HackerNews top stories #69

HackerNews most popular stories from Aug 01, 2021 to Aug 08, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Apple’s plan to “think different” about encryption opens a backdoor to your life

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/apples-plan-think-different-about-encryption-opens-backdoor-your-private-life


[1] An open letter against Apple’s new privacy-invasive client-side content scanning

https://github.com/nadimkobeissi/appleprivacyletter


[2] On Apple’s “Expanded Protections for Children” – A Personal Story

https://areoform.wordpress.com/2021/08/06/on-apples-expanded-protections-for-children/


[3] Mozilla Common Voice Adds 16 New Languages and 4,600 New Hours of Speech

https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/mozilla-common-voice-adds-16-new-languages-and-4600-new-hours-of-speech/


[4] After DeepMind’s cofounder was placed on leave for bullying, Google promoted him

https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech/stories/2021/08/04/deepminds-cofounder-placed-leave-bullying-google-promoted


[5] Apple enabling client-side CSAM scanning on iPhone tomorrow

https://twitter.com/matthew_d_green/status/1423071186616000513


[6] U.S. generates more plastic trash than any other nation, report finds (2020)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/us-plastic-pollution


[7] Employers bow to tech workers in hottest job market since the dot-com era

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-07-31/employers-bow-down-to-tech-workers-in-hottest-job-market


[8] Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvz3kv/amazon-unlawfully-confiscated-union-literature-nlrb-finds


[9] Wealthy people are renouncing American citizenship

https://www.axios.com/wealthy-people-are-renouncing-american-citizenship-67fbada4-e2e4-4699-b106-c986839f209d.html


[10] Sci-Hub is fundraising

https://sci-hub.do/donate


[11] Launch HN: BlackOakTV (YC S21) – Netflix for black people

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=28087309


[12] Apple plans to scan US iPhones for child abuse imagery

https://www.ft.com/content/14440f81-d405-452f-97e2-a81458f5411f


[13] U.S. FTC says Facebook misused privacy decree to shut down ad research

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tech-facebook-ftc/u-s-ftc-says-facebook-misused-privacy-decree-to-shut-down-ad-research-idUSKBN2F702X


[14] Airyx OS

http://airyx.org/


[15] The Problem with Perceptual Hashes

https://rentafounder.com/the-problem-with-perceptual-hashes/


[16] Kid Pix as a JavaScript App

https://kidpix.app/


[17] New Leadership at Blizzard

https://news.blizzard.com/en-us/blizzard/23706475/new-leadership-at-blizzard


[18] Scientist says cleaning indoor air could make us healthier and smarter

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/scientist-says-cleaning-indoor-air-could-make-us-healthier-and-smarter


[19] Apple iPhone charger teardown: quality in a tiny expensive package (2012)

http://www.righto.com/2012/05/apple-iphone-charger-teardown-quality.html


[20] New UUID Formats – IETF Draft

https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-peabody-dispatch-new-uuid-format


[21] Very fast rocket

http://makc.github.io/misc/relativity-1.html


[22] The Mysterious Street Snack That Has Baffled Botanists for Decades

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/indian-street-snack-root


[23] The rise of never-ending job interviews

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210727-the-rise-of-never-ending-job-interviews


[24] A couple is suing eBay after employees harassed and stalked them

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/07/31/business/it-has-be-known-what-was-done-us-natick-couple-harassed-by-ebay-tell-their-story-first-time/?p1=Article_Feed_ContentQuery


[25] Steam survey shows Linux marketshare hitting 1.0%

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Steam-Linux-July-2021


[26] Reflections on 10k Hours of Programming

https://matt-rickard.com/reflections-on-10-000-hours-of-programming/


[27] The surreal experience of my first developer job

https://bennuttall.com/the-surreal-experience-of-my-first-developer-job/


[28] An Open Letter Against Apple’s Privacy-Invasive Content Scanning Technology

https://appleprivacyletter.com/


[29] Israel tries to limit fallout from the Pegasus spyware scandal

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20210729-israel-tries-to-limit-fallout-from-the-pegasus-spyware-scandal


