HackerNews top stories #39

HackerNews most popular stories from Jan 03, 2021 to Jan 10, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using app

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/01/whatsapp-users-must-share-their-data-with-facebook-or-stop-using-the-app/


[1] U.S. Capitol Locked Down Amid Escalating Protests

https://www.npr.org/sections/congress-electoral-college-tally-live-updates/2021/01/06/954028436/u-s-capitol-locked-down-amid-escalating-far-right-protests


[2] Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump

https://blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/company/2020/suspension.html


[3] Uber discovered they’d been defrauded out of 2/3 of their ad spend

https://twitter.com/nandoodles/status/1345774768746852353


[4] GitHub is fully available in Iran

https://github.blog/2021-01-05-advancing-developer-freedom-github-is-fully-available-in-iran/


[5] A group of Google workers have announced plans to unionize

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/4/22212347/google-employees-contractors-announce-union-cwa-alphabet


[6] Ditherpunk: The article I wish I had about monochrome image dithering

https://surma.dev/things/ditherpunk/


[7] No meetings, no deadlines, no full-time employees

https://sahillavingia.com/work


[8] DALL·E: Creating Images from Text

https://openai.com/blog/dall-e/


[9] What I’ve Learned in 45 Years in the Software Industry

https://www.bti360.com/what-ive-learned-in-45-years-in-the-software-industry/


[10] ECC matters

https://www.realworldtech.com/forum/?threadid=198497&curpostid=198647


[11] Slack is down

https://status.slack.com/2021-01/9ecc1bc75347b6d1


[12] Poll: Switching from WhatsApp

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25669864


[13] Show HN: I made an alternative platform for professional profiles

https://read.cv


[14] Facebook Indefinitely Suspends Trump

https://www.facebook.com/4/posts/10112681480907401/


[15] USA vs. Julian Assange Judgment

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/USA-v-Assange-judgment-040121.pdf


[16] Amazon, Apple and Google Cut Off Parler

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/technology/apple-google-parler.html


[17] Signal WhatsApp Chats Import

https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Android/issues/1014


[18] I logged my activities at 15-minute intervals for the whole year

https://samplesize.one/blog/posts/my_year_in_data/


[19] Asahi Linux: Linux on Apple Silicon project

https://asahilinux.org/


[20] Pfizer vaccine appears effective against mutation in new coronavirus variants

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/pfizer-biontech-vaccine-appears-effective-against-mutation-in-new-coronavirus-variants-study-suggests-1.5865885


[21] Rust is now overall faster than C in benchmarks

https://benchmarksgame-team.pages.debian.net/benchmarksgame/which-programs-are-fastest.html


[22] Ticketmaster admits it hacked Songkick before it went out of business

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/01/ticketmaster-pays-10-million-criminal-fine-for-hacking-a-rival-company/


[23] Dissecting the Apple M1 GPU, part I

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/asahi-gpu-part-1.html


[24] GitHub blocks entire company because one employee was in Iran

https://twitter.com/sebslomski/status/1344219609923276801


[25] Laptop stolen from Pelosi’s office during storming of U.S. Capitol, says aide

https://www.reuters.com/article/BigStory12/idUSKBN29D2HA


[26] The account of realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours

https://twitter.com/TwitterSafety/status/1346970431039934464


[27] PeerTube v3

https://framablog.org/2021/01/07/peertube-v3-its-a-live-a-liiiiive/


[28] Sci-Hub Founder Criticizes Sudden Twitter Ban over “Counterfeit” Content

https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/


[29] Traffic Simulator

https://traffic-simulation.de/


HackerNews top stories #38

HackerNews most popular stories from Dec 27, 2020 to Jan 03, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] My Experience at Apple

Deleted by author https://ex-apple-engineer.medium.com/my-experience-apple-5d8b6205cb56

But you can find it in web archive easily


[1] TabFS: Mount your Browser Tabs as a Filesystem

https://omar.website/tabfs/


[2] California law bans delivery apps from listing a restaurant without an agreement

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB2149


[3] A half-hour to learn Rust

https://fasterthanli.me/articles/a-half-hour-to-learn-rust


[4] Just Wanted to Say Thanks

https://github.com/compumike/hairpin-proxy/issues/5


[5] Do You Love Me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw


[6] Ten year study: No link between violent video games and aggressive behavior

https://gamesage.net/blogs/news/ten-year-long-study-confirms-no-link-between-playing-violent-video-games-as-early-as-ten-years-old-and-aggressive-behavior-later-in-life


[7] Happy New Year HN

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25595865


[8] Apple has threatened to remove Amphetamine from the App Store

https://github.com/x74353/SaveAmphetamine


[9] Why Is There a Bucatini Shortage in America?

