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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 | 151 comments
2. How Much Is an Astronaut's Life Worth? (reason.com)
370 points by johno215 on Jan 27, 2012 | 180 comments
3. What I Learned From Opening a Bookstore (salon.com)
302 points by fogus on Jan 27, 2012 | 68 comments
4. Facebook to File for IPO Next Week (mashable.com)
282 points by james-fend on Jan 27, 2012 | 135 comments
5. Steve Jobs personally asked Eric Schmidt to stop poaching employees (theverge.com)
243 points by benjlang on Jan 28, 2012 | 167 comments
6. This is what 864GB of RAM looks like now (37signals.com)
231 points by wlll on Jan 27, 2012 | 129 comments
7. Coding Horror: Separating Programming Sheep from Non-Programming Goats (codinghorror.com)
201 points by joeyespo on Jan 27, 2012 | 129 comments
8. How I Develop Things and Why (kennethreitz.com)
202 points by jorde on Jan 27, 2012 | 33 comments
9. Show HN: SocialFolders, "Dropbox for social"
187 points by martinpannier on Jan 27, 2012 | 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 | 80 comments
11. PyPy funded to begin support for Python 3 and Numpy (morepypy.blogspot.com)
178 points by synparb on Jan 27, 2012 | 30 comments
12. On switching to Arch Linux (mikethecoder.com)
168 points by mcrittenden on Jan 27, 2012 | 168 comments
13. Doing Y Combinator a second time (kulveer.co.uk)
147 points by kul on Jan 28, 2012 | 29 comments
14. Jekyll Bootstrap: The Quickest Way to Blog with Jekyll (jekyllbootstrap.com)
145 points by nreece on Jan 28, 2012 | 24 comments
15. Curebit (YC W11) Raises $1.2 Million For Online Referral System (techcrunch.com)
143 points by allangrant on Jan 27, 2012 | 82 comments
16. Welcome Geoff (ycombinator.posterous.com)
133 points by pg on Jan 27, 2012 | 21 comments
17. The problem with startups is that they can’t solve the big problems. (remarkedly.com)
130 points by krausejj on Jan 27, 2012 | 102 comments
18. Three years later, Mr. Moore is still letting us punt on database sharding (37signals.com)
127 points by jlangenauer on Jan 27, 2012 | 54 comments
19. Twitter isn't Censoring You. Your Government is. (thenextweb.com)
104 points by evo_9 on Jan 27, 2012 | 34 comments
20. Chapter 6 of the Rails Tutorial, 2nd Edition is out ("Modeling users") (railstutorial.org)
93 points by mhartl on Jan 27, 2012 | 22 comments
21. A paper about Emacs Org-Mode in the Journal of Statistical Software (jstatsoft.org)
94 points by tumult on Jan 28, 2012 | 4 comments
22. CityHash: new hash function by Google (faster than Murmur) (code.google.com)
86 points by markerdmann on Jan 28, 2012 | 29 comments
23. 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 | 50 comments
24. Scott Aaronson on Elsevier (scottaaronson.com)
84 points by cs702 on Jan 27, 2012 | 21 comments
25. Show HN: Glider, a better email client (glider.io)
81 points by cj on Jan 27, 2012 | 53 comments
26. Pi Is Wrong (utah.edu)
78 points by llambda on Jan 27, 2012 | 64 comments
27. Seriously.js: A Realtime, Node-Based Video Compositor for the Web (badassjs.com)
77 points by devongovett on Jan 27, 2012 | 10 comments
28. Twitter uncloaks a year's worth of DMCA takedown notices, 4,410 in all (arstechnica.com)
75 points by Slimy on Jan 27, 2012 | 13 comments
29. Show HN: Startup Threads Monthly - Subscription Swag Service (startupthreadsmonthly.com)
82 points by frankdenbow on Jan 27, 2012 | 55 comments
30. Linux Easy To Support = Lower Software Prices (lunduke.com)
68 points by BryanLunduke on Jan 28, 2012 | 19 comments
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