HackerNews top stories #68

HackerNews most popular stories from Jul 25, 2021 to Aug 01, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Who Owns My Name?

https://amandamarieknox.medium.com/who-owns-my-name-93561f83e502


[1] Facebook is now claiming official CDC.gov links are “False Information”

https://i.postimg.cc/CLBCNx0Q/D4Hg99zw.jpg


[2] Crafting Interpreters is available in print

http://craftinginterpreters.com/


[3] Element raises $30M to boost Matrix

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/27/element-raises-30-m-to-boost-matrix


[4] Capitol Hill’s mystery soda machine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill%27s_mystery_soda_machine


[5] IPv4 pricing

https://docs.hetzner.com/general/others/ipv4-pricing/


[6] Grand jury indicts Trevor Milton, Nikola founder, on three counts of fraud

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/29/us-prosecutors-charge-trevor-milton-founder-of-electric-carmaker-nikola-with-three-counts-of-fraud.html


[7] France issues moratorium on prion research after fatal brain disease strikes

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/france-issues-moratorium-prion-research-after-fatal-brain-disease-strikes-two-lab


[8] Evil programmer’s tip: avoid “easy” things (2016)

http://yosefk.com/blog/evil-tip-avoid-easy-things.html


[9] Static.wiki – read-only Wikipedia using a 43GB SQLite file

http://static.wiki/


[10] Finland provides housing and counseling to the homeless (2020)

https://scoop.me/housing-first-finland-homelessness/


[11] Activision Blizzard Hires Notorious Union-Busting Firm WilmerHale

https://www.promethean.news/news/activision-hires-notorious-union-busting-firm-wilmerhale


[12] Tether executives said to face criminal probe into bank fraud

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-26/tether-executives-said-to-face-criminal-probe-into-bank-fraud


[13] 700k lines of code, 20 years, and one developer: How Dwarf Fortress is built

https://stackoverflow.blog/2021/07/28/700000-lines-of-code-20-years-and-one-developer-how-dwarf-fortress-is-built/


[14] Toyota has stepped up lobbying to preserve its investments in hybrids, hydrogen

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/07/toyota-bet-wrong-on-evs-so-now-its-lobbying-to-slow-the-transition/


[15] Toyota is quietly pushing Congress to slow the shift to electric vehicles

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/26/22594235/toyota-lobbying-dc-ev-congress-biden-donation


[16] Why does NBC make it so difficult to watch the Olympics?

https://mleverything.substack.com/p/why-does-nbc-make-it-so-difficult


[17] Windows Defender blocks qBittorrent

https://github.com/qbittorrent/qBittorrent/issues/14489


[18] 16/30 Google results for PHP tutorials contain SQL injection vulnerabilities

https://waritschlager.de/sqlinjections-in-google-results.html


[19] The Assange case is collapsing but it remains a travesty of justice

https://tribunemag.co.uk/2021/07/the-assange-case-is-collapsing-but-it-remains-a-travesty-of-justice


[20] Hosting SQLite Databases on GitHub Pages

https://phiresky.netlify.app/blog/2021/hosting-sqlite-databases-on-github-pages/


[21] Daniel Hale Receives 45-Month Sentence for Releasing Drone Documents

https://thedissenter.org/daniel-hale-receives-harshest-sentence-ever-for-a-leak/


[22] Anna Kiesenhofer: Mathematician, amateur cyclist, Olympic champion

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/anna-kiesenhofer-mathematician-amateur-cyclist-olympic-champion/


[23] Curated list of personal blogs

https://refined.blog/


[24] The Inter typeface family

https://rsms.me/inter/


[25] Techdirt Is Now Without Any Google Ads or Tracking Code

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210726/09441047251/techdirt-is-now-entirely-without-any-google-ads-tracking-code.shtml


[26] Whistleblower Craig Murray Will Surrender Himself for Prison

https://thedissenter.org/whistleblower-craig-murray-will-surrender-himself-for-prison/


[27] TSMC eyes Germany as possible location for first Europe chip plant

https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech/Semiconductors/TSMC-eyes-Germany-as-possible-location-for-first-Europe-chip-plant


