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  1. Airflow's Problem

    83 points by cloakedarbiter | view on HN

    The article is about how the author dislikes Airflow because it is not good for fast, simple, decentralized data workflows, which is what most future value will arise out of.

  2. Using Firecracker and Go to run short, untrusted code execution jobs (2021)

    51 points by hasheddan | view on HN

    The article discusses how the author used Firecracker to build a code benchmarking platform that is secure and has low overhead.

  3. Coding as a greybeard

    109 points by jamesofthedrum | view on HN

  4. 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.

  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. 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.

  7. A Brief History of Peanut Butter (2021)

    19 points by Tomte | view on HN

    In 1895, John Harvey Kellogg filed a patent for a proto-peanut butter, which he promoted as a healthy alternative to meat.

  8. What the Hell Is Up with Dilbert?

    9 points by bcohen123 | view on HN

    Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, has been receiving a lot of backlash recently for his tweets about America's "dangerous young man problem" and his suggestion that parents should kill their sons or "watch people die".

  9. 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.

  10. The disproportionate influence of early tech decisions

    8 points by kiyanwang | view on HN

    A hypergrowth startup is one that grows rapidly, and Stripe is an example of one. The article discusses how, although many things change in a hypergrowth startup, there are some things that stay the same. For example, the programming language and the database are usually the same, and the process for sending webhooks is often unchanged.

  11. 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.

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

    11 points by userbinator | view on HN

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Post-quantum encryption contender is taken out by single-core PC and 1 hour

    28 points by adrian_mrd | view on HN

    The article discusses a new attack that breaks SIKE, which is a fourth-round candidate for the US government's campaign to protect data in the age of quantum computers.

  19. 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.

  20. Ask HN: Meal Planning App?

    12 points by 35mm | view on HN

  21. 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.

  22. 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."

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

    16 points by stefan8r | view on HN

  24. Ask HN: How do you deal with the emotions of customer support?

    16 points by chrisjb | view on HN

  25. Wi-Fine

    34 points by signa11 | view on HN

    The article discusses the risks of using public Wi-Fi and argues that they are not as big as people think.

  26. 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).

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

    12 points by bshoemaker | view on HN

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

    11 points by RachelF | view on HN

  29. The Elusive Origin of Zero

    4 points by Hooke | view on HN

  30. 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.