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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 | 66 comments
2. I have a bad feeling about this (raganwald.posterous.com)
629 points by llambda on Feb 9, 2012 | 179 comments
3. We are sorry (path.com)
533 points by revorad on Feb 8, 2012 | 211 comments
4. Roger Boisjoly dies at 73; engineer tried to halt Challenger launch (latimes.com)
375 points by pwg on Feb 8, 2012 | 101 comments
5. Advanced Data Structures MIT (mit.edu)
293 points by vj44 on Feb 8, 2012 | 31 comments
6. The Ruby on Rails Tutorial, 2nd Edition (full draft) (railstutorial.org)
268 points by mhartl on Feb 8, 2012 | 45 comments
7. Announcing Wolfram Alpha Pro (wolframalpha.com)
241 points by cleverjake on Feb 9, 2012 | 53 comments
8. Stealing Your Address Book (dcurt.is)
239 points by maccman on Feb 8, 2012 | 84 comments
9. BBC confronts Facebook troll (cnet.com)
233 points by alvivar on Feb 8, 2012 | 127 comments
10. Fast enough VMs in fast enough time (tratt.net)
228 points by ltratt on Feb 8, 2012 | 33 comments
11. A re-introduction to JavaScript (developer.mozilla.org)
228 points by Garbage on Feb 9, 2012 | 40 comments
12. Star Trek as a purely symbolic artifact of past times (antipope.org)
215 points by CountHackulus on Feb 8, 2012 | 127 comments
13. Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down (torrentfreak.com)
178 points by Garbage on Feb 8, 2012 | 60 comments
14. Magnet-hashes for all torrents on The Pirate Bay: 164 MB (thepiratebay.se)
176 points by Zirro on Feb 8, 2012 | 93 comments
15. Backbone patterns (ricostacruz.com)
174 points by VMG on Feb 9, 2012 | 33 comments
16. Patent troll claims ownership of interactive Web—and might win (arstechnica.com)
155 points by evo_9 on Feb 8, 2012 | 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 | 55 comments
18. PaperKarma - take a photo, eliminate junk mail (paperkarma.com)
148 points by calvin on Feb 9, 2012 | 68 comments
19. Tim Berners-Lee Takes the Stand to Keep the Web Free (wired.com)
140 points by charlie_joslin on Feb 8, 2012 | 22 comments
20. The New York Times just stole our column. Should we sue? (thephoenix.com)
138 points by danso on Feb 8, 2012 | 30 comments
21. Rich Dad Poor Dad... Worst Personal Finance Book of All Time? (finchblogs.com)
134 points by slarvtrax on Feb 8, 2012 | 132 comments
22. Tim Schafer opts to try out Kickstarter for his next game (icrontic.com)
127 points by primesuspect on Feb 9, 2012 | 25 comments
23. Adobe confirms: no Flash for Chrome on Android (arstechnica.com)
119 points by shawndumas on Feb 8, 2012 | 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 | 20 comments
25. Groupon Posts Disappointing 1Q Results, loses $43M (wsj.com)
114 points by theli0nheart on Feb 8, 2012 | 37 comments
26. No Framework Needed (37signals.com)
115 points by themcgruff on Feb 8, 2012 | 58 comments
27. The Open Web Needs You Now (glazman.org)
107 points by tbassetto on Feb 9, 2012 | 60 comments
28. Machine Learning for Hackers Table of Contents (drewconway.com)
101 points by timf on Feb 8, 2012 | 24 comments
29. Visualising weather reports as a graph (weatherspark.com)
98 points by arb99 on Feb 9, 2012 | 25 comments
30. Central Europe Backs Out of Copyright Deal After Protests (wsj.com)
93 points by FredBrach on Feb 9, 2012 | 29 comments
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