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ChatGPT Can't Kill Anything Worth Preserving
posted on Fri Jan 13 15:32:11 UTC 2023 by blueridge | view on HN
The author is an expert in how we teach writing and has become frustrated with how students are taught to write in school.
Launch HN: MagnaPlay (YC W23) – Indie gaming subscription service for PC
posted on Fri Jan 13 15:58:52 UTC 2023 by Pedro_Magna | view on HN
Examples of Floating Point Problems
posted on Fri Jan 13 14:59:21 UTC 2023 by grappler | view on HN
The article discusses how floating point numbers can be inaccurate and cause problems in real-world programs.
posted on Thu Jan 12 00:22:02 UTC 2023 by zdw | view on HN
The article discusses how Sierra's Macintosh games stopped working and how they fixed the issue within nine days.
A command line tool that draw plots on the terminal
posted on Fri Jan 13 07:09:03 UTC 2023 by damir | view on HN
YouPlot is a command line tool that draws plots on the terminal.
Sometimes it actually is a kernel bug: bind() in Linux 6.0.16
posted on Thu Jan 12 05:25:42 UTC 2023 by zdw | view on HN
The article is discussing a bug in the Fedora 37 kernel that causes a self test to fail in the development version of Go.
posted on Fri Jan 13 09:09:47 UTC 2023 by tosh | view on HN
History of Web Browser Engines from 1990 until today
posted on Fri Jan 13 15:58:49 UTC 2023 by phil294 | view on HN
The article discusses the history of browser engines and how Chromium has come to dominate the market.
Ask HN: Do you hate software engineering but love programming?
posted on Fri Jan 13 11:57:46 UTC 2023 by throwwwwaway | view on HN
OpenAI starts testing ChatGPT premium
posted on Fri Jan 13 14:02:05 UTC 2023 by Heidaradar | view on HN
Elon Musk's research body, OpenAI, has hinted that it will make its viral AI chatbot, ChatGPT, a paid service.
Bullshit graph database performance benchmarks
posted on Wed Jan 11 18:30:04 UTC 2023 by maxdemarzi | view on HN
The article is a critique of a benchmark set up by Memgraph, with the author finding various problems with the way the benchmark was set up.
Working for a Dating Website (2015)
posted on Fri Jan 13 14:59:42 UTC 2023 by caseysoftware | view on HN
The article discusses how a dating website's business model is not as simple as people signing up and finding their perfect match, and how the site may not be entirely honest with its users in order to keep them using the site.
The Halo Drive: Fuel-Free Relativistic Propulsion (2019)
posted on Fri Jan 13 13:30:35 UTC 2023 by mrleinad | view on HN
posted on Fri Jan 13 14:09:14 UTC 2023 by ahamez | view on HN
The article discusses the reasons why a data configuration language has not been successful thus far, and how CUE is positioned to match the challenge and scale across the industry.
The sound of the dialup, pictured (2012)
posted on Thu Jan 12 09:49:36 UTC 2023 by susam | view on HN
The article discusses the process of two modems connecting to each other, which includes a series of sounds that were once familiar to anyone who used the internet.
Endemic pathogens are causing psychiatric illnesses and shortening lives
posted on Fri Jan 13 14:06:59 UTC 2023 by sebg | view on HN
The article discusses how the Austrian philosopher Paul Feyerabend claims that contemporary research has over-indexed on processes such as the scientific method and this rigidness has restrained innovation.
ABC: A C compiler for printable x86
posted on Fri Jan 13 13:59:41 UTC 2023 by djoldman | view on HN
The article is about a computer scientist who created a paper for SIGBOVIK 2017, and provides the paper as well as a video explaining the ideas for those who are interested.
Corporate legibility for software engineers
posted on Wed Jan 11 16:32:25 UTC 2023 by GarethX | view on HN
The article discusses how corporate legibility, or the art of making tasks and their outcomes easier to understand for those not directly involved, can have negative effects on the folks doing the work.
Yet another keyboard post, or, introducing ErgoNICE
posted on Fri Jan 13 13:32:40 UTC 2023 by JNRowe | view on HN
The article is about a person's journey of creating their own custom keyboard, from being inspired by a blog post ten years ago to eventually making their own keyboard that meets all of their requirements.
Map of the Week: What Does the Land Under Antarctica’s Ice Sheet Look Like?
posted on Fri Jan 13 08:03:36 UTC 2023 by bryanrasmussen | view on HN
The article discusses the new topographical map of Antarctica, BedMachine, and the related findings. The map was created with data from 19 different research institutes and is the most accurate portrayal of the land underneath Antarctica’s ice sheet yet. The map sheds light on which regions of the continent will be more vulnerable to future climate warming.
Conversion of HP 54520C / 54540C oscilloscopes to VGA display(s)
posted on Fri Jan 13 13:57:34 UTC 2023 by zdw | view on HN
This repository is for a conversion of the HP 54520C / 54540C oscilloscopes to VGA display(s) which includes a FPGA bitstream and a PCB design.
Big meat can’t quit antibiotics
posted on Fri Jan 13 14:01:58 UTC 2023 by atlasunshrugged | view on HN
The FDA knew that the widespread use of antibiotics in America's meat industry was causing bacteria to mutate and develop resistance to antibiotics, but didn't take basic steps to fix the problem until the mid-2010s.
A 116kb WASM of Blink that lets you run x86_64 Linux binaries in the browser
posted on Fri Jan 13 13:58:45 UTC 2023 by samwillis | view on HN
posted on Thu Jan 12 07:33:16 UTC 2023 by xrayarx | view on HN
The article discusses how European technology enterprises have not been as successful as their counterparts in other parts of the world in recent years.
Floppy Disk Museum on a Bootable Floppy serving from a 286 PC
posted on Thu Jan 12 07:02:50 UTC 2023 by ChrisArchitect | view on HN
This site is a floppy disk museum that is running on a 286 PC and is booted and served entirely from a 3.5' floppy disk.
Write admin tools from day one (2022)
posted on Fri Jan 13 03:32:52 UTC 2023 by gnutrino | view on HN
The article discusses how writing useful features for your users is key to a successful product and how, over time, some of the biggest development time sucks can be: Tracking down the cause of unexpected behavior, Fixing data, Answering user, or team member questions, and Running maintenance scripts, or other ad-hoc tasks.
Liu Cixin's Technologies of the Future
posted on Fri Jan 13 11:10:16 UTC 2023 by vincelt | view on HN
The article discusses the technological concepts proposed by Liu Cixin in his book The Dark Forest and how they are not too far-fetched in light of our current scientific understanding.
posted on Wed Jan 11 09:59:34 UTC 2023 by olalonde | view on HN
This article contains a list of different types of cellular standards and modulation types used in each, as well as what frequencies they occupy.
CNET Has Been Quietly Publishing AI-Written Articles for Months
posted on Fri Jan 13 12:04:36 UTC 2023 by herbertl | view on HN
The article is about how ChatGPT, an AI that can generate human-sounding text, would affect journalists and the news industry. The article says that ChatGPT is not coming for journalists' jobs just yet, but the very publication that ran the article has been quietly publishing articles written by AI since November.
posted on Fri Jan 13 03:51:48 UTC 2023 by mvid | view on HN