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


HackerNews top stories #54

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 18, 2021 to Apr 25, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Linux bans University of Minnesota for sending buggy patches in name of research

https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-bans-university-of-minnesota-for-sending-buggy-patches-in-the-name-of-research/


[1] “They introduce kernel bugs on purpose”

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YH+zwQgBBGUJdiVK@unreal/


[2] Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56842506


[3] UMN CS&E Statement on Linux Kernel Research

https://cse.umn.edu/cs/statement-cse-linux-kernel-research-april-21-2021


[4] Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (2019)

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/microsoft-says-mandatory-password-changing-is-ancient-and-obsolete/


[5] Ubuntu 21.04

https://ubuntu.com//blog/ubuntu-21-04-is-here


[6] Dan Kaminsky has died

https://twitter.com/marcwrogers/status/1385961838735597572


[7] IBM employee forced to stop kernel work for using personal email address

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net.git/commit/?id=4acd47644ef1e1c8f8f5bc40b7cf1c5b9bcbbc4e


[8] YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets ‘Freedom Expression’ Award Sponsored by YouTube

https://www.newsweek.com/youtube-ceo-susan-wojcicki-gets-freedom-expression-award-sponsored-youtube-1585147


[9] Hire me and pay what you want, just give me interesting work

https://truzzi.me/hire-me-pay-what-you-want-interesting-work/


[10] Facebook gives money to America’s biggest news organizations

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/04/19/is-facebook-buying-off-the-new-york-times/


[11] The “Granny Knot”

https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/grannyknot.htm


[12] Livebook: A collaborative and interactive code notebook for Elixir

https://dashbit.co/blog/announcing-livebook?new=1


[13] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, Part III

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-3.html


[14] A List of Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors (2018-20)

https://github.com/minimaxir/hacker-news-undocumented


[15] Apple’s M1 Positioning Mocks the Entire x86 Business Model

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322120-apples-m1-positioning-mocks-every-x86-cpu-amd-and-intel-have-ever-launched


[16] Apple Is Sued for Telling You That You’re “Buying” Movies

https://nofilmschool.com/apple-movie-buys


[17] Zellij – A Terminal Workspace and Multiplexer Written in Rust

http://zellij.dev/news/beta#


[18] Green vs. Brown Programming Languages

https://earthly.dev/blog/brown-green-language/


[19] Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/newark-cops-with-reform-didnt-fire-a-single-shot-in-2020-moran.html


[20] A new way to make maps with OpenStreetMap

https://protomaps.com/blog/new-way-to-make-maps/


[21] Spotify is Killing the Open Podcast Ecosystem (2020)

https://singhkays.com/blog/how-spotify-is-killing-the-open-podcast-ecosystem/


[22] Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/04/18/2-men-dead-after-fiery-tesla-crash-in-spring-officials-say/


[23] Monster (fun fact about me is that when I was a kid id write capital E’s with..)

https://idlnmclean.tumblr.com/post/644363337362292736/fun-fact-about-me-is-that-when-i-was-a-kid-id


[24] Tiny Container Challenge: Building a 6kB Containerized HTTP Server

https://devopsdirective.com/posts/2021/04/tiny-container-image/


[25] Beej’s Guide to C Programming [pdf]

http://beej.us/guide/bgc/pdf/bgc_usl_c_1.pdf


[26] Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/health/sleep-dementia-risk-study-wellness/index.html


[27] Light Pollution Map

https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/


[28] “Proctorio is expanding their lawsuit against me and I urgently need your help.”

https://twitter.com/Linkletter/status/1385004344903290883


[29] Large-Scale Abuse of Contact Discovery in Mobile Messengers [pdf]

https://www.ndss-symposium.org/wp-content/uploads/ndss2021_1C-3_23159_paper.pdf


HackerNews top stories #53

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 11, 2021 to Apr 18, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Unusual Stock Trading by Whales in US Congress

https://unusualwhales.com/i_am_the_senate


[1] Don’t Use Google Chrome

https://spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-with-duckduckgo/


[2] Microsoft buys Nuance for nearly $20B

https://www.axios.com/microsoft-readies-deal-frenzy-bbc807a2-fd5b-48a7-99d1-cf06d0a41547.html


