HackerNews top stories #22

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HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 06, 2020 to Sep 13, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] BitTorrent v2

https://blog.libtorrent.org/2020/09/bittorrent-v2/


[1] Security by obscurity is underrated

https://utkusen.com/blog/security-by-obscurity-is-underrated.html


[2] The Long-Term Stock Exchange Opens for Business

https://blog.ltse.com/the-long-term-stock-exchange-opens-for-business-38b13f51e87b


[3] Relativty – An open-source VR headset

https://www.relativty.com/


[4] How Big Oil Misled the Public into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled


[5] Attention is your scarcest resource

https://www.benkuhn.net/attention/


[6] Tech firms face growing resentment of parent employees during Covid-19

https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-firms-face-growing-resentment-of-parent-employees-during-covid-19/


[7] Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429635/amazon-keith-alexander-board-of-directors-nsa-cyber-command


[8] Why I link to Wayback Machine instead of original web content

https://hawaiigentech.com/post/commentary/why-i-link-to-waybackmachine-instead/


[9] ‘Ugh fields’, or why you can’t even bear to think about that task

https://medium.com/@robertwiblin/ugh-fields-or-why-you-can-t-even-bear-to-think-about-that-task-5941837dac62


[10] The Right to Repair could help address a critical shortage in school computers

https://uspirg.org/blogs/blog/usp/right-repair-could-help-address-critical-shortage-school-computers#new_tab


[11] Ad Fraud on LinkedIn

https://www.samueljscott.com/2020/09/08/linkedin-ad-fraud/


[12] AT&T’s current 5G is slower than 4G in nearly every city tested by PCMag

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/atts-current-5g-is-slower-than-4g-in-nearly-every-city-tested-by-pcmag/


[13] Noita – roguelite where every pixel is simulated

https://noitagame.com/


[14] Emacs is special regarding UIs

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2020-09/msg00286.html


[15] Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/dozens-scientific-journals-have-vanished-internet-and-no-one-preserved-them


[16] The Unix timestamp will begin with 16 this Sunday

https://www.unixtimestamp.com/


[17] Nikola: How to Parlay an Ocean of Lies into a Partnership with GM

https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/


[18] Annoying website features I face as a blind person

https://bighack.org/5-most-annoying-website-features-i-face-as-a-blind-screen-reader-user-accessibility/


[19] Ami, a tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/ami-the-tiny-cube-on-wheels-that-french-14-year-olds-can-drive


[20] Elixir Is Erlang, not Ruby

https://preslav.me/2020/09/06/elixir-is-not-ruby-elixir-is-erlang/


[21] New Zealand is about to test long-range wireless power transmission

https://singularityhub.com/2020/08/30/new-zealand-is-about-to-test-long-range-wireless-power-transmission/


[22] FTC Is Investigating Intuit over TurboTax Practices

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ftc-is-investigating-intuit-over-turbotax-practices


[23] Super Mario Bros. 3 in 3 Minutes – World Record Speedrun Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWbZFj-cLvk


[24] I still use WordPerfect 6.2 for DOS

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24411333


[25] PayPal is currently blocking all transactions containing the word “tardigrade”

https://twitter.com/ArchieMcPhee/status/1304434532293046272


[26] Show HN: Mimestream, a native macOS email client for Gmail

https://mimestream.com


[27] Why do so many people want us back in the office?

https://paulitaylor.com/2020/09/12/why-do-so-many-people-want-us-back-in-the-office/


[28] Pregnancy Test Doom: Doom running on a pregnancy test

https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1302820468819288066


[29] Non-Posix File Systems

https://weinholt.se/articles/non-posix-filesystems/


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