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Ask HN: Top Advances/Discoveries in Science for 2020

6 hours 55 min ago

What are the top 10 advances or discoveries in 2020? This could include scientific and mathematic advances, as well as cosmological, archeological etc. discoveries in 2020.

To get started, I got:

-mRNA COVID vaccine -AlphaFold 2.0 CASP results -various CRISPR and gene therapy firsts/advances

Any suggestions?

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25270157

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What machines can and can't do

7 hours ago

Article URL: https://artagnon.com/articles/ml

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25270085

Points: 1

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Ask HN: Is there space for a new payment gateway?

7 hours 24 sec ago

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25270081

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Ask HN: Why don't we have widespread, decentralized social networking?

7 hours 50 sec ago

With decentralized Social Networking (SN) platforms such as Diaspora, Mastodon, Manyverse, etc. it seems like a no-brainer for many people to implement both personal and small group nodes that can either run standalone or in a federated environment.

It seems that there are a number of blockers to widespread adoption. Some of those are:

1. Inertia. Most folks are already on centralized SN platforms, as are their contacts, friends and family;

2. Complex installations[0] keep many folks from even attempting to install such platforms;

3. Lack of symmetric, high-speed broadband access limits the ability to self-host such platforms;

4. Limited/expensive access to domain names, DNS hosting[1] and static addressing (in the absence of widespread IPv6 adoption by consumer ISPs).

Given that most consumer-grade computing systems are mostly idle and storage costs continue to plummet, the argument for decentralized platforms just becomes better and better.

As such, why aren't more folks promoting them and/or developing mechanisms for broader access/acceptance?

[0] Yes, there are Docker images for many of these platforms, but implementation/adoption of Docker is limited and most of these platforms require significant IT and development knowledge/skills to implement.

[1] This could also be addressed via containerization, but there seems to be limited interest in promoting such self-hosted platforms.

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25270070

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Show HN: Statosio.js

7 hours 5 min ago

Article URL: https://d3.statosio.com/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25270013

Points: 1

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UUID Generator in JavaScript

7 hours 12 min ago

Article URL: https://gist.github.com/jed/982883

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25269933

Points: 1

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