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Stories from August 17, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. The Android Opportunity (daringfireball.net)
173 points by superjohan on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 136 comments
2. SnapTalent (YC W08) Shuts Down (snaptalent.com)
146 points by dannyr on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 47 comments
3. How not to die (paulgraham.com)
145 points by swombat on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 47 comments
4. Business Advice Plagued by Survivor Bias (asmartbear.com)
140 points by yarapavan on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 36 comments
5. Calculator hackers crack OS signing key, opening a closed platform (ticalc.org)
111 points by modeless on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 41 comments
6. Gone Forever: What Does It Take to Really Disappear? (wired.com)
91 points by lucumo on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 51 comments
7. MSNBC.com acquires EveryBlock (everyblock.com)
88 points by rmanocha on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
8. Post your HN tricks.
88 points by vaksel on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 47 comments
9. Zed Shaw on SF vs NYC (zedshaw.com)
75 points by gthank on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 91 comments
10. John Carmack on keeping id small (kotaku.com)
67 points by swilliams on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
11. YCRFS 2: New Paths Through Product Space (ycombinator.com)
61 points by pg on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
12. Tr.im to be Community-Owned (tr.im)
63 points by peter123 on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 34 comments
13. Alan Kay: "We're running on fumes technologically today." (windley.com)
63 points by asciilifeform on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 20 comments
14. Python solutions to the 99 Prolog Problems
57 points by mustpax on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
15. Why I Don’t Use Twitter (techcrunch.com)
57 points by edw519 on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 44 comments
16. Can Programming Be Liberated from the von Neumann Style? (classic) (stanford.edu)
52 points by fogus on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 34 comments
17. Haiku OS first alpha scheduled for September 6th (haiku-os.org)
49 points by tamas on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
18. DNA And Computers Are Reading Each Other (edge.org)
48 points by csbartus on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
19. How I grew to hate every computer language (lbrandy.com)
44 points by cruise02 on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 42 comments
20. Do-not-reply (untrod.com)
43 points by numlocked on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 33 comments
21. A Mathematical Model for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse (io9.com)
37 points by dlnovell on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
22. The Antiviral Effect (bemmu.posterous.com)
33 points by kyro on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
23. Display your current git branch as part of your bash prompt (gist.github.com)
32 points by kd5bjo on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
24. How the design of a BMW Motorcycle affects your App (rypple.com)
33 points by jsatok on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 56 comments
25. On HTML 5 Drag And Drop (alertdebugging.com)
32 points by boucher on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
26. How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education (fastcompany.com)
31 points by maurycy on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
27. Signed copy of PG's "On Lisp" (out of print) - for charity (listia.com)
30 points by modsearch on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 40 comments
28. Statistical Mechanics: Entropy, Order Parameters, and Complexity (free ebook) (cornell.edu)
30 points by TriinT on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
29. Where people live (ibbly.com)
29 points by jonp on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 2 comments
30. Delicious.com loses its holy grail (briancray.com)
29 points by briancray on Aug 17, 2009 | hide | 26 comments

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