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  1. The Citroen Ami – tiny electric car with no boot, 28mph top speed, 46 mile range

    posted on Sat Nov 26 15:25:21 UTC 2022 by rwmj | view on HN

    The article is about the Citroen Ami, a small, cheap, electric car.

  2. I/O is no longer the bottleneck

    posted on Sat Nov 26 09:24:01 UTC 2022 by benhoyt | view on HN

    The article discusses how I/O is no longer the bottleneck it used to be, and processing and parsing the input is now the bottleneck.

  3. Paredit 25 released, after 8 years

    posted on Sat Nov 26 11:57:30 UTC 2022 by salutis | view on HN

  4. U.S. Bans Equipment from Huawei and ZTE, Citing National Security Concerns

    posted on Sat Nov 26 15:34:33 UTC 2022 by grej | view on HN

    The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules banning communications equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera Communications, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology, and Dahua Technology that is "deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security."

  5. The Need to Read

    posted on Sat Nov 26 08:02:40 UTC 2022 by ignoramous | view on HN

    The article argues that reading is important not just for conveying ideas, but for having them, and that there is no substitute for reading for this purpose.

  6. A Compiler Writing Playground

    posted on Sat Nov 26 13:31:27 UTC 2022 by weatherlight | view on HN

    This article is an interactive tutorial that step by step shows how to write your own simple compiler that transforms JavaScript into Lisp.

  7. MycelioTronics: Fungal mycelium skin for sustainable electronics

    posted on Sat Nov 26 15:37:08 UTC 2022 by lioeters | view on HN

  8. Fantasy Jodorowsky Tron visualisations

    posted on Sat Nov 26 14:01:11 UTC 2022 by bj-rn | view on HN

    Johnny Darrell has created posters for Tron films as if they were directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and visualized by the AI app Midjourney.

  9. Act: Run your GitHub Actions locally

    posted on Sat Nov 26 07:21:31 UTC 2022 by homarp | view on HN

    The article explains how to run GitHub Actions locally using the 'act' command line tool, which is useful for two reasons: Fast Feedback - Rather than having to commit/push every time you want to test out the changes you are making to your files (or for any changes to embedded GitHub actions), you can use to run the actions locally. The environment variables and filesystem are all configured to match what GitHub provides. Local Task Runner - I love make. However, I also hate repeating myself. With

  10. The Life of Octavia Butler

    posted on Fri Nov 25 22:33:25 UTC 2022 by prismatic | view on HN

    Octavia Estelle Butler was named after her mother and grandmother, both of whom were hard workers. Her grandmother taught her to read and write, and her mother worked as a day laborer. As a girl, Butler was shy and faced bullying. She found solace in writing, and by the time she was 10, she was writing her own worlds.

  11. WhatsApp data leak: 500M user records for sale

    posted on Sat Nov 26 13:41:53 UTC 2022 by taubek | view on HN

  12. Mercedes-Benz to introduce acceleration subscription fee

    posted on Sat Nov 26 14:45:18 UTC 2022 by dariosalvi78 | view on HN

    Mercedes-Benz is introducing a new subscription service that will allow customers to pay a monthly fee for access to a fleet of vehicles that they can use for short-term trips.

  13. Screw Black Friday

    posted on Sat Nov 26 16:25:48 UTC 2022 by lunchladydoris | view on HN

    The author is discussing how Black Friday is a transparently manipulative holiday created by retailers, and how we as consumers fall for it every year.

  14. The Internet Tidal Wave (1995)

    posted on Sat Nov 26 01:26:55 UTC 2022 by simonpure | view on HN

    In the next 20 years, the combination of computer and communications technology will deliver a new level of capabilities. We must make sure that Microsoft is the company best positioned to take advantage of the opportunities this will present. Bill Gates sends a memo to all executive staff within Microsoft, entitled “The Internet Tidal Wave,” in which he makes clear his intention to focus the company’s efforts online with immediate effect, calling the Internet "the most important single development to come

  15. FTX owned an $11.5M stake in a tiny rural bank in Washington state

    posted on Sat Nov 26 13:41:47 UTC 2022 by hestefisk | view on HN

    The article is about how FTX bought a $11.5 million stake in Farmington State Bank, which is more than double the bank's previous net worth, and how this is raising red flags about FTX's financial strategy.

