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Hacker News (May 2021)

  1. Hosting SQLite databases on GitHub Pages or any static file hoster

    1776 points • comment • may 02, 2021

  2. The Animal Is Tired

    1276 points • comment • may 09, 2021

  3. Bob Cassette Rewinder: Hacking Detergent DRM

    1241 points • comment • may 02, 2021

  4. Google Docs will now use canvas based rendering

    1158 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  5. A URL Lengthener

    1144 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  6. Instagram ads Facebook won't show you

    1115 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  7. Show HN: I wrote my own RTS game engine in C

    1085 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  8. LiveLeak shuts down after 15 years online

    1012 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  9. Modern Javascript: Everything you missed over the last 10 years (2020)

    948 points • comment • may 15, 2021

  10. Piano teacher gets copyright claim for Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata [video]

    904 points • comment • may 01, 2021

  11. Crazy New Ideas

    883 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  12. I’ve had the same supper for 10 years

    870 points • comment • may 08, 2021

  13. ClearURLs – automatically remove tracking elements from URLs

    798 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  14. Please fix the AWS free tier before somebody gets hurt

    790 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  15. “Shared libraries are not a good thing in general”

    768 points • comment • may 01, 2021

  16. DarkSide ransomware gang quits after servers, Bitcoin stash seized

    767 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  17. Request for comments regarding topics to be discussed at Dark Patterns workshop

    765 points • comment • may 02, 2021

  18. Back in 1993, I was taking a number theory class

    722 points • comment • may 03, 2021

  19. Germany bans Facebook from handling WhatsApp data over privacy concerns

    706 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  20. The Ultimate Guide to Inflation

    693 points • comment • may 09, 2021

  21. Scala 3.0

    674 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  22. Pentagon surveilling Americans without a warrant, Senator Wyden reveals

    671 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  23. Can I Email?

    667 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  24. What I learnt roasting 200 landing pages

    663 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  25. Hatetris – Tetris which always gives you the worst piece

    659 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  26. Show HN: A portfolio website simulating macOS's GUI using React

    656 points • comment • may 08, 2021

  27. The Unix Magic Poster

    653 points • comment • may 03, 2021

  28. Send: A Fork of Mozilla's Firefox Send

    653 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  29. HTML Tips (2020)

    650 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  30. Babel is used by millions, so why are we running out of money?

    641 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  31. Why I Work on Ads

    640 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  32. Cinder: Instagram's performance-oriented fork of CPython

    636 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  33. Dave Herman’s contributions to Rust

    630 points • comment • may 03, 2021

  34. White House eyes subsidies for nuclear plants to help meet climate targets

    626 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  35. The global chip shortage is starting to have consequences

    618 points • comment • may 09, 2021

  36. Amazon knew seller data was used to boost company sales

    610 points • comment • may 03, 2021

  37. Zulip 4.0: Threaded open source team chat

    609 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  38. US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack

    596 points • comment • may 10, 2021

  39. FragAttacks: new security vulnerabilities that affect wi-fi devices

    594 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  40. Practical SQL for Data Analysis

    591 points • comment • may 03, 2021

  41. 60% of school apps are sending student data with third parties without consent

    590 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  42. List of apps people pay for but have low rating

    582 points • comment • may 01, 2021

  43. Rufus: Reliable USB Formatting Utility

    579 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  44. IBM creates 2nm chip

    574 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  45. Show HN: Mmm.page – Drag and drop personal website creator

    567 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  46. Amazon Sidewalk

    566 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  47. Writing books is not really a good idea

    565 points • comment • may 10, 2021

  48. Efficiency Is the Enemy

    560 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  49. Chrome extension recommends local businesses while shopping on Amazon or eBay

    556 points • comment • may 08, 2021

  50. China lands rover on Mars

    552 points • comment • may 15, 2021

  51. Uber used 50 Dutch shell companies to dodge taxes on $6B in revenue

    548 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  52. Neural implant lets paralyzed person type by imagining writing

    537 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  53. FBI Has Gained Access to Sci-Hub Founder's Apple Account, Email Claims

    532 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  54. FBI subpoenaed Apple for data of Sci-Hub founder

    531 points • comment • may 08, 2021

  55. I mailed an AirTag and tracked its progress

    528 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  56. Notion API – public beta

    528 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  57. Google fined €100M by Italian antitrust over Google Play abuse of dominance

    509 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  58. Enhancing Photorealism Enhancement

    503 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  59. Opposition to net neutrality was faked, New York says

    494 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  60. Pandora says laboratory-made diamonds are forever

    488 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  61. I am resigning along with most other Freenode staff

    487 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  62. On incels, dead bedrooms and the hard problems of loneliness

    486 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  63. Ads are impersonating government websites in Google results, despite ban

    479 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  64. Multitasking hurts performance and may even damage the brain (2018)

    475 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  65. Emulating AirTags to upload arbitrary data via Apple's FindMy network

    475 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  66. "To our surprise"

    468 points • comment • may 06, 2021

  67. How I Practice Piano

    464 points • comment • may 08, 2021

  68. Vulnerability allows cross-browser tracking in Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Tor

    460 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  69. Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach

    454 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  70. Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger life cycle assessment (2018)

    452 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  71. $365B wiped off cryptocurrency market after Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin

    451 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  72. Erlang/OTP 24 highlights

    450 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  73. Searching the web for under $1000/month

    448 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  74. Show HN: Control your Bose headphones from your Mac's menubar

    439 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  75. Is this what enterprise means?

    436 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  76. Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5M in Ransom

    436 points • comment • may 13, 2021

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    434 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  78. The origin of Covid: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box?

    433 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  79. Facebook threatens to make iOS users pay. Please do it, Mr. Zuckerberg

    431 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  80. Open Source Continuous File Synchronization

    430 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  81. Don't make customers hunt for the Sign In button on your website

    429 points • comment • may 03, 2021

  82. The Return of Fancy Tools

    427 points • comment • may 15, 2021

  83. How Tech Loses Out

    427 points • comment • may 02, 2021

  84. TSMC looks to double down on U.S. chip factories as talks in Europe falter

    426 points • comment • may 15, 2021

  85. Game developers sharing their salaries on Twitter

    425 points • comment • may 10, 2021

  86. Instagram, Twitter blame glitches for deleting Palestinian posts

    421 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  87. Using PostgreSQL as a Data Warehouse

    419 points • comment • may 10, 2021

  88. How Big Tech got so big: hundreds of acquisitions

    418 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  89. Observable Plot

    413 points • comment • may 04, 2021

  90. Midair Collision over Denver

    410 points • comment • may 13, 2021

  91. Why you can’t buy a thermapen on Amazon (2016)

    404 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  92. Apple brass discussed disclosing 128M iPhone hack, then decided not to

    399 points • comment • may 08, 2021

  93. WhatsApp will progressively kill features until users accept new privacy policy

    396 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  94. Tech giants join call for funding U.S. chip production

    394 points • comment • may 11, 2021

  95. Dear EU: Please Don't Ruin the Root

    392 points • comment • may 10, 2021

  96. Rescue Mission for Sci-Hub and Open Science: We are the library

    389 points • comment • may 14, 2021

  97. Analytics suggest 96% of users leave app tracking disabled in iOS 14.5

    387 points • comment • may 07, 2021

  98. Tesla has suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin

    383 points • comment • may 12, 2021

  99. Orbit: an experimental platform for small tasks repeated over time

    381 points • comment • may 05, 2021

  100. Vue 3 drops IE11 support plan

    377 points • comment • may 13, 2021