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Stories from October 3, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. A terrible tragedy: Dan Haubert of Ticketstumbler (fallentimes) has passed away (ticketstumbler.com)
626 points by rantfoil on Oct 3, 2009 | 133 comments
2. Boy Lifts Book; Librarian Changes Boy's Life (npr.org)
145 points by zjj on Oct 3, 2009 | 23 comments
3. You Can't Do What You Want By Doing Something Else (artima.com)
86 points by saurabh on Oct 4, 2009 | 31 comments
4. There Are More Slaves Today Than at Any Time in Human History (alternet.org)
87 points by rms on Oct 4, 2009 | 46 comments
5. The Bipolar Lisp Programmer (an oldie but a goodie) (lambdassociates.org)
82 points by acangiano on Oct 4, 2009 | 22 comments
6. SQL Databases Don't Scale (heroku.com)
78 points by DavidSJ on Oct 4, 2009 | 41 comments
7. Ask HN: How do you pick colors
69 points by matthodan on Oct 3, 2009 | 34 comments
8. Remote Pair Programming with Screen and Vim (haruska.com)
60 points by r11t on Oct 3, 2009 | 16 comments
9. Leo LaPorte explains podcast economics: $350,000 expenses, $1.5 million rev (buzzmachine.com)
59 points by chuck_taylor on Oct 3, 2009 | 20 comments
10. Will California become America's first failed state? (guardian.co.uk)
53 points by sdave on Oct 4, 2009 | 86 comments
11. Neural Networks - A Systematic Introduction (fu-berlin.de)
51 points by yannis on Oct 3, 2009 | 6 comments
12. The Burger That Shattered Her Life (nytimes.com)
51 points by peter123 on Oct 4, 2009 | 40 comments
13. Why the 80-20 Rule is Wrong (davidwurtz.com)
47 points by xal on Oct 3, 2009 | 22 comments
14. 20+ hour outage due to EC2/EBS on BitBucket (bitbucket.org)
40 points by zx on Oct 3, 2009 | 47 comments
15. Dear Twitter. I Want To Share My Revenue With You. (tweetminer.net)
39 points by jv2222 on Oct 3, 2009 | 27 comments
16. PyBrain -- the Python Machine Learning Library (github.com)
39 points by jnaut on Oct 4, 2009 | 11 comments
17. Cheat sheets for front end web developers (sixrevisions.com)
38 points by Zenbach on Oct 4, 2009 | 1 comment
18. Version control of really huge files (alumnit.ca)
35 points by soundsop on Oct 4, 2009 | 8 comments
19. Conformists may kill civilizations (bioedonline.org)
34 points by robg on Oct 3, 2009 | 15 comments
20. John Cleese divorce tour: the first review (telegraph.co.uk)
28 points by rglovejoy on Oct 4, 2009 | 7 comments
21. Lean Startup Circle - Google Group (groups.google.com)
28 points by killingmichael on Oct 3, 2009 | 6 comments
22. Continuous Deployment, Minimum Viable Products & the 5 Whys: A Podcast (stanford.edu)
26 points by abdels on Oct 3, 2009 | 3 comments
23. Golden Rule for Startups (paraschopra.com)
25 points by prosa on Oct 3, 2009 | 5 comments
24. Judy, an efficient sparse dynamic array implementation (sourceforge.net)
25 points by alexkon on Oct 3, 2009 | 4 comments
25. Software Patents: A Personal Story (thenoisychannel.com)
24 points by zjj on Oct 4, 2009 | 16 comments
26. Can Anyone Actually Tap the $100 Billion Potential of Hyperlocal News? (fastcompany.com)
19 points by robg on Oct 3, 2009 | 10 comments
27. BBCHD and DRM: A Response to Cory Doctorow (bbc.co.uk)
17 points by bensummers on Oct 3, 2009 | 5 comments
28. Help - I'm drowning in Gmail
17 points by krav on Oct 3, 2009 | 18 comments
29. It’s Time To Hide The Noise (techcrunch.com)
17 points by vaksel on Oct 3, 2009 | 7 comments
30. Restraint (usabilitypost.com)
16 points by tortilla on Oct 3, 2009 | 6 comments
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