https://www.grubstreet.com/2020/12/2020-bucatini-shortage-investigation.html


[10] Bitcoin is a disaster

https://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2020-December/036510.html


[11] EU Signs €145B Declaration to Develop Next Gen Processors and 2nm Technology

https://www.eetimes.eu/eu-signs-e145bn-declaration-to-develop-next-gen-processors-and-2nm-technology/


[12] How to overcome Phone Addiction

https://cognitiontoday.com/phone-addiction-coping-solutions-research-statistics/


[13] Show HN: I shot high-res stitched panoramas in Iceland using a thermal camera

https://petapixel.com/2019/07/13/shooting-high-res-thermal-photos-of-iceland-to-show-nature-at-work/?q=5


[14] School or Prison

https://www.schoolprison.com/


[15] SolarWinds hackers were able to access Microsoft source code

https://msrc-blog.microsoft.com/2020/12/31/microsoft-internal-solorigate-investigation-update/


[16] Open Source Smartwatch

https://www.pine64.org/pinetime/


[17] Show HN: PSX Party – Online Multiplayer Playstation 1 Emulator Using WebRTC

https://psxparty.kosmi.io/?ref=hn1


[18] Google Maps’ Moat Is Evaporating

https://joemorrison.substack.com/p/google-maps-moat-is-evaporating


[19] WSL2 corrupting Git repositories and shell history

https://github.com/microsoft/WSL2-Linux-Kernel/issues/168


[20] US passes anti-corruption law that effectively bans anonymous shell companies

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-passes-historic-anti-corruption-legislation-that-effectively-bans-anonymous-shell-companies-b1781380.html


[21] Cosmopolitan Libc: build-once run-anywhere C library

https://justine.lol/cosmopolitan/index.html


[22] Visa Advertising Solutions (VAS) Opt Out

https://marketingreportoptout.visa.com/OPTOUT/request.do


[23] Images of the the samples returned to earth from the asteroid Ryugu

http://www.hayabusa2.jaxa.jp/en/topics/20201225_samples/


[24] Computer Science textbooks that are freely available online

https://csgordon.github.io/books.html


[25] Four-day week means ‘I don’t waste holidays on chores’

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55485010


[26] Amazon still hasn’t fixed its problem with bait-and-switch reviews

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/12/amazon-still-hasnt-fixed-its-problem-with-bait-and-switch-reviews


[27] Horrifying PDF Experiments

https://github.com/osnr/horrifying-pdf-experiments


[28] Most of what you read on the internet is written by insane people (2018)

https://www.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/comments/9rvroo/most_of_what_you_read_on_the_internet_is_written/


[29] iPhone workers given choice of forced labor or being sent to detention centers

https://9to5mac.com/2020/12/29/iphone-workers-forced-labor/


HackerNews top stories #37

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

[0] Tips for a Better Life

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/7hFeMWC6Y5eaSixbD/100-tips-for-a-better-life


[1] How We Saved Dot Org

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/12/how-we-saved-org-2020-review


[2] Hotwire: HTML over the Wire

https://hotwire.dev/


[3] How bad is your Spotify?

https://pudding.cool/2020/12/judge-my-spotify


[4] Tokio 1.0 – async runtime for Rust

https://tokio.rs/blog/2020-12-tokio-1-0


[5] Why can’t you buy a good webcam?

https://vsevolod.net/good-webcams/


[6] More challenging projects every programmer should try

https://web.eecs.utk.edu/~azh/blog/morechallengingprojects.html


[7] Dasung just released a 25 inch eInk monitor

https://www.reddit.com/r/eink/comments/kjvsoj/dasung_just_released_a_25_inch_eink_monitor/


[8] Write code. Not too much. Mostly functions.

https://www.brandonsmith.ninja/blog/write-code-not-too-much-mostly-functions


[9] Russian opposition leader Navalny dupes spy into revealing how he was poisoned

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/21/europe/russia-navalny-poisoning-underpants-ward/index.html


[10] No, Cellebrite Cannot “Break Signal Encryption”

https://signal.org/blog/cellebrite-and-clickbait/


[11] Comic Mono

https://dtinth.github.io/comic-mono-font/


[12] Ruby 3.0

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2020/12/25/ruby-3-0-0-released/


[13] Journalists Hacked with Suspected NSO Group iMessage ‘Zero-Click’ Exploit

https://citizenlab.ca/2020/12/the-great-ipwn-journalists-hacked-with-suspected-nso-group-imessage-zero-click-exploit/


[14] Ask HN: Why does Pinterest dominate Google text search results?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25538586


[15] Ask HN: Best Talks of 2020?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25537230


[16] Nikon Is ending 70 years of camera production in Japan

https://www.mirrorlessrumors.com/nikon-is-ending-70-years-of-camera-production-in-japan/


