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Off topic, but they are some of the best comics I have ever read.

Upvote and a hat-tip for you, for linking to that site.

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Same feeling here. Thanks OP. Really needed a new comic in my life.

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Doesn't this allow Facebook to abuse you and/or your patents, and if you try to fight them for doing so, they can revoke your permission to use React?

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If you're not a believer in software patents (and assuming FB won't sue you for any unrelated patent infringement you'd want to retaliate for), attaching doomsday patent clauses to OSS software actually seems like a pretty good way to shut down software patent lawsuits.

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How can he become more involved, if he's been banned from contributing to the site in the first place?

On top of that - GamerGate itself has already made it through to mainstream media. All that's needed in this scenario is for some BBC/Sky/CNN/Fox/... news reporter to pick up on the story, and before you know it, "Wikipedia promoting harassment of women in technology" hits every front page in the western world.

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I believe he's only been temporarily blocked, but he doesn't say why (which doesn't lead much credence to his argument, IMO)

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Just to go against the no-doubt-incoming influx of 'what's with the colours?!', I have absolutely zero problems with reading the text on this site.

Complaining about this sort of thing is ridiculous

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I'm wondering if there's some kind of physiological thing happening here, because to me it's as legible as anything I've read. Maybe some degree of colorblindness brings the red and yellow closer together? I dunno.

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I understand the annoyance. But surely coming from a site full of power users, people can just change the CSS, or copy/paste the text elsewhere.

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What gets me, is that any site that pops up on the front page here that isn't black-text-on-white-or-light-grey-background gets hammered because of the sensitivities of those commenting.

This, despite the fact that the text on the vast majority of these sites is perfectly legible.

You are right, though - select-all+copy+paste is trivial.

... and send-to-pocket is even easier

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No one has yet complained about the text colours.

> This, despite the fact that the text on the vast majority of these sites is perfectly legible.

To you. To other people they're not perfectly legible, they're unreadable. Why deliberately chose to exclude people?

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Yeah, I don't see why it's so bad to point out that the site is completely illegible. Reminds me a bit of Wired magazine circa 1997.

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It's fine to point out that the colors are troublesome. It's bad to complain about how you can't read it and your eyes still hurt, as if there's no way to avoid it.

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There are two top-level comments complaining about the colors that were posted about 10 minutes before you posted this.

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And apparently not only do people feel a need to complain about something they can trivially fix themselves, but they also need to downvote people who point out that they can fix it themselves. Guys: how about taking some responsibility for yourselves? If you have a problem that you can easily fix, then you don't actually have a problem.

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It's not the browser ... the iOS app doesn't yet have the capability to scan the QR code to link your account to the website

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Downvoted for recommending something that delivers an electric shock simply because you dislike a certain behaviour.

It's absolutely fucking barbaric, and should be outlawed.

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Not just that, but it trains dogs not to bark or growl when they are antagonized or upset by certain behaviour. Normally a bark or growl would function as a warning, but now he has no other way to go than bite without warning.

Now this animal, who was shocked into never using its vocal cords and antagonized until he bit a human or other animal out of desperation, gets put down because he is a danger to society. Job well done lads!

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I've seen these used on rescue dogs that frankly have such complex psychological problems that they cannot be untrained to bark. The only other choice is euthanasia. They aren't so strong that the dog can't growl.

The dog also learns that aggressive responses are not so fantastic.

My own dog doesn't have one of these, mainly because we try to be very careful to manage how we respond to his barking. But if we couldn't keep up the late-night bark management, or if we lose control of the barking, I won't think twice about buying one of these. I've seen them used on other dogs and frankly they work just fine and are humane.

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No. Shock collars are exactly how dogs get such complex psychological problems that they're abandoned in the first place.

They're not humane, if you force a shock collar on another human it's legally considered a torture device. If the legal system used them it would be cruel and unusual punishment.

http://drsophiayin.com/blog/entry/are-electronic-shock-colla...

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Your argument is quite flawed; how most people treat their dogs would be considered illegal if they were people.

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I don't see the flaw.

Causing unnecessary pain and suffering is not compatible with being humane. It's as simple as that. There are better solutions with fewer side effects for every use case of a shock collar. If not every single use case, the overwhelming majority of them. (edit: I didn't realize you were the one advocating using shock collars on a rescue dog that barks too much. A shock collar isn't even in the right ballpark in that case.)

Dominance and pain based training methods are outdated and based on debunked theories, in the past three decades almost the entire field of animal behavior has moved on.

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After being zapped by one of these myself, I had to tone down my disapproval of them. It was uncomfortable but not particularly painful, similar to a 'handbuzzer' gag gift.

My bigger problem was that it was not very effective at stopping barking.

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Perhaps a shock collar for humans, when they bring yappy dogs into public places?

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Dogs aren't people, they're tools bred for a purpose.

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Ughmmmm no. Try to be getting up 6 times a night to find your dog barking at a hedgehog because one wondered into your garden(and a dog won't stop, if needed it will stand in front of a hedgehog for 12 hours and bark at it). The only other option was to tie the dog down each night,but in my opinion that's more barbaric. After a few nights of getting shocked each time he got even close to the hedgehog, barking at them stopped and the collar has not been used again. It's just a tool,and I have nothing against them.

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I don't know why I got downvoted for stating that I would use that product... anyway...

I agree with you and the thing about "now they will bite without warning" is total bs. They somehow fail to see that if an owner cares enough to prevent his dog from barking they will, to a much greater degree, care that its dog will not harm to other people; quite the contrary, the type of guy that says "they're dogs, it's natural for them to bark" is the type of guy that later turns into a "they're dogs, it's natural for them to bite".

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I'd be very interested in a writeup on how you got to grips with node-webkit, if you were so inclined?

This looks like a very polished application - well done!

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Originally I planned to publish PG packaged as a Chrome app. I spent a lot of time working around Chrome App API security limitations and complicated way of accessing the file system.

Then I found node-webkit. I had PG working in a couple of hours. Using Node.js fs module for file access is almost trivial. In general I try to keep core JS code not tied to Node.js or anything else. PG uses Node.js part of node-webkit only for file access, menus and clipboard. Everything else happens in a browser (embedded Chromium in this case). It would be easy to port PG to another JS-based platform, like atom shell.

Hope this helps.

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That certainly does. I've been toying with the idea of creating a node-webkit app, but have been having serious problems on deciding what should be in node, and what should be in browser-js, from an architectural point of view.

From the sounds of things, you've worked around this by making it a web app that just so happens to be in a node-webkit container.

Cheers for the insight!

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> From the sounds of things, you've worked around this by making it a web app that just so happens to be in a node-webkit container.

Yes, that's it. Evertyhing is in browser JS.

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Very interesting and detailed post

Since upgrading to Yosemite, I've effectively had to stop using Airdrop, as it is now completely unreliable.

The sooner this is sorted, the better.

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Hey HN. TankardApp is a small Mac utility that scratches an itch I've had for a while when it comes to 2 factor auth.

It took a little over 2 months in total to build, working on it close to 3 or 4 hours per week.

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