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Stories from December 30, 2010, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Cambridge University refuses to censor student's thesis (boingboing.net)
498 points by r11t on Dec 30, 2010 | 61 comments
2. Cassandra vs MongoDB vs CouchDB vs Redis vs Riak comparison (kkovacs.eu)
380 points by kkovacs on Dec 30, 2010 | 89 comments
3. Breaking a WoW addiction (pixelpoppers.com)
282 points by dreeves on Dec 31, 2010 | 193 comments
4. Ask HN: What are the best technologies you've worked with this year?
253 points by Athtar on Dec 30, 2010 | 149 comments
5. Dead End Jobs: Are You Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome? (chadfowler.com)
248 points by LiveTheDream on Dec 30, 2010 | 125 comments
6. Important Safety Notice from WakeMate
152 points by tptacek on Dec 31, 2010 | 107 comments
7. No More Fear (tbray.org)
138 points by olefoo on Dec 30, 2010 | 42 comments
8. The Doctor vs. Char Limits (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
131 points by robg on Dec 30, 2010 | 67 comments
9. Cannabalt for iOS now open source (github.com)
117 points by mikek on Dec 31, 2010 | 14 comments
10. The last unconquered sector of the web (seeinginteractive.com)
122 points by lloydarmbrust on Dec 30, 2010 | 47 comments
11. Software Patents Have Got to Go (pcmag.com)
103 points by bakbak on Dec 30, 2010 | 67 comments
12. Skype banned from China (fastcompany.com)
89 points by inovica on Dec 30, 2010 | 40 comments
13. Libdivide, optimized integer division (by ridiculous_fish) (libdivide.com)
85 points by yan on Dec 30, 2010 | 6 comments
14. Forking Etiquette (dilbert.com)
84 points by fogus on Dec 30, 2010 | 54 comments
15. Fannie Mae Unix Engineer Gets 41 Months for Planting Logic Bomb (thenewnewinternet.com)
84 points by wglb on Dec 31, 2010 | 49 comments
16. Suicides in India show the dark side of micro-finance (bloomberg.com)
81 points by jlangenauer on Dec 31, 2010 | 67 comments
17. Amazon Kindle book lending quietly goes live (amazon.com)
80 points by eng on Dec 30, 2010 | 63 comments
18. 17 years old, 11 startups (markbao.com)
81 points by acqq on Dec 31, 2010 | 83 comments
19. How the neo-medieval 21st century will be more like the 12th century (paragkhanna.com)
75 points by cwan on Dec 30, 2010 | 39 comments
20. VIM from novice to professional by: Derek Wyatt (ontwik.com)
74 points by ahmicro on Dec 31, 2010 | 31 comments
21. 1024cores (1024cores.net)
71 points by kung-fu-master on Dec 31, 2010 | 18 comments
22. The Chess Master and the Computer (nybooks.com)
69 points by nl on Dec 31, 2010 | 36 comments
23. Googlers, get a privacy screen for your laptops (arstechnica.com)
69 points by shawndumas on Dec 30, 2010 | 39 comments
24. Minimalism is not a viable intellectual strategy (vivekhaldar.tumblr.com)
70 points by gandalfgeek on Dec 31, 2010 | 21 comments
25. Android tablets GPL compliance summary (codon.org.uk)
65 points by viraptor on Dec 30, 2010 | 6 comments
26. GNU Emacs Theme Generator (beta) (gnu.org)
62 points by surki on Dec 30, 2010 | 22 comments
27. Has Clojure development stalled? (bestinclass.dk)
61 points by mcav on Dec 30, 2010 | 26 comments
28. I benchmarked 8 different ways of representing a 2d grid in JavaScript (github.com)
60 points by shazow on Dec 31, 2010 | 33 comments
29. The Joy of Stats available in its entirety (flowingdata.com)
55 points by Mongoose on Dec 30, 2010 | 4 comments
30. A Year of Clojure (puredanger.com)
51 points by puredanger on Dec 31, 2010 | 11 comments
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