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2009Mathematically correct breakfast: How to slice a bagel into two linked halves (georgehart.com)
1351 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 111 comments
2009Keep Your Identity Small (paulgraham.com)
1035 points across 4 posts | 46 annotations | 11 months ago with 300 comments
2009“My wife has complained that OpenOffice will never print on Tuesdays” (bugs.launchpad.net)
996 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 207 comments
2009Not Lisp again (funcall.blogspot.com)
915 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 124 comments
2009Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B (improvingsoftware.com)
910 points across 3 posts | 11 annotations | 2 years ago with 430 comments
2009Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule (paulgraham.com)
877 points across 5 posts | 3 annotations | 9 months ago with 39 comments
2009How not to sort by average rating (evanmiller.org)
858 points across 3 posts | 4 annotations | 6 months ago with 82 comments
2009There Is No Speed Limit (sivers.org)
837 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 5 years ago with 2 comments
2009The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection (moserware.com)
821 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 35 comments
2009A stick figure guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) (moserware.com)
725 points across 5 posts | 3 months ago with 14 comments
2009Linus’s rules on keeping Git history clean (mail-archive.com)
688 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 65 comments
2009Papers every developer should read at least twice (michaelfeathers.silvrback.com)
623 points | 1 annotation | 10 months ago with 95 comments
2009A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages (james-iry.blogspot.com)
590 points across 4 posts | 20 annotations | 11 months ago with 31 comments
2009Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them (sivers.org)
581 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 173 comments
2009Programming Paradigms for Dummies: What Every Programmer Should Know (info.ucl.ac.be)
565 points across 2 posts | 10 months ago with 3 comments
2009What I've Learned from Hacker News (paulgraham.com)
553 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 18 comments
2009What typing ^D does on Unix (utcc.utoronto.ca)
536 points | 5 years ago with 156 comments
2009Software Engineering ≠ Computer Science (drdobbs.com)
482 points | 4 years ago with 305 comments
2009A home microhydro plant (ludens.cl)
464 points | 2 years ago with 87 comments
2009The Elves Leave Middle Earth – Sodas Are No Longer Free (steveblank.com)
458 points | 9 years ago with 390 comments
2009The Most Common Errors in Undergraduate Mathematics (math.vanderbilt.edu)
400 points across 2 posts | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 155 comments
2009“Facebook turned me down” (twitter.com)
388 points | 8 years ago with 191 comments
2009A catalog of wealth-creation mechanisms (blog.rongarret.info)
362 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 7 months ago with 172 comments
2009Quant Job Interview Questions (math.kent.edu)
358 points | 5 years ago with 145 comments
2009Intel's "cripple AMD" function (agner.org)
356 points | 8 years ago with 124 comments
2009How Porsche hacked the financial system and made a killing (radian.org)
354 points | 10 years ago with 92 comments
2009An Iraqi who saved Norway from oil (web.archive.org)
347 points | 3 years ago with 129 comments
2009An OCR cliche: Into his/her anus (wraabe.wordpress.com)
343 points | 3 years ago with 90 comments
2009Divisibility by 7 is a Walk on a Graph (blog.tanyakhovanova.com)
335 points | 6 years ago with 71 comments
2009Why are there 5280 feet in a mile? (petersmagnusson.org)
334 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 1 year ago with 21 comments
2009Life Is a Ponzi Scheme (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
330 points | 2 years ago with 293 comments
2009Fuck the Cloud (ascii.textfiles.com)
325 points | 6 years ago with 219 comments
2009A beginner's guide to Big O notation (rob-bell.net)
312 points | 6 years ago with 65 comments
2009Startups in 13 Sentences (paulgraham.com)
306 points | 5 years ago with 78 comments
200937signals valuation tops $100 billion after bold VC investment (37signals.com)
300 points | 8 years ago with 105 comments
2009Damn Cool Algorithms: Log structured storage (blog.notdot.net)
296 points | 4 years ago with 34 comments
2009LaTeX Coffee Stains (hanno-rein.de)
288 points | 3 years ago with 19 comments
2009Nobody wants to read your shit (stevenpressfield.com)
276 points | 3 years ago with 84 comments
2009Elements of Programming (elementsofprogramming.com)
274 points | 2 years ago with 24 comments
2009Climbing the wrong hill (cdixon.org)
273 points across 2 posts | 6 annotations | 5 years ago with 101 comments
2009Aaron Swartz's Thoughts on djb (aaronsw.com)
271 points | 7 years ago with 137 comments
2009Oberon OS Walkthrough (ignorethecode.net)
267 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 59 comments
2009The /bin/true Command and Copyright (trillian.mit.edu)
267 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 8 months ago with 83 comments
2009Choice of search engine on Android nuked by “Anonymous Coward” (android.googlesource.com)
265 points | 3 years ago with 78 comments
2009What Chinese looks, feels and sounds like when you're from Korea or Japan (pagef30.com)
262 points | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 183 comments
2009Conflating pointers with arrays: C's biggest mistake? (digitalmars.com)
260 points | 3 years ago with 254 comments
2009Apple’s Mistake (paulgraham.com)
258 points across 2 posts | 17 annotations | 2 months ago with 261 comments
2009Bring Back Our Knobs: Analog vs. Digital (popularmechanics.com)
254 points | 3 annotations | 5 months ago with 210 comments
2009Start all of your commands with a comma (rhodesmill.org)
253 points | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 89 comments
2009Dice-O-Matic hopper and elevator (gamesbyemail.com)
246 points | 4 years ago with 55 comments
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