HackerNews top stories #27

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 11, 2020 to Oct 18, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] AWS forked my project and launched it as its own service

https://twitter.com/tim_nolet/status/1317061818574082050


[1] Room-Temperature Superconductivity Achieved for the First Time

https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicists-discover-first-room-temperature-superconductor-20201014/


[2] A warning about Glassdoor

https://www.reddit.com/r/jobs/comments/jbod57/a_warning_about_glassdoor/


[3] Animation of how bridges were built in Central Europe in the Middle Ages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJgD6gyi0Wk


[4] Dropbox Converts to Permanent WFH

https://www.businessinsider.com/dropbox-letting-all-employees-work-from-home-permanently-2020-10


[5] Facebook account banned after linking Oculus account

https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/japo1j/facebook_account_banned_within_10_minutes/


[6] Facebook, Twitter block the NY Post from posting

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/twitter-cites-hacked-materials-policy-to-justify-censorship-of-ny-post-hunter-biden-article/


[7] Twitter and Facebook’s action over Joe Biden article reignites bias claims

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54552101


[8] Google disabled my husband’s account

https://twitter.com/miguelytob/status/1315749803041619981


[9] The AMD Radeon Graphics Driver Makes Up Roughly 10.5% of the Linux Kernel

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.9-AMDGPU-Stats


[10] Congress should invest in open-source software

https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/why-congress-should-invest-in-open-source-software/


[11] 2.1M of the oldest Usenet posts are now online for anyone to read

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pky7km/usenet-archive-utzoo-online


[12] Rust After the Honeymoon

http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2020/10/11/rust-after-the-honeymoon/


[13] HashiCorp Boundary

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/hashicorp-boundary


[14] The Serverless Revolution Has Stalled

https://www.infoq.com/articles/serverless-stalled/


[15] Waypoint: Build, deploy, and release applications across any platform

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/announcing-waypoint


[16] So you want to build an embedded Linux system?

https://jaycarlson.net/embedded-linux/


[17] Hum to Search Song

https://blog.google/products/search/hum-to-search


[18] ElectronJS alternative: SciterJS – HTML/CSS/JS in 4.5 MB executable

https://github.com/c-smile/sciter-js-sdk


[19] iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro

https://www.apple.com/


[20] Ferrari is bricked during upgrade due to no mobile reception while underground

https://old.reddit.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/j914fh/dude_comes_straight_from_the_dealership_for_a/


[21] Google employees are free to speak up, except on antitrust

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/technology/google-employees-antitrust.html


[22] YouTube bans coronavirus vaccine misinformation

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-youtube-idUSKBN26Z1VD


[23] Netflix is creating a problem by cancelling TV shows too soon

https://www.insider.com/netflix-tv-shows-cancelled-ending-2020-9


[24] We Need a Nuclear New Deal, Not a Green New Deal

https://www.thebellows.org/we-need-a-nuclear-new-deal-not-a-green-new-deal/


[25] Police killings more likely in agencies that get military gear, data shows

https://www.ajc.com/news/police-killings-more-likely-in-agencies-that-get-military-gear-data-shows/MBPQ2ZE3XFHR5NIO37BKONOCGI/


[26] Welcome to the Old Internet Again

http://theoldnet.com/


[27] 14,000x Speedup (2015)

http://james.hiebert.name/blog/work/2015/09/14/CS-FTW.html


[28] PRISM – NSA surveillance program did not prevent a single terrorist attack

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/nsa-phone-surveillance-illegal-expensive/


[29] Show HN: I made earrings that work like earphones

https://peripherii.com


HackerNews top stories #26

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 04, 2020 to Oct 11, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Show HN: I made a site where you practice typing by retyping entire novels

http://typelit.io


[1] Apple tells Telegram to take down protestor channels in Belarus

https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/apple-telegram-belarus/


[2] We Hacked Apple for 3 Months

https://samcurry.net/hacking-apple/


[3] Show HN: I built a Rotten Tomatoes-style platform for durable products

https://www.buyforlifeproducts.com/


[4] Trump administration announces overhaul of H1B visa program requiring higher pay

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-administration-announces-overhaul-of-h-1b-visa-program-11602017434


[5] Stop the Earn IT Bill Before It Breaks Encryption

https://act.eff.org/action/stop-the-earn-it-bill-before-it-breaks-encryption-a7904e20-2083-4d5e-88ae-44ee5fef7a5d


[6] Missing Covid-19 test data was caused by the ill-thought-out use of Excel

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-54423988


[7] Recycling was a lie to sell more plastic, recycling industry veteran says

https://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/the-passionate-eye/recycling-was-a-lie-a-big-lie-to-sell-more-plastic-industry-experts-say-1.5735618


