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Front page stories from December 5, 2014, ordered by time spent there.

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1. Interview with Laura Poitras (thedailybeast.com)
238 points by hotgoldminer on Dec 5, 2014 | 102 comments
2. Intro to statistical data analysis in Python – frequentist and Bayesian methods (ipython-books.github.io)
192 points by sebg on Dec 5, 2014 | 15 comments
3. NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Splashes Down in Pacific After Test Flight (nytimes.com)
223 points by dnetesn on Dec 5, 2014 | 141 comments
4. Std::string half of all allocations in the Chrome browser process (groups.google.com)
170 points by mlrtime on Dec 5, 2014 | 166 comments
5. BPG Image format (bellard.org)
843 points by mjs on Dec 5, 2014 | 328 comments
6. A quick tutorial on implementing C memory management functions (danluu.com)
202 points by redraga on Dec 5, 2014 | 19 comments
7. Why I like XSLT (guy-murphy.github.io)
173 points by padraic7a on Dec 5, 2014 | 91 comments
8. Show HN: Collapse HN Comments (github.com)
141 points by Igglyboo on Dec 5, 2014 | 57 comments
9. British Court Says Government’s Electronic Surveillance Is Legal (nytimes.com)
117 points by dnetesn on Dec 5, 2014 | 34 comments
10. Introducing Varnish Massive Storage Engine (varnish-software.com)
127 points by Jgrubb on Dec 5, 2014 | 64 comments
11. Show HN: Code Words, a quarterly publication about programming (hackerschool.com)
181 points by nicholasjbs on Dec 5, 2014 | 71 comments
12. A Formula for the Number of Days in Each Month (cmcenroe.me)
222 points by tolmasky on Dec 5, 2014 | 105 comments
13. Run to Stay Young (well.blogs.nytimes.com)
202 points by papad on Dec 5, 2014 | 116 comments
14. IBM’s Watson Analytics platform is now open to everyone (ibm.com)
156 points by pranavpr on Dec 6, 2014 | 24 comments
15. Fractal compression for generating resolution-independent images (1992) (books.google.com)
87 points by kibwen on Dec 5, 2014 | 35 comments
16. Clean OS reinstalls with propellor (joeyh.name)
149 points by zdw on Dec 6, 2014 | 4 comments
17. Quantum Attack on Public-Key Algorithm (schneier.com)
95 points by jonbaer on Dec 5, 2014 | 25 comments
18. California drought most severe in 1,200 years, study says (latimes.com)
164 points by percept on Dec 6, 2014 | 103 comments
19. Instacart Is Raising North of $100M at a $2B Valuation (techcrunch.com)
88 points by minimaxir on Dec 5, 2014 | 53 comments
20. Chiral Key Found to Origin of Life (quantamagazine.org)
84 points by softdev12 on Dec 5, 2014 | 24 comments
21. A Data Analyst's Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City (npr.org)
104 points by muraiki on Dec 5, 2014 | 11 comments
22. Chris Hughes Purges The New Republic (thedailybeast.com)
134 points by danielweber on Dec 5, 2014 | 75 comments
23. Freelancing: How to talk yourself into charging more (andyadams.org)
395 points by andy_adams on Dec 5, 2014 | 203 comments
24. Femto-Photography: Visualizing Photons in Motion at a Trillion Frames per Second (mit.edu)
45 points by TAM_cmlx on Dec 6, 2014 | 3 comments
25. Pathfinding for Tower Defense (redblobgames.com)
91 points by signa11 on Dec 6, 2014 | 3 comments
26. A Markov chain trained on the Puppet documentation and H. P. Lovecraft (thedoomthatcametopuppet.tumblr.com)
242 points by dsl on Dec 6, 2014 | 34 comments
27. Zelkova – Elm-style FRP for Clojure and ClojureScript (github.com)
58 points by gaalze on Dec 5, 2014 | 18 comments
28. Antha – A high-level language for biology (antha-lang.org)
70 points by wspeirs on Dec 5, 2014 | 10 comments
29. Tesla’s electric man (economist.com)
84 points by pmcpinto on Dec 5, 2014 | 40 comments
30. XSLT is a failure wrapped in pain (cat-v.org)
186 points by armenb on Dec 6, 2014 | 151 comments
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