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News Is What Somebody Does Not Want You to Print. All the Rest Is Advertising
posted on Sat Dec 24 16:21:15 UTC 2022 by guerrilla | view on HN
The article discusses the history of the saying "News is what somebody doesn't want you to print. All the rest is advertising."
posted on Sat Dec 24 10:56:32 UTC 2022 by christoph-heiss | view on HN
A coworker's devotion to the tenkey pad on a full-size keyboard and an old rotary dial in a bin of spare parts inspired a prank involving a cheap $13 mechanical keyboard from eBay that was hacked to include the rotary dial.
Bringing back California’s wild bees
posted on Sat Dec 24 05:52:40 UTC 2022 by chapulin | view on HN
The article is about a group of ecologists who are conducting a survey to find out how the pollinators in California have changed and what it could mean for California.
posted on Fri Dec 23 21:57:42 UTC 2022 by thither | view on HN
Reverse Engineering TikTok's VM Obfuscation
posted on Fri Dec 23 19:36:06 UTC 2022 by hazebooth | view on HN
The article discusses how TikTok collects data on its users and how this data may be used to track a user's activity on and off the app.
Cannabis is legal in most America but federal laws block businesses from banks
posted on Sat Dec 24 15:16:09 UTC 2022 by paulpauper | view on HN
Africa’s biggest photography library opens in Ghana
posted on Thu Dec 22 11:02:26 UTC 2022 by adrian_mrd | view on HN
The Dikan Center, the largest photography library in Africa, has opened in Ghana's capital, Accra, showcasing the work of the continent and diaspora's forgotten, established and emerging talent.
posted on Thu Dec 22 12:40:18 UTC 2022 by sinashahandeh | view on HN
Many people are apprehensive about socializing with new people, but a new study shows that this fear is unfounded and that talking to strangers can have many benefits.
Philip Pullman: ‘I had to grow up before I could cope with Middlemarch’
posted on Sat Dec 24 13:13:42 UTC 2022 by bookofjoe | view on HN
The author describes the books that have had the biggest impact on his life, from his favorite book as a child to the book that made him want to be a writer.
New federal food label law has unintended effect: Sesame now in more foods
posted on Sat Dec 24 12:26:44 UTC 2022 by 4ad | view on HN
The new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, requires that all foods made and sold in the U.S. must be labeled if they contain sesame, which is now the nation's ninth major allergen.
Things CSS could still use heading into 2023
posted on Fri Dec 23 11:33:34 UTC 2022 by corentin88 | view on HN
The article discusses the idea of making text that flows into multiple columns and the limitations of this concept.
Ask HN: What to do with a coffee plantation with about 8000 trees?
posted on Sat Dec 24 09:54:41 UTC 2022 by tsingy | view on HN
Turn your best programmers into managers
posted on Sat Dec 24 03:59:34 UTC 2022 by shscs911 | view on HN
The article argues that experienced programmers should be able to progress their careers without leaving the code face, as they are essential for teaching new programmers and providing experience.
Making a Concave Mirror Using 15th Century Technology (2018)
posted on Sat Dec 24 09:20:27 UTC 2022 by Tomte | view on HN
I made a concave mirror using only technology that would have been available in the 15th century, with the goal of producing a “mirror lens”.
Svix (YC W21) Is Hiring (Remote) – Enterprise-Ready Webhook Service
posted on Sat Dec 24 12:03:44 UTC 2022 by tasn | view on HN
The article is about the company Svix and what they are looking for in new team members.
Judge in SBF Criminal Trial Has Recused Herself
posted on Sat Dec 24 07:49:34 UTC 2022 by 1vuio0pswjnm7 | view on HN
CourtListener is a website that provides access to legal documents and information. It is run by the non-profit organization Free Law Project.
Ask HN: Do You Host Your Own Email?
posted on Sat Dec 24 15:01:44 UTC 2022 by CM30 | view on HN
AWS releases Finch: An open source client for container development
posted on Sat Dec 24 08:36:53 UTC 2022 by firstSpeaker | view on HN
Finch is an open source client for container development which is integrated with nerdctl.
posted on Sat Dec 24 13:06:27 UTC 2022 by barry-cotter | view on HN
The article discusses how the general public's perception of poetry has changed over time, and how this has impacted the way poetry is consumed.
Reliability, constant work, and a good cup of coffee
posted on Fri Dec 23 08:12:32 UTC 2022 by luu | view on HN
The article discusses how the Amazon Route 53 DNS service works and how it is integrated with other services.
Developer successfully emulates first version of iPhone OS on computer with QEMU
posted on Sat Dec 24 14:51:23 UTC 2022 by bookofjoe | view on HN
One developer has successfully emulated the first version of the iPhone OS (remember that name?) on a computer using QEMU.
Apple's Unique Device Curvature
posted on Sat Dec 24 08:22:15 UTC 2022 by adas4044 | view on HN
The article is about how Apple's icons are not rounded rectangles because their hardware products aren't, and how this creates design consistency between their hardware and software.
An unexpected ass kicking (2012)
posted on Sat Dec 24 02:09:20 UTC 2022 by pyinstallwoes | view on HN
A man tells the story of meeting an elderly stranger who turns out to be Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the world's first internally programmable computer, among other things.
California passes law banning Tesla from calling software FSD
posted on Sat Dec 24 13:09:54 UTC 2022 by perihelions | view on HN
The article discusses a new law that requires dealers or manufacturers to provide a distinct notice to buyers or owners of any new passenger vehicle that is equipped with any partial driving automation feature, which must include the name of the feature and a clear description of the functions and limitations of the feature. The article also discusses how Tesla is planning to upgrade its vehicles with self-driving capabilities in the future.
RssCloud, WordPress. FeedLand, and Dave Winer
posted on Fri Dec 23 17:36:38 UTC 2022 by AndySylvester01 | view on HN
The article discusses the RSS protocol rssCloud, which allows apps to register to be notified when a feed is updated, and the difficulties that have been faced in implementing it.
How Asus and a Microsoft Bug Almost Broke Remote Work
posted on Fri Dec 23 15:49:14 UTC 2022 by c0nsumer | view on HN
The article is about how a chain of semi-esoteric things aligned and only caused noticeable problems in a very specific situation.
Ask HN: Help – Locked out of 10 years Gmail account
posted on Sat Dec 24 12:53:21 UTC 2022 by schiffern | view on HN
Introduction to Locality-Sensitive Hashing
posted on Fri Dec 23 06:30:42 UTC 2022 by signa11 | view on HN
This article is about Locality-sensitive hashing (LSH), a set of techniques that dramatically speed up search-for-neighbors or near-duplication detection on data.
posted on Fri Dec 23 23:41:52 UTC 2022 by gok | view on HN
The article discusses how the subway's signal system is designed to keep riders safe, but the signal enforcement has caused a speed crisis.
TikTok banned on government devices under spending bill passed by Congress
posted on Sat Dec 24 01:33:58 UTC 2022 by mfiguiere | view on HN
The Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act will raise the cost companies pursuing large mergers must pay to file with the antitrust agencies, as they're required to do under the law, and lower the cost for smaller deals.