HackerNews top stories #61

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 06, 2021 to Jun 13, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Replit used legal threats to kill my open-source project

https://intuitiveexplanations.com/tech/replit/


[1] Fastly Outage

https://fastly.com/


[2] Hundreds of fishing vessels vanishing along Argentina’s waters

https://usa.oceana.org/publications/reports/oceana-finds-hundreds-vessels-vanishing-along-argentinas-waters#


[3] The top-ranking HTML editor on Google is an SEO scam

https://casparwre.de/blog/seo-scam/


[4] A New Future for Icanhazip

https://major.io/2021/06/06/a-new-future-for-icanhazip/


[5] El Salvador makes Bitcoin legal tender

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57398274


[6] Ohio sues Google, seeks to declare the internet company a public utility

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/2021/06/08/ohio-sues-google-seeks-declare-search-engine-public-utility/7602213002/


[7] We Are Publishing the Tax Secrets of the .001%

https://www.propublica.org/article/why-we-are-publishing-the-tax-secrets-of-the-001


[8] If you sell a house these days, the buyer might be a pension fund

https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-you-sell-a-house-these-days-the-buyer-might-be-a-pension-fund-11617544801


[9] Tell HN: SMS-based two-factor authentication is not secure

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27447206


[10] Few people know that Google voluntarily removes some search results

https://twitter.com/kashhill/status/1402986015107653647


[11] Apple pays out millions to student after repair techs shared her personal images

https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/07/apple-pays-out-millions-in-compensation-to-student-after-iphone-repair-facility-shared-her-explicit-personal-images-online/


[12] Apple is threatening to remove Fanhouse unless they give 30% of creator earning

https://twitter.com/jasminericegirl/status/1402691047940100100


[13] As religious faith has declined, ideological intensity has risen

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/04/america-politics-religion/618072/


[14] Facebook extends its work-at-home policy to most employees

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/09/facebook-will-let-all-employees-who-can-work-remotely-to-request-full-time-remote-work.html


[15] Farmers Deserve the Right to Repair Their Tractors

https://www.farms.com/news/farmers-deserve-the-right-to-repair-their-tractors-168298.aspx


[16] Sorry everybody, I failed with you

https://github.com/pedronauck/docz/issues/1634


[17] “AI promised to revolutionize radiology but so far its failing”

https://statmodeling.stat.columbia.edu/2021/06/07/ai-promised-to-revolutionize-radiology-but-so-far-its-failing/


[18] Do You Really Need Redis? How to Get Away with Just PostgreSQL

https://spin.atomicobject.com/2021/02/04/redis-postgresql/


[19] How to circumvent Sci-Hub ISP block

https://fragile-credences.github.io/scihub-proxy/


[20] Althttpd: Simple webserver in a single C-code file by the author of SQLite

https://sqlite.org/althttpd/doc/trunk/althttpd.md


[21] Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax


[22] Seven Years of Factorio Friday Facts (2020)

https://spieswl.github.io/blog/2020/seven-years-of-factorio-friday-facts


[23] How did Replit respond to this blog post?

https://intuitiveexplanations.com/tech/replit/#how-did-replit-respond-to-this-blog-post


[24] MoviePass settles FTC allegations that they limited usage, exposed user data

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/06/operators-moviepass-subscription-service-agree-settle-ftc


[25] How to Win at Risk Every Time by Using Systems Thinking

https://thesystemisdown.substack.com/p/how-to-win-at-risk-every-time-by


[26] Fewer young men are in the labor force, more are living at home

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-11/fewer-young-men-are-in-the-labor-force-more-are-living-at-home


[27] Vivaldi 4.0

https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-4-0/


[28] Always Be Quitting

https://jmmv.dev/2021/04/always-be-quitting.html


[29] Try APL

https://tryapl.org


HackerNews top stories #60

HackerNews most popular stories from May 30, 2021 to Jun 06, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Stack Overflow sold to Prosus for $1.8B

https://www.wsj.com/articles/software-developer-community-stack-overflow-sold-to-tech-giant-prosus-for-1-8-billion-11622648400


[1] There are no results for tank man

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=tank+man


[2] It’s time for us in the tech world to speak out about cryptocurrency

https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1399058952336277505


[3] Lol just got kicked out of @ycombinator

https://twitter.com/paulbiggar/status/1400904600421535744


[4] An Unbelievable Demo

https://brendangregg.com/blog/2021-06-04/an-unbelievable-demo.html


[5] United Airlines will buy 15 planes from Boom Supersonic

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/03/united-will-buy-15-ultrafast-airplanes-from-start-up-boom-supersonic.html


[6] Drunk Post: Things I’ve Learned as a Sr Engineer

https://old.reddit.com/r/ExperiencedDevs/comments/nmodyl/drunk_post_things_ive_learned_as_a_sr_engineer/


