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No. 24612570Monday, September 28, 2020 at 3:05 AM UTC
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Fully documented source code for Elite on the BBC Micro

bbcelite.com — Elite source code © Ian Bell and David Braben 1984Commentary © Mark Moxon 2020 All Rights Reserved DOCUMENTED, 1

Investigating TLS Blocking in India

ooni.org — This report investigates Transport Layer Security (TLS)-based blocking in India. Previous research by the Centre for Internet & Society, India (CIS) has already exposed TLS blocking based on the value of the SNI field. OONI has also implemented and started testing SNI-based TLS blocking measurements. INVESTIGATING, 2

Universal Split Screen

universalsplitscreen.github.io — Split screen multiplayer for any PC game with multiple keyboards, mice and controllers SPLIT, 3

OpenSSH 8.4

marc.info — [prev in list] [next in list] [prev in thread] [next in thread] List: openssh-unix-dev Subject: Announce: OpenSSH 8.4 released From: Damien Miller <djm () openbsd ! org> Date: 2020-09-27 9:37:07 Message-ID: 2a5a3848f29ff767 () openbsd ! org [Download RAW message or body] OpenSSH 8.4 has just been released. It will be available from the mirrors listed at https://www.openssh.com/ shortly. OpenSSH is a 100% complete SSH protocol 2.0 implementation and includes sftp client and server support. Once again, we would like to thank the OpenSSH community for their continued support of the project, especially those who contributed code or patches, reported bugs, tested snapshots or donated to the project. More information on donations may be found at: https://www.openssh.com/donations.html Future ... OPENSSH, 4

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant

navalmanack.com — This book collects and curates Naval’s wisdom from Twitter, Podcasts, and Essays over the past decade. The wisdom of Naval Ravikant, created and edited by Eric Jorgenson, with Illustrations by Jack Butcher, and a Foreword by Tim Ferriss. ALMANACK, 5

VkFFT – Vulkan Fast Fourier Transform Library

github.com — Vulkan Fast Fourier Transform library VKFFT, 6

Does Machine Translation Affect International Trade?

nber.org — NBER Working Paper No. 24917 Issued in August 2018 NBER Program(s):Industrial Organization, International Trade and Investment, Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship AFFECT, 7

Hotel guest in Thailand jailed for defamation after posting bad online reviews

loyaltylobby.com — A disgruntled American hotel guest who posted several bad TripAdvisor and other online reviews about a resort in Koh Chang, Thailand has been arrested by the police and spent several days in jail after the hotel filed a police complaint for defamation. HOTEL, 8

Reverse engineering a Hit Clip (2013)

ch00ftech.com — It's hard to see a child outside today without some kind of iDevice pumping high fidelity 192kbps stereo lossless audio into their shiny white headphones, but BACK IN MY DAY, the iPod hadn't been invented yet. Pickings were slim. Walkmen were outdated, CD players were pricey and would skip if bumped around despite their ESP features, MiniDisk was another stillborn Sony format, and MP3 players were still ugly and ridiculously expensive (at least Apple fixed the ugly part). CLIP, 9

Show HN: Keyboard Simulator – virtual keyboard designer

keyboardsimulator.xyz — Looks like you're not using javascript or something has gone wrong, keyboard simulator needs javascript to render 3d keyboards using webgl, it's super cool, if youre able to check it out I think it'll be worth your while. Below are some examples of what you can do with keyboard simulator KEYBOARD, 10

Google's Sundar Pichai says future of office is employee 'on-sites'

businessinsider.com — Google's famous offices may look a bit different for employees once it's safe for them to begin returning to work. SUNDAR, 11

“So here's a thing I'm not supposed to have.”

twitter.com — We've detected that JavaScript is disabled in your browser. Would you like to proceed to legacy Twitter? SUPPOSED, 12

Modernize your Bash Scripts by adding GUI

medium.com — Bash scripts contain a set of instructions written in Bash command language and those scripts can be executed in Unix shell interpreters. We use bash scripts to automate several tasks that are apparently time consuming if we follow the manual way of doing it. But if we compare with modern computing bash scripts are old fashioned stuff since all the interactions with the user are done through the command line interface. We know that several developers are using eye catching signs and colors in order to highlight important things in the console interface. If a particular old fashioned bash script is used by a highly technical audience that is fine. But if it is used by a general audience it is obviously good to have some user friendly interactions. MODERNIZE, 13

The Long Lost Manual for the World's Oldest Preserved Computer Has Been Found

vice.com — The missing manual for one of the world’s first digital computers has been found in a pile of documents in Zurich, according to a blog post from the Association of Computing Machinery written by retired ETH Zurich lecturer Herbert Bruderer. PRESERVED, 14

