HackerNews top stories #16

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 26, 2020 to Aug 02, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Del.icio.us

http://del.icio.us/


[1] Apple does not keep the 30% commission on a refund

https://twitter.com/twolivesleft/status/1288625617873694721


[2] When a customer refunds your paid app, Apple doesn’t refund the 30% cut

https://twitter.com/twolivesleft/status/1288344977169235968


[3] Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0

https://timjrobinson.com/universal-basic-income-is-capitalism-2-0/


[4] Nvidia is reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to buy ARM for more than $32B

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-31/nvidia-said-in-advanced-talks-to-buy-softbank-s-chip-company-arm


[5] New ‘Meow’ attack has deleted almost 4k unsecured databases

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-meow-attack-has-deleted-almost-4-000-unsecured-databases/


[6] Historical programming-language groups disappearing from Google

https://lwn.net/Articles/827233/


[7] Unbricking a $2k bike with a $10 Raspberry Pi

https://ptx2.net/posts/unbricking-a-bike-with-a-raspberry-pi/


[8] ITER: World’s largest nuclear fusion project begins assembly

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53573294


[9] 1991 Macintosh Quadra with Mac OS 8.1 as an Electron App

https://github.com/felixrieseberg/macintosh.js


[10] One hour of slow breathing changed my life

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jul/26/every-breath-you-take-the-lost-art-of-breathing


[11] Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-media-regulator/australia-to-make-facebook-google-pay-for-news-in-world-first-idUSKCN24V3UP


[12] RBS, Ruby’s new type signature language

https://developer.squareup.com/blog/the-state-of-ruby-3-typing


[13] Intel ousts its chief engineer, shakes up technical group after delays

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-intel-reorganization/intel-ousts-its-chief-engineer-shakes-up-technical-group-after-delays-idUSKCN24S2O6


[14] You Want to See My Data? I Thought We Were Friends

http://nautil.us/blog/you-want-to-see-my-data-i-thought-we-were-friends


[15] GitHub Public Roadmap

https://github.com/github/roadmap


[16] Google Drive – How do I stop others from sharing files with me?

https://support.google.com/drive/thread/3708017?hl=en


[17] Headphones are collecting too much personal data (2019)

https://www.soundguys.com/headphones-are-collecting-too-much-personal-data-21524/


[18] Monitoring demystified: A guide for logging, tracing, metrics

https://techbeacon.com/enterprise-it/monitoring-demystified-guide-logging-tracing-metrics


[19] Show HN: Neural text to speech with dozens of celebrity voices

http://vocodes.com


[20] Facebook has blocked Dreamwidth

https://andrewducker.dreamwidth.org/3861716.html


[21] Amazon gets priority while mail gets delayed, say US letter carriers

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/07/21/first-class-and-priority-mail-delayed-in-favor-of-amazon-parcels-according-to-portland-letter-carriers/


[22] Google Earth Timelapse

https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/


[23] Migrating Dropbox from Nginx to Envoy

https://dropbox.tech/infrastructure/how-we-migrated-dropbox-from-nginx-to-envoy


[24] Hiring Without Whiteboards

https://github.com/poteto/hiring-without-whiteboards


[25] The Haskell Elephant in the Room

https://www.stephendiehl.com/posts/crypto.html


[26] Spotify CEO: musicians can no longer release music only “once every 3-4 years”

https://www.thefader.com/2020/07/30/spotify-ceo-daniel-ek-says-working-musicians-can-no-longer-release-music-only-once-every-three-to-four-years


[27] Zoom Security Exploit: Cracking private meeting passwords

https://www.tomanthony.co.uk/blog/zoom-security-exploit-crack-private-meeting-passwords/


[28] Google to keep employees home until summer 2021

https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-to-keep-employees-home-until-summer-2021-amid-coronavirus-pandemic-11595854201


[29] ACCC alleges Google misled consumers about expanded use of personal data

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-alleges-google-misled-consumers-about-expanded-use-of-personal-data


HackerNews top stories #15

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 19, 2020 to Jul 26, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Amazon met with startups about investing, then launched competing products

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-tech-startup-echo-bezos-alexa-investment-fund-11595520249


[1] Turns out half the internet has a single-point-of-failure called “Cloudflare”

https://easydns.com/blog/2020/07/20/turns-out-half-the-internet-has-a-single-point-of-failure-called-cloudflare/


[2] Systems Design for Advanced Beginners

https://robertheaton.com/2020/04/06/systems-design-for-advanced-beginners/


[3] Show HN: TinyPilot – Build a KVM over IP using a Raspberry Pi

https://mtlynch.io/tinypilot/


[4] Breach exposed more than one million DNA profiles on a major genealogy database

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/peteraldhous/hackers-gedmatch-dna-privacy