[8] AMD Zen 3/Ryzen 5000 announcement

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iuiO6rqYV4o


[9] Full-Bleed Layout Using CSS Grid

https://www.joshwcomeau.com/css/full-bleed/


[10] They’re Made Out of Meat (1991)

https://www.mit.edu/people/dpolicar/writing/prose/text/thinkingMeat.html


[11] ProtonMail CEO calls Apple’s forced in-app purchases ‘Mafia extortion’

https://www.techspot.com/news/87043-protonmail-ceo-calls-apple-forced-app-purchases-mafia.html


[12] IBM is splitting itself into two public companies

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ibm-divestiture/ibm-to-break-up-109-year-old-company-to-focus-on-cloud-growth-idUSKBN26T1TZ


[13] Google’s Supreme Court faceoff with Oracle was a disaster for Google

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/googles-supreme-court-faceoff-with-oracle-was-a-disaster-for-google/


[14] DigitalOcean App Platform

https://pages.news.digitalocean.com/Y0V490bXc00o40036IE0WDo


[15] Matt Levine makes sense of Wall Street like none other

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/08/business/matt-levine-bloomberg.html


[16] Darling: macOS Translation Layer for Linux

https://www.darlinghq.org/


[17] Running a Unix-like OS on a home-built CPU with a home-built C compiler

https://fuel.edby.coffee/posts/how-we-ported-xv6-os-to-a-home-built-cpu-with-a-home-built-c-compiler/


[18] Eddie Van Halen has died

https://www.npr.org/2020/10/06/834995224/eddie-van-halen-guitar-hero-dies-at-65


[19] Android In a Box – Run Android applications on any GNU/Linux operating system

https://anbox.io/


[20] I built a lay-down desk

https://blog.luap.info/drafts/i-built-a-lay-down-desk.html?hnn


[21] Cameras and secret trackers reveal where Amazon returns end up

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/marketplace-amazon-returns-1.5753714


[22] Twilio set to acquire Segment for $3.2B

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexkonrad/2020/10/09/twilio-to-acquire-cloud-startup-segment-for-3-billion/


[23] How I remember what I learn

https://vasilishynkarenka.com/learning/


[24] Leaving Mozilla

https://davidwalsh.name/leaving-mozilla


[25] PS5 Teardown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaAY-jAjm0w


[26] “35-50% of clicks on Reddit Ads are fraudulent”

https://www.reddit.com/r/redditads/comments/ikfmln/3550_of_clicks_on_reddit_ads_are_fraudulent/


[27] 100k Stars

http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/


[28] Git scraping: track changes over time by scraping to a Git repository

https://simonwillison.net/2020/Oct/9/git-scraping/


[29] If pay had kept pace with productivity gains, minimum wage would be $24 an hour

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/21/if-worker-pay-had-kept-pace-productivity-gains-1968-todays-minimum-wage-would-be-24


HackerNews top stories #25

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 27, 2020 to Oct 04, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Social Cooling (2017)

https://www.socialcooling.com/


[1] CRDTs are the future

https://josephg.com/blog/crdts-are-the-future/


[2] My friend starts her job today, after learning to program in prison

https://twitter.com/jessicamckellar/status/1311349439479463937


[3] Samsung TV owners complain about increasingly obtrusive ads

https://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1583755244


[4] Someone has stolen my Instagram account

https://twitter.com/dannyjhall/status/1310231730591346689


[5] DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest Is Hurting Open Source

https://blog.domenic.me/hacktoberfest/


[6] Apple’s T2 security chip jailbreak

https://reportcybercrime.com/hackers-jailbreak-apples-t2-security-chip-powered-by-bridgeos/


[7] Gitter is joining Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2020/09/30/welcoming-gitter-to-matrix


[8] How to Get Promoted

https://defmacro.substack.com/p/how-to-get-promoted


[9] Say goodbye to hold music

https://blog.google/products/pixel/hold-for-me/


[10] What is the best dumb TV?

https://pointerclicker.com/best-dumb-tv/


[11] Coinbase offers exit package for employees not comfortable with its mission

https://www.theblockcrypto.com/post/79247/coinbase-offers-exit-package-for-employees-not-comfortable-with-its-mission


[12] Writing a book: is it worth it?

https://martin.kleppmann.com/2020/09/29/is-book-writing-worth-it.html


[13] Six Figures in 6 days

https://tr.af/6


[14] One Guy Ruined Hacktoberfest 2020

https://joel.net/how-one-guy-ruined-hacktoberfest2020-drama


[15] Compact nuclear fusion reactor is ‘very likely to work,’ studies suggest

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/climate/nuclear-fusion-reactor.html