[17] Interview advice that got me offers

https://www.zainrizvi.io/blog/the-interviewing-advice-no-one-shares/


[18] Photocatalyst splits water into H and O2 at quantum efficiency near 100%

https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/photocatalyst-that-can-split-water-into-hydrogen-and-oxygen-at-a-quantum-efficiency-close-to-100/


[19] YouTube Class Action: Same IP Address Upload Pirate Movies and File DMCA Notices

https://torrentfreak.com/youtube-class-action-same-ip-address-used-to-upload-pirate-movies-file-dmca-notices-201221/


[20] SEC Approves NYSE’s Plan for New IPO Alternative

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sec-approves-nyses-plan-for-new-ipo-alternative-11608665152


[21] New Linux port for the Nintendo 64

https://lore.kernel.org/linux-mips/20201225190503.12353218812e1655f56f0bf8@gmx.com/T/#m0862c3484e0da7195dc8989421d30f01b3b1c63a


[22] Maps.me is gone, and we must bring it back

https://telegra.ph/What-happened-to-the-old-MAPSME-12-20


[23] Tillis Releases Text of Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Illegal Streaming

https://www.tillis.senate.gov/2020/12/tillis-releases-text-of-bipartisan-legislation-to-fight-illegal-streaming-by-criminal-organizations


[24] Congress Crams Language to Criminalize Streaming, Meme-Sharing into Omnibus Bill

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/21/atrocious-congress-crams-language-criminalize-online-streaming-meme-sharing-5500


[25] Snapdrop – AirDrop equivalent through a web browser using WebRTC

https://snapdrop.net


[26] Apple targets car production by 2024, eyes ‘next level’ battery tech: sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-autos-exclusive/exclusive-apple-targets-car-production-by-2024-and-eyes-next-level-battery-technology-sources-idUSKBN28V2PY


[27] Fun with IP address parsing

https://blog.dave.tf/post/ip-addr-parsing/


[28] 1937 film explains how a car differential works

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a25833/1937-film-perfectly-explains-how-a-car-differential-works/


[29] Things You’re Allowed to Do

https://milan.cvitkovic.net/writing/things_youre_allowed_to_do/


HackerNews top stories #36

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

[0] No Cookie for You

https://github.blog/2020-12-17-no-cookie-for-you/


[1] Google outage – resolved

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25415989


[2] Jetbrains founders turn billionaires without VC help

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-12-18/czech-startup-founders-turn-billionaires-without-vc-help


[3] Amazon disallows pointing out paid reviews

http://blog.kevmod.com/2020/12/amazon-disallows-pointing-out-paid-reviews/


[4] Firefox Was Always Enough

https://www.ianbicking.org/blog/2020/11/firefox-was-always-enough.html


[5] States bring action against Google under federal and state antitrust laws [pdf]

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/admin/2020/Press/20201216%20COMPLAINT_REDACTED.pdf


[6] Rocky Linux: A CentOS replacement by the CentOS founder

https://github.com/rocky-linux/rocky


[7] U.S. Treasury breached by hackers backed by foreign government – sources

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-amazon-com-exclsuive/u-s-treasury-breached-by-hackers-backed-by-foreign-government-sources-idUSKBN28N0PG


[8] Post Mortem of Google Outage on 14 December 2020

http://status.cloud.google.com/incident/zall/20013#20013004


[9] I Have Resigned from the Google AMP Advisory Committee

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2020/12/i-have-resigned-from-the-google-amp-advisory-committee/


[10] Highly Evasive Attacker Leverages SolarWinds Supply Chain

https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2020/12/evasive-attacker-leverages-solarwinds-supply-chain-compromises-with-sunburst-backdoor.html


[11] Facebook to move UK users to California terms, avoiding EU privacy rules

https://www.reuters.com/article/britain-eu-facebook-exclusive-idUSKBN28P2HH


[12] Eric Engstrom, co-creator of DirectX, has died

https://venturebeat.com/2020/12/07/friends-remember-microsoft-renegade-eric-engstrom-who-suggested-a-directx-console/


[13] U.S. Treasury, Commerce Depts. Hacked Through SolarWinds Compromise

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/12/u-s-treasury-commerce-depts-hacked-through-solarwinds-compromise/


[14] Gmail having issues

https://www.google.com/appsstatus#hl=en&v=issue&sid=1&iid=a8b67908fadee664c68c240ff9f529ab


[15] Zoom executive charged with disrupting meetings commemorating Tiananmen Square

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/china-based-executive-us-telecommunications-company-charged-disrupting-video-meetings


[16] Being kind to others is good for your health

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20201215-why-being-kind-to-others-is-good-for-your-health


[17] Apple’s Anti-Tracking Plans for iPhone

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/campaigns/apples-anti-tracking-plans-iphone/


