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1. How Wall Street is making its billions (law.harvard.edu)
86 points by soundsop on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 56 comments
2. Design Lessons & Advice from Building Large Scale Distributed Systems at Google (mvdirona.com)
83 points by paulsb on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
3. CD Baby’s Shipment Confirmation Email (sharealike.org)
82 points by pchristensen on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
4. Math Overflow (A StackExchange site for Maths) (mathoverflow.net)
60 points by swaroop on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
5. Shady Microsoft Plugin Pokes "Critical" Hole In Firefox Security (gizmodo.com)
56 points by tvon on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 27 comments
6. Scheme illustrated (eecs.berkeley.edu)
56 points by yannis on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
7. Ask HN: Please review my app: Was it up? - dead simple monitoring (wasitup.com)
46 points by uggedal on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 71 comments
8. MIT helicopter uses lasers to navigate indoors (makezine.com)
46 points by prat on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 3 comments
9. Poll: What is your primary *nix distro on your home machine?
47 points by codedivine on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 100 comments
10. Why there aren't more software startups in India (onstartups.com)
42 points by ujjwalg on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
11. JOP: A Tiny Java Processor Core for FPGA (jopdesign.com)
41 points by jacquesm on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 16 comments
12. Beware The Reverse Brain Drain To India And China (techcrunch.com)
41 points by edw519 on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 24 comments
13. IMDb Turns 19. Yes, 19. Older Than The Web Browser. (techcrunch.com)
34 points by jmonegro on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
14. Geography of Jobs (2004-2009) (tipstrategies.com)
33 points by brg on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
15. PG: The hundred-year language (paulgraham.com)
31 points by alrex021 on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 24 comments
16. Wt: A C++ web toolkit (webtoolkit.eu)
31 points by silkodyssey on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 26 comments
17. Showcase of Web Design in Russia (smashingmagazine.com)
30 points by yannis on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
18. Hole for light created on Earth (newscientist.com)
28 points by dc2k08 on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 7 comments
19. Spud, potato powered web server (d116.com)
27 points by jacquesm on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
20. 52 percent of all money transfers in Kenya now done through Cell Phones (mobilemoneyafrica.com)
27 points by cwan on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
21. Commuter Railroads Build a Secret Minute Into Train Departures (nytimes.com)
26 points by prakash on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 4 comments
22. Germany's Coming Energy Revolution (businessweek.com)
26 points by newacc on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 36 comments
23. Working without distraction : my minimalist Macintosh experience (wedontneedroads.net)
25 points by atestu on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
24. Ask HN: why are domain names reversely ordered?
25 points by riobard on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 45 comments
25. Ask HN: what's a good pet for the working programmer?
25 points by seldo on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 85 comments
26. Best Programming Language for Startups (kevindewalt.com)
25 points by marcofloriano on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 31 comments
27. Building Parser Combinators in Scheme (weblambda.blogspot.com)
24 points by fogus on Oct 17, 2009 | hide
28. Is Functional Abstraction Too Clever? (lostechies.com)
22 points by Confusion on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 29 comments
29. Ask HN: Learning Javascript & AJAX
22 points by bgnm2000 on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 23 comments
30. Numbers Everyone Should Know (everythingisdata.wordpress.com)
22 points by neilc on Oct 17, 2009 | hide | 10 comments

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