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Stories from December 12, 2008, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Profitable Until Deemed Illegal (codinghorror.com)
174 points by imgabe on Dec 12, 2008 | 130 comments
2. Scaling memcached at Facebook (facebook.com)
77 points by snprbob86 on Dec 12, 2008 | 11 comments
3. Obama logo ideas that weren’t chosen (logodesignlove.com)
76 points by dilanj on Dec 12, 2008 | 27 comments
4. Official Gmail Blog: Fast PDF viewing right in your browser (gmailblog.blogspot.com)
61 points by Anon84 on Dec 13, 2008 | 28 comments
5. 100 oldest .com domains (iwhois.com)
50 points by joao on Dec 13, 2008 | 22 comments
6. The fundamental problems with CSS3 (mattwilcox.net)
45 points by bdfh42 on Dec 12, 2008 | 43 comments
7. What email sending services do you use?
45 points by surfmike on Dec 12, 2008 | 52 comments
8. Ask YC: Which custom icon designers do you use for your startup?
39 points by psaccounts on Dec 12, 2008 | 20 comments
9. Duck Duck Go (epi0Bauqu's startup) Featured on TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
36 points by auston on Dec 13, 2008 | 16 comments
10. You Only Live Twice (overcomingbias.com)
35 points by bloch on Dec 12, 2008 | 63 comments
11. Comfort with meaninglessness the key to good programmers (boingboing.net)
34 points by marcus on Dec 12, 2008 | 35 comments
12. Watch bigger brighter moon tonight: moon at its closest to earth since 1993 (yahoo.com)
30 points by jyothi on Dec 12, 2008 | 21 comments
13. Ask YC: How do you follow YC threads you enjoy?
29 points by bprater on Dec 12, 2008 | 48 comments
14. Joie De Vivre: The Europeans Are Out To Lunch (techcrunch.com)
27 points by davidw on Dec 13, 2008 | 68 comments
15. The FCC's Plan to Censor the Internet (aynrand.org)
26 points by mike_organon on Dec 12, 2008 | 20 comments
16. Loopt for Android... with background location! (nytimes.com)
20 points by bootload on Dec 12, 2008 | 17 comments
17. Ask YC: Which is better to work at, a lab or a startup?
24 points by markessien on Dec 12, 2008 | 13 comments
18. Why port your Firefox add-on to Internet Explorer? Because your competitors won't (theregister.co.uk)
22 points by bdfh42 on Dec 12, 2008 | 19 comments
19. Every book that Art Garfunkel (from Simon and Garfunkel) has ever read (artgarfunkel.com)
19 points by tjic on Dec 12, 2008 | 12 comments
20. Ars on FSF Suit Against Cisco (arstechnica.com)
20 points by glymor on Dec 12, 2008
21. Edible Electronic Birthday Cakes (npr.org)
17 points by prbuckley on Dec 12, 2008 | 5 comments
22. A Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis: The Bailout (mint.com)
16 points by andreyf on Dec 13, 2008 | 6 comments
23. Tech Layoffs Surge Past 100,000 (techcrunch.com)
16 points by dell9000 on Dec 12, 2008 | 9 comments
24. Ask HN: Review my startup - CloudFire
15 points by ashmaurya on Dec 12, 2008 | 21 comments
25. Anyone looking for part-time web development work?
14 points by il on Dec 12, 2008 | 1 comment
26. Four Reasons Why Parallel Programs Should Have Serial Semantics (cilk.com)
14 points by threadman on Dec 13, 2008 | 11 comments
27. Did our cosmos exist before the big bang? (newscientist.com)
12 points by robg on Dec 12, 2008 | 15 comments
28. The Genuine Sieve of Eratosthenes [pdf] (hmc.edu)
11 points by raju on Dec 12, 2008
29. Your New Agreement With Google, Chrome Users (readwriteweb.com)
11 points by bootload on Dec 12, 2008 | 4 comments
30. James Hamilton: Data center architect leaves Microsoft for Amazon (techflash.com)
11 points by bootload on Dec 12, 2008 | 3 comments
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