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Articles written in 2014 that Hacker News still talks about.
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2014WiFi: “beamforming” only begins to describe it (apenwarr.ca)
1913 points across 8 posts | 1 year ago with 47 comments
2014Don't End the Week with Nothing (training.kalzumeus.com)
1299 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 11 comments
2014Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster (adamdrake.com)
1259 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 162 comments
2014Markov Chains Explained Visually (setosa.io)
1198 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 68 comments
2014The Lost Art of C Structure Packing (catb.org)
1142 points across 7 posts | 2 years ago with 153 comments
2014There Are Only Four Billion Floats–So Test Them All (randomascii.wordpress.com)
1082 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 64 comments
2014Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day (righto.com)
1046 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 378 comments
2014Web Design: The First 100 Years (idlewords.com)
1016 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 3 comments
2014How to assess the quality of garments (anuschkarees.com)
991 points | 4 years ago with 287 comments
2014How do I draw a pair of buttocks? (mathematica.stackexchange.com)
986 points | 1 year ago with 185 comments
2014If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel (joshworth.com)
945 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 107 comments
2014All problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone (theguardian.com)
826 points | 3 years ago with 446 comments
2014The Greatest Regex Trick Ever (rexegg.com)
809 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 191 comments
2014Typography in Alien (typesetinthefuture.com)
802 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 97 comments
2014What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL (wozniak.ca)
795 points | 4 years ago with 634 comments
2014The Birth and Death of JavaScript [video] (destroyallsoftware.com)
792 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 36 comments
2014Windows 93 (windows93.net)
790 points | 7 years ago with 113 comments
2014How fighter jets lock on, and how the targets know (gizmodo.com)
783 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 238 comments
2014SQLite as an Application File Format (sqlite.org)
778 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 301 comments
2014Calculus Explained with GIFs and Pics (0a.io)
770 points | 4 years ago with 67 comments
2014I can tolerate anything except the outgroup (slatestarcodex.com)
732 points across 4 posts | 9 months ago with 371 comments
2014What if OpenDocument used SQLite? (sqlite.org)
711 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 290 comments
2014Choose Firefox Now, or Later You Won't Get a Choice (robert.ocallahan.org)
698 points | 5 years ago with 329 comments
2014Radiation-hardened Quine (github.com)
695 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 107 comments
2014The worst API ever made (caseymuratori.com)
640 points across 6 posts | 10 months ago with 215 comments
2014A command-line murder mystery (github.com)
638 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 19 comments
2014Only 90s web developers remember this (zachholman.com)
628 points | 2 years ago with 345 comments
2014Always bet on text (graydon2.dreamwidth.org)
605 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 11 comments
2014The Myth of RAM (ilikebigbits.com)
593 points | 7 years ago with 277 comments
2014A Learning Secret: Don't Take Notes with a Laptop (scientificamerican.com)
589 points | 4 years ago with 238 comments
2014Meditations on Moloch (slatestarcodex.com)
579 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 106 comments
2014Machine Learning: The High Interest Credit Card of Technical Debt (ai.google)
576 points | 6 years ago with 88 comments
2014Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale (dougseven.com)
574 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 273 comments
2014Google has most of my email because it has all of yours (mako.cc)
570 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 386 comments
2014MS-DOS v1.25 and v2.0 is now open-source (github.com)
564 points across 3 posts | 9 months ago with 101 comments
2014Pulling JPEGs out of thin air (lcamtuf.blogspot.com)
561 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 14 comments
2014Engineering management lessons (defmacro.org)
558 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 1 comments
2014Why I did not go to jail (a16z.com)
556 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 142 comments
2014Most Unit Testing Is Waste (rbcs-us.com)
540 points across 3 posts | 4 years ago with 159 comments
2014What ORMs have taught me: just learn SQL (woz.posthaven.com)
540 points | 6 years ago with 348 comments
2014Kindness is Underrated (circleci.com)
536 points | 6 years ago with 210 comments
2014Why Racket? Why Lisp? (beautifulracket.com)
526 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 151 comments
2014I reverse engineered Google Docs to play back any document's keystrokes (features.jsomers.net)
490 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 140 comments
2014Choose Firefox Now, or Later You Won't Get a Choice (robert.ocallahan.org)
484 points | 7 years ago with 295 comments
2014Why Go Is Not Good (yager.io)
482 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 67 comments
2014How Does Sqlite Work? (jvns.ca)
480 points | 3 years ago with 62 comments
2014The Fourier Transform, explained in one sentence (blog.revolutionanalytics.com)
474 points | 1 year ago with 158 comments
2014Becoming a better developer (gist.github.com)
468 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 6 comments
2014Visualizing Algorithms (bost.ocks.org)
453 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 27 comments
2014Wage Theft Is a Much Bigger Problem Than Other Forms of Theft (epi.org)
450 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 124 comments
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