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Policy? Maybe not, but the apparent lack of downvote buttons seem to indicate that the ethos of "discussion over downvotes" is on the mark.

I'm speaking out of my ass here:

1. What is the lesson to be learned?

I believe that the lesson to be learned isn't that drug use makes you better or worse. It's that people of all walks of life abuse drugs. Even people who are very successful. Despite the immense power of drugs. It is still the person, not the drug that determiness a person's life. Aaron Sorkin is a crack head. He's starring in that new Steve Jobs film, but has also worked on such successes as West Wing and The Social Network. Does crack make you successful? No.

2. All I've seen in drug users is wreckage and death. Maybe I haven't seen the whole picture.

Drug use is rampant in the United States. It's just hidden or is not considered drug use because a prescription is involved. Remember how out in the open alcoholism used to be? (Think Mad Men. Or talk to a grandparent about how things used to be.) Alcoholism didn't just go away. People just started keeping it to themselves.

3. Is there an upside to drug use? If there was a safe performance pill maybe I would try it.

Amephatimes, Speed, Aderall. All the same drug. All abused across the country by college kids. I really don't know what the long term dangers of amphetamines are. Not only college kids are abusing them, that's just where it's most obvious. People use them as smart pills. They apparently allow you to focus on working and studying for hours.

I think you're on the right track... From what I've heard as well was that in the later stages of the war, the army largely marched on a stomach full of meth (so to speak). Facts like those could bolster the rumor mill in propping up semi-gossip style information.

I did also have a history professor say that Hitler actually went blind for a couple of days when he heard that the Americans landed on European shores.

There is no wait, it only locks if it finds some prey. Of course there are occasional false positives. But those are very rare (haven't compiled the exact statistics for that though).

The chase thing has happened, but since the door to get in is very small other cats don't tend to follow.

Since it's really cold here in the winter I also chose to design it so that the default mode is for the door to be open. So if there's a power outage it will always be open.

Regarding the weight thing. I don't think it's feasible unless your cat always brings in rabbits or something, the weight difference is so tiny. Too many variables come into play as well, temperature differences being one, a wet cat compared to a dry one and so on. Might work, might not :)


> Their age doesn't predict their accuracy.

I was actually asking about the case where the demographic they're predicting the opinion of is age restricted -- are they good at predicting the views of a particular age range, even if they're not good at predicting the overall opinion?

My question was just about restricting the age to be near theirs.

envsubst will really just perform variable substitution, not perform any logic or command substitution (e.g. $(hostname -f)). It's also limited, from what I've seen, in support for other bash variable actions (such as defaults). You can also write loops with output similar to other templating languages here as well.

How about http://fabricjs.com

Sure thing, I'm currently using it in docker as a lightweight way to set config files from environment variables. I'll put together a write up of how/why we are doing that and post the link in reply to this.

Innovation by some of the world's better engineers.

I'm amazed to see all the positivity and comments about what a great guy he is.

I (phone) interviewed with Scribd 2 years ago with Jared and he left a notably bad impression on me. He seemed arrogant and distant and very displeased to be talking to me. He put me on hold a few times and was talking in the background while asking me questions.

I understand that he probably wasn't pleased having to phonescreen a lowly engineer, I was just taken aback at the rudeness and it's stuck with me.

Anyway. I'm taking it as opportunity to recalibrate my initial judgement filter.

I wonder if they chose the angry reaction to follow the nonviolent communication pattern: <emotion> due to <specific action leading to emotion> followed by <need hindered by action> followed by <specific request to meet the need>.

For example, "I felt angry when you wrote that any realistic web browser has to support Javascript. I have a need for using a text browser to bypass abuses of Javascript on websites with articles, so I would like you to view <specific article> with both w3m and Firefox."

The "dislike" action would not fit the nonviolent communication pattern.

Will do after the refactoring I'm doing now to use GraphQL with Relay and React 0.14, will take a few days but will definitely raise the bar

It's pretty common knowledge. My grandfather, a German conscript in WWII, used to boast about how fucked up they got on amphetamines (stolen, prescribed) leading to psychosis to the point they were discharged and ordered to drive food supply trucks around instead. Lucky for him as he was in Italy and was a civilian when they surrendered.

The porting was pretty straightforward, the actual heavy lifting was provided by the https://github.com/anacrolix/torrent library.

One insight that I got from it is that the io.Reader and io.Writer interfaces can work very similar to node streams.

If you work with binary data at any point, it makes a lot of sense to provide those interfaces as there is a tremendous amount of code that can make use of it.

