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They'd probably in 1851 like everybody else.

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Wait... Isn't less gonna read the whole file at first? That might suck for files that are already huge.

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No. I use less to navigate gigabyte log files quite often (it's more efficient then vim).

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Also, I bet having Phil Haack working at Github changed the mindset of a lot of people, either way, even from the days from Novel and Mono, Microsoft was always cool with opensource.

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You don't have to be 65 to have that problem, at first I couldn't tell, flat UI isn't accessible in any way, is definitely a step backwards in accessibility.

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The fact that you don't know what an ORM is is what makes me cry.

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How was traffic today?

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I think he's referring to "people who commit suicide virally" not just Transgenders.

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Which is also not a radical subculture.

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This is not true. On tumblr, you can get bubbled with everything you say/do/are. And posts glorifying self-harm and suicide are still happening.

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Neither are programmers that don't explain themselves when they say "YOU'RE WRONG. I KNOW WHY BUT I WONT TELL YOU!"

In other words you fit perfectly here :)

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People drive under conditions that they shouldn't, I know kids that wont wear a seatbealt and never follow rules in general.

What I'm trying to say is that, same as with alcohol, people are still going to do it. Legalization won't change how people feel the effects of pot affect their driving.

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You just can't prove that... Maybe because is by far not true.

For example, you can create an app that only uses LAME + VideoLAN encoders and supports two of their formats, MP3 and MPEG4 nothing else, cause you're sure those work on the hardware you're building, that's exactly what Apple does, and Ubuntu, and Windows.

Just use your LOGIC how the hell is an open protocol the reason why stuff breaks? If everyone is looking at it and it goes through a lot more review than closed standards, they're the reason why we have the internet and how it works.

Contrary to what you believe on, Apple actually uses tons of open protocols and standards, they made Webkit what it is, that's free and open source, they still work on it as far as I know, they have their fair share of closed ones too, but open has worked for them pretty well.

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HTML is an open standard, try writing a strict HTML browser that fails on non-standard pages and then surfing the web. There is a huge difference between using HTML files internally generated by a process you control and trying to read anything calling its self an HTML file.

The same applies to MPEG4 there are plenty of files that work on one player but not another. EX: Wait you also want to open an 8k MPEG4 file on a phone?

PS: I wish everyone that suggests open solutions actually needed to implement one. Generally, when people say open solutions they really mean leverage some huge chunk of code that someone else wrote, or let me leverage your hardware and software for free.

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Also, read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Working-Effectively-Legacy-Michael-Fea...

It helps a lot and teaches you how to use grep and other tools (a lot more others that I no longer remember) to search and find your way through legacy code.

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