[16] Google’s Search Preference Menu Eliminates DuckDuckGo

https://spreadprivacy.com/search-preference-menu-duckduckgo-elimination/


[17] USB-C was supposed to simplify our lives, but instead it’s a total mess

https://debugger.medium.com/usb-c-was-supposed-to-simplify-our-lives-instead-its-a-total-mess-626bb2ea3688#Echobox=1601499898


[18] Minecraft’s “Pack.png” Seed Reversal Methodology

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpZqHWXPLjOsXf_T7uyH4rWuxUMxzBlxvv5gm19P_Z8/edit#


[19] My wife recently passed away. I used my time off to build her a giant bookshelf

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/j321gz/my_wife_recently_passed_away_i_used_my_time_off/


[20] Seeing Theory: A Visual Introduction to Probability and Statistics

https://seeing-theory.brown.edu/index.html


[21] Pressing YubiKeys

https://bert.org/2020/10/01/pressing-yubikeys/


[22] Escaping strings in Bash using !:q

https://til.simonwillison.net/til/til/bash_escaping-a-string.md


[23] We learn faster when we aren’t told what choices to make

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-learn-faster-when-we-arent-told-what-choices-to-make/


[24] Universal Split Screen

https://universalsplitscreen.github.io/


[25] Hacking Grindr Accounts with Copy and Paste

https://www.troyhunt.com/hacking-grindr-accounts-with-copy-and-paste/


[26] Modi government to set up app store alternative to Google Play, Apple App Store

https://www.deccanherald.com/specials/aatmanirbhar-bharat-modi-govt-to-set-up-app-store-alternative-to-google-play-apple-app-store-895755.html?&ampcf=1


[27] Zig’s New Relationship with LLVM

https://kristoff.it/blog/zig-new-relationship-llvm/


[28] Show HN: A SQL database implemented purely in TypeScript type annotations

https://github.com/codemix/ts-sql


[29] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (October 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24651639


HackerNews top stories #24

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 20, 2020 to Sep 27, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Firefox usage is down 85% despite Mozilla’s top exec pay going up 400%

http://calpaterson.com/mozilla.html


[1] On the Use of a Life

http://www.daemonology.net/blog/2020-09-20-On-the-use-of-a-life.html


[2] I no longer build software

https://github.com/docker/cli/issues/267#issuecomment-695149477


[3] Microsoft to acquire ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B

https://bethesda.net/en/article/1iLtcvwY6Nb1GeKADyDUEX/why-microsoft-is-the-perfect-fit


[4] Embedded PDF viewer in Firefox 81 supports filling forms

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer


[5] They’re deleting my channel, but they don’t know why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAEdFRoOYs0


[6] Amnesia is now open source

https://frictionalgames.com/2020-09-amnesia-is-now-open-source/


[7] Epic, Spotify, and Tinder form advocacy group to push for app store changes

https://appfairness.org/


[8] Firefox’s JIT is getting significantly faster

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.dev.platform/1PHhxBxSehQ


[9] Over 90% of Indian techies in the US are upper-caste Indians

https://www.zdnet.com/article/indias-ancient-caste-system-is-ruining-lives-in-the-valley/


[10] Crows possess higher intelligence long thought a primarily human attribute

https://www.statnews.com/2020/09/24/crows-possess-higher-intelligence-long-thought-primarily-human/


[11] Linux Journal Is Back

https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-back


[12] Why are Amnesty International monitors not able to observe the Assange hearing?

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/09/why-are-amnesty-international-monitors-not-able-to-observe-the-assange-hearing/


[13] $1 hearing aid could treat millions with hearing loss

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/1-hearing-aid-could-treat-millions-hearing-loss


[14] Wikipedia is getting a new look

https://diff.wikimedia.org/2020/09/23/wikipedia-is-getting-a-new-look-for-the-first-time-in-10-years-heres-why/


[15] Calibre 5.0

https://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/fourteen


[16] Ruby 3.0 Preview 1

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2020/09/25/ruby-3-0-0-preview1-released/?hn=t


[17] Firefox 81.0

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/81.0/releasenotes/


[18] How to say no, for the people pleaser who always says yes

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/15/913207918/how-to-say-no-for-the-people-pleaser-who-always-says-yes


[19] The Era of Visual Studio Code

https://blog.robenkleene.com/2020/09/21/the-era-of-visual-studio-code/


[20] BBC Sound Effects made available to download for use under RemArc Licence (2018)

http://bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk/


[21] Mathematics for Programmers [pdf]

https://yurichev.com/writings/Math-for-programmers.pdf


[22] Studio Ghibli releases 400 free-to-use images

http://www.ghibli.jp/info/013344/


[23] PostgreSQL 13

https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/2077/


[24] PG and Jessica

https://blog.samaltman.com/pg-and-jessica


[25] Ask HN: How to learn sales?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24601579


