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Stories from August 20, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Solar-panel "trees" really are inferior (googleusercontent.com)
650 points by DevX101 on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 98 comments
2. I am nothing (paulbuchheit.blogspot.com)
520 points by dwynings on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 125 comments
3. If PHP Were British (addedbytes.com)
347 points by shdon on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 104 comments
4. Marc Andreessen on Why Software is Eating the World (wsj.com)
317 points by tewks on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 91 comments
5. Women are rejecting marriage in Asia. The social implications are serious. (economist.com)
213 points by rblion on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 206 comments
6. What is in your .vimrc (stackoverflow.com)
200 points by nyellin on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 84 comments
7. Functional Programming Is Hard, That's Why It's Good (fayr.am)
177 points by trptcolin on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 102 comments
8. Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA (forbes.com)
161 points by DanielRibeiro on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 184 comments
9. Notch's Livestream for Ludum Dare 21 (livestream.com)
133 points by fredoliveira on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 90 comments
10. Nym Wars (Google+ "real name" rules) (jwz.org)
123 points by bigiain on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 71 comments
11. HP: To Save The webOS Dev Community, Open-Source Enyo Now (funkatron.com)
95 points by codedivine on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 19 comments
12. Why threads vs events is a nonsensical question. (swtch.com)
92 points by xtacy on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 46 comments
13. Flipping 10 heads in a row - a small probability demonstration (singingbanana.tumblr.com)
82 points by ColinWright on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
14. Thief (dribbble.com)
73 points by zopticity on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 2 comments
15. Show HN: nyan-mode.el - Nyan Cat for Emacs (my first real Emacs minor mode) (buildsomethingamazing.com)
71 points by TeMPOraL on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
16. Why there aren't many innovators in China (joezhou.posterous.com)
69 points by joezhou on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 27 comments
17. Show HN: I am building a next-gen browser (ashraful.org)
68 points by ashraful on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 55 comments
18. Praising Kernel (The Axis of Eval) (axisofeval.blogspot.com)
67 points by Autre on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
19. TouchPad 16GB on Sale for $99 (hp.com)
67 points by cygwin98 on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 79 comments
20. Bots are crawling new domain registrations and namesquatting Twitter handles (rossduggan.ie)
66 points by duggan on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
21. Martin Ford Asks: Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse? (singularityhub.com)
61 points by olalonde on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 73 comments
22. Silicon Valley Booms but Worries About a New Bust (nytimes.com)
60 points by jedwhite on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 18 comments
23. Fulcrum - Open Source Agile Project Management Tool (wholemeal.co.nz)
55 points by NoSunlight on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 18 comments
24. No, HP, you’re off the mark (bgr.com)
54 points by zacharye on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
25. Twitter's t.co uses meta tags and JS instead of 301 Redirects to Mask Referrers (getclicky.com)
53 points by ams1 on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
26. Using SMS is like paying for email, email that isn't very good... (mycannonball.com)
47 points by chrisparcel on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
27. Notch's Livestream for Ludum Dare 21 (now on twitch.tv) (twitch.tv)
42 points by felixweis on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 12 comments
28. Why Events Are A Bad Idea (for High-concurrency Servers) (usenix.org)
41 points by uriel on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
29. Idea: mouseFreeze, A solution for Browser FPS Games (vjeux.com)
39 points by vjeux on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 16 comments
30. "A sort of PC": how Windows 8 will invade tablets (and why it might work) (arstechnica.com)
36 points by llambda on Aug 20, 2011 | hide | 24 comments

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