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Hacker News (Feb 2019)

  1. No Thank You, Mr. Pecker

    2416 points • comment • feb 07, 2019

  2. Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

    2075 points • comment • feb 07, 2019

  3. Ask HN: What books changed the way you think about almost everything?

    1899 points • comment • feb 05, 2019

  4. Google terminated our business via our Google Play Developer Account

    1642 points • comment • feb 09, 2019

  5. U.S. Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property

    1422 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  6. Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio

    1390 points • comment • feb 04, 2019

  7. Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure

    1229 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  8. Show HN: Make your site’s pages instant in one minute

    1195 points • comment • feb 09, 2019

  9. Dotfile madness

    1133 points • comment • feb 02, 2019

  10. If Software Is Funded from a Public Source, Its Code Should Be Open Source

    1126 points • comment • feb 04, 2019

  11. Don’t Get Clever with Login Forms

    1090 points • comment • feb 15, 2019

  12. Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Campus

    1059 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  13. Leukemia Has Won

    996 points • comment • feb 19, 2019

  14. Why can’t a bot tick the 'I'm not a robot' box?

    996 points • comment • feb 13, 2019

  15. MIT Hacker Tools: a lecture series on programmer tools

    996 points • comment • feb 04, 2019

  16. New study: Google manipulates users into constant tracking

    938 points • comment • feb 01, 2019

  17. Public protest against Amazon

    895 points • comment • feb 19, 2019

  18. On Being a Principal Engineer

    882 points • comment • feb 10, 2019

  19. Flightradar24 – how it works

    864 points • comment • feb 17, 2019

  20. I took 50k images of the night sky to make an 81 Megapixel image of the moon

    839 points • comment • feb 18, 2019

  21. My Chromecast Ultra would not start until I began answering 8.8.8.8

    794 points • comment • feb 15, 2019

  22. Spotify will now suspend or terminate accounts it finds are using ad blockers

    791 points • comment • feb 08, 2019

  23. You probably don't need a single-page app

    784 points • comment • feb 17, 2019

  24. This person does not exist

    780 points • comment • feb 12, 2019

  25. Reddit is raising a huge round near a $3B valuation

    768 points • comment • feb 05, 2019

  26. SQL: One of the most valuable skills

    761 points • comment • feb 13, 2019

  27. “Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in” (2017)

    745 points • comment • feb 04, 2019

  28. Nasa’s Mars Rover Opportunity Concludes a 15-Year Mission

    724 points • comment • feb 13, 2019

  29. HTTP/3 explained

    711 points • comment • feb 05, 2019

  30. Whitespace killed an enterprise app

    704 points • comment • feb 13, 2019

  31. Magic Lantern

    698 points • comment • feb 18, 2019

  32. A Heavily-Commented Linux Kernel Source Code [pdf]

    690 points • comment • feb 22, 2019

  33. Practical Go: Real-world advice for writing maintainable Go programs

    670 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  34. Pee, Not Chlorine, Causes Red Eyes from Swimming Pools: CDC (2015)

    670 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  35. PostgreSQL used fsync incorrectly for 20 years

    669 points • comment • feb 09, 2019

  36. One of the Biggest At-Home DNA Testing Companies Is Working with the FBI

    662 points • comment • feb 01, 2019

  37. What Happened to the 100000 Hour LED Bulbs?

    656 points • comment • feb 06, 2019

  38. COI – Chat Over IMAP

    655 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  39. Google Ends Forced Arbitration for Employees

    638 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  40. Winning the Blackbird Battle

    618 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  41. Four-day week trial: study finds lower stress but no cut in output

    618 points • comment • feb 19, 2019

  42. Going Solo, Successfully

    618 points • comment • feb 17, 2019

  43. Apple tells app developers to disclose or remove screen recording code

    594 points • comment • feb 07, 2019

  44. Google Docs gets an API for task automation

    592 points • comment • feb 11, 2019

  45. Sex censorship killed the internet we love

    588 points • comment • feb 02, 2019

  46. Simdjson – Parsing Gigabytes of JSON per Second

    585 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  47. EU and Japan create world's biggest free trade zone

