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2002We can't send email more than 500 miles (web.mit.edu)
2084 points across 3 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 135 comments
2006Diamonds Suck (diamondssuck.com)
1779 points across 3 posts | 9 annotations | 1 year ago with 53 comments
2009Mathematically correct breakfast: How to slice a bagel into two linked halves (georgehart.com)
1351 points across 4 posts | 3 months ago with 111 comments
2002Forgotten Employee (sites.google.com)
1267 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 166 comments
2009Keep Your Identity Small (paulgraham.com)
1035 points across 4 posts | 46 annotations | 1 year 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
2008To remember everything you learn, surrender to this algorithm (wired.com)
955 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 10 months ago with 110 comments
2004You can't tell people anything (habitatchronicles.com)
944 points across 3 posts | 12 annotations | 8 months ago with 90 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
2004Zoomquilt (zoomquilt.org)
878 points | 1 year ago with 132 comments
2009Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule (paulgraham.com)
877 points across 5 posts | 3 annotations | 11 months ago with 39 comments
2000Curse Of The Gifted (vanadac.com)
875 points across 2 posts | 8 years ago with 356 comments
2009How not to sort by average rating (evanmiller.org)
858 points across 3 posts | 4 annotations | 7 months ago with 82 comments
2009Start all of your commands with a comma (rhodesmill.org)
845 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 week ago with 121 comments
2009There Is No Speed Limit (sivers.org)
837 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 6 years ago with 2 comments
2003Calculus for Beginners and Artists (www-math.mit.edu)
836 points | 2 years ago with 104 comments
2006How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly (downes.ca)
827 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 33 comments
2009The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection (moserware.com)
821 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 35 comments
2006Dennis Ritchie Home Page (bell-labs.com)
817 points across 12 posts | 5 months ago with 79 comments
2000Car allergic to vanilla ice cream (cgl.uwaterloo.ca)
753 points | 5 years ago with 133 comments
2004Should I just stop attempting to make these trivial patches? (lkml.org)
752 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 29 comments
2008Print this file, your printer will jam (nedbatchelder.com)
740 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 208 comments
2009A stick figure guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) (moserware.com)
725 points across 5 posts | 4 months ago with 14 comments
2004What You Can't Say (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 5 posts | 3 months ago with 194 comments
2003Essential C (cslibrary.stanford.edu)
696 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 82 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
2002Lisping at JPL (flownet.com)
673 points across 6 posts | 10 annotations | 2 years ago with 307 comments
2008History of the browser user-agent string (webaim.org)
669 points across 4 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 23 comments
2000Why OO Sucks by Joe Armstrong (cs.otago.ac.nz)
656 points | 8 annotations | 3 years ago with 380 comments
2007Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (cia.gov)
635 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 17 comments
2006The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (teslamotors.com)
631 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 194 comments
2008NirSoft Freeware (nirsoft.net)
625 points | 5 annotations | 4 years ago with 232 comments
2009Papers every developer should read at least twice (michaelfeathers.silvrback.com)
623 points | 1 annotation | 11 months ago with 95 comments
2002The case of the 500-mile email (ibiblio.org)
614 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 7 months ago with 93 comments
2005Why Lisp macros are cool, a Perl perspective (lists.warhead.org.uk)
610 points across 6 posts | 6 annotations | 2 months ago with 56 comments
2008Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy (paulgraham.com)
610 points across 3 posts | 1 month ago with 137 comments
2008Obama: No warrantless wiretaps if you elect me (news.cnet.com)
592 points | 9 years ago with 299 comments
2009A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages (james-iry.blogspot.com)
590 points across 4 posts | 20 annotations | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago with 3 comments
2002NSA's Backdoor Key from Lotus Notes (cypherspace.org)
564 points | 2 years ago with 87 comments
2003Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design (spacecraft.ssl.umd.edu)
558 points | 4 years ago with 157 comments
2006Seven Puzzles You Think You Must Not Have Heard Correctly (math.dartmouth.edu)
558 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 139 comments
2009What I've Learned from Hacker News (paulgraham.com)
553 points across 4 posts | 4 months ago with 18 comments
2000The short, tormented life of computer genius Phil Katz (bbsdocumentary.com)
552 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 5 years ago with 122 comments
2002Why Russians do not smile (chicagomaroon.com)
548 points | 7 annotations | 1 year ago with 481 comments
2009What typing ^D does on Unix (utcc.utoronto.ca)
536 points | 5 years ago with 156 comments
2007Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (theguardian.com)
534 points | 4 years ago with 315 comments
2006Tcl the Misunderstood (antirez.com)
527 points across 5 posts | 2 months ago with 77 comments
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