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1. Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and others launch webplatform.org (thenextweb.com)
526 points by feronull on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 159 comments
2. Programmer Competency Matrix (starling-software.com)
360 points by olalonde on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 122 comments
3. SpaceX update: The engine did not explode (spacex.com)
325 points by trafficlight on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 122 comments
4. US Air Force’s 1950s supersonic flying saucer declassified (extremetech.com)
291 points by Hellcat on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 83 comments
5. RIP Hans Camenzind, Inventor Of The 555 Timer (retrothing.com)
280 points by microtherion on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 64 comments
6. The software development final exam: Algorithms and Data Structures (daemonology.net)
221 points by cperciva on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 198 comments
7. Ask HN: What did the really successful programmers do differently?
219 points by BadassFractal on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 168 comments
8. What number is halfway between 1 and 9? (web.mit.edu)
189 points by aurelianito on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 74 comments
9. The Patent, Used as a Sword (nytimes.com)
179 points by loso on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 75 comments
10. How not to launch your company (mutlicorp.com)
156 points by chrislloyd on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 41 comments
11. Google Consumer Survey (google.com)
149 points by iag on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 45 comments
12. Advanced Linux Programming (advancedlinuxprogramming.com)
136 points by jfaucett on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 14 comments
13. Show HN: A place to buy and sell services directly from each other (work.io)
135 points by sushimako on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 82 comments
14. What Happened to the Facebook Killer? It's Complicated (vice.com)
131 points by 001sky on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 82 comments
15. One of the SpaceX engines came apart during launch (arstechnica.com)
127 points by Anon84 on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 64 comments
16. SpaceX Falcon 9 Statement on First Stage Engine Anomaly (spaceref.com)
119 points by ceejayoz on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 37 comments
17. Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week (cnbc.com)
114 points by mikecane on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 135 comments
18. Oatmeal fundraiser for Tesla museum is a triumph (boingboing.net)
101 points by taytus on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 6 comments
19. Why We No Longer Accept PayPal (binkd.com)
95 points by lutescen on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 50 comments
20. The Pinterest Layout Will Not Save You (jfornear.co)
87 points by jfornear on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 44 comments
21. Art.sy, a Genome Project for the World of Art (nytimes.com)
86 points by mixonic on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 26 comments
22. Emacs for Xcode+ios Development (roupam.github.com)
78 points by zaph0d on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 13 comments
23. How Flightfox doubled their remarketing email conversions (getvero.com)
80 points by chexton on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 16 comments
24. Twitter's mandatory link shortener, t.co, was down (thenextweb.com)
77 points by psobot on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 48 comments
25. Show HN: Crowdsourced Object Recognition (crowdsend.com)
77 points by argumentum on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 32 comments
26. The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter (techcrunch.com)
73 points by paulgerhardt on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 26 comments
27. Hidden Gem of iOS6: File Uploads in Mobile Safari (agileleague.com)
70 points by greenagain on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 53 comments
28. Today's XKCD: Microsoft (xkcd.com)
69 points by robert_nsu on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 61 comments
29. Richard Hamming: You and Your Research (1986) (paulgraham.com)
66 points by ColinWright on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 27 comments
30. US congress rules Huawei a 'security threat' (brisbanetimes.com.au)
67 points by neya on Oct 8, 2012 | hide | 54 comments

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