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1. Why Do Google Maps’s City Labels Seem So Readable? (41latitude.com)
687 points by ugh on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 104 comments
2. Ben the Bodyguard: Gorgeous HTML5 Website (benthebodyguard.com)
586 points by bjonathan on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 97 comments
3. Thanks HN: Goodbye, Golden Handcuffs
347 points by jriley on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 115 comments
4. I just need a programmer (uni.edu)
288 points by bgray on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 101 comments
5. The Full Stack, Part I (facebook.com)
243 points by dimm on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 23 comments
6. Bitly News (bitlynews.com)
236 points by razin on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 53 comments
7. It's not an arsenic-based life form (scienceblogs.com)
224 points by tokenadult on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 33 comments
8. Close the Washington Monument (schneier.com)
211 points by psadauskas on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 54 comments
9. Microbes use arsenic in their DNA: Proves phosphorus is not required for life (scribd.com)
208 points by roadnottaken on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 127 comments
10. Lisp developer walks away with Google AI contest (zdnet.com)
176 points by janzer on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 71 comments
11. You must learn JavaScript (thenerdary.net)
175 points by platypus on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 95 comments
12. Code Fearlessly (cam.ly)
161 points by heyrhett on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 24 comments
13. Understanding Pac-Man Ghost Behavior (gameinternals.com)
139 points by r11t on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 15 comments
14. Google AI Challenge Winner Post-Mortem (quotenil.com)
138 points by phreeza on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 3 comments
15. Happy Holidays from the App Engine team - 1.4.0 SDK released (googleappengine.blogspot.com)
137 points by nikosdimopoulos on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 54 comments
16. MIT Entrance exam (1869) (libraries.mit.edu)
135 points by anemecek on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 66 comments
17. Corkboard app, all in HTML/CSS/Javascript (corkboard.me)
137 points by timothyjcoulter on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 75 comments
18. Hammock-driven Development (blip.tv)
99 points by fogus on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 17 comments
19. Apollo 13 transcripts "Houston, we've had a problem" (spacelog.org)
91 points by tomeast on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 10 comments
20. Feds Warrantlessly Tracking Americans’ Credit Cards in Real Time (wired.com)
89 points by marilyn on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 44 comments
21. What it's like to be the SO of a start-up founder. (redgirlsays.com)
85 points by redgirlsays on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 38 comments
22. You are no longer free to move around the country (reason.com)
84 points by kenjackson on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 48 comments
23. Coveting possessions is unhealthy. (jackcheng.tumblr.com)
83 points by mgunes on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 27 comments
24. Keeping node.js servers up forever (nodejitsu.com)
84 points by maraksquires on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 37 comments
25. Better Ways to Read "Hacker News" (mashable.com)
84 points by rokamic on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 34 comments
26. Keys to Being Excellent at Anything (hbr.org)
78 points by fukumoto on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 16 comments
27. The Pirate Bay co-founder to launch an open and distributed ICANN alternative (osnews.com)
75 points by IgorPartola on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 9 comments
28. Easy iOS game development with GameSalad (gamesalad.com)
67 points by brisance on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 29 comments
29. Ask HN: How did everyone do with Launch an App Month?
68 points by commiebob on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 119 comments
30. Let's Make a JavaScript Framework: Free eBook (dailyjs.com)
66 points by dmitri1981 on Dec 2, 2010 | hide | 2 comments

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