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Stories from August 8, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Warn HN: Lots of Launches Coming
428 points by pg on Aug 8, 2011 | 93 comments
2. Large-scale Amazon EC2 Outage (amazon.com)
260 points by bradly on Aug 9, 2011 | 141 comments
3. Why GNU grep is fast (freebsd.org)
253 points by ColinWright on Aug 8, 2011 | 43 comments
4. NASA finds DNA components in meteorites, says they originated in space (space.com)
241 points by ssclafani on Aug 9, 2011 | 87 comments
5. Mark Cuban: What Business is Wall Street in? (blogmaverick.com)
196 points by fraXis on Aug 8, 2011 | 117 comments
6. Kicksend (YC S11) Launches To Make Sharing Big Files A Breeze (techcrunch.com)
182 points by brendanlim on Aug 8, 2011 | 74 comments
7. Snapjoy (YC S11) Will Organize Your Photos For You (techcrunch.com)
185 points by jpren on Aug 8, 2011 | 60 comments
8. Mozilla, WebKit To Support Debugging CoffeeScript and other JS Languages (infoq.com)
176 points by DanielRibeiro on Aug 9, 2011 | 41 comments
9. Leaky (YC S11) is Hipmunk for Car Insurance (techcrunch.com)
162 points by jasontraff on Aug 8, 2011 | 123 comments
10. Finding memory leaks (ilcore.com)
158 points by tilt on Aug 8, 2011 | 10 comments
11. Computer Science students: Learn to write (xaprb.com)
140 points by drewr on Aug 8, 2011 | 62 comments
12. Why Philosophers Should Care About Computational Complexity (scottaaronson.com)
140 points by sweis on Aug 8, 2011 | 36 comments
13. 40% off Pragmatic Programmers books this week (pragprog.com)
125 points by ben1040 on Aug 8, 2011 | 38 comments
14. Dive Into Python 3 (online book) (diveintopython3.org)
120 points by helwr on Aug 8, 2011 | 38 comments
15. Philips LED bulb Tear-down (edn.com)
116 points by powertower on Aug 8, 2011 | 69 comments
16. Game Development: You Need $100,000 (whatgamesare.com)
111 points by robfitz on Aug 9, 2011 | 38 comments
17. What Happens When a Reasonable Developer Runs Into Aggressive Trademark Lawyers (techdirt.com)
105 points by grellas on Aug 8, 2011 | 46 comments
18. London riots / UK riots: verified areas (maps.google.co.uk)
100 points by otherwise on Aug 8, 2011 | 135 comments
19. html5media.js enables HTML5 video and audio tags in all major browsers (html5media.info)
89 points by ryanwhitney on Aug 8, 2011 | 17 comments
20. Building a Farmers Market API in less than an hour for $0. (codeforamerica.org)
91 points by yahelc on Aug 8, 2011 | 14 comments
21. Move.js (movelang.org)
87 points by superted on Aug 9, 2011 | 31 comments
22. Great Python Resources (dandies.org)
87 points by novacane on Aug 8, 2011 | 3 comments
23. Moody’s: Why the U.S. Is Still AAA (economix.blogs.nytimes.com)
82 points by ekm2 on Aug 8, 2011 | 103 comments
24. A Site Launch Checklist (breccan.com)
81 points by bmcleod on Aug 9, 2011 | 18 comments
25. GParted: core features lost due to parted's "improvements" in v3.0 (gnome.org)
78 points by bigfoot on Aug 8, 2011 | 41 comments
26. What is a metaclass in python? (stackoverflow.com)
79 points by o1iver on Aug 8, 2011 | 8 comments
27. Ruby on Rails to power 13,000 schools with 7million+ students in Kerala, India (groups.google.com)
81 points by gorain on Aug 9, 2011 | 17 comments
28. Airbnb launches new tools to strengthen communication & identity (airbnb.com)
79 points by sinzone on Aug 8, 2011 | 25 comments
29. Twitter acquires Bagcheck (bagcheck.com)
77 points by razin on Aug 8, 2011 | 37 comments
30. Google, Mozilla Team Up to Create a Smarter, Action-Based Web (webmonkey.com)
73 points by mmahemoff on Aug 9, 2011 | 14 comments
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