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Hacker News Highlights August to November 20181 min read

Here are some of our favorite Hacker News comments from August to November.

If you see something cool like this, email us at hn@ycombinator.com so we can add it to the next list.


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.

An unusually clear explanation of lambda lifting.

Developing Crash Bandicoot for PS1 and on the languages used.

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.

A story about meeting Ricky Jay.

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