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I have a feeling that this is going to be yet another wave that passes in a few days without any long-term consequences :(

GitHub are not part of Microsoft yet, the deal has only just been approved. They are still totally separate, and will be for some considerable time.

Also Microsoft post plenty of postmortems, like this detailed one from the VSTS outage in Sept. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/vsoservice/?p=17485


>Key is stored client side, never leaves the page, only resident in JavaScript?

Yes

>No network connection is made at all until tx is signed?

There is network connection made to get the rate and broadcast transaction. You can check all the source code here btw https://developer.kyber.network/docs/WidgetGeneratorGuide/


As a local, I would love this. They're mostly great people, and could contribute so much to the city as new Canadians. But by just buying property without actually living here, it causes lots of damage.

I know several children of astronaut families, with their fathers making fortunes abroad at companies like Foxconn and others. If they moved here and brought their knowledge and skills, they could create fantastic jobs and industries. Maybe someday they'll retire here.

Their kids falling in love with Vancouver and convincing them to make it a home rather than just an investment are my greatest hope for the city's future.


Remember that we're dealing with property that for most long-term residents was bought fairly inexpensively a couple decades ago, on fairly low incomes, and it's ballooned in value recently.

Real estate taxes are low as a percentage but high in terms of dollars, for those residents who live and work in the city. Incomes have not risen accordingly. For the independently wealthy, sure another few percent on a recent purchase is no problem. But for families that are already struggling to pay the huge tax (in dollar terms, not percentage, due to the rising value of their home) it would force them to sell and leave the city.

It also would get passed on to renters.

This is different than the bay area issue, where property taxes are locked down and the city is generating massive wealth due to the tech industry, floating real estate prices. Vancouver is not generating the wealth to support that kind of tax base that it needs.


Yeah. pdfplumber is also good for digital pdfs. Curious to know the advantages of camelot over this.!

Oh nice, this used to be my go-to interview question for a numerics team at <generic-tech-giant>. Solid write up!

thanks for your help

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Currently my favourite by far is [Iosevka](https://be5invis.github.io/Iosevka/)

This is why when I run Windows in virtuo, it's Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Edition with the help of vlmcsd.

Another reason has to do with memory access and cache invalidation, when working with sparse matrices the entire graph structure is laid out in a contiguous block of memory which is ideal for CPU caching, unlike adjacency list where you have lots for small allocations scattered all over the memory space, this makes a huge difference when traversing the graph.

That was fun to read. Especially as a 'unfortunate' owner of several Ladas (Zhigulis to be precise).

It wasn't so easy servicable, 23 miles per gallon can be achieved only with best petrol (good luck finding that in USSR) and overall quality was suffering from a number of things: quality of spare parts, drunkennes of conveyor worker, altering of main design to make it cheaper...

And besides, _soviets_ per se wasn't ahead of time, since Lada/Zhiguli was produced on Italian factory bought completely from FIAT.

So if you want to praise engineers - praise Italians first.


True, although most "organic" graphs are sparse.

This is unrelated comment I know. But i did not found any suuport or FAQ on this site. Can anyone tell me why it's saying that I am still a new user so that I can't post anything on this site? how much time it will take to aactive my account?

If I had the cash (like $25k budget), I'd go all out on a Talos II (by Raptor Engineering) with maxed out CPU and RAM configuration, and if I couldn't get OpenBSD running on it I would christen it with NetBSD.

I would love a "fully open" hardware platform, which is a non-starter in the Apple and amd64 PC world today. It'll take an act of congress (or a California proposition) to enact a tax high enough to economically make this be fixed, say 100%, on all consumer products containing microprocessors which read software/firmware/microcode from a memory store yet a) prevent the owner, if competent, from modifying the software by means of cryptographic signature or "burn-in," and/or b) do not provide enough documentation on design, where a competent owner could write his own software/firmware/microcode, and write his own drivers. This will apply to cars, microwaves, TVs, Intel/AMD CPUs, GPUs, cellphones both smart and dumb, game consoles, kids' toys, and even greeting cards, etc. To not have a 100% endpoint tax, the device must either be: immediately owner writable, or b) must have a jumper or DIP switch to enable owner write-ability, or c) must include a mechanism to accept owner cryptographic public keys to allow owner to write his own signed image, or d) must have an entry for an OEM-provided code which unlocks owner write (OEM must immediately give this code unconditionally on owner request, and may limit warranty for that particular device), and in all cases where OEM public keys exist, they must be completely purge-able.

In the age of Snowden and IoT rolling in, it's completely unacceptable that we lack Total Owner Control of our microprocessor-bearing devices. If Apple or Intel refuse, they can try to justify $1,600-$2,000 iPhones and $400-$1,000 basic CPUs and GPUs to the consumer. Closed hardware will become a national security risk if it isn't already; it's time to nip it in the bud before so.


> If you have a link for the genital herpes cure you will be rich.

May never happen [0], but one can wish. Although it doesn't have a cure, the treatability, prevalence, and general harmlessness of herpes make it less of an issue than the "curable" STDs. Most doctors don't even bother testing for it [1].

[0] https://www.healthline.com/health-news/why-we-still-dont-hav... [1] https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/screening.htm


Agreed, however I bet making a website JSless may be a challenge in some cases.

