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Good thing it is an 80-bit FP number.

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My theory as to why so many photo sharing apps:

(2007-2008 CS193P) Stanford Apple iPhone app project involves twitter api -> many twitter clients created.

(2009-2010 CS193P) Stanford Apple iPhone app project involves flickr api -> many photo sharing apps created.

http://www.stanford.edu/class/cs193p/cgi-bin/drupal/system/f...

"By this point, your Paparazzi app looks up real users on Flickr, finds and lists their photos and lets you view them up close by zooming and panning. It also plots these photos on a map and lets you browser photos by location."

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Theory only works if the majority of these apps were built by Stanford CS Alumni who took the 2007-2008 or 2009-2010 iPhone class.

That's not the case for Path, Color or Instagram.

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* contemplates forking this into a version which specifically targets facebook *

Rotate the like buttons into FSF style like buttons

  .sp_cwqcqa {
     -webkit-transform: rotate(180deg) !important;
  }

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Nice one. Please do and I'll accept a pull request.

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interesting discussion of TRIM here: http://www.realworldtech.com/forums/index.cfm?action=detail&...

(read the thread segments which relate to TRIM)

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Worse for me since redesign every gawker hashbang URL sends me to the .au version stripping the hashbang and leaving me with a challenge to find the actual article if it was a shortened URL.

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How about this one : Faceless. Social sharing of pictures of your possessions and favorite things that are guaranteed by face recognition not to contain people in them. Find and meet new people by interest, taste.

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Quora - no external hyperlinks - HN wins.

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Hacker News is bad at a persistent conversation of this type though, it will drop off the front page in a day and no one will add to it further. Something like this benefits from longer conversation though as it is a day to day and ever changing discussion.

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So we'll do it again next year. It works for every other topic.

If the problem with a point-in-time conversation of this kind is that it goes stale, the problem with wiki-style "persistent conversations" is that they also go stale, only piecemeal, like Swiss cheese. You visit the wiki and have no idea which bits are new, and which are old, and whether or not two things that happen to be next to each other were written in the same year or with any reference to each other.

If the wiki were periodically edited, in toto, by someone who cared, this problem could be avoided. But most are not.

People are happy to have the same conversations again, only different. Conversing on HN is not drudgery to be automated away. We like rituals. We like the classics. And new people like going through the classic exercises that their predecessors did.

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