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Stories from May 20, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Cool, but obscure Unix tools (kkovacs.eu)
534 points by larelli on May 20, 2011 | hide | 120 comments
2. Ask HN: How much recurring income do you generate, and from what?
367 points by withoutfriction on May 20, 2011 | hide | 306 comments
3. Stallman's Dystopia (vivekhaldar.com)
347 points by gandalfgeek on May 20, 2011 | hide | 135 comments
4. BankSimple: We have cards (banksimple.com)
346 points by timf on May 20, 2011 | hide | 152 comments
5. Einstein Was Right: NASA Announces Results of Epic Space-Time Experiment (nasa.gov)
294 points by tableslice on May 20, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
6. Want Hacker News Comment Scores Back? Check out HNPoints.com (hnpoints.com)
234 points by HNPoints on May 20, 2011 | hide | 150 comments
7. Javascript Bitcoin Miner (bitcoin.org)
225 points by pizza on May 20, 2011 | hide | 142 comments
8. Skip Flash, Build Animations in HTML5 With Hype (YC W11) (mashable.com)
209 points by ryannielsen on May 20, 2011 | hide | 68 comments
9. Firefox add-on with 7m downloads secretly tracks your browsing history (iwtf.net)
170 points by toni on May 20, 2011 | hide | 56 comments
10. Fetch.io Downloads Your Torrents For You Insanely Fast, Then Streams Them to You (lifehacker.com)
161 points by dotpot on May 20, 2011 | hide | 62 comments
11. Patriot Act extended four more years, USA in fourteen year state of emergency (politico.com)
147 points by ck2 on May 20, 2011 | hide | 61 comments
12. Why do people resist the idea that carbs are worse than fat? (scientificamerican.com)
143 points by terio on May 20, 2011 | hide | 179 comments
13. Apple to support reps: 'Don't confirm Mac infections' (theregister.co.uk)
135 points by foob on May 20, 2011 | hide | 120 comments
14. EFF: Apple Should Stand Up and Defend Its Developers (eff.org)
127 points by grellas on May 20, 2011 | hide | 22 comments
15. Wikileaks releases All Secret US Cables related to Pakistan (dawn.com)
124 points by d0ne on May 20, 2011 | hide | 2 comments
16. Scrollability (joehewitt.github.com)
118 points by mynameisraj on May 20, 2011 | hide | 38 comments
17. Working with git? These aliases will save you hours (catonmat.net)
112 points by pkrumins on May 20, 2011 | hide | 56 comments
18. The Javascript memory leak we all do (atkinson.posterous.com)
92 points by ra on May 20, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
19. Why you should build an open-source startup (teambox.com)
93 points by michokest on May 20, 2011 | hide | 71 comments
20. Unix System Programming in OCaml (ocamlcore.org)
83 points by swannodette on May 20, 2011 | hide | 11 comments
21. Phishing Site Found on a Sony Server (f-secure.com)
82 points by ot on May 20, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
22. Twitter sued for ‘breaking’ UK super injunction. Oh yes. (techcrunch.com)
78 points by ankimal on May 20, 2011 | hide | 65 comments
23. Want to own a book? Buy a hard copy. Amazon, Apple, B&N eBooks are only licensed (docs.google.com)
77 points by merryandrew on May 20, 2011 | hide | 63 comments
24. Police confiscate German Pirate Party’s servers (piratenblog.wordpress.com)
69 points by rmoriz on May 20, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
25. Create Mobile App Mockups easily (mokk.me)
63 points by kanny96 on May 20, 2011 | hide | 21 comments
26. The Fugitive Series - a retrospective (vimcasts.org)
61 points by telemachos on May 20, 2011 | hide | 4 comments
27. Hacking Small Town America (theatlantic.com)
62 points by dcaldwell on May 20, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
28. The End Of Blippy As We Know It (techcrunch.com)
59 points by jemeshsu on May 20, 2011 | hide | 36 comments
29. Picking holes in mathematics: Finitely stated, undecidable propositions (maths.org)
55 points by ColinWright on May 20, 2011 | hide | 9 comments
30. Startup or Big Company after graduating? (jeanhsu.com)
52 points by filipmares on May 20, 2011 | hide | 35 comments

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