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  1. The Proton, the ‘Most Complicated Thing’ Imaginable

    posted on Wed Oct 19 14:22:21 UTC 2022 by shantanu_sharma | view on HN

    The article discusses how the proton has been studied for many years and is still not fully understood.

  2. Kill Bill – Open-Source Subscription Billing and Payments Platform

    posted on Wed Oct 19 15:26:16 UTC 2022 by Whitespace | view on HN

    Kill Bill is an open-source subscription billing and payments platform that has been around for over 10 years and is used by many large organizations.

  3. Write Better Error Messages

    posted on Wed Oct 19 12:27:18 UTC 2022 by noch | view on HN

    The article discusses how to write better error messages, specifically addressing the issues of tone, technical jargon, passing the blame, generics, and lack of explanation or reassurance.

  4. It’s Time to Repeal the Jones Act

    posted on Wed Oct 19 14:57:07 UTC 2022 by danboarder | view on HN

    S.-owned. The article discusses how the Jones Act is detestable because it perfectly embodies the inefficiencies and injustices of protectionism, unfair regulations and cronyism.

  5. Wargame: LaTeX package to prepare hex'n'counter wargames

    posted on Wed Oct 19 13:24:19 UTC 2022 by ddougj | view on HN

    The package provides tools for generating Hex maps and boards, Counters for units, markers, and so on, Counter sheets, Order of Battle charts, and Illustrations in the rules using the defined maps and counters.

  6. The Telefunken RA 770 Analog Computer

    posted on Wed Oct 19 14:42:09 UTC 2022 by Stubb | view on HN

    On November 14th, 2007, a man became the owner of a Telefunken RA 770 analog computer which was saved from scrap by Mr. Flaskamp from the Forschungszentrum Jülich.

  7. Forgotten Employee (2002)

    posted on Wed Oct 19 08:40:24 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN

    The author has had an epiphany that nine years of their life has been devoted to advancing their career, and they are not sure if it is what they want anymore.

  8. Identity management for WireGuard networks

    posted on Wed Oct 19 12:43:56 UTC 2022 by chmaynard | view on HN

    The article discusses how to manage WireGuard keys and how Tailscale is a commercial service that provides a managed WireGuard network.

  9. Pipe Viewer

    posted on Tue Oct 18 09:15:05 UTC 2022 by 0x45696e6172 | view on HN

    Pipe Viewer is a terminal-based tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline.

  10. Show HN: I made a new AI colorizer

    posted on Wed Oct 19 13:00:56 UTC 2022 by emilwallner | view on HN

  11. Community Phone Is Hiring Engineers to Make VoIP Simple and Reliable

    posted on Wed Oct 19 14:30:04 UTC 2022 by wittedhaddock | view on HN

    The article is about a company called Community Phone whose mission is to make the phone call more powerful and transform the $300B+ US telecom industry. They have thousands of customers around the country, including children trying to purchase landlines for their elderly parents and businesses choosing modern voice features. Their enterprise clients include KFC, AT&T, GM, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Starbucks. They are customer-centric and believe that happy customers are the best sales force on the planet

  12. A Lot of What Is Known about Pirates Is Not True (2017)

    posted on Tue Oct 18 17:54:09 UTC 2022 by Thevet | view on HN

    In the late 17th century, it was common for local political leaders to openly protect men who committed acts of piracy against powers that were nominally allied or at peace with England, as jailbreaks and riots in support of alleged pirates were a way of protesting policies that interfered with the trade in bullion, slaves, and luxury items from the Indian Ocean.

  13. Replit Mobile App

    posted on Wed Oct 19 15:14:43 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The Replit mobile app for Android and iOS allows users to code anything, anywhere.

  14. Furniture as Comrade: Enzo Mari’s Autoprogettazione

    posted on Wed Oct 19 12:53:26 UTC 2022 by anarbadalov | view on HN

    In the Reappraisals series, writers and artists whose reputations have undeservedly faded, never flourished in the first place, or sagged under the weight of undue attention will be reconsidered.

