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  1. Wobbly clock

    posted on Mon Jan 16 12:32:39 UTC 2023 by ColinWright | view on HN

  2. Reverse engineering a neural network's clever solution to binary addition

    posted on Mon Jan 16 10:32:12 UTC 2023 by Ameo | view on HN

    The article discusses a study in which small neural networks were used to generate sequence-to-sequence mappings and perform other simple logic tasks. The study found that these small networks were surprisingly effective, and that they appeared to be learning how to perform binary addition in a similar way to a binary adder circuit.

  3. The Cab Ride I'll Never Forget

    posted on Mon Jan 16 08:44:09 UTC 2023 by fileeditview | view on HN

    The article is about a taxi driver who picks up an elderly woman one night and helps her out.

  4. Show HN: Sketch – AI code-writing assistant that understands data content

    posted on Mon Jan 16 13:33:36 UTC 2023 by bluecoconut | view on HN

    Sketch is an AI code-writing assistant for pandas users that understands the context of your data, greatly improving the relevance of suggestions.

  5. Hertz increased its fleet of EV rental cars – then, profits exploded

    posted on Mon Jan 16 16:04:19 UTC 2023 by traviskuhl | view on HN

    The rental car company Hertz is increasing their profits by transitioning to electric vehicles, which are cheaper to maintain than gasoline-powered cars.

  6. Heat pumps of the 1800s are becoming the technology of the future

    posted on Mon Jan 16 15:50:00 UTC 2023 by Brajeshwar | view on HN

    Zhibin Yu, a thermal engineer, had an idea to make heat pumps more efficient than ever which he brainstormed during the first UK lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  7. Godot for AA/AAA game development – What's missing?

    posted on Mon Jan 16 15:24:51 UTC 2023 by milliams | view on HN

    Godot 4.0 is coming out soon and includes major improvements all across the board in features, performance, and usability.

  8. Show HN: Terra Firma, a playable erosion simulation

    posted on Mon Jan 16 02:18:06 UTC 2023 by mehwoot | view on HN

    This game is in early access in order to give people a chance to play and give feedback on our initial, working version whilst we continue to develop it. The full version of the game will feature a greatly expanded simulation that builds on what is currently available, including extra simulation layers related to the weather, such as temperature, air pressure, wind, and ocean currents. The game will also include vastly better graphics than the current version. We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content

  9. Servo to Advance in 2023

    posted on Mon Jan 16 13:09:50 UTC 2023 by ewired | view on HN

    The article discusses the Servo project, which is a Research & Development effort meant to create an independent, modular, embeddable web engine that allows developers to deliver content and applications using web standards.

  10. ASCII table and history – Or, why does Ctrl+i insert a Tab in my terminal?

    posted on Mon Jan 16 11:33:11 UTC 2023 by sandebert | view on HN

    The article discusses the history of ASCII code and how it is used to communicate between a terminal and a computer.

  11. Granian – a Rust HTTP server for Python applications

    posted on Mon Jan 16 10:29:50 UTC 2023 by patrick91 | view on HN

    The article discusses the features of the Granian HTTP implementation and how it compares to other existing alternatives.

  12. The IAB loves tracking users. But it hates users tracking them

    posted on Mon Jan 16 12:40:45 UTC 2023 by edent | view on HN

    The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is a standards development group for the advertising industry that is working on a system called UID2, which is a more advanced way to track users no matter what they do and no matter what steps they take to avoid it.

  13. Rendering like it's 1996 – Bitmap fonts and DOS

    posted on Sun Jan 15 18:56:43 UTC 2023 by _Microft | view on HN

    This blog post is about a man who was motivated by a mean comment to make the code of the series run in DOS.

  14. New Sony Walkman music players feature good looks, Android 12

    posted on Sat Jan 14 10:12:03 UTC 2023 by rcarmo | view on HN

    Sony has released two new Android Walkmans, the NW-A300 and NW-ZX700, which are available for purchase in Japan, the UK, and Europe.

