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2012Self-locking gears prevent backdriving (gearsolutions.com)
57 points | 1 day ago with 6 comments
2014“Pigeon Neck” Illusion (michaelbach.de)
321 points | 1 day ago with 73 comments
2019Why Go and Not Rust? (kristoff.it)
675 points across 3 posts | 1 day ago with 156 comments
2015Elite for Emacs (salkosuo.net)
260 points | 1 day ago with 43 comments
2011The Passive in English (languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu)
56 points | 1 day ago with 61 comments
2007The Science of Sword-Swallowing (twistedphysics.typepad.com)
97 points | 1 day ago with 34 comments
2018Tactic Metaprogramming in Haskell (totbwf.github.io)
13 points | 1 day ago with 0 comments
2015Why WhatsApp Only Needs 50 Engineers for Its 900M Users (wired.com)
20 points | 1 day ago with 8 comments
2012The Galaga no-fire-cheat mystery (jasoneckert.github.io)
215 points | 2 days ago with 95 comments
2004The Python Paradox (paulgraham.com)
317 points across 3 posts | 2 days ago with 264 comments
1983A Fix-It-Yourself Trend for Appliances (nytimes.com)
36 points | 2 days ago with 49 comments
2018Slack is the opposite of organizational memory (abe-winter.github.io)
710 points across 2 posts | 2 days ago with 191 comments
2019Sound travels further in cold weather (blog.weatherops.com)
31 points | 3 days ago with 24 comments
2013CamelCase vs. underscores revisited (whatheco.de)
100 points | 3 days ago with 257 comments
2002The rise and fall of Lisp at the Jet Propulsion Lab (flownet.com)
292 points across 2 posts | 3 days ago with 136 comments
2018Quantum theory cannot consistently describe the use of itself (arxiv.org)
21 points | 3 days ago with 2 comments
2015Semaphores are surprisingly versatile (preshing.com)
69 points | 3 days ago with 26 comments
2016A forgery earned Michelangelo his first Roman patron (artsy.net)
21 points | 3 days ago with 2 comments
2015Motors for Makers: A Guide to Steppers, Servos, and Other Electrical Machines (motorsformakers.com)
262 points | 3 days ago with 99 comments
2011Modulo of negative numbers (torstencurdt.com)
54 points | 3 days ago with 46 comments
20161min high-intensity exercise 3x a week improves fitness as much as 3x aerobics (pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
375 points | 3 days ago with 490 comments
1941Who Goes Nazi? (harpers.org)
469 points across 5 posts | 4 days ago with 7 comments
2007Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (theguardian.com)
571 points across 2 posts | 4 days ago with 7 comments
2005The six dumbest ideas in computer security (ranum.com)
421 points across 3 posts | 4 days ago with 196 comments
2018Ibn Battuta: A Scholar's Epic Journey (jurnalanas.com)
147 points | 4 days ago with 24 comments
1899Frost Flowers on the Windows (publicdomainreview.org)
25 points | 4 days ago with 10 comments
2014Mystery Signal from a Helicopter (windytan.com)
177 points | 4 days ago with 28 comments
2018Strings in YAML – To quote or not to quote (blogs.perl.org)
32 points | 4 days ago with 10 comments
2016A Perceptually Meaningful Audio Visualizer (delu.medium.com)
110 points | 4 days ago with 31 comments
2010Bayes Theorem for project managers (eight2late.wordpress.com)
71 points | 4 days ago with 16 comments
2015Linear-log bucketing: fast, versatile, simple (pvk.ca)
41 points | 4 days ago with 5 comments
1997Oberon-2, a hi-performance alternative to C++ (folk.ntnu.no)
72 points | 4 days ago with 102 comments
2015Bayesian Project Management (maxwideman.com)
39 points | 4 days ago with 1 comments
2012A dozen USB chargers in the lab: Apple is good, but not quite the best (righto.com)
84 points | 5 days ago with 56 comments
2012NASA solved a $100M problem for five bucks (gizmodo.com)
288 points across 2 posts | 5 days ago with 123 comments
2019Commercial 3D printers emit traces of toxic fumes, study finds (eandt.theiet.org)
136 points | 5 days ago with 158 comments
2012In Search of Lost Art: Kurt Schwitters’s Merzbau (moma.org)
19 points | 6 days ago with 1 comments
2011Why developers never use state machines (skorks.com)
273 points across 2 posts | 6 days ago with 112 comments
2017The Body in the Buddha (economist.com)
32 points | 6 days ago with 10 comments
2018A telescope fan sabotaged an astronomy forum. He ended up in prison (theverge.com)
96 points across 2 posts | 6 days ago with 0 comments
2018Merger and Acquisition Failures (monkeynoodle.org)
51 points | 6 days ago with 13 comments
2016Google Search URL Request Parameters (stenevang.wordpress.com)
77 points | 6 days ago with 18 comments
2015Fortran H and PL.8: Papers about Great Optimizing Compilers [pdf] (clear.rice.edu)
43 points | 6 days ago with 6 comments
1993Antique Roman Dishes – Collection (cs.cmu.edu)
62 points | 1 week ago with 25 comments
2002Pattern Theory: The Mathematics of Perception (arxiv.org)
77 points | 1 week ago with 12 comments
2015The Website Obesity Crisis (idlewords.com)
282 points across 3 posts | 1 week ago with 43 comments
2019From Zero to main(): Bare metal C (interrupt.memfault.com)
253 points | 1 week ago with 31 comments
2016Your Idea Is Brilliant, Your Idea Is Worthless (stonemaiergames.com)
440 points across 2 posts | 1 week ago with 0 comments
2018German Remembrance of the Holocaust and Growing US Anti-Semitism (kottke.org)
40 points across 2 posts | 1 week ago with 3 comments
2013Parser as Prototype: why choice-based games are more interesting (threeedgedsword.wordpress.com)
55 points across 2 posts | 1 week ago with 1 comments
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