HackerNews top stories #72

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 22, 2021 to Aug 29, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] How I Experience Web Today

https://how-i-experience-web-today.com/


[1] Burning out and quitting

https://mayakaczorowski.com/blogs/burnout


[2] Twitter starts to require login to view tweets

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/pa6dra/twitter_starts_to_require_login_to_view_tweets/


[3] Prettymaps: Small Python library to draw customized maps from OpenStreetMap data

https://github.com/marceloprates/prettymaps


[4] PAM Duress – Alternate passwords for panic situations

https://github.com/nuvious/pam-duress


[5] Yt-dlp – A YouTube-dl fork with additional features and fixes

https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp


[6] I switched from macOS to Linux after 15 years of Apple

https://markosaric.com/linux/


[7] Googlespeak – How Google limits thought about antitrust

https://zyppy.com/googlespeak/


[8] Welcoming our first riders in San Francisco

https://blog.waymo.com/2021/08/welcoming-our-first-riders-in-san.html


[9] The Coronavirus Is Here Forever

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/08/how-we-live-coronavirus-forever/619783/


[10] Iced: A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

https://github.com/hecrj/iced/


[11] FB messenger silently censoring links, claims they were sent

https://twitter.com/kylejohnmorris/status/1431714982782066688


[12] Sailfish 4

https://sailfishos.org/


[13] Silent changes to Western Digital’s budget SSD may lower speeds by up to 50%

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/silent-changes-to-western-digitals-budget-ssd-may-lower-speeds-by-up-to-50/


[14] Work Hard (2007)

https://terrytao.wordpress.com/career-advice/work-hard/


[15] A man spent a year in jail on murder charge that hinged on disputed AI evidence

https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/22/in_brief_ai/


[16] Apple’s Bizarre Crackdown on Multicast

https://thomask.sdf.org/blog/2021/08/24/apples-bizarre-crackdown-on-multicast.html


[17] Is Hacker News a good predictor of future tech trends?

https://jamespotter.dev/hacker-news-tech-trends/


[18] Watch Windows 95 crash live as it exceeds 49.7 days uptime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdrRoSdBM5M


[19] Rent control isn’t working in Sweden

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-58317555


[20] Ask HN: Where can I live off 1k USD per month?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28309520


[21] Haiku has hired an existing contributor to work on Haiku full-time

https://www.haiku-os.org/news/2021-08-25_hiring_waddlesplash/


[22] Big oil coined ‘carbon footprints’ to blame us for their greed

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/23/big-oil-coined-carbon-footprints-to-blame-us-for-their-greed-keep-them-on-the-hook


[23] Why Are Hyperlinks Blue?

https://blog.mozilla.org/en/internet-culture/deep-dives/why-are-hyperlinks-blue/


[24] The Semiconductor Heist of the Century – Arm China Has Gone Completely Rogue

https://semianalysis.substack.com/p/the-semiconductor-heist-of-the-century


[25] Apple can read your iMessages (even though they’re E2E encrypted)

https://old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/pcb3ej/a_timely_reminder_that_apple_can_read_your/


[26] Razer bug lets you become a Windows 10 admin by plugging in a mouse

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/razer-bug-lets-you-become-a-windows-10-admin-by-plugging-in-a-mouse/


[27] On the link between great thinking and obsessive walking

https://lithub.com/on-the-link-between-great-thinking-and-obsessive-walking/


[28] Launch HN: Hotswap (YC S21) – Easily migrate customers away from competitors

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28327660


[29] My Tungsten Cube (2019)

https://thume.ca/2019/03/03/my-tungsten-cube/


HackerNews top stories #71

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 15, 2021 to Aug 22, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Moderna Is About to Begin Trials for HIV Vaccine

https://www.them.us/story/moderna-begins-hiv-vaccine-trials-covid-19-research


[1] Facebook hacker beat my 2FA, bricked my Oculus, and hit the company credit card

https://codewriteplay.com/2021/08/20/a-facebook-hacker-beat-my-2fa-bricked-my-oculus-quest-and-hit-the-company-credit-card/


