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

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1. TED and inequality: The real story (tedchris.posterous.com)
471 points by Duff on May 17, 2012 | 196 comments
2. It Takes 6 Days to Change 1 Line of Code (edweissman.com)
457 points by jacobr on May 17, 2012 | 231 comments
3. Why Quit? Because the other company has bigger monitors. (kloninger.com)
301 points by sefk on May 18, 2012 | 241 comments
4. The Facebook Offering: How It Compares (nytimes.com)
296 points by jashkenas on May 17, 2012 | 83 comments
5. All the oxygen trapped in a bubble (37signals.com)
253 points by raganwald on May 17, 2012 | 120 comments
6. 50 Years Ago: The World in 1962 (theatlantic.com)
210 points by wglb on May 17, 2012 | 130 comments
7. The Inequality Speech That TED Won't Show You (nationaljournal.com)
176 points by JonnieCache on May 17, 2012 | 103 comments
8. CSS Hat translates Photoshop layer styles to CSS3 (csshat.com)
167 points by benackles on May 17, 2012 | 75 comments
9. Gödel and the limits of logic (maths.org)
166 points by ColinWright on May 18, 2012 | 76 comments
10. How to be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary (mines.edu)
162 points by ColinWright on May 17, 2012 | 30 comments
11. Accuracy takes power: one man’s 3GHz quest to build a perfect SNES emulator (arstechnica.com)
143 points by skryl on May 17, 2012 | 54 comments
12. Rails Console Tips (37signals.com)
137 points by sathishmanohar on May 17, 2012 | 4 comments
13. Kindergarten Teacher Earns $700,000 by Selling Lesson Plans Online (mashable.com)
136 points by MarlonPro on May 18, 2012 | 82 comments
14. Ruby 1.9 lands NaCl support, can run in Chrome (ruby-lang.org)
123 points by igrigorik on May 17, 2012 | 72 comments
15. Upcoming SPDY support details (nginx.org)
122 points by alexchamberlain on May 17, 2012 | 26 comments
16. My Biggest Temptation (ryanleecarson.tumblr.com)
122 points by ryancarson on May 18, 2012 | 68 comments
17. Preventing Site Scraping (techjunkie.com)
105 points by jumpbug on May 17, 2012 | 76 comments
18. Twitter Open Sourced Reputation System Gem for ActiveRecord (github.com)
102 points by katsuyan on May 17, 2012 | 6 comments
19. Show HN: Organized Wonder (organizedwonder.com)
92 points by nicksergeant on May 17, 2012 | 14 comments
20. Help Google just nerfed us out of the blue (safeshepherd.com)
90 points by useflyer on May 17, 2012 | 77 comments
21. Open Source Guitar Effects Pedal (openstomp.com)
86 points by carlos on May 17, 2012 | 26 comments
22. Your startup’s top priorities. (tomasztunguz.com)
87 points by ttunguz on May 17, 2012 | 16 comments
23. On Counter Offers (jasonpunyon.github.com)
80 points by JasonPunyon on May 17, 2012 | 64 comments
24. Predictions holds true: "Facebook is a Ponzi Scheme" (forbes.com)
82 points by ljlolel on May 17, 2012 | 82 comments
25. List of emerging technologies (wikipedia.org)
78 points by caustic on May 17, 2012 | 41 comments
26. A 29-year-old on the difficulties of landing a first job (theglobeandmail.com)
80 points by jteo on May 18, 2012 | 139 comments
27. 'Private' social network Everyme (YC S11) takes on Facebook (usatoday.com)
78 points by olivercameron on May 17, 2012 | 61 comments
28. How I Open Source (jayfields.com)
77 points by drtse4 on May 17, 2012 | 10 comments
29. Pivots are a Trap (thirdyearmba.com)
77 points by canterburry on May 17, 2012 | 20 comments
30. Carmageddon seeks Kickstarter cash comeback (bbc.co.uk)
75 points by xd on May 18, 2012 | 30 comments
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