[5] First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System Around a Sun-Like Star Captured by ESO

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso2011/?lang


[6] Invert, always, invert

https://www.anup.io/2020/07/20/invert-always-invert/


[7] The FBI is secretly using Sabre as a global travel surveillance tool

https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2020/07/16/the-fbi-is-secretly-using-a-2-billion-company-for-global-travel-surveillance–the-us-could-do-the-same-to-track-covid-19


[8] Editorial board of Index and more than 70 staff members resign

https://index.hu/english/2020/07/24/editorial_board_of_index_resigns/


[9] Show HN: 3D Book Image CSS Generator

https://3d-book-css.netlify.app/


[10] Ask HN: Is all of FAANG like this?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23917131


[11] Nubank acquires Cognitect

https://cognitect.com/blog/2020/07/23/Cognitect-Joins-Nubank


[12] Experimental blood test detects cancer up to four years before symptoms appear

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/experimental-blood-test-detects-cancer-up-to-four-years-before-symptoms-appear/


[13] When Hubble stared at nothing for 100 hours (2015)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/phenomena/2015/04/24/when-hubble-stared-at-nothing-for-100-hours/


[14] Who still needs the office? U.S. companies start cutting space

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-results-realestate/who-still-needs-the-office-u-s-companies-start-cutting-space-idUSKCN24N2NL


[15] Fixing Mass Effect black blobs on modern AMD CPUs

https://cookieplmonster.github.io/2020/07/19/silentpatch-mass-effect/


[16] The Four Quadrants of Conformism

http://paulgraham.com/conformism.html


[17] Cold Showers: For when people get too hyped up about things

https://github.com/hwayne/awesome-cold-showers


[18] Medium is not the home for your ideas

https://hulry.com/medium-vs-own-blog/


[19] The NBA bans customers from putting ‘freehongkong’ on customized league jerseys

https://twitter.com/ClayTravis/status/1282731020647895043


[20] DIY Video Hosting

https://tyler.io/diy-video-hosting/


[21] Put tiny businesses back into residential neighborhoods

https://www.fastcompany.com/90530672/with-downtowns-staying-abandoned-put-tiny-businesses-back-into-residential-neighborhoods


[22] LSD Chemist William Pickard to Be Released from Prison

https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/william-leonard-pickard-lsd/


[23] Fawkes: Image “Cloaking” for Personal Privacy

http://sandlab.cs.uchicago.edu/fawkes/


[24] Y Combinator has lost its soul: A YC founder’s perspective

https://twitter.com/AdamNeumannsCoS/status/1285651161723342848


[25] Any claim without a URI should be treated as suspicious

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/07/any-claim-without-a-uri-should-be-treated-as-suspicious/


[26] Perseverance Toward Life Goals Can Fend Off Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorders

https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2019/05/goals-perseverance


[27] On Liberating My Smartwatch from Cloud Services

https://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=5863


[28] OpenAI should now change their name to ClosedAI

https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/aqwcyx/discussion_openai_should_now_change_their_name_to/


[29] Tired of note-taking apps

https://akkshaya.blog/2020/07/19/note-taking/


HackerNews top stories #14

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 12, 2020 to Jul 19, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Hackers take over prominent Twitter accounts in simultaneous attack

https://www.coindesk.com/hackers-take-over-prominent-crypto-twitter-accounts-in-simultaneous-attack


[1] Grant Imahara Has Died

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grant-imahara-dead-mythbusters-host-was-49-1303101


[2] Tech sector job interviews assess anxiety, not software skills: study

https://news.ncsu.edu/2020/07/tech-job-interviews-anxiety/


[3] Etcd, or, why modern software makes me sad

https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/etcd-or-why-modern-software-makes-me-sad/


[4] When your coworker does great work, tell their manager

https://jvns.ca/blog/2020/07/14/when-your-coworker-does-great-work-tell-their-manager/


[5] Data structures and algorithms I actually used while working at tech companies

https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/data-structures-and-algorithms-i-actually-used-day-to-day/


[6] You’ve only added two lines – why did that take two days?

https://www.mrlacey.com/2020/07/youve-only-added-two-lines-why-did-that.html


[7] Cloudflare was down

https://www.cloudflarestatus.com/?hn=2020


[8] Former ICANN CEO is now co-CEO of the private equity firm that tried to buy .org

https://domainnamewire.com/2020/07/16/fadi-chehade-is-now-co-ceo-of-ethos-capital/


