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Stories from August 11, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Can we believe our eyes? Misleading people with Unicode. (technet.com)
487 points by bensummers on Aug 11, 2011 | 122 comments
2. Xkcd Password Generator (preshing.com)
347 points by preshing on Aug 11, 2011 | 291 comments
3. New leukemia treatment "exceeded our wildest expectations" (msn.com)
289 points by xd on Aug 11, 2011 | 106 comments
4. 2011 Startup School (startupschool.org)
282 points by pg on Aug 11, 2011 | 82 comments
5. Google releases Games for Google+ (googleblog.blogspot.com)
259 points by skorgu on Aug 11, 2011 | 95 comments
6. How to put your logo in a QR code (hackaday.com)
255 points by xd on Aug 12, 2011 | 50 comments
7. Rbenv, an unobtrusive rvm replacement (github.com)
251 points by vamsee on Aug 11, 2011 | 112 comments
8. The Shapes of CSS (css-tricks.com)
219 points by tilt on Aug 12, 2011 | 37 comments
9. Ask HN: Help, I think Amazon is stealing my ebook (amazon.com)
212 points by latch on Aug 12, 2011 | 53 comments
10. Facebook Wins “Worst API” in Developer Survey (techcrunch.com)
190 points by Andrex on Aug 11, 2011 | 49 comments
11. Flickr is dead (thomashawk.com)
183 points by wspruijt on Aug 12, 2011 | 96 comments
12. Next-Gen Web Apps: Google unleashes Native Client into Chrome (techcrunch.com)
160 points by lobo_tuerto on Aug 12, 2011 | 122 comments
13. In wake of riots, British PM proposes social media ban (cnn.com)
156 points by ojbyrne on Aug 11, 2011 | 135 comments
14. Firefox 7 will use up to 50% less memory (geek.com)
149 points by ukdm on Aug 11, 2011 | 99 comments
15. Free Printed Copies of "Version Control by Example" (ericsink.com)
144 points by rw140 on Aug 12, 2011 | 41 comments
16. Someone patented linked lists (google.com)
146 points by jarin on Aug 11, 2011 | 88 comments
17. The Art of Assembly Language Programming (wustl.edu)
131 points by wyclif on Aug 11, 2011 | 40 comments
18. Why software patents are not fixable (marco.org)
127 points by stevefink on Aug 11, 2011 | 61 comments
19. The patent system isn’t broken — we are (thisismynext.com)
121 points by berberich on Aug 11, 2011 | 73 comments
20. Django Offline Docs (sramana.in)
118 points by senko on Aug 11, 2011 | 22 comments
21. HIV virus used to turn white blood cells into cancer serial killers (geek.com)
112 points by ukdm on Aug 11, 2011 | 35 comments
22. How much money should my company raise? (jessicamah.com)
108 points by teej on Aug 12, 2011 | 58 comments
23. Street Fighting Mathematics: The art of educated guessing (mit.edu)
107 points by xtacy on Aug 11, 2011 | 7 comments
24. Run old games in DOSBox in the browser (naclbox.com)
105 points by buster on Aug 12, 2011 | 42 comments
25. Opez (YC S11) Is Yelp Meets Facebook, For Service Professionals (techcrunch.com)
105 points by csmajorfive on Aug 11, 2011 | 22 comments
26. How to be a faster writer (slate.com)
103 points by maalyex on Aug 11, 2011 | 27 comments
27. Git: fetch and merge, don’t pull (longair.net)
101 points by eplanit on Aug 11, 2011 | 20 comments
28. Fast and free Speech Recognition with Google's Voice API (fennb.com)
101 points by taybenlor on Aug 11, 2011 | 15 comments
29. Understanding JavaScript function invocation and "this" (yehudakatz.com)
100 points by wycats on Aug 11, 2011 | 9 comments
30. How we used Node.js to build real-time award flight search (milewise.com)
85 points by nmeyer on Aug 11, 2011 | 38 comments
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