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And the top comment on Hacker News is super high quality!

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Short excerpt:

“Factorio essentially compresses real-world work patterns into a shorter time period, giving you the chance to see how someone works in the space of a couple hours. I don't know anything else that does that.”

- kentonv

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i'm not anti-copyright, but i've yet to hear a good explanation as to why scientific research paid for with taxpayer money should be published in expensive journals, with neither the authors nor the peer reviewers getting paid for their work

“All these companies have valuations in the tens of billions, making their founders and investors very rich, despite not making any money at all in the operating economy. In many cases, the money invested in these companies was used to create the illusion of growth, acquiring customers below the cost of delivering services to them. It is money invested in the promise of more money, a kind of Ponzi scheme decoupled from the operating economy.”

oreilly.com/radar/the-end-of-s

Ahhh, Hacker News. Come for the clickbait headlines, stay for the hilarious comments.

A self-hosted Trello/Asana clone with desktop apps. I just might have to give this one a try.

focalboard.com/

Wow, if you believe the hype, PolyMaker has produced a PLA filament that is carbon-negative to produce. And supposedly it's as good as regular PLA, but just a little bit softer.

fabbaloo.com/news/polymakers-d

"Within C++, there is a much smaller and cleaner language struggling to get out."

-- Bjarne Stroustrup, The Design and Evolution of C++

"Every electronics device is a complex intercontinental puzzle, conveniently solved for you" - Niklas Fauth

Whoa! A remote IDE would be very useful for developing GPU applications from my laptop. Sometimes the servers have special GPU hardware that I can’t really access locally.

blog.jetbrains.com/blog/2021/0

Literally the only real reason anyone cares about anything blockchain-related is because they think if they speculate, it'll make them rich. There's literally no other reason. And they're willing to risk the future of this world to become rich off of pure speculation. Ugh.

Also, big photography fail. :senf: I just now realized the PCB is out of focus. Maybe I should get a macro lens.

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And after waaaay too much time soldering, I finally got the battery power regulator working.

I really need to work on my soldering skills though. I ran into soooo many problems trying to do the SMT parts on this board. Dunno if it was my iron temp, the tip condition, the solder/flux, but I just had the hardest time getting the solder to wet onto the copper.

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Finally got my board milled out. Watching the mill make my design out of a blank stock in just a few minutes was so much fun to watch! =D

And I only snapped one drill bit. Not bad for my first run.

What if I told you you could use build entire apps using just Microsoft Excel?

powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/

Power FX seems to be just that. One of the coolest things I've seen in a while.

The fascinating story of Jessica Livingston, an early founder of Y Combinator, as she tells it herself.

foundersatwork.posthaven.com/g

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