[9] German court bans Tesla ad statements related to autonomous driving

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN24F1T5


[10] NewPipe – ad-free, open-source Android YouTube client

https://newpipe.schabi.org/


[11] Things I wish I’d known about CSS

https://cssfordesigners.com/articles/things-i-wish-id-known-about-css


[12] I Know What You Download on BitTorrent

http://iknowwhatyoudownload.com


[13] On Trouser Pockets

https://sambleckley.com/writing/pockets.html


[14] Who’s behind Wednesday’s epic Twitter hack?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/07/whos-behind-wednesdays-epic-twitter-hack/


[15] Show HN: Primo – all-in-one IDE, CMS, component library, static site generator

https://primo.af


[16] Twitter is at its best when verified accounts can’t tweet

https://www.wired.com/story/twitter-unverified-takeover/


[17] Orthodox Privilege

http://paulgraham.com/orth.html


[18] Twitter internal panel linked to account hijackings

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/jgxd3d/twitter-insider-access-panel-account-hacks-biden-uber-bezos


[19] I made a robot to cut my hair with scissors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zBrbdU_y0s


[20] OpenAI’s GPT-3 may be the biggest thing since Bitcoin

https://maraoz.com/2020/07/18/openai-gpt3/


[21] Riot is now Element

https://element.io/blog/welcome-to-element/


[22] Germany’s top financial supervisor dismissed a decade of warnings about Wirecard

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-germanys-sec-dismissed-a-decade-of-warnings-about-wirecard-11594907212


[23] The most remarkable legacy system I have seen

https://thehftguy.com/2020/07/09/the-most-remarkable-legacy-system-i-have-seen/


[24] An update on our security incident

https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/an-update-on-our-security-incident.html


[25] Cloudflare outage on July 17, 2020

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-outage-on-july-17-2020/


[26] Let’s avoid talk of ‘chemical imbalance’: it’s people in distress

https://psyche.co/ideas/lets-avoid-talk-of-chemical-imbalance-its-people-in-distress


[27] UFO VPN claims zero-logs policy, leaks 20M user logs

https://www.comparitech.com/blog/vpn-privacy/ufo-vpn-data-exposure/


[28] The AirPods Pro “Rattlegate”

https://annoying.technology/posts/abea6876cf4f2e13/


[29] Zulip 3.0: Threaded Open Source Team Chat

https://blog.zulip.com/2020/07/16/zulip-3-0-released/


HackerNews top stories #13

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 05, 2020 to Jul 12, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation

https://www.reuters.com/article/usa-court-oklahoma/us-supreme-court-deems-half-of-oklahoma-a-native-american-reservation-idUSKBN24A2BE


[1] Linux Mint drops Ubuntu Snap packages

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/825005/6440c82feb745bbe/


[2] Reddit’s website uses DRM for fingerprinting

https://smitop.com/post/reddit-whiteops/


[3] Google offers free fabbing for 130nm open-source chips

https://fossi-foundation.org/2020/06/30/skywater-pdk


[4] We can’t send email more than 500 miles (2002)

http://web.mit.edu/jemorris/humor/500-miles


[5] 1:60 scale Boeing 777 made from manila folders

https://www.lucaiaconistewart.com/model-777


[6] Don’t close your MacBook with a cover over the camera

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211148


[7] New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans

https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/new-german-law-would-force-isps-to-allow-secret-service-to-install-trojans-on-user-devices/


[8] YouTube deleted an electronics repair channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mMOHrftgU


[9] Ennio Morricone has died

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ennio-morricone-dead-prolific-italian-composer-was-91-858358


[10] The Wrong Abstraction (2016)

https://www.sandimetz.com/blog/2016/1/20/the-wrong-abstraction


[11] How Developers Stop Learning: Rise of the Expert Beginner (2012)

https://daedtech.com/how-developers-stop-learning-rise-of-the-expert-beginner/


[12] How to Understand Things

https://nabeelqu.co/understanding


[13] A terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day at Slack

https://slack.engineering/a-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day-at-slack-dfe05b485f82


[14] Only 9% of visitors give GDPR consent to be tracked

https://markosaric.com/gdpr-consent/


[15] App suddenly crashing on startup due to FBSDKRestrictiveDataFilterManager.m

https://github.com/facebook/facebook-ios-sdk/issues/1427


[16] Amazon says email banning TikTok from employee phones was ‘sent in error’

https://twitter.com/scotthickle/status/1281631749533990914


[17] Tell HN: Google drops blogspot.in, breaking hundreds of thousands of permalinks

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23767781


[18] Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-53303364


[19] New Stuff

https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff


[20] Hong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/05/hong-kong-books-by-pro-democracy-activists-disappear-from-library-shelves


[21] Searchable PPP Loan Data

https://pppreport.org/


[22] UASP makes Raspberry Pi 4 disk IO 50% faster

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2020/uasp-makes-raspberry-pi-4-disk-io-50-faster


