We cover the vices and virtues of mind uploading, electric jets, and the Arizona correctional system in 15 minutes or less. Spoiler alert there are no virtues.
Perseverance landing video
New York bans Bitfinex
I Am Bezos
Ethereum isn't fun anymore
Software bug keeping hundreds of inmates in Arizona prisons beyond release dates
Launch HN: H3X - High power density electric aircraft motors
Lena: brain uploading
It's episode 40! We're over the hill. It's all downhill from here.
The Texas power outage is a nationwide problem
I am a heroin user. I do not have a drug problem.
Perseverance lands on Mars
Mars Photo Booth
Colin on Mars [photo]
Launch HN: MindsDB
Rovers, satellites, and the rocketship growth of Clubhouse. What an episode.
Citibank just got a $500 million lesson in the importance of UI design
Perseverance rover landing
How to cancel a New York Times subscription
Why did I leave Google, or why did I stay so long?
John Carmack at Oculus Connect (2019, 2020)
Starlink now available for pre-order
Pixar In A Box on Khan Academy
Buying a Tesla with Bitcoin
Blitz.js in beta
Clubhouse, Texas, and anti-minimalism. It's a speed round, light on the speed.
What went wrong with the Texas power grid?
Python Pattern Matching
Jacquard by Google
Clubhouse Bio Generator
The designer behind Paper (by FiftyThree) is calling for an end to minimalism
TikTok takes another hit, and a couple new essays from familiar names.
TikTok hit with consumer law breaches complaints across Europe
What I worked on (Paul Graham)
Snow everywhere. Hackers everywhere. Journalism everywhere.
SolarWinds hack was 'largest and most sophisticated attack' ever: MSFT president
Show HN: ustaxes.org – open-source tax filing webapp
Launch HN: Noya — Direct air capture of CO2 using cooling towers
Launch HN: Prometheus – Remove CO2 from Air and Turn It into Gasoline
AirPods Causing Tinnitus (600+ reports since 2019?)
Silicon Valley’s Safe Space
Statement on New York Times Article
Elon, Bitcoin, and Reddit. It's memes all the way down. But don't worry, thinking too much is bad for you.
Elon Musk wants clean power. But Tesla's carrying Bitcoin's dirty baggage
Bitcoin now uses more electricity than Argentina
Reddit valued at $6B on a $250M round
Police playing music while being filmed, seemingly to trigger copyright filters
Github1s – One second to read GitHub code with VS Code
90-year-old man spends $10k on 2 ads in WSJ to tell AT&T CEO about slow internet
Thinking too much can be bad for you (2012)
Where are All the Successful Rationalists?
Colin is filled with regret.
Show HN: Clerk
Tesla buys $1.5bn in Bitcoin
Don't underestimate the power of a walk
Stop swiss-cheesing your calendar
20% of requests for Wikimedia Commons are for one image of a flower
To have a free plan or not to have a free plan, that is the question. For some reason.
A visual guide to SSH tunnels
Inside TurboTax’s 20-year fight to stop Americans from filing their taxes for free
Programming for cats
Don't offer a free plan
Do offer a free plan
Science fiction hasn't prepared us to imaging machine learning
Bezos and Bees. Bees? They don't allow you to have bees in here.
Email from Jeff Bezos to Employees
I still use RSS
Computer Graphics from Scratch
Apple urged to root out rating scams as developer highlights enforcement failure
Collection of Human Interface and Software Design Guides
20k honey bees took over a tech company’s empty office during lockdown
It's groundhog day.
Here are the stories we discuss:
A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?
Publishing is Back to the Future
Just because I have a vertical screen, doesn’t mean I’m on a phone
Apple watch keyboard developer put off by app store scammers
Google Stadia shuts down internal studios, changing business focus
Also, it's groundhog day.
New month, new news! We give the people what they've been clamoring for: a detailed breakdown of the Chrome 89 Beta. It's actually a gamechanger.
Why Robinhood disabled buys not sells
Robinhood raises another $2.4bn
Deloitte CDC website is trash
Chrome 89 Beta
Robin Hood a legendary heroic outlaw originally depicted in English folklore and subsequently featured in literature and film.
Robinhood is... different.
Robinhood now has a 1-Star rating on the Google Play Store
Robinhood Play Store listing went from 329K reviews to 180K in few hours
Robinhood is said to draw on bank credit lines amid tumult
Robinhood, in Need of Cash, Raises $1 Billion From Its Investors
Robinhood denies claims that it sold GameStop shares out from under its traders
High Short Interest Stocks
There's only one story today: Robinhood. But don't worry, we talk about some other stuff too.
Discord Bans r/WallStreetBets
Robinhood Limits Purchasing
GameStop Is Rage Against the Financial Machine
AOC Considers Investigation
Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company
Let's Not Dumb Down the History of Computer Science (2014)
Hotwire: HTML over the Wire
WebRTC is now a W3C and IETF standard
Data Fetching on the Web Still Sucks
The one where r/wallstreetbets breaks the simulation
AMC share price quadruples
Meet the Censored: Status Coup (Taibbi)
Launch HN: Axle Health
Telephoto fear: Japanese photojournalist shows how lenses affect views of crowds amid virus
A bootstrapped SaaS journey to 10k MRR (Bannerbear)
⚡️ SPEED ROUND ⚡️
Twitter acquires Revue
Twitter announces Birdwatch
Everything I know (HN comments)
The 1983 Johnny Cash classic Kairei
Halt and Catch Fire syllabus
Backblaze Hard Drive Stats (2020)
Death, revolution, and CSS. Happy monday.
Larry King has died
Brad Cox has died
The computer revolution hasn't happened yet (Alan Kay, OOPSLA 1997)
An incomplete list of mistakes in the design of CSS
A combination plate: new hardware, new science, and new social media services. Everything a growing HNTLDR listener needs.
Ultraleap Haptic Feedback
Vitamin D study
Mendelian Randomization (Wikipedia)
Youtube DL Summary
90% of everything is crap
It’s a Show HN sandwich! Kenny highlights the best and worst products launched on HN in the past 24 hours and Colin finally learns about the Google acquisition of Fitbit.
Rent a person who does nothing
Fitbit join Google
Open letter from Laura Poitras
The used to post selfies. Now they're trying to overturn the election.
More on the Parler takedown and associated avalanche of thoughtpieces! Plus Sci-Hub starts using distributed DNS service Handshake on the 8th anniversary of Aaron Swartz's death.
We need a new media system (Taibbi)
How Silicon Valley, in a Show of Monopolistic Force, Destroyed Parler (Greenwald)
The Lies That Can Undermine Democracy (Martin Fowler)
The original fluent interface blog post
Sci-Hub using Handshake
Aaron Swartz commemoration
Did you see that Donald Trump tweet last night? 🔥
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News
What Silicon Valley "Gets" about Software Engineers that Traditional Companies Do Not
Working off grid efficiently
Will the US Really Experience a Violent Upheaval in 2020?