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Stories from February 17, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Did You Hear We Got Osama? (roshfu.com)
524 points by choxi on Feb 17, 2012 | 204 comments
2. Why we created Julia - new language for fresh approach to technical computing (julialang.org)
499 points by jemeshsu on Feb 18, 2012 | 190 comments
3. How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI (37signals.com)
428 points by pors on Feb 17, 2012 | 128 comments
4. Essential JavaScript Design Patterns For Beginners (addyosmani.com)
336 points by mfalcon on Feb 17, 2012 | 35 comments
5. John Nash's Letter to the NSA (agtb.wordpress.com)
296 points by ckuehne on Feb 17, 2012 | 28 comments
6. Forget Self-Improvement (deliberatism.com)
263 points by karjaluoto on Feb 17, 2012 | 88 comments
7. I would rather drink piss like Bear Grylls than log in with Facebook (dickbrouwer.com)
237 points by melissamiranda on Feb 17, 2012 | 125 comments
8. MusicForProgramming(); (musicforprogramming.net)
201 points by odddogmedia on Feb 18, 2012 | 95 comments
9. Canadian Digs Out Basement Using Only Radio Controlled Scale Tractors and Trucks (carscoop.blogspot.com)
186 points by pwg on Feb 17, 2012 | 67 comments
10. Redesigning the Windows Logo (windowsteamblog.com)
174 points by llambda on Feb 17, 2012 | 141 comments
11. Tiny Robotic Bee Assembles Itself Like Pop-Up Book (wired.com)
166 points by owlmusic on Feb 18, 2012 | 22 comments
12. Sloppy Reporting on the Self Driving Car (informationdiet.com)
158 points by cjoh on Feb 17, 2012 | 55 comments
13. "White hat" Facebook hacker gets 8 months in jail (bbc.co.uk)
158 points by phpnode on Feb 17, 2012 | 118 comments
14. They may just be chat bubbles, but they’re our chat bubbles (hipchat.com)
149 points by kacy on Feb 17, 2012 | 41 comments
15. Mozilla to Certificate Authorities: no subordinate CAs for traffic interception (blog.mozilla.com)
146 points by mbrubeck on Feb 18, 2012 | 82 comments
16. US Government: You're Scaring Web Businesses Into Moving Out Of The US (techdirt.com)
135 points by pavel_lishin on Feb 18, 2012 | 33 comments
17. Microsoft’s Biggest Miss (minimalmac.com)
125 points by cleverjake on Feb 17, 2012 | 118 comments
18. Polish Prime Minister calls for EU leaders to reject ACTA (googleusercontent.com)
125 points by marcin on Feb 17, 2012 | 14 comments
19. Court Overturns Conviction of Ex-Goldman Programmer (nytimes.com)
124 points by kanamekun on Feb 17, 2012 | 53 comments
20. $900 DNA sequencing USB stick announced by OxNano (newscientist.com)
120 points by kanzure on Feb 18, 2012 | 34 comments
21. Visualizing Process Execution (dtrace.org)
112 points by lnmx on Feb 17, 2012 | 11 comments
22. Stanford researcher: Google Circumvents iOS Privacy protection in AdSense ads (eff.org)
102 points by achille on Feb 17, 2012 | 50 comments
23. Why Mass Effect is the Most Important Science Fiction Universe of Our Generation (io9.com)
99 points by kposehn on Feb 18, 2012 | 45 comments
24. AI Programmer (Clojure) (functionaljobs.com)
80 points by htimo on Feb 17, 2012 | 5 comments
25. How to write good requirements (atomicobject.com)
81 points by micahalles on Feb 17, 2012 | 3 comments
26. Newer faster version of WebGL Quake 3 demo : JQuery is gone, updated glMatrix (plus.google.com)
73 points by mariuz on Feb 17, 2012 | 11 comments
27. Hacking job interviews (mycareerstack.com)
72 points by vivekprakash on Feb 18, 2012 | 43 comments
28. Preprocessor magic: Default Arguments in C (realintelligence.net)
67 points by llambda on Feb 17, 2012 | 36 comments
29. You can no longer click on the Google logo in chrome (only in Firefox, IE, etc.) (google.com)
68 points by kapgoals on Feb 18, 2012 | 22 comments
30. Your doctor doesn't want you to see this -- diagnosis using AI (symcat.com)
72 points by cmonsen on Feb 17, 2012 | 87 comments
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