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Stories from August 26, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. "Don't argue with me. $100,000 is fair, and you know it." (folklore.org)
262 points by carterac on Aug 27, 2010 | 110 comments
2. Howfuckedismydatabase (howfuckedismydatabase.com)
229 points by malvosenior on Aug 26, 2010 | 46 comments
3. What's better about Ruby than Python? - comp.lang.python (groups.google.com)
205 points by pbjorklund on Aug 26, 2010 | 127 comments
4. The story of round rectangles (folklore.org)
195 points by aycangulez on Aug 26, 2010 | 77 comments
5. Diaspora: An Overdue Update (joindiaspora.com)
178 points by seancron on Aug 26, 2010 | 95 comments
6. Ingenious Hack by Facebook Spammers: Smoking Hot Bartenders (liquidrhymes.com)
176 points by jgv on Aug 27, 2010 | 61 comments
7. Pirate Bay Receives Notice To Keep a Torrent (torrentfreak.com)
157 points by rpledge on Aug 26, 2010 | 41 comments
8. Mongo DB is web scale (xtranormal.com)
154 points by roder on Aug 26, 2010 | 65 comments
9. Books that will Substitute for a Computer Science Degree (techoozie.com)
149 points by fogus on Aug 26, 2010 | 91 comments
10. RVM (Ruby Version Manager) 1.0.0 (beginrescueend.com)
144 points by earcar on Aug 26, 2010 | 38 comments
11. How did non US citizen founders funded by YC get allowed to work in the US?
123 points by faikr on Aug 27, 2010 | 109 comments
12. How Scribd's HTML5 conversion works ... even when it shouldn't (scribd.com)
123 points by matthiaskramm on Aug 26, 2010 | 19 comments
13. Apple-Centric Observers Get the Facts Wrong: H.264 Still Ain’t Free (createdigitalmotion.com)
117 points by mgunes on Aug 27, 2010 | 44 comments
14. Developer Productivity - The Red Pill (bestinclass.dk)
114 points by fogus on Aug 26, 2010 | 86 comments
15. Living Self-Employed Online: The Manual They Forgot to Give You (viperchill.com)
100 points by icey on Aug 26, 2010 | 12 comments
16. No visa required (economist.com)
91 points by mfukar on Aug 26, 2010 | 76 comments
17. Self-Improving Bayesian Sentiment Analysis for Twitter (danzambonini.com)
82 points by spxdcz on Aug 27, 2010 | 11 comments
18. PG about to speak at Facebook, partnership announcement to follow (twitter.com)
82 points by mrduncan on Aug 27, 2010 | 64 comments
19. Hackers accidentally give Microsoft their code (zdnet.com.au)
76 points by brianclintwud on Aug 27, 2010 | 33 comments
20. The strange case of virtual machines on telephones (apenwarr.ca)
67 points by MaysonL on Aug 26, 2010 | 60 comments
21. Wooden Mirror (environmentalgraffiti.com)
65 points by oladon on Aug 27, 2010 | 7 comments
22. How We Deploy Our Clojure Services (asymmetrical-view.com)
66 points by kyleburton on Aug 26, 2010 | 5 comments
23. Does Your Language Shape How You Think? (nytimes.com)
62 points by GiraffeNecktie on Aug 27, 2010 | 35 comments
24. Facebook To Begin Giving Y Combinator Startups VIP Treatment (techcrunch.com)
59 points by aaronbrethorst on Aug 27, 2010 | 20 comments
25. Science Only Has Two Legs (acm.org)
57 points by Rickasaurus on Aug 26, 2010 | 47 comments
26. Why Large Hadron Collider Scientists are Using CouchDB (readwriteweb.com)
52 points by jchrisa on Aug 26, 2010 | 15 comments
27. Simple or Complex? (epfl.ch)
50 points by fogus on Aug 26, 2010 | 4 comments
28. Google News gets gamed by a crappy content farm (salon.com)
50 points by lotusleaf1987 on Aug 27, 2010 | 15 comments
29. Chrome Dev Hits Version 7; Native Client Part of Release (thechromesource.com)
48 points by dcawrey on Aug 26, 2010 | 29 comments
30. AdGrok (YC S10) is out to replace the 'craptacular' Google AdWords interface (xconomy.com)
47 points by mceachen on Aug 26, 2010 | 22 comments
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