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Stories from May 17, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Boot a linux kernel right inside your browser. (bellard.org)
1820 points by neopanz on May 17, 2011 | hide | 239 comments
2. Why Google's hiring process is broken (teambox.com)
293 points by michokest on May 17, 2011 | hide | 168 comments
3. Intuitive explication of Fourier Transformation (altdevblogaday.org)
280 points by ecaradec on May 17, 2011 | hide | 33 comments
4. Netflix Now The Largest Single Source of Internet Traffic In North America (techcrunch.com)
201 points by ssclafani on May 17, 2011 | hide | 81 comments
5. Fabrice Bellard [pdf] (freearchive.org)
186 points by nkurz on May 17, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
6. Fly Like You're Rich With Social Flights (And Private Planes) (fastcompany.com)
181 points by valish on May 17, 2011 | hide | 57 comments
7. Eight Out Of China’s Top Nine Government Officials Are Scientists (singularityhub.com)
166 points by kkleiner on May 17, 2011 | hide | 129 comments
8. Google Docs adds Pivot Table support (googledocs.blogspot.com)
141 points by vmind on May 17, 2011 | hide | 49 comments
9. BusinessWeek's Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs of 2011 (businessweek.com)
137 points by pg on May 17, 2011 | hide | 66 comments
10. Robots Invent Their Own Spoken Language (ieee.org)
127 points by eguizzo on May 17, 2011 | hide | 35 comments
11. Responding to Criticism (rob.by)
116 points by freerobby on May 17, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
12. Why Startups Could Use .NET, But Don’t (piehead.com)
107 points by trooon on May 17, 2011 | hide | 184 comments
13. The art of endless upgrading (kk.org)
95 points by AndrewDucker on May 17, 2011 | hide | 19 comments
14. Is Microsoft trying to end the reign of mobile carriers? (fury.com)
91 points by atularora on May 17, 2011 | hide | 46 comments
15. Research Directions for Machine Learning and Algorithms (acm.org)
87 points by yarapavan on May 17, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
16. Writes large correct programs (johndcook.com)
82 points by ColinWright on May 17, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
17. 99% of Android phones leak secret account credentials (theregister.co.uk)
81 points by joeshaw on May 17, 2011 | hide | 11 comments
18. PHP "require" Performance (gazehawk.com)
81 points by bkrausz on May 17, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
19. Fabrice Bellard: Portrait of a superproductive programmer (softwarequalityconnection.com)
80 points by d_r on May 17, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
20. The Cult of Done -- are you in it? (brepettis.com)
75 points by feross on May 17, 2011 | hide | 28 comments
21. Bill Gates says he advocated Skype takeover (bbc.co.uk)
75 points by ssclafani on May 17, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
22. Site replicates effects of psychedelic drugs (squareeater.com)
74 points by SquareOne on May 17, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
23. DIY node.js server on Amazon EC2 (cuppster.com)
71 points by cuppster on May 17, 2011 | hide | 12 comments
24. WhereBerry (YC W11): A Social Network for Making Future Plans (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
70 points by turoczy on May 17, 2011 | hide | 50 comments
25. Why did Google take a $3B loan with $37B already in the bank? (wsj.com)
70 points by asmithmd1 on May 17, 2011 | hide | 52 comments
26. Hack us, and we'll bomb you (arstechnica.com)
71 points by stcredzero on May 17, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
27. Show HN: JavaScript implementation of Spotify client (Chrome only) (spotifyontheweb.com)
68 points by EmielMols on May 17, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
28. Why you can't really anonymize your data (oreilly.com)
63 points by Garbage on May 17, 2011 | hide | 9 comments
29. First habitable exoplanet discovered? (sciencedaily.com)
60 points by ssclafani on May 17, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
30. The False Choice Between Babies And Startups (forbes.com)
58 points by jemeshsu on May 17, 2011 | hide | 38 comments

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