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1. Spolsky: Why Circuit City Failed, and Why B&H Thrives (inc.com)
185 points by wyday on May 5, 2009 | hide | 79 comments
2. Renowned reverse engineer Fravia says goodbye (fravia.com)
126 points by ilitirit on May 5, 2009 | hide | 52 comments
3. Getting Buzz: From 0 to (maybe) Forbes in under a week (kyro.posterous.com)
81 points by mariorz on May 5, 2009 | hide | 41 comments
4. JQuery Plugin: Facebook Style Tokenizing Input Box (loopj.com)
77 points by foobar2k on May 5, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
5. Posterous (YC S08) launches group blogs that are also email lists (mashable.com)
68 points by rantfoil on May 5, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
6. Scaling Django - Michael Malone, Euro Django Con [pdf]
71 points by samueladam on May 5, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
7. Fix a bug in Ruby’s configure.in and get a ~30% performance boost (timetobleed.com)
60 points by vaksel on May 5, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
8. Create online UML diagrams in seconds (yuml.me)
57 points by flexterra on May 5, 2009 | hide | 18 comments
9. What MySQL Founder Michael Widenius said about Oracle acquiring Sun (monty-says.blogspot.com)
52 points by edw519 on May 5, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
10. Ask HN: Explain AWS
50 points by gsmaverick on May 5, 2009 | hide | 31 comments
11. Rule-Based Programming in Interactive Fiction (eblong.com)
47 points by krs on May 5, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
12. How to beat that exhausted feeling (guardian.co.uk)
47 points by cake on May 5, 2009 | hide | 31 comments
13. Request for Arc Bugs (arclanguage.org)
46 points by pg on May 5, 2009 | hide
14. The Britney Spears Problem (americanscientist.org)
44 points by edw519 on May 5, 2009 | hide | 7 comments
15. Does your monitor hurt your eyes at night? Auto-adjust your color temperature. (stereopsis.com)
40 points by chaosmachine on May 5, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
16. Face transplant patient is revealed (nytimes.com)
39 points by raheemm on May 5, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
17. Opening in SF hacker house (divvyshot.com)
37 points by mwerty on May 5, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
18. Notification Strategies for Social Networks (w/ math) (20bits.com)
36 points by snakelemma on May 5, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
19. Apple drives iPhone app developers to the brink (theregister.co.uk)
35 points by Quarrelsome on May 5, 2009 | hide | 29 comments
20. Designer/Writer Selling Everything She Owns (goodbyewafflemaker.com)
35 points by tortilla on May 5, 2009 | hide | 25 comments
21. HBC: Hierarchical Bayes Compiler (utah.edu)
35 points by morpheism on May 5, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
22. Bypassing the VC: Funding Your Business with Deferred Revenue (markenomics.com)
35 points by mediaman on May 5, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
23. Why Twitter catches on: No guilt (businessweek.com)
34 points by peter123 on May 5, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
24. Quitting your day job to make video games.
30 points by mparent61 on May 5, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
25. Allison Randal -- Parrot VM (talk from JVM Lang Summit 2008) (video.google.com)
30 points by draegtun on May 5, 2009 | hide | 1 comment
26. What's the story behind the name of your startup/company ?
25 points by Stasyan on May 5, 2009 | hide | 45 comments
27. Inspirational Video on Entrepreneurialism (grasshopper.com)
24 points by dcharlton on May 5, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
28. Computer Musings by Professor Donald E. Knuth (stanford.edu)
24 points by andymoe on May 5, 2009 | hide | 3 comments
29. Mozilla platform to use separate processes for UI and web content (wiki.mozilla.org)
23 points by edw519 on May 5, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
30. The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 9.04 (howtoforge.com)
23 points by joschi on May 5, 2009 | hide | 16 comments

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