HackerNews top stories #85

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

[0] Rust Moderation Team Resigns

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


[1] Fingerprints can be hacked

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


[2] Tell HN: GitHub is down again

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


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

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


[4] Full key extraction of Nvidia TSEC

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


[5] The Handwavy Technobabble Nothingburger of Crypto

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


[6] Underrated Reasons to Be Thankful

https://dynomight.net/thanks/


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

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


[8] Heavily mutated coronavirus variant puts scientists on alert

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


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

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


[10] Tell HN: Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


[15] PHP 8.1.0

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


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

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


[17] SQLite Release 3.37.0

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


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

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


[19] Books I loved reading this year

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


[20] I test in prod

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


[21] An introverts guide to increasing energy

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


[22] Vercel raises $150M Series D

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


[23] New Concerning Variant: B.1.1.529

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


[24] VMware mouse driver for Windows 3.x

https://github.com/NattyNarwhal/vmwmouse


[25] GoDaddy Security Breach

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


[26] Functorio

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


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

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


[28] Is my cat Turing-complete?

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


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

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


HackerNews top stories #84

HackerNews most popular stories from Nov 14, 2021 to Nov 21, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Apple announces Self Service Repair

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/11/apple-announces-self-service-repair/


[1] “Click to subscribe, call to cancel” is illegal, FTC says

https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/11/the-end-of-click-to-subscribe-call-to-cancel-one-of-the-news-industrys-favorite-retention-tactics-is-illegal-ftc-says/


[2] YouTube takes down independent court livestreams

https://twitter.com/ReturnOfTheFleX/status/1460295030187438088


[3] Security issues related to the NPM registry

https://github.blog/2021-11-15-githubs-commitment-to-npm-ecosystem-security/#security-issues-related-to-the-npm-registry


[4] 70% of the volume in the top crypto exchanges is fraudulent wash trading

https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.10984


[5] Elfshaker: 400 GiB to 100 MiB, with 1s access time

https://github.com/elfshaker/elfshaker


[6] Error 404 (Not Found)

https://spotify.com


[7] Swedish study finds discrimination against men in female-dominated occupations

https://www.psypost.org/2021/05/swedish-study-suggests-hiring-discrimination-is-primarily-a-problem-for-men-in-female-dominated-occupations-60699


[8] The OBS project has accused Streamlabs of copying their name and trademark

https://twitter.com/OBSProject/status/1460782968633499651


[9] German state planning to switch 25,000 PCs to LibreOffice

https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2021/11/18/german-state-planning-to-switch-25000-pcs-to-libreoffice/


[10] Hackerrank DMCA Notice

https://github.com/github/dmca/blob/master/2021/11/2021-11-12-hackerrank.md


[11] SerenityOS demo at Handmade Seattle 2021

https://media.handmade-seattle.com/serenityos/


[12] Ask HN: I feel so shallow and dumb when I see what other smart people are doing

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29281468


[13] Microsoft Edge’s new ‘Buy now, pay later’ feature is the definition of bloatware

https://www.xda-developers.com/microsoft-edge-buy-now-pay-later/


[14] Amazon lobbyists who kill U.S. consumer privacy protections

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/amazon-privacy-lobbying/


[15] IBM unveils 127-qubit quantum processor

https://newsroom.ibm.com/2021-11-16-IBM-Unveils-Breakthrough-127-Qubit-Quantum-Processor


[16] Marriott refused to host Uyghur conference, citing “political neutrality”

https://www.axios.com/marriott-uyghur-conference-d6deb429-9b5e-4759-ba10-98d59e81be12.html


[17] .plan

https://plan.cat


[18] There is currently no way to drive between Vancouver and the rest of Canada

https://www.kelownanow.com/watercooler/news/news/Provincial/Vancouver_is_now_completely_cut_off_to_the_rest_of_Canada_by_road/


[19] Show HN: Pony is a messenger for mindful correspondence. It delivers once a day

https://www.ponymessenger.com


[20] How to programmatically find out if computer is on

https://www.haiku-os.org/legacy-docs/bebook/TheKernelKit_SystemInfo.html#is_computer_on