Apple’s use of Swift and SwiftUI in iOS 14

timac.org — Swift was introduced a couple of years ago at Apple's 2014 WWDC. Over the years I analyzed iOS to measure how many built-in applications were using Swift. iOS 9 released in 2015 included a single application written with Swift: Calculator. Since then this number has grown with each iOS release: iOS 10.1, iOS 11.1, iOS 12.0 and finally iOS 13.1. SWIFTUI, 15

Picat 3.0 released (logic-based multi-paradigm programming language)

picat-lang.orgPICAT, 16

Sectorforth: A 16-bit x86 Forth that fits in a boot sector

github.com — sectorforth is a 16-bit x86 Forth that fits in a 512-byte boot sector. SECTORFORTH, 17

Today is LibreOffice 10th Anniversary

twitter.com — We've detected that JavaScript is disabled in your browser. Would you like to proceed to legacy Twitter? LIBREOFFICE, 18

Sum-of-Three-Cubes Problem Solved for ‘Stubborn’ Number 33 (2019)

quantamagazine.org — Mathematicians long wondered whether it’s possible to express the number 33 as the sum of three cubes — that is, whether the equation 33 = x³+ y³+ z³ has a solution. They knew that 29 could be written as 3³ + 1³ + 1³, for instance, whereas 32 is not expressible as the sum of three integers each raised to the third power. But the case of 33 went unsolved for 64 years. SUM-OF-THREE-CUBES, 19


bar.com — Back in the earliest of early days, I (The Foo at bar.com) got a few emails a week, mostly from sysadmin type people who were invoking The Foo in an effort to debug some kind of system or other. FOO@BAR.COM, 20

United States vs. Dread Pirate Roberts (Silk Road) FBI Report (2013) [pdf]

krebsonsecurity.comDREAD, 21

Show HN: Life Calendar – Your Life in Weeks

vercel.app — You need to enable JavaScript to run this app. CALENDAR, 22

French Fathers Will Now Get Double the Paternity Leave

vogue.com — Fathers in France will now get double the paid paternity leave, President Emmanuel Macron announced this week. Starting next summer, dads will receive 28 days paid leave, up from the previous 14. “When a baby arrives in the world, there is no reason it should be just the mother who takes care of it,” Macron said in the announcement. Amen. FRENCH, 23

Hercule Poirot turns 100: The strange case of the Belgian detective

economist.com — The strange case of the Belgian detective HERCULE, 24

Judge temporarily blocks U.S. ban on TikTok downloads from U.S. app stores

reuters.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in Washington has temporarily blocked a Trump administration order banning Apple Inc AAPL.O and Alphabet Inc's Google GOOGL.O from offering Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok for download that was set to take effect at 11:59 p.m. Sunday. DOWNLOADS, 25

Book of Revelation: On the power of the written word in the Middle Ages

laphamsquarterly.org — On the power and privilege of the written word in the Middle Ages. REVELATION, 26

Epoch Graphics Engine

6502disassembly.com — The graphics may be a bit flickery, with a lot of color clashing when things overlap, but the pixel fill rate is outstanding. The per-object overhead is fairly high, especially for objects that move. You can observe this by slowing the movement rate of a player projectile to a crawl (515a:20 00) and tapping the space bar rapidly. Performance with two dozen projectiles in flight is rather poor; compare it to the very good performance of the title demo (19-rectangle Epoch logo and 8 stars), and space region 5 (1 ship and up to 32 stars). Even so, the cost of moving and projecting objects is lower than it is in games like Elite or Stellar 7, because Epoch takes a few shortcuts. General Epoch uses a left-handed three-dimensional coordinate system, with the viewer at (0,0,0), +X to the right, +... EPOCH, 27

Ask HN: How to learn sales?

news.ycombinator.com — First time entrepreneur here. I am creating a product that will solve address a large potential. The more I think about it and read about startup, I am finding that a key to early and often success is Sales. SALES, 28

Automatic layout algorithms compute layouts for diagrams

uni-kiel.de — Automatic layout algorithms compute layouts for diagrams. Never tried them? Well, here's your chance. Choose one of the thingies below and start playing! LAYOUT, 29

Hardcaml: An OCaml library for designing hardware

github.com — Hardcaml is an OCaml library for designing hardware. HARDCAML, 30

Bitmovin (YC S15) Is Hiring a Senior Product Manager for Video Player bitmovin.com

The Muse (YC W12) Is Hiring a Director of Account Management themuse.com

BuildZoom (better way to build custom homes) Is hiring a Growth Associate lever.co