HackerNews top stories #92

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 09, 2022 to Jan 16, 2022. In one blog post.

[0] Upwork asking me for a $12.5k refund as the client was using someone else’s card

https://alanany.com/2021/12/23/upwork-12k-refund-client-using-another-credit-card/


[1] Ask HN: Firefox connection problems after enabling DoH?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29918052


[2] New Year, New CEO

https://signal.org/blog/new-year-new-ceo/


[3] T-Mobile begins blocking iPhone users from enabling iCloud Private Relay in US

https://9to5mac.com/2022/01/10/t-mobile-block-icloud-private-relay/


[4] Apple execs: Let’s take a 30% cut of Uber and Lyft’s membership programs (2018)

https://twitter.com/TechEmails/status/1481339345822879745


[5] Firefox 96

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/96.0/releasenotes/


[6] Music industry is suing youtube-dl hosters

https://news.i-n24.com/lifestyle/news/253970.html


[7] Exploring System76’s New Rust Based Desktop Environment

https://blog.edfloreshz.dev/articles/linux/system76/rust-based-desktop-environment/


[8] hiccupFX.js

https://hiccupfx.telnet.asia/


[9] Google Had Secret Project to ‘Convince’ Employees ‘That Unions Suck’

https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7d7j9/google-had-secret-project-to-convince-employees-that-unions-suck


[10] Milan confirms new cycling network linking 80% of the city to bike paths

https://road.cc/content/news/milan-confirms-new-bike-network-289375


[11] Nothing like this will be built again (2002)

https://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/rants/nothing-like-this-will-be-buil.html


[12] Show HN: Looptap – A minimal game to waste your time

https://looptap.vasanthv.com/


[13] Oh, 2022

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2022/01/oh-2022.html


[14] YouTube suspended my channel for a video with disclosed issue in Grammarly

https://twitter.com/evilksandr/status/1479507618066571268


[15] Who wrote this shit?

https://www.heltweg.org/posts/who-wrote-this-shit/


[16] OCaml Multicore merged upstream

https://github.com/ocaml/ocaml/commit/001997e81342fd0d321fd877b73608150601e7d9


[17] Large Eruption Near Tonga, Heard in NZ. Tsunami at Tonga and Fiji

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/pt22015050/executive


[18] Is the madness ever going to end?

https://unixsheikh.com/articles/is-the-madness-ever-going-to-end.html


[19] Dear sir, you have built a compiler

https://rachitnigam.com/post/you-have-built-a-compiler/


[20] Ask HN: Should I publish my research code?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29934192


[21] U.S. surgeons transplant pig heart into human patient

https://apnews.com/article/pig-heart-transplant-6651614cb9d73bada8eea2ecb6449aef


[22] I think I know why you can’t hire engineers right now

https://cushychicken.github.io/why-you-cant-hire-engineers/


[23] Dev corrupts NPM libs ‘colors’ and ‘faker’, breaking thousands of apps

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dev-corrupts-npm-libs-colors-and-faker-breaking-thousands-of-apps/


[24] In MySQL, use “utf8mb4” instead of “utf8” (2016)

https://adamhooper.medium.com/in-mysql-never-use-utf8-use-utf8mb4-11761243e434


[25] Switching from macOS to Pop_OS

https://support.system76.com/articles/switch-from-macos-to-popos/


[26] Why can’t I play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on my new Intel CPU platform?

https://www.cyberlink.com:443/support/faq-content.do?id=26690


[27] More than 1M fewer students are in college, the lowest numbers in 50 years

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/13/1072529477/more-than-1-million-fewer-students-are-in-college-the-lowest-enrollment-numbers-


[28] Switching to an N95 mask gives a 75x boost in Covid protection

https://www.axios.com/n95-mask-protection-covid-958039c9-07f1-45a1-81e7-b7436707fee5.html


[29] Google says iMessage is too powerful

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/after-ruining-android-messaging-google-says-imessage-is-too-powerful/


HackerNews top stories #91

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 02, 2022 to Jan 09, 2022. In one blog post.

