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Stories from February 1, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. I opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life. (slate.com)
186 points by peter123 on Feb 2, 2009 | 96 comments
2. GoDaddy CoFounder: Never give up (but be very quick to change). (bobparsons.me)
81 points by jasonlbaptiste on Feb 1, 2009 | 43 comments
3. How Game Theory Solved a Religious Mystery (mindyourdecisions.com)
78 points by ChaitanyaSai on Feb 1, 2009 | 51 comments
4. If English was Written Like Chinese (zompist.com)
73 points by mnemonicsloth on Feb 2, 2009 | 32 comments
5. Please Review My Web App: A Nigerian Craigslist (nairalist.com)
68 points by seunosewa on Feb 1, 2009 | 54 comments
6. Ask HN: To porn or not to porn?
60 points by cantsay on Feb 1, 2009 | 84 comments
7. 8 "frat-boy" business ideas (iwillteachyoutoberich.com)
55 points by jasonlbaptiste on Feb 1, 2009 | 44 comments
8. Microsoft Songsmith a Youtube Hit Machine (csmonitor.com)
49 points by physcab on Feb 1, 2009 | 45 comments
9. Still Doing the Math, But for 100K A Year (nytimes.com)
43 points by ojbyrne on Feb 2, 2009 | 87 comments
10. Facebook founder finds a way to profit from its members' private data (telegraph.co.uk)
39 points by kennyroo on Feb 1, 2009 | 39 comments
11. Big Websites Start Small (rosshill.com.au)
34 points by rosshill on Feb 2, 2009 | 13 comments
12. LaunchBox Digital application now open (launchboxdigital.com)
32 points by zaveri on Feb 1, 2009 | 9 comments
13. Ask HN: What do you wish Google Analytics would do?
30 points by suhail on Feb 1, 2009 | 57 comments
14. Emacs as a powerful Python IDE (enigmacurry.com)
29 points by vrs on Feb 1, 2009 | 3 comments
15. PhpBB's site hacked
27 points by geuis on Feb 2, 2009 | 8 comments
16. DuckDuckGo is top result for "new search engine" (google.com)
27 points by pclark on Feb 1, 2009 | 51 comments
17. Redundant. Bored. I'm coming to SFO. Tight budget.
26 points by geoffw8 on Feb 1, 2009 | 103 comments
18. Ask HN: First startup / cold feet. Any advice ?
26 points by smwhreyebelong on Feb 1, 2009 | 49 comments
19. Introduction to Statistical Learning Theory (cmu.edu)
25 points by dangoldin on Feb 2, 2009 | 7 comments
20. Response to Alex Payne: In Defense of "Everything Buckets" (wonderwarp.com)
25 points by dangrover on Feb 2, 2009 | 2 comments
21. By 2012 Koreans Will Get 1Gbps Broadband Connections (gigaom.com)
23 points by tortilla on Feb 1, 2009 | 9 comments
22. Why Spend More than Five Minutes on a GUI? (wolfram.com)
22 points by DaniFong on Feb 1, 2009 | 28 comments
23. Intro to git rebase (gitready.com)
20 points by epall on Feb 1, 2009 | 2 comments
24. Ask HN: Stats on freemium services
20 points by nikhils on Feb 2, 2009 | 12 comments
25. You Get What You Pay For (linux-haters-redux.blogspot.com)
18 points by Anon84 on Feb 1, 2009 | 9 comments
26. Ask HN: Why don't you use email encryption?
17 points by RK on Feb 2, 2009 | 20 comments
27. Remus: possible high availability of apps through replicating virtual machines (usenix.org)
17 points by ktom on Feb 2, 2009 | 4 comments
28. TrackMeNot: Firefox plugin to hide your searches in a sea of automated random searches (nyu.edu)
16 points by soundsop on Feb 2, 2009 | 2 comments
29. Ask HN: When Does a Startup Need Management?
16 points by tel on Feb 1, 2009 | 23 comments
30. Ruby 1.9.1 released (ruby-lang.org)
16 points by rogercosseboom on Feb 1, 2009 | 4 comments
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