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2019Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (arstechnica.com)
797 points | 2 years ago with 424 comments
2019Qualcomm shook down the cell phone industry for almost 20 years (arstechnica.com)
780 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 128 comments
2018Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain (arstechnica.com)
690 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 15 comments
2014A little-known Soviet mission to rescue a dead space station (arstechnica.com)
291 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 21 comments
2017Octopuses are building small “cities” off the coast of Australia (arstechnica.com)
280 points | 9 months ago with 168 comments
2019Calc.exe is now open source; there’s surprising depth in its ancient code (arstechnica.com)
245 points | 2 years ago with 225 comments
2018Successful BBQ pork butt and brisket is science (arstechnica.com)
238 points | 2 years ago with 150 comments
2015How hackers abused satellites to stay under the radar (arstechnica.com)
232 points | 6 years ago with 60 comments
2015FBI would rather prosecutors drop cases than disclose stingray details (arstechnica.com)
230 points | 5 years ago with 53 comments
2011Before Netscape: Web browsers of the early 1990s (arstechnica.com)
196 points | 4 years ago with 78 comments
201916-bit RISC-V processor made with carbon nanotubes (arstechnica.com)
191 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 7 comments
2013The NES turns 30: How it began, worked, and saved an industry (arstechnica.com)
152 points | 5 years ago with 74 comments
2012Reddit founders made hundreds of fake profiles so site looked popular (arstechnica.com)
136 points | 8 months ago with 40 comments
2019EverQuest’s long, strange 20-year trip still has no end in sight (arstechnica.com)
129 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 84 comments
2019Remembering the best shareware-era DOS games that time forgot (arstechnica.com)
128 points | 1 year ago with 91 comments
2013Your USB cable, the spy: the NSA’s catalog of surveillance magic (arstechnica.com)
123 points | 7 years ago with 48 comments
2013Half an operating system: The triumph and tragedy of OS/2 (arstechnica.com)
123 points | 4 years ago with 88 comments
2019How fighting games use delay-based and rollback netcode (arstechnica.com)
117 points | 1 year ago with 72 comments
201230-plus years of HyperCard, the missing link to the Web (arstechnica.com)
115 points | 4 years ago with 24 comments
2013A relatively easy to understand primer on elliptic curve cryptography (arstechnica.com)
113 points | 8 years ago with 6 comments
2016Gus Grissom taught NASA a hard lesson: “You can hurt yourself in the ocean” (arstechnica.com)
111 points | 2 years ago with 21 comments
2011The Linux graphics stack from X to Wayland (arstechnica.com)
111 points | 7 years ago with 94 comments
2015I requested my photographs from the Department of Homeland Security (arstechnica.com)
107 points | 2 years ago with 62 comments
2018“Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” asks Goldman Sachs (arstechnica.com)
104 points | 2 years ago with 100 comments
2015Thank you for calling tech support, now please die (arstechnica.com)
95 points | 5 years ago with 26 comments
2019Watching a “language” develop when kids can’t speak to each other (arstechnica.com)
92 points | 1 year ago with 13 comments
2016Worms or bust: The story of Britain’s most tenacious indie games company (arstechnica.com)
92 points | 2 years ago with 33 comments
2000The PlayStation2 vs. the PC (arstechnica.com)
91 points | 9 years ago with 41 comments
2014When mechanical analog computers ruled the waves (arstechnica.com)
90 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 15 comments
2013A history of the Amiga – The demo scene (arstechnica.com)
88 points | 8 years ago with 23 comments
2017Build, gather, brawl, repeat: The history of real-time strategy games (arstechnica.com)
84 points | 1 year ago with 60 comments
2017It’s always windy somewhere: Balancing renewable energy in Europe (arstechnica.com)
80 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 6 comments
2013How NASA brought the F-1 “moon rocket” engine back to life (arstechnica.com)
80 points | 9 years ago with 16 comments
2014Before Silicon Valley got nasty the Pirates of Analog Alley fought it out (arstechnica.com)
76 points | 4 years ago with 9 comments
2019The Gerrymandering game that puts the fun in undermining democracy (arstechnica.com)
75 points | 2 years ago with 49 comments
2014How Disney built and programmed an animatronic president (arstechnica.com)
75 points | 4 years ago with 21 comments
2016Compared to paper towel, Dyson hand dryers blow 1300x as many viral germs (arstechnica.com)
74 points | 6 years ago with 57 comments
2012Military's 15-year quest for perfect radio is a blueprint for failing big (arstechnica.com)
73 points | 8 years ago with 62 comments
2016Heinlein and Clarke discuss the Moon landings as they happen (arstechnica.com)
71 points | 5 years ago with 25 comments
2014The long-term effects of ugly political discussions on Facebook (arstechnica.com)
70 points | 7 years ago with 76 comments
2018The BeOS file system, an OS geek retrospective (arstechnica.com)
69 points | 3 years ago with 19 comments
2010Accuracy takes power: a 3GHz quest to build a perfect SNES emulator (arstechnica.com)
64 points | 10 years ago with 22 comments
2014I work in DOS for a day (arstechnica.com)
64 points | 2 years ago with 49 comments
2017Goop offers case study on how to sell snake oil (arstechnica.com)
63 points | 4 years ago with 31 comments
2016ZFS: The other new Apple file system that almost was–until it wasn’t (arstechnica.com)
62 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 1 comments
2015Bikes, bowling balls, and the balancing act that is modern recycling (arstechnica.com)
61 points | 4 years ago with 35 comments
2017An unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry (arstechnica.com)
61 points | 4 years ago with 13 comments
1999RISC vs. CISC: The Post-RISC Era (arstechnica.com)
61 points | 1 year ago with 56 comments
2019NYC’s competitive slotcar racing scene (arstechnica.com)
60 points | 2 years ago with 22 comments
2014Tripping through IBM’s astonishingly insane 1937 corporate songbook (arstechnica.com)
59 points | 3 years ago with 38 comments
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