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I'm sure the reason npm3 is slow(er) is primarily because it's doing important stuff.

However, having played with `ied`, it does flat deps and it's literally an order of magnitude faster (10-20x in my testing). I use npm a lot every day and npm's slowness is becoming a significant UX issue for me. I would like to continue using npm but right now I would switch if either `ied` or `pnpm` had decent feature parity with `npm install`.

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The semantics are the same (with a couple of minor exceptions) as Javascript so it's just sugar really. I found it very easy to reason about, it often comes down to whether or not you are comfortable with reading significant whitespace.

I liked CoffeeScript but haven't used it in years. IMO CoffeeScript is probably a bad choice for a modern dev environment.

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Not sure it was meant literally. I took it as more of a jibe at the quality of existing space companies (and Blue Origin).

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I feel like phones are slightly larger than optimum at the moment. At least for my preferences. I guess it's tougher to fit high spec hardware into a phone with a smaller footprint.

I bought into Steve Jobs' idea phones should be usable one-handed. I think the sweet-spot for that is 4 inches or less. A premium phone at these dimensions doesn't exist anymore, the last one was probably the iPhone 5S.

I went from iPhone 3GS -> iPhone 5 -> Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and honestly the Z3 Compact is larger than I would like (4.6" screen). I'm honestly considering getting a 5S for my next phone because I don't want a phone as big as the iPhone 6.

I noticed recently that the One Plus 2 Mini is going to have a 5" screen, that seems insane for a "mini" phone.

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I'm the opposite. I have a 6s now and am thinking about moving to the 6s+. I use my phone more like a tablet, plug head phones in to talk and have wireless headphones for the gym.

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Yeah, that's cool too. I guess we just have different use cases.

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I wonder if the presence in the market of people with your taste in phone size has provoked Apple into the (rumoured) 4" iPhone 6c?

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Depends a lot on your size. We wouldn't expect Verne Troyer (Mini Me) and Shaq to wear the same size pants, would we? ;)

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I'm an average sized male (5'11") with average sized hands.

Even if you have large hands it's difficult to use modern phones one-handed. Try reaching the top left/right corner of your phone (one-handed) without having to adjust your hand position.

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Moto G is the sweet spot for me and being able to use it one-handed, though I also have small hands.

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That's a bigger phone than the Xperia Z3 Compact that I currently have.

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Yeah, considering switching to Netflix US + VPN. Only decent content here (Ireland) is the Netflix Originals stuff.

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Movie-wise, the most upto date content seems to be in Canada, where they get movies that were in the cinema around 6-8 months. Not sure how much longer that'll last as the licensing deal runs out in middle of this year some time.

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I like the selection we have in Canada and I feel it is much better than it was when I first got an account somewhere around 3-4 years ago.

Also, to confirm what you said, we are supposed to get Star Wars: the force awakens first

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/s/netflix-stream-star-wars-forc...

I saw somewhere that we would get it in about six months.

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hah, that's actually interesting: i've been switching to netflix ireland for the past weeks because it has some unique stuff (like the last season of Archer).

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Two years is a lifetime in tech. This isn't a mainline consumer product even though they may market it as such. A few hardcore gamers and VR enthusiasts will buy this, slightly more will get to experience this through a friend who has purchased it. It will churn away and people who can't quite justify shelling out the cash will still be excited by the experience. By the time v2 comes around, the price point will be much more acceptable. I would expect that by v3 it will be mainstream.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw yearly iterations of the Rift for the first few versions. Ultimately I think this tech has to be paired with a console rather than a PC for widespread adoption.

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I'm previously a Djangonaut too but recently I've been exclusively JS. I spent a few hours playing with this yesterday and I really like it.

It was pleasing (and a little surprising) that everything was almost exactly how I expected it to be. I watched the video, got started and rarely needed to go back to the API docs. It actually feels very light and natural despite the fact that it's already quite fully featured.

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I'm beaming. Thank you so much for your comment.

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The author is simply highlighting the disconnect between critics ratings and audience ratings for Netflix shows.

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It's very laggy and slow on a quad i7 16GB Macbook Pro. Presumably this is because of the retina display.

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Here's my experience on my local devices:

  * Quad i7 16 GBytes GTX 970 OSX FFox - perfectly smooth
  * iPhone 6s+ - very smooth
  * Nexus 6p - slightly jumpy / laggy but still impressive
  * Lumia 640 Windows Phone 10 - dFdx undeclared identifier (120,33)
There may be issues with webgl on the MBP if it's using Intel graphics, but I'd be pretty disappointed to get worse performance than an iPhone ...

For the curious, the Lumia error appears to stem from this: https://groups.google.com/forum/embed/#!topic/angleproject/-...

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Yeah my rMBP uses an embedded Intel graphics card. The performance is horrible, ~2 fps, tried FF and Chrome.

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Performance is pretty decent (around 48fps for a full page with lots of glyphs, 1080p) on my Intel HD 4400. This is on linux though. I hear the OS X intel drivers have some shader compiler pitfalls.

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Even with a discrete card (M370x), the performance is poor on my rMBP. I only tried Chrome, though.

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I don't think it's because of the retina display. I'm running it very smoothly in Linux at 3200x1800 with an Intel HD4000

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Getting perfectly smooth performance on a similar quad i7 16GB Macbook Pro under Firefox 43... perhaps a browser issue?

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It's amazingly smooth, I'd say 60+ fps, on my i7-3770K desktop (Geforce GTX970) with Firefox Developer Edition.

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Why particularly with Electron?

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Presumably because Electron needs to be hackable/customizable for lots of devs and performant for lots of workloads.

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