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Stories from August 28, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Simpson's paradox: why mistrust seemingly simple statistics (wikipedia.org)
152 points by waldrews on Aug 28, 2009 | 17 comments
2. America's unjust sex laws (economist.com)
118 points by MikeCapone on Aug 28, 2009 | 106 comments
3. Buy somebody lunch (whattofix.com)
102 points by DanielBMarkham on Aug 28, 2009 | 52 comments
4. A design pattern is an artifact of a missing feature in your chosen language (snell-pym.org.uk)
85 points by bensummers on Aug 28, 2009 | 55 comments
5. Mark Bao's startup Atomplan acquired. Congratulations! (avecora.com)
64 points by kirubakaran on Aug 28, 2009 | 27 comments
6. Clamato: A Smalltalk Dialect for Javascript (clamato.net)
58 points by BigZaphod on Aug 28, 2009 | 38 comments
7. How to run a Linux based home web server (stevehanov.ca)
54 points by RiderOfGiraffes on Aug 28, 2009 | 25 comments
8. My project: CSVGet -- Get structured data from sites as CSV (github.com)
52 points by fizx on Aug 28, 2009 | 11 comments
9. Snow Leopard: It's Built for the Future. (delicious-monster.com)
52 points by gthank on Aug 28, 2009 | 40 comments
10. More Charts from HN Survey (Income, Age, Work Hours, Work Exp.) (vonsharp.net)
49 points by viggity on Aug 28, 2009 | 34 comments
11. The Facebook Exodus (nytimes.com)
47 points by smharris65 on Aug 28, 2009 | 24 comments
12. US Senate bill allows White House to disconnect private computers from Internet (cnet.com)
46 points by drewr on Aug 28, 2009 | 44 comments
13. API changes in Snow Leopard (apple.com)
45 points by pieter on Aug 28, 2009 | 18 comments
14. Study Says World's Stocks Controlled by Select Few (insidescience.org)
42 points by swombat on Aug 29, 2009 | 29 comments
15. Who Causes Cyclists’ Deaths? (freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com)
40 points by cwan on Aug 28, 2009 | 71 comments
16. Angel Investor Chris Sacca To Launch $5 million Early Stage Venture Fund (techcrunch.com)
39 points by vaksel on Aug 29, 2009 | 10 comments
17. Hulu Has More Viewers Than Time Warner Cable (businessinsider.com)
35 points by fromedome on Aug 28, 2009 | 18 comments
18. Mark E. Zuckerberg ’06: The whiz behind thefacebook.com (2004) (thecrimson.com)
34 points by jasonlbaptiste on Aug 29, 2009 | 28 comments
19. Caml trading (janestreet.com)
33 points by apr on Aug 28, 2009 | 12 comments
20. #foocamp pulls strings at Google (maps.google.com)
32 points by KevBurnsJr on Aug 29, 2009 | 10 comments
21. Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs? (businessweek.com)
32 points by designtofly on Aug 29, 2009 | 20 comments
22. Vidly: Twitvid.io (YC S08) Changes Names, Direction, And Gets Funding (techcrunch.com)
32 points by drm237 on Aug 28, 2009 | 11 comments
23. OpenCL "Hello World" (apple.com)
32 points by pieter on Aug 28, 2009 | 19 comments
24. Rails Rumble finalists announced - Vote for the best 48-hour micro-app (railsrumble.com)
31 points by zapnap on Aug 28, 2009 | 12 comments
25. Is My Electric Bicycle Lame? (treehugger.com)
30 points by monkeygrinder on Aug 28, 2009 | 56 comments
26. Who owns http://hackerne.ws (yvolos.blogspot.com)
30 points by volida on Aug 29, 2009 | 41 comments
27. Strategy: Solve Only 80 Percent of the Problem (highscalability.com)
28 points by alrex021 on Aug 28, 2009 | 17 comments
28. Ask HN: What strategy would you take to build a search engine today?
30 points by matt1 on Aug 28, 2009 | 44 comments
29. Good Books Don't Have to Be Hard (wsj.com)
28 points by mapleoin on Aug 29, 2009 | 15 comments
30. Algorithmatic.com: a repository and dev. env. for algorithms (algorithmatic.com)
28 points by ANaimi on Aug 29, 2009 | 24 comments
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