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Stories from September 30, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Google Web Designer (google.com)
1126 points by jaysonlane on Sept 30, 2013 | 442 comments
2. Lavabit needs your help to fight for the right to keep emails private (rally.org)
505 points by rebelidealist on Sept 30, 2013 | 118 comments
3. Firefox fixes save gigabytes of memory on image-heavy pages (blog.mozilla.org)
440 points by AndrewDucker on Oct 1, 2013 | 193 comments
4. A friend died nearly 2 years ago. I had no idea (medium.com)
360 points by alexcaps on Sept 30, 2013 | 194 comments
5. French Gendarmerie: "Open source desktop lowers TCO by 40%" (europa.eu)
331 points by Tsiolkovsky on Sept 30, 2013 | 131 comments
6. BitTorrent Chat - Private instant messaging via secure, distributed technology (bittorrent.com)
246 points by lolololololo on Sept 30, 2013 | 104 comments
7. NSA stores metadata of millions of web users for up to a year, secret files show (theguardian.com)
211 points by simonbrown on Sept 30, 2013 | 46 comments
8. NSA critics Ilija Trojanov: German writer must not enter the U.S. (translate.google.com)
199 points by sveme on Oct 1, 2013 | 95 comments
9. RyuJIT: The next-generation JIT compiler for .NET (msdn.com)
172 points by darrenkopp on Sept 30, 2013 | 80 comments
10. Where do Github users live? WebGL visualization (aasen.in)
164 points by hawkharris on Sept 30, 2013 | 88 comments
11. The Best Part of Grand Theft Auto V is the Stock-Trading Platform (nymag.com)
152 points by golfstrom on Sept 30, 2013 | 105 comments
12. [dupe] French National Police Switch 37,000 Desktop PCs to Linux (wired.com)
142 points by Libertatea on Oct 1, 2013 | 53 comments
13. It's Behind You: The making of the game R-Type on the ZX Spectrum (bizzley.com)
132 points by ilitirit on Sept 30, 2013 | 46 comments
14. Memory – Part 4: Intersec’s custom allocators (intersec.com)
126 points by fruneau on Oct 1, 2013 | 61 comments
15. Clojure's core.typed vs Haskell (adambard.com)
120 points by llambda on Sept 30, 2013 | 62 comments
16. Lego Calendar syncs with Google Calendar (creativeapplications.net)
112 points by thecosas on Oct 1, 2013 | 21 comments
17. Federal Government Begins First Shutdown In 17 Years (forbes.com)
106 points by _ks3e on Oct 1, 2013 | 223 comments
18. SpaceX Falcon 9 – Possible Explosion (zarya.info)
106 points by dingaling on Oct 1, 2013 | 31 comments
19. Windows Phone doubles share in Europe, trails iPhone by only 1% in Germany (venturebeat.com)
103 points by rl12345 on Oct 1, 2013 | 94 comments
20. Dual N-Back Meta-analysis (gwern.net)
99 points by gwern on Sept 30, 2013 | 14 comments
21. The Serious and the Smirk: The Smile in Portraiture (publicdomainreview.org)
99 points by larrys on Sept 30, 2013 | 24 comments
22. Google Baraza (google.com)
100 points by pathikrit on Oct 1, 2013 | 67 comments
23. Processing 6 billion records in 4 seconds on a home PC (github.com)
96 points by rck on Sept 30, 2013 | 25 comments
24. RethinkDB 1.10: multi-indexing (rethinkdb.com)
97 points by coffeemug on Sept 30, 2013 | 34 comments
25. Show HN: UI improvements for Jenkins (github.com)
92 points by kevinburke on Oct 1, 2013 | 76 comments
26. Government Shuts Down as Congress Misses Deadline (wsj.com)
81 points by ISL on Oct 1, 2013 | 43 comments
27. So you're thinking of tracking your JS errors (meldium.com)
85 points by william_hc on Sept 30, 2013 | 37 comments
28. First physical evidence of why you're an owl or a lark (newscientist.com)
81 points by tjaerv on Oct 1, 2013 | 59 comments
29. The Link between Clojure-in-Clojure and Typed Clojure (frenchy64.github.io)
79 points by sethev on Sept 30, 2013 | 5 comments
30. Why have SVG images not yet replaced PNG on the web? (sekera.cz)
76 points by seky on Sept 30, 2013 | 111 comments
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