Items tagged with: you

Feds Can't Force You to Unlock Your iPhone with Finger or Face, Judge Rules

Cops can't just hold an iPhone up to a suspect's face to search it, judge rules. It could be a landmark decision in modern privacy.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18906017
Posted by koolba (karma: 14671)
Post stats: Points: 216 - Comments: 63 - 2019-01-14T20:10:04Z

\#HackerNews #cant #face #feds #finger #... show more

Ask HN: How do you motivate yourself to keep working on a project?

I've been working on a small issue tracker for a few months, and it's been ready to release for a while, but I have one more hurdle that I just can't convince myself to overcome: billing. I hate working with the payment provider I've chosen (but they really do seem to be the easiest thing, others I've looked at are no better). I end up with horribly messy code from their terrible Go SDK, everyone says their documentation is great, but as far as I can tell there's a lot of it that all leaves out important information at every step, so I have to tease out how to deal with their million edge cases, etc. I've been putting off a billing rewrite for weeks now and not working towards an actual release; it's to the point where I'm questioning if I even want to be in this industry (although to be fair, I've been questioning that since before I got into software).

What do you do to keep yourself motivated? Especially when you... show more

Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong

Why it’s so hard to see our own ignorance, and what to do about it.
Article word count: 3805

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18892889
Posted by XzetaU8 (karma: 1285)
Post stats: Points: 102 - Comments: 54 - 2019-01-12T19:40:13Z

\#HackerNews #humility #importance #intellectual #knowing #... show more

Ask HN: How do you organize everything you want to do?

I keep categorizing ideas that I really want to execute into groups like work, personal life, projects etc, and then try to allocate time to them. But even when I try to focus and narrow the list of things I want to do, life still gets in between. So how do you go about it?

In the end I spend more time reorganizing my ideas than working on them >.<

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18891069
Posted by mezod (karma: 570)
Post stats: Points: 95 - Comments: 77 - 2019-01-12T13:30:47Z

\#HackerNews #ask #everything #how #organize #want #you
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You Weren't Meant to Have a Boss (2008)

March 2008, rev. June 2008Technology tends to separate normal from natural. Our bodies weren't designed to eat the foods that people in rich countries eat, or to get so little exercise. There may be a…

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18881383
Posted by cow9 (karma: 91)
Post stats: Points: 138 - Comments: 69 - 2019-01-11T06:11:57Z

\#HackerNews #2008 #boss #have #meant #werent #you
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Cancer Progress: Much More Than You Wanted To Know (2018)

Official statistics say we are winning the War on Cancer. Cancer incidence rates, mortality rates, and five-year-survival rates have generally been moving in the right direction over the past few d…
Article word count: 1958

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18858716
Posted by sethbannon (karma: 35568)
Post stats: Points: 132 - Comments: 15 - 2019-01-08T19:27:51Z

\#HackerNews #2018 #cancer #know #more #... show more

Would you still pick Elixir in 2019?

A friend of dwyl asked the following question in our "chat" system: We feel it's worth capturing the reply in public because it's relevant to anyone considering Elixir. "Hi g...
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18838115
Posted by kristerv (karma: 400)
Post stats: Points: 163 - Comments: 80 - 2019-01-06T13:02:38Z

\#HackerNews #2019 #elixir #pick #still #would #you... show more

Ask HN: How did you decide what problems to solve in your lifetime?

In other words, how do you decide between what you want to work on and what should be worked on?

I've been stuck with trying to figure what to do with the rest of my life. I can't decide whether I should be working on what I want to work on (Energy, AI) or whether I should work on what I believe should be worked on (Healthcare).

It's a short life, so I want to be careful with this decision, to avoid any future regrets. Because I can't decide on this, I end up not getting anything done. Time continues to march on, while I'm still stuck with not knowing what to do.

Has anyone had any experience with this before? If yes, then what and how did you make your decision? What was the outcome? Is there a middle ground or silver lining, where you managed to work on both cases?

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18837334... show more

Ask HN: How do you keep track of your creative thoughts?

