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Hacker News digest

Show me the best stories with a score of at least that are at least hours old and from the last days.

Limited to 50 stories (≈20 per day). More were found.

Chrome exempts Google sites from user site data settings (lapcatsoftware.com) 464 Comments 40 hours 1263+464=1727
Gravity is not a force – free-fall parabolas are straight lines in spacetime (timhutton.github.io) 403 Comments 32 hours 767+403=1170
This page is a truly naked, brutalist HTML quine (secretgeek.github.io) 164 Comments 18 hours 858+164=1022
We deleted the production database by accident (keepthescore.co) 412 Comments 2 days 425+412=837
Reading too much political news is bad for your well-being (www.theatlantic.com) 302 Comments 37 hours 520+302=822
No-till no-herbicide farming system in trial since 1981 (rodaleinstitute.org) 256 Comments 17 hours 512+256=768
ARM chips have an instruction with JavaScript in the name (stackoverflow.com) 273 Comments 2 days 396+273=669
Welcome to the Old Internet Again (theoldnet.com) 187 Comments 2 days 417+187=604
The Problem of Free Speech in an Age of Disinformation (www.nytimes.com) 386 Comments 2 days 202+386=588
IKEA to buy back used furniture in recycling push (www.bbc.com) 291 Comments 23 hours 296+291=587
Analyzing the Design of Unusual Japanese Butter Tableware (www.core77.com) 183 Comments 2 days 388+183=571
The pandemic has eroded democracy and respect for human rights (www.economist.com) 290 Comments 2 days 258+290=548
self ask Ask HN: What did you purchase that measurably improved your quality of life? 391 Comments 36 hours 141+391=532
Emerging Architectures for Modern Data Infrastructure (a16z.com) 102 Comments 2 days 410+102=512
How to waste your career, one comfortable year at a time (apoorvagovind.substack.com) 191 Comments 2 days 319+191=510
Monospace: A JavaScript demo in 1021 bytes, winner of the demo competition (www.p01.org) 113 Comments 20 hours 389+113=502
EU shoots for €10B ‘industrial cloud’ to rival US (www.politico.eu) 325 Comments 41 hours 171+325=496
How I generated incomes as a web developer without working as a freelancer (medium.com) 173 Comments 2 days 316+173=489
Egypt has managed to plant trees in the desert using wastewater (www.al-monitor.com) 107 Comments 35 hours 371+107=478
Microsoft just force restarted my Windows PC again to install more unwanted apps (www.theverge.com) 237 Comments 2 days 228+237=465
Chaos Ink (dev.scottdarby.com) 80 Comments 2 days 384+80=464
Infection fatality rate of Covid-19 inferred from seroprevalence data [pdf] (www.who.int) 342 Comments 2 days 76+342=418
A legislative path to an interoperable internet (www.eff.org) 114 Comments 38 hours 302+114=416
Starting a physical product company? You’re gonna need a lawyer (medium.com) 155 Comments 27 hours 252+155=407
Tesla cancels its ‘no questions asked’ 7-day return policy (electrek.co) 198 Comments 2 days 199+198=397
Discord Desktop App RCE (mksben.l0.cm) 94 Comments 27 hours 301+94=395
Launch HN: StartPlaying.Games (YC W20) – Tabletop RPGs run by pro game masters (startplaying.games) 127 Comments 14 hours 257+127=384
A case for using punctuation in Slack (blog.mitchjlee.com) 233 Comments 13 hours 151+233=384
Twitter, Responsibility, and Accountability (stratechery.com) 242 Comments 17 hours 133+242=375
C++ still isn't cutting it (da-data.blogspot.com) 189 Comments 40 hours 185+189=374
Layoutit Grid – CSS Grids layouts made easy (grid.layoutit.com) 37 Comments 38 hours 333+37=370
Chris Lattner: The Future of Computing and Programming Languages [audio] (lexfridman.com) 131 Comments 24 hours 236+131=367
self ask Ask HN: How do you deal with chronic illness? 155 Comments 29 hours 195+155=350
Moxie Marlinspike has a plan to reclaim our privacy (www.newyorker.com) 149 Comments 18 hours 199+149=348
Glow: Markdown reader for the terminal with a TUI and encrypted cloud stash (github.com) 68 Comments 2 days 277+68=345
House Hunting in France: A Once-in-a-Millennium Castle for $3.3M (www.nytimes.com) 193 Comments 30 hours 148+193=341
Many of the root certificates on Windows are not needed (hexatomium.github.io) 105 Comments 13 hours 234+105=339
'Near extinction' of influenza in NZ as numbers drop due to lockdown (www.rnz.co.nz) 194 Comments 2 days 127+194=321
Openproject: Open-source project management software (docs.openproject.org) 69 Comments 46 hours 234+69=303
Central Bank Digital Currencies are coming (twitter.com) 127 Comments 38 hours 166+127=293
Better Git diff output for Ruby, Python, Elixir, Go (tekin.co.uk) 47 Comments 12 hours 245+47=292
Voyagers Detect an Increase in the Density of Space Outside the Solar System (www.sciencealert.com) 78 Comments 15 hours 209+78=287
Python For Feature Film (www.gfx.dev) 59 Comments 14 hours 226+59=285
An oil tanker with 60M gallons of oil aboard is currently sinking [video] (www.youtube.com) 49 Comments 2 days 235+49=284
Can Esperanto Make a Comeback? (2015) (www.npr.org) 199 Comments 2 days 83+199=282
The 2020 census is being ‘sabotaged,’ says leading U.S. statistician (www.bloomberg.com) 148 Comments 2 days 133+148=281
Optical tracking and laser-induced mortality of insects during flight (www.nature.com) 118 Comments 2 days 161+118=279
Google's penalty against The Online Slang Dictionary (onlineslangdictionary.com) 64 Comments 29 hours 215+64=279
The local timeline is the key to enjoying Mastodon (cfenollosa.com) 109 Comments 36 hours 169+109=278
Rdrview – Firefox Reader View as a Linux command line tool (github.com) 57 Comments 17 hours 220+57=277

Score explanation: [HN score] + [number of comments] = [total score]