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ProPublica reporter/developer here.. There's a tool embedded in the article to see if your carrier is setting a tracking header.

We also published a follow-up about how AT&T has said they will stop using the header: http://www.propublica.org/article/att-stops-using-undeletabl...

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If anyone is curious, the tool we wrote for rendering raster map tiles on the fly for this project is open source: http://www.propublica.org/nerds/item/announcing-raster-suppo...

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We've already got TweetFTP: https://github.com/NYTimes/tweetftp

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They also removed the statement on their developer site (https://www.healthcare.gov/developers/) that "EVERYTHING we do will be published on Github." Here's a screenshot of the cached version: http://cl.ly/image/0f0R2x2l0w1t

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It still says "We’re making our source code freely available on GitHub."

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Actually they didn't: https://twitter.com/bizweekdesign/status/121871973688160256 and https://twitter.com/bizweekdesign/status/121918276459696129

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I was also at the TimesOpen Hack day, and spent most of the day coding. There was a lot of chatter there, though (some of it contributed to what my app eventually became). Bring headphones for when you need to start building. Thankfully no one there presented deckware.

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Were you one of the Trippy guys? Really liked your application. I was one of the two Night Scheduler developers.

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Yep!

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Also, looks like they ripped the design directly from http://newyork.usehipster.com/

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Really though, how many different ways are there to display ...

[PRODUCT NAME]

{tagline}

[email form]

...on a web page? Is it that it's centered with a large background image? How much is this ACTUALLY ripped directly from another site versus just design 101? Did you look at the HTML and see that they had copied a lot of the same styles/classes/IDs/element structure?

I'm not denying the similarity, but I also think that it's easy to jump to conclusions when accusing someone of stealing a design. No, I don't have anything to do with radishapp.com either.

disclaimer: I have been known to surf the web when I'm not feeling motivated to design a form, but I never copy a single design explicitly.

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Their format is:

  Something {positive adjective} is coming to {proper noun}.
  Enter your email and we'll put you on our invite list.
Hipster:

  Something cool is coming to New York.
  Enter your email and we'll put you on our invite list.
RedishApp:

  Something hip is coming to Redis.
  Enter your email and we'll put you on our invite list.
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I don't mind if they "stole" the design or not. It's a good thing to copy the thematic flow of successful sources.

However, you can't deny that with near identical wording, and design its more likely that they did copy (even if its from a 3rd party source we can't see like say a design manual) and didn't happen to both independently create the design.

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Fixed, it's now "beta" list. If you haven't yet, check out Prefinery. They've been making this process pretty fluid. http://prefinery.com

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I didn't say steal the code, I said steal the design. I didn't need to look at the actual source to make that distinction.

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I've been working with qrush on this app.

We thought this teaser page would be understood as clear parody of the Hipster site (Or as another commenter phrased it, "in-crowd sarcasm".) Based on the comments here, it seems like we could have done a better job communicating that. This was a few hours worth of work to get the word out about what we're building. The actual app is where we'll hopefully convince you of it's worth.

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Wow, that is pretty brutal. I hope it was done as in-crowd sarcasm.

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I'd love to. Ping me at the address in the blog footer.

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Metaprogramming Ruby: http://pragprog.com/titles/ppmetr/metaprogramming-ruby

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Permalink directly to relevant section: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2200/text?version=rfs&...

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