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  1. It’s raining PFAS: rainwater is unsafe to drink even in Antarctica and Tibet

    posted on Sat Aug 13 15:54:30 UTC 2022 by nabla9 | view on HN

    The article suggests that PFAS should be considered a new planetary boundary for novel entities that has been exceeded.

  2. How to Stay Focused While Working on Your Startup and Having a 9 to 5

    posted on Sat Aug 13 14:58:36 UTC 2022 by fer_momento | view on HN

    The article offers tips for people who want to work on their own startup while still keeping their full-time job.

  3. Show HN: A VNC viewer for eInk devices capable of 30 FPS when writing text

    posted on Sat Aug 13 13:49:21 UTC 2022 by dailyanchovy | view on HN

    The article is about a tool that allows you to view a remote screen over VNC.

  4. Moonray – open-source production renderer from DreamWorks

    posted on Sat Aug 13 14:44:32 UTC 2022 by andsoitis | view on HN

    DreamWorks' MoonRay renderer, used in films such as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World and Trolls World Tour, will be open source in 2022.

  5. The Zoom installer let a researcher hack his way to root access on macOS

    posted on Sat Aug 13 06:05:47 UTC 2022 by neodypsis | view on HN

    A security researcher has found a way that an attacker could leverage the macOS version of Zoom to gain access over the entire operating system.

  6. What Is TTY?

    posted on Sat Aug 13 13:39:40 UTC 2022 by arunc | view on HN

    The article discusses the history of the TTY and how it is used in the terminal today.

  7. On Being Tired

    posted on Sat Aug 13 15:10:33 UTC 2022 by kimmk | view on HN

    The article is about how the author has been reflecting on their mental battery, and how they have identified two different types of tiredness: normal and dead.

  8. I Watched an 857-Hour Movie to Encounter Capitalism’s Extremes

    posted on Sat Aug 13 13:48:14 UTC 2022 by dzuc | view on HN

    The article is about the movie Logistics, which is 857 hours long.

  9. How I Hacked my Car

    posted on Sat Aug 13 07:22:39 UTC 2022 by ytpete | view on HN

    The article is about a person's experience trying to hack their car's infotainment system.

  10. Split Brain Psychology

    posted on Sat Aug 13 15:17:40 UTC 2022 by superb-owl | view on HN

    There are two conscious agents living inside your skull.

  11. Heap Overflows on iOS ARM64

    posted on Sat Aug 13 13:28:02 UTC 2022 by carride | view on HN

    The goal of this blog is to show you how a UAF bug can be exploited and turned into something “malicious”.

  12. AI Guidance for Mental Resilience

    posted on Sat Aug 13 15:44:28 UTC 2022 by headalgorithm | view on HN

  13. Uber Rewards Update

    posted on Sat Aug 13 16:01:16 UTC 2022 by johntb86 | view on HN

  14. Germany Sees Tidal Shift in Sentiment Toward Atomic Energy

    posted on Sat Aug 13 15:14:10 UTC 2022 by tomohawk | view on HN

    Politicians are becoming ideologically flexible in order to respond to the resurrection of an issue that had long been consigned to the dustbin of history.

  15. Japanese vegetable cutting techniques (2021)

    posted on Sat Aug 13 11:03:27 UTC 2022 by robin_reala | view on HN

    The article explains some of the common vegetable cutting techniques used in Japanese cooking, including wa-giri, hangetsu-giri, icho-giri, and ran-giri.

  16. Autodesk criticised by 35 named architects (2020)

    posted on Sat Aug 13 04:30:00 UTC 2022 by nsoonhui | view on HN

  17. Katskhi pillar in Georgia: One of the world's most isolated churches

    posted on Thu Aug 11 06:32:52 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN

  18. Tough times on the road to Starcraft (2012)

    posted on Sat Aug 13 03:34:10 UTC 2022 by davikr | view on HN

    The article is about the development of the game StarCraft, and how it was originally envisioned as a game with modest goals that could fit into a one-year development cycle.

  19. 2022 Oder Environmental Disaster

    posted on Sat Aug 13 14:08:14 UTC 2022 by Red_Tarsius | view on HN

    The 2022 Oder environmental disaster is a mass die-off of fish, beavers and other wildlife in the Oder river in Poland and Germany, causing a health and environmental crisis in large parts of the country and subsequently a political scandal.

  20. Cast Iron Leet

    posted on Sat Aug 13 10:55:54 UTC 2022 by tsujp | view on HN

    The article is about the benefits of using a cast iron skillet over a non-stick pan.

  21. A Pig and a Locust Get into Trouble with the Law: On Justice in Medieval Europe

    posted on Sat Aug 13 15:36:27 UTC 2022 by benbreen | view on HN

    In medieval England, trial by jury was voluntary, but if you refused to stand trial, the authorities would crush you between two heavy stones until you either acquiesced or died.

  22. The dangers of non-empirical confirmation (2016)

    posted on Sat Aug 13 16:02:40 UTC 2022 by kergonath | view on HN

  23. Rufus: Microsoft is blocking Windows ISO downloads

    posted on Sat Aug 13 11:48:24 UTC 2022 by vanburen | view on HN

    Rufus is a popular open source tool to create bootable media. Options to download Windows ISO images was introduced in Rufus 3.5, which the developer released in 2019. The ability to download Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11 ISO images was a welcome feature addition, as it made the process of creating Windows boot media more comfortable. The developer has added more features to Rufus in the meantime that improved the program for some Windows administrators and users significantly. Options to

  24. Dillo web browser homepage is for sale

    posted on Sat Aug 13 09:06:06 UTC 2022 by marttt | view on HN

  25. Can Applications Recover from Fsync Failures?

    posted on Wed Aug 10 18:10:51 UTC 2022 by simonz05 | view on HN

    The article discusses how file systems and data-intensive applications react to fsync failures, and how these failures can cause catastrophic outcomes.

  26. Taktile (YC S20) Is Hiring Front End Engineer

    posted on Sat Aug 13 07:00:28 UTC 2022 by wizardfish323 | view on HN

    The company is looking for an experienced front-end engineer to take end-to-end ownership of the front-end from an architectural and best practices perspective, to constantly raise the quality bar in your area of expertise.

  27. Operating well – what I learned at Stripe

    posted on Thu Aug 11 06:22:24 UTC 2022 by 0x54MUR41 | view on HN

    The article talks about how to be a good operator, and some of the lessons the author learned while working at Stripe.

  28. Use Postfix Dereferencing

    posted on Thu Aug 11 11:33:49 UTC 2022 by danny00 | view on HN

    The new postfix notation in Perl v5.20 turns a reference into its contents.

  29. Walking Tokyo for Seven Days

    posted on Thu Aug 11 02:50:21 UTC 2022 by cmod | view on HN

    The article is about a man who is going to walk around Tokyo for a week, tracing his steps from when he first arrived in the city 22 years ago.

  30. How to Get a PhD in Mathematics in a Timely Fashion [pdf]

    posted on Sat Aug 13 03:42:51 UTC 2022 by paulpauper | view on HN