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1. Nikola Tesla Wasn't God And Thomas Edison Wasn't The Devil (forbes.com/sites/alexknapp)
325 points by timf on May 19, 2012 | hide | 158 comments
2. Apple iPhone charger teardown: quality in an tiny expensive package (arcfn.com)
275 points by pmarin on May 19, 2012 | hide | 167 comments
3. A few things to remember while coding in Python (satyajit.ranjeev.in)
270 points by satyajitranjeev on May 19, 2012 | hide | 142 comments
4. Ask HN: Favorite HN threads of all time
235 points by cellis on May 19, 2012 | hide | 51 comments
5. We Who Value Simplicity Have Built Incomprehensible Machines (dadgum.com)
220 points by prajjwal on May 19, 2012 | hide | 87 comments
6. Morgan Stanley bought 63M Facebook shares ($2.3B) to create a floor around $38 (reuters.com)
195 points by liuwei6 on May 19, 2012 | hide | 60 comments
7. High-dimensional spheres are "spikey" (penzba.co.uk)
184 points by ColinWright on May 19, 2012 | hide | 59 comments
8. SpaceX ISS launch webcast starts at 4:15 am EDT (spacex.com)
159 points by DavidSJ on May 19, 2012 | hide | 72 comments
9. The story of the ‘secret’ room at Pixar, frequented by Steve Jobs (thenextweb.com)
147 points by adahm on May 19, 2012 | hide | 22 comments
10. The default state of a startup is failure (cdixon.org)
145 points by adahm on May 19, 2012 | hide | 25 comments
11. Show HN: My first web app, DailyDo.it (dailydo.it)
142 points by michelle_ on May 19, 2012 | hide | 56 comments
12. React is a PHP port of NodeJs non-blocking I/O platform (nodephp.org)
124 points by romainneutron on May 19, 2012 | hide | 111 comments
13. Assange stands 'real chance' of election in Australia (france24.com)
111 points by nextstep on May 19, 2012 | hide | 33 comments
14. Some quick Django optimisation lessons (lukeplant.me.uk)
96 points by pajju on May 19, 2012 | hide | 20 comments
15. Test-Driven Django Tutorial (tdd-django-tutorial.com)
94 points by eddie_the_head on May 19, 2012 | hide | 19 comments
16. Try PTMono, a beautiful monospace font that looks like serif (google.com)
94 points by tzury on May 19, 2012 | hide | 50 comments
17. Dumb Like Me: A Year Low On Oxygen (datasyndrome.com)
86 points by rjurney on May 19, 2012 | hide | 37 comments
18. SpaceX Rocket launch aborted in final second due to technical problems (go.com)
85 points by philipDS on May 19, 2012 | hide | 36 comments
19. When a Blow to the Head Creates a Sudden Genius (theatlantic.com)
84 points by J3L2404 on May 19, 2012 | hide | 39 comments
20. Why HTML5 is the best platform for rapid game development (austinhallock.com)
81 points by austinhallock on May 19, 2012 | hide | 54 comments
21. African child mortality: The best story in development (economist.com)
79 points by ph0rque on May 19, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
22. The Eternal Lorem Ipsum (codinghorror.com)
72 points by dwynings on May 19, 2012 | hide | 21 comments
23. Korean and Russian scientists plan to clone woolly mammoth (phys.org)
68 points by nextstep on May 19, 2012 | hide | 15 comments
24. How to Not Kill a Cyclist (themorningnews.org)
66 points by xbryanx on May 19, 2012 | hide | 105 comments
25. Defer Haskell type errors to runtime: new GHC 7.6 developers' flag (haskell.org)
68 points by dons on May 19, 2012 | hide | 46 comments
26. Redundant Array of Independent Clouds (tahoe-lafs.org)
63 points by zooko on May 19, 2012 | hide | 23 comments
27. Road to the Python Commit Bit (hynek.me)
63 points by kracekumar on May 19, 2012 | hide | 6 comments
28. The Inferno Shell, an Introduction with Examples (debu.gs)
61 points by 1337p337 on May 19, 2012 | hide | 19 comments
29. UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory (ucla.edu)
56 points by jamesbritt on May 19, 2012 | hide | 4 comments
30. A closer look into the RSA SecureID software token (sensepost.com)
46 points by wglb on May 19, 2012 | hide | 2 comments

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