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  1. From Novice to Master, and Back Again

    posted on Tue Aug 09 14:22:41 UTC 2022 by omn1 | view on HN

    The article is about the author's experience with the UNIX command "su" and how he eventually wrote the GNU version of it.

  2. An incident impacting some accounts (5.4mm) and private information on Twitter

    posted on Tue Aug 09 16:16:22 UTC 2022 by WaitWaitWha | view on HN

    A vulnerability in Twitter's systems allowed someone to enter a phone number or email address into the log-in flow in the attempt to learn if that information was tied to an existing Twitter account, and if so, which specific account.

  3. Implementing Parts of the Swift Compiler in Swift

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:58:25 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN

    The article discusses the possibility of making some components of the Swift compiler mandatory, meaning they would have to be written in Swift. The article argues that this would be a good thing because it would allow for more development of the compiler on different platforms.

  4. I Don’t Like Go’s Default HTTP Handlers

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:01:20 UTC 2022 by p5v | view on HN

    This article is about the dangers of using "naked returns" in Go programming, which can lead to unnoticeable and difficult to trace bugs.

  5. Noether's Theorem in a Nutshell (2020)

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:33:47 UTC 2022 by _Microft | view on HN

    The article explains how Lagrangians work and how they can be used to find equations of motion.

  6. The Story of Mel (1983)

    posted on Tue Aug 09 08:49:03 UTC 2022 by thunderbong | view on HN

    The author writes that the original submission to the internet was not in free verse, but it got modified into that form after bouncing around the internet.

  7. Thank You, Firebug (2017)

    posted on Tue Aug 09 08:37:03 UTC 2022 by memorable | view on HN

    The article discusses how the Firefox browser and the Firebug tool have changed how developers inspect HTML and debug JS in the browser, and how the work pioneered by the Firebug community through the last 12 years continues in Firefox Developer Tools.

  8. “Who Should Write the Terraform?”

    posted on Tue Aug 09 12:24:16 UTC 2022 by zwischenzug | view on HN

    The article discusses the question of who should write the Terraform, and how the answer is context-dependent.

  9. How do palm trees survive hurricanes? (2017)

    posted on Tue Aug 09 11:56:54 UTC 2022 by graderjs | view on HN

    Palms are able to withstand strong winds and heavy rains due to their large leaves, dense roots, and ability to fold up their leaves.

  10. Our brain is a prediction machine that is always active

    posted on Tue Aug 09 09:36:58 UTC 2022 by giuliomagnifico | view on HN

    The article discusses a recent theory that our brain is a prediction machine and how this is researched.

  11. Don’t call it a comeback: Why Java is still champ

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:24:34 UTC 2022 by smartblondeva | view on HN

    The article discusses how, despite popular belief, Java is not in decline and is still being used by many companies.

  12. Why Heroku-like pricing models are hard to build

    posted on Tue Aug 09 16:00:15 UTC 2022 by michaelponrajah | view on HN

    The article discusses the benefits of a Heroku-like pricing model for platforms that allow customers to create multiple projects, workspaces, or repositories.

  13. The do-it-yourself cyclotron (2010)

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:58:50 UTC 2022 by segfaultbuserr | view on HN

    Since 1947, people have been building their own cyclotrons in their basements with the help of others, and this has continued into the new millennium.

  14. Saskatoon Freezing Deaths

    posted on Tue Aug 09 14:57:49 UTC 2022 by some_random | view on HN

    The Saskatoon freezing deaths were a series of deaths of Indigenous Canadians in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the early 2000s, which were confirmed to have been caused by members of the Saskatoon Police Service.

  15. Show HN: Recode – Free, open-source, community-driven Codespaces alternative

    posted on Tue Aug 09 16:03:24 UTC 2022 by jeremylevy | view on HN

    The Recode binary has been tested on Linux and Mac. Support for Windows is theoretical (testers needed ). Before using Recode, the following dependencies need to be installed: Visual Studio Code (currently the sole editor supported). OpenSSH Client (used to access your development environments). The easiest way to install Recode is by running the following command in your terminal: curl -sf |

  16. Universe (YC W18) Is Hiring a Senior Front End Web Engineer

    posted on Tue Aug 09 12:01:13 UTC 2022 by josephcohen | view on HN

    The article is about a company that is looking for a Senior Frontend Web Engineer to lead the building of a world class web version of their editor.

