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Stories from August 2, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Valve Source Engine Running Faster on Linux than Windows (valvesoftware.com)
611 points by learc83 on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 238 comments
2. Matasano Security acquired for £8.4m ($13m) - Congrats tptacek (nccgroup.com)
439 points by ontoillogical on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 111 comments
3. Source Sans Pro: Adobe’s first open source font family (adobe.com)
386 points by robinhouston on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 67 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 | hide | 91 comments
5. Elon Musk of SpaceX: The Goal is Mars (latimes.com)
266 points by api on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 100 comments
6. Fasting & Programming (mahdiyusuf.com)
177 points by mccarthyjm on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 174 comments
7. The U.S. Senate has blocked the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. (zdnet.com)
172 points by Empro on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 77 comments
8. The Differences Between Germany and the United States (uni-paderborn.de)
167 points by kumarski on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 158 comments
9. Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing (hanselman.com)
141 points by MarlonPro on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 25 comments
10. Don Knuth releases Volume 4, Pre-fascicle 6A [gzipped ps] (stanford.edu)
141 points by dhruvbird on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 47 comments
11. Mountain Lion seems to have addressed the memory management issues in OS X (workstuff.tumblr.com)
135 points by fields on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 119 comments
12. 400,000 American homes have dumped pay-TV so far this year (bgr.com)
134 points by kemper on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 79 comments
13. Valve: OpenGL is faster than DirectX — even on Windows (extremetech.com)
127 points by mrsebastian on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 69 comments
14. Today is Goof Off at Work Day (codinghorror.com)
126 points by MarlonPro on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 50 comments
15. Facebook has more than 83 million 'fake' users (bbc.com)
121 points by iProject on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 93 comments
16. Monk creates a new Tibetan Unicode font (tibetangeeks.com)
116 points by luckystrike on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 20 comments
17. DEFCON: Why conference harassment matters (adainitiative.org)
108 points by simcop2387 on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 98 comments
18. 1 Bitcoin Worth 10 USD (bitcoincharts.com)
106 points by mrb on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 125 comments
19. We are Colorblind (wearecolorblind.com)
104 points by bpierre on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 49 comments
20. How low (power) can you go? (antipope.org)
98 points by cstross on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 30 comments
21. Why you should never use GoDaddy ever again (even for a domain search) (zensavona.com)
94 points by zensavona on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 53 comments
22. Facebook loses 3 more executives (venturebeat.com)
93 points by chrisacky on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 42 comments
23. Authy (YC W12) launches two-factor auth as a service (techcrunch.com)
93 points by danielpal on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 34 comments
24. Abandoning Algebra Is Not the Answer (scientificamerican.com)
91 points by tokenadult on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 66 comments
25. Why Programmers Are Bad at Estimating Time (dzone.com)
90 points by jpro on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 118 comments
26. Cellist Zoe Keating has posted her "Online Sales & Streaming" numbers (docs.google.com)
88 points by jamesbritt on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 67 comments
27. Heroku announces support for 17 new Postgres extensions (heroku.com)
87 points by selenamarie on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 28 comments
28. LuaJIT maintainer's take on Apple/Clang (osdir.com)
86 points by zachwill on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 21 comments
29. Faster Zombies (valvesoftware.com)
85 points by phenylene on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 16 comments
30. Hacker Dojo auctions its members to raise funds (hackerdojo.com)
83 points by bluehat on Aug 2, 2012 | hide | 29 comments

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