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1. One Bad Apple (hackerfactor.com)
1484 points by cwmartin 5 months ago | hide | 524 comments
2. 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
3. Apps Getting Worse (tbray.org)
828 points by TangerineDream 5 months ago | hide | 619 comments
4. 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
5. Sci-Hub is fundraising (sci-hub.do)
518 points by NmAmDa 5 months ago | hide | 122 comments
6. Space Station incident demands independent investigation (ieee.org)
394 points by multivac42 5 months ago | hide | 123 comments
7. A street snack that has baffled botanists (atlasobscura.com)
484 points by periya 5 months ago | hide | 194 comments
8. Why I Wrote PGP (1999) (philzimmermann.com)
422 points by pdkl95 5 months ago | hide | 181 comments
9. 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
10. Tortured phrases: A dubious writing style emerging in science (nature.com)
329 points by DanBC 5 months ago | hide | 256 comments
11. Glenfiddich will use its own whisky waste to fuel its trucks (theiet.org)
225 points by OJFord 5 months ago | hide | 149 comments
12. Official Elasticsearch Python library no longer works with open-source forks (github.com/elastic)
294 points by maciekmm 5 months ago | hide | 136 comments
13. 1password is considering a self-hosted option to store vaults (1password.community)
297 points by NmAmDa 5 months ago | hide | 222 comments
14. Evolution of Search Engines Architecture – Algolia Search Architecture Part 1 (highscalability.com)
217 points by PretzelFisch 5 months ago | hide | 67 comments
15. Apple's New CSAM Protections May Make iCloud Photos Bruteforceable (stackexchange.com)
233 points by NTroy 5 months ago | hide | 81 comments
16. The first two hours of MTV (1981) [video] (youtube.com)
206 points by bookofjoe 5 months ago | hide | 134 comments
17. Imaging Cygnus a at 8.45 GHz with ATA (destevez.net)
166 points by picture 5 months ago | hide | 31 comments
18. Once an Addict, Always an Addict? (deprocrastination.co)
188 points by vitabenes 5 months ago | hide | 311 comments
19. The Babylonians used Pythagorean ideas long before Pythagoras (economist.com)
154 points by helsinkiandrew 5 months ago | hide | 74 comments
20. Big Tech are supposed to be the plumbers, not patricians of internet discourse (bombthrower.com)
300 points by StuntPope 5 months ago | hide | 240 comments
21. The Principles of Newspeak (1949) (berfrois.com)
175 points by pshaw 5 months ago | hide | 134 comments
22. Kernel Pwning with eBPF: A Love Story (graplsecurity.com)
136 points by arkadiyt 5 months ago | hide | 18 comments
23. Live the Dream, Make the Change, Move to Pitcairn Island (2018) (gov.pn)
156 points by jnord 5 months ago | hide | 111 comments
24. Revisiting Prechelt’s paper comparing Java, Lisp, C/C++ and scripting languages (athaydes.com)
118 points by mahmoudimus 5 months ago | hide | 71 comments
25. Does Oil Come from Dinosaurs? (powells.com)
173 points by azizsaya 5 months ago | hide | 150 comments
26. 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
27. The Non-Radiating Antenna (physicsworld.com)
75 points by ithkuil 5 months ago | hide | 22 comments
28. A plain text note-taking system for problem solving (calculist.io)
134 points by thomascountz 5 months ago | hide | 46 comments
29. When Encryption Was a Crime: The 1990s Battle for Free Speech in Software (reason.com)
165 points by Overton-Window 5 months ago | hide | 26 comments
30. The Kawa Scheme Language (gnu.org)
101 points by akvadrako 5 months ago | hide | 32 comments

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