  17. Dusting “Attack” via Tornado Cash to Public Wallets

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:54:20 UTC 2022 by martialg | view on HN

    The article discusses Etherscan, a block explorer and analytics platform for Ethereum.

  18. How fast is 12th Gen Intel Core?

    posted on Tue Aug 09 02:29:31 UTC 2022 by nreece | view on HN

    The article is about how the new Framework Laptop with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors is almost double the performance of 11th Gen in Cinebench R23 multi-core.

  19. 2022 NSA Codebreaker Challenge

    posted on Tue Aug 09 13:39:42 UTC 2022 by TecoAndJix | view on HN

    The article discusses how there are many new full-time positions available at the NSA, and how new hires often enter Development Programs where they spend a few years doing rotational tours across the NSA.

  20. Almost every Ferrari sold since 2005 is being recalled

    posted on Tue Aug 09 13:53:28 UTC 2022 by carride | view on HN

    Ferrari is recalling nearly every car it has sold since 2005 because the cap of the brake fluid reservoir can fail to vent pressure, causing a vacuum to build up and resulting in a possible leak of brake fluid.

  21. Wildfires are destroying California's forest carbon credit reserves, study says

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:16:15 UTC 2022 by baobob | view on HN

    The study found that the carbon offsets generated from forests to counteract future climate-warming emissions from California's big polluters are rapidly being depleted as trees are ravaged by wildfire and disease, and that this key policy tool to combat climate change may be falling far short of its goals.

  22. The tooling ecosystem that adds joy to KiCad

    posted on Tue Aug 09 05:51:23 UTC 2022 by fest | view on HN

    This article is a tour of some of the most useful addons for KiCad users, showing what they're good for and how they can improve your life.

  23. Show HN: Yare 2 – Programmable RTS game

    posted on Tue Aug 09 06:40:20 UTC 2022 by levmiseri | view on HN

    The article is discussing the game mechanics of a game where there is one resource, energy, which is used to attack, defend, and produce new units. The player can only control the movement of units and where they transfer energy. The end game condition is that the player with no structures under their control loses.

  24. Someone Is Trolling Celebs by Sending ETH from Tornado Cash

    posted on Tue Aug 09 15:45:33 UTC 2022 by spenvo | view on HN

    The article discusses how CoinDesk, a media outlet for cryptocurrency, is owned by Digital Currency Group and how some of their employees may receive compensation in the form of stock appreciation rights.

  25. AppLovin offers to buy Unity Software in $17.5 bln deal

    posted on Tue Aug 09 13:26:00 UTC 2022 by jgillich | view on HN

    AppLovin has offered to buy its peer Unity Software in a $17.54 billion all-stock deal.

  26. France experiencing worst drought on record

    posted on Tue Aug 09 11:57:52 UTC 2022 by ksec | view on HN

    France is experiencing its worst drought ever, with the government asking the public to save water and a crisis team set up to manage the water shortage.

  27. De-anonymizing programmers from binaries (2017)

    posted on Mon Aug 08 11:02:10 UTC 2022 by pvitz | view on HN

  28. New Tuberculosis vaccine candidate safe in HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns

    posted on Tue Aug 09 16:19:39 UTC 2022 by _Microft | view on HN

    The new vaccine candidate VPM1002 is safe for newborns with and without HIV exposure and has fewer side effects compared to BCG, according to a study.

  29. A quick and practical “MSI” hash table

    posted on Tue Aug 09 07:49:04 UTC 2022 by rcarmo | view on HN

    This article covers the technique and philosophy behind the "mask-step-index" (MSI) hash table, which is a standard approach. MSI hash tables are nothing novel, just a double hashed, open address hash table layered generically atop an external array. It’s best regarded as a kind of database index — a lookup index over an existing array.

  30. DevDash: A highly configurable terminal dashboard

    posted on Mon Aug 08 14:00:48 UTC 2022 by feross | view on HN

    The DevDash terminal dashboard allows developers to choose and display up-to-date metrics from various sources, which are automatically refreshed.