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Photos capture life inside a drop of seawater
posted on Thu Jan 19 12:17:34 UTC 2023 by subharmonicon | view on HN
This article is about copepods, which are tiny invertebrates that can be found in the deepest ocean trenches and the highest alpine lakes, even in damp mosses and wet leaf litter.
What not to write on your security clearance form (1988)
posted on Thu Jan 19 08:18:03 UTC 2023 by blegh | view on HN
The article is about the book ``Secret and Urgent,'' by Fletcher Pratt and how it is an early popular account of codes and ciphers.
Plastic to Oil – Produces 80% Oil
posted on Thu Jan 19 12:26:44 UTC 2023 by hochmartinez | view on HN
Nationwide FAA weather reporting outage
posted on Thu Jan 19 13:52:01 UTC 2023 by flerchin | view on HN
Show HN: A version control system based on rsync
posted on Thu Jan 19 12:07:47 UTC 2023 by zdgeier | view on HN
Jamsync is an open-source version control system that enables software engineers to develop and deploy faster.
Tell HN: It is impossible to disable Google 2FA using backup codes
posted on Thu Jan 19 15:58:32 UTC 2023 by gravitronic | view on HN
AcousticBrainz: Making a hard decision to end the project (2022)
posted on Thu Jan 19 11:37:49 UTC 2023 by petemir | view on HN
Rapid-fire laser diverts lightning strikes
posted on Wed Jan 18 05:50:23 UTC 2023 by yipbub | view on HN
The article discusses how a laser can be used to divert lightning, which has been an area of interest for physicists for many years.
Telling your inner critic to chill
posted on Thu Jan 19 13:08:31 UTC 2023 by ktzn | view on HN
This article is about how to overcome your inner critic with affirmations.
Ask HN: Math books that made you significantly better at math?
posted on Thu Jan 19 13:01:37 UTC 2023 by optbuild | view on HN
Jabber.org has migrated to Prosody IM
posted on Thu Jan 19 12:32:00 UTC 2023 by neustradamus | view on HN
The article is informing the reader of where they can go to learn about updates for the jabber.org IM service.
Batch Box Rocket Stove: Ergonomic, Efficient Wood Combustion
posted on Thu Jan 19 12:13:29 UTC 2023 by ShroudedNight | view on HN
This website is a central information resource for the Batch Box Rocket, a device to combust wood with high efficiency and minimal pollution.
Roger Linn on Swing, Groove and the Magic of the MPC's Timing (2013)
posted on Wed Jan 18 12:22:07 UTC 2023 by omnibrain | view on HN
The article discusses the idea of 'MPC swing' and why the earlier models in Akai’s MPC series of sampling workstations are still considered to be among the best around when it comes to groove and timing.
posted on Thu Jan 19 08:45:36 UTC 2023 by zczc | view on HN
The article discusses the benefits of the option to parse the files first, and then combine the parsed output, instead of combining before parsing.
posted on Thu Jan 19 09:09:43 UTC 2023 by grappler | view on HN
This article discusses how data from breaches can be used for good or bad, specifically how it can be used to buy tickets to events that have sold out.
Mux (YC W16) Is Hiring a Senior Platform Engineer
posted on Thu Jan 19 12:00:08 UTC 2023 by mmcclure | view on HN
Mux is a company that provides video encoding and streaming, video monitoring, and other services to developers.
Online pharmacies selling abortion pills send fingerprints to Google Analytics
posted on Thu Jan 19 16:24:21 UTC 2023 by runnerup | view on HN
ProPublica found web trackers on the sites of at least nine online pharmacies that sell abortion medication, which may allow law enforcement to prosecute those who use the medications to end their pregnancies.
posted on Thu Jan 19 13:01:45 UTC 2023 by mrzool | view on HN
The article discusses how having too many files in one folder can slow down a computer and gives examples of common culprits.
posted on Thu Jan 19 10:00:59 UTC 2023 by xrayarx | view on HN
The article discusses the history and different versions of the AWK text-processing language.
posted on Thu Jan 19 08:06:32 UTC 2023 by translocator | view on HN
A toxin that helps oyster mushrooms devour worm flesh
posted on Wed Jan 18 22:33:21 UTC 2023 by gumby | view on HN
The article discusses how a machine was used to analyze the air above disturbed toxocysts and found the molecule 3-octanone.
The language of labouring reveals its tortured roots (2013)
posted on Wed Jan 18 10:52:16 UTC 2023 by robtherobber | view on HN
The article discusses how work has not always been a way out of poverty and how politicians advocate for work as the remedy for poverty.
Formalising a new proof that the square root of two is irrational
posted on Thu Jan 19 07:41:53 UTC 2023 by ColinWright | view on HN
This is not possible in Isabelle/HOL, where we have to be explicit about types. So we introduce a new element $k’$ of type and define it to be $k(\sqrt2-1)$. Then we show that $k’$ belongs to $R$. This is a nontrivial claim, because $k’$ is a real number and $R$ is a set of natural numbers. It’s not enough to
Wikipedia’s Redesign Is Barely Noticeable. That’s the Point.
posted on Thu Jan 19 15:55:10 UTC 2023 by susam | view on HN
The article discusses Wikipedia's new skin, Vector 2022, which is set to debut on Wednesday as the default on English Wikipedia.
The Magic of Growing Trees (2021)
posted on Wed Jan 18 19:14:00 UTC 2023 by wvsant | view on HN
The article discusses an experiment in machine learning, estimating the time of arrival of a parcel, including generating the data, training the model and evaluating the results.
Mutiny erupts among WEF staff over role of ‘Mr Davos’
posted on Thu Jan 19 15:03:58 UTC 2023 by r721 | view on HN
The article is about how the employees of the World Economic Forum are criticizing their chair, Klaus Schwab, and the lack of a succession strategy.
Ask HN: Why are toggle switches replacing checkboxes? Isn't on/off less obvious?
posted on Thu Jan 19 04:11:05 UTC 2023 by RjQoLCOSwiIKfpm | view on HN
Short, friendly base32 slugs from timestamps
posted on Thu Jan 19 04:14:33 UTC 2023 by craigkerstiens | view on HN
The article discusses how the author created slugs for their website that are short, stable, and URL friendly by using a base32 approach and modifying the RFC 4648 character set.
WhatsApp fined 5.5M euro by lead EU privacy regulator
posted on Thu Jan 19 16:37:33 UTC 2023 by LinuxBender | view on HN
WhatsApp has been fined 5.5 million euros by Ireland's Data Privacy Commissioner for an additional breach of the bloc's privacy laws.
Scamp – A self-contained Forth computer
posted on Thu Jan 19 02:32:22 UTC 2023 by pabs3 | view on HN
The PIC24F64GB202 microcontroller is a high-performance microcontroller with a modified Harvard architecture, two address generation units, 16-bit data path, and 24-bit addressing.