[0] Google no longer producing high quality search results in significant categories

https://twitter.com/mwseibel/status/1477701120319361026


[1] My First Impressions of Web3

https://moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-first-impressions.html


[2] Tell HN: Salary data is for sale

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29834753


[3] I took a job at Amazon, only to leave after 10 months

https://benadam.me/thoughts/my-experience-at-amazon/


[4] The UX on this small child is terrible

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/the-ux-on-this-small-child-is-terrible


[5] Keyboard lets people type so fast it’s banned from typing competitions

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3abavv/this-keyboard-lets-people-type-so-fast-its-banned-from-typing-competitions


[6] The Demise of Scientific American

https://scottaaronson.blog/?p=6202


[7] Darling – run Mac apps on Linux

https://www.darlinghq.org/


[8] I Miss RSS

https://www.wilcosky.com/d/20-i-miss-rss


[9] Your attention didn’t collapse. It was stolen

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jan/02/attention-span-focus-screens-apps-smartphones-social-media


[10] Google fined €150M, Facebook €60M for for non-compliance with French legislation

https://www.cnil.fr/en/cookies-cnil-fines-google-total-150-million-euros-and-facebook-60-million-euros-non-compliance


[11] Mozilla Foundation pausing cryptocurrency donations

https://twitter.com/mozilla/status/1479143340159422468


[12] Dura is a background process that watches your Git repositories

https://github.com/tkellogg/dura


[13] Lab Leak 2.0?

https://bprice.substack.com/p/lab-leak-20


[14] Pentagon and CIA shaped thousands of Hollywood movies into effective propaganda

https://worldbeyondwar.org/the-pentagon-and-cia-have-shaped-thousands-of-hollywood-movies-into-super-effective-propaganda/


[15] A public letter to CloudFlare to fix their snoopy vendor

https://github.com/captn3m0/hello-cloudflare/blob/main/README.md


[16] Vanta.js: Animated 3D backgrounds for websites

https://www.vantajs.com/


[17] Show HN: OnlyRecipe.app – Remove clutter from recipe sites. No story, no popups

https://showcase.onlyrecipe.app/


[18] Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining to save electricity

https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/kosovo-bans-cryptocurrency-mining-save-electricity-2022-01-04/


[19] Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty of conspiracy

https://www.axios.com/theranos-elizabeth-holmes-verdict-df20ad3f-95bd-400c-bf42-a379ade65c2c.html


[20] I’m literally losing sleep over Java (1996)

https://twitter.com/TechEmails/status/1478785899009875968


[21] Show HN: BookStack – An open source wiki platform and alternative to Confluence

https://www.bookstackapp.com/


[22] Burn My Windows

https://github.com/Schneegans/Burn-My-Windows


[23] Copyright doesn’t need 95 years to get the job done

https://fullstackeconomics.com/winnie-the-pooh-should-have-been-free-decades-ago/


[24] Ask HN: Let’s build an HN uBlacklist to improve our Google search results?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29794372


[25] Zotero: Free, easy-to-use tool to collect, organize, cite, and share research

https://www.zotero.org


[26] Indiana life insurance CEO says deaths are up 40% among people ages 18-64

https://www.thecentersquare.com/indiana/indiana-life-insurance-ceo-says-deaths-are-up-40-among-people-ages-18-64/article_71473b12-6b1e-11ec-8641-5b2c06725e2c.html


[27] Search engines and SEO spam

https://twitter.com/paulg/status/1477760548787920901


[28] Framework Laptop with Ubuntu Review

https://luisartola.com/framework-laptop-with-ubuntu-review/


[29] Show HN: Clone your voice and speak a foreign language

https://coqui.ai/


HackerNews top stories #90

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 26, 2021 to Jan 02, 2022. In one blog post.

[0] “Play-to-Earn” and Bullshit Jobs

https://paulbutler.org/2021/play-to-earn-and-bullshit-jobs/


[1] Ask HN: How did my LastPass master password get leaked?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29705957


[2] LastPass users warned their master passwords are compromised

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lastpass-users-warned-their-master-passwords-are-compromised/


[3] Boeing 777 departing Dubai nearly had a major incident after takeoff

https://onemileatatime.com/news/emirates-terrifying-boeing-777-flight-washington/


[4] Don’t Waste the Good Days

https://seths.blog/2021/12/dont-waste-the-good-days/


[5] Ontario bans non-competes and creates right to disconnect from work

https://gowlingwlg.com/en/insights-resources/articles/2021/ontario-legislation-bill-27-non-competes/


