Silicon Valley's best kept secret: Founder liquidity (www.stefantheard.com)

Employees should advocate for transparency regarding founder liquidity's impact on risk-reward landscape.

1295 points by mooreds 14 hours ago | 562 comments | Direct link
Faxes from the Far Side of the Moon (2018) (www.damninteresting.com)

Program Genetrix used radar-detectable steel rods, later influencing Lunik 3 probe.

27 points by not_a_boat 6 hours ago | 4 comments | Direct link
Medieval Game Pieces Emerge from the Ruins of a German Castle (news.artnet.com)

Artifacts include flower-shaped game pieces and from 11th/12th century; some will be exhibited in German museums and 3D views are available online.

79 points by RobertJaTomsons yesterday | 38 comments | Direct link
Intel is trucking a 916k-pound 'Super Load' across Ohio to its new fab (www.tomshardware.com)

Includes a 20 feet wide, 280 feet long cold box and details construction plans.

174 points by prng2021 3 hours ago | 146 comments | Direct link
Researchers make a supercapacitor from water, cement, and carbon black (www.bbc.com)

Innovation uses cement and carbon black, charges quickly, and could reduce reliance on lithium batteries.

48 points by ranit yesterday | 4 comments | Direct link
Lexbor – An open source HTML Renderer library (github.com)

Lexbor supports specifications such as HTML5, CSS Syntax, URL, Punycode, and Unicode, and has libraries for various platforms and external bindings.

50 points by bratao 21 hours ago | 5 comments | Direct link
Terence Tao on proof checkers and AI programs (www.scientificamerican.com)

Explores AI's role in verifying mathematical proofs and future potential for large-scale collaboration.

73 points by antineutrino yesterday | 36 comments | Direct link
Twenty, a modern CRM alternative to Salesforce (twenty.com)

Built on customer data, offers SaaS benefits with Open Source cost savings, targets fast-growing companies.

60 points by client4 yesterday | 14 comments | Direct link
Metaflora (flora.metazooa.com)

Game provides feedback by taxonomic rank and reveals one Mystery Plant per day.

19 points by PaulHoule yesterday | 4 comments | Direct link
Wild horses reintroduced to Kazakhstan steppes after absence of two centuries (www.theguardian.com)

Horses' extinction caused by human activities; Goal of modern zoos is returning animals to the wild.

57 points by racional yesterday | 22 comments | Direct link
Water is bursting from another abandoned West Texas oil well, continuing a trend (www.texastribune.org)

Rancher witnesses increase, cause remains unexplained, possibly due to fracking wastewater and gas interactions.

78 points by toomuchtodo yesterday | 48 comments | Direct link
Python wheel filenames have no canonical form (blog.yossarian.net)

Flexibility in ordering and duplicating compressed tag sets causes lack of canonical form

44 points by woodruffw 2 hours ago | 47 comments | Direct link
Stoke Space ignites its ambitious main engine (arstechnica.com)

Company plans to build a reusable two-stage Nova rocket, with first stage using 7 S1E engines and second stage having regeneratively cooled heat shield, aiming for 2026 launch.

42 points by perihelions yesterday | 4 comments | Direct link
Spilo: High Availability PostgreSQL cluster using Docker (github.com)

Includes Patroni for HA, used in Helm chart with five-node cluster, assumes configured load balancer.

29 points by klaussilveira yesterday | 6 comments | Direct link
George Gorton Machine Co engraver typefaces (luc.devroye.org)

Digital versions of Gorton typefaces are available

21 points by fanf2 yesterday | 3 comments | Direct link
Show HN: Restate – Low-latency durable workflows for JavaScript/Java, in Rust (restate.dev)

Introducing Restate 1.0 and its serverless deployment option, Restate Cloud.

79 points by sewen 2 hours ago | 70 comments | Direct link
How to make colored fire at home (2020) (sciencenotes.org)

Different chemicals produce specific colors and certain chemicals should not be mixed; safety precautions are emphasized.

95 points by squircle on 2024-06-10 | 25 comments | Direct link
My First Production Bug (robinverschueren.com)

Intern's first bugfix updates autonomous driving system's framerate in technical consulting job.

29 points by niborgen yesterday | 6 comments | Direct link
Eye Miniatures (ca. 1790–1810) (publicdomainreview.org)

A self-portrait of a miniaturist, Sarah Goodridge's 'Beauty Revealed', is more direct than lovers' eyes.

8 points by pepys yesterday | No comments | Direct link
How Alexa dropped the ball on being the top conversational system (www.mihaileric.com)

Article's focus is on Alexa's internal issues during hypergrowth, suggestions for future.

66 points by nutellalover 2 hours ago | 58 comments | Direct link
Wild elephants may have names that other elephants use to call them (www.npr.org)

A machine learning model identified the correct recipient of a call 27.5% of the time, and elephants responded more strongly to playbacks of calls addressed to them.

