HackerNews top stories #15

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HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 19, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Amazon met with startups about investing, then launched competing products

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-tech-startup-echo-bezos-alexa-investment-fund-11595520249


[1] Turns out half the internet has a single-point-of-failure called “Cloudflare”

https://easydns.com/blog/2020/07/20/turns-out-half-the-internet-has-a-single-point-of-failure-called-cloudflare/


[2] Systems Design for Advanced Beginners

https://robertheaton.com/2020/04/06/systems-design-for-advanced-beginners/


[3] Show HN: TinyPilot – Build a KVM over IP using a Raspberry Pi

https://mtlynch.io/tinypilot/


[4] Breach exposed more than one million DNA profiles on a major genealogy database

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/hackers-gedmatch-dna-privacy


[5] First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System Around a Sun-Like Star Captured by ESO

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2011/?lang


[6] Invert, always, invert

https://www.anup.io/2020/07/20/invert-always-invert/


[7] The FBI is secretly using Sabre as a global travel surveillance tool

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/07/16/the-fbi-is-secretly-using-a-2-billion-company-for-global-travel-surveillance–the-us-could-do-the-same-to-track-covid-19


[8] Editorial board of Index and more than 70 staff members resign

https://index.hu/english/2020/07/24/editorial_board_of_index_resigns/


[9] Show HN: 3D Book Image CSS Generator

https://3d-book-css.netlify.app/


[10] Ask HN: Is all of FAANG like this?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23917131


[11] Nubank acquires Cognitect

https://cognitect.com/blog/2020/07/23/Cognitect-Joins-Nubank


[12] Experimental blood test detects cancer up to four years before symptoms appear

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experimental-blood-test-detects-cancer-up-to-four-years-before-symptoms-appear/


[13] When Hubble stared at nothing for 100 hours (2015)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2015/04/24/when-hubble-stared-at-nothing-for-100-hours/


[14] Who still needs the office? U.S. companies start cutting space

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-results-realestate/who-still-needs-the-office-u-s-companies-start-cutting-space-idUSKCN24N2NL


[15] Fixing Mass Effect black blobs on modern AMD CPUs

https://cookieplmonster.github.io/2020/07/19/silentpatch-mass-effect/


[16] The Four Quadrants of Conformism

http://paulgraham.com/conformism.html


[17] Cold Showers: For when people get too hyped up about things

https://github.com/hwayne/awesome-cold-showers


[18] Medium is not the home for your ideas

https://hulry.com/medium-vs-own-blog/


[19] The NBA bans customers from putting ‘freehongkong’ on customized league jerseys

https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1282731020647895043


[20] DIY Video Hosting

https://tyler.io/diy-video-hosting/


[21] Put tiny businesses back into residential neighborhoods

https://www.fastcompany.com/90530672/with-downtowns-staying-abandoned-put-tiny-businesses-back-into-residential-neighborhoods


[22] LSD Chemist William Pickard to Be Released from Prison

https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/william-leonard-pickard-lsd/


[23] Fawkes: Image “Cloaking” for Personal Privacy

http://sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes/


[24] Y Combinator has lost its soul: A YC founder’s perspective

https://twitter.com/AdamNeumannsCoS/status/1285651161723342848


[25] Any claim without a URI should be treated as suspicious

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/07/any-claim-without-a-uri-should-be-treated-as-suspicious/


[26] Perseverance Toward Life Goals Can Fend Off Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/05/goals-perseverance


[27] On Liberating My Smartwatch from Cloud Services

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5863


[28] OpenAI should now change their name to ClosedAI

https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/aqwcyx/discussion_openai_should_now_change_their_name_to/


[29] Tired of note-taking apps

https://akkshaya.blog/2020/07/19/note-taking/


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