[6] Using HTTP Basic Auth in 2022

https://joeldare.com/why-im-using-http-basic-auth-in-2022.html


[7] A single line of code made a 24-core server slower than a laptop

https://pkolaczk.github.io/server-slower-than-a-laptop/


[8] Help HN: Stripe shutting us down with 48 hours notice on a holiday skeleton crew

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29712023


[9] FAA investigating controversial crash video

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/plane-crash-video-sparks-online-backlash/


[10] iPhone camera app replaces person’s head with a leaf in photo

https://twitter.com/mitchcohen/status/1476351601862483968


[11] Sequencing your DNA with a USB dongle and open source code

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/12/24/sequencing-your-dna-with-a-usb-dongle-and-open-source-code/


[12] Poll: Did you know that HN allows you to make polls?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29755614


[13] Facebook Said My Article Was False. Now the Fact-Checkers Admit They Were Wrong

https://reason.com/2021/12/29/facebook-masks-false-information-science-feedback-wrong-covid/


[14] Italian Courts Find Open Source Software Terms Enforceable

http://ifthisbetreason.com/2021/12/italian-courts-find-open-source-software-terms-enforceable/


[15] Consider SQLite

https://blog.wesleyac.com/posts/consider-sqlite


[16] Please don’t use Discord for FOSS projects

https://drewdevault.com/2021/12/28/Dont-use-Discord-for-FOSS.html


[17] CPM MagnaCut – The Next Breakthrough in Knife Steel

https://knifesteelnerds.com/2021/03/25/cpm-magnacut/


[18] Ten Years of Logging My Life

https://chaidarun.com/ten-years-of-logging-my-life


[19] “Widevine Dump”:Leaked Code Downloads HD Video from Disney+, Amazon, and Netflix

https://torrentfreak.com/widevine-dump-leaked-code-downloads-hd-video-from-disney-amazon-and-netflix-211227/


[20] The State of External Retina Displays

https://www.caseyliss.com/2021/12/7/monitor-liss


[21] All of Wittgenstein is now public domain

https://www.wittgensteinproject.org/w/index.php?title=Project:All_texts


[22] Swedes were fooled by one of the biggest scientific bluffs of our time (2020)

https://soccermatics.medium.com/how-swedes-were-fooled-by-one-of-the-biggest-scientific-bluffs-of-our-time-de47c82601ad


[23] Real-Time Tokyo Subway Map

https://minitokyo3d.com


[24] Anti-mimetic tactics for living a counter-cultural life

https://www.epsilontheory.com/25-anti-mimetic-tactics-for-living-a-counter-cultural-life/


[25] Alexa suggests lethal challenge to child

https://twitter.com/klivdahl/status/1475220450598924297


[26] An mRNA-based anti-tick vaccine

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/scitranslmed.abm2504


[27] Ask HN: Why doesn’t YC list compensation for their own open positions?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29720803


[28] DeepCreamPy- Decensoring Hentai with Deep Neural Networks (2018)

https://github.com/liaoxiong3x/DeepCreamPy


[29] 37% of the world’s population have still never used the internet

https://www.itu.int/hub/2021/11/facts-and-figures-2021-2-9-billion-people-still-offline/


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


HackerNews top stories #88

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 12, 2021 to Dec 19, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] TikTok streaming software is an illegal fork of OBS

https://twitter.com/Naaackers/status/1471494415306788870


[1] AWS appears to be down again

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29567170


[2] President Daniels responds to Chinese student’s harassment

https://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_aa3e67de-5de9-11ec-9246-af6384980cbb.html


[3] I started a paper website business

https://daily.tinyprojects.dev/paper_website


[4] Toyota owners have to pay $8/mo to keep using their key fob for remote start

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/12/toyota-owners-have-to-pay-8-mo-to-keep-using-their-key-fob-for-remote-start/


[5] From Node to Ruby on Rails

https://nikodunk.com/a-node-js-developer-discovers-rails/


[6] Log4jmemes.com: for those of us that need a laugh

https://log4jmemes.com


[7] Go Replaces Interface{} with ‘Any’

https://github.com/golang/go/commit/2580d0e08d5e9f979b943758d3c49877fb2324cb


[8] Tqdm (Python)

https://tqdm.github.io/


[9] Apple Helps Asahi Linux

https://twitter.com/marcan42/status/1471799568807636994


[10] Linux Touchpad Like MacBook Update: Touchpad Gestures Now Shipping

https://www.gitclear.com/blog/linux_touchpad_update_december_2021


[11] Ask HN: Why have we accepted the cookie pop-up situation across the web?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29529062


