The Persona cross-browser support shim needs window.postMessage and the HTML5 storage APIs, which IE 7 doesn't have. Working around it didn't seem worth the security and maintainability cost to the codebase, nor the opportunity cost over working on other features.
I love SO and the SE network, but I have to admit that far too many interesting questions get closed on SO for being too broad or not having a specific answer. I understand that they want SO to be a fact-based QA site, but sometimes I find myself looking at a very interesting, closed SO question and wishing it hadn't been closed.
That, and the fact that the SO/Programmers distinction is rather confusing and unnecessary in my opinion.
for anyone interesting in the pretty fascinating story of how the threat posed by the abandoned chernobyl plant is being ignored, i recommend the documentary 'chernobyl 4 ever'. it even features parts of the stalker videogame :)
Thank you for linking this. Watching Soviet scientists scramble over a jumble of fuel rods, concrete and graphite blocks in their desperate attempt to figure out where all the fuel had disappeared to is both fascinating and deeply scary. As one person in the video says, it's a job they had to do, no matter the cost.
All I want is it to load meta-data for 85,000 FLAC files, and allow me to search in a split-second, and then play an album. Oh, and it has to support 24bit FLAC too.
I don't use playlists, I don't care about UI so much.
At home I use a Squeezebox Transporter. Works brilliantly. But in a desktop player WinAmp is the only thing I've found that can scan and handle the collection, and than search it fast. So I run that in a VM.
I realise I'm an edge case, but WinAmp for Mac looks like it fits my need.
While I would be hesitant to call it immoral, it can be alarming for a westerner to see that rate and realize the inevitability of it all. That being said markets find an equilibrium so long as they remain free, we have all kinds of things like unions to corporate collusion to corrupt governments, that work to keep them from actually being free in the real world. The reality is in some countries $3/hr is a respectable wage and corporations are exploiting wage and labor imbalances to pay that livable wage in one country while marketing their wares in a totally different economic environment. It may be immoral that we allow companies to exploit trade imbalances to the detriment of the people that are trapped in the reality of different economic conditions (e.g western workers), but that is a really complex subject to untangle.
To me, the part that I find perplexing is that if technical workers around the world knew exactly how short they are in supply they would understand their leverage in the market and not be asking for $3/hr. The thing is in some countries their is collusion to keep that realization from happening. I am not suggesting massive corporate conspiracies but rather people not knowing their true worth by gauging themselves and their income to local cultural norms instead of looking at global supply and demand and adjusting their rates accordingly. The reality is a guy in India or China could be charging $15 to $20 to $30 hr depending on specialty and still be competitive in the market.
That awakening happened among western technical workers and I think it will happen among other cultures, the cold hard reality is there is a small percentage of the population that choose technical career paths, and even fewer who are actually good at it. Once one realizes that the balances shifts in their favor.
I guess my point is in our field we only have our selves to blame if we are asking to little for our services. At one point outsourcing was used to leverage the price of technology down, but that has come back to bite the creator, it created new technical markets and constrained the supply of talent even further.
Millions of people would risk death for a chance at making 3usd an hour. People still die because they can't buy food. If westerners isolate themselves economically from the worlds poor in a misguided effort to remain morally pure, the worlds poor will suffer more, not less.