Edit: I'm listing projects already talked about in the link of OP for convenience.
Bitcoin first time: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=463793
Bitcoin second time: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=599852
Summarizing from other comments (yep, I'm bored):
DuckDuckGo (arguably): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=460877
Dropbox (seems to be received quite well? Hmm...): https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8863
Researched but turned out to have good responses:
Github: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=124553 -- query: https://hn.algolia.com/?query=github&sort=byDate&prefix&page...
Not entirely inaccurate :)
It just means "very few people".
Else we could never say "no one" in casual conversation for anything, because even the vilest/stupidest/most paranoid idea still has one/some proponents.
(And by "even the" I mean, "most", not "absolutely each and every vile/stupid/paranoid idea has one/some proponents").
The original comment was unequivocally wrong. People obviously trust it.
Doesn't that mean that Bitcoin remains irrelevant -- (and 5 times less relevant today than when it was $5bn/daily).
So much for the future of currency...
> This really is a very cool little community . . . they're going to make a killing when they start charging.
> This is genius. It's is problem everyone is having, and everyone knew it (http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/lazybackup ). If it really works as well as it looks in that demo then they nailed it. I'm both envious and inspired. I'll be surprised if YC does not fund them.
Quite a prophetic reply, I gotta say.
For those who don't know, CmdrTaco is the creator of Slashdot, the previous HN.
What does it take to keep it running? How many people are still employed by them?
It has been over a decade since I last went there.
I’d say Slashdot is sustained purely on inertia. Pretty sure it’s just drifting towards the Sun and destined to blip out of existence eventually.
It’s a shame, but HN has clearly supplanted Slashdot as a place for nerds to congregate.
eyes the room suspiciously
I remember that I posted an article that I wrote to HN someday, and it got only 10 votes. Just a day later, some other guy posted MY article and got around 320 votes. I think it's just luck sometimes.
I'd argue most of the most interesting projects I've ever seen are actually not successful. AKA they were received well, but weren't successful.
I'd argue, in most cases, the least well received are actually solving problems and not "cool". Take an enterprise product that automates some process, wont be well received, but may be worth billions.
Saying "DuckDuckGo" in a conversation takes time and using the acronym "DDG" makes it sound like some kind of arcane product that only tech-savvy people uses. It's a bigger problem with internationalization.
I wonder why they haven't rebranded to "duck" since they purchased "duck.com".
Everyone I’ve referred to DDG could recall the name instantly a few days later.
That kind of recognition is important.
No pun intended, right?
> For a Linux user, you can already build such a system yourself quite trivially by getting an FTP account, mounting it locally with curlftpfs, and then using SVN or CVS on the mounted filesystem. From Windows or Mac, this FTP account could be accessed through built-in software.
"Successful projects that HN didn't receive well" doesn't sound royal to me.