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Stories from August 2, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Creator of xkcd Reveals Secret Backstory of His Epic 3,990-Panel Comic (wired.com)
634 points by ghosh on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 92 comments
2. Hard drive hack provides root access, even after reinstall (spritesmods.com)
472 points by pd0wm on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 89 comments
3. Two Stories of Passive Income Excess (myles.io)
348 points by mkrecny on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 123 comments
4. Ask HN: I'm a chronic procrastinator – how do I break it?
340 points by procastatron on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 292 comments
5. FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software (cnet.com)
288 points by ojbyrne on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 97 comments
6. Did Goldman Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer? (vanityfair.com)
257 points by yummyfajitas on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 220 comments
7. TimelineJS: build visually rich interactive timelines (verite.co)
199 points by cnivolle on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 29 comments
8. OAuth of Fealty: Resignation beyond sorrow on the Facebook Platform and beyond (bogost.com)
181 points by jlees on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 45 comments
9. After NSA's XKeyscore, Wikipedia Switches to HTTPS (fastcompany.com)
183 points by alecco on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 114 comments
10. Don't Plug Your Phone into a Charger You Don't Own (pcmag.com)
153 points by vinhnx on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 93 comments
11. Here’s what real reform of the NSA looks like (washingtonpost.com)
146 points by Libertatea on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 38 comments
12. Khan Academy now accepts Bitcoin via Coinbase (coinbase.com)
146 points by FredEE on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 18 comments
13. Bradley Manning and "hacker madness" scare tactic (newscientist.com)
133 points by Libertatea on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 45 comments
14. Comments in JSON (fadefade.com)
127 points by p3drosola on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 176 comments
15. Carmack: Armadillo Aerospace in “hibernation mode” (newspacejournal.com)
126 points by pvarangot on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 54 comments
16. CoreOS Vagrant Images (coreos.com)
125 points by NSMeta on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 43 comments
17. Dwarf Fortress in 2013 (gamasutra.com)
117 points by akg on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 77 comments
18. Hacker News in the Terminal (andrewvos.com)
112 points by AndrewVos on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 68 comments
19. [dupe] Germany ends spy pact with US and UK after Snowden (bbc.co.uk)
109 points by obtino on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 17 comments
20. [dupe] Scientist banned from revealing codes used to start luxury cars (theguardian.com)
109 points by qwertzlcoatl on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 35 comments
21. Facial scrubs polluting Great Lakes with plastic (cbc.ca)
99 points by fraqed on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 78 comments
22. Security disclosure about a Bluetooth toilet (trustwave.com)
98 points by tosbourn on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 28 comments
23. Mean Stack (mean.io)
103 points by keva161 on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 93 comments
24. The Outrage about PRISM spying is wearing off already (pcworld.com)
96 points by Baustin on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 107 comments
25. Germany nixes surveillance pact with US, Britain (yahoo.com)
96 points by stfu on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 26 comments
26. Full Stack Web Development (act2.me)
92 points by skybison on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 35 comments
27. The Startup Legitimizer (thestartuplegitimizer.com)
85 points by smacktoward on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 18 comments
28. Why Mark Shuttleworth is important to desktop Linux (fossforce.com)
87 points by Nathandim on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 80 comments
29. The State Machines of Core.Async (hueypetersen.com)
84 points by _halgari on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 2 comments
30. Show HN: FUSE filesystem for Google Drive written in OCaml (github.com)
86 points by astrada on Aug 2, 2013 | hide | 29 comments

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