75 points by hackernj yesterday | 14 comments | Direct link
Making iron gall ink from oak galls (nyanpasu64.gitlab.io)

The summary discusses the historical use of the ink, its corrosive properties, and the author's personal experience making it.

87 points by LorenDB yesterday | 37 comments | Direct link
Jank's new persistent string is fast (2023) (jank-lang.org)

Proposes a 23-byte SSO and details three string cases with bit-marked owned large strings.

35 points by diggan yesterday | 2 comments | Direct link
I built an ROV to solve missing person cases (suanto.com)

Project started in late 2020 solves two cold cases using GPS, sonar, and public sources.

1086 points by craydandy on 2024-06-09 | 153 comments | Direct link
Show HN: Revideo – Create Videos with Code (github.com)

Forked from Motion Canvas, offers headless rendering, real-time previews, and telemetry option.

278 points by hkonsti yesterday | 76 comments | Direct link
Francis Ford Coppola's “Godfather Notebook” (jillianhess.substack.com)

Notebook's content: notes on novel, character development, tone, historical context, and marginal notes.

138 points by benbreen on 2024-06-10 | 25 comments | Direct link
Elixir 1.17 released: set-theoretic types in patterns, durations, OTP 27 (elixir-lang.org)

New features include warnings for common mistakes, a Duration data type, and calendar functions.

243 points by clessg 6 hours ago | 41 comments | Direct link
My War (1982) (harpers.org)
89 points by Michelangelo11 yesterday | 43 comments | Direct link
Ask HN: Are you still using your Vision Pro?
59 points by dgellow 41 minutes ago | 17 comments
Self-Serve Dashboards (briefer.cloud)

Article argues SQL is the only true self-serve BI tool, criticizing dropdown/checkbox interfaces and text-to-SQL tools.

236 points by vieiralucas yesterday | 79 comments | Direct link
Third Form of Life Makes Energy in 'Remarkable' Ways, Scientists Discover (www.sciencealert.com)

Nine phyla of archaea have enzymes for hydrogen production and consumption, allowing survival in extreme environments.

5 points by Brajeshwar one hour ago | No comments | Direct link
Coqui.ai TTS: A Deep Learning Toolkit for Text-to-Speech (github.com)

Now supports 16 languages, offers voice cloning and streaming, and provides 1100 pre-trained models.

189 points by stefankuehnel yesterday | 47 comments | Direct link
I like the RP2040 (dgroshev.com)

Manufacturer, features, and unbrickability detailed.

614 points by dgroshev yesterday | 341 comments | Direct link
Flameshot – Open-source screenshot software (flameshot.org)

highly customizable, includes editing tools, command-line interface

331 points by nikolay 21 hours ago | 116 comments | Direct link
Perspective-Correct Interpolation (andrewkchan.dev)

Explains barycentric coordinates, details texture mapping issues with affine method, and mentions older hardware limitations.

24 points by nicopappl yesterday | 4 comments | Direct link
The Mythical Promise of Tin Foil Hats (gizmodo.com)

Modern tin foil hats amplify certain frequencies, popular with 5G concerns, despite lack of evidence for mind control via EM waves.

18 points by gumby on 2024-06-10 | 21 comments | Direct link
Home-Cooked Software and Barefoot Developers (maggieappleton.com)

Article mentions language models' role in enabling 'barefoot developers' and a potential 'golden age' for local software.

296 points by stevekrouse on 2024-06-10 | 154 comments | Direct link
Edward C. Stone, 1936-2024 (www.caltech.edu)

led 21 space missions as JPL director, contributed to LIGO and Keck Observatory, received numerous awards.

94 points by dangle1 18 hours ago | 5 comments | Direct link
Official documentation of Framework Laptop 16 (Now featuring 3D CAD models) (github.com)

No summary of the laptop's features provided, only mention of a commit in a repository.

27 points by olestr one hour ago | 3 comments | Direct link
The Rise and Fall of BNN Breaking, an AI-Generated News Outlet (www.nytimes.com)

An AI chatbot caused factual errors, leading to false stories and a defamation lawsuit.

109 points by bookofjoe 22 hours ago | 64 comments | Direct link
Databricks launches LakeFlow to help its customers build their data pipelines (techcrunch.com)

Databricks aims to eliminate third-party solutions with new in-house data engineering tool

4 points by ctc24 2 hours ago | 1 comment | Direct link
Jgs Font (adelfaure.net)
154 points by debesyla yesterday | 14 comments | Direct link
My Favourite Gleam Feature (erikarow.land)

Explores Gleam's syntax, argument ordering, pipe operator, and learnability, compared to other languages.

64 points by ingve 19 hours ago | 33 comments | Direct link
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