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  1. VHS-Decode – Software defined VHS decoder

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:07:50 UTC 2022 by muterad_murilax | view on HN

    The Domesday Duplicator is a device used to capture RF signals from laserdiscs players, which can also be used to digitize Tape RF data.

  2. Richard Hipp Speaks Out on SQLite (2019) [pdf]

    posted on Sun Dec 11 16:00:00 UTC 2022 by pncnmnp | view on HN

  3. Base editing: Revolutionary therapy clears girl's incurable cancer

    posted on Sun Dec 11 02:35:47 UTC 2022 by sonabinu | view on HN

    The article discusses how Alyssa's therapy, which involves breaking a section of genetic code so it no longer works, can be used to fix a defective one.

  4. Be wary of imitating high-status people who can afford to countersignal

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:43:09 UTC 2022 by jger15 | view on HN

    The article discusses how humans are more likely to imitate those who have done well for themselves, which is why humans have survived and outcompeted other species.

  5. What are some of the best podcasts for developers?

    posted on Sun Dec 11 14:57:27 UTC 2022 by SlickStef11 | view on HN

  6. Getting Started with Tmux

    posted on Sun Dec 11 14:33:14 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN

    Tmux is a terminal multiplexer that allows you to work with multiple terminal sessions at once.

  7. NCC Group security audit for Google's One VPN service

    posted on Sun Dec 11 16:46:53 UTC 2022 by campuscodi | view on HN

    NCC Group conducted a security assessment of VPN by Google One and found that it is a secure and private way to increase connection security and privacy for end users.

  8. AI unmasks anonymous chess players, posing privacy risks

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:09:46 UTC 2022 by O__________O | view on HN

    The article discusses how AI can be used to tag people based on their chess-playing behavior, which could help computers be better chess teachers or more humanlike in their game play.

  9. The GPT Architecture, on a Napkin

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:29:41 UTC 2022 by decremental | view on HN

    The goal of this page is to help others build an as detailed as possible understanding of the GPT-3 architecture.

  10. Ask HN: Those with money-making side projects,how did you come up with the idea?

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:21:38 UTC 2022 by fearofcoding | view on HN

  11. How to Think About Compiling

    posted on Sat Dec 10 06:40:38 UTC 2022 by hardwaregeek | view on HN

    The author discusses some of the things they have learned while writing a compiler over the last few years, with examples from their work on a compiler for the Saber programming language.

  12. Meditations on an Inexpensive Laundry Basket

    posted on Thu Dec 08 14:45:33 UTC 2022 by zdw | view on HN

    The article is about a man's laundry basket that he has had for his entire adult life and how it has held up over the years.

  13. I start taking English classes at the age of 46

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:13:20 UTC 2022 by homakov | view on HN

    The author is motivated to improve their English in order to express themselves more effectively, connect with others, and enjoy writing.

  14. What happens to a smartphone when it gets stolen?

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:44:21 UTC 2022 by cortical-cull | view on HN

    The article is discussing how to enable JavaScript in order to use the Mastodon web application.

  15. Not-so-great features coming soon to Windows 11

    posted on Sun Dec 11 15:06:40 UTC 2022 by thibautg | view on HN

    The article discusses five changes coming to Windows 11 that the author does not like.

  16. PermitFlow (YC W22) Is Hiring

    posted on Sun Dec 11 12:01:15 UTC 2022 by samuelklam | view on HN

    PermitFlow is a software that streamlines and simplifies construction permitting in the United States.

  17. European Parliament VP in Prison

    posted on Sun Dec 11 15:07:40 UTC 2022 by spapas82 | view on HN

    Eva Kaili, a member of the European Parliament, has been arrested and is facing charges of criminal organization, corruption, and money laundering in relation to a Qatar bribery scandal.

  18. A Curious Astrological Confluence

    posted on Sun Dec 11 14:30:43 UTC 2022 by olouv | view on HN

    The article is about the Kingdom of Commagene and how it was a Greco-Persian state which resided along the headwaters of the Euphrates River in modern-day Turkey, both during and before the times of the early Roman Empire.

  19. The five-year engineering feat Germany pulled off in months

    posted on Sat Dec 10 04:05:41 UTC 2022 by wallflower | view on HN

    The German government asked energy companies to weigh a task that would normally take five years to complete, and the company asked to build the pipeline portion was given the task with the consequences that come with it.

  20. Armless Fun? On the Venus de Milo

    posted on Sat Dec 10 06:36:56 UTC 2022 by prismatic | view on HN

    A French ensign and a farmer uncover the Venus de Milo on the Greek island of Milos.

  21. CNC Gothic Stone Carving by the Carmelite Monks

    posted on Sun Dec 11 04:21:33 UTC 2022 by mcenedella | view on HN

    The article discusses how CNC machines are being used by the Carmelite Monks to build Gothic churches.

  22. The End of Blitzscaling

    posted on Wed Dec 07 12:51:07 UTC 2022 by ycafrica | view on HN

    The article is about how, in the 1960s, Americans became convinced that they could achieve anything and build anything, leading to a period of overconfidence followed by a humbling.

  23. Unix's special way of marking login shells goes back to V2 Unix (at least)

    posted on Sun Dec 11 08:20:37 UTC 2022 by ingve | view on HN

    The article discusses how Unix programs have historically marked login shells, which is done by setting argv[0][0] to '-'.

  24. The Reason Washington Is Silent on the FTX Fiasco - Bipartisan Donations

    posted on Sun Dec 11 16:25:22 UTC 2022 by alephnerd | view on HN

    The Blockchain Eight is a group of eight American legislators who are being criticized for advocating for the cryptocurrency industry in a way that benefits deep-pocketed companies while subordinating the public interest.

  25. Highway EV charging will need a ton of power – sooner than you think

    posted on Sun Dec 11 14:53:28 UTC 2022 by orangebanana1 | view on HN

    The new report from RMI, clean transportation nonprofit Calstart, Northeast U.S. utility National Grid, and fleet-vehicle technology-services companies Geotab and Stable Auto finds that by 2030, over a quarter of the 71 highway sites studied in the report will require more than 5 megawatts in charging capacity to meet peak charging demand, the report found — roughly equivalent to the power demand of an outdoor professional sports stadium.

  26. Webmention (2017)

    posted on Sun Dec 11 09:38:30 UTC 2022 by tosh | view on HN

    This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication and that other documents may supersede it.

  27. Biodiversity: Ocean 'dead zones' are proliferating due to global warming

    posted on Sun Dec 11 16:39:09 UTC 2022 by rntn | view on HN

    The article discusses the effects of "dead zones" on marine life.

  28. Is dark matter’s “nightmare scenario” true?

    posted on Sun Dec 11 02:35:12 UTC 2022 by spekcular | view on HN

    The article discusses the possibility that dark matter might not be detectable, which would be a nightmare scenario.

  29. Hashing Apples, Bananas and Cherries

    posted on Sun Dec 11 11:32:20 UTC 2022 by muscaw | view on HN

    This blog post discusses how a serialization issue led to a flaw in the recursive hash function of the Swiss Post E-Voting System.

  30. “Eeny, meeny, miny, mo” and the ambiguous history of counting-out rhymes (2015)

    posted on Sun Dec 11 07:28:52 UTC 2022 by thunderbong | view on HN

    The article discusses how similar counting scores exist in Ireland and the United States, and how it is more likely that children heard a rhyme of unknown origin and ascribed it to a foreign culture.