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  1. TSMC approaching 1 nm with 2D materials breakthrough

    posted on Sat Nov 05 14:35:25 UTC 2022 by retskrad | view on HN

    The article discusses TSMC's plans to create a 1-nm chip production facility in Taiwan and the challenges that come with miniaturizing semiconductor process technologies.

  2. Portmaster 1.0 – Open-Source Network Monitor and Privacy Firewall

    posted on Sat Nov 05 13:56:26 UTC 2022 by dhaavi | view on HN

    Portmaster reaches version 1.0, with the new "Side-Dash" that allows users to easily jump between apps to investigate their connections or quickly jump to their settings.

  3. Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative

    posted on Sat Nov 05 15:09:09 UTC 2022 by Amorymeltzer | view on HN

    The article is about a person who is hiking and enjoying the scenery, despite the fact that it is difficult for them.

  4. Eighty Years of the Finite Element Method

    posted on Sat Nov 05 12:31:50 UTC 2022 by leephillips | view on HN

    This article discusses the development of the Zienkiewicz-Zhu error estimator in the 1990s and its contribution to the mathematical approximation theory of the finite element method.

  5. Multiple assertions are fine in a unit test

    posted on Sat Nov 05 08:56:47 UTC 2022 by nsoonhui | view on HN

    The article discusses how having multiple assertions in a test is not necessarily a bad thing, and can actually be helpful in reducing the amount of code that needs to be maintained.

  6. Mathics: A free, open-source alternative to Mathematica

    posted on Sat Nov 05 03:59:59 UTC 2022 by memorable | view on HN

    The Mathics software has a modular design, allowing parts of it to be reused with tailored dependencies and minimal footprint, and is available via DockerHub or as a Python package.

  7. Quantum winter is coming

    posted on Sat Nov 05 13:24:32 UTC 2022 by nsoonhui | view on HN

    The article discusses the current state of quantum technology, which is mostly hype at this point, and the potential for a "quantum winter" where investment in the technology dries up.

  8. The type system is a programmer's best friend

    posted on Sat Nov 05 11:49:03 UTC 2022 by dustedcodes | view on HN

    The article discusses the importance of using integer values when dealing with payment gateways, as they don't suffer from the same rounding issues as floating-point numbers.

  9. What you can’t imagine clearly, you value less

    posted on Sat Nov 05 11:32:37 UTC 2022 by dnetesn | view on HN

    The article discusses how people tend to discount the future and why this is the case from an evolutionary perspective.

  10. Birdwatch, Twitter's collaborative fact checking system

    posted on Sat Nov 05 07:28:02 UTC 2022 by mcint | view on HN

    Birdwatch is a pilot program that allows Twitter users to collaboratively add notes to tweets in order to provide context and clarification.

  11. Postgres Insider Terminology

    posted on Fri Nov 04 06:46:26 UTC 2022 by todsacerdoti | view on HN

    The page is the fundamental unit of the underlying database engine, and is fixed at 8192 bytes.

  12. MDN converted to Markdown

    posted on Sat Nov 05 04:07:22 UTC 2022 by thunderbong | view on HN

    The Open Web Docs team, with help from Mozilla, the W3C, and the wider web docs community, converted the authoring format for MDN Web Docs from HTML to Markdown.

  13. Fluorescence achieved in light-driven molecular motors

    posted on Sat Nov 05 00:34:01 UTC 2022 by wglb | view on HN

    The article discusses how the Feringa laboratory has succeeded in making a fluorescing light-driven rotary motor, which is a molecule that has two light-mediated functions.

  14. Show HN: Stable Diffusion print-on-demand apparel

    posted on Sat Nov 05 12:08:01 UTC 2022 by mox111 | view on HN

    1SEWN is a website that allows people to design and print their own clothing using voice prompts.

