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2006Dennis Ritchie Home Page (bell-labs.com)
817 points across 12 posts | 3 months ago with 79 comments
2010Land of Lisp (landoflisp.com)
1703 points across 7 posts | 4 months ago with 80 comments
2016Beautiful Racket (beautifulracket.com)
1605 points across 7 posts | 1 week ago with 11 comments
2014The Lost Art of C Structure Packing (catb.org)
1142 points across 7 posts | 3 weeks ago with 153 comments
2010Why GNU grep is fast (lists.freebsd.org)
1683 points across 6 posts | 9 annotations | 1 year ago with 35 comments
2011Stuff I said at Kansas City Startup Weekend that sounded smart (apenwarr.ca)
804 points across 6 posts | 3 months ago with 1 comments
2019A free introduction to quantum computing with spaced repetition (quantum.country)
716 points across 6 posts | 2 months ago with 15 comments
2002Lisping at JPL (flownet.com)
673 points across 6 posts | 10 annotations | 2 years ago with 307 comments
2005Why Lisp macros are cool, a Perl perspective (lists.warhead.org.uk)
610 points across 6 posts | 6 annotations | 3 weeks ago with 56 comments
1993The Early History of Smalltalk (worrydream.com)
407 points across 6 posts | 13 annotations | 1 month ago with 26 comments
2017Filing taxes could be free & simple. H&R Block & Intuit lobby against it (propublica.org)
2200 points across 5 posts | 1 month ago with 114 comments
2015The hardest program I've ever written (journal.stuffwithstuff.com)
1408 points across 5 posts | 2 months ago with 132 comments
2017Things we finally know about network queues (apenwarr.ca)
1148 points across 5 posts | 3 months ago with 45 comments
2010Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening (shadyurl.com)
1037 points across 5 posts | 5 days ago with 52 comments
2011Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice (kalzumeus.com)
885 points across 5 posts | 44 annotations | 9 months ago with 89 comments
2009Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule (paulgraham.com)
877 points across 5 posts | 3 annotations | 9 months ago with 39 comments
1998Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years (norvig.com)
809 points across 5 posts | 6 annotations | 11 months ago with 115 comments
2009A stick figure guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) (moserware.com)
725 points across 5 posts | 3 months ago with 14 comments
2017The Lisp Curse (winestockwebdesign.com)
715 points across 5 posts | 8 annotations | 1 month ago with 89 comments
2004What You Can't Say (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 5 posts | 2 months ago with 194 comments
2006Tcl the Misunderstood (antirez.com)
527 points across 5 posts | 3 weeks ago with 77 comments
2014I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup (slatestarcodex.com)
486 points across 5 posts | 8 annotations | 1 year ago with 44 comments
2001History of T (paulgraham.com)
344 points across 5 posts | 4 months ago with 0 comments
2005The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant (nickbostrom.com)
331 points across 5 posts | 5 months ago with 63 comments
2014Literate programming: Knuth is doing it wrong (akkartik.name)
234 points across 5 posts | 4 months ago with 168 comments
2016H.264 is Magic (sidbala.com)
2637 points across 4 posts | 13 annotations | 2 months ago with 219 comments
2010Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin, usr/sbin split (lists.busybox.net)
2163 points across 4 posts | 1 week ago with 231 comments
2017$1 Microcontrollers (jaycarlson.net)
2104 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 92 comments
2017Almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983 (twitter.com)
1928 points across 4 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 193 comments
2019Fast (patrickcollison.com)
1528 points across 4 posts | 1 month ago with 97 comments
2009Mathematically correct breakfast: How to slice a bagel into two linked halves (georgehart.com)
1351 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 111 comments
2009Keep Your Identity Small (paulgraham.com)
1035 points across 4 posts | 46 annotations | 11 months ago with 300 comments
2018C Is Not a Low-level Language (queue.acm.org)
1033 points across 4 posts | 11 annotations | 4 months ago with 192 comments
1999Why I Wrote PGP (philzimmermann.com)
904 points across 4 posts | 4 annotations | 9 months ago with 5 comments
2013English has been my pain for 15 years (antirez.com)
887 points across 4 posts | 18 annotations | 4 months ago with 266 comments
1994The Unix-Haters Handbook (web.mit.edu)
824 points across 4 posts | 3 years ago with 157 comments
2012Why should I have written ZeroMQ in C, not C++ (250bpm.com)
742 points across 4 posts | 5 annotations | 2 years ago with 163 comments
2018The average age of a successful startup founder is 45 (hbr.org)
720 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 6 comments
2008History of the browser user-agent string (webaim.org)
669 points across 4 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 23 comments
2010Chemistry of Cast-Iron Seasoning (sherylcanter.com)
665 points across 4 posts | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 286 comments
1999Doom as a tool for system administration (cs.unm.edu)
625 points across 4 posts | 6 annotations | 4 years ago with 31 comments
2009A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages (james-iry.blogspot.com)
590 points across 4 posts | 20 annotations | 11 months ago with 31 comments
2015A visual introduction to machine learning (r2d3.us)
571 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 21 comments
2009What I've Learned from Hacker News (paulgraham.com)
553 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 18 comments
2006Source of the famous “Now you have two problems” quote (regex.info)
468 points across 4 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 117 comments
2007Microsoft Is Dead (paulgraham.com)
440 points across 4 posts | 18 annotations | 1 year ago with 82 comments
1982Why numbering should start at zero (cs.utexas.edu)
439 points across 4 posts | 4 annotations | 2 years ago with 220 comments
2012Understanding the math behind 0x5f3759df and the fast inverse square root (h14s.p5r.org)
434 points across 4 posts | 4 years ago with 19 comments
2015The website obesity crisis (idlewords.com)
432 points across 4 posts | 13 annotations | 11 months ago with 89 comments
2010(How to Write a (Lisp) Interpreter (In Python)) (norvig.com)
432 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 9 comments
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