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  1. Logistics, How Did They Do It, Part III: On the Move

    posted on Fri Aug 12 16:00:17 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN

    The article discusses how pre-industrial armies were limited in their movement by the need to find supplies, which often forced them to take specific routes.

  2. Asdf Performance

    posted on Fri Aug 12 13:32:39 UTC 2022 by a_bored_husky | view on HN

    The article discusses the author's benchmarks of various asdf commands to see how their performance has changed over time, and notes that performance has gotten worse.

  3. Cancer in the Cold

    posted on Fri Aug 12 16:17:53 UTC 2022 by _Microft | view on HN

    The article discusses the Warburg effect and how it has been difficult to exploit for cancer therapy, as well as the possibility of activating "brown fat" to help with type II diabetes.

  4. Kubernetes StatefulSets are Broken

    posted on Fri Aug 12 14:31:34 UTC 2022 by mjg235 | view on HN

    Kubernetes was originally intended to act as a container orchestration platform for stateless workloads, not stateful applications, but has evolved to support stateful workloads well with StatefulSets.

  5. Excel is pretty dang cool

    posted on Fri Aug 12 15:23:17 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The article discusses some of the features of Excel that the author finds useful, including the ability to name cells and ranges, the 'import from web' button, and the 'Power Query' feature.

  6. The unclear future for gifted-and-talented education

    posted on Thu Aug 11 02:41:28 UTC 2022 by gnicholas | view on HN

    The future of gifted-and-talented education is unclear due to the increased controversy around the practice of providing accelerated classes for selected students.

  7. Starlink successfully hacked using $25 modchip

    posted on Fri Aug 12 14:11:46 UTC 2022 by alopes | view on HN

    A Belgian security researcher has successfully hacked the SpaceX operated Starlink satellite-based internet system using a homemade circuit board that cost around $25 to develop, he revealed at Black Hat.

  8. One more clue to the Moon’s origin

    posted on Fri Aug 12 13:34:36 UTC 2022 by gmays | view on HN

  9. MySQL Raytracer

    posted on Thu Aug 11 00:06:15 UTC 2022 by bane | view on HN

    The article discusses how Oracle will soon have to start offering integrated raytracers in their SQL databases in order to stay competitive.

  10. Goat Rental – Hire Goats

    posted on Fri Aug 12 03:10:05 UTC 2022 by deanstag | view on HN is a directory of all goat rental companies in the world that helps connect you to targeted graziers ready to tackle invasive plants and prevent wildfire spread.

  11. Arrest of suspected developer of Tornado Cash

    posted on Fri Aug 12 10:05:40 UTC 2022 by langitbiru | view on HN

    The article is about how the FIOD arrested a 29-year-old man in Amsterdam for concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering through the mixing of cryptocurrencies through the decentralised Ethereum mixing service Tornado Cash.

  12. Nepal's Kusunda language has no words for "yes" or "no"

    posted on Wed Aug 10 15:13:19 UTC 2022 by benbreen | view on HN

    The article discusses the efforts to preserve the Kusunda language and notes that it is also an effective way of drawing attention to the Kusunda's marginalisation.

  13. Man overcharged 20 rupees for India train ticket wins 22-year legal battle

    posted on Fri Aug 12 10:42:20 UTC 2022 by nigerian1981 | view on HN

    An Indian lawyer has won a 22-year legal battle with Indian Railways for overcharging him by 20 rupees, and was awarded a fine of 15,000 rupees plus the outstanding amount plus 12% interest.

  14. Constructive and obsessive criticism in science

    posted on Fri Aug 12 14:41:33 UTC 2022 by fnubbly | view on HN

  15. Custom Processing Unit: Hook, patch, and trace microcode at the software level

    posted on Fri Aug 12 07:43:16 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The Custom Processing Unit is a dynamic analysis framework that hooks, patches, and traces CPU microcode at the software level by leveraging undocumented instructions in Intel CPUs that allow access to the CRBUS.

