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1. Open Problems in Robotics (scottlocklin.wordpress.com)
436 points by haltingproblem on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 227 comments
2. Launch HN: Quell (YC S20) – Immersive gaming and combat workout
170 points by douglaspaul on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 134 comments
3. Apple helped make 'top secret' iPod for US government (bbc.co.uk)
508 points by sjcsjc on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 251 comments
4. Can't you just right click? (lapcatsoftware.com)
1169 points by bangonkeyboard on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 746 comments
5. Launch HN: Epihub (YC S20) – Shopify for teaching online
136 points by urs on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 47 comments
6. Secret gyms and the economics of prohibition (npr.org)
552 points by stephenbez on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 1242 comments
7. Ultralight lithium-sulfur batteries for electric airplanes (ieee.org)
217 points by pross356 on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 176 comments
8. Netflix Conductor: Open-source workflow orchestration engine (netflix.github.io)
253 points by swyx on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 79 comments
9. Practical Data Ethics (fast.ai)
168 points by tosh on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 28 comments
10. What harm do minimum wages do? (economist.com)
269 points by prostoalex on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 755 comments
11. My kid can’t handle a virtual education, and neither can I (theatlantic.com)
324 points by magnifique on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 448 comments
12. Theheadless.dev – open source Puppeteer and Playwright knowledge base (theheadless.dev)
255 points by tnolet on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 99 comments
13. Listen to Your Key: Towards Acoustics-based Physical Key Inference (nus.edu.sg)
349 points by vo2maxer on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 121 comments
14. Ice Lake AVX-512 Downclocking (travisdowns.github.io)
126 points by ingve on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 82 comments
15. Most “mandatory requirements” in corporations are imaginary (nibblestew.blogspot.com)
469 points by ingve on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 392 comments
16. Implementing 'focus and reply' for Fastmail with JMAP (jvns.ca)
230 points by janvdberg on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 47 comments
17. Everything old is new again: binary security of WebAssembly (usenix.org)
133 points by hermanradtke on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 51 comments
18. How Happy Couples Argue: Study (2019) (utk.edu)
187 points by InInteraction on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 110 comments
19. The Consortium for Python Data API Standards (data-apis.org)
102 points by BerislavLopac on Aug 18, 2020 | hide | 36 comments
20. Rust and C++ Interoperability in Chrome (chromium.org)
242 points by ytausky on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 138 comments
21. Pibooth: A PhotoBooth application for Raspberry Pi and opencv compatible devices (github.com/pibooth)
95 points by angristan on Aug 17, 2020 | hide | 1 comment
22. Humanly Traversable Wormholes (arxiv.org)
149 points by apsec112 on Aug 18, 2020 | hide | 129 comments
23. Using Obsidian to manage goals, tasks, notes, and software dev knowledge base (imprint.to)
196 points by sharjeelsayed on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 117 comments
24. Elastic 7.9 (elastic.co)
110 points by praseodym on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 24 comments
25. The Medieval University Monopoly (historytoday.com)
69 points by diodorus on Aug 18, 2020 | hide | 4 comments
26. Coding and drawing (columbia.edu)
67 points by danso on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 42 comments
27. How many pieces can a puzzle have? (gottwurfelt.com)
105 points by sfg on Aug 18, 2020 | hide | 67 comments
28. Ts-migrate: tool to automatically migrate JavaScript projects to TS (github.com/airbnb)
110 points by Rudeg on Aug 18, 2020 | hide | 26 comments
29. Filecoin: Proof of Storage Systems (coinlist.co)
93 points by simonebrunozzi on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 50 comments
30. Breaking the D-Link DIR3060 Firmware Encryption – Recon – Part 1 (0x434b.dev)
86 points by dvaun on Aug 19, 2020 | hide | 19 comments

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