[28] Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/father-builds-exoskeleton-help-wheelchair-bound-son-walk-2021-07-26/


[29] Please Bring Back Our Downvotes: Society Desperately Needs It

https://theapeiron.co.uk/please-bring-back-our-downvotes-society-desperately-needs-it-5119e8d7547c


HackerNews top stories #67

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

[0] An app for M1 Macs that plays the sound of a fan as CPU usage goes up

https://fanfan.rambo.codes/


[1] The Framework Laptop is now shipping

https://frame.work/blog/the-framework-laptop-is-now-shipping-and-press-reviews


[2] Hungarian journalists and critics of Orbán were targeted with Pegasus

https://telex.hu/direkt36/2021/07/19/pegasus-nso-hungary-viktor-orban-cyberweapon


[3] Germany’s national healthcare system adopts Matrix for communication

https://matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/germanys-national-healthcare-system-adopts-matrix


[4] Akamai Edge DNS Down

https://edgedns.status.akamai.com/


[5] Amazon Shuts Down NSO Group Infrastructure

https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgx5bw/amazon-aws-shuts-down-nso-group-infrastructure


[6] Your idea is brilliant, your idea is worthless (2016)

https://stonemaiergames.com/kickstarter-lesson-204-your-idea-is-brilliant-your-idea-is-worthless/


[7] California sues Activision Blizzard over unequal pay, sexual harassment

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/22/1019293032/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-unequal-pay-sexual-harassment-video-games


[8] Syncthing: Syncing All the Things

https://lwn.net/Articles/861978/


[9] Inserting One Billion Rows in SQLite Under a Minute

https://avi.im/blag/2021/fast-sqlite-inserts/


[10] Restaurant workers quit at record rate

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/20/1016081936/low-pay-no-benefits-rude-customers-restaurant-workers-quit-at-record-rate


[11] AWS’s Egregious Egress

https://blog.cloudflare.com/aws-egregious-egress/


[12] Nvidia Shield TV Owners Are Pissed About the Banner Ads in Android TV

https://gizmodo.com/nvidia-shield-tv-owners-are-pissed-about-the-banner-ads-1847185249


[13] Baltimore Museum of Art will host an exhibition curated by the museum’s guards

https://artbma.org/about/press/release/bma-security-officers-take-center-stage-as-guest-curators-of-a-new-exhibition-opening-in-march-2022


[14] Julia Computing raises $24M Series A

https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/julia-computing-raises-24m-series-a-former-snowflake-ceo-bob-muglia-joins-board/


[15] Pelosi and a lifetime of trading

https://unusualwhales.com/i_am_the_senate/pelosi


[16] Apple sued by teen wrongly accused of shoplifting by unreliable facial-rec tech

https://www.theregister.com/2021/05/29/apple_sis_lawsuit/


[17] A YouTube chat about chess got flagged for hate speech

https://www.wired.com/story/why-youtube-chat-chess-flagged-hate-speech/


[18] SpaceX’s Starlink Review – Four months in

https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/spacexs-starlink-review-four-months


[19] To H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks with Facebook

https://www.damninteresting.com/to-h-e-double-hockey-sticks-with-facebook/


[20] Don’t Wanna Pay Ransom Gangs? Test Your Backups

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/dont-wanna-pay-ransom-gangs-test-your-backups/


[21] A case against security nihilism

https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2021/07/20/a-case-against-security-nihilism/


[22] iOS 14.6 device hacked with a zero-click iMessage exploit to install Pegasus

https://twitter.com/billmarczak/status/1416801514685796352


[23] Nepalese student learns HTML, JavaScript, CSS using just a mobile phone

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/shubham-sharma-34bbab18b_webdevelopment-css-html-activity-6820715919568961536-WApS/


[24] Salesforce completes acquisition of Slack

https://slack.com/intl/en-es/blog/news/salesforce-completes-acquisition-of-slack


[25] Why is the university of California dropping the SAT?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/why-university-california-dropping-sat/619522/


[26] MAPS Celebrates California Senate Passage of Psychedelic Reform Bill

https://maps.org/news/media/9270-maps-celebrates-california-senate-passage-of-groundbreaking-psychedelic-reform-bill


