HackerNews top stories #59

HackerNews most popular stories from May 23, 2021 to May 30, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube approves ad by Belarusian gov with journalist from hijackd Ryanair plane

https://twitter.com/TadeuszGiczan/status/1397200848145559552


[1] Amazon acquires MGM for $8.5B

https://www.reuters.com/technology/amazon-snaps-up-james-bond-owner-mgm-845-bln-streaming-war-heats-up-2021-05-26/


[2] One man’s fight for the right to repair broken MacBooks

https://columbianewsservice.com/2021/05/21/one-mans-fight-for-the-right-to-repair-broken-macbooks/


[3] Booking.com gives €28m in bonuses to three top execs; Took €65m in State aid

https://nltimes.nl/2021/05/28/bookingcom-gives-eu28m-bonuses-three-top-execs-took-eu65m-state-aid


[4] I quit my job to focus on SerenityOS full time

https://awesomekling.github.io/I-quit-my-job-to-focus-on-SerenityOS-full-time/


[5] It’s virtually impossible to read old iMessages and they take up tons of storage

https://keydiscussions.com/2021/05/28/apple-charges-for-storing-gigabytes-worth-of-old-imessages-you-cant-reliably-access/


[6] Life after an internet mob attack

https://pasquale.cool/internet-mob


[7] M1racles: An Apple M1 covert channel vulnerability

https://m1racles.com/


[8] It’s probably time to stop recommending Clean Code (2020)

https://qntm.org/clean?tw=


[9] EU bans Belarusian airlines from European skies

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57236489


[10] Belarus ‘diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57219860


[11] MDN Plus

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/plus


[12] Neovim 0.5 is overpowering

https://crispgm.com/page/neovim-is-overpowering.html


[13] Trials begin on lozenge that rebuilds tooth enamel

https://dental.washington.edu/trials-begin-on-lozenge-that-rebuilds-tooth-enamel/


[14] Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57219860


[15] Use native context menus on Mac OS

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34572


[16] Baltic airlines reroute flights to avoid Belarus airspace

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1416084/baltic-airlines-reroute-flights-to-avoid-belarus-airspace


[17] The phrase “welcome back” on a page causes Safari to autofill a password

https://github.com/livewire-ui/spotlight/issues/25


[18] Gentoo Freenode channels have been hijacked

https://www.gentoo.org/news/2021/05/26/gentoo-freenode-channels-hijacked.html


[19] Collusion rings threaten the integrity of computer science research

https://m-cacm.acm.org/magazines/2021/6/252840-collusion-rings-threaten-the-integrity-of-computer-science-research/fulltext


[20] The media’s lab leak fiasco

https://www.slowboring.com/p/the-medias-lab-leak-fiasco


[21] World Now Likely to Hit Watershed 1.5 °C Rise in Next 5 Years

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/05/1092842


[22] Launch HN: Fig (YC S20) – Autocomplete for the Terminal

https://fig.io?ref=hn


[23] Twitter confirms Twitter Blue

https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1398022730553860102


[24] Y Combinator backed MMO metaverse game is a blatant scam

https://www.pcgamer.com/dreamworld-infinite-world-mmo-kickstarter-fiasco/


[25] Benzene detected in many sunscreen products

https://www.valisure.com/blog/valisure-news/valisure-detects-benzene-in-sunscreen/


[26] Rare Vietnam War images from the winning side, 1965-1975

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vietnam-war-images-from-vietnamese-photographers/


[27] The Limits to Blockchain Scalability

https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/05/23/scaling.html


[28] Freenode are now routinely hijacking channels that indicate they moved to Libera

https://lwn.net/Articles/857252/


[29] Magit 3.0 Released

https://emacsair.me/2021/05/25/magit-3.0/


HackerNews top stories #58

HackerNews most popular stories from May 16, 2021 to May 23, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Ethereum will use around 99.95% less energy post merge

https://blog.ethereum.org/2021/05/18/country-power-no-more/


[1] Project Starline: Feel like you’re there, together

https://blog.google/technology/research/project-starline/


[2] Welcome to Libera Chat

https://libera.chat/news/welcome-to-libera-chat


[3] Why is the Gaza Strip blurry on Google Maps?

https://www.bbc.com/news/57102499


[4] The tools and tech I use to run a one-woman hardware company

https://blog.thea.codes/winterblooms-tech-stack/


[5] Sublime Text 4

https://www.sublimetext.com/blog/articles/sublime-text-4


[6] Apple Music Announces Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/05/apple-music-announces-spatial-audio-and-lossless-audio/


