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2017Filing taxes could be free & simple. H&R Block & Intuit lobby against it (propublica.org)
2200 points across 5 posts | 6 months ago with 114 comments
2017$1 Microcontrollers (jaycarlson.net)
2104 points across 4 posts | 6 months ago with 92 comments
2017Almost everything on computers is perceptually slower than it was in 1983 (twitter.com)
1928 points across 4 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 193 comments
2017Against an increasingly user-hostile web (neustadt.fr)
1769 points across 3 posts | 7 months ago with 31 comments
2017You Are Not Google (blog.bradfieldcs.com)
1623 points | 6 annotations | 3 years ago with 572 comments
2017Reality has a surprising amount of detail (johnsalvatier.org)
1487 points across 3 posts | 11 annotations | 9 months ago with 118 comments
2017Advanced Data Structures (courses.csail.mit.edu)
1314 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 1 comments
2017How a janitor at Frito-Lay invented Flamin' Hot Cheetos (thehustle.co)
1186 points across 2 posts | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 261 comments
2017Things we finally know about network queues (apenwarr.ca)
1148 points across 5 posts | 8 months ago with 45 comments
2017Thank You, Firebug (getfirebug.com)
1070 points across 4 posts | 1 month ago with 84 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 | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 351 comments
2017Computer Graphics from Scratch (gabrielgambetta.com)
947 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 43 comments
2017How to Study Mathematics (math.uh.edu)
909 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 73 comments
2017How discord stores billions of messages (discord.com)
900 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 month 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 | 8 months ago with 11 comments
2017The Line of Death (textslashplain.com)
868 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 6 months ago with 41 comments
2017Hexing the Technical Interview (aphyr.com)
866 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 11 months ago with 41 comments
2017Reversing the Technical Interview (aphyr.com)
849 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 3 days ago with 0 comments
2017The worst volume control UI in the world (uxdesign.cc)
785 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 477 comments
2017“Lambda and serverless is one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in” (theregister.co.uk)
746 points | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 395 comments
2017Minitel: The Online World France Built Before the Web (spectrum.ieee.org)
741 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 124 comments
2017Why are Soviet math textbooks so hardcore in comparison to US textbooks? (quora.com)
734 points | 3 annotations | 2 years ago with 661 comments
2017Goodbye PNaCl, Hello WebAssembly (blog.chromium.org)
725 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 4 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 | 1 month ago with 13 comments
2017The Lisp Curse (winestockwebdesign.com)
715 points across 5 posts | 8 annotations | 6 months ago with 89 comments
2017The world in which IPv6 was a good design (apenwarr.ca)
709 points across 2 posts | 11 annotations | 1 year 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 | 7 months ago with 18 comments
2017How Discord Stores Billions of Messages (blog.discord.com)
696 points | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 368 comments
2017CAPTCHAs don’t prove you’re human – they prove you’re American (shkspr.mobi)
696 points | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 679 comments
2017Software Engineering at Google (arxiv.org)
685 points | 3 years ago with 309 comments
2017Magit, the magical Git interface (emacsair.me)
658 points | 11 months ago with 344 comments
2017Why Japan's rail workers can't stop pointing at things (atlasobscura.com)
654 points across 3 posts | 3 annotations | 4 months ago with 50 comments
2017Terminal Latency (danluu.com)
651 points across 3 posts | 6 annotations | 1 month 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 | 8 annotations | 10 months ago with 60 comments
2017How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game (theverge.com)
628 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 10 comments
2017I Can’t Answer Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems (huffpost.com)
617 points | 4 annotations | 3 years ago with 443 comments
2017Please, enough with the dead butterflies (emilydamstra.com)
614 points | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 210 comments
2017I was wrong about spreadsheets (reifyworks.com)
590 points | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 369 comments
2017When a Bike Company Put a TV on Its Box, Shipping Damages Went Down (bicycling.com)
586 points | 3 years ago with 261 comments
2017Badssl.com (badssl.com)
553 points across 2 posts | 3 days ago with 33 comments
2017I hate telephones (jameshfisher.com)
553 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 1 week ago with 77 comments
2017Wikipedia Has Cancer (en.wikipedia.org)
528 points | 5 annotations | 2 years ago with 310 comments
2017How Discord Scaled Elixir to 5M Concurrent Users (blog.discordapp.com)
528 points | 3 annotations | 3 years ago with 162 comments
2017Death Note: L, Anonymity and Eluding Entropy (gwern.net)
525 points | 2 annotations | 3 years ago with 139 comments
2017MoonScript, a programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua (moonscript.org)
519 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 0 comments
2017The radix 2^51 trick (chosenplaintext.ca)
518 points | 2 years ago with 83 comments
2017Designing better file organization around tags, not hierarchies (nayuki.io)
516 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 10 months ago with 226 comments
2017Mosquitoes kill more than 700k people every year (isglobal.org)
515 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 4 months ago with 135 comments
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