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100 things that are broken, according to HN
54 points by gregjor on June 8, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 16 comments
I compiled this list from HN news article titles that claimed something was broken.

Everything

TV

Java and Python sorting algorithm

OSX memory management

Hiring

HTTP

The internet

Email

Math.random in V8

Some links

The string type

Google's hiring process

Web development workflow

EC2 firewall

RNG

SSL

The ocean

Email forwarding

Sleep

WhatsApp

Bookmarks

Bitcrypt

The patent system

Breaking news

POSIX close(2)

Scientific peer review

Your Tumblr

systemd

Your wireless router

Nearly all binary search and merge sorts

OpenGL

Bread

Maven

HN submissions system

Your Docker image

iOS 8.0.1

VirtualBox

OpenSSL's implementation of DSA

Airport security

Facebook

The War on Drugs

Diablo III economy

All the crypto code you've ever written

Web development

Unicode in Python

Go packaging

DNS in OSX 10.10

Agile

Interviews

Security of USB

Mac App Store DRM

HTML <a> element

Your business

The venture capital model

CMS

RC4 in TLS (kind of)

GSM encryption

Visa and MasterCard security

Google's design process

Silicon Valley

java.nio.file.WatchService, on Linux

Employee equity

East New York

Language learning

DCI in Ruby

Logout in Ruby on Rails

Performance tools

India's higher education system

Copyright

Algorithm development

GitHub's language detection

Shopping

HN flagging system

Google App Engine

Photo uploading

US justice system

Outlook

Our pricing model

RC4 in TLS

The calorie

Online dating

Bitcoin

Tech journalism

Firebug

California's jaywalking law

Wireless

Browsers

Your online WYSIWYG editor

Skype for Windows

NBC's Olympics coverage

The payments industry

Someone's iPad

The App Store business model

Hollywood

The 30-day free trial

America's meritocracy

Continental Airlines funnel

Advertising in mobile games

Flash ads

PayPal




I don't know, after "everything" the rest of these seem redundant.


We have an excellent community of self reflection and idealism. Part of that exploration is revealing our own faults from within. If nothing's perfect, everything is broken (ok, kinda!). The list is both a bummer and to be celebrated. Thanks for publishing!


Nitpick: Everything but God. By definition God (for believers) is perfect.


Well, then, one only needs to believe something is perfect for it to be so in their mind. It doesn't have to be God.


This really calls for one of those "trend forecaster"-style four quadrant diagrams: broken / unbroken on one axis, fixable / unfixable on the other ;)


Problems are Goldmines: The world's biggest problems are the world's biggest business opportunities> http://peterdiamandis.tumblr.com/post/128046793118/problems-...


The ocean is broken ?!!! Damned !



How is it broken? Have waves ceased waving? Have swimmers stopped swimming? The hyperbole is tiresome and detracts from solving the problems.


Fish have stopped fishing. That's a fairly big deal.


We should do the same.


What would make this list even better is adding links to the relevant HN articles.


What's wrong with the python sorting algorithm?


Whats wrong with Whatsapp?


I don't enjoy using any of these. Great job, HN!


Have any of these been fixed yet? Maybe flash ads?




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