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Stories from August 4, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. How to seem good at everything: Stop doing stupid shit (jinfiesto.posterous.com)
403 points by jinfiesto on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 130 comments
2. Who Rules America: An Investment Manager's View on the Top 1% (ucsc.edu)
362 points by ph0rque on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 201 comments
3. Zed Shaw: The wonderful Rob Sobers did a great job translating LPTHW to Ruby (learncodethehardway.org)
327 points by knowtheory on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 65 comments
4. Google Threw A Punch, Microsoft Fires Back With A Missile (techcrunch.com)
293 points by InfinityX0 on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 143 comments
5. “Real Names” Policies Are an Abuse of Power (socialmediacollective.org)
272 points by harryh on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 187 comments
6. $1 chip tests for HIV in 15 minutes, fits in your wallet (fastcompany.com)
214 points by d0ne on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 124 comments
7. Why "Coupon Code" Should Not be a Field on Your Payment Form (rachelbaker.me)
209 points by rachelbaker on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 94 comments
8. Parse (YC S11): A Heroku For Mobile Apps (techcrunch.com)
201 points by csmajorfive on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 61 comments
9. Poll: Have you read SICP?
184 points by craftsman on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 104 comments
10. Show HN: My weekend project - preview TV sizes on your wall (tvsizematters.com)
179 points by weirdcat on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 51 comments
11. Groupon’s Strikeouts Reveal an Unspoken Truth (bloomberg.com)
160 points by nsimplex on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 46 comments
12. Why I develop for iOS (chriseidhof.tumblr.com)
159 points by chriseidhof on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 74 comments
13. AsciiFlow - diagram & wireframe tool (asciiflow.com)
151 points by rabble on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 20 comments
14. Chats are not dead yet (amiadogroup.github.com)
152 points by mweibel on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 72 comments
15. Stanford "Intro to AI" course to be offered online for free (ieee.org)
150 points by eguizzo on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
16. The Schmidle Muddle of the Osama Bin Laden Take Down (registan.net)
154 points by danso on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
17. H.R.1981, the end of online privacy as we know it. (spideroak.com)
137 points by SODaniel on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 35 comments
18. Scientists find evidence of salt water flowing on Mars (chron.com)
132 points by petercooper on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 42 comments
19. How our SaaS startup got 1000+ signups in just 7 days, without getting Crunched. (groovehq.com)
121 points by alexmturnbull on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
20. John Mayer: "Manage the Temptation to Publish Yourself" (berklee-blogs.com)
107 points by cyanbane on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
21. MIT develops new method to cure broad range of viruses (bostinnovation.com)
106 points by tq41 on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 39 comments
22. Node.js - A Giant Step Backwards (fenn.posterous.com)
102 points by fenn on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 114 comments
23. Felicia Day: Mogul In The Making (forbes.com)
104 points by ugh on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
24. The Mythical Man-Finger (unl.edu)
97 points by sramsay on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 52 comments
25. Racket v5.1.2 (racket-lang.org)
92 points by shawndumas on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 5 comments
26. Fukime - The Mobile Cloud Platform (fukime.com)
92 points by Swizec on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 54 comments
27. Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness on 1956 Episode of I’ve Got a Secret (laughingsquid.com)
81 points by barredo on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
28. Jimmy Wales: Wikipedia is Losing Contributors (siliconfilter.com)
81 points by taylorbuley on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 100 comments
29. Google Responds To Microsoft’s "Gotcha": They’re Diverting Attention (techcrunch.com)
80 points by profitbaron on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 65 comments
30. Wadler's critique of SICP (1987) (kent.ac.uk)
80 points by puredanger on Aug 4, 2011 | hide | 50 comments

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