Hi Hackernews, I am a developer with lots of random creative thoughts, especially when I am in shower or after a few shots of caffeine. I have yet to find a perfect solution to keep track of my random thoughts. Here are a few things that I've tried at least for a few months:
  • Physical notebook: still using, but some times my notebook is in my backpack/left at home/in office 2. Evernote alike: never works for me. I hate the constant changing features/UI and the overhead of simply opening it 3. (My pick) use instant IM to send messages to myself: the IM tool really doesn't matter. It could be mail app, facebook messenger, slack. Laptop and phone syncing is free and always reliable.
I know these are my throw away thoughts. I am wondering whether there are some amazingly good solutions that I didn't know of. Otherwise I am planning to create one for myself.

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Ask HN: How do you organise your hard drive?

By project, by tool? What do you do with pdfs and reference stuff, surely not Dewey Decimal?

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18836472
Posted by cogs (karma: 270)
Post stats: Points: 124 - Comments: 100 - 2019-01-06T03:54:50Z

\#HackerNews #ask #drive #hard #how #organise #you #your
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Facebook Knows How to Track You Using the Dust on Your Camera Lens

Facebook has long said that it doesn’t use location data to make friend suggestions, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t thought about using it.
Article word count: 1605

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18835377
Posted by huntermeyer (karma: 1682)
Post stats: Points: 150 - Comments: 89 - 2019-01-06T00:21:22Z

\#HackerNews #camera #dust #facebook #how #... show more

Identity Theft, Credit Reports, and You (2017)

This is outside my usual brief, but one of my hobbies is that I used to ghostwrite letters to credit reporting agencies and banks. It is suddenly relevant after the Equifax breach, so I’m writing down…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18800172
Posted by mtmail (karma: 3086)
Post stats: Points: 137 - Comments: 29 - 2019-01-01T13:54:36Z

\#HackerNews #2017 #and #credit #identity #reports... show more

Ask HN: Engineers from non-CS background, how did you pivot into ML/AI?

I am a EE, hardware engineer with about a decade of experience in PCB electronics and systems engineering experience which includes a brief stint at a FAANG that also happens to be an E-tailer. I have been "dabbling" in Python for about a year now and just recently started with DL using PyTorch and find it quite interesting. To be clear I don't write code at work, atleast not until now. I intend to utilize any free resources (MOOCs) to teach myself the latest techniques in DL for CV. What I am not clear is the next logical step.A part of me wants to Boostrap a SAAS using Python stack to build something that I can market using the traditional channels(PH,Show HN,Reddit,answer SO questions) and show it to potential employers but am not sure if I will even get to the interview stage with a resume but that doesn't look anything like a programmer with a tradional CS background and work experience to boot. Sorry about the long and w... show more

How Facebook tracks you on Android [video]

In this talk, we’re looking at third party tracking on Android. We’ve captured and decrypted data in transit between our own devices a...
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How Facebook tracks you on Android [video]

In this talk, we’re looking at third party tracking on Android. We’ve captured and decrypted data in transit between our own devices a...
Article word count: 191

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18788658
Posted by gala8y (karma: 174)
Post stats: Points: 139 - Comments: 37 - 2018-12-30T11:41:42Z

\#HackerNews #android #facebook #how #tracks #vi... show more

Ask HN: Which tool do you use to create beautiful diagrams?

For instance what they use for stuff like


Or I don't know how to describe it, because right now I can't find an example, but more "comic" like maybe. I know that Venka Subramanian once had such a nice article about Akka with beautiful diagrams, but can't find it either :(

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18788244
Posted by lichtenberger (karma: 83)
Post stats: Points: 138 - Comments: 68 - 2018-12-30T09:17:53Z

\#HackerNews #ask #beautiful #create #diagrams #tool #use #which #you
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Ask HN: What do you use for authentication and authorization?

I am currently starting work on a new app/website. Currently planning to have 1 BE API set to start, probably graphql (which will be user data/information and need to check with the auth server about being protected). I will also have many client apps (web, mobile, potential partners) that will need to make queries to that BE. Do you usually roll your own authentication or use something like auth0/fusionauth/gluu/etc? This product is going to need to be secure as it will be in the healthcare space (so think oidc).

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18767767
Posted by nates (karma: 105)
Post stats: Points: 122 - Comments: 100 - 2018-12-27T06:16:59Z

\#HackerNews #and #ask #authentication #authorization #for #use #what #you
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Ask HN: How did you decide where to live?

