HackerNews top stories #27

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HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 11, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] AWS forked my project and launched it as its own service

https://twitter.com/tim_nolet/status/1317061818574082050


[1] Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time

https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-first-room-temperature-superconductor-20201014/


[2] A warning about Glassdoor

https://www.reddit.com/r/jobs/comments/jbod57/a_warning_about_glassdoor/


[3] Animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the Middle Ages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgD6gyi0Wk


[4] Dropbox Converts to Permanent WFH

https://www.businessinsider.com/dropbox-letting-all-employees-work-from-home-permanently-2020-10


[5] Facebook account banned after linking Oculus account

https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/japo1j/facebook_account_banned_within_10_minutes/


[6] Facebook, Twitter block the NY Post from posting

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/twitter-cites-hacked-materials-policy-to-justify-censorship-of-ny-post-hunter-biden-article/


[7] Twitter and Facebook’s action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54552101


[8] Google disabled my husband’s account

https://twitter.com/miguelytob/status/1315749803041619981


[9] The AMD Radeon Graphics Driver Makes Up Roughly 10.5% of the Linux Kernel

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.9-AMDGPU-Stats


[10] Congress should invest in open-source software

https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/why-congress-should-invest-in-open-source-software/


[11] 2.1M of the oldest Usenet posts are now online for anyone to read

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pky7km/usenet-archive-utzoo-online


[12] Rust After the Honeymoon

http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2020/10/11/rust-after-the-honeymoon/


[13] HashiCorp Boundary

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/hashicorp-boundary


[14] The Serverless Revolution Has Stalled

https://www.infoq.com/articles/serverless-stalled/


[15] Waypoint: Build, deploy, and release applications across any platform

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/announcing-waypoint


[16] So you want to build an embedded Linux system?

https://jaycarlson.net/embedded-linux/


[17] Hum to Search Song

https://blog.google/products/search/hum-to-search


[18] ElectronJS alternative: SciterJS – HTML/CSS/JS in 4.5 MB executable

https://github.com/c-smile/sciter-js-sdk


[19] iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

https://www.apple.com/


[20] Ferrari is bricked during upgrade due to no mobile reception while underground

https://old.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/j914fh/dude_comes_straight_from_the_dealership_for_a/


[21] Google employees are free to speak up, except on antitrust

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/technology/google-employees-antitrust.html


[22] YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-idUSKBN26Z1VD


[23] Netflix is creating a problem by cancelling TV shows too soon

https://www.insider.com/netflix-tv-shows-cancelled-ending-2020-9


[24] We Need a Nuclear New Deal, Not a Green New Deal

https://www.thebellows.org/we-need-a-nuclear-new-deal-not-a-green-new-deal/


[25] Police killings more likely in agencies that get military gear, data shows

https://www.ajc.com/news/police-killings-more-likely-in-agencies-that-get-military-gear-data-shows/MBPQ2ZE3XFHR5NIO37BKONOCGI/


[26] Welcome to the Old Internet Again

http://theoldnet.com/


[27] 14,000x Speedup (2015)

http://james.hiebert.name/blog/work/2015/09/14/CS-FTW.html


[28] PRISM – NSA surveillance program did not prevent a single terrorist attack

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/nsa-phone-surveillance-illegal-expensive/


[29] Show HN: I made earrings that work like earphones

https://peripherii.com


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