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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Capy – Cross-platform library for making native GUIs in Zig

    33 points by Sparkenstein | view on HN

    Capy is a graphical user interface library for Zig that is easy to write for and versatile.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Show HN: Personal productivity workspace for busy people

    8 points by chernobai | view on HN

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Parallel Programming for FPGAs

    24 points by bjourne | view on HN

    The article is about a book called Parallel Programming for FPGAs that is aimed at teaching hardware and software developers how to efficiently program FPGAs using high-level synthesis (HLS).

  10. Ask HN: Is there a tool / product that enables commenting on HTML elements?

    12 points by bshoemaker | view on HN

  11. Homebrew USB DMX Interface with Sparkfun FT232RL

    4 points by zdw | view on HN

    This wiring diagram is for connecting the Sparkfun FT232RL Breakout Board to an SN75176 RS-488 bus transceiver in order to create a USB DMX interface.

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

    12 points by OnlineInference | view on HN

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

    11 points by RachelF | view on HN

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

    16 points by stefan8r | view on HN

  15. The Elusive Origin of Zero

    4 points by Hooke | view on HN

  16. How a cooling vest invented by a furry made it's way into the US military

    17 points by FeaturelessBug | view on HN

    The article is about Travis, a former armorer for the U.S. Army, who is better known as “Stolf,” a fantastical big cat blending the features of a snow leopard, tiger, and wolf, and who likes to dress up in a full-body fursuit.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Rights Amplification in Master-Keyed Mechanical Locks (2003) [pdf]

    7 points by wglb | view on HN

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

    98 points by ilamont | view on HN

    The article is informing the reader that they need to have JavaScript enabled in order to use

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.”

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

    27 points by auggierose | view on HN

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Encoding issues in a spreadsheet received from digital collection donors

    6 points by danso | view on HN

    The National Library of Ireland recently acquired the Census of the Heart project, which aimed to capture the emotional state of the nation, and Conor Lynott was tasked with preserving the digital dataset.

  28. Making a PR to Nixpkgs

    16 points by jrmurray | view on HN

    The article discusses the process of making a Pull Request to the Nixpkgs repository for the Rust programming language.

  29. 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.

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

    125 points by whoishiring | view on HN