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An "order of magnitude" generally means a difference resulting from multiplying by 10, i.e. 10% vs 100%.

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danellis 62 days ago | link

Or 3% vs 30%...

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Wintamute 56 days ago | link

Yes but the real figure in the US isn't 3% is it? That was my point -.-

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Yup, I think the HTML5 geo location API sometimes caches locations depending on how its used.

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Girls should be attracted into STEM by developing an educational/social environment that nurtures any indication that an individual female (or male) child is showing some interest.

Tempting girls into the field by dangling a carrot on a stick in the form of higher wages seems demeaning and backwards. What's more, in an age where automation is taking away more and more jobs it seems sensible to cultivate attitudes where enjoyment of work and achievement is valued more than direct personal income generation.

In any case, research shows that in countries where females are the most financially and socially free to do what they want they naturally tend towards roles related to medicine, caring and education, leaving the highly systematic jobs to men (engineering, computer science etc.). There's nothing wrong with that in and of itself, its just a difference, but we just need to make sure that anybody of any gender that exists on the spectrum of humanity is as free as possible to do what makes them happy.

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The people who felt criticised by Eich's expression of criticism and then felt compelled to drive him out of his job would do well to remember that too, don't you think?

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anon1385 101 days ago | link

I don't see your point. I don't see anybody in here (yet) saying that the article we are discussing (or any other article defending Eich) shouldn't have been written or published - merely some people disagreeing with it. I have seen plenty of people over the last week or however long it has been saying criticism of Eich should not have been written or published because to criticise somebody for their views is being 'intolerant'.

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PavlovsCat 101 days ago | link

"I don't see your point." ~ anon1385

Naturally.

What if people decided they're not cool with people who engage in witch hunts having jobs anymore? Doesn't matter because it won't happen? That's not morality though.

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anon1385 101 days ago | link

Nobody that I have seen said Eich shouldn't have any job anymore. Just that he wasn't a good choice for this particular leadership role.

I'm not privy to what happened within Mozilla, but it does sound like it was internal disagreements (i.e. Mozilla employees begin unhappy with the appointment) that lead to him leaving the post, more than bloggers or HN commenters. That is just the nature of taking a leadership role. If you can't take the staff with you then your position isn't tenable.

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PavlovsCat 101 days ago | link

> Just that he wasn't a good choice for this particular leadership role.

Since his role had exactly zero to do with his personal views, you could say this about any future job as well.

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vidarh 101 days ago | link

A CEO post have everything to do with the public perception you create of the company, though. And deservedly or not, his position coupled with his opinions on prop 8 have come to have an impact on the perception of Mozilla. In that respect, the personal views of a CEO often does have something to do with their personal views in a way that is rarely the case for less public-facing positions.

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anon1385 98 days ago | link

I don't think you understand what a CEO is.

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@secalex Dumb post man. Way to de-contextualise something, cause a drama and damage reputations needlessly.

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ris 102 days ago | link

Reputations? What reputations, exactly? The only reputation CryptoCat developers have is for writing incredibly poorly thought out software full of holes. Combined with their taste for publicity I would rather call them a public menace.

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As far as I understand it gravitational waves are "ripples" in the fabric of spacetime caused by the motion of high velocity, high mass bodies. That's why they're called "gravitational waves" not "gravity waves", i.e. they're not waves of gravity, rather waves caused by gravitational bodies.

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> Especially as one can't force CSS to stop calling it color.

You can get pretty close :)

http://spiffingcss.com/

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So will this guy eat 500 burgers himself? That could be at least a year and a half eating burgers for lunch. Good lord, it can't be healthy! :S

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andrewmcdonough 120 days ago | link

Actually, I think it will be healthy. I'll probably do 2-3 interviews a week, so it's not like I'll be eating burgers for every meal. Burger Bear's burgers are made with very good quality beef. I am somebody who exercises regularly, and from my work at my startup Tribesports, I'm very aware of how to balance my activity and diet. In fact, one of the things I might do on the blog is record my weight and health throughout the project.

