by Y Combinator12/4/2018
Here are some of our favorite Hacker News comments from August to November.
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Listening to The Shipping Forecast as an English language self-assessment after moving to the UK.
A Semitic philologist comments on a neural network trained on Arabic morphology.
Ferrying twin engine aircraft to the newly formed Czech Republic.
The f.lux author comments on an article about blue light.
A 1980s Atari employee comments on the video game crash of 1983.
An author of What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? comments when the paper resurfaces six years after publishing.
Using a $250,000 computer for an undergraduate thesis.
A portfolio site that crashed computers running Internet Explorer on Mac OS Classic.
A HN user shares some bagpipe knowledge.
A HN user stumbles across their own paper airplane website on the front page.
Remembering a powerful passage from Frank Capra’s autobiography.
A geologist arrives to set HN straight about a misleading piece of science journalism.
A Finnish HN user offers insider explanation for evidence of declining IQs in test scores.
A HN user on Brown Recluse spiders in their auto repair shop.
John Wheeler’s “nut” dating service.
A TV meteorologist experiences tech envy.
A thread on bad codebases ranging from war stories to horror stories.
A HN user is the chosen child for dumpling microbe inoculation.
First-hand insight into Southern European olive production.
A childhood with Victorian culinary trading cards.
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