[27] We don’t use Kubernetes

https://ably.com/blog/no-we-dont-use-kubernetes


[28] Leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/18/revealed-leak-uncovers-global-abuse-of-cyber-surveillance-weapon-nso-group-pegasus


[29] iMessage, Apple Music used by NSO Pegasus to attack journalist iPhones

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/19/imessage-apple-music-used-by-pegasus-to-attack-journalist-iphones


HackerNews top stories #66

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

[0] The unreasonable effectiveness of just showing up everyday

https://typesense.org/blog/the-unreasonable-effectiveness-of-just-showing-up-everyday/


[1] Tesla’s $16k Quote for a $700 Fix Is Why Right to Repair Matters

https://www.thedrive.com/news/41493/teslas-16000-quote-for-a-700-fix-is-why-right-to-repair-matters


[2] Valve Steam Deck

https://www.steamdeck.com/en/


[3] Hubble telescope has new lease on life after computer swap appears to fix glitch

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/07/hubble-back-famed-space-telescope-has-new-lease-life-after-computer-swap-appears-fix


[4] This Website is hosted on an Casio fx-9750GII Calculator

http://fxip.as203478.net/


[5] Germany fines YouTube for removing video of anti-lockdown protest

https://www.mediaite.com/news/germany-fines-youtube-six-figures-for-removing-video-of-anti-lockdown-protest/


[6] Alphafold

https://github.com/deepmind/alphafold


[7] My business might have 32 days before it’s shut down by NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oDjSoic9Zk


[8] Illinois first state to tell police they can’t lie to minors in interrogations

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016710927/illinois-is-the-first-state-to-tell-police-they-cant-lie-to-minors-in-interrogat


[9] Dead Startup Toys

https://deadstartuptoys.com/


[10] Show HN: Obsidian for Mobile – Plain-text knowledge base on the go

https://obsidian.md/mobile


[11] The case for banning non-competes

https://www.slowboring.com/p/the-case-for-banning-non-competes


[12] Open Source Insulin

https://openinsulin.org/


[13] Building a vision of life without work (2015)

https://livingafi.com/2015/03/09/building-a-vision-of-life-without-work/


[14] The Alexander: Why did you build such a long piano?

https://www.alexanderpiano.nz/page/the-alexander-piano


[15] macOS Nix setup: an alternative to Homebrew (2020)

https://wickedchicken.github.io/post/macos-nix-setup/


[16] Study finds 83% of software developers feel burnout

https://www.usehaystack.io/blog/83-of-developers-suffer-from-burnout-haystack-analytics-study-finds


[17] Delta Variant

https://unchartedterritories.tomaspueyo.com/p/delta-variant-everything-you-need


[18] Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove content of reporters, news outlets

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-twitter-sees-jump-govt-demands-remove-content-journalists-news-outlets-2021-07-14/


[19] Scenarios in which Tesla FSD Beta 9.0 fails

https://twitter.com/giacaglia/status/1414605317841702914


[20] Google engineer who criticized company in viral comics on why he finally quit

https://mashable.com/article/google-engineer-manu-cornet-comics-critique


[21] I am often asked if I will “return to cryptocurrency”

https://twitter.com/ummjackson/status/1415353984617914370


[22] I’m a Frito-Lay Factory Worker. I Work 12-Hour Days, 7 Days a Week

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pkbmwy/im-a-frito-lay-factory-worker-i-work-12-hour-days-7-days-a-week


[23] What Went Wrong?

https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3475967


[24] Biden launches action on “Big Tech, Big Pharma, and Big Ag” – can it be real?

https://mattstoller.substack.com/p/biden-launches-sweeping-action-on


[25] My app just got removed with no prior warning

https://javierantonsblog.blogspot.com/2021/07/my-app-just-got-removed-with-no-prior.html


