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1. One Bad Apple (hackerfactor.com)
1484 points by cwmartin 5 months ago | hide | 524 comments
2. Captcha pictures force you to look at the world the way an AI does (clivethompson.medium.com)
416 points by _Microft 5 months ago | hide | 358 comments
3. A street snack that has baffled botanists (atlasobscura.com)
484 points by periya 5 months ago | hide | 194 comments
4. Space Station incident demands independent investigation (ieee.org)
394 points by multivac42 5 months ago | hide | 123 comments
5. Apps Getting Worse (tbray.org)
828 points by TangerineDream 5 months ago | hide | 619 comments
6. The Non-Radiating Antenna (physicsworld.com)
75 points by ithkuil 5 months ago | hide | 22 comments
7. Imaging Cygnus a at 8.45 GHz with ATA (destevez.net)
166 points by picture 5 months ago | hide | 31 comments
8. Tortured phrases: A dubious writing style emerging in science (nature.com)
329 points by DanBC 5 months ago | hide | 256 comments
9. Revisiting Prechelt’s paper comparing Java, Lisp, C/C++ and scripting languages (athaydes.com)
118 points by mahmoudimus 5 months ago | hide | 71 comments
10. Glenfiddich will use its own whisky waste to fuel its trucks (theiet.org)
225 points by OJFord 5 months ago | hide | 149 comments
11. Why I Wrote PGP (1999) (philzimmermann.com)
422 points by pdkl95 5 months ago | hide | 181 comments
12. Evolution of Search Engines Architecture – Algolia Search Architecture Part 1 (highscalability.com)
217 points by PretzelFisch 5 months ago | hide | 67 comments
13. Kernel Pwning with eBPF: A Love Story (graplsecurity.com)
136 points by arkadiyt 5 months ago | hide | 18 comments
14. Show HN: Yet another Homebrew Video Game Console, this time FPGA-based (internalregister.github.io)
114 points by pkiller 5 months ago | hide | 15 comments
15. The first two hours of MTV (1981) [video] (youtube.com)
206 points by bookofjoe 5 months ago | hide | 134 comments
16. I'm reading the FT and WSJ from 100 years ago each week leading to 1929 (roaring20s.substack.com)
323 points by roaring20s 5 months ago | hide | 250 comments
17. Clock Synchronization (2020) (signalsandthreads.com)
69 points by tosh 5 months ago | hide | 16 comments
18. Launch HN: HyperLinq (YC S21) – Desktop trading terminal
73 points by amargautam 5 months ago | hide | 60 comments
19. Once an Addict, Always an Addict? (deprocrastination.co)
188 points by vitabenes 5 months ago | hide | 311 comments
20. The Babylonians used Pythagorean ideas long before Pythagoras (economist.com)
154 points by helsinkiandrew 5 months ago | hide | 74 comments
21. Major U.K. science funder to require grantees to make papers immediately free (sciencemag.org)
761 points by cyrksoft 5 months ago | hide | 92 comments
22. The Kawa Scheme Language (gnu.org)
101 points by akvadrako 5 months ago | hide | 32 comments
23. Official Elasticsearch Python library no longer works with open-source forks (github.com/elastic)
294 points by maciekmm 5 months ago | hide | 136 comments
24. A plain text note-taking system for problem solving (calculist.io)
134 points by thomascountz 5 months ago | hide | 46 comments
25. Does Oil Come from Dinosaurs? (powells.com)
173 points by azizsaya 5 months ago | hide | 150 comments
26. Live the Dream, Make the Change, Move to Pitcairn Island (2018) (gov.pn)
156 points by jnord 5 months ago | hide | 111 comments
27. The Principles of Newspeak (1949) (berfrois.com)
175 points by pshaw 5 months ago | hide | 134 comments
28. What Irony Is Not (2020) (mitpress.mit.edu)
54 points by elliekelly 5 months ago | hide | 41 comments
29. The Apple Psi System [pdf] (apple.com)
168 points by lavp 5 months ago | hide | 98 comments
30. Sci-Hub is fundraising (sci-hub.do)
518 points by NmAmDa 5 months ago | hide | 122 comments

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