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Stories from August 23, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months (microsoft.com)
1227 points by tomorgan on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 763 comments
2. Hi I’m Hank, and I bought a bus (hankboughtabus.com)
944 points by frans on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 197 comments
3. Schema migrations merged into Django master (github.com)
394 points by Spiritus on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 108 comments
4. How far the once-mighty SourceForge has fallen (gluster.org)
364 points by danparsonson on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 166 comments
5. Just Delete Me (robblewis.me)
341 points by decklin on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 69 comments
6. The Poisonous Employee-Ranking System That Helps Explain Microsoft’s Decline (slate.com)
279 points by probabilistic on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 220 comments
7. NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies (theguardian.com)
264 points by uptown on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 75 comments
8. Google Ventures Puts $258M Into Uber, Its Largest Deal Ever (techcrunch.com)
244 points by linux_devil on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 172 comments
9. The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life (smithsonianmag.com)
228 points by danso on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 86 comments
10. UK government now leaking documents about itself (theguardian.com)
210 points by MarcScott on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 72 comments
11. OpenStreetMap gets new, easier to use in-browser editor (openstreetmap.org)
209 points by jboynyc on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 33 comments
12. Newest YouTube user to fight a takedown is copyright guru Lawrence Lessig (arstechnica.com)
195 points by comex on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 31 comments
13. Python module that makes working with XML feel like working with JSON (github.com)
186 points by dagw on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 51 comments
14. How to Make Perfect Coffee (theatlantic.com)
185 points by jonbaer on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 121 comments
15. Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (hbr.org)
182 points by AndrewDucker on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 125 comments
16. Micromort (wikipedia.org)
173 points by georgecmu on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 99 comments
17. Yeoman 1.0 Released (yeoman.io)
172 points by hswolff on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 55 comments
18. Obama pick for NSA review panel wanted paid, pro-government shills in chat rooms (washingtonpost.com)
175 points by Libertatea on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 70 comments
19. Groundwater Contamination May End the Gas-Fracking Boom (scientificamerican.com)
158 points by zzzeek on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 106 comments
20. How Flow-Based Programming Could Save The Sanity Of Web Developers (fastcolabs.com)
148 points by robbyking on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 150 comments
21. New Zealand appears to have used NSA spy network to target Kim Dotcom (arstechnica.com)
144 points by discostrings on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 34 comments
22. Tesla is unable to sell its vehicles directly to the public in Texas (teslamotors.com)
139 points by dylangs1030 on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 81 comments
23. 1,600 Year Old Goblet Shows Romans Used Nanotechnology. (smithsonianmag.com)
120 points by abolishme on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 80 comments
24. Beg HN - last day for my open source crowdfunding campaign (neo4django) (bountysource.com)
125 points by mhluongo on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 38 comments
25. Docker 0.6: Events API, registry improvements, expert mode, security updates. (docker.io)
128 points by nickstinemates on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 23 comments
26. Uber for Everything (diegobasch.com)
114 points by jamesjyu on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 127 comments
27. Chess written in sed (github.com)
112 points by tphd on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 51 comments
28. Compiling to Lua (cloudflare.com)
115 points by jgrahamc on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 35 comments
29. 59% of the 'Tuna' Americans Eat Is Not Tuna (theatlantic.com)
101 points by jaequery on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 98 comments
30. Additional $2.1M Seized from Mt. Gox Accounts – Now Over $5M Total (thegenesisblock.com)
102 points by cgi_man on Aug 23, 2013 | hide | 62 comments

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