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Stories from May 10, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Why Did M.I.T. Switch from Scheme to Python? (danweinreb.org)
96 points by l0stman on May 10, 2009 | 65 comments
2. Brainstorm HN: Outlandish Startup Ideas Pool
86 points by dryicerx on May 10, 2009 | 203 comments
3. Why can't we concentrate? (salon.com)
60 points by robg on May 10, 2009 | 22 comments
4. C++ Frequently Questioned Answers (yosefk.com)
60 points by kmavm on May 11, 2009 | 73 comments
5. The American Press on Suicide Watch (nytimes.com)
51 points by tokenadult on May 10, 2009 | 24 comments
6. Nethack - Best Game Ever (2000) (salon.com)
50 points by lukas on May 10, 2009 | 29 comments
7. Why Sync Is So Difficult (gigaom.com)
50 points by peter123 on May 10, 2009 | 23 comments
8. Why there's nothing special about the business of software (businessofsoftware.org)
48 points by pclark on May 11, 2009 | 22 comments
9. Basics of Compiler Design [pdf] (diku.dk)
47 points by lapenne on May 10, 2009 | 10 comments
10. Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of IHT.com (thomascrampton.com)
39 points by mcav on May 10, 2009 | 13 comments
11. We need both engineers and artists in programming (loudthinking.com)
33 points by joao on May 11, 2009 | 30 comments
12. Did Mark Zuckerberg's Inspiration for Facebook Come Before Harvard? (readwriteweb.com)
30 points by jasonlbaptiste on May 11, 2009 | 21 comments
13. Would you have survived in the middle ages? (shamusyoung.com)
28 points by soundsop on May 11, 2009 | 34 comments
14. CouchDB on Wheels (jasondavies.com)
27 points by _pius on May 10, 2009 | 8 comments
15. Ask HN: legally start a Bay Area startup without being American?
27 points by klein_waffle on May 11, 2009 | 16 comments
16. All she wants is the rain water that lands on her roof (wildlifemanagementpro.com)
26 points by soundsop on May 10, 2009 | 22 comments
17. Hacking, as performed by an Orangutan (news.com.au)
25 points by demallien on May 10, 2009 | 5 comments
18. Inside V8 - A Javascript Virtual Machine (msdn.com)
25 points by nreece on May 11, 2009 | 2 comments
19. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Developers (msdn.com)
25 points by dragonquest on May 11, 2009 | 4 comments
20. Ask HN: Free Monitoring tools other than Pingdom?
24 points by dawie on May 11, 2009 | 14 comments
21. The biggest issue facing America (lewmoorman.com)
23 points by lmoorman on May 11, 2009 | 39 comments
22. CubeTree Launches As A Facebook + FriendFeed + Twitter For Enterprise (techcrunch.com)
23 points by codeslinger on May 11, 2009 | 6 comments
23. The Case Against Free (k9ventures.com)
22 points by jyothi on May 10, 2009 | 5 comments
24. Ask HN: Review my startup - findAlong.com
21 points by usaif on May 10, 2009 | 8 comments
25. BlackBerry Billionaire Has the N.H.L. Buzzing (nytimes.com)
21 points by omnivore on May 10, 2009 | 14 comments
26. Ballmer Talks at Stanford, Says Now is the Time for Entrepreneurs (readwriteweb.com)
21 points by Anon84 on May 10, 2009 | 6 comments
27. Story of another iPhone app rejection (kraln.com)
20 points by pieter on May 10, 2009 | 5 comments
28. Ask HN: What startup news stories should I talk about on Calacanis's show?
20 points by AndrewWarner on May 10, 2009 | 14 comments
29. How To Make Your Own Luck (fastcompany.com)
18 points by terpua on May 11, 2009 | 4 comments
30. Ask HN: Good C++ Numerical Libraries
17 points by brentr on May 10, 2009 | 13 comments
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