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Stories from April 12, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. The Programmer Salary Taboo (thurn.ca)
421 points by andrewmunn on Apr 12, 2011 | 319 comments
2. Can a complete novice become a golf pro with 10,000 hours of practice? (tampabay.com)
297 points by plinkplonk on Apr 12, 2011 | 164 comments
3. VMware launches Node.js, Rails and Spring PaaS (cloudfoundry.com)
225 points by Smrchy on Apr 12, 2011 | 56 comments
4. Soldering is easy - 7 page comic book about how to solder (andie.se)
193 points by nordgren on Apr 12, 2011 | 35 comments
5. The Humble Frozenbyte Bundle (humblebundle.com)
189 points by jeff18 on Apr 12, 2011 | 37 comments
6. Leaving in a Huff (ericdsnider.com)
189 points by quilby on Apr 13, 2011 | 33 comments
7. Dear Internet: Take the reset buttons off your damn forms (pin21.com)
181 points by f00li5h on Apr 13, 2011 | 76 comments
8. Flock is dead (flock.com)
176 points by idefix on Apr 12, 2011 | 56 comments
9. How to hack yourself a standing desk - an illustrated guide (gregschlom.com)
173 points by gregschlom on Apr 12, 2011 | 70 comments
10. CSS: Our best practices are killing us (slideshare.net)
168 points by mokkos on Apr 12, 2011 | 53 comments
11. Ioerror's tweets after yet another detention (this time in Texas) (exquisitetweets.com)
164 points by neilk on Apr 12, 2011 | 59 comments
12. Great Unsolved Problem In Computer Science (algeri-wong.com)
155 points by nopinsight on Apr 13, 2011 | 55 comments
13. 2011: The Year the Check-in Died (readwriteweb.com)
124 points by mjfern on Apr 13, 2011 | 59 comments
14. Another Way to View the "Decline" of HN (georgesaines.com)
122 points by gsaines on Apr 13, 2011 | 140 comments
15. Here's the Email That Could Cost Mark Zuckerberg Half of Facebook (theatlanticwire.com)
116 points by sasvari on Apr 12, 2011 | 94 comments
16. IE10 platform preview available - with native HTML 5 (msdn.com)
115 points by intranation on Apr 12, 2011 | 105 comments
17. Showing up (cdixon.org)
105 points by jeffmiller on Apr 13, 2011 | 10 comments
18. Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Education Advice From Peter Thiel (techcrunch.com)
102 points by kevruger on Apr 12, 2011 | 82 comments
19. Don't tell StackOverflow I'm a hacker (they think I'm a bot) (medusis.com)
100 points by bambax on Apr 13, 2011 | 46 comments
20. How Dropbox sacrifices user privacy for cost savings (dubfire.net)
100 points by schwanksta on Apr 12, 2011 | 88 comments
21. The iPhone Tab Bar (significantpixels.com)
97 points by gulbrandr on Apr 12, 2011 | 20 comments
22. Show HN: A Y Combinator for Objective-C (github.com)
97 points by jballanc on Apr 13, 2011 | 4 comments
23. Ask HN: What are the changes you made in your life and never look back?
95 points by bearwithclaws on Apr 13, 2011 | 166 comments
24. Red Hat's top secret Java Killer/Successor: The Ceylon Project (talawah.net)
96 points by Garbage on Apr 13, 2011 | 87 comments
25. Ask HN: Help, my $150,000 student debt is ruining my life, and my future
92 points by heavilyindebt on Apr 13, 2011 | 81 comments
26. Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Business; Will Give Pink Slips To 550 Employees (techcrunch.com)
94 points by bossjones on Apr 12, 2011 | 63 comments
27. How Facebook likes are calculated (ksablan.com)
88 points by blazer7486 on Apr 12, 2011 | 33 comments
28. Stop Telling Students Recursion is Hard (jinfiesto.posterous.com)
83 points by jinfiesto on Apr 13, 2011 | 107 comments
29. Fogus: Node.js should become its own language (fogus.me)
83 points by evjan on Apr 12, 2011 | 73 comments
30. Sony v. Hotz Ends with a Whimper, I Mean a Gag Order (eff.org)
82 points by grellas on Apr 12, 2011 | 22 comments
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