[7] U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism, official says

https://www.reuters.com/article/cyber-usa-ransomware-idUSL2N2NC1SD


[8] YouTube-dl can no longer download age-restricted videos

https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/issues/28578


[9] Amazon Prime inflates prices, using the false promise of ‘free shipping’

https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/amazon-primes-free-shipping-promise


[10] OBS Studio 27.0

https://github.com/obsproject/obs-studio/releases/tag/27.0.0


[11] Google removes its head of diversity after 2007 blog post surfaces

https://www.businessinsider.com/kamau-bobb-google-diversity-head-antisemitic-blog-post-2021-6


[12] Overkill objects for everyday life

https://neil.computer/notes/overkill-objects-for-everyday-life/


[13] The story of the Tank Man photo by its photographer, Jeff Widener

http://www.jeffwidener.com/stories/2016/09/tankman/


[14] Amazon US customers given one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/jun/01/amazon-us-customers-given-one-week-to-opt-out-of-mass-wireless-sharing


[15] Why We Should End the Data Economy

https://thereboot.com/why-we-should-end-the-data-economy/


[16] Danish whistleblower details NSA collaboration, cable and data center spying

https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/danish-whistleblower-details-nsa-collaboration-submarine-cable-spying-surveillance-data-center/


[17] NixOS 21.05

https://nixos.org/manual/nixos/stable/release-notes.html#sec-release-21.05


[18] California Bill to Decriminalize Psychedelics Is Approved by Senate

https://openstates.org/ca/bills/20212022/SB519/


[19] King County, WA bans facial recognition software

https://komonews.com/news/local/king-county-is-first-in-the-country-to-ban-facial-recognition-software


[20] Pesticides are killing the world’s soils

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pesticides-are-killing-the-worlds-soils/


[21] Microsoft Irish subsidiary paid zero corporate tax on £220bn profit last year

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/03/microsoft-irish-subsidiary-paid-zero-corporate-tax-on-220bn-profit-last-year


[22] The Apple M1 compiles Linux 30% faster than my Intel i9

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/apple-m1-compiles-linux-30-faster-my-intel-i9


[23] Driving with D

https://dlang.org/blog/2021/06/01/driving-with-d/


[24] You can not advertise on Google if you use Google Analytics Competitors

https://twitter.com/Adam_Hosker/status/1400748390355456002


[25] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (June 2021)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27355392


[26] Wikipedia is swimming in money–why is it begging people to donate?

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/wikipedia-endownemnt-fundraising/


[27] Helix: a post-modern modal text editor

https://helix-editor.com/


[28] Firefox 89 Tab Appearance

https://amitp.blogspot.com/2021/06/firefox-89-tab-appearance.html


[29] Rethinking the computer ‘desktop’ as a concept

https://onezero.medium.com/the-document-metaphor-desktop-gui-doesnt-work-anymore-d276271bfa40


HackerNews top stories #59

HackerNews most popular stories from May 23, 2021 to May 30, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube approves ad by Belarusian gov with journalist from hijackd Ryanair plane

https://twitter.com/TadeuszGiczan/status/1397200848145559552


[1] Amazon acquires MGM for $8.5B

https://www.reuters.com/technology/amazon-snaps-up-james-bond-owner-mgm-845-bln-streaming-war-heats-up-2021-05-26/


[2] One man’s fight for the right to repair broken MacBooks

https://columbianewsservice.com/2021/05/21/one-mans-fight-for-the-right-to-repair-broken-macbooks/


[3] Booking.com gives €28m in bonuses to three top execs; Took €65m in State aid

https://nltimes.nl/2021/05/28/bookingcom-gives-eu28m-bonuses-three-top-execs-took-eu65m-state-aid


[4] I quit my job to focus on SerenityOS full time

https://awesomekling.github.io/I-quit-my-job-to-focus-on-SerenityOS-full-time/


[5] It’s virtually impossible to read old iMessages and they take up tons of storage

https://keydiscussions.com/2021/05/28/apple-charges-for-storing-gigabytes-worth-of-old-imessages-you-cant-reliably-access/


[6] Life after an internet mob attack

https://pasquale.cool/internet-mob


[7] M1racles: An Apple M1 covert channel vulnerability

https://m1racles.com/


[8] It’s probably time to stop recommending Clean Code (2020)

https://qntm.org/clean?tw=


[9] EU bans Belarusian airlines from European skies

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57236489


[10] Belarus ‘diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57219860


[11] MDN Plus

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/plus


[12] Neovim 0.5 is overpowering

https://crispgm.com/page/neovim-is-overpowering.html


[13] Trials begin on lozenge that rebuilds tooth enamel

https://dental.washington.edu/trials-begin-on-lozenge-that-rebuilds-tooth-enamel/


