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Stories from May 11, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Don’t! The secret of self-control (newyorker.com)
186 points by alextp on May 11, 2009 | 69 comments
2. Smart people can rationalize anything (thefarmers.org)
79 points by vaksel on May 11, 2009 | 27 comments
3. The 75% answer (lbrandy.com)
75 points by old-gregg on May 11, 2009 | 41 comments
4. What Makes Us Happy? (theatlantic.com)
74 points by toffer on May 12, 2009 | 31 comments
5. An approach to fair ad blocking (adblockplus.org)
68 points by haasted on May 11, 2009 | 79 comments
6. NYTimes.com Announces Map/Reduce Toolkit (open.blogs.nytimes.com)
58 points by bdotdub on May 11, 2009 | 12 comments
7. Y Combinator’s ReMail Finally Brings Full-Text Email Search To The iPhone (techcrunch.com)
55 points by vaksel on May 11, 2009 | 35 comments
8. The Programming Language with the Happiest Users (doloreslabs.com)
53 points by lukas on May 12, 2009 | 42 comments
9. I drink, therefore I can (prospect-magazine.co.uk)
51 points by theoneill on May 12, 2009 | 15 comments
10. My toughest job-interview question ever (asserttrue.blogspot.com)
45 points by techdog on May 12, 2009 | 78 comments
11. The App Store Is a Classic Example Of A Broken Business Process (thecodist.com)
44 points by vaksel on May 11, 2009 | 10 comments
12. Fear is the mind-killer (startuplessonslearned.blogspot.com)
42 points by _pius on May 12, 2009 | 6 comments
13. Clojure on the Google App Engine (fatvat.co.uk)
41 points by coglethorpe on May 11, 2009 | 8 comments
14. NYT reader 2.0 (nytimes.com)
39 points by joubert on May 11, 2009 | 21 comments
15. An Open Letter to Students Waiting for Their College Admissions Decisions (calnewport.com)
39 points by epall on May 11, 2009 | 9 comments
16. Ubuntu One : Store, Sync & Share (ubuntuone.com)
38 points by samueladam on May 11, 2009 | 13 comments
17. Other Worlds and Wasted Talents (daviddfriedman.blogspot.com)
38 points by jlhamilton on May 12, 2009 | 9 comments
18. Ask HN: Stark Trek - How far are we?
37 points by kyro on May 11, 2009 | 55 comments
19. Sony CEO: "If we had gone with Open Technology ... we would have beaten Apple" (engadget.com)
38 points by jodrellblank on May 11, 2009 | 37 comments
20. Pattern matching in Python (monkey.org)
38 points by mariusae on May 12, 2009 | 6 comments
21. Finding Great Domain Names with Mechanical Turk (domainpigeon.com)
37 points by matt1 on May 11, 2009 | 28 comments
22. Hadoop sorts a petabyte in 16.25 hours and a terabyte in 62 seconds (yahoo.net)
36 points by voberoi on May 12, 2009 | 16 comments
23. The Importance of Simplicity (abcdefu.wordpress.com)
36 points by abi on May 12, 2009 | 15 comments
24. Beware Programming Language Requirements On Job Postings (shorestreet.com)
34 points by robin_bb on May 11, 2009 | 26 comments
25. One malloc to rule them all (reverberate.org)
33 points by parenthesis on May 11, 2009 | 11 comments
26. Is anyone actually using Xcode? (warpspire.com)
32 points by geeko on May 12, 2009 | 35 comments
27. Ask HN: Review my website (hottweeters.com)
29 points by wushupork on May 11, 2009 | 31 comments
28. A new alternative to git submodules: git subtree (alumnit.ca)
29 points by Xichekolas on May 12, 2009 | 7 comments
29. Mozilla Brings Webapps to the Desktop, Challenges AIR, Silverlight (webmonkey.com)
28 points by troystribling on May 11, 2009 | 16 comments
30. The Glider: A Universal Hacker Emblem (catb.org)
27 points by twoz on May 12, 2009 | 28 comments
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