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Articles written in 2016 that Hacker News still talks about.
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2016H.264 is Magic (sidbala.com)
2637 points across 4 posts | 10 months ago with 219 comments
2016Life Is Short (paulgraham.com)
2385 points across 5 posts | 1 month ago with 289 comments
2016Immersive Linear Algebra (immersivemath.com)
2284 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 140 comments
2016Blocklist of all Facebook domains (github.com)
1898 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 23 comments
2016Electron is flash for the desktop (josephg.com)
1664 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 183 comments
201650 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Point Blame at Fat (npr.org)
1606 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 83 comments
2016Beautiful Racket (beautifulracket.com)
1605 points across 7 posts | 8 months ago with 11 comments
2016Detecting the use of “curl | bash” server side (idontplaydarts.com)
1485 points across 6 posts | 1 month ago with 185 comments
2016The Wrong Abstraction (sandimetz.com)
1435 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 17 comments
2016Programmer Moneyball (danluu.com)
1365 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 72 comments
2016What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists (aeon.co)
1327 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 396 comments
2016Things you notice when you quit the news (raptitude.com)
1240 points | 11 months ago with 695 comments
2016Music theory for nerds (eev.ee)
1129 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 300 comments
2016Signs you’re working in a feature factory (cutle.fish)
1002 points | 2 years ago with 281 comments
2016Linux containers in 500 lines of code (blog.lizzie.io)
956 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 27 comments
2016IBM is not doing "cognitive computing" with Watson (rogerschank.com)
904 points | 4 years ago with 435 comments
2016Penguin travels every year to visit man who rescued him (cbc.ca)
862 points | 4 years ago with 289 comments
2016A first person shooter in 571 lines of GNU Awk (github.com)
859 points across 2 posts | 1 week ago with 106 comments
2016Why does calloc exist? (vorpus.org)
855 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 163 comments
2016Compressing and enhancing hand-written notes (mzucker.github.io)
843 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 13 comments
2016Reverse engineering a mysterious UDP stream in my hotel (gkbrk.com)
770 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 86 comments
2016HN: The Good Parts (danluu.com)
770 points across 2 posts | 3 months ago with 45 comments
2016Bicycles from Sketches (gianlucagimini.it)
759 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 95 comments
2016Let's code a TCP/IP stack (saminiir.com)
727 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 49 comments
2016The richest families in Florence in 1427 are still the richest (qz.com)
718 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 255 comments
2016Why SQLite succeeded as a database (changelog.com)
716 points across 2 posts | 3 weeks ago with 84 comments
2016How to Read a Paper (blizzard.cs.uwaterloo.ca)
715 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 40 comments
2016Employees are happier when led by people with deep expertise (hbr.org)
691 points | 1 year ago with 203 comments
2016How These Things Work – A book about CS from first principles (reasonablypolymorphic.com)
688 points | 2 years ago with 57 comments
2016Surgeons urge people to throw out bristle BBQ brushes (cbc.ca)
677 points | 4 years ago with 306 comments
2016In MySQL, use “utf8mb4” instead of “utf8” (adamhooper.medium.com)
642 points | 1 year ago with 344 comments
2016I'm a fucking webmaster (justinjackson.ca)
640 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 222 comments
2016Computer Science from the Bottom Up (bottomupcs.com)
618 points | 3 years ago with 76 comments
2016PID Without a PhD (wescottdesign.com)
612 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 106 comments
2016Leaded gas was a known poison the day it was invented (smithsonianmag.com)
611 points | 1 year ago with 399 comments
2016I’m a very slow thinker (sivers.org)
604 points | 4 years ago with 224 comments
2016Why Google Stores Billions of Lines of Code in a Single Repository (cacm.acm.org)
603 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 1 comments
2016Useful Mental Models (defmacro.org)
586 points | 5 years ago with 73 comments
2016Google's “Director of Engineering” Hiring Test (gwan.com)
569 points | 4 years ago with 333 comments
2016Diablo (Pitch from 1994) (graybeardgames.com)
560 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 6 comments
2016Source code for 4kb demoscene production “Elevated” released (files.scene.org)
551 points across 2 posts | 7 months ago with 73 comments
2016Why does my SSH private key still work after changing some bytes? (crypto.stackexchange.com)
549 points | 4 weeks ago with 83 comments
2016Why I Don't Like Golang (teamten.com)
527 points across 3 posts | 7 months ago with 215 comments
2016When negotiating a price, never bid with a round number (hbswk.hbs.edu)
522 points | 8 months ago with 239 comments
2016Evil programmer's tip: avoid “easy” things (yosefk.com)
517 points | 1 year ago with 196 comments
2016Art student’s 407-piece hand-carved wooden clock (ablogtowatch.com)
512 points | 1 year ago with 74 comments
2016I got my money back from a scammer by contacting his mom on Facebook (blog.haschek.at)
508 points | 3 years ago with 174 comments
2016The Linux scheduler: A decade of wasted cores (blog.acolyer.org)
494 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 26 comments
2016Why can’t women get pregnant without the menstrual cycle? (quora.com)
488 points | 4 years ago with 111 comments
2016Microsoft beat Apple to buy PowerPoint for $14M (blog.zamzar.com)
488 points across 2 posts | 7 months ago with 189 comments
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