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Stories from December 18, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Whitehouse.gov petition to veto SOPA (whitehouse.gov)
497 points by orbenn on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 81 comments
2. Reddit admin: "If SOPA passes it would almost certainly mean the end of reddit" (reddit.com)
427 points by gasull on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 150 comments
3. Where's Waldo? (stackoverflow.com)
409 points by bkaid on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
4. SOPA creator received half a million dollars from the TV/Film/Music lobby (slashdot.org)
300 points by gasull on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 64 comments
5. Why have CPUs been limited in frequency to around 3.5Ghz for so many years? (reddit.com)
257 points by NARKOZ on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 111 comments
6. The switch: Python to Node.js (querna.org)
207 points by pquerna on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 134 comments
7. Why is one loop slower than 2 in C? (stackoverflow.com)
191 points by rkalla on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 41 comments
8. Sinatra::Synchrony - Evented, fast, concurrent Ruby web apps with no callbacks (kyledrake.net)
161 points by kyledrake on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
9. Assessing a Company: Questions you need to ask in an Interview (interviewstreet.com)
153 points by mikeinterviewst on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
10. Sleep Deficit: The Performance Killer (hbr.org)
152 points by agilo on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 41 comments
11. "Time-saving" Generators for Designers (awcore.com)
152 points by macos on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
12. Crunchfund VC (crunchfund.vc)
141 points by Brajeshwar on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 63 comments
13. PHP: Cracks in the foundation (phpadvent.org)
134 points by chrismsnz on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 76 comments
14. Sovereign Keys, EFF's proposal to replace the certificate authority model (eff.org)
127 points by xyzzyrz on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
15. John Carmack's .plan file (scribd.com)
113 points by gtklocker on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
16. My Favorite Strange Number: Ω (scienceblogs.com)
112 points by llambda on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 14 comments
17. Device Orientation in HTML5 (tilt your computer if you have a MacBook & Chrome) (html5rocks.com)
103 points by pud on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 33 comments
18. Vint Cerf: SOPA means 'unprecedented censorship', will undermine security (acm.org)
99 points by gasull on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 3 comments
19. I’m too lazy to be a HTML developer (polygeek.com)
99 points by Garbage on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
20. The Recording Industry Likes to Make Me Look Like an Asshole (earbits.com)
92 points by earbitscom on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 149 comments
21. Why we are taking our startup to Hong Kong and other crazy stories of 2011 (leostartsup.com)
93 points by LeonW on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
22. Try Clojure in your browser (tryclj.com)
90 points by llambda on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
23. The case for old entrepreneurs (wadhwa.com)
82 points by mikeleeorg on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 59 comments
24. Python Patterns: An Optimization Anecdote (python.org)
80 points by llambda on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 11 comments
25. Await and Defer in Coffeescript core (github.com)
75 points by DanielRibeiro on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
26. I went to the same school as Julian Assange, but we learned different lessons (howtolivewiki.com)
73 points by ph0rque on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
27. Clojure Concurrency (blip.tv)
59 points by signa11 on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 5 comments
28. Technology behind Rackspace Cloud Monitoring (querna.org)
59 points by pquerna on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 3 comments
29. Partychat — migrating from Google App Engine to EC2 (vijayp.ca)
57 points by BarkMore on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 12 comments
30. What's New in Emacs (Part 2) (masteringemacs.org)
56 points by nyellin on Dec 18, 2011 | hide | 10 comments

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