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2018Turning a MacBook into a touchscreen with $1 of hardware (anishathalye.com)
2233 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 5 months ago with 90 comments
2018Japan's Hometown Tax (kalzumeus.com)
1180 points across 2 posts | 3 weeks ago with 104 comments
2018Make Front End Shit Again (makefrontendshitagain.party)
1070 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 3 months ago with 169 comments
2018Student photographs people with hidden spy cam in the 1890s (boredpanda.com)
1065 points across 2 posts | 4 months ago with 192 comments
2018Virtual DOM is pure overhead (svelte.dev)
1042 points across 2 posts | 8 annotations | 10 months ago with 289 comments
2018C Is Not a Low-level Language (queue.acm.org)
1033 points across 4 posts | 11 annotations | 4 months ago with 192 comments
2018Software Disenchantment (tonsky.me)
934 points | 25 annotations | 2 years ago with 488 comments
2018The vintage beauty of Soviet control rooms (designyoutrust.com)
839 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 98 comments
2018Let's remove Quaternions from every 3D Engine (marctenbosch.com)
772 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 5 months ago with 37 comments
2018Eloquent JavaScript 3rd Edition (eloquentjavascript.net)
767 points | 2 years ago with 185 comments
2018The average age of a successful startup founder is 45 (hbr.org)
720 points across 4 posts | 2 months ago with 6 comments
2018Apple execs: Let's take a 30% cut of Uber and Lyft's membership programs (twitter.com)
685 points | 4 months ago with 719 comments
2018Fantasy Map Generator (azgaar.github.io)
684 points across 2 posts | 6 months ago with 24 comments
2018Professor Frisby's mostly adequate guide to functional programming (mostly-adequate.gitbooks.io)
677 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 51 comments
2018The man who produced Steve Jobs’ keynotes for 20 years (cake.co)
674 points | 1 year ago with 196 comments
2018A List of Hacker News's Undocumented Features and Behaviors (github.com)
673 points | 5 annotations | 1 year ago with 266 comments
2018CPU Bugs (danluu.com)
660 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 11 months ago with 20 comments
2018Learning to See in the Dark (github.com)
645 points | 2 years ago with 170 comments
2018The Tools I Use to Write Books (thorstenball.com)
640 points across 2 posts | 4 days ago with 36 comments
2018Apple execs describe a “unique arrangement” with Netflix (twitter.com)
602 points | 7 months ago with 274 comments
2018Conversations with a six-year-old on functional programming (byorgey.wordpress.com)
580 points | 8 annotations | 2 years ago with 155 comments
2018Mister Rogers had a simple set of rules for talking to children (theatlantic.com)
552 points | 4 annotations | 7 months ago with 162 comments
2018Facebook confirms data-sharing agreements with Chinese firms, including Huawei (bbc.com)
549 points | 1 year ago with 60 comments
2018A Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code (bloomberg.com)
547 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 50 comments
2018BBC Sound Effects made available to download for use under RemArc Licence (bbcsfx.acropolis.org.uk)
541 points | 1 year ago with 131 comments
2018“You want to know something about how bullshit insane our brains are?” (twitter.com)
541 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 200 comments
2018Most of what you read on the internet is written by insane people (reddit.com)
539 points | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 328 comments
2018536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’ (sciencemag.org)
531 points | 5 annotations | 1 year ago with 356 comments
2018A Concrete Introduction to Probability (github.com)
529 points | 11 months ago with 75 comments
2018Slacktyping: I'm typing when you're typing (github.com)
519 points | 1 annotation | 7 months ago with 139 comments
2018DIB Guide: Detecting Agile BS (media.defense.gov)
503 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 53 comments
2018Multitasking hurts performance and may even damage the brain (linkedin.com)
491 points | 1 year ago with 293 comments
2018Facebook Admits It Was Used to Incite Violence in Myanmar (nytimes.com)
485 points | 1 year ago with 250 comments
2018A crash course in compilers (increment.com)
480 points | 2 years ago with 42 comments
2018Myths Programmers Believe about CPU Caches (software.rajivprab.com)
469 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 4 months ago with 0 comments
2018Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger life cycle assessment (css.umich.edu)
469 points | 1 year ago with 760 comments
2018Dance is superior to repetitive physical exercise for brain plasticity (journals.plos.org)
467 points | 1 year ago with 214 comments
2018Parachute use to prevent death, major trauma when jumping from aircraft (bmj.com)
463 points across 3 posts | 24 annotations | 1 month ago with 8 comments
2018Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s Sudoku solver (leetcode.com)
462 points | 3 months ago with 363 comments
2018ADHD, a Lifelong Struggle (gekk.info)
458 points | 2 years ago with 441 comments
2018Snowboarding for Geeks: An Ultimate Guide (xfive.co)
457 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 months ago with 192 comments
2018Deep Work and the 30-Hour Method for Learning a New Skill (azeria-labs.com)
452 points | 1 year ago with 87 comments
2018Python Design Patterns (python-patterns.guide)
445 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 2 months ago with 89 comments
2018How to get kids to do chores: Does the Maya method work? (npr.org)
439 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 month ago with 140 comments
201891% of plastic isn't recycled (nationalgeographic.com)
433 points | 1 year ago with 245 comments
2018The boring technology behind a one-person Internet company (listennotes.com)
431 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 6 months ago with 56 comments
2018Mushrooms Can Eat Plastic, Petroleum and CO2 (returntonow.net)
431 points | 1 year ago with 355 comments
2018The interesting ideas in Datasette (simonwillison.net)
420 points across 3 posts | 4 annotations | 1 month ago with 10 comments
2018In defense of swap: common misconceptions (chrisdown.name)
399 points across 3 posts | 4 weeks ago with 165 comments
2018Visualizing quaternions: an explorable video series (eater.net)
393 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 1 month ago with 15 comments
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