HackerNews top stories #63

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 20, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] John McAfee found dead in Spanish jail after court approves extradition to US

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57589822


[1] Reddit’s disrespectful design

https://ognjen.io/reddits-disrespectful-design/


[2] Google turned me into a serial killer

https://hristo-georgiev.com/google-turned-me-into-a-serial-killer


[3] Japan government backs 4-day workweek

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210619/p2g/00m/0na/014000c


[4] Think before you join Amazon

https://leetcode.com/discuss/compensation/1281540/amazon-lethal-for-career-think-100-times-before-you-join-amazon


[5] User Inyerface – A worst-practice UI experiment

https://userinyerface.com/


[6] Ask HN: I was hit with a patent troll lawsuit, how do I deal with it?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27579693


[7] Costa Rica Has Run on 100% Renewable Electricity for 299 Days

https://www.under30experiences.com/blog/costa-rica-has-run-on-100-renewable-energy-for-299-days


[8] Linux Kernel maintainer to Huawei: Don’t waste maintainers time

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/6/18/153


[9] Git undo: We can do better

https://blog.waleedkhan.name/git-undo/


[10] A dwarf planet coming within 11 AU of the sun over the next 10 years

https://groups.io/g/mpml/topic/83645454#36493


[11] Nixos-unstable’s ISO_minimal.x86_64-Linux is 100% reproducible

https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nixos-unstable-s-iso-minimal-x86-64-linux-is-100-reproducible/13723


[12] After Repeatedly Promising Not To, Facebook Keeps Recommending Political Groups

https://themarkup.org/citizen-browser/2021/06/24/after-repeatedly-promising-not-to-facebook-keeps-recommending-political-groups-to-its-users


[13] Show HN: iPod.js – An online iPod that connects to Spotify and Apple Music

https://tannerv.com/ipod


[14] Introducing Brave Search beta

https://search.brave.com/


[15] YouTube takes down Xinjiang videos, forcing rights group to seek alternative

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-youtube-takes-down-xinjiang-videos-forces-rights-group-seek-2021-06-25/


[16] Reviews of Android TV launcher after Google added ads to the homescreen

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tvlauncher&showAllReviews=true


[17] So you want to build a house more efficiently

https://austinvernon.eth.link/blog/construction.html


[18] I spent 5 years writing my own operating system

https://github.com/halfer53/winix


[19] A from-scratch tour of Bitcoin in Python

https://karpathy.github.io/2021/06/21/blockchain/


[20] Microsoft announces Windows 11

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22546791/microsoft-windows-11-announcement-features-updates


[21] The Most Dangerous Censorship

https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/on-censorship-pt-1


[22] Quad9 is forced by Sony to block DNS resolution of pirate domains

https://quad9.net/news/blog/quad9-and-sony-music-german-injunction-status/


[23] Hacker deleted all of NewsBlur’s Mongo data and is now holding the data hostage

https://newsblur.com/


[24] The blackout Palestinians are facing on social media

https://restofworld.org/2021/palestine-social-media-silence/2


[25] Microsoft Teams 2 will use half the memory, dropping Electron for Edge Webview2

https://tomtalks.blog/2021/06/microsoft-teams-2-0-will-use-half-the-memory-dropping-electron-for-edge-webview2/


[26] Types of propaganda, propaganda techniques, and propaganda strategies (2017)

http://factmyth.com/types-of-propaganda-propaganda-techniques-and-propaganda-stratigies/


[27] Burnout Is Real

https://twitter.com/denvercoder/status/1407540584223440897


[28] What’s Inside the EU Green Pass QR Code?

https://gir.st/blog/greenpass.html


[29] NASA can’t figure out what’s causing computer issues on the Hubble telescope

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/23/1009567351/hubble-trouble-nasa-cant-figure-out-whats-causing-computer-issues-on-the-telesco


HackerNews top stories #62

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 13, 2021 to Jun 20, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Stripe Identity

https://stripe.com/identity


[1] Massachusetts health notifications app installed without users’ knowledge

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ma.covid19.exposurenotifications.v3&showAllReviews=true


[2] Brave, the false sensation of privacy

http://ebin.city/%7Ewerwolf/posts/brave-is-shit/


[3] Wayfinder – a relaxing ‘art game’ in the browser

https://wayfinder.nfb.ca/


[4] Amazon is blocking Google’s FLoC

https://digiday.com/media/amazon-is-blocking-googles-floc-and-that-could-seriously-weaken-the-fledgling-tracking-system/


[5] Life as a public school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021

http://adamcadre.ac/calendar/202105m.html


[6] Senate Unanimously Approves a Bill to Make Juneteenth a Public Holiday

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006934154/senate-unanimously-approves-a-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-public-holiday


[7] The most copied StackOverflow snippet of all time is flawed (2019)

https://programming.guide/worlds-most-copied-so-snippet.html


[8] The Elephant at WWDC

https://eclecticlight.co/2021/06/13/last-week-on-my-mac-the-elephant-at-wwdc/


[9] Doom Running on an IKEA Lamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ybybf4tJWw


