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Stories from November 29, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Why are software development estimates regularly off by a factor of 2-3? (michaelrwolfe.com)
311 points by cviedmai on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 168 comments
2. What I’ve learned in 5 years of running a SaaS (aculo.us)
271 points by rahulroy on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 71 comments
3. How Software Companies Die by Orson Scott Card (1995) (cmu.edu)
230 points by adamnemecek on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 168 comments
4. Facebook reveals friends list even when it’s set to private (sophos.com)
228 points by ohjeez on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 60 comments
5. Nimrod: A new approach to metaprogramming (nimrod-lang.org)
218 points by ryeguy on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 57 comments
6. Go 1.2 (code.google.com)
214 points by jgrahamc on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 107 comments
7. Shaft passer (wikipedia.org)
199 points by earthrise on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 65 comments
8. An engineer's emergency kit business card (boldport.blogspot.co.uk)
173 points by amirmc on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 75 comments
9. Announcing Scala.js v0.1 (scala-lang.org)
171 points by llambda on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 88 comments
10. 'Learn Ruby on Rails' is free today (learn-rails.com)
172 points by DanielKehoe on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 63 comments
11. HTML: font color=”red” becomes green (jsfiddle.net)
142 points by lucb1e on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 92 comments
12. Ask HN: Is it just me or has YouTube gone fanatical on ads?
132 points by sarreph on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 121 comments
13. For Nearly Two Decades the Nuclear Launch Code Was 00000000 (todayifoundout.com)
124 points by iand on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 67 comments
14. Ask HN: Open Source alternatives to Disqus?
124 points by pvorb on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 71 comments
15. A Low Level Curriculum for C and C++ (altdevblogaday.com)
119 points by nkurz on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 26 comments
16. IRCCloud (irccloud.com)
112 points by jacobr on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 75 comments
17. Is work necessary? (preposterousuniverse.com)
106 points by bendmorris on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 169 comments
18. PgREST: Node.js in the Database, compatible with MongoLab and Firebase API (pgre.st)
109 points by audreyt on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 33 comments
19. An IPv6-only VPS that costs less (gandi.net)
96 points by amybe on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 80 comments
20. Thoughts on Undercover Communication (grugq.tumblr.com)
96 points by gwern on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 24 comments
21. How does LuaJIT's trace compiler work? (freelists.org)
92 points by eloff on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 35 comments
22. Show HN: Hacker News in your system tray (github.com)
91 points by captn3m0 on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 38 comments
23. What's new in Creative Commons 4.0 (creativecommons.org)
90 points by cstuder on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 31 comments
24. NSA Spying Risks $35 Billion in U.S. Technology Sales (bloomberg.com)
89 points by puppetmaster3 on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 52 comments
25. Google Fonts: more than a trillion served (google.com)
80 points by robinhouston on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 81 comments
26. Poll: HTML 5 or Native mobile development ?
80 points by linux_devil on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 101 comments
27. Rivals can create copycat software through testing and user manuals: UK court (out-law.com)
77 points by epo on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 30 comments
28. Open Hardware Bitcoin Miner (github.com)
76 points by GeorgeHahn on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 24 comments
29. Reflecting on Steve Pavlina's 2011 post, "Why I Shut Down the Forums" (chrishateswriting.com)
78 points by moot on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 39 comments
30. Japanese 'Prince' Switched At Birth Was Raised A Pauper (npr.org)
76 points by timr on Nov 29, 2013 | hide | 71 comments

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