HackerNews top stories #59

HackerNews most popular stories from May 23, 2021 to May 30, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube approves ad by Belarusian gov with journalist from hijackd Ryanair plane

https://twitter.com/TadeuszGiczan/status/1397200848145559552


[1] Amazon acquires MGM for $8.5B

https://www.reuters.com/technology/amazon-snaps-up-james-bond-owner-mgm-845-bln-streaming-war-heats-up-2021-05-26/


[2] One man’s fight for the right to repair broken MacBooks

https://columbianewsservice.com/2021/05/21/one-mans-fight-for-the-right-to-repair-broken-macbooks/


[3] Booking.com gives €28m in bonuses to three top execs; Took €65m in State aid

https://nltimes.nl/2021/05/28/bookingcom-gives-eu28m-bonuses-three-top-execs-took-eu65m-state-aid


[4] I quit my job to focus on SerenityOS full time

https://awesomekling.github.io/I-quit-my-job-to-focus-on-SerenityOS-full-time/


[5] It’s virtually impossible to read old iMessages and they take up tons of storage

https://keydiscussions.com/2021/05/28/apple-charges-for-storing-gigabytes-worth-of-old-imessages-you-cant-reliably-access/


[6] Life after an internet mob attack

https://pasquale.cool/internet-mob


[7] M1racles: An Apple M1 covert channel vulnerability

https://m1racles.com/


[8] It’s probably time to stop recommending Clean Code (2020)

https://qntm.org/clean?tw=


[9] EU bans Belarusian airlines from European skies

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57236489


[10] Belarus ‘diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57219860


[11] MDN Plus

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/plus


[12] Neovim 0.5 is overpowering

https://crispgm.com/page/neovim-is-overpowering.html


[13] Trials begin on lozenge that rebuilds tooth enamel

https://dental.washington.edu/trials-begin-on-lozenge-that-rebuilds-tooth-enamel/


[14] Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57219860


[15] Use native context menus on Mac OS

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34572


[16] Baltic airlines reroute flights to avoid Belarus airspace

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1416084/baltic-airlines-reroute-flights-to-avoid-belarus-airspace


[17] The phrase “welcome back” on a page causes Safari to autofill a password

https://github.com/livewire-ui/spotlight/issues/25


[18] Gentoo Freenode channels have been hijacked

https://www.gentoo.org/news/2021/05/26/gentoo-freenode-channels-hijacked.html


[19] Collusion rings threaten the integrity of computer science research

https://m-cacm.acm.org/magazines/2021/6/252840-collusion-rings-threaten-the-integrity-of-computer-science-research/fulltext


[20] The media’s lab leak fiasco

https://www.slowboring.com/p/the-medias-lab-leak-fiasco


[21] World Now Likely to Hit Watershed 1.5 °C Rise in Next 5 Years

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/05/1092842


[22] Launch HN: Fig (YC S20) – Autocomplete for the Terminal

https://fig.io?ref=hn


[23] Twitter confirms Twitter Blue

https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1398022730553860102


[24] Y Combinator backed MMO metaverse game is a blatant scam

https://www.pcgamer.com/dreamworld-infinite-world-mmo-kickstarter-fiasco/


[25] Benzene detected in many sunscreen products

https://www.valisure.com/blog/valisure-news/valisure-detects-benzene-in-sunscreen/


[26] Rare Vietnam War images from the winning side, 1965-1975

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vietnam-war-images-from-vietnamese-photographers/


[27] The Limits to Blockchain Scalability

https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/05/23/scaling.html


[28] Freenode are now routinely hijacking channels that indicate they moved to Libera

https://lwn.net/Articles/857252/


[29] Magit 3.0 Released

https://emacsair.me/2021/05/25/magit-3.0/


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