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2012Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple (greenteapress.com)
404 points | 6 years ago with 56 comments
2012Living Worlds in HTML5 (effectgames.com)
403 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2012Cognitive Distortions of People Who Get Stuff Done (pdfs.semanticscholar.org)
386 points | 5 years ago with 151 comments
2012Vim Anti-Patterns (sanctum.geek.nz)
385 points | 5 years ago with 238 comments
2012Lua: Good, Bad, and Ugly Parts (notebook.kulchenko.com)
384 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 93 comments
2012Turn Raspberry Pi’s GPIO into an FM Transmitter (icrobotics.co.uk)
375 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 86 comments
2012Resolutions for programmers (matt.might.net)
369 points | 8 years ago with 221 comments
2012The Mathematical Hacker (evanmiller.org)
367 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 174 comments
2012Linux on an 8bit Microcontroller (dmitry.gr)
365 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 37 comments
2012JSFuck (jsfuck.com)
365 points | 2 years ago with 156 comments
2012USB 3.0* Radio Frequency Interference on 2.4 GHz Devices (intel.com)
364 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 118 comments
2012USB 3.0* Radio Frequency Interference on 2.4 GHz Devices (intel.com)
364 points | 3 years ago with 226 comments
2012The Architecture of Git (aosabook.org)
355 points | 5 years ago with 79 comments
2012Why concatenative programming matters (evincarofautumn.blogspot.com)
353 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 54 comments
2012Seven signs of ethical collapse (scu.edu)
350 points | 6 months ago with 137 comments
2012A Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz (theatlantic.com)
348 points | 6 years ago with 140 comments
2012Thirty-three Miniatures: Applications of Linear Algebra (kam.mff.cuni.cz)
346 points | 5 years ago with 13 comments
201224/192 Music Downloads ... and why they make no sense (people.xiph.org)
345 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 13 comments
2012What's the minimum number of words you'd need to define all other words? (reddit.com)
343 points | 5 years ago with 159 comments
2012Memories of the “Sneakers” Shoot (web.archive.org)
341 points | 2 years ago with 198 comments
2012A Generation Lost in the Bazaar (queue.acm.org)
338 points | 9 years ago with 132 comments
2012Thinking too much can be bad for you (economist.com)
336 points | 3 years ago with 252 comments
2012On being the maintainer and sole developer of SPITBOL (daveshields.me)
334 points | 8 years ago with 95 comments
2012Why is it faster to process a sorted array than an unsorted array? (stackoverflow.com)
329 points | 6 years ago with 97 comments
2012A look at the J language: the fine line between genius and insanity (scottlocklin.wordpress.com)
325 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 68 comments
2012Xkcd-Style Plots in Matplotlib (jakevdp.github.io)
325 points | 5 years ago with 41 comments
2012Why I program in Erlang (evanmiller.org)
324 points | 1 year ago with 136 comments
2012Dotfiles being hidden is a UNIXv2 mistake (web.archive.org)
323 points | 1 year ago with 352 comments
2012Aggressive Chess Openings (chess.stackexchange.com)
322 points | 5 years ago with 99 comments
2012Humanities aren't a science and shouldn't be treated like one (blogs.scientificamerican.com)
320 points | 4 years ago with 228 comments
2012Amazon turned off customer’s Kindle account, blocking her from her books (nbcnews.com)
319 points | 3 years ago with 245 comments
2012Latency Comparisons every programmer should know (gist.github.com)
318 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 27 comments
2012Corners Don't Look Like That: Regarding Screenspace Ambient Occlusion (nothings.org)
313 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 43 comments
2012C as an intermediate language (yosefk.com)
311 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 60 comments
2012The silent majority of experts (prog21.dadgum.com)
308 points | 2 years ago with 197 comments
2012The care and feeding of software engineers, or why engineers are grumpy (humanwhocodes.com)
308 points | 4 years ago with 145 comments
2012Decoding small QR codes by hand (blog.qartis.com)
308 points | 1 year ago with 68 comments
2012The multi-armed bandit problem (stevehanov.ca)
303 points | 5 years ago with 79 comments
2012There are no particles, there are only fields (arxiv.org)
294 points | 7 years ago with 199 comments
2012A 12pt Font Should Be the Same Size Everywhere (github.com)
290 points | 6 years ago with 156 comments
2012LaTeX Coffee Stains (hanno-rein.de)
289 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 2 comments
2012Goldman Sachs and the $580M Black Hole (nytimes.com)
289 points | 8 years ago with 141 comments
2012Signs that you're a bad programmer (yacoset.com)
289 points | 9 years ago with 170 comments
2012A Woman Who Needed to Be Upside-Down (discovermagazine.com)
288 points | 3 years ago with 97 comments
2012NASA solved a $100M problem for five bucks (gizmodo.com)
288 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 123 comments
2012Mail Loop From Hell (blog.dbrgn.ch)
288 points | 5 years ago with 87 comments
2012John Carmack discusses the art and science of software engineering (blogs.uw.edu)
285 points across 3 posts | 8 years ago with 25 comments
2012The tyranny of the rocket equation (nasa.gov)
284 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 122 comments
2012How Developers Stop Learning: Rise of the Expert Beginner (daedtech.com)
283 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 2 comments
2012Brian Armstrong seeking cofounder on HN (news.ycombinator.com)
281 points | 3 years ago with 180 comments
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