Of course! But I was replying to "people in first world countries" and giving my personal experiences. :)

I've also been all across small town USA :)

I really hope I don't offend. I don't mean to.

I've heard this before elsewhere and the response then was that the person was confusing kilobits with kilobytes. 1411kbps/8bits/byte = 176.375Kbps. The closest you can get to that is 192Kbps. There's a big difference there.

Two considerations:

1. I personally know of a large electronics chain that does not have a functional camera pointed at a register you can purchase a computer at. While the rest of the store does, I could try to think of ways around that and bring bags in my jacket that are opaque.

2. I could try to innocently go to the store on Halloween with a reasonable pretext for keeping a mask on in the store.

If anyone uses this, please share. As a newb, I would love to see some real use examples to learn from.

Although I agree when it comes to Uber. I mean, I don't need great service from my Uber driver, I just need them to get me from point A to point B. However, the restaurant service I've gotten in places outside the United States is just awful. It's 15-20 minutes before you'll see your server again, regardless of whether the place is busy or empty.


Excuse me? I certainly DO have a chip and pin, thank you very much!!! The scolding was from fellow patrons. "Why are you waving around that card? That isn't welcome around here. That's not how we do things around here." They didn't have card readers in sight either so..... I was expecting to pay cash anyways, I figured I'd just try card first... I just felt very embarrassed trying to pay card in a cash establishment. It was very clear it was an "old school" type establishment....

I do have chip and pin and I wouldn't have left without a chip and pin card (I have more than one out of my 8 credit cards, not counting debit cards...which I have several as well...). There was absolutely zero reason to believe a perceived lack of chip and pin was an issue from what I wrote.

Also the fraud rule are/will be different in the US as well.

I went to a deli they told me that I have to ahev £10 minimum to use a card. I went to a restaurant and they had a £1.50 surcharge for card as well and encouraged me to pay in cash.

The first time I used card while I was there was at Wetherspoons... lol...

I also base my feelings on my personal observations of watching other people pay for things as well. Of course my "feeling" could be off base as well. People are known for getting a wrong impression sometimes.

That being said - I still love Scotland and will visit again in a heartbeat. In fact I hope to visit again in the near future!


> That would be asinine.

No, absolutely not. That would mark a real position, and maintain a competitive advantage for Mozilla in enterprise environments (where browsers are used for more than playing games and watching videos, and plugins are not substituted from one day to the other).

Apart from that there is nothing wrong with npapi. It's about how it is used, how stable the plugin is, and how trustworthy the vendor of a plugin is. The risks that are involved are the same as for any software, mostly less with sandboxed plugins.

I think, taking away NPAPI is taking away a piece of freedom from the user - the freedom to use plugins. And freedom is just what Mozilla was standing for, a long time. Instead of taking away NPAPI, they should implement a mechanism for trusted plugins, e.g. to load/execute them only when they are cert signed.

List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforc...

Another born-and-raised Seattleite here. Grew up there, went to UW, etc.

Seattle lost its "soul" a long time ago. For me, Almost Live! going off the air was really the bookmark that Seattle was quickly becoming a homogenized west-coast city (no different really than SF or Portland).

I don't really think Amazon is worth singling out, either. Amazon doesn't help, but Microsoft's a monolith that's been around for quite some time. They used to (and still do) pull a shitload of the UW CSE graduating class straight into MSFT, and nobody wants to live in Redmond or Bellevue until you're starting to think about a family, a house, etc. It also goes totally unmentioned here, but biotech was/is huge in SLU.

My point being, money's been flooded into Seattle for quite some time now. If they wanted to keep Seattle "Seattle", i.e. different from the other west-coast cities, the time to plan that out was 15 years ago.

I also think it's hilarious to hear people bemoan the death of the hill, and even more hilarious to see signs like "rich kids leave" and shit like that. I bet they weren't around a decade ago when the gay community used to say the exact same thing to hipsters that were flooding into the hill (myself included), even down to the insinuation that all hipsters were rich kids. Hilarious to see history repeat itself.

I just spent two weeks in the UK as a tourist. I had a wonderful time. Perhaps it was me? But I used cash much much more than I do in the US. I pulled out my credit card in a pub and got scolded. Perhaps because I was outside the big cities?

It might be me but I perceived the culture in smaller town Scotland to be more cash oriented than I am used to in the USA.

I personally saw more people pay with cash than I am used to.

I still love your country and will go back at any time.

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About time!

Glad someone @ NASA is finally doing this. The acceptance rate on SBIRs/STTRs is about 70% because so few people know about it and/or apply.

The bar is very low, and there's alot of stupid work that gets funded essentially because of how NASAs budget works.


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