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Stories from May 30, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Go To University, Not For CS (sheddingbikes.com)
163 points by jordanmessina on May 30, 2010 | hide | 143 comments
2. Skype lies, breaks "Skype-to-Skype"calls are free promise (skypejournal.com)
141 points by evanwolf on May 30, 2010 | hide | 92 comments
3. Postgresql's new recursive queries at Disqus: 500% speedup (davidcramer.net)
133 points by jonasvp on May 30, 2010 | hide | 22 comments
4. How We Improved Our Conversion Rate by 72% (dmix.ca)
132 points by dmix on May 30, 2010 | hide | 30 comments
5. Peter Norvig's book reviews on Amazon (amazon.com)
126 points by kbob on May 30, 2010 | hide | 23 comments
6. Berp: An implementation of Python 3, that compiles to Haskell (haskell.org)
123 points by dons on May 30, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
7. The Most Detailed Image of Our Galaxy Ever Taken (nfshost.com)
118 points by jaybol on May 30, 2010 | hide | 34 comments
8. A Breakthrough Cure for Ebola (fieldofscience.com)
112 points by ihodes on May 30, 2010 | hide | 24 comments
9. Indie Developers and Crossing the App Store Chasm (dangrover.com)
95 points by dangrover on May 30, 2010 | hide | 15 comments
10. Library of Congress holds conference on origins of portolan charts (washingtonpost.com)
75 points by andrewljohnson on May 30, 2010 | hide | 11 comments
11. Man builds his own carbon-fibre, Windows based tablet PC (carbontablet.blogspot.com)
71 points by jlangenauer on May 30, 2010 | hide | 29 comments
12. I Prefer Safari to Content Apps On The iPad (avc.com)
62 points by cwan on May 30, 2010 | hide | 23 comments
13. The Density of Smart People (creativeclass.com)
58 points by chanux on May 30, 2010 | hide | 34 comments
14. S-Expression based markup language (rotahall.org)
58 points by SlyShy on May 30, 2010 | hide | 19 comments
15. If you have to learn just one programming language (srinivasan.biz)
56 points by gtani on May 30, 2010 | hide | 67 comments
16. International Space Station Tour (youtube.com)
53 points by rs on May 30, 2010 | hide | 22 comments
17. How to write a better weblog (2002) (alistapart.com)
52 points by henning on May 30, 2010 | hide | 14 comments
18. Are we still talking about this? (alexisohanian.com)
48 points by jaybol on May 30, 2010 | hide | 26 comments
19. Fractional calculus (wikipedia.org)
45 points by ertug on May 30, 2010 | hide | 7 comments
20. Facebook’s friendship trap (timesonline.co.uk)
44 points by evancaine on May 30, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
21. High-Res Cutout of a Boeing 747 (flightglobal.com)
42 points by rads on May 30, 2010 | hide | 5 comments
22. Web app ideas (lkozma.net)
42 points by lkozma on May 30, 2010 | hide | 26 comments
23. The ECHELON report (europa.eu)
41 points by motters on May 30, 2010 | hide | 5 comments
24. Full-fat-dairy for cardiovascular health (wholehealthsource.blogspot.com)
38 points by proee on May 30, 2010 | hide | 16 comments
25. Why Johnny Can't Encrypt (1999 USENIX paper) (usenix.org)
34 points by henning on May 30, 2010 | hide | 13 comments
26. Will Apple Embrace the Web? No. (osnews.com)
33 points by zmmz on May 30, 2010 | hide | 12 comments
27. How Craig McCaw Built a 4G Network on the Cheap (businessweek.com)
32 points by riffer on May 30, 2010 | hide | 5 comments
28. The Zen of Trading (ritholtz.com)
32 points by tortilla on May 30, 2010 | hide | 15 comments
29. Why is Mars' Moon Phobos Hollow? (dailygalaxy.com)
32 points by twidlit on May 30, 2010 | hide | 22 comments
30. Could an atomic bomb stop the Gulf Oil Leak? (youtube.com)
30 points by jaybol on May 30, 2010 | hide | 44 comments

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