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Stories from August 31, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. We Let Our Employee Set Their Own Salaries (figure53.com)
307 points by ry0ohki on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 159 comments
2. ReactOS: Rebuilding Microsoft Windows from the ground up, fully open-source (reactos.org)
280 points by kunai on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 118 comments
3. Calling the NSA: "I accidentally deleted an e-mail, can you help me recover it?" (dumpert.nl)
258 points by mosselman on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 96 comments
4. Microsoft and Google to sue over US surveillance requests (theguardian.com)
244 points by ghosh on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 87 comments
5. Why The Sharing Economy Isn’t (tomslee.net)
196 points by rainysunday on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 40 comments
6. Grace Hopper (wikipedia.org)
190 points by networked on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 54 comments
7. The Temple Operating System (templeos.org)
174 points by flipstewart on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 136 comments
8. IsTumblrDown hit with a Cease & Desist (istumblrdown.com)
172 points by zachinglis on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 110 comments
9. Largest Homeless Camp In US is in Silicon Valley (businessinsider.com)
156 points by jalanco on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 154 comments
10. Retraction from Tumblr (istumblrdown.com)
149 points by zachinglis on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 61 comments
11. The STEM Crisis is a Myth (ieee.org)
139 points by RougeFemme on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 145 comments
12. A Stick Figure Guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (2009) (moserware.com)
137 points by angersock on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 8 comments
13. The parody shirt the NSA doesn’t want you to wear (salon.com)
122 points by denzil_correa on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 54 comments
14. New Zealand just abolished software patents. Here’s why we should, too (washingtonpost.com)
117 points by Libertatea on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 17 comments
15. Incredible pictures from the Redbull Photography Contest (theatlantic.com)
106 points by muratmutlu on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 40 comments
16. Craig Zucker: What Happens When a Man Takes on the Feds (wsj.com)
107 points by fennecfoxen on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 69 comments
17. Transparent gel-based audio speaker (seas.harvard.edu)
101 points by interconnector on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 6 comments
18. The Decline And Fall Of Flowtab, A Startup Story (techcrunch.com)
99 points by BIackSwan on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 36 comments
19. Judge Says Search Warrants for E-mails Must Be ‘Limited’ (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
98 points by kanamekun on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 16 comments
20. ‘Fuck’ in Linux Kernel (pastie.org)
89 points by Fizzadar on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 50 comments
21. The Lie Behind the Lie Detector [pdf] (antipolygraph.org)
88 points by WestCoastJustin on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 22 comments
22. Plotagon – Make a movie by just writing a story (plotagon.com)
88 points by DouweM on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 36 comments
23. It's not the $7, but the principle (vilpponen.net)
84 points by vilpponen on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 64 comments
24. Show HN: 30-second Slideshows for Hackers (jdan.github.io)
82 points by prezjordan on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 24 comments
25. The Bay Bridge is gradually disappearing from Google Maps (google.com)
67 points by reedk on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 64 comments
26. Set up your own truly secure, encrypted and shared file synchronization (raymii.org)
69 points by mdewinter on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 23 comments
27. Non-Von Neumann Supercomputer in an FPGA (chrisfenton.com)
68 points by luu on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 10 comments
28. A litmus test for your idea (ninjasandrobots.com)
72 points by nate on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 13 comments
29. VNC client in 200 lines of JavaScript (mgechev.com)
66 points by mgechev on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 11 comments
30. W3C Approves RDFa 1.1 for HTML5 (w3.org)
66 points by mindcrime on Aug 31, 2013 | hide | 42 comments

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