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Stories from October 4, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Attacking Tor: How the NSA targets users' online anonymity (theguardian.com)
654 points by brkcmd on Oct 4, 2013 | 176 comments
2. Swiss to vote on 2,500 franc basic income for every adult (reuters.com)
638 points by selmnoo on Oct 5, 2013 | 566 comments
3. Model S Fire (teslamotors.com)
594 points by shakes on Oct 4, 2013 | 238 comments
4. Melatonin (gwern.net)
385 points by gwern on Oct 4, 2013 | 219 comments
5. And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’ (nytimes.com)
370 points by apress on Oct 4, 2013 | 144 comments
6. You Must Try, and then You Must Ask (akamai.com)
366 points by mfringel on Oct 4, 2013 | 48 comments
7. 'Tor Stinks' presentation – read the full document (theguardian.com)
292 points by RMacy on Oct 4, 2013 | 107 comments
8. Show HN: govuptime.com (govuptime.com)
267 points by thatrailsguy on Oct 4, 2013 | 168 comments
9. MongoDB Raises $150 Million at $1.2 Billion Valuation (bloomberg.com)
259 points by sethbannon on Oct 4, 2013 | 223 comments
10. Show HN: Introducing Harp – A static web server with built in preprocessing (sintaxi.com)
233 points by sintaxi on Oct 4, 2013 | 75 comments
11. Nvidia Removed Linux Driver Feature Due to Windows (tomshardware.com)
227 points by simula67 on Oct 4, 2013 | 89 comments
12. Rubinius 2.0 released (rubini.us)
189 points by steveklabnik on Oct 5, 2013 | 47 comments
13. Boston Dynamics Unleashes Wildcat, the Sprinting Quadruped Robot (eetimes.com)
172 points by jonmrodriguez on Oct 5, 2013 | 124 comments
14. Maven is broken by design (ltgt.net)
143 points by richardw on Oct 5, 2013 | 89 comments
15. Surprisingly simple scheme for self-assembling robots (mit.edu)
134 points by grinnick on Oct 4, 2013 | 47 comments
16. Did Shutting Down Silk Road Make the World a More Dangerous Place? (theatlantic.com)
134 points by dchs on Oct 4, 2013 | 157 comments
17. HN Notify (hnnotify.com)
120 points by josephwegner on Oct 5, 2013 | 47 comments
18. Alaska National Weather Service office begs “please pay us” in secret message (washingtonpost.com)
117 points by 8ig8 on Oct 5, 2013 | 35 comments
19. Setting Up A Chromebook Development Laptop (zfeldman.com)
117 points by thebiglebrewski on Oct 5, 2013 | 68 comments
20. Go vs C++: Ray tracer (part 3) (kidoman.com)
115 points by kid0m4n on Oct 5, 2013 | 60 comments
21. Show HN: Bit of News (bitofnews.com)
108 points by sinzone on Oct 4, 2013 | 47 comments
22. Oberon (2009) (ignorethecode.net)
99 points by olaf on Oct 5, 2013 | 31 comments
23. Why HN Should Use Randomized Algorithms (danluu.com)
93 points by luu on Oct 5, 2013 | 40 comments
24. The Time I “Interviewed” At Apple (hunterwalk.com)
90 points by nikunjk on Oct 4, 2013 | 86 comments
25. GCHQ report on 'Mullenize' program to 'stain' anonymous electronic traffic (washingtonpost.com)
89 points by ethanhunt_ on Oct 4, 2013 | 17 comments
26. Twitter CEO's Unexpected Advice on Preserving Startup Culture in Your Company (idonethis.com)
87 points by smalter on Oct 4, 2013 | 42 comments
27. WP Engine CEO Jason Cohen replaced by COO Heather Brunner (wpengine.com)
75 points by alwaysunday on Oct 4, 2013 | 10 comments
28. US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban (theguardian.com)
71 points by grey-area on Oct 5, 2013 | 32 comments
29. Cheap razor made after P&G watches Indians shave (yahoo.com)
67 points by iamwil on Oct 5, 2013 | 75 comments
30. After Silk Road (techcrunch.com)
67 points by 0cool on Oct 4, 2013 | 76 comments
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