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2017I hate telephones (jameshfisher.com)
553 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 77 comments
2017Wikipedia Has Cancer (en.wikipedia.org)
528 points | 3 years ago with 310 comments
2017How Discord Scaled Elixir to 5M Concurrent Users (blog.discordapp.com)
528 points | 4 years ago with 162 comments
2017Death Note: L, Anonymity and Eluding Entropy (gwern.net)
525 points | 3 years ago with 139 comments
2017MoonScript, a programmer friendly language that compiles to Lua (moonscript.org)
519 points across 3 posts | 9 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 | 1 year ago with 226 comments
2017Mosquitoes kill more than 700k people every year (isglobal.org)
515 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 135 comments
2017Encryption Lava Lamps (atlasobscura.com)
513 points across 3 posts | 4 weeks ago with 37 comments
2017Why Is SQLite Coded in C (sqlite.org)
499 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 124 comments
2017SQLite is 35% Faster Than The Filesystem (sqlite.org)
493 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 127 comments
2017Famous Laws of Software Development (timsommer.be)
479 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 5 comments
2017The biggest and weirdest commits in Linux kernel Git history (destroyallsoftware.com)
473 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 19 comments
2017How the blog broke the web (stackingthebricks.com)
465 points across 5 posts | 2 months ago with 115 comments
2017American parents are sending their kids to 'Russian math' (wbur.org)
465 points | 1 year ago with 525 comments
2017Operation Luigi: How I hacked my friend without her noticing (mango.pdf.zone)
458 points across 2 posts | 1 month ago with 43 comments
2017Computer input latency from 1977-2017 (danluu.com)
454 points | 2 years ago with 259 comments
2017Which answer in this list is the correct answer to this question? (math.stackexchange.com)
453 points | 3 years ago with 131 comments
2017The Philosophy of Computer Science (plato.stanford.edu)
446 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 81 comments
2017Nintendo Switch game cartridges taste offensively bad (polygon.com)
445 points | 1 year ago with 271 comments
2017Understanding the working of X11 from the ground up (magcius.github.io)
443 points | 3 years ago with 132 comments
2017Free coding exercises for budding gophers (gophercises.com)
435 points across 3 posts | 11 months ago with 12 comments
2017How Stripe Designs Websites (leerob.io)
434 points | 2 years ago with 159 comments
2017Tribes of Programming (josephg.com)
430 points across 3 posts | 8 months ago with 0 comments
2017How I became a better programmer (jlongster.com)
430 points | 3 years ago with 146 comments
2017Donald Knuth – The Patron Saint of Yak Shaves (yakshav.es)
428 points | 1 year ago with 98 comments
2017The Cube Rule (cuberule.com)
427 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 136 comments
2017Floating Point Visually Explained (fabiensanglard.net)
423 points | 2 years ago with 96 comments
2017Software 2.0 (karpathy.medium.com)
421 points | 1 month ago with 330 comments
2017Guerrilla Public Service Redux (99percentinvisible.org)
421 points | 2 years ago with 110 comments
2017ADSL works over wet string (revk.uk)
418 points | 1 year ago with 153 comments
2017Why does man print “gimme gimme gimme” at 00:30? (unix.stackexchange.com)
413 points | 1 year ago with 211 comments
2017A Sealed Garden That Was Watered Once in 53 Years (biologicperformance.com)
412 points | 3 years ago with 164 comments
2017From Design Patterns to Category Theory (blog.ploeh.dk)
411 points | 3 years ago with 46 comments
2017“When are we going to use this in our everyday life?” (flavoracle.tumblr.com)
410 points | 5 months ago with 457 comments
2017To Get More Replies, Say Less (gkogan.co)
409 points | 2 years ago with 122 comments
2017We Switched from Python to Go (getstream.io)
407 points across 2 posts | 4 months ago with 12 comments
201775% of med students are on antidepressants, stimulants, or both? (idealmedicalcare.org)
407 points | 4 years ago with 349 comments
2017Physical attractiveness bias in the legal system (thelawproject.com.au)
405 points | 2 years ago with 386 comments
2017Wipe and reinstall a running Linux system via SSH (github.com)
399 points | 4 years ago with 79 comments
2017Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor? (journals.plos.org)
395 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 36 comments
2017As a solo developer, I decided to offer phone support (plumshell.com)
395 points | 1 year ago with 177 comments
2017Why I hate the weekends (cdahmedeh.net)
393 points | 4 years ago with 340 comments
2017How to run your own mail server (c0ffee.net)
389 points | 3 years ago with 262 comments
2017A lot of what is known about pirates is not true (neh.gov)
386 points across 2 posts | 5 months ago with 64 comments
2017Web Audio Modem (martinmelhus.com)
384 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 42 comments
2017On the Unhappiness of Software Developers (arxiv.org)
382 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 131 comments
2017The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal (vice.com)
381 points | 3 years ago with 183 comments
2017A still of Kermit The Frog in Blade Runner 2049 (twitter.com)
381 points across 2 posts | 9 months ago with 2 comments
2017The Man Who Invented Information Theory (bostonreview.net)
380 points | 4 years ago with 100 comments
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