[23] Moving from TypeScript to Rust / WebAssembly

https://nicolodavis.com/blog/typescript-to-rust/


[24] Unit Testing Is Overrated

https://tyrrrz.me/blog/unit-testing-is-overrated


[25] Ask HN: What’s the worst piece of software you use everyday?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23803539


[26] H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC)

https://newsletter.fraunhofer.de/-viewonline2/17386/465/11/14SHcBTt/V44RELLZBp/1


[27] Portland approves 10% cap on fees that food delivery apps can charge restaurants

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2020/07/portland-approves-10-cap-on-fees-that-food-delivery-apps-can-charge-restaurants.html


[28] Flutter for Linux

https://snapcraft.io/blog/canonical-enables-linux-desktop-app-support-with-flutter


[29] Help Message for Shell Scripts

https://samizdat.dev/help-message-for-shell-scripts/


HackerNews top stories #12

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 28, 2020 to Jul 05, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] The End of the Redis Adventure

http://antirez.com/news/133


[1] Oppose the Earn IT Act

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/oppose-earn-it-act/


[2] India bans TikTok, WeChat, and dozens of other Chinese apps

https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/india-bans-tiktok-dozens-of-other-chinese-apps/


[3] Why we won’t be supporting Sign in with Apple

https://blog.anylist.com/2020/06/sign-in-with-apple/


[4] Where Am I? NYTimes or Google?

https://theinternetbytes.com/2020/07/03/where-am-i/


[5] Forget Google, time to end the Visa-MasterCard duopoly

https://medium.com/@CM30/the-unknown-duopoly-that-needs-breaking-up-more-than-google-f7b2c8876ea7


[6] LinkedIn is copying the contents of my clipboard on every keystroke

https://twitter.com/doncubed/status/1278757106468806656


[7] Websites that look like desktop GUIs

https://simone.computer/#/webdesktops


[8] Abstract Wikipedia

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Wikipedia/June_2020_announcement


[9] DuckDuckGo browser seemingly sends domains a user visits to DDG servers

https://github.com/duckduckgo/Android/issues/527


[10] The Sci-Hub Effect: Sci-Hub downloads lead to more article citations

https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.14979


[11] Space Jam’s 1996 website is still alive

https://www.spacejam.com/


[12] Zettlr – FOSS markdown editor for personal knowledge management and publishing

https://www.zettlr.com/


[13] Show HN: Hacker News front page in the style of a print newspaper

https://www.wolfgangfaust.com/project/paper-hn/


[14] Apple Lightning

https://nyansatan.github.io/lightning/


[15] EFF and heavyweight legal team will defend Internet Archive against publishers

https://torrentfreak.com/eff-heavyweight-legal-team-will-defend-internet-archives-digital-library-against-publishers-200626/


[16] Openstreetmap, a global map for worldwide insight

https://blog.mapbox.com/openstreetmap-a-global-map-for-worldwide-insight-4e041cbf1ec1


[17] Textures.js is a JavaScript library for creating SVG patterns

https://riccardoscalco.it/textures/


[18] De-escalating social media conflict

https://nickpunt.com/blog/deescalating-social-media/


[19] Linear – A fast issue tracker

http://linear.app/


[20] YouTube TV sharply increases monthly subscription to $64.99

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/30/21308449/youtube-tv-price-increase-64-99-viacom-hbo-new-channels


[21] Git Repo of Police Brutality During the 2020 George Floyd Protests

https://github.com/2020PB/police-brutality#hn


[22] Show HN: USA.css – units set in inches, 1776 bytes

https://bennettfeely.com/usacss/


[23] Godot 4.0 gets SDF based real-time global illumination

https://godotengine.org/article/godot-40-gets-sdf-based-real-time-global-illumination


[24] Apple declined to implement 16 Web APIs in Safari due to privacy concerns

https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-declined-to-implement-16-web-apis-in-safari-due-to-privacy-concerns/


[25] The U.S. can now set its own rates for mail from China and other countries

https://www.ecomcrew.com/why-china-post-and-usps-are-killing-your-private-labeling-business/


[26] Windows98 Running in the Browser

https://copy.sh/v86/?profile=windows98


[27] The Silence Is Deafening

https://devonzuegel.com/post/the-silence-is-deafening


[28] Finishing a side project

https://hugozap.com/posts/how-to-finish-your-side-project/


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

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23702122


HackerNews top stories #11

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 21, 2020 to Jun 28, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] I Am Deleting the Blog

https://slatestarcodex.com/2020/06/22/nyt-is-threatening-my-safety-by-revealing-my-real-name-so-i-am-deleting-the-blog/


