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Stories from August 14, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Grasshopper 100m Lateral Divert Test (spacex.com)
663 points by ash on Aug 14, 2013 | 148 comments
2. Campaign for a new HTTP Error code: 451 - Blocked for legal reasons (451unavailable.org)
362 points by JayEnn on Aug 15, 2013 | 88 comments
3. JavaScript right on the hardware (technical.io)
346 points by chinchang on Aug 14, 2013 | 313 comments
4. 40 Days Without Booze (jdmoyer.com)
308 points by stock_toaster on Aug 14, 2013 | 274 comments
5. Meet the Dread Pirate Roberts, the man behind Silk Road (forbes.com)
276 points by cgi_man on Aug 14, 2013 | 129 comments
6. [dupe] The NSA is Commandeering the Internet (schneier.com)
255 points by dllthomas on Aug 15, 2013 | 126 comments
7. How the U.S. and Its Allies Got Stuck with the World’s Worst New Warplane (medium.com)
239 points by pvilchez on Aug 14, 2013 | 341 comments
8. Google confirms Java and OpenSSL crypto PRNG on Android are broken (android-developers.blogspot.com.au)
237 points by quadhome on Aug 15, 2013 | 149 comments
9. From a Mailchimp email and Wufoo form to $25k in 3 months (medium.com)
238 points by gozmike on Aug 14, 2013 | 54 comments
10. Show HN: TextIt – Visually build SMS applications anywhere in the world (textit.in)
222 points by nicpottier on Aug 14, 2013 | 62 comments
11. Your Thoughts Can Release Abilities Beyond Normal Limits (scientificamerican.com)
218 points by azsromej on Aug 14, 2013 | 135 comments
12. Steam-powered Blender (blender.org)
209 points by conductor on Aug 14, 2013 | 85 comments
13. Is LinkedIn Cheating Employers and Job Seekers Alike? (pbs.org)
162 points by uladzislau on Aug 14, 2013 | 82 comments
14. Smalltalk runtime in the browser (amber-lang.net)
138 points by andreiursan on Aug 15, 2013 | 33 comments
15. What mercury being liquid at room temperature has to do with relativity (scientificamerican.com)
140 points by halostatue on Aug 14, 2013 | 43 comments
16. Deceptions, Misinformation, and Word Games Used to Mislead About Surveillance (eff.org)
144 points by ferdo on Aug 14, 2013 | 11 comments
17. I rewrote my blog in Go (ironzebra.com)
132 points by hermanschaaf on Aug 14, 2013 | 74 comments
18. Google confirms critical Android crypto flaw used in Bitcoin heist (arstechnica.com)
131 points by shawndumas on Aug 15, 2013 | 43 comments
19. Metaprogramming – Julia Language (julialang.org)
127 points by susi22 on Aug 14, 2013 | 52 comments
20. How A 'Deviant' Philosopher Built Palantir, A CIA-Funded Data-Mining Juggernaut (forbes.com)
119 points by taylorbuley on Aug 14, 2013 | 79 comments
21. The Story of Japan's 'Lost Decades' was a Hoax (forbes.com)
116 points by mattm on Aug 15, 2013 | 92 comments
22. Is There A Giant Life Form Lurking In Our Solar System? Possibly, Say Scientists (npr.org)
111 points by Articulate on Aug 14, 2013 | 56 comments
23. Hackers backdoor the human brain, successfully extract sensitive data (extremetech.com)
110 points by adamwintle on Aug 15, 2013 | 68 comments
24. UK courts have not been forthcoming with access to website blocking orders (openrightsgroup.org)
108 points by JayEnn on Aug 15, 2013 | 24 comments
25. Improbable research: London to Edinburgh in five exciting minutes (theguardian.com)
106 points by misnome on Aug 14, 2013 | 43 comments
26. word2vec – Tool for computing continuous distributed representations of words (code.google.com)
92 points by linux_devil on Aug 15, 2013 | 25 comments
27. Breakthrough: Scientists have built a fully-functional mouse heart (io9.com)
90 points by jonbaer on Aug 15, 2013 | 11 comments
28. Sheryl Sandberg earns $100M, but won't pay interns (news.com.au)
87 points by dolphenstein on Aug 15, 2013 | 79 comments
29. Cisco to cut 4,000 jobs (cnn.com)
89 points by Suraj-Sun on Aug 14, 2013 | 61 comments
30. San Francisco split by Silicon Valley's wealth (latimes.com)
88 points by dmckeon on Aug 14, 2013 | 140 comments
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