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2000Curse Of The Gifted (vanadac.com)
875 points across 2 posts | 8 years ago with 356 comments
2000Car allergic to vanilla ice cream (cgl.uwaterloo.ca)
753 points | 5 years ago with 133 comments
2000Why OO Sucks by Joe Armstrong (cs.otago.ac.nz)
656 points | 3 years ago with 380 comments
2000The short, tormented life of computer genius Phil Katz (bbsdocumentary.com)
552 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 122 comments
2000You Only Need to Test with 5 Users (nngroup.com)
523 points | 3 years ago with 107 comments
2000Why soda bottles have gaps in their threads (madsci.org)
406 points | 1 year ago with 127 comments
2000Lisp as an Alternative to Java (norvig.com)
383 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 108 comments
2000The curse of the gifted programmer (lwn.net)
381 points | 6 years ago with 166 comments
2000Paul Graham on SICP (amazon.com)
380 points | 4 years ago with 133 comments
2000Productivity and the Workweek (groups.csail.mit.edu)
345 points | 3 years ago with 228 comments
2000Could the eagles have flown Frodo into Mordor? (sean-crist.com)
316 points | 9 years ago with 206 comments
2000Quake's 3-D Engine: The Big Picture by Michael Abrash (bluesnews.com)
292 points | 1 year ago with 64 comments
2000Are you an anarchist? The answer may surprise you (theanarchistlibrary.org)
286 points | 2 years ago with 812 comments
2000The Two Cultures of Mathematics (dpmms.cam.ac.uk)
283 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 69 comments
2000Court rules that barring high IQs for cops is not unconstitutional (abcnews.go.com)
279 points | 2 years ago with 97 comments
2000I Don't Like Debuggers (lwn.net)
274 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 239 comments
2000Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber (theatlantic.com)
264 points | 5 years ago with 180 comments
2000Olbers’ Paradox: Why Is the Sky Dark at Night? (amnh.org)
264 points | 6 years ago with 143 comments
2000Courtney Love does the math (salon.com)
251 points | 11 years ago with 66 comments
2000A vi-centric family tree of editors (web.mit.edu)
229 points | 6 years ago with 90 comments
2000Coroutines in C (chiark.greenend.org.uk)
228 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 59 comments
2000Amazon: Ponzi Scheme or Wal-Mart of the Web? (slate.com)
225 points | 11 years ago with 81 comments
2000Cargo Cult Software Engineering (stevemcconnell.com)
213 points | 1 year ago with 136 comments
2000Python for Lisp Programmers (norvig.com)
211 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 65 comments
2000Why OO Sucks by Joe Armstrong (harmful.cat-v.org)
209 points | 1 year ago with 278 comments
2000The Passport Payment (web.archive.org)
209 points | 2 years ago with 52 comments
2000Basics of Compiler Design (hjemmesider.diku.dk)
207 points | 2 years ago with 34 comments
2000The short, tormented life of computer genius Phil Katz (web.archive.org)
201 points | 1 year ago with 98 comments
2000A Few Rules for Predicting the Future (web.archive.org)
196 points | 2 years ago with 56 comments
2000Napster.com banned at some universities for clogging networks (iowastatedaily.com)
180 points | 1 year ago with 180 comments
2000BANCStar (web.archive.org)
175 points | 1 year ago with 66 comments
2000Courtney Love does the math (salon.com)
175 points | 10 years ago with 36 comments
2000Things You Should Never Do, Part I (joelonsoftware.com)
174 points | 9 years ago with 154 comments
2000What If Linus Torvalds Gets Hit by a Bus? (crummy.com)
171 points | 3 years ago with 107 comments
2000What You'll Need to Know in 2020 That You Don't Know Now (discovermagazine.com)
168 points | 2 years ago with 147 comments
2000Tips from the Pragmatic Programmer (pragprog.com)
165 points | 6 years ago with 72 comments
2000Paul Graham reviews Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (amazon.com)
155 points | 9 years ago with 101 comments
2000Lisp can be “hard” real time [pdf] (franz.com)
154 points | 3 months ago with 114 comments
2000Elementary Calculus: An Infinitesimal Approach (people.math.wisc.edu)
153 points | 1 year ago with 80 comments
2000The Great Tree-List Recursion Problem (cslibrary.stanford.edu)
153 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 19 comments
2000Freenet: A Distributed Anonymous Information Storage and Retrieval System (snap.stanford.edu)
152 points | 3 years ago with 71 comments
2000Proofs are Programs – 19th Century Logic and 21st Century Computing (homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk)
152 points | 5 years ago with 77 comments
2000The Irregular Verbs (pinker.wjh.harvard.edu)
150 points | 7 years ago with 69 comments
2000The Great Renaming 1985 – 1988 (livinginternet.info)
149 points | 4 days ago with 36 comments
2000How to play the guitar by ear, for mathematicians and physicists (foundationwebsite.org)
149 points | 2 years ago with 45 comments
2000Courtney Love does the math (salon.com)
148 points | 12 years ago with 56 comments
2000CIA Analyst Training Handbook (cryptome.org)
148 points | 9 years ago with 23 comments
2000Unix Wars (livinginternet.com)
145 points | 2 years ago with 87 comments
2000Bill Joy: Why the Future Doesn't Need Us (wired.com)
145 points | 4 years ago with 60 comments
2000Basics of Concrete Barriers (highways.dot.gov)
137 points | 1 week ago with 79 comments
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