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"In the end, money does not equal happiness. These days happiness is a good cup of coffee ... I don’t care about materialistic things anymore instead I focus on knowledge and experience and consider myself the wealthiest man in the world because of it."

That is the best lesson to know. Question, why did the weapon jam?

"In many ways, the Tet Offensive just reinforced the lessons of Ia Drang, from half a decade prior:"

For those unfamiliar with, 'the lessons of Ia Drang' see and read Joe Galloway images and descriptions. Galloway was a combat correspondent on the ground during the battle: http://weweresoldiers.net/campaign.htm

'Are you building your own computer? Terminal? T V Typewriter? I/O device? or someother digital black-magic box?' -- Invitation to first, 'Homebrew Computer Club' 5th March 1975 [0]

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Invitation_to_First_Homeb...

Here's an example of plans for a tv typewriter


Employees and employers lie/deceive each other (point two), so assertion in point number four, "employers put too much weight on interviews, and too little weight on references" is questionable.

“Hackathons are technological Woodstock,”

It certainly reads that way, though the bands that played at Woodstock were already successful. The way I see it: more like youngsters rushing to Hollywood to get into films except this time with a bit of luck, talent and product have a better chance at making to the top.

A positive article.

Deepak Jeevan Kumar: "a principal at General Catalyst Partners, led sessions at Interact, encouraging attendees to work in unsexy enterprise industries like cloud computing, which he thinks need new ideas. “The way that I would sum it up is that the intellectual curiosity of humans goes down as we start aging,” he told me. “Intellectual curiosity is correlated with imagination and ability to take risk. So that, combined with the fact that experience is mattering less and less to be an entrepreneur”"

Shite VC's say.

"That's my original post yesterday for this story. No discussion or interest/upvote."

The surface area of HN is so broad, the number of readers interested in pretty low. This is a observable problem. I often see lots of votes and zero responses for interesting posts.

Interesting enough to click, glance over, but not enough to think about and comment.

"There are ten thousand men like you, George, who support the advancing technology of fifteen hundred worlds. We can’t allow ourselves to miss one recruit to that number or waste our efforts on one member who doesn’t measure up."

From Nine Tomorrows, as a final year student I remember reading this line from the short story prior to exams and relaxing for just a moment.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Tomorrows

"Blockchain Certification Protocol (BCP)" Fu Yong Quah, fuyong@fyquah.me http://www.fyquah.me ~ https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/equitybits/white_paper.pd...

"ECDSA Public Key?"

Have to look this up, Elliptical Curve Digital Signature Algorithm ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_Curve_Digital_Signatu...

Has this paper been peer-reviewed or read?

The more correct term should be a Elliptic Curve Public Key ?

No it hasn't been reviewed.

Palm OS3 indeed (1998). I didn't see Python on Nokia, PyS60 till 2005:

- S60 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_for_S60

- S60 http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2005/04/14/s60.html

- N73 https://rubayeet.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/installing-python-...

I never did see any real usage aside from one of the flickr devs using an N75 to upload/query flickr via Python.

thx for adding this @maxerickson, excellent read. Best bits I found reading this post [0]:

- inline assembler

- written in C99 ANSI C

- almost entire entire Py3 standard library.

nb: The original post url has 404'd, a link with this title is found at: https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2014-June/6857...


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