HackerNews top stories #79

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 10, 2021 to Oct 17, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] IoT hacking and rickrolling my high school district

https://whitehoodhacker.net/posts/2021-10-04-the-big-rick


[1] Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/legal/canon-sued-for-disabling-scanner-when-printers-run-out-of-ink/


[2] Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/amazon-india-rigging/


[3] Open Source Tractor

https://opensourceecology.dozuki.com/c/LifeTrac


[4] Dislike button would improve Spotify’s recommendations

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/dislike-button-would-improve-spotifys-recommendations


[5] Apple silently fixes iOS zero-day, asks bug reporter to keep quiet

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-silently-fixes-ios-zero-day-asks-bug-reporter-to-keep-quiet/


[6] Gitlab from YC to IPO

https://blog.ycombinator.com/gitlab-from-yc-to-ipo/


[7] Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-most-canadians-believe-facebook-harms-their-mental-health-survey-2/


[8] Governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website

https://missouriindependent.com/2021/10/14/missouri-governor-vows-criminal-prosecution-of-reporter-who-found-flaw-in-state-website/


[9] Apple Joins Blender Development Fund

https://www.blender.org/press/apple-joins-blender-development-fund/


[10] Major nuclear fusion milestone reached as ‘ignition’ triggered in a lab

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/228373/major-nuclear-fusion-milestone-reached-ignition/


[11] Southwest operational meltdown as hundreds of flights canceled or delayed

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-meldown/


[12] PinePhone Pro Announced

https://www.pine64.org/pinephonepro/


[13] Adobe uses DMCA to nuke project that keeps Flash alive, secure and adware free

https://torrentfreak.com/adobe-uses-dmca-to-nuke-project-that-keeps-flash-alive-secure-adware-free-211012/


[14] Oculess – Removes account requirements and telemetry from Oculus Quest devices

https://github.com/basti564/Oculess


[15] Why HN is the way it is, and why we hope it will stay that way

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27161491


[16] AWS Lambda Cold Start Times

https://filia-aleks.medium.com/aws-lambda-battle-2021-performance-comparison-for-all-languages-c1b441005fd1


[17] Covid lesson: trust the public with hard truths

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02758-2


[18] The 100 MHz 6502

http://www.e-basteln.de/computing/65f02/65f02/


[19] Is going to the office a broken way of working?

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/office-space/is-going-to-the-office-a-broken-way-of-working


[20] Every search bar looks like a URL bar to users

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/10/every-search-bar-looks-like-a-url-bar-to-users/


[21] Michelin Airless

https://www.michelin.com/en/innovation/vision-concept/airless/


[22] Ubuntu 21.10

https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-21-10-has-landed


[23] FTC Puts Hundreds of Businesses on Notice about Fake Reviews

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/10/ftc-puts-hundreds-businesses-notice-about-fake-reviews-other


[24] OVH is down along with its status page

https://status.ovh.com


[25] I keep making things out of checkboxes

https://www.bryanbraun.com/2021/09/21/i-keep-making-things-out-of-checkboxes/


[26] Solving NP-hard puzzles with the oldest trick in the book

https://davidkoloski.me/blog/intelligent-brute-forcing/


[27] Fosscord is a free open-source discord compatible chat, voice and video platform

https://github.com/fosscord/fosscord


[28] Peter Norvig Leaves Google to Join Stanford HAI

https://hai.stanford.edu/news/peter-norvig-todays-most-pressing-questions-ai-are-human-centered


[29] A variable signal at heart of the Milky Way

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211012080039.htm


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