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2004You can't tell people anything (habitatchronicles.com)
944 points across 3 posts | 12 annotations | 10 months ago with 90 comments
2004Zoomquilt (zoomquilt.org)
878 points | 1 year ago with 132 comments
2004Should I just stop attempting to make these trivial patches? (lkml.org)
752 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 29 comments
2004What You Can't Say (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 5 posts | 4 months ago with 194 comments
2004Math Problems for children from 5 to 15 (imaginary.org)
521 points | 1 year ago with 318 comments
2004Ten predictions (sites.google.com)
457 points | 9 years ago with 309 comments
2004Why's (Poignant) Guide to Ruby (poignant.guide)
440 points | 1 year ago with 201 comments
2004The Remarkable Number 1/89 (www2.math.ou.edu)
413 points | 1 year ago with 113 comments
2004Soviet Venus Images (mentallandscape.com)
350 points | 1 year ago with 96 comments
2004Why don't I take military funding? (web.eecs.umich.edu)
343 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 121 comments
2004In emergency cases a passenger was selected and thrown out of the plane (lwn.net)
329 points | 8 years ago with 115 comments
2004What happens when patients find out how good their doctors are? (newyorker.com)
314 points | 4 years ago with 224 comments
2004TheFacebook.com’s darker side (web.archive.org)
306 points | 5 years ago with 132 comments
2004Nullsoft: The death of the last maverick tech company (slate.com)
302 points | 5 years ago with 168 comments
2004How real are real numbers? (arxiv.org)
299 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 112 comments
2004Do It (folklore.org)
283 points | 5 months ago with 101 comments
2004ABI vs. API (lists.debian.org)
268 points | 6 years ago with 61 comments
2004If Carpenters Were Hired Like Programmers (jasonbock.net)
260 points | 1 annotation | 4 years ago with 118 comments
2004How Intelligent Are Cats? (messybeast.com)
257 points | 2 annotations | 3 months ago with 281 comments
2004ZFS 128 bit storage: Are you high? (blogs.oracle.com)
248 points | 4 years ago with 144 comments
2004“We Are Morons” – A quick look at the Win2k source (atdt.freeshell.org)
246 points | 4 years ago with 96 comments
2004Magician-turned-mathematician uncovers bias in coin flipping (news.stanford.edu)
240 points | 1 year ago with 120 comments
2004It Takes Two Neurons to Ride a Bicycle (paradise.caltech.edu)
234 points | 4 years ago with 87 comments
2004It's Charisma, Stupid (paulgraham.com)
233 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 5 years ago with 48 comments
2004The Graphing Calculator Story (pacifict.com)
217 points across 3 posts | 8 annotations | 1 year ago with 15 comments
2004What Colour are your bits? (ansuz.sooke.bc.ca)
214 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 35 comments
2004EA: The Human Story (ea-spouse.livejournal.com)
205 points | 3 annotations | 3 weeks ago with 132 comments
2004Nuclear power is the only green solution (jameslovelock.org)
199 points | 2 years ago with 372 comments
2004What happens when patients find out how good their doctors really are? (newyorker.com)
184 points | 8 years ago with 53 comments
2004How a Swedish engineer saved a once-in-a-lifetime mission to Titan (spectrum.ieee.org)
179 points | 8 years ago with 47 comments
2004Emacs standing alone on a Linux Kernel (informatimago.com)
178 points | 5 years ago with 62 comments
2004The World's Longest Alphabetical Email Address (abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com)
175 points | 2 years ago with 169 comments
2004A DIY Cruise Missile (interestingprojects.com)
173 points | 3 years ago with 103 comments
2004The Python Paradox (paulgraham.com)
170 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 2 comments
2004The Canon Cat: The Writing Information Appliance (canoncat.org)
168 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 42 comments
2004A Short Introduction to the Lambda Calculus (cs.bham.ac.uk)
166 points | 5 years ago with 18 comments
2004Why has Plan 9 chosen statically linked binaries instead of dynamic ones? (9p.io)
162 points | 3 years ago with 219 comments
2004Soviet Moon Images (mentallandscape.com)
160 points | 11 months ago with 37 comments
2004Writing your own search engine is hard (queue.acm.org)
160 points | 2 weeks ago with 79 comments
2004Steam: Half-Life 2 Hardware Survey (web.archive.org)
159 points | 4 months ago with 182 comments
2004A Unified Theory of Garbage Collection (cs.virginia.edu)
151 points | 5 years ago with 22 comments
2004A Conversation with Alan Kay (queue.acm.org)
150 points across 3 posts | 4 annotations | 2 years ago with 21 comments
2004No, that dot in the domain name of the URL is not a mistake (jdebp.info.)
148 points | 2 years ago with 80 comments
2004Google’s Secret and Linear Algebra (verso.mat.uam.es)
146 points | 3 years ago with 18 comments
2004It Takes Two Neurons to Ride a Bicycle (paradise.caltech.edu)
146 points | 3 years ago with 25 comments
2004Great Hacker != Great Hire (ericsink.com)
145 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 1 year ago with 104 comments
2004Unix on a PDP-11 emulator on the Game Boy Advance (kernelthread.com)
142 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 5 comments
2004Stress That Doesn't Pay: The Commuting Paradox (econstor.eu)
140 points | 2 years ago with 139 comments
2004Consider the Lobster (gourmet.com)
136 points | 7 years ago with 48 comments
2004The Graphing Calculator Story (nucalc.com)
133 points | 4 years ago with 21 comments
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