[14] Belarus diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57219860


[15] Use native context menus on Mac OS

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34572


[16] Baltic airlines reroute flights to avoid Belarus airspace

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1416084/baltic-airlines-reroute-flights-to-avoid-belarus-airspace


[17] The phrase “welcome back” on a page causes Safari to autofill a password

https://github.com/livewire-ui/spotlight/issues/25


[18] Gentoo Freenode channels have been hijacked

https://www.gentoo.org/news/2021/05/26/gentoo-freenode-channels-hijacked.html


[19] Collusion rings threaten the integrity of computer science research

https://m-cacm.acm.org/magazines/2021/6/252840-collusion-rings-threaten-the-integrity-of-computer-science-research/fulltext


[20] The media’s lab leak fiasco

https://www.slowboring.com/p/the-medias-lab-leak-fiasco


[21] World Now Likely to Hit Watershed 1.5 °C Rise in Next 5 Years

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/05/1092842


[22] Launch HN: Fig (YC S20) – Autocomplete for the Terminal

https://fig.io?ref=hn


[23] Twitter confirms Twitter Blue

https://twitter.com/wongmjane/status/1398022730553860102


[24] Y Combinator backed MMO metaverse game is a blatant scam

https://www.pcgamer.com/dreamworld-infinite-world-mmo-kickstarter-fiasco/


[25] Benzene detected in many sunscreen products

https://www.valisure.com/blog/valisure-news/valisure-detects-benzene-in-sunscreen/


[26] Rare Vietnam War images from the winning side, 1965-1975

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/vietnam-war-images-from-vietnamese-photographers/


[27] The Limits to Blockchain Scalability

https://vitalik.ca/general/2021/05/23/scaling.html


[28] Freenode are now routinely hijacking channels that indicate they moved to Libera

https://lwn.net/Articles/857252/


[29] Magit 3.0 Released

https://emacsair.me/2021/05/25/magit-3.0/


HackerNews top stories #58

HackerNews most popular stories from May 16, 2021 to May 23, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Ethereum will use around 99.95% less energy post merge

https://blog.ethereum.org/2021/05/18/country-power-no-more/


[1] Project Starline: Feel like you’re there, together

https://blog.google/technology/research/project-starline/


[2] Welcome to Libera Chat

https://libera.chat/news/welcome-to-libera-chat


[3] Why is the Gaza Strip blurry on Google Maps?

https://www.bbc.com/news/57102499


[4] The tools and tech I use to run a one-woman hardware company

https://blog.thea.codes/winterblooms-tech-stack/


[5] Sublime Text 4

https://www.sublimetext.com/blog/articles/sublime-text-4


[6] Apple Music Announces Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/05/apple-music-announces-spatial-audio-and-lossless-audio/


[7] Terms and Conditions Game

https://termsandconditions.game/


[8] 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/f150-lightning/2022/


[9] Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/try-this-one-weird-trick-russian-hackers-hate/


[10] Extreme HTTP Performance Tuning

https://talawah.io/blog/extreme-http-performance-tuning-one-point-two-million/


[11] Nvidia cripples cryptocurrency mining on RTX 3080 and 3070 cards

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/nvidia-cripples-cryptocurrency-mining-on-rtx-3080-and-3070-cards/


[12] Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to be retired on June 15, 2022

https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/05/19/the-future-of-internet-explorer-on-windows-10-is-in-microsoft-edge/


[13] Show HN: Inflation-adjusted Hacker News

https://instruments.digital/inflation-adjusted-hn/


[14] Before the iPhone, I worked on a few games for what were called “feature phones”

https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/1395089205986988043


[15] Crypto crash deepens, stocks slip

https://www.reuters.com/business/global-markets-wrapup-4-2021-05-19/


[16] I am sick and tired of hearing tech companies complain about developer shortages

https://blog.usejournal.com/i-am-sick-and-tired-of-hearing-tech-companies-complain-about-a-developer-shortage-fd1f5aa536cc


[17] 1Password for Linux

https://blog.1password.com/welcoming-linux-to-the-1password-family/


[18] Monetizing open-source is problematic

https://marak.com/blog/2021-04-25-monetizing-open-source-is-problematic


[19] Ask HN: Favorite purchases of last two years?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27219759


[20] Systemd: The Good Parts

https://christine.website/talks/systemd-the-good-parts-2021-05-16


[21] AMP pages no longer get preferential treatment in Google search

https://plausible.io/blog/google-amp


[22] Coinbase outages

https://coinbase.com/


[23] Fierce Nerds

http://paulgraham.com/fn.html


[24] Canada declares plastics toxic, paving the way for restrictions

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/05/canada-declares-plastics-toxic-ban-restrictions/


[25] How the UK’s online safety bill threatens Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/05/19/how-the-u-ks-online-safety-bill-threatens-matrix


