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Microsoft is phoning home the content of your PowerPoint slides
posted on Mon Nov 07 14:57:38 UTC 2022 by memorable | view on HN
The article discusses how Microsoft's PowerPoint Designer feature sends data to Microsoft, meaning that any data that users might want to keep private is being sent to the company.
Delaware judge discovers hidden entity recruiting people to be patent trolls
posted on Mon Nov 07 12:05:53 UTC 2022 by Andrew_Russell | view on HN
The article discusses a hearing in which the purpose was to dig into whether the parties complied with Chief Judge Connolly's standing orders regarding litigation funding and entity ownership.
The First Female Crash Dummy Has Arrived
posted on Mon Nov 07 15:20:08 UTC 2022 by Brajeshwar | view on HN
This article discusses how car companies are only required to test vehicle safety using crash dummies modeled after the average man, although women are more likely to die or be seriously injured in a car crash.
Backdoor in OpenSea allows to take anybody's tokens
posted on Mon Nov 07 16:18:37 UTC 2022 by fulldecent2 | view on HN
The article discusses how OpenSea administrators can take any tokens minted on the OpenSea Shared Storefront, which is a previously-undocumented backdoor.
posted on Mon Nov 07 16:18:33 UTC 2022 by daemond | view on HN
The article discusses how there is now too much CSS for front-end developers to keep up with and how this is a result of the improvements made by browser vendors.
Swedish amateur archivist “Rosa Mannen” shutdown from YouTube, again
posted on Mon Nov 07 15:17:59 UTC 2022 by acadapter | view on HN
The popular Youtube channel "Rosa mannen" was shut down on Friday night at 8:21 pm, according to Trollhättebon Daniel who is behind the channel.
posted on Mon Nov 07 14:46:09 UTC 2022 by cratermoon | view on HN
The article is about the author's experience using Mastodon, a federated system that is an alternative to Twitter.
posted on Mon Nov 07 11:57:29 UTC 2022 by lewisjoe | view on HN
Modernizing my 1980s sound system
posted on Mon Nov 07 15:09:56 UTC 2022 by woodruffw | view on HN
The article discusses the author's experience with using open source software and how it has driven home the value of open standards and free, pluggable, reusable work from hobbyists.
US Attorney Announces $3.36B Cryptocurrency Seizure in Connection with Silk Road
posted on Mon Nov 07 14:44:13 UTC 2022 by jmsflknr | view on HN
James Zhong pled guilty to committing wire fraud in September 2012 when he unlawfully obtained over 50,000 Bitcoin from the Silk Road dark web internet marketplace.
The Apple II Yellowstone Floppy Interface
posted on Sun Nov 06 21:51:02 UTC 2022 by zdw | view on HN
The article discusses the history of the Apple ][ and its disk drive system, the Disk .
Bankruptcy court gave blanket immunity to executives in 9 out of 10 major cases
posted on Mon Nov 07 15:02:38 UTC 2022 by 23skidoo | view on HN
The article discusses how, although Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and his company went bankrupt as a result of sexual abuse allegations against him, the board of directors for his company are shielded from any legal claims related to the abuse.
Lab-grown blood given to people in world-first clinical trial
posted on Mon Nov 07 05:16:52 UTC 2022 by sohkamyung | view on HN
The article discusses how researchers are working on lab-grown blood that would last the full 120 days, as opposed to the mixed bag of young and old blood that is currently donated.
IKEA Sends Cease and Desist to Horror Game over Its Lookalike Setting
posted on Mon Nov 07 10:37:24 UTC 2022 by htgb | view on HN
IKEA sent a cease and desist letter to the upcoming survival horror game The Store is Closed over its similarities with the company's chain of warehouse locations.
posted on Mon Nov 07 14:23:28 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN
The article is discussing how the FSTP instruction leaves the FPU condition codes in undefined state, and how this affects the running of 32-bit FreeBSD 11.2 in an emulated environment.
Finley (YC W21) is a B2B fintech hiring across all teams (US remote)
posted on Mon Nov 07 12:00:14 UTC 2022 by festinalente | view on HN
The article discusses the company Finley and how it is creating software to help startups navigate the structured finance space.
Toxic smog has turned India’s capital into a ‘gas chamber’
posted on Mon Nov 07 14:49:32 UTC 2022 by gmays | view on HN
The article discusses the new measures being taken in Delhi, India to protect residents from the toxic smog that has blanketed the city.
Goethe and Schiller ushered in the romantic age
posted on Sun Nov 06 02:02:29 UTC 2022 by lermontov | view on HN
Our brains 'time-stamp' sounds to process the words we hear
posted on Mon Nov 07 16:17:29 UTC 2022 by hhs | view on HN
The brain processes speech using a buffer, thereby maintaining a running representation—i.e., time-stamping—of the past three speech sounds.
posted on Sun Nov 06 06:15:33 UTC 2022 by pabs3 | view on HN
The article discusses how the author uses Hotspot, KDAB's perf visualizer, to improve the performance of various applications by finding and fixing "hotspots."
Shadows from the Walls of Death (1874)
posted on Thu Nov 03 17:08:46 UTC 2022 by benbreen | view on HN
The article is about how arsenic was used as a poison and a medicine in the nineteenth century, and how William Morris, a socialist activist and famed wallpaper designer, was criticized for using it in his business.
Aluminum formate Al(HCOO)3: Earth-abundant, scalable, & material for CO2 capture
posted on Mon Nov 07 04:33:45 UTC 2022 by westurner | view on HN
posted on Mon Nov 07 04:32:56 UTC 2022 by ladberg | view on HN
Nvidia Security Team: “What if we just stopped using C?”
posted on Mon Nov 07 10:49:18 UTC 2022 by q-big | view on HN
The article is about how NVIDIA uses SPARK code, which is formally verified, in order to improve security.
Show HN: Game of Life on non-square topologies with 2^32 update rules
posted on Mon Nov 07 09:50:00 UTC 2022 by jeadie | view on HN
The article discusses the different topologies that can be used in the Game of Life and how they can be used to simulate different things.
Mild autumn weather has sent European gas prices plummeting
posted on Mon Nov 07 05:45:19 UTC 2022 by mfiguiere | view on HN
The article discusses how Europe has been stockpiling gas in anticipation of a shortage due to Russia cutting off supplies, but because of an unusually warm autumn, they have more gas than they need and the price has dropped.
Ask HN: Is it better to be a consultant in a time of layoffs?
posted on Mon Nov 07 15:13:14 UTC 2022 by janeerie | view on HN
Manifesto for minimalist software engineers (2013)
posted on Mon Nov 07 07:50:34 UTC 2022 by fabianholzer | view on HN
The article claims that it is important to learn basic concepts in computer science, and gives examples of some of these concepts.
‘Putin’s chef’ admits to interfering in U.S. elections
posted on Mon Nov 07 16:17:23 UTC 2022 by geox | view on HN
Kremlin-connected entrepreneur Yevgeny Prigozhin admitted Monday that he had interfered in U.S. elections and would continue to do so.
Rust: “Explain GATs Like I'm 5 Years Old”
posted on Mon Nov 07 11:50:04 UTC 2022 by ubj | view on HN
The article discusses how the author used a GAT (generic associated type) to make a nicer API (application programming interface) for a type they were writing.