An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the second week of February, 2017.
February 08, 2017 (comments)
An idiot posts to Medium a rambling narrative regarding the importance of a phone app. Hackernews maintains the only way to be sure your shit is right is to host all of your own communications tools. Google Analytics silently notes which citizens have been contaminated with toxins inimical to surveillance capitalism. The machine sleeps.
February 09, 2017 (comments)
February 10, 2017 (comments)
Some foreigners do forex. Hackernews is not impressed with this ancient idea. They could have done it better, but they're not going to bother trying.
February 11, 2017 (comments)
Hackernews discovers there are things you can do with Unix that don't involve laptops or phones. Recovering from the initial shock, they realize that this is not linux, and begin to attack it for not being linux. Others attack it for being the wrong BSD.
February 12, 2017 (comments)
An internet makes up words. Hackernews is angry they didn't make up enough words and the ones they made up are wrong.
February 13, 2017 (comments)
An idiot doesn't like installing software to use, instead preferring another layer of abstraction. Now instead of just using the software, you get to orchestrate a swarm and then use the software. Hackernews suggests several alternatives, none of which do the task at hand.
February 14, 2017 (comments)
A fanboy posts counterpropaganda attacking those who insult Apple. Hackernews is full of mechanical engineers, so they spend some time reconstructing Apple's design process from first principles. Conclusion: everything Apple does is correct. If it seems incorrect to you, that means you don't fully understand the problem.