HackerNews top stories #47

HackerNews most popular stories from Feb 28, 2021 to Mar 07, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70%

https://nee.lv/2021/02/28/How-I-cut-GTA-Online-loading-times-by-70/


[1] It Can Happen to You

https://www.mattkeeter.com/blog/2021-03-01-happen/


[2] Are Xiaomi browsers spyware? Yes, they are (2020)

https://palant.info/2020/05/04/are-xiaomi-browsers-spyware-yes-they-are…/


[3] Beyond Meat signs global supply deals with McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut

https://agfundernews.com/beyond-meat-signs-global-supply-deals-with-mcdonalds-yum-brands.html


[4] Flutter 2

https://developers.googleblog.com/2021/03/announcing-flutter-2.html


[5] Valve’s Proton Has Enabled 7000 Windows Games on Linux

https://boilingsteam.com/7000-windows-games-working-on-linux-with-proton/


[6] Git’s list of banned C functions

https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/banned.h


[7] “User engagement” is code for “addiction”

https://medium.com/swlh/user-engagement-is-code-for-addiction-a2f50d36d7ac


[8] Brave buys a search engine, promises no tracking, no profiling

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/03/brave_buys_a_search_engine/


[9] The MIT Press launches Direct to Open

https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-launches-direct-open


[10] US Senators call on FCC to raise broadband definition to 100Mbs down and up

https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/4/22312065/fcc-highspeed-broadband-service-ajit-pai-bennet-angus-king-rob-portman


[11] Apple Card Disabled My iCloud, App Store, and Apple ID Accounts

https://dcurt.is/apple-card-can-disable-your-icloud-account


[12] ‘Hovering ship’ photographed off Cornish coast by walker

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-56286719


[13] NASA’s Perseverance rover sends stunning images

https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-56238018


[14] Use Touch ID for Sudo on Mac

https://davidwalsh.name/touch-sudo


[15] 30k U.S. organizations newly hacked via holes in Microsoft Exchange Server

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/03/at-least-30000-u-s-organizations-newly-hacked-via-holes-in-microsofts-email-software/


[16] Dolt is Git for Data: a SQL database that you can fork, clone, branch, merge

https://github.com/dolthub/dolt#dolt


[17] Show HN: Svelte NodeGUI, a lightweight Electron alternative with native UI

https://github.com/nodegui/svelte-nodegui


[18] Open source projects should run office hours

https://simonwillison.net/2021/Feb/19/office-hours/


[19] Killing TurboTax

https://kunle.app/feb-2021-how-to-dismantle-turbotax.html


[20] Parsing can become accidentally quadratic because of sscanf

https://github.com/biojppm/rapidyaml/issues/40


[21] The lessons of Fukushima – Nuclear power must be well regulated, not ditched

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/03/06/nuclear-power-must-be-well-regulated-not-ditched


[22] Okta to Acquire Auth0 for $6.5B

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/03/okta-is-buying-security-rival-auth0-for-6point5-billion-stock-falls.html


[23] jQuery 3.6.0

http://blog.jquery.com/2021/03/02/jquery-3-6-0-released/


[24] PipeWire: The Linux audio/video bus

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/847412/d7826b1353e33734


[25] NYTimes Peru N-Word: My side of the story, in four parts

https://donaldgmcneiljr1954.medium.com/nytimes-peru-n-word-part-one-introduction-57eb6a3e0d95


[26] 100Mbps uploads and downloads should be US broadband standard, senators say

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/100mbps-uploads-and-downloads-should-be-us-broadband-standard-senators-say/


[27] Google to stop selling ads based on your specific web browsing

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-stop-selling-ads-based-on-your-specific-web-browsing-11614780021


[28] Google no longer wanted to sponsor the AI ethics conference

https://www.heise.de/news/Google-als-Sponsor-fuer-KI-Ethik-Konferenz-nicht-mehr-erwuenscht-5070341.html


[29] Live feed of Starship SN10 flight test

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1367250900041953280


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