  16. Svix, the Enterprise Ready Webhook Service (YC W21) Is Hiring (Remote)

    posted on Sat Nov 26 12:01:23 UTC 2022 by tasn | view on HN

    The article is discussing the qualities that the company is looking for in new team members.

  17. It’s Public Land. But the Public Can’t Reach It

    posted on Sat Nov 26 15:37:14 UTC 2022 by kochb | view on HN

    The article discusses how the issue of trespassing has gotten hotter every year due to resentment of landowners and commercial hunting.

  18. A Collection of Human Errors: Assessing the Distant Past

    posted on Thu Nov 24 22:19:05 UTC 2022 by pepys | view on HN

    This article is about Voltaire's thoughts on history.

  19. The Voyage of Life

    posted on Sat Nov 26 05:49:04 UTC 2022 by benbreen | view on HN

    The article is about Thomas Cole's series of paintings called The Voyage of Life which is an allegory of the four stages of human life.

  20. Clojure at the REPL: Data Visualization

    posted on Sat Nov 26 10:41:33 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN

    The article discusses how the REPL shows us a textual representation of the result when we evaluate an expression, and how sometimes this representation can be difficult to read.

  21. German privacy watchdogs conclude that Microsoft 365 is incompatible with GDPR

    posted on Sat Nov 26 11:27:46 UTC 2022 by Quanttek | view on HN

    The article is about how to enable JavaScript in order to continue using

  22. The Origins of Python

    posted on Sat Nov 26 08:02:16 UTC 2022 by pauloxnet | view on HN

    The article tells the story of how the author, a programmer, taught a group of non-programmers how to program in two days using the programming language TELCOMP.

  23. The $205.4B Gulag

    posted on Sat Nov 26 15:35:08 UTC 2022 by coaltunbey | view on HN

    Apple Inc. announced their earnings results for the three months that ended in September and Iphone sales contributed $42.6 billion (47%) to this figure.

  24. An Ancient Language, Declared Dead, Is a British Isle’s Talk of the Town

    posted on Sat Nov 26 13:35:15 UTC 2022 by bookofjoe | view on HN

    According to the latest census figures, around 2,200 people are now able to speak, read or write in Manx, and the government goal is to see that number more than double in the next 10 years.

  25. – Anonymous encrypted web clipboard and chat

    posted on Sat Nov 26 07:11:11 UTC 2022 by lioeters | view on HN is a secure, anonymous web clipboard and chat application.

  26. Erfurt Latrine Disaster

    posted on Sat Nov 26 13:36:01 UTC 2022 by rishabhd | view on HN

    In July 1184, a large group of nobles assembled for a meeting with King Henry VI of Germany, during which the floor of the building collapsed and 60 people drowned in the latrine below.

  27. Open Letter by CSM Faculty

    posted on Sat Nov 26 15:14:41 UTC 2022 by peanutcrisis | view on HN

    The faculty of the College of Science and Mathematics are concerned about the content, direction, and representation of the first public draft of the Mission Statement and Vision Statement, believing that it would bring serious damage to the College, the reputation of UMass Boston, and the students they serve.

  28. The Attempted Assassination of Lord Lytton: A Letter’s Story

    posted on Sat Nov 26 05:40:42 UTC 2022 by pepys | view on HN

    The article discusses a letter from Viceroy Lord Lytton to Sir James Caird which was removed from the Home Miscellaneous 796 collection and placed in the care of the Political and Secret Department.

  29. Salem Witchcraft Trial (1878)

    posted on Fri Nov 25 18:43:50 UTC 2022 by samclemens | view on HN

    The Salem witchcraft trial of 1878, also known as the Ipswich witchcraft trial and the second Salem witch trial, was an American civil case in which Lucretia L. S. Brown, an adherent of the Christian Science religion, accused fellow Christian Scientist Daniel H. Spofford of attempting to harm her through his "mesmeric" mental powers.

  30. ‘Gold hydrogen’ is an untapped resource in depleted oil wells

    posted on Fri Nov 25 08:53:08 UTC 2022 by unripe_syntax | view on HN

    The article discusses how there are many potential sources of hydrogen around the world, but the tricky part is finding a subterranean hydrogen source that is both large and intact.