Hacker Newsletter - Hacker Newsletter #701


Issue #701 // 2024-05-24 // View in your browser


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Llama3 implemented from scratch
//github.com comments

Coding My Handwriting
//amygoodchild.com comments

Daylight Computer – New 60fps e-paper tablet
//daylightcomputer.com comments

What UI density means and how to design for it
//matthewstrom.com comments

Pluckable Strings
//string.spiel.com comments

CADmium: A local-first CAD program built for the browser
//mattferraro.dev comments

Cyber Security: A pre-war reality check
//berthub.eu comments

//filfre.net comments

Calculus with Julia
//jverzani.github.io comments

City in a Bottle – A 256 Byte Raycasting System
//frankforce.com comments

The Space Quest II Master Disk Blunder
//lanceewing.github.io comments

Building an AI game studio: what we've learned so far
//braindump.me comments

How I Made Google's "Web" View My Default Search
//tedium.co comments

#Featured: OpenAI

Leaked OpenAI documents reveal aggressive tactics toward former employees //vox.com comments

Statement from Scarlett Johansson on the OpenAI "Sky" voice //twitter.com comments

OpenAI departures: Why can’t former employees talk? //vox.com comments

OpenAI didn’t copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT, records show //washingtonpost.com comments

#Ask HN

Video streaming is expensive yet YouTube "seems" to do it for free. How?

Devs/data scis who pivoted to a new career in 30s/40s, what do you do?

Which LLMs can run locally on most consumer computers

#Show HN

I built a game to help you learn neural network architectures //graphgame.sabrina.dev comments

I built a website to create financial models for any stock online //useequityval.com comments

Route your prompts to the best LLM //unify.ai comments

Openpanel – An open-source alternative to Mixpanel //github.com comments

Pico: An open-source Ngrok alternative built for production traffic //github.com comments

CarCheck – Car Buying Checklist App //usefulchecklists.com comments


Bend: a high-level language that runs on GPUs (via HVM2) //github.com comments

Try Clojure //tryclojure.org comments

The curious case of the missing period //tjaart.substack.com comments

Amber: Programming language compiled to Bash //amber-lang.com comments


Migrating Uber's ledger data from DynamoDB to LedgerStore //uber.com comments

pg_timeseries: Open-source time-series extension for PostgreSQL //tembo.io comments

Neosync – Open-Source Data Anonymization for Postgres and MySQL //github.com comments

Sakuga-42M Dataset: Scaling Up Cartoon Research //arxiv.org comments

Excel to Python Compiler //pyoneer.ai comments

How to build your own Perplexity for any dataset //jnnnthnn.com comments


Windows 10 wallpaper was physically built and photographed //gmunk.com comments

Shipbreaking //edwardburtynsky.com comments

Microsoft Paint's new AI image generator builds on your brushstrokes //petapixel.com comments

French post office releases scratch-and-sniff baguette stamp //theguardian.com comments


Sal Khan is pioneering innovation in education again //gatesnotes.com comments

Ask HN: What's the best book you've read so far in 2024? //news.ycombinator.com

How the world could have looked: the most spectacular buildings never made //theguardian.com comments


Discussion: Job seekers can't find a job and Employers can't find an employees //news.ycombinator.com

"My boss says we don't need any engineering managers" //charity.wtf comments

High performers job hop when they can't find a high performance culture //thedailydeveloper.substack.com comments


Sir, there's a cat in your mirror dimension //lcamtuf.substack.com comments

Number 16 (spider) //en.wikipedia.org comments

Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Science Data //blogs.nasa.gov comments

Fixing the iterative damping interpolation in video games //blog.pkh.me comments


Non-Euclidean Doom: what happens to a game when pi is not 3.14159 //media.ccc.de comments

If you’re seeing this, I’m in jail //youtube.com comments

What "Follow Your Dreams" Misses //youtube.com comments

The Engineering of Duct Tape //youtube.com comments

#Startup News

US Justice Department to seek breakup of Live Nation-Ticketmaster //bloomberg.com comments

Google cuts mystery check to US in bid to sidestep jury trial //reuters.com comments

We're ending our Samsung collaboration //ifixit.com comments

Nvidia announces financial results for first quarter fiscal 2025 //nvidianews.nvidia.com comments


Floor796 //floor796.com comments

I organized a 20-acre game of Capture the Flag //ntnbr.com comments

Peanut Butter Spinner //cdaringe.com comments

I recreated Jeffery Ventrella's "Particle Life" //particle-life.koenvangilst.nl comments

Slice Tap Toy //memalign.github.io comments

An online guestbook interface that accepts drawings //pika.pika.page comments

#Cutting Room Floor

The Lunacy of Artemis //idlewords.com comments

Toon3D: Seeing cartoons from a new perspective //toon3d.studio comments

Nearly all Nintendo 64 games can now be recompiled into native PC ports //tomshardware.com comments

NoTunes is a macOS application that will prevent Apple Music from launching //github.com comments

Gifski: Optimized GIF Encoder //github.com comments

Emacs Easydraw – drawing tool inside Emacs //github.com comments

Cortile – Linux auto tiling manager with hot corner support //github.com comments

Microsoft Phi-3 Cookbook //github.com comments

The People Deliberately Killing Facebook //wheresyoured.at comments

Scrabble, Anonymous //theparisreview.org comments

Ask HN: Why do you all think that Htmx is such a recent development? //news.ycombinator.com

A Ruby, Middleman and TailwindCSS blog template //github.com comments

SQLFrame – I ran PySpark without Spark on a SQL database //github.com comments

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