    584 points • comment • feb 01, 2019

  48. A faster, more efficient cryptocurrency

    573 points • comment • feb 18, 2019

  49. Making My Own USB Keyboard from Scratch

    573 points • comment • feb 16, 2019

  50. WireGuard for MacOS

    566 points • comment • feb 17, 2019

  51. New pill can deliver insulin

    561 points • comment • feb 08, 2019

  52. Netflix Posted Biggest-Ever Profit in 2018 and Paid $0 in Income Taxes

    555 points • comment • feb 06, 2019

  53. About V, the language Volt is written in

    555 points • comment • feb 05, 2019

  54. Altavista: The rise and fall of the biggest pre-Google search engine

    545 points • comment • feb 15, 2019

  55. Mark Zuckerberg Promised a Clear History Tool Almost a Year Ago

    545 points • comment • feb 22, 2019

  56. Sloth – Mac app that shows all open files and sockets in use

    529 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  57. The Psychological Trap of Freelancing

    528 points • comment • feb 11, 2019

  58. Facebook adds 5 divs, 9 spans and 30 CSS classes to every post in the timeline

    521 points • comment • feb 08, 2019

  59. Bookworm: A Simple, Focused eBook Reader

    514 points • comment • feb 19, 2019

  60. A small notebook for a system administrator

    510 points • comment • feb 01, 2019

  61. Bye, Bye, Google

    507 points • comment • feb 04, 2019

  62. Could 'Oumuamua be an icy fractal aggregate ejected from a protoplanetary disk?

    504 points • comment • feb 19, 2019

  63. Slack Says It's Filed to Go Public

    499 points • comment • feb 04, 2019

  64. You Don't Need to Quit Your Job to Make

    499 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  65. Bootstrap 5 will remove jQuery as a dependency

    498 points • comment • feb 12, 2019

  66. Show HN: Learn React fundamentals

    485 points • comment • feb 01, 2019

  67. Harder programming questions do a worse job of predicting outcomes

    481 points • comment • feb 18, 2019

  68. You Do Not Need Blockchain: Popular Use Cases and Why They Do Not Work

    474 points • comment • feb 22, 2019

  69. Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

    474 points • comment • feb 12, 2019

  70. Linus Torvalds on Why ARM Won't Win the Server Space

    473 points • comment • feb 22, 2019

  71. Event Sourcing is Hard

    471 points • comment • feb 03, 2019

  72. Compounding Knowledge

    470 points • comment • feb 06, 2019

  73. Article 13 Is Back On: Worse, Not Better

    465 points • comment • feb 05, 2019

  74. Google says Nest’s built-in mic not listed in specs was not meant to be secret

    463 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  75. Undercover spy exposed in NYC was one of many

    462 points • comment • feb 11, 2019

  76. FindChips – Get instant insight into any electronic component

    450 points • comment • feb 08, 2019

  77. Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Phone Numbers (2016)

    442 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  78. The Tech Behind SpaceX’s New Engine

    435 points • comment • feb 13, 2019

  79. Hayabusa-2: Japan Spacecraft Touches Down on Asteroid

    434 points • comment • feb 22, 2019

  80. Ask HN: How to find profitable side project idea?

    431 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  81. Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting

    431 points • comment • feb 06, 2019

  82. Netherlands, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland and Italy Oppose EU Copyright Directive

    429 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  83. Red Hat Satellite to standardize on PostgreSQL backend

    418 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  84. With React 16.8, React Hooks are available in a stable release

    413 points • comment • feb 06, 2019

  85. Airbus will stop building the A380 in 2021

    412 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  86. Better Language Models and Their Implications

    412 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  87. This Cat Does Not Exist

    412 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  88. I Bought a House with Solar Panels

    411 points • comment • feb 14, 2019

  89. Let Children Get Bored Again

    410 points • comment • feb 03, 2019

  90. The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store

    408 points • comment • feb 11, 2019

  91. We're Entering a Golden Age of Podcasts

    407 points • comment • feb 21, 2019

  92. Jeff Bezos Turned Narrative into Amazon's Competitive Advantage

    407 points • comment • feb 08, 2019

  93. A Python Interpreter Written in Rust

    407 points • comment • feb 02, 2019

  94. AWS Drives More Than Half of Amazon's Operating Income

    406 points • comment • feb 01, 2019

  95. A List of Hacker News's Undocumented Features and Behaviors

    405 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  96. 1991 – a server-side web framework written in Forth

    404 points • comment • feb 12, 2019

  97. Tiny PWAs and why I keep building them

    395 points • comment • feb 02, 2019

  98. I Hit $115k/Month with a Status Quo Improvement

    393 points • comment • feb 20, 2019

  99. Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of Blackmail

    393 points • comment • feb 08, 2019

  100. New York governor orders probe into Facebook access to data from other apps

    391 points • comment • feb 22, 2019