[21] Scan of the Month: Lego Minifigures

https://www.scanofthemonth.com/


[22] Goodbye, Clean Code (2020)

https://overreacted.io/goodbye-clean-code/


[23] Blacksmith – Rowhammer bit flips on all DRAM devices today despite mitigations

https://comsec.ethz.ch/research/dram/blacksmith/


[24] XMPP, a comeback story

https://takebackourtech.org/xmpp-comeback/


[25] Netlify raises $105M and acquires OneGraph

https://www.netlify.com/press/netlify-raises-usd105-million-to-transform-development-for-the-modern-web


[26] Backdooring Rust crates for fun and profit

https://kerkour.com/rust-crate-backdoor/


[27] Vertiwalk Vertical Walking

https://www.vertiwalk.com/


[28] Decentralized Woo Hoo

https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/decentralized-woo.html


[29] It’s hard to say who’s winning the streaming wars, but customers are losing

https://apitman.com/27/#losing-the-streaming-wars


HackerNews top stories #83

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

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

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


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

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


[2] 3D printed mirror array

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


[3] Memory leaks are crippling my M1 MacBook Pro

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


[4] ProctorU is dystopian spyware

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


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

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


[6] Playstation 5 root keys obtained

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


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

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


[8] Business Essentials

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


[9] Aaron Swartz Rememberance Day This Monday

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


[13] The benefits of staying off social media

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


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

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


[15] A terrible schema from a clueless programmer

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


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

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


[17] Lesser-known Postgres features

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


[18] Restic – Backups Done Right

https://restic.net/


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

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


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

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


[21] ISO should make all standards Publicly Available

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


[22] How my genius roommate changed my perspective

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


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

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


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

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


[25] Tor Browser 11.0

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


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

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


[27] Rust Is the Future of JavaScript Infrastructure

https://leerob.io/blog/rust


[28] Show HN: Long Range E-Bike

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


[29] Don’t do interviews, do discussions

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


HackerNews top stories #82

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 31, 2021 to Nov 07, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Pfizer’s oral Covid-19 antiviral cuts hospitalization, death by 85%

https://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/pfizer-s-oral-covid-19-antiviral-cuts-hospitalization-death-by-85-sending-team-barreling-to


[1] Thank you, GitHub

https://github.blog/2021-11-03-thank-you-github/


[2] Show HN: My wife is pregnant; naturally I made a baby-name app to prepare

https://nomdebebe.app/


[3] Report on Stablecoins [pdf]

https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/StableCoinReport_Nov1_508.pdf


[4] What is AT&T doing at 1111340002?

https://scribe.rip/telecom-expert/what-is-at-t-doing-at-1111340002-c418876c212c


[5] Wacom drawing tablets track the name of every application that you open

https://robertheaton.com/2020/02/05/wacom-drawing-tablets-track-name-of-every-application-you-open/


[6] Zillow to stop flipping homes, loses more than $550M, lays off 25% of staff

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/zillow-to-stop-flipping-homes-for-good-as-it-stands-to-lose-more-than-550-million-will-lay-off-a-quarter-of-staff-11635885027


[7] Firefox 94

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/94.0/releasenotes/


[8] Tell HN: Tesla rear-ended me on autopilot, no one will investigate

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29072408


[9] Finishing my first game while working full-time

https://jasont.co/finishing-games/


[10] Stockholm parents built their own school app, then the city called the cops

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/sweden-stockholm-school-app-open-source


[11] US puts Israeli spyware firm NSO Group on trade blacklist

https://www.ft.com/content/e381b556-c859-4a3b-8f7c-5fe80d3272d2


[12] Ask HN: Who’s not sucky to work for?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29099746


[13] Google’s infamous internal 2010 “I just want to serve 5TB” video now public

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t6L-FlfeaI


[14] University of Florida bars professors from testifying in a voting rights case

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/30/1050817670/university-florida-professors-free-speech-voting-rights


[15] People prefer friendliness, trustworthiness in teammates over skill competency

https://www.binghamton.edu/news/story/3318/research-people-prefer-friendliness-trustworthiness-in-teammates-over-skill-competency


[16] Trump’s new social media platform violates Mastodon’s licence

https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2021/10/trumps-new-social-media-platform-found-using-mastodon-code/