[12] Pelosi defends stock trading by lawmakers. ‘We are a free-market economy’

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pelosi-defends-lawmakers-and-their-spouses-trading-stocks-we-are-a-free-market-economy-01639606786


[13] Ask HN: Best Way to Contact YouTube

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29540708


[14] Ask HN: Why is building Windows apps so complicated?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29529267


[15] Reddit files to go public

https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/reddit-files-us-ipo-2021-12-16/


[16] Lapce – Fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust

https://github.com/lapce/lapce


[17] Don’t start with microservices – monoliths are your friend

https://arnoldgalovics.com/microservices-in-production/


[18] My Bose QC-35 II headphones burst into flames and left me with chemical burns

https://recursive-public-rants.blogspot.com/2021/12/my-bose-qc-35-ii-headphones-suddenly.html


[19] Tell HN: If you use Verizon, opt out of “Custom Experience”

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29582686


[20] A deep dive on a Facebook reseller of bikes stolen in Colorado

https://bikeindex.org/news/closing-the-loop-a-deep-dive-on-a-facebook-reseller-of-bikes-stolen-in


[21] Cryptocurrency scams cost owners $7.7B in 2021, driven by DeFi-based “rug pulls”

https://blog.chainalysis.com/reports/2021-crypto-scam-revenues/


[22] Netflix Executive Sentenced to 30 Months for 700K Bribes, Kickbacks from Vendors

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/former-netflix-executive-sentenced-30-months-bribes-and-kickbacks-netflix-vendors


[23] Fredrik Lundh has died

https://lwn.net/ml/python-dev/CAP7+vJLbxJY-SPPzaoT4qnhF9MRkXDuhmr8wxZ=Es1X2ob3gMg@mail.gmail.com/


[24] Rails 7 Released

https://rubyonrails.org/2021/12/15/Rails-7-fulfilling-a-vision


[25] Uncomfortable Truths in Software Engineering

https://buttondown.email/hillelwayne/archive/uncomfortable-truths-in-software-engineering/


[26] How to build large-scale end-to-end encrypted group video calls

https://signal.org/blog/how-to-build-encrypted-group-calls/


[27] Dell and HPE switches come with ‘American Megatrands’ stickers

https://www.servethehome.com/dude-dell-hpe-ami-american-megatrands/


[28] Ask HN: Apple revoked developer account for 2.5 years and counting

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29569561


[29] GitHub taking down tools allowing defenders to reproduce the Log4j vulnerability

https://twitter.com/christophetd/status/1470287687265529861


HackerNews top stories #87

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 05, 2021 to Dec 12, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] AWS us-east-1 outage

https://us-east-1.console.aws.amazon.com/console/home


[1] Tailwind CSS v3.0

https://tailwindcss.com/blog/tailwindcss-v3


[2] CT scans of AirPods evolution

https://scanofthemonth.com/


[3] We will be retiring Alexa.com

https://support.alexa.com/hc/en-us/articles/4410503838999


[4] Pixel prevented me from calling 911

https://old.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel/comments/r4xz1f/pixel_prevented_me_from_calling_911/


[5] Chrome users beware: Manifest v3 is deceitful and threatening

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/12/chrome-users-beware-manifest-v3-deceitful-and-threatening


[6] Professional maintainers: a wake-up call

https://blog.filippo.io/professional-maintainers/


[7] Rust Support in the Linux Kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/12/6/461


[8] Django 4.0

https://www.djangoproject.com/weblog/2021/dec/07/django-40-released/


[9] Twitter suspends account tracking Maxwell trial without explanation

https://twitter.com/TrackerTrial


[10] PSA: uBlock/AdBlocks on Chrome to lose function thanks to Manifestv3

https://old.reddit.com/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/rdaz50/ysk_ublock_and_other_adblocks_in_chrome_will_lose/


[11] HashiCorp IPO today

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/a-new-chapter-for-hashicorp


[12] Pfizer and Biontech provide update on Omicron variant

https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-provide-update-omicron-variant


[13] Amazon packages pile up after AWS outage spawns delivery havoc

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2021/12/07/amazon-aws-cloud-users-report-issues-accessing-websites/6419088001/


