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What’s wrong with medieval pigs in videogames
posted on Mon Oct 24 15:45:06 UTC 2022 by _emacsomancer_ | view on HN
This article is about how pigs are depicted in medieval videogames, and how they actually looked in the Middle Ages.
Sonic: Fast, lightweight and schema-less search backend
posted on Mon Oct 24 11:17:42 UTC 2022 by rcarmo | view on HN
Sonic is a fast, lightweight and schema-less search backend that can be used as a simple alternative to super-heavy and full-featured search backends such as Elasticsearch in some use-cases.
posted on Mon Oct 24 05:24:32 UTC 2022 by tybulewicz | view on HN
I stumbled upon an early example of a monetized machine-generated book which no longer ranks highly on Amazon and it’s been stripped of its hundreds of fake reviews, but I bet it served its purpose back in the day.
The evolution of the data engineer role
posted on Mon Oct 24 14:30:02 UTC 2022 by Arimbr | view on HN
The article discusses the history and future of data engineering and how it has evolved over time.
Record-breaking chip can transmit entire internet's traffic per second
posted on Mon Oct 24 11:36:31 UTC 2022 by typeofhuman | view on HN
The speed record for data transmission using a single light source and optical chip has been shattered once again, with a new record of 1.84 petabits per second.
Launch HN: Noloco (YC S21) – Build internal tools from data without code
posted on Mon Oct 24 13:58:57 UTC 2022 by darraghmckay | view on HN
The article discusses how to make partnerships easier by creating a fully branded partner portal that allows you to customize what data your partners can access.
Show HN: IHP v1.0 (Batteries-included web framework built on Haskell and Nix)
posted on Mon Oct 24 16:00:08 UTC 2022 by _query | view on HN
IHP v1.0 is mostly about making things stable and ready for the general public. We’ve finally switched from Bootstrap 4 as the default CSS framework to Bootstrap 5. We’ve got prebuilt binaries for M1 macs. Of course some performance optimizations, e.g. when packaging an IHP app to a docker image, the image size moved from 300 MB to 80 MB. And a lot of bug fixes and small improvements.
I help seniors with technology issues
posted on Mon Oct 24 08:47:36 UTC 2022 by thinkingemote | view on HN
SimulaVR: Meta's Subpoena Has Been Dropped
posted on Mon Oct 24 16:37:35 UTC 2022 by sandebert | view on HN
The article offers constructive criticism on Meta's product vision and marketing, specifically regarding the Quest Pro's "37% PPI increase" claim.
A brief demonstration of my Titanium Cyborg Eye as a flashlight [video]
posted on Mon Oct 24 12:23:01 UTC 2022 by jiwidi | view on HN
posted on Mon Oct 24 08:02:46 UTC 2022 by magnifique | view on HN
The article discusses the possible names for the Game Boy console's CPU core, which resembles but is not exactly Z80 and 8080.
Why are there so few dead bugs on windshields these days?
posted on Mon Oct 24 02:44:28 UTC 2022 by bookofjoe | view on HN
The article discusses how the increase in size of windshields on American cars has led to a decrease in the amount of bugs that are splattered on them.
posted on Mon Oct 24 11:53:13 UTC 2022 by cwillu | view on HN
Despite the possibility to meaningfully reduce the danger from nuclear war, missile defense is largely ignored, and when it does come up it is widely misunderstood.
posted on Mon Oct 24 14:07:26 UTC 2022 by yamrzou | view on HN
In the article, Chaitin questions the reality of real numbers and suggests that physical reality may in fact be discrete, digital and computational.
The sound of Earth’s magnetic field
posted on Mon Oct 24 14:03:12 UTC 2022 by cellover | view on HN
The article discusses how the ESA's Swarm satellites are being used to understand Earth's magnetic field and how musician Klaus Nielsen is using data from the satellites to create a sonic representation of the core field.
Building the SHAKTI Microprocessor
posted on Mon Oct 24 13:29:47 UTC 2022 by yarapavan | view on HN
Cuckoo Filter: Practically Better Than Bloom (2014) [pdf]
posted on Mon Oct 24 16:26:22 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
Show HN: Topaz: open-source authorization combining the best of OPA and Zanzibar
posted on Mon Oct 24 15:01:44 UTC 2022 by ogazitt | view on HN
Topaz is an open-source authorization service providing fine-grained, real-time, policy-based access control for applications and APIs.
Memtest86 v6.00 with UEFI support released
posted on Mon Oct 24 16:11:57 UTC 2022 by conductor | view on HN
The article discusses why it is important to test your RAM for errors before using a new computer or after overclocking your CPU or RAM.
Tomorrow the Unix timestamp will get to 1,666,666,666
posted on Mon Oct 24 13:36:17 UTC 2022 by bubblehack3r | view on HN
We improved React loading times with Next.js
posted on Mon Oct 24 13:01:39 UTC 2022 by Lukas1994 | view on HN
The article discusses the reasons why the company switched from Create React App to Next.js, which include page routing, intelligent pre-loading, and hybrid static & server-side rendering.
The first rule of Microsoft Excel: Don’t tell anyone you’re good at it
posted on Mon Oct 24 14:32:43 UTC 2022 by metadat | view on HN
The article discusses how being good at Microsoft Excel can be a curse in the workplace as everyone will constantly ask for help with their own spreadsheets.
Exposure to environmental toxins may be root of rise in neurological disorders
posted on Mon Oct 24 15:22:45 UTC 2022 by bookofjoe | view on HN
The article discusses how environmental toxins could be the cause behind the astronomical rise in neurological disorders and how little is known about the impact on the brain and nervous system.
A lift-the-flap book, 18th century style
posted on Sat Oct 22 22:48:09 UTC 2022 by benbreen | view on HN
This article is about a harlequinade, which is a type of book that was invented in the 1760s, has hand-colored illustrations, and tells the story of Harlequin and Columbine.
Buffers on the Edge: Python and Rust
posted on Mon Oct 24 02:52:53 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN
This article is about how two different systems, Python's buffer protocol and Rust's memory model, can interact and produce bad behavior that is difficult to diagnose.
Lawsuit filed against rent-setting software RealPage
posted on Mon Oct 24 14:51:02 UTC 2022 by carride | view on HN
The article discusses a lawsuit that has been filed against RealPage, a company that makes price-setting software for apartments, and nine of the nation's biggest property managers. The lawsuit alleges that the company and the property managers formed a cartel to artificially inflate rents in violation of federal law.
Plastic recycling remains a 'myth': Greenpeace study
posted on Mon Oct 24 09:17:23 UTC 2022 by samizdis | view on HN
The article is about how plastic recycling rates are declining and how it is difficult to recycle plastic.
Imagorvideo – video thumbnail server using RMSE in Go and FFmpeg C bindings
posted on Mon Oct 24 15:51:16 UTC 2022 by cshum | view on HN
Imagorvideo is a new initiative that brings video thumbnail capability through ffmpeg, built on the foundations of imagor - a fast, Docker-ready image processing server written in Go with libvips.
JPEG of Shakespeare is also a zip file containing his complete works (2018)
posted on Mon Oct 24 02:38:49 UTC 2022 by metadat | view on HN
DNS SRV Records for HTTP (2009)
posted on Thu Oct 20 23:18:25 UTC 2022 by anderspitman | view on HN
The article discusses how the use of DNS SRV lookups for particular applications using HTTP, such as specific web APIs, would allow many servers that are just providing an API to run on ports other than 80 even though main portal sites may still be running on the well known ports.