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Stories from August 3, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. That truck driver you flipped off? Let me tell you his story. (startribune.com)
616 points by there on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 286 comments
2. SICP is Under Attack (vedantk.tumblr.com)
570 points by vedantk on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 196 comments
3. When patents attack Android (googleblog.blogspot.com)
387 points by MikeCapone on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 279 comments
4. Free icons for any object in the world (thenounproject.com)
323 points by tansey on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 58 comments
5. How to remove yourself from all background check websites (reddit.com)
231 points by suprgeek on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
6. See what Google knows about you (google.com)
224 points by nhoss2 on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 94 comments
7. How I Made $350 In Two Days With Three Pages and Some Payment Code (dshipper.posterous.com)
224 points by dshipper on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 84 comments
8. Why I Quit My Job to Start a Tech Company (viniciusvacanti.com)
222 points by frankdenbow on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 75 comments
9. Shock, awe: British government agrees that copyright has gone too far (arstechnica.com)
214 points by shawndumas on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
10. Update: Internet Explorer IQ story was bogus (bbc.co.uk)
206 points by ColinWright on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 52 comments
11. Working Remotely (arandomurl.com)
201 points by daleharvey on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 73 comments
12. Scalability (gregor-wagner.com)
198 points by zobzu on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 161 comments
13. Why Van Halen had brown M&Ms contractually removed (snopes.com)
184 points by pitdesi on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 55 comments
14. Linus Torvalds dumps Gnome3 for XFCE (G+ discussion) (plus.google.com)
183 points by ricw on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 143 comments
15. Google Please Hire Me (googlepleasehire.me)
164 points by PStamatiou on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 106 comments
16. Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home (ap.org)
157 points by danso on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 77 comments
17. Quantly: News for quants (quant.ly)
148 points by kefeizhou on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 27 comments
18. Polyglot Platform (heroku.com)
140 points by adamwiggins on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
19. PyCon 2012 (pycon.org)
135 points by jacobian on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 31 comments
20. Randi Zuckerberg Runs in the Wrong Direction on Pseudonymity Online (eff.org)
135 points by protomyth on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 59 comments
21. Google: Patently Absurd (daringfireball.net)
135 points by joshus on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 151 comments
22. Notch defends his previous statement calling Euclideon a scam (notch.tumblr.com)
128 points by Auguste on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 52 comments
23. Google Should Publicly Oppose Software Patents (forbes.com)
126 points by yanw on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
24. The future of CSS layouts (netmagazine.com)
121 points by tilt on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
25. The Official Ruby Site Is Proudly Maintained by No-One (rubyinside.com)
116 points by jordanmessina on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
26. NYT Crossword editor: "I was willing to endure a life of poverty to do this." (nytimes.com)
104 points by danso on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 42 comments
27. Elegant Markdown for a more civilized age (vmarti.net)
97 points by tanoku on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 63 comments
28. Operation Shady Rat Is The Largest Cyber Attack Ever Uncovered (vanityfair.com)
97 points by BioGeek on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
29. Windows 8 to feature stripped-down kernel, built-in virtualization (itworld.com)
97 points by jfruh on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 63 comments
30. Bootstrapping an Ultra Low Latency Trading Firm, Part 3 (veyronb.wordpress.com)
91 points by veyron on Aug 3, 2011 | hide | 16 comments

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