[26] Microsoft Authenticator Chrome Extention is not from MS and is phishing

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/microsoft-authenticator/mabdjppmcjpjploliggpbonahnjjlgkf/related?hl=en-US


[27] SeaGlass: City-Wide IMSI-Catcher Detection (2017)

https://seaglass.cs.washington.edu/


[28] Five Oregon counties vote to leave state, create ‘Greater Idaho’

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/05/19/Oregon-Idaho-Donald-Trump-Joe-Biden/3341621450876/


[29] In 1982, a one-bit hack let me dodge a summer of filling in potholes

https://madned.substack.com/p/a-teenagers-guide-to-avoiding-actual


HackerNews top stories #57

HackerNews most popular stories from May 09, 2021 to May 16, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google Docs will now use canvas based rendering

https://workspaceupdates.googleblog.com/2021/05/Google-Docs-Canvas-Based-Rendering-Update.html


[1] FragAttacks: new security vulnerabilities that affect wi-fi devices

https://www.fragattacks.com/


[2] DarkSide ransomware gang quits after servers, Bitcoin stash seized

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05/darkside-ransomware-gang-quits-after-servers-bitcoin-stash-seized/


[3] Emulating AirTags to upload arbitrary data via Apple’s FindMy network

https://positive.security/blog/send-my


[4] Scala 3.0

https://github.com/lampepfl/dotty/releases/tag/3.0.0


[5] The Animal Is Tired

http://www.robinhobb.com/blog/posts/38429


[6] Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?

https://babeljs.io/blog/2021/05/10/funding-update.html


[7] Modern Javascript: Everything you missed over the last 10 years (2020)

https://turriate.com/articles/modern-javascript-everything-you-missed-over-10-years


[8] Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1392602041025843203


[9] The Ultimate Guide to Inflation

https://www.lynalden.com/inflation/


[10] Game developers sharing their salaries on Twitter

https://www.axios.com/salaries-game-developers-break-silence-8f03c4aa-216e-4043-80dc-0376c606b926.html


[11] Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/05/neural-implant-lets-paralyzed-person-type-by-imagining-writing/


[12] Vulnerability allows cross-browser tracking in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Tor

https://fingerprintjs.com/blog/external-protocol-flooding/


[13] Amazon Echo will start sharing your Internet with neighbors in June

https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Sidewalk/b?node=21328123011


[14] Google fined 100M by Italian antitrust over Google Play abuse of dominance

https://www.repubblica.it/economia/2021/05/13/news/antitrust_sanzione_google-300745107


[15] Vue 3 drops IE11 support plan

https://github.com/vuejs/rfcs/blob/master/active-rfcs/0038-vue3-ie11-support.md


[16] Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts

https://www.reuters.com/article/israel-palestinians-socialmedia-idUSL8N2MU624


[17] You Can’t Buy a Thermapen on Amazon (2016)

https://blog.thermoworks.com/thermometer/new-warning-thermoworks-website-2/


[18] The one where writing books is not really a good idea

https://ellegriffin.substack.com/p/creator-economy-for-fiction-authors


[19] China lands rover on Mars

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57122914


[20] Can I Email?

https://www.caniemail.com/


[21] Lasting immunity found after recovery from Covid-19

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/lasting-immunity-found-after-recovery-covid-19


[22] Fuck the Bread. The Bread Is Over (2020)

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/05/07/fuck-the-bread-the-bread-is-over/


[23] We’ll stop selling our Code Editor app for iOS soon

https://panic.com/blog/the-future-of-code-editor/


[24] Haiku OS ported and running on RISC-V

https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/my-haiku-risc-v-port-progress/10663/86?u=return_0e


[25] The FBI Seized Safe Deposit Boxes Knowing ‘Some’ Belonged to ‘Honest Citizens’

https://reason.com/2021/05/10/the-fbi-seized-heirlooms-coins-and-cash-from-hundreds-of-safe-deposit-boxes-in-beverly-hills-despite-knowing-some-belonged-to-honest-citizens/


[26] Why are modern 50mm lenses so damned complicated?

https://www.dpreview.com/news/9236543269/why-are-modern-50mm-lenses-so-damned-complicated


[27] Show HN: I wrote my own RTS game engine in 70k SLOC of C

https://github.com/eduard-permyakov/permafrost-engine


[28] Using PostgreSQL as a Data Warehouse

https://www.narrator.ai/blog/using-postgresql-as-a-data-warehouse/


[29] Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science: We are the library

https://old.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/


HackerNews top stories #56

HackerNews most popular stories from May 02, 2021 to May 09, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] White House eyes subsidies for nuclear plants to help meet climate targets

https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/white-house-eyes-subsidies-nuclear-plants-help-meet-climate-targets-sources-2021-05-05/


[1] Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

https://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-threatens-to-make-ios-users-pay-please-do-it-mr-zuckerberg/


