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Stories from May 5, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Perspective: All of Earth's Water in a Single Sphere (usgs.gov)
261 points by bkyan on May 5, 2012 | hide | 70 comments
2. Who Killed Men's Hats? Think Of A Three Letter Word Beginning With 'I' (npr.org)
261 points by protomyth on May 5, 2012 | hide | 173 comments
3. Linux's awesome and underused traffic control facilities (serverfault.com)
224 points by powertower on May 5, 2012 | hide | 28 comments
4. Indian drug company slashes crucial medicine prices by 76% (medicalxpress.com)
170 points by heroic on May 5, 2012 | hide | 77 comments
5. How not to ask questions at a conference (inburke.com)
163 points by kevinburke on May 5, 2012 | hide | 63 comments
6. Understanding database normalisation: a very short tutorial (azabani.com)
152 points by delan on May 5, 2012 | hide | 56 comments
7. Write hybrid CPU/GPU programs in Haskell (parfunk.blogspot.com)
131 points by dons on May 5, 2012 | hide | 11 comments
8. Facebook Stops You From Posting ‘Irrelevant Or Inappropriate’ Comments (techcrunch.com)
125 points by Braasch on May 5, 2012 | hide | 69 comments
9. Interviews Can Be a Terrible Way to Identify Good Programmers (thecodist.com)
126 points by ks on May 5, 2012 | hide | 103 comments
10. Opa replaces Javascript, HTML, CSS, PHP, and SQL with one unified language. (opalang.org)
116 points by bobrenjc93 on May 5, 2012 | hide | 86 comments
11. The Grok prediction engine from Numenta announced (numenta.com)
98 points by habiteer on May 5, 2012 | hide | 25 comments
12. Heroku’s early history: 4 home pages that made $212 million (flourish.org)
96 points by frabcus on May 5, 2012 | hide | 21 comments
13. Glancee is Joining Facebook (glancee.com)
95 points by sunsu on May 5, 2012 | hide | 16 comments
14. Achieving overnight success: Kevin Systrom (joel.is)
95 points by rythie on May 5, 2012 | hide | 34 comments
15. The Internet Kill Switch; With Global Wiretapping Capability? (pastebay.net)
92 points by pimeys on May 5, 2012 | hide | 21 comments
16. Erik Naggum's XML Rant from 2002: Disturbingly prescient (schnada.de)
86 points by batista on May 5, 2012 | hide | 114 comments
17. 170+ Django conference videos (equallytrue.blogspot.com)
82 points by Juha on May 5, 2012 | hide | 13 comments
18. Today just feels magical.
80 points by Sakes on May 5, 2012 | hide | 8 comments
19. Show HN: Server installs simplified (and built from source) (rayburst.com)
79 points by lnguyen on May 5, 2012 | hide | 57 comments
20. Is it possible to become 'excellent' at both design and coding?
79 points by travissisti on May 5, 2012 | hide | 93 comments
21. CSS Tricks: How to Speed Up CSS Rendering (onextrapixel.com)
77 points by samanthabear on May 5, 2012 | hide | 23 comments
22. How the shift to ebooks will affect genre categories in fiction (antipope.org)
77 points by cstross on May 5, 2012 | hide | 45 comments
23. ARM creators Sophie Wilson and Steve Furber - Part Two: the accidental chip (reghardware.com)
73 points by vgnet on May 5, 2012 | hide | 8 comments
24. Top Things Every Software Engineer Should Know (javacodegeeks.com)
70 points by nikosmar on May 5, 2012 | hide | 45 comments
25. Elsevier's recent update to its letter to the mathematical community (gowers.wordpress.com)
64 points by vgnet on May 5, 2012 | hide | 17 comments
26. If the Internet was around before recorded music would we have record labels? (lewisflude.tumblr.com)
60 points by lewisflude on May 5, 2012 | hide | 35 comments
27. Ask HN: Best practices when pitching your startup to Techcrunch, Mashable etc?
59 points by pramodbiligiri on May 5, 2012 | hide | 49 comments
28. How To Waste $500,000 On A Domain Name - Startups.Com Story (pickydomains.com)
55 points by petercooper on May 5, 2012 | hide | 47 comments
29. AT&T chief regrets offering unlimited data for iPhone (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
53 points by jacketseason on May 5, 2012 | hide | 71 comments
30. CodeNow.Com Lets You Build And Test Code In Real Time, In Your Browser (techcrunch.com)
50 points by kloncks on May 5, 2012 | hide | 27 comments

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