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Stories from May 21, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Play PacMan at google.com Now. (google.com)
298 points by mapleoin on May 21, 2010 | hide | 91 comments
2. YC has just closed a new $8.25 million fund (ycombinator.posterous.com)
238 points by pc on May 21, 2010 | hide | 98 comments
3. Facebook caught sharing secret data with advertisers (arstechnica.com)
225 points by ferostar on May 21, 2010 | hide | 56 comments
4. What happens to an unprotected human body in space? (nasa.gov)
195 points by spoon16 on May 21, 2010 | hide | 41 comments
5. I am one of the creators of the first "synthetic" bacterial cell. AMA (reddit.com)
188 points by tomerico on May 21, 2010 | hide | 35 comments
6. Fake Steve Jobs: Why I'm Switching to Android (newsweek.com)
175 points by recampbell on May 21, 2010 | hide | 186 comments
7. Duck Duck Go Searches Are Now Externally Anonymous (gabrielweinberg.com)
132 points by phsr on May 21, 2010 | hide | 48 comments
8. Ask HN: What streetsmarts have you learnt?
129 points by Terry_B on May 21, 2010 | hide | 92 comments
9. Making a million bucks/year in revenue (joelonsoftware.com)
127 points by paraschopra on May 21, 2010 | hide | 55 comments
10. New Android 2.2 Froyo API: Log.wtf() (android.com)
110 points by kacy on May 21, 2010 | hide | 15 comments
11. Toyota invests $50M in Tesla, will jointly reopen NUMMI plant (mercurynews.com)
102 points by frankus on May 21, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
12. Why Chinese Is So Damned Hard (pinyin.info)
97 points by barry-cotter on May 21, 2010 | hide | 103 comments
13. 19 year old files S1 (IPO prospectus) to raise $12,500 for his beer pong company (sec.gov)
93 points by ai09 on May 21, 2010 | hide | 43 comments
14. Ask HN: % of Free to Paid?
85 points by ahoyhere on May 21, 2010 | hide | 39 comments
15. Ask HN: Too much soap opera news as of late?
84 points by vishaldpatel on May 21, 2010 | hide | 38 comments
16. Redis 2.0.0 RC1 just released (code.google.com)
82 points by petercooper on May 21, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
17. How Ninite.com (YC W08) was named by a program -- code included (ninite.com)
81 points by swies on May 21, 2010 | hide | 30 comments
18. Net Worth of Every U.S. President from Washington to Obama (theatlantic.com)
80 points by metamemetics on May 21, 2010 | hide | 27 comments
19. We will be able to live to 1,000 (bbc.co.uk)
77 points by RiderOfGiraffes on May 21, 2010 | hide | 152 comments
20. O'Reilly is selling any eBook for $9.99 today (oreilly.com)
78 points by brandon on May 21, 2010 | hide | 77 comments
21. Noted mathematician Rudin dies at 89 (madison.com)
72 points by india on May 21, 2010 | hide | 10 comments
22. Google is leapfrogging Apple (msn.com)
69 points by edw519 on May 21, 2010 | hide | 47 comments
23. Clang++ now has a finished implementation of C++'03 (uiuc.edu)
69 points by X-Istence on May 21, 2010 | hide | 10 comments
24. Patent Troll Larry Horn of MPEG-LA Assembling VP8 Patent Pool (osnews.com)
68 points by silkodyssey on May 21, 2010 | hide | 40 comments
25. Hedy Lamarr, femme fatale and inventor of spread spectrum communications (wikipedia.org)
65 points by Jun8 on May 21, 2010 | hide | 8 comments
26. New UK govt to curb CCTV, scrap ID cards, help open source (arstechnica.com)
60 points by ElliotH on May 21, 2010 | hide | 16 comments
27. Running a start-up is great, growing a business is boring (jacquesmattheij.com)
59 points by jacquesm on May 21, 2010 | hide | 18 comments
28. WakeMate Photo Op (wakemate.com)
57 points by clewiston on May 21, 2010 | hide | 39 comments
29. Ending the Era of Patronizing Language Design (objectmentor.com)
56 points by raganwald on May 21, 2010 | hide | 57 comments
30. Celebrating 70 years of Alan Kay (vpri.org)
53 points by timclark on May 21, 2010 | hide | 9 comments

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