[3] Time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years

https://blog.google/products/earth/timelapse-in-google-earth/


[4] RMS addresses the free software community

https://www.fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the-free-software-community


[5] Deno 1.9

https://deno.com/blog/v1.9


[6] How People Get Rich Now

http://paulgraham.com/richnow.html


[7] Just Be Rich

https://keenen.xyz/just-be-rich/


[8] My startup failed, then I found out I was unemployable

https://davesullivan.is/my_startup_failed_then_i_found_out_i_was_unemployable.html


[9] Chaos Computer Club calls for immediate moratorium on contact tracing app Luca

https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2021/luca-app-ccc-fordert-bundesnotbremse


[10] FLoC Away from Chrome

https://www.floc-away-from-chrome.com/


[11] An RFC that adds support for Rust to the Linux kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1023


[12] School custodian refuses to download app that monitors location, got her fired

https://www.cbc.ca/news/gopublic/tattleware-privacy-employment-1.5978337


[13] System76 Developing “Cosmic” Desktop Environment

https://blog.system76.com/post/648371526931038208/cosmic-to-arrive-in-june-release-of-popos-2104


[14] Show HN: DeepHN – Full-text search of 30M Hacker News posts and linked webpages

https://deephn.org


[15] Use console.log() like a pro (2020)

https://markodenic.com/use-console-log-like-a-pro/


[16] SQLite the only database you will ever need in most cases

https://unixsheikh.com/articles/sqlite-the-only-database-you-will-ever-need-in-most-cases.html


[17] $7.5B In Stolen Bitcoin from 2016 Bitfinex Hack has just been moved

https://twitter.com/CryptoWhale/status/1382392286819057668


[18] Linus Torvalds on Rust support in kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1099


[19] QUIC and HTTP/3 Support Now in Firefox Nightly and Beta

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/quic-and-http-3-support-now-in-firefox-nightly-and-beta/


[20] Cohort IDs can be collected over time to create cross-site tracking IDs

https://github.com/WICG/floc/issues/100


[21] Cloudflare Pages is now Generally Available

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-pages-ga/


[22] Kelly Criterion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_criterion


[23] Are the top websites using WebGL for fingerprinting?

https://jonatron.github.io/webgl-fingerprinting/


[24] Apple doesn’t seem to care about top-grossing scams on the App Store

https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1381986746661892096


[25] The brain ‘rotates’ memories to save them from new sensations

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-brain-rotates-memories-to-save-them-from-new-sensations-20210415/


[26] FTP is 50 years old

https://www.filestash.app/2021/04/16/ftp-is-50-years-old/


[27] OpenSearch: AWS fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/introducing-opensearch/


[28] Google misled consumers about the collection and use of location data

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/google-misled-consumers-about-the-collection-and-use-of-location-data


[29] YouTube suspends account for linking to a PhD research on WPA2 vulnerability

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/mq00n9/cannot_post_to_youtube_for_a_week_got_a_strike/


HackerNews top stories #52

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 04, 2021 to Apr 11, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google’s copying of the Java SE API was fair use [pdf]

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf


[1] I refused to become an FBI informant, the government put me on the no fly list

https://www.aclu.org/news/national-security/i-refused-to-become-an-fbi-informant-and-the-government-put-me-on-the-no-fly-list/


[2] uBlock Origin works best on Firefox

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-Origin-works-best-on-Firefox


[3] Embrace the Grind

https://jacobian.org/2021/apr/7/embrace-the-grind/


[4] PDFs from HTML

HTTPS://pdf.math.dev


[5] New HIV vaccine with a 97% antibody response rate in phase I human trials

https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/141892/novel-hiv-vaccine-approach-shows-promise-in-landmark-first-in-human-trial/


[6] Programming is hard

https://dorinlazar.ro/2021-02-programming-is-hard/


[7] 34% of remote workers would quit rather than return to full-time office work

https://www.psychnewsdaily.com/a-third-of-wfh-employees-say-theyd-rather-quit-than-return-to-full-time-office-work/


[8] Screw it, I’ll host it myself

https://www.markozivanovic.com/screw-it-ill-host-it-myself/


[9] Ask HN: What tech job would let me get away with the least real work possible?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26721951