[18] The Case of the Extra 40ms

https://netflixtechblog.com/life-of-a-netflix-partner-engineer-the-case-of-extra-40-ms-b4c2dd278513?source=rss—-2615bd06b42e—4


[19] Facebook’s Hypocrisy on Apple’s New iOS 14 Privacy Feature

https://thebigtech.substack.com/p/facebook-criticising-apples-ios-14


[20] All problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone (2014)

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jul/19/change-your-life-sit-down-and-think


[21] Firefox 84.0

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/84.0/releasenotes/


[22] Sick of spending time on Auth, we built an open source ‘Stripe for Auth’

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25458033


[23] Record Breaking Number of Journalists Arrested in the U.S. This Year

https://freedom.press/news/2020-report-journalists-arrested-us/


[24] Minimal safe Bash script template

https://betterdev.blog/minimal-safe-bash-script-template/


[25] I3: Improved Tiling Window Manager

https://i3wm.org/


[26] SEC charges Robinhood $65M for misleading customers about revenue sources

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2020-321


[27] Transmits AM radio on computers without radio transmitting hardware

https://github.com/fulldecent/system-bus-radio


[28] AWS CloudShell

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloudshell-command-line-access-to-aws-resources/


[29] Blob Opera

https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/AAHWrq360NcGbw


HackerNews top stories #35

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

[0] Cameras and Lenses

https://ciechanow.ski/cameras-and-lenses/


[1] FTC Sues Facebook for Illegal Monopolization

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2020/12/ftc-sues-facebook-illegal-monopolization


[2] Zero-click, wormable, cross-platform remote code execution in Microsoft Teams

https://github.com/oskarsve/ms-teams-rce


[3] YouTube to remove content that alleges widespread election fraud

https://blog.youtube/news-and-events/supporting-the-2020-us-election


[4] AirPods Max

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/12/apple-introduces-airpods-max-the-magic-of-airpods-in-a-stunning-over-ear-design/


[5] With Proton and Steam Play, many Windows games now work on Linux

https://www.protondb.com


[6] Agents raid home of fired Florida data scientist who built Covid-19 dashboard

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2020/12/07/agents-raid-home-fired-florida-data-scientist-who-built-covid-19-dashboard-rebekah-jones/6482817002/


[7] Advanced Compilers: Self-Guided Online Course

https://www.cs.cornell.edu/courses/cs6120/2020fa/self-guided/


[8] A Modern JavaScript Tutorial

https://javascript.info/


[9] Hyundai to acquire Boston Dynamics

https://www.therobotreport.com/hyundai-acquires-boston-dynamics-for-921m/


[10] Linus Torvalds’ good taste argument for linked lists, explained

https://github.com/mkirchner/linked-list-good-taste


[11] Facebook being investigated in Germany for tying Oculus use to Facebook accounts

https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/10/facebook-hit-with-antitrust-probe-for-tying-oculus-use-to-facebook-accounts/


[12] Ask HN: What’s the best paper you’ve read in 2020?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25346456


[13] GitHub Releases Dark Mode

https://github.com/settings/appearance


[14] Deno 1.6 supports compiling TypeScript to a single executable

https://github.com/denoland/deno/issues/986#issuecomment-740756795


[15] AT&T Fiber in the SF Bay Area is flipping bits

https://twitter.com/catfish_man/status/1335373029245775872


[16] EU countries team up for semiconductor push

https://www.reuters.com/article/eu-tech-semiconductor-idUSKBN28H1HV


[17] Show HN: After 2.5 years on my side project, it has hit £500/month revenue

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25372464


[18] Chuck Yeager has died

https://twitter.com/GenChuckYeager


[19] A former Uber engineer’s disaster story

https://twitter.com/StanTwinB/status/1336890442768547845


[20] Who Americans spend their time with, by age

https://ourworldindata.org/time-with-others-lifetime


[21] The Airbnbs

https://blog.ycombinator.com/the-airbnbs/


[22] Show HN: This website is valid JSON

https://webdatarender.com/


[23] I Hacked into Facebook’s Legal Department Admin Panel

https://alaa.blog/2020/12/how-i-hacked-facebook-part-one/


[24] Longest known exposure photograph ever captured using a beer can

https://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/media-centre/news/2020/longest-known-exposure-photograph-ever-captured-using-a-beer-can


[25] CSS in GitHub Readmes

https://github.com/sindresorhus/css-in-readme-like-wat


[26] Distributed Systems Reading List

https://dancres.github.io/Pages/


[27] Improving DNS Privacy with Oblivious DoH

https://blog.cloudflare.com/oblivious-dns/


[28] Cydia, the original app store, sues Apple on antitrust grounds

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/10/cydia-apple-lawsuit/


[29] Show HN: Boltstream – Self-hosted full end-to-end live video streaming platform

https://github.com/benwilber/boltstream


HackerNews top stories #34

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 29, 2020 to Dec 06, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] AlphaFold: a solution to a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology

https://deepmind.com/blog/article/alphafold-a-solution-to-a-50-year-old-grand-challenge-in-biology


