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  1. Mosquitoes at Disney World: why do you (almost) never see them?

    44 points by dom96 | view on HN

  2. Show HN: Personal productivity workspace for busy people

    8 points by chernobai | view on HN

  3. People Spend Too Much Time on Decisions with Equally Satisfying Outcomes

    11 points by Bostonian | view on HN

    The article discusses a study that found people spend too much time choosing between options with roughly equal utility, which is irrational.

  4. Show HN: PiBox: a tiny personal server for self-hosting

    50 points by erulabs | view on HN

    The PiBox is a server that is designed for hackers, tinkerers, and self-hosters, and does not require the use of KubeSail software to operate.

  5. awesome-static-generators - A curated list of static web site generators

    34 points by peter_d_sherman | view on HN

    A static web site generator is an application that takes plain text files and compiles them to HTML files.

  6. Ask HN: Who is hiring? (August 2022)

    125 points by whoishiring | view on HN

  7. How I Regained Concentration and Focus

    49 points by aiobe | view on HN

    The article is about a person's struggles with concentration and how they plan to improve their productivity and creativity.

  8. U.S. Army Camouflage Improvement Explained – Part 1 (2013)

    89 points by BonoboIO | view on HN

    The article discusses the fallacies of the arguments against the U.S. Army's Phase IV Camouflage Improvement Effort.

  9. Cardpunch: Punch a Punched Card

    4 points by susam | view on HN

  10. Launch HN: Polymath Robotics (YC S22) – General autonomy for industrial vehicles

    16 points by stefan8r | view on HN

  11. SEC Charges Eleven Individuals in $300M Crypto Pyramid Scheme

    114 points by makaimc | view on HN

    The SEC has charged 11 individuals for their roles in creating and promoting Forsage, a fraudulent crypto pyramid and Ponzi scheme that raised more than $300 million from millions of retail investors worldwide, including in the United States.

  12. The hardest people for founders to hire are so called C-level executives

    98 points by ilamont | view on HN

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  13. Juris Hartmanis 1928–2022 – Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

    15 points by sizzle | view on HN

    Juris Hartmanis, a professor in Cornell’s computer science department since 1965, passed away this morning. He won the 1993 Turing Award with Richard Stearns for their 1963–1965 paper “On the Computational Complexity of Algorithms.”

  14. Open Soil Spectral Library

    36 points by protontypes | view on HN

    The Soil Spectroscopy project and data authors take care while collecting and compiling the data, but the data is provided “as is” without any warranties.

  15. New third-generation Formula E car is fastest ever electric racer

    18 points by clouddrover | view on HN

    The new third-generation Formula E car is faster than the previous electric racer, with new aerodynamic upgrades, improved power efficiency and a top speed of over 200mph.

  16. Apple Silicon Subsystems

    63 points by arkj | view on HN

    The article is about the different types of platform subsystems and how they are categorized.

  17. Annotated Version of Boole's Algebra of Logic from 1847 [pdf]

    27 points by auggierose | view on HN

  18. Google’s in-house desktop Linux

    32 points by signa11 | view on HN

    Google has its very own Linux desktop distribution that is based on Debian Linux.

  19. Game engines could help construction

    10 points by noplsbecivil | view on HN

    The article discusses how the company Esri is using game engines to create more immersive environments for their users by pairing the accuracy of their real-time geospatial data with the fidelity of Unreal.

  20. Particle Physicists Puzzle over a New Duality

    38 points by kzrdude | view on HN

    The article discusses the discovery of the antipodal duality by Lance Dixon and his team, which is a hidden connection between two different phenomena that couldn't be explained by our current understanding of physics.

  21. Markov Chains for Queueing Systems

    4 points by kqr | view on HN

    \(\mu\)) to meet the needs of the customer. The article explains how to analytically figure out the state probabilities of a queueing system, which is the probability of the system being in each state (for example, the probability of the system being idle, the probability of the system having one request being processed, the probability of both servers being busy at the same time, and the probability of the holding space being used), given \(\lambda\) and \(\mu\).

  22. The Elusive Origin of Zero

    4 points by Hooke | view on HN

  23. Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (August 2022)

    46 points by whoishiring | view on HN

  24. PicnicHealth (YC S14) is hiring product engineers to improve patient care

    1 points by troyastorino | view on HN

    The talented and humble people at Picnic sold the author on the company and Picnic's consistent values make them always do right by patients.

  25. Light through the ages: Ancient Greece to Maxwell (2002)

    11 points by susam | view on HN

    Thomas Young's experiments on the interference of light between 1797 and 1799 in Cambridge provided major evidence in favor of the wave theory.

  26. Closing the door on home buying company Opendoor’s false claims

    151 points by tareqak | view on HN

    The FTC has charged Opendoor Labs with making false and misleading claims about the company's pricing technology and has agreed to pay $62 million as a result.

  27. I shaved 80 MB from my TypeScript build by removing googleapis

    202 points by danvk | view on HN

    The article discusses how to use TypeScript performance to your advantage by looking at what TypeScript is compiling using a treemap visualization.

  28. The problem with big innovations

    12 points by ChanningAllen | view on HN

    Innovation is the result of combining old things in new ways, as demonstrated by the multiple inventions throughout history.

  29. AlphaFold's Database Grows over 200x to Cover Nearly All Known Proteins

    12 points by OnlineInference | view on HN

  30. Tiny Proteins, Getting Sorted Out

    8 points by flobosg | view on HN

    The article discusses the difficulties in determining the number of human genes that code for proteins, as well as the difficulties in determining the function of those proteins.