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Articles written in 2019 that Hacker News still talks about.
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2019I Sell Onions on the Internet (deepsouthventures.com)
3248 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 89 comments
2019A DIY business card that runs Linux (thirtythreeforty.net)
2815 points across 2 posts | 11 months ago with 58 comments
2019The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News (newyorker.com)
2795 points across 4 posts | 9 months ago with 243 comments
2019Algorithms (jeffe.cs.illinois.edu)
2342 points across 5 posts | 6 months ago with 23 comments
2019Cloudflare stood up to a patent troll and won (blog.cloudflare.com)
2043 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 239 comments
2019Absolute truths I unlearned as junior developer (monicalent.com)
1986 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 257 comments
2019This page is a truly naked, brutalist HTML quine (secretgeek.github.io)
1895 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 44 comments
2019Why isn't the internet more fun and weird? (jarredsumner.com)
1840 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 269 comments
2019Forget privacy: you're terrible at targeting anyway (apenwarr.ca)
1696 points across 11 posts | 7 months ago with 58 comments
2019Fast (patrickcollison.com)
1528 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 97 comments
2019Why are glasses so expensive? The industry prefers to keep that blurry (latimes.com)
1525 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 309 comments
2019Firefox 66 to block automatically playing audible video and audio (hacks.mozilla.org)
1523 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 48 comments
2019Parse, don't validate (lexi-lambda.github.io)
1456 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 214 comments
2019This page is designed to last (jeffhuang.com)
1450 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 43 comments
2019“DigitalOcean Killed Our Company” (twitter.com)
1398 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 24 comments
2019The decline of the family has unleashed an epidemic of loneliness (city-journal.org)
1346 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2019Dotfile madness (0x46.net)
1335 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 181 comments
2019The Deep Sea (neal.fun)
1306 points across 4 posts | 10 months ago with 124 comments
2019WTF Happened in 1971? (wtfhappenedin1971.com)
1162 points across 5 posts | 8 months ago with 105 comments
2019Why software projects take longer than you think: a statistical model (erikbern.com)
1158 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 171 comments
2019My mouse driver is asking for a firewall exemption (twitter.com)
1137 points | 2 years ago with 556 comments
2019Local-First Software (inkandswitch.com)
1119 points across 6 posts | 1 year ago with 28 comments
2019Going Critical (meltingasphalt.com)
1052 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 11 comments
2019Seriously, Stop Using RSA (blog.trailofbits.com)
1036 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 101 comments
2019Everything I googled in a week as a professional software engineer (localghost.dev)
1003 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 97 comments
2019Lessons learned building an ML trading system that turned $5k into $200k (tradientblog.com)
983 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 35 comments
2019Protocols, not platforms: A technological approach to free speech (knightcolumbia.org)
976 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 37 comments
2019Alzheimer’s amyloid hypothesis ‘cabal’ thwarted progress toward a cure (statnews.com)
976 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 300 comments
2019De-Stressing Booking.com (alexcharlton.co)
960 points | 1 year ago with 359 comments
2019Chosen-prefix collision for SHA-1 (sha-mbles.github.io)
950 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 8 comments
2019Time-lapse of a single cell transforming into a salamander (nationalgeographic.com)
911 points | 3 years ago with 292 comments
2019My Ordinary Life: Improvements Since the 1990s (gwern.net)
887 points across 3 posts | 5 months ago with 61 comments
2019I draw figures for my mathematical lecture notes using Inkscape (castel.dev)
851 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 76 comments
2019National Park Typeface (nationalparktypeface.com)
824 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 31 comments
2019How to Get Rich (nav.al)
824 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 53 comments
2019Popcount CPU instruction (vaibhavsagar.com)
823 points across 3 posts | 9 months ago with 99 comments
2019TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans from Filing Taxes for Free (propublica.org)
807 points | 3 years ago with 199 comments
2019Do-nothing scripting: the key to gradual automation (blog.danslimmon.com)
804 points | 2 years ago with 230 comments
2019Microsoft says mandatory password changing is “ancient and obsolete” (arstechnica.com)
797 points | 3 years ago with 424 comments
2019“Why We Sleep” is riddled with scientific and factual errors (guzey.com)
797 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 115 comments
2019The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet (blog.haschek.at)
795 points | 2 years ago with 261 comments
2019Intel's “Cripple AMD” Function (agner.org)
794 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 107 comments
2019Qualcomm shook down the cell phone industry for almost 20 years (arstechnica.com)
780 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 128 comments
2019History and effective use of Vim (begriffs.com)
763 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 95 comments
2019Death by PowerPoint: the slide that killed seven people (mcdreeamiemusings.com)
753 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 196 comments
2019Google's PageRank patent has expired (patents.google.com)
749 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 167 comments
2019Software Architecture Is Overrated, Clear and Simple Design Is Underrated (blog.pragmaticengineer.com)
744 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 31 comments
2019What happened to the 100k-hour LED bulbs? (hackaday.com)
723 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 0 comments
2019How the Boeing 737 Max disaster looks to a software developer (spectrum.ieee.org)
719 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 136 comments
2019A free introduction to quantum computing with spaced repetition (quantum.country)
716 points across 6 posts | 2 years ago with 15 comments
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