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Most popular stories from last week [2020-05-17 – 2020-05-24].

[0] MacOS Catalina: Slow by Design?

https://sigpipe.macromates.com/2020/macos-catalina-slow-by-design/


[1] Google deletes “communist bandits” from comments on Youtube

https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/19190975?hl=en


[2] Google bans Podcast Addict app over non-approved Covid-19 content

https://reclaimthenet.org/google-play-suspends-podcast-addict/


[3] Doordash and Pizza Arbitrage

https://themargins.substack.com/p/doordash-and-pizza-arbitrage


[4] Tell HN: Interviewed with Triplebyte? Your profile is about to become public

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23279837


[5] Why Is This Website Port Scanning Me?

https://nullsweep.com/why-is-this-website-port-scanning-me/


[6] New York Times phasing out all 3rd-party advertising data

https://www.axios.com/new-york-times-advertising-792b3cd6-4bdb-47c3-9817-36601211a79d.html


[7] Linux Productivity Tools (2019) [pdf]

https://www.usenix.org/sites/default/files/conference/protected-files/lisa19_maheshwari.pdf


[8] Unable to deal with Chrome Extension Team, Kozmos is shutting down

https://kodfabrik.com/journal/why-am-i-shutting-down-kozmos


[9] Notion for everyone

https://www.notion.so/personal


[10] Uber cuts 3000 more jobs, closes 45 offices

https://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-cuts-3-000-more-jobs-shuts-45-offices-in-coronavirus-crunch-11589814608


[11] EA will be releasing the C&C Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert source code under GPL3

https://www.reddit.com/r/commandandconquer/comments/gnevp8/remaster_update_and_open_source_mod_support/fr97x9x/


[12] New.css – A classless CSS framework to write modern websites using only HTML

https://newcss.net/


[13] Ask HN: What startup/technology is on your ‘to watch’ list?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23276456


[14] It’s Time to Get Back to RSS

https://danielmiessler.com/blog/its-time-to-get-back-into-rss/


[15] A Google Cloud support engineer solves a tough DNS case

https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/google-cloud-support-engineer-solves-a-tough-dns-case


[16] Siri, What Time Is It in London?

https://daringfireball.net/linked/2020/05/22/what-time-is-it-in-london


[17] John Carmack is reading and contributing to OpenBSD source code

https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=158965652915344&w=2


[18] Ray tracing in notepad.exe at 30 FPS

http://kylehalladay.com/blog/2020/05/20/Rendering-With-Notepad.html


[19] Jepsen Disputes MongoDB’s Data Consistency Claims

https://www.infoq.com/news/2020/05/Jepsen-MongoDB-4-2-6/


[20] Netflix stops charging customers who never watch

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52777365


[21] US Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/05/u-s-secret-service-massive-fraud-against-state-unemployment-insurance-programs/


[22] Florida scientist fired for refusing to manipulate Covid-19 data

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/05/19/florida-scientist-refused-manipulate-covid-19-data-and-fired/5219137002/


[23] Students are failing AP tests because the College Board can’t handle HEIC images

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/20/21262302/ap-test-fail-iphone-photos-glitch-email-college-board-jpeg-heic


[24] I think my BBQ just offered to be my default browser?

https://twitter.com/kaydo/status/1259747848502960130


[25] DirectX is coming to the Windows Subsystem for Linux

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/directx/directx-heart-linux/


[26] Facebook to shift permanently toward more remote work after coronavirus

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-shift-permanently-toward-more-remote-work-after-coronavirus-11590081300


[27] Mount Everest is visible from Kathmandu for first time in living memory

https://snowbrains.com/everest-visible-kathmandu-nepal-first-time/


[28] What Is Nix?

https://engineering.shopify.com/blogs/engineering/what-is-nix


[29] The original source code of Microsoft GW-BASIC from 1983

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/microsoft-open-sources-gw-basic/


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