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Stories from August 16, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. How Browsers Work (html5rocks.com)
633 points by martius on Aug 17, 2011 | 36 comments
2. Stanford Offers 13 classes, including AI, for free (stanford.edu)
517 points by cpfohl on Aug 16, 2011 | 55 comments
3. Developer open-sources 200+ hr project after client refuses to pay (github.com)
413 points by audionerd on Aug 16, 2011 | 131 comments
4. SSH productivity tips (perl.org)
330 points by bigiain on Aug 16, 2011 | 65 comments
5. 58,000 Sign Up for Stanford AI Course (nytimes.com)
225 points by mhb on Aug 16, 2011 | 94 comments
6. The 50 Best Websites of 2011 (time.com)
202 points by iamelgringo on Aug 17, 2011 | 99 comments
7. $80 Android Phone Sells Like Hotcakes in Kenya, the World Next? (singularityhub.com)
196 points by weston on Aug 16, 2011 | 97 comments
8. The Arduino Solution to Selectively Mute Over-Exposed Celebrities (makezine.com)
190 points by etruong42 on Aug 16, 2011 | 48 comments
9. How GitHub Works: Hours are Bullshit (zachholman.com)
176 points by holman on Aug 16, 2011 | 48 comments
10. Wolfenstein 1D (wonder-tonic.com)
174 points by prawn on Aug 17, 2011 | 80 comments
11. How LinkedIn used Node.js and HTML5 to build a better, faster app (venturebeat.com)
159 points by jc123 on Aug 16, 2011 | 73 comments
12. Undeletable Cookies (schneier.com)
157 points by wicknicks on Aug 16, 2011 | 47 comments
13. Firefox 6 for web developers (hacks.mozilla.org)
150 points by tbassetto on Aug 16, 2011 | 31 comments
14. Science Exchange (YC S11): A Central Database For Core Research Facilities (techcrunch.com)
136 points by canistr on Aug 16, 2011 | 26 comments
15. My ideas are shitty so I'm going on an Internet diet (swizec.com)
134 points by Swizec on Aug 17, 2011 | 84 comments
16. Court allows Samsung Galaxy Tab to again sell in Europe (gigaom.com)
131 points by tilt on Aug 16, 2011 | 57 comments
17. Whyday is Friday (shopify.com)
128 points by AccordionGuy on Aug 16, 2011 | 29 comments
18. Minecraft released for android. (android.com)
127 points by xd on Aug 17, 2011 | 86 comments
19. Amazon announces AWS GovCloud for U.S. government agencies (amazon.com)
120 points by DVassallo on Aug 16, 2011 | 35 comments
20. Moving On... (thiswebhost.com)
118 points by laCour on Aug 17, 2011 | 114 comments
21. Exercises for a programmer sitting by the PC all day (stackexchange.com)
113 points by NARKOZ on Aug 17, 2011 | 42 comments
22. Paul Meier - Statistican who saved millions of lives (significancemagazine.org)
100 points by ColinWright on Aug 17, 2011 | 8 comments
23. The Making Of Dwarf Fortress (2008) (gamasutra.com)
95 points by spacemanaki on Aug 16, 2011 | 7 comments
24. Rails 3.0.10 Released (ruby-forum.com)
94 points by molecule on Aug 16, 2011 | 30 comments
25. Why I love Lisp (pupeno.com)
95 points by mordaroso on Aug 16, 2011 | 12 comments
26. Why people irrationally reject cleaned sewer water, and how to change their mind (wbur.org)
84 points by e1ven on Aug 16, 2011 | 87 comments
27. Unemployment Beats Having A Lousy Job (fyiliving.com)
76 points by jkuria on Aug 17, 2011 | 47 comments
28. Full-time Geeks Shouldn't Ignore Physical Impact of the Craft (louisgray.com)
72 points by ldayley on Aug 16, 2011 | 57 comments
29. Stanford's Has Long Offered Free Entrepreneurship Lectures (stanford.edu)
69 points by jkuria on Aug 16, 2011 | 9 comments
30. Parallelism as a First Class Citizen in C and C++ (intel.com)
69 points by fogus on Aug 16, 2011 | 38 comments
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