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HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 13, 2020 to Sep 20, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] When you browse Instagram and find Tony Abbott’s passport number

https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram


[1] Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40B

https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion-creating-worlds-premier-computing-company-for-the-age-of-ai


[2] Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87


[3] This electrical transmission tower has a problem

https://twitter.com/tubetimeus/status/1306359385656946688


[4] Tell HN: Never search for domains on Godaddy.com

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24506303


[5] Chuck Feeney Is Now Officially Broke

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2020/09/15/exclusive-the-billionaire-who-wanted-to-die-brokeis-now-officially-broke/#2d2d3103a2aa


[6] We now consider Moment.js to be a legacy project in maintenance mode

https://momentjs.com/docs/#/-project-status/


[7] Nova by Panic

https://nova.app/


[8] The Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity (2017)

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/691462?journalCode=jacr


[9] Microsoft’s underwater data centre resurfaces after two years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54146718


[10] Vue.js 3

https://github.com/vuejs/vue-next/releases/tag/v3.0.0


[11] 21 years after the request OpenPGP support gets added to Thunderbird

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22687


[12] Remembering my father

https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Remembering-Bill-Gates-Sr?WT.mc_id=20200915000000_Remembering-Bill-Gates-Sr_BG-TW_&WT.tsrc=BGTW


[13] Raspberry Pi 4 can finally boot directly from USB

https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/issues/28


[14] Teacher’s low-tech laptop hack to display handwritten notes for online class

https://mothership.sg/2020/09/cd-zoom-hack-camera-teacher/


[15] Cloudflare and the Wayback Machine, joining forces for a more reliable Web

http://blog.archive.org/2020/09/17/internet-archive-partners-with-cloudflare-to-help-make-the-web-more-useful-and-reliable/


[16] Material Shell – A modern desktop interface for GNOME

https://material-shell.com/


[17] FreeCAD: A free and open source multiplatform 3D parametric modeler

https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD


[18] GitHub CLI 1.0

https://github.blog/2020-09-17-github-cli-1-0-is-now-available/


[19] I lost €4k in a Facebook scam

https://github.com/Niek/Niek/blob/master/facebook-scam/README.md


[20] DuckDB – An embeddable SQL database like SQLite, but supports Postgres features

https://duckdb.org/


[21] The majority of 18- to 29-year-olds in the US are now living with their parents

https://www.axios.com/working-from-parents-home-82414f13-156f-43c2-aafa-733bd7541146.html


[22] Phosphine detected in the atmosphere of Venus – an indicator of possible life?

https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus


[23] Signs of Life discovered on Venus and atmosphere

https://twitter.com/brianroemmele/status/1304984620304232448


[24] Use long flags when scripting (2013)

https://changelog.com/posts/use-long-flags-when-scripting


[25] Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok in U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-drops-out-of-bidding-for-tiktoks-u-s-operations-11600039821


[26] We Don’t Like Our Underground House

https://dengarden.com/misc/The-Pitfalls-of-an-Underground-House


[27] I overslept because iOS 14 disabled my alarm

https://annoying.technology/posts/e82ff3bde8b225e6/


[28] Precursor – A mobile, open source electronics platform

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5921


[29] Your Phone Is Your Castle

https://puri.sm/posts/your-phone-is-your-castle/


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