[26] FinCEN Files show trillions in tainted dollars flow freely through major banks

https://www.icij.org/investigations/fincen-files/global-banks-defy-u-s-crackdowns-by-serving-oligarchs-criminals-and-terrorists/


[27] California to Require All New Vehicles Be Zero-Emission by 2035

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-23/california-to-phase-out-gasoline-cars-by-2035-governor-says


[28] Swift System Is Now Open Source

https://swift.org/blog/swift-system/


[29] MS treatment a step closer after drug shown to repair nerve coating

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/25/ms-treatment-step-closer-drug-shown-to-repair-nerve-coating-trial-multiple-sclerosis


HackerNews top stories #23

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 13, 2020 to Sep 20, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] When you browse Instagram and find Tony Abbott’s passport number

https://mango.pdf.zone/finding-former-australian-prime-minister-tony-abbotts-passport-number-on-instagram


[1] Nvidia to Acquire Arm for $40B

https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion-creating-worlds-premier-computing-company-for-the-age-of-ai


[2] Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/18/100306972/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-champion-of-gender-equality-dies-at-87


[3] This electrical transmission tower has a problem

https://twitter.com/tubetimeus/status/1306359385656946688


[4] Tell HN: Never search for domains on Godaddy.com

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24506303


[5] Chuck Feeney Is Now Officially Broke

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevenbertoni/2020/09/15/exclusive-the-billionaire-who-wanted-to-die-brokeis-now-officially-broke/#2d2d3103a2aa


[6] We now consider Moment.js to be a legacy project in maintenance mode

https://momentjs.com/docs/#/-project-status/


[7] Nova by Panic

https://nova.app/


[8] The Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity (2017)

https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/691462?journalCode=jacr


[9] Microsoft’s underwater data centre resurfaces after two years

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-54146718


[10] Vue.js 3

https://github.com/vuejs/vue-next/releases/tag/v3.0.0


[11] 21 years after the request OpenPGP support gets added to Thunderbird

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22687


[12] Remembering my father

https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Remembering-Bill-Gates-Sr?WT.mc_id=20200915000000_Remembering-Bill-Gates-Sr_BG-TW_&WT.tsrc=BGTW


[13] Raspberry Pi 4 can finally boot directly from USB

https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/issues/28


[14] Teacher’s low-tech laptop hack to display handwritten notes for online class

https://mothership.sg/2020/09/cd-zoom-hack-camera-teacher/


[15] Cloudflare and the Wayback Machine, joining forces for a more reliable Web

http://blog.archive.org/2020/09/17/internet-archive-partners-with-cloudflare-to-help-make-the-web-more-useful-and-reliable/


[16] Material Shell – A modern desktop interface for GNOME

https://material-shell.com/


[17] FreeCAD: A free and open source multiplatform 3D parametric modeler

https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD


[18] GitHub CLI 1.0

https://github.blog/2020-09-17-github-cli-1-0-is-now-available/


[19] I lost €4k in a Facebook scam

https://github.com/Niek/Niek/blob/master/facebook-scam/README.md


[20] DuckDB – An embeddable SQL database like SQLite, but supports Postgres features

https://duckdb.org/


[21] The majority of 18- to 29-year-olds in the US are now living with their parents

https://www.axios.com/working-from-parents-home-82414f13-156f-43c2-aafa-733bd7541146.html


[22] Phosphine detected in the atmosphere of Venus – an indicator of possible life?

https://ras.ac.uk/news-and-press/news/hints-life-venus


[23] Signs of Life discovered on Venus and atmosphere

https://twitter.com/brianroemmele/status/1304984620304232448


[24] Use long flags when scripting (2013)

https://changelog.com/posts/use-long-flags-when-scripting


[25] Oracle Wins Bid for TikTok in U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsoft-drops-out-of-bidding-for-tiktoks-u-s-operations-11600039821


[26] We Don’t Like Our Underground House

https://dengarden.com/misc/The-Pitfalls-of-an-Underground-House


[27] I overslept because iOS 14 disabled my alarm

https://annoying.technology/posts/e82ff3bde8b225e6/


[28] Precursor – A mobile, open source electronics platform

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5921


[29] Your Phone Is Your Castle

https://puri.sm/posts/your-phone-is-your-castle/


HackerNews top stories #22

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 06, 2020 to Sep 13, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] BitTorrent v2

https://blog.libtorrent.org/2020/09/bittorrent-v2/


[1] Security by obscurity is underrated

https://utkusen.com/blog/security-by-obscurity-is-underrated.html


[2] The Long-Term Stock Exchange Opens for Business

https://blog.ltse.com/the-long-term-stock-exchange-opens-for-business-38b13f51e87b