[2] Apple explicitly asks employees to merge their personal and work accounts

https://twitter.com/oilyraincloud/status/1428497203253833731


[3] Hash collision in Apple NeuralHash model

https://github.com/AsuharietYgvar/AppleNeuralHash2ONNX/issues/1


[4] Show HN: Neural-hash-collider – make your own NeuralHash collisions

https://github.com/anishathalye/neural-hash-collider


[5] EFF Joins Global Coalition Asking Apple CEO Tim Cook to Stop Phone-Scanning

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/eff-joins-global-coalition-asking-apple-ceo-tim-cook-stop-phone-scanning


[6] A lot of people are getting the OnlyFans story wrong

https://twitter.com/postcultrev/status/1428584131835748359


[7] U.S. opens probe into Tesla’s Autopilot over emergency vehicle crashes

https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/us-opens-formal-safety-probe-into-tesla-autopilot-crashes-2021-08-16/


[8] Ask HN: Why does Zoom Desktop examine all processes and arguments?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28213292


[9] T-Mobile Confirms It Was Hacked

https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d4dw/t-mobile-confirms-it-was-hacked


[10] ImageNet contains naturally occurring Apple NeuralHash collisions

https://blog.roboflow.com/nerualhash-collision/


[11] SEC charges Netflix insider trading ring

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2021-158


[12] The US federal government has spent $6.4T dollars on the post-9/11 wars

https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/costs/economic


[13] Show HN: Imba – I have spent 7 years creating a programming language for the web

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28207662


[14] OpenAI’s Codex sure knows a lot about HN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aneK0TUUAfA


[15] T-Mobile: Breach Exposed SSN/DOB of 40M+ People

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/08/t-mobile-breach-exposed-ssn-dob-of-40m-people/


[16] Princeton Researchers Who Built a CSAM Scanning System Urge Apple to Not Use It

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/08/20/university-researchers-csam-dangerous/


[17] India is leading IPv6 migration with 61.67% adoption

https://www.aelius.com/njh/google-ipv6/


[18] Apple’s device surveillance plan is a threat to user privacy – and press freedom

https://freedom.press/news/apples-device-surveillance-plan-is-a-threat-to-user-privacy-and-press-freedom/


[19] Stop using Zoom, Hamburg’s data protection agency warns state government

https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/17/stop-using-zoom-hamburgs-dpa-warns-state-government/


[20] AppleNeuralHash2ONNX: Convert Apple NeuralHash Model for CSAM Detection to ONNX

https://github.com/AsuharietYgvar/AppleNeuralHash2ONNX


[21] Many Americans not aware of being tracked with facial recognition while shopping

https://www.techradar.com/news/many-americans-arent-aware-theyre-being-tracked-with-facial-recognition-while-shopping


[22] Patterns in Confusing Explanations

https://jvns.ca/blog/confusing-explanations/


[23] Alda – Text-Based Programming Language for Music Composition

https://alda.io/tutorial/


[24] Performance Improvements in .NET 6

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/performance-improvements-in-net-6/


[25] Exploring Clang/LLVM optimization on programming horror

https://blog.matthieud.me/2020/exploring-clang-llvm-optimization-on-programming-horror/


[26] FTC files new antitrust complaint against Facebook

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/08/ftc-alleges-facebook-resorted-illegal-buy-or-bury-scheme-crush


[27] The Polar Bear – Open-Source, Multipurpose CNC Machine with a Rotary Axis

https://www.kadirilkimen.com/thepolarbear/


[28] Mastodon now a non-profit organisation

https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2021/08/mastodon-now-a-non-profit-organisation/


[29] The US should be held accountable: Gitmo survivor on the war on terror’s failure

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/16/guantanamo-detainee-mansoor-adayfi