[1] Amazon EC2 Mac Instances

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-use-mac-instances-to-build-test-macos-ios-ipados-tvos-and-watchos-apps/


[2] Stripe Treasury

https://stripe.com/treasury


[3] Drone Footage of Arecibo Observatory Collapse

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/arecibo/


[4] Google illegally spied on workers before firing them, US labor board alleges

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/2/22047383/google-spied-workers-before-firing-labor-complaint


[5] Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Slack

https://www.salesforce.com/news/press-releases/2020/12/01/salesforce-definitive-agreement-update/


[6] Radicle: A peer-to-peer alternative to GitHub

http://radicle.xyz#/beta


[7] Amazon reportedly has Pinkerton agents surveil workers who try to form unions

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/30/940196997/amazon-reportedly-has-pinkerton-agents-surveil-workers-who-try-to-form-unions


[8] A free-as-in-freedom re-implementation of Google’s Android user space

https://microg.org/


[9] Netscape and Sun Announce JavaScript (1995)

https://web.archive.org/web/20070916144913/http://wp.netscape.com/newsref/pr/newsrelease67.html


[10] Arecibo Observatory Collapsed

https://www.space.com/arecibo-radio-telescope-collapses


[11] Show HN: I Rebuilt MySpace from 2007

https://spacehey.com/?ref=hn


[12] Why is Apple’s M1 chip so fast?

https://erik-engheim.medium.com/why-is-apples-m1-chip-so-fast-3262b158cba2


[13] S3 Strong Consistency

https://aws.amazon.com/s3/consistency/


[14] Teddit: a free and open-source Reddit front end focused on privacy

https://teddit.net/


[15] Rga: Ripgrep, but also search in PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, zip, tar.gz

https://phiresky.github.io/blog/2019/rga–ripgrep-for-zip-targz-docx-odt-epub-jpg/


[16] An iOS zero-click radio proximity exploit odyssey

https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2020/12/an-ios-zero-click-radio-proximity.html


[17] AWS Lambda pricing now per ms

https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/pricing/


[18] Ethereum 2.0 launches

https://twitter.com/ethereum/status/1333743998637400073


[19] NandGame – Build a Computer from Scratch

http://nandgame.com/


[20] Self-host your fonts for better performance

https://wicki.io/posts/2020-11-goodbye-google-fonts/


[21] Artist releases album called “Ok Google Play Music” on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/album/4zkEptQvq1lVG0BSPLuLFf?si=1Y4i7boAQc-jCc2IP_BGSw&utm_source=podnews.net&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=podnews.net:2020-12-02


[22] The Game UI Database, a comprehensive reference of game interface design

https://www.gameuidatabase.com/


[23] Pfizer Covid vaccine approved for use next week in UK

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55145696


[24] EU pushes for ‘right to disconnect’ from work at home

https://m.dw.com/en/eu-pushes-for-right-to-disconnect-from-work-at-home/a-55803776


[25] CLI Guidelines – A guide to help you write better command-line programs

https://clig.dev/


[26] Colombia is considering legalizing its cocaine industry

https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdv3j/colombia-is-considering-legalizing-its-massive-cocaine-industry


[27] About Google’s approach to research publication – Jeff Dean

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f2kYWDXwhzYnq8ebVtuk9CqQqz7ScqxhSIxeYGrWjK0/preview?pru=AAABdlNwLxs*PKCOHN-Ks0PI5nFrljenMg


[28] 72% of smart TVs and 46% of game consoles hardcode DNS settings

https://labzilla.io/blog/force-dns-pihole


[29] M1 Macs: Truth and Truthiness

https://daringfireball.net/2020/12/m1_macs_truth_and_truthiness


HackerNews top stories #33

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 22, 2020 to Nov 29, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Tell HN: Thank You Dang

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25225775


[1] Tony Hsieh has died

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tony-hsieh-zappos-luminary-revolutionized-045239863.html


[2] How to Think for Yourself

http://paulgraham.com/think.html


[3] Email a Dumpster Fire

https://hey.science/dumpster-fire/


[4] I spent eleven years working on this Line Rider track

https://delu.medium.com/i-spent-11-years-working-on-this-line-rider-track-96742fc0b709


