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2002We can't send email more than 500 miles (web.mit.edu)
2084 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 135 comments
2002Forgotten Employee (sites.google.com)
1490 points across 3 posts | 1 month ago with 124 comments
2002Lisping at JPL (flownet.com)
673 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 307 comments
2002The case of the 500-mile email (ibiblio.org)
614 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 93 comments
2002NSA's Backdoor Key from Lotus Notes (cypherspace.org)
564 points | 2 years ago with 87 comments
2002Why Russians do not smile (chicagomaroon.com)
548 points | 1 year ago with 481 comments
2002Knuth: Open Letter to Condoleezza Rice (www-cs-faculty.stanford.edu)
523 points | 8 years ago with 173 comments
2002“Design Patterns” Aren't (perl.plover.com)
451 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 114 comments
2002Nothing like this will be built again (antipope.org)
408 points | 10 months ago with 259 comments
2002My Lisp Experiences and the Development of GNU Emacs (gnu.org)
339 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 43 comments
2002A Beginner's Garden of Chess Openings (dwheeler.com)
304 points | 1 year ago with 132 comments
2002Linus Torvalds on Garbage Collection (gcc.gnu.org)
279 points | 11 years ago with 204 comments
2002Computers Without Clocks – Ivan Sutherland (cs.virginia.edu)
272 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 34 comments
2002Linked List Problems (cslibrary.stanford.edu)
271 points | 5 years ago with 110 comments
2002How to find hidden cameras (tentacle.franken.de)
265 points | 4 years ago with 64 comments
2002The IBM Black Team (t3.org)
260 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 5 comments
2002How to Be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary (doc.ic.ac.uk)
254 points | 3 years ago with 55 comments
2002Yahoo admits mangling e-mail (news.bbc.co.uk)
252 points | 4 months ago with 133 comments
2002Minimalism: Practical Guide to Writing Less Code (two-sdg.demon.co.uk)
242 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 116 comments
2002Engineering Pornography (jwz.org)
235 points | 9 years ago with 77 comments
2002Some things every C programmer should know about C (web.archive.org)
223 points | 2 years ago with 108 comments
2002Homebrew CPU Home Page (homebrewcpu.com)
223 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 4 comments
2002Why Software Should Be Free (gnu.org)
218 points | 2 years ago with 143 comments
2002Secret Service Interrogation of Wozniak (archive.woz.org)
214 points | 7 years ago with 101 comments
2002If Richard Feynman applied for a job at Microsoft (sellsbrothers.com)
213 points | 1 year ago with 199 comments
2002A guide on how to be a Programmer (github.com)
207 points | 6 years ago with 44 comments
2002Non-PhotoRealistic Quake (research.cs.wisc.edu)
199 points | 4 years ago with 53 comments
2002“The effects of lifelong exposure to a perverse contingency” (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
197 points | 4 years ago with 77 comments
2002The Antidesktop (web.archive.org)
196 points | 5 years ago with 121 comments
2002FastCGI – The Forgotten Treasure (nongnu.org)
195 points | 2 years ago with 93 comments
2002Kademlia: A Peer-To-peer Information System Based on the XOR Metric (pdos.csail.mit.edu)
191 points | 3 years ago with 40 comments
2002Tips for Success in Undergraduate Math Courses (web.stanford.edu)
190 points | 6 years ago with 69 comments
2002If Richard Feynman applied for a job at Microsoft (sellsbrothers.com)
189 points | 12 years ago with 77 comments
2002What Made Lisp Different (paulgraham.com)
184 points | 4 years ago with 201 comments
2002The Etherkiller and Friends (fiftythree.org)
180 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 26 comments
2002Reading Mathematics (math.cornell.edu)
172 points | 4 years ago with 20 comments
2002Cityspeak from Blade Runner (brmovie.com)
167 points | 3 years ago with 64 comments
2002Why Wolfram Mathematica did not use Lisp (ymeme.com)
166 points | 7 years ago with 140 comments
2002Levels of code in Forth programming (ultratechnology.com)
163 points | 3 years ago with 51 comments
2002A Mathematician’s Lament (maa.org)
159 points | 5 years ago with 27 comments
2002The Abolition of Work (theanarchistlibrary.org)
157 points | 1 year ago with 221 comments
2002How to Be a Programmer: A Short, Comprehensive, and Personal Summary (samizdat.mines.edu)
155 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 6 comments
2002How complex systems fail (web.mit.edu)
154 points | 5 years ago with 19 comments
2002Don't Trust Google (idlewords.com)
152 points | 8 years ago with 83 comments
2002A Mathematician’s Lament (maa.org)
152 points | 9 years ago with 119 comments
2002The Origin of the word Daemon (ei.cs.vt.edu)
148 points | 4 years ago with 46 comments
2002Kit Kat Conspiracy (everything2.com)
147 points | 8 years ago with 164 comments
2002Types and Programming Languages (mitpress.mit.edu)
147 points | 1 year ago with 28 comments
2002Security in Plan 9 (9p.io)
145 points | 2 months ago with 63 comments
2002Hypercomputation: Computing more than the Turing machine (arxiv.org)
143 points | 5 years ago with 70 comments
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