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Stories from December 31, 2013, ordered approximately by votes that day.
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1. I fought my ISP's bad behavior and won (erichelgeson.github.io)
400 points by helfire on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 108 comments
2. Lessons learned from my failed startup after 2 years, 300 users and 0 revenue (sergioschuler.com)
380 points by sergioschuler on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 159 comments
3. What Could Have Entered the Public Domain on January 1, 2014 (duke.edu)
365 points by Tsiolkovsky on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 160 comments
4. The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone (forbes.com)
342 points by larubbio on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 201 comments
5. How to write a great research paper [pdf] (microsoft.com)
251 points by siromoney on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 62 comments
6. Why I no longer contribute to Stack Overflow (richter.name)
243 points by spatulon on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 236 comments
7. The RIAA forced me to shut down a successful website/apps I built in high school (appgrounds.com)
204 points by lukezli on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 130 comments
8. Why I'm Interested in Bitcoin (cdixon.org)
190 points by ckurdziel on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 171 comments
9. Watch pg write an essay in real time (stypi.com)
179 points by shawndumas on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 63 comments
10. The Mac Pro Review (anandtech.com)
179 points by wittyphrasehere on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 156 comments
11. Don’t drown in email: How to use Gmail more efficiently (klinger.io)
159 points by allanberger on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 58 comments
12. Questions I'm asking in technical interviews (jvns.ca)
144 points by jvns on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 40 comments
13. Mac Pro Late 2013 Teardown (ifixit.com)
142 points by knocknock on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 94 comments
14. Peter Thiel’s Graph of the Year (washingtonpost.com)
135 points by marchustvedt on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 91 comments
15. U.S. to China: We Hacked Your Internet Gear We Told You Not to Hack (wired.com)
131 points by kercker on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 63 comments
16. Best Paper Awards in Computer Science Since 1996 (jeffhuang.com)
129 points by whathappenedto on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 40 comments
17. Twister: Anonymous, private BtC/DHT/Torrent P2P microblogging (net.co)
127 points by ianso on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 47 comments
18. Ask HN: Making extra income with books
129 points by 1986v on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 49 comments
19. On The Information and How We Operate (jessicalessin.com)
119 points by IBM on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 122 comments
20. SQLAlchemy 0.9.0 Released (sqlalchemy.org)
109 points by kbambz on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 39 comments
21. Whistleblower Edward Snowden is tech person of year (usatoday.com)
115 points by ekm2 on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 12 comments
22. Steam Removes Game 'Order Of War: Challenge' From User Libraries (forbes.com)
109 points by mjn on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 118 comments
23. Python 2.x vs 3.x use survey (surveymonkey.com)
104 points by janzer on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 114 comments
24. I, Health Insurer (charlespetzold.com)
87 points by cgopalan on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 106 comments
25. I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass (wired.com)
85 points by shawndumas on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 83 comments
26. Silicon Valley Hustle: Former Motionloft CEO Accused Of Defrauding Investors (techcrunch.com)
91 points by minimaxir on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 19 comments
27. Pinterest Passes Twitter In Popularity, Facebook Stays On Top (techcrunch.com)
82 points by adidash on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 38 comments
28. 2013: A Bad Year for the Tech Industry (theatlantic.com)
81 points by RyanMcGreal on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 53 comments
29. Redesigned Window Stops Sound But Not Air (technologyreview.com)
80 points by jalanco on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 26 comments
30. Bsdnt – A BSD-licensed bignum library (github.com)
78 points by wbhart on Dec 31, 2013 | hide | 49 comments

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