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Stories from December 12, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Are Your Programmers Working Hard, Or Are They Lazy? (mikehadlow.blogspot.co.uk)
663 points by cryptoz on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 322 comments
2. Gmail blows up e-mail marketing by caching all images on Google servers (arstechnica.com)
601 points by shawndumas on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 311 comments
3. The microhydro plant (ludens.cl)
557 points by makmonty on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 116 comments
4. Backpacker stripped of tech gear at Auckland Airport (nzherald.co.nz)
526 points by _mgr on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 254 comments
5. News is bad for you (theguardian.com)
486 points by vvsanil on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 232 comments
6. How I introduced a 27-year-old computer to the web (keacher.com)
407 points by teuobk on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 90 comments
7. Pirate Bay founder is being held in solitary confinement without a warrant (theinquirer.net)
343 points by hseldon15 on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 55 comments
8. Scientists discover second code hiding in DNA (washington.edu)
279 points by bananacurve on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 99 comments
9. Caltech Announces Open Access Policy (caltech.edu)
267 points by kercker on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 31 comments
10. Prototype ergonomic mechanical keyboards (fsck.com)
227 points by obrajesse on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 142 comments
11. Hacker news for data scientists (datatau.com)
222 points by agibsonccc on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 66 comments
12. Yogaglo Patent Issued (yogainternational.com)
199 points by Jgrubb on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 108 comments
13. Coinbase Raises $25 Million From Andreessen Horowitz (coinbase.com)
193 points by espeed on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 140 comments
14. Shopify Raises $100 Million (shopify.com)
198 points by allsop8184 on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 49 comments
15. Cisco's Open Source H.264 Codec (github.com)
182 points by pcl on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 82 comments
16. Free Games: Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics (gog.com)
178 points by wwilson on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 66 comments
17. PostgreSQL Exercises (pgexercises.com)
167 points by aghillo on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 44 comments
18. First 3D Commercial Web Game Powered By asm.js (blog.mozilla.org)
163 points by blueveek on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 88 comments
19. CertiVox confirms it withdrew PrivateSky after GCHQ issued warrant (itsecurityguru.org)
163 points by atlantic on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 75 comments
20. Paul Graham Shares Number of Y Combinator Companies Sold or Valued at Over $40M (mattermark.com)
143 points by dmor on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 87 comments
21. Your own mini-Heroku for $5/month (rajivm.com)
130 points by rajivm on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 31 comments
22. What it feels like being an iPad on a stick on wheels (spotify.com)
123 points by henrik_w on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 25 comments
23. How Americans Were Deceived About Cell Phone Location Data (theatlantic.com)
125 points by rosser on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 40 comments
24. Google employee ports Amiga emulator to Chrome (cnet.com)
113 points by bane on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 53 comments
25. Introducing Instagram Direct (blog.instagram.com)
111 points by seaghost on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 96 comments
26. Images Now Showing in Gmail (gmailblog.blogspot.com)
107 points by roryhughes on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 130 comments
27. Metaprogramming Python For Big Data (tuulos.github.io)
104 points by fixxer on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 27 comments
28. US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Yemen by mistake (reuters.com)
100 points by dkasper on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 62 comments
29. Techies Are the New Puritans (newrepublic.com)
91 points by mathattack on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 147 comments
30. First water plume seen firing from Jupiter moon Europa (newscientist.com)
91 points by Fletch137 on Dec 12, 2013 | hide | 50 comments

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