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Stories from December 20, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. The Secret History of Kim Jung Il -- written by one of his high school teachers (foreignpolicy.com)
631 points by cynest on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 154 comments
2. Show HN: I Created the Inverse of Angry Birds (itunes.apple.com)
625 points by ghempton on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 123 comments
3. Dropping a Magnet Through a Copper Pipe (makezine.com)
569 points by jashmenn on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 106 comments
4. Desingineer – the mythical person every startup is looking for (brajeshwar.com)
365 points by Brajeshwar on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 200 comments
5. ISO C is increasingly moronic (varnish-cache.org)
283 points by phkamp on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 167 comments
6. Mozilla and Google Sign New Agreement for Default Search in Firefox (blog.mozilla.com)
250 points by dochtman on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
7. My Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Mac OS X (2011 Edition) (carpeaqua.com)
234 points by rograndom on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 120 comments
8. Good news: Mozilla fixed their damn browser (jasonlefkowitz.net)
198 points by smacktoward on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 54 comments
9. Ask HN: I really need your help (resolved)
194 points by teej on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 36 comments
10. Rails 3.2 RC1: Faster dev mode & routing, explain queries, tagged logger, store (rubyonrails.org)
185 points by aaronbrethorst on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 50 comments
11. Sony sued over PSN "can't sue us" clause (geek.com)
174 points by ukdm on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 70 comments
12. 63% Prefer a Dark Themed Text Editor (paulrouget.com)
171 points by joeybaker on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 104 comments
13. 37signals doesn’t like you sorting stuff. Are you just remaking a spreadsheet? (n8.tumblr.com)
166 points by nate on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 67 comments
14. Massive Ruby speed boost with JRuby and Java 7. (jruby.org)
147 points by donw on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 78 comments
15. A Stupid Idea, 1 Year After Launching on HN (idonethis.com)
149 points by rguzman on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 47 comments
16. My Career Advice: Make Yourself Redundant (ousbey.com)
136 points by Roedou on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
17. GitHub releases their CI server, Janky (github.com)
135 points by alastairpat on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 21 comments
18. IBM: Mind reading is less than five years away. For real. (cnet.com)
124 points by azazo on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 90 comments
19. R for the JVM: 60% complete, help wanted! (code.google.com)
109 points by bedatadriven on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 15 comments
20. DeSopa: a Firefox addon to easily bypass SOPA DNS blocking (addons.mozilla.org)
112 points by kibwen on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 61 comments
21. Rob Pike on Go interfaces (groups.google.com)
104 points by fogus on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
22. Ask HN: Your code editor, black on white or white on black? (docs.google.com)
103 points by tbassetto on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 116 comments
23. Notch's New Game - Minicraft (And An Android Port) (gun.io)
104 points by Mizza on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 37 comments
24. You knew the old Mozilla, meet the new Mozilla (ascher.ca)
99 points by tbassetto on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
25. Indian government drops plan to censor the internet (indianexpress.com)
98 points by combiclickwise on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 11 comments
26. Why Science is Failing Us (wired.com)
90 points by quasistar on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 68 comments
27. The Bipolar Lisp Programmer (2007) (lambdassociates.org)
88 points by llambda on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 38 comments
28. New kind of metal in the deep Earth (sciencedaily.com)
87 points by llambda on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 36 comments
29. Vnc.js: how to build a JavaScript VNC Client (linkedin.com)
87 points by LiveTheDream on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 14 comments
30. MITx is a game changer for higher education (masmithers.com)
82 points by michaeltwofish on Dec 20, 2011 | hide | 16 comments

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