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Stories from December 20, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Using Flat Files So Elections Don’t Break Your Server (open.blogs.nytimes.com)
253 points by tysone on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 49 comments
2. Title Junk (daringfireball.net)
229 points by shawndumas on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 84 comments
3. You don't really want a million dollars (ryanwaggoner.com)
221 points by ryanwaggoner on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 169 comments
4. Kevin Smith’s Secrets To A Successful Life (connectedcomedy.com)
211 points by moge on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 49 comments
5. Impact HTML5 Game Engine released (phoboslab.org)
204 points by helium on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 73 comments
6. How an Engineer Does Pizza (varasanos.com)
201 points by eavc on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 88 comments
7. Writing clean, testable, high quality code in Python (ibm.com)
175 points by m3mb3r on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 21 comments
8. Conceding Defeat - The Internet is Stronger Than I Am (sebastianmarshall.com)
169 points by lionhearted on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 55 comments
9. Android Developers Blog: It’s not “rooting”, it’s openness (android-developers.blogspot.com)
156 points by twapi on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 50 comments
10. Pandora, Angry Birds, other apps selling private info to advertisers (lifehacker.com)
148 points by dshankar on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 72 comments
11. Realtime encoding - over 150x faster (transloadit.com)
128 points by felixge on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 70 comments
12. Flirting Social Network Likealittle Hits 20M Pageviews In 6 Weeks (techcrunch.com)
120 points by webwright on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 62 comments
13. iAd Producer from Apple (developer.apple.com)
113 points by joao on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 44 comments
14. The puzzle that started complexity theory. (nyu.edu)
113 points by gnosis on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 39 comments
15. AOL Acquires Personal Profile Startup About.Me (techcrunch.com)
111 points by MichaelApproved on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 85 comments
16. A 'Thank You' from Google (google.com)
101 points by dkokelley on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 70 comments
17. Ask HN: Fastest route to $2000/mo. cashflow, worry free and conscience clear
90 points by jharrison on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 84 comments
18. Why Facebook never happened in the UK. The case of FitFinder. (oonwoye.com)
91 points by OoTheNigerian on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 48 comments
19. An Open Letter to JavaScript Leaders Regarding Semicolons (izs.me)
84 points by tswicegood on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 77 comments
20. Vertical farming: Does it really stack up? (economist.com)
76 points by ph0rque on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 56 comments
21. Microsoft quietly shuts down Office Genuine Advantage program (zdnet.com)
78 points by ilamont on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 52 comments
22. XSS vulnerability found in Github (github.com)
69 points by Stuk on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 71 comments
23. Kevin Connolly's guide to American culture (bbc.co.uk)
68 points by shrikant on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 56 comments
24. Who Can Name the Bigger Number? (scottaaronson.com)
68 points by shawndumas on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 31 comments
25. A Graph Processing Stack (attinteractive.com)
62 points by rohitarondekar on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 1 comment
26. Avoiding Burnout in a Software Startup (tophatmonocle.com)
63 points by amackera on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 12 comments
27. Forrst v3 Launched Today (forrst.com)
60 points by philtoronto on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 33 comments
28. A collection of apps the 37signals team started using in the past year (37signals.com)
58 points by duck on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 17 comments
29. The Internet is made out of meat (antipope.org)
57 points by keyist on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 25 comments
30. Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011 (gmailblog.blogspot.com)
56 points by Uncle_Sam on Dec 20, 2010 | hide | 19 comments

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