[10] Eliminating Data Races in Firefox

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/eliminating-data-races-in-firefox-a-technical-report/


[11] An Interview with the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

https://www.thecut.com/2021/04/a-q-and-a-with-the-man-who-keeps-uploading-my-feet-to-wikifeet.html


[12] Wuffs’ PNG image decoder

https://nigeltao.github.io/blog/2021/fastest-safest-png-decoder.html


[13] Vgpu_unlock: Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs

https://github.com/DualCoder/vgpu_unlock


[14] Breaking GitHub Private Pages for $35k

https://robertchen.cc/blog/2021/04/03/github-pages-xss


[15] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak/facebook-does-not-plan-to-notify-half-billion-users-affected-by-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[16] Ubiquiti all but confirms breach response iniquity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ubiquiti-all-but-confirms-breach-response-iniquity/


[17] Donation page “not compliant with Google Play Policies”

https://agateau.com/2021/google-does-not-want-you-to-tell-your-players-about-your-donation-page/


[18] A man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate in 1965

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5978289/this-man-is-looking-for-the-friends-who-shipped-him-overseas-in-a-crate-in-1965-1.5978296


[19] Yahoo Answers to shut down May 4, 2021

https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN35642.html


[20] Amazon workers vote against unionizing in Alabama

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-is-ahead-in-union-vote-as-tallying-set-to-resume-11617960604


[21] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[22] Signal adds a payments feature with a privacy-focused cryptocurrency

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-mobilecoin-payments-messaging-cryptocurrency/


[23] Ink 1.0 – Open-source scripting language for interactive narrative

https://www.inklestudios.com/2021/02/22/ink-version-1.html


[24] Brave disables Chromium FLoC features

https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/8468


[25] Rust in the Android Platform

https://security.googleblog.com/2021/04/rust-in-android-platform.html


[26] Elixir and Phoenix after two years

https://nts.strzibny.name/elixir-phoenix-after-two-year/


[27] Apache Mesos to be moved to Attic

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rab2a820507f7c846e54a847398ab20f47698ec5bce0c8e182bfe51ba%40%3Cdev.mesos.apache.org%3E


[28] How to make a Python package in 2021

https://antonz.org/python-packaging/


[29] Writing tools I learned from The Economist

https://builtbywords.substack.com/p/writing-tools-i-learned-from-the


HackerNews top stories #51

HackerNews most popular stories from Mar 28, 2021 to Apr 04, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/whistleblower-ubiquiti-breach-catastrophic/


[1] Microsoft Coffee

https://www.microsoftcoffee.org/


[2] Suez Canal says traffic in channel resumes after stranded ship refloated

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-suezcanal-ship-floated/suez-canal-says-traffic-in-channel-resumes-after-stranded-ship-refloated-idUSKBN2BL1S9


[3] ‘Fake’ Amazon workers defend company on Twitter

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56581266


[4] Female Founder Secrets: Men Clamming Up

https://femfosec.com/men-clamming-up/


[5] 533M Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

https://www.businessinsider.com/stolen-data-of-533-million-facebook-users-leaked-online-2021-4


[6] Let’s fix font size

https://tonsky.me/blog/font-size/


[7] Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS

https://therecord.media/google-collects-20-times-more-telemetry-from-android-devices-than-apple-from-ios/


[8] Signed Char Lotte

https://nickdrozd.github.io/2021/03/30/signed-char-lotte.html


[9] Unsplash is being acquired by Getty Images

https://unsplash.com/blog/unsplash-getty/


[10] Moderna mRNA sequence released to GitHub [pdf]

https://github.com/NAalytics/Assemblies-of-putative-SARS-CoV2-spike-encoding-mRNA-sequences-for-vaccines-BNT-162b2-and-mRNA-1273/blob/main/Assemblies%20of%20putative%20SARS-CoV2-spike-encoding%20mRNA%20sequences%20for%20vaccines%20BNT-162b2%20and%20mRNA-1273.docx.pdf


[11] Gallup: U.S. church membership dips below 50% for first time

https://www.axios.com/church-membership-gallup-26cc020b-5405-417a-a786-e10c286a30db.html


[12] Addiction to Outrage (2020)

https://medium.com/the-bad-influence/your-addiction-to-outrage-is-ruining-your-life-9effebdfeaca