  15. Ben Eater is back with a new video (after almost a year)!

    posted on Sat Nov 05 15:06:07 UTC 2022 by EgoIncarnate | view on HN

  16. Fractal tasks and the journey through the forest of the infinite (2020)

    posted on Sat Nov 05 13:39:58 UTC 2022 by azhenley | view on HN

    Fractal tasks are creative and open-ended tasks that can cascade into endless variations of possible directions and subtasks, which can be a productivity trap.

  17. Pieca: A Raspberry Pi Camera System for Leica M Mount Lenses

    posted on Sat Nov 05 08:20:20 UTC 2022 by SanjayMehta | view on HN

    The article is about a man who designed his own camera using a Raspberry Pi4 and the High-Quality image sensor module.

  18. Telescope Rule (2008)

    posted on Sat Nov 05 11:54:59 UTC 2022 by melling | view on HN

    The article is discussing how the website is not compatible with older browsers.

  19. Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation

    posted on Sat Nov 05 15:47:04 UTC 2022 by politelemon | view on HN

    The senior official said that three days is a very short time frame for people to organise themselves or communicate with each other.

  20. The Onion files Supreme Court amicus brief defending the right to parody

    posted on Sat Nov 05 14:48:53 UTC 2022 by clockworksoul | view on HN

    The Onion is a satirical news organization that is less than enthralled with a legal ruling that fails to hold government actors accountable for jailing and prosecuting a would-be humorist.

  21. Pëtr Kropotkin and Mutual Aid

    posted on Sat Nov 05 06:34:03 UTC 2022 by isallthings | view on HN

    Oscar Wilde was impressed by the life of Russian polymath Pëtr Kropotkin, who was known as both a brilliant scientist and a vocal proponent of the political philosophy of anarchism.

  22. Womp 3D – The New Way to 3D

    posted on Sat Nov 05 06:10:42 UTC 2022 by danboarder | view on HN

  23. Indian Air Force inducts natively developed light combat helicopter ‘Prachanda’

    posted on Sat Nov 05 07:08:20 UTC 2022 by stenly | view on HN

    The article discusses the induction of the Light Combat Helicopter 'Prachanda' into the Indian Air Force.

  24. IRC Server as Tor Hidden Service on OpenBSD

    posted on Sat Nov 05 07:18:48 UTC 2022 by ecliptik | view on HN

    This article is about how to set up an IRC server using Ergo and OpenBSD to increase privacy.

  25. Ask HN: Working in a VR Headset

    posted on Sat Nov 05 15:11:35 UTC 2022 by penetrarthur | view on HN

  26. Tales from the Kernel Parameter Side

    posted on Fri Nov 04 07:52:16 UTC 2022 by MiguelHzBz | view on HN

    The article discusses kernel parameters and how they are used to control the behavior of things like memory, networking, and the filesystem.

  27. Nadia Boulanger

    posted on Thu Nov 03 01:55:34 UTC 2022 by canthandle | view on HN

    Nadia Boulanger was a French composer, conductor, and teacher who is notable for being the first woman to grace the podium of more than a few major orchestras.

  28. 60% of home compostable plastic doesn’t fully break down

    posted on Sat Nov 05 02:00:53 UTC 2022 by clouddrover | view on HN

    The study found that 60% of home-compostable plastics do not fully disintegrate in home compost bins, and inevitably end up in our soil.

  29. Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth

    posted on Sat Nov 05 08:45:50 UTC 2022 by tannhaeuser | view on HN

    The article discusses the discovery of Gaia BH1, the nearest stellar-mass black hole to Earth, which is three times closer to our planet than the previous record.

  30. Fifteen New Tests Reveal Tesla FSD Still Runs Down Child-Sized Mannequins

    posted on Sat Nov 05 16:02:07 UTC 2022 by Veserv | view on HN

    The latest safety tests conducted by The Dawn Project reveal that Elon Musk’s Full Self-Driving software repeatedly runs down child-sized mannequins in its path, confirming The Dawn Project’s previous findings that Tesla Full Self-Driving presents a life-threatening danger to child pedestrians.