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Stories from December 25, 2012, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Congress, at Last Minute, Drops Requirement to Obtain Warrant to Monitor Email (allgov.com)
501 points by mtgx on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 196 comments
2. Expedia: Bad for the Traveler, Bad for the Hotel (playazone.wordpress.com)
467 points by ValentineC on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 175 comments
3. Ask HN: Best books you read in 2012
359 points by dudurocha on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 220 comments
4. A Self-Made Man Looks At How He Made It (scalzi.com)
240 points by barredo on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 137 comments
5. Latency Numbers Every Programmer Should Know (berkeley.edu)
232 points by pwendell on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 86 comments
6. SpaceX Grasshopper Takes Off and Lands Vertically [video] (crazyengineers.com)
205 points by po on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 53 comments
7. Half the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong (reason.com)
171 points by tokenadult on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 105 comments
8. Are mass shootings really random events? A look at the US numbers (empiricalzeal.com)
156 points by jipumarino on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 111 comments
9. How the U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition (slate.com)
147 points by gnosis on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 97 comments
10. Python alternatives for PHP functions (php2python.com)
129 points by weslly on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 81 comments
11. SpaceX’s entry into $70 billion U.S. launch market draws Lockheed jab (washingtonpost.com)
128 points by rdp on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 55 comments
12. GNU Typist (gnu.org)
118 points by Bootvis on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 57 comments
13. Hollywood Studios Caught Pirating Movies on BitTorrent (torrentfreak.com)
110 points by derpenxyne on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 26 comments
14. 30 days with Windows Phone 8 — Perspective from an admitted iOS addict (thenextweb.com)
105 points by petrel on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 95 comments
15. Ideas for Raspberry Pi Projects (pingbin.com)
101 points by iSloth on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 27 comments
16. Mozilla and Xiph's new Daala video codec to compete with h.265 (xiph.org)
95 points by mtgx on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 52 comments
17. Full text search indexing stemmer added to MongoDB core (mongodb.org)
85 points by patrickaljord on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 23 comments
18. Linking to any web page on this Web site is prohibited (victoriassecret.com)
78 points by fintler on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 50 comments
19. Nvidia Display Driver Service Exploit (pastebin.com)
74 points by idiamin on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 3 comments
20. Netflix is Down (gigaom.com)
76 points by bavidar on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 78 comments
21. Lester's Time Has Come Today (Thanks, HN, You got this started) (cnn.com)
76 points by kn0thing on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 14 comments
22. Google Apps Moving Onto Microsoft’s Business Turf (nytimes.com)
69 points by Pr0 on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 36 comments
23. Did learning to fly give bats super-immunity? (newscientist.com)
62 points by betadreamer on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 16 comments
24. Ask HN: What are you planning to learn in 2013?
59 points by anujkk on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 87 comments
25. How to Overclock your Raspberry Pi (jeremymorgan.com)
56 points by celticbadboy on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 4 comments
26. Ask HN: Best Movies you saw in 2012?
51 points by bavidar on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 72 comments
27. Show HN: TED video downloader to MKV with subtitles embedded (github.com)
48 points by oxplot on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 11 comments
28. Christopher Alexander: An Introduction for Object-Oriented Designers (patternlanguage.com)
47 points by ohwp on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 19 comments
29. Live Picture: Software that was way ahead of its time (pixiq.com)
46 points by yottoy on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 57 comments
30. Will the New Ethanol Blend Tank My Ride? (motherjones.com)
43 points by pwg on Dec 25, 2012 | hide | 49 comments

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