HackerNews top stories #70

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 08, 2021 to Aug 15, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] FOSS app removed from the Play Store for linking to the project’s website

https://github.com/language-transfer/lt-app/pull/44


[1] Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58130705


[2] Apple’s Mistake

https://stratechery.com/2021/apples-mistake/


[3] TikTok overtakes Facebook as most downloaded app

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Technology/TikTok-overtakes-Facebook-as-world-s-most-downloaded-app


[4] The deceptive PR behind Apple’s “expanded protections for children”

https://piotr.is/2021/08/12/apple-csam/


[5] Major U.K. science funder to require grantees to make papers immediately free

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/major-uk-science-funder-require-grantees-make-papers-immediately-free-all


[6] An Old Hacker’s Tips on Staying Employed

https://madned.substack.com/p/an-old-hackers-tips-on-staying-employed


[7] Apps Getting Worse

https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/202x/2021/08/07/Apps-Get-Worse


[8] Apple’s child protection features spark concern within its own ranks: sources

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-apples-child-protection-features-spark-concern-within-its-own-ranks-2021-08-12/


[9] Firefox 91 introduces enhanced cookie clearing

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/08/10/firefox-91-introduces-enhanced-cookie-clearing/


[10] A future for SQL on the web

https://jlongster.com/future-sql-web


[11] Apple Regrets Confusion over ‘iPhone Scanning’

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-58206543


[12] One Bad Apple

https://www.hackerfactor.com/blog/index.php?/archives/929-One-Bad-Apple.html


[13] Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained (2020)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-fbi-icloud-exclusive-idUSKBN1ZK1CT


[14] Asahi Linux for Apple M1 progress report, August 2021

https://asahilinux.org/2021/08/progress-report-august-2021/


[15] Reducing CO2 emissions by targeting the world’s hyper-polluting power plants

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Top-5-Polluting-Power-Plants-Account-For-73-Of-Global-Emissions.html


[16] Debian 11

https://www.debian.org/releases/bullseye/amd64/release-notes/


[17] Culdesac Tempe: The first car-free neighborhood built from scratch in the US

https://culdesac.com/


[18] GitHub’s Engineering Team has moved to Codespaces

https://github.blog/2021-08-11-githubs-engineering-team-moved-codespaces/


[19] Please Log in with Router’s Password

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Please+log+in+with+router%27s+password%22


[20] New carnivorous plant discovered in Pacific Northwest

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/09/1026091196/this-sweet-white-flower-is-actually-a-sneaky-carnivore-scientists-discovered


[21] “My scooter was stolen. Unknown to the thief, I hid two AirTags inside it.”

https://twitter.com/dguido/status/1424921645483966466


[22] Happy Birthday, OpenStreetMap

https://www.tomtom.com/blog/maps/tomtom-openstreetmaps-mapmetrics-map-editing/


[23] Co-founder of Snopes was writing plagiarized articles under a fake name

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/deansterlingjones/snopes-cofounder-plagiarism-mikkelson


[24] Elementary OS 6 Odin Available Now

https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-os-6-odin-released/


[25] Wildfire restored a Yosemite watershed

https://news.berkeley.edu/2021/08/09/how-wildfire-restored-a-yosemite-watershed/


[26] Mexico is phasing out imports of glyphosate and GMO corn

https://thecounter.org/mexico-phaseout-glyphosate-genetically-engineered-corn-united-states/


[27] Australia is becoming a surveillance state

https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2021/australia-is-becoming-a-surveillance-state.html


[28] Git password authentication is shutting down

https://github.blog/changelog/2021-08-12-git-password-authentication-is-shutting-down/


[29] End of the line for Uber?

https://pluralistic.net/2021/08/10/unter/#bezzle-no-more


HackerNews top stories #69

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 01, 2021 to Aug 08, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Apple’s plan to “think different” about encryption opens a backdoor to your life

