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Stories from December 19, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. Bill Gates takes part in Reddit's Secret Santa (redditgifts.com)
745 points by rb2e on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 226 comments
2. The Future of JavaScript MVCs (swannodette.github.io)
564 points by swannodette on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 156 comments
3. Introducing Open Salaries at Buffer (bufferapp.com)
527 points by jliechti1 on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 337 comments
4. A Crypto Challenge For The Telegram Developers (thoughtcrime.org)
486 points by mjn on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 131 comments
5. Sent $10,701.03 to Coinbase. Still missing bitcoins.
343 points by permanence on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 133 comments
6. My Experience in the Educational Apps Market – 2013 report (lescapadou.com)
329 points by PierreA on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 80 comments
7. Koa – Next-generation web framework for Node.js (koajs.com)
281 points by m0hit on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 121 comments
8. I wrote the Anarchist Cookbook in 1969. Now I see its premise as flawed (theguardian.com)
281 points by ballard on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 190 comments
9. Protesters charged with 'Terrorism Hoax' for too much glitter on their banner (vice.com)
240 points by rwissmann on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 115 comments
10. Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom (fsf.org)
219 points by tjr on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 95 comments
11. Steam Machine Teardown (ifixit.com)
206 points by elliottcarlson on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 127 comments
12. Go 1.3+ Compiler Overhaul (docs.google.com)
210 points by geetarista on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 172 comments
13. Perl is 26 Today (modernperlbooks.com)
207 points by Mithaldu on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 189 comments
14. UK Porn filters block sex education websites (bbc.co.uk)
205 points by rb2e on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 175 comments
15. The Taxonomy of Terrible Programmers (aaronstannard.com)
166 points by allenbina on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 130 comments
16. The Fallacy of Cracking Contests (1998) (schneier.com)
164 points by _pius on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 19 comments
17. My Hardest Bug (peterlundgren.com)
155 points by peterlundgren on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 60 comments
18. 'Pardon Snowden,' one tech exec tells Obama, report says (cnet.com)
150 points by fraqed on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 108 comments
19. HipHop VM: now at 98.5% PHP framework parity, 16% faster (hhvm.com)
154 points by jamesgpearce on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 103 comments
20. How to defend yourself when your photo is ridiculed on Reddit (carlyfindlay.blogspot.com.au)
145 points by tomhoward on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 124 comments
21. How can someone go off-web and anonymize themselves after a life online? (stackexchange.com)
139 points by antr on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 56 comments
22. I now have Rust code for executing executables (jvns.ca)
145 points by jvns on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 22 comments
23. Bing is blank? (bing.com)
117 points by rljy on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 83 comments
24. 180,000 Child Programmers Versus 44 Ogres (codecombat.com)
108 points by gsaines on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 42 comments
25. NSA reform panel: Foreigners actually have privacy rights, too (arstechnica.com)
111 points by wrongc0ntinent on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 60 comments
26. 1-star reviews of 'Extreme Programming' (amazon.com)
105 points by narfz on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 133 comments
27. Twitter releases SPDY library for iOS and OS X (github.com)
114 points by robert-boehnke on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 17 comments
28. Target stores hit by data breach affecting 40 million cards (cbc.ca)
108 points by oulipian on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 78 comments
29. Why Bitcoin is a significant breakthrough, but perhaps not as a currency (dpk.io)
106 points by dpkendal on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 103 comments
30. Zero Reserve - A distributed Bitcoin Exchange (bitcointalk.org)
104 points by sathishmanohar on Dec 19, 2013 | hide | 67 comments

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