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Not-such-better-living through chemistry
posted on Sat Jan 07 12:48:01 UTC 2023 by Metacelsus | view on HN
The article discusses how illegal drugs have been steadily evolving and how synthetic chemistry has become more valuable in response to this.
The Safari bug that never was (2022)
posted on Sat Jan 07 16:06:23 UTC 2023 by robin_reala | view on HN
The article discusses a bug where text wraps unnecessarily within intrinsically-sized elements when using certain fonts, specifically on the GOV.UK website.
Guitar Effects Guidebook, Vol. 20 [pdf]
posted on Sat Jan 07 14:43:57 UTC 2023 by brudgers | view on HN
Show HN: A 100% free and interactive Python course for coding beginners
posted on Sat Jan 07 16:29:30 UTC 2023 by alexmojaki | view on HN
The article discusses how, if a student is stuck trying to solve an exercise, they can try putting the shuffled solution in the correct order instead of getting frustrated.
posted on Sat Jan 07 12:47:32 UTC 2023 by AlexeyBrin | view on HN
The article discusses how C++ programmers have an outdated view of C, and how C++ is not a replacement or successor to C.
The beauty of CGI and simple design
posted on Sat Jan 07 09:38:38 UTC 2023 by susam | view on HN
Hales' post is about how CGI, a simple application/web interface from the 1990s, is good and how it can be compared to contemporary frameworks.
The science of why you have great ideas in the shower
posted on Sat Jan 07 15:51:22 UTC 2023 by ColinWright | view on HN
The article discusses how people are more likely to have creative breakthroughs during habitual tasks that don't require much thought.
Study Finds That Buttons in Cars Are Safer and Quicker to Use Than Touchscreens
posted on Sat Jan 07 13:30:12 UTC 2023 by janandonly | view on HN
The article discusses how touchscreens in cars are less safe and efficient than traditional buttons and switches, and argues that there is a happy medium.
Tell HN: Vim users, `:x` is like `:wq` but writes only when changes are made
posted on Sat Jan 07 12:22:11 UTC 2023 by manaskarekar | view on HN
Universal flu vaccine against all known subtypes takes promising first steps
posted on Sat Jan 07 15:47:48 UTC 2023 by Brajeshwar | view on HN
posted on Sat Jan 07 13:55:22 UTC 2023 by losfair | view on HN
Beer Glut: The Number of Small Breweries
posted on Thu Jan 05 23:28:56 UTC 2023 by lxm | view on HN
The article is about how to resume a subscription to the Wall Street Journal.
posted on Sat Jan 07 03:14:04 UTC 2023 by pabs3 | view on HN
The unix epoch time has already exhausted and will no longer work properly.
Devirtualizing nike.com's bot protection
posted on Sat Jan 07 06:26:39 UTC 2023 by elvis70 | view on HN
The article discusses how web-based attacks are a significant threat to companies and how browser fingerprinting is one technique used to protect against these attacks.
posted on Sat Jan 07 08:04:41 UTC 2023 by tcmb | view on HN
The Cybiko is a Russian handheld computer introduced in the United States by David Yang's company Cybiko Inc. as a retail test market in New York on April 2000, and rolled out nationwide in May 2000.
Svix (YC W21) Is Hiring (Remote) – Enterprise-Ready Webhook Service
posted on Sat Jan 07 12:04:59 UTC 2023 by tasn | view on HN
The article is looking for individuals that would be good teammates for the company.
ESP32-P4: High-performance MCU with IO-connectivity and security features
posted on Thu Jan 05 21:29:08 UTC 2023 by zdw | view on HN
The article discusses the upcoming release of Espressif Systems' latest SoC, ESP32-P4. The SoC is powered by a dual-core RISC-V CPU with an AI instructions extension, an advanced memory subsystem, and integrated high-speed peripherals. ESP32-P4 is designed for high-performance applications that require strong security.
Things they didn’t teach you about software engineering
posted on Fri Jan 06 22:38:40 UTC 2023 by mikecarlton | view on HN
The article discusses how, in the real world, professional software developers work in groups and on small pieces of a large software code base, and more often than not - it's fixing stuff rather than building it from scratch.
Classifying Python virtual environment workflows
posted on Sat Jan 07 12:29:09 UTC 2023 by ingve | view on HN
The article discusses different ways that people manage virtual environments in Python, and how those methods can be classified.
posted on Sat Jan 07 13:51:25 UTC 2023 by walterbell | view on HN
The article discusses how steel is used in nearly every product of industrial civilization and how it is a defining characteristic of the modern world.
“The Californian Ideology” by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron (1995)
posted on Sat Jan 07 12:54:25 UTC 2023 by rbanffy | view on HN
The article is discussing the Californian Ideology, which is a heterogeneous orthodoxy that combines the free-wheeling spirit of the hippies and the entrepreneurial zeal of the yuppies, and promotes the idea that the new information technologies will emancipate humanity.
Ask HN: Main things to consider when building an app for business/enterprise
posted on Sat Jan 07 13:10:13 UTC 2023 by AM1010101 | view on HN
I've realized I'm a bad software developer
posted on Sat Jan 07 14:28:08 UTC 2023 by avinassh | view on HN
The article is about a programmer who, after taking some time off, has realized that she is not as good at interviews as she thought she was.
Low nutritional quality in vegetarian meat
posted on Sat Jan 07 15:12:07 UTC 2023 by achenet | view on HN
The article discusses a study of how healthy meat substitutes are, which found that many products have a low absorption of essential minerals due to high levels of phytates.
The 10 year old indie mobile app: what worked for the long haul
posted on Fri Jan 06 18:16:54 UTC 2023 by taylorhughes | view on HN
The article discusses how the author's photo sharing app, Cluster, has slowly found new users and stayed afloat despite heavy competition, largely due to the author's commitment to maintaining the app.
The Detective of Northern Oddities (2017)
posted on Sat Jan 07 02:53:39 UTC 2023 by MississippiGary | view on HN
The article is about a sea otter that was captured, given a transmitter, and then released.
posted on Fri Jan 06 00:43:15 UTC 2023 by greatNespresso | view on HN
The article discusses the idea of automation, and how it is a balance between productivity and consistency gains versus the time it would take to cover all edge cases. The author argues that automation is not always the best solution, and sometimes it is better to semi-automate or do the task by hand.
Denoising Diffusion models from first principle in Julia
posted on Fri Jan 06 11:37:07 UTC 2023 by the_origami_fox | view on HN
This is part 1 of a 3 part series on denoising diffusion probabilistic models for AI art generation from first principles in Julia, with the goal of explaining how they work from first principles and implementing a full working model.
posted on Sat Jan 07 02:55:18 UTC 2023 by ignored | view on HN
The article tells the story of how Charlie Parker's death led to Miles Davis' success.
What We Do in the /etc/shadow – Cryptography with Passwords
posted on Thu Jan 05 20:11:02 UTC 2023 by psanford | view on HN
This article is discussing how passwords are necessary for encryption technologies to prevent prosecutors from side-stepping one’s Fifth Amendment rights and how the messaging around password-based cryptographic functions is complicated.