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Stories from August 26, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Why it's so hard to find a photo of Neil Armstrong on the moon (copydesk.org)
494 points by damohasi on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 120 comments
2. A device with a touchscreen and few buttons was obvious (osnews.com)
418 points by thomholwerda on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 426 comments
3. The coming civil war over general purpose computing (boingboing.net)
279 points by Create on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 98 comments
4. Dropbox Introduces 2-Factor Authentication (dropbox.com)
243 points by Xyzodiac on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 74 comments
5. Best Open Python Books (revolunet.com)
229 points by kenneth_reitz on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 31 comments
6. Vanilla JS, fast, lightweight, cross-platform framework (vanilla-js.com)
208 points by elliotlai on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 125 comments
7. Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions (techcrunch.com)
195 points by nreece on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 69 comments
8. My Evil Undead Credit Card (uncrunched.com)
181 points by ryangilbert on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 129 comments
9. TPP treaty (ACTA all over) provisions leaked. (boingboing.net)
151 points by rst on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 30 comments
10. An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism (nytimes.com)
140 points by tokenadult on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 102 comments
11. Growth Hacking 101: Your First 500,000 Users (slideshare.net)
131 points by taigeair on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 12 comments
12. Flat lens offers a perfect image (seas.harvard.edu)
128 points by co_pl_te on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 30 comments
13. Ask HN: How to learn Backbone
125 points by robbiet480 on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 33 comments
14. New Java 0-day exploit spotted in the wild. (fireeye.com)
122 points by grncdr on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 68 comments
15. Top Surprises When Starting Out as a Software Developer (henrikwarne.com)
116 points by henrik_w on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 76 comments
16. Where the fuck is my Ari Gold? (youell.com)
109 points by softbuilder on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 67 comments
17. The Racket Blog: Dynamic Programming versus Memoization (racket-lang.org)
103 points by jasonwatkinspdx on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 26 comments
18. When My Business Failed (hbr.org)
101 points by harpalux on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 36 comments
19. Buzz Aldrin’s Official Statement on the Passing of Neil Armstrong (buzzaldrin.com)
96 points by neurotech1 on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 5 comments
20. Darpa Has Seen the Future of Computing ... And It's Analog (wired.com)
96 points by webwanderings on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 59 comments
21. Why Arrested Development on Netflix could change everything (gigaom.com)
86 points by sandipc on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 36 comments
22. Deadbook, the Long-term Facebook (jacquesmattheij.com)
82 points by ColinWright on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 54 comments
23. How Long Do You Want to Live? (nytimes.com)
77 points by rosser on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 99 comments
24. School of Hard Knocks: ‘How Children Succeed,’ by Paul Tough (nytimes.com)
75 points by tokenadult on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 33 comments
25. Practicing Programming (sites.google.com)
70 points by krat0sprakhar on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 25 comments
26. Shell script Mac Apps (mathiasbynens.be)
69 points by snihalani on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 15 comments
27. Do Plants Think? (scientificamerican.com)
68 points by rosser on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 51 comments
28. Pricing Your Product: it Doesn’t Have to Be so Complicated (joel.is)
68 points by iSimone on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 25 comments
29. Charter the Seasteader I (seasteading.org)
64 points by pelle on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 37 comments
30. The Oatmeal has raised over $1.1M for a Nikola Tesla museum (venturebeat.com)
64 points by timmyd on Aug 26, 2012 | hide | 17 comments

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