Issue #385 // January 12, 2018 // View in your browser


Dropbox Professional - Powerful tools to showcase your work
//dropbox sponsored

A letter about Google AMP
//ampletter comments

Things I Wish I'd Known About Bash
//zwischenzugs comments

Meltdown Proof-of-Concept
//github comments

The growing body of evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds
//theglobeandmail comments

Harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from websites
//medium comments

Courts: Violating a Website’s Terms of Service Is Not a Crime
//eff comments

Building for the Blockchain
//ycombinator comments

Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO
//bloomberg comments

GIMPS Project Discovers Largest Known Prime Number
//mersenne comments

Beginner's guide to longevity research
//ldeming comments

Casting a $20M Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope
//ieee comments

What the Four Color Theorem Can Teach Us About Writing Software
//alexkudlick comments

Great things and people that I discovered, learned, read, met, etc in 2017
//fogus comments

“My ten hour white noise video now has five copyright claims”
//twitter comments

#Ask HN

Does anyone use an alternative to a password manager?

At what point did you incorporate for your startup or side project?

What are you doing for your mental health?

Great science fiction movies?

#Show HN

Google Pay //blog comments

Toapi – Let any web site provide APIs //toapi comments

Frontmacs //github comments

Hooks Data API – Realtime data over webhooks //hooks comments

SureFly – a personal helicopter designed for easy flight //workhorse comments

Pushup alarm – webcam to count pushups //pushupalarm comments

CodeOwl – Organize your notes, todos, and code snippets in one place //codeowl comments


Many packages suddenly disappeared //github comments

A simple Go web server with logging, tracing, health check //github comments

Protecting Google Cloud customers without impacting performance //blog comments

Python decorators they don't tell you about //github comments

Eel – a simple Python library for making little HTML apps //github comments

Bleve: full-text search and indexing for Go //blevesearch comments

Tokei, a fast command line code counter written in Rust //github comments


Regarding the Em Dash //themillions comments

Ultimate Oldschool PC Font Pack //int10h comments

The art of the error message //thestyleofelements comments

The Struggling Artist at 86 //nytimes comments


Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-To-Coast Forest //citylab comments

Wang tile //wikipedia comments

How the Å came to be //medium comments

Who Took the Legendary Earthrise Photo from Apollo 8? //smithsonianmag comments


The Great Attention Heist //lareviewofbooks comments

What's the Difference Between Children's Books in China and the U.S.? //npr comments

“Toward the Year 2018”, a speculative book from 1968 //newyorker comments

Top 10 mentioned books from Hacker News in 2017 //medium comments


Dude, you broke the future //antipope comments

New York City in 1993 in HD – DTheater DVHS Demo Tape //youtube comments

Olivetti – Programma 101 //youtube comments

Seattle 3 Year Time-Lapse Video from the Space Needle //medium comments

Japanese craftsmen makes an old, beaten-up book look as good as new //rocketnews24 comments


James Damore has filed a class action lawsuit against Google //techcrunch comments

Products Over Projects //martinfowler comments

When Does Work Actually Get Done? //priceonomics comments

Mistakes to avoid when asking for a raise //hpe comments


The day I accidentally killed a little boy //bbc comments

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away //nytimes comments

The Legacy of the Mississippi Delta Chinese //npr comments


A Vast, 430-Year-Old World Map //atlasobscura comments

Under River, Outside Time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly //portalsoflondon comments

Physics Simulations //myphysicslab comments

A photographer captures the paths that birds make across the sky //nationalgeographic comments

Articles and Stories We Do Not Want to Read or Edit //theatlantic comments