[26] SQLBolt – Interactive lessons and exercises to learn SQL

https://sqlbolt.com/


[27] HaikuOS running on RISC-V hardware (HiFive Unmatched)

https://discuss.haiku-os.org/t/my-progress-on-real-risc-v-hardware/10963/31


[28] Amazon.com product pages are down

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1784978515


[29] Reddit is forcing SaveVideo to shut down

https://np.reddit.com/user/SaveVideo/comments/oimo6y/the_end_is_nigh/


HackerNews top stories #65

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

[0] European Parliament approves mass surveillance of private communication

https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/chatcontrol-european-parliament-approves-mass-surveillance-of-private-communications/


[1] GitHub confirmed using all public code for training copilot regardless license

https://twitter.com/NoraDotCodes/status/1412741339771461635


[2] Npm audit: Broken by Design

https://overreacted.io/npm-audit-broken-by-design/


[3] Haiti’s President Is Assassinated

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/07/07/world/jovenel-moise-assassinated-killed


[4] Leaving Google

http://neugierig.org/software/blog/2021/07/leaving-google.html


[5] Poisson’s Equation

https://mattferraro.dev/posts/poissons-equation


[6] We replaced rental brokers with software and filled 200 vacant apartments

https://caretaker.com/blog/we-replaced-rental-brokers-with-software-and-filled-200-vacant-apartments


[7] Against SQL

https://scattered-thoughts.net/writing/against-sql/


[8] Is Alexandra Elbakyan in real trouble this time?

https://www.chronicle.com/article/is-the-pirate-queen-of-scientific-publishing-in-real-trouble-this-time


[9] Do patents kill innovation? The US patent office is asking

https://www.eenewseurope.com/news/do-patents-kill-innovation-us-patent-office-asking


[10] Senior Google exec opposes remote work, moves to New Zealand to work remotely

https://www.businessinsider.com/google-exec-reportedly-working-remote-after-opposing-it-for-staff-2021-7


[11] Tool to convert copyrighted music into fair use

https://fairuseify.ml


[12] How The Chronicle is trying to malign Sci-Hub

https://engineuring.wordpress.com/2021/07/09/how-the-chronicle-is-trying-to-malign-sci-hub/


[13] Up to 1,500 businesses affected by ransomware attack, Kaseya CEO says

https://www.reuters.com/technology/hackers-demand-70-million-liberate-data-held-by-companies-hit-mass-cyberattack-2021-07-05/


[14] Data Structure Visualizations

https://www.cs.usfca.edu/~galles/visualization/Algorithms.html


[15] Is GitHub a derivative work of GPL’d software?

https://drewdevault.com/2021/07/04/Is-GitHub-a-derivative-work.html


[16] List of Special Elevator Modes

https://elevation.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_elevator_special_modes


[17] Protect student privacy: Ban Eproctoring

https://www.baneproctoring.com/#letter


[18] XiangShan open-source 64-bit RISC-V processor to rival Arm Cortex-A76

https://www.cnx-software.com/2021/07/05/xiangshan-open-source-64-bit-risc-v-processor-rival-arm-cortex-a76/


[19] AWS Lambda Behind the Scenes

https://www.bschaatsbergen.com/behind-the-scenes-lambda


[20] Console Do Not Track

https://consoledonottrack.com


[21] Libimobiledevice – open-source library to communicate with iOS devices natively

https://libimobiledevice.org/


[22] Audacity fork without any sentry telemetry or crash reporting

https://github.com/cookiengineer/audacity


[23] The Amazon ‘Personal Games’ Policy

https://techraptor.net/gaming/news/amazon-games-personal-game-policy


[24] Blender and the Rabbids

https://www.blender.org/user-stories/blender-and-the-rabbids/


[25] Building a data team at a mid-stage startup

https://erikbern.com/2021/07/07/the-data-team-a-short-story.html


[26] Psilocybin repairs ‘brains cells damaged by depression’ in mice: study

https://www.leafie.co.uk/news/psilocybin-repairs-brains-cells-depression-yale-study-shows/


[27] SpriteStack Voxel Editor

https://spritestack.io/


[28] Dumping and extracting the SpaceX Starlink user terminal firmware

https://www.esat.kuleuven.be/cosic/blog/dumping-and-extracting-the-spacex-starlink-user-terminal-firmware/


