HackerNews top stories #50

HackerNews most popular stories from Mar 21, 2021 to Mar 28, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] All my servers have an 8 GB empty file on disk

https://brianschrader.com/archive/why-all-my-servers-have-an-8gb-empty-file/


[1] Why the Wuhan lab leak theory shouldn’t be dismissed

https://eu.usatoday.com/in-depth/opinion/2021/03/22/why-covid-lab-leak-theory-wuhan-shouldnt-dismissed-column/4765985001/


[2] Google Removed ClearURLs Extension from Chrome Web Store

https://github.com/ClearURLs/Addon/issues/102


[3] Is that ship still stuck?

https://istheshipstillstuck.com/


[4] Plan 9 from Bell Labs in Cyberspace

https://www.bell-labs.com/institute/blog/plan-9-bell-labs-cyberspace/


[5] SQLite is not a toy database

https://antonz.org/sqlite-is-not-a-toy-database/


[6] Backblaze submitting names and sizes of files in B2 buckets to Facebook

https://twitter.com/Benjojo12/status/1373707799054712836


[7] ‘Do Not Split’: A Hong Kong protest film

https://fieldofvision.org/do-not-split


[8] Reddit is banning any Aimee Challenor mention. UK public figure and Reddit admin

https://old.reddit.com/r/ukpolitics/comments/mbbm2c/welcome_back_subreddit_statement/


[9] Crystal 1.0 – What to expect

https://crystal-lang.org/2021/03/22/crystal-1.0-what-to-expect.html


[10] Only Google is really allowed to crawl the web

https://knuckleheads.club/


[11] RIP Google Reader

https://www.ripgooglereader.com/


[12] Reddit’s most popular subreddits go private in protest against ‘censorship’

https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/677190-reddit-private-community-aimee-challenor-censorship


[13] Employees are happier when led by people with deep expertise (2016)

https://hbr.org/2016/12/if-your-boss-could-do-your-job-youre-more-likely-to-be-happy-at-work


[14] The solution of the Zodiac killer’s 340-character cipher

https://blog.wolfram.com/2021/03/24/the-solution-of-the-zodiac-killers-340-character-cipher/


[15] The S in IoT is for Security

https://puri.sm/posts/the-s-in-iot-is-for-security/


[16] Live feed from Iceland erupting volcano

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/20/live-feed-from-iceland-volcano


[17] Cancel We The Web? (2020)

https://www.wetheweb.org/post/cancel-we-the-web


[18] Apt Encounters of the Third Kind

https://igor-blue.github.io/2021/03/24/apt1.html


[19] The End of AMP?

https://www.lafoo.com/the-end-of-amp/


[20] TLS 1.0, 1.1 officially deprecated

https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc8996/


[21] Chrome’s address bar will use https:// by default

https://blog.chromium.org/2021/03/a-safer-default-for-navigation-https.html


[22] Rust 1.51

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2021/03/25/Rust-1.51.0.html


[23] U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Facebook appeal in user tracking lawsuit

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-facebook/u-s-supreme-court-rebuffs-facebook-appeal-in-user-tracking-lawsuit-idUSKBN2BE1TX


[24] Suez canal blocked by a massive ship

https://twitter.com/jsrailton/status/1374438210315513864


[25] GPT Neo: open-source GPT model, with pretrained 1.3B & 2.7B weight models

https://github.com/EleutherAI/gpt-neo/


[26] Intel chief Pat Gelsinger: Too many chips made in Asia

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56512430


[27] The Raspberry Pi can boot off NVMe SSDs now

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/raspberry-pi-can-boot-nvme-ssds-now


[28] Technical interview methods pale in comparison to playing Factorio with someone

https://erikmcclure.com/blog/factorio-is-best-interview-we-have/


[29] Why every single element of SOLID is wrong

https://dannorth.net/2021/03/16/cupid-the-back-story/


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