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Stories from January 19, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Megaupload down, FBI Charges Seven With Online Piracy (wsj.com)
698 points by waitwhat on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 337 comments
2. Maddox - I hope SOPA passes (xmission.com)
569 points by CWIZO on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 198 comments
3. A Word to the Resourceful (paulgraham.com)
463 points by anateus on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 168 comments
4. The Trello Tech Stack (fogcreek.com)
431 points by elehack on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 93 comments
5. Death sentence for Iranian web programmer (thenextweb.com)
369 points by waitwhat on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 109 comments
6. Anonymous takes down Department of Justice and Universal Music (rt.com)
365 points by coupdegrace on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 97 comments
7. Every Linux screen locker bypassed with a keypress (seclists.org)
316 points by Jonhoo on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 88 comments
8. Playing chicken with cat.jpg (daemonology.net)
288 points by cperciva on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 104 comments
9. Vim ported to iOS (applidium.com)
288 points by stevelosh on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 127 comments
10. How Google Code Search Worked (swtch.com)
287 points by basugasubaku on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 45 comments
11. The Audacity of the iBooks Author EULA (venomousporridge.com)
281 points by pooriaazimi on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 136 comments
12. Piracy - You can't have your cake and eat it (broadmuse.com)
271 points by willdamas on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 317 comments
13. Rand Paul promises to filibuster PIPA (dailycaller.com)
262 points by dataminer on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 23 comments
14. The Real Difference Between Git and Mercurial (xentac.net)
182 points by xentac on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 76 comments
15. PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed (arstechnica.com)
181 points by llambda on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 45 comments
16. Courtney Love does the math (2000) (salon.com)
175 points by dmor on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 36 comments
17. This game was made entirely in css (no javascript) (jsrun.it)
170 points by Feanim on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 50 comments
18. Kodak files for bankruptcy (marketwatch.com)
164 points by leak on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 70 comments
19. Julian Assange Rolling Stone interview (rollingstone.com)
162 points by libraryatnight on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 32 comments
20. Swizz Beats is the CEO of Megaupload (factmag.com)
150 points by bjonathan on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
21. Anonymous strikes back: takes down DoJ, Universal, RIAA and MPAA sites (geek.com)
128 points by 11031a on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
22. Apple announces iBooks 2, iBooks Author to "reinvent textbooks" (arstechnica.com)
116 points by FluidDjango on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 181 comments
23. Machine Learning on the Cheap and Easy (thunderboltlabs.com)
110 points by thunderboltlabs on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 15 comments
24. Redditor Dr. Michael Ham announces his candidacy for US senate (New Mexico) (reddit.com)
109 points by x3c on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 20 comments
25. Quixey Challenge: Fix a bug in 1 minute to win $100. Refer a winner to win $50. (quixeychallenge.com)
111 points by quixey on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 33 comments
26. Results of Mozilla's SOPA blackout (blog.mozilla.com)
102 points by mbrubeck on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 5 comments
27. Idea reach and the cofounder myth (swombat.com)
98 points by noelsequeira on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 20 comments
28. Larry Page: Google+ now has 90 million users globally (thenextweb.com)
99 points by MRonney on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 52 comments
29. Jvm performance tuning (notes) (umbrant.com)
94 points by rxin on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 8 comments
30. To Catch a Spammer (blackhat.me)
83 points by tehguy on Jan 19, 2012 | hide | 25 comments

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