[2] LiveLeak shuts down after 15 years online

https://techstartups.com/2021/05/05/liveleak-shuts-15-years-online/


[3] The Unix Magic Poster

https://jpmens.net/2021/04/09/the-unix-magic-poster/


[4] Why I Work on Ads

https://www.jefftk.com/p/why-i-work-on-ads


[5] Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach

https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/amazon-reviews-leak-report/


[6] The Instagram ads Facebook won’t show you

https://signal.org/blog/the-instagram-ads-you-will-never-see


[7] HTML Tips (2020)

https://markodenic.com/posts/html-tips/


[8] Rust’s Most Unrecognized Contributor

https://brson.github.io/2021/05/02/rusts-most-unrecognized-contributor


[9] Chrome extension recommends local businesses while shopping on Amazon or eBay

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/buy-nearby/egoikpnpdihpdfenconkdnndbnhcfmkj


[10] I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/apr/16/experience-ive-had-the-same-supper-for-10-years


[11] Analytics Suggest 96% of Users Leave App Tracking Disabled in iOS 14.5

https://www.macrumors.com/2021/05/07/most-iphone-users-app-tracking-opt-out/


[12] Observable Plot

https://observablehq.com/@observablehq/introducing-observable-plot


[13] Back in 1993, I was taking a number theory class

https://twitter.com/EricLengyel/status/1389106103179378689


[14] Cinder: Instagram’s performance-oriented fork of CPython

https://github.com/facebookincubator/cinder


[15] Practical SQL for Data Analysis

https://hakibenita.com/sql-for-data-analysis


[16] On Incels, Dead Bedrooms and the Hard Problems of Loneliness

https://residentcontrarian.substack.com/p/on-incels-dead-bedrooms-and-the-hard


[17] Blizzard has lost almost 29% of its overall active playerbase in three years

https://massivelyop.com/2021/05/04/activision-blizzard-q1-2021-financials-blizzard-maus-down-to-27m/


[18] World’s biggest jeweller, Pandora, to drop mined diamonds

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56972562


[19] ClearURLs – automatically remove tracking elements from URLs

https://github.com/ClearURLs/Addon/


[20] Talk cancelled due to slides critical of Google and Facebook

https://twitter.com/randfish/status/1389279726305353730


[21] Live feed of Starship SN15 flight test

https://www.spacex.com/vehicles/starship/index.html


[22] Evidence from leaked account data on how elites use offshore banking [pdf]

https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/What-lies-beneath_Collin.pdf


[23] Multitasking hurts performance and may even damage the brain (2018)

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-successful-people-dont-multitask-dr-travis-bradberry/


[24] TimescaleDB raises $40M

https://blog.timescale.com/blog/40-million-to-help-developers-measure-everything-that-matters/


[25] How Big Tech got so big: Hundreds of acquisitions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2021/amazon-apple-facebook-google-acquisitions/


[26] Peloton recalling all treadmills after reports of injuries, one death

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/05/05/peloton-recalling-all-treadmills-after-reports-of-injuries-one-death.html


[27] Beyond Burger: 90% less greenhouse emissions, 99% less water, and 93% less land (2018)

http://css.umich.edu/publication/beyond-meats-beyond-burger-life-cycle-assessment-detailed-comparison-between-plant-based


[28] What3Words sends legal threat to security researcher for sharing an alternative

https://techcrunch.com/2021/04/30/what3words-legal-threat-whatfreewords/


[29] The Linux kernel has surpassed one million git commits

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/


HackerNews top stories #55

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 25, 2021 to May 02, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] “About one-third of Basecamp employees accepted buyouts today”

https://twitter.com/CaseyNewton/status/1388212468510380034


[1] Internal Combustion Engine

https://ciechanow.ski/internal-combustion-engine/


[2] Google have declared Droidscript is malware

https://groups.google.com/g/androidscript/c/Mbh5TZ6YYnA/m/GflwflqaDAAJ


[3] Farming robot kills 100k weeds per hour with lasers

https://www.freethink.com/articles/farming-robot


[4] ‘It’s your device, you should be able to repair it’

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56799069


[5] Torvalds: Shared libraries are not a good thing in general

https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/CAHk-=whs8QZf3YnifdLv57+FhBi5_WeNTG1B-suOES=RcUSmQg@mail.gmail.com/


[6] Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut, has died

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/28/509599284/forgotten-astronaut-michael-collins-dies


[7] Never run Google ads if you have an Android app

https://danfabulich.medium.com/never-run-google-ads-if-you-have-an-android-app-897a20604450


[8] Changes at Basecamp

https://world.hey.com/jason/changes-at-basecamp-7f32afc5


[9] Apple’s follow-up to M1 chip goes into mass production for Mac

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/Semiconductors/Apple-s-follow-up-to-M1-chip-goes-into-mass-production-for-Mac