[3] Relativty – An open-source VR headset

https://www.relativty.com/


[4] How Big Oil Misled the Public into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/11/897692090/how-big-oil-misled-the-public-into-believing-plastic-would-be-recycled


[5] Attention is your scarcest resource

https://www.benkuhn.net/attention/


[6] Tech firms face growing resentment of parent employees during Covid-19

https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-firms-face-growing-resentment-of-parent-employees-during-covid-19/


[7] Former NSA chief Keith Alexander has joined Amazon’s board of directors

https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21429635/amazon-keith-alexander-board-of-directors-nsa-cyber-command


[8] Why I link to Wayback Machine instead of original web content

https://hawaiigentech.com/post/commentary/why-i-link-to-waybackmachine-instead/


[9] ‘Ugh fields’, or why you can’t even bear to think about that task

https://medium.com/@robertwiblin/ugh-fields-or-why-you-can-t-even-bear-to-think-about-that-task-5941837dac62


[10] The Right to Repair could help address a critical shortage in school computers

https://uspirg.org/blogs/blog/usp/right-repair-could-help-address-critical-shortage-school-computers#new_tab


[11] Ad Fraud on LinkedIn

https://www.samueljscott.com/2020/09/08/linkedin-ad-fraud/


[12] AT&T’s current 5G is slower than 4G in nearly every city tested by PCMag

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/09/atts-current-5g-is-slower-than-4g-in-nearly-every-city-tested-by-pcmag/


[13] Noita – roguelite where every pixel is simulated

https://noitagame.com/


[14] Emacs is special regarding UIs

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2020-09/msg00286.html


[15] Dozens of scientific journals have vanished from the internet

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/09/dozens-scientific-journals-have-vanished-internet-and-no-one-preserved-them


[16] The Unix timestamp will begin with 16 this Sunday

https://www.unixtimestamp.com/


[17] Nikola: How to Parlay an Ocean of Lies into a Partnership with GM

https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/


[18] Annoying website features I face as a blind person

https://bighack.org/5-most-annoying-website-features-i-face-as-a-blind-screen-reader-user-accessibility/


[19] Ami, a tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/11/ami-the-tiny-cube-on-wheels-that-french-14-year-olds-can-drive


[20] Elixir Is Erlang, not Ruby

https://preslav.me/2020/09/06/elixir-is-not-ruby-elixir-is-erlang/


[21] New Zealand is about to test long-range wireless power transmission

https://singularityhub.com/2020/08/30/new-zealand-is-about-to-test-long-range-wireless-power-transmission/


[22] FTC Is Investigating Intuit over TurboTax Practices

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-ftc-is-investigating-intuit-over-turbotax-practices


[23] Super Mario Bros. 3 in 3 Minutes – World Record Speedrun Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWbZFj-cLvk


[24] I still use WordPerfect 6.2 for DOS

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24411333


[25] PayPal is currently blocking all transactions containing the word “tardigrade”

https://twitter.com/ArchieMcPhee/status/1304434532293046272


[26] Show HN: Mimestream, a native macOS email client for Gmail

https://mimestream.com


[27] Why do so many people want us back in the office?

https://paulitaylor.com/2020/09/12/why-do-so-many-people-want-us-back-in-the-office/


[28] Pregnancy Test Doom: Doom running on a pregnancy test

https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1302820468819288066


[29] Non-Posix File Systems

https://weinholt.se/articles/non-posix-filesystems/


HackerNews top stories #21

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 30, 2020 to Sep 06, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Ninth Circuit rules NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ call records was illegal

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/09/02/court-rules-nsa-phone-snooping-illegal-407727


[1] Most-favorited Hacker News posts

https://observablehq.com/@tomlarkworthy/hacker-favourites-analysis


[2] Airline pilots landing at LAX report “a guy in jetpack” flying alongside them

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36096/airline-pilots-landing-at-lax-report-a-guy-in-jetpack-flying-alongside-them-on


[3] Nvidia Unveils GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2020/09/01/nvidia-ceo-geforce-rtx-30-series-gpus/


[4] David Graeber has died

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/03/david-graeber-anthropologist-and-author-of-bullshit-jobs-dies-aged-59


[5] Small nuclear reactors: tiny NuScale reactor gets safety approval

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33896110/tiny-nuclear-reactor-government-approval/


