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1997Lessons I wish I had learned before I started teaching differential equations [pdf] (web.williams.edu)
733 points across 2 posts | 1 month ago with 177 comments
1997Graphics Programming Black Book (github.com)
693 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 42 comments
1997The Cold Hard Facts of Freezing to Death (outsideonline.com)
437 points | 9 years ago with 184 comments
1997The Right to Read (gnu.org)
379 points | 1 year ago with 100 comments
1997Ten lessons I wish I had learned before teaching differential equations (math.toronto.edu)
338 points | 6 years ago with 118 comments
1997Introduction to A* (theory.stanford.edu)
337 points | 4 years ago with 31 comments
1997The Right to Read (gnu.org)
302 points across 2 posts | 1 week ago with 21 comments
1997The Sims Game Design Documents (donhopkins.com)
282 points | 5 years ago with 18 comments
1997Motive.c: The Soul of the Sims (donhopkins.com)
255 points | 5 years ago with 41 comments
1997The Story of the Ping Program (ftp.arl.army.mil)
249 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 35 comments
1997The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing (dspguide.com)
238 points | 5 years ago with 63 comments
1997FrontPage 98: Elegant and Exquisite (telecommander.com)
234 points | 4 years ago with 211 comments
1997Ten Lessons I Wish I Had Been Taught (ams.org)
226 points | 2 years ago with 52 comments
1997The Development of Erlang (fermatslibrary.com)
223 points | 1 year ago with 91 comments
1997The computer revolution hasn’t happened yet (catonmat.net)
215 points | 1 year ago with 179 comments
1997Ways to save Apple (archive.wired.com)
208 points across 2 posts | 15 annotations | 7 years ago with 77 comments
1997Doc Searls on Steve Jobs (scripting.com)
203 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 9 years ago with 45 comments
1997Fuck.com (links.net)
196 points | 10 months ago with 103 comments
1997Is Faster-Than-Light Travel or Communication Possible? (math.ucr.edu)
176 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 6 years ago with 84 comments
1997Reality is a Shared Hallucination (reactor-core.org)
173 points | 6 years ago with 66 comments
1997Teach Yourself C in 24 Hours (aelinik.free.fr)
172 points | 4 years ago with 80 comments
1997The Story of the PING Program (ftp.arl.mil)
171 points | 7 years ago with 28 comments
1997The raster tragedy at low resolution (microsoft.com)
170 points | 10 years ago with 40 comments
1997Letters about Soap (people.cs.ksu.edu)
164 points | 3 weeks ago with 71 comments
1997Mars Pathfinder Mission Home Page (mars.nasa.gov)
164 points | 5 years ago with 56 comments
1997The Story of Squeak, a Practical Smalltalk Written in Itself (ftp.squeak.org)
159 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 24 comments
1997The Sad Saga of Silicon Graphics (businessweek.com)
151 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 99 comments
1997Steve Jobs negotiates Apple's deal with Microsoft (techemails.com)
146 points | 2 annotations | 1 month ago with 88 comments
1997Russian-manufactured armored vehicle vulnerability in urban combat (man.fas.org)
142 points | 7 months ago with 123 comments
1997The Impact of the Lambda Calculus (www-users.mat.umk.pl)
135 points | 3 years ago with 37 comments
1997All People in Canada are the Same Age (math.toronto.edu)
132 points | 2 years ago with 91 comments
1997Machine Learning (cs.cmu.edu)
129 points | 1 month ago with 10 comments
1997Three sins of authors in computer science and math (cs.cmu.edu)
126 points | 10 months ago with 60 comments
1997S-Expressions (people.csail.mit.edu)
125 points | 4 years ago with 45 comments
1997The Effects of Computer Use on Eye Health and Vision (aoa.org)
123 points | 4 years ago with 99 comments
1997Linux: A Portable Operating System (cs.helsinki.fi)
122 points | 2 years ago with 16 comments
1997Did you ever wonder why December has 31 days? (projects.csail.mit.edu)
120 points | 8 years ago with 64 comments
1997Why Awk for AI? (wra1th.plus.com)
117 points | 9 years ago with 53 comments
1997History of Computing at Bell Labs (research.swtch.com)
114 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 5 years ago with 2 comments
1997On teaching mathematics, by V.I. Arnold (pauli.uni-muenster.de)
112 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 5 years ago with 14 comments
1997A difficult case: Diagnosis made by hallucinatory voices (researchgate.net)
109 points | 2 years ago with 75 comments
1997Euclid's Elements (aleph0.clarku.edu)
106 points | 5 years ago with 58 comments
1997Calculus for mathematicians (cr.yp.to)
106 points | 7 years ago with 86 comments
1997Lecture Notes on General Relativity (arxiv.org)
105 points | 5 years ago with 17 comments
1997Does OO really match the way we think (leshatton.org)
104 points | 5 years ago with 239 comments
1997Anatomy of a Catastrophic Boiler Accident (nationalboard.org)
100 points | 1 year ago with 47 comments
1997It'll Never Work (lhup.edu)
99 points | 7 years ago with 79 comments
1997Principles of Programming Languages (cs.nott.ac.uk)
99 points | 2 years ago with 12 comments
1997On teaching mathematics (uni-muenster.de)
99 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 40 comments
1997“It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture..encryption products” (thomas.loc.gov)
95 points | 7 years ago with 42 comments
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