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HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 29, 2020 to Dec 06, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] AlphaFold: a solution to a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology

https://deepmind.com/blog/article/alphafold-a-solution-to-a-50-year-old-grand-challenge-in-biology


[1] Amazon EC2 Mac Instances

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-use-mac-instances-to-build-test-macos-ios-ipados-tvos-and-watchos-apps/


[2] Stripe Treasury

https://stripe.com/treasury


[3] Drone Footage of Arecibo Observatory Collapse

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/arecibo/


[4] Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/2/22047383/google-spied-workers-before-firing-labor-complaint


[5] Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Slack

https://www.salesforce.com/news/press-releases/2020/12/01/salesforce-definitive-agreement-update/


[6] Radicle: A peer-to-peer alternative to GitHub

http://radicle.xyz#/beta


[7] Amazon reportedly has Pinkerton agents surveil workers who try to form unions

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940196997/amazon-reportedly-has-pinkerton-agents-surveil-workers-who-try-to-form-unions


[8] A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google’s Android user space

https://microg.org/


[9] Netscape and Sun Announce JavaScript (1995)

https://web.archive.org/web/20070916144913/http://wp.netscape.com/newsref/pr/newsrelease67.html


[10] Arecibo Observatory Collapsed

https://www.space.com/arecibo-radio-telescope-collapses


[11] Show HN: I Rebuilt MySpace from 2007

https://spacehey.com/?ref=hn


[12] Why is Apple’s M1 chip so fast?

https://erik-engheim.medium.com/why-is-apples-m1-chip-so-fast-3262b158cba2


[13] S3 Strong Consistency

https://aws.amazon.com/s3/consistency/


[14] Teddit: a free and open-source Reddit front end focused on privacy

https://teddit.net/


[15] Rga: Ripgrep, but also search in PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, zip, tar.gz

https://phiresky.github.io/blog/2019/rga–ripgrep-for-zip-targz-docx-odt-epub-jpg/


[16] An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-ios-zero-click-radio-proximity.html


[17] AWS Lambda pricing now per ms

https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/pricing/


[18] Ethereum 2.0 launches

https://twitter.com/ethereum/status/1333743998637400073


[19] NandGame – Build a Computer from Scratch

http://nandgame.com/


[20] Self-host your fonts for better performance

https://wicki.io/posts/2020-11-goodbye-google-fonts/


[21] Artist releases album called “Ok Google Play Music” on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/4zkEptQvq1lVG0BSPLuLFf?si=1Y4i7boAQc-jCc2IP_BGSw&utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-12-02


[22] The Game UI Database, a comprehensive reference of game interface design

https://www.gameuidatabase.com/


[23] Pfizer Covid vaccine approved for use next week in UK

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55145696


[24] EU pushes for ‘right to disconnect’ from work at home

https://m.dw.com/en/eu-pushes-for-right-to-disconnect-from-work-at-home/a-55803776


[25] CLI Guidelines – A guide to help you write better command-line programs

https://clig.dev/


[26] Colombia is considering legalizing its cocaine industry

https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdv3j/colombia-is-considering-legalizing-its-massive-cocaine-industry


[27] About Google’s approach to research publication – Jeff Dean

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f2kYWDXwhzYnq8ebVtuk9CqQqz7ScqxhSIxeYGrWjK0/preview?pru=AAABdlNwLxs*PKCOHN-Ks0PI5nFrljenMg


[28] 72% of smart TVs and 46% of game consoles hardcode DNS settings

https://labzilla.io/blog/force-dns-pihole


[29] M1 Macs: Truth and Truthiness

https://daringfireball.net/2020/12/m1_macs_truth_and_truthiness


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