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  1. Dark Matter Doesn't Exist

    posted on Wed Aug 10 16:41:53 UTC 2022 by elsewhen | view on HN

    The article argues that dark matter does not exist, based on the fact that there is no evidence of the slowing down of lighter galaxies orbiting heavier ones, which would be expected if dark matter particles existed.

  2. Archaeologists Rebury ‘First-of-Its-Kind’ Roman Villa

    posted on Tue Aug 09 18:58:49 UTC 2022 by pepys | view on HN

    The article is about the ruins of a Roman villa that were discovered and then reburied in order to preserve them.

  3. How SQLite Helps You Do ACID

    posted on Wed Aug 10 14:47:39 UTC 2022 by eatonphil | view on HN

    The article discusses how SQLite runs apps close to users around the world, by taking containers and upgrading them to full-fledged virtual machines running on our own hardware around the world.

  4. Man who built ISP instead of paying Comcast $50K expands to hundreds of homes

    posted on Wed Aug 10 13:23:54 UTC 2022 by carride | view on HN

    Jared Mauch, the Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home Internet provider because he couldn't get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding with the help of $2.6 million in government money.

  5. Launch HN: Sematic (YC S22) – Open-source framework to build ML pipelines faster

    posted on Wed Aug 10 14:56:50 UTC 2022 by neutralino1 | view on HN

  6. Nip2: “a strange combination of a spreadsheet and a photo editor”

    posted on Wed Aug 10 16:32:13 UTC 2022 by valgaze | view on HN

    The article discusses the installation and features of nip2, a GUI for the libvips image processing library.

  7. MakerDAO May Execute Emergency Shutdown If Sanctions Hit DAI

    posted on Wed Aug 10 15:50:37 UTC 2022 by michaelsbradley | view on HN

    The U.S. Treasury Department's decision to sanction Tornado Cash, a cryptocurrency mixer, has caused Maker, the largest decentralized finance protocol by total value locked, to make contingency plans to execute an emergency shutdown should core contracts underpinning DAI, its stablecoin, be sanctioned by Washington.

  8. The Semantic Web Is Dead – Long Live the Semantic Web

    posted on Wed Aug 10 14:42:05 UTC 2022 by LukeEF | view on HN

    The Semantic Web is a tragedy because it was an ambitious project to solve the problem of distributed, interoperable, well defined data, but it failed to address the core problems which led to it being the wrong approach in the first place.

  9. How to market to developers on Twitter: Learnings from 4 months of Supabase feed

    posted on Wed Aug 10 13:58:40 UTC 2022 by kuba_dmp | view on HN

    Supabase is a company that is doing great dev marketing on social media, with a focus on connecting with their ideal users, using jargon and dev terms, making their tweets look great, retweeting everything about their product and community, building up excitement for events, and mixing different types of content.

  10. The strength of the strong force

    posted on Wed Aug 10 08:12:13 UTC 2022 by gumby | view on HN

    The article discusses how the strong force, which is responsible for binding quarks into protons and neutrons, is actually responsible for 99% of the ordinary mass in the universe, contrary to popular belief that the Higgs boson is responsible for giving ordinary matter mass.

  11. The Radical Scope of Tesla’s Data Hoard

    posted on Mon Aug 08 12:44:13 UTC 2022 by blinding-streak | view on HN

    The article discusses how Tesla's collect a lot of data from their cars and how this data is used.

  12. The many derivatives of CP/M – and which of them are now FOSS?

    posted on Wed Aug 10 12:58:38 UTC 2022 by lproven | view on HN

  13. Wet/Dry Vacuum Buying Guide (2019)

    posted on Wed Aug 10 13:03:01 UTC 2022 by walterbell | view on HN

    The Shop-Vac Company, known for their wet-dry vacuums, went out of business and closed on September 15, 2020.

  14. Ask HN: Exercises to think, then speak, more clearly

    posted on Wed Aug 10 13:31:05 UTC 2022 by treyfitty | view on HN

  15. Stable Diffusion Announcement

    posted on Wed Aug 10 16:38:41 UTC 2022 by tmabraham | view on HN

  16. Toko (YC W22) is hiring a Founding Engineer to make language fluency accessible

    posted on Wed Aug 10 12:00:16 UTC 2022 by freezedance | view on HN

    The article is looking for a software engineer to join their team and outlines what the job would entail.

