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1. Dear Mark Zuckerberg (daltoncaldwell.com)
743 points by johns on Aug 1, 2012 | 261 comments
2. Valve Source Engine Running Faster on Linux than Windows (valvesoftware.com)
611 points by learc83 on Aug 2, 2012 | 238 comments
3. Do you have a secret? (doyouhaveasecret.org)
432 points by chuckharmston on Aug 1, 2012 | 105 comments
4. The No Excuse List: The Best Place On The Web To Learn Anything (noexcuselist.com)
378 points by joelrunyon on Aug 2, 2012 | 91 comments
5. Oculus Rift: Step Into the Game (kickstarter.com)
298 points by druidsbane on Aug 1, 2012 | 111 comments
6. Ask HN: Who Is Hiring? (August 2012)
276 points by whoishiring on Aug 1, 2012 | 292 comments
7. Bill would force patent trolls to pay defendants' legal bills (arstechnica.com)
250 points by chaud on Aug 1, 2012 | 83 comments
8. This file's a Win Executable, PDF, Java executable (or Python script), and HTML (code.google.com)
198 points by Swizec on Aug 1, 2012 | 20 comments
9. Don’t Lie On Your Resume, But Lie Like Hell During Your Exit Interview (robbieabed.com)
176 points by robbiea on Aug 1, 2012 | 126 comments
10. The Differences Between Germany and the United States (uni-paderborn.de)
167 points by kumarski on Aug 2, 2012 | 158 comments
11. Throne of JS: Eight JavaScript MV* Libraries Compared (stevensanderson.com)
167 points by jashkenas on Aug 1, 2012 | 70 comments
12. Homeland Security Issuing Its Own DMCA Takedowns On YouTube To Stifle Speech (techdirt.com)
161 points by tomse on Aug 1, 2012 | 37 comments
13. Instacart (YC S12) wants to be Amazon with 1 hour delivery (techcrunch.com)
157 points by apoorvamehta on Aug 1, 2012 | 98 comments
14. Apple's CPU lead Jim Keller heads back to AMD (venturebeat.com)
151 points by neya on Aug 1, 2012 | 78 comments
15. Bicycle skills (johndcook.com)
150 points by ehamberg on Aug 1, 2012 | 88 comments
16. A sudoku solver in 33 lines of Clojure (gist.github.com)
148 points by ibdknox on Aug 1, 2012 | 37 comments
17. Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing (hanselman.com)
141 points by MarlonPro on Aug 2, 2012 | 25 comments
18. Don Knuth releases Volume 4, Pre-fascicle 6A [gzipped ps] (stanford.edu)
141 points by dhruvbird on Aug 2, 2012 | 47 comments
19. Today is Goof Off at Work Day (codinghorror.com)
126 points by MarlonPro on Aug 2, 2012 | 50 comments
20. Craig Newmark, the Principled Jerk (jeremymims.com)
126 points by lloydarmbrust on Aug 1, 2012 | 102 comments
21. Facebook has more than 83 million 'fake' users (bbc.com)
121 points by iProject on Aug 2, 2012 | 93 comments
22. Monk creates a new Tibetan Unicode font (tibetangeeks.com)
116 points by luckystrike on Aug 2, 2012 | 20 comments
23. A Bad Privacy Bug (blog.pinboard.in)
110 points by stilist on Aug 1, 2012 | 46 comments
24. reveal.js: HTML5 based Slide Presentation Tool (github.com)
110 points by stevewilhelm on Aug 1, 2012 | 32 comments
25. Show HN: My one month side-project, Lucid Tracker: a daily life tracking tool (lucidtracker.com)
113 points by matt1 on Aug 1, 2012 | 67 comments
26. DEFCON: Why conference harassment matters (adainitiative.org)
108 points by simcop2387 on Aug 2, 2012 | 98 comments
27. We are Colorblind (wearecolorblind.com)
104 points by bpierre on Aug 2, 2012 | 49 comments
28. How low (power) can you go? (antipope.org)
98 points by cstross on Aug 2, 2012 | 30 comments
29. Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking freelancer? (August 2012)
98 points by whoishiring on Aug 1, 2012 | 92 comments
30. Why you should never use GoDaddy ever again (even for a domain search) (zensavona.com)
94 points by zensavona on Aug 2, 2012 | 53 comments
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