Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

An annotated digest of the top HN posts


Title: How I Took an API Side Project to 250M Daily Requests
Summary: An internet site accidentally gets customers. Having exerted no effort, it is clearly time to claim expertise and spam a blog post to Hackernews.

Title: Largest-ever study of controversial pesticides finds harm to bees
Summary: Some academics are pretty sure poison fucks shit up. Hackernews debates whether humanity could survive without bees. The rest of the comments involve wondering what exactly bees do. Some Hackernews decide we can just replace them with drones.

Title: It is as if you were doing work
Summary: An academic makes a webshit game depicting an idea of what working for a living must be like. Hackernews strongly relates, since it is an accurate portrayal of the closest they've ever come to working. Half of the page is people arguing about window managers.
Permalink Io 
July 12th, 2017 6:52am
>> Luna – Visual and textual functional programming language

An internet makes a website for some vaporware. The creators arrive in the comments section to yammer about how much Other People's Money they've wasted bolting Scratch to Hadoop. Hackernews spends equal time schmoozing the marks and asking technical questions, the answers to all of which amount to "lol I dunno." Near the end, the truth comes out: this is just another pack of Haskell people trying to be taken seriously.

>> Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors: broken hyper-threading

Intel fucks up again. By the time anyone notices, fixes have been made available. Hackernews, a horde of web programmers, is furious that someone may have built something that wasn't perfect.
Permalink Io 
July 12th, 2017 7:00am
> Title: It is as if you were doing work

Yes! I played that game for five minutes. Moderately funny.

Permalink Lotti Fuehrscheim 
July 12th, 2017 7:25am
I happen to agree with your assessment, but how would you improve it?

I want "hacker news for adults"
Permalink Bill Ding 
July 12th, 2017 10:06am

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