[13] Android’s new Bluetooth stack rewrite (Gabeldorsh) is written with Rust

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/system/bt/+/master/gd/rust/


[14] Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2021/03/Cancer-diagnoses-implies-patients-wait-for-Medicare.html


[15] PayPal launches crypto checkout service

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-paypal-exclusive-idUSKBN2BM10N


[16] The Norway Problem

https://hitchdev.com/strictyaml/why/implicit-typing-removed/


[17] YouTube to Remove Dislikes

https://twitter.com/YouTube/status/1376942486594150405


[18] This Blog is now hosted on a GPS/LTE modem

https://nns.ee/blog/2021/04/01/modem-blog.html


[19] UP: A tool for writing Linux pipes with instant live preview

https://github.com/akavel/up


[20] Developer tools can be magic but instead collect dust

http://www.pathsensitive.com/2021/03/developer-tools-can-be-magic-instead.html


[21] Sublime Text 4

https://vimeo.com/529550701


[22] IRS guidance for thieves, drug dealers, and corrupt officials

https://taxfoundation.org/irs-guidance-thieves-drug-dealers-and-corrupt-officials/


[23] The political case for a blanket cryptocurrency ban

https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/banbitcoin.html


[24] Pfizer 91% effective in updated data, protective against South African variant

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2BO55Y


[25] Copyright infringement by German contact tracing app

https://github.com/thesimj/jBaseZ85/issues/1


[26] Icecream: Never use print() to debug again in Python

https://github.com/gruns/icecream


[27] Zero click vulnerability in Apple’s macOS Mail

https://mikko-kenttala.medium.com/zero-click-vulnerability-in-apples-macos-mail-59e0c14b106c


[28] Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is back in its all-online format

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/03/apples-worldwide-developers-conference-is-back-in-its-all-online-format/


[29] Japan’s cherry blossom ‘earliest peak since records began’

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56574142


HackerNews top stories #50

HackerNews most popular stories from Mar 21, 2021 to Mar 28, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] All my servers have an 8 GB empty file on disk

https://brianschrader.com/archive/why-all-my-servers-have-an-8gb-empty-file/


[1] Why the Wuhan lab leak theory shouldn’t be dismissed

https://eu.usatoday.com/in-depth/opinion/2021/03/22/why-covid-lab-leak-theory-wuhan-shouldnt-dismissed-column/4765985001/


[2] Google Removed ClearURLs Extension from Chrome Web Store

https://github.com/ClearURLs/Addon/issues/102


[3] Is that ship still stuck?

https://istheshipstillstuck.com/


[4] Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace

https://www.bell-labs.com/institute/blog/plan-9-bell-labs-cyberspace/


[5] SQLite is not a toy database

https://antonz.org/sqlite-is-not-a-toy-database/


[6] Backblaze submitting names and sizes of files in B2 buckets to Facebook

https://twitter.com/Benjojo12/status/1373707799054712836


[7] ‘Do Not Split’: A Hong Kong protest film

https://fieldofvision.org/do-not-split


[8] Reddit is banning any Aimee Challenor mention. UK public figure and Reddit admin

https://old.reddit.com/r/ukpolitics/comments/mbbm2c/welcome_back_subreddit_statement/


[9] Crystal 1.0 – What to expect

https://crystal-lang.org/2021/03/22/crystal-1.0-what-to-expect.html


[10] Only Google is really allowed to crawl the web

https://knuckleheads.club/


[11] RIP Google Reader

https://www.ripgooglereader.com/


[12] Reddit’s most popular subreddits go private in protest against ‘censorship’

https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/677190-reddit-private-community-aimee-challenor-censorship


[13] Employees are happier when led by people with deep expertise (2016)

https://hbr.org/2016/12/if-your-boss-could-do-your-job-youre-more-likely-to-be-happy-at-work


[14] The solution of the Zodiac killer’s 340-character cipher

https://blog.wolfram.com/2021/03/24/the-solution-of-the-zodiac-killers-340-character-cipher/


[15] The S in IoT is for Security

https://puri.sm/posts/the-s-in-iot-is-for-security/


[16] Live feed from Iceland erupting volcano

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/20/live-feed-from-iceland-volcano