For the remote workers out there (and anyone with a mobile career, really), where do you live? And how did you decide to live there?

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18688647
Posted by keiferski (karma: 4837)
Post stats: Points: 68 - Comments: 68 - 2018-12-15T15:17:55Z

\#HackerNews #ask #decide #did #how #live #where #you
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Is Windows 10 still telling what you're doing even if you don't want it to?

Microsoft baffles Windows 10 users by apparently collecting data about recently opened websites and apps when users have opted against sharing that information.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18673482
Posted by LinuxBender (karma: 3071)
Post stats: Points: 148 - Comments: 113 - 2018-12-13T16:21:58Z

\#HackerNews #doing #dont #even #sti... show more
- #Palantir Knows #Everything About #You
Peter Thiel’s data-mining company is using War on Terror tools to track American citizens. The scary thing? Palantir is desperate for new customers.

Show HN: Do you know for which country you need visa? I made visalist for that

Get latest visa requirements and document checklist for different countries. Check if you can travel visa free or visa is required. Also find travel information for these countries. No more…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18640880
Posted by 1hakr (karma: 42)
Post stats: Points: 117 - Comments: 83 - 2018-12-09T14:05:06Z

\#HackerNews #country #for #know #made #... show more

Ask HN: Which abandoned proprietary software would you resurrect?

Hi all! Sometimes the best days seem to be behind us, even in software development.

What closed-source, proprietary software that you once loved is not being developed/enhanced any more? What more features would you like to have it in the future? Would you pay for it to be resurrected?

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18635010
Posted by geff82 (karma: 2224)
Post stats: Points: 92 - Comments: 164 - 2018-12-08T13:02:05Z

\#HackerNews #abandoned #ask #proprietary #resurrect #software #which #would #you
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Choose Firefox Now, or Later You Won't Get a Choice (2014)

I know it's not the greatest marketing pitch, but it's the truth. Google is bent on establishing platform domination unlike anything we've ...
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18626316
Posted by jakub_g (karma: 2890)
Post stats: Points: 120 - Comments: 39 - 2018-12-07T09:52:37Z

\#HackerNews #2014 #choice #choose #firefox #get #... show more

You need neither PWA nor AMP to make your website load fast

Good performance practices are still needed when developing fast web experience.
Article word count: 1306

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18624128
Posted by Scarbutt (karma: 784)
Post stats: Points: 96 - Comments: 60 - 2018-12-07T00:51:29Z

\#HackerNews #amp #fast #load #make #need #neither #... show more

Measuring the “Filter Bubble”: How Google is influencing what you click

Does Google show you different search results based on your personal info, even when signed out and in so-called "incognito" mode? We ran a study to find out.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18608306
Posted by The_Reto (karma: 90)
Post stats: Points: 174 - Comments: 61 - 2018-12-05T14:14:02Z

\#HackerNews #bubble #click #filter #google #... show more

Ask HN: What are your “brain hacks” that help you manage every day situations?

I'm incredibly fortunate to have a chairman on our board who brings so much clarity of thought to the business.

He's unemotional yet thoughtful. If he doesn't have an immediate answer for something, he instinctively understands how to search for the answer. He has a natural sense of the real priority of work and discussions.

So I asked him for some of his favourite brain hacks...simple tricks he uses when he has a mental challenge to overcome. A couple of his insights were very useful to me, so I thought I'd share them here and ask HN for their personal brain hacks in response.

Artificial deadlines

He has a clever technique for bringing tough choices to a conclusion and avoiding procrastination. This is especially useful for life changing decisions such as moving country or taking that new job.

To put an end to the decision making process he sets a deadl... show more

What are you waiting for?

When I was hired as an assistant professor in 1969, mandatory retirement at age 65 was the law of the land for tenured faculty members. I was 26 years old at the time, so that seemed impossibly far…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18579255
Posted by lemoncurd (karma: 53)
Post stats: Points: 118 - Comments: 24 - 2018-12-01T22:03:20Z

\#HackerNews #are #for #waiting #what #... show more

What Startups Really Mean by “Why Should We Hire You?”

