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Stories from December 17, 2008, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Join reddit, xkcd, dtoid, ars technica & more - donate your hacker skills to non-profits (feedaneed.org)
102 points by kn0thing on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 29 comments
2. "You're stealing from people who count on your honesty to make a living." (imageshack.us)
90 points by makimaki on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 75 comments
3. Avoiding The Uncanny Valley of User Interface (codinghorror.com)
67 points by blackswan on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 25 comments
4. Laying off George (zeldman.com)
67 points by ajbatac on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 49 comments
5. Death To The Embargo (techcrunch.com)
57 points by ciscoriordan on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 50 comments
6. Hacker News Search Extension for Firefox (webmynd.com)
45 points by pg on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 24 comments
7. Jessica Fridrich Specializes in Problems That Only Seem Impossible to Solve (nytimes.com)
45 points by ksvs on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 28 comments
8. Common Lisp + Machine Learning Internship at Google (Mountain View, CA)
45 points by moshe on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 16 comments
9. Set in Our Ways: Why change is so hard after our 20s (sciam.com)
39 points by makimaki on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 19 comments
10. Outsourcing Killed By Django And Ruby On Rails (awarelabs.com)
38 points by pwim on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 39 comments
11. First Round Capital literally makes all their startups dance (techcrunch.com)
37 points by vaksel on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 9 comments
12. A different type of VC holiday card (firstround.com)
36 points by jkopelman on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 7 comments
13. Ask HN: How do I go about PHP?
35 points by oltmans on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 65 comments
14. URL Routing in Recess my upcoming PHP Framework (recessframework.com)
32 points by KrisJordan on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 39 comments
15. Ask HN: Are you working on a desktop software?
31 points by rokhayakebe on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 29 comments
16. Apple 'Netbooks', Eh? (daringfireball.net)
28 points by KevinBongart on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 26 comments
17. End Game: Cringely's predictions for 2009 (pbs.org)
24 points by naish on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 19 comments
18. Evolution of the WordPress interface from 2003-2008 (planetozh.com)
24 points by mqt on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 6 comments
19. I just launched a $2,500 scholarship for entrepreneurial ideas...please apply! (iwillteachyoutoberich.com)
22 points by ramit on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 21 comments
20. Do Something New Every Three Years (longtail.com)
22 points by nreece on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 4 comments
21. The Ladybird Book of Computers: old but brilliant (pointlessmuseum.com)
22 points by jgrahamc on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 7 comments
22. Top 10 most useful webapps of 2008 (Posterous, Disqus, Anyvite) (lifeinlists.com)
19 points by jmorin007 on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 1 comment
23. Entrepreneurs: We Will Happily Respect Your Embargoes (readwriteweb.com)
18 points by danw on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 6 comments
24. Simple iPhone Interface for Hacker News (dalampati.com)
18 points by arjunb on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 15 comments
25. Video Game Industry Trends of 2008 (gamasutra.com)
13 points by makimaki on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 9 comments
26. Goldman Sachs cracks (ft.com)
13 points by Anon84 on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 7 comments
27. ESPN Strives to Eject Clutter From Its Site (nytimes.com)
12 points by echair on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 10 comments
28. Go go java ... play catch-up with C# (jonasbandi.net)
12 points by jbandi on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 37 comments
29. The rise of "retail blogs" (longtail.com)
11 points by jbenz on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 3 comments
30. Entrepreneur meetups in Melbourne (rosshill.com.au)
10 points by bootload on Dec 17, 2008 | hide | 1 comment

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