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Stories from February 8, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. ASCII interactive fluid animation (nkwiatek.com)
663 points by wlll on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 66 comments
2. We are sorry (path.com)
533 points by revorad on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 211 comments
3. Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch (latimes.com)
375 points by pwg on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 101 comments
4. Advanced Data Structures MIT (mit.edu)
293 points by vj44 on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
5. Hipster (like Path) uploads your address book emails to its servers (markchang.tumblr.com)
291 points by markchang on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 77 comments
6. Vim University - Screencasts and Articles for Serious Vim Students (vimuniversity.com)
270 points by mcobrien on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 34 comments
7. The Ruby on Rails Tutorial, 2nd Edition (full draft) (railstutorial.org)
268 points by mhartl on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 45 comments
8. Stealing Your Address Book (dcurt.is)
239 points by maccman on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 84 comments
9. BBC confronts Facebook troll (cnet.com)
233 points by alvivar on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 127 comments
10. Fast enough VMs in fast enough time (tratt.net)
228 points by ltratt on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 33 comments
11. A $5000 Chair (battlehardened.wordpress.com)
217 points by kentonwhite on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 58 comments
12. Star Trek as a purely symbolic artifact of past times (antipope.org)
215 points by CountHackulus on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 127 comments
13. Machine Learning for Hackers (oreilly.com)
182 points by ahalan on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 43 comments
14. Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down (torrentfreak.com)
178 points by Garbage on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 60 comments
15. Magnet-hashes for all torrents on The Pirate Bay: 164 MB (thepiratebay.se)
176 points by Zirro on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 93 comments
16. Patent troll claims ownership of interactive Web—and might win (arstechnica.com)
155 points by evo_9 on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 66 comments
17. Gumroad Gets $1.1 Million To Turn Any Link Into A Payment System (techcrunch.com)
153 points by noahyeh on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 55 comments
18. Tim Berners-Lee Takes the Stand to Keep the Web Free (wired.com)
140 points by charlie_joslin on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 22 comments
19. The New York Times just stole our column. Should we sue? (thephoenix.com)
138 points by danso on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 30 comments
20. Node.native - Node.js in C++0x (github.com)
138 points by johnx123-up on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 52 comments
21. The Zuckerberg Tax (nytimes.com)
136 points by teej on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 173 comments
22. Rich Dad Poor Dad... Worst Personal Finance Book of All Time? (finchblogs.com)
134 points by slarvtrax on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 132 comments
23. Adobe confirms: no Flash for Chrome on Android (arstechnica.com)
119 points by shawndumas on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 104 comments
24. History PhD Student Reaches out to Cryptographers to Help Break a Civil War Code (diarycodebreak.wordpress.com)
115 points by justine on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 20 comments
25. Groupon Posts Disappointing 1Q Results, loses $43M (wsj.com)
114 points by theli0nheart on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 37 comments
26. No Framework Needed (37signals.com)
115 points by themcgruff on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 58 comments
27. The Curious Story of the Smart Developer Who Couldn't Find a Job (he liked) (calbucci.com)
110 points by calbucci on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 65 comments
28. ReactOS 0.3.14 Released (reactos.org)
110 points by jhack on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 34 comments
29. Magnetic recording breakthrough reported (sciencedaily.com)
101 points by arjn on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 32 comments
30. Machine Learning for Hackers Table of Contents (drewconway.com)
101 points by timf on Feb 8, 2012 | hide | 24 comments

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