app Luca

https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2021/luca-app-ccc-fordert-bundesnotbremse


[10] FLoC Away from Chrome

https://www.floc-away-from-chrome.com/


[11] An RFC that adds support for Rust to the Linux kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1023


[12] School custodian refuses to download app that monitors location, got her fired

https://www.cbc.ca/news/gopublic/tattleware-privacy-employment-1.5978337


[13] System76 Developing “Cosmic” Desktop Environment

https://blog.system76.com/post/648371526931038208/cosmic-to-arrive-in-june-release-of-popos-2104


[14] Show HN: DeepHN – Full-text search of 30M Hacker News posts and linked webpages

https://deephn.org


[15] Use console.log() like a pro (2020)

https://markodenic.com/use-console-log-like-a-pro/


[16] SQLite the only database you will ever need in most cases

https://unixsheikh.com/articles/sqlite-the-only-database-you-will-ever-need-in-most-cases.html


[17] $7.5B In Stolen Bitcoin from 2016 Bitfinex Hack has just been moved

https://twitter.com/CryptoWhale/status/1382392286819057668


[18] Linus Torvalds on Rust support in kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1099


[19] QUIC and HTTP/3 Support Now in Firefox Nightly and Beta

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/quic-and-http-3-support-now-in-firefox-nightly-and-beta/


[20] Cohort IDs can be collected over time to create cross-site tracking IDs

https://github.com/WICG/floc/issues/100


[21] Cloudflare Pages is now Generally Available

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-pages-ga/


[22] Kelly Criterion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_criterion


[23] Are the top websites using WebGL for fingerprinting?

https://jonatron.github.io/webgl-fingerprinting/


[24] Apple doesn’t seem to care about top-grossing scams on the App Store

https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1381986746661892096


[25] The brain ‘rotates’ memories to save them from new sensations

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-brain-rotates-memories-to-save-them-from-new-sensations-20210415/


[26] FTP is 50 years old

https://www.filestash.app/2021/04/16/ftp-is-50-years-old/


[27] OpenSearch: AWS fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/introducing-opensearch/


[28] Google misled consumers about the collection and use of location data

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/google-misled-consumers-about-the-collection-and-use-of-location-data


[29] YouTube suspends account for linking to a PhD research on WPA2 vulnerability

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/mq00n9/cannot_post_to_youtube_for_a_week_got_a_strike/


HackerNews top stories #52

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 04, 2021 to Apr 11, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google’s copying of the Java SE API was fair use [pdf]

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf


[1] I refused to become an FBI informant, the government put me on the no fly list

https://www.aclu.org/news/national-security/i-refused-to-become-an-fbi-informant-and-the-government-put-me-on-the-no-fly-list/


[2] uBlock Origin works best on Firefox

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-Origin-works-best-on-Firefox


[3] Embrace the Grind

https://jacobian.org/2021/apr/7/embrace-the-grind/


[4] PDFs from HTML

HTTPS://pdf.math.dev


[5] New HIV vaccine with a 97% antibody response rate in phase I human trials

https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/141892/novel-hiv-vaccine-approach-shows-promise-in-landmark-first-in-human-trial/


[6] Programming is hard

https://dorinlazar.ro/2021-02-programming-is-hard/


[7] 34% of remote workers would quit rather than return to full-time office work

https://www.psychnewsdaily.com/a-third-of-wfh-employees-say-theyd-rather-quit-than-return-to-full-time-office-work/


[8] Screw it, I’ll host it myself

https://www.markozivanovic.com/screw-it-ill-host-it-myself/


[9] Ask HN: What tech job would let me get away with the least real work possible?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26721951


[10] Eliminating Data Races in Firefox

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/eliminating-data-races-in-firefox-a-technical-report/


[11] An Interview with the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

https://www.thecut.com/2021/04/a-q-and-a-with-the-man-who-keeps-uploading-my-feet-to-wikifeet.html


[12] Wuffs’ PNG image decoder

https://nigeltao.github.io/blog/2021/fastest-safest-png-decoder.html


[13] Vgpu_unlock: Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs

https://github.com/DualCoder/vgpu_unlock


[14] Breaking GitHub Private Pages for $35k

https://robertchen.cc/blog/2021/04/03/github-pages-xss


[15] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak/facebook-does-not-plan-to-notify-half-billion-users-affected-by-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[16] Ubiquiti all but confirms breach response iniquity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ubiquiti-all-but-confirms-breach-response-iniquity/


[17] Donation page “not compliant with Google Play Policies”

https://agateau.com/2021/google-does-not-want-you-to-tell-your-players-about-your-donation-page/


[18] A man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate in 1965

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5978289/this-man-is-looking-for-the-friends-who-shipped-him-overseas-in-a-crate-in-1965-1.5978296


