HackerNews top stories #17

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HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 02, 2020 to Aug 09, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/germany-plans-to-dim-lights-at-night-to-save-insects/ar-BB17BlkR


[1] Laws of UX

https://lawsofux.com/


[2] 20GB leak of Intel data: whole Git repositories, dev tools, backdoor mentions

https://twitter.com/deletescape/status/1291405688204402689


[3] Moved a server from one building to another with zero downtime

https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/i3xbjb/rant_sorta_physically_moved_a_server_today/


[4] Frances Allen has died

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/08/remembering-frances-allen/


[5] Show HN: I built an After Effects for dummies

https://storycreatorapp.com


[6] Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/04/latest-firefox-rolls-out-enhanced-tracking-protection-2-0-blocking-redirect-trackers-by-default/


[7] A ride that takes 10^20k years to complete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2

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


[8] US to ban transactions with ByteDance and WeChat in 45 days

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/US-China-tensions/Trump-to-ban-transactions-with-ByteDance-and-Tencent-in-45-days


[9] Apple takes legal action against small company with pear logo

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apple-legal-action-pear-logo/


[10] In spite of an increase in Internet speed, webpage speeds have not improved

https://www.nngroup.com/articles/the-need-for-speed/


[11] I’m Open Sourcing the Have I Been Pwned Code Base

https://www.troyhunt.com/im-open-sourcing-the-have-i-been-pwned-code-base/


[12] Math Overflow users resolve PhD thesis crisis

https://mathoverflow.net/questions/366765/issue-update-in-graph-theory-different-definitions-of-edge-crossing-numbers


[13] Y Combinator Startup Library 2.0

https://www.ycombinator.com/library


[14] Microsoft Fast Design

https://www.fast.design/docs/introduction


[15] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (August 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24038520


[16] 1Password for Linux development preview

https://discussions.agilebits.com/discussion/114964/


[17] Scientists rename human genes to stop MS Excel from misreading them as dates

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates


[18] SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashes Down in the Gulf of Mexico

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/02/science/spacex-nasa-return.html


[19] The Truth Is Paywalled but the Lies Are Free

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2020/08/the-truth-is-paywalled-but-the-lies-are-free/


[20] Atlassian tells employees they can work from home forever

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/07/atlassian-tells-employees-they-can-work-from-home-indefinitely.html


[21] SpaceX test flight of Starship SN-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJR4gZBLMNw


[22] US travel firm $4.5M ransom negotiation open chat

https://twitter.com/jc_stubbs/status/1289199296328298497


[23] Thomas Sowell interview

https://www.city-journal.org/thomas-sowell-race-poverty-culture


[24] The Art of Not Thinking

http://tiffanymatthe.com/not-thinking


[25] Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison as new lawsuit against Uber filed

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/04/anthony-levandowski-sentenced-to-18-months-in-prison-as-new-4b-lawsuit-against-uber-is-filed


[26] Making Advanced GUI Applications with Godot

https://medium.com/swlh/what-makes-godot-engine-great-for-advance-gui-applications-b1cfb941df3b


[27] To head off regulators, Google makes certain words taboo

https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/08/07/google-documents-show-taboo-words-antitrust


[28] Oatly: The New Coke?

https://divinations.substack.com/p/oatly-the-new-coke#


[29] We quit our jobs to build a cabin

https://www.outsideonline.com/2415766/friends-diy-cabin-build-washington


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