[10] Show HN: I made a simulator for personal finance to help figure out your life

https://projectifi.io/


[11] RotaJakiro: A long live secret backdoor with 0 VT detection

https://blog.netlab.360.com/stealth_rotajakiro_backdoor_en/


[12] Google promised its contact tracing app was completely private, but it wasn’t

https://themarkup.org/privacy/2021/04/27/google-promised-its-contact-tracing-app-was-completely-private-but-it-wasnt


[13] Piano teacher gets copyright claim for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

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


[14] Job descriptions should show a salary or salary range

https://sifted.eu/articles/job-advert-salary-range/


[15] Yayagram

https://twitter.com/mrcatacroquer/status/1386318806411325440


[16] Better air is the easiest way not to die

https://dynomight.net/air/


[17] A serverless email server on AWS using S3 and SES

https://github.com/0x4447/0x4447_product_s3_email


[18] Show HN: Second-Chance Pool

https://news.ycombinator.com/pool


[19] Lambda School agrees to end deceptive educational financing practices

https://dfpi.ca.gov/2021/04/26/lambda-school-reaches-settlement-with-dfpi-agreeing-to-end-deceptive-educational-financing-practices


[20] Cuomo Aides Spent Months Hiding Nursing Home Death Toll

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/28/nyregion/cuomo-aides-nursing-home-deaths.html


[21] Internet down in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., after beaver chews through fibre cable

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/beaver-internet-down-tumbler-ridge-1.6001594


[22] Subsidiary of Toyota to acquire Lyft’s self-driving car division

https://investor.lyft.com/news-and-events/news/news-details/2021/Woven-Planet-a-subsidiary-of-Toyota-to-acquire-Lyfts-self-driving-car-division/default.aspx


[23] Experian’s credit freeze security is still a joke

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/experians-credit-freeze-security-is-still-a-joke/


[24] Pfizer is testing a pill that, if successful, could cure Covid-19

https://montrealgazette.com/news/world/pfizer-is-testing-a-pill-that-if-successful-could-become-first-ever-home-cure-for-covid-19


[25] Why we switched from Webpack to Vite

https://blog.replit.com/vite


[26] The number of cities with municipal broadband has jumped over 4x in two years

https://gammawire.com/the-number-of-cities-with-municipal-broadband-has-jumped-over-450-in-two-years/


[27] Proposed futex2 allows Linux to mimic the NT kernel for better wine performance

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/27/1208


[28] Labor shortage or terrible jobs?

https://annehelen.substack.com/p/the-capitalism-is-broken-economy


[29] Apple commits $430B in US investments over five years

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/04/apple-commits-430-billion-in-us-investments-over-five-years/?afid=p239%7C10078&cid=aos-us-aff-ir


HackerNews top stories #54

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 18, 2021 to Apr 25, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Linux bans University of Minnesota for sending buggy patches in name of research

https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-bans-university-of-minnesota-for-sending-buggy-patches-in-the-name-of-research/


[1] “They introduce kernel bugs on purpose”

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-nfs/YH+zwQgBBGUJdiVK@unreal/


[2] Stranded sailor allowed to leave abandoned ship after four years

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56842506


[3] UMN CS&E Statement on Linux Kernel Research

https://cse.umn.edu/cs/statement-cse-linux-kernel-research-april-21-2021


[4] Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (2019)

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/06/microsoft-says-mandatory-password-changing-is-ancient-and-obsolete/


[5] Ubuntu 21.04

https://ubuntu.com//blog/ubuntu-21-04-is-here


[6] Dan Kaminsky has died

https://twitter.com/marcwrogers/status/1385961838735597572


[7] IBM employee forced to stop kernel work for using personal email address

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/netdev/net.git/commit/?id=4acd47644ef1e1c8f8f5bc40b7cf1c5b9bcbbc4e


[8] YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Gets ‘Freedom Expression’ Award Sponsored by YouTube

https://www.newsweek.com/youtube-ceo-susan-wojcicki-gets-freedom-expression-award-sponsored-youtube-1585147


[9] Hire me and pay what you want, just give me interesting work

https://truzzi.me/hire-me-pay-what-you-want-interesting-work/


[10] Facebook gives money to America’s biggest news organizations

https://washingtonmonthly.com/2021/04/19/is-facebook-buying-off-the-new-york-times/


[11] The “Granny Knot”

https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/grannyknot.htm


[12] Livebook: A collaborative and interactive code notebook for Elixir

https://dashbit.co/blog/announcing-livebook?new=1


[13] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, Part III

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-3.html


[14] A List of Hacker News’s Undocumented Features and Behaviors (2018-20)

https://github.com/minimaxir/hacker-news-undocumented


[15] Apple’s M1 Positioning Mocks the Entire x86 Business Model

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/322120-apples-m1-positioning-mocks-every-x86-cpu-amd-and-intel-have-ever-launched