  15. Lawyers Barred by Madison Square Garden Found a Way Back In

    posted on Mon Jan 16 14:25:33 UTC 2023 by fortran77 | view on HN

    The article discusses how facial recognition technology is being used in a negative way by businesses to track customers and how this could lead to bad things happening to people who are tracked.

  16. Wasavi – Vi editor for any webpage

    posted on Sun Jan 15 21:40:41 UTC 2023 by nonbirithm | view on HN

    The wasavi extension transforms TEXTAREA element of any page into a VI editor so you can edit the text in VI.

  17. Selfie – A tiny RISC-V C compiler, emulator and hypervisor

    posted on Mon Jan 16 06:28:43 UTC 2023 by peter_d_sherman | view on HN

    The Selfie Project is an educational platform for teaching undergraduate and graduate students the design and implementation of programming languages and runtime systems.

  18. Interactive Music Theory Cheat Sheet

    posted on Sun Jan 15 09:08:02 UTC 2023 by s4i | view on HN

    This article provides an interactive music theory cheat sheet with information on keys, scales, modes, notes, chords, and intervals.

  19. Ask HN: When to make the jump to freelance/consultant?

    posted on Mon Jan 16 13:32:23 UTC 2023 by mxmpawn | view on HN

  20. Rendering like it's 1996 – Baby's first pixel

    posted on Sun Jan 15 20:13:02 UTC 2023 by homarp | view on HN

    The article is about a man's journey to understanding software rasterization, and his plans to write a blog series on the topic.

  21. Intro to GCC bootstrap in RISC-V

    posted on Sun Jan 15 04:12:22 UTC 2023 by pabs3 | view on HN

    This article discusses the process of bootstrapping a compiler for the RISC-V architecture using GCC, with the goal of being able to compile the world from source.

  22. TensorFlow for Python is dying?

    posted on Mon Jan 16 03:43:19 UTC 2023 by bookofjoe | view on HN

    The article discusses the rivalry between the two most popular deep learning frameworks, TensorFlow and PyTorch, and how each one has its own advantages and disadvantages.

  23. The art and science of spending money

    posted on Mon Jan 16 03:55:14 UTC 2023 by thunderbong | view on HN

    The article discusses how people's spending habits reveal a lot about their character and values and how these habits are heavily influenced by family background and past experiences.

  24. Show HN: DevClad – A social-workspace platform for developers

    posted on Mon Jan 16 10:00:56 UTC 2023 by tr1ll10nb1ll | view on HN

    The article discusses the various tools that developers can use to rapidly build and ship apps, including a social workspace platform, linter/formatter, and Nixpack.

  25. YouTube Doesn't “Get It”

    posted on Mon Jan 16 16:31:03 UTC 2023 by wankle | view on HN

  26. Oops: Learning from the incident you didn't have

    posted on Sun Jan 15 20:59:58 UTC 2023 by mooreds | view on HN

    The article discusses how incident analysis is important for understanding how work is done in an organization, and how operational surprises can be just as informative as incidents.

  27. RFC 3117 – On the Design of Application Protocols (2001)

    posted on Sun Jan 15 14:06:56 UTC 2023 by eternalban | view on HN

  28. Need for speed: static analysis version

    posted on Sun Jan 15 10:48:07 UTC 2023 by EntICOnc | view on HN

    This article discusses the various methods that the Semgrep team has used to make their program analysis tool extremely fast, including taint summaries, tree matching, and partial parsing.

  29. Many researchers not compliant with published data sharing statement (2022)

    posted on Mon Jan 16 10:07:24 UTC 2023 by nayroclade | view on HN

    The objective of the study was to analyze researchers’ compliance with their data availability statement (DAS) from manuscripts published in open-access journals with the mandatory DAS, and the compliance rate is the same as for authors who do not provide the DAS, suggesting that the DAS may not be sufficient to ensure data sharing.

  30. There’s no planet B

    posted on Mon Jan 16 12:09:02 UTC 2023 by nsoonhui | view on HN

    This article is discussing the idea that there is no planet B and that we need to take care of planet Earth.