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