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Stories from January 14, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. MIT OpenCourseWare introduces courses designed for independent learners (mit.edu)
383 points by ashwinl on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 38 comments
2. Things Real People Don't Say About Advertising (tpdsaa.tumblr.com)
300 points by Byliner on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 57 comments
3. Git Immersion (gitimmersion.com)
247 points by tortilla on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 38 comments
4. US Patent system so dysfunctional you can patent a stick from a tree (google.com)
234 points by lotusleaf1987 on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 59 comments
5. Malware researcher Dancho Danchev gone missing since August (zdnet.com)
202 points by AndrewWarner on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 41 comments
6. Projects: hijack (Hijacking the iPhone earphone jack) (umich.edu)
183 points by dholowiski on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
7. Why you should never, ever use two spaces after a period (slate.com)
167 points by apress on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 167 comments
8. "I think that djb redo will turn out to be the Git of build systems." (pozorvlak.livejournal.com)
147 points by jerf on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 49 comments
9. Reasons to Open a Chinese Bank Account (wsj.com)
150 points by garply on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 110 comments
10. The most mysterious Google ranking ever... (jamespanderson.tumblr.com)
149 points by ry0ohki on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 50 comments
11. Chromium Blog: More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change (chromium.org)
138 points by twapi on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 120 comments
12. W3Fools - A W3Schools Intervention (w3fools.com)
135 points by infdaze on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 55 comments
13. Why American Mothers are Superior (thejuliagroup.com)
118 points by credo on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 65 comments
14. Why Indian Startups need to get off their asses and learn to program (indianstartupgyaan.wordpress.com)
116 points by rohitarondekar on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 85 comments
15. Using Python and heat maps to determine the best place to aim on a dart board (thevirtuosi.blogspot.com)
111 points by middlegeek on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
16. MapReduce from the basics to the actually useful (in under 30 minutes) (cloudant.com)
104 points by cloudant on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 12 comments
17. How to Buy an iPhone at the Worst Possible Time (designdare.com)
97 points by shawndumas on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 72 comments
18. Age of surveillance: the fish is rotting from its head (non-linear-response.blogspot.com)
95 points by varjag on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 38 comments
19. How to win with an online store (hint: don't sell things available on Amazon) (gettingmoreawesome.com)
94 points by rishi on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
20. Knuth TAOCP, Volume 4A Arrives. Pre-Order Your Copy (informit.com)
85 points by yarapavan on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
21. Three Design Hacks fromĀ Apple (measuringmeasures.com)
87 points by fogus on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 42 comments
22. Touch Trigonometry - a visual representation of the trig functions (touchtrigonometry.org)
84 points by redthrowaway on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
23. How Two Shoe Enthusiasts With No Programming Experience Built An iPhone App (beyondthepedway.com)
76 points by timjahn on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
24. Stolen laptop contains cancer research data (cnet.com)
74 points by lotusleaf1987 on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 79 comments
25. Guy Steele: "How to Think about Parallel Programming: Not" (infoq.com)
73 points by puredanger on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 21 comments
26. LinkedIn shuts down Cubeduel, the viral co-worker rating service (techflash.com)
79 points by cwan on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 27 comments
27. Look Around You - Maths (video.google.com)
71 points by elptacek on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 17 comments
28. Corona game from 14-year-old reaches no 1, passes Angry Birds (anscamobile.com)
68 points by rlander on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 28 comments
29. 2010 Color Trends (colourlovers.com)
63 points by jamesbritt on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 19 comments
30. "Should I still learn Java?" Answered: Yes. (beginwithjava.blogspot.com)
61 points by Garbage on Jan 14, 2011 | hide | 107 comments

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