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1. Why Arabic is Terrific (idlewords.com)
504 points by ColinWright on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 236 comments
2. Do all first links on Wikipedia lead to philosophy? (matpalm.com)
289 points by tbull007 on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 48 comments
3. A Simple Explanation for Why HP Abandoned Palm (daringfireball.net)
198 points by A-K on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 96 comments
4. HN now comes with HTTPS? (ycombinator.com)
197 points by mike-cardwell on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 78 comments
5. Download.com wrapping downloads
174 points by forgotAgain on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
6. List of vim plugins I use - with mini tutorials (mirnazim.org)
163 points by telemachos on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
7. Is That Review a Fake? (nytimes.com)
153 points by cwan on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
8. Poll: Where did you get your site/app's Terms of Service & Privacy Policy?
147 points by callmeed on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 61 comments
9. GroupMe acquired by Skype (techcrunch.com)
145 points by fescue on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 20 comments
10. Coding backwards (jameso.be)
140 points by jobeirne on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 42 comments
11. Notch is coding live again (twitch.tv)
123 points by Zolomon on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 45 comments
12. How to charge clients: flat fee vs. hourly rate? (watilo.com)
116 points by Concours on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 67 comments
13. The little-known secret of how to actually choose a web designer (informationhighwayman.com)
108 points by joshuacc on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 70 comments
14. Superfast military plane hit Mach 20 before crash (msn.com)
97 points by danberger on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 99 comments
15. The State of CyanogenMod (cyanogenmod.com)
92 points by mtinkerhess on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 6 comments
16. Port of PG's "On Lisp" to Clojure (thinkrelevance.com)
80 points by ecounysis on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
17. Stupid scientists (discovermagazine.com)
74 points by nhoss2 on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
18. NewLisp (newlisp.org)
74 points by ecounysis on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 17 comments
19. Show HN: Rasta.js, anonymous domainless key-value store for frontend JavaScript (errorjs.com)
73 points by pitra on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 39 comments
20. Get started with WebGL: draw a square (netmagazine.com)
70 points by tilt on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
21. Jtalk: a Smalltalk implementation that runs on the JavaScript runtime. (jtalk-project.org)
66 points by ColinWright on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
22. Argentina blocks more than 1,000,000 blogger blogs. (translate.google.com)
65 points by brackin on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 45 comments
23. The Perils of Partially Powered Languages (yesodweb.com)
64 points by jashkenas on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 5 comments
24. Philip K. Dick: A Visionary Among the Charlatans (depauw.edu)
55 points by gnosis on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
25. Linux Journal goes 100% digital (linuxjournal.com)
45 points by g-garron on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 14 comments
26. Crash-Only Software (usenix.org)
45 points by llambda on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
27. Nymwars: A view from the trenches within Google (plus.google.com)
44 points by bootload on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 33 comments
28. Show HN: Save reading time with the TL;DR PLZ bookmarklet
44 points by _csoz on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
29. Paypal Founder Peter Thiel Invests to Create Floating Micro-Countries (inhabitat.com)
44 points by bakbak on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 55 comments
30. Why We Start Indexing from 0 in Computer Science (utexas.edu)
41 points by KlausTrainer on Aug 21, 2011 | hide | 35 comments

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