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Stories from July 17, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Amazon deletes purchased copies of 1984 from Kindle (pogue.blogs.nytimes.com)
320 points by KC8ZKF on July 17, 2009 | 141 comments
2. Why I won't be at my high school reunion (scienceblogs.com)
271 points by saurabh on July 17, 2009 | 262 comments
3. When I died (maryrosecook.com)
126 points by maryrosecook on July 17, 2009 | 31 comments
4. Software Engineering: An idea whose time has come and gone? (computer.org)
69 points by swombat on July 17, 2009 | 30 comments
5. Dark Flash Photography - UV/IR Flash Instead of Visible Light (nyu.edu)
64 points by anarcticpuffin on July 17, 2009 | 12 comments
6. IE6 Must Die (along with 7 and 8) (walkerart.org)
64 points by audionerd on July 17, 2009 | 37 comments
7. Managing Hierarchical Data in MySQL (or really any database) (mysql.com)
58 points by mattculbreth on July 17, 2009 | 23 comments
8. Poll: Do you smoke marijuana?
57 points by BigCanOfTuna on July 17, 2009 | 102 comments
9. Creating the Illusion of Accomplishment (wolfire.com)
57 points by zimbabwe on July 18, 2009 | 9 comments
10. Memcached 1.4.0 released (dustin.github.com)
51 points by mbrubeck on July 17, 2009 | 3 comments
11. Amazon is not the enemy (arvindn.livejournal.com)
49 points by randomwalker on July 18, 2009 | 65 comments
12. How to recover a combination to a lost Master combination pad lock (fusor.us)
48 points by timf on July 17, 2009 | 6 comments
13. The Hacker's Diet (fourmilab.ch)
45 points by jacquesm on July 17, 2009 | 33 comments
14. Exploiting the unexploitable, Linux 2.6.30+/SELinux/RHEL5 test kernel 0day (grok.org.uk)
44 points by kirubakaran on July 17, 2009 | 10 comments
15. CAPTCHAs' Effect on Conversion Rates (seomoz.org)
43 points by epi0Bauqu on July 17, 2009 | 9 comments
16. Why Do You Love Programming? (thecodist.com)
40 points by epall on July 18, 2009 | 35 comments
17. Must Google Reader copy Twitter and Facebook? "Features" add clutter (latimes.com)
40 points by Shakescode on July 17, 2009 | 19 comments
18. Complete Yale courses now on iTunes U (tuaw.com)
39 points by Anon84 on July 17, 2009 | 4 comments
19. Renraku OS: Initial Release (daeken.com)
39 points by daeken on July 17, 2009 | 20 comments
20. The Calorie delusion: why food labels are wrong (newscientist.com)
37 points by seldo on July 17, 2009 | 27 comments
21. Walter Cronkite has just died at 92 (cnn.com)
37 points by Godflesh on July 18, 2009 | 19 comments
22. Trapped in python package; send food. (jessenoller.com)
35 points by blasdel on July 18, 2009 | 29 comments
23. Mark Cuban Wins Bid to Toss out SEC Claims (bloomberg.com)
35 points by rjett on July 17, 2009 | 8 comments
24. Insights From Street-Smart Entrepreneurs (onstartups.com)
34 points by theforay on July 17, 2009 | 7 comments
25. LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites (nasa.gov)
33 points by drm237 on July 17, 2009 | 16 comments
26. The Future of MySQL (monty-says.blogspot.com)
30 points by datums on July 17, 2009 | 30 comments
27. Biz Dev for Startups: 25 years of learning in 25 slides (firstround.com)
29 points by peter123 on July 17, 2009 | 2 comments
28. Firefox 3.5.1 Released, fixes Windows load time issue (mozilla.com)
26 points by mikeyur on July 17, 2009 | 5 comments
29. Ask HN: How do you see the future of computing ?
24 points by jacquesm on July 18, 2009 | 43 comments
30. Why I don’t worry about competiton (rashmisinha.com)
23 points by theforay on July 17, 2009 | 3 comments
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