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Show HN: I 3D scanned the interior of the Great Pyramid at Giza
posted on Thu Oct 27 13:31:25 UTC 2022 by lukehollis | view on HN
The article discusses the interior of the Khufu Pyramid, also known as the Great Pyramid, on the Giza Plateau.
posted on Thu Oct 27 14:55:30 UTC 2022 by metadat | view on HN
The article discusses the time.gif, which is an endless GIF that always shows the current time in UTC.
posted on Thu Oct 27 14:27:09 UTC 2022 by denysvitali | view on HN
This article explains how to use the VHS tool to write terminal GIFs as code for integration testing and demoing your CLI tools.
The rise of biodigital surveillance
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:39:43 UTC 2022 by whoooooo123 | view on HN
The article discusses how the company CLEAR uses biometrics like fingerprints and iris scans, tied to demographic data, to create a digital ID that allows people to skip long lines at airports, sporting events, and other large gatherings.
Launch HN: MovingLake (YC S22) – Real-time data connectors for almost anything
posted on Thu Oct 27 16:19:35 UTC 2022 by paezand | view on HN
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:37:48 UTC 2022 by gtrevorjay | view on HN
Jerrica is a small, bare bones, 100% scheduled, web audio native, MOD player.
300 meters resolution SF Bay Area Forecast
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:40:56 UTC 2022 by johmathe | view on HN
Shell Script Best Practices, from a decade of scripting things
posted on Thu Oct 27 07:18:25 UTC 2022 by sharat87 | view on HN
This article is about a few quick thumb rules the author uses when writing shell scripts that they’ve come to appreciate over the years.
Cache of 19th-Century Blue Jeans Discovered in Abandoned Arizona Mineshaft
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:34:39 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN
This article is about a YouTuber who found seven pairs of 1800s jeans in an abandoned mineshaft.
Why Is Hydroelectricity So Green, and yet Unfashionable?
posted on Thu Oct 27 16:15:01 UTC 2022 by TeacherTortoise | view on HN
The article discusses how hydroelectricity is often overlooked as a renewable energy source despite its efficiency and abundance.
Audiobooks on Spotify: Here's the full story
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:31:13 UTC 2022 by JadoJodo | view on HN
The article discusses how Apple is preventing Amazon from selling e-books on its new Kindle app for the iPhone, which is a huge disappointment for Amazon, authors, and publishers.
US economy returned to growth last quarter, expanding 2.6%
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:38:47 UTC 2022 by rafaelc | view on HN
The economy grew at a 2.6% annual rate from July through September, after two quarters of contraction, driven by exports and consumer spending.
Ssss: Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme (2006)
posted on Tue Oct 25 06:08:19 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
A secret sharing scheme is a method for distributing a secret amongst a group of participants, each of which is allocated a share of the secret. The secret can only be reconstructed when the shares are combined together; individual shares are of no use on their own.
QuestDB (YC S20) Is Hiring a Core Database Engineer (Low Latency Java and C++)
posted on Thu Oct 27 12:53:38 UTC 2022 by nhourcard | view on HN
The article is about a company that makes a time series SQL database. The company is product-first, remote-first, and backed by leading venture capital firms and Y Combinator. They are looking for a core database engineer with 3+ years of experience.
Rethinking Virtualization for Backends
posted on Thu Oct 27 14:54:33 UTC 2022 by dohguy | view on HN
The article discusses how virtual machines and containers have improved backends in a lot of ways, but over time they have also created a lot of problems. The author believes it is time to rethink how we use virtualization for backend development and is building a backend framework that shifts the scope of virtualization from processes down to service components.
Europe now has so much natural gas that prices just dipped below zero
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:34:52 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN
The article is discussing how Europe has more natural gas than it knows what to do with and the spot prices briefly went negative earlier this week.
Only Intrinsic Motivation Lasts (2019)
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:17:56 UTC 2022 by _trackno5 | view on HN
The author of the article quit their job at Amazon after 8 years because they were not motivated enough to do another year, despite being rewarded repeatedly with promotions, compensation, recognition, and praise.
Apple says iPhones will switch to USB-C chargers to comply with new EU law
posted on Thu Oct 27 14:48:10 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN
Apple is switching to USB-C chargers for its upcoming iPhone devices, the company officially acknowledged for the first time at a Wall Street Journal event on Tuesday.
Which emoji scissors close? (2020)
posted on Thu Oct 27 16:36:58 UTC 2022 by philshem | view on HN
The article discusses how different vendors depict left handed scissors, where the top blade swings counterclockwise, and how some vendors depict right handed scissors, where the top blade swings clockwise.
Diem – Facebook open source Cryptocurrency written in Rust
posted on Thu Oct 27 14:25:32 UTC 2022 by modinfo | view on HN
The article is discussing the possible consequences of creating a branch with a name that is already being used as a tag.
A 155 carat diamond with 92 mm diameter (2017)
posted on Thu Oct 27 11:53:37 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
After 25 years of intensive research, physicists at the University of Augsburg have succeeded in the synthesis of a single crystal diamond disc.
Modern PHP features – PHP 8.0 and 8.1
posted on Thu Oct 27 13:40:09 UTC 2022 by mikece | view on HN
Since its release in late 2020, PHP 8 has been a game changer, with many new features that have real-world examples of when they might be used.
Real-time dialogue between experimenters and dreamers during REM sleep
posted on Thu Oct 27 16:15:43 UTC 2022 by lukas099 | view on HN
Ad blocking is under attack (2017)
posted on Thu Oct 27 12:28:54 UTC 2022 by metadat | view on HN
A DMCA request was made to remove a filter from EasyList, a community project that maintains filters for ad blockers, because the filter was being used to block an anti-adblocking startup's code.
A singular scientist: James Lovelock
posted on Mon Oct 24 07:29:58 UTC 2022 by Schroedingers2c | view on HN
The article is about James Lovelock, a scientist who created the Gaia theory.
posted on Thu Oct 27 14:08:53 UTC 2022 by rbanffy | view on HN
We've detected unusual activity from your computer network.
posted on Thu Oct 27 06:00:14 UTC 2022 by gurjeet | view on HN
The article discusses the range type feature in PostgreSQL, how it works, and its benefits.
posted on Thu Oct 27 04:09:41 UTC 2022 by spking | view on HN
The article discusses the benefits of using a note-taking app.
Ask HN: How do you maintain your daily log?
posted on Thu Oct 27 15:45:41 UTC 2022 by dr_kiszonka | view on HN
PayPal’s Objectionable Terms Are Back, $2500 Fines for Content They Don’t Like
posted on Thu Oct 27 16:36:08 UTC 2022 by that | view on HN
The article discusses how Paypal introduced a policy that allowed them to withdraw $2500 from your account for each time they believed you promoted misinformation or you sent, posted or published messages, content, or materials that, in PayPal’s sole discretion, were harmful, obscene, harassing, or objectionable, but after an online backlash they pulled the language from their update.