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Stories from March 18, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Ever heard of "Low orbit server stations"? (thepiratebay.com)
476 points by flux_w42 on Mar 18, 2012 | 141 comments
2. Writing and Speaking (paulgraham.com)
415 points by tlammens on Mar 18, 2012 | 229 comments
3. 60 Minutes: Elon Musk and SpaceX [video] (cbsnews.com)
310 points by pbreit on Mar 19, 2012 | 116 comments
4. About those vector icons (pushing-pixels.org)
284 points by aaronpk on Mar 18, 2012 | 40 comments
5. Go is amazing, period. (poincare101.blogspot.com)
271 points by dhaivatpandya on Mar 19, 2012 | 231 comments
6. Why is the DOS path character "\"? (msdn.com)
269 points by thibaut_barrere on Mar 19, 2012 | 66 comments
7. Bank of America: Too Crooked to Fail (rollingstone.com)
243 points by soundsop on Mar 18, 2012 | 90 comments
8. Why I Don't Want to Learn Go (arantaday.com)
212 points by dwwoelfel on Mar 19, 2012 | 137 comments
9. Have a .com web address? Know the legal risks (nbr.co.nz)
203 points by pier0 on Mar 18, 2012 | 75 comments
10. Mysterious giant objects discovered in center of our galaxy (nasa.gov)
189 points by Mitt on Mar 19, 2012 | 19 comments
11. Megaupload Seizure Order “Null and Void” Says High Court (torrentfreak.com)
171 points by llambda on Mar 18, 2012 | 32 comments
12. Try and view the source (kurlak.com)
168 points by ohashi on Mar 19, 2012 | 79 comments
13. Are jobs obsolete? (cnn.com)
160 points by mcantelon on Mar 18, 2012 | 137 comments
14. UEFI : More ways for firmware to screw you (mjg59.dreamwidth.org)
140 points by emillon on Mar 18, 2012 | 20 comments
15. Best Ultrabook for Linux?
133 points by chashaz on Mar 18, 2012 | 172 comments
16. Slavery's last stronghold (cnn.com)
124 points by soundsop on Mar 19, 2012 | 102 comments
17. SpaceX Prepares For April 30 Launch To Space Station (wired.com)
113 points by bcl on Mar 19, 2012 | 24 comments
18. Researchers Band Together To Force Science Journals To Open Access (singularityhub.com)
113 points by olalonde on Mar 18, 2012 | 22 comments
19. Why Systems Programmers Still Use C (2006) (bitc-lang.org)
107 points by willvarfar on Mar 18, 2012 | 63 comments
20. The Benefits of Bilingualism (nytimes.com)
106 points by ColinWright on Mar 18, 2012 | 44 comments
21. Draw Something craze 'banks dev $100k per day' (develop-online.net)
105 points by mwilcox on Mar 19, 2012 | 48 comments
22. The F.A.A. says it will take a “fresh look” at the use of iPads on planes. (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
99 points by nickbilton on Mar 18, 2012 | 78 comments
23. Why This Is What Samsung Is Calling Ice Cream Sandwich (daringfireball.net)
95 points by shawndumas on Mar 18, 2012 | 58 comments
24. Getting 100x better search performance on Riak (clipboard.com)
95 points by gwf on Mar 18, 2012 | 17 comments
25. Linux 3.3 released (lkml.org)
94 points by thenextcorner on Mar 19, 2012 | 14 comments
26. Reinventing coding for the iPad : edit the parse tree (slidetocode.com)
92 points by steeleduncan on Mar 18, 2012 | 21 comments
27. Build an IDE with tmux and vim (alexyoung.org)
91 points by ahalan on Mar 18, 2012 | 44 comments
28. Why Mozilla will support H.264 on OS that comes with it (hacks.mozilla.org)
90 points by lillycat on Mar 19, 2012 | 41 comments
29. Why Speakers Earn 30k An Hour (oreilly.com)
86 points by InfinityX0 on Mar 18, 2012 | 19 comments
30. Think twice before analyzing/releasing your genetic data (jacquesmattheij.com)
82 points by eapen on Mar 19, 2012 | 44 comments
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