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  1. The Hummingbird Clock: date videos by background mains hum

    posted on Sun Oct 09 13:49:57 UTC 2022 by wodow | view on HN

    The article discusses the Hummingbird Clock, which is an online time piece that uses the mains power supply to determine the time and date of a recording.

  2. Amazon “suicide kits” have led to teen deaths

    posted on Sun Oct 09 15:08:43 UTC 2022 by tannedNerd | view on HN

    The lawyers representing the parents who are suing Amazon for selling "suicide kits" to teenagers who died by suicide say they have reached a "breaking point," after Amazon lawyers allegedly told parents that the online retailer had a right to sell these so-called "suicide kits."

  3. Top science fiction short stories published in August

    posted on Sun Oct 09 14:19:45 UTC 2022 by mojoe | view on HN

    This is a list of the top 5 out of the 26 stories the author read in August.

  4. DIY out-of-band management: remote power button

    posted on Sun Oct 09 14:33:35 UTC 2022 by secure | view on HN

    The article describes how to make a remote power button using an ESP32 microcontroller, a MOSFET, a resistor, and a few jumper wires, which is more power-efficient than a commercial solution like IPMI.

  5. CS631 – Advanced Programming in the Unix Environment

    posted on Sun Oct 09 13:32:00 UTC 2022 by AlexeyBrin | view on HN

    This course is about developing complex system-level software in the C programming language while gaining an intimate understanding of the Unix operating system and its programming environment.

  6. The Forgotten Operating System That Keeps the NYC Subway System Alive (2019)

    posted on Fri Oct 07 22:02:42 UTC 2022 by lproven | view on HN

    The article discusses how IBM's partnership with Microsoft did not work out well for them, but in the late 1980s, executives at the MTA were looking to remove tokens from the subway system and replace them with a prepaid card.

  7. Stripe is PayPal circa 2010

    posted on Sun Oct 09 04:30:57 UTC 2022 by qualudeheart | view on HN

    In 2011, the FTC had filed a complaint against Twitter for its failure to properly protect nonpublic consumer information, which included users” email addresses, Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses, telephone numbers, and nonpublic information exchanged on the platform.

  8. Dutch employee fired by U.S. firm for shutting off webcam awarded €75K in court

    posted on Sun Oct 09 10:52:35 UTC 2022 by stoeckley | view on HN

    A remote employee of a U.S. business who was fired for refusing to leave his webcam on while he was working was awarded roughly 75,000 euros by a Dutch court for wrongful termination.

  9. Call for Participation to Chaos Computer Club’s 37C3

    posted on Sun Oct 09 07:38:53 UTC 2022 by hacka22 | view on HN

    The Chaos Communication Congress is an annual symposium and hacker party organized by the Chaos Computer Club.

  10. Know Your Carrying Capacity

    posted on Sun Oct 09 12:13:26 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The article discusses how people in the software industry often take on more than they can handle, leading to security, productivity, and trust issues.

  11. Ask HN: Why do people come to HN for Stripe resolutions?

    posted on Sun Oct 09 13:32:36 UTC 2022 by aliqot | view on HN

  12. Starting a Business Around GPT-3 Is a Bad Idea (2020)

    posted on Sun Oct 09 12:03:14 UTC 2022 by swyx | view on HN

    GPT-3 is a new technology that has the potential to change entire industries, but because it is so easy to use, there will be a lot of competition and it will be difficult to create a competitive advantage.

  13. Going where BeOS NetPositive hasn't gone before: NetPositive+

    posted on Sun Oct 09 05:53:35 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    NetPositive+ is a reworked alteration of the last NetPositive release that does not include a JavaScript interpreter or an ad filter.

  14. Day.js – Fast 2kB alternative to Moment.js with the same modern API

    posted on Sun Oct 09 03:33:30 UTC 2022 by excerionsforte | view on HN

    Day.js is a JavaScript library that parses, validates, manipulates, and displays dates and times for modern browsers with a largely Moment.js-compatible API.

