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1. Big Companies and the Military Are Paying Novelists to Write Sci-Fi for Them (newyorker.com)
438 points by anthotny on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 168 comments
2. Linux Load Averages: Solving the Mystery (brendangregg.com)
623 points by dmit on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 86 comments
3. The Internet Archive has digitized 25,000 78rpm Gramophone records (archive.org)
699 points by yurisagalov on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 97 comments
4. Disney acquires own streaming facilities, will pull Netflix content (thewaltdisneycompany.com)
730 points by anigbrowl on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 764 comments
5. Cruise is running an autonomous ride hailing service for employees in SF (techcrunch.com)
224 points by edward on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 175 comments
6. SKYACTIV-X: first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition (mazda.com)
174 points by interconnector on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 232 comments
7. African Startups Are Increasingly Attractive to Investors (afridigest.com)
194 points by thought on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 86 comments
8. Despite S.E.C. Warning, Wave of Initial Coin Offerings Grows (nytimes.com)
231 points by JumpCrisscross on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 202 comments
9. The BitTorrent Protocol Specification v2 (bittorrent.org)
319 points by Nekit1234007 on Aug 7, 2017 | hide | 112 comments
10. Show HN: An interactive guide to compression basics (unwttng.com)
256 points by unwttng on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 66 comments
11. Show HN: Nim in Action (picheta.me)
229 points by dom96 on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 40 comments
12. Ferret – A free software Clojure implementation (ferret-lang.org)
266 points by greydius on Aug 7, 2017 | hide | 79 comments
13. Diane Greene’s Advice for Founders [video] (ycombinator.com)
104 points by craigcannon on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 18 comments
14. Show HN: C++ runtime/compile-time detection in constexpr functions (github.com)
83 points by CuriousThinker on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 21 comments
15. Why some of the best developers keep quitting (fastcompany.com)
237 points by gregorymichael on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 163 comments
16. Official support for .NET (stripe.com)
129 points by darwhy on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 59 comments
17. Some insurers insist that patients forgo generics and buy brand-name drugs (nytimes.com)
201 points by iamjeff on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 186 comments
18. Show HN: Cancelable async primitives for JavaScript (github.com)
84 points by Mitranim on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 97 comments
19. Firefox 55: WebVR and more (hacks.mozilla.org)
245 points by jhatax on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 67 comments
20. Mongoose OS – An Open Source Operating System for the Internet of Things (mongoose-os.com)
185 points by j4mie on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 98 comments
21. They were partners in fighting crime. The only problem: Neither was a cop (atavist.com)
84 points by samclemens on Aug 5, 2017 | hide | 22 comments
22. Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression (springeropen.com)
215 points by mcone on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 87 comments
23. Show HN: Gorillaz – Andromeda Music Video in WebGL (yagiz.me)
88 points by yagizgurgul on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 16 comments
24. “Podcasting patent” is totally dead, appeals court rules (arstechnica.com)
151 points by danso on Aug 7, 2017 | hide | 14 comments
25. Ask HN: Website go-live checklist app
274 points by DubDubThrow on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 48 comments
26. Launch HN: Muzmatch (YC S17) – A place where 400M single Muslims can meet
147 points by brod_ie on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 116 comments
27. Apple staffers reportedly rebelling against open office plan (bizjournals.com)
405 points by V99 on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 391 comments
28. A Systematic Analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident [pdf] (uic.edu)
121 points by andreasley on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 25 comments
29. Why Elephants Don’t Explode: How Nature Solves Bigness (noticing.co)
99 points by aaossa on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 30 comments
30. Do Things That Don’t Scale (2013) (paulgraham.com)
209 points by js7745 on Aug 8, 2017 | hide | 37 comments

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