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2009Can I Talk to that William Fellow? He was so Helpful (blogs.msdn.microsoft.com)
246 points | 5 years ago with 126 comments
2009How to Write Your Own Compiler (staff.polito.it)
246 points | 4 years ago with 42 comments
2009Physics, Topology, Logic and Computation: A Rosetta Stone (arxiv.org)
245 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 31 comments
2009The Fallacy of Premature Optimization (ubiquity.acm.org)
243 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 103 comments
2009What a Real Train System Looks Like (newworldeconomics.com)
240 points | 3 years ago with 199 comments
2009Amish Hackers (kk.org)
237 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 61 comments
2009On Being Smart (sma.epfl.ch)
236 points | 6 years ago with 130 comments
2009Data-oriented design or why you might shoot yourself in the foot with OOP (gamesfromwithin.com)
236 points | 1 year ago with 359 comments
2009PSD is not my favourite file format (github.com)
235 points | 1 year ago with 103 comments
2009Not Lisp again (funcall.blogspot.sg)
234 points | 9 years ago with 175 comments
2009Growing a Compiler (cs.dartmouth.edu)
234 points | 5 years ago with 16 comments
2009Mathematics for Physics (goldbart.gatech.edu)
233 points | 5 years ago with 34 comments
2009C’s Biggest Mistake (digitalmars.com)
232 points | 1 year ago with 374 comments
2009What is your favorite C programming trick? (stackoverflow.com)
229 points | 1 year ago with 180 comments
2009I Have No Enemies: My Final Statement (nobelprize.org)
227 points | 4 years ago with 212 comments
2009Why we don't use Galileo's last name (slate.com)
223 points | 2 years ago with 169 comments
2009The Egg (galactanet.com)
223 points | 4 years ago with 51 comments
2009How we made GitHub fast (github.com)
222 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 6 years ago with 9 comments
2009Suicide Linux (qntm.org)
218 points across 2 posts | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 170 comments
2009Anatomy of a Program in Memory (duartes.org)
212 points across 4 posts | 3 annotations | 10 months ago with 5 comments
2009OpenSSL is written by monkeys (peereboom.us)
212 points | 8 years ago with 180 comments
2009Robert Sapolsky on Depression (robertsapolskyrocks.com)
212 points | 10 months ago with 123 comments
2009HN front page ranked using only votes from early users (news.ycombinator.com)
211 points | 1 year ago with 140 comments
2009The value of downvoting, or, how Hacker News gets it wrong (stackoverflow.blog)
209 points | 1 year ago with 447 comments
2009Why Is C Faster Than Java (marc.info)
209 points | 2 annotations | 6 months ago with 366 comments
2009Forget Survival of the Fittest: It Is Kindness That Counts (scientificamerican.com)
208 points | 5 years ago with 133 comments
2009Why MIT Switched from Scheme to Python (wisdomandwonder.com)
205 points | 5 years ago with 97 comments
2009Existential Depression in Gifted Children and Adults (hoagiesgifted.org)
204 points | 5 years ago with 128 comments
2009All or something (37signals.com)
202 points | 10 years ago with 64 comments
2009Fixing Unix/Linux/Posix Filenames (dwheeler.com)
201 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 3 years ago with 96 comments
2009The C language is purely functional (conal.net)
200 points across 3 posts | 3 annotations | 3 years ago with 31 comments
2009Visualizing Bayes Theorem (oscarbonilla.com)
200 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 21 comments
2009The SO_LINGER page, or: why is my TCP not reliable (blog.netherlabs.nl)
199 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2009Filesystem devs should aim to make “badly written” app code “just work” (lwn.net)
195 points | 2 years ago with 110 comments
2009Recreating the THX Deep Note (earslap.com)
193 points | 3 years ago with 24 comments
2009The Ambiguous Utopia of Iain M. Banks (thenewatlantis.com)
191 points | 1 year ago with 166 comments
2009The 1,000-hour rule (pgbovine.net)
190 points | 7 years ago with 119 comments
2009Hacking a Google Interview (courses.csail.mit.edu)
189 points | 4 years ago with 92 comments
2009How Command Line Parameters Are Parsed (daviddeley.com)
186 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 years ago with 3 comments
2009Rules of Spycraft (oss.net)
180 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 62 comments
2009Linear algebra for game developers – Part 1 (blog.wolfire.com)
177 points | 6 years ago with 23 comments
2009The Emacs Calculator (nullprogram.com)
177 points | 4 years ago with 53 comments
2009The History of Random.org (random.org)
176 points | 3 years ago with 60 comments
2009Bryan Cantrill interviews Arthur Whitney (queue.acm.org)
174 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 14 comments
2009Beej's Quick Guide to GDB (beej.us)
174 points | 3 years ago with 28 comments
2009Banks Paid $32.6B in Bonuses Amid U.S. Bailout (bloomberg.com)
172 points | 7 years ago with 163 comments
2009colorForth (colorforth.github.io)
171 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 8 months ago with 54 comments
2009Books of a Highly Effective Programmer (blog.fogus.me)
171 points | 9 years ago with 35 comments
2009Teaching Concurrency (research.microsoft.com)
171 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 44 comments
2009The Coin Flip: A Fundamentally Unfair Proposition? (econ.ucsb.edu)
169 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 108 comments
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