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How one family built Qualtrics to an $8B exit


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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18431625
Posted by adventured (karma: 30096)
Post stats: Points: 165 - Comments: 40 - 2018-11-12T10:09:35Z

\#HackerNews #built #exit #family #how #one #qualtrics
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Ask HN: How should a programming language accommodate disabled programmers?


I work on programming languages (as a career & hobby) and I’d like to make sure that my main language project is designed with accessibility in mind. I need some guidance & opinions from people with disabilities (e.g., blind or visually impaired people, or people with mobility issues) about your pain points with existing tools.

This doesn’t need to be just about the language itself, but the whole experience of developing with it, e.g., tooling, error messages, documentation, editor integration, &c.; as simple as “Avoid making me press Shift” or as involved as specific problems with existing tools and what you wish they did better. I’d also welcome examples of tools that do things particularly well!

So far I’ve had/implemented a few general ideas:
  • Making whitespace-sensitive syntax, like in Python &
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How We Built a Cost-Based SQL Optimizer


CockroachDB 2.1 includes a brand-new, built-from-scratch, cost-based SQL optimizer. This post explains what a cost-based SQL optimizer is, and tells the story of how we decided we really, really…
Article word count: 2695

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18408731
Posted by andydb (karma: 102)
Post stats: Points: 147 - Comments: 31 - 2018-11-08T18:44:12Z

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How to Design Software Good


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18409514
Posted by davisr (karma: 258)
Post stats: Points: 156 - Comments: 38 - 2018-11-08T20:09:34Z

\#HackerNews #design #good #how #software
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How Dad's Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring


Mouse studies show tiny intercellular pods convey to sperm a legacy of a father’s hard knocks in life
Article word count: 954

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18405636
Posted by chablent (karma: 1224)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 27 - 2018-11-08T11:45:11Z

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A cure for cancer: how to kill a killer


Revolutionary work on the body’s immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievable
Article word count: 1873

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18397486
Posted by prostoalex (karma: 67907)
Post stats: Points: 144 - Comments: 52 - 2018-11-07T06:46:59Z

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Why I wrote 33 VSCode extensions and how I manage them


Hey there 👋 I’m Fabio, a self-taught developer passionate about open source and empowering people. I also like to make my own tools, so…
Article word count: 1910

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18386883
Posted by fabiospampinato (karma: 113)
Post stats: Points: 108 - Comments: 27 - 2018-11-05T23:17:07Z

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How hustle culture took over advertising


Hustle is everywhere, but it isn’t just hard work -- it’s showing that you’re working hard.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18381605
Posted by ilamont (karma: 22951)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 137 - 2018-11-05T11:57:16Z

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Bussed out: how America moves thousands of homeless people around the country


Each year, US cities give thousands of homeless people one-way bus tickets out of town. An 18-month nationwide investigation by the Guardian reveals, for the first time, what really happens at…
Article word count: 722

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18375280
Posted by chaostheory (karma: 17469)
Post stats: Points: 159 - Comments: 72 - 2018-11-04T11:05:14Z

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How to implement strings


There are many alternatives to C strings. Here we explore the design space.
Article word count: 1346

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18371392
Posted by qznc (karma: 6945)
Post stats: Points: 107 - Comments: 57 - 2018-11-03T17:32:52Z

\#HackerNews #how #implement #strings
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The C programming language defines a [1]string as char*. The character \0 marks the end so we call this zero-terminatio... show more
 

Graveyard Keeper: How the graphics effects are made


The summary of tips and tricks used in Graveyard Keeper to make different graphical effects and apply them on a pixel art picture.
Article word count: 1459

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18356858
Posted by thrower123 (karma: 955)
Post stats: Points: 244 - Comments: 18 - 2018-11-01T18:21:02Z

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#fire

#How To #Light A Fire When The #Woods Are #Wet

This is a heavily requested video on how to light a #campfire when the forest is wet from recent rains or snow. This demonstrates several of Lonnie's favorite natural material campfire starting methods. Learn three different methods of natural material campfire starting. If you struggle to get a f...
 
The #RichardDolan Show

#IntelligentDisclosure | Episode Eighteen | #How We Are #Controlled

Streamed & Published 30th October 2018

Richard this week describes the control systems that have a stranglehold on #humanity...

