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Technical reasons to choose FreeBSD over GNU/Linux (2020)
posted on Sat Aug 06 15:59:32 UTC 2022 by truth_seeker | view on HN
The article discusses some technical reasons to choose FreeBSD over GNU/Linux, including clean separation, documentation, security, stability, the Ports Collection, Rolling release packages, Poudriere, ZFS, Boot environments, BSD init, Jails, Bastille, Capsicum, DTrace, bhyve, Firewall Tuning, GEOM, Linux Binary Compatibility, Security Event Auditing, and final notes.
Git In Two Minutes (updated after 8 years)
posted on Sat Aug 06 18:03:15 UTC 2022 by garyrob | view on HN
This article is a guide for using git for people who want to spend as little time as possible on it.
Please Use ZFS with ECC Memory (2014)
posted on Sat Aug 06 18:24:12 UTC 2022 by rdpintqogeogsaa | view on HN
This blogpost argues that ZFS is a good choice for a NAS file system because of data integrity.
Original source of `(seed * 9301 and 49297) % 233280` random algorithm? (2014)
posted on Sat Aug 06 14:07:28 UTC 2022 by thunderbong | view on HN
The earliest reference to these numbers found was in a book from 1977, but it is unsure if the text was actually used in the book. The numbers are given with an overflow at 2^31.
posted on Sat Aug 06 14:29:01 UTC 2022 by fcambus | view on HN
The NetBSD Project has announced NetBSD 9.3, the third release from the NetBSD 9 stable branch.
What We Gain from a Good Bookstore
posted on Sat Aug 06 11:56:06 UTC 2022 by pseudolus | view on HN
The poet, essayist, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski suspects that there will not be a day where there are no more secondhand bookshops, but is unsure.
posted on Sat Aug 06 12:21:04 UTC 2022 by lmc | view on HN
How to integrate a trackpoint in a mechanical keyboard
posted on Fri Aug 05 10:00:07 UTC 2022 by cgeier | view on HN
This is a guide on how to integrate a trackpoint into a mechanical keyboard.
The captured American spy plane that crashed during a Hungarian pleasure flight
posted on Fri Aug 05 06:23:09 UTC 2022 by loriverkutya | view on HN
The article tells the story of how a plane crashed in 1961 after breaking a rule and being ill-equipped.
Toward a Better Music Theory (2013)
posted on Thu Aug 04 15:02:14 UTC 2022 by brudgers | view on HN
The goal of music theory should be to explain common practice music, which is defined as the musical practices that are most prevalent in a given time and place.
posted on Fri Aug 05 11:26:54 UTC 2022 by kcl | view on HN
The article discusses the inconvenience of having to terminate a process from an external app, after first figuring out what the process ID is, when a programmer presses inside of a command-line program.
ReadMe (YC W15) is hiring people who love Developer Experience
posted on Sat Aug 06 17:00:58 UTC 2022 by gkoberger | view on HN
The article is about the company ReadMe and how they allow their employees to have a lot of freedom and flexibility.
Why the Echidna Is Australia’s Most Delightfully Different Mammal
posted on Fri Aug 05 05:41:27 UTC 2022 by sohkamyung | view on HN
The article is about a zoologist's encounter with an echidna, which is a mammal that lays eggs, has a toothless, pointy snout, and thick spines.
posted on Sat Aug 06 10:25:37 UTC 2022 by randytandy | view on HN
Microdosing with psilocybin mushrooms: a double-blind placebo-controlled study
posted on Sat Aug 06 07:36:03 UTC 2022 by freddier | view on HN
A total of 34 participants were recruited by word-of-mouth, social media advertising, and visits to workshops on psilocybin mushrooms and microdosing between December 2019 and August 2020 to study the effects of microdosing.
The First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Was Just Approved by US Regulators
posted on Sat Aug 06 13:14:14 UTC 2022 by cheinyeanlim | view on HN
The article discusses how a new, smaller reactor could soon change the role of nuclear power in decarbonizing the energy sector.
MyNoise – Background Sound Canceller
posted on Sat Aug 06 08:14:08 UTC 2022 by modinfo | view on HN
The article is about the different types of noises and sound generators available on the website.
Why general artificial intelligence will not be realized (2020)
posted on Sat Aug 06 18:58:32 UTC 2022 by headalgorithm | view on HN
The article discusses the history of artificial intelligence and the different approaches that have been taken to create it.
Show HN: Open-source serverless security lake powered by Rust + Apache Iceberg
posted on Sat Aug 06 13:31:00 UTC 2022 by shaeqahmed | view on HN
Matano is an open source security lake platform for AWS that lets you ingest petabytes of security and log data from various sources, store and query them in a data lake, and create Python detections as code for realtime alerting.
posted on Sat Aug 06 13:38:24 UTC 2022 by delduca | view on HN
Simulating an Entire Car Engine (yes, it makes noise) [video]
posted on Sat Aug 06 13:37:55 UTC 2022 by cellover | view on HN
Show HN: PDF-Diff - Visualize any differences between two PDFs
posted on Fri Aug 05 08:59:11 UTC 2022 by crecker | view on HN
This article is about a new tool called pdf-diff that allows you to create images that show exactly where the pdf has changed, thus displaying the changes from one version to another.
Show HN: I Created a personal radio platform that delivers news, podcasts, music
posted on Sat Aug 06 10:03:17 UTC 2022 by AntonioBray | view on HN
The Failure Mode of Clever (2010)
posted on Fri Aug 05 12:35:29 UTC 2022 by ColinWright | view on HN
The article discusses the idea that being clever is not always the best way to make a good impression on someone, especially if you don't know them well.
XUiDesigner: Wysiwyg LV2 X11UI GUI/plugin creator tool
posted on Sat Aug 06 17:54:50 UTC 2022 by mxmilkiib | view on HN
The XUiDesigner is a tool that allows users to easily create X11 UI's for LV2 plugins with a easy to use GUI generator.
Ubisoft about to take away games you bought
posted on Sat Aug 06 14:12:21 UTC 2022 by snikolaev | view on HN
Ubisoft is decommissioning the online features of a selection of older games, including multiplayer, linking accounts, online features, and access to DLC.
Barn raising: thoughts on going through change with the help of others
posted on Sat Aug 06 14:24:11 UTC 2022 by wallflower | view on HN
Ask HN: How to say no to a GitHub issue feature request?
posted on Sat Aug 06 08:48:04 UTC 2022 by mit20220401 | view on HN
Monad Confusion and the Blurry Line Between Data and Computation
posted on Sat Aug 06 08:03:15 UTC 2022 by susam | view on HN
There are many monad tutorials because they are difficult to understand.
Ask HN: Resources to learn generative art programming?
posted on Sat Aug 06 19:03:16 UTC 2022 by akudha | view on HN