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posted on Sun Aug 07 15:08:30 UTC 2022 by HelenePhisher | view on HN
The article is about a man who is pretending to be an actor on IMDb, but is actually a musician.
Show HN: Figure is a daily logic puzzle game
posted on Sun Aug 07 13:01:29 UTC 2022 by sumul | view on HN
Using Landlock to Sandbox GNU Make
posted on Sun Aug 07 13:30:55 UTC 2022 by jart | view on HN
The article discusses the benefits of Bazel and how it enables mega-corporations to scale their eng efforts into monolithic repositories with petabytes of code. The author believes that Landlock is a game changer because it allows for the same benefits of Bazel with less complexity.
Earbirding – How to Visualize Sounds
posted on Sun Aug 07 14:54:46 UTC 2022 by mellosouls | view on HN
The article is an introduction to the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds and teaches the reader how to visualize and describe bird sounds.
posted on Sun Aug 07 13:43:34 UTC 2022 by kjhughes | view on HN
Hank Warren's "Hacker's Delight, Second Edition" is a compilation of programming hacks, timesaving techniques, algorithms, and tricks to help programmers build more elegant and efficient software, as well as gain deeper insights into their craft.
Charge Robotics (YC S21) is hiring meches to build robots that build solar farms
posted on Sun Aug 07 17:00:17 UTC 2022 by justicz | view on HN
The article is about a company that makes robots to build solar farms, and how there is a demand for new solar projects.
Commit comments no longer appear in the pull request timeline
posted on Sun Aug 07 13:51:41 UTC 2022 by zdw | view on HN
The new top-level command, , accepts a Dependency Selector (as defined in the Dependency Selector Syntax Specification) and returns a filtered JSON Array/NodeList of dependencies from the project.
Show HN: A generically typed pipe function in TypeScript
posted on Sun Aug 07 16:24:26 UTC 2022 by upzylon | view on HN
This is a personal collection of TypeScript helper functions and utilities that can be used across different projects.
Show HN: Micro-SaaS Alternatives to BigTech/VC
posted on Sun Aug 07 14:19:41 UTC 2022 by raunometsa | view on HN
The article discusses a list of small internet startups that are alternatives to big tech/VC-funded startups. These alternatives help their founders make money to live their lives and focus on working on their products.
Machine learning finds an improved way to match donor organs with patients
posted on Sun Aug 07 15:01:21 UTC 2022 by abrax3141 | view on HN
The article discusses a new system, OrganITE, which recommends an organ be first offered to a selected recipient based on the organ's prediction of the greatest net life years gained and on the likelihood of additional organs becoming available.
The pervasive effects of C's malloc() and free() on C APIs
posted on Sun Aug 07 14:03:19 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN
The article discusses how the static return area in the API is not thread safe, and how this has been an issue since the beginning.
On pretending to have read books
posted on Sat Aug 06 13:02:20 UTC 2022 by pseudolus | view on HN
The article describes how, with the vast number of books available, it has become impossible to keep up and so people have started to fudge what it means to "read" a book.
posted on Sun Aug 07 05:23:20 UTC 2022 by cosmojg | view on HN
The Nix ecosystem is at a turning point in its evolution, having gained a lot of traction in the past few years. However, this growth hasn’t been without issue, as consultants report that nearly all of their clients that are using Nix are, at best, annoyed by the accidental complexity that comes with it. The way to get there is to strengthen Nix’s core as much as possible.
posted on Sun Aug 07 09:35:57 UTC 2022 by cunidev | view on HN
This article tells you how to build your own pair of bluetooth headphones using parts that are readily available on Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress.
The Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence (2019)
posted on Sun Aug 07 13:03:58 UTC 2022 by VigneshBaskaran | view on HN
The article discusses the Thousand Brains Theory of Intelligence, which posits that the brain builds many models of each object, each with different inputs.
Solar canopies on parking lots
posted on Sun Aug 07 02:18:03 UTC 2022 by CharlesW | view on HN
The article discusses how parking lots and rooftops are good places to put solar panels because they are close to customers, on land that has already been used, and there is a lot of space.
A Possible Fix for Scientific Publishing
posted on Sun Aug 07 12:58:41 UTC 2022 by dbingham | view on HN
The article discusses a software platform called Peer Review that has the potential to replace the entire journal system by allowing scholars, scientists, academics, and researchers to self-organize their own peer review and refereeing process.
Trealla Prolog embedded in Go using WASM
posted on Sun Aug 07 14:59:30 UTC 2022 by triska | view on HN
The library uses WebAssembly to run Trealla, executing Prolog queries in an isolated environment.
3Hz Computer, Hold the Transistors
posted on Fri Aug 05 07:36:12 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN
The article is about a person who recently won an auction for a Curta calculator, which is a mechanical digital calculator from the 50s or 70s.
Syncthing Anywhere with Tailscale
posted on Sun Aug 07 11:28:40 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN
The article discusses the author's experience of moving to a new city and how it has changed their life. The author has found moving to a new city has made a big difference in their life.
How to stop being “terminally online”
posted on Sun Aug 07 05:51:23 UTC 2022 by memorable | view on HN
The article is about how to improve your relationship with social media and the internet, and it starts with acknowledging that you're terminally online and understanding why this is.
posted on Sun Aug 07 06:08:09 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN
The article discusses SkipLists, how they work, how to make a toy implementation, potential optimizations and real world use cases of them.
Ivy – An interpreter for an APL-like language
posted on Sun Aug 07 06:19:19 UTC 2022 by georgia_peach | view on HN
Ivy is an interpreter for an APL-like language that uses ASCII input, exact rational arithmetic, and high-precision floating-point numbers for irrational results.
posted on Sun Aug 07 15:09:22 UTC 2022 by GLaNIK | view on HN
The article is about a digital art generator that produces images based on inputted numbers, with the numbers corresponding to different images.
The fine art of Italian hand gestures: A vintage visual dictionary (2012)
posted on Fri Aug 05 05:56:13 UTC 2022 by manchoz | view on HN
Bruno Munari's "Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture" is a pocket-sized guide to Italians’ expressive nonverbal communication originally published in 1958, featuring frugally descriptive text and ample, elegant black-and-white photographs of hand-gestures.
Cramming 'Papers, Please' onto Phones
posted on Sat Aug 06 20:43:36 UTC 2022 by nycpig | view on HN
The article is about the process of porting the game Papers, Please from a desktop computer to a handheld mobile telephone.
Bits – Build Credit (YC S20) Is Hiring
posted on Sun Aug 07 07:00:30 UTC 2022 by faisalkhalid80 | view on HN
The article is about a company called Bits that helps people build credit without getting credit cards or other forms of credit building. The company is looking for a UI designer with 5 years of experience and excellent visual and interaction skills. The designer will be responsible for creating UI designs for the web and mobile, creating flows and prototypes, and communicating with the engineering team. The designer will also be responsible for establishing a design culture at Bits.
How to Estimate Distance Using Just Your Thumb
posted on Fri Aug 05 12:29:57 UTC 2022 by m-watson | view on HN
The article is about a trick to estimate distance.
A Soviet test pilot ejected two seconds before the crash of his MiG-29 (2019)
posted on Sun Aug 07 06:25:38 UTC 2022 by ripvanwinkle | view on HN
The article is about a MiG-29 crashing while performing a demo flight at 38th Paris Air Show, and the test pilot Anatoliy N. Kvochur being ejected from the plane and landing a mere 30 m (98 ft) from the wreckage.
Tutors / tips to change your English accent
posted on Sun Aug 07 10:34:29 UTC 2022 by thiago_fm | view on HN