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2016H.264 is Magic (sidbala.com)
2637 points across 4 posts | 13 annotations | 3 months ago with 219 comments
2016Immersive Linear Algebra (immersivemath.com)
2284 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 140 comments
2010Understanding the bin, sbin, usr/bin, usr/sbin split (lists.busybox.net)
2163 points across 4 posts | 1 month ago with 231 comments
2016Blocklist of all Facebook domains (github.com)
1898 points across 3 posts | 1 month ago with 23 comments
2010Land of Lisp (landoflisp.com)
1703 points across 7 posts | 5 months ago with 80 comments
2010Why GNU grep is fast (lists.freebsd.org)
1683 points across 6 posts | 9 annotations | 1 year ago with 35 comments
2016Electron is flash for the desktop (josephg.com)
1664 points across 2 posts | 9 annotations | 3 years ago with 183 comments
2016Beautiful Racket (beautifulracket.com)
1605 points across 7 posts | 1 month ago with 11 comments
2011A brief rant on the future of interaction design (worrydream.com)
1468 points across 4 posts | 2 annotations | 1 month ago with 132 comments
2016The Wrong Abstraction (sandimetz.com)
1435 points across 3 posts | 5 annotations | 1 year ago with 17 comments
201650 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists to Blame Fat (npr.org)
1434 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 460 comments
2015The hardest program I've ever written (journal.stuffwithstuff.com)
1408 points across 5 posts | 3 months ago with 132 comments
2016Programmer Moneyball (danluu.com)
1365 points across 3 posts | 28 annotations | 8 months ago with 72 comments
2016What I learned as a hired consultant to autodidact physicists (aeon.co)
1327 points across 2 posts | 19 annotations | 2 months ago with 396 comments
2012Basic Social Skills Guide (improveyoursocialskills.com)
1291 points | 2 years ago with 409 comments
2014Command-line Tools can be 235x Faster than your Hadoop Cluster (adamdrake.com)
1259 points across 3 posts | 3 months ago with 162 comments
2015Monolith First (martinfowler.com)
1250 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 340 comments
2013How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (propublica.org)
1249 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 3 years ago with 253 comments
2016Things you notice when you quit the news (raptitude.com)
1240 points | 16 annotations | 4 months ago with 695 comments
2014Markov Chains Explained Visually (setosa.io)
1198 points across 2 posts | 3 years ago with 68 comments
2014The Lost Art of C Structure Packing (catb.org)
1142 points across 7 posts | 2 months ago with 153 comments
2016Music theory for nerds (eev.ee)
1129 points across 2 posts | 16 annotations | 4 months ago with 300 comments
2012Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30? (nytimes.com)
1086 points across 2 posts | 4 annotations | 4 years ago with 315 comments
2013Mathematics all-in-one cheat-sheet (ourway.keybase.pub)
1060 points | 3 years ago with 161 comments
2014Mining Bitcoin with pencil and paper: 0.67 hashes per day (righto.com)
1046 points across 2 posts | 3 annotations | 1 year ago with 378 comments
2010Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening (shadyurl.com)
1037 points across 5 posts | 1 month ago with 52 comments
2012The sound of the dialup, pictured (windytan.com)
1018 points across 3 posts | 1 annotation | 1 year ago with 44 comments
2014Web Design: The First 100 Years (idlewords.com)
1016 points across 2 posts | 10 annotations | 2 years ago with 3 comments
2016Signs you’re working in a feature factory (cutle.fish)
1002 points | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 281 comments
2015The sad state of sysadmin in the age of containers (vitavonni.de)
1001 points across 3 posts | 3 months ago with 1 comments
2014How to assess the quality of garments (anuschkarees.com)
991 points | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 287 comments
2015I fear App Review is getting too powerful (judiciary.house.gov)
985 points | 1 year ago with 357 comments
2010Magnasanti: The Largest and Most Terrifying SimCity (rumorsontheinternets.org)
962 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 105 comments
2010Learn Just a Little Awk (gregable.com)
961 points across 2 posts | 2 annotations | 2 years ago with 69 comments
2016Linux containers in 500 lines of code (blog.lizzie.io)
956 points across 3 posts | 3 months ago with 27 comments
2012Do things, tell people (carl.flax.ie)
954 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 4 months ago with 164 comments
2015How is NSA breaking so much crypto? (freedom-to-tinker.com)
933 points across 2 posts | 1 annotation | 2 years ago with 117 comments
2016Life Is Short (paulgraham.com)
914 points across 2 posts | 26 annotations | 1 year ago with 164 comments
2010Ask HN: A New Decade. Any Predictions? (news.ycombinator.com)
908 points | 2 years ago with 437 comments
2016IBM is not doing "cognitive computing" with Watson (rogerschank.com)
904 points | 4 years ago with 435 comments
2013English has been my pain for 15 years (antirez.com)
887 points across 4 posts | 18 annotations | 6 months ago with 266 comments
2011Don't Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice (kalzumeus.com)
885 points across 5 posts | 44 annotations | 10 months ago with 89 comments
2013Brains Sweep Themselves Clean of Toxins During Sleep (npr.org)
865 points across 2 posts | 5 years ago with 167 comments
2016Penguin travels every year to visit man who rescued him (cbc.ca)
862 points | 1 annotation | 3 years ago with 289 comments
2016Compressing and enhancing hand-written notes (mzucker.github.io)
843 points across 2 posts | 1 year ago with 13 comments
2014There are only four billion floats, so test them all (randomascii.wordpress.com)
830 points across 2 posts | 7 annotations | 1 year ago with 175 comments
2014All problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone (theguardian.com)
826 points | 6 annotations | 1 year ago with 446 comments
2014Don't End the Week with Nothing (training.kalzumeus.com)
824 points | 11 annotations | 1 year ago with 269 comments
2012A Generation Lost in the Bazaar (queue.acm.org)
812 points across 3 posts | 10 months ago with 70 comments
2014The Greatest Regex Trick Ever (rexegg.com)
809 points across 2 posts | 5 annotations | 11 months ago with 191 comments
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