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1. Google Engineer bails out student in jail (fraser.name)
540 points by staktrace on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 196 comments
2. CoffeeScript hits 1.0 -- Happy Holidays, HN (jashkenas.github.com)
289 points by jashkenas on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 53 comments
3. Write code like you just learned how to program (dadgum.com)
222 points by angrycoder on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 51 comments
4. If you're visiting family over the holiday, turn off Internet Explorer. (f-secure.com)
204 points by FSecurePal on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 58 comments
5. Solitary Jailhouse Lawyer Argues His Way Out of Prison (wsj.com)
184 points by jkuria on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 62 comments
6. Common Mistakes as Python Web Developer (pocoo.org)
114 points by alanthonyc on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 28 comments
7. The Internet is a public commons erected on private property (theatlantic.com)
102 points by panarky on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 32 comments
8. Skype Outage – I run a supernode and here’s what I think happened (voxeo.com)
99 points by jdupree on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 43 comments
9. Diseases of Affluence (maisonneuve.org)
97 points by kareemm on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 32 comments
10. How a Vim user converts to Emacs (bradbeveridge.wordpress.com)
92 points by gnosis on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 66 comments
11. How David Blaine Held His Breath (time.com)
91 points by Muzza on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 22 comments
12. The Rise Of The Hybrid Startup (techcrunch.com)
91 points by kevt on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 9 comments
13. Gift HN: tund - SSH to your stolen laptop (github.com/aphyr)
86 points by aphyr on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 46 comments
14. Ray Kurzweil: How My Predictions Are Faring (2010) (rackspacecloud.com)
86 points by kanzure on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 46 comments
15. Testing is waste of time, I know that my code works (progfu.com)
84 points by Anon84 on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 69 comments
16. How to create a startup country (kurzweilai.net)
78 points by olalonde on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 63 comments
17. Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction (nih.gov)
70 points by cwan on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 26 comments
18. Don't invert that matrix (johndcook.com)
68 points by isomorph on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 8 comments
19. Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic, with extra bonus goodies (metafilter.com)
66 points by anigbrowl on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 7 comments
20. Full employment theorem (wikipedia.org)
58 points by profquail on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 20 comments
21. Crash course in applied functional programming (redsymbol.net)
55 points by gnosis on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 16 comments
22. CELT: Next-generation low-latency audio codec from xiph.org (xiph.org)
55 points by mbrubeck on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 17 comments
23. Are smart people overrated? (gladwell.com)
55 points by j_baker on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 23 comments
24. Manuel Blum: Advice to a beginning graduate student (cmu.edu)
55 points by r11t on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 16 comments
25. Bjoern: A screamingly fast Python WSGI server written in C. (github.com/jonashaag)
52 points by jgalvez on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 30 comments
26. Some Google employees defect, then rebel (cnn.com)
49 points by citizenkeys on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 11 comments
27. 42 days of HN karma (jgc.org)
50 points by isomorph on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 24 comments
28. Why Writing Your Own Search Engine Is Hard (acm.org)
49 points by helwr on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 24 comments
29. Why must the last part of an Objective-C method name take an argument? (stackoverflow.com)
48 points by J3L2404 on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 3 comments
30. Africa’s Rural Poor Begin Harnessing the Sun (nytimes.com)
44 points by J3L2404 on Dec 24, 2010 | hide | 37 comments

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