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Stories from December 31, 2011, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Stop whining and start hiring remote workers (37signals.com)
481 points by jodosha on Dec 31, 2011 | 234 comments
2. Doctorow: The coming war on general-purpose computation (lwn.net)
198 points by ableal on Dec 31, 2011 | 53 comments
3. There's no shame in code that is simply "good enough" (phiz.net)
182 points by Brajeshwar on Jan 1, 2012 | 67 comments
4. Avoid Apress (mikeash.com)
172 points by jemeshsu on Jan 1, 2012 | 75 comments
5. Best Papers in Computer Science up to 2011 (jeffhuang.com)
154 points by asciident on Jan 1, 2012 | 19 comments
6. Turning off Google search results indirection (stackexchange.com)
152 points by happyman on Jan 1, 2012 | 85 comments
7. Happy New Year!
151 points by RuchitGarg on Dec 31, 2011 | 49 comments
8. Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to hackers (cnet.com)
146 points by FluidDjango on Dec 31, 2011 | 30 comments
9. The best things and stuff of 2011 by Fogus (fogus.me)
131 points by liebke on Dec 31, 2011 | 20 comments
10. Full color laser TV (hackaday.com)
124 points by DanBC on Dec 31, 2011 | 23 comments
11. Atari abuses copyright to kick competitors out of the iOS app store (kickstarter.com)
112 points by extension on Dec 31, 2011 | 40 comments
12. Tech’s Relationship With Depression, Suicide and Asperger’s (zdnet.com)
103 points by minecraftman on Jan 1, 2012 | 17 comments
13. Let's update the HN circle on Google Plus (the proper way) (axxim.net)
99 points by clone1018 on Dec 31, 2011 | 66 comments
14. Public Domain Day (duke.edu)
91 points by DanielRibeiro on Jan 1, 2012 | 23 comments
15. Living in the Cloud - My New Year's Resolution from 2011 (leahculver.com)
89 points by leahculver on Dec 31, 2011 | 30 comments
16. Maciej Fijalkowski's view on PyPy's future (lostinjit.blogspot.com)
86 points by pieceofpeace on Dec 31, 2011 | 21 comments
17. How I Write Django Reusable Apps (paltman.com)
79 points by paltman on Jan 1, 2012 | 5 comments
18. MongoDB's Write Lock (pythonisito.com)
75 points by rick446 on Dec 31, 2011 | 73 comments
19. Bill Watterson Commencement Speech (1990) (graduationwisdom.com)
72 points by mrbogle on Dec 31, 2011 | 14 comments
20. $87 M. News Corp. Backed Startup Shuts Down Before Launch (betabeat.com)
72 points by ccarella on Dec 31, 2011 | 26 comments
21. The Un-Internet (scripting.com)
70 points by bergie on Jan 1, 2012 | 6 comments
22. Booting an Intel Architecture System, Part I (drdobbs.com)
66 points by termie on Dec 31, 2011 | 3 comments
23. Complete Google App Engine + Backbone.js + Require.js Todo list Web App Example (github.com)
66 points by ronreiter on Dec 31, 2011 | 10 comments
24. Things I Learned Building a Company in 2011 (jamesyu.org)
61 points by jamesjyu on Jan 1, 2012 | 1 comment
25. K-Means Clustering and Art (0xfe.blogspot.com)
60 points by mdwrigh2 on Dec 31, 2011 | 12 comments
26. Driving has lost its cool for young Americans (grist.org)
59 points by robg on Dec 31, 2011 | 118 comments
27. 'Reputational' Media—Where Yelp Has an Edge Over AirBnB, VRBO, etc. (theatlantic.com)
57 points by TWAndrews on Dec 31, 2011 | 19 comments
28. You Don’t Live in the World You Were Born Into (blogmaverick.com)
58 points by benackles on Jan 1, 2012 | 17 comments
29. IBNIZ - A hardcore audiovisual VM (countercomplex.blogspot.com)
55 points by paufernandez on Dec 31, 2011 | 10 comments
30. Best algorithms preprints of 2011 (11011110.livejournal.com)
49 points by llambda on Jan 1, 2012
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