[7] Terms and Conditions Game

https://termsandconditions.game/


[8] 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/f150-lightning/2022/


[9] Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/try-this-one-weird-trick-russian-hackers-hate/


[10] Extreme HTTP Performance Tuning

https://talawah.io/blog/extreme-http-performance-tuning-one-point-two-million/


[11] Nvidia cripples cryptocurrency mining on RTX 3080 and 3070 cards

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/nvidia-cripples-cryptocurrency-mining-on-rtx-3080-and-3070-cards/


[12] Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to be retired on June 15, 2022

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/05/19/the-future-of-internet-explorer-on-windows-10-is-in-microsoft-edge/


[13] Show HN: Inflation-adjusted Hacker News

https://instruments.digital/inflation-adjusted-hn/


[14] Before the iPhone, I worked on a few games for what were called “feature phones”

https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/1395089205986988043


[15] Crypto crash deepens, stocks slip

https://www.reuters.com/business/global-markets-wrapup-4-2021-05-19/


[16] I am sick and tired of hearing tech companies complain about developer shortages

https://blog.usejournal.com/i-am-sick-and-tired-of-hearing-tech-companies-complain-about-a-developer-shortage-fd1f5aa536cc


[17] 1Password for Linux

https://blog.1password.com/welcoming-linux-to-the-1password-family/


[18] Monetizing open-source is problematic

https://marak.com/blog/2021-04-25-monetizing-open-source-is-problematic


[19] Ask HN: Favorite purchases of last two years?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27219759


[20] Systemd: The Good Parts

https://christine.website/talks/systemd-the-good-parts-2021-05-16


[21] AMP pages no longer get preferential treatment in Google search

https://plausible.io/blog/google-amp


[22] Coinbase outages

https://coinbase.com/


[23] Fierce Nerds

http://paulgraham.com/fn.html


[24] Canada declares plastics toxic, paving the way for restrictions

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/05/canada-declares-plastics-toxic-ban-restrictions/


[25] How the UK’s online safety bill threatens Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/05/19/how-the-u-ks-online-safety-bill-threatens-matrix


[26] Microsoft Authenticator Chrome Extention is not from MS and is phishing

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/microsoft-authenticator/mabdjppmcjpjploliggpbonahnjjlgkf/related?hl=en-US


[27] SeaGlass: City-Wide IMSI-Catcher Detection (2017)

https://seaglass.cs.washington.edu/


[28] Five Oregon counties vote to leave state, create ‘Greater Idaho’

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/05/19/Oregon-Idaho-Donald-Trump-Joe-Biden/3341621450876/


[29] In 1982, a one-bit hack let me dodge a summer of filling in potholes

https://madned.substack.com/p/a-teenagers-guide-to-avoiding-actual


HackerNews top stories #57

HackerNews most popular stories from May 09, 2021 to May 16, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google Docs will now use canvas based rendering

https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2021/05/Google-Docs-Canvas-Based-Rendering-Update.html


[1] FragAttacks: new security vulnerabilities that affect wi-fi devices

https://www.fragattacks.com/


[2] DarkSide ransomware gang quits after servers, Bitcoin stash seized

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/darkside-ransomware-gang-quits-after-servers-bitcoin-stash-seized/


[3] Emulating AirTags to upload arbitrary data via Apple’s FindMy network

https://positive.security/blog/send-my


[4] Scala 3.0

https://github.com/lampepfl/dotty/releases/tag/3.0.0


[5] The Animal Is Tired

http://www.robinhobb.com/blog/posts/38429


[6] Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?

https://babeljs.io/blog/2021/05/10/funding-update.html


[7] Modern Javascript: Everything you missed over the last 10 years (2020)

https://turriate.com/articles/modern-javascript-everything-you-missed-over-10-years


[8] Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1392602041025843203


[9] The Ultimate Guide to Inflation

https://www.lynalden.com/inflation/


[10] Game developers sharing their salaries on Twitter

https://www.axios.com/salaries-game-developers-break-silence-8f03c4aa-216e-4043-80dc-0376c606b926.html


[11] Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/neural-implant-lets-paralyzed-person-type-by-imagining-writing/


[12] Vulnerability allows cross-browser tracking in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Tor

https://fingerprintjs.com/blog/external-protocol-flooding/


[13] Amazon Echo will start sharing your Internet with neighbors in June

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Sidewalk/b?node=21328123011


[14] Google fined 100M by Italian antitrust over Google Play abuse of dominance

https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2021/05/13/news/antitrust_sanzione_google-300745107


