Tech & News

  1. Napier's Bones (history-computer.com) discuss
  2. Dyson Tree (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  3. Seattle's 'microtransit' experiment drives people to light rail (crosscut.com) discuss
  4. Speeding Up Our Build Pipelines (engineering.skroutz.gr) discuss
  5. Wasm vs. PNaCl Performance Benchmark (pdftron.com) discuss
  6. Quantum Air buys Bye's electric airplanes (aopa.org) discuss
  7. Kei – A small and expressive dependent language (github.com) discuss
  8. Environment and the programming language Self, part 4 (blog.rfox.eu) discuss
  9. A Trailblazing Plan to Fight California Wildfires (newyorker.com) discuss
  10. Show HN: Firestorm – An ORM for Firestore (github.com) discuss
  11. Show HN: YouTube Decade – The most-viewed videos posted 10 years ago (youtubedecade.netlify.com) discuss
  12. Marree Man (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  13. The Long Game of Research (cacm.acm.org) discuss
  14. 440 year-old maps filled with footprints (npr.org) discuss
  15. Software Architecture Guide (martinfowler.com) discuss
  16. I love my paper dictionary (2017) (austinkleon.com) discuss
  17. Rudyard Kipling’s American years (newrepublic.com) discuss
  18. Unearthing a masterpiece: a rare Minoan sealstone (2017) (magazine.uc.edu) discuss
  19. A profile of Geoffrey Hinton (2018) (torontolife.com) discuss
  20. The Curse of Playing the Wicked Witch of the West (narratively.com) discuss
  21. Apollo Guidance Computer switching power supply works after 50 years (righto.com) discuss
  22. Modern Artificial Intelligence for Ancient Games (ludeme.eu) discuss
  23. Capturing PAL video with an SDR, and a few dead ends (windytan.com) discuss
  24. Does the Amazon provide 20% of our oxygen? (yadvindermalhi.org) discuss
  25. What Makes a Good Conversation? (abigailsee.com) discuss
  26. Show HN: Sourcery – get a free, self-updating website (sourceryapp.com) discuss
  27. Ha-ha wall (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  28. Researchers speak about life in troubled ancient-DNA lab (nature.com) discuss
  29. What Companies Are For (economist.com) discuss
  30. Wikipedia contributions from IP address 127.0.0.1 (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  31. Why didn't the Romans contribute much to mathematics? (old.reddit.com) discuss
  32. The flawed three-cueing system for teaching reading (apmreports.org) discuss
  33. In plain sight: California illegal pot market booming (apnews.com) discuss
  34. Intel and Rust: The Future of Systems Programming [video] (m.youtube.com) discuss
  35. Closing of Pacific Standard and Topic Shows Perils of Depending on a Rich Patron (nytimes.com) discuss
  36. America has no use for hides, so leather prices plunge (latimes.com) discuss
  37. Using Backblaze B2 and Cloudflare Workers for free image hosting (blog.jross.me) discuss
  38. Soon all the voting machines in U.S. will be powered by FreeBSD/RISC-V (twitter.com) discuss
  39. Errudite: Scalable, Reproducible, and Testable Error Analysis (medium.com) discuss
  40. The Path to Dijkstra’s Handwriting (2013) (joshldavis.com) discuss
  41. The lost Doves Press typeface and its revival (2015) (gizmodo.com) discuss
  42. Rabbit Holes: The Secret to Technical Expertise (blog.bityard.net) discuss
  43. Taking History Personally (the-tls.co.uk) discuss
  44. A Look at the Evolution of the Dial Telephone (2004) (arctos.com) discuss
  45. Ann Nelson Took on the Biggest Problems in Physics (quantamagazine.org) discuss
  46. I Took a Pay Cut for a More Meaningful Job (fastcompany.com) discuss
  47. Write your own Excel in F# (2018) (tomasp.net) discuss
  48. Browsers Take a Stand Against Kazakhstan’s Invasive Internet Surveillance (eff.org) discuss
  49. Ninth Circuit Goes a Step Further to Protect Privacy in Border Device Searches (eff.org) discuss
  50. From Mac to Linux – the setup I've grown to love (shooting-unicorns.com) discuss
  51. Moving to Ghana to 'escape US racism' (bbc.com) discuss
  52. India school-leaving exam: A controversy that cost 23 lives (bbc.co.uk) discuss
  53. Life Is Too Short to RTFM (2014) (academic.oup.com) discuss
  54. Anti-censorship Chrome extension removed for custom minification (github.com) discuss
  55. Adventure in Prolog Tutorial (2016) (amzi.com) discuss
  56. Douglas Adams was right–knowledge without understanding is meaningless (theguardian.com) discuss
  57. Instagram influencers: Have we stopped believing? (bbc.com) discuss
  58. Blame Economists for the Mess We’re In (nytimes.com) discuss
  59. The Dysfunctional Trillion-Dollar U.S. Fighter-Jet Program (nytimes.com) discuss
  60. What was it like to be an executioner in the Middle Ages? (livescience.com) discuss
  61. Keyringless GnuPG (nullprogram.com) discuss
  62. Racket for E-Commerce (defn.io) discuss
  63. Revisiting Sutton Hoo, Britain’s Mythical Ship Burial (newyorker.com) discuss
  64. Germany in Uproar as Negative Rates Threaten Saving Obsession (bloomberg.com) discuss
