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1. United States loses AAA credit rating from S&P (reuters.com)
769 points by tshtf on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 497 comments
2. Scott Adams: The Heady Thrill of Having Nothing to Do (wsj.com)
198 points by mattjaynes on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
3. DEF CON: The event that scares hackers (cnn.com)
196 points by alexmr on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 41 comments
4. Life on the Command Line (unl.edu)
177 points by telemachos on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 120 comments
5. Interview Street (YC S11) streamlines the search for great programmers (techcrunch.com)
151 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 130 comments
6. A Brief Explanation of Microsoft's Anti-Google Patent FUD (groklaw.net)
138 points by wglb on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 113 comments
7. How and Why Mixpanel Switched from Erlang to Python (mixpanel.com)
139 points by ankrgyl on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 80 comments
8. Programming and Scaling (lambda-the-ultimate.org)
115 points by geekam on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
9. Sprite3D.js: a javascript library for 3D positionning (minimal.be)
111 points by tilt on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
10. Cosmos Will Get a Sequel (wired.com)
110 points by spottiness on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 53 comments
11. The Mathematics of Changing Your Mind (nytimes.com)
102 points by jonburs on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 11 comments
12. What frustrates me the most as an entrepreneur (joshliu.co)
99 points by uniquejosh on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 50 comments
13. Facebook has your complete phonebook (facebook.com)
97 points by ladino on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 76 comments
14. Twitter will open-source Storm, BackType's "Hadoop of Real-Time Processing" (readwriteweb.com)
99 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 14 comments
15. Clang now builds Postgres without additional warnings (pgeoghegan.blogspot.com)
94 points by stesch on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 19 comments
16. Yahoo Store now C++ (comments by pg from 2003) (csail.mit.edu)
78 points by ecounysis on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 47 comments
17. Ruby Programming Language (alternative Ruby home page) (rubylang.info)
70 points by telemachos on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 38 comments
18. Dropbox close to choosing investors — Round could put valuation at $10 Billion (techcrunch.com)
70 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
19. Lulzsec and Anonymous Hackers leak over 10GB of Law Enforcement Agency Details (invisblenandu.com)
68 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 36 comments
20. The Most Important Parts of HTML5 (or why video and audio tags are boring) (n01se.net)
66 points by kanaka on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 21 comments
21. Yahoo's assumptions in 2006 about Facebook's future (techcrunch.com)
64 points by gdeglin on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 34 comments
22. "functors" in c++, ML, haskell, prolog (catonmat.net)
53 points by gtani on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 4 comments
23. Why Social Proof Matters To Your Startup (dshipper.posterous.com)
56 points by dshipper on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
24. Gaming Apple App Store's Review System (View in iTunes - Read Reviews) (itunes.apple.com)
51 points by jabo on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 45 comments
25. Spain: Linking to Copyright Infringing Material Not Infringement (eff.org)
51 points by srl on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 16 comments
26. The Web is 20 Years old Today (techcrunch.com)
53 points by canistr on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
27. Windows Phones Down 38% Since '7' Launch (informationweek.com)
48 points by pulsewave on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 72 comments
28. Ask HN: Is it okay to build a startup in ASP .NET?
46 points by resdirector on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 62 comments
29. How to promote your mobile app to the right blogs to get publicity (appbackr.com)
48 points by philippb on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 1 comment
30. Are You Guilty If Pirates Use Your Internet? Lawyer Says No (torrentfreak.com)
40 points by Garbage on Aug 6, 2011 | hide | 16 comments

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