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/apples-plan-think-different-about-encryption-opens-backdoor-your-private-life


[1] An open letter against Apple’s new privacy-invasive client-side content scanning

https://github.com/nadimkobeissi/appleprivacyletter


[2] On Apple’s “Expanded Protections for Children” – A Personal Story

https://areoform.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/on-apples-expanded-protections-for-children/


[3] Mozilla Common Voice Adds 16 New Languages and 4,600 New Hours of Speech

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/mozilla-common-voice-adds-16-new-languages-and-4600-new-hours-of-speech/


[4] After DeepMind’s cofounder was placed on leave for bullying, Google promoted him

https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2021/08/04/deepminds-cofounder-placed-leave-bullying-google-promoted


[5] Apple enabling client-side CSAM scanning on iPhone tomorrow

https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1423071186616000513


[6] U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other nation, report finds (2020)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/us-plastic-pollution


[7] Employers bow to tech workers in hottest job market since the dot-com era

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-07-31/employers-bow-down-to-tech-workers-in-hottest-job-market


[8] Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvz3kv/amazon-unlawfully-confiscated-union-literature-nlrb-finds


[9] Wealthy people are renouncing American citizenship

https://www.axios.com/wealthy-people-are-renouncing-american-citizenship-67fbada4-e2e4-4699-b106-c986839f209d.html


[10] Sci-Hub is fundraising

https://sci-hub.do/donate


[11] Launch HN: BlackOakTV (YC S21) – Netflix for black people

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28087309


[12] Apple plans to scan US iPhones for child abuse imagery

https://www.ft.com/content/14440f81-d405-452f-97e2-a81458f5411f


[13] U.S. FTC says Facebook misused privacy decree to shut down ad research

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-facebook-ftc/u-s-ftc-says-facebook-misused-privacy-decree-to-shut-down-ad-research-idUSKBN2F702X


[14] Airyx OS

http://airyx.org/


[15] The Problem with Perceptual Hashes

https://rentafounder.com/the-problem-with-perceptual-hashes/


[16] Kid Pix as a JavaScript App

https://kidpix.app/


[17] New Leadership at Blizzard

https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23706475/new-leadership-at-blizzard


[18] Scientist says cleaning indoor air could make us healthier and smarter

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/scientist-says-cleaning-indoor-air-could-make-us-healthier-and-smarter


[19] Apple iPhone charger teardown: quality in a tiny expensive package (2012)

http://www.righto.com/2012/05/apple-iphone-charger-teardown-quality.html


[20] New UUID Formats – IETF Draft

https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-peabody-dispatch-new-uuid-format


[21] Very fast rocket

http://makc.github.io/misc/relativity-1.html


[22] The Mysterious Street Snack That Has Baffled Botanists for Decades

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/indian-street-snack-root


[23] The rise of never-ending job interviews

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210727-the-rise-of-never-ending-job-interviews


[24] A couple is suing eBay after employees harassed and stalked them

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/31/business/it-has-be-known-what-was-done-us-natick-couple-harassed-by-ebay-tell-their-story-first-time/?p1=Article_Feed_ContentQuery


[25] Steam survey shows Linux marketshare hitting 1.0%

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-Linux-July-2021


[26] Reflections on 10k Hours of Programming

https://matt-rickard.com/reflections-on-10-000-hours-of-programming/


[27] The surreal experience of my first developer job

https://bennuttall.com/the-surreal-experience-of-my-first-developer-job/


[28] An Open Letter Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

https://appleprivacyletter.com/


[29] Israel tries to limit fallout from the Pegasus spyware scandal

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20210729-israel-tries-to-limit-fallout-from-the-pegasus-spyware-scandal


HackerNews top stories #68

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 01, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Who Owns My Name?

