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Stories from August 6, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Mark Cuban: If you want to see more jobs created -- change patent laws (blogmaverick.com)
335 points by fraXis on Aug 7, 2011 | 134 comments
2. Scott Adams: The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do (wsj.com)
198 points by mattjaynes on Aug 6, 2011 | 48 comments
3. DEF CON: The event that scares hackers (cnn.com)
196 points by alexmr on Aug 6, 2011 | 41 comments
4. 10 people who don't matter (2006) (cnn.com)
183 points by ssclafani on Aug 7, 2011 | 134 comments
5. Who stole the Mona Lisa? (ft.com)
148 points by KeepTalking on Aug 7, 2011 | 20 comments
6. Interview Street (YC S11) streamlines the search for great programmers (techcrunch.com)
151 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | 130 comments
7. Groupon is the next Madoff, except big iBanks helped it rob investors (glgroup.com)
135 points by chmike on Aug 7, 2011 | 67 comments
8. Programming and Scaling (lambda-the-ultimate.org)
115 points by geekam on Aug 6, 2011 | 32 comments
9. How Debt Has Defined Human History (wsj.com)
113 points by jsherry on Aug 7, 2011 | 24 comments
10. Cosmos Will Get a Sequel (wired.com)
110 points by spottiness on Aug 6, 2011 | 53 comments
11. What frustrates me the most as an entrepreneur (joshliu.co)
99 points by uniquejosh on Aug 6, 2011 | 50 comments
12. Facebook has your complete phonebook (facebook.com)
97 points by ladino on Aug 6, 2011 | 76 comments
13. Twitter will open-source Storm, BackType's "Hadoop of Real-Time Processing" (readwriteweb.com)
99 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | 14 comments
14. Clang now builds Postgres without additional warnings (pgeoghegan.blogspot.com)
94 points by stesch on Aug 6, 2011 | 19 comments
15. Yahoo Store now C++ (comments by pg from 2003) (mit.edu)
78 points by ecounysis on Aug 6, 2011 | 47 comments
16. Ruby Programming Language (alternative Ruby home page) (rubylang.info)
70 points by telemachos on Aug 6, 2011 | 38 comments
17. Lulzsec and Anonymous Hackers leak over 10GB of Law Enforcement Agency Details (invisblenandu.com)
68 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | 36 comments
18. Happy birthday Dancer - two years of the Perl Dancer web framework project (preshweb.co.uk)
67 points by bigpresh on Aug 7, 2011 | 10 comments
19. The Most Important Parts of HTML5 (or why video and audio tags are boring) (n01se.net)
66 points by kanaka on Aug 6, 2011 | 21 comments
20. Beginners Guide : pip and virtualenv (mahdiyusuf.com)
68 points by myusuf3 on Aug 7, 2011 | 14 comments
21. Oral History of Bob Barton and the Burroughs B5000 team (1985) (umn.edu)
63 points by gruseom on Aug 7, 2011 | 6 comments
22. Ask HN: Client wrote returned check for over $10,000. How to report him?
55 points by badclient on Aug 7, 2011 | 56 comments
23. "functors" in c++, ML, haskell, prolog (catonmat.net)
53 points by gtani on Aug 6, 2011 | 4 comments
24. With Google, There Will Be Bad Blood (techcrunch.com)
57 points by canistr on Aug 7, 2011 | 49 comments
25. Bootstrapping an Ultra Low Latency Trading Firm, Part 3.1 (veyronb.wordpress.com)
51 points by veyron on Aug 7, 2011 | 13 comments
26. Gaming Apple App Store's Review System (View in iTunes - Read Reviews) (apple.com)
51 points by jabo on Aug 6, 2011 | 45 comments
27. The Web is 20 Years old Today (techcrunch.com)
53 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | 7 comments
28. Windows Phones Down 38% Since '7' Launch (informationweek.com)
48 points by pulsewave on Aug 6, 2011 | 72 comments
29. Ask HN: Is it okay to build a startup in ASP .NET?
46 points by resdirector on Aug 6, 2011 | 62 comments
30. How to promote your mobile app to the right blogs to get publicity (appbackr.com)
48 points by philippb on Aug 6, 2011 | 1 comment
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