[29] Indiscriminate messaging and chatcontrol: Last chance to protest

https://www.patrick-breyer.de/en/indiscriminate-messaging-and-chatcontrol-last-chance-to-protest/


HackerNews top stories #64

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 27, 2021 to Jul 04, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] GitHub Copilot: your AI pair programmer

https://copilot.github.com/


[1] The ‘Fuck You’ Pattern

https://cedwards.xyz/the-fuck-you-pattern/


[2] I do not agree with Github’s use of copyrighted code as training for Copilot

https://thelig.ht/abandoning-github/


[3] How to Work Hard

http://paulgraham.com/hwh.html


[4] Challenges in the diagnosis of magnesium status

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6163803/


[5] Intuit to share payroll data from 1.4M small businesses with Equifax

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/07/intuit-to-share-payroll-data-from-1-4m-small-businesses-with-equifax/


[6] A foreign seller has hijacked Cliff Stoll’s Amazon Klein bottle listing

https://kleinbottle.com/#AMAZON%20BRAND%20HIJACKING


[7] Acer disables BIOS for laptops sold through Amazon? (2020)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RKILN7HFLF4CS/


[8] Cuba′s Covid vaccine rivals Pfizer, Moderna

https://www.dw.com/en/cubas-covid-vaccine-rivals-biontech-pfizer-moderna/a-58052365


[9] Mexico’s Supreme Court has decriminalised the private use of cannabis by adults

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-57645016


[10] Simple, solar-powered water desalination (2020)

https://news.mit.edu/2020/passive-solar-powered-water-desalination-0207


[11] British right to repair law excludes smartphones and computers

https://9to5mac.com/2021/07/01/british-right-to-repair-law/


[12] Windows 11, Amazon, and Uncomfortable Questions

https://commonsware.com/blog/2021/06/26/windows-11-amazon-uncomfortable-questions.html


[13] Virtual DOM is pure overhead (2018)

https://svelte.dev/blog/virtual-dom-is-pure-overhead


[14] Brickit – scans your Lego bricks and helps you build new creations

https://twitter.com/AlexanderNL/status/1410253599502962692


[15] Ohio GOP ends attempt to ban municipal broadband after protest from residents

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/06/ohio-gop-ends-attempt-to-ban-municipal-broadband-after-protest-from-residents/


[16] Dear Google: Public domain compositions exist

https://blog.dbmiller.org/2021-06-28-dear-google-public-domain-compositions-exist


[17] Judge dismisses FTC antitrust complaint against Facebook

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/28/judge-dismisses-ftc-antitrust-complaint-against-facebook.html


[18] US companies hit by ‘colossal’ cyber-attack

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57703836


[19] Global minimum corporate tax: 130 nations to support U.S. proposal

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/01/nations-agree-to-support-us-proposal-for-global-minimum-tax-on-corporations.html


[20] ‘Great Resignation’ gains steam as return-to-work plans take effect

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/more-people-plan-to-quit-as-return-to-work-plans-go-into-effect-.html


[21] GPT-J “the open source cousin of GPT-3 everyone can use”

https://github.com/kingoflolz/mesh-transformer-jax


[22] SparkFun Hooks a Patent Troll

https://www.sparkfun.com/news/3917


[23] Let’s code a TCP/IP stack (2016)

https://www.saminiir.com/lets-code-tcp-ip-stack-1-ethernet-arp/


[24] I Will Never Use a Microsoft Account to Log into My Own PC

https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324134-i-will-never-use-a-microsoft-account-to-log-into-my-own-pc


[25] Hackers exploited 0-day, not 2018 bug, to mass-wipe My Book Live devices

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/hackers-exploited-0-day-not-2018-bug-to-mass-wipe-my-book-live-devices


[26] OpenStreetMap looks to relocate to EU due to Brexit limitations

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jun/30/openstreetmap-looks-to-relocate-to-eu-due-to-brexit-limitations


