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Stories from August 15, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Rob Pike: The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got. (informit.com)
427 points by chanux on Aug 16, 2012 | 137 comments
2. 256 CSS Classes Can Override an #id (codepen.io)
412 points by alpb on Aug 15, 2012 | 90 comments
3. Let's build a Tesla museum (The Oatmeal initiative) (indiegogo.com)
326 points by SanderMak on Aug 15, 2012 | 81 comments
4. Fly to 6 Continents in Style (flightfox.com)
240 points by laumac on Aug 15, 2012 | 81 comments
5. Mobile app startups are failing like it’s 1999 (andrewchen.co)
226 points by dko on Aug 15, 2012 | 90 comments
6. The Making of Warcraft, Part 2 (codeofhonor.com)
213 points by mcfunley on Aug 15, 2012 | 14 comments
7. Germany: Facebook must destroy its facial recognition database (arstechnica.com)
196 points by smartician on Aug 15, 2012 | 132 comments
8. UK threaten to enter Ecuadorian embassy and arrest Julian Assange (bbc.co.uk)
188 points by Simon_M on Aug 15, 2012 | 267 comments
9. How an app with 200,000 downloads led to developer homelessness (penny-arcade.com)
184 points by PixelRobot on Aug 15, 2012 | 124 comments
10. Git-annex assistant: Like DropBox, but with your own cloud (kickstarter.com)
174 points by urza on Aug 15, 2012 | 51 comments
11. Sexual Harassment at DefCon (and Other Hacker Cons) (schneier.com)
166 points by selenamarie on Aug 15, 2012 | 259 comments
12. How anti-competitive lawsuits by incumbents are killing early stage startups (garrytan.com)
166 points by garry on Aug 16, 2012 | 39 comments
13. MySQL vs PostgreSQL (wikivs.com)
160 points by llambda on Aug 15, 2012 | 104 comments
14. Kindle Edition of The Pragmatic Programmer for $2.99 (amazon.com)
155 points by matthewlmcclure on Aug 15, 2012 | 103 comments
15. ViaCycle (YC S12) Is A Zipcar For Bikes, Coming To San Francisco Soon (techcrunch.com)
150 points by koji on Aug 15, 2012 | 134 comments
16. '; CREATE TABLE `Capture the Flag`; -- Stripe CTF Web Edition coming next week' (stripe.com)
154 points by collision on Aug 16, 2012 | 17 comments
17. MPEG claims its new standard H.265 halves video bandwidth with no quality loss (itwire.com)
143 points by Suraj-Sun on Aug 15, 2012 | 124 comments
18. Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 released (msdn.com)
143 points by cygwin98 on Aug 15, 2012 | 78 comments
19. GCC switches from C to C++ (gnu.org)
142 points by Xyzodiac on Aug 15, 2012 | 109 comments
20. N64js: an N64 emulator in JavaScript (hulkholden.github.com)
133 points by micheljansen on Aug 16, 2012 | 20 comments
21. Flash Player exits Android (bbc.com)
132 points by equilibrium on Aug 15, 2012 | 72 comments
22. Planetary Annihilation - A Next Generation RTS by Uber Entertainment Inc (kickstarter.com)
127 points by Charles__L on Aug 16, 2012 | 44 comments
23. R.I.P. Harry Harrison, creator of the Stainless Steel Rat (io9.com)
118 points by uladzislau on Aug 15, 2012 | 18 comments
24. Uber allowed to continue operating in Boston (mass.gov)
114 points by nelhage on Aug 15, 2012 | 23 comments
25. The 5-minute Guide to C Pointers (denniskubes.com)
110 points by denniskubes on Aug 16, 2012 | 71 comments
26. Why Facebook comments is a bad idea for your site (techfounder.net)
98 points by pytrin on Aug 15, 2012 | 86 comments
27. Scientists Discover How Brains Keep Clean (wired.com)
94 points by a5seo on Aug 16, 2012 | 24 comments
28. Bitcoin-using Autonomous Agents (bitcoin.it)
92 points by alnis on Aug 16, 2012 | 17 comments
29. Humble Indie Bundle for Android 3 (humblebundle.com)
91 points by c-oreills on Aug 15, 2012 | 37 comments
30. Jsmn, a minimalistic JSON parser in C (bitbucket.org)
89 points by jasonmoo on Aug 15, 2012 | 35 comments
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