Lindy Hacker News | | submit
Articles written in 1999 that Hacker News still talks about.
Go back or forward one year. See all articles from 1990 to 1999.
1999A cab ride I'll never forget (kentnerburn.com)
1704 points | 1 year ago with 165 comments
1999Why I Wrote PGP (philzimmermann.com)
904 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 5 comments
1999Doom as a tool for system administration (cs.unm.edu)
625 points across 4 posts | 6 years ago with 31 comments
1999Get a cable modem, go to jail (telecom.csail.mit.edu)
510 points | 7 months ago with 455 comments
1999Future Blues – Emily's Cowboy Bebop Page (futureblues.com)
492 points | 11 months ago with 182 comments
1999In the Beginning was the Command Line (cristal.inria.fr)
426 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 64 comments
1999Big Ball of Mud (laputan.org)
389 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 31 comments
1999Windows Refund Day (marc.merlins.org)
370 points | 3 years ago with 136 comments
1999The Bastard Operator from Hell (bofh.bjash.com)
363 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 98 comments
1999Linus Torvalds on semaphores (yarchive.net)
349 points | 9 years ago with 104 comments
1999Doors I touched today (fluxus.org)
321 points | 1 year ago with 99 comments
1999Why I Don't Use Netscape (complang.tuwien.ac.at)
283 points | 1 year ago with 275 comments
1999How To Write With Style (novelr.com)
281 points | 7 years ago with 79 comments
1999The Craft of Text Editing (finseth.com)
272 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 1 comments
1999The Mandelbrot Monk (users.math.yale.edu)
265 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 56 comments
1999The Cathedral and the Bazaar (catb.org)
264 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 164 comments
1999Harry Browne’s Rules of Financial Safety (thetaoofwealth.wordpress.com)
262 points | 7 months ago with 231 comments
1999Introduction to Nintendo 64 Programming (n64.icequake.net)
232 points | 4 years ago with 61 comments
1999If English were written like Chinese (zompist.com)
228 points | 7 years ago with 94 comments
1999QNX DEMO disk (qnx.puslapiai.lt)
226 points | 1 year ago with 149 comments
1999Homo sapiens declared extinct (bruces.medium.com)
226 points | 8 months ago with 62 comments
1999Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge (supermemo.com)
223 points across 3 posts | 5 years ago with 17 comments
1999The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing (analog.com)
218 points | 5 years ago with 45 comments
1999When Interfaces Kill: What Happened to John Denver (asktog.com)
214 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 119 comments
1999Parachuting for Charity: A 5-year audit (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
210 points | 4 years ago with 136 comments
1999Practical file system design with the Be File System (nobius.org)
205 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 2 comments
1999A Computer Scientist’s View of Life, the Universe, and Everything (arxiv.org)
202 points | 7 years ago with 73 comments
1999Don't Become a Scientist (wuphys.wustl.edu)
195 points | 9 years ago with 159 comments
1999Napster: A New Killer Internet App (evolt.org)
190 points | 5 years ago with 144 comments
1999A Whirlwind Tutorial on Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux (muppetlabs.com)
190 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 22 comments
1999The Cabal: Valve’s Design Process for Creating Half-Life (gamasutra.com)
188 points | 3 years ago with 84 comments
1999Where Have all the Gophers Gone? Why the Web beat Gopher (ils.unc.edu)
185 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 42 comments
1999Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (cia.gov)
185 points | 6 years ago with 25 comments
1999Interface Hall of Shame – QuickTime 4.0 Player (hallofshame.gp.co.at)
183 points | 5 years ago with 145 comments
1999Can Google's search engine find profits? (zdnet.com)
179 points | 9 years ago with 63 comments
1999Perl, the first postmodern computer language (wall.org)
176 points | 1 year ago with 210 comments
1999Ken Thompson flies a MiG-29 (cm.bell-labs.com)
170 points | 9 years ago with 54 comments
1999Advice I Wish I'd Been Told (web.archive.org)
170 points | 7 years ago with 40 comments
1999Successful Lisp: How to Understand and Use Common Lisp (dept-info.labri.fr)
169 points | 11 months ago with 72 comments
1999What I Learned Coding X-Wing vs TIE Fighter (gamasutra.com)
166 points | 7 years ago with 24 comments
1999Knuth versus Email (cs.stanford.edu)
164 points | 8 years ago with 128 comments
1999Yahoo buys GeoCities (money.cnn.com)
160 points | 10 years ago with 116 comments
1999How to Write Unmaintainable Code (doc.ic.ac.uk)
159 points | 8 years ago with 70 comments
1999Knuth versus Email (www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu)
158 points | 3 years ago with 157 comments
1999Linkers and Loaders (iecc.com)
158 points | 5 years ago with 26 comments
1999Intel PIII: Is Big Brother Inside? (zdnet.com)
156 points | 3 years ago with 84 comments
1999African American Vernacular English Is Not Standard English with Mistakes (web.stanford.edu)
156 points | 7 years ago with 249 comments
1999Practical File System Design: The Be File System (nobius.org)
154 points | 6 years ago with 50 comments
1999The Story of Maxis Software (web.archive.org)
154 points | 2 years ago with 57 comments
1999The relationship between age and wisdom-related performance (journals.sagepub.com)
153 points | 5 years ago with 92 comments
More

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