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2001David Horne's 1K Chess on the ZX81 (thad.frogley.info)
380 points | 7 years ago with 147 comments
2001Dijkstra on Haskell and Java (chrisdone.com)
375 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 7 years ago with 116 comments
2001History of T (paulgraham.com)
344 points across 5 posts | 7 months ago with 0 comments
2001Apple Introduces What It Calls an Easier to Use Portable Music Player (nytimes.com)
343 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 234 comments
20011500 Archers on a 28.8: Network Programming in Age of Empires and Beyond (gamasutra.com)
343 points | 4 years ago with 95 comments
2001Thousands dead, millions deprived of civil liberties? (stallman.org)
338 points | 9 years ago with 119 comments
2001Is your son a computer hacker? (wh0rd.ca)
320 points | 1 year ago with 235 comments
2001Java's Cover (paulgraham.com)
301 points across 5 posts | 14 annotations | 1 month ago with 122 comments
2001Wikipedia is up (web.archive.org)
291 points | 1 year ago with 198 comments
2001Things to say when you're losing a technical argument (web.archive.org)
264 points | 7 annotations | 9 months ago with 132 comments
2001Unplanned Freefall? Some Survival Tips (greenharbor.com)
262 points across 2 posts | 12 annotations | 10 months ago with 120 comments
2001The Evolution of a Haskell Programmer (willamette.edu)
258 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 34 comments
2001Introduction to TCP and Sockets (scottklement.com)
258 points | 2 weeks ago with 27 comments
2001Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures (projecteuclid.org)
254 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 31 comments
2001Don't allow animated favicons (bugzilla.mozilla.org)
254 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 84 comments
2001Farts can cause infection if the emitter is naked, but not if clothed (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
249 points | 5 years ago with 57 comments
2001The world's most toxic value system (uwgb.edu)
242 points | 4 years ago with 193 comments
2001Don’t Let Architecture Astronauts Scare You (joelonsoftware.com)
237 points across 2 posts | 6 annotations | 11 months ago with 148 comments
2001How to Criticize Computer Scientists (cs.purdue.edu)
232 points | 1 year ago with 101 comments
2001Advanced Linux Programming – book with free PDF (advancedlinuxprogramming.com)
229 points | 6 years ago with 36 comments
2001Your face is not a bar code: arguments against automatic face recognition (pages.gseis.ucla.edu)
229 points | 10 months ago with 73 comments
2001Too Much Calculus – Gilbert Strang (www-math.mit.edu)
214 points | 7 years ago with 134 comments
2001An Engineer's View of Venture Capitalists (spectrum.ieee.org)
202 points across 2 posts | 8 months ago with 116 comments
2001Nobody Ever Gets Credit for Fixing Problems That Never Happened (web.mit.edu)
201 points | 7 years ago with 50 comments
2001Handbook of Applied Cryptography (cacr.uwaterloo.ca)
196 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 17 comments
20011500 Archers on a 28.8: Network Programming in Age of Empires and Beyond (gamedeveloper.com)
196 points | 9 months ago with 72 comments
2001Bootstrapping a simple compiler from nothing (homepage.ntlworld.com)
192 points | 8 years ago with 30 comments
2001Frequently Forgotten Fundamental Facts about Software Engineering (kictanet.or.ke)
178 points | 7 years ago with 73 comments
2001Creating Windows XP Icons (msdn.microsoft.com)
178 points | 3 years ago with 85 comments
2001An Engineer's View of Venture Capitalists (ycombinator.com)
175 points | 8 years ago with 54 comments
2001Stanford CS Education Library (cslibrary.stanford.edu)
172 points | 3 years ago with 13 comments
2001RMS on the Ogg Vorbis license (lwn.net)
165 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 82 comments
2001NES Game Genie Technical Notes (tuxnes.sourceforge.net)
164 points | 1 month ago with 55 comments
2001Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass (pages.cs.wisc.edu)
163 points | 4 years ago with 38 comments
2001Lisp in Web-Based Applications (lib.store.yahoo.net)
158 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 35 comments
2001"I can't do math" (faculty.umf.maine.edu)
149 points | 9 years ago with 132 comments
20011% the Code (colorforth.com)
143 points | 6 years ago with 152 comments
2001Typecasting: The Use and Misuse of Period Typography in Movies (marksimonson.com)
143 points | 5 years ago with 44 comments
2001Unix System Programming with Standard ML (mlton.org)
142 points | 2 years ago with 47 comments
2001Eighteenth Century English mail hacks (deadmedia.org)
141 points | 4 years ago with 36 comments
2001Sorry, Steve: Here's Why Apple Stores Won't Work (businessweek.com)
138 points | 11 years ago with 57 comments
2001The Roots of Lisp (paulgraham.com)
124 points | 2 years ago with 90 comments
2001Monadic I/O and Unix shell programming (okmij.org)
121 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 10 comments
2001Confessions of a Car Salesman (edmunds.com)
119 points | 7 years ago with 52 comments
2001Atari Vax Mail, Memos and Status Reports: 1982-1992 (jmargolin.com)
118 points | 6 years ago with 33 comments
2001Rob Pike - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Unix Legacy [pdf] (herpolhode.com)
116 points across 4 posts | 3 weeks ago with 2 comments
2001The History of OS/2 (landley.net)
114 points across 2 posts | 10 months ago with 50 comments
2001Things to Say When You're Losing a Technical Argument (pigdog.org)
114 points | 12 years ago with 21 comments
2001Lisp Machine Inc. K-machine (fare.tunes.org)
114 points | 3 years ago with 74 comments
2001Id as Super-Ego: The Creation of Duke Nukem 3D (fabiensanglard.net)
113 points | 5 years ago with 13 comments
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