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Stories from December 4, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Why I gave away my company to charity (sivers.org)
328 points by sivers on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 83 comments
2. Google acquires AppJet/Etherpad (etherpad.com)
258 points by dreeves on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 98 comments
3. Analyzing Y Combinator (awesomezombie.com)
169 points by ig1 on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 61 comments
4. Ack - better than grep, a power search tool for programmers (betterthangrep.com)
152 points by mustpax on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 33 comments
5. Google Dictionary (google.com)
106 points by chanux on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 69 comments
6. No one gets fired for hiring IBM - how our pitch was stolen from us (solidstategroup.com)
106 points by dabeeeenster on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 43 comments
7. Saying "NO" (objectmentor.com)
91 points by fogus on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 31 comments
8. Webapp: image recognition to find nearest tennis courts from satellite photos (ahathereitis.blogspot.com)
84 points by Torn on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 25 comments
9. Three lessons I learnt from porting Diablo (petewarden.typepad.com)
83 points by petewarden on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 24 comments
10. Ask HN: alternatives to EtherPad?
71 points by jeff18 on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 59 comments
11. Mint Explains Why The Real Unemployment Rate Is 17.2 Percent (techcrunch.com)
68 points by transburgh on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
12. Apple App Store Surprise: Giving credit where credit is due (withfoam.com)
66 points by vlucas on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 18 comments
13. Rails 3 : Vaporware To Awesome (slideshare.net)
65 points by r11t on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 48 comments
14. Free vector and raster map data at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110m scales (naturalearthdata.com)
62 points by fortes on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
15. Blogs Are Godless Communist Bullshit (gilesbowkett.blogspot.com)
59 points by ph0rque on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 7 comments
16. Sugru - hack things better (sugru.com)
56 points by laika4000 on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
17. A New Theory of Awesomeness and Miracles (shorttermmemoryloss.com)
54 points by prabodh on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
18. Python Moratorium: Let's think about this (jessenoller.com)
54 points by saturdayplace on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 20 comments
19. JQuery 1.4 Alpha 1 Released (jquery.com)
50 points by johns on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
20. Ruins of Pompeii added to Google Street View (maps.google.com)
49 points by cesare on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
21. Ridiculous User Interfaces In Film, and the Man Who Designs Them (gizmodo.com)
48 points by nreece on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
22. Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS vs Your ISP's DNS: Find out which is fastest (browsermob.com)
45 points by Lightbody on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
23. Facebook's creepy privacy (jgc.org)
44 points by jgrahamc on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 27 comments
24. The 37signals Manifesto (original site from 1999) (37signals.com)
44 points by revorad on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
25. Like Slime, for Vim (technotales.wordpress.com)
43 points by b-man on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
26. One Million Years of Isolation (bldgblog.blogspot.com)
42 points by kqr2 on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 10 comments
27. Source: Google Is Acquiring AppJet, The Company Behind EtherPad (YC S07) (techcrunch.com)
40 points by mikek on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
28. String Interpolation in Clojure (muckandbrass.com)
40 points by fogus on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 5 comments
29. Explaining to BBC Newsnight some of the problems with the CRU code (bbc.co.uk)
39 points by jgrahamc on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 30 comments
30. Can Anyone Stop Facebook? (slate.com)
38 points by edw519 on Dec 4, 2009 | hide | 51 comments

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