We take this and other standard questions, translate their subtext, and provide you with the best approach to help you land the job.
Article word count: 993

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18577934
Posted by joeyespo (karma: 19802)
Post stats: Points: 114 - Comments: 68 - 2018-12-01T18:05:50Z

\#HackerNews #hire #mean #really #should #... show more

I Put Words on This Webpage So You Have to Listen to Me Now

Posted on 2018-11-30
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18577758
Posted by xena (karma: 760)
Post stats: Points: 138 - Comments: 53 - 2018-12-01T17:32:50Z

\#HackerNews #have #listen #now #put #this #webpage #... show more

Google Container for Firefox – Prevent Google from tracking you around the web

Download Google Container for Firefox. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADDON FROM MOZILLA! It is a fork of the Facebook Container addon. Prevent Google from tracking you around the web. The Google Container…
Article word count: 605

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18566405
Posted by LukeWalsh (karma: 489)
Post stats: Points: 221 - Comments: 77 - 2018-11-30T03:30:23Z

\#HackerNews #around #container #firefox #... show more

Ask HN: Have you ever inherited a codebase nobody on the team could understand?

How did you deal with it? (Reverse engineer requirements + rewrite, convincing higher-ups to cut ties with the code, something else?)

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18554272
Posted by ironmagma (karma: 88)
Post stats: Points: 106 - Comments: 105 - 2018-11-28T18:38:55Z

\#HackerNews #ask #codebase #could #ever #have #inherited #nobody #team #the #understand #you
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You Only Need 50% of Job “Requirements”

You're as likely to get a job interview meeting 50% of job requirements as meeting 90% of them.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18549361
Posted by pixelcort (karma: 1699)
Post stats: Points: 126 - Comments: 85 - 2018-11-28T04:51:15Z

\#HackerNews #job #need #only #requirements #y... show more

NIST's answer to “Do you need a blockchain?”

From NIST Blockchain Technology Overview: https://www.nist.gov/publications/blockchain-technology-overview

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18543454
Posted by alanfranzoni (karma: 2801)
Post stats: Points: 232 - Comments: 99 - 2018-11-27T16:05:23Z

\#HackerNews #answer #blockchain #need #nists #you
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Ask HN: As a programmer, how do you know if you're a good one or not?

I always want to be a better version of myself, but it's unclear how to quantify my quality. In sporting, there're many stats about athletes to look at. In academia, you can look at some indirect indexes about your research quality. But as a programmer at work, I often receive feedbacks from 1 or 2 persons at most. It's easy to think that I'm good enough, when the truth may be not.

So, as a programmer, how do you quantify or estimate how good you are?

Thank you,

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18537865
Posted by dvnguyen (karma: 167)
Post stats: Points: 110 - Comments: 80 - 2018-11-26T23:41:01Z

\#HackerNews #ask #good #how #know #not #one #programmer #you #youre
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If it's not fun anymore, you get nothing from maintaining a popular package

statement on event-stream compromise. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18537583
Posted by jashkenas (karma: 23161)
Post stats: Points: 135 - Comments: 73 - 2018-11-26T22:50:27Z

\#HackerNews #anymore #from #fun #get #its #... show more

Rich Hickey: Open Source Is Not About You

Open Source is Not About You. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18538123
Posted by jashkenas (karma: 23102)
Post stats: Points: 157 - Comments: 37 - 2018-11-27T00:22:52Z

\#HackerNews #about #hickey #not #open #rich #source #... show more

The faster you unlearn OOP, the better for you and your software

Object-oriented programming is an exceptionally bad idea which could only have originated in California. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra Maybe ...
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18526490
Posted by jxub (karma: 6845)
Post stats: Points: 128 - Comments: 122 - 2018-11-25T11:47:19Z

\#HackerNews #and #better #faster #for #oop... show more

What's Going on in Your Child's Brain When You Read Them a Story?

There are many ways young children encounter stories. A new study finds a "Goldilocks effect," where a cartoon may be "too hot" and audiobooks "too cold" for learning readers.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18517336
Posted by laurex (karma: 3074)
Post stats: Points: 141 - Comments: 32 - 2018-11-23T16:23:52Z

\#HackerNews #brain #childs #going #read #... show more

Ask HN: What are you thankful for?

