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Stories from July 15, 2008, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. In the Basement of the Ivory Tower (theatlantic.com)
170 points by crocus on July 15, 2008 | 127 comments
2. Things I learnt during, and about, my PhD (ideasasylum.com)
63 points by hopeless on July 15, 2008 | 14 comments
3. Lessons of Y Combinator: Things I’d do differently after 2 startups (gigaom.com)
61 points by babul on July 15, 2008 | 27 comments
4. Lucky to be a Programmer (duartes.org)
60 points by edw519 on July 15, 2008 | 13 comments
5. It Takes a School, Not Missiles (nytimes.com)
57 points by robg on July 15, 2008 | 61 comments
6. Defender of the Favicon - Playable Defender Clone in a Favicon (p01.org)
51 points by superchink on July 15, 2008 | 9 comments
7. 5 questions for Y Combinator's Paul Graham (easydns.org)
48 points by babul on July 15, 2008 | 2 comments
8. Finding the name behind the gmail address (securiteam.com)
39 points by kimboslice on July 16, 2008 | 7 comments
9. How to make a font of your handwriting with free software (canonical.org)
32 points by silentbicycle on July 15, 2008 | 9 comments
10. 3-D CAPTCHA: A way to fix the broken CAPTCHAs? (spamfizzle.com)
30 points by iamelgringo on July 16, 2008 | 41 comments
11. Our Googley advice to students: Major in learning (googleblog.blogspot.com)
27 points by Anon84 on July 16, 2008 | 8 comments
12. Interview With Evan Williams: Summize Acquisition, API Issues And Their Revenue Model (techcrunch.com)
26 points by procyon on July 15, 2008 | 1 comment
13. I Finally Understand Closures (iode.co.uk)
24 points by kirubakaran on July 15, 2008 | 21 comments
14. Go Games, Go Information and Go Study Tools (gobase.org)
22 points by mk on July 15, 2008 | 4 comments
15. Normalize First (codeeleven.blogspot.com)
22 points by edw519 on July 15, 2008 | 21 comments
16. Interview About Web 2.0 (paulgraham.com)
22 points by babul on July 15, 2008 | 4 comments
17. Platform specific PHP bug (jerrywong.net)
21 points by damasking on July 16, 2008 | 7 comments
18. My trip to Boston: The 7 tips from Y Combinator (barbarayersin.com)
17 points by drm237 on July 15, 2008 | 4 comments
19. How CAPTCHA got trashed - The wiggly words are now most useful for malware authors (computerworld.com.au)
17 points by nickb on July 16, 2008 | 11 comments
20. One of the most sobering reads on our economic future... from our friends in Moscow... (links.org.au)
16 points by bprater on July 16, 2008 | 7 comments
21. Postgres-R source code release (lwn.net)
16 points by davidw on July 16, 2008 | 1 comment
22. The Clang Static Analyzer (rogueamoeba.com)
15 points by dhotson on July 16, 2008
23. Ask HN: Is there a NYC AI startup job list anywhere?
15 points by time_management on July 15, 2008 | 17 comments
24. Google's "Edit Search results" experiment (justinhileman.info)
15 points by msg on July 15, 2008 | 10 comments
25. In Search of a Beautiful Mind: MIT Mathematician and Logo inventor Seymour Papert (boston.com)
14 points by antiform on July 16, 2008 | 3 comments
26. Do Startup Companies Need Community Managers? (readwriteweb.com)
14 points by sant0sk1 on July 16, 2008 | 3 comments
27. An Attempt to Explain iPhone's Missing Copy/Paste (daringfireball.net)
14 points by superchink on July 15, 2008 | 3 comments
28. Car Sales at 10-Year Low (nytimes.com)
13 points by robg on July 15, 2008 | 23 comments
29. Confirmed: Twitter Acquires Summize Search Engine (techcrunch.com)
13 points by nickb on July 15, 2008 | 7 comments
30. Python isn't just Java without the compile (bitworking.org)
12 points by rams on July 15, 2008 | 5 comments
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