[10] HK’s Apple Daily raided by 500 officers over national security law

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/hong-kongs-apple-daily-newspaper-says-police-arrest-five-directors-2021-06-16


[11] Start Your Own ISP

https://startyourownisp.com/


[12] SNES – Super Mario World Widescreen

https://github.com/VitorVilela7/wide-snes


[13] 21st Century Baker’s Tent

https://azartiz.com/?2021-06-13T20:25:16.558Z


[14] Most hospitals aren’t complying with price transparency rule

https://www.axios.com/hospitals-price-transparency-costs-regulations-noncompliance-ebf6bd21-5709-4298-b67a-74c8a90a1ec1.html


[15] 80% of orgs that paid the ransom were hit again

https://venturebeat.com/2021/06/16/cybereason-80-of-orgs-that-paid-the-ransom-were-hit-again/


[16] Myths in cycling: wider tires are slower

https://www.renehersecycles.com/12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/


[17] RFC for 700 HTTP Status Codes

https://github.com/joho/7XX-rfc


[18] Universities have formed a company that looks a lot like a patent troll

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/15-universities-have-formed-company-looks-lot-patent-troll


[19] 4-day workweek boosted workers’ productivity by 40%, Microsoft Japan says

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/04/776163853/microsoft-japan-says-4-day-workweek-boosted-workers-productivity-by-40


[20] Reality Winner, NSA contractor in leak case, out of prison

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-europe-80600704e46e10ec53e85590d1d3fefb


[21] Why I have zero faith in crypto venture capitalists

https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/06/12/why-i-have-zero-faith-in-crypto-venture-capitalists/


[22] We’re no longer naming suspects in minor crime stories

https://blog.ap.org/behind-the-news/why-were-no-longer-naming-suspects-in-minor-crime-stories


[23] Facebook will start putting ads in Oculus Quest apps

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22535511/facebook-ads-oculus-quest-vr-apps


[24] Irish police to be given powers over passwords

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57468750


[25] Goodbye Freenode

https://nedbatchelder.com/blog/202106/goodbye_freenode.html


[26] Avoid News, Part 2: What the Stock Market Taught Me about News

http://www.bayesianinvestor.com/blog/index.php/2021/06/13/avoid-news-part-2-what-the-stock-market-taught-me-about-news/


[27] I know the secret to the quiet mind but wish I’d never learned it

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/06/car-accident-brain-injury/619227/


[28] U.S. senators propose 25% tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing

https://www.reuters.com/article/ctech-us-usa-semiconductors-congress-idCAKCN2DT29F-OCATC


[29] Python compiler written in Python to make standalone executables

https://github.com/Nuitka/Nuitka


HackerNews top stories #61

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 06, 2021 to Jun 13, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

https://intuitiveexplanations.com/tech/replit/


[1] Fastly Outage

https://fastly.com/


[2] Hundreds of fishing vessels vanishing along Argentina’s waters

https://usa.oceana.org/publications/reports/oceana-finds-hundreds-vessels-vanishing-along-argentinas-waters#


[3] The top-ranking HTML editor on Google is an SEO scam

https://casparwre.de/blog/seo-scam/


[4] A New Future for Icanhazip

https://major.io/2021/06/06/a-new-future-for-icanhazip/


[5] El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57398274


[6] Ohio sues Google, seeks to declare the internet company a public utility

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/08/ohio-sues-google-seeks-declare-search-engine-public-utility/7602213002/


[7] We Are Publishing the Tax Secrets of the .001%

https://www.propublica.org/article/why-we-are-publishing-the-tax-secrets-of-the-001


[8] If you sell a house these days, the buyer might be a pension fund

https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-sell-a-house-these-days-the-buyer-might-be-a-pension-fund-11617544801


[9] Tell HN: SMS-based two-factor authentication is not secure

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27447206


[10] Few people know that Google voluntarily removes some search results

https://twitter.com/kashhill/status/1402986015107653647


[11] Apple pays out millions to student after repair techs shared her personal images

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/07/apple-pays-out-millions-in-compensation-to-student-after-iphone-repair-facility-shared-her-explicit-personal-images-online/


[12] Apple is threatening to remove Fanhouse unless they give 30% of creator earning

https://twitter.com/jasminericegirl/status/1402691047940100100


[13] As religious faith has declined, ideological intensity has risen

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/04/america-politics-religion/618072/


[14] Facebook extends its work-at-home policy to most employees

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/09/facebook-will-let-all-employees-who-can-work-remotely-to-request-full-time-remote-work.html


[15] Farmers Deserve the Right to Repair Their Tractors

https://www.farms.com/news/farmers-deserve-the-right-to-repair-their-tractors-168298.aspx


[16] Sorry everybody, I failed with you

https://github.com/pedronauck/docz/issues/1634


[17] “AI promised to revolutionize radiology but so far its failing”

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2021/06/07/ai-promised-to-revolutionize-radiology-but-so-far-its-failing/


