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Stories from January 4, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Overnight success takes a long time (paulbuchheit.blogspot.com)
98 points by peter123 on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 47 comments
2. Understanding Quake's Fast Inverse Square Root (betterexplained.com)
88 points by ed on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
3. How to fight & argue in a relationship, how to fight fair (crichton-official.com)
84 points by bootload on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 38 comments
4. How cities hurt your brain (boston.com)
80 points by iamelgringo on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 32 comments
5. Ask HN: AWS or dedicated server?
78 points by bkrausz on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 40 comments
6. A Better Way to Load a Plane (go.com)
78 points by 11ren on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 58 comments
7. The End of the Financial World as We Know It (nytimes.com)
75 points by tortilla on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 78 comments
8. Ask HN: How Can I Make Better Submissions to HN?
56 points by tokenadult on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 42 comments
9. 2008: My year of living smaller (oreilly.com)
51 points by dimm on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 57 comments
10. It's official: Match.com Abandons Paid Dating… (plentyoffish.wordpress.com)
48 points by peter123 on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 31 comments
11. GitCred: PageRank applied to the GitHub users/followers graph, implemented in Clojure. (github.com)
43 points by tlrobinson on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
12. Ask HN: What is your startup's backup policy?
42 points by vaksel on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 35 comments
13. Entrepreneur's Guide to Email Delivery (zohrob.com)
35 points by rantfoil on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
14. Ask HN: New Ubuntu Desktop--what would you install?
33 points by ericb on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 61 comments
15. Growing Up is Hard (overcomingbias.com)
28 points by rms on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
16. British police to routinely hack into PCs without a warrant. (timesonline.co.uk)
25 points by raganwald on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 18 comments
17. The Facebook vs. Breast Feeders War Continues (fredstechblog.blogspot.com)
22 points by charlierosefan on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
18. How to fail big at your dream (avclub.com)
20 points by jbrun on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
19. EU Police learning hacking tricks. They are about to “Remote search” your PCs. (hackedinfo.com)
18 points by justifyleo on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
20. Nginx vs Yaws vs MochiWeb : Web Server Performance Deathmatch, Part 2 (joeandmotorboat.com)
18 points by qhoxie on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
21. Upcoming Linux TortoiseSVN equivalent (code.google.com)
15 points by nailer on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
22. Diverting talent out of Finance will revive Britain (timesonline.co.uk)
15 points by danw on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
23. Uxpython: cross-platform GUI - modern, stylish and enjoyable cross-platform UI toolkit (uxpython.com)
14 points by chaostheory on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
24. 95% Dreamhost Hosting Discount: Last Day Today (quickonlinetips.com)
12 points by timy2 on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
25. Brainscans support the case for long-term love (timesonline.co.uk)
12 points by time_management on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 1 comment
26. Windows 7 will ship as Version 6.1 (windowsteamblog.com)
12 points by jwilliams on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
27. 2009 May Smile on Disruptive Startups (gigaom.com)
11 points by babyshake on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
28. Google's Microsoft-esque landgrab for IE's market share (cnet.com)
10 points by mixmax on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
29. Richard Stallman on the state of GNU, 25 years on (techradar.com)
10 points by rogercosseboom on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
30. TechCrunch gets a new design.. again (techcrunch.com)
10 points by mdolon on Jan 4, 2009 | hide | 3 comments

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