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2013Hacker News Parody Thread (bradconte.com)
1618 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 328 comments
2013How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (propublica.org)
1249 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 253 comments
2013Mathematics all-in-one cheat-sheet (ourway.keybase.pub)
1060 points | 5 years ago with 161 comments
2013English has been my pain for 15 years (antirez.com)
887 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 266 comments
2013Kids can't use computers and this is why it should worry you (coding2learn.org)
867 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 28 comments
2013Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep (npr.org)
865 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 167 comments
2013Project managers, ducks, and dogs marking territory (rachelbythebay.com)
811 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 57 comments
2013Why Japanese Web Design Is So Different (randomwire.com)
806 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 102 comments
2013A call to minimize distraction and respect users’ attention (minimizedistraction.com)
740 points | 2 years ago with 271 comments
2013“Exit traps” can make your Bash scripts more robust and reliable (redsymbol.net)
739 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 142 comments
2013The shittiest project I ever worked on (blog.plover.com)
732 points | 5 years ago with 296 comments
2013Hexagonal Grids (redblobgames.com)
705 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 74 comments
2013Notes on Distributed Systems for Young Bloods (somethingsimilar.com)
702 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 8 comments
2013Scar tissues make relationships wear out (gist.github.com)
695 points | 1 year ago with 190 comments
2013Paper Airplane Designs (foldnfly.com)
689 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 96 comments
2013Don't use Hadoop when your data isn't that big (chrisstucchio.com)
688 points across 2 posts | 7 years ago with 352 comments
2013Sao Paulo: A city with no outdoor advertisements (amusingplanet.com)
685 points | 11 months ago with 407 comments
2013Avoid Else, Return Early (blog.timoxley.com)
682 points | 6 years ago with 578 comments
2013Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (bbc.com)
676 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 165 comments
2013Xerox scanners randomly alter numbers in scanned documents (dkriesel.com)
673 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 60 comments
2013Fingerprints are usernames, not passwords (blog.dustinkirkland.com)
667 points across 3 posts | 6 years ago with 124 comments
2013JVM Internals (blog.jamesdbloom.com)
664 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 126 comments
2013How are zlib, gzip and Zip related? (stackoverflow.com)
652 points | 8 years ago with 138 comments
2013Mistakes in the Design of CSS (wiki.csswg.org)
636 points across 4 posts | 6 months ago with 142 comments
2013News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier (theguardian.com)
632 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 254 comments
2013Pixar's Rules of Storytelling (aerogrammestudio.com)
630 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 74 comments
2013Statically Recompiling NES Games into Native Executables with LLVM and Go (andrewkelley.me)
621 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 44 comments
2013How Doctors Die (saturdayeveningpost.com)
601 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 319 comments
2013I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system (theguardian.com)
601 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 124 comments
2013T * sin (t) ≈ Christmas tree (github.com)
595 points | 4 years ago with 44 comments
2013Long before trees overtook the land, Earth was covered by prototaxites (smithsonianmag.com)
584 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 240 comments
2013Improved audio rendering with an optimised version of memcpy (audioasylum.com)
575 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 746 comments
2013Kent Beck: “I get paid for code that works, not for tests” (istacee.wordpress.com)
550 points | 7 years ago with 354 comments
2013A Primer on Bézier Curves (pomax.github.io)
547 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 34 comments
2013The Theoretical Minimum (theoreticalminimum.com)
545 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 24 comments
2013A Buddhist monk confronts Japan's suicide culture (newyorker.com)
543 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 44 comments
2013Intel x86 documentation has more pages than the 6502 has transistors (righto.com)
531 points across 2 posts | 10 months ago with 105 comments
2013Snowflake macro photography (chaoticmind75.blogspot.com)
517 points | 6 years ago with 67 comments
2013Computer Science from the Bottom Up (bottomupcs.com)
516 points | 7 years ago with 156 comments
2013Git Koans (stevelosh.com)
492 points across 3 posts | 3 years ago with 65 comments
2013Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers (camdavidsonpilon.github.io)
474 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 36 comments
2013Use long flags when scripting (changelog.com)
468 points | 3 years ago with 189 comments
2013Audiophile forum debating which versions of memcpy had the highest sound quality (discuss.systems)
468 points | 1 year ago with 617 comments
2013Please don't say just hello in chat (nohello.net)
461 points | 3 years ago with 350 comments
2013System design and the cost of architectural complexity (dspace.mit.edu)
459 points | 1 year ago with 165 comments
2013Adobe Photoshop 1.0.1 Source Code (computerhistory.org)
457 points | 6 years ago with 200 comments
2013Turning PostgreSQL into a queue serving 10k jobs per second (gist.github.com)
445 points | 4 years ago with 137 comments
2013Kill Sticky Headers (alisdair.mcdiarmid.org)
443 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 81 comments
2013Stop Reading News (fs.blog)
439 points across 3 posts | 6 months ago with 61 comments
2013Google Web Designer (google.com)
437 points | 7 years ago with 149 comments
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