[19] Yahoo Answers to shut down May 4, 2021

https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN35642.html


[20] Amazon workers vote against unionizing in Alabama

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-is-ahead-in-union-vote-as-tallying-set-to-resume-11617960604


[21] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[22] Signal adds a payments feature with a privacy-focused cryptocurrency

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-mobilecoin-payments-messaging-cryptocurrency/


[23] Ink 1.0 – Open-source scripting language for interactive narrative

https://www.inklestudios.com/2021/02/22/ink-version-1.html


[24] Brave disables Chromium FLoC features

https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/8468


[25] Rust in the Android Platform

https://security.googleblog.com/2021/04/rust-in-android-platform.html


[26] Elixir and Phoenix after two years

https://nts.strzibny.name/elixir-phoenix-after-two-year/


[27] Apache Mesos to be moved to Attic

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rab2a820507f7c846e54a847398ab20f47698ec5bce0c8e182bfe51ba%40%3Cdev.mesos.apache.org%3E


[28] How to make a Python package in 2021

https://antonz.org/python-packaging/


[29] Writing tools I learned from The Economist

https://builtbywords.substack.com/p/writing-tools-i-learned-from-the


HackerNews top stories #51

HackerNews most popular stories from Mar 28, 2021 to Apr 04, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/whistleblower-ubiquiti-breach-catastrophic/


[1] Microsoft Coffee

https://www.microsoftcoffee.org/


[2] Suez Canal says traffic in channel resumes after stranded ship refloated

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-suezcanal-ship-floated/suez-canal-says-traffic-in-channel-resumes-after-stranded-ship-refloated-idUSKBN2BL1S9


[3] ‘Fake’ Amazon workers defend company on Twitter

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56581266


[4] Female Founder Secrets: Men Clamming Up

https://femfosec.com/men-clamming-up/


[5] 533M Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4


[6] Let’s fix font size

https://tonsky.me/blog/font-size/


[7] Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS

https://therecord.media/google-collects-20-times-more-telemetry-from-android-devices-than-apple-from-ios/


[8] Signed Char Lotte

https://nickdrozd.github.io/2021/03/30/signed-char-lotte.html


[9] Unsplash is being acquired by Getty Images

https://unsplash.com/blog/unsplash-getty/


[10] Moderna mRNA sequence released to GitHub [pdf]

https://github.com/NAalytics/Assemblies-of-putative-SARS-CoV2-spike-encoding-mRNA-sequences-for-vaccines-BNT-162b2-and-mRNA-1273/blob/main/Assemblies%20of%20putative%20SARS-CoV2-spike-encoding%20mRNA%20sequences%20for%20vaccines%20BNT-162b2%20and%20mRNA-1273.docx.pdf


[11] Gallup: U.S. church membership dips below 50% for first time

https://www.axios.com/church-membership-gallup-26cc020b-5405-417a-a786-e10c286a30db.html


[12] Addiction to Outrage (2020)

https://medium.com/the-bad-influence/your-addiction-to-outrage-is-ruining-your-life-9effebdfeaca


[13] Android’s new Bluetooth stack rewrite (Gabeldorsh) is written with Rust

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/system/bt/+/master/gd/rust/


[14] Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/03/Cancer-diagnoses-implies-patients-wait-for-Medicare.html


[15] PayPal launches crypto checkout service

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-paypal-exclusive-idUSKBN2BM10N


[16] The Norway Problem

https://hitchdev.com/strictyaml/why/implicit-typing-removed/


[17] YouTube to Remove Dislikes

https://twitter.com/YouTube/status/1376942486594150405


[18] This Blog is now hosted on a GPS/LTE modem

https://nns.ee/blog/2021/04/01/modem-blog.html


[19] UP: A tool for writing Linux pipes with instant live preview

https://github.com/akavel/up


[20] Developer tools can be magic but instead collect dust

http://www.pathsensitive.com/2021/03/developer-tools-can-be-magic-instead.html


[21] Sublime Text 4

https://vimeo.com/529550701


[22] IRS guidance for thieves, drug dealers, and corrupt officials

https://taxfoundation.org/irs-guidance-thieves-drug-dealers-and-corrupt-officials/


[23] The political case for a blanket cryptocurrency ban

https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/banbitcoin.html


[24] Pfizer 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2BO55Y


[25] Copyright infringement by German contact tracing app

https://github.com/thesimj/jBaseZ85/issues/1


[26] Icecream: Never use print() to debug again in Python

https://github.com/gruns/icecream


[27] Zero click vulnerability in Apple’s macOS Mail

https://mikko-kenttala.medium.com/zero-click-vulnerability-in-apples-macos-mail-59e0c14b106c


[28] Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is back in its all-online format

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/03/apples-worldwide-developers-conference-is-back-in-its-all-online-format/


[29] Japan’s cherry blossom ‘earliest peak since records began’

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56574142