[17] Physics Student Earns PhD at Age 89

https://www.brown.edu/academics/physics/news/2021/11/brown-physics-student-manfred-steiner-earns-phd-age-89


[18] Are daily standups hurting your team?

https://ideas.krishnan.ca/are-daily-standups-hurting-your-team


[19] Reporter who told Missouri officials of website flaw did ‘nothing out of line’

https://statescoop.com/missouri-parson-reporter-did-nothing-wrong/


[20] New 3D FPS released for 1979 Atari 800

https://atari8.dev/final_assault/


[21] SPARCbook 3000ST: The coolest 90s laptop (2019)

https://jasoneckert.github.io/myblog/sparcbook3000st-the-coolest-90s-laptop/


[22] Helion

https://blog.samaltman.com/helion


[23] MangoDB: An open-source MongoDB alternative

https://www.mangodb.io/


[24] Ask HN: Who is hiring? (November 2021)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29067493


[25] Happy birthday Vim (2020)

https://groups.google.com/g/vim_announce/c/bQtQSHTK1sg


[26] CT Scan of a Pumpkin

http://randomfootage.homestead.com/pumpkinctscan.html


[27] Avoiding bot detection: How to scrape the web without getting blocked?

https://github.com/niespodd/browser-fingerprinting


[28] An intact slave’s room found in Pompeii’s ruins

http://pompeiisites.org/en/comunicati/the-room-of-the-slaves-the-latest-discovery-at-civita-giuliana/


[29] Our self imposed scarcity of nice places

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/11/3/our-self-imposed-scarcity-of-nice-places


HackerNews top stories #81

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 24, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Grand jury subpoena for Signal user data, Central District of California

https://signal.org/bigbrother/cd-california-grand-jury/


[1] Despite having just 5.8% sales, over 38% of bug reports come from Linux

https://old.reddit.com/r/gamedev/comments/qeqn3b/despite_having_just_58_sales_over_38_of_bug/


[2] 55 GiB/s FizzBuzz

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/215216/high-throughput-fizz-buzz/236630#236630


[3] I was rejected by Codecademy three times, so I built my own

https://codeamigo.dev?ref=HN


[4] Architect Resigns in Protest over UCSB Mega-Dorm

https://www.independent.com/2021/10/28/architect-resigns-in-protest-over-ucsb-mega-dorm/


[5] What caused all the supply chain bottlenecks?

https://twitter.com/typesfast/status/1453753924960219145


[6] New MacBook Pro has first ‘DIY-friendly’ battery replacement design since 2012

https://www.ifixit.com/News/54122/macbook-pro-2021-teardown


[7] The Financial Times’ 404 page

https://www.ft.com/3lJQa6w


[8] Is the 2021 MacBook Pro Repairable?

https://www.ifixit.com/News/54122/macbook-pro-2021-teardown


[9] Show HN: I built a fake VS Code to browse live cricket score in office

https://cric-code.pankajtanwar.in/


[10] Privacy Is a Human Right

https://blog.torproject.org/privacy-is-a-human-right


[11] Windows 11 Pro: about 11% slower than Linux on Intel Core i9 11900K

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=11900k-windows11-clear&num=1


[12] An unexpected victory: container stacking at the port of Los Angeles

https://thezvi.wordpress.com/2021/10/28/an-unexpected-victory-container-stacking-at-the-port-of-los-angeles/


[13] A patent troll backs off

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/3970


[14] 5 side projects in 6 years, earning $0

https://kwcodes.com/how-i-failed-5-side-projects-in-6-years-earning-0/


[15] Meow Hash (2018)

https://mollyrocket.com/meowhash


[16] Next.js 12

https://nextjs.org/blog/next-12


[17] Open secrets about Hacker News

https://bengtan.com/blog/open-secrets-hacker-news/


[18] macOS Monterey

https://www.apple.com/macos/monterey/


[19] Starship is still not understood

https://caseyhandmer.wordpress.com/2021/10/28/starship-is-still-not-understood/


[20] Offline-First Database Comparison

https://github.com/pubkey/client-side-databases


[21] How I made Google’s data grid scroll faster with a line of CSS

https://medium.com/@johan.isaksson/how-i-made-googles-data-grid-scroll-10x-faster-with-one-line-of-css-78cb1e8d9cb1


