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Stories from September 24, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Advice to Aimless, Excited Programmers (dadgum.com)
244 points by budu on Sept 24, 2010 | 55 comments
2. This is what a Google server looks like (2009) (cnet.com)
183 points by Scott_MacGregor on Sept 25, 2010 | 38 comments
3. Ask HN: My startup failed. $9k in debt and need to pay most of it in 12 days.
180 points by debtscrewed on Sept 24, 2010 | 157 comments
4. Is that Bill Gates staring back at you from Outlook 2010? (arstechnica.com)
147 points by vyrotek on Sept 24, 2010 | 26 comments
5. Spoon.net runs any software without installing it (incl. IE6/7) (spoon.net)
144 points by swombat on Sept 24, 2010 | 58 comments
6. Researchers Map The Sexual Network Of An Entire High School (osu.edu)
143 points by chaostheory on Sept 25, 2010 | 56 comments
7. Hey Twitter: Give us our Tweets (zachholman.com)
139 points by holman on Sept 24, 2010 | 75 comments
8. Thanks for the feedback. I've closed the service (joelonsoftware.com)
139 points by nickl on Sept 24, 2010 | 42 comments
9. How to Raise Boys Who Read (wsj.com)
140 points by grellas on Sept 24, 2010 | 118 comments
10. Tell HN: An Observation
123 points by DanielBMarkham on Sept 24, 2010 | 92 comments
11. Ask HN: After almost 30 years the romance is over - What now?
120 points by what_happened on Sept 25, 2010 | 114 comments
12. Encourage the USPTO to stop issuing software patents; deadline September 27 (fsf.org)
118 points by tjr on Sept 24, 2010 | 32 comments
13. Why I’m Not On Facebook (wired.com)
112 points by rblion on Sept 25, 2010 | 71 comments
14. How Twilio screwed us over (feint.me)
110 points by feint on Sept 25, 2010 | 74 comments
15. If you put your hand in the Large Hadron Collider... (kottke.org)
101 points by jlangenauer on Sept 24, 2010 | 39 comments
16. "Toxie," NPR's adopted 'toxic asset,' is dead (npr.org)
101 points by ben1040 on Sept 24, 2010 | 38 comments
17. Ubuntu Server tech lead: The real problem with Java in Linux distros (fnords.wordpress.com)
85 points by bokchoi on Sept 24, 2010 | 79 comments
18. Zed Shaw is teaching two four-week Python classes (online) (codelesson.com)
82 points by thesethings on Sept 24, 2010 | 44 comments
19. No company should ever have a noreply email address (ryanwaggoner.com)
72 points by ryanwaggoner on Sept 24, 2010 | 25 comments
20. Stealth Y Combinator Opzi Gets Serious Angel Attention (techcrunch.com)
71 points by yurisagalov on Sept 24, 2010 | 17 comments
21. US busts Google, Apple, Intel over secret employee poaching pact (arstechnica.com)
69 points by hariis on Sept 24, 2010 | 21 comments
22. Omega - Language of the Future (lambda-the-ultimate.org)
68 points by alrex021 on Sept 25, 2010 | 40 comments
23. Harlan Ellison will say goodbye this weekend: he's dying (isthmus.com)
68 points by MaysonL on Sept 24, 2010 | 16 comments
24. Who are you coding for? (querna.org)
67 points by pquerna on Sept 24, 2010 | 20 comments
25. Book review: The Limits of Mathematics by Gregory Chaitin (shebang.ws)
65 points by p4bl0 on Sept 25, 2010 | 5 comments
26. Eric Schmidt: “Our competitor is Bing” (liveside.net)
60 points by thomas on Sept 24, 2010 | 58 comments
27. $10 million for Project 10^100 winners (googleblog.blogspot.com)
59 points by charlief on Sept 24, 2010 | 19 comments
28. Keyboard Layout Analyser - which layout is best for you? (patorjk.com)
55 points by zmmz on Sept 24, 2010 | 32 comments
29. How Many Words is Fair Use? Maybe More Than You and AP Thought (groklaw.net)
57 points by grellas on Sept 24, 2010 | 3 comments
30. Ask HN: Is it worthwhile for a startup to use a professional designer?
53 points by techiferous on Sept 24, 2010 | 56 comments
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