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Stories from January 27, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin , usr/sbin split (busybox.net)
857 points by sciurus on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 151 comments
2. How Much Is an Astronaut's Life Worth? (reason.com)
370 points by johno215 on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 180 comments
3. What I Learned From Opening a Bookstore (salon.com)
302 points by fogus on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 68 comments
4. Facebook to File for IPO Next Week (mashable.com)
282 points by james-fend on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 135 comments
5. This is what 864GB of RAM looks like now (37signals.com)
231 points by wlll on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 129 comments
6. Graphene: The perfect water filter (extremetech.com)
204 points by ukdm on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 40 comments
7. Coding Horror: Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats (codinghorror.com)
201 points by joeyespo on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 129 comments
8. How I Develop Things and Why (kennethreitz.com)
202 points by jorde on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 33 comments
9. Show HN: SocialFolders, "Dropbox for social"
187 points by martinpannier on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 73 comments
10. How I Learned Enough Ruby On Rails In 12 Weeks To Launch Freelancify (webstartup.me)
184 points by james-fend on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 80 comments
11. PyPy funded to begin support for Python 3 and Numpy (morepypy.blogspot.com)
178 points by synparb on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 30 comments
12. On switching to Arch Linux (mikethecoder.com)
168 points by mcrittenden on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 168 comments
13. Teens Photograph Lego Minifigure at Edge of Space for $400 (petapixel.com)
167 points by McKittrick on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 40 comments
14. Ninja Blocks: Connect your world with the web (kickstarter.com)
165 points by DamonOehlman on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 66 comments
15. Bill Gates on his last visit with Steve Jobs (geekwire.com)
142 points by krishnasun on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 115 comments
16. Curebit (YC W11) Raises $1.2 Million For Online Referral System (techcrunch.com)
143 points by allangrant on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 82 comments
17. MegaUpload users plan to sue the FBI over lost files (torrentfreak.com)
135 points by joeyespo on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 58 comments
18. Welcome Geoff (ycombinator.posterous.com)
133 points by pg on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 21 comments
19. The problem with startups is that they can’t solve the big problems. (remarkedly.com)
130 points by krausejj on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 102 comments
20. Three years later, Mr. Moore is still letting us punt on database sharding (37signals.com)
127 points by jlangenauer on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 54 comments
21. Twitter isn't Censoring You. Your Government is. (thenextweb.com)
104 points by evo_9 on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 34 comments
22. A Tale of a Miserable Product Launch (stangeek.com)
103 points by stangeek on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 66 comments
23. The best way to learn iOS Programming... well its working for me (plus.google.com)
100 points by kentf on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 41 comments
24. Chapter 6 of the Rails Tutorial, 2nd Edition is out ("Modeling users") (railstutorial.org)
93 points by mhartl on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 22 comments
25. Roy: Small functional language that compiles to JavaScript (github.com)
91 points by DanielRibeiro on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 32 comments
26. Show HN: I made a site that rings a bell every time you have a new customer (bellbot.com)
85 points by pud on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 50 comments
27. Scott Aaronson on Elsevier (scottaaronson.com)
84 points by cs702 on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 21 comments
28. The WHY of WAT - understanding why 'JavaScript is Crazy' (caplin.com)
82 points by amirhhz on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 52 comments
29. Apple Should Buy Hollywood (techcrunch.com)
82 points by senjamin on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 59 comments
30. Show HN: Glider, a better email client (glider.io)
81 points by cj on Jan 27, 2012 | hide | 53 comments

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