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1. Dirty Coding tricks used in Production Video Games (gamasutra.com)
330 points by e1ven on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 45 comments
2. MenuetOS: Written in Assembly, fits on a floppy, has GUI (menuetos.net)
133 points by rw on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 45 comments
3. _why: "Goodbye until I can shake this." (uniqpath.com)
130 points by luigi on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 50 comments
4. The Impermanence, Karma, and Bad Behavior of Why The Lucky Stiff (zedshaw.com)
126 points by smokinn on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 84 comments
5. Infiltrating a Botnet - A Conversation With a Botmaster (cisco.com)
126 points by jperras on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
6. _why's best twitter posts (favstar.fm)
118 points by RyanMcGreal on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 41 comments
7. A Tour of my Brain (dustincurtis.com)
101 points by kyro on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
8. ATT dumps Kevin Mitnick (theregister.co.uk)
88 points by trader on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 44 comments
9. A response to Dropping Django (uswaretech.com)
86 points by zumda on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
10. Scheme Is Love (microsoft.com)
72 points by apotheon on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
11. 40 Years of Unix (bbc.co.uk)
73 points by glaze on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 34 comments
12. Computer Science Unplugged (csunplugged.com)
66 points by mbrubeck on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
13. Computer art (thenextweb.com)
66 points by thenextweb on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
14. The Only Truly Failed Project (codinghorror.com)
62 points by fogus on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 26 comments
15. _why: "Not all code needs to be a factory, some of it can just be origami." (rubyforge.org)
53 points by audionerd on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
16. Something was wrong. It seemed I had angered the techno libertarians. (squashed.tumblr.com)
53 points by blasdel on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 105 comments
17. Ask HN: Who is looking for a co-founder?
53 points by adityakothadiya on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 53 comments
18. Canon drops out of the megapixel race (crunchgear.com)
52 points by Flemlord on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 28 comments
19. The Cabal: Valveā€™s Design Process For Creating Half-Life (gamasutra.com)
51 points by pchristensen on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
20. The fallacy in the Netflix algorithm (scienceblogs.com)
50 points by cwan on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
21. How long do you have to work to earn a Big Mac? (economist.com)
49 points by qeek on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 44 comments
22. Seagate: If Flash Drives Get Too Cheap, We'll Use Patents To Make Them Expensive (techdirt.com)
49 points by asciilifeform on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 2 comments
23. Get through to a human (gethuman.com)
46 points by DTrejo on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
24. James Cameron's Avatar trailer posted (apple.com)
46 points by edw519 on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
25. Kilogram's Future Hangs In The Balance (npr.org)
44 points by vibhavs on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 20 comments
26. Stephen Wolfram on how Alpha is being refined technically (wolframalpha.com)
45 points by anigbrowl on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 25 comments
27. Git: A Designer's Perspective (viget.com)
42 points by bscofield on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
28. PicPosterous, the Posterous iPhone app, released today (blog.posterous.com)
41 points by dcurtis on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 3 comments
29. Approached by competitor (joelonsoftware.com)
40 points by mattjung on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
30. What Kind of a Thing is Twitter? (aaronsw.com)
39 points by blasdel on Aug 20, 2009 | hide | 2 comments

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