[1] iOS14 reveals that TikTok may snoop clipboard contents every few keystrokes

https://twitter.com/jeremyburge/status/1275896482433040386


[2] Apple announces it will switch to its own processors for future Macs

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/22/21295475/apple-mac-processors-arm-silicon-chips-wwdc-2020


[3] I Just Hit $100k/year On GitHub Sponsors

https://calebporzio.com/i-just-hit-dollar-100000yr-on-github-sponsors-heres-how-i-did-it


[4] When you type realty.com into Safari it takes you to realtor.com

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157161487396994&id=501751993


[5] An even worse anti-encryption bill than EARN IT

https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2020/06/there%E2%80%99s-now-even-worse-anti-encryption-bill-earn-it-doesn%E2%80%99t-make-earn-it-bill-ok


[6] Santa Cruz, California bans predictive policing in U.S. first

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-police-tech-trfn/california-city-bans-predictive-policing-in-u-s-first-idUSKBN23V2XC


[7] Lemmy, an open-source federated Reddit alternative, gets funding for development

https://dev.lemmy.ml/post/35293


[8] Why the US military usually punishes misconduct but police often close ranks

https://theconversation.com/why-the-us-military-usually-punishes-misconduct-but-police-often-close-ranks-127898


[9] Google Blew a Ten-Year Lead

https://secondbreakfast.co/google-blew-a-ten-year-lead


[10] My family saw a police car hit a kid, then I learned how NYPD impunity works

https://www.propublica.org/article/my-family-saw-a-police-car-hit-a-kid-on-halloween-then-i-learned-how-nypd-impunity-works


[11] Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-53165293


[12] Elevator.js – A “back to top” button that behaves like a real elevator

http://tholman.com/elevator.js/


[13] Software reuse is more like an organ transplant than snapping Lego blocks (2011)

https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2011/02/03/lego-blocks-and-organ-transplants/


[14] Facial Recognition Leads To False Arrest Of Black Man In Detroit

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/24/882683463/the-computer-got-it-wrong-how-facial-recognition-led-to-a-false-arrest-in-michig


[15] Face ID and Touch ID for the Web

https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2020/10670/


[16] Blackballed by PayPal, Sci-Hub switches to Bitcoin

https://www.coindesk.com/blackballed-by-paypal-scientific-paper-pirate-takes-bitcoin-donations


[17] Perl 7 is going to be Perl 5.32, mostly

https://www.perl.com/article/announcing-perl-7/


[18] Reflections on Being a Female Founder

https://tracy.posthaven.com/reflections-on-being-a-female-founder


[19] Amazon Honeycode – build web and mobile apps without writing code

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-amazon-honeycode-build-web-mobile-apps-without-writing-code/


[20] Show HN: A Reddit reader that looks like the frontpage of a print newspaper

https://unim.press/#dataisbeautiful


[21] Palm – The best small phone for minimalists, athletes, and kids

https://palm.com/pages/product


[22] The War on Upstart Fiber Internet Providers

http://chrishacken.com/the-war-on-upstart-fiber-optic-internet-providers/


[23] Boston bans use of facial recognition technology

https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/06/23/boston-facial-recognition-ban


[24] Symbian Won

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/06/symbian-won/


[25] Almost 1 in 3 pilots in Pakistan have fake licenses, aviation minister says

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/25/business/pakistan-fake-pilot-intl-hnk/index.html


[26] Verizon suspends advertising on Facebook, joins growing boycott

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-ads-boycott-verizon/verizon-suspends-advertising-on-facebook-joins-growing-boycott-idUSKBN23W3HK


[27] Most employees of NYT won’t be required back in physical offices until 2021

https://twitter.com/Sulliview/status/1275074784351543298


[28] Quora goes permanently remote-first

https://twitter.com/adamdangelo/status/1276210618786168833


[29] Xi-Editor Retrospective

https://raphlinus.github.io/xi/2020/06/27/xi-retrospective.html


HackerNews top stories #10

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 14, 2020 to Jun 21, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Mozilla VPN

https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2020/06/18/introducing-firefox-private-network-vpns-official-product-the-mozilla-vpn/


[1] Time to Upgrade Your Monitor

https://tonsky.me/blog/monitors/


[2] Adobe to remove Flash Player from web site after December 2020

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html


[3] Zoom to bring end-to-end encryption to all users, including non-paying

https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/06/17/end-to-end-encryption-update/


[4] Apple Music on Android requires its own payment details to avoid Google 30% cut

https://support.apple.com/library/content/dam/edam/applecare/images/en_US/appleid/android-apple-music-account-payment-none.jpg