[22] Remote-first work is taking over the rich world – research hints at why

https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2021/10/30/remote-first-work-is-taking-over-the-rich-world


[23] Internet Hay Exchange

http://www.hayexchange.com/


[24] Apple’s M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs Investigated

https://www.anandtech.com/show/17024/apple-m1-max-performance-review


[25] Cryptocurrency loan platform implodes in $130M hack

https://www.vice.com/en/article/m7vjjy/cryptocurrency-loan-platform-implodes-in-dollar130-million-hack


[26] My interview with Steven Levy re. leaking of my Facebook Goodbye post

https://alecmuffett.com/article/14994


[27] Which jobs most often pair together among married couples

https://flowingdata.com/2021/05/26/jobs-that-marry-together/


[28] Nine Raspberry Pis powering an office (2016)

https://www.monterail.com/blog/2016/smart-office-raspberry-pi


[29] The metaverse is already here, it’s called the internet

https://canolcer.com/post/metaverse-is-already-here/


HackerNews top stories #80

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 17, 2021 to Oct 24, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Fed to ban policymakers from owning individual stocks

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/21/fed-to-ban-policymakers-from-owning-individual-stocks-restrict-trading-following-controversy.html


[1] California tried to save the nation from tax filing, then Intuit stepped in

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-10-21/california-tried-to-save-the-nation-from-the-misery-of-tax-filing-then-intuit-stepped-in


[2] Evidence for European presence in the Americas in AD 1021

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03972-8


[3] Long Beach has temporarily suspended container stacking limitations

https://twitter.com/typesfast/status/1451673736877428742


[4] RSS is wonderful

https://quakkels.com/posts/rss-is-wonderful/


[5] John Carmack pushes out unlocked OS for defunct Oculus Go headset

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/10/john-carmack-pushes-out-unlocked-os-for-defunct-oculus-go-headset/


[6] Gov Parson pushes to prosecute reporter who found security flaw in state site

https://missouriindependent.com/2021/10/21/parson-doubles-down-on-push-to-prosecute-reporter-who-found-security-flaw-in-state-site/


[7] $1M bounty for details on Tether’s backing

https://hindenburgresearch.com/tether/


[8] The wealthiest 10% of Americans own a record 89% of all U.S. stocks

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/18/the-wealthiest-10percent-of-americans-own-a-record-89percent-of-all-us-stocks.html


[9] YouTube deletes rapper’s ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ song claiming medical misinformation

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/youtube-deletes-rappers-lets-go-brandon-song-medical-misinformation


[10] Former Netflix executive convicted of receiving bribes from contractors

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndca/pr/former-netflix-executive-convicted-receiving-bribes-and-kickbacks-companies-contracting


[11] We analyzed 425k favicons

https://iconmap.io/blog


[12] We Just Gave $155k to Open Source Maintainers

https://blog.sentry.io/2021/10/21/we-just-gave-154-999-dollars-and-89-cents-to-open-source-maintainers/


[13] Magit, the Magical Git Interface

https://emacsair.me/2017/09/01/the-magical-git-interface/


[14] Amazon warehouse employee in Poland dies at work

https://gloswielkopolski.pl/smierc-w-amazonie-potraktowali-go-jak-typowy-odpad-jak-smiecia-czy-49letni-pracownik-amazona-musial-umrzec/ar/c1-15844965


[15] Vscode.dev

https://code.visualstudio.com/blogs/2021/10/20/vscode-dev


[16] Willingness to Look Stupid

https://danluu.com/look-stupid/


[17] Rust 1.56.0 and Rust 2021

https://blog.rust-lang.org/2021/10/21/Rust-1.56.0.html


[18] Web Browser Engineering

https://browser.engineering/


[19] Can we trust Microsoft with open source?

https://dusted.codes/can-we-trust-microsoft-with-open-source


[20] It’s been 42 years since ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide’ answered the ultimate question

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/17/1046593657/its-been-42-years-since-the-hitchhikers-guide-answered-the-ultimate-question