[14] Log4j: Between a rock and a hard place

https://crawshaw.io/blog/log4j


[15] Inflation rises to 6.8% year over year

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm


[16] Hetzner now provides IPv6 only dedicated servers

https://www.hetzner.com/news/12-21-ipv6-only/


[17] Turning a MacBook into a Touchscreen with $1 of Hardware (2018)

https://www.anishathalye.com/2018/04/03/macbook-touchscreen/


[18] Masayuki Uemura has died

https://www.thegamer.com/masayuki-uemura-creator-nes-snes-dies/


[19] Tell HN: You can’t add “no ads” in your Play Store app’s title

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29497680


[20] The $11B Webb telescope aims to probe the early universe

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03620-1


[21] NASA returns Hubble to full science operations

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-returns-hubble-to-full-science-operations/


[22] Amazon’s search results are full of ads ‘unlawfully deceiving’ consumers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/12/08/amazon-search-results-ftc-complaint/


[23] Ikea Vindriktning Air Quality Sensor Review and Accuracy

https://www.airgradient.com/resources/ikea-vindriktning-accuracy/


[24] “Open source” is broken

https://christine.website/blog/open-source-broken-2021-12-11


[25] FAQs: Why we don’t have them (2013)

https://gds.blog.gov.uk/2013/07/25/faqs-why-we-dont-have-them/


[26] In 2019 40% of San Francisco traffic fatalities are from left turns

https://www.saferleftturns.org


[27] Is “KAX17” performing de-anonymization Attacks against Tor Users?

https://nusenu.medium.com/is-kax17-performing-de-anonymization-attacks-against-tor-users-42e566defce8


[28] WebAssembly and Back Again: Fine-Grained Sandboxing in Firefox 95

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/12/webassembly-and-back-again-fine-grained-sandboxing-in-firefox-95/


[29] Rockstar: a language for programs that are also hair metal power ballads

https://codewithrockstar.com/


HackerNews top stories #86

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 28, 2021 to Dec 05, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] I resigned from Twitter

https://twitter.com/jack/status/1465347002426867720


[1] 100 years of whatever this will be

https://apenwarr.ca/log/20211201


[2] This shouldn’t have happened: A vulnerability postmortem

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2021/12/this-shouldnt-have-happened.html


[3] Germany: New government plans ‘right to encryption’

https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/germany-right-to-encryption/


[4] Ask HN: Has Google search become quantitatively worse?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29392702


[5] Stripe hiring issues make some lose job offers

https://www.protocol.com/workplace/stripe-hiring-issues-rescinded-jobs


[6] YouTube deleting comments who criticize their hiding of the dislike count

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43wp_EUk2ho


[7] Lego has designed a set that can’t be taken apart

https://brickset.com/article/67650/lego-has-designed-a-set-that-can-t-be-taken-apart


[8] Germany locks down unvaccinated people, as leaders plan to make shots compulsory

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/02/europe/germany-lockdown-covid-restrictions-intl/index.html


[9] Fleet, a Lightweight IDE from JetBrains

https://blog.jetbrains.com/blog/2021/11/29/welcome-to-fleet/


[10] Advent of Code 2021

https://adventofcode.com/


[11] Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people?

https://www.covid-datascience.com/post/is-watching-the-1984-ghostbusters-movie-killing-people-a-statistician-s-perspective


[12] Supersonic Trebuchet

https://hackaday.com/2021/12/01/supersonic-projectile-exceeds-engineers-dreams-the-supersonic-trebuchet/


[13] DESQview/X: Forgotten mid-1990s OS from the future

https://lunduke.substack.com/p/desqviewx-the-forgotten-mid-1990s


[14] FBI’s ability to legally access secure messaging app content and metadata [pdf]

https://propertyofthepeople.org/document-detail/?doc-id=21114562


[15] Show HN: Emoji to Scale

https://javier.xyz/emoji-to-scale/


[16] 4x Smaller, 50x Faster

https://blog.asciinema.org/post/smaller-faster/


[17] U.S. indicts two men for running a $20M YouTube content ID scam

https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-indicts-two-men-for-running-a-20-million-youtube-content-id-scam-211203/


[18] Winamp Source Code Leak

https://web.archive.org/web/20210515031018/https://github.com/CONIGUERO/winamp


[19] U.K. regulators order Meta to sell Giphy

https://www.axios.com/uk-regulators-order-facebook-meta-giphy-sale-457ccd20-f28e-4631-a508-a88639b1b121.html