  15. First known map of night sky found hidden in Medieval parchment

    posted on Wed Oct 19 11:43:51 UTC 2022 by JoeDaDude | view on HN

    The article discusses how a manuscript from a monastery in Egypt has yielded a surprising treasure- part of the long-lost star catalogue of the astronomer Hipparchus, which is the earliest known attempt to map the entire sky.

  16. Show HN: I made a simple platform to find founders and buy side-projects

    posted on Wed Oct 19 11:10:03 UTC 2022 by heyarviind2 | view on HN

  17. Brave browser now blocks cookie banners

    posted on Wed Oct 19 13:31:08 UTC 2022 by bookofjoe | view on HN

    The article discusses how the Brave browser will soon be blocking cookie consent notifications on Android and Desktop, and how this is more privacy-preserving than similar systems used in other browsers.

  18. Simple, Fast, and Scalable Reverse Image Search

    posted on Mon Oct 17 00:03:38 UTC 2022 by SerCe | view on HN

    Canva hosts a huge collection of ever-growing, user media that needs to be stored and managed properly. The diversity of this media poses challenges around the moderation and reduction of unnecessary duplicate content. To cater to this, one tool we use is perceptual hashing with an internally built reverse image search system.

  19. Elevator Saga: Elevator programming game

    posted on Tue Oct 18 16:30:31 UTC 2022 by homarp | view on HN

    The article is about a programming game implemented in JavaScript.

  20. Focus is saying no to good ideas

    posted on Wed Oct 19 01:49:45 UTC 2022 by nsoonhui | view on HN

    The article talks about how focus is important in business, and how difficult it is to actually focus.

  21. Ask HN: Why don't I see gold at the end of the remote working rainbow?

    posted on Wed Oct 19 08:50:25 UTC 2022 by samuel_backend | view on HN

  22. Remote work may have fueled a baby boom among U.S. women

    posted on Wed Oct 19 13:56:02 UTC 2022 by mutator | view on HN

    The article discusses a working paper that found that the birth rate in the US increased in 2021, which is surprising because economists predicted a decrease. The paper attributes the increase to the quick economic recovery and the rise of remote work, which has given parents more time and flexibility.

  23. Sound

    posted on Tue Oct 18 15:48:16 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The article discusses how sound is created and propagated.

  24. Ask HN: Has anyone managed to find enjoyment in their work after burnout?

    posted on Wed Oct 19 11:26:30 UTC 2022 by dotdashdashdash | view on HN

  25. IDA cybersecurity software provider Hex-Rays acquired

    posted on Wed Oct 19 03:23:42 UTC 2022 by walterbell | view on HN

    The article discusses Hex-Rays, a Belgian cybersecurity company, being acquired by a consortium of investors led by Smartfin with Ilfak Guilfanov, the founder of Hex-Rays, also reinvesting a substantial amount in the new structure.

  26. The Smash and Grab of Kroger-Albertsons

    posted on Wed Oct 19 15:24:03 UTC 2022 by connor11528 | view on HN

    The article discusses the merger of Kroger and Albertsons, the largest grocery acquisition in U.S. history, and the potential implications of the deal.

  27. Ableton Note – A playable iOS app for forming musical ideas

    posted on Tue Oct 18 09:22:56 UTC 2022 by alphadelphi | view on HN

    The article is about how the Live Push Note Link Shop Packs help more people try Live for free.

  28. Icestudio: Drag and Drop FPGA programming and learning

    posted on Wed Oct 19 09:59:34 UTC 2022 by harvie | view on HN

    Icestudio is a design tool focused on new comers to the FPGA world that makes it easy to design for OpenSource FPGAs.

  29. Ask HN: How did Microsoft email services became the primary source for spam?

    posted on Wed Oct 19 16:24:31 UTC 2022 by butz | view on HN

  30. C Minus Minus

    posted on Mon Oct 17 00:02:39 UTC 2022 by jkuria | view on HN

    C-- is a C-like programming language that is designed to be generated mainly by compilers for very high-level languages.