I have worked for several startups designing and developing systems, using open source tools and the same methodologies that are discussed on HN. My experience inlvolves the direct collaboration with the founders via remote and on site coordination.
I was one of the Community TAs for the Coursera Machine Learning (Andrew Ng) and Startup Engineering (Balaji S. Srinivasan) classes.
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- Setting up a development cycle (ie. dev/staging/production branch model)
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I was the community TA for the Coursera Startup Engineering class and for the Coursera Machine Learning class. I've also worked for several startups as a remote contractor.
If you need to tackle issues like 'how to ensure we sell a concert ticket (ie. numbered seats) only to one customer given that we have multiple concurrent users trying to buy it at the same time?' or 'how to reference multiple parents for the same database model/table? 'then I might be the right guy for you.
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My understanding is that it was the Rolls Royce jet engines that were reporting to satellites for several hours, and that they were reporting some basic maintenance data about themselves (such as whether they were on and functioning). So if the engine had sat in the ocean for five hours and still somehow reported home, it would not have reported that they were still on and functioning.
Nations (and other organizations) have been carrying out false flag operations since forever. In the 1960s there was Operation Northwoods - a plan by the US government to bomb US civilian aircraft and plant evidence it was Cuba who did it to justify invading Cuba. The Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on it and it would have been implemented except JFK wouldn't sign off on it.
So even if this had nation state involvement, it is about the same danger to get on an aircraft as it always has been, or go out in a crowded event, or theater, school, etc... which are also targets for terrorism. Example would be the failed Lavon Affair http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavon_Affair
Did you even read what I wrote? I don't believe either. I don't claim to know anything about the plane. I can't even fathom a guess as to what happened to it.
>what makes you think that you can figure it out by yourself?
I don't think I can figure it out myself, nor did I ever claim to or make any attempt to figure it out myself.
I was replying specifically to "If a state was involved that would mean that boarding a plane is extremely dangerous from now on." I was saying if and that is a big if nation states were involved that boarding a plane would not be extremely dangerous from now on. Not any more dangerous that it currently is, as there has always been a history of nation state involvement in aircraft disaster, it just doesn't happen very often.
>and that the plane is fine and parked somewhere, perhaps it never took off
If this was a false flag operation, the plane and its passengers would almost certainly not be fine. They are generally designed to create death.
The New York Times, quoting American officials and others familiar with the investigation, said radar signals recorded by the Malaysian military appear to show the airliner climbing to 45,000 feet (about 13,700 meters), higher than a Boeing 777’s approved limit, soon after it disappeared from civilian radar, and making a sharp turn to the west.
If the MH370 suddenly climbed to 45,000 feet that would indicate that either (1) there was a mechanical failure so the pilots had to struggle to take the control again or (2) there was a fight in the cockpit that resulted on the abrupt climb.
I'm just putting together a team of two developers and a designer/UI guy. We'll be running a Python/node.js web development shop (Django, Flask, Tornado, express, etc). Our team is focused on MVPs, prototypes and the first cycle of your product (blog, landing page, website, call to action/sign-up/request invite, crowdfunding site, etc).
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