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1. Osama bin Laden Is Dead (nytimes.com)
924 points by ssclafani on May 2, 2011 | hide | 430 comments
2. Guy unknowingly live tweets the Osama raid in Abbottabad (tweetlibrary.com)
638 points by Osiris on May 2, 2011 | hide | 101 comments
3. Startups Are Hard (jazzychad.net)
410 points by tlb on May 2, 2011 | hide | 111 comments
4. Google's Backdoor Access System into Gmail Accounts (schneier.com)
289 points by powertower on May 2, 2011 | hide | 89 comments
5. After botched child porn raid, judge sees the light on IP addresses (arstechnica.com)
271 points by shawndumas on May 2, 2011 | hide | 72 comments
6. Sony loses 12,700 credit card numbers (joystiq.com)
267 points by bjplink on May 2, 2011 | hide | 54 comments
7. Wikileaks Founder: Facebook is the most appalling spy machine ever invented (thenextweb.com)
267 points by fosk on May 2, 2011 | hide | 106 comments
8. The Hot/Crazy Solid State Drive Scale (codinghorror.com)
240 points by AndrewDucker on May 2, 2011 | hide | 123 comments
9. Hacker News Analysis (echen.me)
236 points by wslh on May 2, 2011 | hide | 59 comments
10. Antihydrogen Trapped For 1000 Seconds (technologyreview.com)
230 points by eduardoflores on May 2, 2011 | hide | 105 comments
11. Why floats suck - accurate galaxy-wide coordinates in 128 bits (facepunch.com)
205 points by peterhajas on May 2, 2011 | hide | 83 comments
12. The daily lunch delivery of India's dabbawallahs (37signals.com)
143 points by ultrasaurus on May 2, 2011 | hide | 68 comments
13. How to: Pass a Silicon Valley Software Engineering Interview (paultyma.blogspot.com)
136 points by zengr on May 2, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
14. Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million – $50 Million (techcrunch.com)
127 points by acrum on May 2, 2011 | hide | 41 comments
15. Wikileaks cables reveal US pressuring Canada on IP enforcement (arstechnica.com)
126 points by lotusleaf1987 on May 2, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
16. Last chance: let the FDA know why you want direct access to your own genome (wired.com)
123 points by dwwoelfel on May 2, 2011 | hide | 76 comments
17. My Experience as a Female CS Major (jeanhsu.com)
119 points by worldvoyageur on May 2, 2011 | hide | 82 comments
18. Smaller than Bloom filters (imperialviolet.org)
119 points by fogus on May 2, 2011 | hide | 16 comments
19. An open letter to Mike Arrington: Please stop investing in startups (danshapiro.com)
117 points by danshapiro on May 2, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
20. Softlayer Cloud: An operations guy's rant about really bad service (kovyrin.net)
115 points by kovyrin on May 2, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
21. My baby, the finite state machine (2006) (msdn.com)
106 points by gokhan on May 2, 2011 | hide | 17 comments
22. Systems Programming with Racket (racket-lang.org)
99 points by shawndumas on May 2, 2011 | hide | 33 comments
23. Data Structure Visualization (usfca.edu)
72 points by fogus on May 2, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
24. The context sensitivity of C’s grammar (thegreenplace.net)
73 points by yan on May 2, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
25. Is “Hiring only the Best” a really Practical Advice? (stackexchange.com)
70 points by nsoonhui on May 2, 2011 | hide | 47 comments
26. Redis Lua scripting implemented: how to play with it. (antirez.com)
69 points by antirez on May 2, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
27. (Ubuntu) 11.04, a leap forward (markshuttleworth.com)
68 points by Garbage on May 2, 2011 | hide | 57 comments
28. Impressed By Slow Code (dadgum.com)
68 points by angusgr on May 2, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
29. JavaScript performance and a Webkit hotspot (opera.com)
65 points by yread on May 2, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
30. Primeval C: two very early compilers (bell-labs.com)
65 points by acqq on May 2, 2011 | hide | 4 comments

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