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Stories from February 18, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Don't waste your time by cd-ing in the terminal (huyng.com)
449 points by siim on Feb 18, 2011 | 118 comments
2. Goodbye to academic research (devicerandom.org)
270 points by rsaarelm on Feb 18, 2011 | 92 comments
3. Is Scheme Faster than C? (indiana.edu)
216 points by fogus on Feb 18, 2011 | 62 comments
4. Black ops: how HBGary wrote backdoors for the government (arstechnica.com)
209 points by jayro on Feb 18, 2011 | 39 comments
5. A practical use for space-filling curves (gatech.edu)
192 points by RiderOfGiraffes on Feb 19, 2011 | 31 comments
6. Once again, praise kids for effort, not for 'smarts' (nymag.com)
161 points by saturdayplace on Feb 19, 2011 | 60 comments
7. MIT OpenCourseWare programming lecture videos (in Python) (mit.edu)
160 points by bitsai on Feb 18, 2011 | 27 comments
8. How reddit became reddit - the biggest smallest community online (alexisohanian.com)
153 points by kn0thing on Feb 18, 2011 | 76 comments
9. Why I do my resume in LaTeX (toofishes.net)
143 points by gnosis on Feb 19, 2011 | 137 comments
10. When to Use PayPal vs. Merchant Account (feefighters.com)
136 points by runako on Feb 18, 2011 | 82 comments
11. A rare look into North Korea's famed Propaganda School (aljazeera.net)
135 points by davidchua on Feb 19, 2011 | 60 comments
12. 12 new file formats in the Google Docs Viewer (googledocs.blogspot.com)
136 points by dmaz on Feb 18, 2011 | 34 comments
13. Modern Browsers Ship (bethesignal.org)
127 points by jdub on Feb 18, 2011 | 99 comments
14. Twitter Suspends UberTwitter And Twidroyd For Violating Policies (techcrunch.com)
117 points by warp on Feb 18, 2011 | 68 comments
15. Python, JRuby on the Android Platform in 10 Steps (thebitsource.com)
110 points by jefe78 on Feb 19, 2011 | 31 comments
16. Bootstrap your startup: become a hacker tutor (tutorspree.com)
102 points by ryanb on Feb 18, 2011 | 16 comments
17. Native Client: Getting Ready for Takeoff (chromium.org)
100 points by mattyb on Feb 18, 2011 | 44 comments
18. What will happen to Bit.ly links when Gaddafi shuts down the Internet in Libya? (quora.com)
98 points by andre3k1 on Feb 19, 2011 | 30 comments
19. Two Factor SSH with Google Authenticator (mnxsolutions.com)
97 points by nwilkens on Feb 18, 2011 | 26 comments
20. What if this is as good as it gets? (diveintomark.org)
95 points by jeffmiller on Feb 19, 2011 | 25 comments
21. Next Hacker News DC Meetup on Wednesday, Feb 23rd (hackernewsdc.org)
84 points by RKlophaus on Feb 18, 2011 | 18 comments
22. Let them eat veggies: Obama has dinner with Steve (cringely.com)
79 points by evo_9 on Feb 18, 2011 | 75 comments
23. Neurons can operate in reverse (eurekalert.org)
79 points by joshrule on Feb 18, 2011 | 32 comments
24. Learn WebGL in 16 lessons (learningwebgl.com)
76 points by octopus on Feb 18, 2011 | 13 comments
25. Free Online Crash Course in Startups from The Founder Institute (readwriteweb.com)
76 points by gaganbiyani on Feb 18, 2011 | 13 comments
26. My Company Is Using OCaml for web development. Why? (nicollet.net)
65 points by gtani on Feb 18, 2011 | 66 comments
27. PyCon 2011: Interview with Zed Shaw (pycon.blogspot.com)
67 points by jnoller on Feb 18, 2011 | 16 comments
28. If Libya Shuts Down the Internet, What Happens To .ly Domains? (centernetworks.com)
64 points by moses1400 on Feb 18, 2011 | 60 comments
29. Can you use PHP without frameworks nowadays? (dzone.com)
64 points by cfontes on Feb 18, 2011 | 86 comments
30. Paul Miller Leaves Engadget/AOL - Cites AOL Way Issues (pauljmiller.com)
62 points by moses1400 on Feb 19, 2011 | 28 comments
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