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  1. UnifiedPush: A decentralized, open-source push notification protocol

    posted on Thu Dec 22 15:45:57 UTC 2022 by mikece | view on HN

    The article discusses the UnifiedPush system which is an alternative to Google's Firebase Cloud Messaging system that allows for push notifications without being tied to a single company.

  2. A Year of Building for the Terminal

    posted on Thu Dec 22 13:33:09 UTC 2022 by willm | view on HN

    I joined Textualize back in January 2022, and have been working on Rich and Textual since then. In this post, I review some of the more interesting and visual stuff I’ve built over the course of the year.

  3. Paper-Thin Solar Makes Any Surface Photovoltaic

    posted on Thu Dec 22 14:08:00 UTC 2022 by rbanffy | view on HN

    The article discusses how MIT researchers have made solar panels thinner than human hair that provide 18 times as much power per kilogram as today’s glass and silicon-based solar panels.

  4. For Want of a JOIN

    posted on Thu Dec 22 12:28:04 UTC 2022 by subset | view on HN

    The article is about a data pipeline that was not built correctly and the team struggled to fix it.

  5. Linux /proc/pid/stat parsing bugs

    posted on Thu Dec 22 14:54:00 UTC 2022 by ototot | view on HN

  6. Staging is dead: The rise of preview environments

    posted on Thu Dec 22 15:40:04 UTC 2022 by robertguss | view on HN

    The article discusses the benefits of using preview environments over traditional staging environments.

  7. Hypercard on the Archive

    posted on Thu Dec 22 16:23:01 UTC 2022 by tta | view on HN

    The article discusses the 30th anniversary of Hypercard, a multimedia, easily programmed system for the Macintosh, and how the Internet Archive is bringing it back.

  8. Thelonious Monk’s Tips for Musicians (1960)

    posted on Thu Dec 22 06:33:01 UTC 2022 by jynxxx | view on HN

    The article is about Thelonious Monk, a jazz musician, and his list of advice for other musicians.

  9. Against Method

    posted on Thu Dec 22 13:28:36 UTC 2022 by ScottStevenson | view on HN

    Paul Feyerabend's book, Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge, argues that science should become an anarchic enterprise, not a nomic (customary) one; in the context of the work, the term "anarchy" refers to epistemological anarchy, which does not remain within one single prescriptive scientific method on the grounds that any such method would restrict scientific progress.

  10. State of OpenID Connect Providers

    posted on Thu Dec 22 14:54:54 UTC 2022 by Wronnay | view on HN

    The article discusses the author's experiences integrating multiple OpenID Connect Providers into their applications. Google is the only provider that the author has been able to get to work, and even then there are limitations. The article goes on to explain the differences between OAuth2 and OpenID Connect, with a focus on how OpenID Connect is used for authentication and identity management.

  11. Whoops: Linux's Strcmp() for the M68k Has Always Been Broken

    posted on Wed Dec 21 19:26:42 UTC 2022 by marcodiego | view on HN

    The hand-written Assembly code providing an optimized string comparison "strcmp" function for the Motorola 68000 (m68k) processor architecture has "always been broken" and only now uncovered at the end of 2022.

  12. Ocean geoengineering scheme aces its first field test

    posted on Thu Dec 22 14:33:31 UTC 2022 by rbanffy | view on HN

    The article discusses a new experiment where scientists are trying to reverse the effects of climate change on oysters by injecting seawater enriched with lime into an Apalachicola estuary.

  13. The hand-cranked Curta mechanical calculator (2021)

    posted on Thu Dec 22 14:00:02 UTC 2022 by dangle1 | view on HN

    The article is about the Curta, a mechanical calculator that was invented by Curt Herzstark in the Buchenwald concentration camp.

  14. Diodes Hate It – Clipping with DSPs

    posted on Thu Dec 22 13:57:34 UTC 2022 by razerbeans | view on HN

    The article discusses how to add distortion to a signal using Teensy as a DSP.

  15. Elements of Dance Etiquette (2005)

    posted on Thu Dec 22 16:16:16 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN

    Dance etiquette is a set of guidelines that help us navigate the social dimensions of dancing, which makes the difference between having a happy or unhappy dancing experience, the difference between people wanting, or not wanting to dance with you.