  16. A new method boosts wind farms’ energy output, without new equipment

    posted on Fri Aug 12 13:05:48 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN

    The article discusses how the energy output of wind farm installations can be increased by modeling the wind flow of the entire collection of turbines and optimizing the control of individual units accordingly.

  17. Launch HN: Pana (YC S22) – Social Trust Banking with a US Latino Focus

    posted on Fri Aug 12 12:07:08 UTC 2022 by Piero0909 | view on HN

  18. Burn All GIFs (2000)

    posted on Wed Aug 10 18:12:02 UTC 2022 by pizza | view on HN

    Unisys is a company that holds a patent on a method of data compression called LZW. They are now demanding that web sites pay them $5000 or more to use these now-obsolete GIF graphics if the software originally used to create the GIFs was not covered by an appropriate Unisys license.

  19. Rob Pike's simple C regex matcher in Go

    posted on Fri Aug 12 03:23:15 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    In 1998, Rob Pike wrote a regular expression matcher in C which has been translated to Go and is still elegant.

  20. PyPI package 'secretslib' drops fileless Linux malware to mine Monero

    posted on Fri Aug 12 13:06:00 UTC 2022 by kungfudoi | view on HN

    The article is about Ax Sharma, a security researcher and engineer.

  21. JiraCLI

    posted on Fri Aug 12 06:33:43 UTC 2022 by EntICOnc | view on HN

    JiraCLI is an interactive command line tool for Atlassian Jira that will help you avoid Jira UI to some extent, with features like issue creation, cloning, linking, ticket transition, and much more.

  22. Supabase Series B

    posted on Fri Aug 12 14:51:31 UTC 2022 by swyx | view on HN

    Supabase is a collaborative company that has raised $116 million dollars in funding. They support existing open source tools and when they do develop themselves, they try to include their community as maintainers in a variety of ways.

  23. Hacking the Hedonic Treadmill

    posted on Wed Aug 10 17:12:13 UTC 2022 by highfrequency | view on HN

    Psychologists have known for fifty years that people tend to adjust to the good things that happen to them, ending up about as happy as they ever were, which is called the hedonic treadmill.

  24. Snakisms

    posted on Fri Aug 12 04:51:10 UTC 2022 by nkanaev | view on HN

  25. Google to pay $60M for misleading representations

    posted on Fri Aug 12 08:53:31 UTC 2022 by lysp | view on HN

    Google has been ordered to pay $60 million in penalties for making misleading representations to consumers about the collection and use of their personal location data on Android phones.

  26. GHC 9.4.1 is now available

    posted on Fri Aug 12 10:53:14 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The GHC developers are pleased to announce the availability of GHC 9.4.1. Binary distributions, source distributions, and documentation are available at

  27. Reverse-engineering insect brains to make robots

    posted on Fri Aug 12 06:22:22 UTC 2022 by JoachimS | view on HN

    The company Opteran has reverse-engineered insect brains to derive new algorithms for collision avoidance and navigation that can be used in robotics, which they are calling “natural intelligence.”

  28. TSMC: N2 to Start with Just GAAFETs, Add Backside Power Delivery Later

    posted on Wed Aug 10 19:16:28 UTC 2022 by PaulHoule | view on HN

    The article discusses TSMC's plans for their N2 process technology. The first generation of N2 will only feature gate-all-around transistors, with backside power delivery to come later. This is compared and contrasted to the competition, which is planning to handle their own GAAFET/backside power transition with the Intel 20A process.

  29. Ask HN: Why are Distributed Systems so Polarizing?

    posted on Fri Aug 12 14:58:15 UTC 2022 by c0mptonFP | view on HN

  30. Locking down your GitHub-hosted Domains

    posted on Fri Aug 12 06:04:04 UTC 2022 by robin_reala | view on HN

    The article is about how someone's domain was hijacked via GitHub Pages, and how to prevent it from happening to you.