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1. $12.50 to quote 5 words of an AP story (icopyright.net)
154 points by mcantelon on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 66 comments
2. Why I am Not a Professor, or The Decline and Fall of the British University (lambdassociates.org)
124 points by edw519 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 124 comments
3. How Different Groups Use Their Time (nytimes.com)
108 points by kingkawn on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 38 comments
4. How Learning a Second Language Changed My Life (chadfowler.com)
107 points by cyunker on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 79 comments
5. Apple Expects Google Voice App Developers To Pay Refunds Out Of Pocket (gizmodo.com.au)
82 points by vaksel on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 67 comments
6. Ask HN: Please, review wordoid.com, a smart naming webapp (wordoid.com)
71 points by op on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 49 comments
7. WikiLeaks published secret information about Icelandic meltdown (icelandweatherreport.com)
70 points by edw519 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
8. The truth about grit (boston.com)
56 points by robg on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 29 comments
9. College: An Overpriced Monopoly (by Kent Pitman) (salon.com)
56 points by _zhqs on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 41 comments
10. Fake ATM doesn't last long at Defcon (itworld.com)
55 points by abennett on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
11. Firefox Achieves One Billion Downloads, 31% Marketshare (gizmodo.com)
53 points by Flemlord on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 7 comments
12. The Scheme Programming Language 4th edition online (scheme.com)
52 points by fogus on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
13. Your body wasn’t built to last: a lesson from human mortality rates (gravityandlevity.wordpress.com)
51 points by quizbiz on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 37 comments
14. Orbit Your Own Satellite For $8,000 (spacefellowship.com)
44 points by edw519 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
15. My Adwords Are Turned Off (kalzumeus.com)
42 points by patio11 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
16. Kissing the App Store Goodbye (thecodist.com)
38 points by edw519 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
17. Greetings from Beautiful Mountain View, Calif. (greetingsfrombeautifulmountainview.com)
37 points by 100k on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 16 comments
18. King Size Linodes Now Available (linode.com)
36 points by alexitosrv on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 22 comments
19. Can We Please Kill This Meme Now (stevenberlinjohnson.com)
33 points by ams1 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 18 comments
20. Weapons 8% of US exports of durable goods, up from 3% in 2000 (boingboing.net)
32 points by Flemlord on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
21. Your 'Big Idea' Sucks (techdrawl.com)
31 points by Oompa on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
22. Python Scientific Library (scipy.org)
30 points by kasunh on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
23. Alan Kay: "An oral culture of assertions held around an electronic campfire?" (gmane.org)
27 points by michael_dorfman on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
24. Presenting the Linode Library (linode.com)
27 points by falava on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
25. Use AJAX to filter Kayak's employees (kayak.com)
25 points by jack7890 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
26. Firefox: it's just too darned expensive (gizmodo.com)
25 points by jgamman on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 26 comments
27. Words I Would Love To See Banned From Press Releases (techcrunch.com)
25 points by edw519 on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
28. Life in a World of Pervasive Immorality: The Ethics of Being Alive (aaronsw.com)
25 points by blasdel on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 22 comments
29. Lying With Statistics (smu.edu)
25 points by iamwil on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
30. Math-hattan: How math lovers see the City (newyorker.com)
24 points by bootload on Aug 2, 2009 | hide | 7 comments

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