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Stories from October 20, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to explain this to you (diveintomark.org)
254 points by mqt on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 53 comments
2. Sysadmin mistakes start-ups make (cloudkick.com)
164 points by polvi on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 92 comments
3. Apple releases new 27″ LED Cinema Display – comes with a free Mac (expandrive.com)
130 points by hemancuso on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 89 comments
4. Dear Palm, it's just not working out (jwz.livejournal.com)
115 points by blasdel on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 73 comments
5. Apple Announces Major Consumer PC Upgrades (businessweek.com)
90 points by sant0sk1 on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 113 comments
6. A Tour Of A “Pay to Download Firefox” Site (gerv.net)
89 points by robin_reala on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 45 comments
7. World of Goo Pay-What-You-Want Sale Results (2dboy.com)
85 points by mqt on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 61 comments
8. Learning Ruby Metaprogramming (heroku.com)
84 points by r11t on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 2 comments
9. The Tim Ferris way of testing ideas and how I did it. (docleyblog.com)
82 points by dawie on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 37 comments
10. Kindle 2 Fails Man's Drop Test, Forces Amazon To Pay Him $400 (consumerist.com)
77 points by yan on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 40 comments
11. Loving Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon [Book] (markwatson.com)
74 points by yarapavan on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
12. Getting it Wrong: Surprising Tips on How to Learn (scientificamerican.com)
65 points by yarapavan on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
13. Google Plans Its Own Android Phone (thestreet.com)
61 points by alexandros on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 56 comments
14. Why Email isn't Dying (gaborcselle.com)
58 points by judegomila on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 48 comments
15. Scala Vs Clojure – Let's get down to business (bestinclass.dk)
58 points by fogus on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 20 comments
16. The Hidden Cost of C++ (rachelslabnotes.com)
54 points by groby_b on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 63 comments
17. How does the music-identifying app Shazam work its magic? (slate.com)
50 points by chuck_taylor on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 16 comments
18. Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color? (ibm.com)
48 points by yarapavan on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
19. Scott Adams: I credit MBA program for my success with Dilbert (dilbert.com)
48 points by cwan on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 32 comments
20. The Fun Theory: Fun as a way to Change People's Behavior (thefuntheory.com)
45 points by breck on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
21. Tell HN: We just launched Thymer - Task and Project management service
43 points by jd on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 22 comments
22. Nook, Barnes & Noble eBook Reader Announced (barnesandnoble.com)
42 points by phsr on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 36 comments
23. NASA Discovers A Ring Around The Solar System (npr.org)
41 points by epi0Bauqu on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
24. Announcing CEO Office Hours (37signals.com)
41 points by mattjung on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
25. Getting to No (alistapart.com)
39 points by phsr on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
26. Ask HN: What industry needs technical innovation?
40 points by nategraves on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 74 comments
27. Guide to getting started in Machine Learning (abeautifulwww.com)
37 points by ananthrk on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
28. Brilliant adwords hack: Demand Media (wired.com)
37 points by derrickchen on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 3 comments
29. RethinkDB: More on alignment, ext2, and partitioning on SSDs (rethinkdb.com)
36 points by bkudria on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 1 comment
30. The Myth of Usability Testing (alistapart.com)
35 points by phsr on Oct 20, 2009 | hide | 6 comments

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