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Stories from April 17, 2014, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. The Birth and Death of JavaScript [video] (destroyallsoftware.com)
635 points by gary_bernhardt on Apr 17, 2014 | 227 comments
2. The New Linode Cloud: SSDs, Double RAM and much more (linode.com)
584 points by qmr on Apr 17, 2014 | 275 comments
3. New axe design uses lever action to make splitting wood easier (vipukirves.fi)
579 points by sinned on Apr 18, 2014 | 155 comments
4. Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87 (nytimes.com)
548 points by antr on Apr 17, 2014 | 160 comments
5. How Americans Die (bloomberg.com)
378 points by minimax on Apr 17, 2014 | 141 comments
6. Another Big Milestone for Servo: Acid2 (blog.mozilla.org)
345 points by dherman on Apr 17, 2014 | 96 comments
7. An Update on HN Comments
339 points by sama on Apr 17, 2014 | 262 comments
8. Ubuntu 14.04 released (ubuntu.com)
279 points by pjvds on Apr 17, 2014 | 126 comments
9. Seznam, a Czech search company, previews 3D maps (mapy.cz)
274 points by rplnt on Apr 17, 2014 | 87 comments
10. [dupe] Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (ubuntu.com)
271 points by jacklight on Apr 18, 2014 | 160 comments
11. British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 Historical Films on YouTube (openculture.com)
254 points by jamesbritt on Apr 17, 2014 | 35 comments
12. Dropbox acquires Hackpad (YC W12) (hackpad.com)
257 points by yukichan on Apr 17, 2014 | 149 comments
13. The Design Flaw That Almost Wiped Out an NYC Skyscraper (slate.com)
232 points by x43b on Apr 17, 2014 | 88 comments
14. Dropbox acquires Loom (YC W12) (loom.com)
231 points by ukd1 on Apr 17, 2014 | 145 comments
15. PourOver: A library for simple, fast filtering and sorting in the browser (nytimes.github.io)
224 points by jsvine on Apr 17, 2014 | 49 comments
16. How to exploit home routers for anonymity (danmcinerney.org)
199 points by DanMcInerney on Apr 18, 2014 | 78 comments
17. Isotopic 256 (jamesdonnelly.github.io)
180 points by epenn on Apr 17, 2014 | 36 comments
18. QEMU 2.0.0 Released (gmane.org)
174 points by sciurus on Apr 17, 2014 | 74 comments
19. How Can Yahoo Be Worth Less Than Zero? (bloombergview.com)
165 points by foobarqux on Apr 17, 2014 | 119 comments
20. The Linux Security Circus: On GUI isolation (theinvisiblethings.blogspot.fr)
148 points by simonbrown on Apr 17, 2014 | 68 comments
21. Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds' (npr.org)
146 points by ptwobrussell on Apr 17, 2014 | 44 comments
22. Consul, a new tool for service discovery and configuration (hashicorp.com)
135 points by BummerCloud on Apr 17, 2014 | 57 comments
23. [flagged] Dropbox's Condoleezza Rice advocating for warrantless NSA surveillance (drop-dropbox.com)
104 points by pr0zac on Apr 17, 2014 | 34 comments
24. Growing-ups (aeon.co)
101 points by timw6n on Apr 18, 2014 | 78 comments
25. Tell HN: I will build you a working MVP for $2,345 (prototypefor2345.com)
101 points by brandonhsiao on Apr 17, 2014 | 86 comments
26. Why The Clock is Ticking for MongoDB (rhaas.blogspot.com)
92 points by turrini on Apr 17, 2014 | 136 comments
27. FreeBSD Quarterly Status Report, January-March 2014 (freebsd.org)
91 points by bado on Apr 17, 2014 | 16 comments
28. Show HN: Tic-tac-toe, with a multiplayer twist (firebaseapp.com)
84 points by mayop100 on Apr 17, 2014 | 45 comments
29. Whither print.css? A Rallying Cry for a Web That’s Fit to Print (2013) (modrenman.com)
74 points by pessimism on Apr 18, 2014 | 65 comments
30. A bit of XENIX history (seefigure1.com)
75 points by luu on Apr 17, 2014 | 35 comments
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