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2013How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (propublica.org)
1249 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 3 years ago with 253 comments
2013Mathematics all-in-one cheat-sheet (ourway.keybase.pub)
1060 points | 2 years ago with 161 comments
2013English has been my pain for 15 years (antirez.com)
887 points across 4 posts | 18 annotations | 4 months ago with 266 comments
2013Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep (npr.org)
865 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 167 comments
2013Why Japanese Web Design Is So Different (randomwire.com)
806 points across 3 posts | 13 annotations | 2 months ago with 102 comments
2013A call to minimize distraction and respect users’ attention (minimizedistraction.com)
740 points | 10 months ago with 271 comments
2013The shittiest project I ever worked on (blog.plover.com)
732 points | 7 annotations | 2 years ago with 296 comments
2013Hexagonal Grids (redblobgames.com)
705 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 74 comments
2013Notes on Distributed Systems for Young Bloods (somethingsimilar.com)
702 points across 3 posts | 9 annotations | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2013Don't use Hadoop when your data isn't that big (chrisstucchio.com)
688 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 4 years ago with 352 comments
2013“Just remove the duck” (rachelbythebay.com)
682 points | 2 annotations | 7 years ago with 327 comments
2013Avoid Else, Return Early (blog.timoxley.com)
682 points | 1 annotation | 4 years ago with 578 comments
2013Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes (bbc.com)
676 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 4 months ago with 165 comments
2013Fingerprints are usernames, not passwords (blog.dustinkirkland.com)
667 points across 3 posts | 7 annotations | 4 years ago with 124 comments
2013JVM Internals (blog.jamesdbloom.com)
664 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 126 comments
2013How are zlib, gzip and Zip related? (stackoverflow.com)
652 points | 5 years ago with 138 comments
2013Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents (dkriesel.com)
645 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 6 months ago with 184 comments
2013Pixar's Rules of Storytelling (aerogrammestudio.com)
630 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 4 years ago with 74 comments
2013Statically Recompiling NES Games into Native Executables with LLVM and Go (andrewkelley.me)
621 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 44 comments
2013How Doctors Die (saturdayeveningpost.com)
601 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 319 comments
2013T * sin (t) ≈ Christmas tree (github.com)
595 points | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 44 comments
2013Kent Beck: “I get paid for code that works, not for tests” (istacee.wordpress.com)
550 points | 6 annotations | 5 years ago with 354 comments
2013A Primer on Bézier Curves (pomax.github.io)
547 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 34 comments
2013The Theoretical Minimum (theoreticalminimum.com)
545 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 24 comments
2013A Buddhist monk confronts Japan's suicide culture (newyorker.com)
543 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 2 years ago with 44 comments
2013Snowflake macro photography (chaoticmind75.blogspot.com)
517 points | 4 years ago with 67 comments
2013Computer Science from the Bottom Up (bottomupcs.com)
516 points | 5 years ago with 156 comments
2013Git Koans (stevelosh.com)
492 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 65 comments
2013Probabilistic Programming and Bayesian Methods for Hackers (camdavidsonpilon.github.io)
474 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 36 comments
2013Use long flags when scripting (changelog.com)
468 points | 1 year ago with 189 comments
2013Please don't say just hello in chat (nohello.net)
461 points | 1 year ago with 350 comments
2013Adobe Photoshop 1.0.1 Source Code (computerhistory.org)
457 points | 3 years ago with 200 comments
2013Turning PostgreSQL into a queue serving 10k jobs per second (gist.github.com)
445 points | 2 years ago with 137 comments
2013Kill Sticky Headers (alisdair.mcdiarmid.org)
443 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 81 comments
2013Google Web Designer (google.com)
437 points | 5 years ago with 149 comments
2013Why the Brain Needs More Downtime (scientificamerican.com)
436 points | 4 years ago with 106 comments
2013On Hacking MicroSD Cards (bunniestudios.com)
431 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 18 comments
2013Let Postgres Do the Work (sorentwo.com)
420 points | 5 years ago with 202 comments
2013For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off from All Human Contact (smithsonianmag.com)
417 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 134 comments
2013Fourier transform – A math tool used in optics, MP3s, JPEGs and more (nautil.us)
417 points | 5 years ago with 83 comments
2013How a middle aged CS major debunked a classic positive psychology finding (narratively.com)
414 points | 5 annotations | 3 months ago with 271 comments
201390% of Python in 90 Minutes (slideshare.net)
411 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 3 comments
2013Bugger: Maybe the real state secret is spies aren't good at their jobs (bbc.co.uk)
408 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 90 comments
2013What if I were 1% charged? (gravityandlevity.wordpress.com)
405 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 8 months ago with 136 comments
2013The $12 “Gongkai” Phone (bunniestudios.com)
390 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 43 comments
2013How Academia Resembles a Drug Gang (blogs.lse.ac.uk)
386 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 1 year ago with 120 comments
2013Do Things that Don't Scale (paulgraham.com)
386 points across 2 posts | 13 annotations | 1 year ago with 31 comments
2013NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show (washingtonpost.com)
386 points | 5 years ago with 172 comments
2013Man makes money from cold calls with his own higher-rate phone number (bbc.com)
384 points | 3 years ago with 133 comments
2013Stop Reading News (fs.blog)
382 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 7 months ago with 108 comments
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