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A 17-year-old designed a novel synchronous reluctance motor
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:00:23 UTC 2022 by evo_9 | view on HN
Robert Sansone is a 17-year-old engineer who has created a prototype of a novel synchronous reluctance motor that had greater rotational force—or torque—and efficiency than existing ones.
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:06:24 UTC 2022 by mgrouchy | view on HN
Redis is an open-source key-value database server that is used as a cache in front of another "real" database like MySQL or PostgreSQL to help improve application performance.
Rob Pike: “Dotfiles” being hidden is a UNIXv2 mistake (2012)
posted on Thu Aug 11 16:08:50 UTC 2022 by varbhat | view on HN
The article is discussing how the concept of hidden files (files with names that start with a period) was created by a lazy programmer who took a shortcut, and how this has led to many bugs and wasted CPU cycles over the years.
From Oscilloscope to Wireshark: A UDP Story
posted on Thu Aug 11 16:21:12 UTC 2022 by mkeeter | view on HN
The article discusses a process for decoding UDP packets from raw voltage waveforms.
posted on Thu Aug 11 07:19:43 UTC 2022 by gigel82 | view on HN
NetBSD improves support for the Commodore Amiga
posted on Thu Aug 11 14:19:56 UTC 2022 by erickhill | view on HN
NetBSD is a free and open-source Unix-like operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:03:13 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN
The Rust team is happy to announce a new version of Rust, 1.63.0.
Starlink maritime coverage map [pdf]
posted on Thu Aug 11 14:33:24 UTC 2022 by notpushkin | view on HN
Nearby star’s midlife crisis illuminates the future of our own Sun
posted on Thu Aug 11 14:29:21 UTC 2022 by rbanffy | view on HN
The article discusses how a team of astronomers has discovered a star going through its own Maunder Minimum period, which could help explain what triggered the Sun's strange behavior 400 years ago.
Fully Dockerized Linux kernel debugging environment
posted on Thu Aug 11 10:42:10 UTC 2022 by 0x41534446 | view on HN
This repository automates the process of setting up a Linux kernel debugging environment, from building the kernel to running the kernel and attaching the debugger, using docker containers.
Freeciv – open-source Civilization clone
posted on Wed Aug 10 05:46:20 UTC 2022 by modinfo | view on HN
The article is about how to support the Freeciv project.
Launch HN: AccessOwl (YC S22) – Automating SaaS Provisioning and Permissioning
posted on Thu Aug 11 08:09:47 UTC 2022 by mathiasn | view on HN
FTC explores rules cracking down on commercial surveillance and lax security
posted on Thu Aug 11 14:52:38 UTC 2022 by JYellensFuckboy | view on HN
The Federal Trade Commission today announced it is exploring rules to crack down on harmful commercial surveillance and lax data security.
posted on Thu Aug 11 09:29:29 UTC 2022 by dcminter | view on HN
Retirement of Amazon MOBI eBook file format
posted on Thu Aug 11 03:47:54 UTC 2022 by bumbledraven | view on HN
The article is about the retirement of the MOBI file format for eBooks by Amazon, and the transition to the EPUB format.
SharpestMinds (YC W18) Is Hiring a Software Developer
posted on Thu Aug 11 12:00:47 UTC 2022 by edouard-harris | view on HN
The Lead Software Developer at SM is responsible for managing the entire tech stack and helping design and develop features end to end.
Advanced Metaprogramming in C: A select statement
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:23:36 UTC 2022 by pcr910303 | view on HN
The article discusses the problems with implementing a construct in C that is stateful and has to collect all the conditions first, then wait till one of them becomes true.
Using satellites to uncover large methane emissions from landfills
posted on Thu Aug 11 08:56:09 UTC 2022 by jacquesm | view on HN
posted on Thu Aug 11 08:41:19 UTC 2022 by gmemstr | view on HN
The article discusses a price increase for a company's products due to rising energy prices.
posted on Wed Aug 10 15:58:03 UTC 2022 by sebastianconcpt | view on HN
The iAPX 432 is a discontinued computer architecture introduced in 1981 that was Intel's first 32-bit processor design.
A Tale of Running Modern Linux on Hardware from 1997
posted on Thu Aug 11 12:52:13 UTC 2022 by oedmarap | view on HN
The article is about a person's experience with running modern Linux distributions on retro hardware, specifically a 486 system.
How to present to executives (2021)
posted on Wed Aug 10 10:22:57 UTC 2022 by alexzeitler | view on HN
The article discusses the difficulties of communicating with company executives and offers tips on how to improve communication.
I wish I could organize my thoughts
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:52:07 UTC 2022 by djhaskin987 | view on HN
The article describes a note-taking system that the author would like to see created, one that would be digital, have an infinite grid, and support various objects that can be placed by the user.
Seven Things I Learnt Doing Stand-Up Comedy
posted on Thu Aug 11 11:43:05 UTC 2022 by NesquikMike | view on HN
The article discusses a comedy course where the author learned that writing jokes is hard, but surprisingly logical.
posted on Tue Aug 09 08:38:47 UTC 2022 by samizdis | view on HN
The article is about how the author was on a date and the couple next to them ordered a foot-tall pile of poutine and the author was lusting after it.
Modeling light for solar panel placement in urban settings
posted on Thu Aug 11 14:31:11 UTC 2022 by codereviewed | view on HN
The article discusses the process of urban shadow modeling and how it is being used to help with the placement of solar panels in cities.
What does my 80 year old father do to stay healthy?
posted on Thu Aug 11 13:34:17 UTC 2022 by gits1225 | view on HN
Will low and no code tools ever truly disrupt tech development?
posted on Thu Aug 11 13:50:29 UTC 2022 by daemond | view on HN
Low and no code tools are designed to be easy to use for people with little to no coding experience, and they are becoming more popular.
Byte Magazine Special Issue: Smalltalk
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:15:29 UTC 2022 by PaulHoule | view on HN
The article is a guide to the Smalltalk articles in the issue, which discuss the Smalltalk-80 system, an object-oriented software system.
Irishman arrested in UK for 'causing anxiety' by retweeting meme
posted on Thu Aug 11 15:34:14 UTC 2022 by _-david-_ | view on HN
Two men were arrested in Hampshire, UK after one of them retweeted a meme of a swastika made out of Pride flags.