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  1. A 24-year-old bug in the Linux Kernel TCP stack (2021)

    posted on Sat Oct 15 13:08:59 UTC 2022 by endorphine | view on HN

    The article describes how the company Skroutz uses rsync to transfer data between servers, and how they encountered a bug that caused rsync transfers to hang indefinitely.

  2. Why We're Moving on from Firebase

    posted on Sat Oct 15 15:42:30 UTC 2022 by jackconsidine | view on HN

    The article discusses the pros and cons of using Firebase and how it has changed over the years. The author ultimately concludes that while Firebase has some great features, there are enough cons that they will be shifting to alternatives for new projects.

  3. Small molecule cognitive enhancer reverses age-related memory decline in mice

    posted on Sat Oct 15 15:20:42 UTC 2022 by clockworksoul | view on HN

    The article discusses how ISRIB treatment reverses increased AHP to levels indistinguishable from young animals, and how ISRIB treatment significantly increases spine density levels of old mice when compared to vehicle-treated old mice.

  4. Pimping my Casio with Oddly Specific Objects' alternate motherboard and firmware

    posted on Sat Oct 15 13:27:05 UTC 2022 by jgrahamc | view on HN

    This article is about a man who bought a replacement motherboard for his classic Casio F-91W from Crowd Supply, which allows the watch to have long battery life and new functionality.

  5. We're moving away from swap partitions on our Linux servers

    posted on Sat Oct 15 14:53:33 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The article discusses the transition from using swap partitions to swap files on Linux servers, and the reasons for making the change.

  6. Zeek Is Now a Component of Microsoft Windows

    posted on Sat Oct 15 12:37:05 UTC 2022 by rapnie | view on HN

    The article discusses Corelight's integration of Zeek, the world's most popular open source network security monitoring platform, into Microsoft Windows and Defender for Endpoint. This will help security teams respond to the most challenging attacks by providing "richer signals for advanced threat hunting, complete and accurate discovery of IoT devices, and more powerful detection and response capabilities."

  7. Mud boosts the immune system

    posted on Sat Oct 15 09:51:34 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN

    Many scientists are investigating the benefits of interventions that encourage greater contact with nature in childhood, such as "forest bathing" and mud kitchens, which have been shown to improve the symptoms of children and teenagers with atopic dermatitis and increased microbial diversity on their skin and in their gut, as well as improved immune function.

  8. Google engineers joked about how incognito mode isn't incognito

    posted on Sat Oct 15 16:14:03 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN

    This article discusses how Google is being sued for allegedly misleading the public about how much data it collects from users even when they're in its Chrome browser's "Incognito" private browsing mode, and how Google employees have joked about the matter.

  9. AT&T to pay $23M fine for bribing powerful lawmaker’s ally in exchange for vote

    posted on Sat Oct 15 14:49:47 UTC 2022 by LinuxBender | view on HN

    AT&T agreed to pay a $23 million fine to the US Department of Justice to resolve a federal criminal investigation into alleged misconduct involving the company's efforts to unlawfully influence former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan.

  10. Queueing Theory

    posted on Fri Oct 14 11:48:02 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN

    The article discusses queueing theory, which is the mathematical study of waiting lines, or queues.

  11. Ardour 7.0 has been released

    posted on Sat Oct 15 15:02:01 UTC 2022 by frankzander | view on HN

    The article discusses the various features of Ardour's clip launching feature, including the inclusion of a sample library with the download, the ability to add additional folders of audio and MIDI loops and samples, the ability to audition MIDI files, and the ability to generate and store your own loops.

  12. Ask HN: What's your favorite programmer niche?

    posted on Sat Oct 15 16:20:09 UTC 2022 by subtract-smiles | view on HN

  13. Polyominoes by Herman Tulleken, 2019

    posted on Sat Oct 15 15:18:48 UTC 2022 by fatneckbeardz | view on HN

  14. Math with Bad Drawings

    posted on Thu Oct 13 09:35:00 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN

    This article is about the author's new book which is all about mathematical games and how it is now available for preorder.

