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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 | hide | 122 comments
2. Xkcd Password Generator (preshing.com)
347 points by preshing on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 291 comments
3. New leukemia treatment "exceeded our wildest expectations" (msn.com)
289 points by xd on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 106 comments
4. 2011 Startup School (startupschool.org)
282 points by pg on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 82 comments
5. Google releases Games for Google+ (googleblog.blogspot.com)
259 points by skorgu on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 95 comments
6. Google Admits Handing over European User Data to US Intelligence Agencies (softpedia.com)
255 points by itg on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 86 comments
7. Rbenv, an unobtrusive rvm replacement (github.com)
251 points by vamsee on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 112 comments
8. Death to the 'noreply' mailbox (josscrowcroft.com)
244 points by josscrowcroft on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 87 comments
9. Facebook Wins “Worst API” in Developer Survey (techcrunch.com)
190 points by Andrex on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 49 comments
10. An Idea for the Economy that will Freak Out a lot of People (blogmaverick.com)
186 points by knowtheory on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 190 comments
11. In wake of riots, British PM proposes social media ban (cnn.com)
156 points by ojbyrne on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 135 comments
12. Firefox 7 will use up to 50% less memory (geek.com)
149 points by ukdm on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 99 comments
13. Someone patented linked lists (google.com)
146 points by jarin on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
14. The Art of Assembly Language Programming (wustl.edu)
131 points by wyclif on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
15. A lack of sleep can kill you (usmansheikh.com)
128 points by iapi on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
16. Why software patents are not fixable (marco.org)
127 points by stevefink on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 61 comments
17. The patent system isn’t broken — we are (thisismynext.com)
121 points by berberich on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 73 comments
18. Django Offline Docs (sramana.in)
118 points by senko on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 22 comments
19. HIV virus used to turn white blood cells into cancer serial killers (geek.com)
112 points by ukdm on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 35 comments
20. Street Fighting Mathematics: The art of educated guessing (mit.edu)
107 points by xtacy on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
21. LinkedIn opts 100 million users into sharing information with ads (yahoo.com)
107 points by evilswan on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
22. MoonScript - A programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua. (moonscript.org)
107 points by newtonapple on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 67 comments
23. Opez (YC S11) Is Yelp Meets Facebook, For Service Professionals (techcrunch.com)
105 points by csmajorfive on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 22 comments
24. Munch On Me (YC S11) Helps You Discover Tasty Dishes (mashable.com)
104 points by jwang815 on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 35 comments
25. How to be a faster writer (slate.com)
103 points by maalyex on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 27 comments
26. Fast and free Speech Recognition with Google's Voice API (fennb.com)
101 points by taybenlor on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
27. Git: fetch and merge, don’t pull (longair.net)
101 points by eplanit on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 20 comments
28. Understanding JavaScript function invocation and "this" (yehudakatz.com)
100 points by wycats on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 9 comments
29. Show HN: My First Commercial Game Is Now Online (cardinalquest.com)
97 points by ido on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 52 comments
30. How we used Node.js to build real-time award flight search (milewise.com)
85 points by nmeyer on Aug 11, 2011 | hide | 38 comments

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