[5] Apple Silicon M1: Black Magic Fuckery

https://www.singhkays.com/blog/apple-silicon-m1-black-magic/


[6] Building Your Color Palette

https://refactoringui.com/previews/building-your-color-palette/


[7] Metal monolith found by helicopter crew in Utah desert

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55056570


[8] Microsoft 365 has employee surveillance and analytics built in

https://twitter.com/WolfieChristl/status/1331221942850949121


[9] Zoomquilt (2004)

https://zoomquilt.org/


[10] WTF Happened in 1971? (2019)

https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/


[11] Another free CA as an alternative to Let’s Encrypt

https://scotthelme.co.uk/introducing-another-free-ca-as-an-alternative-to-lets-encrypt/


[12] How io_uring and eBPF Will Revolutionize Programming in Linux

https://www.scylladb.com/2020/05/05/how-io_uring-and-ebpf-will-revolutionize-programming-in-linux/


[13] Apple’s head of security indicted in Santa Clara County CCW case

https://morganhilltimes.com/apples-head-of-security-indicted-in-santa-clara-county-ccw-case/


[14] Solomon Islands set to ban Facebook in the name of ‘national unity’

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-23/solomon-islands-set-to-ban-facebook-for-sake-of-national-unity/12910786


[15] hCaptcha now runs on fifteen percent of the internet

https://www.hcaptcha.com/post/hcaptcha-now-the-largest-independent-captcha-service


[16] macOS has checked app signatures online for over 2 years

https://eclecticlight.co/2020/11/25/macos-has-checked-app-signatures-online-for-over-2-years/


[17] CAPTCHAs don’t prove you’re human – they prove you’re American (2017)

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2017/11/captchas-dont-prove-youre-human-they-prove-youre-american/


[18] Oxford University breakthrough on global COVID-19 vaccine

https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-11-23-oxford-university-breakthrough-global-covid-19-vaccine


[19] Modern storage is plenty fast, but the APIs are bad

https://itnext.io/modern-storage-is-plenty-fast-it-is-the-apis-that-are-bad-6a68319fbc1a


[20] AWS Cognito is having issues and health dashboards are still green

https://status.aws.amazon.com/##


[21] Microsoft’s Creepy New ‘Productivity Score’ Gamifies Workplace Surveillance

https://gizmodo.com/microsofts-creepy-new-productivity-score-gamifies-workp-1845763063


[22] The Nintendo Switch uses my open source code

https://twitter.com/feross/status/1330582600813924352


[23] DevTerm – An Open Source Portable Terminal for Every Dev

https://www.clockworkpi.com/


[24] ‘Tokenized’: Black Workers’ Struggles at Coinbase

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/technology/coinbase-cryptocurrency-black-employees.html#click=https://t.co/akHbGxS2QL


[25] The Tech Stack of a One-Man SaaS

https://panelbear.com/blog/tech-stack/


[26] PHP 8

https://www.php.net/archive/2020.php#2020-11-26-3


[27] Why AWS loves Rust, and how we’d like to help

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/opensource/why-aws-loves-rust-and-how-wed-like-to-help/


[28] Due to a problem with AWS, many “smart” vacuums or doorbells will stop working

https://eminetra.com.au/people-cant-vacuum-or-use-their-doorbell-because-amazons-cloud-servers-are-down/74505/


[29] An ex-Googler’s guide to dev tools

https://about.sourcegraph.com/blog/ex-googler-guide-dev-tools/


HackerNews top stories #32

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 15, 2020 to Nov 22, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube-dl’s repository has been restored

https://github.blog/2020-11-16-standing-up-for-developers-youtube-dl-is-back/


[1] Beirut Port Explosion

https://forensic-architecture.org/investigation/beirut-port-explosion


[2] Servo’s new home

https://blog.servo.org/2020/11/17/servo-home/


[3] What Gödel Discovered

https://stopa.io/post/269


[4] 1MB Club

https://1mb.club/


[5] Firefox 83 introduces HTTPS-Only Mode

https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2020/11/17/firefox-83-introduces-https-only-mode/


[6] YouTube will now show ads on all videos even if creators don’t want them

https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2020/11/18/youtube-will-now-show-ads-on-all-videos-even-if-creators-dont-want-them/


[7] TailwindCSS v2.0

https://blog.tailwindcss.com/tailwindcss-v2


[8] ‘Extremely aggressive’ internet censorship spreads in the world’s democracies

https://news.umich.edu/extremely-aggressive-internet-censorship-spreads-in-the-worlds-democracies/


[9] DisneyMustPay Alan Dean Foster

https://www.sfwa.org/2020/11/18/disney-must-pay/


[10] Yelp Is Replacing Restaurants’ Phone Numbers So Grubhub Can Take a Cut (2019)

https://www.vice.com/en/article/wjwebw/yelp-is-sneakily-replacing-restaurants-phone-numbers-so-grubhub-can-take-a-cut


