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Whipper: Accurate Audio CD Ripping
posted on Sat Jan 14 14:05:57 UTC 2023 by catseyechandra | view on HN
Whipper is a Python 3 (3.6+) CD-DA ripper based on the morituri project (CDDA ripper for *nix systems aiming for accuracy over speed) that has been improved with bugfixes and new features.
The evolution of Unix facilities and architecture (2017)
posted on Sat Jan 14 10:33:12 UTC 2023 by networked | view on HN
The article discusses the Liveweb proxy, a component of the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine project, which captures the content of a web page in real time and archives it into a ARC or WARC file.
The MTA’s armored money train that ran from 1951 to 2006 in NYC
posted on Sat Jan 14 12:32:58 UTC 2023 by pseudolus | view on HN
The article discusses the history of the New York City transit system's armored train, which transported fare collections to a secret room at 370 Jay Street in Brooklyn.
Wakamai Fondue, the tool that answers the question “what can my font do?”
posted on Fri Jan 13 09:12:54 UTC 2023 by robin_reala | view on HN
The 1986 Paris-Dakar rally (2021)
posted on Sat Jan 14 13:35:28 UTC 2023 by asyncscrum | view on HN
The 2021 Dakar Rally wrapped up on January 15, after 14 days and 7646 kilometers (4751 miles) traversing the unforgiving desert terrain of Saudi Arabia. Fifty-five-year-old Frenchman Stephane Peterhansel, the most successful competitor in Dakar’s history, won his eighth title in the car class (he also won the bike class six times in the 1990s), and Argentinian Kevin Benavides became the first South American rider to win the
Always look down in London: Pavement oddities
posted on Sat Jan 14 09:29:40 UTC 2023 by zeristor | view on HN
The article discusses 15 pavement oddities in London, from replicas of tokens left at the Foundling Hospital to coal hole covers to a rock and roll hall of fame.
Atari 2600 hardware design: Making something out of almost nothing
posted on Thu Jan 12 04:38:49 UTC 2023 by zdw | view on HN
The article discusses the limitations of the Atari 2600, which was released in 1977.
posted on Sat Jan 14 11:40:03 UTC 2023 by scrlk | view on HN
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posted on Sat Jan 14 08:35:49 UTC 2023 by ingve | view on HN
The author describes their addiction to YouTube and how it has taken over their life.
A Dynamic Forth Compiler for WebAssembly (2018)
posted on Sat Jan 14 13:01:00 UTC 2023 by andsoitis | view on HN
In a hobby project, the author wrote a Forth compiler and interpreter targeting WebAssembly, which is written entirely in WebAssembly.
posted on Sat Jan 14 12:48:42 UTC 2023 by app4soft | view on HN
The article is discussing the possible consequences of creating a branch with a name that is already being used as a tag.
Distributing Mac apps outside the App Store, a quick start guide (2021)
posted on Sat Jan 14 10:44:47 UTC 2023 by jb1991 | view on HN
The article discusses the different ways developers can distribute their Mac apps, and the pros and cons of each method.
Julia Robinson helped define the limits of mathematical knowledge (2019)
posted on Fri Jan 13 12:53:22 UTC 2023 by rfreytag | view on HN
The article is about Julia Robinson and her work on Hilbert's 10th problem.
“Expect tests” make test-writing feel like a REPL session
posted on Wed Jan 11 23:40:33 UTC 2023 by jsomers | view on HN
This article is about the benefits of using a pattern/library called "expect tests" which makes test-writing feel like a REPL session or like exploratory programming in a Jupyter notebook.
posted on Sat Jan 14 04:48:32 UTC 2023 by snowypine | view on HN
Trucking is the process or business of transporting goods on trucks and it accounts for 80.4% of US freight costs.
YC's Startup School is growing and we need a product engineer
posted on Sat Jan 14 12:00:02 UTC 2023 by ryankicks | view on HN
The article is looking for a product engineer who enjoys talking to customers, has experience iterating and shipping quickly, and exhibits a strong sense of ownership and autonomy.
The iPhone Keyboard – Make It or Break It (2022)
posted on Sat Jan 14 01:44:19 UTC 2023 by telotortium | view on HN
The first iPhone was unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2007.
FAA says computer failure was caused by 2 contractors who introduced data errors
posted on Sat Jan 14 15:53:47 UTC 2023 by r721 | view on HN
A breakdown of Colorado's 'weather modification' program
posted on Sat Jan 14 14:15:58 UTC 2023 by mooreds | view on HN
The article discusses how weather modification has been taking place in Colorado since the 1950s, with the primary means of weather modification being 'cloud seeding.'
TinyEMU – x86 and RISC-V emulator, small and simple while being complete
posted on Sat Jan 14 02:29:29 UTC 2023 by peter_d_sherman | view on HN
The article discusses how to create a RISC-V boot loader, Linux kernel and filesystem.
Large Language Models as Simulated Economic Agents (2022) [pdf]
posted on Fri Jan 13 21:18:36 UTC 2023 by benbreen | view on HN
Off grid in Manhattan for 8 months
posted on Fri Jan 13 12:21:13 UTC 2023 by samvher | view on HN
The article is about a man who disconnects from the electric grid for one month to see if he can live sustainably.
Javice and the data science professor create fake customers
posted on Fri Jan 13 00:06:48 UTC 2023 by danso | view on HN
WInd3x, the iPod Bootrom exploit 10 years too late
posted on Sat Jan 14 01:27:03 UTC 2023 by user890104 | view on HN
The article discusses a bug in which a result is executed as a function.
Docker-OSX: Run macOS VM in a Docker
posted on Fri Jan 13 22:20:27 UTC 2023 by axiomdata316 | view on HN
This project allows users to run Mac OS X in a Docker container with near-native performance.
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
posted on Fri Jan 13 16:55:21 UTC 2023 by amichail | view on HN
This article is about a version of chess where the pieces are not constrained to an 8x8 grid, and instead can move to any position on the board.
Pi-hole: Network-wide ad blocking
posted on Fri Jan 13 22:22:31 UTC 2023 by axiomdata316 | view on HN
The article discusses how to install and use Pi-hole, a DNS sinkhole that protects your devices from unwanted content without installing any client-side software.
Rebooting with JMP Instruction (2003)
posted on Wed Jan 11 09:23:15 UTC 2023 by susam | view on HN
The article discusses how to create a tiny executable program that can be used to reboot the computer.
Anarchist Cookbook (1971) [pdf]
posted on Sat Jan 14 12:58:48 UTC 2023 by brudgers | view on HN