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  1. Why I built a dictionary app even with more than +300 apps available at AppStore

    26 points by zehfernandes | view on HN

    The article is about the author's journey to create the perfect dictionary app, and how he realized that it was harder than he thought.

  2. EasyRPG

    239 points by tosh | view on HN

    The Easy RPG Player is a program that allows you to play RPG Maker 2000 and 2003 games on a variety of platforms, including GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, mobile devices, and even in your web browser.

  3. A Mormon Housewife Turned a Fake Diary into an Enormous Best-Seller

    3 points by aesthesia | view on HN

    The article tells the story of how the book "Go Ask Alice" became a best-seller.

  4. RISC-V based Single Board Computers are getting there

    133 points by bmlw | view on HN

    The MangoPi MQ Pro is a compute-focused board that outperforms the Raspberry Pi Zero W in most tests, with the exception of USB SSD and microSD card speed.

  5. Differentiable Programming from Scratch

    7 points by TheNumbat | view on HN

    Differentiable programming is a useful tool for solving many kinds of optimization problems.

  6. A looming copper crunch and why recycling can’t fix it

    91 points by simonebrunozzi | view on HN

    The article discusses how the electrification of transportation could begin stalling as early as mid-decade due to a lack of key battery metals.

  7. Meshtastic: A Review

    21 points by thcipriani | view on HN

    The article discusses how Meshtastic attempts to solve the problem of communication infrastructure failures and how AT&T established room 641A to funnel communication to the NSA.

  8. Public Domain Posix Make

    10 points by donmcc | view on HN

    The article discusses the problem with make being that it is a tool for developers and how there are many different versions of make around.

  9. Fresnel Integral

    11 points by peter_d_sherman | view on HN

    The Fresnel integrals S(x) and C(x) are two transcendental functions used in optics that are closely related to the error function.

  10. Lyra: Fast, in-memory, typo-tolerant, full-text search engine in TypeScript

    5 points by bpierre | view on HN

    ' , author : 'Jim Rohn' } ] } The article is about how to use Lyra to query a database.

  11. If Only Borland Had Stuck with Turbo Modula-2 for CP/M (2013)

    83 points by nope96 | view on HN

    The article is about the Turbo Modula-2 programming language for CP/M, which was released in 1986 and then quickly withdrawn.

  12. Kubernetes Reinvented Virtual Machines (in a good sense)

    81 points by paulgb | view on HN

    The article discusses how, in 2010, it was common to deploy applications using virtual machines and how, depending on the scale of the business, this would define the ways provisioning, scaling, service discovery, and deployment were done.

  13. New Ghostscript PDF interpreter

    161 points by diskmuncher | view on HN

    The new PDF interpreter is now enabled by default in Ghostscript 9.56.1 and is written in C, which makes it faster and more secure than its predecessor.

  14. End of the Machinery Game Engine

    7 points by eigenbom | view on HN

  15. Tang Nano 9K – FPGA SBC with HDMI

    7 points by peter_d_sherman | view on HN

    The Tang Nano 9K is a development board based on the Gowin GW1NR-9 FPGA chip that is equipped with an HDMI connector, RGB screen interface connector, SPI screen connector, 32Mbit SPI flash, and 6 LEDs.

  16. Ten Things to Do After Installing FreeBSD

    9 points by nixcraft | view on HN

    Bastille is an open-source system for automating deployment and management of containerized applications on FreeBSD.

  17. Put down devices, let your mind wander, study suggests

    96 points by chazeon | view on HN

  18. Birds and Frogs (2009) [pdf]

    4 points by Tomte | view on HN

  19. Greg can't use encrypted apps and must open his phone for police at any time

    77 points by adrian_mrd | view on HN

    The article discusses the bail conditions imposed on some Blockade Australia climate protesters, which include not being allowed to use any encrypted messaging apps, having to produce their computer and mobile phone for police inspection on demand, only being allowed to have one mobile phone, and not being allowed to associate with a list of 38 people.

  20. Patterns (YC S21) is hiring devs to build the Figma for data

    1 points by cstanley | view on HN

    The article is discussing how to use pre-built applications and components to speed up problem solving.

  21. The many flavors of hashing

    18 points by ciprian_craciun | view on HN

    The article discusses a procedure for hiding small internal identifiers when exporting them as part of an API. A use-case for such a procedure would be hiding patient primary keys in an API that lists patients given some query.

  22. Citroen 2cv pages

    76 points by dayve | view on HN

    The person writing has collected a lot of 2pk parts over the past 45 years.

  23. Max Headroom, the Strange Pre-Internet AI Phenomenon, Is Getting Rebooted

    14 points by fortran77 | view on HN

    The article discusses the return of the character Max Headroom, who was originally played by Matt Frewer in a variety of television forms.

  24. Inside an IBM AS/400 eSeries Factory [video]

    39 points by grunthos | view on HN

  25. Converting from the Game Gear to the Master System

    83 points by stevekemp | view on HN

    The answer to the question "How do you convert a Master System game to the NES?" is that you can't without rewriting the game from scratch because the two platforms are too different.

  26. Nuclear energy is clean

    173 points by mpweiher | view on HN

    The article argues that nuclear waste is not an actual problem.

  27. Application Architecture: A Quick Guide for Startups

    8 points by makaimc | view on HN

    The article discusses a typical startup application architecture, with a focus on the database, and how choices made in that part of the stack can impact scale, user experience, and more.

  28. TI-83 Plus One More

    132 points by rez10191 | view on HN

    The TI-83+ from 1999 is a popular computer because it runs a BASIC interpreter with machine-language program support, and lots of fun homemade games were built for it over the years.

  29. The Disintegrating Cube

    27 points by drdee | view on HN

    The article is about a man who spent seven months designing and building a Rubik's Cube that was 22x22, only for it to fail miserably. The author reflects on this man's dedication and how it compares to his own five-year blog milestone.

  30. How a cable modem works (c. 2002)

    52 points by jqcoffey | view on HN

    The article discusses the various protocols used by the DOCSIS standard and how they work together to establish connectivity.