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Stories from July 18, 2014, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Now Accepting Bitcoin on Dell.com (dell.com)
400 points by mrb on July 18, 2014 | 199 comments
2. The World Health Organization calls for the decriminalisation of drug use (tdpf.org.uk)
287 points by oskarth on July 19, 2014 | 60 comments
3. Filecoin – Data storage network and crypto-currency based on Bitcoin (filecoin.io)
281 points by _prometheus on July 18, 2014 | 137 comments
4. “A little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept” (quora.com)
245 points by vvijay03 on July 18, 2014 | 62 comments
5. Electric life forms that live on energy (newscientist.com)
253 points by jonbaer on July 18, 2014 | 54 comments
6. Programming is not math? (j2kun.svbtle.com)
248 points by j2kun on July 18, 2014 | 159 comments
7. Kindle Unlimited (amazon.com)
245 points by zeratul on July 18, 2014 | 191 comments
8. Google will stop calling games 'free' when they offer in-app purchases (theverge.com)
207 points by bergie on July 18, 2014 | 92 comments
9. The Benefits of Failing at French (nytimes.com)
192 points by danso on July 18, 2014 | 150 comments
10. Tell HN: Take vacation
188 points by hippich on July 18, 2014 | 117 comments
11. Mapcode – A short address for any location on Earth (mapcode.com)
203 points by beseku on July 18, 2014 | 119 comments
12. Open Source Madness (eff.org)
191 points by aroman on July 18, 2014 | 50 comments
13. Linus Torvalds gives a tour of his home office (youtube.com)
177 points by pajju on July 19, 2014 | 79 comments
14. Show HN: Weather Icons – Icon font with 123 weather-themed icons (github.com)
184 points by eflowers on July 18, 2014 | 35 comments
15. Welcome new YC team members (ycombinator.com)
196 points by sama on July 18, 2014 | 48 comments
16. Ignoring the amount customers confirm is no security bug according to PayPal (seclists.org)
173 points by david_b on July 19, 2014 | 36 comments
17. The time one of my colleagues debugged a line-of-business application (msdn.com)
162 points by joshyeager on July 18, 2014 | 14 comments
18. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (hpmor.com)
163 points by lobo_tuerto on July 18, 2014 | 127 comments
19. Irmin: Git-like distributed, branchable storage (openmirage.org)
147 points by amirmc on July 18, 2014 | 25 comments
20. Mayhem – A hidden threat for *nix web servers (virusbtn.com)
153 points by WestCoastJustin on July 18, 2014 | 54 comments
21. Escher: A language for programming in metaphors (github.com)
143 points by dantiberian on July 19, 2014 | 69 comments
22. Executive Order 12333: The Reagan rule that lets the NSA spy on Americans (washingtonpost.com)
123 points by rosser on July 19, 2014 | 11 comments
23. The Middle East Friendship Chart (slate.com)
119 points by kumarski on July 19, 2014 | 98 comments
24. The 10:10 Code (2010) (jgc.org)
117 points by jgrahamc on July 18, 2014 | 29 comments
25. Ask HN: Good countries for American expats
112 points by gregd on July 18, 2014 | 121 comments
26. Use the unofficial Bash strict mode (redsymbol.net)
96 points by redsymbol on July 18, 2014 | 36 comments
27. Show HN: SwiftHN, a Hacker News reader in Swift (dimillian.github.io)
103 points by dimillian on July 18, 2014 | 44 comments
28. Rhode Island unintentionally decriminalized indoor prostitution in 2003 (vox.com)
95 points by adventured on July 18, 2014 | 130 comments
29. Battleship Rangefinders and Geometry (mathscinotes.wordpress.com)
91 points by SuperChihuahua on July 18, 2014 | 6 comments
30. Show HN: A high-speed laser camera trigger for under $2 (vela.io)
88 points by ascorbic on July 18, 2014 | 28 comments
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