 

How much does a cable box really cost? The industry would prefer you don't ask


Among other rate hikes, Spectrum customers will see the monthly fee for set-top boxes rise in November to $7.50 from $6.99.
Article word count: 1003

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18339530
Posted by ilamont (karma: 22851)
Post stats: Points: 93 - Comments: 124 - 2018-10-30T17:59:57Z

\#HackerNews #ask #box #cable #cost #... show more
 

Web Performance 101: how to optimize your JS, CSS, HTTP stuff, images, and fonts


Learn how (and why) to make your app faster by optimizing JS, CSS, images/fonts and other things
Article word count: 308

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18332725
Posted by iamakulov (karma: 73)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 16 - 2018-10-29T23:46:03Z

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How I Lent My Camera Kit and Had It ‘Legally Stolen’


I first heard of KitSplit about a year ago and thought it was a great idea. Especially living in New York, everything is so accessible. Browsing through
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18332918
Posted by FireBeyond (karma: 7187)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 62 - 2018-10-30T00:19:02Z

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The #How, #Why, and #Whether of #Custom #Digital #Avatars That #Live on After We #Die


A digital afterlife may soon be within reach, but it might not be for your benefit.
https://singularityhub.com/2018/10/29/the-how-why-and-whether-of-digital-avatars-that-live-on-after-we-die/
 

Ask HN: How to get started developing with FPGA?


I've been doing a lot of GPU programming these last few years. Now, FPGAs are being used to accelerate tasks (algo trading, etc, etc).

Recommendations on how to get started with FPGA development? What cards are good? Do they make external cards to plug into a laptop like eGPUs? Popular SDKs?

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18323236
Posted by jason_slack (karma: 2200)
Post stats: Points: 142 - Comments: 53 - 2018-10-28T21:14:09Z

\#HackerNews #ask #developing #fpga #get #how #started #with
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Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper: How to Escape from a Black Hole


In a study from beyond the grave, the theoretical physicist sings (mathematically) of memory, loss and the possibility of data redemption.
Article word count: 1197

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18318257
Posted by mgalka (karma: 1375)
Post stats: Points: 93 - Comments: 24 - 2018-10-27T23:23:43Z

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When I took apart the RFID tag from the cashierless store I ran across in Yiwu, China, my friend Stuart challenged me to try and make my own RFID tag. And it...
Article word count: 145

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18313880
Posted by wallnuss (karma: 249)
Post stats: Points: 143 - Comments: 16 - 2018-10-27T01:30:02Z

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#How could this POSSIBLY go wrong??? Oh right.. Attach a machine gun to one and let it decide for itself..
 

How a Massive Ad Fraud Scheme Exploited Android Phones to Steal Millions


A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered a sophisticated ad fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites, some of which were targeted at kids.
Article word count: 5772

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18285275
Posted by minimaxir (karma: 30392)
Post stats: Points: 115 - Comments: 46 - 2018-10-23T17:12:16Z

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How I Became a Knife Steel Metallurgist


Thanks to Jon Broida of Japanese Knife Imports and Anton Kudris for becoming Knife Steel Nerds Patreon supporters! When I was 16 I went with my father to the Las Vegas Custom Knife show. My interes…
Article word count: 3154

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18265845
Posted by AceyMan (karma: 340)
Post stats: Points: 123 - Comments: 12 - 2018-10-20T22:33:13Z

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Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows, it’s how it develops it


Buggy updates point at deeper problems.
Article word count: 4358

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18263596
Posted by okket (karma: 34011)
Post stats: Points: 78 - Comments: 89 - 2018-10-20T15:06:56Z

\#HackerNews #develops #how #isnt #its #microsofts #... show more
 

How the Finnish survive without small talk


Their desire for avoidance is a predisposition so common that it’s become hard-baked into Finnish culture.
Article word count: 1494

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18255587
Posted by andrevoget (karma: 1294)
Post stats: Points: 75 - Comments: 78 - 2018-10-19T10:23:38Z

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The CumEx-Files – How Europe's taxpayers have been swindled of €55B


The CumEx-Files – How Europe's taxpayers have been swindled of €55 billion. A cross-border investigation | CORRECTIV
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18246379
Posted by hansen (karma: 184)
Post stats: Points: 137 - Comments: 42 - 2018-10-18T06:32:33Z

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Hey everyone, I’m #new here. I’m interested in #blogs, #e business, #how to style, , #music, #science-and-technology, #sports, and #videos.
 

