HackerNews top stories #28

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HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 18, 2020 to Oct 25, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube-dl has received a DMCA takedown from RIAA

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/10/2020-10-23-RIAA.md


[1] U.S. Accuses Google of Illegally Protecting Monopoly

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/20/technology/google-antitrust.html


[2] Facebook Container for Firefox

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/facebookcontainer/


[3] Bongo Cat

https://bongo.cat


[4] Apple’s apps bypass firewalls like LittleSnitch and LuLu on macOS Big Sur

https://twitter.com/patrickwardle/status/1318465421796782082


[5] I am an Uighur who faced China’s concentration camps

https://www.varsity.co.uk/interviews/19990


[6] PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network

https://www.reuters.com/article/paypal-cryptocurrency/paypal-to-allow-cryptocurrency-buying-selling-and-shopping-on-its-network-idINL1N2HB14U


[7] This page is a truly naked, brutalist HTML quine

https://secretgeek.github.io/html_wysiwyg/html.html


[8] I reverse engineered McDonalds’ internal API

https://twitter.com/rashiq/status/1319346264992026624


[9] Gravity is not a force – free-fall parabolas are straight lines in spacetime

https://timhutton.github.io/GravityIsNotAForce/


[10] YouTube-dl is now part of GitHub/dmca.git

https://github.com/github/dmca/tree/416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f


[11] Face ID and Touch ID for the Web

https://webkit.org/blog/11312/meet-face-id-and-touch-id-for-the-web/


[12] Hands-Free Coding: How I develop software using dictation and eye-tracking

https://joshwcomeau.com/accessibility/hands-free-coding/


[13] How Discord Won

https://ianvanagas.com/2020/10/19/how-discord-won/


[14] Pandoc – A universal document converter

https://pandoc.org/


[15] No-till no-herbicide farming system in trial since 1981

https://rodaleinstitute.org/science/farming-systems-trial/


[16] James Randi Has Died

https://web.randi.org/home/james-randi-has-died


[17] Early Work

http://paulgraham.com/early.html


[18] Spotify revises TOS to allow transfers of user-created playlists

https://twitter.com/songshift/status/1318916343819882501


[19] Notes on My Colon Cancer

https://www.charlieharrington.com/colon-cancer


[20] Tom Lehrer releases song lyrics to public domain

https://tomlehrersongs.com/


[21] Reading too much political news is bad for your well-being

https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/10/reading-too-much-political-news-bad-happiness/616651


[22] Quibi Is Shutting Down

https://www.wsj.com/articles/quibi-weighs-shutting-down-as-problems-mount-11603301946


[23] You can no longer reinstall CS 2 or 3 even if you have the original disks

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite.html


[24] Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsin

https://www.theverge.com/21507966/foxconn-empty-factories-wisconsin-jobs-loophole-trump


[25] The world needs nuclear power and we shouldn’t be afraid of it

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/10/21/the-world-needs-nuclear-power-and-we-shouldnt-be-afraid-of-it/#59d658b56576


[26] Nokia selected by NASA to build cellular network on the moon

https://www.reuters.com/article/nokia-nasa-moon-idUSKBN2741JR


[27] Palo Alto Networks sends cease-and-desist letter to take down review videos

https://orca.security/cybersecurity-community-transparency/


[28] Microsoft Tilecode

https://microsoft.github.io/tilecode/


[29] Monospace: A JavaScript demo in 1021 bytes, winner of the demo competition

http://www.p01.org/MONOSPACE/


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