[5] Written communication is remote work super power

https://snir.dev/blog/remote-async-communication/


[6] The Return of the 90s Web

https://mxb.dev/blog/the-return-of-the-90s-web/


[7] Drive through cities in the browser while listening to local radio stations

https://driveandlisten.herokuapp.com/


[8] Lightweight Alternatives to Google Analytics

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/822568/61d29096a4012e06/


[9] The Next Step for Generics

https://blog.golang.org/generics-next-step


[10] Amazon added a non-compete after the employee entered the U.S. on an L1B visa

https://twitter.com/dvassallo/status/1157729616259235840


[11] After GitHub CEO backs Black Lives Matter, workers demand an end to ICE contract

https://www.latimes.com/business/technology/story/2020-06-12/github-ceo-black-lives-matter-employees-demand-end-ice-contract


[12] GitHub isn’t fun anymore

https://jaredpalmer.com/github-isnt-fun-anymore


[13] Bootstrap 5 alpha

https://blog.getbootstrap.com/2020/06/16/bootstrap-5-alpha/


[14] For black CEOs in Silicon Valley, humiliation is a part of doing business

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-16/black-lives-matter-highlights-adversity-facing-black-tech-ceos


[15] Six eBay executives and employees charged over alleged cyberstalking campaign

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/15/ebay-employees-arrested-u-s-attorney-andrew-lelling-cyberstalking/


[16] GitHub Super Linter: one linter to rule them all

https://github.blog/2020-06-18-introducing-github-super-linter-one-linter-to-rule-them-all/


[17] How many of you know that the team is working on something that no-one wants?

https://iism.org/article/how-many-of-you-know-deep-down-that-the-team-is-working-on-something-that-no-customer-wants-54


[18] Ask HN: A way to adblock “we’re using cookies” popups?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23521399


[19] Woman makes $420k by buying insurance on flights she predicted would get delayed

https://mothership.sg/2020/06/woman-china-scam-insurance-delayed-flights/


[20] FFmpeg 4.3

http://ffmpeg.org/download.html#release_4.3


[21] Facebook to let users turn off political adverts

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53074995


[22] Procrastination is driven by our desire to avoid difficult emotions, says expert

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-for-june-14-2020-1.5604357/there-s-a-reason-we-procrastinate-and-it-s-not-laziness-1.5604433


[23] On Coding, Ego and Attention

https://josebrowne.com/on-coding-ego-and-attention/


[24] Show HN: My daughter and I made a site to explore the photos from the ISS

https://callumprentice.github.io/apps/iss_photo_explorer_flat/index.html?lat=30&lng=-60&pn=6&ph=0#


[25] 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ (2018)

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive


[26] BTFS – mount any .torrent file or magnet link as directory

https://github.com/johang/btfs


[27] Free Textbooks from Springer, Categorised

https://hnarayanan.github.io/springer-books/


[28] AWS Snowcone

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-aws-snowcone-small-lightweight-edge-storage-and-processing/


[29] A grandmaster who got Twitch hooked on chess

https://www.wired.com/story/hikaru-nakamura-twitch-chess


HackerNews top stories #9

HackerNews most popular stories from last week [2020-06-07 – 2020-06-14]. In one blog post.

[0] Zoom closes account of U.S.-based Chinese activist after Tiananmen event

https://www.axios.com/zoom-closes-chinese-user-account-tiananmen-square-f218fed1-69af-4bdd-aac4-7eaf67f34084.html


[1] MIT Ends Elsevier Negotiations

https://news.mit.edu/2020/guided-by-open-access-principles-mit-ends-elsevier-negotiations-0611


[2] A Facebook crawler was making 7M requests per day to my stupid website

https://coding.napolux.com/a-facebook-crawler-was-making-7m-requests-per-day-to-my-stupid-website/


[3] Zoom Acknowledges It Suspended Activists’ Accounts at China’s Request

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/12/876351501/zoom-acknowledges-it-suspended-activists-accounts-at-china-s-request


[4] Play Counter-Strike 1.6 in your browser

http://cs-online.club


[5] Thank HN: My startup was born here and is now 10 years old

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23466470


[6] Ask HN: My wife might lose the ability to speak in 3 weeks – how to prepare?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23490115


[7] Activists rally to save Internet Archive as lawsuit threatens site

https://decrypt.co/31906/activists-rally-save-internet-archive-lawsuit-threatens


[8] You can bypass YouTube ads by adding a dot after the domain

https://www.reddit.com/r/webdev/comments/gzr3cq/fyi_you_can_bypass_youtube_ads_by_adding_a_dot/


