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Hacker News (2020)

  1. Every Google result now looks like an ad

    3582 points • comment • jan 21, 2020

  2. Gears

    2723 points • comment • feb 12, 2020

  3. Thank HN: You helped me get a new job

    2392 points • comment • jan 15, 2020

  4. Google tracks individual users per Chrome installation ID

    2275 points • comment • feb 04, 2020

  5. Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained

    2270 points • comment • jan 21, 2020

  6. NPM Is Joining GitHub

    1823 points • comment • mar 16, 2020

  7. Goodbye, Clean Code

    1642 points • comment • jan 11, 2020

  8. Tricks to start working despite not feeling like it

    1605 points • comment • jan 21, 2020

  9. Wacom tablets track every app you open

    1586 points • comment • feb 05, 2020

  10. Zoom needs to clean up its privacy act

    1577 points • comment • mar 27, 2020

  11. Honda bucks industry trend by removing touchscreen controls

    1564 points • comment • mar 31, 2020

  12. I Add 3-25 Seconds of Latency to Every Site I Visit

    1552 points • comment • feb 13, 2020

  13. Why Discord is switching from Go to Rust

    1538 points • comment • feb 04, 2020

  14. My productivity app for the past 12 years has been a single .txt file

    1502 points • comment • feb 08, 2020

  15. Which Emoji Scissors Close?

    1498 points • comment • jan 03, 2020

  16. Broot – A new way to see and navigate directory trees

    1434 points • comment • jan 09, 2020

  17. Zoom iOS app sends data to Facebook even if you don’t have a Facebook account

    1427 points • comment • mar 26, 2020

  18. Google Maps Hacks

    1399 points • comment • feb 02, 2020

  19. Larry Tesler Has Died

    1343 points • comment • feb 18, 2020

  20. Procrastination is about managing emotions, not time

    1343 points • comment • jan 23, 2020

  21. Ask HN: I've been slacking off at Google for 6 years. How can I stop this?

    1306 points • comment • jan 05, 2020

  22. Freeman Dyson Has Died

    1228 points • comment • feb 28, 2020

  23. SETI@home shuts down after 21 years

    1211 points • comment • mar 03, 2020

  24. Mathematics for the Adventurous Self-Learner

    1208 points • comment • feb 23, 2020

  25. Covid-19 is now officially a pandemic, WHO says

    1208 points • comment • mar 11, 2020

  26. What's SAP?

    1196 points • comment • feb 05, 2020

  27. A Sad Day for Rust

    1195 points • comment • jan 17, 2020

  28. Zoom meetings aren’t end-to-end encrypted, despite marketing

    1163 points • comment • mar 31, 2020

  29. Not everyone has an internal monologue

    1153 points • comment • jan 30, 2020

  30. Let's Encrypt Has Issued a Billion Certificates

    1150 points • comment • feb 27, 2020

  31. DuckDuckGo is good enough for regular use

    1118 points • comment • mar 06, 2020

  32. The missing semester of CS education

    1113 points • comment • feb 03, 2020

  33. Smithsonian Releases 2.8M Images into Public Domain

    1108 points • comment • feb 25, 2020

  34. How to Exit Vim

    1101 points • comment • jan 08, 2020

  35. Ask HN: Who is hiring right now?

    1066 points • comment • mar 23, 2020

  36. Open letter from Italy to the international scientific community

    1046 points • comment • mar 14, 2020

  37. My Second Year as a Solo Developer

    1039 points • comment • jan 31, 2020

  38. Microsoft begins showing an anti-Firefox ad in the Windows 10 start menu

    1020 points • comment • feb 10, 2020

  39. MIT moves all classes online for the rest of the semester

    1015 points • comment • mar 10, 2020

  40. Monoliths Are the Future

    1009 points • comment • jan 30, 2020

  41. 1-on-1 meeting questions

    1007 points • comment • feb 16, 2020

  42. Old CSS, New CSS

    1004 points • comment • feb 02, 2020

  43. An Update on Bradfitz: Leaving Google

    993 points • comment • jan 27, 2020

  44. Signs you’re working in a feature factory (2016)

    986 points • comment • feb 15, 2020

  45. WireGuard is now in Linus' tree

    978 points • comment • jan 29, 2020

  46. Tailwind UI

    966 points • comment • feb 26, 2020

  47. Private client-side-only PWAs are hard, but now Apple made them impossible

    956 points • comment • mar 25, 2020

  48. Congrats! Web scraping is legal! (US precedent)

    955 points • comment • jan 29, 2020

  49. How the CIA used Crypto AG encryption devices to spy on countries for decades

    949 points • comment • feb 11, 2020

  50. Netflix to cut streaming quality in Europe for 30 days

    948 points • comment • mar 19, 2020

  51. “We found PayPal vulnerabilities and PayPal punished us for it”

