HackerNews top stories #76

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 19, 2021 to Sep 26, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google Drive of historical footage locked and flagged as terrorist activity

https://support.google.com/drive/thread/127021326/google-has-locked-my-account-for-sharing-a-historical-archive-they-labeled-as-terrorist-activity?hl=en


[1] Disclosure of three 0-day iOS vulnerabilities

https://habr.com/en/post/579714/


[2] Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns

https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/lithuania-says-throw-away-chinese-phones-due-censorship-concerns-2021-09-21/


[3] Waydroid – Run Android containers on Ubuntu

https://waydro.id/


[4] Many believe it’s time to do away with lawmakers making stock trades

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039565467/many-believe-its-time-to-do-away-with-lawmakers-making-stock-trades


[5] Hospitals lift curtain on prices, revealing giant swings in pricing by procedure

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospitals-price-transparency-spotty-compliance-swings-price/596183/


[6] Submarine cable map rendered onto a globe

https://globe.gl/example/submarine-cables/


[7] A single person answered 76k questions about SQL on StackOverflow

https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=user%3A1144035+%5Bsql%5D+is%3Aanswer


[8] How we got to LiveView

https://fly.io/blog/how-we-got-to-liveview/


[9] Leaving the Apple ecosystem behind

https://h2x.sh/apple/


[10] The Framework is the most exciting laptop I’ve ever used

https://pluralistic.net/2021/09/21/monica-byrne/#think-different


[11] Home Price to Income Ratio

https://www.longtermtrends.net/home-price-median-annual-income-ratio/


[12] Workers are often told not to talk about pay. That’s not legal

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/09/21/north-carolina-workers-discuss-wages-despite-workplace-rule/5796705001/


[13] Ask HN: Are you also getting extremely obvious spam bypassing Gmail’s filters?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28635313


[14] Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt

https://mastodon.social/@gerowen/106978308085702358


[15] Reasons to Quit Social Media

https://durmonski.com/life-advice/reasons-to-quit-social-media/


[16] There are six internet links on my office on wheels. Seven when Starlink arrives

https://ghuntley.com/internet/


[17] Slacktyping: I’m typing when you’re typing (2018)

https://github.com/will/slacktyping


[18] Experts Have Resigned from an FDA Committee over Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/11/1005567149/3-experts-have-resigned-from-an-fda-committee-over-alzheimers-drug-approval


[19] Epic launches anti-cheat support for Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck

https://dev.epicgames.com/en-US/news/epic-online-services-launches-anti-cheat-support-for-linux-mac-and-steam-deck


[20] More Casio Watch Mods (2017)

https://n-o-d-e.net/watch_mods.html


[21] FBI: Fortune seized in LA was criminals’ loot. Owners: Where’s the proof?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-19/fbi-seizure-cash-beverly-hills-vault-spawns-epic-court-battle


[22] Spain will ban selling fruit and vegetables in plastic containers starting 2023

https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9357439/spain-will-ban-selling-fruit-and-vegetables-in-plastic-containers-starting-2023/


[23] Serving Netflix Video at 400Gb/s [pdf]

https://people.freebsd.org/~gallatin/talks/euro2021.pdf


[24] I started SaaS companies in 2013 and 2021 – how things have changed

https://blog.airplane.dev/i-started-a-saas-company-in-2013-and-2021-heres-how-its-changed/


[25] Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication

https://freenetproject.org/index.html


[26] Show HN: Motion One – New animation library, built on the Web Animations API

https://motion.dev/


[27] Google Docs in a clean-room browser

https://www.ekioh.com/devblog/google-docs-in-a-clean-room-browser/


[28] Leaked grant proposal details high-risk coronavirus research

https://theintercept.com/2021/09/23/coronavirus-research-grant-darpa/


[29] TSA’s “See cash, seize cash” policy

https://twitter.com/jodybarr/status/1440856486280785922


HackerNews top stories #75

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 12, 2021 to Sep 19, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] A search engine that favors text-heavy sites and punishes modern web design

https://search.marginalia.nu/


[1] Atlassian fired me while I was taking care of my wife who is fighting cancer

https://shitlassian.com/


[2] Facebook knows Instagram is toxic for teen girls, company documents show

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-instagram-is-toxic-for-teen-girls-company-documents-show-11631620739