[17] Cancel We The Web? (2020)

https://www.wetheweb.org/post/cancel-we-the-web


[18] Apt Encounters of the Third Kind

https://igor-blue.github.io/2021/03/24/apt1.html


[19] The End of AMP?

https://www.lafoo.com/the-end-of-amp/


[20] TLS 1.0, 1.1 officially deprecated

https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8996/


[21] Chrome’s address bar will use https:// by default

https://blog.chromium.org/2021/03/a-safer-default-for-navigation-https.html


[22] Rust 1.51

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2021/03/25/Rust-1.51.0.html


[23] U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Facebook appeal in user tracking lawsuit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-facebook/u-s-supreme-court-rebuffs-facebook-appeal-in-user-tracking-lawsuit-idUSKBN2BE1TX


[24] Suez canal blocked by a massive ship

https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1374438210315513864


[25] GPT Neo: open-source GPT model, with pretrained 1.3B & 2.7B weight models

https://github.com/EleutherAI/gpt-neo/


[26] Intel chief Pat Gelsinger: Too many chips made in Asia

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56512430


[27] The Raspberry Pi can boot off NVMe SSDs now

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/raspberry-pi-can-boot-nvme-ssds-now


[28] Technical interview methods pale in comparison to playing Factorio with someone

https://erikmcclure.com/blog/factorio-is-best-interview-we-have/


[29] Why every single element of SOLID is wrong

https://dannorth.net/2021/03/16/cupid-the-back-story/


HackerNews top stories #49

HackerNews most popular stories from Mar 14, 2021 to Mar 21, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] GitHub, fuck your name change

https://mooseyanon.medium.com/github-f-ck-your-name-change-de599033bbbe


[1] Audacity 3.0

https://www.audacityteam.org/audacity-3-0-0-released/


[2] Rockstar thanks GTA Online player who fixed load times, official update coming

https://www.pcgamer.com/rockstar-thanks-gta-online-player-who-fixed-poor-load-times-official-update-coming/


[3] Charts.css

https://chartscss.org/


[4] Demoscene accepted as UNESCO cultural heritage in Germany

http://demoscene-the-art-of-coding.net/2021/03/20/demoscene-accepted-as-unesco-cultural-heritage-in-germany/


[5] Tweeting “Memphis” autolocks your Twitter account

https://twitter.com/SwiftOnSecurity/status/1371183849712009219


[6] HN was down

https://twitter.com/HNStatus/status/1371525940656803848


[7] Young female Japanese biker is 50-year-old man using FaceApp

https://mothership.sg/2021/03/japanese-biker-actually-man/


[8] Manim – an animation engine for explanatory math videos

https://3b1b.github.io/manim/index.html


[9] We found and fixed a rare race condition in our session handling

https://github.blog/2021-03-18-how-we-found-and-fixed-a-rare-race-condition-in-our-session-handling/


[10] Click

https://clickclickclick.click/


[11] Milky Way, 12 years, 1250 hours of exposures and 125 x 22 degrees of sky

https://astroanarchy.blogspot.com/2021/03/gigapixel-mosaic-of-milky-way-1250.html


[12] Duke Nukem 3D Mirror Universe

https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1372766463556083715


[13] security.txt

https://securitytxt.org/


[14] Reddit investors adopt 3,500 gorillas in six days

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56416954


[15] The Art of Warez Documents the Lost ANSI Art Scene (2019)

https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/film/the-art-of-warez-documents-the-lost-ansi-art-scene/


[16] Why are tar.xz files 15x smaller when using Python’s tar compared to macOS tar?

https://superuser.com/questions/1633073/why-are-tar-xz-files-15x-smaller-when-using-pythons-tar-library-compared-to-mac


[17] Java 16

http://jdk.java.net/16/


[18] TikTok wants to keep tracking iPhone users with state-backed workaround

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03/chinas-tech-giants-test-way-around-apples-new-privacy-rules/


[19] Ask HN: What are some “10x” software product innovations you have experienced?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26477507


[20] How to Design Programs (2014)

https://htdp.org/2018-01-06/Book/


[21] Moore’s Law for Everything

https://moores.samaltman.com/


[22] Pangolin – Mobile AMD laptop with Ryzen CPU and Radeon graphics

https://system76.com/laptops/pangolin?its-the-same-url-but-the-content-has-changed-thank-you


