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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 | hide | 234 comments
2. Apple design chief Jonathan Ive awarded knighthood (appleinsider.com)
225 points by smoody on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 111 comments
3. Doctorow: The coming war on general-purpose computation (lwn.net)
198 points by ableal on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 53 comments
4. Happy New Year!
151 points by RuchitGarg on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 49 comments
5. Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to hackers (cnet.com)
146 points by FluidDjango on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
6. Sony, Nintendo, EA hide behind PR move. Still support SOPA (destructoid.com)
138 points by nextparadigms on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
7. The best things and stuff of 2011 by Fogus (fogus.me)
131 points by liebke on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 20 comments
8. Full color laser TV (hackaday.com)
124 points by DanBC on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 23 comments
9. Why Don’t We Value Spatial Intelligence? (gettingsmart.com)
124 points by tokenadult on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 56 comments
10. Atari abuses copyright to kick competitors out of the iOS app store (kickstarter.com)
112 points by extension on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 40 comments
11. Let's update the HN circle on Google Plus (the proper way) (axxim.net)
99 points by clone1018 on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 66 comments
12. Ask HN: Fundamental texts for serious web engineers?
95 points by BadassFractal on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 36 comments
13. Living in the Cloud - My New Year's Resolution from 2011 (leahculver.com)
89 points by leahculver on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 30 comments
14. Maciej Fijalkowski's view on PyPy's future (lostinjit.blogspot.com)
86 points by pieceofpeace on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 21 comments
15. MongoDB's Write Lock (pythonisito.com)
75 points by rick446 on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 73 comments
16. Bill Watterson Commencement Speech (1990) (graduationwisdom.com)
72 points by mrbogle on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 14 comments
17. $87 M. News Corp. Backed Startup Shuts Down Before Launch (betabeat.com)
72 points by ccarella on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
18. Complete Google App Engine + Backbone.js + Require.js Todo list Web App Example (github.com)
66 points by ronreiter on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
19. Booting an Intel Architecture System, Part I (drdobbs.com)
66 points by termie on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 3 comments
20. Perl 6 in 2011 - A Retrospection (perlgeek.de)
67 points by perlgeek on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 26 comments
21. Retailers Are Losing the Software Talent Wars (businessweek.com)
64 points by jongraehl on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 88 comments
22. Reverse engineering uC firmware from audio signals (gravitronic.blogspot.com)
63 points by anigbrowl on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 6 comments
23. K-Means Clustering and Art (0xfe.blogspot.com)
60 points by mdwrigh2 on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 12 comments
24. Driving has lost its cool for young Americans (grist.org)
59 points by robg on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 118 comments
25. 'Reputational' Media—Where Yelp Has an Edge Over AirBnB, VRBO, etc. (theatlantic.com)
57 points by TWAndrews on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 19 comments
26. IBNIZ - A hardcore audiovisual VM (countercomplex.blogspot.com)
55 points by paufernandez on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 10 comments
27. Xcode 4 ships a buggy compiler (phusion.nl)
52 points by FooBarWidget on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 65 comments
28. Oberon – The Overlooked Jewel (uci.edu)
50 points by MaysonL on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 8 comments
29. To Dissect a Mockingbird: A Graphical Notation for the Lambda Calculus (dkeenan.com)
48 points by llambda on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 7 comments
30. WebGL Meincraft (pocoo.org)
46 points by llambda on Dec 31, 2011 | hide | 20 comments

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