Lindy Hacker News | | submit
Classic articles that get frequently reposted on Hacker News.
2006Dennis Ritchie Home Page (bell-labs.com)
817 points across 12 posts | 2 years ago with 79 comments
2019Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway (apenwarr.ca)
1696 points across 11 posts | 8 months ago with 58 comments
1985Byte Magazine: Declarative Languages (archive.org)
1246 points across 11 posts | 1 year ago with 52 comments
1983Byte Magazine: The C Programming Language (archive.org)
1245 points across 11 posts | 1 year ago with 275 comments
2011Gobs of data (go.dev)
1878 points across 10 posts | 6 months ago with 58 comments
2009A brief, incomplete, and mostly wrong history of programming languages (james-iry.blogspot.com)
1765 points across 9 posts | 11 months ago with 64 comments
2010Why take a compiler course? (blog.regehr.org)
1745 points across 9 posts | 1 year ago with 114 comments
1987Byte Magazine: Prolog and 386 Hardware Software (archive.org)
811 points across 9 posts | 1 year ago with 8 comments
1984Byte Magazine Special Issue: Smalltalk (archive.org)
811 points across 9 posts | 1 year ago with 113 comments
2002Welcome to Principia Cybernetica Web (pespmc1.vub.ac.be)
453 points across 9 posts | 6 months ago with 10 comments
2014WiFi: “beamforming” only begins to describe it (apenwarr.ca)
1913 points across 8 posts | 1 year ago with 47 comments
2012Regular Expression Matching with a Trigram Index (swtch.com)
999 points across 8 posts | 1 year ago with 16 comments
2005NewOS (newos.org)
978 points across 8 posts | 10 months ago with 9 comments
2010Land of Lisp (landoflisp.com)
1703 points across 7 posts | 2 years ago with 80 comments
2017The world in which IPv6 was a good design (apenwarr.ca)
1643 points across 7 posts | 10 months ago with 294 comments
2016Beautiful Racket (beautifulracket.com)
1605 points across 7 posts | 2 years ago with 11 comments
2014The Lost Art of C Structure Packing (catb.org)
1142 points across 7 posts | 2 years ago with 153 comments
2015Programmers should not call themselves engineers (theatlantic.com)
281 points across 7 posts | 9 months ago with 67 comments
2016Detecting the use of “curl | bash” server side (idontplaydarts.com)
1485 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 185 comments
2009Keep Your Identity Small (paulgraham.com)
1415 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 162 comments
2008Why to start a startup in a bad economy (paulgraham.com)
1311 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 223 comments
2019Local-First Software (inkandswitch.com)
1119 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 28 comments
2015Don’t Use VPN Services (gist.github.com)
922 points across 6 posts | 10 months ago with 59 comments
2011Stuff I said at Kansas City Startup Weekend that sounded smart (apenwarr.ca)
804 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 1 comments
2019A free introduction to quantum computing with spaced repetition (quantum.country)
716 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 15 comments
2009Maker's schedule, Manager's schedule (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 6 posts | 11 months ago with 72 comments
2014The worst API ever made (caseymuratori.com)
640 points across 6 posts | 10 months ago with 215 comments
2005Why Lisp macros are cool, a Perl perspective (lists.warhead.org.uk)
610 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 56 comments
1993Space After Periods (1997.webhistory.org)
478 points across 6 posts | 11 months ago with 178 comments
2001History of T (paulgraham.com)
413 points across 6 posts | 11 months ago with 22 comments
1993The Early History of Smalltalk (worrydream.com)
407 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 26 comments
2018Mtime comparison considered harmful (apenwarr.ca)
389 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 33 comments
2016Life Is Short (paulgraham.com)
2385 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 289 comments
2019Algorithms (jeffe.cs.illinois.edu)
2342 points across 5 posts | 7 months ago with 23 comments
2017Filing taxes could be free & simple. H&R Block & Intuit lobby against it (propublica.org)
2200 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 114 comments
1998Cool URIs Don't Change (w3.org)
1470 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 120 comments
2015The hardest program I've ever written (journal.stuffwithstuff.com)
1408 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 132 comments
2018C Is Not a Low-level Language (queue.acm.org)
1323 points across 5 posts | 8 months ago with 393 comments
2010Why GNU grep is fast (lists.freebsd.org)
1246 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 61 comments
2018Deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL (developer.apple.com)
1199 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 55 comments
2019WTF Happened in 1971? (wtfhappenedin1971.com)
1162 points across 5 posts | 9 months ago with 105 comments
2017Things we finally know about network queues (apenwarr.ca)
1148 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 45 comments
2010Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening (shadyurl.com)
1037 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 52 comments
2007‘I've got nothing to hide’ and other misunderstandings of privacy (papers.ssrn.com)
960 points across 5 posts | 10 months ago with 260 comments
2011Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice (kalzumeus.com)
885 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 89 comments
1992Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming (github.com)
802 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 81 comments
2009A stick figure guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) (moserware.com)
725 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 14 comments
2017The Lisp Curse (winestockwebdesign.com)
715 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 89 comments
2004What You Can't Say (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 194 comments
2005How to be more productive (aaronsw.com)
698 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 1 comments
More

If you like quirky internet articles, you'll like the Unclutter reader mode too!