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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 | 133 comments
2. John Resig: JavaScript as a First Language (ejohn.org)
306 points by fogus on Dec 21, 2011 | 216 comments
3. Smoke Screening: Journalist tests TSA (vanityfair.com)
293 points by Umalu on Dec 21, 2011 | 95 comments
4. Why We Haven’t Met Any Aliens (seedmagazine.com)
252 points by mindmirror on Dec 22, 2011 | 220 comments
5. Hungry Academy - get paid to learn Ruby (hungryacademy.com)
254 points by jeremymcanally on Dec 21, 2011 | 165 comments
6. Bingo Card Creator (etc) Year In Review 2011 (kalzumeus.com)
221 points by joshuacc on Dec 21, 2011 | 74 comments
7. Startup Idea: User Retention as a Service (paulstamatiou.com)
203 points by PStamatiou on Dec 21, 2011 | 62 comments
8. LinkedIn open sources IndexTank: search engine and service (linkedin.com)
198 points by wvl on Dec 22, 2011 | 31 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 | 107 comments
10. Sites that pushed JavaScript to the limit (netmagazine.com)
187 points by riledhel on Dec 21, 2011 | 27 comments
11. How Airplanes Fly: A Physical Description of Lift (fiu.edu)
185 points by hadronzoo on Dec 22, 2011 | 22 comments
12. UC Berkeley chooses Google apps over office 365 based on this analysis (berkeley.edu)
166 points by davidacoder on Dec 22, 2011 | 58 comments
13. What really caused the eurozone crisis? (bbc.co.uk)
162 points by mhw on Dec 22, 2011 | 111 comments
14. New particle observed at LHC (bbc.co.uk)
151 points by ximeng on Dec 22, 2011 | 54 comments
15. The Problem with Implicit Scoping in CoffeeScript (pocoo.org)
133 points by michaelty on Dec 22, 2011 | 134 comments
16. Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear (techcrunch.com)
131 points by csmajorfive on Dec 21, 2011 | 53 comments
17. Questions you have to answer correctly to get funding for your startup (whoapi.com)
129 points by ivanbrezakbrkan on Dec 22, 2011 | 37 comments
18. How Dropbox Became The Startup Steve Jobs Wished To Own – with Drew Houston (mixergy.com)
116 points by pospischil on Dec 21, 2011 | 32 comments
19. Nest thermostat teardown (sparkfun.com)
107 points by nabilt on Dec 21, 2011 | 44 comments
20. Which reads faster, Chinese or English? (persquaremile.com)
94 points by nameless_noob on Dec 22, 2011 | 83 comments
21. The Golden Age of the Developer (kernelmag.com)
89 points by dchs on Dec 21, 2011 | 32 comments
22. What to Look For in PHP 5.4 (jburrows.wordpress.com)
86 points by robmorgan on Dec 21, 2011 | 60 comments
23. Bitcoin's comeback: should Western Union be afraid? (arstechnica.com)
86 points by evo_9 on Dec 21, 2011 | 76 comments
24. WebSockets is a stream, not a message based protocol (lenholgate.com)
68 points by saurabh on Dec 21, 2011 | 43 comments
25. Canadians to start HIV vaccine clinical trials (ottawacitizen.com)
77 points by pg on Dec 21, 2011 | 29 comments
26. 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 | 13 comments
27. Hiring Secret: Best Way to Vet a Candidate (inc.com)
76 points by riffraff on Dec 21, 2011 | 65 comments
28. HipHop for PHP in Production at Hyves (hyvesblogonproductdevelopment.blogspot.com)
79 points by ma2rten on Dec 22, 2011 | 30 comments
29. Mayor of Munich: "EU laptops should have LibreOffice or OpenOffice" (europa.eu)
72 points by Tsiolkovsky on Dec 21, 2011 | 53 comments
30. Build your own web search engine (himmele.blogspot.com)
70 points by DanielHimmelein on Dec 21, 2011 | 10 comments
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