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Wintamute 119 days ago | link

I don't doubt you're capable of keeping in shape, but the jury is definitely out on the long term health implications of eating a lot of red meat and animal protein - I don't mean just getting fat.

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asciimo 120 days ago | link

You're right. http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/too-mu...

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bad_user 120 days ago | link

My grandfather ate about 8-10 eggs per day for about his whole life, because they lived on the country-side and they ate what they could produce (e.g. had hens that produced eggs). He was also drinking about 1 letter of milk daily straight from his cow and in case you never drank raw unprocessed milk, let me tell you it's freaking fat compared to what you find in store. He was also drinking about 1 letter of his own wine and a couple of shots of his own brandy per day. His favorite dish was also raw pig bacon though because of their relative poverty, this wasn't happening often, maybe once or twice per month.

He died at 99, one month from turning 100. Never had heart disease, never had cholesterol problems. He lived in an area in which all the people have similar dietary habits. In fact if you'll ever come to Romania, you'll notice that only the French eat fatter and IMHO the jury is still out on that one, because while the French use tons of butter for everything, I think we are eating more pork-based dishes (bathed in sunflower oil), more than anybody else, pork being way more popular than fish, beef or even chicken (during the holidays). You should see my favorite dishes ;-)

The above is just an anecdote of course, but do take studies with a grain of salt, especially studies on nutrition. Such studies cannot control or even estimate all the variables involved (short of keeping subjects in a cage locked away for 20 years) and cannot be conducted doubly-blind. We are a long way off to understanding anything about the impact of our diet.

Also, it should make you wonder why in the world your medics declared war on fat since 1960, while they ignored the biggest elephant in the room, which is our increased intake of sugar.

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mst 120 days ago | link

> Also, it should make you wonder why in the world your medics declared war on fat since 1960, while they ignored the biggest elephant in the room, which is our increased intake of sugar.

Probably one of: easier to sell, expected higher status increase, balance of lobbying funds.

I'd expect those to be more likely the real reasons for it even if they'd declared war on sugar instead, to be honest.

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Wintamute 118 days ago | link

My grandfather seemed to subsist on half a bottle of whisky, one raw egg and a packet of Trebor Extra Strong Mints a day for the last 30 years of his life and lived into his 90s ... I wouldn't recommend that diet to anyone though.

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ivanca 120 days ago | link

Winston Churchill died at 89, doesn't mean smoking 2 packs every day is healthy.

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bad_user 120 days ago | link

I'm talking about this: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_paradox

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ivanca 120 days ago | link

Interesting.

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bluedino 120 days ago | link

A lof of people in the USA eat McDonald's for lunch (or some other place) every. single. day.

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Angular has managed to do things in a remarkably different way to most of the other JS frameworks out there. Opinionated app structure, enforced strict separation of concerns, views are live DOM, strictly no DOM manipulation in controllers, promises used liberally, testability right up front, etc. ... I agree its just a framework and your heuristics for framework evaluation are still valid, but it's at least understandable that your average jQuery/Backbone dev could feel some trepidation before diving in ... it may represent an enforced "level-up" in terms of their entire approach to building web apps.

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lerouxb 124 days ago | link

I agree with you except the "level up" word choice. That implies that it is necessarily better, whereas I still think that's up for debate.

I think we've all been burnt by "magic" code before. A good "smell" for that sort of thing is when newbies start asking questions on stack exchange like "How do I do this in Angular?" when they should be asking "How do I do this in JavaScript?" (or rather "How do I do this at all?").

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altcognito 124 days ago | link

For example, lets just create a controller on the fly.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15250644/angularjs-loadin...

Lets do something even more basic, like use HTML5 push state:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11095179/using-html5-push...

Oh, that's "easy", how could I have missed that in the API docs?

http://docs.angularjs.org/api/ng/provider/$locationProvider

Oh.

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