[3] Facebook has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-files-xcheck-zuckerberg-elite-rules-11631541353


[4] Norm Macdonald has died

https://deadline.com/2021/09/norm-macdonald-dead-obituary-comedian-saturday-night-live-weekend-update-anchor-was-61-1234833212/


[5] I refuse to let Amazon define Rust

https://twitter.com/steveklabnik/status/1437441118745071617


[6] Steve Wozniak announces private space company to clean up space debris in orbit

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/apple-founder-wozniak-space-debris-company-b1919747.html


[7] NSO Group iMessage Zero-Click Exploit Captured in the Wild

https://citizenlab.ca/2021/09/forcedentry-nso-group-imessage-zero-click-exploit-captured-in-the-wild/


[8] Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/google-apple-remove-navalny-app-stores-russian-elections-begin-2021-09-17/


[9] Show HN: Time Travel Debugger

https://www.replay.io/


[10] YouTube takes down the Ig Nobel show because of a 1914 recording

https://www.improbable.com/2021/09/13/youtube-the-ig-nobel-prizes-and-the-year-1914/


[11] Video of Tesla FSD almost hitting pedestrian receives DMCA takedown

https://twitter.com/russ1mitchell/status/1438609715026530326


[12] Intuit to Acquire Mailchimp for $12B

https://www.investors.intuit.com/news/news-details/2021/Intuit-to-Acquire-Mailchimp/default.aspx


[13] The ownership and future of Mullvad VPN

https://mullvad.net/en/blog/2021/9/16/ownership-and-future-mullvad-vpn/


[14] Bespoke Synth 1.0 – open-source software modular synthesizer

http://www.bespokesynth.com/


[15] Steve Jobs: Let’s force Amazon to use our payment system (2010)

https://twitter.com/TechEmails/status/1438188756738191362/photo/1


[16] Why doesn’t natural immunity count in the US?

https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n2101


[17] France grants citizenship to 12,000 Covid frontline workers

https://www.axios.com/covid-france-frontline-workers-citizenship-df86d46d-d488-4009-b2f7-e166be464cd4.html


[18] Belgian ISP under 250 Gbps DDoS for days on end

https://issues.edpnet.be/


[19] Apple blocked the FlickType Watch keyboard then announced a clone of it

https://www.inputmag.com/tech/apple-blocked-the-flicktype-watch-keyboard-then-announced-a-clone-of-it


[20] 17B life years could be saved if air pollution was reduced to WHO standards

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/09/fossil-fuel-capitalism-is-cutting-our-lives-short


[21] Transmission torrent client ported to C++

https://github.com/transmission/transmission/pull/1787


[22] Women are nearly half of new gun buyers, study finds

https://www.wsj.com/articles/women-are-nearly-half-of-new-gun-buyers-study-finds-11631792761


[23] Java 17 / JDK 17: General Availability

https://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/jdk-dev/2021-September/006037.html


[24] Stripe banned us for payment disputes but we never had a single dispute

https://justuseapp.com/page/stripe-ban


[25] Leaded Gas Was a Known Poison the Day It Was Invented (2016)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/leaded-gas-poison-invented-180961368/


[26] iOS on QEMU

https://github.com/alephsecurity/xnu-qemu-arm64


[27] Lumber crash leads to ‘blowout’ sales as prices crater

https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/lumber-prices-1.6177016


[28] Record number of environmental activists murdered

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58508001


[29] Prefer the British Style of Quotation Mark Punctuation over the American

https://www.erichgrunewald.com/posts/the-american-style-of-quotation-mark-punctuation-makes-no-sense/


