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Articles written 2010 to 2019 that Hacker News still talks about.
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2010Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin, usr/sbin split (lists.busybox.net)
2163 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 231 comments
2014WiFi: “beamforming” only begins to describe it (apenwarr.ca)
1913 points across 8 posts | 1 year ago with 47 comments
2011Gobs of data (go.dev)
1878 points across 10 posts | 4 months ago with 58 comments
2010Why take a compiler course? (blog.regehr.org)
1745 points across 9 posts | 1 year ago with 114 comments
2010Land of Lisp (landoflisp.com)
1703 points across 7 posts | 2 years ago with 80 comments
2013Hacker News Parody Thread (bradconte.com)
1618 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 328 comments
2015Bocker: Docker implemented in around 100 lines of Bash (github.com)
1571 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 116 comments
2011A brief rant on the future of interaction design (worrydream.com)
1468 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 132 comments
2015The hardest program I've ever written (journal.stuffwithstuff.com)
1408 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 132 comments
2014Don't End the Week with Nothing (training.kalzumeus.com)
1299 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 11 comments
2015Working quickly is more important than it seems (jsomers.net)
1297 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 180 comments
2012Basic Social Skills Guide (improveyoursocialskills.com)
1291 points | 4 years ago with 409 comments
2015You can’t invert a binary tree on a whiteboard so fuck off (twitter.com)
1269 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 7 comments
2014Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster (adamdrake.com)
1259 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 162 comments
2015Monolith First (martinfowler.com)
1250 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 340 comments
2013How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (propublica.org)
1249 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 253 comments
2010Why GNU grep is fast (lists.freebsd.org)
1246 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 61 comments
2014Markov Chains Explained Visually (setosa.io)
1198 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 68 comments
2014The Lost Art of C Structure Packing (catb.org)
1142 points across 7 posts | 1 year ago with 153 comments
2012Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30? (nytimes.com)
1086 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 315 comments
2014There Are Only Four Billion Floats–So Test Them All (randomascii.wordpress.com)
1082 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 64 comments
2013Mathematics all-in-one cheat-sheet (ourway.keybase.pub)
1060 points | 4 years ago with 161 comments
2014Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day (righto.com)
1046 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 378 comments
2015Johnny Decimal: A System to Organize Projects (johnnydecimal.com)
1041 points across 3 posts | 7 months ago with 117 comments
2010Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening (shadyurl.com)
1037 points across 5 posts | 1 year ago with 52 comments
2014Web Design: The First 100 Years (idlewords.com)
1016 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 3 comments
2015The sad state of sysadmin in the age of containers (vitavonni.de)
1001 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 1 comments
2012Regular Expression Matching with a Trigram Index (swtch.com)
999 points across 8 posts | 1 year ago with 16 comments
2014How to assess the quality of garments (anuschkarees.com)
991 points | 4 years ago with 287 comments
2014How do I draw a pair of buttocks? (mathematica.stackexchange.com)
986 points | 1 year ago with 185 comments
2015I fear App Review is getting too powerful (judiciary.house.gov)
985 points | 3 years ago with 357 comments
2012Why do recipe writers lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions? (slate.com)
977 points across 2 posts | 10 months ago with 733 comments
2010Magnasanti: The Largest and Most Terrifying SimCity (rumorsontheinternets.org)
962 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 105 comments
2010Learn Just a Little Awk (gregable.com)
961 points across 2 posts | 4 years ago with 69 comments
2012Do things, tell people (carl.flax.ie)
954 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 164 comments
2014If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel (joshworth.com)
945 points across 3 posts | 1 year ago with 107 comments
2015How is NSA breaking so much crypto? (freedom-to-tinker.com)
933 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 117 comments
2015Don’t Use VPN Services (gist.github.com)
922 points across 6 posts | 7 months ago with 59 comments
2010Ask HN: A New Decade. Any Predictions? (news.ycombinator.com)
908 points | 4 years ago with 437 comments
2015A Constructive Look at TempleOS (codersnotes.com)
907 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 3 comments
2013English has been my pain for 15 years (antirez.com)
887 points across 4 posts | 2 years ago with 266 comments
2011Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice (kalzumeus.com)
885 points across 5 posts | 2 years ago with 89 comments
2012Photos Always Pointing at the Pointer (pointerpointer.com)
879 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 106 comments
2013Kids can't use computers and this is why it should worry you (coding2learn.org)
867 points across 4 posts | 1 year ago with 28 comments
2013Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep (npr.org)
865 points across 2 posts | 6 years ago with 167 comments
2015Windows 98 icons are great (alexmeub.com)
865 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 318 comments
2014All problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone (theguardian.com)
826 points | 3 years ago with 446 comments
2012A Generation Lost in the Bazaar (queue.acm.org)
812 points across 3 posts | 2 years ago with 70 comments
2013Project managers, ducks, and dogs marking territory (rachelbythebay.com)
811 points across 2 posts | 4 months ago with 57 comments
2014The Greatest Regex Trick Ever (rexegg.com)
809 points across 2 posts | 2 years ago with 191 comments
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