[27] Temporal: Getting started with JavaScript’s new date time API

https://2ality.com/2021/06/temporal-api.html


[28] RateOurCops – Like Yelp, but for Cops

https://rateourcops.org/


[29] Intuit sabotages the Child Tax Credit

https://pluralistic.net/2021/06/29/three-times-is-enemy-action/#ctc


HackerNews top stories #63

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 20, 2021 to Jun 27, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] John McAfee found dead in Spanish jail after court approves extradition to US

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57589822


[1] Reddit’s disrespectful design

https://ognjen.io/reddits-disrespectful-design/


[2] Google turned me into a serial killer

https://hristo-georgiev.com/google-turned-me-into-a-serial-killer


[3] Japan government backs 4-day workweek

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210619/p2g/00m/0na/014000c


[4] Think before you join Amazon

https://leetcode.com/discuss/compensation/1281540/amazon-lethal-for-career-think-100-times-before-you-join-amazon


[5] User Inyerface – A worst-practice UI experiment

https://userinyerface.com/


[6] Ask HN: I was hit with a patent troll lawsuit, how do I deal with it?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=27579693


[7] Costa Rica Has Run on 100% Renewable Electricity for 299 Days

https://www.under30experiences.com/blog/costa-rica-has-run-on-100-renewable-energy-for-299-days


[8] Linux Kernel maintainer to Huawei: Don’t waste maintainers time

https://lkml.org/lkml/2021/6/18/153


[9] Git undo: We can do better

https://blog.waleedkhan.name/git-undo/


[10] A dwarf planet coming within 11 AU of the sun over the next 10 years

https://groups.io/g/mpml/topic/83645454#36493


[11] Nixos-unstable’s ISO_minimal.x86_64-Linux is 100% reproducible

https://discourse.nixos.org/t/nixos-unstable-s-iso-minimal-x86-64-linux-is-100-reproducible/13723


[12] After Repeatedly Promising Not To, Facebook Keeps Recommending Political Groups

https://themarkup.org/citizen-browser/2021/06/24/after-repeatedly-promising-not-to-facebook-keeps-recommending-political-groups-to-its-users


[13] Show HN: iPod.js – An online iPod that connects to Spotify and Apple Music

https://tannerv.com/ipod


[14] Introducing Brave Search beta

https://search.brave.com/


[15] YouTube takes down Xinjiang videos, forcing rights group to seek alternative

https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-youtube-takes-down-xinjiang-videos-forces-rights-group-seek-2021-06-25/


[16] Reviews of Android TV launcher after Google added ads to the homescreen

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tvlauncher&showAllReviews=true


[17] So you want to build a house more efficiently

https://austinvernon.eth.link/blog/construction.html


[18] I spent 5 years writing my own operating system

https://github.com/halfer53/winix


[19] A from-scratch tour of Bitcoin in Python

https://karpathy.github.io/2021/06/21/blockchain/


[20] Microsoft announces Windows 11

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/24/22546791/microsoft-windows-11-announcement-features-updates


[21] The Most Dangerous Censorship

https://edwardsnowden.substack.com/p/on-censorship-pt-1


[22] Quad9 is forced by Sony to block DNS resolution of pirate domains

https://quad9.net/news/blog/quad9-and-sony-music-german-injunction-status/


[23] Hacker deleted all of NewsBlur’s Mongo data and is now holding the data hostage

https://newsblur.com/


[24] The blackout Palestinians are facing on social media

https://restofworld.org/2021/palestine-social-media-silence/2


[25] Microsoft Teams 2 will use half the memory, dropping Electron for Edge Webview2

https://tomtalks.blog/2021/06/microsoft-teams-2-0-will-use-half-the-memory-dropping-electron-for-edge-webview2/


[26] Types of propaganda, propaganda techniques, and propaganda strategies (2017)

http://factmyth.com/types-of-propaganda-propaganda-techniques-and-propaganda-stratigies/


[27] Burnout Is Real

https://twitter.com/denvercoder/status/1407540584223440897


[28] What’s Inside the EU Green Pass QR Code?

https://gir.st/blog/greenpass.html


[29] NASA can’t figure out what’s causing computer issues on the Hubble telescope

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/23/1009567351/hubble-trouble-nasa-cant-figure-out-whats-causing-computer-issues-on-the-telesco


HackerNews top stories #62

HackerNews most popular stories from Jun 13, 2021 to Jun 20, 2021. In one blog post.