[20] FTC Sues to Block $40B Semiconductor Chip Merger

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/12/ftc-sues-block-40-billion-semiconductor-chip-merger


[21] Townscaper Running in the Browser

http://oskarstalberg.com/Townscaper/


[22] ADSL works over wet string (2017)

https://www.revk.uk/2017/12/its-official-adsl-works-over-wet-string.html


[23] Price increase on .io domains on January 1, 2022 (Renewal: $55.00)

https://www.gandi.net/en-US/domain/tld/io


[24] Fisher Price Chatter Telephone with Bluetooth

https://www.fisher-price.com/en-us/product/chatter-telephone-hgj69


[25] U.S. State Department phones hacked with Israeli company spyware

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-us-state-department-phones-hacked-with-israeli-company-spyware-sources-2021-12-03/


[26] Pixel sent to Google for replacement. They used it to post wife’s nudes online

https://old.reddit.com/r/legaladvice/comments/r632w5/sent_my_phone_to_google_for_replacement_they/


[27] Ex-Google workers sue company, saying it betrayed ‘Don’t Be Evil’ motto

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/29/1059821677/google-dont-be-evil-lawsuit


[28] Apple Broke Up with Me

https://merecivilian.com/apple-broke-up-with-me/


[29] Magnus Carlsen wins longest world chess championship game of all time

https://www.chess.com/news/view/fide-world-chess-championship-2021-game-6


HackerNews top stories #85

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 21, 2021 to Nov 28, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Rust Moderation Team Resigns

https://github.com/rust-lang/team/pull/671


[1] Fingerprints can be hacked

https://blog.kraken.com/post/11905/your-fingerprint-can-be-hacked-for-5-heres-how/


[2] Tell HN: GitHub is down again

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29363169


[3] Apple will notify users about state-sponsored cybersecurity threats

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212960


[4] Full key extraction of Nvidia TSEC

https://gist.githubusercontent.com/plutooo/733318dbb57166d203c10d12f6c24e06/raw/15c5b2612ab62998243ce5e7877496466cabb77f/tsec.txt


[5] The Handwavy Technobabble Nothingburger of Crypto

https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/nothing-burger.html


[6] Underrated Reasons to Be Thankful

https://dynomight.net/thanks/


[7] Einstein award going to Paul Ginsparg for creating arXiv.org

https://idw-online.de/en/news781515


[8] Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03552-w


[9] New German government calls for European ban on biometric mass surveillance

https://reclaimyourface.eu/new-german-government-calls-for-european-ban-on-biometric-mass-surveillance/


[10] Tell HN: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29338155


[11] Wolves make roadways safer, generating large economic returns

https://www.pnas.org/content/118/22/e2023251118


[12] The latest EU plan to outlaw encryption and introduce communication surveillance

https://mailbox.org/en/post/chat-control-the-latest-eu-plans-to-outlaw-encryption-and-introduce-telecommunications-surveillance?nl


[13] The internet is held together with spit and baling wire

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/11/the-internet-is-held-together-with-spit-baling-wire/


[14] Zillow lost money because they weren’t willing to lose money

https://www.stevenbuccini.com/zillow-offers


[15] PHP 8.1.0

https://www.php.net/releases/8.1/en.php


[16] Samsung plans $17B chip plant in Taylor, Texas

https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/samsung-plans-17-billion-chip-plant-in-taylor-texas/


[17] SQLite Release 3.37.0

https://www.sqlite.org/releaselog/3_37_0.html


[18] TSMC “Apple-first” 3nm policy leads to AMD and Qualcomm mutiny

https://www.club386.com/tsmc-apple-first-3nm-policy-leads-to-amd-and-qualcomm-mutiny/


[19] Books I loved reading this year

https://www.gatesnotes.com/About-Bill-Gates/Holiday-Books-2021


[20] I test in prod

https://increment.com/testing/i-test-in-production/


[21] An introverts guide to increasing energy

https://ashleyjanssen.com/the-introverts-guide-to-increasing-energy/


[22] Vercel raises $150M Series D

https://vercel.com/blog/vercel-funding-series-d-and-valuation


[23] New Concerning Variant: B.1.1.529

https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/new-concerning-variant-b11529


