HackerNews top stories #40

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 10, 2021 to Jan 17, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google Safe Browsing can kill a startup

https://gomox.medium.com/google-safe-browsing-can-kill-your-startup-7d73c474b98d


[1] GNOME has no thumbnails in the file picker and my toilets are blocked

https://jayfax.neocities.org/mediocrity/gnome-has-no-thumbnails-in-the-file-picker.html


[2] Thanks HN: You helped save a company that now helps thousands make a living

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25792719


[3] Stealing Your Private YouTube Videos, One Frame at a Time

https://bugs.xdavidhu.me/google/2021/01/11/stealing-your-private-videos-one-frame-at-a-time/


[4] Signal community: Reminder: Please be nice

https://community.signalusers.org/t/reminder-please-be-nice/21217


[5] Europe Is Guaranteeing Citizens the Right to Repair

https://reasonstobecheerful.world/europe-guarantee-right-to-repair-ifixit/


[6] Response to “WireGuard: great protocol, but skip the Mac app”

https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/wireguard/2020-December/006226.html


[7] Signal is having technical difficulties

HTTPS://status.signal.org/


[8] 70TB of Parler users’ messages, videos, and posts leaked by security researchers

https://cybernews.com/news/70tb-of-parler-users-messages-videos-and-posts-leaked-by-security-researchers/


[9] Tell HN: Aaron Swartz died today, 8 years ago

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25731566


[10] How Silicon Valley destroyed Parler

https://greenwald.substack.com/p/how-silicon-valley-in-a-show-of-monopolistic


[11] Apple removes first-party firewall exemption in macOS 11.2 beta 2

https://twitter.com/patrickwardle/status/1349488392732491776


[12] Sci-Hub Is Now on the ‘Uncensorable Web’

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/pirated-academic-database-sci-hub-is-now-on-the-uncensorable-web-2021-01-11


[13] If it will matter after today, don’t talk about it in a chat room

https://critter.blog/2021/01/12/if-it-matters-after-today-stop-talking-about-it-in-a-chat-room/


[14] What Silicon Valley gets about engineers that traditional companies do not

https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/what-silicon-valley-gets-right-on-software-engineers/


[15] We don’t need data scientists, we need data engineers

https://www.mihaileric.com/posts/we-need-data-engineers-not-data-scientists/


[16] Null

https://popey.com/blog/2021/01/null/


[17] WRT54G History: The Router That Accidentally Went Open Source

https://tedium.co/2021/01/13/linksys-wrt54g-router-history/


[18] Ubiquiti Networks Breach

https://mailchi.mp/ubnt/account-notification?e=30527b2904


[19] Algorithms for Decision Making

http://algorithmsbook.com/


[20] Parler drops offline after Amazon pulls support

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55615214


[21] Visa and Plaid Abandon Merger After Antitrust Division’s Suit to Block

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/visa-and-plaid-abandon-merger-after-antitrust-division-s-suit-block


[22] Stripe bans Trump campaign

https://www.axios.com/payment-processor-stripe-bans-trump-campaign-0f55ff23-973b-4168-9f9c-0992b9a26d08.html


[23] BeagleV – An affordable RISC-V computer designed to run Linux

https://beaglev.seeed.cc/


[24] Facebook buying ads for Messenger to be top result when you search for ‘Signal’

https://twitter.com/signalapp/status/1348079223701794819/


[25] Aquafaba

http://aquafaba.com/index.html


[26] Intel CEO Bob Swan to step down, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger to replace him

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/13/intel-ceo-bob-swan-to-step-down-in-february.html


[27] Teamspeak 5 to be based on the Matrix protocol

https://community.teamspeak.com/t/teamspeak-5-beta-bug-report-bbcode-not-working-channel-commander-not-shown/14670/4


[28] Tell HN: Dropbox now requires access to contacts for Google login

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25789603


[29] Twitter shuts down account of Sci-Hub

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/01/twitter-shuts-down-account-sci-hub-pirated-papers-website


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