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  1. C99 doesn't need function bodies, or 'VLAs are Turing complete'

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:47:26 UTC 2022 by lsof | view on HN

    The article discusses how the 1999 revision to the C programming language brought several interesting changes and additions to the standard, including variable length arrays (VLAs), which allow array types to have lengths that are determined at runtime.

  2. Quaise Energy is working to create geothermal wells

    posted on Thu Aug 04 13:20:37 UTC 2022 by pseudolus | view on HN

    The article discusses the work of Quaise, a company founded by Carlos Araque '01, SM '02, which is focused on developing a new way to drill for geothermal energy.

  3. Art of README (2020)

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:33:50 UTC 2022 by graderjs | view on HN

    This article is about READMEs and how they are important for module creators and consumers.

  4. Is DALL-E 2 ‘gluing things together’ without understanding their relationships?

    posted on Thu Aug 04 13:24:22 UTC 2022 by Hard_Space | view on HN

    The article is about a new research paper from Harvard University that suggests OpenAI's text-to-image framework DALL-E 2 has difficulty reproducing even infant-level relations between the elements that it composes into synthesized photos.

  5. Launch HN: CodeCrafters (YC S22) – Practice writing complex software

    posted on Thu Aug 04 13:05:32 UTC 2022 by rohitpaulk | view on HN

    The article discusses how the most respected engineers got there by improving the depth of their understanding, and how readers can too by recreating timeless software and experiencing advanced system design concepts.

  6. Black holes finally proven mathematically stable

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:28:33 UTC 2022 by shantanu_sharma | view on HN

    The article discusses a 912-page paper that proves that slowly rotating Kerr black holes are stable.

  7. Apple is building a demand-side platform

    posted on Thu Aug 04 12:08:23 UTC 2022 by helij | view on HN

    Apple is building a DSP, which is a core part of an ad tech stack for any company with designs on winning more media dollars, and the job posting is a clear signal of intent for the business that has left the impression (at least publicly) that building ad tech is the last thing it wanted to do.

  8. The SQL query engine Trino (formerly PrestoSQL) recaps a decade of innovation

    posted on Thu Aug 04 16:54:37 UTC 2022 by simpligility | view on HN

    The Trino SQL query engine has grown significantly in the past decade, benefitting from improvements in Java language features, increased security measures, and different ways to run and deploy the project.

  9. LocalStack and AWS Parity Explained

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:43:06 UTC 2022 by _harshcasper | view on HN

    The article discusses how LocalStack, an AWS cloud emulator, has been working on new mechanisms to scale the endeavor and ensure that the parity of LocalStack with AWS increases continuously over time while keeping their service implementations up-to-date.

  10. OmnesViae: Roman Routeplanner

    posted on Thu Aug 04 08:06:22 UTC 2022 by desindol | view on HN

    The article is about a website that shows the shortest route between two points on the Peutinger map.

  11. Zentail (YC S12) Is Hiring a CTO

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:20:06 UTC 2022 by dsugarman | view on HN

    Zentail's mission is to make e-commerce simple and they are the #1 listing automation platform in the world supporting billions of dollars in ecommerce sales.

  12. Hyundai rolls out 27 heavy-duty hydrogen trucks in Germany

    posted on Thu Aug 04 11:54:01 UTC 2022 by clouddrover | view on HN

    The German government is funding the rollout of 27 hydrogen-powered trucks by Hyundai to seven German companies.

  13. Botspam apocalypse

    posted on Thu Aug 04 04:17:52 UTC 2022 by panic | view on HN

    The article discusses how bots are negatively impacting the internet and web services, and how the only way to really deal with them is to use a third-party service like Cloudflare.

  14. The MGR Window System

    posted on Thu Aug 04 15:25:44 UTC 2022 by floren | view on HN

    MGR is a windowing system that provides terminal control functions, graphics primitives, facilities for manipulating bitmaps, fonts, icons, and pop-up menus, commands to reshape and position windows, and a message passing facility.

  15. Show HN: Killer Crossword - A crossword puzzle variation with no clues

    posted on Thu Aug 04 13:45:41 UTC 2022 by danieltait | view on HN

  16. Ask HN: Any solo game developers here?

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:07:34 UTC 2022 by YesBox | view on HN

  17. Indian government withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill

    posted on Thu Aug 04 09:44:47 UTC 2022 by techmagus | view on HN

  18. Ask HN: What HN post made you money?

    posted on Thu Aug 04 12:26:33 UTC 2022 by cetaphil | view on HN

  19. OmniEdge – an Open source P2P layer 2 VPN infrastructure based on n2n protocol

    posted on Thu Aug 04 14:47:33 UTC 2022 by fariszr | view on HN

    Omniedge's VPN solutions are great for small teams and big companies alike because they are self-hosted, peer-to-peer, and zero-config.

  20. Show HN: Superblocks – IDE for Internal Apps, APIs and Cron Jobs

    posted on Thu Aug 04 16:03:51 UTC 2022 by bradmenezes | view on HN

    The article discusses the features of the Appwrite platform which allows users to quickly build apps and workflows that are connected to their data.

  21. Near Real-Time Ingestion for Trino

    posted on Thu Aug 04 15:44:01 UTC 2022 by monimiller | view on HN

    The article discusses how to make real-time data available for analysis using the fully managed service Starburst Galaxy.

  22. Researchers discover major roadblock in alleviating network congestion

    posted on Thu Aug 04 09:27:59 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN

    The article discusses a study which found that it is impossible for delay-controlling congestion control algorithms to avoid starvation using current methods.

  23. Ask HN: Any great books about technical writing?

    posted on Thu Aug 04 13:19:42 UTC 2022 by iluzone | view on HN

  24. NAFNet: Nonlinear Activation Free Network for Image Restoration

    posted on Thu Aug 04 15:54:54 UTC 2022 by pizza | view on HN

    The article discusses a new method for image restoration that is both simple and computationally efficient.

  25. Infineon chip flaws to disrupt IONIQ 5 EV production

    posted on Thu Aug 04 05:06:29 UTC 2022 by robin_reala | view on HN

  26. Who do we spend time with across our lifetime? (2020)

    posted on Thu Aug 04 04:37:22 UTC 2022 by LordNibbler | view on HN

    The average American spends the majority of their time with family and friends until they reach their mid-40s when they start spending more time alone.

  27. mCaptcha – Proof of work based, privacy respecting CAPTCHA system

    posted on Thu Aug 04 07:51:23 UTC 2022 by vincent_s | view on HN

    mCaptcha is a privacy respecting, free CAPTCHA system with a kickass UX that uses SHA256 based proof-of-work to rate limit users.

  28. My lab went from 4000 kg to 130 kg of waste a year

    posted on Thu Aug 04 01:51:40 UTC 2022 by sohkamyung | view on HN

    The article discusses how a research chemist and her laboratory saved money, reduced waste, and lowered their consumption of single-use plastics by composting, recycling, and using glass instead of plastic.

  29. How do you break into a career in machine learning? (2020)

    posted on Thu Aug 04 13:54:48 UTC 2022 by greghn | view on HN

    The person writing the article is asking for advice on how to start a career in machine learning, and they say that they are not sure that their best advice is very good.

  30. Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

    posted on Thu Aug 04 15:42:42 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    An 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam was almost scammed out of $160,000, but her story is a chilling reminder of how far crooks will go these days to rip people off.