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HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 30, 2020 to Sep 06, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Ninth Circuit rules NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ call records was illegal

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/02/court-rules-nsa-phone-snooping-illegal-407727


[1] Most-favorited Hacker News posts

https://observablehq.com/@tomlarkworthy/hacker-favourites-analysis


[2] Airline pilots landing at LAX report “a guy in jetpack” flying alongside them

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36096/airline-pilots-landing-at-lax-report-a-guy-in-jetpack-flying-alongside-them-on


[3] Nvidia Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/09/01/nvidia-ceo-geforce-rtx-30-series-gpus/


[4] David Graeber has died

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/03/david-graeber-anthropologist-and-author-of-bullshit-jobs-dies-aged-59


[5] Small nuclear reactors: tiny NuScale reactor gets safety approval

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33896110/tiny-nuclear-reactor-government-approval/


[6] Show HN: Linux sysadmin course, eight years on

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24380969


[7] Winamp Skin Museum

https://skins.webamp.org/


[8] Supporting Linux kernel development in Rust

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/829858/281103f9c6fd0dc2/


[9] Show HN: Learn how WebRTC actually works. A book on the protocols, not just APIs

https://webrtcforthecurious.com/


[10] Htop 3.0

https://github.com/htop-dev/htop/blob/master/ChangeLog


[11] Ubuntu 20.04 LTS’ snap obsession has snapped me off of it

https://personal.jatan.space/2020/09/05/ubuntu-snap-obsession-has-snapped-me-off-of-it/


[12] Reddit gets its app to 50m Play Store downloads

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/02/reddit-gets-its-app-to-50-million-play-store-downloads-mostly-by-making-the-mobile-web-experience-miserable/


[13] Police-issued “courtesy cards” help friends and family out of minor infractions

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gxa4/pba-card-police-courtesy-cards


[14] SoftBank unmasked as ‘Nasdaq whale’ that stoked tech rally

https://www.ft.com/content/75587aa6-1f1f-4e9d-b334-3ff866753fa2


[15] The First Randomized Controlled Trial on Vitamin D and Covid-19

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960076020302764


[16] App Review process updates

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=84w3e5bm


[17] After 48 years, Democrats endorse nuclear energy in platform

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2020/08/23/after-48-years-democrats-endorse-nuclear-energy-in-platform/#3c7687df5829


[18] Amazon deletes job listings for analysts to track ‘labor organizing threats’

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj4aqw/amazon-hiring-intelligence-analyst-to-track-labor-organizing-threats


[19] Lunar – macOS utility to set brightness and volume on external monitors

https://lunar.fyi


[20] How I built a keyboard/video/mouse switch for my two 4k monitors

https://haim.dev/posts/2020-07-28-dual-monitor-kvm/


[21] Deep learning job postings have collapsed in the past six months

https://twitter.com/fchollet/status/1300137812872765440


[22] Thirty years ago today I made the final gold masters for Monkey Island

https://grumpygamer.com/thirty_years_ago


[23] Why has college gotten so expensive in the last 30 years? A blank check in 1993

https://medium.com/@andrewghobrial/why-has-college-gotten-so-expensive-in-the-last-30-years-3505af9aded8


[24] React is becoming a black box

https://jaredpalmer.com/blog/react-is-becoming-a-black-box


[25] Bardcore

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


[26] Russia opposition leader poisoned with Novichok

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54002880


[27] Amazon drivers are hanging smartphones in trees to get more work

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work


[28] Applebot

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204683


[29] Lesser-known Web APIs

https://blog.greenroots.info/10-lesser-known-web-apis-you-may-want-to-use-ckejv75cr012y70s158n85yhn


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