HackerNews top stories #24

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HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 20, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla’s top exec pay going up 400%

http://calpaterson.com/mozilla.html


[1] On the Use of a Life

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2020-09-20-On-the-use-of-a-life.html


[2] I no longer build software

https://github.com/docker/cli/issues/267#issuecomment-695149477


[3] Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B

https://bethesda.net/en/article/1iLtcvwY6Nb1GeKADyDUEX/why-microsoft-is-the-perfect-fit


[4] Embedded PDF viewer in Firefox 81 supports filling forms

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer


[5] They’re deleting my channel, but they don’t know why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAEdFRoOYs0


[6] Amnesia is now open source

https://frictionalgames.com/2020-09-amnesia-is-now-open-source/


[7] Epic, Spotify, and Tinder form advocacy group to push for app store changes

https://appfairness.org/


[8] Firefox’s JIT is getting significantly faster

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/1PHhxBxSehQ


[9] Over 90% of Indian techies in the US are upper-caste Indians

https://www.zdnet.com/article/indias-ancient-caste-system-is-ruining-lives-in-the-valley/


[10] Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute

https://www.statnews.com/2020/09/24/crows-possess-higher-intelligence-long-thought-primarily-human/


[11] Linux Journal Is Back

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-back


[12] Why are Amnesty International monitors not able to observe the Assange hearing?

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/09/why-are-amnesty-international-monitors-not-able-to-observe-the-assange-hearing/


[13] $1 hearing aid could treat millions with hearing loss

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/1-hearing-aid-could-treat-millions-hearing-loss


[14] Wikipedia is getting a new look

https://diff.wikimedia.org/2020/09/23/wikipedia-is-getting-a-new-look-for-the-first-time-in-10-years-heres-why/


[15] Calibre 5.0

https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/fourteen


[16] Ruby 3.0 Preview 1

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2020/09/25/ruby-3-0-0-preview1-released/?hn=t


[17] Firefox 81.0

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/81.0/releasenotes/


[18] How to say no, for the people pleaser who always says yes

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/15/913207918/how-to-say-no-for-the-people-pleaser-who-always-says-yes


[19] The Era of Visual Studio Code

https://blog.robenkleene.com/2020/09/21/the-era-of-visual-studio-code/


[20] BBC Sound Effects made available to download for use under RemArc Licence (2018)

http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/


[21] Mathematics for Programmers [pdf]

https://yurichev.com/writings/Math-for-programmers.pdf


[22] Studio Ghibli releases 400 free-to-use images

http://www.ghibli.jp/info/013344/


[23] PostgreSQL 13

https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/2077/


[24] PG and Jessica

https://blog.samaltman.com/pg-and-jessica


[25] Ask HN: How to learn sales?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24601579


[26] FinCEN Files show trillions in tainted dollars flow freely through major banks

https://www.icij.org/investigations/fincen-files/global-banks-defy-u-s-crackdowns-by-serving-oligarchs-criminals-and-terrorists/


[27] California to Require All New Vehicles Be Zero-Emission by 2035

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-23/california-to-phase-out-gasoline-cars-by-2035-governor-says


[28] Swift System Is Now Open Source

https://swift.org/blog/swift-system/


[29] MS treatment a step closer after drug shown to repair nerve coating

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/25/ms-treatment-step-closer-drug-shown-to-repair-nerve-coating-trial-multiple-sclerosis


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