HackerNews top stories #19

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HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 16, 2020 to Aug 23, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Facebook account now required to login to Oculus devices

https://www.oculus.com/blog/a-single-way-to-log-into-oculus-and-unlock-social-features/


[1] Ask HN: Why is Reddit on mobile so obsessed with making me use their app?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24208958


[2] Can’t you just right click?

https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/unsigned.html


[3] Degoogle: Cutting Google out of your life

https://degoogle.jmoore.dev/


[4] I fear App Review is getting too powerful (2015) [pdf]

https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/015127.pdf


[5] New academic journal only publishes ‘unsurprising’ research rejected by others

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5146761/new-academic-journal-only-publishes-unsurprising-research-rejected-by-others-1.5146765


[6] Telegram messaging app proves crucial to Belarus protests

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-08-21/telegram-messaging-app-crucial-belarus-protests


[7] Fast.ai releases new deep learning course, libraries, and book

https://www.fast.ai/2020/08/21/fastai2-launch/


[8] Umami: Self-hosted open-source alternative to Google Analytics

https://umami.is/


[9] Moving from YouTube to PeerTube

https://battlepenguin.com/tech/moving-from-youtube-to-peertube/


[10] Efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better

https://psyche.co/ideas/why-efficiency-is-dangerous-and-slowing-down-makes-life-better


[11] Dependency

https://xkcd.com/2347/


[12] Lightroom app update wipes users’ photos and presets, Adobe says not recoverable

https://petapixel.com/2020/08/20/lightroom-app-update-wipes-users-photos-and-presets-adobe-says-they-are-not-recoverable/


[13] If founders treated their investors the same way they treated their employees

https://software.rajivprab.com/2020/08/18/if-founders-treated-their-investors-the-same-way-they-treated-their-employees/


[14] Canon’s cloud platform has lost users’ files and can’t restore them

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/canon-websites-held-to-ransom-by-hackers


[15] Apple to kill Epic’s accounts on Friday the 28th

https://twitter.com/EpicNewsroom/status/1295430127455596544


[16] Laying the foundation for Rust’s future

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2020/08/18/laying-the-foundation-for-rusts-future.html


[17] Modeling a Wealth Tax

http://paulgraham.com/wtax.html


[18] What’s Flying Above Us?

https://skycircl.es/donate/


[19] How to contact Google SRE by dropping a shell in Cloud SQL

https://offensi.com/2020/08/18/how-to-contact-google-sre-dropping-a-shell-in-cloud-sql/


[20] The cost of 1GB of mobile data in 228 countries (Feb 2020)

https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/worldwide-data-pricing/


[21] Secret gyms and the economics of prohibition

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/08/11/900895704/secret-gyms-and-the-economics-of-prohibition?s=09


[22] VTM: A Text-Based Desktop Environment

https://vtm.netxs.online/


[23] Apple helped make ‘top secret’ iPod for US government

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53835079


[24] Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/22/21397424/apple-wordpress-apology-iap-free-ios-app


[25] Build tools around workflows, not workflows around tools

https://thesephist.com/posts/tools/


[26] Apple, Epic, and the App Store

https://stratechery.com/2020/apple-epic-and-the-app-store/


[27] Open Problems in Robotics

https://scottlocklin.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/open-problems-in-robotics/


[28] Apple expands independent repair program to Mac after US antitrust investigation

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/17/apple-expands-its-independent-repair-program-to-mac-after-us-antitrust-investigation-examined-companys-repair-policies/


[29] Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/microsoft-put-off-fixing-zero-day-for-2-years/


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