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Articles written 2000 to 2009 that Hacker News still talks about.
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2006Diamonds Suck (diamondssuck.com)
1779 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 53 comments
2009A brief, incomplete, and mostly wrong history of programming languages (james-iry.blogspot.com)
1765 points across 9 posts | 10 months ago with 64 comments
2009I Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived (uss-la-ca135.org)
1657 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 257 comments
2000Car allergic to vanilla ice cream (cs.cmu.edu)
1655 points | 8 months ago with 498 comments
2002Forgotten Employee (sites.google.com)
1490 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 124 comments
2009Keep Your Identity Small (paulgraham.com)
1415 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 162 comments
2004You can't tell people anything (habitatchronicles.com)
1381 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 182 comments
2009Mathematically correct breakfast: How to slice a bagel into two linked halves (georgehart.com)
1351 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 111 comments
2008Why to start a startup in a bad economy (paulgraham.com)
1311 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 223 comments
2002Can’t send email more than 500 miles (web.mit.edu)
1158 points | 8 months ago with 195 comments
2009“My wife has complained that OpenOffice will never print on Tuesdays” (bugs.launchpad.net)
996 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 207 comments
2005NewOS (newos.org)
978 points across 8 posts | 9 months ago with 9 comments
2007‘I've got nothing to hide’ and other misunderstandings of privacy (papers.ssrn.com)
960 points across 5 posts | 9 months ago with 260 comments
2008To remember everything you learn, surrender to this algorithm (wired.com)
955 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 110 comments
2009Not Lisp again (funcall.blogspot.com)
915 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 124 comments
2009Programmers: Before you turn 40, get a plan B (improvingsoftware.com)
910 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 430 comments
2004Zoomquilt (zoomquilt.org)
878 points | 3 years ago with 132 comments
2000Curse Of The Gifted (vanadac.com)
875 points across 2 posts | 10 years ago with 356 comments
2009How not to sort by average rating (evanmiller.org)
858 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 82 comments
2009Start all of your commands with a comma (rhodesmill.org)
845 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 121 comments
2009There Is No Speed Limit (sivers.org)
837 points across 3 posts | 7 years ago with 2 comments
2003Calculus for Beginners and Artists (www-math.mit.edu)
836 points | 4 years ago with 104 comments
2009Pythagorean Theorem found on clay tablet 1k years older than Pythagoras (link.springer.com)
830 points | 7 months ago with 235 comments
2006How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly (downes.ca)
827 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 33 comments
2009The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection (moserware.com)
821 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 35 comments
2006Dennis Ritchie Home Page (bell-labs.com)
817 points across 12 posts | 2 years ago with 79 comments
2000Car allergic to vanilla ice cream (cgl.uwaterloo.ca)
753 points | 7 years ago with 133 comments
2004Should I just stop attempting to make these trivial patches? (lkml.org)
752 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 29 comments
2008Print this file, your printer will jam (nedbatchelder.com)
740 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 208 comments
2005BBS: The Documentary (bbsdocumentary.com)
727 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 59 comments
2009A stick figure guide to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) (moserware.com)
725 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 14 comments
2004What You Can't Say (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 194 comments
2009Maker's schedule, Manager's schedule (paulgraham.com)
706 points across 6 posts | 10 months ago with 72 comments
2005How to be more productive (aaronsw.com)
698 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 1 comments
2003Essential C (cslibrary.stanford.edu)
696 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 82 comments
2009Linus’s rules on keeping Git history clean (mail-archive.com)
688 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 65 comments
2008A spellchecker used to be a major feat of software engineering (prog21.dadgum.com)
676 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 179 comments
2009There’s no speed limit (sive.rs)
670 points | 1 year ago with 276 comments
2008History of the browser user-agent string (webaim.org)
669 points across 4 posts | 4 years ago with 23 comments
2005Why I Hate Frameworks (factoryfactoryfactory.net)
662 points | 10 months ago with 392 comments
2000Why OO Sucks by Joe Armstrong (cs.otago.ac.nz)
656 points | 5 years ago with 380 comments
2007A regular expression to check for prime numbers (noulakaz.net)
655 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 97 comments
2007Largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island (elbruz.org)
645 points | 1 year ago with 254 comments
2006I Hate the News (aaronsw.com)
643 points across 4 posts | 10 months ago with 93 comments
2007Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (cia.gov)
635 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 17 comments
2006The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (teslamotors.com)
631 points across 3 posts | 8 years ago with 194 comments
2008NirSoft Freeware (nirsoft.net)
625 points | 6 years ago with 232 comments
2009Papers every developer should read at least twice (michaelfeathers.silvrback.com)
623 points | 2 years ago with 95 comments
2009Oberon (ignorethecode.net)
618 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 143 comments
2002The case of the 500-mile email (ibiblio.org)
614 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 93 comments
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