  16. A personal history of visual programming environments (2021)

    posted on Thu Dec 22 15:25:15 UTC 2022 by narner | view on HN

    The article is about the author's journey of becoming a software engineer and working in tech, and how their exposure to visual programming environments like Pure Data / Max and Quartz Composer led them to this path.

  17. Welcome to Comprehensive Rust

    posted on Thu Dec 22 09:01:36 UTC 2022 by eecc | view on HN

  18. LL(1) Parser Visualization

    posted on Thu Dec 22 11:36:33 UTC 2022 by curling_grad | view on HN

    For any production S -> A | B, it must be the case that: For no terminal t could A and B derive strings beginning with t At most one of A and B can derive the empty string if B can derive the empty string, then A does not derive any string beginning with a terminal in Follow(A)

  19. Generating audio with literate futhark

    posted on Thu Dec 22 11:43:18 UTC 2022 by Munksgaard | view on HN

    The article is about a new feature in the programming language Futhark that allows users to compose songs by turning an array of signed 8-bit integers into audio.

  20. Japan to invest on nuclear energy in major policy shift

    posted on Thu Dec 22 13:18:03 UTC 2022 by geox | view on HN

    Faced with fuel shortages and rising energy prices, the nation has taken the step to end an 11-year prohibition on the building of new nuclear reactors, which establishes that Japan must maximise the use of existing nuclear reactors by restarting as many of them as possible, prolonging the operating life of old reactors beyond their 60-year limit, and developing next-generation reactors to replace them.

  21. Ask HN: In depth sites for various industry's news?

    posted on Thu Dec 22 14:31:32 UTC 2022 by gilbetron | view on HN

  22. Grad student unions strike controversial deal with University of California

    posted on Thu Dec 22 15:31:29 UTC 2022 by Amorymeltzer | view on HN

    The unions representing graduate student teaching assistants and researchers at the University of California reached a tentative agreement with university administrators on 16 December, which includes a minimum stipend of $34,000 by October 2024 and other benefits such as fee waivers, child care reimbursements, 8 weeks of family leave, and transit passes.

  23. Pëtr Kropotkin and Mutual Aid

    posted on Thu Dec 22 06:37:16 UTC 2022 by okfine | view on HN

    Oscar Wilde praised Russian polymath Pëtr Kropotkin for living one of the most perfect lives he had come across.

  24. How Apple names things

    posted on Thu Dec 22 05:55:35 UTC 2022 by 9woc | view on HN

    The author of the article created a visualization of various Apple product and feature names as a network to see the reuse of words and sounds in the names, and found that it works best on a desktop.

  25. Staring into the abyss as a core life skill

    posted on Thu Dec 22 15:54:24 UTC 2022 by troydavis | view on HN

    This article is about how important it is to be able to face difficult decisions head-on, and how those who can do this are more likely to be successful.

  26. Comcast agents mistakenly reject some poor people who qualify for free Internet

    posted on Thu Dec 22 15:54:55 UTC 2022 by LinuxBender | view on HN

    The article is about how people with low incomes can get free Internet service through Comcast and a government program, but signing up is sometimes harder than it should be because of confusion within Comcast's customer service department.

  27. Ask HN: How to find mentors?

    posted on Thu Dec 22 12:14:16 UTC 2022 by trwawy11221122 | view on HN

  28. The largest Viking Ship sailing in modern times

    posted on Thu Dec 22 06:57:38 UTC 2022 by JoelMcCracken | view on HN

    Draken Harald Hårfagre is a replica of a Viking ship based on archaeological findings and traditional Norwegian boat building techniques.

  29. Against All Applications

    posted on Wed Dec 21 22:50:19 UTC 2022 by jdkee | view on HN

    The article discusses the negative effects of the increasing number of applications people are filling out for various opportunities.

  30. Programming as Play

    posted on Wed Dec 21 21:08:23 UTC 2022 by azhenley | view on HN

    The article discusses the importance of playful programming and how it can help people learn to code.