[18] Do You Really Need Redis? How to Get Away with Just PostgreSQL

https://spin.atomicobject.com/2021/02/04/redis-postgresql/


[19] How to circumvent Sci-Hub ISP block

https://fragile-credences.github.io/scihub-proxy/


[20] Althttpd: Simple webserver in a single C-code file by the author of SQLite

https://sqlite.org/althttpd/doc/trunk/althttpd.md


[21] Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax


[22] Seven Years of Factorio Friday Facts (2020)

https://spieswl.github.io/blog/2020/seven-years-of-factorio-friday-facts


[23] How did Replit respond to this blog post?

https://intuitiveexplanations.com/tech/replit/#how-did-replit-respond-to-this-blog-post


[24] MoviePass settles FTC allegations that they limited usage, exposed user data

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/06/operators-moviepass-subscription-service-agree-settle-ftc


[25] How to Win at Risk Every Time by Using Systems Thinking

https://thesystemisdown.substack.com/p/how-to-win-at-risk-every-time-by


[26] Fewer young men are in the labor force, more are living at home

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-11/fewer-young-men-are-in-the-labor-force-more-are-living-at-home


[27] Vivaldi 4.0

https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-4-0/


[28] Always Be Quitting

https://jmmv.dev/2021/04/always-be-quitting.html


[29] Try APL

https://tryapl.org


HackerNews top stories #60

HackerNews most popular stories from May 30, 2021 to Jun 06, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Stack Overflow sold to Prosus for $1.8B

https://www.wsj.com/articles/software-developer-community-stack-overflow-sold-to-tech-giant-prosus-for-1-8-billion-11622648400


[1] There are no results for tank man

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tank+man


[2] It’s time for us in the tech world to speak out about cryptocurrency

https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1399058952336277505


[3] Lol just got kicked out of @ycombinator

https://twitter.com/paulbiggar/status/1400904600421535744


[4] An Unbelievable Demo

https://brendangregg.com/blog/2021-06-04/an-unbelievable-demo.html


[5] United Airlines will buy 15 planes from Boom Supersonic

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/03/united-will-buy-15-ultrafast-airplanes-from-start-up-boom-supersonic.html


[6] Drunk Post: Things I’ve Learned as a Sr Engineer

https://old.reddit.com/r/ExperiencedDevs/comments/nmodyl/drunk_post_things_ive_learned_as_a_sr_engineer/


[7] U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism, official says

https://www.reuters.com/article/cyber-usa-ransomware-idUSL2N2NC1SD


[8] YouTube-dl can no longer download age-restricted videos

https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues/28578


[9] Amazon Prime inflates prices, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’

https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/amazon-primes-free-shipping-promise


[10] OBS Studio 27.0

https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/27.0.0


[11] Google removes its head of diversity after 2007 blog post surfaces

https://www.businessinsider.com/kamau-bobb-google-diversity-head-antisemitic-blog-post-2021-6


[12] Overkill objects for everyday life

https://neil.computer/notes/overkill-objects-for-everyday-life/


[13] The story of the Tank Man photo by its photographer, Jeff Widener

http://www.jeffwidener.com/stories/2016/09/tankman/


[14] Amazon US customers given one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jun/01/amazon-us-customers-given-one-week-to-opt-out-of-mass-wireless-sharing


[15] Why We Should End the Data Economy

https://thereboot.com/why-we-should-end-the-data-economy/


[16] Danish whistleblower details NSA collaboration, cable and data center spying

https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/danish-whistleblower-details-nsa-collaboration-submarine-cable-spying-surveillance-data-center/


[17] NixOS 21.05

https://nixos.org/manual/nixos/stable/release-notes.html#sec-release-21.05


[18] California Bill to Decriminalize Psychedelics Is Approved by Senate

https://openstates.org/ca/bills/20212022/SB519/


[19] King County, WA bans facial recognition software

https://komonews.com/news/local/king-county-is-first-in-the-country-to-ban-facial-recognition-software


[20] Pesticides are killing the world’s soils

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticides-are-killing-the-worlds-soils/


[21] Microsoft Irish subsidiary paid zero corporate tax on £220bn profit last year

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/03/microsoft-irish-subsidiary-paid-zero-corporate-tax-on-220bn-profit-last-year


[22] The Apple M1 compiles Linux 30% faster than my Intel i9

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/apple-m1-compiles-linux-30-faster-my-intel-i9


[23] Driving with D

https://dlang.org/blog/2021/06/01/driving-with-d/


[24] You can not advertise on Google if you use Google Analytics Competitors

https://twitter.com/Adam_Hosker/status/1400748390355456002


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

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27355392


[26] Wikipedia is swimming in money–why is it begging people to donate?

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/wikipedia-endownemnt-fundraising/


[27] Helix: a post-modern modal text editor

https://helix-editor.com/


[28] Firefox 89 Tab Appearance

https://amitp.blogspot.com/2021/06/firefox-89-tab-appearance.html


[29] Rethinking the computer ‘desktop’ as a concept

https://onezero.medium.com/the-document-metaphor-desktop-gui-doesnt-work-anymore-d276271bfa40