[9] Container technologies at Coinbase: Why Kubernetes is not part of our stack

https://blog.coinbase.com/container-technologies-at-coinbase-d4ae118dcb6c


[10] Jepsen: PostgreSQL 12.3

http://jepsen.io/analyses/postgresql-12.3


[11] Finally, I Closed My LinkedIn

https://www.pcmaffey.com/finally-i-closed-my-linkedin/


[12] Woodworking for Engineers

https://woodgears.ca/


[13] Biohacking Lite

https://karpathy.github.io/2020/06/11/biohacking-lite/


[14] NoDesign.dev – Tools and resources for non-artistic developers

https://nodesign.dev/


[15] University of the People: Tuition-Free, Accredited Online Degree Programs

https://www.uopeople.edu/


[16] Cloudflare TV

https://blog.cloudflare.com/ladies-and-gentlemen-cloudflare-tv/


[17] Most tech content is bullshit

https://www.aleksandra.codes/tech-content-consumer


[18] Create diagrams with code using Graphviz

https://ncona.com/2020/06/create-diagrams-with-code-using-graphviz/


[19] After 10 years in tech isolation, I’m now outsider to things I once had mastered

https://forklog.media/after-10-years-in-tech-isolation-im-now-outsider-to-things-i-once-had-mastered/


[20] Advice to new managers: don’t joke about firing people

https://staysaasy.com/engineering/2020/06/09/Don%27t-Joke.html


[21] A one-year moratorium on police use of Rekognition

https://blog.aboutamazon.com/policy/we-are-implementing-a-one-year-moratorium-on-police-use-of-rekognition


[22] Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

https://capitolhillautonomous.zone/


[23] SQLite as an Application File Format (2014)

https://sqlite.org/appfileformat.html


[24] Show HN: Download Hi-Res Public Domain Art, Posters and Illustrations

https://artvee.com/


[25] OpenAI API

https://beta.openai.com/


[26] The Al Jaffee / Mad Magazine Fold-In Effect in CSS

https://thomaspark.co/2020/06/the-mad-magazine-fold-in-effect-in-css/


[27] Pepsi’s $32B Typo Caused Deadly Riots

https://medium.com/better-marketing/pepsis-40-billion-typo-caused-deadly-riots-3d671295d1bd


[28] New inline assembly syntax available in Rust nightly

https://blog.rust-lang.org/inside-rust/2020/06/08/new-inline-asm.html


[29] Flow browser passes the Acid tests

https://www.ekioh.com/devblog/acid


HackerNews weekly summary [8]

HackerNews most popular stories from last week [2020-05-31 – 2020-06-07] in one blog post.

[0] Police attacks against journalists across the U.S. since May 28

https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/06/well-try-to-help-you-follow-the-police-attacks-on-journalists-across-the-country


[1] Zoom says it won’t encrypt free calls so it can work more with law enforcement

https://twitter.com/nicoagrant/status/1268020841054269440


[2] New slats make the Golden Gate Bridge sound like a David Lynch movie

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13881451/the-golden-gate-bridge-sounds-like-a-david-lynch-movie-now


[3] A 1/48 scale model of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

https://bps.space/falcon-heavy


[4] P2P Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2020/06/02/introducing-p-2-p-matrix


[5] SimRefinery Recovered

https://obscuritory.com/sim/simrefinery-recovered/


[6] ACLU sues Minnesota for police violence against the press

https://www.aclu.org/news/free-speech/police-are-attacking-journalists-at-protests-were-suing/


[7] SpaceX Starlink is now its own ASN and present at the Seattle Internet Exchange

https://www.peeringdb.com/net/18747


[8] A List of Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors (2018)

https://github.com/minimaxir/hacker-news-undocumented/blob/master/README.md


[9] A History of Clojure [pdf]

https://clojure.org/about/history


[10] The Beauty of Unix Pipelines

https://prithu.xyz/posts/unix-pipeline/


[11] Blur Tools for Signal

https://signal.org/blog/blur-tools/


[12] Image Scrubber: tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests

https://everestpipkin.github.io/image-scrubber/


[13] GitHub Classroom

https://classroom.github.com/


[14] De-Escalation Keeps Protesters and Police Safer

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/de-escalation-keeps-protesters-and-police-safer-heres-why-departments-respond-with-force-anyway/


[15] Lawmakers begin bipartisan push to cut off police access to military-style gear

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/01/us/politics/police-military-gear.html


[16] This Website Will Self Destruct

https://www.thiswebsitewillselfdestruct.com


[17] Software Engineering Within SpaceX

https://yasoob.me/posts/software_engineering_within_spacex_launch/


[18] Stop Taking Regular Notes; Use a Zettelkasten Instead

https://eugeneyan.com/2020/04/05/note-taking-zettelkasten/


[19] DEA authorized to conduct surveillance on protestors

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutality-protests-government


[20] Crew Dragon Docks with ISS

https://spacenews.com/crew-dragon-docks-with-iss-2/


[21] How to Become a Hacker

https://zalberico.com/essay/2020/04/19/how-to-become-a-hacker.html


[22] U.S. states lean toward breaking up Google’s ad tech business

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/states-lean-toward-pushing-to-break-up-googles-ad-tech-business.html


