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Articles written in 1999 that Hacker News still talks about.
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1999Why I Wrote PGP (philzimmermann.com)
904 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 5 comments
1999Doom as a tool for system administration (cs.unm.edu)
625 points across 4 posts | 4 years ago with 31 comments
1999In the Beginning was the Command Line (cristal.inria.fr)
426 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 64 comments
1999Windows Refund Day (marc.merlins.org)
370 points | 1 year ago with 136 comments
1999The Bastard Operator from Hell (bofh.bjash.com)
363 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 98 comments
1999Linus Torvalds on semaphores (yarchive.net)
349 points | 7 years ago with 104 comments
1999Why I Don't Use Netscape (complang.tuwien.ac.at)
283 points | 1 month ago with 275 comments
1999How To Write With Style (novelr.com)
281 points | 5 years ago with 79 comments
1999The Craft of Text Editing (finseth.com)
272 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 1 comments
1999The Mandelbrot Monk (users.math.yale.edu)
265 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 56 comments
1999Big Ball of Mud (laputan.org)
247 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 48 comments
1999Terence Tao's Raw Notes After His Princeton Comprehensive Exams (web.math.princeton.edu)
240 points | 3 years ago with 89 comments
1999Introduction to Nintendo 64 Programming (n64.icequake.net)
232 points | 3 years ago with 61 comments
1999If English were written like Chinese (zompist.com)
228 points | 6 years ago with 94 comments
1999QNX DEMO disk (qnx.puslapiai.lt)
226 points | 1 month ago with 149 comments
1999Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge (supermemo.com)
223 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 17 comments
1999The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing (analog.com)
218 points | 3 years ago with 45 comments
1999Parachuting for Charity: A 5-year audit (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
210 points | 2 years ago with 136 comments
1999Practical file system design with the Be File System (nobius.org)
205 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 2 comments
1999A Computer Scientist’s View of Life, the Universe, and Everything (arxiv.org)
202 points | 5 years ago with 73 comments
1999Don't Become a Scientist (wuphys.wustl.edu)
195 points | 8 years ago with 159 comments
1999Napster: A New Killer Internet App (evolt.org)
190 points | 3 years ago with 144 comments
1999A Whirlwind Tutorial on Creating Really Teensy ELF Executables for Linux (muppetlabs.com)
190 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 22 comments
1999The Cabal: Valve’s Design Process for Creating Half-Life (gamasutra.com)
188 points | 1 year ago with 84 comments
1999Where Have all the Gophers Gone? Why the Web beat Gopher (ils.unc.edu)
185 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 42 comments
1999Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (cia.gov)
185 points | 5 years ago with 25 comments
1999Interface Hall of Shame – QuickTime 4.0 Player (hallofshame.gp.co.at)
183 points | 4 years ago with 145 comments
1999Can Google's search engine find profits? (zdnet.com)
179 points | 8 years ago with 63 comments
1999Perl, the first postmodern computer language (wall.org)
176 points | 6 months ago with 210 comments
1999Ken Thompson flies a MiG-29 (cm.bell-labs.com)
170 points | 8 years ago with 54 comments
1999Advice I Wish I'd Been Told (web.archive.org)
170 points | 6 years ago with 40 comments
1999What I Learned Coding X-Wing vs TIE Fighter (gamasutra.com)
166 points | 5 years ago with 24 comments
1999Knuth versus Email (cs.stanford.edu)
164 points | 6 years ago with 128 comments
1999Yahoo buys GeoCities (money.cnn.com)
160 points | 9 years ago with 116 comments
1999How to Write Unmaintainable Code (doc.ic.ac.uk)
159 points | 7 years ago with 70 comments
1999Knuth versus Email (www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu)
158 points | 2 years ago with 157 comments
1999Linkers and Loaders (iecc.com)
158 points | 4 years ago with 26 comments
1999Intel PIII: Is Big Brother Inside? (zdnet.com)
156 points | 1 year ago with 84 comments
1999African American Vernacular English Is Not Standard English with Mistakes (web.stanford.edu)
156 points | 6 years ago with 249 comments
1999Practical File System Design: The Be File System (nobius.org)
154 points | 5 years ago with 50 comments
1999The Story of Maxis Software (web.archive.org)
154 points | 9 months ago with 57 comments
1999The relationship between age and wisdom-related performance (journals.sagepub.com)
153 points | 4 years ago with 92 comments
1999Valve’s Design Process For Creating Half-Life (gamasutra.com)
152 points | 8 years ago with 25 comments
1999The Internet Sucks: Or, What I Learned Coding X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (gamasutra.com)
150 points | 8 years ago with 107 comments
1999VisiCalc Executable for the IBM PC (bricklin.com)
149 points | 7 months ago with 53 comments
1999In the beginning was the command line (faculty.georgetown.edu)
148 points | 3 years ago with 50 comments
1999Get Billions of Correct Digits of Pi from a Wrong Formula (academics.rowan.edu)
148 points | 4 years ago with 54 comments
1999How to Fit a Large Program into a Small Machine (mud.co.uk)
148 points | 4 years ago with 35 comments
1999F***ing Learn to Code Again (blog.kebby.org)
144 points | 7 years ago with 64 comments
1999Shhh: The Undocumented DOS Commands (the-eye.eu)
143 points | 2 years ago with 53 comments
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