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Stories from October 12, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Brilliant design: RCA student radically improves the UK plug (iconeye.com)
314 points by shedd on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 140 comments
2. A great logo is recognizable in any form (amazonaws.com)
232 points by vnchr on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 72 comments
3. Super-Soaker inventor may have solar-powered fuel cell breakthrough (theatlantic.com)
223 points by dctoedt on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 100 comments
4. Visualization: Guy-to-girl ratio of every bar and restaurant in SF/NYC (weeplaces.com)
208 points by zain on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 48 comments
5. OkTrends: Gay Sex vs. Straight Sex (okcupid.com)
205 points by tel on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 122 comments
6. The Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial screencasts are out (railstutorial.org)
201 points by mhartl on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 57 comments
7. Web Design is 95% Typography (informationarchitects.jp)
186 points by ashitvora on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 47 comments
8. Java Trap, 2010 Edition (querna.org)
177 points by pquerna on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 96 comments
9. The 'Irrational' Way Humans Interact With Dentists (npr.org)
119 points by jakarta on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 91 comments
10. Tell HN: booking.com is looking for 40+ Perl programmers (in Amsterdam)
116 points by thibaut_barrere on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 68 comments
11. Ask HN: Cover letter techniques for software development positions.
116 points by Nemisis7654 on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 64 comments
12. No Java 7, The End Game (jroller.com)
107 points by jancona on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 50 comments
13. The Social Network scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin posts about the portrayal of women. (kenlevine.blogspot.com)
105 points by Imagenuity on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 41 comments
14. Innovation Nation: WePay is the anti-PayPal (cnn.com)
88 points by pg on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 47 comments
15. The Android Market (tomkleinpeter.com)
86 points by slackerIII on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 26 comments
16. $100,000 Revenues in last 12 months - wow (startupdesi.com)
85 points by nhebb on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 35 comments
17. Animation of the AES algorithm (bc.edu)
81 points by wisesage5001 on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
18. So, why Plan 9? (mail-archive.com)
78 points by pmarin on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 42 comments
19. Ubuntu.StackExchange.com is now AskUbuntu.com (askubuntu.com)
75 points by phsr on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 33 comments
20. Startup idea for you: Modern e-commerce isn't enough (tibbon.com)
73 points by tibbon on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 55 comments
21. Japanese Company to Buy iPhone Game Developer (Ngmoco for $400M) (nytimes.com)
73 points by credo on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 12 comments
22. It Pays to Hire Women in Countries That Won't (hbs.edu)
71 points by Concours on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 74 comments
23. Bringing Smiles to the Faces of MacOS developers - Miguel de Icaza (tirania.org)
70 points by stesch on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 37 comments
24. Trent Reznor on Why Facebook "Sucks" (drownedinsound.com)
69 points by phreeza on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 36 comments
25. Scotch tape found to emit x-rays by behaving like a particle accelerator (sciencenews.org)
68 points by Natsu on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 7 comments
26. Why the CBC banned Creative Commons music from its shows (arstechnica.com)
68 points by abraham on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 26 comments
27. "So you want to go freelance..." - a beginners guide to freelancing (mocko.org.uk)
64 points by mocko on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 9 comments
28. Logical Literacy (might.net)
64 points by plinkplonk on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 28 comments
29. Terrence Tao: The Cosmic Distance Ladder (files.wordpress.com)
62 points by xtacy on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 6 comments
30. Indinero - Jessica Mah Interview [video] (mixergy.com)
59 points by johnndege on Oct 12, 2010 | hide | 16 comments

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