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posted on Tue Aug 23 16:16:24 UTC 2022 by mkeeter | view on HN
Class action against Oracle’s worldwide surveillance machine
posted on Tue Aug 23 14:42:29 UTC 2022 by trasz | view on HN
The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) is suing Oracle for violating the privacy of billions of people across the globe.
Perfluorocubane Is (As You Would Expect) Weird
posted on Tue Aug 23 15:52:11 UTC 2022 by kens | view on HN
The article is discussing a study on octafluorocubane and how it is predicted to have the ability to hold a free electron in the middle of that cube.
Top Programming Languages 2022
posted on Tue Aug 23 16:18:56 UTC 2022 by furcyd | view on HN
The article discusses the results of the ninth annual ranking of the Top Programming Languages and how Python remains on top, but closely followed by C.
What's the big deal about embedded key-value databases like RocksDB?
posted on Tue Aug 23 15:58:09 UTC 2022 by eatonphil | view on HN
This article discusses how embedded key-value stores are becoming more popular and why they are useful.
The Evolution of Marginalia's Crawling
posted on Tue Aug 23 14:02:01 UTC 2022 by marginalia_nu | view on HN
The article discusses the crawling process of Marginalia Search and how it has changed over time.
The Making of Prince of Persia [pdf]
posted on Sun Aug 21 07:08:54 UTC 2022 by gtsnexp | view on HN
Why Machines Will Never Rule the World – Artificial Intelligence Without Fear
posted on Tue Aug 23 15:48:29 UTC 2022 by ta988 | view on HN
2. The article discusses the various reasons why machines will never be able to inherit the earth from humans.
We used Elixir's Observer to hunt down bottlenecks
posted on Tue Aug 23 16:00:22 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN
The article discusses how the Observer tool can be used to help investigate why a machine with a high load average but only moderate CPU utilization is experiencing degraded performance benchmarks.
How to communicate why your startup is worth joining
posted on Tue Aug 23 15:15:59 UTC 2022 by flreln | view on HN
Most startups don't do a good job of communicating why someone should join them, whether that's because the founders are interesting, the team is great, the culture is amazing, or the business is doing well.
Aptible (YC S14) is hiring for our secure, compliant PaaS alternative to Heroku
posted on Tue Aug 23 14:27:48 UTC 2022 by fancyremarker | view on HN
The article discusses how the company is "remote first" meaning that all employees have the ability to work from home or a co-working space of their choice. The company is passionate about building a diverse team of talented people who accomplish great things together, regardless of where they are.
Permutation Generation Methods [pdf]
posted on Tue Aug 23 14:49:55 UTC 2022 by qsort | view on HN
Realizing scientists are the real superheroes
posted on Tue Aug 23 16:07:48 UTC 2022 by atg_abhishek | view on HN
The best thing about my job is that I get to work with incredibly talented people who are also committed to making the world a better place.
Ex-Twitter exec blows the whistle, alleging reckless cybersecurity policies
posted on Tue Aug 23 10:36:53 UTC 2022 by razin | view on HN
Study first to link weed killer Roundup to convulsions in animals
posted on Tue Aug 23 13:00:44 UTC 2022 by pseudolus | view on HN
The study found that glyphosate, the weed killer component in Roundup, increased seizure-like behavior in soil-dwelling roundworms and provides significant evidence that glyphosate targets GABA-A receptors.
Color has been disappearing from the world
posted on Mon Aug 22 06:53:17 UTC 2022 by beatthatflight | view on HN
The article discusses how the colors of common materials and items have changed over time, using data from the 1800s to present day. They found that cars are now mostly grey, white, or black, compared to twenty years ago, and that carpets have also shifted to mostly being grey or beige. Even locations that used to be very colorful have now become more modern and minimalistic.
India forced Twitter to put agent on payroll, whistleblower says
posted on Tue Aug 23 15:38:38 UTC 2022 by perihelions | view on HN
A former Twitter security chief has alleged that the Indian government forced the social media firm to put a government agent on the payroll, which would have given the agent access to sensitive user data.
Non-Machine Learning Image Matching with a Vector DB
posted on Tue Aug 23 13:35:11 UTC 2022 by hannah-pdx | view on HN
The article discusses the process of developing alt-text.org, which includes large-scale fuzzy matching of images. To accomplish this, they leverage the Pinecone.io vector database, which offers k-nearest-neighbor searches over feature vectors. They tested 4 algorithms and found that the Dot Product metric was not appropriate for any algorithm except possibly Goldberg.
Show HN: Crawlee – The web scraping and browser automation library for Node.js
posted on Tue Aug 23 06:25:39 UTC 2022 by jancurn | view on HN
posted on Tue Aug 23 08:30:46 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN
The article discusses how the author, who initially promised themselves they wouldn't use corporate jargon, has failed and now fully understands why people do.
Show HN: Glue – Pandas as a DAG (Now a web app)
posted on Tue Aug 23 14:24:17 UTC 2022 by gthompson1 | view on HN
Glue is a tool that helps users create data workflows by providing pre-built components to input, output, join, transform, and explore data, as well as the ability to build and customize components for full control over the process.
Data Partitioning and Consistent Hashing
posted on Tue Aug 23 16:38:25 UTC 2022 by nalgeon | view on HN
The article is an introduction to partitioning and consistent hashing, two techniques for distributed storage systems.
A beginner tries PCB assembly (2020)
posted on Mon Aug 22 10:53:42 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
The article is about the author's experience using JLCPCB to make a PCB and how happy they are with the results.
Pure Data: an open source visual language for multimedia
posted on Mon Aug 22 05:42:24 UTC 2022 by brudgers | view on HN
The article is about the open source visual programming language Pure Data, which is used to create software without writing lines of code.
A history of OSS licensing from a lawyer who helped blaze the trail [audio]
posted on Tue Aug 23 15:17:13 UTC 2022 by mooreds | view on HN
The article is about Heather Meeker, a specialist with a deep history in the world of open-source software licensing.
posted on Tue Aug 23 04:27:13 UTC 2022 by sutro | view on HN
The article is about the author's experience of coming across a small boat of people while sailing and how they reacted.
posted on Tue Aug 23 00:30:52 UTC 2022 by breathenow | view on HN
The article discusses how the joy brought about by a happy ending in a fairy tale is not escapist, and is instead a sudden and miraculous grace.
Ask HN: How do you organize or rename PDF files (books, papers, etc)?
posted on Tue Aug 23 14:02:32 UTC 2022 by ducktective | view on HN
posted on Fri Aug 19 06:39:41 UTC 2022 by flobosg | view on HN
Bacteriophage therapy is an idea that's been around for a long time, but although a lot of people have heard of it, not many people really know much about it.
Vertical Fungi Farm Will Grow 3M Pounds Myc a Year for Fungi Bacon
posted on Tue Aug 23 16:14:56 UTC 2022 by serverlessmom | view on HN
The article discusses a new vegetarian-friendly bacon substitute made from mushroom roots.