Thanks dang and team for taking care of the HN community!

Many years ago, I stumbled upon HN. I just lurked. Then one day I posted a comment.

I am thankful for HN because many years ago it provided a community for someone who was desperately seeking social interaction during my very boring corporate job workday. It was my water cooler. It still is even though as it has grown in popularity, it is almost like a meme for some people to say 'Don't read HN' because they maybe read one divisive thread once or only read divisive threads and thus see it as a monoculture...

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18509717
Posted by wallflower (karma: 41694)
Post stats: Points: 184 - Comments: 104 - 2018-11-22T12:58:48Z

\#HackerNews #are #ask #for #thankful #what #you
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Thank you to dang and sctb

Dan and Scott do an incredible amount of work behind the scenes to make Hacker News what it is. I have never met two more thoughtful community stewards. They usually get more hate than thanks, which they deal with cheerfully. This community means a lot to a lot of people.

So today I wanted to say thanks, on behalf of the HN community.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18512304
Posted by sama (karma: 22090)
Post stats: Points: 327 - Comments: 38 - 2018-11-22T20:26:15Z

\#HackerNews #and #dang #sctb #thank #you
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CV Compiler is a robot that fixes your resume to make you more competitive

Machine learning is everywhere now, including recruiting. Take CV Compiler, a new product by Andrew Stetsenko and Alexandra Dosii. This web app uses machine learning to analyze and repair your…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18503729
Posted by Lexandrit (karma: 189)
Post stats: Points: 113 - Comments: 80 - 2018-11-21T16:18:26Z

\#HackerNews #competitive #compiler #fixes #... show more

Ask HN: Have you ever regretted working on a product?

Sometimes it's hard to see in the moment that a product will be used for evil or will have a negative effect on people. Can you look back on any of your work now and wish you didn't do it?

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18499843
Posted by mavsman (karma: 167)
Post stats: Points: 125 - Comments: 133 - 2018-11-21T02:56:30Z

\#HackerNews #ask #ever #have #product #regretted #working #you
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You might not need Kubernetes

Why use something bloated when you could use something minimal.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18495697
Posted by tannhaeuser (karma: 2389)
Post stats: Points: 106 - Comments: 99 - 2018-11-20T17:36:55Z

\#HackerNews #kubernetes #might #need #not #you
Article content:

I have realized recently that a lot of people think I am just a shill for Kubernetes and... show more

If you want to understand Silicon Valley, watch Silicon Valley

If you really want to understand how Silicon Valley works today, you should watch the HBO series “Silicon Valley”.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18488520
Posted by trequartista (karma: 516)
Post stats: Points: 209 - Comments: 68 - 2018-11-19T18:32:17Z

\#HackerNews #silicon #understand #valley #want #watch #you
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Ask HN: Blind programmers, what can I do to make my code easier for you?

I've often wondered what things we have in style guides which make it difficult for visually impaired programmers. I would like to know how to make my code easier for you to read and write. Please help me to improve my code for you.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18478776
Posted by ioquatix (karma: 1151)
Post stats: Points: 180 - Comments: 38 - 2018-11-18T03:45:50Z

\#HackerNews #ask #blind #can #code #easier #for #make #programmers #what #you
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Ask HN: What's the largest amount of bad code you have ever seen work?

I think I've broken my own record with this one ~2500 lines of incoherent JavaScript/C#. Works though.

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18442637
Posted by nobody271 (karma: 165)
Post stats: Points: 87 - Comments: 158 - 2018-11-13T17:14:06Z

\#HackerNews #amount #ask #bad #code #ever #have #largest #seen #the #whats #work #you
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Should you use www or not in your domain? (2017)

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18426319
Posted by amingilani (karma: 1889)
Post stats: Points: 129 - Comments: 80 - 2018-11-11T13:44:59Z

\#HackerNews #2017 #domain #not #should #use #www #you #your
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Chart of the Decade: Why You Shouldn’t Trust Every Scientific Study You See

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18409719
Posted by curtis (karma: 20458)
Post stats: Points: 158 - Comments: 54 - 2018-11-08T20:32:07Z

\#HackerNews #chart #decade #every #scientific #see #sh... show more
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