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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. Show HN: OneDev – A Lightweight Gitlab Alternative

    71 points by steveluo9 | view on HN

    The article discusses the features of the OneDev code development application, which include fast and space-efficient code indexing, regular expression-based search, and integration with static analysis tools.

  3. Building a Panel out of e-ink Electronic Shelf Labels

    48 points by frxx | view on HN

    This is the story of how the author daisy-chained a bunch of electronic shelf labels (ESL) to decorate his office wall.

  4. 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.

  5. What’s going on with Google and Facebook hiring freezes?

    18 points by leeny | view on HN

    The article discusses a survey of 1003 engineers regarding hiring freezes at Google and Facebook. The survey found that 48% of respondents were actively interviewing, and that Amazon was the most popular company among those respondents.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Spinning Levers – How a Transmission Works (1936) [video]

    11 points by userbinator | view on HN

  9. Show HN: Personal productivity workspace for busy people

    8 points by chernobai | view on HN

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

    12 points by OnlineInference | view on HN

  14. The People Of The Cloud

    5 points by optimalsolver | view on HN

    The article discusses the idea that the cloud is not an intangible monolith, but a physical infrastructure made up of data centers, cables, towers, and devices spanning the globe. It argues that the people who work to maintain this infrastructure are integral to the functioning of our increasingly digitized society, and that the cloud is a way of life for them, with its own norms, rituals, and language.

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

    16 points by stefan8r | view on HN

  16. 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).

  17. When the Surgeon Was an Uneducated Barber

    9 points by samizdis | view on HN

    The article discusses how the profession of surgery has progressed and how, in large part, it is at the expense of the vulnerable.

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

    11 points by RachelF | view on HN

  19. 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.

  20. eXpOS – An Educational Operating System

    12 points by anandubajith | view on HN

    The eXpOS educational tool is designed with three central principles in mind: separation of concerns, things shall be made as simple as possible, and "build to learn" rather than "learn to build."

  21. The Elusive Origin of Zero

    4 points by Hooke | view on HN

  22. Hacker Typer

    27 points by behnamoh | view on HN

    The article discusses the Hacker Typer website, which allows users to type like a stereotypical hacker from movies and pop culture.

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

    12 points by bshoemaker | view on HN

  24. 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.

  25. Ask HN: Meal Planning App?

    12 points by 35mm | view on HN

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

    7 points by wglb | view on HN

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

    125 points by whoishiring | view on HN

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.