HackerNews top stories #74

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 05, 2021 to Sep 12, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Court issues permanent injunction in Epic vs. Apple case

https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store


[1] Climate activist arrested after ProtonMail provided his IP address

https://twitter.com/tenacioustek/status/1434604102676271106


[2] Hong Kong: Police Raid Tiananmen Square Museum

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-58506598


[3] Windy.com

https://windy.com


[4] Paid influencers must label posts as ads, German court rules

https://www.reuters.com/technology/paid-influencers-must-label-posts-ads-german-court-rules-2021-09-09/


[5] Germany wants smartphone makers to offer 7 years of software updates

https://www.xda-developers.com/germany-smartphone-makers-7-years-software-updates/


[6] Htmlq: like jq, but for html

https://github.com/mgdm/htmlq


[7] My £4 a month server can handle 4.2M requests a day

https://mark.mcnally.je/blog/post/My%20%C2%A34%20a%20month%20server%20can%20handle%204.2%20million%20requests%20a%20day


[8] Google illegally underpaid thousands of workers

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/sep/10/google-underpaid-workers-illegal-pay-disparity-documents


[9] Revolt: Open-source alternative to Discord written in Rust

https://revolt.chat/


[10] 20 years after 9/11: Will we ever stop taking our shoes off at airports?

https://www.ocregister.com/2021/09/07/20-years-after-9-11-will-we-ever-stop-taking-our-shoes-off-at-airports/


[11] September 11, 2001 media synced in real-time

https://911realtime.org/


[12] LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/08/revealed-los-angeles-police-officers-gathering-social-media


[13] MIT-designed project achieves major advance toward fusion energy

https://news.mit.edu/2021/MIT-CFS-major-advance-toward-fusion-energy-0908


[14] Steam Top 50 Games: Over 70% now work on Linux

https://boilingsteam.com/steam-top-50-games-72-work-on-linux-in-sept-2021/


[15] Art student’s 407-piece hand-carved wooden clock (2016)

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/suzuki-kango-plock-wooden-automaton-time-writing-clock/


[16] ProtonMail: Important clarifications regarding arrest of climate activist

https://protonmail.com/blog/climate-activist-arrest/


[17] Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI

https://github.com/microsoft/wslg


[18] Three near-identical Boris Vishnevskys on St Petersburg election ballot

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/06/three-near-identical-boris-vishnevskys-on-st-petersburg-election-ballot


[19] Deploy a website on imgur.com

https://github.com/etherdream/web2img


[20] ProtonMail logged IP address of French activist after order by Swiss authorities

https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/06/protonmail-logged-ip-address-of-french-activist-after-order-by-swiss-authorities/


[21] 60x speed-up of Linux “perf”

https://eighty-twenty.org/2021/09/09/perf-addr2line-speed-improvement


[22] Sci-Hub new published papers are now available

https://sci-hub.ru/release


[23] Sri Lanka’s overnight flip to organic farming has led to an economic disaster

https://theprint.in/world/how-sri-lankas-overnight-flip-to-total-organic-farming-has-led-to-an-economic-disaster/728414/


[24] My university sacrificed ideas for ideology, so today I quit

https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/my-university-sacrificed-ideas-for


[25] Amazon to pay full college tuition for its front-line employees

https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/workplace/amazon-to-pay-full-college-tuition-for-front-line-employees


[26] TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58464745


[27] What if I were 1% charged? (2013)

https://gravityandlevity.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/what-if-i-were-1-charged/


[28] Show HN: Web browser to help programmers think clearly

https://bonsaibrowser.com


[29] Native Rust Support on Cloudflare Workers

https://blog.cloudflare.com/workers-rust-sdk/


HackerNews top stories #73

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 29, 2021 to Sep 05, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Apple Delays Rollout of Child Safety Features

