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Stories from April 3, 2008, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. New Languages Considered Harmful: "Learning new languages is a waste of time." (duartes.org)
53 points by tb on Apr 4, 2008 | 78 comments
2. Scalr: The Auto-Scaling Open-Source Amazon EC2 Effort (techcrunch.com)
54 points by utnick on Apr 3, 2008 | 11 comments
3. Build a quad-core, 8-gig server for $900 (duartes.org)
47 points by pius on Apr 4, 2008 | 23 comments
4. Git's avalanche (loudthinking.com)
39 points by sant0sk1 on Apr 3, 2008 | 7 comments
5. DHH on the pluses of PHP (loudthinking.com)
37 points by raghus on Apr 3, 2008 | 18 comments
6. Instead of using Google map API, EveryBlock built their own (everyblock.com)
33 points by ratsbane on Apr 3, 2008 | 14 comments
7. Arc Lisp to C compiler (github.com)
34 points by bootload on Apr 4, 2008 | 8 comments
8. My Startup: app turns music discovery into an online game - feedback?
32 points by JMiao on Apr 3, 2008 | 26 comments
9. How do you grow willpower? (scottberkun.com)
29 points by rantfoil on Apr 4, 2008 | 33 comments
10. Coding Horror: UI-First Software Development (codinghorror.com)
24 points by inklesspen on Apr 4, 2008 | 4 comments
11. Email Isn't a Natural Fit For Tech-Savvy Chinese (wsj.com)
22 points by prakash on Apr 3, 2008 | 14 comments
12. More data usually beats better algorithms: part 2 (anand.typepad.com)
22 points by neilc on Apr 3, 2008
13. IPhone Applications in Python (saurik.com)
21 points by bootload on Apr 4, 2008 | 7 comments
14. Fluid Mechanics in Game Programming (cowboyprogramming.com)
19 points by iamelgringo on Apr 3, 2008 | 3 comments
15. Javascript Popularity (mozillazine.org)
19 points by muriithi on Apr 4, 2008
16. Craigslist Valuation: $80 Million in 2008 Revenue, Worth $5 Billion (alleyinsider.com)
17 points by parker on Apr 3, 2008 | 11 comments
17. How do I startup if I don't own the code?
17 points by tricky on Apr 3, 2008 | 25 comments
18. Where are the fast dynamic languages? (martincmartin.com)
16 points by polar on Apr 3, 2008 | 20 comments
19. The nightmare of installing Lisp: a noob's perspective
13 points by daniel-cussen on Apr 3, 2008 | 28 comments
20. Couple of guys make a mint off of generic domains. (businessweek.com)
12 points by iamelgringo on Apr 4, 2008 | 9 comments
21. The great inflation cover-up (cnn.com)
12 points by gongfudoi on Apr 3, 2008 | 4 comments
22. Ask YC: How long to stay secret?
12 points by wheels on Apr 3, 2008 | 23 comments
23. Will There Ever be a Viable Adsense Competitor? (gabrielweinberg.com)
12 points by epi0Bauqu on Apr 3, 2008 | 9 comments
24. Tips for taking over someone else's code (geero.net)
11 points by andygeers on Apr 4, 2008 | 3 comments
25. An Auction That Google Was Content to Lose (nytimes.com)
11 points by maxwell on Apr 4, 2008 | 2 comments
26. Ask YC: Is the site slow or is it just me?
11 points by hollywoodcole on Apr 3, 2008 | 13 comments
27. Calling Y Combinators: Lessons from a “Serial First-Timer” (foundread.com)
11 points by jmorin007 on Apr 4, 2008 | 10 comments
28. Google Docs has pivot tables! (scienceblogs.com)
11 points by muriithi on Apr 3, 2008 | 2 comments
29. The future of SaaS billing (zdnet.com)
10 points by edw519 on Apr 4, 2008
30. Huge flaw in Ubuntu Dapper’s Python Crypto Module (arentz.nl)
10 points by st3fan on Apr 3, 2008 | 4 comments
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