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1. Early Photos of Y Combinator (ycombinator.com)
368 points by pg on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 69 comments
2. Why must you laugh at my back end? (pud.com)
348 points by pud on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 215 comments
3. How did academic publishers acquire these feudal powers? (monbiot.com)
321 points by sasvari on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 84 comments
4. 87% of the U.S. Population are uniquely identified by {DOB, gender, zip} (latanyasweeney.org)
281 points by jessekeys on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 95 comments
5. VimConf (vimconf.org)
255 points by flippingbits on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 51 comments
6. Official enrollment for Stanford's online AI class has begun (ai-class.com)
229 points by epenn on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 63 comments
7. Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear (mnn.com)
183 points by etruong42 on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
8. Lessons from Valve - How to build a designer's paradise (garrettamini.com)
183 points by kadjar on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 21 comments
9. Leak reveals US Government lobbied on behalf of Oracle. (itnews.com.au)
171 points by pwg on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
10. Pakistan bans VPNs (tribune.com.pk)
161 points by molecule on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 60 comments
11. Google and OpenDNS made the web faster for everyone today (extremetech.com)
154 points by ukdm on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 62 comments
12. Practical Nerd: The hidden price of “free” (geekwire.com)
152 points by Liu on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
13. An update on attempted man-in-the-middle attacks (googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com)
150 points by abraham on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 78 comments
14. Linear algebra for game developers (wolfire.com)
143 points by Mithrandir on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
15. HP to produce one more batch of Touchpads (hp.com)
141 points by yumraj on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 126 comments
16. Contracts For CoffeeScript (disnetdev.com)
139 points by swannodette on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 34 comments
17. Heroku Postgres (heroku.com)
132 points by ryandotsmith on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 77 comments
18. The lost world of physicality (jgc.org)
131 points by jgrahamc on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 97 comments
19. Stanford CS course on digital photography (stanford.edu)
130 points by United857 on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
20. If I were a single founder... (foysavas.com)
128 points by foysavas on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 49 comments
21. Weird, Birdlike Mystery Drone Crashes in Pakistan (wired.com)
128 points by ColinWright on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 44 comments
22. Impressive JPEG Recompression (jpegmini.com)
122 points by franze on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 61 comments
23. Developing Multiplayer HTML5 Games with Node.js (smus.com)
108 points by mcantelon on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 17 comments
24. Asynchronous ruby framework for websockets, eventsource and streaming (cramp.in)
101 points by lifo on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 14 comments
25. World's 7 billionth person about to be born (thehindu.com)
78 points by narad on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
26. Of Gravatars and Robohashes (codingthewheel.com)
75 points by LiveTheDream on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
27. Review of the TSA X-ray backscatter body scanner safety report (myhelicaltryst.blogspot.com)
75 points by adulau on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
28. Index Ventures Leads $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox (techcrunch.com)
74 points by amirmc on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 49 comments
29. Let’s Suck at GitHub Together (css-tricks.com)
71 points by pointnova on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
30. Groupon Co-founders invest $4M in fast-growing E la Carte (YC S10) (techcrunch.com)
70 points by dyroffk on Aug 30, 2011 | hide | 26 comments

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