[23] There Are No Bugs, Just TODOs

https://almad.blog/essays/no-bugs-just-todos/


[24] macOS in QEMU in Docker

https://github.com/sickcodes/Docker-OSX


[25] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2020)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23379196


[26] The Brave web browser is hijacking links, and inserting affiliate codes

https://davidgerard.co.uk/blockchain/2020/06/06/the-brave-web-browser-is-hijacking-links-and-inserting-affiliate-codes/


[27] Anxiety in product development

https://andreschweighofer.com/agile/anxiety-in-product-development/


[28] Ask HN: How does your company manage its encryption keys?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23390966


[29] IBM Releases Fully Homomorphic Encryption Toolkit for macOS and iOS

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/research/2020/06/ibm-releases-fully-homomorphic-encryption-toolkit-for-macos-and-ios-linux-and-android-coming-soon/


HackerNews weekly summary [7]

HackerNews most popular stories from last week [2020-05-24 – 2020-05-31]. In one blogpost.

[0] SpaceX successfully launches two humans into orbit

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-astronauts-launch-from-america-in-historic-test-flight-of-spacex-crew-dragon


[1] The Day AppGet Died

https://keivan.io/the-day-appget-died/


[2] AWS services explained in one line each

https://adayinthelifeof.nl/2020/05/20/aws.html


[3] Google no longer providing original URL in AMP for image search results

https://twitter.com/zenexer/status/1265633022709301249


[4] Facebook executives shut down efforts to make the site less divisive

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-knows-it-encourages-division-top-executives-nixed-solutions-11590507499


[5] Supabase (YC S20) – An open source Firebase alternative

https://supabase.io/


[6] Show HN: Obsidian – A knowledge base that works on local Markdown files

https://obsidian.md/


[7] Tell HN: Triplebyte reverses, emails apology

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23303037


[8] Zero-day in Sign in with Apple

https://bhavukjain.com/blog/2020/05/30/zeroday-signin-with-apple/


[9] AudioMass – free, open source, web-based Audio and Waveform editor

https://audiomass.co/


[10] Tools for Better Thinking

https://untools.co


[11] Htmx – high power tools for HTML

https://htmx.org/


[12] Trump threatens to ‘close’ down social media platforms

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/27/after-twitter-fact-check-trump-threatens-to-regulate-or-close-down-social-media-platforms/


[13] Twitter hides Donald Trump tweet for “glorifying violence”

https://twitter.com/bjoewolf/status/1266268435647852553


[14] I was blackmailed – any YouTuber could be next

https://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/2020/05/26/I-Was-Blackmailed-Any-YouTuber-Could-Be-Next.aspx


[15] Show HN: Bear – Minimal blogging platform

https://bearblog.dev


[16] Why is Kubernetes getting so popular?

https://stackoverflow.blog/2020/05/29/why-kubernetes-getting-so-popular/


[17] Show HN: RoughNotation – create and animate hand-drawn annotations on a web page

https://roughnotation.com/


[18] The Vintage Beauty of Soviet Control Rooms (2018)

https://designyoutrust.com/2018/01/vintage-beauty-soviet-control-rooms/


[19] I wrote Task Manager and I just remembered something

https://old.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/gqb915/i_wrote_task_manager_and_i_just_remembered/


[20] Software will eat software in a remote-first world

https://themargins.substack.com/p/software-will-eat-software-in-a-remote


[21] Boeing cutting more than 12,000 U.S. jobs with thousands more planned

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-jobs/boeing-laying-off-6700-u-s-workers-with-thousands-more-planned-idUSKBN2332EP


[22] I’ve collected over 600 pitch decks

https://starthouse.xyz?ref=hn


[23] Show HN: A Firefox add-on to strip Google search results of ‘blacklisted’ URLs

https://github.com/davidahmed/wiper


[24] The radix 2^51 trick (2017)

https://www.chosenplaintext.ca/articles/radix-2-51-trick.html


[25] The US Army’s earth-shaking, off-road land trains

https://www.thedrive.com/news/33645/the-incredible-story-of-the-us-armys-earth-shaking-off-road-land-trains


[26] Speed.cloudflare.com

https://speed.cloudflare.com/


[27] How does the Gmail unsubscribe button work?

https://blog.leavemealone.app/how-does-the-gmail-unsubscribe-button-work/


[28] Rust: Dropping heavy things in another thread can make your code 10000x faster

https://abramov.io/rust-dropping-things-in-another-thread


[29] Remote work has its perks, until you want a promotion

https://www.wired.com/story/remote-work-perks-until-want-promotion/