[6] Show HN: Linux sysadmin course, eight years on

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24380969


[7] Winamp Skin Museum

https://skins.webamp.org/


[8] Supporting Linux kernel development in Rust

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/829858/281103f9c6fd0dc2/


[9] Show HN: Learn how WebRTC actually works. A book on the protocols, not just APIs

https://webrtcforthecurious.com/


[10] Htop 3.0

https://github.com/htop-dev/htop/blob/master/ChangeLog


[11] Ubuntu 20.04 LTS’ snap obsession has snapped me off of it

https://personal.jatan.space/2020/09/05/ubuntu-snap-obsession-has-snapped-me-off-of-it/


[12] Reddit gets its app to 50m Play Store downloads

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/09/02/reddit-gets-its-app-to-50-million-play-store-downloads-mostly-by-making-the-mobile-web-experience-miserable/


[13] Police-issued “courtesy cards” help friends and family out of minor infractions

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v7gxa4/pba-card-police-courtesy-cards


[14] SoftBank unmasked as ‘Nasdaq whale’ that stoked tech rally

https://www.ft.com/content/75587aa6-1f1f-4e9d-b334-3ff866753fa2


[15] The First Randomized Controlled Trial on Vitamin D and Covid-19

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960076020302764


[16] App Review process updates

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=84w3e5bm


[17] After 48 years, Democrats endorse nuclear energy in platform

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2020/08/23/after-48-years-democrats-endorse-nuclear-energy-in-platform/#3c7687df5829


[18] Amazon deletes job listings for analysts to track ‘labor organizing threats’

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj4aqw/amazon-hiring-intelligence-analyst-to-track-labor-organizing-threats


[19] Lunar – macOS utility to set brightness and volume on external monitors

https://lunar.fyi


[20] How I built a keyboard/video/mouse switch for my two 4k monitors

https://haim.dev/posts/2020-07-28-dual-monitor-kvm/


[21] Deep learning job postings have collapsed in the past six months

https://twitter.com/fchollet/status/1300137812872765440


[22] Thirty years ago today I made the final gold masters for Monkey Island

https://grumpygamer.com/thirty_years_ago


[23] Why has college gotten so expensive in the last 30 years? A blank check in 1993

https://medium.com/@andrewghobrial/why-has-college-gotten-so-expensive-in-the-last-30-years-3505af9aded8


[24] React is becoming a black box

https://jaredpalmer.com/blog/react-is-becoming-a-black-box


[25] Bardcore

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bardcore


[26] Russia opposition leader poisoned with Novichok

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54002880


[27] Amazon drivers are hanging smartphones in trees to get more work

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work


[28] Applebot

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204683


[29] Lesser-known Web APIs

https://blog.greenroots.info/10-lesser-known-web-apis-you-may-want-to-use-ckejv75cr012y70s158n85yhn


HackerNews top stories #20

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 23, 2020 to Aug 30, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] American Academy of Sleep Medicine calls for elimination of daylight saving time

https://aasm.org/american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-calls-for-elimination-of-daylight-saving-time/


[1] ReMarkable 2.0 – A digital notebook that feels like paper

https://remarkable.com/#What_Is_New


[2] Arwes – Futuristic Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk Graphical User Interface Framework

https://arwes.dev


[3] Google is apparently taking down all/most Fediverse apps from the Play Store

https://qoto.org/@freemo/104765288863293481


[4] Africa declared free of wild polio

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53887947


[5] Apple Terminates Epic Games’ Developer Account

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/08/28/apple-terminates-epic-games-developer-account/


[6] I thought I would have accomplished a lot more today and also before I was 35

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-thought-i-would-have-accomplished-a-lot-more-today-and-also-by-the-time-i-was-thirty-five


[7] Scrollbar Blindness

https://svenkadak.com/blog/scrollbar-blindness


[8] Being OK with not being extraordinary

https://www.tiffanymatthe.com/not-extraordinary


[9] Please read the paper before you comment

https://buttondown.email/hillelwayne/archive/please-read-the-paper-before-you-comment/


[10] How to Write in Plain English

http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/how-to-write-in-plain-english.html


[11] Does Facebook pay Apple 30% of revenue derived from ads made within its iOS app?