  15. Evolution of HTTP

    posted on Fri Oct 14 10:23:10 UTC 2022 by divbzero | view on HN

    The article discusses how Google implemented an experimental protocol SPDY in the early 2010s, which served as the foundation for the HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 is a binary protocol that is multiplexed, compresses headers, and allows for server push. It was officially standardized in May 2015, and by May 2022, 46.4% of all websites used it.

  16. A Discussion on Printk()

    posted on Thu Oct 13 10:02:00 UTC 2022 by nixcraft | view on HN

    There have been efforts to improve the kernel's print function for a variety of reasons, but one persistent problem has been its latency; a recent discussion at the 2022 Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) seems to have paved the way for a new solution to land in the mainline before too long.

  17. Public Relations Company for Big Pharma Now “Embedding” Employees at CDC

    posted on Sat Oct 15 16:22:22 UTC 2022 by qwertyuiop_ | view on HN

    The article discusses how Weber Shandwick, a PR firm, is contracted by both Moderna and Pfizer for $50 million and is also "embedded at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta as part of the Division of Viral Diseases team."

  18. Americans Are Too Fat to Donate Their Bodies to Science

    posted on Sat Oct 15 16:38:47 UTC 2022 by latchkey | view on HN

    The article discusses the practical reasons for why most medical school tables are not large enough to accommodate a human being larger than 200 lbs or longer than 6' tall.

  19. Why your website should work without JavaScript (2021)

    posted on Sat Oct 15 06:54:40 UTC 2022 by nameequalsmain | view on HN

  20. Man plays his saxophone through 9-hour complex brain surgery to remove tumor

    posted on Sat Oct 15 12:39:48 UTC 2022 by Vaslo | view on HN

    A 35-year-old musician had a brain tumor removed in Italy this week in a nine-hour surgery that he spent not only awake and fully conscious, but playing his saxophone.

  21. Internet Archive to Honor Carl Malamud with 2022 Hero Award

    posted on Thu Oct 13 07:07:38 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN

    Carl Malamud, the founder of Public.Resource.Org and a champion for making government information accessible to all, will receive the 2022 Internet Archive Hero Award.

  22. How boring should your team's codebases be

    posted on Thu Oct 13 11:50:38 UTC 2022 by meadsteve | view on HN

    The article discusses how important it is to have a balance of novelty and standardization in a team in order to make it easier for new members to get up to speed.

  23. The Curse of the Blue Diamond

    posted on Fri Oct 14 19:55:26 UTC 2022 by backuprestore | view on HN

    The article discusses the jubilee celebrations of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the significance of different royal families in attendance.

  24. What happens when you donate your body to science

    posted on Fri Oct 14 17:20:25 UTC 2022 by gmays | view on HN

    The article is about how forensic anthropologists learn about bones and how to estimate the time that has passed since death.

  25. Show HN: Bloomberg Terminal for Individuals

    posted on Sat Oct 15 07:12:45 UTC 2022 by krxhna | view on HN

  26. Svix, the Enterprise Ready Webhook Service (YC W21) Is Hiring (Remote)

    posted on Sat Oct 15 07:02:01 UTC 2022 by tasn | view on HN

    The company is looking for individuals that are smart, high-energy, and fast learning that enjoy having developers as their users and share the company's values.

  27. Record-breaking gamma-ray burst possibly most powerful explosion ever recorded

    posted on Sat Oct 15 15:18:23 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN

    The article discusses the afterglow of GRB 221009A, which was first detected on 9 October 2022 by orbiting X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes, and how two teams of astronomers worked closely with staff at the Gemini South telescope in Chile to obtain the earliest-possible observations of the afterglow of this historic explosion.

  28. The Search for a Pill That Can Help Dogs–and Humans–Live Longer

    posted on Sat Oct 15 15:41:30 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN

    The article is about a woman who became interested in the field of anti-aging after hearing a presentation by Aubrey de Grey, and then later had a falling out with him.

  29. Low Earth Orbit Visualization

    posted on Fri Oct 14 16:22:21 UTC 2022 by aseidl | view on HN

  30. Ask HN: Are Whois Abuse Reports Useful?

    posted on Sat Oct 15 12:43:04 UTC 2022 by amony | view on HN