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Hacker News (Aug 2020)

  1. Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects

    1180 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  2. 20GB leak of Intel data: whole Git repositories, dev tools, backdoor mentions

    1047 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  3. Moved a server from one building to another with zero downtime

    1035 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  4. Laws of UX

    1027 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  5. Unbricking a $2k bike with a $10 Raspberry Pi

    956 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  6. Frances Allen has died

    884 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  7. Show HN: I built an After Effects for dummies

    826 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  8. Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0

    771 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  9. A ride that takes 10^20k years to complete in Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 [video]

    770 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  10. US to ban transactions with ByteDance and WeChat in 45 days

    728 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  11. I'm Open Sourcing the Have I Been Pwned Code Base

    699 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  12. In spite of an increase in Internet speed, webpage speeds have not improved

    695 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  13. Apple takes legal action against small company with pear logo

    637 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  14. Math Overflow users resolve PhD thesis crisis

    636 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  15. The Truth Is Paywalled but the Lies Are Free

    633 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  16. Y Combinator Startup Library 2.0

    626 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  17. Microsoft Fast Design

    605 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  18. Scientists rename human genes to stop MS Excel from misreading them as dates

    602 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  19. 1Password for Linux development preview

    601 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  20. Ask HN: Who is hiring? (August 2020)

    590 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  21. NASA Astronauts in SpaceX Capsule Make First Water Landing Since 1975

    567 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  22. US travel firm $4.5M ransom negotiation open chat

    564 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  23. Thomas Sowell interview

    552 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  24. Atlassian tells employees they can work from home forever

    540 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  25. SpaceX test flight of Starship SN-5 [video]

    527 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  26. The Art of Not Thinking

    519 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  27. Simdjson: Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second

    481 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  28. Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison as new lawsuit against Uber filed

    468 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  29. Making Advanced GUI Applications with Godot

    454 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  30. We quit our jobs to build a cabin

    434 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  31. To head off regulators, Google makes certain words taboo

    430 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  32. Oatly: The New Coke?

    428 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  33. The best Parts of Visual Studio Code are proprietary

    417 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  34. A crash course on hacking satellites

    412 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  35. Facebook launches its TikTok rival, Instagram Reels

    412 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  36. Show HN: Hndex.org – a full-text search engine of articles submitted to HN

    407 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  37. NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft [video]

    402 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  38. The UX of Lego Interface Panels

    401 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  39. Crush: A command line shell that is also a powerful modern programming language

    398 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  40. Trump says he will ban TikTok through executive action

    393 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  41. What I learned from doing over 60 technical interviews in 30 days

    390 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  42. Apple says game streaming services violate App Store policies

    390 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  43. Physical attractiveness bias in the legal system (2017)

    389 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  44. System UIcons – icons designed for products, no attribution

    379 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  45. Let's build a full-text search engine

    378 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  46. Satellite images of the Beirut explosion site – before and after

    377 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  47. Mac keyboard shortcuts

    376 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  48. Usbkill – anti-forensic tool to halt computer when new USB device is connected

    376 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  49. Show HN: Starboard – Fully in-browser literate notebooks like Jupyter Notebook

    368 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  50. Illustrated Self-Guided Course On How To Use The Slide Rule

    358 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  51. GPU Accelerated JavaScript

    358 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  52. Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? (August 2020)

    357 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  53. Why is America stuck with bad headlights?

    357 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  54. Ask HN: I have $450K cash, what should I do to maximize my return?

    351 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  55. Google announces Pixel 5, Pixel 4A 5G, and Pixel 4A

    348 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  56. The creeping scourge of tooling config files in project root directories

    346 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  57. Google discontinues the Pixel 4, nine months after release

    346 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  58. Briar Project

    344 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  59. Facebook Fired Employee Who Collected Evidence of Potential Political Bias

    343 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  60. Alcohol as a social technology to check the trustworthiness of others (2014)

    341 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  61. Hacking Portable Air Conditioners

    341 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  62. Vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19 mortality [pdf]

    341 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  63. OpenCore bootloader – open-sourced Apple UEFI drivers, enabling Hackintosh

    338 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  64. TikTok’s Chinese owner offers to forego stake to clinch U.S. deal – sources

    333 points • comment • aug 01, 2020

  65. Government’s PACER Fees Are Too High, Federal Circuit Says

    332 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  66. 27-inch iMac gets a major update

    331 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  67. Django 3.1

    328 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  68. Trying to build the ultimate Raspberry Pi computer – Zero Terminal V3

    319 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  69. Ask and Show HN: Ever coded for love? Willing to share?

    318 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  70. Mail delays hit Philadelphia residents, short staffed USPS struggles to keep up

    317 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  71. TikTok and the Sorting Hat

    314 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  72. How Chinese Officials Hijacked My Company

    313 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  73. Google speakers are listening to more than just voice commands

    310 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  74. Why is this idiot running my engineering org?

    302 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  75. Toshiba formally and finally exits laptop business

    300 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  76. Autodesk criticised by architects

    298 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  77. Compiler Explorer

    298 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  78. Tech giants let the Web's metadata schemas and infrastructure languish

    298 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  79. Tailwind CSS: From Side-Project Byproduct to Multi-Million Dollar Business

    293 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  80. Why aren’t we talking more about airborne transmission?

    291 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  81. Launch HN: Stacker (YC S20) – Create Apps from Airtable or Google Sheets

    289 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  82. Stories and lessons from working with Jeff Bezos on the original Kindle

    288 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  83. Low latency tuning guide

    287 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  84. Ask HN: What feature did you find after years of using macOS?

    277 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  85. Stingrays and Dirtboxes: how cops can secretly track your phone

    276 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  86. Mastodon 3.2

    271 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  87. Chat Bubble Blindness

    270 points • comment • aug 05, 2020

  88. Twitter x TikTok = Twiktwok

    269 points • comment • aug 09, 2020

  89. First Impressions of Rust

    268 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  90. UPI: India's Unified Payments Interface

    267 points • comment • aug 08, 2020

  91. Brazil Bolsonaro: Facebook told to block accounts of president’s supporters

    264 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  92. Magnasanti: The Largest and Most Terrifying SimCity (2010)

    263 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  93. Windows 10: HOSTS file blocking telemetry is now flagged as a risk

    261 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  94. Journalists’ Twitter use shows them talking within smaller bubbles

    260 points • comment • aug 06, 2020

  95. Julia 1.5 Highlights

    260 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  96. Local-first software (2019)

    259 points • comment • aug 02, 2020

  97. One-third of New York’s small businesses may be gone forever

    258 points • comment • aug 03, 2020

  98. Infinity: open-source search engine

    255 points • comment • aug 07, 2020

  99. Order of magnitude estimate of Beirut explosion at 3 kilotons of TNT

    252 points • comment • aug 04, 2020

  100. Unlearn rotation matrices as rotations

    252 points • comment • aug 04, 2020