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Stories from January 2, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Make the Metric system the standard in the United States (whitehouse.gov)
820 points by ovechtrick on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 530 comments
2. Ubuntu for phones (ubuntu.com)
513 points by llambda on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 156 comments
3. Canonical announces Ubuntu for smartphones (engadget.com)
474 points by blacktulip on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 207 comments
4. Regexper: Beautiful regexp visualizations (regexper.com)
466 points by trevmex on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 127 comments
5. SQL Injection Vulnerability in Ruby on Rails; affects all versions (groups.google.com)
402 points by danso on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 205 comments
6. A world without power (jacquesmattheij.com)
309 points by ColinWright on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 140 comments
7. Avis acquires car sharing company Zipcar for $500 million (thenextweb.com)
262 points by prostoalex on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 144 comments
8. The physics of that ‘kickalicious’ kick (empiricalzeal.com)
247 points by llambda on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 33 comments
9. Patent trolls want $1,000 per employee for using scanners (arstechnica.com)
235 points by blackhole on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 180 comments
10. Why did a Train Carrying Biofuel Cross the Border 24 Times and Never Unload? (oilprice.com)
219 points by pebb on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 93 comments
11. How fast could you travel across the U.S. in the 1800s? (mnn.com)
211 points by MikeCapone on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 124 comments
12. Python: The Dictionary Playbook (rachum.com)
193 points by Nurdok on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 55 comments
13. Dear Apple, DUNS is a scam, but you already know that (metamorphium.com)
186 points by guptaneil on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 54 comments
14. Meet Microsoft, the world's best kept R&D secret (pcworld.com)
180 points by matan_a on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 125 comments
15. Programming is Terrible (programmingisterrible.com)
170 points by benwerd on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 68 comments
16. Code Interview Reading List (codingforinterviews.com)
166 points by bcjordan on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 45 comments
17. The Income Rich Take One For The Team. Thanks! (techcrunch.com)
119 points by ssclafani on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 151 comments
18. The Web Book Boilerplate - Writing books for almost every platform (github.com)
118 points by PascalPrecht on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 35 comments
19. From AS3 to Haxe (grantmathews.com)
111 points by johnfn on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 12 comments
20. There's no avoiding Google+ (wsj.com)
108 points by anigbrowl on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 107 comments
21. A business meeting (morna.nl)
107 points by mietek on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 27 comments
22. Show HN: a small weekendish project - JSON Blob (jsonblob.com)
106 points by tburch on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 28 comments
23. ScriptCraft: Building cool things using Javascript in Minecraft (walterhiggins.net)
103 points by dpearson on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 33 comments
24. The Quantum Earthworm (nationalgeographic.com)
107 points by ColinWright on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 3 comments
25. Font Awesome 3.0 Released - sub-setting, pixel perfect at 14px, better license (fortawesome.github.com)
100 points by fortawesome on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 27 comments
26. Scheme vs Common Lisp: war stories (stackexchange.com)
94 points by gnosis on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 29 comments
27. Come to terms with being “only” an engineer (pandodaily.com)
93 points by protomyth on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 33 comments
28. Go vs. Python for a simple web server (kowalczyk.info)
93 points by amarsahinovic on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 43 comments
29. Bitcoin in 2012: By the Numbers (thebitcointrader.com)
93 points by mrb on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 33 comments
30. A love affair with PostgreSQL (remarkablelabs.com)
88 points by craigkerstiens on Jan 2, 2013 | hide | 21 comments

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