[0] Stripe Identity

https://stripe.com/identity


[1] Massachusetts health notifications app installed without users’ knowledge

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.ma.covid19.exposurenotifications.v3&showAllReviews=true


[2] Brave, the false sensation of privacy

http://ebin.city/%7Ewerwolf/posts/brave-is-shit/


[3] Wayfinder – a relaxing ‘art game’ in the browser

https://wayfinder.nfb.ca/


[4] Amazon is blocking Google’s FLoC

https://digiday.com/media/amazon-is-blocking-googles-floc-and-that-could-seriously-weaken-the-fledgling-tracking-system/


[5] Life as a public school teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2021

http://adamcadre.ac/calendar/202105m.html


[6] Senate Unanimously Approves a Bill to Make Juneteenth a Public Holiday

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006934154/senate-unanimously-approves-a-bill-to-make-juneteenth-a-public-holiday


[7] The most copied StackOverflow snippet of all time is flawed (2019)

https://programming.guide/worlds-most-copied-so-snippet.html


[8] The Elephant at WWDC

https://eclecticlight.co/2021/06/13/last-week-on-my-mac-the-elephant-at-wwdc/


[9] Doom Running on an IKEA Lamp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ybybf4tJWw


[10] HK’s Apple Daily raided by 500 officers over national security law

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/hong-kongs-apple-daily-newspaper-says-police-arrest-five-directors-2021-06-16


[11] Start Your Own ISP

https://startyourownisp.com/


[12] SNES – Super Mario World Widescreen

https://github.com/VitorVilela7/wide-snes


[13] 21st Century Baker’s Tent

https://azartiz.com/?2021-06-13T20:25:16.558Z


[14] Most hospitals aren’t complying with price transparency rule

https://www.axios.com/hospitals-price-transparency-costs-regulations-noncompliance-ebf6bd21-5709-4298-b67a-74c8a90a1ec1.html


[15] 80% of orgs that paid the ransom were hit again

https://venturebeat.com/2021/06/16/cybereason-80-of-orgs-that-paid-the-ransom-were-hit-again/


[16] Myths in cycling: wider tires are slower

https://www.renehersecycles.com/12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/


[17] RFC for 700 HTTP Status Codes

https://github.com/joho/7XX-rfc


[18] Universities have formed a company that looks a lot like a patent troll

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/15-universities-have-formed-company-looks-lot-patent-troll


[19] 4-day workweek boosted workers’ productivity by 40%, Microsoft Japan says

https://www.npr.org/2019/11/04/776163853/microsoft-japan-says-4-day-workweek-boosted-workers-productivity-by-40


[20] Reality Winner, NSA contractor in leak case, out of prison

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-europe-80600704e46e10ec53e85590d1d3fefb


[21] Why I have zero faith in crypto venture capitalists

https://bennettftomlin.com/2021/06/12/why-i-have-zero-faith-in-crypto-venture-capitalists/


[22] We’re no longer naming suspects in minor crime stories

https://blog.ap.org/behind-the-news/why-were-no-longer-naming-suspects-in-minor-crime-stories


[23] Facebook will start putting ads in Oculus Quest apps

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/22535511/facebook-ads-oculus-quest-vr-apps


[24] Irish police to be given powers over passwords

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57468750


[25] Goodbye Freenode

https://nedbatchelder.com/blog/202106/goodbye_freenode.html


[26] Avoid News, Part 2: What the Stock Market Taught Me about News

http://www.bayesianinvestor.com/blog/index.php/2021/06/13/avoid-news-part-2-what-the-stock-market-taught-me-about-news/


[27] I know the secret to the quiet mind but wish I’d never learned it

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/06/car-accident-brain-injury/619227/


[28] U.S. senators propose 25% tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing

https://www.reuters.com/article/ctech-us-usa-semiconductors-congress-idCAKCN2DT29F-OCATC


[29] Python compiler written in Python to make standalone executables

https://github.com/Nuitka/Nuitka


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