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Stories from December 21, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Jurors Need to Know That They Can Say No (nytimes.com)
353 points by ddlatham on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 133 comments
2. Facebook machine learning technology improves; Redditors alaramed. (reddit.com)
322 points by zackattack on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 157 comments
3. John Resig: JavaScript as a First Language (ejohn.org)
306 points by fogus on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 216 comments
4. Smoke Screening: Journalist tests TSA (vanityfair.com)
293 points by Umalu on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 95 comments
5. All Programmers Are Self-Taught (jgneuf.wordpress.com)
247 points by jgn on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 79 comments
6. Hungry Academy - get paid to learn Ruby (hungryacademy.com)
254 points by jeremymcanally on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 165 comments
7. Bingo Card Creator (etc) Year In Review 2011 (kalzumeus.com)
221 points by joshuacc on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 74 comments
8. Startup Idea: User Retention as a Service (paulstamatiou.com)
203 points by PStamatiou on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 62 comments
9. Why I am Not a Professor, or The Decline and Fall of the British University (lambdassociates.org)
187 points by jackfoxy on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 107 comments
10. Sites that pushed JavaScript to the limit (netmagazine.com)
187 points by riledhel on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 27 comments
11. Samsung Sold its Hard Drive Business to Seagate for $1.4 Billion (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
143 points by ask995 on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 68 comments
12. Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear (techcrunch.com)
131 points by csmajorfive on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 53 comments
13. 700,000 Android devices activated each day (plus.google.com)
120 points by arron61 on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 89 comments
14. How Dropbox Became The Startup Steve Jobs Wished To Own – with Drew Houston (mixergy.com)
116 points by pospischil on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
15. Nest thermostat teardown (sparkfun.com)
107 points by nabilt on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 44 comments
16. Y Combinator's Graham Discusses Start-Up Industry (bloomberg.com)
106 points by zaveri on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
17. The Golden Age of the Developer (kernelmag.com)
89 points by dchs on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 32 comments
18. What to Look For in PHP 5.4 (jburrows.wordpress.com)
86 points by robmorgan on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 60 comments
19. Bitcoin's comeback: should Western Union be afraid? (arstechnica.com)
86 points by evo_9 on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 76 comments
20. WebSockets is a stream, not a message based protocol (lenholgate.com)
68 points by saurabh on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 43 comments
21. Canadians to start HIV vaccine clinical trials (ottawacitizen.com)
77 points by pg on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 29 comments
22. Dear Congress: It’s Not OK Not To Know How Search Engines Work, Either (searchengineland.com)
77 points by B-Scan on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 13 comments
23. Hiring Secret: Best Way to Vet a Candidate (inc.com)
76 points by riffraff on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 65 comments
24. Mayor of Munich: "EU laptops should have LibreOffice or OpenOffice" (europa.eu)
72 points by Tsiolkovsky on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 53 comments
25. Build your own web search engine (himmele.blogspot.com)
70 points by DanielHimmelein on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
26. Where are all those Galaxy Nexus subpixels? (geek.com)
60 points by adeelarshad82 on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 20 comments
27. Sending holiday cards, but I don't have addresses, so I made SendSpree (sendspree.com)
59 points by colevscode on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
28. DOJ takes bloggers laptops over reader comments left at Wordpress hosted blog (financialpost.com)
56 points by doj_seizure on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 11 comments
29. "Lifestyle" CEO bootstraps business to 30 MM unique visitors: The wikiHow story (xconomy.com)
58 points by Krystle on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
30. Investors In Our $400,000 Seed Round And How We Met Them (bufferapp.com)
55 points by LeonW on Dec 21, 2011 | hide | 8 comments

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