[11] Six Months of Tiny Projects

https://tinyprojects.dev/posts/six_months_of_tiny_projects


[12] Arecibo telescope, on the brink of collapse, will be dismantled

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/famed-arecibo-telescope-brink-collapse-will-be-dismantled


[13] Apple Announces App Store Small Business Program

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/apple-announces-app-store-small-business-program/


[14] Flash Animations Live Forever at the Internet Archive

http://blog.archive.org/2020/11/19/flash-animations-live-forever-at-the-internet-archive/


[15] Moderna Covid vaccine candidate almost 95% effective, trials show

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/16/moderna-covid-vaccine-candidate-almost-95-effective-trials-show


[16] I should have loved biology

https://jsomers.net/i-should-have-loved-biology/


[17] Google to end the “top stories carousel” benefit to AMP next spring

https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/11/19/as-antitrust-pressure-mounts-google-to-pull-back-benefit-to-news-sites-that-adopted-its-preferred-mobile-technology


[18] Cover Your Tracks

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/introducing-cover-your-tracks


[19] Brow.sh: a modern text-based browser

https://www.brow.sh/


[20] To find great remote employees, prioritize candidates with strong writing skills

https://youteam.io/blog/3-remote-productivity-hacks-we-wish-we-knew-from-day-one/


[21] 2020 Mac Mini – Putting Apple Silicon M1 To The Test

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16252/mac-mini-apple-m1-tested


[22] Moderna’s Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54902908


[23] Dev Fonts

https://devfonts.gafi.dev/


[24] ReMarkable tablet open source tools and hacks

https://github.com/reHackable/awesome-reMarkable


[25] Airbnb S-1

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1559720/000119312520294801/d81668ds1.htm


[26] Free and liberated e-books, carefully produced for the true book lover

https://standardebooks.org/


[27] Graphics for JVM

https://tonsky.me/blog/skija/


[28] Ok Google: please publish your DKIM secret keys

https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2020/11/16/ok-google-please-publish-your-dkim-secret-keys/


[29] On Learning Chess as an Adult – From 650 to 1750 in Two Years

https://jacobbrazeal.wordpress.com/2020/11/16/on-learning-chess-as-an-adult-from-650-to-1750-in-two-years/


HackerNews top stories #31

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 08, 2020 to Nov 15, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] macOS unable to open any non-Apple application

https://twitter.com/lapcatsoftware/status/1326990296412991489


[1] Covid vaccine: First ‘milestone’ vaccine offers 90% protection

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54873105


[2] Zoom lied to users about end-to-end encryption for years, FTC says

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/zoom-lied-to-users-about-end-to-end-encryption-for-years-ftc-says/


[3] EU Draft Council Declaration Against Encryption [pdf]

https://www.statewatch.org/media/1434/eu-council-draft-declaration-against-encryption-12143-20.pdf


[4] Apple unveils M1, its first system-on-a-chip for portable Mac computers

https://9to5mac.com/2020/11/10/apple-unveils-m1-its-first-system-on-a-chip-for-portable-mac-computers/


[5] Your Computer Isn’t Yours

https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/


[6] Guido van Rossum joins Microsoft

https://twitter.com/gvanrossum/status/1326932991566700549


[7] On Apple’s Piss-Poor Documentation

https://www.caseyliss.com/2020/11/10/on-apples-pisspoor-documentation


[8] Apple Silicon M1 chip in MacBook Air outperforms high-end 16-inch MacBook Pro

https://www.macrumors.com/2020/11/11/m1-macbook-air-first-benchmark/


[9] No More Free Work from Marak: Pay Me or Fork This

https://github.com/Marak/faker.js/issues/1046


[10] Alex Trebek has died

https://twitter.com/Jeopardy/status/1325490106329751553


[11] How to get root on Ubuntu 20.04 by pretending nobody’s /home

https://securitylab.github.com/research/Ubuntu-gdm3-accountsservice-LPE


[12] So you’ve made a mistake and it’s public

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/So_you%27ve_made_a_mistake_and_it%27s_public…


[13] Intel’s disruption is now complete

https://jamesallworth.medium.com/intels-disruption-is-now-complete-d4fa771f0f2c


[14] Don’t use third party auth to sign in

https://gurjeet.singh.im/blog/never-use-google-to-sign-in


[15] An updated daily front page of The New York Times as artwork on your wall

https://alexanderklopping.medium.com/an-updated-daily-front-page-of-the-new-york-times-as-artwork-on-your-wall-3b28c3261478


[16] I sold Baremetrics

https://baremetrics.com/blog/i-sold-baremetrics


[17] .NET 5.0

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-net-5-0/


[18] About iSH’s pending removal from the App Store

https://ish.app/app-store-removal


[19] Google Widevine Content Decryption Module DMCA

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2020/11/2020-11-09-Google.md


