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Stories from August 16, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead (qz.com)
581 points by antr on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 481 comments
2. Happy 20th birthday Debian (debian.org)
520 points by fcambus on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 88 comments
3. NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds (washingtonpost.com)
416 points by glhaynes on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 86 comments
4. Show HN: noteZilla - Interactive sheet music (notezilla.io)
275 points by siliconviking on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 130 comments
5. Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal (rollingstone.com)
264 points by mhb on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 266 comments
6. Kal – a clean JavaScript alternative without callbacks (rzimmerman.github.io)
249 points by rzimmerman on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 125 comments
7. Obama said the NSA wasn’t “actually abusing” its powers. He was wrong (washingtonpost.com)
253 points by binarybits on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 50 comments
8. Lavabit.com owner: 'I could be arrested' for resisting surveillance order (nbcnews.com)
248 points by ghosh on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 110 comments
9. The De-evolution of My Laptop Battery (ifweassume.com)
245 points by brendan_gill on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 145 comments
10. Brick – UI Components for Modern Web Apps (mozilla.github.io)
214 points by dkannan on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 72 comments
11. ZMap: Internet scanner maps all of IPv4 in 45 minutes (zmap.io)
207 points by sweis on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 63 comments
12. Getty Just Made 4,600 Images Public Domain (smithsonianmag.com)
198 points by sharmanaetor on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 65 comments
13. Scaling Reddit from 1 Million to 1 Billion – Pitfalls and Lessons [video] (infoq.com)
201 points by veszig on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 109 comments
14. Edward Snowden and Gen Y: a sign of leaks to come? (antipope.org)
198 points by cstross on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 92 comments
15. Docker interactive tutorial (docker.io)
192 points by dhrp on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 47 comments
16. Pineapple – Web tutorials, tools, and resources that don't suck (pineapple.io)
184 points by TallboyOne on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 49 comments
17. Mailgun: new pricing without plans and limits (mailgun.com)
184 points by old-gregg on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 64 comments
18. Web server in one line of bash (razvantudorica.com)
180 points by mikegirouard on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 63 comments
19. Samsung's exFAT Linux driver officially released as GPL (sfconservancy.org)
172 points by 0x0 on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 64 comments
20. Show HN: We structured and compared hospital chargemaster prices (pricemed.org)
171 points by aguynamedben on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 47 comments
21. The True Size of Africa - Misleading Maps (collective-evolution.com)
165 points by gurvinder on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 101 comments
22. They're Using it at Coffee Shops (usingitatcoffeeshops.tumblr.com)
143 points by dkuebric on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 43 comments
23. Introducing FuzzDB (blog.mozilla.org)
137 points by Lightning on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 1 comment
24. The creation of Missile Command and the haunting of its creator, Dave Theurer (polygon.com)
134 points by cyang08 on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 66 comments
25. How would the unprotected human body react to the vacuum of outer space? (nasa.gov)
128 points by usaphp on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 61 comments
26. fish shell (fishshell.com)
122 points by atldev on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 75 comments
27. How to build a large Angular.js application (gocardless.com)
125 points by harrisonp on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 52 comments
28. Funniest reviews (amazon.com)
123 points by tonteldoos on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 36 comments
29. The 1975 Buffett memo that saved the Washington Post's pension (cnn.com)
120 points by peter123 on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 108 comments
30. ZTE Open Firefox OS phone is available on eBay (ebay.com)
114 points by Supermighty on Aug 16, 2013 | hide | 113 comments

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