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2017Filing taxes could be free & simple. H&R Block & Intuit lobby against it (propublica.org)
2200 points across 5 posts | 10 months ago with 114 comments
2017$1 Microcontrollers (jaycarlson.net)
2104 points across 4 posts | 10 months ago with 92 comments
2017Almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983 (twitter.com)
1928 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 193 comments
2017Against an increasingly user-hostile web (neustadt.fr)
1769 points across 3 posts | 11 months ago with 31 comments
2017You Are Not Google (blog.bradfieldcs.com)
1623 points | 3 years ago with 572 comments
2017Reality has a surprising amount of detail (johnsalvatier.org)
1487 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 118 comments
2017Advanced Data Structures (courses.csail.mit.edu)
1314 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 1 comments
2017How a janitor at Frito-Lay invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos (thehustle.co)
1186 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 261 comments
2017Things we finally know about network queues (apenwarr.ca)
1148 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 45 comments
2017Thank You, Firebug (getfirebug.com)
1070 points across 4 posts | 5 months ago with 84 comments
2017Keyboard Latency (danluu.com)
1059 points across 3 posts | 1 month ago with 109 comments
2017Writing a SQLite clone from scratch in C (cstack.github.io)
993 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 43 comments
2017EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales (engadget.com)
987 points | 1 year ago with 351 comments
2017Computer Graphics from Scratch (gabrielgambetta.com)
947 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 43 comments
2017Build Your Own Text Editor (viewsourcecode.org)
945 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 29 comments
2017How to Study Mathematics (math.uh.edu)
909 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 73 comments
2017How discord stores billions of messages (discord.com)
900 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 73 comments
2017The Presence of One’s Own Smartphone Reduces Available Cognitive Capacity (journals.uchicago.edu)
874 points | 2 years ago with 369 comments
2017Routing History of AS15562 (stat.ripe.net)
870 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 11 comments
2017The Line of Death (textslashplain.com)
868 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 41 comments
2017Hexing the Technical Interview (aphyr.com)
866 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 41 comments
2017Stupid Security Things (troyhunt.com)
857 points across 2 posts | 3 months ago with 150 comments
2017Reversing the Technical Interview (aphyr.com)
849 points across 2 posts | 4 months ago with 0 comments
2017The worst volume control UI in the world (uxdesign.cc)
785 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 477 comments
2017Time.gif (hookrace.net)
777 points across 2 posts | 3 months ago with 40 comments
2017“Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in” (theregister.co.uk)
746 points | 3 years ago with 395 comments
2017Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web (spectrum.ieee.org)
741 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 124 comments
2017Why are Soviet math textbooks so hardcore in comparison to US textbooks? (quora.com)
734 points | 2 years ago with 661 comments
2017Goodbye PNaCl, Hello WebAssembly (blog.chromium.org)
725 points across 2 posts | 8 months ago with 31 comments
2017Remove my password from lists so hackers won't be able to hack me (github.com)
724 points across 3 posts | 5 months ago with 13 comments
2017CPU branch prediction evolution over years (danluu.com)
719 points across 4 posts | 4 weeks ago with 70 comments
2017The Lisp Curse (winestockwebdesign.com)
715 points across 5 posts | 10 months ago with 89 comments
2017The world in which IPv6 was a good design (apenwarr.ca)
709 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 131 comments
2017Filing Taxes Could Be Free and Simple. But H&R Block and Intuit Lobby Against It (propublica.org)
708 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 18 comments
2017How Discord Stores Billions of Messages (blog.discord.com)
696 points | 1 year ago with 368 comments
2017CAPTCHAs don’t prove you’re human – they prove you’re American (shkspr.mobi)
696 points | 2 years ago with 679 comments
2017Software Engineering at Google (arxiv.org)
685 points | 4 years ago with 309 comments
2017Setting the TZ environment variable avoids thousands of system calls (blog.packagecloud.io)
666 points across 2 posts | 2 weeks ago with 63 comments
2017Magit, the magical Git interface (emacsair.me)
658 points | 1 year ago with 344 comments
2017Why Japan's rail workers can't stop pointing at things (atlasobscura.com)
654 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 50 comments
2017Terminal Latency (danluu.com)
651 points across 3 posts | 5 months ago with 40 comments
2017Org Mode Is One of the Most Reasonable Markup Languages to Use for Text (karl-voit.at)
631 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 60 comments
2017How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game (theverge.com)
628 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 10 comments
2017I Can’t Answer Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems (huffpost.com)
617 points | 3 years ago with 443 comments
2017Please, enough with the dead butterflies (emilydamstra.com)
614 points | 1 year ago with 210 comments
2017I was wrong about spreadsheets (reifyworks.com)
590 points | 3 years ago with 369 comments
2017When a Bike Company Put a TV on Its Box, Shipping Damages Went Down (bicycling.com)
586 points | 4 years ago with 261 comments
2017Typing the technical interview (aphyr.com)
561 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 32 comments
2017The cult of dd (eklitzke.org)
557 points across 2 posts | 3 months ago with 223 comments
2017Badssl.com (badssl.com)
554 points across 2 posts | 4 months ago with 34 comments
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