[20] macOS Big Sur

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/macos-big-sur-is-here/


[21] Bypassing Firewalls in macOS Big Sur

https://twitter.com/patrickwardle/status/1327726496203476992


[22] Docker fails to launch on Apple Silicon

https://github.com/docker/for-mac/issues/4733


[23] Voters overwhelmingly back community broadband in Chicago and Denver

https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgzxvz/voters-overwhelmingly-back-community-broadband-in-chicago-and-denver


[24] Attention Is My Most Valuable Asset for Productivity as a Software Developer

https://zwbetz.com/attention-is-my-most-valuable-asset-for-productivity-as-a-software-developer/


[25] Introducing the next generation of Mac

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/11/introducing-the-next-generation-of-mac/


[26] Google sued: Idle Android eats mobile data to send telemetry and preload ads

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/14/google_android_data_allowance/


[27] AltStore: An alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices

https://github.com/rileytestut/AltStore


[28] The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News (2019)

https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-silicon-valley/the-lonely-work-of-moderating-hacker-news


[29] Amazon Review Scam

https://twitter.com/cperciva/status/1325882623424565248


HackerNews top stories #30

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 01, 2020 to Nov 08, 2020. In one blog post.

[0] Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-wins-white-house-ap-fd58df73aa677acb74fce2a69adb71f9


[1] Raspberry Pi 400 Desktop PC

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-400-the-70-desktop-pc/


[2] Disclosure: Unlimited Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

https://chadscira.com/post/5fa269d46142ac544e013d6e/DISCLOSURE-Unlimited-Chase-Ultimate-Rewards-Points


[3] Google users locked out after 15 years’ use

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-users-locked-out-after-years-2020-10


[4] GitHub Source Code Leak

https://resynth1943.net/articles/github-source-code-leak/


[5] New youtube-dl release: v2020.11.01.1

https://youtube-dl.org/


[6] A tech antitrust problem no one is talking about: US broadband providers

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/the-tech-antitrust-problem-no-one-is-talking-about/


[7] South Park creators have new political satire series with AI-generated deepfakes

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/02/in_brief_ai/


[8] Dutch brewery burns iron as a clean, recyclable fuel

https://newatlas.com/energy/bavarian-brewery-carbon-free-renewable-iron-fuel/


[9] Deprecating scp

https://lwn.net/SubscriberLink/835962/ae41b27bc20699ad/


[10] Helsinki Relocation Package: City as a Service

https://www.helsinkibusinesshub.fi/90-day-finn/


[11] Danish military intelligence uses XKEYSCORE to tap cables in co-op with the NSA

https://www.electrospaces.net/2020/10/danish-military-intelligence-uses.html


[12] “Before cancelling your subscription, you must agree to the following”

https://twitter.com/apenwarr/status/1322998961704210433


[13] GitHub: Widespread Injection Vulnerabilities in Actions

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=2070&can=2&q=&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary&cells=ids


[14] Technical debt as a lack of understanding

https://daverupert.com/2020/11/technical-debt-as-a-lack-of-understanding/


[15] A nameless hiker and the case the internet can’t crack

https://www.wired.com/story/nameless-hiker-mostly-harmless-internet-mystery/


[16] SVG Path Editor

https://yqnn.github.io/svg-path-editor/


[17] Standing on our own two feet

https://letsencrypt.org/2020/11/06/own-two-feet.html


[18] No More Google

https://nomoregoogle.com/


[19] The public has a right to know how companies that pay no taxes pull it off

http://larrysummers.com/2020/11/02/many-companies-pay-nothing-in-taxes-the-public-has-a-right-to-know-how-they-pull-it-off/


[20] How to publish Git repos that cannot be republished to GitHub

http://joeyh.name/blog/entry/how_to_publish_git_repos_that_cannot_be_republished_to_github/


[21] Voters rejecting the war on drugs is a win for public health

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/11/voters-rejecting-the-war-on-drugs-is-a-win-for-public-health/


[22] HP Instant Ink is “ink as a service”

https://pluralistic.net/2020/11/06/horrible-products/#inkwars


[23] Building an artificial sun that looks realistic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bqBsHSwPgw


[24] Massachusetts voters pass right-to-repair expansion opening up car data

https://www.engadget.com/motor-vehicle-data-question-1-081059455.html


[25] Voyager 2 is back online after eight months of radio silence

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/03/voyager_2_back_online/


[26] Why do printers still suck?

https://www.wired.com/story/why-do-printers-still-suck/


[27] Thank You for 20 Years of Discogs

https://blog.discogs.com/en/20-years-of-discogs-2020/


[28] eBay removing Raspberry Pi listings as they “encourage infringement”

https://twitter.com/lbhq/status/1323482627681198080


[29] Why not use GraphQL?

https://wundergraph.com/blog/why_not_use_graphql