How to Host or Attend a Tiny Conference


How to organize your own Tiny Conference or find one to attend with other business owners. My experiences from running and attending them for years!
Article word count: 3252

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18236233
Posted by nreece (karma: 28957)
Post stats: Points: 128 - Comments: 18 - 2018-10-17T04:58:35Z

\#HackerNews #attend #conference #host #how #tiny
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How Exercise Might “Clean” the Alzheimer's Brain


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18228627
Posted by extraterra (karma: 411)
Post stats: Points: 217 - Comments: 82 - 2018-10-16T12:03:06Z

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How to Write a Technical Paper [pdf]


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18225197
Posted by boricensis (karma: 74)
Post stats: Points: 166 - Comments: 10 - 2018-10-15T23:55:06Z

\#HackerNews #how #paper #pdf #technical #write
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How Lisp Became God's Own Programming Language


A look at the fascinating history behind the one programming language with magical powers.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18225870
Posted by chwolfe (karma: 3210)
Post stats: Points: 147 - Comments: 49 - 2018-10-16T02:20:36Z

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How to Manage Connections Efficiently in Postgres, or Any Database


Hitting the limit for maximum allowed connections is a common operational problem in Postgres. Here we look at a few techniques for managing connections and making efficient use of those that are…

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18220906
Posted by bgentry (karma: 4196)
Post stats: Points: 207 - Comments: 25 - 2018-10-15T16:08:12Z

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How I hacked modern vending machines


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18218239
Posted by matteopisani (karma: 47)
Post stats: Points: 135 - Comments: 38 - 2018-10-15T08:33:54Z

\#HackerNews #hacked #how #machines #modern #vending
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How I hacked hundreds of companies through their helpdesk (2017)


UPDATE: The Next Web wrote a story about my findings…
Article word count: 1992

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18213693
Posted by mercer (karma: 4293)
Post stats: Points: 143 - Comments: 16 - 2018-10-14T16:34:53Z

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How I’ve Attracted the First 500 Paid Users for My SaaS


You Don’t Have To Get Covered on Large Blogs, Why Churn Rate is Surprisingly Low, Spend a Lot of Time At User Forum, etc..
Article word count: 1329

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18216783
Posted by spiffytech (karma: 1771)
Post stats: Points: 207 - Comments: 23 - 2018-10-15T01:32:37Z

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How to Delete Facebook and Instagram from Your Life Forever


Lost faith in Facebook and Instagram after data leakages, breaches and too much noise? Here’s a guide to breaking up with the social network and its photo-sharing app for good.
Article word count: 1208

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18215171
Posted by doener (karma: 17107)
Post stats: Points: 121 - Comments: 83 - 2018-10-14T20:37:50Z

\#HackerNews #and #delete #facebook #... show more
 

How law enforcement is trying to avoid disabling Face ID


Earlier this month, the first known case of law enforcement requiring a suspect to unlock their phone using Face ID surfaced. Now, Motherboard reports that cops around the United States are receivi…
Article word count: 520

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18208954
Posted by okket (karma: 33378)
Post stats: Points: 93 - Comments: 69 - 2018-10-13T17:12:32Z

\#HackerNews #avoid #disabling #enforcement #face #... show more
 

How a Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American


Both the Freebandz Gang and its crimes would have been quickly forgotten as garden variety larceny were it not for the way it stole people's identities.
Article word count: 1711

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18204640
Posted by kawera (karma: 21212)
Post stats: Points: 132 - Comments: 36 - 2018-10-12T20:52:56Z

\#HackerNews #almost #american #crew #... show more
 

How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It


The July/August issue of acmqueue is out now The Soft Side of Software Business/Management PDF </
Article word count: 2229

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18179972
Posted by denzil_correa (karma: 23589)
Post stats: Points: 219 - Comments: 39 - 2018-10-09T21:32:13Z

\#HackerNews #done #dont #feel #get #how #li... show more
 

How early 8-bit arcade machines differed in design from 8-bit home computers


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18173668
Posted by pmarin (karma: 4320)
Post stats: Points: 93 - Comments: 19 - 2018-10-09T06:09:25Z

\#HackerNews #8-bit #arcade #computers #design #differed #early #from #home #how #machines
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How newlines affect Linux kernel performance


The Linux kernel strives to be fast and efficient. As it is written mostly in C, it can mostly control how the generated machine code looks. Nevertheless, as the kernel code is compiled into machine…
Article word count: 2699

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18169584
Posted by tbodt (karma: 743)
Post stats: Points: 140 - Comments: 28 - 2018-10-08T17:47:24Z

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How to delete Facebook and not lose your friends and photos


Facebook is boring, it used to be great now it’s boring. I used to have 200 friends now I have 1500. There is no way I know 1500 people. Draconian measures must be taken to save my relationship with…
Article word count: 857

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18164188
Posted by ronaldl93 (karma: 97)
Post stats: Points: 158 - Comments: 85 - 2018-10-08T04:44:00Z

\#HackerNews #and #delete #facebook #friends #... show more
 

How Does an Intel Processor Boot?


When we switch on a computer, it goes through a series of steps before it is able to load the operating system. In this post we will see how a typical x86 processor boots. This is a very complex an…
Article word count: 2203

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18159675
Posted by bytefire (karma: 76)
Post stats: Points: 139 - Comments: 33 - 2018-10-07T09:28:18Z

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