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HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 04, 2020 to Oct 11, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Show HN: I made a site where you practice typing by retyping entire novels

http://typelit.io


[1] Apple tells Telegram to take down protestor channels in Belarus

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apple-telegram-belarus/


[2] We Hacked Apple for 3 Months

https://samcurry.net/hacking-apple/


[3] Show HN: I built a Rotten Tomatoes-style platform for durable products

https://www.buyforlifeproducts.com/


[4] Trump administration announces overhaul of H1B visa program requiring higher pay

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-announces-overhaul-of-h-1b-visa-program-11602017434


[5] Stop the Earn IT Bill Before It Breaks Encryption

https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption-a7904e20-2083-4d5e-88ae-44ee5fef7a5d


[6] Missing Covid-19 test data was caused by the ill-thought-out use of Excel

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54423988


[7] Recycling was a lie to sell more plastic, recycling industry veteran says

https://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/the-passionate-eye/recycling-was-a-lie-a-big-lie-to-sell-more-plastic-industry-experts-say-1.5735618


[8] AMD Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 announcement

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iuiO6rqYV4o


[9] Full-Bleed Layout Using CSS Grid

https://www.joshwcomeau.com/css/full-bleed/


[10] They’re Made Out of Meat (1991)

https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html


[11] ProtonMail CEO calls Apple’s forced in-app purchases ‘Mafia extortion’

https://www.techspot.com/news/87043-protonmail-ceo-calls-apple-forced-app-purchases-mafia.html


[12] IBM is splitting itself into two public companies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ibm-divestiture/ibm-to-break-up-109-year-old-company-to-focus-on-cloud-growth-idUSKBN26T1TZ


[13] Google’s Supreme Court faceoff with Oracle was a disaster for Google

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/googles-supreme-court-faceoff-with-oracle-was-a-disaster-for-google/


[14] DigitalOcean App Platform

https://pages.news.digitalocean.com/Y0V490bXc00o40036IE0WDo


[15] Matt Levine makes sense of Wall Street like none other

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/business/matt-levine-bloomberg.html


[16] Darling: macOS Translation Layer for Linux

https://www.darlinghq.org/


[17] Running a Unix-like OS on a home-built CPU with a home-built C compiler

https://fuel.edby.coffee/posts/how-we-ported-xv6-os-to-a-home-built-cpu-with-a-home-built-c-compiler/


[18] Eddie Van Halen has died

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/06/834995224/eddie-van-halen-guitar-hero-dies-at-65


[19] Android In a Box – Run Android applications on any GNU/Linux operating system

https://anbox.io/


[20] I built a lay-down desk

https://blog.luap.info/drafts/i-built-a-lay-down-desk.html?hnn


[21] Cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-amazon-returns-1.5753714


[22] Twilio set to acquire Segment for $3.2B

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/10/09/twilio-to-acquire-cloud-startup-segment-for-3-billion/


[23] How I remember what I learn

https://vasilishynkarenka.com/learning/


[24] Leaving Mozilla

https://davidwalsh.name/leaving-mozilla


[25] PS5 Teardown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAY-jAjm0w


[26] “35-50% of clicks on Reddit Ads are fraudulent”

https://www.reddit.com/r/redditads/comments/ikfmln/3550_of_clicks_on_reddit_ads_are_fraudulent/


[27] 100k Stars

http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/


[28] Git scraping: track changes over time by scraping to a Git repository

https://simonwillison.net/2020/Oct/9/git-scraping/


[29] If pay had kept pace with productivity gains, minimum wage would be $24 an hour

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/21/if-worker-pay-had-kept-pace-productivity-gains-1968-todays-minimum-wage-would-be-24


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