[16] Apple Is Sued for Telling You That You’re “Buying” Movies

https://nofilmschool.com/apple-movie-buys


[17] Zellij – A Terminal Workspace and Multiplexer Written in Rust

http://zellij.dev/news/beta#


[18] Green vs. Brown Programming Languages

https://earthly.dev/blog/brown-green-language/


[19] Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020

https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/newark-cops-with-reform-didnt-fire-a-single-shot-in-2020-moran.html


[20] A new way to make maps with OpenStreetMap

https://protomaps.com/blog/new-way-to-make-maps/


[21] Spotify is Killing the Open Podcast Ecosystem (2020)

https://singhkays.com/blog/how-spotify-is-killing-the-open-podcast-ecosystem/


[22] Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2021/04/18/2-men-dead-after-fiery-tesla-crash-in-spring-officials-say/


[23] Monster (fun fact about me is that when I was a kid id write capital E’s with..)

https://idlnmclean.tumblr.com/post/644363337362292736/fun-fact-about-me-is-that-when-i-was-a-kid-id


[24] Tiny Container Challenge: Building a 6kB Containerized HTTP Server

https://devopsdirective.com/posts/2021/04/tiny-container-image/


[25] Beej’s Guide to C Programming [pdf]

http://beej.us/guide/bgc/pdf/bgc_usl_c_1.pdf


[26] Sleeping less than 6 hours a night in midlife raises risk of dementia 30%

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/health/sleep-dementia-risk-study-wellness/index.html


[27] Light Pollution Map

https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/


[28] “Proctorio is expanding their lawsuit against me and I urgently need your help.”

https://twitter.com/Linkletter/status/1385004344903290883


[29] Large-Scale Abuse of Contact Discovery in Mobile Messengers [pdf]

https://www.ndss-symposium.org/wp-content/uploads/ndss2021_1C-3_23159_paper.pdf


HackerNews top stories #53

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 11, 2021 to Apr 18, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Unusual Stock Trading by Whales in US Congress

https://unusualwhales.com/i_am_the_senate


[1] Don’t Use Google Chrome

https://spreadprivacy.com/block-floc-with-duckduckgo/


[2] Microsoft buys Nuance for nearly $20B

https://www.axios.com/microsoft-readies-deal-frenzy-bbc807a2-fd5b-48a7-99d1-cf06d0a41547.html


[3] Time flies in Google Earth’s biggest update in years

https://blog.google/products/earth/timelapse-in-google-earth/


[4] RMS addresses the free software community

https://www.fsf.org/news/rms-addresses-the-free-software-community


[5] Deno 1.9

https://deno.com/blog/v1.9


[6] How People Get Rich Now

http://paulgraham.com/richnow.html


[7] Just Be Rich

https://keenen.xyz/just-be-rich/


[8] My startup failed, then I found out I was unemployable

https://davesullivan.is/my_startup_failed_then_i_found_out_i_was_unemployable.html


[9] Chaos Computer Club calls for immediate moratorium on contact tracing app Luca

https://www.ccc.de/en/updates/2021/luca-app-ccc-fordert-bundesnotbremse


[10] FLoC Away from Chrome

https://www.floc-away-from-chrome.com/


[11] An RFC that adds support for Rust to the Linux kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1023


[12] School custodian refuses to download app that monitors location, got her fired

https://www.cbc.ca/news/gopublic/tattleware-privacy-employment-1.5978337


[13] System76 Developing “Cosmic” Desktop Environment

https://blog.system76.com/post/648371526931038208/cosmic-to-arrive-in-june-release-of-popos-2104


[14] Show HN: DeepHN – Full-text search of 30M Hacker News posts and linked webpages

https://deephn.org


[15] Use console.log() like a pro (2020)

https://markodenic.com/use-console-log-like-a-pro/


[16] SQLite the only database you will ever need in most cases

https://unixsheikh.com/articles/sqlite-the-only-database-you-will-ever-need-in-most-cases.html


[17] $7.5B In Stolen Bitcoin from 2016 Bitfinex Hack has just been moved

https://twitter.com/CryptoWhale/status/1382392286819057668


[18] Linus Torvalds on Rust support in kernel

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/4/14/1099


[19] QUIC and HTTP/3 Support Now in Firefox Nightly and Beta

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/quic-and-http-3-support-now-in-firefox-nightly-and-beta/


[20] Cohort IDs can be collected over time to create cross-site tracking IDs

https://github.com/WICG/floc/issues/100


[21] Cloudflare Pages is now Generally Available

https://blog.cloudflare.com/cloudflare-pages-ga/


[22] Kelly Criterion

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


[23] Are the top websites using WebGL for fingerprinting?

