HackerNews top stories #56

HackerNews most popular stories from May 02, 2021 to May 09, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] White House eyes subsidies for nuclear plants to help meet climate targets

https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/white-house-eyes-subsidies-nuclear-plants-help-meet-climate-targets-sources-2021-05-05/


[1] Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-threatens-to-make-ios-users-pay-please-do-it-mr-zuckerberg/


[2] LiveLeak shuts down after 15 years online

https://techstartups.com/2021/05/05/liveleak-shuts-15-years-online/


[3] The Unix Magic Poster

https://jpmens.net/2021/04/09/the-unix-magic-poster/


[4] Why I Work on Ads

https://www.jefftk.com/p/why-i-work-on-ads


[5] Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach

https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/amazon-reviews-leak-report/


[6] The Instagram ads Facebook won’t show you

https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see


[7] HTML Tips (2020)

https://markodenic.com/posts/html-tips/


[8] Rust’s Most Unrecognized Contributor

https://brson.github.io/2021/05/02/rusts-most-unrecognized-contributor


[9] Chrome extension recommends local businesses while shopping on Amazon or eBay

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/buy-nearby/egoikpnpdihpdfenconkdnndbnhcfmkj


[10] I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/16/experience-ive-had-the-same-supper-for-10-years


[11] Analytics Suggest 96% of Users Leave App Tracking Disabled in iOS 14.5

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/07/most-iphone-users-app-tracking-opt-out/


[12] Observable Plot

https://observablehq.com/@observablehq/introducing-observable-plot


[13] Back in 1993, I was taking a number theory class

https://twitter.com/EricLengyel/status/1389106103179378689


[14] Cinder: Instagram’s performance-oriented fork of CPython

https://github.com/facebookincubator/cinder


[15] Practical SQL for Data Analysis

https://hakibenita.com/sql-for-data-analysis


[16] On Incels, Dead Bedrooms and the Hard Problems of Loneliness

https://residentcontrarian.substack.com/p/on-incels-dead-bedrooms-and-the-hard


[17] Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

https://massivelyop.com/2021/05/04/activision-blizzard-q1-2021-financials-blizzard-maus-down-to-27m/


[18] World’s biggest jeweller, Pandora, to drop mined diamonds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56972562


[19] ClearURLs – automatically remove tracking elements from URLs

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


[20] Talk cancelled due to slides critical of Google and Facebook

https://twitter.com/randfish/status/1389279726305353730


[21] Live feed of Starship SN15 flight test

https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/index.html


[22] Evidence from leaked account data on how elites use offshore banking [pdf]

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/What-lies-beneath_Collin.pdf


[23] Multitasking hurts performance and may even damage the brain (2018)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-successful-people-dont-multitask-dr-travis-bradberry/


[24] TimescaleDB raises $40M

https://blog.timescale.com/blog/40-million-to-help-developers-measure-everything-that-matters/


[25] How Big Tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/amazon-apple-facebook-google-acquisitions/


[26] Peloton recalling all treadmills after reports of injuries, one death

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/peloton-recalling-all-treadmills-after-reports-of-injuries-one-death.html


[27] Beyond Burger: 90% less greenhouse emissions, 99% less water, and 93% less land (2018)

http://css.umich.edu/publication/beyond-meats-beyond-burger-life-cycle-assessment-detailed-comparison-between-plant-based


[28] What3Words sends legal threat to security researcher for sharing an alternative

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/30/what3words-legal-threat-whatfreewords/


[29] The Linux kernel has surpassed one million git commits

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/


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