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I totally agree. This title is misleading. All the examples indicate people who "contribute social value" such as hard work, harmony with others, etc. None of these are dependent on kindness. I think the submitter is confounding it with the popular "nice guys finish last" conception.

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From their FAQ:

11. What do you mean by "commercial purposes"? Here are a few examples of what we consider commercial purposes:

1. Selling New York Times content or data in any application. 2. Charging a subscription fee for any New York Times content or data. 3. Selling any application built with one of our APIs.

If you are making more than 5,000 calls per day (via an application or any other method) to an individual API, we will notice that and assume you're using our API for a commercial purpose. Please contact us if you have hit that limit but do not think you are using the API for a commercial purpose.

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It looks enticing but I'm not entirely sure if these limitations negate the purpose of the API existing (aside from internal use and hobbyists using it for personal purposes).

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(a) I've used it for academic research (b) Does not seem to exclude use in an open source application or freeware. (c) They tell you to e-mail them if you want to use it commercially. They have a documented API you can play with, then if you want to make a commercial product, you can pay them and use the same api that you are already familiar with and understand the capabilities of.

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What do view as the purpose of the API existing?

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It just seems like a blanket ban on any commercial applications without some kind of payment and a very small request limit (5000), limits people who will even consider experimenting with it. It seems more geared for web applications/sites that have no native phone apps.

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Make the API requests from your server and serve clients yourself?

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It seems mildly insulting that someone of his talent is a "paid intern" after winning a $150,000 prize although I'm sure the money is better than most people earn "full-time".

Ironically, no matter how hard Project Zero works we are probably all subject to the biggest security hole of all, a backdoor to US Government, that encompasses not only software but hardware components.

Note: Apologies for not linking to the source, Wired http://www.wired.com/2014/07/google-project-zero/

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Is he in school? Then he probably asked to be an intern. Watson Ladd is an intern at Matasano this summer, despite being cryptographically more competent than any 2 other Matasano team members. Why? Because he asked to be an intern; he's in grad school, and presumably plans on being a professor in the long term.

Google isn't a bad place for a software security person to work. They have one of the best teams in the industry. It is very unlikely that they're trying to insult the guy.

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At many tech companies, “intern” is just HR’s means of designating “someone who will be employed for a fixed time period before returning to university”, rather than a reflection of their skills or salary (even if most interns are relatively less experienced). I don’t know if this is the case at Google or not, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

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How about we let him decide whether it's "insulting" for himself?

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Definitely insulting that he's an intern.

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Every intern I've worked with at Google was either a PhD candidate or post-doc at a prestigious institution. There's nothing wrong with being an intern and in many ways the fire-and-forget nature of their projects -- and total absence of career concerns, yak shaving, and red tape -- can lead to fine outcomes that aren't typical for full-time engineers.

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However, video evidence isn't the only admissible type. If the victim has injuries these can be corroborated by photographs and medical examinations. Otherwise, no cases would see the light of day. She didn't seem to get any medical attention despite police being on the scene. Also, the woman submitted "photographic proof of an unblemished complexion to the SFPD and filed an affidavit requesting the investigation be terminated."

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurbaksh_Chahal

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> She didn't seem to get any medical attention despite police being on the scene.

TechCrunch disagrees:

"What if it was your child who was kicked and beaten so many times she suffered a hematoma after the attack (according to the medical report we received)?"

-- http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/26/a-letter-to-the-board-membe...

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But again where is this report? It is a quote and so far as we can tell the only source of this. A hematoma can vary widely and the lack of information doesn't help.

Again, it's not this person's actions but the hysteria of the spectators. There is really no objective coverage and your link is a good example (if someone has the medical report they should publish the relevant bits).

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Is this case domestic violence or domestic dispute? The police allege that he hit the woman 117 times in 30 minutes. Supposedly, the video would have condemned him. Yet there is not a medical examination nor photographic evidence of physical damage. I would imagine there is usually no video evidence in such cases and that should not prevent such a case from being prosecuted. He did plead "guilty" but it involves no jail time and we know that in the current legal climate a guilty plea is more pragmatic despite innocence.

Now, I am not defending him but I want to understand why everyone is taking the SF police's allegations at face value and running wild with accusations rather than investigating the truth? I have yet to read a single article that is balanced with original reporting (asking the woman in question and those around her, did she have a black eye?).

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This is blog-spam of the re/code piece.Some other links have more context on the allegations and the response. EG,

http://time.com/78572/radiumone-ceo-fired/

The now-former CEO defended himself in a blog post Sunday, saying that he merely had a “normal argument” with his girlfriend after he discovered she was having “unprotected sex for money with other people.” Chahal denied injuring his girlfriend in the argument.

The whole thing seems bizarre. If the counter-allegations are true (and not just a smear) it may foreshadow credibility issues in any open-court prosecution. It may also explain a delay in seeking medical attention or documentary proof of injury.

Maybe someone can chime in if the victim or the police was on the hook for the evidentiary issue.

The BOD at some level may have been forced into a position to act simply because, no matter who was right, this looks like a bizzare and potentially compromising situation. Although I guess it would just be tabloid fodder if the injuries were truly non-existent.

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I wonder what is the point of caring? If I was a founder a multi-billion exit under the radar sounds like a dream come true.

Celebrating success as the author puts it is merely a symptom of meritocracy and individual responsibility. Of course, it comes with its own issues (less of a social safety net and income disparity).

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There is an intro chapter and lots of content in the links referenced in the article, not to mention the slide (posted here and elsewhere).

You will be able to buy it once it arrives in April (you can add your email to the list for updates).

http://www.slideshare.net/yongfook/growth-hacking-101-your-f...

http://www.growthhackinghandbook.com/intro_chapter.html

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Is there any reason why you can't hand over hnsearch.com?

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I think the crux of it is despite being a gamer, the author wants to distance himself while criticizing said "gamers" from his high horse. Also, the author admits to avoiding multiplayer so it's mostly his opinion on secondhand information from female gamers (selected from a pool of the most offensive stuff).

Not saying that etiquette isn't an issue but this article doesn't really advance the cause. However, the way you call out the behavior and setting an example is really the only viable solution.

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One perspective is that this "real gaming" is like a sport with the physical component completely removed and the players completely segregated. There's zero stress to your cardiovascular system and zero possibility of physical injury due to contact. In other words you're free to run your mouth while enjoying the hormonal surges of high competition in an anonymous setting. I don't think that makes a trash talker a maladjusted social misfit though.

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