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2014Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster (adamdrake.com)
1259 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 162 comments
2014Markov Chains Explained Visually (setosa.io)
1198 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 68 comments
2014The Lost Art of C Structure Packing (catb.org)
1142 points across 7 posts | 3 weeks ago with 153 comments
2014Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day (righto.com)
1046 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 378 comments
2014Web Design: The First 100 Years (idlewords.com)
1016 points across 2 posts | 10 annotations | 2 years ago with 3 comments
2014How to assess the quality of garments (anuschkarees.com)
991 points | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 287 comments
2014There are only four billion floats, so test them all (randomascii.wordpress.com)
830 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 1 year ago with 175 comments
2014All problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone (theguardian.com)
826 points | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 446 comments
2014Don't End the Week with Nothing (training.kalzumeus.com)
824 points | 11 annotations | 1 year ago with 269 comments
2014The Greatest Regex Trick Ever (rexegg.com)
809 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 10 months ago with 191 comments
2014Typography in Alien (typesetinthefuture.com)
802 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 9 months ago with 97 comments
2014What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL (wozniak.ca)
795 points | 6 annotations | 2 years ago with 634 comments
2014Windows 93 (windows93.net)
790 points | 5 years ago with 113 comments
2014How fighter jets lock on, and how the targets know (gizmodo.com)
783 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 11 months ago with 238 comments
2014SQLite as an Application File Format (sqlite.org)
778 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 301 comments
2014Calculus Explained with GIFs and Pics (0a.io)
770 points | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 67 comments
2014Choose Firefox Now, or Later You Won't Get a Choice (robert.ocallahan.org)
698 points | 7 annotations | 3 years ago with 329 comments
2014If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel (joshworth.com)
679 points across 2 posts | 11 annotations | 10 months ago with 69 comments
2014Game Programming Patterns (gameprogrammingpatterns.com)
635 points | 2 years ago with 86 comments
2014Only 90s web developers remember this (zachholman.com)
628 points | 5 months ago with 345 comments
2014Learn C and Build Your Own Lisp (buildyourownlisp.com)
603 points | 3 years ago with 86 comments
2014The Myth of RAM (ilikebigbits.com)
593 points | 5 years ago with 277 comments
2014A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop (scientificamerican.com)
589 points | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 238 comments
2014Machine Learning: The High Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt (ai.google)
576 points | 3 years ago with 88 comments
2014Always Bet on Text (graydon2.dreamwidth.org)
570 points | 1 year ago with 338 comments
2014Pulling JPEGs out of thin air (lcamtuf.blogspot.com)
561 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 years ago with 14 comments
2014Engineering management lessons (defmacro.org)
558 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 3 years ago with 1 comments
2014Why I did not go to jail (a16z.com)
556 points across 2 posts | 9 annotations | 1 year ago with 142 comments
2014Most Unit Testing Is Waste (rbcs-us.com)
540 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 159 comments
2014What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL (woz.posthaven.com)
540 points | 4 years ago with 348 comments
2014Kindness is Underrated (circleci.com)
536 points | 2 annotations | 4 years ago with 210 comments
2014I reverse engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes (features.jsomers.net)
490 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 140 comments
2014I Can Tolerate Anything Except the Outgroup (slatestarcodex.com)
486 points across 5 posts | 8 annotations | 1 year ago with 44 comments
2014Choose Firefox Now, or Later You Won't Get a Choice (robert.ocallahan.org)
484 points | 5 years ago with 295 comments
2014Why Go Is Not Good (yager.io)
482 points across 2 posts | 17 annotations | 11 months ago with 67 comments
2014How Does Sqlite Work? (jvns.ca)
480 points | 1 year ago with 62 comments
2014Becoming a better developer (gist.github.com)
468 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 2 years ago with 6 comments
2014Wage Theft Is a Much Bigger Problem Than Other Forms of Theft (epi.org)
450 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 124 comments
2014Is TDD Dead? (martinfowler.com)
445 points | 1 year ago with 476 comments
2014C4: C in Four Functions (github.com)
436 points | 2 years ago with 131 comments
2014Stop Asking Me to “Sign Up” (gkogan.co)
436 points | 1 year ago with 272 comments
2014“The 's' is sad”: 4-year-old submits Linux kernel doc patch (git.kernel.org)
429 points | 3 years ago with 108 comments
2014Cache Eviction: When Are Randomized Algorithms Better Than LRU? (danluu.com)
427 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 years ago with 42 comments
2014World Airports Voronoi (jasondavies.com)
424 points | 3 years ago with 107 comments
2014Reasons to prefer Linux over Windows (github.com)
423 points | 1 year ago with 614 comments
2014Schools Should Exclusively Use Free Software (gnu.org)
418 points | 1 year ago with 286 comments
2014The XY Problem (xyproblem.info)
415 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 107 comments
2014Why Walking Helps Us Think (newyorker.com)
407 points | 5 years ago with 117 comments
2014How to Design Programs (htdp.org)
404 points | 1 year ago with 136 comments
2014Category Theory for Programmers (github.com)
403 points | 2 years ago with 129 comments
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