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Stories from February 19, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. "It'll never work": a collection of failed predictions (lhup.edu)
224 points by egor83 on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 82 comments
2. A practical use for space-filling curves (gatech.edu)
192 points by RiderOfGiraffes on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 31 comments
3. Once again, praise kids for effort, not for 'smarts' (nymag.com)
161 points by saturdayplace on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 60 comments
4. Bother Me, I'm Thinking (wsj.com)
159 points by jamesbritt on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
5. Why I do my resume in LaTeX (toofishes.net)
143 points by gnosis on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 137 comments
6. A rare look into North Korea's famed Propaganda School (aljazeera.net)
135 points by davidchua on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 60 comments
7. Are founders really 1000x more valuable than their employees? (venturehacks.com)
131 points by abreckle on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 117 comments
8. Ask HN: Does anyone actually code at a hackathon?
123 points by iqster on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 77 comments
9. Why Open Source misses the point of Free Software (gnu.org)
123 points by octopus on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 117 comments
10. Ask HN: Obtaining initial users for a startup
119 points by havoc2005 on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 24 comments
11. Why did Borders Tank and B&N not? (quora.com)
114 points by ThomPete on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 70 comments
12. Python, JRuby on the Android Platform in 10 Steps (thebitsource.com)
110 points by jefe78 on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 31 comments
13. LibreOffice / The Document Foundation needs €50,000. Please donate. (documentfoundation.org)
102 points by Garbage on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
14. 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 | hide | 30 comments
15. What if this is as good as it gets? (diveintomark.org)
95 points by jeffmiller on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
16. The Program - Start-Up Chile – Entrepreneurs Welcome (startupchile.org)
78 points by nyellin on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
17. Jilted in the U.S., a Site Finds Love in India (nytimes.com)
65 points by credo on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 22 comments
18. Paul Miller Leaves Engadget/AOL - Cites AOL Way Issues (pauljmiller.com)
62 points by moses1400 on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 28 comments
19. Disciple: A Strict Dialect of Haskell (ouroborus.net)
58 points by primodemus on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 18 comments
20. Hacker Public Radio (hackerpublicradio.org)
57 points by numeromancer on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
21. Command-line CSS spriting (phpied.com)
55 points by Uncle_Sam on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 12 comments
22. Business Is Booming (prospect.org)
49 points by wyclif on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 34 comments
23. Simplify templating with node.js, jsdom 0.2.0 and weld (nodejitsu.com)
47 points by indexzero on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 18 comments
24. Socialcam: A Look At Justin.tv’s Upcoming ‘Instagram for Video’ (techcrunch.com)
44 points by BvS on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
25. Mark Suster to Twitter on behalf of users (bothsidesofthetable.com)
42 points by travisfischer on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
26. Does "You are what you eat" apply to developing? (trentwalton.com)
42 points by stevenklein on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
27. Wittgenstein for programmers (hxa.name)
41 points by bkudria on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
28. Startup Toolbox - Follow up to "HN: We’re creating a “Startup toolbox”. (thestartupfoundry.com)
42 points by g0atbutt on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 4 comments
29. XML: Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't always kill babies (thurn.ca)
41 points by jancona on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 58 comments
30. Why Does College Cost So Much? (economix.blogs.nytimes.com)
40 points by mhb on Feb 19, 2011 | hide | 61 comments

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