  65. Microsoft Academic Knowledge Graph (ma-graph.org) discuss
  66. Problems that forced me to leave ProtonVPN for Mullvad (kevinhq.com) discuss
  67. Association of dairy intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality (thelancet.com) discuss
  68. Nigerians mock footballer Chified for posing with an iPhone 4 in 2019 (giftalworld.com) discuss
  69. Banned C standard library functions in Git source code (github.com) discuss
  70. Programming shape using kirigami tessellations (nature.com) discuss
  71. ‎Today, 28 years ago Linus Torvalds announced Linux on comp.os.minix (groups.google.com) discuss
  72. U.S. CBP and Israeli Elbit to Persistently Surveil Native American Reservation (theintercept.com) discuss
  73. Rodney Brooks (technologyreview.com) discuss
  74. Ask HN: What are you learning in 2019? (news.ycombinator.com) discuss
  75. 'I'm Radioactive' (reason.com) discuss
  76. Roof algae: The prehistoric organism that streaks your shingles (2013) (washingtonpost.com) discuss
  77. A Buddhist monk confronts Japan's suicide culture (2013) (newyorker.com) discuss
  78. Show HN: Ji Language – Looking for Feedback (observablehq.com) discuss
  79. Cowrie: a medium-interaction SSH and Telnet honeypot (github.com) discuss
  80. Salsify – A New Architecture for Real-time Internet Video (snr.stanford.edu) discuss
  81. Webmin 1.890 Exploit – What Happened? (webmin.com) discuss
  82. If the Tuition Doesn’t Get You, the Cost of Student Housing Will (bloomberg.com) discuss
  83. Things I Learnt from a Senior Software Engineer (neilkakkar.com) discuss
  84. Android 10: Google Confirms 193 Security Vulnerabilities Need Fixing (forbes.com) discuss
  85. Zen 2 Missives – AMD now delivering efficiencies that are double that of Intel (apollo.backplane.com) discuss
  86. Ask HN: Best Linux Laptop Replacing a Macbook Pro? (news.ycombinator.com) discuss
  87. How the Great Truth Dawned (newcriterion.com) discuss
  88. The phpCE 2019 conference in Dresden has been cancelled and won't be continued (2019.phpce.eu) discuss
  89. Freshermeat – Open-Source Security Software (open-source-security-software.net) discuss
  90. Uranium Contaminates Water Across California's Central Valley (2015) (kqed.org) discuss
  91. To understand the brutality of American capitalism, start on the plantation (nytimes.com) discuss
  92. Chicken Hypnotism (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  93. How four packets broke CenturyLink's network (theregister.co.uk) discuss
  94. Major book publishers sue Amazon’s Audible over new speech-to-text feature (theverge.com) discuss
  95. QEMU VM Escape (blog.bi0s.in) discuss
  96. The Cherokee want a representative in Congress, taking up a 200-year-old promise (cnn.com) discuss
  97. Ask HN: Best Blogging Platform (news.ycombinator.com) discuss
  98. Woman Finds Yellow Diamond While Watching YouTube Video on How to Find Diamonds (gizmodo.com) discuss
  99. Artist: Unknown – Identifying the artist behind an artwork (2018) (vgdensetsu.tumblr.com) discuss
  100. A Fine Map from Alexander von Humboldt (1851) (longstreet.typepad.com) discuss
  101. Facebook emails show internal concerns being raised about Cambridge Analytica (techcrunch.com) discuss
  102. Spacebook: AGI's near Real-Time satellite viewer (apps.agi.com) discuss
  103. Min Chiu Li (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  104. How do black holes destroy information and why is that a problem? (backreaction.blogspot.com) discuss
  105. Giant Pumice Raft Floating Towards Australia Could Replenish Great Barrier Reef (tpr.org) discuss
  106. How Facebook Tracks You on Android (2018) [video] (youtube.com) discuss
  107. The A-Z of Programming Languages: Interviews with programming language creators [pdf] (math.bas.bg) discuss
  108. Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them? (aoml.noaa.gov) discuss
  109. Tesla Model 3 Cost of Ownership Slightly Cheaper Than a Camry (loupventures.com) discuss
  110. Show HN: Base – API for authentication, email sending, images and more (base-api.io) discuss
  111. How to compile a Linux kernel in the 21st century – Opensource.com (opensource.com) discuss
  112. iPaaS – Integration Platform as a Service (altkomsoftware.pl) discuss
  113. Show HN: I made a CRM system you'll enjoy using (wobaka.com) discuss
  114. Should small Rust structs be passed by-copy or by-borrow? (forrestthewoods.com) discuss
  115. Moscow's blockchain voting system cracked a month before election (zdnet.com) discuss
  116. Show HN: Hello (hurtak.cc) discuss
  117. North American versus European distribution systems (2011) (electrical-engineering-portal.com) discuss
  118. Pronouncing Hexadecimal (twitter.com) discuss
  119. Apple Contractors Allegedly Listened to 1,000 Siri Recordings a Day – Each (theverge.com) discuss
  120. Disappearing act: Device vanishes on command after military missions (phys.org) discuss
  121. Key gene identified that could lead to schizophrenia and autism (cardiff.ac.uk) discuss