[15] Vue 3 drops IE11 support plan

https://github.com/vuejs/rfcs/blob/master/active-rfcs/0038-vue3-ie11-support.md


[16] Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts

https://www.reuters.com/article/israel-palestinians-socialmedia-idUSL8N2MU624


[17] You Can’t Buy a Thermapen on Amazon (2016)

https://blog.thermoworks.com/thermometer/new-warning-thermoworks-website-2/


[18] The one where writing books is not really a good idea

https://ellegriffin.substack.com/p/creator-economy-for-fiction-authors


[19] China lands rover on Mars

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57122914


[20] Can I Email?

https://www.caniemail.com/


[21] Lasting immunity found after recovery from Covid-19

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/lasting-immunity-found-after-recovery-covid-19


[22] Fuck the Bread. The Bread Is Over (2020)

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/05/07/fuck-the-bread-the-bread-is-over/


[23] We’ll stop selling our Code Editor app for iOS soon

https://panic.com/blog/the-future-of-code-editor/


[24] Haiku OS ported and running on RISC-V

https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/my-haiku-risc-v-port-progress/10663/86?u=return_0e


[25] The FBI Seized Safe Deposit Boxes Knowing ‘Some’ Belonged to ‘Honest Citizens’

https://reason.com/2021/05/10/the-fbi-seized-heirlooms-coins-and-cash-from-hundreds-of-safe-deposit-boxes-in-beverly-hills-despite-knowing-some-belonged-to-honest-citizens/


[26] Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9236543269/why-are-modern-50mm-lenses-so-damned-complicated


[27] Show HN: I wrote my own RTS game engine in 70k SLOC of C

https://github.com/eduard-permyakov/permafrost-engine


[28] Using PostgreSQL as a Data Warehouse

https://www.narrator.ai/blog/using-postgresql-as-a-data-warehouse/


[29] Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science: We are the library

https://old.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/


HackerNews top stories #56

HackerNews most popular stories from May 02, 2021 to May 09, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] White House eyes subsidies for nuclear plants to help meet climate targets

https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/white-house-eyes-subsidies-nuclear-plants-help-meet-climate-targets-sources-2021-05-05/


[1] Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-threatens-to-make-ios-users-pay-please-do-it-mr-zuckerberg/


[2] LiveLeak shuts down after 15 years online

https://techstartups.com/2021/05/05/liveleak-shuts-15-years-online/


[3] The Unix Magic Poster

https://jpmens.net/2021/04/09/the-unix-magic-poster/


[4] Why I Work on Ads

https://www.jefftk.com/p/why-i-work-on-ads


[5] Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach

https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/amazon-reviews-leak-report/


[6] The Instagram ads Facebook won’t show you

https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see


[7] HTML Tips (2020)

https://markodenic.com/posts/html-tips/


[8] Rust’s Most Unrecognized Contributor

https://brson.github.io/2021/05/02/rusts-most-unrecognized-contributor


[9] Chrome extension recommends local businesses while shopping on Amazon or eBay

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/buy-nearby/egoikpnpdihpdfenconkdnndbnhcfmkj


[10] I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/16/experience-ive-had-the-same-supper-for-10-years


[11] Analytics Suggest 96% of Users Leave App Tracking Disabled in iOS 14.5

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/07/most-iphone-users-app-tracking-opt-out/


[12] Observable Plot

https://observablehq.com/@observablehq/introducing-observable-plot


[13] Back in 1993, I was taking a number theory class

https://twitter.com/EricLengyel/status/1389106103179378689


[14] Cinder: Instagram’s performance-oriented fork of CPython

https://github.com/facebookincubator/cinder


[15] Practical SQL for Data Analysis

https://hakibenita.com/sql-for-data-analysis


[16] On Incels, Dead Bedrooms and the Hard Problems of Loneliness

https://residentcontrarian.substack.com/p/on-incels-dead-bedrooms-and-the-hard


[17] Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

https://massivelyop.com/2021/05/04/activision-blizzard-q1-2021-financials-blizzard-maus-down-to-27m/


[18] World’s biggest jeweller, Pandora, to drop mined diamonds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56972562


[19] ClearURLs – automatically remove tracking elements from URLs

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


[20] Talk cancelled due to slides critical of Google and Facebook

https://twitter.com/randfish/status/1389279726305353730


[21] Live feed of Starship SN15 flight test

https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/index.html


[22] Evidence from leaked account data on how elites use offshore banking [pdf]

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/What-lies-beneath_Collin.pdf


[23] Multitasking hurts performance and may even damage the brain (2018)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-successful-people-dont-multitask-dr-travis-bradberry/


[24] TimescaleDB raises $40M

https://blog.timescale.com/blog/40-million-to-help-developers-measure-everything-that-matters/


[25] How Big Tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/amazon-apple-facebook-google-acquisitions/


