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Stories from February 18, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home (boingboing.net)
275 points by rms on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 157 comments
2. Anti-IRS Rant of Software Engineer who Today Flew Plane into IRS Building (embeddedart.com)
197 points by spudlyo on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 207 comments
3. Nathan Myhrvold's Intellectual Ventures hides lawsuits via 1000+ shell companies (techdirt.com)
179 points by mbrubeck on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 47 comments
4. Shady URL: Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening. (shadyurl.com)
156 points by _pius on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 21 comments
5. Unladen Swallow to be merged into Python 3 (lwn.net)
140 points by mcav on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 28 comments
6. Why the Windows Registry sucks … technically (rwmj.wordpress.com)
123 points by fogus on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 61 comments
7. Toward a Grand Unified Theory of n00bs (dangrover.com)
124 points by dangrover on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 54 comments
8. CardPool (YC W10) Wants To Buy And Sell Your Unused Gift Cards (techcrunch.com)
103 points by anson on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 46 comments
9. Why Your Employees Are Losing Motivation (hbs.edu)
102 points by vijaydev on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 18 comments
10. Accepting the "I could do that in a weekend" challenge (thetimezoneconverter.com)
96 points by jonathanberger on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 86 comments
11. TeX line breaking algorithm in JavaScript (and HTML5 Canvas) (bramstein.com)
86 points by bramstein on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 56 comments
12. Failin.gs (failin.gs)
74 points by ams1 on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 46 comments
13. The 7 words that could improve Copyright (arstechnica.com)
63 points by CoryOndrejka on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 18 comments
14. DRM from hell. (arstechnica.com)
63 points by GrandMasterBirt on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 48 comments
15. The story of "Bean," a free word processor for Mac OS X (bean-osx.com)
61 points by jasongullickson on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 13 comments
16. Three Types of Passion (figuringshitout.com)
61 points by danspodcast on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 13 comments
17. Aquaponics, a Gardening System Using Fish (nytimes.com)
58 points by mtalantikite on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 21 comments
18. Subversion is now Apache Subversion (wandisco.com)
59 points by jameseh on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 5 comments
19. Chumby's Chinese Factories (read previous posts too) (bunniestudios.com)
57 points by joshwa on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 25 comments
20. RIM switching to open source WebKit (h-online.com)
57 points by pmjordan on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 31 comments
21. Facebook Overtakes Yahoo: Now the Second Most Visited Site in U.S. (mashable.com)
51 points by Concours on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 31 comments
22. On Karma: Top-line Lessons on User Reputation Design (buildingreputation.com)
51 points by ALee on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 4 comments
23. Wordpress Hosted Blogs are Down (centernetworks.com)
45 points by jfornear on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 32 comments
24. Poor Teen Sleeping Due To Lack Of Blue Light? (eurekalert.org)
44 points by cwan on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 9 comments
25. Gigamonkeys Quarterly (gigamonkeys.com)
40 points by zachbeane on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 7 comments
26. Microsoft RickRolls Wi-Fi leechers at TechEd (techedbackstage.net)
40 points by shrikant on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
27. Cookies, Supercookies and Ubercookies: Stealing the Identity of Web Visitors (33bits.org)
39 points by randomwalker on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 11 comments
28. Vinyl record grooves under an electron microscope (synthgear.com)
37 points by soundsop on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 8 comments
29. Wall Street's Bailout Hustle (rollingstone.com)
36 points by chaostheory on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 47 comments
30. Git 1.7.0 release notes (kernel.org)
36 points by labria on Feb 18, 2010 | hide | 15 comments

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