  17. U.S. annual inflation rate drops to 8.5%

    posted on Wed Aug 10 12:41:34 UTC 2022 by ericliuche | view on HN

  18. Faster Ruby: Thoughts from the Outside

    posted on Wed Aug 10 07:19:46 UTC 2022 by pvsukale3 | view on HN

  19. Hydroponics: Growing an Appreciation for Plants

    posted on Tue Aug 09 14:20:25 UTC 2022 by zdw | view on HN

    The article is about the author's experience with growing plants in a hydroponics system and how plants are able to adapt to their environment.

  20. /e/OS Review – “forked from Android and completely ‘ungoogled.’”

    posted on Wed Aug 10 16:01:53 UTC 2022 by ivanvas | view on HN

    The /e/ OS is a mobile operating system that is "forked from Android and completely 'ungoogled.'"

  21. Essential Climbing Knots

    posted on Wed Aug 10 06:26:29 UTC 2022 by bryanrasmussen | view on HN

    The article is about knots that are used for climbing, and how important it is to know how to tie them correctly.

  22. U.K.'S Online Censorship Bill Causes Far More Harm Than It Attempts to Prevent

    posted on Wed Aug 10 12:11:21 UTC 2022 by mhb | view on HN

    The Online Safety Bill, which is set to be passed in the U.K., will grant the government sweeping powers over people's use of the internet, including the ability to silence user speech and block access to sites, raising serious concerns about freedom of expression.

  23. Show HN: State-of-the-Art German Speech Recognition in 284 lines of C++

    posted on Wed Aug 10 10:45:41 UTC 2022 by fxtentacle | view on HN

    The article describes a tool that is the best of what is currently possible in German speech recognition, with a word error rate of 3.64%. The tool is free to use for commercial purposes, is 100% private and offline, and is easy to understand with only 284 lines of code.

  24. The Artist Who Hooked British Rock Royalty on Her Revolutionary Crochet (2021)

    posted on Wed Aug 10 11:36:43 UTC 2022 by samclemens | view on HN

    The article tells the story of Birgitta Bjerke, a Swedish woman who became a famous crocheter in London in the 1960s.

  25. Sea creatures pollinate marine plants and algae

    posted on Tue Aug 09 13:13:05 UTC 2022 by obert | view on HN

    The article discusses how, contrary to popular belief, pollination also occurs in marine environments.

  26. RaspberryPi for measure bio signals (open-source)

    posted on Wed Aug 10 14:39:11 UTC 2022 by Marat_Tokyo | view on HN

    The article discusses a new open-source board that can be used to convert a RaspberryPI into a brain-computer interface.

  27. Reddit’s database has two tables (2012)

    posted on Wed Aug 10 04:30:51 UTC 2022 by swyx | view on HN

    The article discusses how Reddit uses two tables in their database instead of the traditional relational approach. This allows for easier development, deployment, and maintenance.

  28. How to Choose the Right Python Concurrency API

    posted on Wed Aug 10 06:57:59 UTC 2022 by EntICOnc | view on HN

    The Python standard library (stdlib) offers three ways to execute tasks conucrrently in your programs: the multiprocessing module for process-based concurrency, the threading module for thread-based concurrency, and the asyncio module for coroutine-based concurrency.

  29. Why aren't smart people happier?

    posted on Wed Aug 10 10:18:40 UTC 2022 by oscarwao | view on HN

    The article discusses how intelligence, as defined by psychologists, is not merely book learning or test-taking smarts, and how intelligence tests measure it well. The article also meta-analyses different studies on the correlation between intelligence and happiness, and how intelligence tests may only measure something like "ability to succeed in an unfair society" or "willingness to try hard."

  30. Ask HN: What are the best tools for web scraping in 2022?

    posted on Wed Aug 10 09:46:10 UTC 2022 by pablohoffman | view on HN