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Stories from December 2, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. http://to/ World's Shortest URL Shortener
164 points by Raphael on Dec 3, 2009 | 145 comments
2. North Korea Changes Currency (wsj.com)
143 points by garply on Dec 2, 2009 | 139 comments
3. Why I chose Common Lisp over Python, Ruby, and Clojure (postabon.posterous.com)
134 points by smanek on Dec 2, 2009 | 138 comments
4. Step-by-Step Math (wolframalpha.com)
132 points by kqr2 on Dec 2, 2009 | 32 comments
5. Spirit Gets Stuck, Makes a Big Discovery (nasa.gov)
111 points by mshafrir on Dec 3, 2009 | 27 comments
6. Dane who ripped his DVDs demands to be arrested under DRM law (boingboing.net)
94 points by ThomPete on Dec 2, 2009 | 30 comments
7. Programmer search engine (joelonsoftware.com)
90 points by babakian on Dec 2, 2009 | 86 comments
8. Do You See a Pattern? (slate.com)
84 points by edw519 on Dec 2, 2009 | 30 comments
9. Ask HN: Equity for a first employee
80 points by newdle on Dec 2, 2009 | 38 comments
10. Geeks trump alpha males on Wall Street (reuters.com)
74 points by cwan on Dec 3, 2009 | 83 comments
11. Ask HN: As an employer, what do you wish applicants did more often?
74 points by yangman on Dec 3, 2009 | 50 comments
12. Happy holidays from Gmail: Free snailmail gift cards (services.google.com)
73 points by genieyclo on Dec 2, 2009 | 47 comments
13. Google Analytics unblocks the Web w/ Async support (ajaxian.com)
65 points by alexandros on Dec 2, 2009 | 12 comments
14. From working remotely to out of an office. (spencerfry.com)
65 points by maxstoller on Dec 2, 2009 | 16 comments
15. 1/500th of humanity's time is spent on Facebook
60 points by RoboTeddy on Dec 3, 2009 | 55 comments
16. How Robber Barons hijacked the "Victorian Internet" (arstechnica.com)
57 points by alecco on Dec 2, 2009 | 40 comments
17. A radically new type of engine (autoblog.com)
56 points by Nycto on Dec 2, 2009 | 14 comments
18. Helsinki server room heats 500 houses (helen.fi)
52 points by cromulent on Dec 3, 2009 | 10 comments
19. New Amazon EC2 Feature: Boot from Elastic Block Store (aws.typepad.com)
44 points by jeffbarr on Dec 3, 2009 | 13 comments
20. Now you see it, now you don't (Google rolls out fade-in homepage) (googleblog.blogspot.com)
43 points by andrewpbrett on Dec 2, 2009 | 38 comments
21. John Carmack on hacking Doom and Quake (.plan file from 1998) (team5150.com)
42 points by mace on Dec 3, 2009 | 9 comments
22. Flawed climate data (financialpost.com)
40 points by BearOfNH on Dec 2, 2009 | 37 comments
23. Startup Lessons - a manual for aspiring entrepreneurs (jottit.com)
40 points by martian on Dec 2, 2009 | 12 comments
24. Baumol's Cost Disease: Why Artists are Always Poor (wikipedia.org)
39 points by mnemonicsloth on Dec 2, 2009 | 14 comments
25. Let's Give Visas to Startup Founders (businessweek.com)
36 points by pchristensen on Dec 2, 2009 | 27 comments
26. Facebook: FarmVille is bigger than Twitter (techradar.com)
37 points by mun411 on Dec 3, 2009 | 24 comments
27. Thanks to Yahoo, Facebook is King of Identity (gigaom.com)
36 points by boundlessdreamz on Dec 2, 2009 | 12 comments
28. Start-up Visas Can Jump-Start the Economy (wsj.com)
33 points by steveplace on Dec 2, 2009 | 2 comments
29. A 20-Something Makes a Mint (and Sells It to Intuit) (nytimes.com)
33 points by andrewpbrett on Dec 3, 2009 | 10 comments
30. Tips for Beating the App Store Blackbox (playhaven.com)
33 points by Frocer on Dec 3, 2009 | 6 comments
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