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Stories from December 19, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. An Indian Inventor Disrupts The Period Industry (fastcoexist.com)
705 points by wallflower on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 145 comments
2. Dear Internet: It's no Longer OK Not to Know How Congress Works (informationdiet.com)
681 points by cjoh on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 157 comments
3. The Bomb That Changed My Life (swombat.com)
460 points by shadowsun7 on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 83 comments
4. Why is Windows so slow? (greggman.com)
337 points by kristianp on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 153 comments
5. N. Korean leader Kim Jong Il dies (bbc.co.uk)
327 points by josscrowcroft on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 83 comments
6. How to get hired (or, 'The silly story of interviewing in the valley') (trapm.com)
245 points by sgrove on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 171 comments
7. CoffeeScript is not a language worth learning (github.com)
218 points by llambda on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 124 comments
8. MITx positions to offer certification for completing courses online (mit.edu)
203 points by troyastorino on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 42 comments
9. Unfortunate Python (excess.org)
194 points by webexcess on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 55 comments
10. List of best free online learning sites (reddit.com)
145 points by vijayr on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
11. What are the lesser known but cool data structures? (stackoverflow.com)
133 points by llambda on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 54 comments
12. How games cheat to help players (robotinvader.com)
131 points by DanielRibeiro on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 45 comments
13. Finance for Geeks (ericsink.com)
118 points by seanlinmt on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 34 comments
14. Productizing Twilio Applications (kalzumeus.com)
121 points by joshuacc on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 33 comments
15. Google pays $18 million to shutter Apture, CloudFlare clones it in 12 hours (thenextweb.com)
118 points by jgrahamc on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 75 comments
16. AT&T Drops T-Mobile USA Deal (wsj.com)
114 points by marklabedz on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 74 comments
17. Building StatHat with Go (golang.org)
106 points by mdwrigh2 on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 25 comments
18. Visualizing Device Utilization (dtrace.org)
110 points by timf on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 4 comments
19. How To Learn About Everything (metamodern.com)
95 points by parallel on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
20. Google+: A few big improvements before the New Year (googleblog.blogspot.com)
94 points by nidennet on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 51 comments
21. I miss w (torrez.org)
89 points by phil on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
22. Why there might not be enough Raspberry Pi to go around (thesinglestep.org)
88 points by noonespecial on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 28 comments
23. San Francisco team wins paper shredder puzzle prize (sfgate.com)
85 points by SystemOut on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
24. Marc Andreessen: Predictions for 2012 (cnet.com)
85 points by jamesjyu on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
25. Saudi prince invests $300 million in Twitter (google.com)
82 points by pastr on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 45 comments
26. Apple Lossless Decoder in Coffeescript (github.com)
81 points by jensnockert on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
27. Attacking NoSQL and Node.js: Server-Side JavaScript Injection (SSJS) (mypopescu.com)
76 points by EwanToo on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 35 comments
28. Patriot Act and privacy laws take a bite out of US cloud business (arstechnica.com)
78 points by Yoanna_Savova on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 9 comments
29. Response to 'I'm turning 30 and I've produced no amazing art' (splinter.com.au)
77 points by chubs on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
30. From Drug Trafficker to Start-Up CEO (wsj.com)
76 points by benry on Dec 19, 2011 | hide | 8 comments

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