[21] Playstation 3 Architecture

https://www.copetti.org/writings/consoles/playstation-3/


[22] Leaded fuel reduced IQ of children born before 1990

https://twitter.com/emollick/status/1450591638796087296


[23] MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch

https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro-14-and-16/


[24] Netflix’s new player breaks the ability to modify the seeking of a playing video

https://plopdown.video/blog/netflix-open-web-failure


[25] What software engineers should know about search (2017)

https://scribe.rip/p/what-every-software-engineer-should-know-about-search-27d1df99f80d


[26] Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/20/facebook-plans-to-change-its-name-as-part-of-company-rebrand-report


[27] Software Freedom Conservancy files GPL lawsuit against Vizio

https://sfconservancy.org/copyleft-compliance/vizio.html


[28] U.S. tightens export controls on items used in surveillance of private citizens

https://www.commerce.gov/news/press-releases/2021/10/commerce-tightens-export-controls-items-used-surveillance-private


[29] .NET Hot Reload Support via CLI

https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/net-hot-reload-support-via-cli/


HackerNews top stories #79

HackerNews most popular stories from Oct 10, 2021 to Oct 17, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] IoT hacking and rickrolling my high school district

https://whitehoodhacker.net/posts/2021-10-04-the-big-rick


[1] Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/legal/canon-sued-for-disabling-scanner-when-printers-run-out-of-ink/


[2] Amazon copied products and rigged search results to promote its own brands

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/amazon-india-rigging/


[3] Open Source Tractor

https://opensourceecology.dozuki.com/c/LifeTrac


[4] Dislike button would improve Spotify’s recommendations

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/dislike-button-would-improve-spotifys-recommendations


[5] Apple silently fixes iOS zero-day, asks bug reporter to keep quiet

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/apple/apple-silently-fixes-ios-zero-day-asks-bug-reporter-to-keep-quiet/


[6] Gitlab from YC to IPO

https://blog.ycombinator.com/gitlab-from-yc-to-ipo/


[7] Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-most-canadians-believe-facebook-harms-their-mental-health-survey-2/


[8] Governor vows criminal prosecution of reporter who found flaw in state website

https://missouriindependent.com/2021/10/14/missouri-governor-vows-criminal-prosecution-of-reporter-who-found-flaw-in-state-website/


[9] Apple Joins Blender Development Fund

https://www.blender.org/press/apple-joins-blender-development-fund/


[10] Major nuclear fusion milestone reached as ‘ignition’ triggered in a lab

https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/228373/major-nuclear-fusion-milestone-reached-ignition/


[11] Southwest operational meltdown as hundreds of flights canceled or delayed

https://thepointsguy.com/news/southwest-meldown/


[12] PinePhone Pro Announced

https://www.pine64.org/pinephonepro/


[13] Adobe uses DMCA to nuke project that keeps Flash alive, secure and adware free

https://torrentfreak.com/adobe-uses-dmca-to-nuke-project-that-keeps-flash-alive-secure-adware-free-211012/


[14] Oculess – Removes account requirements and telemetry from Oculus Quest devices

https://github.com/basti564/Oculess


[15] Why HN is the way it is, and why we hope it will stay that way

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27161491


[16] AWS Lambda Cold Start Times

https://filia-aleks.medium.com/aws-lambda-battle-2021-performance-comparison-for-all-languages-c1b441005fd1


[17] Covid lesson: trust the public with hard truths

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02758-2


[18] The 100 MHz 6502

http://www.e-basteln.de/computing/65f02/65f02/


[19] Is going to the office a broken way of working?

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/office-space/is-going-to-the-office-a-broken-way-of-working


[20] Every search bar looks like a URL bar to users

https://shkspr.mobi/blog/2021/10/every-search-bar-looks-like-a-url-bar-to-users/


[21] Michelin Airless

https://www.michelin.com/en/innovation/vision-concept/airless/


[22] Ubuntu 21.10

https://ubuntu.com/blog/ubuntu-21-10-has-landed


[23] FTC Puts Hundreds of Businesses on Notice about Fake Reviews

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2021/10/ftc-puts-hundreds-businesses-notice-about-fake-reviews-other