[23] Irish webapp to recreate pub atmosphere at home today

https://soundsofthepub.com/


[24] Wrecking sandwich traders for fun and profit

https://github.com/Defi-Cartel/salmonella


[25] Focalboard – a self-hosted alternative to Trello, Notion, and Asana

https://www.focalboard.com/


[26] Flatpak – a security nightmare – 2 years later (2020)

http://flatkill.org/2020/


[27] It’s time to build: a New World’s Fair

https://www.cameronwiese.com/blog/worlds-fair


[28] Tesla’s “full self driving” beta is potentially dangerous

https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a35878363/teslas-full-self-driving-beta-is-just-laughably-bad-and-potentially-dangerous/


[29] Show HN: Sorted CSS Colors – Sort the named CSS colors in a nice way

https://enes.in/sorted-colors


HackerNews top stories #48

HackerNews most popular stories from Mar 07, 2021 to Mar 14, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Dhcpcd Will Need a New Maintainer

https://roy.marples.name/archives/dhcpcd-discuss/0003457.html


[1] “ISO obstructs adoption of standards by paywalling them”

https://twitter.com/TimSweeneyEpic/status/1368637789248626699


[2] Apple has gone to extraordinary lengths to make scroll bars invisible

https://twitter.com/simonw/status/1369708900216270849


[3] U.S. senators reintroduce bill to make daylight saving time permanent

https://fox8.com/news/u-s-senators-reintroduce-bill-to-make-daylight-saving-time-permanent/


[4] Bill Gates Says that Bitcoin is bad For the Planet

https://www.technologyelevation.com/2021/03/bill-gates-says-that-bitcoin-is-bad-for.html


[5] Modern action films fetishize the body even as they desexualize it

https://bloodknife.com/everyone-beautiful-no-one-horny/


[6] UK to depart from GDPR

https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/news/uk-to-depart-from-gdpr/5107685.article


[7] Baserow.io – Self-hosted Airtable alternative

https://baserow.io/


[8] Israel, Cyprus and Greece agree to link power grids via subsea cable

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN2B015M


[9] What’s New in SQLite 3.35

https://nalgeon.github.io/sqlite-3-35/


[10] Has Y Combinator lost its way when the latest company is a Mac only widget?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/m2ypbx/has_y_combinator_lost_its_way_as_a_leading/


[11] Write libraries instead of services, where possible

http://catern.com/services.html


[12] My bank sent me 64 copies of the same debit card

https://old.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/m2x83h/my_bank_sent_me_64_copies_of_the_same_debit_card/


[13] Webmention.io

https://webmention.io/


[14] Julia Receives DARPA Award to Accelerate Electronics Simulation by 1,000x

https://juliacomputing.com/media/2021/03/darpa-ditto/


[15] Four times I felt discriminated against for being a female developer

https://betterprogramming.pub/4-times-i-felt-discriminated-against-for-being-a-female-developer-b9579f696a5


[16] New algorithm breaks speed limit for solving linear equations

https://www.quantamagazine.org/new-algorithm-breaks-speed-limit-for-solving-linear-equations-20210308/


[17] Fire declared in OVH SBG2 datacentre building

http://travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id=49471&


[18] UK businesses caught buying five-star Google reviews

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56321576


[19] T-Mobile to share customers’ data with advertisers unless they opt out

https://thehill.com/policy/technology/542303-t-mobile-to-share-customers-web-mobile-app-data-with-advertisers-unless


[20] Zapier reached a $5B valuation with $1.3M of funding

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2021/03/08/zapier-bootstraps-to-5-billion-valuation/


[21] Why asynchronous Rust doesn’t work

https://theta.eu.org/2021/03/08/async-rust-2.html


[22] When did writing in major newspapers become so bad?

https://mleverything.substack.com/p/when-did-writing-in-major-newspapers


[23] Git: Malicious repositories can execute remote code while cloning

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/03/09/3


[24] Write Simply

http://paulgraham.com/simply.html


[25] Why I don’t like Tailwind CSS

https://www.aleksandrhovhannisyan.com/blog/why-i-dont-like-tailwind-css


[26] Vitalik escalates ETH 2.0 merge as miners plan a 51% attack

https://our.status.im/vitalik-escalates-eth-2-0-merge-as-miners-plan-a-51-attack/