https://jonatron.github.io/webgl-fingerprinting/


[24] Apple doesn’t seem to care about top-grossing scams on the App Store

https://twitter.com/keleftheriou/status/1381986746661892096


[25] The brain ‘rotates’ memories to save them from new sensations

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-brain-rotates-memories-to-save-them-from-new-sensations-20210415/


[26] FTP is 50 years old

https://www.filestash.app/2021/04/16/ftp-is-50-years-old/


[27] OpenSearch: AWS fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/introducing-opensearch/


[28] Google misled consumers about the collection and use of location data

https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/google-misled-consumers-about-the-collection-and-use-of-location-data


[29] YouTube suspends account for linking to a PhD research on WPA2 vulnerability

https://www.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/mq00n9/cannot_post_to_youtube_for_a_week_got_a_strike/


HackerNews top stories #52

HackerNews most popular stories from Apr 04, 2021 to Apr 11, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google’s copying of the Java SE API was fair use [pdf]

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/18-956_d18f.pdf


[1] I refused to become an FBI informant, the government put me on the no fly list

https://www.aclu.org/news/national-security/i-refused-to-become-an-fbi-informant-and-the-government-put-me-on-the-no-fly-list/


[2] uBlock Origin works best on Firefox

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-Origin-works-best-on-Firefox


[3] Embrace the Grind

https://jacobian.org/2021/apr/7/embrace-the-grind/


[4] PDFs from HTML

HTTPS://pdf.math.dev


[5] New HIV vaccine with a 97% antibody response rate in phase I human trials

https://www.europeanpharmaceuticalreview.com/news/141892/novel-hiv-vaccine-approach-shows-promise-in-landmark-first-in-human-trial/


[6] Programming is hard

https://dorinlazar.ro/2021-02-programming-is-hard/


[7] 34% of remote workers would quit rather than return to full-time office work

https://www.psychnewsdaily.com/a-third-of-wfh-employees-say-theyd-rather-quit-than-return-to-full-time-office-work/


[8] Screw it, I’ll host it myself

https://www.markozivanovic.com/screw-it-ill-host-it-myself/


[9] Ask HN: What tech job would let me get away with the least real work possible?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26721951


[10] Eliminating Data Races in Firefox

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2021/04/eliminating-data-races-in-firefox-a-technical-report/


[11] An Interview with the Man Who Keeps Uploading My Feet to WikiFeet

https://www.thecut.com/2021/04/a-q-and-a-with-the-man-who-keeps-uploading-my-feet-to-wikifeet.html


[12] Wuffs’ PNG image decoder

https://nigeltao.github.io/blog/2021/fastest-safest-png-decoder.html


[13] Vgpu_unlock: Unlock vGPU functionality for consumer grade GPUs

https://github.com/DualCoder/vgpu_unlock


[14] Breaking GitHub Private Pages for $35k

https://robertchen.cc/blog/2021/04/03/github-pages-xss


[15] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak/facebook-does-not-plan-to-notify-half-billion-users-affected-by-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[16] Ubiquiti all but confirms breach response iniquity

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/04/ubiquiti-all-but-confirms-breach-response-iniquity/


[17] Donation page “not compliant with Google Play Policies”

https://agateau.com/2021/google-does-not-want-you-to-tell-your-players-about-your-donation-page/


[18] A man is looking for the friends who shipped him overseas in a crate in 1965

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5978289/this-man-is-looking-for-the-friends-who-shipped-him-overseas-in-a-crate-in-1965-1.5978296


[19] Yahoo Answers to shut down May 4, 2021

https://uk.help.yahoo.com/kb/SLN35642.html


[20] Amazon workers vote against unionizing in Alabama

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-is-ahead-in-union-vote-as-tallying-set-to-resume-11617960604


[21] Facebook does not plan to notify half-billion users affected by data leak

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-data-leak-idUSKBN2BU2ZY


[22] Signal adds a payments feature with a privacy-focused cryptocurrency

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-mobilecoin-payments-messaging-cryptocurrency/


[23] Ink 1.0 – Open-source scripting language for interactive narrative

https://www.inklestudios.com/2021/02/22/ink-version-1.html


[24] Brave disables Chromium FLoC features

https://github.com/brave/brave-core/pull/8468


[25] Rust in the Android Platform

https://security.googleblog.com/2021/04/rust-in-android-platform.html


[26] Elixir and Phoenix after two years

https://nts.strzibny.name/elixir-phoenix-after-two-year/


[27] Apache Mesos to be moved to Attic

https://lists.apache.org/thread.html/rab2a820507f7c846e54a847398ab20f47698ec5bce0c8e182bfe51ba%40%3Cdev.mesos.apache.org%3E


[28] How to make a Python package in 2021

https://antonz.org/python-packaging/


[29] Writing tools I learned from The Economist

https://builtbywords.substack.com/p/writing-tools-i-learned-from-the