[24] OVH is down along with its status page

https://status.ovh.com


[25] I keep making things out of checkboxes

https://www.bryanbraun.com/2021/09/21/i-keep-making-things-out-of-checkboxes/


[26] Solving NP-hard puzzles with the oldest trick in the book

https://davidkoloski.me/blog/intelligent-brute-forcing/


[27] Fosscord is a free open-source discord compatible chat, voice and video platform

https://github.com/fosscord/fosscord


[28] Peter Norvig Leaves Google to Join Stanford HAI

https://hai.stanford.edu/news/peter-norvig-todays-most-pressing-questions-ai-are-human-centered


[29] A variable signal at heart of the Milky Way

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211012080039.htm


HackerNews top stories #78

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

[0] Facebook-owned sites are down

https://facebook.com


[1] Apple requires account deletion within apps in AppStore starting January 31

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=mdkbobfo


[2] EU court rules no EULA can forbid decompilation, if you want to fix a bug

https://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=247056&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=6413406


[3] Understanding how Facebook disappeared from the internet

https://blog.cloudflare.com/october-2021-facebook-outage/


[4] What Happened to Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp?

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-happened-to-facebook-instagram-whatsapp/


[5] Mozilla to put ads in Firefox address bar suggestions

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/navigate-web-faster-firefox-suggest#w_contextual-suggestions


[6] Whistleblower to Congress: Facebook products harm kids and democracy

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/05/1043207218/whistleblower-to-congress-facebook-products-harm-children-and-weaken-democracy


[7] Twitch source code and customer data has reportedly been leaked

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-entirety-of-twitch-has-reportedly-been-leaked/


[8] Facebook is nearing a reputational point of no return

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/10/09/facebook-is-nearing-a-reputational-point-of-no-return


[9] Facebook Whistleblower Leaks Thousands of Pages of Incriminating Internal Docs

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/04/1042921981/facebook-whistleblower-renewing-scrutiny-of-social-media-giant


[10] Every device with FB app is now DDoSing recursive DNS resolvers

https://twitter.com/blazejkrajnak/status/1445063232486531099


[11] Facebook banned me for life because I help people use it less

https://slate.com/technology/2021/10/facebook-unfollow-everything-cease-desist.html


[12] European Parliament Calls for a Ban on Facial Recognition

https://www.politico.eu/article/european-parliament-ban-facial-recognition-brussels/


[13] Personal Information of More Than 1.5B Facebook Users Sold on Hacker Forum

https://www.privacyaffairs.com/facebook-data-sold-on-hacker-forum/


[14] It takes a PhD to develop that

https://blog.royalsloth.eu/posts/it-takes-a-phd-to-develop-that/


[15] Is this the simplest (and most surprising) sorting algorithm?

https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.01111


[16] Ask HN: Is HN having problem keeping up today?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28750538


[17] The American Bumblebee Has Vanished from Eight States

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/american-bumblebee-has-vanished-from-eight-us-states-180978817/


[18] Dutch watchdog finds Apple App Store payment rules anti-competitive

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-dutch-watchdog-finds-apple-app-store-payment-rules-anti-competitive-2021-10-07/


[19] Andrew Yang Founds the Forward Party

https://www.forwardparty.com/


[20] McKinsey never told the FDA it was working for both the FDA and opioid makers

https://www.propublica.org/article/mckinsey-never-told-the-fda-it-was-working-for-opioid-makers-while-also-working-for-the-agency


[21] Brave and Firefox to intercept links that force-open in Microsoft Edge

https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/anti-competitive-browser-edges.html


[22] It is easier to educate a Do-er than to motivate the educated

https://twitter.com/id_aa_carmack/status/1445424833181925376


[23] Conterintuitive facts in mathematics, CS, and physics

https://axisofordinary.substack.com/p/the-most-counterintuitive-facts-in


[24] Investigators say they’ve finally identified the Zodiac Killer

https://www.fox13now.com/news/national-news/investigators-say-theyve-finally-identified-the-zodiac-killer


[25] Things I’ve Learned in my 20 Years as a Software Engineer

https://www.simplethread.com/20-things-ive-learned-in-my-20-years-as-a-software-engineer/


[26] Pandora papers: biggest leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/pandora-papers-biggest-ever-leak-of-offshore-data-exposes-financial-secrets-of-rich-and-powerful


[27] How to permanently delete your Facebook account

https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/


[28] Norway to hit 100% electric vehicle sales by early next year

https://www.drive.com.au/news/norway-to-hit-100-per-cent-electric-vehicle-sales-by-next-year/


