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Stories from January 13, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Gordon: An open source Flash runtime written in pure JavaScript (github.com)
246 points by r11t on Jan 13, 2010 | 97 comments
2. I Quit My Day Job. Thanks. (joelonsoftware.com)
203 points by vijayr on Jan 13, 2010 | 52 comments
3. First Person Tetris (firstpersontetris.com)
184 points by theblackbox on Jan 14, 2010 | 47 comments
4. State Department Makes Statement on Google Operations in China (state.gov)
181 points by dfield on Jan 13, 2010 | 116 comments
5. Using Fibonacci Numbers to Convert from Miles to Kilometers and Vice Versa (catonmat.net)
144 points by pkrumins on Jan 13, 2010 | 46 comments
6. Avatar: The Holocaust We Will Not See (monbiot.com)
120 points by swombat on Jan 13, 2010 | 173 comments
7. How You Can Directly Help Haiti
110 points by dariusmonsef on Jan 14, 2010 | 28 comments
8. Smallpt: Global Illumination in 99 lines of C++ (with no external deps) (kevinbeason.com)
94 points by benhoyt on Jan 13, 2010 | 14 comments
9. Brilliant hack: Secure your checked bags by declaring a weapon (boingboing.net)
93 points by Alex3917 on Jan 14, 2010 | 32 comments
10. Send a $10 Donation by Texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999 (redcross.org)
91 points by stuntgoat on Jan 14, 2010 | 54 comments
11. Researcher Sam Roweis took his own life last night. Here's one of his lectures. (videolectures.net)
82 points by raganwald on Jan 13, 2010 | 55 comments
12. How we created the world's best low-latency video streaming system (multimedia.cx)
79 points by DarkShikari on Jan 14, 2010 | 18 comments
13. Google's half-truths, and a plea for perspective (andreyf.tumblr.com)
78 points by andreyf on Jan 13, 2010 | 43 comments
14. Sergey Brin wanted to leave China; Eric Schmidt wanted to stay (wsj.com)
70 points by kareemm on Jan 14, 2010 | 38 comments
15. The secret of making money online: David Heinemeier Hansson (youtube.com)
69 points by niyazpk on Jan 13, 2010 | 14 comments
16. 7 Major Sites that Send Passwords Unprotected, & China's Deep Packet Inspection (adamsmith.cc)
64 points by adamsmith on Jan 13, 2010 | 79 comments
17. Why I switched back to PHP after 2 years on Rails (2007) (oreillynet.com)
62 points by niyazpk on Jan 14, 2010 | 50 comments
18. PHP functions you (probably) never use (infinity-infinity.com)
61 points by niyazpk on Jan 14, 2010 | 29 comments
19. Search for Google's "New Approach" post, get locked out of baidu.com (slashdot.org)
60 points by angelbob on Jan 13, 2010 | 10 comments
20. Why nobody knows what they're doing (sites.google.com)
59 points by clawrencewenham on Jan 13, 2010 | 12 comments
21. On California, Don't Believe the Hype (wsj.com)
57 points by grellas on Jan 13, 2010 | 23 comments
22. Why my Dad went through 24 TVs in 2 years (krmmalik.posterous.com)
56 points by krmmalik on Jan 13, 2010 | 28 comments
23. Measuring the speed of light with chocolate and a microwave oven (morningcoffeephysics.wordpress.com)
53 points by jank on Jan 13, 2010 | 11 comments
24. Cappuccino on Rails (jerodsanto.net)
48 points by sant0sk1 on Jan 13, 2010 | 2 comments
25. Pharen: A lispy language that compiles to PHP (github.com)
45 points by Scriptor on Jan 14, 2010 | 15 comments
26. Tell HN: Guess what Baidu and Yahoo China have already censored?
45 points by profquail on Jan 13, 2010 | 24 comments
27. Ask HN: How can I start my own bank? (Let's redesign banks)
45 points by whalesalad on Jan 13, 2010 | 69 comments
28. Google and China: the attacks and their aftermath (arstechnica.com)
43 points by icey on Jan 13, 2010 | 3 comments
29. Why I Won’t Sign Your NDA (mixergy.com)
44 points by ctingom on Jan 13, 2010 | 28 comments
30. I'm Working 12 Hours a Day. How I'm Getting Through It. (startupceo.co.za)
41 points by bluebit on Jan 13, 2010 | 21 comments
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