HackerNews top stories #89

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 19, 2021 to Dec 26, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Tell HN: Microsoft forks MIT licensed repo, and changes the copyright to them

https://github.com/microsoft/grpc_bench/commit/04c7143a39a0bb243369e31f3b3b797449468fdb


[1] Lithuania evacuates its embassy in China

https://www.economist.com/china/lithuania-evacuates-its-embassy-in-china/21806843


[2] Wish HN: Happy Holidays

https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/blob-opera/AAHWrq360NcGbw?cp=e30.


[3] Regulators Shut Down Lending Platform (YC Alum) LendUp

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-shutters-lending-by-vc-backed-fintech-for-violating-agency-order/


[4] Buying Influence: How China manipulates Facebook and Twitter

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/12/20/technology/china-facebook-twitter-influence-manipulation.html


[5] 25-Dec. Shout-out to everyone else at work

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29683936


[6] The Belgian government has removed ‘backdoor requirement’ from new law

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/belgian-encryption-backdoor-law-stopped/


[7] My productivity app for the past 12 years has been a single .txt file (2020)

https://jeffhuang.com/productivity_text_file/


[8] Tell HN: You are not alone this Christmas

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29682002


[9] HTTP Toolkit

https://httptoolkit.tech/


[10] Hidden Networks in TP-Link Routers

https://jahed.dev/2021/12/19/hidden-networks-in-tp-link-routers/


[11] Twitter’s founder admits that shutting down the API was “worst thing we did”

https://www.revyuh.com/news/software/developers/twitters-founder-admits-that-shutting-down-the-api-was-worst-thing-we-did-it-affected-users-and-developers/


[12] Ruby 3.1

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2021/12/25/ruby-3-1-0-released/


[13] Ask HN: Strategies to land fully remote $250k+ job

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29613382


[14] The Big DevOps Misunderstanding

https://wolfoliver.medium.com/the-big-devops-misunderstanding-8435a910a5fd


[15] Germany is closing half of its reactors before the end of the year

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/germany-is-closing-half-of-its-reactors-at-worst-possible-time-1.1698757


[16] TinyVG: A challenger to the throne of vector graphics

https://zig.news/xq/a-challenger-to-the-throne-of-vector-graphics-svg-is-dead-long-live-tinyvg-4on8


[17] An iframe from googlesyndication.com tries to access the Camera and Microphone

https://techsparx.com/software-development/security/csp-camera-microphone.html


[18] South Africa’s omicron coronavirus outbreak subsides as fast as it grew

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/12/22/south-africa-omicron-coronavirus-cases/


[19] PR to Merge Multicore OCaml

https://github.com/ocaml/ocaml/pull/10831


[20] A Farewell to LWN

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/879072/24151294abe770de/


[21] Show HN: Lisp with GC in 436 Bytes

https://justine.lol/sectorlisp2/


[22] Reverse-engineering a tiny 1980s chip that plays Christmas tunes

https://www.righto.com/2021/12/reverse-engineering-tiny-1980s-chip.html


[23] (mac)ostalgia – how Spotify, Slack, Chrome, Figma could look on Mac OS 9

http://swallowmygraphicdesign.com/project/macostalgia


[24] Ubisoft’s unprecedented “exodus” of developers

https://www.axios.com/ubisoft-assassins-creed-great-resignation-aef86e61-75a8-4446-8ad6-f2c58bd0b730.html


[25] Microsoft Teams: 1 feature, 4 vulnerabilities

https://positive.security/blog/ms-teams-1-feature-4-vulns


[26] Omicron variant was 73% of U.S. covid cases last week

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#variant-proportions


[27] Show HN: Mum’s 80th birthday present- a rotary phone from the 1970’s

http://fourlightyears.blogspot.com/2021/12/this-is-my-mums-80th-birthday-present.html


[28] All Bitcoin private keys are on this website

https://playxo.com


[29] Grindr €6.5M fined for not collecting users’ valid consent for sharing data

https://gdprhub.eu/index.php?title=Datatilsynet_(Norway)_-_20/02136-18


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