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1. U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition, with deadly consequences (slate.com)
128 points by yummyfajitas on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 50 comments
2. I Had Downtime Today. Here’s What I’m Doing About It. (kalzumeus.com)
117 points by soundsop on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 12 comments
3. DreamPie: The Python shell you've always dreamed about (sourceforge.net)
110 points by niyazpk on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 40 comments
4. Making an RPG in Clojure (briancarper.net)
87 points by uggedal on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 12 comments
5. ACTA "internet enforcement" chapter leaks (boingboing.net)
80 points by dantheman on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 52 comments
6. An Adobe Flash developer on why the iPad can’t use Flash (roughlydrafted.com)
76 points by pauljonas on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 87 comments
7. Mixergy is now a paid subscription service for interviews older than a week (mixergy.com)
73 points by samh on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 136 comments
8. Ruby is not a callable orientated language (yehudakatz.com)
71 points by adam-_- on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 30 comments
9. X.org lost $5000 from their Paypal account (gmane.org)
68 points by plaes on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 33 comments
10. Fibonacci Flim-Flam (lhup.edu)
65 points by mhansen on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 16 comments
11. GemCutter.org becomes RubyGems.org (at last) (gemcutter.org)
64 points by labria on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 4 comments
12. Two 4000 ft plumb bobs hung down a mine shaft, with baffling results (1901) (lockhaven.edu)
59 points by andrewljohnson on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 13 comments
13. Reddit: IAmA grad student who has tried nearly every "study"/"smart" drug (reddit.com)
59 points by andrewljohnson on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 55 comments
14. Redis at Superfeedr (superfeedr.com)
54 points by julien on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 11 comments
15. PyCon 2010 Videos Now Available (blip.tv)
51 points by nailer on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 6 comments
16. Why the GPL does not apply to premium WordPress themes (perpetualbeta.com)
49 points by dangrossman on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 58 comments
17. Sequel: A Database Toolkit for Ruby [GitHub] (github.com/trafficbroker)
48 points by emson on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
18. Why we don't trust Devil Mountain Software (Exo Performance backstory) (zdnet.com)
46 points by barrkel on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 7 comments
19. Paul Buchheit’s lucky streak as an angel (and a founder) (venturebeat.com)
46 points by prakash on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 26 comments
20. Millions of Unemployed Face Years without Jobs (nytimes.com)
44 points by pg on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 96 comments
21. Programmers becoming "starving artists" (linux.com)
43 points by codexon on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 35 comments
22. Premarital sex: An economic model of its rise and de-stigmatisation (voxeu.org)
42 points by daniel-cussen on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 17 comments
23. Things Every Programmer Should Know [wiki] (oreilly.com)
38 points by TrevorBurnham on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 10 comments
24. RightSide Capital- New Seed Fund Will Make 100-200 Investments Per Year (mobilecrunch.com)
35 points by jasonlbaptiste on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 6 comments
25. Linux Wall Wart Works Wonderfully (linuxplanet.com)
34 points by codemechanic on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 2 comments
26. Dragonegg Successfully Self-Hosts (llvm.org)
33 points by jeff18 on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 9 comments
27. A day in the life of an Air Force drone pilot (latimes.com)
33 points by ilamont on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 24 comments
28. Ask HN: Would you use/participate in a translation site like this? (gaiagps.com)
32 points by andrewljohnson on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 36 comments
29. Ten Challenges (googlepages.com)
31 points by b-man on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 14 comments
30. Op Amps For Everyone (ti.com)
30 points by dnewcome on Feb 21, 2010 | hide | 5 comments

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