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Stories from January 4, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. A Man. A Van. A Surprising Business Plan. (npr.org)
486 points by slamdunc on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 100 comments
2. I was on BloombergTV talking SOPA today - how'd I do? (bloomberg.com)
374 points by kn0thing on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 153 comments
3. Never create Ruby strings longer than 23 characters (patshaughnessy.net)
357 points by there on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 109 comments
4. Bill Joy's greatest gift to man – the vi editor (theregister.co.uk)
300 points by sytelus on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 126 comments
5. Why do we pay sales commissions? (fogcreek.com)
269 points by buzzcut on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 113 comments
6. Google+ Is Going To Mess Up The Internet (readwriteweb.com)
250 points by jonmwords on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 134 comments
7. A Programming Idiom You've Never Heard Of (dadgum.com)
239 points by pavel_lishin on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 154 comments
8. Why the Movie Industry Can't Innovate and the Result is SOPA (steveblank.com)
236 points by grellas on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 40 comments
9. Top TED Talks of 2011 To Inspire Tech Startups (marksoper.net)
177 points by marksoper on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 18 comments
10. Being recruited in the USA (calepin.co)
165 points by masylum on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 146 comments
11. Apple ][ game server (asciiexpress.net)
159 points by steveb on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 52 comments
12. Matt Cutts Responds on Google's Paid Link Campaign (plus.google.com)
139 points by chintan on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 63 comments
13. Letter from Orwell to his publisher regarding 1984 (lettersofnote.com)
133 points by alexholehouse on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 49 comments
14. Using AI to design board games (boardgamegeek.com)
107 points by chaddeshon on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
15. Google Chrome HTTPS Address Bar Spoofing (acrossecurity.com)
103 points by dielel on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 4 comments
16. Ifttt raises $1.5M Seed Round From Top Investors (techcrunch.com)
100 points by wisp on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 66 comments
17. Piracy is not a problem; SOPA is not a solution (freesoftwaremagazine.com)
97 points by macco on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 77 comments
18. E-mail is the Universal Platform (contactually.com)
102 points by skevvis on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 59 comments
19. How Rick Santorum Is Making His "Google Problem" Worse (searchengineland.com)
92 points by kirpekar on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 120 comments
20. Migrating away from Puppet to cdist (Python3) (schottelius.org)
94 points by mahmoudimus on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 52 comments
21. Show HN: During the last week, I built a SPDY server. (github.com)
85 points by sokrates on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 19 comments
22. Upgrading Airbnb from Rails 2.3 to Rails 3.0 (airbnb.com)
84 points by Airbnb-Nerds on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 27 comments
23. Google demotes Chrome in search results over pay-for-post promo (cnet.com)
81 points by ed2417 on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 36 comments
24. Could Coding Become the Next Mass Profession? (roybahat.com)
79 points by zds on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 101 comments
25. Defeat facial recognition (cvdazzle.com)
79 points by fomojola on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 19 comments
26. What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design? (johnpolacek.github.com)
79 points by jimsteinhart on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
27. Vi Hart and Khan Academy Join Forces [video] (youtu.be)
72 points by DeusExMachina on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 10 comments
28. Fearless Youth: Prozac Extinguishes Anxiety by Rejuvenating the Brain (scientificamerican.com)
68 points by tokenadult on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 26 comments
29. The 20% Project (like Google) In My Class (educationismylife.com)
66 points by ajjuliani on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 18 comments
30. Markdown Editor (joncom.be)
67 points by alexchamberlain on Jan 4, 2012 | hide | 29 comments

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