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2012Basic Social Skills Guide (improveyoursocialskills.com)
1291 points | 2 years ago with 409 comments
2012Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30? (nytimes.com)
1086 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 4 years ago with 315 comments
2012The sound of the dialup, pictured (windytan.com)
1018 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 44 comments
2012Do things, tell people (carl.flax.ie)
954 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 months ago with 164 comments
2012A Generation Lost in the Bazaar (queue.acm.org)
812 points across 3 posts | 9 months ago with 70 comments
2012Hacker's guide to Neural Networks (karpathy.github.io)
807 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 years ago with 24 comments
2012How I went from programming to consulting (training.kalzumeus.com)
780 points | 4 annotations | 4 years ago with 472 comments
2012Why should I have written ZeroMQ in C, not C++ (250bpm.com)
742 points across 4 posts | 5 annotations | 2 years ago with 163 comments
2012An Intuitive Guide to Linear Algebra (betterexplained.com)
709 points | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 102 comments
2012Vim Clutch – A hardware pedal for improved text editing (github.com)
706 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 165 comments
2012How Developers Stop Learning: Rise of the Expert Beginner (daedtech.com)
672 points | 5 annotations | 1 year ago with 432 comments
2012“Node.js is one of the worst things to happen to the software industry” (harmful.cat-v.org)
663 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 4 years ago with 36 comments
201224/192 Music Downloads Are Very Silly Indeed (xiph.org)
647 points | 4 years ago with 428 comments
2012Page Weight Matters (blog.chriszacharias.com)
638 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 3 years ago with 24 comments
2012Why Anti-Authoritarians Are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill (madinamerica.com)
607 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 6 years ago with 290 comments
2012How Google Code Search Worked (swtch.com)
602 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 43 comments
2012Never Use Black (ianstormtaylor.com)
565 points across 3 posts | 6 annotations | 5 months ago with 217 comments
2012Absolute Beginner's Guide to Emacs (jesshamrick.com)
549 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 years ago with 257 comments
201220 lines of code that beat A/B testing (stevehanov.ca)
545 points | 6 years ago with 157 comments
2012Gorilla Youngsters Seen Dismantling Poachers’ Traps (news.nationalgeographic.com)
541 points | 6 annotations | 2 years ago with 140 comments
2012Functional programming in C++ (gamasutra.com)
540 points across 3 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 100 comments
2012Travel planning software: The most common bad startup idea (blog.garrytan.com)
535 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 8 months ago with 164 comments
2012Dad and the ten commandments of egoless programming (blog.stephenwyattbush.com)
518 points across 2 posts | 4 months ago with 102 comments
2012Did Pixar accidentally delete Toy Story 2 during production? (quora.com)
515 points | 5 years ago with 253 comments
2012How a car works (howacarworks.com)
508 points | 6 years ago with 117 comments
2012Good sleep, good learning, good life (supermemo.com)
506 points | 3 years ago with 254 comments
2012The Little Handbook of Statistical Practice (jerrydallal.com)
502 points | 2 years ago with 36 comments
2012In 1957, Five Men Agreed to Stand Under an Exploding Nuclear Bomb (npr.org)
498 points | 4 years ago with 203 comments
2012Don't just roll the dice – Software pricing guide (neildavidson.com)
488 points | 2 years ago with 62 comments
2012Teller Reveals His Secrets (smithsonianmag.com)
487 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 8 months ago with 3 comments
2012Apple iPhone charger teardown: quality in a tiny expensive package (righto.com)
486 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 9 months ago with 273 comments
2012The effect of meditation on brain structure (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
472 points | 2 years ago with 242 comments
2012What’s the waiter doing with the computer screen? (javlaskitsystem.se)
471 points | 4 years ago with 186 comments
2012The Best Programming Advice I Ever Got (russolsen.com)
462 points | 3 years ago with 237 comments
2012Dotsies (dotsies.org)
460 points | 3 years ago with 194 comments
2012Pointer Pointer (pointerpointer.com)
455 points | 1 year ago with 64 comments
2012Valve – Handbook for New Employees (valvesoftware.com)
449 points across 3 posts | 5 years ago with 197 comments
2012Understanding the math behind 0x5f3759df and the fast inverse square root (h14s.p5r.org)
434 points across 4 posts | 4 years ago with 19 comments
2012How to crawl a quarter billion webpages in 40 hours (michaelnielsen.org)
432 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 3 years ago with 61 comments
2012Lisp as the Maxwell’s Equations of Software (michaelnielsen.org)
428 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 46 comments
2012Salary Negotiation: Make More Money, Be More Valued (kalzumeus.com)
420 points | 1 year ago with 260 comments
2012Why do recipe writers lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions? (slate.com)
414 points | 10 months ago with 299 comments
2012Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years (npr.org)
408 points | 7 years ago with 95 comments
2012The Coming Civil War over General Purpose Computing (boingboing.net)
405 points | 1 year ago with 210 comments
2012Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple (greenteapress.com)
404 points | 4 years ago with 56 comments
2012Functional core, imperative shell (destroyallsoftware.com)
389 points | 3 years ago with 126 comments
2012The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation (nasa.gov)
388 points across 3 posts | 6 annotations | 2 years ago with 45 comments
2012Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done (pdfs.semanticscholar.org)
386 points | 3 years ago with 151 comments
2012Vim Anti-Patterns (sanctum.geek.nz)
385 points | 3 years ago with 238 comments
2012Lua: Good, Bad, and Ugly Parts (notebook.kulchenko.com)
384 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 93 comments
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