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Stories from December 6, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. EtherPad Back Online Until Open Sourced (etherpad.com)
276 points by aaroniba on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 68 comments
2. Beautiful plots of roots of polynomials (ucr.edu)
102 points by fogus on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 16 comments
3. USB wall outlet - new standard for DC plugs? (fastmac.com)
122 points by jonnytran on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 67 comments
4. Java is pass-by-value, Dammit (and so are Ruby and Python, Dammit) (javadude.com)
108 points by raganwald on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 73 comments
5. Adieu google (kitenet.net)
107 points by epi0Bauqu on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 71 comments
6. The death of if/else cascades, a lightweight alternative (leftrightfold.com)
85 points by kyleburton on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 51 comments
7. Rithmomachy (wikipedia.org)
79 points by fogus on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
8. The looming crisis in human genetics (economist.com)
63 points by rms on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 62 comments
9. Xmonad + bluetile = making tiling windowing accessible to new users (xmonad.wordpress.com)
59 points by dons on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
10. Chromoscope - the Milky Way at many wavelengths (chromoscope.net)
58 points by michael_nielsen on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
11. Visualization of the Grammars of Ruby, Java and Javascript (nicksieger.com)
56 points by r11t on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
12. Web forms design guidelines: an eyetracking study (cxpartners.co.uk)
55 points by nreece on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
13. Clarity - an open source web interface to grep and tail (leetsoft.com)
51 points by xal on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 7 comments
14. Darpa announces Network Challenge winner (MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team) (darpa.mil)
49 points by jeremyawon on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
15. Ask HN: Ask to be acquired?
47 points by MicahWedemeyer on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 33 comments
16. Pivot (from Microsoft) (getpivot.com)
46 points by vijayr on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 57 comments
17. The Way We Ate: The Great Scrapple Correspondence of 1872 (dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com)
45 points by blasdel on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 7 comments
18. Embezzle a bit more of your building’s heat (marco.org)
43 points by blasdel on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
19. Is Small Still Beautiful? (lambda-the-ultimate.org)
42 points by r11t on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
20. Single-atom transistor discovered (sciencedaily.com)
41 points by alexandros on Dec 6, 2009 | hide
21. Bezos defends model of keeping 65% of (kindle) book revenue (nytimes.com)
39 points by credo on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 39 comments
22. ECMAScript 5 is an ECMA standard (despite IBM, Intel voting no) (mail.mozilla.org)
38 points by ejs on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
23. A simple chat server in Node.js (dhotson.tumblr.com)
38 points by dhotson on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
24. Ask HN: I'm a programmer. I am always angry at job. Is this normal?
38 points by seymores on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 54 comments
25. Rise of the Tablog (putthingsoff.com)
36 points by fogus on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
26. The $0.99 Problem (gamasutra.com)
35 points by EvilTrout on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 18 comments
27. Ask HN: Any startups offering summer internships?
33 points by pjw1187 on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 21 comments
28. The End of the Working Week (putthingsoff.com)
32 points by chanux on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
29. Ask HN: Start formal group to peer review climate code?
31 points by hop on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 39 comments
30. Ask HN: Examples where you make something people want, but are unable to profit?
30 points by apollo on Dec 6, 2009 | hide | 71 comments

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