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2006Diamonds Suck (diamondssuck.com)
1779 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 53 comments
2006How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly (downes.ca)
827 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 33 comments
2006Dennis Ritchie Home Page (bell-labs.com)
817 points across 12 posts | 1 year ago with 79 comments
2006I Hate the News (aaronsw.com)
643 points across 4 posts | 4 months ago with 93 comments
2006The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (teslamotors.com)
631 points across 3 posts | 7 years ago with 194 comments
2006Far Cry 1.34 source code (archive.org)
585 points | 5 months ago with 304 comments
2006Seven Puzzles You Think You Must Not Have Heard Correctly (math.dartmouth.edu)
558 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 139 comments
2006Tcl the Misunderstood (antirez.com)
527 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 77 comments
2006Source of the famous “Now you have two problems” quote (regex.info)
468 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 117 comments
2006How knowing Lisp destroyed my programming career (coding.derkeiler.com)
454 points | 5 years ago with 419 comments
2006The $25B eigenvector (rose-hulman.edu)
438 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 68 comments
2006Some of the error messages produced by Apple's MPW C compiler (cs.cmu.edu)
409 points across 2 posts | 3 months ago with 146 comments
2006Why sqlite3 temp files were renamed 'etilqs_*' (github.com)
392 points | 5 months ago with 138 comments
2006“Illegal” Lego Builds (bramlambrecht.com)
387 points | 4 years ago with 59 comments
2006How to Destroy the Earth (qntm.org)
385 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 155 comments
2006Busy Person Patterns (hillside.net)
350 points | 4 years ago with 17 comments
2006MP3 for Image Compression (keyj.emphy.de)
344 points | 6 years ago with 96 comments
2006The Nature of Lisp (defmacro.org)
340 points across 4 posts | 3 years ago with 45 comments
2006The Rule of Silence (linfo.org)
338 points | 6 years ago with 310 comments
2006Adam? ... is there a reason your laptop is in the fridge? (kempa.com)
336 points | 1 month ago with 165 comments
2006The Windows Shutdown crapfest (moishelettvin.blogspot.com)
322 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 43 comments
2006A CD Spectrometer (cs.cmu.edu)
307 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 47 comments
2006Solving Every Sudoku Puzzle (norvig.com)
282 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 95 comments
2006Every time we lift a pallet from the shipping room, the server times out (reddit.com)
281 points | 6 years ago with 82 comments
2006Number systems of the world, sorted by complexity of counting (sf.airnet.ne.jp)
271 points | 5 years ago with 114 comments
2006Ron Patrick's Street-Legal Jet Powered Volkswagen Beetle (ronpatrickstuff.com)
268 points | 1 month ago with 135 comments
2006Finger Trees: A Simple General-Purpose Data Structure (staff.city.ac.uk)
267 points | 6 years ago with 75 comments
2006Exceptionally gifted children: long-term outcomes of acceleration (files.eric.ed.gov)
263 points | 3 years ago with 249 comments
2006An Incremental Approach to Compiler Construction (scheme2006.cs.uchicago.edu)
263 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 10 comments
2006Why sqlite3 temp files were renamed 'etilqs_*' (github.com)
260 points | 5 months ago with 104 comments
2006Nearly All Binary Searches and Mergesorts are Broken (googleresearch.blogspot.com)
259 points across 3 posts | 9 years ago with 2 comments
2006In Raising the World’s I.Q., the Secret’s in the Salt (nytimes.com)
255 points | 5 years ago with 197 comments
2006My First BillG Review (joelonsoftware.com)
251 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 153 comments
2006The management myth (theatlantic.com)
240 points | 7 years ago with 155 comments
2006The tragic birth of FM radio (damninteresting.com)
229 points | 1 year ago with 65 comments
2006How Google keeps employees by treating them like kids (aaronsw.com)
228 points | 9 years ago with 164 comments
2006The Unexpected Heaviosity of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (vqronline.org)
228 points | 10 months ago with 177 comments
2006I survived the “Destroying Angel” (blog.mycology.cornell.edu)
224 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 4 comments
2006Hell is a multi-threaded C++ program (codemines.blogspot.com)
223 points | 6 years ago with 122 comments
2006Eating less and more than needed on alternate days prolongs life (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
220 points | 6 years ago with 123 comments
2006GUI Architectures (martinfowler.com)
219 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 28 comments
2006A bad citizen in Javaland (darrenhobbs.com)
219 points | 7 years ago with 63 comments
2006The DOOM 3 Network Architecture (fabiensanglard.net)
217 points | 7 years ago with 33 comments
2006LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug? (archive.wired.com)
215 points | 8 years ago with 215 comments
2006Refuse to be terrorized (wired.com)
207 points | 12 years ago with 83 comments
2006Lisp is Not an Acceptable Lisp (steve-yegge.blogspot.com)
207 points across 3 posts | 9 years ago with 47 comments
2006F (nsl.com)
204 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 56 comments
2006Do What You Love and Starve? (martynemko.com)
199 points | 5 years ago with 98 comments
2006Why the internet only just works (fermatslibrary.com)
198 points | 7 years ago with 84 comments
2006APL – A Glimpse of Heaven (vector.org.uk)
196 points | 4 years ago with 93 comments
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