Hacker Newsletter #389

Hacker Newsletter

Hacker Newsletter #389


Issue #389 // February 09, 2018 // View in your browser


Triplebyte - Helping Engineers Find Great Startups
//triplebyte sponsored

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy successfully launches
//techcrunch comments

John Perry Barlow has died
//eff comments

Firefox 59 to strip path information from referrer values for 3rd parties
//mozilla comments

Modern CSS Explained
//medium comments

Family fun with deepfakes
//svencharleer comments

DNA seen through the eyes of a coder
//ds9a comments

A Company That Tears Cars Apart to Find Out How They're Built
//jalopnik comments

HappyOrNot terminals look simple, but the information they gather is revelatory
//newyorker comments

The UX of AI
//design comments

How Generative Music Works
//teropa comments

Funny or Die's Matt Klinman: “Facebook has destroyed independent digital comedy”
//splitsider comments

#Ask HN

Simple tools/hack for small project management

Which Linux distribution do you use, and why?

#Show HN

A Reimplementation of Winamp 2.9 in HTML5 and JavaScript //github comments

Dark Site Finder: tracking light pollution to find locations for stargazing //darksitefinder comments

A Decentralized StatusPage on IPFS //dstatuspage comments

Ask a Dev //askadev comments

HiFive – RISC-V-based Linux development board //sifive comments

An extension to turn your LinkedIn into a resume //ceev comments

Simple Print – Convert web articles into printable PDFs //fivefilters comments

Isso – a commenting server similar to Disqus //github comments

HNBuddy – A fast and elegant HN client for iOS //hnbuddy comments


Why Create a New Unix Shell? //oilshell comments

Automerge: JSON-like data structure for building collaborative apps //github comments

Video editing with Python //github comments

Best practices for user account, authorization and password management //googleblog comments

Cross-platform desktop applications with PyQT //github comments

Single Page Application Is Not a Silver Bullet //bloomca comments

Writing space invaders with Go //github comments

Algebraic Number Theory in Python 3 //github comments

Pivot – Rows to Columns //modern-sql comments


Designing Windows 95’s User Interface //socket3 comments

A photographer capturing subcultures that refuse to die //huckmagazine comments


Crushed wood is stronger than steel //nature comments

Imaging Without Lenses //americanscientist comments

Venice without water //strangesounds comments

The Navy’s Second Stealth Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Is Almost Ready for Action //nationalinterest comments


50 Years of Art Books from the Met, for Free Download //metmuseum comments

Ask HN: Which books do you wish you'd read earlier in life? //ycombinator

Ask HN: What books have most influenced the way you see the world? //ycombinator

Car Hacker's Handbook //opengarages comments

CRPG Book Released //crpgbook comments

Eloquent JavaScript 3rd Edition Draft //eloquentjavascript comments


Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle //vimeo comments

Google’s Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook //arstechnica comments

Flyover video of Jupiter’s Europa //kottke comments

Talks I have given //dtrace comments

The Engineering of the Drinking Bird Toy //youtube comments


How to Work Out What to Charge Clients //smashingmagazine comments

The Challenges of Being in the New Contract Workforce //npr comments

Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? //ycombinator

Ask HN: Who wants to be hired? //ycombinator


My Delorean runs Perl //opensource comments

Diablo creator David Brevik is back with a new game: It Lurks Below //polygon comments

5 months of /r/place at my elementary school (One pixel per student per day) //reddit comments

Apollo 13: the Towing Invoice //archive comments