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Front page stories from January 3, 2017, ordered by time spent there.

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1. Show HN: Explore ideas whose patent protection expires today (patentsexpiringtoday.com)
546 points by niko001 on Jan 3, 2017 | 142 comments
2. Startup Puts Everything You Need for a Two-Acre Farm in a Shipping Container (smithsonianmag.com)
511 points by kungfudoi on Jan 3, 2017 | 256 comments
3. Challenges you’re going to face when building a chatbot (infermedica.com)
317 points by lukaszprzywarty on Jan 3, 2017 | 138 comments
4. Getting Past C (ntpsec.org)
461 points by ingve on Jan 3, 2017 | 486 comments
5. Request for Startups: Water (ycombinator.com)
229 points by craigcannon on Jan 3, 2017 | 224 comments
6. DeepMind’s work in 2016: a round-up (deepmind.com)
212 points by jonbaer on Jan 3, 2017 | 55 comments
7. An Ancient City Emerges in a Remote Rain Forest (newyorker.com)
158 points by Thevet on Jan 3, 2017 | 45 comments
8. Basic Category Theory (arxiv.org)
248 points by adamnemecek on Jan 2, 2017 | 85 comments
9. Odo: Shapeshifting for your data (readthedocs.io)
181 points by jonbaer on Jan 3, 2017 | 35 comments
10. Why isn't memset() async-signal-safe? (conman.org)
161 points by spc476 on Jan 3, 2017 | 94 comments
11. Don’t Get Trampled: The Puzzle for “Unicorn” Employees (medium.com)
257 points by prostoalex on Jan 3, 2017 | 91 comments
12. P vs. NP (scottaaronson.com)
390 points by ikeboy on Jan 4, 2017 | 71 comments
13. The Isdalen mystery (nrk.no)
138 points by radagast on Jan 3, 2017 | 25 comments
14. Headphone inline controls – how they differ on Apple iOS vs. Android/Nokia (head-fi.org)
170 points by sengork on Jan 4, 2017 | 77 comments
15. Study finds more extreme storms ahead for California (mit.edu)
56 points by chmaynard on Jan 3, 2017 | 21 comments
16. First China-U.K. Freight Train Departs as Xi Seeks to Lift Trade (bloomberg.com)
168 points by caf on Jan 4, 2017 | 131 comments
17. Minstrel ZX80 Clone (tynemouthsoftware.co.uk)
113 points by sohkamyung on Jan 4, 2017 | 31 comments
18. The ad tech renaissance (bokonads.com)
114 points by taylorbuley on Jan 3, 2017 | 77 comments
19. Introducing rkt’s ability to detect privilege escalation attacks on containers (coreos.com)
111 points by manacit on Jan 3, 2017 | 36 comments
20. Rise of the High-Profit Micro Farm (2016) (modernfarmer.com)
209 points by saycheese on Jan 3, 2017 | 42 comments
21. Class Breaks (schneier.com)
189 points by thegeomaster on Jan 3, 2017 | 55 comments
22. $718K penalty against M.C. Dean for blocking Wi-Fi devices (2015) (fcc.gov)
194 points by adammunich on Jan 4, 2017 | 120 comments
23. HP made a laptop slightly thicker to add 3 hours of battery life (theverge.com)
237 points by slantyyz on Jan 3, 2017 | 216 comments
24. SpaceVim – Like Spacemacs, but for Vim (spacevim.org)
223 points by wsdjeg on Jan 4, 2017 | 176 comments
25. Open-Sourcing Our Incident Response Documentation (pagerduty.com)
182 points by kungfudoi on Jan 3, 2017 | 8 comments
26. Ask HN: What “old” programming languages will you still be using in 2017?
212 points by _of on Jan 3, 2017 | 493 comments
27. Show HN: Zazu App – An OSS app launcher, similar to Alfred (zazuapp.org)
111 points by blainesch on Jan 3, 2017 | 56 comments
28. AI's Role in Our Urban Future (adversarial.ai)
49 points by arshakn on Jan 4, 2017 | 15 comments
29. Study: carpooling apps could reduce traffic 3x in NYC (mit.edu)
170 points by belltaco on Jan 3, 2017 | 178 comments
30. The Real Name Fallacy (coralproject.net)
318 points by maxt on Jan 3, 2017 | 309 comments
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