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/09/03/apple-delaying-rollout-of-child-safety-features/


[1] Google Chrome to remove detailed cookie and site data controls

https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/chrome-cookie.html


[2] Linux on the Framework Laptop

https://frame.work/blog/linux-on-the-framework-laptop


[3] China has forbidden under-18s from playing games for more than three hours/week

https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-rolls-out-new-rules-minors-online-gaming-xinhua-2021-08-30/


[4] 58% of Hacker News, Reddit and tech-savvy audiences block Google Analytics

https://plausible.io/blog/google-analytics-adblockers-missing-data


[5] Lenovo tablet forced update shows un-dismissable, un-mutable, ad notifications

https://twitter.com/benkrasnow/status/1433096367992295427


[6] Show HN: We built an end-to-end encrypted alternative to Google Photos

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28347439


[7] System76 Pangolin Linux-first laptop with AMD internals now in stock

https://system76.com/laptops/pangolin


[8] Dutch cities want to ban property investors in all neighborhoods

https://nltimes.nl/2021/09/02/dutch-cities-want-ban-property-investors-neighborhoods


[9] Apple banned a pay equity Slack channel

https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/31/22650751/apple-bans-pay-equity-slack-channel


[10] Software Piracy and IP Management: Strategic Responses to Imitation

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3912074


[11] Amazon asked FCC to reject Starlink plan because it can’t compete, SpaceX says

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/09/spacex-slams-amazons-obstructionist-ploy-to-block-starlink-upgrade-plan/


[12] How I re–over-engineered my home network for privacy and security

https://ben.balter.com/2021/09/01/how-i-re-over-engineered-my-home-network/


[13] Mozilla VPN Completes Independent Security Audit by Cure53

https://blog.mozilla.org/en/mozilla/news/mozilla-vpn-completes-independent-security-audit-by-cure53/


[14] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (September 2021)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28380661


[15] O.mg Cable

https://shop.hak5.org/products/o-mg-cable-usb-a


[16] The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-red-warning-light-on-richard-bransons-space-flight


[17] 65k fake students applied for financial aid in wide community college scam

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-01/california-college-financial-aid-scam-fake-students


[18] The NSA’s Backdoor in Dual EC

https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1433470109742518273


[19] Facebook Is the AOL of 2021

https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-is-the-aol-of-2021/


[20] William Gibson is a literary genius

https://thewalrus.ca/why-william-gibson-is-a-literary-genius/


[21] The Sackler Family Wins Immunity from Future Opioid Lawsuits

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/01/1031053251/sackler-family-immunity-purdue-pharma-oxcyontin-opioid-epidemic


[22] Rejected Internal Job Applicants Are Twice as Likely to Quit

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/08/rejected-internal-applicants-twice-likely-quit


[23] European Union recommends halting non-essential travel from the U.S.

https://www.axios.com/eu-travel-restrictions-us-6f8f73f7-af1e-4614-a73e-46404ee0b085.html


[24] Replay-based attack on Honda and Acura vehicles

https://github.com/HackingIntoYourHeart/Unoriginal-Rice-Patty


[25] French Appeal Court affirms decision that copyright claims on GPL are invalid

https://thehftguy.com/2021/08/30/french-appeal-court-affirms-decision-that-copyright-claims-on-gpl-are-invalid-must-be-enforced-via-contractual-dispute/


[26] OpenMoji: Open-source emojis for designers, developers and everyone else

https://openmoji.org


[27] GateBoy – a gate-level Game Boy simulator

https://github.com/aappleby/MetroBoy


[28] Apple and Google must allow other payment systems, new Korean law declares

https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/31/22643800/apple-google-south-korea-app-store-payment-legislation-passes


[29] If software engineering is in demand, why is it so hard to get a job?

https://betterprogramming.pub/if-software-engineering-is-in-demand-why-is-it-so-hard-to-get-a-software-engineering-job-c043a964e463