HackerNews top stories #44

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 07, 2021 to Feb 14, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] 20% of requests for Wikimedia Commons are for one image of a flower

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T273741


[1] MasterCard to open up network to cryptocurrencies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crypto-currency-mastercard/mastercard-to-open-up-network-to-select-cryptocurrencies-idUSKBN2AA2WF


[2] OpenStreetMap proven to be a highly accurate map in top US cities

https://eng.lyft.com/how-lyft-discovered-openstreetmap-is-the-freshest-map-for-rideshare-a7a41bf92ec


[3] Dependency Confusion: How I Hacked Into Apple, Microsoft and Other Companies

https://medium.com/@alex.birsan/dependency-confusion-4a5d60fec610


[4] Police playing music while being filmed, seemingly to trigger copyright filters

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvxb94/is-this-beverly-hills-cop-playing-sublimes-santeria-to-avoid-being-livestreamed


[5] TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans from Filing Taxes for Free (2019)

https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-turbotax-20-year-fight-to-stop-americans-from-filing-their-taxes-for-free


[6] Bitcoin now uses more electricity than Argentina

https://cbeci.org/cbeci/comparisons


[7] Terraria on Stadia cancelled after developer’s Google account gets locked

https://twitter.com/Demilogic/status/1358661842147692549


[8] Tesla buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, may accept it as payment in the future

https://techcrunch.com/2021/02/08/tesla-buys-1-5b-in-bitcoin-may-accept-the-cryptocurrency-as-payment-in-the-future/


[9] Beej’s Guide to Network Programming

https://beej.us/guide/bgnet/html/


[10] “I saw that you spun up an Ubuntu image in Azure”

https://twitter.com/LucaBongiorni/status/1359560585990537216


[11] Samsung Foundry: New $17B Fab in the USA by Late 2023

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16483/samsung-in-the-usa-a-17-billion-usd-fab-by-late-2023


[12] CS193p: Developing Apps for iOS

https://cs193p.sites.stanford.edu/


[13] Github1s – One second to read GitHub code with VS Code

https://github.com/conwnet/github1s


[14] 50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Blame Fat (2016)

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/13/493739074/50-years-ago-sugar-industry-quietly-paid-scientists-to-point-blame-at-fat


[15] Pattern matching accepted for Python

https://lwn.net/Articles/845480/


[16] Kubernetes Failure Stories

https://k8s.af


[17] Viral ‘I’m not a cat’ filter is decades-old software

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-56010156


[18] Show HN: Clerk – all of user management as-a-service, not just authentication

https://clerk.dev/blog/all-of-user-management-not-just-authentication


[19] LinkedIn’s Alternate Universe

https://every.to/divinations/linkedins-alternate-universe-21780381


[20] Swift for TensorFlow Shuts Down

https://github.com/tensorflow/swift


[21] Rust Foundation: Hello, World

https://foundation.rust-lang.org/posts/2021-02-08-hello-world/


[22] Don’t Offer a Free Plan

https://nofreeplan.com


[23] I followed my dreams to get demoted to software developer

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/02/08/moving-from-designer-to-developer-stack-overflow/


[24] Amazon competitor got our belt listing taken down by saying it contains drugs

https://travelhead.medium.com/competitor-reported-our-no-buckle-belts-as-containing-a-dea-controlled-substance-and-got-us-e6df903172a3


[25] Amsterdam displaces London as Europe’s top stocks centre after Brexit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-eu-markets/amsterdam-displaces-london-as-europes-top-stocks-centre-after-brexit-idUSKBN2AB0I8


[26] Creeping as a Service

https://every.to/divinations/creeping-as-a-service-craas


[27] Evidence that the FBI can hack into private Signal messages on a locked iPhone

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2021/02/08/can-the-fbi-can-hack-into-private-signal-messages-on-a-locked-iphone-evidence-indicates-yes/


[28] Kenyan recycles plastic waste into bricks stronger than concrete

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-environment-recycling-idUSKBN2A211N


[29] Dyson air purifier outperformed by cheap DIY box fan filter in Marketplace test

https://www.cbc.ca/1.5900782


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