So I'd be cool to have something more powerful and flexible than ARIA is to not limit web devs in choosing the techs.


Are any of these RYF approved?

They key is only stored on the client side and all signing happens on the client side btw.

That said, its not recommended to paste your private key anywhere.


I would love to have some examples. I believe there are cases which don't make a perfect fit for metadata mappings, but keeping it on radar could help to evolve techs right way and address such cases.

First of all, I respect your self-awareness. I’ve been in a similar rut.

I disagree with some suggestions here that you should watch things like Startup School. Those videos, while well-intentioned, can make you feel even more inadequate and “behind” when you feel stuck.

If you’re losing a game of basketball, it’s not terribly fun to watch somebody else make dunk after dunk.

I currently run one of the largest newsletters in tech (https://techloaf.io), which I started purely as tiny side project to force me into action while in a similar rut. It started with just me writing up satirical jokes and sending out and email to a few friends each week, to now a project with about a dozen writers and a wide following.

As unhelpful or vague as this might sound, I’ve found that just doing something can have a snowball effect. Pick the smallest possible task for the easiest possible side project and start doing. For me, that was literally just telling a few people that I’d send them a funny email each week.

Best of luck, you’ll look back on this and smile once you’ve got your next project off the ground.


- The Cove

- Requiem for the American Dream

- VICE s02e01 Afghan Money Pit

- VICE s02e02 Greenland is Melting


Forgive me if my reading is off, but it sounds to me like one of your current stumbling points is "inner game".

Reading between the lines a little, you seem to beat yourself up or go within yourself in response to failure. This is a common trait with perfectionists, who often want to feel like they are without flaws before they open themselves to the world.

I'm basing this on this post and the post you linked to about imposter syndrome, although that post appears to be from another user.

If my description seems accurate, I would recommend dealing with anxiety/perfectionism/self-esteem first by learning about it. If you want, throw up an anonymous website that tracks your journey. Self-help is certainly a profitable market. Developer self-help might be an interesting niche.

Without being centered enough to weather failure with grace, you're going to have a hard time being a successful entrepreneur. Once you have it worked out, you'll be a different person with a better sense of who you are and what your strengths are. And then you'll be in a stronger position to build a product that really connects to people.


Larry Cashdollar here. I don’t blame the author either. None of the folks including my self knew .htaccess support was no longer default.

I price life insurance for a living. Combat death riders are not common.

I feel the same way about leisure time and attempting to become fully self-employed. This, or creating other cash flow streams. I have to work full-time to keep my head above the water, although never seem to have enough time to get to the next safety boat. I did create and close a business, the whole way through. Although, I didn't have enough time to actually perform the tasks needed to produce a profit. I find it hard to find anyone willing to take a risk with their time/job in creating other enterprise. They are either too busy, or above their heads. Also, finding a person to partner in a business with you is a tall ask. This person is going to have to be willing to go into battle with you.

> The discussion continued to talk about tort law, and how he's unable to even get a person to sue. He can't sue Yelp, because Yelp wasn't the author of those posts.

Yelp doesn't need to be a party to the lawsuit for a subpoena to be issued to them. You sue the poster as John Doe, send a subpoena to Yelp for the poster's account information and IP address, send a subpoena to the poster's ISP for the account information of the user assigned that IP address at that time, and keep following that trail. Eventually you might find some person who was paid to post the fake reviews, and you can use the legal system to find out who paid them. (In fact, they'll probably cooperate with your investigation in exchange for dropping them as a party.) There's no guarantee of success -- you might find the trail ends up with a no-logging VPN, an open Wi-Fi hotspot, or some other multi-user shared environment where the activity can't be linked to a specific person -- but it is possible to try.


Read The Magic of Thinking Big. You're not a wantrepreneur - you've tried something and been paid for it, and that's a big step that a lot of people don't get to.

Changing your mindset is the first step. Don't think that because you only have five hours a week to work on your project, that it is forever relegated to "side project" status and capped out at $100/month.

It sounds like you want to focus on web apps, many of which are heavily dependent on organic search traffic. The first thing that I'd do after reading the book is to get a SEMRush free trial - a lot of affiliate sites have 30-day free trials. Look at how many people are searching for your target keywords, the keyword difficulty score, what advertisers are bidding for the keywords, and traffic of comparable sites.

If everything checks out, look at how you can improve on the comparable sites. Everything has potential for improvement - even if your tool works exactly the same way as a competitor, just optimizing the website copy (do a ton of A/B tests and talk to your users) could yield impressive results.

Hope this helps. Good luck!


The importance of Heavy Water for the Nazi weapons-development program is overstated. They could simply have used graphite (carbon) as a moderator, as the early Manhattan project breeder reactors did. However, they had made a measurement error on the neutron-absorption cross-section of Carbon, showing it as too high for use as an efficient moderator, hence they went on a wild-goose chase to separate Heavy Water by electrolysis, for use as a moderator using the Norsk Hydro plants at Norway, which were eventually destroyed by Allied sabotage and bombing. All this rigmarole was therefore due to a small laboratory-methods error by some little-known German scientist (probably contamination of his carbon samples with a trace element like Boron or Cadmium). Graphite was readily available in Axis territory - a few more tests would likely have found a purer source without Boron contamination.
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