Tech & News

  1. Why Car-Free Streets Will Soon Be the Norm (citylab.com) discuss
  2. Being a Jew in the Soviet Union meant having “Jewish” stamped in your passport (twitter.com) discuss
  3. If Wealth Is Justified, So Is a Wealth Tax (project-syndicate.org) discuss
  4. Nearly half of American workers have low-wage jobs (knoe.com) discuss
  5. Why the next professional network will look nothing like LinkedIn (wfh.substack.com) discuss
  6. Jack Dorsey Wants to Decentralize Twitter (decrypt.co) discuss
  7. Apple's Pro Display XDR Can Only Be Cleaned with Special Apple-Provided Cloth (macrumors.com) discuss
  8. Twitter kicks off Bluesky: independent decentralized protocol for social media (twitter.com) discuss
  9. Learning at work is work, and we must make space for it (sloanreview.mit.edu) discuss
  10. The blood of poor Americans is now a leading export, bigger than corn or soy (boingboing.net) discuss
  11. S&P 500 Buybacks Now Outpace All R&D Spending in the US (thesoundingline.com) discuss
  12. Twitter funding a team to develop an open standard for social media (twitter.com) discuss
  13. Ostif.org Unbound DNS Audit Results – 1 Crit – 5 High – 5 Med (ostif.org) discuss
  14. Ultrasound destroys 80 percent of prostate cancers in one-year study (newatlas.com) discuss
  15. Republicans just blocked a net neutrality vote in the Senate (again) (dailydot.com) discuss
  16. Developing Blockchain Use Cases for CMU Coin (andrew.cmu.edu) discuss
  17. ASCII QR (asciiqr.com) discuss
  18. Greta Thunberg: TIME's Person of the Year 2019 (time.com) discuss
  19. Internal FAA Review Saw High Risk of 737 Max Crashes (wsj.com) discuss
  20. ZMOB: A multiprocessor computer with 256 Z80 CPUs. (1981) [pdf] (ijcai.org) discuss
  21. Face recognition in European police forces (algorithmwatch.org) discuss
  22. Show HN: Cashbar app – your SaaS revenue in your menu bar (cashbar.app) discuss
  23. Why the ‘Queen of Shitty Robots’ Renounced Her Crown (wired.com) discuss
  24. Apple is trolling us on prices? (mashable.com) discuss
  25. Making Games with Kotlin (kotlin.christmas) discuss
  26. Xamarin Forms (functional.christmas) discuss
  27. Jetstar pilots forgot to lower the landing gear (airlineratings.com) discuss
  28. Gitmoji – Yay or Nay? (opensource.christmas) discuss
  29. FUSE for macOS is no longer open source (colatkinson.site) discuss
  30. Plundervolt: Software-Based Fault Injection Attacks Against Intel SGX [pdf] (plundervolt.com) discuss
  31. Speeding Up the Rust Compiler (blog.mozilla.org) discuss
  32. On System Design (2006) [pdf] (scholar.harvard.edu) discuss
  33. Category:Obsolete occupations (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  34. Keybase cancels Stellar token airdrop (keybase.io) discuss
  35. Introduction to Web Development (2018) (btholt.github.io) discuss
  36. Better password protections in Chrome (security.googleblog.com) discuss
  37. Sand Theft (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  38. George Laurer, co-inventor of the barcode, dies at 94 (bbc.com) discuss
  39. This isn't fun anymore (2017) (therandymon.com) discuss
  40. Kernel-Bypass Networking (godaddy.com) discuss
  41. ABCL – Common Lisp on the JVM (common-lisp.net) discuss
  42. Show HN: Kong – Physical Cryptocurrency (kong.cash) discuss
  43. Can one earthquake trigger another on the other side of the world? (will-r-chase.github.io) discuss
  44. Unexpected Page Fault In Virtualized Environment Advisory (intel.com) discuss
  45. ZedRipper: A 16-core Z80 laptop (chrisfenton.com) discuss
  46. Simple Software Manifesto (arewesimpleyet.org) discuss
  47. Docker-slim: Minify your Docker container image without changing anything (github.com) discuss
  48. Founder came back after 8 years to rewrite Flash photo editor in Canvas/WebGL (pixlr.com) discuss
  49. Preventing Tracking Prevention Tracking (webkit.org) discuss
  50. A Better Qt Because of Open Source and KDE (olafsw.de) discuss
  51. OpenLayers (openlayers.org) discuss
  52. Thieves Are Using Bluetooth to Target Vehicle Break-Ins (outsideonline.com) discuss
  53. Applications Are Now Open for YC Startup School – Starts in January (startupschool.org) discuss
  54. Things that are illegal to build in most American cities now (twitter.com) discuss
  55. Student Loans a Lot Like the Subprime Mortgage Debacle, Watchdog Says (npr.org) discuss
  56. White House Veterans Helped Gulf Monarchy Build Secret Surveillance Unit (reuters.com) discuss
  57. Show HN: A guitar tab viewer that listens (fatpick.com) discuss
  58. Disaster.radio: a disaster-resilient communications network powered by the sun (disaster.radio) discuss
  59. The Curious Case of Aurelius Capital vs. Puerto Rico (nytimes.com) discuss
  60. Small-town America fights for its life (washingtonexaminer.com) discuss
  61. Ralph Ellison’s Slow-Burning Art (newyorker.com) discuss
  62. How a Chinese Company Built a $250M Search Hijacking Empire (medium.com) discuss
  63. The internet doesn't care about multiplayer games (networknext.com) discuss
  64. Grad School and Public Health (benkuhn.net) discuss
  65. North American Phalanx (en.wikipedia.org) discuss
  66. Is Larkin Good for You? (drb.ie) discuss
  67. HOWTO: Get tenure (2015) (matt.might.net) discuss
  68. Show HN: Yazz Pilot – Self Service Apps Without the IT Department (github.com) discuss
  69. Elite violence and elite numeracy in Europe from 500 to 1900 CE: A co-evolution (voxeu.org) discuss