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2019The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News (newyorker.com)
2569 points across 3 posts | 25 annotations | 3 months ago with 243 comments
2019Fast (patrickcollison.com)
1528 points across 4 posts | 1 month ago with 97 comments
2019This page is designed to last (jeffhuang.com)
1450 points across 2 posts | 13 annotations | 4 months ago with 43 comments
2019My mouse driver is asking for a firewall exemption (twitter.com)
1137 points | 8 months ago with 556 comments
2019Seriously, Stop Using RSA (blog.trailofbits.com)
1036 points across 3 posts | 1 month ago with 101 comments
2019Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer (localghost.dev)
1003 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 5 months ago with 97 comments
2019Time-lapse of a single cell transforming into a salamander (nationalgeographic.com)
911 points | 1 year ago with 292 comments
2019I draw figures for my mathematical lecture notes using Inkscape (castel.dev)
851 points across 2 posts | 2 weeks ago with 76 comments
2019National Park Typeface (nationalparktypeface.com)
824 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 5 months ago with 31 comments
2019TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans from Filing Taxes for Free (propublica.org)
807 points | 2 annotations | 1 year ago with 199 comments
2019Do-nothing scripting: the key to gradual automation (blog.danslimmon.com)
804 points | 1 annotation | 6 months ago with 230 comments
2019Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (arstechnica.com)
797 points | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 424 comments
2019The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet (blog.haschek.at)
795 points | 3 annotations | 4 months ago with 261 comments
2019Intel's “Cripple AMD” Function (agner.org)
794 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 month ago with 107 comments
2019Death by PowerPoint: the slide that killed seven people (mcdreeamiemusings.com)
753 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 196 comments
2019How the Boeing 737 Max disaster looks to a software developer (spectrum.ieee.org)
719 points across 3 posts | 3 months ago with 136 comments
2019A free introduction to quantum computing with spaced repetition (quantum.country)
716 points across 6 posts | 2 months ago with 15 comments
2019The most copied StackOverflow snippet of all time is flawed (programming.guide)
706 points | 7 annotations | 11 months ago with 334 comments
2019No More Medium – Build Your Own Site (nomedium.dev)
694 points | 8 months ago with 242 comments
2019Protocols, Not Platforms: A Technological Approach to Free Speech (knightcolumbia.org)
646 points | 7 annotations | 1 year ago with 269 comments
2019Petition to open source Flash (github.com)
607 points across 3 posts | 4 months ago with 2 comments
2019Google Blocking Web Privacy Proposals at W3C (cpomagazine.com)
592 points | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 173 comments
2019Python built-ins worth learning (treyhunner.com)
571 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 months ago with 112 comments
2019If you’re not using SSH certificates you’re doing SSH wrong (smallstep.com)
555 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 1 month ago with 332 comments
2019Storing UTC is not a silver bullet (codeblog.jonskeet.uk)
547 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 184 comments
2019Decoded: GNU coreutils (maizure.org)
528 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 38 comments
2019Unraveling the JPEG (parametric.press)
506 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 4 comments
2019I Miss the Old Internet (sffworld.com)
500 points | 11 months ago with 424 comments
2019The Unparalleled Genius of John von Neumann (cantorsparadise.com)
484 points | 1 year ago with 261 comments
2019Why are 2D vector graphics so much harder than 3D? (blog.mecheye.net)
480 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 1 month ago with 71 comments
2019I tried creating a web browser and Google blocked me (blog.samuelmaddock.com)
479 points | 1 year ago with 186 comments
2019Cormac McCarthy’s tips on how to write a great science paper (nature.com)
471 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 104 comments
2019Postgres is a great pub/sub and job server (webapp.io)
467 points | 5 months ago with 200 comments
2019Why I'm donating $150/month (10% of my income) to the musl Libc project (andrewkelley.me)
451 points | 7 months ago with 160 comments
2019Someone should probably start a bright home lighting company (lincolnquirk.com)
449 points | 5 annotations | 2 months ago with 283 comments
2019US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries (theconversation.com)
448 points across 2 posts | 2 months ago with 18 comments
2019Don't ask to ask, just ask (dontasktoask.com)
442 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 360 comments
201993% of Paint Splatters Are Valid Perl Programs (mcmillen.dev)
431 points | 9 months ago with 163 comments
2019TurboTax Tricked You into Paying to File Your Taxes (propublica.org)
410 points | 1 year ago with 306 comments
2019The Art of Warez Documents the Lost ANSI Art Scene (juxtapoz.com)
410 points | 1 year ago with 156 comments
2019Mathematicians discover the perfect way to multiply (quantamagazine.org)
410 points across 3 posts | 2 months ago with 33 comments
2019NNCP: Lossless Data Compression with Neural Networks (bellard.org)
397 points | 11 months ago with 160 comments
2019Lets Get Arrested (github.com)
392 points | 3 months ago with 129 comments
2019Gmail is opening and caching URLs within emails without user intervention (support.google.com)
390 points | 9 months ago with 267 comments
2019Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites (webtransparency.cs.princeton.edu)
389 points | 1 year ago with 118 comments
2019Parse, Don't Validate (lexi-lambda.github.io)
389 points | 10 months ago with 270 comments
2019Why Does Windows Use Backslash as Path Separator? (os2museum.com)
389 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 months ago with 62 comments
2019Americans are retiring to Vietnam, for healthcare and standard of living (latimes.com)
386 points across 2 posts | 3 months ago with 333 comments
2019Text editing hates you too (lord.io)
384 points | 11 months ago with 182 comments
2019Why mmap is faster than system calls (sasha-f.medium.com)
382 points | 1 year ago with 203 comments
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