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It's reasonable to assume that Github's limits are caused by Git's limits. When Git begins supporting large files, most likely Github will be able to raise their limits as well.

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You sure about that? Github is a SCM company, not a bulk storage company. When your business is not storage, arbitrarily large storage requests aren't interesting...

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Github has gone through great lengths to begin supporting diffs on all sorts of files, 3d volumes, images, and all sorts of assets. I'd be willing to bet that some sort of bundled asset management is someone's dream project at Github.

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"To the moon" is a great example of the game you are looking for -- old school pixel art graphics, but it has a beautiful touching story. And the music... just listen to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QfPDmzpC2Q

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How is $1 salary justified to IRS? There are a bunch of executives who have $1 salary [0], including Mark Zuckerberg. I really doubt it's considered reasonable.

[0] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-dollar_salary

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You don't have to justify low salaries to the IRS conceptually, you just can't use them to avoid paying payroll taxes.

I would assume that companies like Apple and Facebook have competent tax teams that make sure their obligations are fulfilled, even if that means paying payroll taxes on a portion of the stock-based compensation to their executives.

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"How is $1 salary justified to IRS? "

What they report to the IRS and what they show on financials could be 2 totally different things. Entirely possible that they are paying taxes on a higher salary.

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Base Salary is just a tiny component of an executive's salary. It is a PR move. Executive salary is made up of Cash component (which includes Base Salary & Bonuses), & Equity.

Equity constitutes towards almost 99 percent of an exec's salary. There are short term equity plans and long term equity plans. The equity payouts are generally in millions.

Companies have to release a DEF14A (30-40 pages) each year to show Shareholder's how much the Top5 Execs were paid each year.

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This makes Amazon competitors to various backend-as-a-service startups (like Parse), so yes, it's interesting.

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Yeah, it does appear to a hot topic. Still, the post was <10m old and #1 with 0 comments. Seems either extremely overhyped or artificial to me.

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New product announcements from large tech companies make it to #1 before getting any comments on a regular basis. Submitting a duplicate URL counts as an upvote for the original submission, so it's pretty easy for something like this to make it to #1 just from people racing to be the first one to submit it.

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Ah, I didn't know about the duplicate URL rule. That makes more sense. I've been here for quite a while and I haven't noticed such an aggressive advance before. So it triggered an alarm. Maybe I'll start seeing it more often

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I also disagree with the tone but I understand the reason. They will gladly shut the service down once someone offers them enough money in aqui-hire.

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    They will gladly shut the service down once someone offers them enough money in aqui-hire.
It's a bummer this is the status quo with startups. To me, it's the most disappointing thing about the tech world. I actually interviewed at other companies first, and only cofounded Inbox when I couldn't find anywhere else to solve this problem.

Probably the only convincing thing I can say is that if you wanted to build a company to flip quickly, an email infrastructure startup is certainly the most painful, masochistic way you could go about it. We spent the better part of last year reading RFCs and fixing tons of obscure bugs to get this far.

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But if you don't plan to be acquired, why not sign a contract in that effect?

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I don't know their implementation but I can think of two workarounds for the firehose issue:

1. Paid approach: use some authorized firehose data resellers. That's expensive, but if there are already thousands of users, that will pay off.

2. Free approach: use poll-based solution to search for the keyword every X seconds/minutes. When new tweet appears in the search results after the last recorded tweet - that's your new tweet. This way it shouldn't miss anything and you don't need firehose. Of course, to overcome request throttling limits, you'll need to use multiple different credentials.

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Article date is Jun 1, 2014. Is the author from the future?

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Here's an example of a book with DRM (look at the last line of book description): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DA6YEKS

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Actually that's an example of a book without DRM. :-)

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Reminds me of The Game movie [1]. Try not to read any spoilers if you haven't seen it yet.

[1]: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119174/

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So now they match DigitalOcean prices but offer slightly more SSD space for each plan. I wonder what DO answer to this would be. They haven't changed their pricing for quite a while.

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DigitalOcean still beats Linode on price as half the time I don't need a 2GB server but I do want to keep servers separate (multiple 512s at $5 is better for me than 1 2GB).

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I need 2gb - 4gb servers and DO's quality has decreased since they've grown so much.

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Quality decreased? How? Please elaborate.

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I would love to hear why as well! Our quality and stability have significantly improved over the last year and as a co-founder of DO, I would like to understand what specific issues you faced. Feel free to shoot me an email directly (mitch@digitalocean.com) to take this conversation offline.

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Mainly around spinning up instances and network latency.

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The increased CPU on some of the plans compared to DO is what is encouraging me to change. When doing web scraping, it's easy to max the CPU once you are doing 20 paths on a page.

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