[24] VMware mouse driver for Windows 3.x

https://github.com/NattyNarwhal/vmwmouse


[25] GoDaddy Security Breach

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1609711/000160971121000122/gddyblogpostnov222021.htm


[26] Functorio

https://bartoszmilewski.com/2021/02/16/functorio/


[27] Space colonies of the future as imagined by NASA in the 1970s

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/nasa-space-colony-concepts/


[28] Is my cat Turing-complete?

https://belaycpp.com/2021/11/24/is-my-cat-turing-complete/


[29] Ask HN: Software Engineer hitting 40: what’s next?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29360119


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


HackerNews top stories #83

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 07, 2021 to Nov 14, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] I’m “still afraid to use spaces in file names” years old

https://twitter.com/TheIdOfAlan/status/1458117496087748618


[1] Use forums rather than Slack/Discord to support developer community

https://www.mooreds.com/wordpress/archives/3451


[2] 3D printed mirror array

https://github.com/bencbartlett/3D-printed-mirror-array


[3] Memory leaks are crippling my M1 MacBook Pro

https://www.macworld.com/article/549755/m1-macbook-app-memory-leaks-macos.html


[4] ProctorU is dystopian spyware

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/11/proctoru-is-dystopian-spyware/


[5] Brain implant translates paralyzed man’s thoughts into text with 94% accuracy

https://www.sciencealert.com/brain-implant-enables-paralyzed-man-to-communicate-thoughts-via-imaginary-handwriting


[6] Playstation 5 root keys obtained

https://twitter.com/fail0verflow/status/1457526453105569793


[7] Rich Harris joins Vercel to work on Svelte full time

https://twitter.com/Rich_Harris/status/1458822051263823875


[8] Business Essentials

https://www.apple.com/business/essentials/


[9] Aaron Swartz Rememberance Day This Monday

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29147888


[10] Show HN: I’m 48 and finally learning how to be a game developer

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/slingshot-effect/id1537916631


[11] Google loses challenge against EU antitrust ruling, $2.8B fine

https://www.reuters.com/technology/eu-court-upholds-eu-antitrust-ruling-against-google-2021-11-10/


[12] The U.S. Treasury is buying private app data to target and investigate people

https://theintercept.com/2021/11/04/treasury-surveillance-location-data-babel-street/


[13] The benefits of staying off social media

https://durmonski.com/life-advice/benefits-of-staying-off-social-media/


[14] American spy hacked Booking.com, company stayed silent

https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2021/11/10/american-spy-hacked-bookingcom-company-stayed-silent-a4065086


[15] A terrible schema from a clueless programmer

http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2021/11/06/sql/


[16] Macron says France will build new nuclear energy reactors

https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/macron-says-france-will-build-more-nuclear-energy-reactors-2021-11-09/


[17] Lesser-known Postgres features

https://hakibenita.com/postgresql-unknown-features


[18] Restic – Backups Done Right

https://restic.net/


[19] Google sends anti-regulation propaganda to small businesses using Google Maps

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/11/google-sends-anti-regulation-propaganda-to-small-businesses-using-google-maps/


[20] Ruby vs. Python comes down to the for loop

https://softwaredoug.com/blog/2021/11/12/ruby-vs-python-for-loop.html


[21] ISO should make all standards Publicly Available

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Gmy2s4Nmkw6VDv2B6b5K1DLYhPrTUqSntrlmYzJpNw/edit


[22] How my genius roommate changed my perspective

https://www.farhadg.com/my-genius-roommate/


[23] Show HN: You.com, private search engine that summarizes the web – built for devs

https://you.com/search?q=you.com&fromSearchBar=true


[24] It’s mostly a demand shock, not a supply shock, and it’s everywhere

https://www.bridgewater.com/its-mostly-a-demand-shock-not-a-supply-shock-and-its-everywhere


[25] Tor Browser 11.0

https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-11-0


[26] Why Zulip will not get on the blockchain bandwagon

https://blog.zulip.com/2021/11/12/why-not-blockchain/


[27] Rust Is the Future of JavaScript Infrastructure

https://leerob.io/blog/rust


[28] Show HN: Long Range E-Bike

https://jacquesmattheij.com/long-range-ebike/


[29] Don’t do interviews, do discussions

https://thinkingthrough.substack.com/p/dont-do-interviews-do-discussions