[27] Shops return to rural Sweden but are now staff-free

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56237988


[28] When the prison banned board games, we played chess in our minds

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2021/02/11/when-the-prison-banned-board-games-we-played-chess-in-our-minds


[29] I Bought a Business for $0

https://every.to/superorganizers/how-i-bought-a-business-for-0


HackerNews top stories #47

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 28, 2021 to Mar 07, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70%

https://nee.lv/2021/02/28/How-I-cut-GTA-Online-loading-times-by-70/


[1] It Can Happen to You

https://www.mattkeeter.com/blog/2021-03-01-happen/


[2] Are Xiaomi browsers spyware? Yes, they are (2020)

https://palant.info/2020/05/04/are-xiaomi-browsers-spyware-yes-they-are…/


[3] Beyond Meat signs global supply deals with McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut

https://agfundernews.com/beyond-meat-signs-global-supply-deals-with-mcdonalds-yum-brands.html


[4] Flutter 2

https://developers.googleblog.com/2021/03/announcing-flutter-2.html


[5] Valve’s Proton Has Enabled 7000 Windows Games on Linux

https://boilingsteam.com/7000-windows-games-working-on-linux-with-proton/


[6] Git’s list of banned C functions

https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/banned.h


[7] “User engagement” is code for “addiction”

https://medium.com/swlh/user-engagement-is-code-for-addiction-a2f50d36d7ac


[8] Brave buys a search engine, promises no tracking, no profiling

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/03/brave_buys_a_search_engine/


[9] The MIT Press launches Direct to Open

https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-launches-direct-open


[10] US Senators call on FCC to raise broadband definition to 100Mbs down and up

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22312065/fcc-highspeed-broadband-service-ajit-pai-bennet-angus-king-rob-portman


[11] Apple Card Disabled My iCloud, App Store, and Apple ID Accounts

https://dcurt.is/apple-card-can-disable-your-icloud-account


[12] ‘Hovering ship’ photographed off Cornish coast by walker

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719


[13] NASA’s Perseverance rover sends stunning images

https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-56238018


[14] Use Touch ID for Sudo on Mac

https://davidwalsh.name/touch-sudo


[15] 30k U.S. organizations newly hacked via holes in Microsoft Exchange Server

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/at-least-30000-u-s-organizations-newly-hacked-via-holes-in-microsofts-email-software/


[16] Dolt is Git for Data: a SQL database that you can fork, clone, branch, merge

https://github.com/dolthub/dolt#dolt


[17] Show HN: Svelte NodeGUI, a lightweight Electron alternative with native UI

https://github.com/nodegui/svelte-nodegui


[18] Open source projects should run office hours

https://simonwillison.net/2021/Feb/19/office-hours/


[19] Killing TurboTax

https://kunle.app/feb-2021-how-to-dismantle-turbotax.html


[20] Parsing can become accidentally quadratic because of sscanf

https://github.com/biojppm/rapidyaml/issues/40


[21] The lessons of Fukushima – Nuclear power must be well regulated, not ditched

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/03/06/nuclear-power-must-be-well-regulated-not-ditched


[22] Okta to Acquire Auth0 for $6.5B

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/okta-is-buying-security-rival-auth0-for-6point5-billion-stock-falls.html


[23] jQuery 3.6.0

http://blog.jquery.com/2021/03/02/jquery-3-6-0-released/


[24] PipeWire: The Linux audio/video bus

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/847412/d7826b1353e33734


[25] NYTimes Peru N-Word: My side of the story, in four parts

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95


[26] 100Mbps uploads and downloads should be US broadband standard, senators say

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/100mbps-uploads-and-downloads-should-be-us-broadband-standard-senators-say/


[27] Google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-stop-selling-ads-based-on-your-specific-web-browsing-11614780021


[28] Google no longer wanted to sponsor the AI ethics conference

https://www.heise.de/news/Google-als-Sponsor-fuer-KI-Ethik-Konferenz-nicht-mehr-erwuenscht-5070341.html


[29] Live feed of Starship SN10 flight test

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1367250900041953280