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Use RSS for privacy and efficiency
posted on Fri Nov 04 16:22:38 UTC 2022 by editbutton | view on HN
This article provides tips on how to use RSS feeds to stay up to date on current events from multiple sources without having to browse them individually or signing up for newsletters.
Sudo: Heap-based overflow with small passwords
posted on Fri Nov 04 12:49:59 UTC 2022 by thewavelength | view on HN
Launch HN: Shimmer (YC S21) – ADHD coaching for adults
posted on Fri Nov 04 15:46:38 UTC 2022 by christalwang | view on HN
Verifying GCC optimizations using an SMT solver
posted on Wed Nov 02 11:07:09 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN
This post describes the implementation of pysmtgcc, which is a Python script that uses an SMT solver to verify compiler optimizations.
On replacing forks and chopsticks with pincers
posted on Thu Nov 03 10:13:34 UTC 2022 by possiblelion | view on HN
In Estonia, it is common to eat at snack bars with chef's pincers instead of chopsticks, which makes it much easier to eat a variety of foods.
Show HN: Tracking my local bus with a RaspberryPi
posted on Fri Nov 04 10:44:28 UTC 2022 by fersarr | view on HN
This person created a bus clock that tells you the time until the bus arrives, using a Raspberry Pi 3B, so that they will never miss the bus again.
Confirming the exact location of the invention of the web (2010)
posted on Fri Nov 04 16:29:53 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
The article discusses the idea of preserving the room where the web was invented, in order to celebrate knowledge and the impact the web has had on everyday life.
Tinygrad: A simple and powerful neural network framework
posted on Fri Nov 04 04:49:42 UTC 2022 by masterofsome | view on HN
The article discusses the TensorFlow framework and how it is the fastest growing neural network framework.
Markdown, Asciidoc, or reStructuredText – a tale of docs-as-code
posted on Fri Nov 04 15:20:50 UTC 2022 by mooreds | view on HN
The main choices for document markup languages are Markdown (md), Asciidoc (adoc), and reStructuredText (rST).
Musicians, writers and scholars on Ornette Coleman
posted on Wed Nov 02 22:21:06 UTC 2022 by tintinnabula | view on HN
The article discusses how Ornette Coleman, an iconoclastic saxophonist and bandleader, helped establish the subgenre of free jazz in the late 1950s with his style that prioritized atonal chords over traditional rhythm and harmony.
Twitter’s mass layoffs have begun
posted on Fri Nov 04 09:33:25 UTC 2022 by matthieu_bl | view on HN
Twitter employees are being laid off with the new management under Elon Musk, which has been rumored since before his takeover, with the most recent report estimating that half of the 7,500 employees will lose their jobs.
Twitter faces a class action lawsuit over mass employee layoffs with proper
posted on Fri Nov 04 14:49:40 UTC 2022 by thesecretceo | view on HN
Twitter is being sued for not giving employees advance notice of a mass layoff that began in earnest early Friday, which allegedly violates worker protection laws.
Bacterial sensors send electricity when triggered
posted on Fri Nov 04 14:34:57 UTC 2022 by wglb | view on HN
The article is about a team of scientists and engineers at Rice University who have engineered bacteria to quickly sense and report on the presence of a variety of contaminants.
New Hampshire set to pilot voting machines that use software everyone can see
posted on Fri Nov 04 12:54:50 UTC 2022 by isaacfrond | view on HN
The article is about a new kind of voting machine that will use open-source software to tally the votes, which will allow anyone to audit the software to ensure its fairness.
Show HN: Step CI – open-source lightweight alternative to Checkly
posted on Fri Nov 04 15:12:09 UTC 2022 by Wissmueller | view on HN
Step CI is an open-source tool that helps you automate API testing and monitoring.
PolicyFly (YC W22) Is Hiring an Engineering Manager to Lead Our Solutions Team
posted on Fri Nov 04 12:01:20 UTC 2022 by snupha | view on HN
The article is about a company called PolicyFly that is looking for engineers to join their team.
Linode Outage in Dallas, Fremont, Atlanta, Newark, and Toronto Data Centers
posted on Fri Nov 04 12:45:31 UTC 2022 by boplicity | view on HN
The article is about Linode, a cloud hosting company, and how they keep their customers updated on issues.
posted on Fri Nov 04 05:45:50 UTC 2022 by exolymph | view on HN
The article is about how the author got their PayPal account back after it was unceremoniously thrown into a van and disappeared to a black site.
Companies like HP must split to survive, is like the evolution of new species
posted on Fri Nov 04 13:37:53 UTC 2022 by giuliomagnifico | view on HN
The article discusses how large corporations are splitting into smaller companies in order to better adapt to changes in their environment.
Ask HN: HN-like forum for literature and cinema?
posted on Fri Nov 04 15:27:48 UTC 2022 by georgex7 | view on HN
A sand battery could transform clean energy
posted on Fri Nov 04 12:11:15 UTC 2022 by mauvehaus | view on HN
The Vatajankoski power plant is home to the world's first commercial-scale sand battery which is a battery that consists of 100 tonnes of low-grade builders' sand, two district heating pipes and a fan that is able to store 8 MWh of thermal energy.
Blurhash: A compact representation of a placeholder for an image
posted on Fri Nov 04 01:40:21 UTC 2022 by notmysql_ | view on HN
BlurHash is a compact representation of a placeholder for an image.
Lessons from the Deep History of Work
posted on Thu Nov 03 12:01:19 UTC 2022 by mitchbob | view on HN
The article discusses how the CEO of Apple is struggling with how to handle employees working remotely and how this relates to an anthropologist's study of the Ju/'hoansi people.
The Linux scheduler: A decade of wasted cores (2016)
posted on Fri Nov 04 04:50:34 UTC 2022 by pmoriarty | view on HN
The article discusses the Linux Scheduler and how it has changed over the years to accommodate different types of workloads. It also covers four bugs in Linux scheduling that caused cores to remain idle even when there was pressing work waiting to be scheduled.
posted on Fri Nov 04 08:59:38 UTC 2022 by kome | view on HN
Vertical doors in refrigeration devices are less efficient than chest-style refrigerators because the cold air escapes when the door is opened.
posted on Thu Nov 03 04:37:57 UTC 2022 by proposal | view on HN
Gopher remained the most popular means of accessing the internet until 1994 but waned thereafter due to the University of Minnesota announcing that it would charge licensing fees for commercial Gopher users and changes to internet hardware gradually making Gopher less appealing.
Crypto trading firm Alameda Research might be insolvent
posted on Fri Nov 04 10:44:31 UTC 2022 by janmo | view on HN
The article discusses how Sam Bankman-Fried, better known as SBF, has a reputation for being the smartest guy in the room and how a recent leak suggests that SBF’s crypto empire rests on some questionable foundations.
The PDSA loop – Plan-Do-Study-Act
posted on Thu Nov 03 07:11:40 UTC 2022 by nsoonhui | view on HN
The article discusses the PDSA loop and how it is the key to good business execution, but for some reason it is difficult to do.
posted on Fri Nov 04 00:29:48 UTC 2022 by blueatlas | view on HN
The article discusses Amtrak's policy on allowing private rail/train cars to be attached to their trains for a fee.
posted on Fri Nov 04 06:58:39 UTC 2022 by kkm | view on HN