https://amandamarieknox.medium.com/who-owns-my-name-93561f83e502


[1] Facebook is now claiming official CDC.gov links are “False Information”

https://i.postimg.cc/CLBCNx0Q/D4Hg99zw.jpg


[2] Crafting Interpreters is available in print

http://craftinginterpreters.com/


[3] Element raises $30M to boost Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/27/element-raises-30-m-to-boost-matrix


[4] Capitol Hill’s mystery soda machine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill%27s_mystery_soda_machine


[5] IPv4 pricing

https://docs.hetzner.com/general/others/ipv4-pricing/


[6] Grand jury indicts Trevor Milton, Nikola founder, on three counts of fraud

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/29/us-prosecutors-charge-trevor-milton-founder-of-electric-carmaker-nikola-with-three-counts-of-fraud.html


[7] France issues moratorium on prion research after fatal brain disease strikes

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/france-issues-moratorium-prion-research-after-fatal-brain-disease-strikes-two-lab


[8] Evil programmer’s tip: avoid “easy” things (2016)

http://yosefk.com/blog/evil-tip-avoid-easy-things.html


[9] Static.wiki – read-only Wikipedia using a 43GB SQLite file

http://static.wiki/


[10] Finland provides housing and counseling to the homeless (2020)

https://scoop.me/housing-first-finland-homelessness/


[11] Activision Blizzard Hires Notorious Union-Busting Firm WilmerHale

https://www.promethean.news/news/activision-hires-notorious-union-busting-firm-wilmerhale


[12] Tether executives said to face criminal probe into bank fraud

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-26/tether-executives-said-to-face-criminal-probe-into-bank-fraud


[13] 700k lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/07/28/700000-lines-of-code-20-years-and-one-developer-how-dwarf-fortress-is-built/


[14] Toyota has stepped up lobbying to preserve its investments in hybrids, hydrogen

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/07/toyota-bet-wrong-on-evs-so-now-its-lobbying-to-slow-the-transition/


[15] Toyota is quietly pushing Congress to slow the shift to electric vehicles

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/26/22594235/toyota-lobbying-dc-ev-congress-biden-donation


[16] Why does NBC make it so difficult to watch the Olympics?

https://mleverything.substack.com/p/why-does-nbc-make-it-so-difficult


[17] Windows Defender blocks qBittorrent

https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/14489


[18] 16/30 Google results for PHP tutorials contain SQL injection vulnerabilities

https://waritschlager.de/sqlinjections-in-google-results.html


[19] The Assange case is collapsing but it remains a travesty of justice

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/07/the-assange-case-is-collapsing-but-it-remains-a-travesty-of-justice


[20] Hosting SQLite Databases on GitHub Pages

https://phiresky.netlify.app/blog/2021/hosting-sqlite-databases-on-github-pages/


[21] Daniel Hale Receives 45-Month Sentence for Releasing Drone Documents

https://thedissenter.org/daniel-hale-receives-harshest-sentence-ever-for-a-leak/


[22] Anna Kiesenhofer: Mathematician, amateur cyclist, Olympic champion

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/anna-kiesenhofer-mathematician-amateur-cyclist-olympic-champion/


[23] Curated list of personal blogs

https://refined.blog/


[24] The Inter typeface family

https://rsms.me/inter/


[25] Techdirt Is Now Without Any Google Ads or Tracking Code

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210726/09441047251/techdirt-is-now-entirely-without-any-google-ads-tracking-code.shtml


[26] Whistleblower Craig Murray Will Surrender Himself for Prison

https://thedissenter.org/whistleblower-craig-murray-will-surrender-himself-for-prison/


[27] TSMC eyes Germany as possible location for first Europe chip plant

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/Semiconductors/TSMC-eyes-Germany-as-possible-location-for-first-Europe-chip-plant


[28] Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/father-builds-exoskeleton-help-wheelchair-bound-son-walk-2021-07-26/


[29] Please Bring Back Our Downvotes: Society Desperately Needs It

https://theapeiron.co.uk/please-bring-back-our-downvotes-society-desperately-needs-it-5119e8d7547c