Here are our favorite Hacker News comments from April and May.


The author of Sorting Two Metric Tons of Lego discusses his project in the comments.

HN Highlights May 2017 1

Larry McVoy reflects on Bitkeeper, Git, and not taking investment.

HN Highlights May 2017 2

A “double Bantu” replies to the article How the Bantu people surged across two-thirds of Africa.

HN Highlights May 2017 3

Alan Kay joins in on the HN discussion of his startup school lecture.

HN Highlights May 2017 4

A “former student of Lee Sedol and once aspiring professional Go player” answers questions from the community about the Ke Jie vs. AlphaGo match.

HN Highlights May 2017 5

An explanation of how Samsung could have done a better job of making their new Iris recognition system more secure, from someone who claims to have done so as an undergrad.

HN Highlights May 2017 6