HackerNews top stories #52

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 04, 2021 to Apr 11, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google’s copying of the Java SE API was fair use [pdf]

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf


[1] I refused to become an FBI informant, the government put me on the no fly list

https://www.aclu.org/news/national-security/i-refused-to-become-an-fbi-informant-and-the-government-put-me-on-the-no-fly-list/


[2] uBlock Origin works best on Firefox

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-Origin-works-best-on-Firefox


[3] Embrace the Grind

https://jacobian.org/2021/apr/7/embrace-the-grind/


[4] PDFs from HTML

HTTPS://pdf.math.dev


[5] New HIV vaccine with a 97% antibody response rate in phase I human trials

https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/141892/novel-hiv-vaccine-approach-shows-promise-in-landmark-first-in-human-trial/


[6] Programming is hard

https://dorinlazar.ro/2021-02-programming-is-hard/


[7] 34% of remote workers would quit rather than return to full-time office work

https://www.psychnewsdaily.com/a-third-of-wfh-employees-say-theyd-rather-quit-than-return-to-full-time-office-work/


[8] Screw it, I’ll host it myself

https://www.markozivanovic.com/screw-it-ill-host-it-myself/


[9] Ask HN: What tech job would let me get away with the least real work possible?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26721951


[10] Eliminating Data Races in Firefox

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/eliminating-data-races-in-firefox-a-technical-report/


[11] An Interview with the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

https://www.thecut.com/2021/04/a-q-and-a-with-the-man-who-keeps-uploading-my-feet-to-wikifeet.html


[12] Wuffs’ PNG image decoder

https://nigeltao.github.io/blog/2021/fastest-safest-png-decoder.html


[13] Vgpu_unlock: Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs

https://github.com/DualCoder/vgpu_unlock


[14] Breaking GitHub Private Pages for $35k

https://robertchen.cc/blog/2021/04/03/github-pages-xss


[15] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak/facebook-does-not-plan-to-notify-half-billion-users-affected-by-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[16] Ubiquiti all but confirms breach response iniquity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ubiquiti-all-but-confirms-breach-response-iniquity/


[17] Donation page “not compliant with Google Play Policies”

https://agateau.com/2021/google-does-not-want-you-to-tell-your-players-about-your-donation-page/


[18] A man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate in 1965

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5978289/this-man-is-looking-for-the-friends-who-shipped-him-overseas-in-a-crate-in-1965-1.5978296


[19] Yahoo Answers to shut down May 4, 2021

https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN35642.html


[20] Amazon workers vote against unionizing in Alabama

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-is-ahead-in-union-vote-as-tallying-set-to-resume-11617960604


[21] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[22] Signal adds a payments feature with a privacy-focused cryptocurrency

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-mobilecoin-payments-messaging-cryptocurrency/


[23] Ink 1.0 – Open-source scripting language for interactive narrative

https://www.inklestudios.com/2021/02/22/ink-version-1.html


[24] Brave disables Chromium FLoC features

https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/8468


[25] Rust in the Android Platform

https://security.googleblog.com/2021/04/rust-in-android-platform.html


[26] Elixir and Phoenix after two years

https://nts.strzibny.name/elixir-phoenix-after-two-year/


[27] Apache Mesos to be moved to Attic

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rab2a820507f7c846e54a847398ab20f47698ec5bce0c8e182bfe51ba%40%3Cdev.mesos.apache.org%3E


[28] How to make a Python package in 2021

https://antonz.org/python-packaging/


[29] Writing tools I learned from The Economist

https://builtbywords.substack.com/p/writing-tools-i-learned-from-the


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