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2003Calculus for Beginners and Artists (www-math.mit.edu)
836 points | 2 years ago with 104 comments
2003Essential C (cslibrary.stanford.edu)
696 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 82 comments
2003Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design (spacecraft.ssl.umd.edu)
558 points | 4 years ago with 157 comments
2003Alan Kay on the Meaning of “Object-Oriented Programming” (purl.org)
512 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 3 years ago with 292 comments
2003“A closure is a poor man’s object; an object is a poor man’s closure” (people.csail.mit.edu)
507 points across 3 posts | 3 annotations | 5 years ago with 227 comments
2003An Idiot’s guide to Support vector machines (web.mit.edu)
457 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 31 comments
2003UTF-8 history (cl.cam.ac.uk)
292 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 52 comments
2003The Art of Picking Intel Registers (swansontec.com)
291 points across 3 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 55 comments
2003The horror of blimps (boards.straightdope.com)
289 points | 5 years ago with 13 comments
2003Bill Gates on Windows Usability (twitter.com)
266 points | 2 years ago with 225 comments
2003Transiting the Suez Canal in a Private Sailboat (sailsafely.com)
264 points | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 216 comments
2003The Problem of Thinking Too Much (statweb.stanford.edu)
255 points | 3 years ago with 82 comments
2003The history of UTF-8 as told by Rob Pike (doc.cat-v.org)
244 points | 1 year ago with 116 comments
2003Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos meet "Ginger" (hbswk.hbs.edu)
224 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 5 years ago with 48 comments
2003The Spoon Theory (butyoudontlooksick.com)
223 points | 1 year ago with 128 comments
2003Bill Joy's greatest gift to man – the vi editor (theregister.co.uk)
215 points | 2 years ago with 180 comments
2003An Introduction to Probabilistic Graphical Models (people.eecs.berkeley.edu)
214 points | 5 years ago with 35 comments
2003How do food manufacturers calculate the calorie count of packaged foods? (scientificamerican.com)
214 points | 5 years ago with 150 comments
2003Nano98: Windows 98 that boots and runs under 5MB (web.archive.org)
205 points | 7 months ago with 136 comments
2003First atomic clock wristwatch (leapsecond.com)
201 points | 1 year ago with 91 comments
2003Why Nerds Are Unpopular (paulgraham.com)
201 points across 3 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 44 comments
2003Why dolphins are deep thinkers (theguardian.com)
200 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 64 comments
2003The Development of the C Language (bell-labs.com)
200 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 3 years ago with 10 comments
2003The Art of Powerful Questions (umanitoba.ca)
199 points | 2 years ago with 14 comments
2003A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy (web.archive.org)
193 points | 10 months ago with 61 comments
2003Best Practices for Time Travelers (idlewords.com)
189 points | 5 years ago with 76 comments
2003Why events are a bad idea for high-concurrency servers (people.eecs.berkeley.edu)
187 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 45 comments
2003The Making Of Dust (johnsto.co.uk)
186 points | 3 years ago with 33 comments
2003Turn your PC upside down to boot into Linux (mini-itx.com)
176 points | 6 years ago with 68 comments
2003Dune: The Battle for Arrakis – Extended Reference (ledmeister.com)
175 points | 1 year ago with 110 comments
2003A guide to pricing and hedging (ieor.columbia.edu)
175 points | 2 years ago with 80 comments
2003Jacksonpollock.org (jacksonpollock.org)
165 points | 1 year ago with 151 comments
2003Greetings from the Safari team at Apple Computer (lists.kde.org)
165 points | 9 years ago with 51 comments
2003How to Write Unmaintainable Code (github.com)
164 points | 1 year ago with 85 comments
2003Ian Knot (fieggen.com)
151 points | 10 months ago with 66 comments
2003Principles of the American Cargo Cult (web.archive.org)
151 points | 2 years ago with 56 comments
2003Origins and History of Unix, 1969-1995 (catb.org)
147 points | 4 years ago with 36 comments
2003Computational Complexity of Air Travel Planning (demarcken.org)
146 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 15 comments
2003Geek Social Fallacies (plausiblydeniable.com)
145 points | 3 years ago with 44 comments
2003John Carmack's adolescent years (books.google.com)
144 points | 7 years ago with 77 comments
2003The Clock (techno-logic-art.com)
144 points | 3 years ago with 28 comments
2003Do Teachers Need to Include the History of Mathematics in Their Teaching? (researchgate.net)
142 points | 5 years ago with 114 comments
2003The Internet is Shit (internetisshit.org)
140 points | 7 years ago with 82 comments
2003Understanding Image Sharpness (normankoren.com)
138 points | 4 years ago with 32 comments
2003Kansas is Flatter Than a Pancake (usu.edu)
134 points | 11 months ago with 54 comments
2003The -a to -z of Command-Line Options (catb.org)
132 points | 3 years ago with 64 comments
2003P-Values are not Error Probabilities (uv.es)
132 points | 7 years ago with 35 comments
2003A Sudden Illness (newyorker.com)
130 points | 3 years ago with 37 comments
2003Printing and binding your own books and manuals (uazu.net)
129 points | 4 years ago with 31 comments
2003Why Lisp Will Never Win (perl.plover.com)
126 points | 10 years ago with 100 comments
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