[29] Facebook is back up

https://facebook.com/


HackerNews top stories #77

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 26, 2021 to Oct 03, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] YouTube is banning anti-vaccine activists and blocking all anti-vaccine content

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/09/29/youtube-ban-joseph-mercola/


[1] PostgreSQL 14

https://www.postgresql.org/about/news/postgresql-14-released-2318/


[2] Something weird is happening on Facebook

https://www.politicalorphans.com/something-weird-is-happening-on-facebook/


[3] Moiré No More

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/shift-happens/issues/moire-no-more-688319


[4] Show HN: Hacker News client with a twist

https://haxplore.pabue.co


[5] My Wife Was Dying of Brain Cancer. My Boss at Amazon Told Me to Perform or Quit

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/my-wife-was-dying-of-brain-cancer-my-boss-at-amazon-told-me-to-perform-or-quit/


[6] Apple’s app review prevents developer from submitting fix to game for the blind

https://www.applevis.com/forum/accessibility-advocacy/apples-app-review-team-accessible-hangman


[7] NFT Projects Are Just MLMs for Tech Elites

https://every.to/napkin-math/nft-projects-are-just-mlms-for-tech-elites


[8] Congratulations, Mini, You Made the Stupidest Turn Signals Ever

https://jalopnik.com/congratulations-mini-you-made-the-stupidest-turn-sign-1847727385


[9] Cloudflare R2 storage: Rapid and reliable object storage, minus the egress fees

https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-r2-object-storage/


[10] Imgur Acquired by Medialab

https://imgur.com/gallery/We6yCM2


[11] Why is everything so hard in a large organization?

https://graphthinking.blogspot.com/2021/09/why-is-everything-so-hard-in-large.html


[12] Masked email from Fastmail and 1Password

https://www.fastmail.com/1password/


[13] U.S. declares more than 20 species extinct after exhaustive searches

https://www.axios.com/us-23-extinct-species-endangered-species-list-0555df01-b298-4df0-bc24-466d79530f2d.html


[14] You either die an MVP or live long enough to build content moderation

https://mux.com/blog/you-either-die-an-mvp-or-live-long-enough-to-build-content-moderation


[15] Coinbase Breach Notification

https://oag.ca.gov/ecrime/databreach/reports/sb24-545815


[16] The Art of Linear Algebra [pdf]

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kenjihiranabe/The-Art-of-Linear-Algebra/main/The-Art-of-Linear-Algebra.pdf


[17] Google developing own CPUs for Chromebook laptops

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/Semiconductors/Google-developing-own-CPUs-for-Chromebook-laptops


[18] I’m working on open source full time

https://www.willmcgugan.com/blog/tech/post/doing-open-source-full-time/


[19] Google sets burial date for legacy Chrome Extensions, fears for ad-blockers grow

https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/27/google_chrome_manifest_v2_extensions/


[20] Ruby removed “Participants will be tolerant of opposing views” from its CoC

https://github.com/ruby/www.ruby-lang.org/pull/2690


[21] TV is a cross-platform CSV pretty printer made to maximize viewer enjoyment

https://github.com/alexhallam/tv


[22] ‎Amplosion: Redirect AMP Links on the App Store

https://apps.apple.com/br/app/amplosion-redirect-amp-links/id1585734696?l=en


[23] Always-on Processor magic: How Find My works while iPhone is powered off

https://naehrdine.blogspot.com/2021/09/always-on-processor-magic-how-find-my.html


[24] Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane

http://www.noaa.gov/news-release/world-first-ocean-drone-captures-video-from-inside-hurricane


[25] Former U.S. officials describe details of the CIA’s proposals to abduct Assange

https://news.yahoo.com/kidnapping-assassination-and-a-london-shoot-out-inside-the-ci-as-secret-war-plans-against-wiki-leaks-090057786.html


