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Stories from January 23, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. John Resig dissects the neural network javascript OCR captcha code (ejohn.org)
90 points by mark_h on Jan 24, 2009 | 14 comments
2. Javascript that auto-fills captchas (userscripts.org)
82 points by soundsop on Jan 23, 2009 | 30 comments
3. How we roll in Amsterdam - A method of transportation you should use too (ski-epic.com)
80 points by eisokant on Jan 23, 2009 | 94 comments
4. Long-lost text shows Archimedes had begun to discover the principles of calculus (sciencenews.org)
66 points by robg on Jan 24, 2009 | 10 comments
5. Employees working on their own business (joelonsoftware.com)
74 points by mattjung on Jan 23, 2009 | 91 comments
6. How the fuck is trim in Python? (inerciasensorial.com.br)
57 points by inerte on Jan 23, 2009 | 71 comments
7. Monty Python Puts Free Videos Online, Sells 23,000% More DVDs (gizmodo.com)
56 points by nickb on Jan 23, 2009 | 43 comments
8. Twitter is not public infrastructure (marco.org)
55 points by pclark on Jan 23, 2009 | 29 comments
9. Plan 9: why no compelling successor to Unix has got off the ground (faqs.org)
51 points by ionfish on Jan 24, 2009 | 38 comments
10. Building a Web App in 1 Hour For Promotional Purposes (IsHilarySwankHot.com) (ramamia.com)
51 points by markbao on Jan 23, 2009 | 51 comments
11. Hacker news directory - find hackers at your school (hndir.com)
49 points by jmtame on Jan 23, 2009 | 51 comments
12. Beautiful zip code visualisation (benfry.com)
48 points by iamelgringo on Jan 23, 2009 | 8 comments
13. WWW SQL Designer (zarovi.cz)
44 points by kqr2 on Jan 24, 2009 | 10 comments
14. Ask HN: What web framework(s) do you guys use?
43 points by skanev on Jan 23, 2009 | 141 comments
15. Ask HN: anyone in SF need a kickass frontend developer?
42 points by geuis on Jan 23, 2009 | 37 comments
16. The Linux Alternative Project (linuxalt.com)
40 points by known on Jan 24, 2009 | 28 comments
17. Identity and Authentication are Separate Things: Why Fingerprints Shouldn't be Passwords (microsoft.com)
40 points by mdasen on Jan 23, 2009 | 27 comments
18. Ted Linden, 1938 - 2009 (glinden.blogspot.com)
36 points by shutter on Jan 24, 2009 | 4 comments
19. Ask HN: Is Hacker News a Waste of Time?
38 points by Ardit20 on Jan 23, 2009 | 69 comments
20. Kurt Gödel: A Contradiction in the U.S. Constitution‎ (jeffreykegler.com)
35 points by Jebdm on Jan 24, 2009 | 28 comments
21. Rainbow (Arc implementation in Java) (github.com)
35 points by revorad on Jan 23, 2009 | 8 comments
22. Ask HN: What are the best Arduino starter projects?
35 points by larrywright on Jan 24, 2009 | 24 comments
23. France's birthday gift to 18y-olds: A subscription to the newspaper of their choice (google.com)
35 points by daviday on Jan 23, 2009 | 52 comments
24. One last chance to save mankind (newscientist.com)
33 points by nickb on Jan 23, 2009 | 25 comments
25. Ask HN: CSS vs table based layouts
32 points by iamelgringo on Jan 23, 2009 | 50 comments
26. Unthinkable Futures (kk.org)
31 points by Rod on Jan 23, 2009 | 19 comments
27. Ask HN: Building a trust system into a social app
26 points by mshafrir on Jan 23, 2009 | 18 comments
28. Google Puts The Squeeze On Free Apps (techcrunch.com)
25 points by peter123 on Jan 23, 2009 | 10 comments
29. The Little Book of Semaphores (greenteapress.com)
24 points by tsally on Jan 23, 2009 | 2 comments
30. On the importance of Turing completeness (lambda-the-ultimate.org)
23 points by d0mine on Jan 24, 2009 | 6 comments
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