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Stories from August 11, 2008, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Business Requirements are Bullshit (steve-yegge.blogspot.com)
116 points by mqt on Aug 12, 2008 | 84 comments
2. Hadoop: When grownups do open source (theregister.co.uk)
61 points by sanj on Aug 11, 2008 | 42 comments
3. Have idea, need coder (comic) (userfriendly.org)
58 points by jauco on Aug 12, 2008 | 29 comments
4. Congratulations Apple, you made the iPhone less stable than Windows Mobile (zdnet.com)
50 points by bdfh42 on Aug 11, 2008 | 27 comments
5. "I make $1.45 a week and I love it" (salon.com)
49 points by senthil_rajasek on Aug 11, 2008 | 27 comments
6. Don't Do What Your Users Say (hanfordlemoore.com)
48 points by Harkins on Aug 11, 2008 | 10 comments
7. Jakob Nielsen ranks Wufoo, Sugarsync and Xero among 10 Best Application UIs of 2008 (useit.com)
47 points by joseakle on Aug 12, 2008 | 16 comments
8. Why I recommend Scheme (gnuvince.wordpress.com)
46 points by soundsop on Aug 12, 2008 | 7 comments
9. Why programming is a good medium for expressing poorly understood ideas (mit.edu)
43 points by urlwolf on Aug 11, 2008 | 4 comments
10. GWEI - Google Will Eat Itself (gwei.org)
41 points by hhm on Aug 11, 2008 | 13 comments
11. Small Business Willing to Pay $1/Tweet to Send Ads (balsamiq.com)
35 points by ph0rque on Aug 11, 2008 | 15 comments
12. Ask HN: why do we have less science related posts now that in the past?
32 points by hhm on Aug 12, 2008 | 51 comments
13. Asynchronous Databases: DBSlayer and HTTP (igvita.com)
26 points by igrigorik on Aug 11, 2008 | 16 comments
14. Startup, Inc - What You Need to Know Before Starting a Company (readwriteweb.com)
25 points by mattjung on Aug 12, 2008 | 9 comments
15. Memoranda (a contrast of Jobs's and Ballmer's styles) (daringfireball.net)
24 points by mariorz on Aug 11, 2008 | 7 comments
16. Adhearsion - next killer app for Ruby? (oreilly.com)
23 points by sant0sk1 on Aug 11, 2008 | 9 comments
17. Focus on Core (davidlanger.co.uk)
22 points by madmotive on Aug 11, 2008 | 3 comments
18. 7 Months Into My 2nd Stint as a Startup CEO (socialmedian.com)
21 points by zen53 on Aug 12, 2008 | 15 comments
19. Here’s the Deadliest Catch: Hiring an Agency to Build Your Startup (siliconflorist.com)
21 points by lyime on Aug 11, 2008 | 16 comments
20. Genetic Glitch May Prevent Kids from Learning from Their Mistakes (newsweek.com)
21 points by makimaki on Aug 12, 2008 | 15 comments
21. About AI and neural networks (codeflow.wordpress.com)
20 points by hhm on Aug 11, 2008 | 2 comments
22. Hackerfeed for News.YC
20 points by twism on Aug 11, 2008 | 11 comments
23. Systemwide GMail Outage (techcrunch.com)
18 points by Mazy on Aug 11, 2008 | 4 comments
24. Increase Your Depth as a Programmer by Spelunking (catsonkeyboards.blogspot.com)
18 points by saundby on Aug 12, 2008 | 6 comments
25. Songkick (YC s07) in the Financial Times - A little chat about finding backing (ft.com)
15 points by hailpixel on Aug 11, 2008 | 2 comments
26. In search of Western civilisation's lost classics: a library buried in AD79 is slowly revealing its secrets (news.com.au)
16 points by dood on Aug 11, 2008 | 3 comments
27. Every 100ms of latency costs Amazon 1% of profit (oreilly.com)
15 points by nreece on Aug 12, 2008 | 13 comments
28. Pictures From the Boston/Cambridge YC Meetup (ourdoings.com)
15 points by dcurtis on Aug 12, 2008 | 5 comments
29. Information Graphics In Javascript With Sparklines.js (dzone.com)
15 points by iamelgringo on Aug 12, 2008 | 6 comments
30. What Will the Large Hadron Collider Find? (cosmicvariance.com)
14 points by rms on Aug 12, 2008
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