[26] IMGZ – Paid image sharing

https://imgz.org


[27] Gentle introduction to GPUs inner workings

https://vksegfault.github.io/posts/gentle-intro-gpu-inner-workings/


[28] Slack is experiencing a service disruption

https://status.slack.com/2021-09/06c1e17de93e7dc2


[29] DMV approves Cruise and Waymo for commercial service in parts of Bay Area

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/news-and-media/117199-2/


HackerNews top stories #76

HackerNews most popular stories from Sep 19, 2021 to Sep 26, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Google Drive of historical footage locked and flagged as terrorist activity

https://support.google.com/drive/thread/127021326/google-has-locked-my-account-for-sharing-a-historical-archive-they-labeled-as-terrorist-activity?hl=en


[1] Disclosure of three 0-day iOS vulnerabilities

https://habr.com/en/post/579714/


[2] Lithuania says throw away Chinese phones due to censorship concerns

https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/lithuania-says-throw-away-chinese-phones-due-censorship-concerns-2021-09-21/


[3] Waydroid – Run Android containers on Ubuntu

https://waydro.id/


[4] Many believe it’s time to do away with lawmakers making stock trades

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039565467/many-believe-its-time-to-do-away-with-lawmakers-making-stock-trades


[5] Hospitals lift curtain on prices, revealing giant swings in pricing by procedure

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/hospitals-price-transparency-spotty-compliance-swings-price/596183/


[6] Submarine cable map rendered onto a globe

https://globe.gl/example/submarine-cables/


[7] A single person answered 76k questions about SQL on StackOverflow

https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=user%3A1144035+%5Bsql%5D+is%3Aanswer


[8] How we got to LiveView

https://fly.io/blog/how-we-got-to-liveview/


[9] Leaving the Apple ecosystem behind

https://h2x.sh/apple/


[10] The Framework is the most exciting laptop I’ve ever used

https://pluralistic.net/2021/09/21/monica-byrne/#think-different


[11] Home Price to Income Ratio

https://www.longtermtrends.net/home-price-median-annual-income-ratio/


[12] Workers are often told not to talk about pay. That’s not legal

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2021/09/21/north-carolina-workers-discuss-wages-despite-workplace-rule/5796705001/


[13] Ask HN: Are you also getting extremely obvious spam bypassing Gmail’s filters?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28635313


[14] Google keeps records of everything you buy, even if you delete the email receipt

https://mastodon.social/@gerowen/106978308085702358


[15] Reasons to Quit Social Media

https://durmonski.com/life-advice/reasons-to-quit-social-media/


[16] There are six internet links on my office on wheels. Seven when Starlink arrives

https://ghuntley.com/internet/


[17] Slacktyping: I’m typing when you’re typing (2018)

https://github.com/will/slacktyping


[18] Experts Have Resigned from an FDA Committee over Alzheimer’s Drug Approval

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/11/1005567149/3-experts-have-resigned-from-an-fda-committee-over-alzheimers-drug-approval


[19] Epic launches anti-cheat support for Linux, Mac, and Steam Deck

https://dev.epicgames.com/en-US/news/epic-online-services-launches-anti-cheat-support-for-linux-mac-and-steam-deck


[20] More Casio Watch Mods (2017)

https://n-o-d-e.net/watch_mods.html


[21] FBI: Fortune seized in LA was criminals’ loot. Owners: Where’s the proof?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-09-19/fbi-seizure-cash-beverly-hills-vault-spawns-epic-court-battle


[22] Spain will ban selling fruit and vegetables in plastic containers starting 2023

https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9357439/spain-will-ban-selling-fruit-and-vegetables-in-plastic-containers-starting-2023/


[23] Serving Netflix Video at 400Gb/s [pdf]

https://people.freebsd.org/~gallatin/talks/euro2021.pdf


[24] I started SaaS companies in 2013 and 2021 – how things have changed

https://blog.airplane.dev/i-started-a-saas-company-in-2013-and-2021-heres-how-its-changed/


[25] Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication

https://freenetproject.org/index.html


[26] Show HN: Motion One – New animation library, built on the Web Animations API

https://motion.dev/


[27] Google Docs in a clean-room browser

https://www.ekioh.com/devblog/google-docs-in-a-clean-room-browser/


[28] Leaked grant proposal details high-risk coronavirus research

https://theintercept.com/2021/09/23/coronavirus-research-grant-darpa/


[29] TSA’s “See cash, seize cash” policy

https://twitter.com/jodybarr/status/1440856486280785922