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  1. Crimes with Python's pattern matching

    95 points by signa11 | view on HN

    The article discusses how one can use Python's Abstract Base Classes to do weird things with pattern matching, like creating non-monotonic types or hijacking a pattern match.

  2. Show HN: Personal productivity workspace for busy people

    8 points by chernobai | view on HN

  3. 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.

  4. Xv6, a simple Unix-like teaching operating system

    42 points by memorable | view on HN

    The article discusses the development of the xv6 operating system and how it was ported to RISC-V for a new undergraduate class.

  5. A Love Letter to Geocities Sites

    49 points by martialg | view on HN

    This person never planned on making a website, but they did it anyway and they are always changing it.

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

    125 points by whoishiring | view on HN

  7. Understanding Jane Street

    9 points by mxtihvb | view on HN

    The article discusses how Jane Street, a quantitative prop-trading firm, uses a poker chip challenge to test out applicants' probability chops and measure their risk awareness, which is important for traders.

  8. The Elusive Origin of Zero

    4 points by Hooke | view on HN

  9. 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.

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

    16 points by stefan8r | view on HN

  11. Dolphin Intelligence: 3 Early Dolphin Experiments Funded by the U.S. Navy (2006)

    16 points by Thevet | view on HN

    Three early dolphin experiments from the sixties, funded by the U.S. Navy, showed minimal indicators of dolphin mental abilities, as a product of the times.

  12. Equivalence of Unicode strings is strange

    4 points by greghn | view on HN

    The article discusses how the author initially thought that adding support for collations would be simple, but life is unfortunately much more complex.

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

    12 points by OnlineInference | view on HN

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

    98 points by ilamont | view on HN

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  15. 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.

  16. When Engineers Think Cooking/Recipes Could Be More Enjoyable

    20 points by nathanfromny | view on HN

    This article is about how the author believes that the world needs to change its relationship with food, and that we can do this by making it more transparent and easy to access.

  17. 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.

  18. Aussieplusplus: Programming Language from Down Under

    6 points by brendanfalk | view on HN

    The article discusses a programming language called "Boomerang" that is entirely comprised of Australian lingo and slang.

  19. 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.”

  20. The Cat Gap

    20 points by pxeger1 | view on HN

    The "cat gap" is a period in the fossil record of approximately 2. 5 million to 18.5 million years ago in which there are few fossils of cats or cat-like species found in North America.

  21. 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.

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

    44 points by dom96 | view on HN

  23. The biggest new idea in computing for half a century was just scrapped

    11 points by RachelF | view on HN

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

    27 points by auggierose | view on HN

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Cardpunch: Punch a Punched Card

    4 points by susam | view on HN

  29. 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.

  30. 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 \(\mu\).