    941 points • comment • feb 24, 2020

  52. Zotero: Personal Research Assistant

    936 points • comment • mar 26, 2020

  53. The first chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1

    923 points • comment • jan 07, 2020

  54. More bosses give four-day workweek a try

    922 points • comment • feb 21, 2020

  55. The dystopian world of software engineering interviews

    921 points • comment • feb 15, 2020

  56. Kickstarter employees vote to unionize

    905 points • comment • feb 18, 2020

  57. Mozilla lays off 70

    900 points • comment • jan 15, 2020

  58. Ask HN: A New Decade. Any Predictions? (2010)

    896 points • comment • jan 02, 2020

  59. U.S. will suspend all travel from Europe for 30 days

    895 points • comment • mar 12, 2020

  60. Software Disenchantment (2018)

    889 points • comment • jan 01, 2020

  61. Facebook quitters report more life satisfaction, less depression and anxiety

    887 points • comment • feb 13, 2020

  62. Using Anki to remember what you read

    875 points • comment • mar 05, 2020

  63. Ask HN: What Skills to Acquire in 2020?

    874 points • comment • feb 04, 2020

  64. Explorabl.es

    874 points • comment • feb 19, 2020

  65. A half-hour to learn Rust

    865 points • comment • feb 29, 2020

  66. VVVVVV’s source code is now public, 10 year anniversary jam happening now

    862 points • comment • jan 10, 2020

  67. SMS is not 2FA-secure

    856 points • comment • jan 10, 2020

  68. Which of these Amazon Prime purchases are real?

    842 points • comment • feb 21, 2020

  69. Oslo had 0 pedestrian, 0 cyclist, 0 children and 1 driver trafic deaths in 2019

    837 points • comment • jan 02, 2020

  70. Jitsi Meet: An open source alternative to Zoom

    837 points • comment • mar 23, 2020

  71. Firefox is showing the way back to a world that’s private by default

    827 points • comment • mar 02, 2020

  72. Zig cc: A drop-in replacement for GCC/Clang

    825 points • comment • mar 24, 2020

  73. GM’s CEO Offers to Make Ventilators in WWII-Style Mobilization

    825 points • comment • mar 19, 2020

  74. Pay up or we’ll make Google ban your ads

    822 points • comment • feb 17, 2020

  75. My FOSS Story

    821 points • comment • jan 20, 2020

  76. Reasons not to become famous

    819 points • comment • feb 09, 2020

  77. “Just walk out” technology by Amazon

    814 points • comment • mar 09, 2020

  78. Shit – An implementation of Git using POSIX shell

    813 points • comment • feb 11, 2020

  79. DigitalOcean is laying off staff

    812 points • comment • jan 17, 2020

  80. People kept working, became healthier while on basic income: report

    809 points • comment • mar 05, 2020

  81. Jeff Bezos's phone 'hacked by Saudi crown prince'

    807 points • comment • jan 21, 2020

  82. How to Write Usefully

    806 points • comment • feb 21, 2020

  83. WireGuard 1.0

    801 points • comment • mar 30, 2020

  84. Programmers generate every possible melody in MIDI to prevent lawsuits

    800 points • comment • feb 28, 2020

  85. I got my file from Clearview AI

    799 points • comment • mar 25, 2020

  86. A two-person startup already uses twenty-eight other tools

    796 points • comment • feb 29, 2020

  87. Amazon fires worker who led strike over virus

    796 points • comment • mar 31, 2020

  88. Show HN: Fraidycat

    794 points • comment • mar 11, 2020

  89. EA is permanently banning Linux players on Battlefield V

    789 points • comment • jan 03, 2020

  90. What are those grids of glass in the sidewalk and why are they purple?

    783 points • comment • jan 03, 2020

  91. COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator

    780 points • comment • mar 10, 2020

  92. Ask HN: Have you been laid off?

    780 points • comment • mar 18, 2020

  93. Italy is extending its coronavirus quarantine measures to the entire country

    779 points • comment • mar 09, 2020

  94. New Grad vs. Senior Dev

    779 points • comment • mar 28, 2020

  95. iOS 13 app tracking alert has dramatically cut location data flow to ad industry

    777 points • comment • jan 13, 2020

  96. Highest French court reclassifies Uber drivers as employees

    775 points • comment • mar 04, 2020

  97. Ask HN: What are some books where the reader learns by building projects?

    773 points • comment • feb 11, 2020

  98. “This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server”

    773 points • comment • jan 23, 2020

  99. Products I Wish Existed

    772 points • comment • jan 06, 2020

  100. Thank HN: My SaaS paid my rent this month

    771 points • comment • jan 20, 2020