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Stories from August 19, 2014, ordered approximately by votes that day.

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1. Fully Functional 1KB Hard Drive in Vanilla Minecraft (imgur.com)
831 points by jonbaer on Aug 20, 2014 | 109 comments
2. Maps of the Roman Empire (vox.com)
345 points by kcovia on Aug 19, 2014 | 91 comments
3. Steve Ballmer steps down as board member at Microsoft (microsoft.com)
343 points by jtoeman on Aug 19, 2014 | 138 comments
4. Amit's Game Programming Information (stanford.edu)
317 points by WoodenChair on Aug 19, 2014 | 29 comments
5. Rails 4.2.0 beta1: Active Job, Deliver Later, Adequate Record, Web Console (rubyonrails.org)
322 points by jyunderwood on Aug 20, 2014 | 132 comments
6. Screenshots Forever and Ever Until You Can’t Stand it (textfiles.com)
238 points by cleverjake on Aug 20, 2014 | 39 comments
7. NY Times releases military surplus gear data on GitHub (github.com)
214 points by frenchman_in_ny on Aug 19, 2014 | 132 comments
8. The 1,000-hour rule (2009) (pgbovine.net)
190 points by ode on Aug 19, 2014 | 119 comments
9. WRTnode Opened for $25 (wrtnode.com)
180 points by Noel_lo on Aug 19, 2014 | 93 comments
10. RISC creator is pushing open source chips (gigaom.com)
175 points by Tsiolkovsky on Aug 20, 2014 | 93 comments
11. Cider Project: Run iOS apps on Android (columbia.edu)
166 points by dnt404-1 on Aug 19, 2014 | 102 comments
12. High Performance Map Interactions Using HTML5 Canvas (seatgeek.com)
177 points by efkv on Aug 19, 2014 | 25 comments
13. The Little Book of Semaphores (umn.edu)
160 points by laex on Aug 20, 2014 | 19 comments
14. Word Perhect (wordperhect.net)
152 points by cardamomo on Aug 20, 2014 | 66 comments
15. The S in Rest (teddziuba.github.io)
147 points by fishtoaster on Aug 19, 2014 | 70 comments
16. China's Underground Wholesale Markets (youngmoneychina.com)
136 points by gdilla on Aug 19, 2014 | 49 comments
17. Triple-E Ship Leaves Port With World Record Load (gcaptain.com)
131 points by chermanowicz on Aug 19, 2014 | 64 comments
18. California “Kill Switch” Bill Could Be Used to Disrupt Protests (cdt.org)
133 points by conorgil145 on Aug 19, 2014 | 134 comments
19. Clocks (procyonic.org)
123 points by highCs on Aug 20, 2014 | 5 comments
20. Why doesn't Sandstorm just run Docker apps? (sandstorm.io)
122 points by kentonv on Aug 19, 2014 | 27 comments
21. [dupe] Faster Spelling Correction algorithm (2012) (faroo.com)
117 points by tyn on Aug 20, 2014 | 20 comments
22. Which Is Closer: Local Beer or Local Whiskey? (wolfram.com)
111 points by lelf on Aug 20, 2014 | 31 comments
23. YC Demo Day Session 1 (techcrunch.com)
120 points by TheMakeA on Aug 19, 2014 | 101 comments
24. Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Raising Money at a Valuation Approaching $10B (techcrunch.com)
118 points by spountzy on Aug 19, 2014 | 98 comments
25. Intellectual Ventures cuts 140 employees from its patent-buying workforce (geekwire.com)
104 points by aaronbrethorst on Aug 19, 2014 | 77 comments
26. Dyad: Minimal, portable async networking library for C (github.com)
97 points by api on Aug 19, 2014 | 46 comments
27. The Derivative of a Number (rjlipton.wordpress.com)
101 points by j2kun on Aug 19, 2014 | 47 comments
28. Fixing Bad Data in Datomic (datomic.com)
103 points by lauriswtf on Aug 19, 2014 | 16 comments
29. GPLGPU: An Open-Source GPU (gplgpu.com)
102 points by raldu on Aug 19, 2014 | 9 comments
30. BKS Iyengar, who helped bring yoga to the West, has died (vox.com)
100 points by krsree on Aug 20, 2014 | 35 comments
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