  15. Reverse Engineering a Cat Feeder to Boost Productivity

    posted on Sun Oct 09 08:17:28 UTC 2022 by bubblehack3r | view on HN

    The article is about a person who bought a PetKit FreshElement Solo, which is a cat feeder, and figured out how to use the REST API to make it dispense snacks for humans.

  16. Skio (YC S20) is hiring – subscriptions for Shopify, easy ReCharge migrations

    posted on Sun Oct 09 12:01:41 UTC 2022 by kennandavison | view on HN

    The article discusses how a big part of joining a startup is betting on the founder(s), and how this can be a good or bad thing.

  17. Transwarp v0.84 – 50x fastload system on plain vanilla stock 1541 (use with C64)

    posted on Sun Oct 09 13:37:02 UTC 2022 by sandebert | view on HN

    The article is about a C64 Tool called Transwarp that was released on 29 October 2021.

  18. Protests in Iran: State-run live TV hacked by protesters

    posted on Sun Oct 09 12:03:24 UTC 2022 by lifeisstillgood | view on HN

    The article discusses two separate incidents in which people were killed in Iran.

  19. Take a break you idiot

    posted on Sun Oct 09 09:12:51 UTC 2022 by imartin2k | view on HN

    The author describes how they become a "slug person" after long periods of work, with symptoms including anxiety, anger, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating.

  20. Stop using utcnow and utcfromtimestamp

    posted on Sun Oct 09 04:35:31 UTC 2022 by tomerbd | view on HN

    In Python 3, naïve datetimes represent a specific point in time in a specific time zone, which is different from Python 2.

  21. For Best Results, Forget the Bonus

    posted on Sat Oct 08 07:37:47 UTC 2022 by damir | view on HN

  22. Show HN: I wrote a short story about von Neumann probes

    posted on Sat Oct 08 03:02:23 UTC 2022 by whatrocks | view on HN

    The article is about a family trying to stop an alien invasion by using jellybeans.

  23. Learn Exponentially

    posted on Sun Oct 09 12:53:57 UTC 2022 by p-christ | view on HN

    This article discusses how your long-term ability is determined by how fast you learn, and how growing exponentially is much rarer and usually only temporary.

  24. California to discontinue plastic grocery bags

    posted on Sun Oct 09 16:47:17 UTC 2022 by CalChris | view on HN

    The bill originally asked that all plastic bags be replaced by 2023, but in an April letter from the California Grocers Association to Eggman, the association asked the date be changed to 2025 to give stores time to alter their supply chain.

  25. TypeScript is now officially 10 years old

    posted on Sun Oct 09 08:17:52 UTC 2022 by bubblehack3r | view on HN

    Microsoft's TypeScript programming language, which brought static types to JavaScript development, has withstood the test of time, a Microsoft official wrote this past weekend.

  26. Leftover Star Wars Sets

    posted on Fri Oct 07 17:26:13 UTC 2022 by samclemens | view on HN

    The article discusses how George Lucas' "Star Wars" films were filmed in studio lots or in preexisting structures, but a number of their exterior sets, especially for the desert planet Tatooine, were purpose built for the films and simply abandoned to the sands and the fans when filming was over.

  27. Scotland ‘snow-free’ for fourth time in six years

    posted on Sun Oct 09 02:06:50 UTC 2022 by mooreds | view on HN

    The article discusses a report which found that there has been a decline in snow cover and fewer days when it snows on Cairngorm mountain since the winter of 1983-84.

  28. Brave browser to start blocking annoying cookie consent banners

    posted on Sun Oct 09 08:40:07 UTC 2022 by redbell | view on HN

    The Brave browser will soon allow users to block annoying and potentially privacy-harming cookie consent banners on all websites they visit.

  29. Eierlegende Wollmilchsau (2011)

    posted on Fri Oct 07 18:42:17 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN

    The Eierlegende Wollmilchsau is a mythical creature that is used to describe the perfect farm animal or a person that attempts to do the work of many.

  30. A Drum Machine with Congenital Heart Disease

    posted on Fri Oct 07 17:13:34 UTC 2022 by giuliomagnifico | view on HN

    The Swedish Heartchild Foundation is a charitable organization that was founded in 1975 to help children with congenital heart diseases and their families.