[26] Peloton recalling all treadmills after reports of injuries, one death

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/peloton-recalling-all-treadmills-after-reports-of-injuries-one-death.html


[27] Beyond Burger: 90% less greenhouse emissions, 99% less water, and 93% less land (2018)

http://css.umich.edu/publication/beyond-meats-beyond-burger-life-cycle-assessment-detailed-comparison-between-plant-based


[28] What3Words sends legal threat to security researcher for sharing an alternative

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/30/what3words-legal-threat-whatfreewords/


[29] The Linux kernel has surpassed one million git commits

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/


HackerNews top stories #55

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 25, 2021 to May 02, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] “About one-third of Basecamp employees accepted buyouts today”

https://twitter.com/CaseyNewton/status/1388212468510380034


[1] Internal Combustion Engine

https://ciechanow.ski/internal-combustion-engine/


[2] Google have declared Droidscript is malware

https://groups.google.com/g/androidscript/c/Mbh5TZ6YYnA/m/GflwflqaDAAJ


[3] Farming robot kills 100k weeds per hour with lasers

https://www.freethink.com/articles/farming-robot


[4] ‘It’s your device, you should be able to repair it’

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56799069


[5] Torvalds: Shared libraries are not a good thing in general

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=whs8QZf3YnifdLv57+FhBi5_WeNTG1B-suOES=RcUSmQg@mail.gmail.com/


[6] Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, has died

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/28/509599284/forgotten-astronaut-michael-collins-dies


[7] Never run Google ads if you have an Android app

https://danfabulich.medium.com/never-run-google-ads-if-you-have-an-android-app-897a20604450


[8] Changes at Basecamp

https://world.hey.com/jason/changes-at-basecamp-7f32afc5


[9] Apple’s follow-up to M1 chip goes into mass production for Mac

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/Semiconductors/Apple-s-follow-up-to-M1-chip-goes-into-mass-production-for-Mac


[10] Show HN: I made a simulator for personal finance to help figure out your life

https://projectifi.io/


[11] RotaJakiro: A long live secret backdoor with 0 VT detection

https://blog.netlab.360.com/stealth_rotajakiro_backdoor_en/


[12] Google promised its contact tracing app was completely private, but it wasn’t

https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/27/google-promised-its-contact-tracing-app-was-completely-private-but-it-wasnt


[13] Piano teacher gets copyright claim for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

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


[14] Job descriptions should show a salary or salary range

https://sifted.eu/articles/job-advert-salary-range/


[15] Yayagram

https://twitter.com/mrcatacroquer/status/1386318806411325440


[16] Better air is the easiest way not to die

https://dynomight.net/air/


[17] A serverless email server on AWS using S3 and SES

https://github.com/0x4447/0x4447_product_s3_email


[18] Show HN: Second-Chance Pool

https://news.ycombinator.com/pool


[19] Lambda School agrees to end deceptive educational financing practices

https://dfpi.ca.gov/2021/04/26/lambda-school-reaches-settlement-with-dfpi-agreeing-to-end-deceptive-educational-financing-practices


[20] Cuomo Aides Spent Months Hiding Nursing Home Death Toll

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/28/nyregion/cuomo-aides-nursing-home-deaths.html


[21] Internet down in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., after beaver chews through fibre cable

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/beaver-internet-down-tumbler-ridge-1.6001594


[22] Subsidiary of Toyota to acquire Lyft’s self-driving car division

https://investor.lyft.com/news-and-events/news/news-details/2021/Woven-Planet-a-subsidiary-of-Toyota-to-acquire-Lyfts-self-driving-car-division/default.aspx


[23] Experian’s credit freeze security is still a joke

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experians-credit-freeze-security-is-still-a-joke/


[24] Pfizer is testing a pill that, if successful, could cure Covid-19

https://montrealgazette.com/news/world/pfizer-is-testing-a-pill-that-if-successful-could-become-first-ever-home-cure-for-covid-19


[25] Why we switched from Webpack to Vite

https://blog.replit.com/vite


[26] The number of cities with municipal broadband has jumped over 4x in two years

https://gammawire.com/the-number-of-cities-with-municipal-broadband-has-jumped-over-450-in-two-years/


[27] Proposed futex2 allows Linux to mimic the NT kernel for better wine performance

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/27/1208


[28] Labor shortage or terrible jobs?

https://annehelen.substack.com/p/the-capitalism-is-broken-economy


[29] Apple commits $430B in US investments over five years

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/04/apple-commits-430-billion-in-us-investments-over-five-years/?afid=p239%7C10078&cid=aos-us-aff-ir