HackerNews top stories #84

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 14, 2021 to Nov 21, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Apple announces Self Service Repair

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/11/apple-announces-self-service-repair/


[1] “Click to subscribe, call to cancel” is illegal, FTC says

https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/11/the-end-of-click-to-subscribe-call-to-cancel-one-of-the-news-industrys-favorite-retention-tactics-is-illegal-ftc-says/


[2] YouTube takes down independent court livestreams

https://twitter.com/ReturnOfTheFleX/status/1460295030187438088


[3] Security issues related to the NPM registry

https://github.blog/2021-11-15-githubs-commitment-to-npm-ecosystem-security/#security-issues-related-to-the-npm-registry


[4] 70% of the volume in the top crypto exchanges is fraudulent wash trading

https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.10984


[5] Elfshaker: 400 GiB to 100 MiB, with 1s access time

https://github.com/elfshaker/elfshaker


[6] Error 404 (Not Found)

https://spotify.com


[7] Swedish study finds discrimination against men in female-dominated occupations

https://www.psypost.org/2021/05/swedish-study-suggests-hiring-discrimination-is-primarily-a-problem-for-men-in-female-dominated-occupations-60699


[8] The OBS project has accused Streamlabs of copying their name and trademark

https://twitter.com/OBSProject/status/1460782968633499651


[9] German state planning to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/18/german-state-planning-to-switch-25000-pcs-to-libreoffice/


[10] Hackerrank DMCA Notice

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2021/11/2021-11-12-hackerrank.md


[11] SerenityOS demo at Handmade Seattle 2021

https://media.handmade-seattle.com/serenityos/


[12] Ask HN: I feel so shallow and dumb when I see what other smart people are doing

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29281468


[13] Microsoft Edge’s new ‘Buy now, pay later’ feature is the definition of bloatware

https://www.xda-developers.com/microsoft-edge-buy-now-pay-later/


[14] Amazon lobbyists who kill U.S. consumer privacy protections

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/amazon-privacy-lobbying/


[15] IBM unveils 127-qubit quantum processor

https://newsroom.ibm.com/2021-11-16-IBM-Unveils-Breakthrough-127-Qubit-Quantum-Processor


[16] Marriott refused to host Uyghur conference, citing “political neutrality”

https://www.axios.com/marriott-uyghur-conference-d6deb429-9b5e-4759-ba10-98d59e81be12.html


[17] .plan

https://plan.cat


[18] There is currently no way to drive between Vancouver and the rest of Canada

https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Provincial/Vancouver_is_now_completely_cut_off_to_the_rest_of_Canada_by_road/


[19] Show HN: Pony is a messenger for mindful correspondence. It delivers once a day

https://www.ponymessenger.com


[20] How to programmatically find out if computer is on

https://www.haiku-os.org/legacy-docs/bebook/TheKernelKit_SystemInfo.html#is_computer_on


[21] Scan of the Month: Lego Minifigures

https://www.scanofthemonth.com/


[22] Goodbye, Clean Code (2020)

https://overreacted.io/goodbye-clean-code/


[23] Blacksmith – Rowhammer bit flips on all DRAM devices today despite mitigations

https://comsec.ethz.ch/research/dram/blacksmith/


[24] XMPP, a comeback story

https://takebackourtech.org/xmpp-comeback/


[25] Netlify raises $105M and acquires OneGraph

https://www.netlify.com/press/netlify-raises-usd105-million-to-transform-development-for-the-modern-web


[26] Backdooring Rust crates for fun and profit

https://kerkour.com/rust-crate-backdoor/


[27] Vertiwalk Vertical Walking

https://www.vertiwalk.com/


[28] Decentralized Woo Hoo

https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/decentralized-woo.html


[29] It’s hard to say who’s winning the streaming wars, but customers are losing

https://apitman.com/27/#losing-the-streaming-wars


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