https://twitter.com/SpencerDailey/status/1299063704483438593


[12] αcτµαlly pδrταblε εxεcµταblε

https://justine.storage.googleapis.com/ape.html


[13] MixedName – Bilingual baby name finder

https://mixedname.com/


[14] Kindle collects a surprisingly large amount of data

https://nullsweep.com/kindle-collects-a-surprisingly-large-amount-of-data/


[15] Why Johnny Won’t Upgrade

https://jacquesmattheij.com/why-johnny-wont-upgrade/


[16] Ethereum Is a Dark Forest

https://medium.com/@danrobinson/ethereum-is-a-dark-forest-ecc5f0505dff


[17] Remote Code Execution in Slack desktop apps

https://hackerone.com/reports/783877


[18] The potentially revolutionary Celera 500L aircraft

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/36016/the-potentially-revolutionary-celera-500l-officially-breaks-cover


[19] Heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com

https://heyyyyyyyyyyyy.com/


[20] Unity Software Inc S-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1810806/000119312520227862/d908875ds1.htm


[21] Show HN: Visualize Data Structures in VS Code

https://github.com/hediet/vscode-debug-visualizer/tree/master/extension


[22] Intel’s “cripple AMD” function (2019)

https://www.agner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6


[23] Zoom still don’t understand GDPR

https://www.threatspike.com/blog/zoom_cookies.html


[24] 2,000-year-old redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/2-000-year-old-redwoods-survive-wildfire-california-s-oldest-n1237949


[25] Blanked-out spots on China’s maps helped us uncover Xinjiang’s camps

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/alison_killing/satellite-images-investigation-xinjiang-detention-camps


[26] Vitamin D, part 2: Shannon’s story

https://www.devaboone.com/post/vitamin-d-part-2-shannon-s-story?postId=5f39453f8d01fe00170023fe


[27] Apple ordered to not block Epic’s Unreal Engine, Fortnite to stay off App Store

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/24/apple-ordered-to-not-block-epic-games-unreal-engine-but-fortnite-to-stay-off-app-store/


[28] Is TDD Dead? (2014)

https://martinfowler.com/articles/is-tdd-dead/


[29] Show HN: Healthcare Is Dumb

https://healthcareisdumb.com/


HackerNews top stories #19

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 16, 2020 to Aug 23, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Facebook account now required to login to Oculus devices

https://www.oculus.com/blog/a-single-way-to-log-into-oculus-and-unlock-social-features/


[1] Ask HN: Why is Reddit on mobile so obsessed with making me use their app?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24208958


[2] Can’t you just right click?

https://lapcatsoftware.com/articles/unsigned.html


[3] Degoogle: Cutting Google out of your life

https://degoogle.jmoore.dev/


[4] I fear App Review is getting too powerful (2015) [pdf]

https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/015127.pdf


[5] New academic journal only publishes ‘unsurprising’ research rejected by others

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5146761/new-academic-journal-only-publishes-unsurprising-research-rejected-by-others-1.5146765


[6] Telegram messaging app proves crucial to Belarus protests

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-08-21/telegram-messaging-app-crucial-belarus-protests


[7] Fast.ai releases new deep learning course, libraries, and book

https://www.fast.ai/2020/08/21/fastai2-launch/


[8] Umami: Self-hosted open-source alternative to Google Analytics

https://umami.is/


[9] Moving from YouTube to PeerTube

https://battlepenguin.com/tech/moving-from-youtube-to-peertube/


[10] Efficiency is dangerous and slowing down makes life better

https://psyche.co/ideas/why-efficiency-is-dangerous-and-slowing-down-makes-life-better


[11] Dependency

https://xkcd.com/2347/


[12] Lightroom app update wipes users’ photos and presets, Adobe says not recoverable

https://petapixel.com/2020/08/20/lightroom-app-update-wipes-users-photos-and-presets-adobe-says-they-are-not-recoverable/


[13] If founders treated their investors the same way they treated their employees

https://software.rajivprab.com/2020/08/18/if-founders-treated-their-investors-the-same-way-they-treated-their-employees/


[14] Canon’s cloud platform has lost users’ files and can’t restore them

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/canon-websites-held-to-ransom-by-hackers


[15] Apple to kill Epic’s accounts on Friday the 28th

https://twitter.com/EpicNewsroom/status/1295430127455596544


[16] Laying the foundation for Rust’s future

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2020/08/18/laying-the-foundation-for-rusts-future.html


[17] Modeling a Wealth Tax

http://paulgraham.com/wtax.html


[18] What’s Flying Above Us?

https://skycircl.es/donate/


[19] How to contact Google SRE by dropping a shell in Cloud SQL

https://offensi.com/2020/08/18/how-to-contact-google-sre-dropping-a-shell-in-cloud-sql/


[20] The cost of 1GB of mobile data in 228 countries (Feb 2020)

https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/worldwide-data-pricing/


[21] Secret gyms and the economics of prohibition

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2020/08/11/900895704/secret-gyms-and-the-economics-of-prohibition?s=09


