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Stories from December 1, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Ben the Bodyguard: Gorgeous HTML5 Website (benthebodyguard.com)
586 points by bjonathan on Dec 2, 2010 | 97 comments
2. Haskell Researchers Announce Discovery of Industry Programmer Who Gives a Shit (steve-yegge.blogspot.com)
429 points by pchristensen on Dec 1, 2010 | 109 comments
3. Tablets (paulgraham.com)
387 points by timf on Dec 1, 2010 | 250 comments
4. Thanks HN: Goodbye, Golden Handcuffs
347 points by jriley on Dec 2, 2010 | 115 comments
5. Google responds to NY Times article by improving its algorithms (googleblog.blogspot.com)
268 points by Matt_Cutts on Dec 1, 2010 | 79 comments
6. Lisp developer walks away with Google AI contest (zdnet.com)
176 points by janzer on Dec 2, 2010 | 71 comments
7. The Best Free and Open Source Data Mining Software (junauza.com)
174 points by fogus on Dec 1, 2010 | 25 comments
8. Amazon Bows To US Censorship Pressure: Refuses To Host Wikileaks (techdirt.com)
158 points by abrudtkuhl on Dec 1, 2010 | 84 comments
9. Could You Have Passed the 8th Grade in 1895? Take a Look (moreheadstate.edu)
140 points by Scott_MacGregor on Dec 1, 2010 | 100 comments
10. Startup Lessons, Courtesy of United Airlines’ Crappy Customer Service (wepay.com)
148 points by sophmonroe on Dec 1, 2010 | 131 comments
11. Judge in Xbox modding trial berates prosecution, halts trial (arstechnica.com)
142 points by lotusleaf1987 on Dec 1, 2010 | 25 comments
12. Google AI Challenge Winner Post-Mortem (quotenil.com)
138 points by phreeza on Dec 2, 2010 | 3 comments
13. Wikileaks kicked out of Amazon's cloud (arstechnica.com)
125 points by MikeCapone on Dec 1, 2010 | 21 comments
14. Amazon no longer hosts wikileaks (npr.org)
107 points by credo on Dec 1, 2010 | 51 comments
15. Alien life form ‘is here on Earth’ (skymania.com)
99 points by alexandros on Dec 1, 2010 | 66 comments
16. Inside the Fortified, Nuke-Proof Bunker that's Now Hosting Wikileaks (technologyreview.com)
100 points by FSecurePal on Dec 1, 2010 | 51 comments
17. HackFwd (hackfwd.com)
94 points by iuguy on Dec 1, 2010 | 57 comments
18. The daily tomato: How to maintain focus and kick ass on multiple projects (ryanwaggoner.com)
91 points by ryanwaggoner on Dec 1, 2010 | 14 comments
19. Twenty Billionaires Who Started With Nothing (businessweek.com)
90 points by icey on Dec 1, 2010 | 80 comments
20. You are no longer free to move around the country (reason.com)
84 points by kenjackson on Dec 2, 2010 | 48 comments
21. Failure: How it powers Silicon Valley and handcuffs Japan (berkeley.edu)
85 points by iuguy on Dec 1, 2010 | 21 comments
22. Coveting possessions is unhealthy. (jackcheng.tumblr.com)
83 points by mgunes on Dec 2, 2010 | 27 comments
23. Keeping node.js servers up forever (nodejitsu.com)
84 points by maraksquires on Dec 2, 2010 | 37 comments
24. RIM sues Kik for patent infringement (davidlam.ca)
84 points by imack on Dec 1, 2010 | 55 comments
25. Better Ways to Read "Hacker News" (mashable.com)
84 points by rokamic on Dec 2, 2010 | 34 comments
26. I wrote this article with one mouse click (pressbin.com)
80 points by jawns on Dec 1, 2010 | 45 comments
27. Keys to Being Excellent at Anything (hbr.org)
78 points by jeffmiller on Dec 2, 2010 | 16 comments
28. Github: Free micro plan for a month (github.com)
79 points by bradly on Dec 1, 2010 | 40 comments
29. Show HN: Gamification.org - Open Source Game Mechanics (gamification.org)
76 points by jrbedard on Dec 1, 2010 | 25 comments
30. Easy iOS game development with GameSalad (gamesalad.com)
67 points by brisance on Dec 2, 2010 | 29 comments
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