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Stories from December 29, 2009, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Welcome to HN: A refresher course on how to disagree... (2008) (paulgraham.com)
151 points by iamelgringo on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 231 comments
2. The Silver Thief: a smart burglar who perfected his craft (stephenjdubner.com)
127 points by adamhowell on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 26 comments
3. Y Combinator Startup Library (ycombinator.com)
112 points by tokenadult on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
4. Hitchens: The truth about airplane security measures (slate.com)
105 points by drewr on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 77 comments
5. Beautiful mini language for outputing HTML in Python (webfactional.com)
92 points by iamelgringo on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 73 comments
6. Why some smart people are reluctant to share? (lifebeyondcode.com)
88 points by nishantmodak on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 49 comments
7. Functional Programming Doesn’t Work (and what to do about it) (planeterlang.org)
86 points by twampss on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 69 comments
8. Problems with TDD (dalkescientific.com)
79 points by fogus on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 64 comments
9. HackerPolls: my mini project for visualizing HN Polls (heroku.com)
72 points by quan on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 14 comments
10. Responsible Open Source Code Parenting (codinghorror.com)
70 points by fogus on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 70 comments
11. "Hand-Drawn" Vector Graphics Editor in Javascript (stevehanov.ca)
59 points by rcfox on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
12. The Scientific Scandal of Antismoking (iinet.com.au)
57 points by byrneseyeview on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 62 comments
13. Google Multivac (fraser.name)
57 points by vijaydev on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 17 comments
14. Logos using negative space (weburbanist.com)
55 points by labria on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
15. Reproductive biology: Girls on top (economist.com)
50 points by prat on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 15 comments
16. "Superatoms" Mimic Elements: Research Reveals New Perspective of Periodic Table (psu.edu)
44 points by ujjwalg on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 16 comments
17. PCC builds OpenBSD kernel (4.6 -current) (undeadly.org)
44 points by Fixnum on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
18. The Big Zero (nytimes.com)
42 points by hack_edu on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 46 comments
19. Rails and Merb Merge: Performance (engineyard.com)
42 points by ivey on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 2 comments
20. Creating a Custom International Calling Card with Twilio (twilio.com)
34 points by chaostheory on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 11 comments
21. The Barometer of Hacker News Knowledge Half-life (zedshaw.com)
34 points by _giu on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 19 comments
22. Antibody finds, wipes out prostate cancer in mice (physorg.com)
33 points by tdedecko on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 8 comments
23. Appsaurus (YC 07): A Smarter Recommendation Tool Than App Store Genius (wired.com)
30 points by lukexi on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 13 comments
24. Court orders three H-1B opposition sites disabled (computerworld.com)
32 points by prat on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 42 comments
25. ANN: Planet Clojure (planet.clojure.in)
32 points by alrex021 on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 6 comments
26. Zynga goes after hobbyist bot programmers (techdirt.com)
31 points by bcaulf on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 20 comments
27. Keyboard Manufacturers Are All Slackers (thejoshwolfe.blogspot.com)
31 points by AndyKelley on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 35 comments
28. Diving deep into user behavior with Google Analytics, Event Tracking, and jQuery (briancray.com)
29 points by briancray on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 9 comments
29. The Sad Tale Of Totlol (techcrunch.com)
25 points by rokhayakebe on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 12 comments
30. Bezos ‘astonished’ by Kindle success (newsweek.com)
24 points by edw519 on Dec 29, 2009 | hide | 8 comments

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