[22] VTM: A Text-Based Desktop Environment

https://vtm.netxs.online/


[23] Apple helped make ‘top secret’ iPod for US government

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53835079


[24] Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/22/21397424/apple-wordpress-apology-iap-free-ios-app


[25] Build tools around workflows, not workflows around tools

https://thesephist.com/posts/tools/


[26] Apple, Epic, and the App Store

https://stratechery.com/2020/apple-epic-and-the-app-store/


[27] Open Problems in Robotics

https://scottlocklin.wordpress.com/2020/07/29/open-problems-in-robotics/


[28] Apple expands independent repair program to Mac after US antitrust investigation

https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/17/apple-expands-its-independent-repair-program-to-mac-after-us-antitrust-investigation-examined-companys-repair-policies/


[29] Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/08/microsoft-put-off-fixing-zero-day-for-2-years/


HackerNews top stories #18

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 09, 2020 to Aug 16, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Factorio 1.0

https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-360


[1] Apple just kicked Fortnite off the App Store

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/13/21366438/apple-fortnite-ios-app-store-violations-epic-payments


[2] Mozilla lays off 250 employees while it refocuses on commercial products

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/11/changing-world-changing-mozilla/


[3] Mozilla Lifeboat

https://mozillalifeboat.com


[4] Thank You MDN

https://www.ilovemdn.org/


[5] Single Page Applications using Rust

http://www.sheshbabu.com/posts/rust-wasm-yew-single-page-application/


[6] I want to have an AWS region where everything breaks with high frequency

https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1292260921893457920


[7] Uber and Lyft ordered by California judge to classify drivers as employees

https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/10/21362460/uber-lyft-drivers-employees-california-court-ruling


[8] Google resumes its attack on the URL bar, hides full addresses on Chrome 86

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/08/13/google-resumes-its-senseless-attack-on-the-url-bar-hides-full-addresses-on-chrome-canary/


[9] How to stop procrastinating by using the Fogg Behavior Model

https://www.deprocrastination.co/blog/how-to-stop-procrastinating-by-using-the-fogg-behavior-model


[10] Joan Feynman has died

https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/updates/feynman.cfm


[11] Fed announces details of new interbank service to support instant payments

https://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/pressreleases/other20200806a.htm


[12] Kosmonaut: web browser from scratch in Rust

https://github.com/twilco/kosmonaut


[13] Epic Games has filed legal papers in response to Apple [pdf]

https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/apple-complaint-734589783.pdf


[14] Planet Ceres is an ‘ocean world’ with sea water beneath surface, mission finds

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/aug/10/planet-ceres-ocean-world-sea-water-beneath-surface


[15] Young children would rather explore than get rewards

https://news.osu.edu/young-children-would-rather-explore-than-get-rewards/


[16] Welders set off Beirut blast while securing explosives

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/report-welders-set-off-the-beirut-blast-while-securing-explosives


[17] Rob Pike’s Rules of Programming (1989)

http://users.ece.utexas.edu/~adnan/pike.html


[18] Belarus has shut down the internet amid a controversial election

https://www.wired.com/story/belarus-internet-outage-election/


[19] What’s the future of Servo?

https://github.com/servo/servo/discussions/27575


[20] Dear Google Cloud: Your Deprecation Policy Is Killing You

https://medium.com/@steve.yegge/dear-google-cloud-your-deprecation-policy-is-killing-you-ee7525dc05dc


[21] Bevy: A data-driven game engine and app framework built in Rust

https://bevyengine.org/news/introducing-bevy/


[22] Dorking: the use of search engines to find very specific data

https://www.alec.fyi/dorking-how-to-find-anything-on-the-internet.html


[23] Microsoft President: We Need a Hippocratic Oath for Software Engineers

https://capitalandgrowth.org/answers/Article/3323627/Microsoft-President-Brad-Smith-Why-We-Urgently-Need-a-Hippocratic-Oath-for-Software-Engineers?src=hn


[24] Feds say Yale discriminates against Asian, white applicants

https://apnews.com/e97f08eb935989840bda430bb7a32e15


[25] Show HN: Photo Realistic QR-Codes

https://www.QRpicture.com


[26] I accidentally built a nudity/porn platform

https://elazzabi.com/2020/08/11/the-day-i-accidentally-built-a-nudity-porn-platform/


[27] Stopping phishing campaigns with Bash

https://blog.haschek.at/2020/stopping-phishing-campaigns-with-bash.html


[28] G Suite Doesn’t Let You Contact Support Until Logged In. Locked Out = Stuck

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24109809


[29] Fortnite seems to have been removed from the Play Store as well

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.epicgames.fortnite&hl=en_US