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2004It Takes Two Neurons to Ride a Bicycle (paradise.caltech.edu)
146 points | 5 years ago with 25 comments
2004Great Hacker != Great Hire (ericsink.com)
145 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 104 comments
2004Unix on a PDP-11 emulator on the Game Boy Advance (kernelthread.com)
142 points across 2 posts | 8 years ago with 5 comments
2004Stress That Doesn't Pay: The Commuting Paradox (econstor.eu)
140 points | 4 years ago with 139 comments
2004What colour are your bits? (ansuz.sooke.bc.ca)
138 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 24 comments
2004Consider the Lobster (gourmet.com)
136 points | 9 years ago with 48 comments
2004The Graphing Calculator Story (nucalc.com)
133 points | 6 years ago with 21 comments
2004Third-polarizing-filter experiment demystified (alienryderflex.com)
131 points | 1 year ago with 86 comments
2004Why doesn't Windows recognize a USB device plugged into another port? (blogs.msdn.com)
131 points | 8 years ago with 152 comments
2004My First Death Threat (blogs.msdn.microsoft.com)
129 points | 8 years ago with 42 comments
2004A pair of dice which never roll 7 (chiark.greenend.org.uk)
129 points | 2 years ago with 53 comments
2004Ruby Hacking Guide (ruby-hacking-guide.github.io)
128 points | 11 months ago with 39 comments
2004The Hipster PDA (43folders.com)
128 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 64 comments
2004Great Works in Programming Languages (cis.upenn.edu)
128 points | 1 year ago with 45 comments
2004The Art of Unix Usability (catb.org)
128 points | 9 years ago with 27 comments
2004“I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft” (twitter.com)
127 points | 2 years ago with 219 comments
2004Citizen Kubrick (theguardian.com)
125 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 7 comments
2004The first image on the very first Macintosh (folklore.org)
124 points | 6 years ago with 14 comments
2004Attacked By Thugs (idlewords.com)
123 points | 9 years ago with 115 comments
2004The x86 architecture is the weirdo (devblogs.microsoft.com)
121 points | 2 years ago with 81 comments
200442.zip (unforgettable.dk)
120 points | 10 years ago with 49 comments
2004Before the DNS: how yours truly upstaged the NIC's official HOSTS.TXT (iconia.com)
120 points | 4 years ago with 40 comments
2004Starbucks Does Not Use Two-Phase Commit (eaipatterns.com)
119 points | 10 years ago with 36 comments
2004A quick look at the Win2k source (kuro5hin.org)
119 points across 2 posts | 8 years ago with 0 comments
2004Busy Being Born (folklore.org)
117 points | 3 years ago with 25 comments
2004How I Explained REST to My Wife (tomayko.com)
115 points | 11 years ago with 51 comments
2004Repairing a Bent Trombone Slide (oberloh.com)
114 points | 5 years ago with 45 comments
2004The Worst Interface Ever: The Self-Destruct Switch (asktog.com)
114 points | 5 years ago with 70 comments
2004Alan Kay – The center of “Why”? (vpri.org)
112 points | 7 years ago with 16 comments
2004Firefox 1.0 New York Times ad (scribd.com)
112 points | 9 months ago with 69 comments
2004How To Make Wealth (paulgraham.com)
112 points | 13 years ago with 32 comments
2004Is Design Dead? (martinfowler.com)
111 points | 11 months ago with 114 comments
2004Great Programmers (bramcohen.livejournal.com)
111 points | 10 years ago with 28 comments
2004The trip to federal prison from court to your new bed (prisontalk.com)
108 points | 9 years ago with 43 comments
2004NASA Software Safety Guidebook (hq.nasa.gov)
104 points | 7 years ago with 38 comments
2004First, Do No Harm: A Hippocratic Oath for Software Developers (queue.acm.org)
101 points | 4 years ago with 70 comments
2004Freak waves spotted from space (news.bbc.co.uk)
101 points | 12 years ago with 18 comments
2004Real-Time Programming (www2.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de)
99 points | 7 years ago with 15 comments
2004Consider the Lobster (columbia.edu)
99 points | 2 years ago with 34 comments
2004FedEx vs. UPS: opposing models in the delivery business raise questions (braunconsulting.com)
98 points | 6 years ago with 79 comments
2004Type Systems (lucacardelli.name)
96 points | 6 years ago with 56 comments
2004Most of us won't be inventing little languages (slesinsky.org)
95 points | 1 year ago with 87 comments
2004Mozilla Foundation places two-page advocacy ad in The New York Times (blog.mozilla.org)
95 points | 2 years ago with 123 comments
2004Demoscene (demoscene.info)
92 points | 6 months ago with 38 comments
2004Nitric oxide inhibits the replication cycle of SARS coronavirus (jvi.asm.org)
92 points | 4 years ago with 112 comments
2004Working at Microsoft (qbrundage.com)
92 points | 9 years ago with 45 comments
2004Tor: The Second-Generation Onion Router (static.usenix.org)
90 points | 11 years ago with 9 comments
2004Who owns the fish? A Common Lisp solution to "Einstein's Riddle" (weitz.de)
88 points | 10 years ago with 22 comments
2004Why was cycling not included in the ancient Olympics? (web.stanford.edu)
88 points | 3 years ago with 108 comments
2004The Stick of Jan Sloot (spronck.net)
87 points | 9 months ago with 46 comments
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