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Stories from January 4, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. The software fixed the hardware (jwz.org)
162 points by J3L2404 on Jan 4, 2010 | 42 comments
2. All style tags after the first 30 style tags are not applied in IE (4-8) (microsoft.com)
114 points by timdorr on Jan 4, 2010 | 58 comments
3. Norwegian 19-year-old crowned world chess champ (nationalpost.com)
112 points by Evgeny on Jan 5, 2010 | 40 comments
4. Graduate School in the Humanities: Just Don't Go (chronicle.com)
106 points by Arun2009 on Jan 4, 2010 | 74 comments
5. If You're Typing The Letters A-E-S Into Your Code, You're Doing It Wrong (matasano.com)
94 points by jeffreyg on Jan 4, 2010 | 46 comments
6. FleetDB (fleetdb.org)
90 points by bgray on Jan 5, 2010 | 22 comments
7. The Most Useless Machine Ever (instructables.com)
76 points by javery on Jan 4, 2010 | 22 comments
8. Review requested for Django string signing (groups.google.com)
75 points by ropiku on Jan 4, 2010 | 40 comments
9. Tell HN: Check out my app, RunMeLater, Web Service for CRON Jobs/Scheduled Tasks (runmelater.com)
72 points by dannyr on Jan 4, 2010 | 43 comments
10. Web App Business Models: User Needs and What People Pay For (boxuk.com)
71 points by spxdcz on Jan 5, 2010 | 2 comments
11. State of the Postgres project (endpoint.com)
70 points by blasdel on Jan 4, 2010 | 25 comments
12. Make Your Game Easy, Then Make It Easier (jeff-vogel.blogspot.com)
68 points by angelbob on Jan 4, 2010 | 41 comments
13. Python Performance Tips (python.org)
65 points by dhotson on Jan 4, 2010 | 12 comments
14. Placebos Are Getting More Effective. Drugmakers Are Desperate to Know Why. (wired.com)
63 points by helium on Jan 5, 2010 | 41 comments
15. Hire Programming Tutors now on WageMachine (wagemachine.com)
62 points by breck on Jan 4, 2010 | 51 comments
16. What's Up With The Beep Driver In Windows 7 (msdn.com)
61 points by bwillard on Jan 5, 2010 | 4 comments
17. Portrait of the Hilbert curve (corte.si)
61 points by fogus on Jan 4, 2010 | 6 comments
18. What's Wrong With This Snowflake? (npr.org)
60 points by DrJokepu on Jan 4, 2010 | 30 comments
19. The Card Game - How Visa, Using Fees Behind Its Debit Card, Dominates a Market (nytimes.com)
59 points by timr on Jan 5, 2010 | 28 comments
20. Microsoft's tablet (gizmodo.com)
57 points by Arsene on Jan 4, 2010 | 40 comments
21. The $12 startup that was sold on Twitter for about $100,000 (mixergy.com)
57 points by bemmu on Jan 4, 2010 | 23 comments
22. Everything Paul Buchheit has bought from Amazon in the last 3 years (paulbuchheit.blogspot.com)
55 points by whalesalad on Jan 5, 2010 | 42 comments
23. Make No Little Plans – Defining the Scalable Startup (steveblank.com)
52 points by nathanh on Jan 4, 2010 | 10 comments
24. The Great Sugar Shaft (fff.org)
50 points by alecst on Jan 5, 2010 | 37 comments
25. How revolving doors are more cost-effective than traditional doors (mit.edu)
45 points by ilamont on Jan 4, 2010 | 31 comments
26. PI to 2.7 trillion places on a desktop (bellard.org)
44 points by teeja on Jan 5, 2010 | 15 comments
27. Comparison of lossless PNG compression tools (olegkikin.com)
36 points by olegkikin on Jan 5, 2010 | 11 comments
28. Personal Productivity Checklist (asmartbear.com)
35 points by icey on Jan 4, 2010 | 4 comments
29. NoSql Databases – Part 1 - Landscape (vineetgupta.com)
36 points by mcxx on Jan 5, 2010 | 6 comments
30. Use deception to protect your software from piracy (bureau14.fr)
33 points by shin_lao on Jan 4, 2010 | 27 comments
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