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I think that it would be appropriate to simply forget the "Mark" parlance and Gruber all together.

Everyone understands there is a Markdown ecosystem, but quite frankly this is the start of something new.

End-users also need an easy to follow name and site to learn the syntax.

I like the names SmartText or SimpleFormat or even perhaps CommonMarkup.

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It isn't something new, it is a strongly specified, highly compatible implementation of Markdown. As seen in "common" use on large websites. And any implementation that passes the current spec tests can also brand itself with CommonMark or "Markdown compatible".

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Mr. Atwood, you may be too kind. I see this as a chance to bring Markdown to a larger audience by not only standardizing it, but also renaming it as well.

In this endeavor it would appear that you are giving too much credit to Gruber. It is unfortunate that he was not one to be more gracious in the matter.

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Very similar here in Japan (Both Tokyo and Kyoto). The price for a glass of soda usually starts around 500 JPY (about $5 US). 100 JPY on the street in a vending machine and 150 JPY from inside of a train station :)

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This reminds me of the outrage surrounding some sites that call home when one selects text or hits cmd+C to copy.

Oh, what a thin line we pave between auto correction and key loggers!

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Not sure how uploading all of your contact information to their servers counts as "taking back our right to privacy."

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I wonder how the number of daily submissions were tabulated.

If reddit were using an ID based on some sort of fixed constant (for example time) then these results could be in-fact fairly linear.

Please note that I do believe that reddit is growing!

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Reddit has an endpoint where you can download all submissions. (however, due to the API limit of 100 submissions / 2 seconds, it took me about 1.5-2 months to get the 41 million submissions)

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Have you looked at number of comments instead of number of submissions? That would seem to be a better estimator of user growth.

Honestly, I don't think that estimating number of submissions is a very good metric for the growth of Reddit (or Hackernews). If you want some proxy for its influence, you care about readership more than anything else. This thread [1] on Reddit (and the references therein) shows that 50% of Reddit activity comes from users that aren't even logged in. So even if you were just able to measure logged in users (which would still be a far greater number than submissions), you would still only estimate half the influence.

[1] http://www.reddit.com/r/TheoryOfReddit/comments/1khp85/logge...

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Wouldn't it be easier to just look at the public traffic information at http://www.reddit.com/about ?

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That investor was spot on. The best signal you can get from a Japanese business partner is their eagerness to go out for a night on the town :)

In Japanese, "We will consider it" or "kentou shimasu" (検討します) literally means to investigate and attack from its Chinese roots and is a way to signal distance.

If you are in early stage talks and if they are serious you will get a request to sign an NDA or some form of binding contract.

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For those who had a hard time finding the official information, I will repost it here:

  Brian Alkerton
  Shopify Employee
  
  Hey Everyone,
  
  Just a quick update on this: our Bitpay integration is feature-complete and can be added to your store now.
  Due to the fact that it's a very new feature and not something we're ready to roll out to all stores just yet,
  you will need to contact me to have it enabled, and I may want to follow up with you for your feedback once
  you've been using it for a while, but it works. When active, Bitpay will appear as a credit card processor
  in the Checkout page of your shop admin - enter your access key and you'll be all set to go.

  One caveat: at this time, Bitpay functions in the same way as the other credit card processors on Shopify,
  meaning that you can't use Bitpay in conjunction with Authorize.net, Stripe, or other credit card processors.
  PayPal Express Checkout can be used as a secondary option with Bitpay in the same way it can be used with all
  other gateways.

  To activate, email me your shop URL at brian@shopify.com and I'll do my best to get everyone up and running promptly!

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  One caveat: at this time, Bitpay functions in the same way 
  as the other credit card processors on Shopify,
  meaning that you can't use Bitpay in conjunction with 
  Authorize.net, Stripe, or other credit card processors.
This is so half-assed, and frankly sort of typical in terms of the strange limitations that Shopify saddles you with (similar to how it took them 5 years to fix their database so you could modify a shipping address as a merchant). Sure, it would be fun to have a button that allows a customer to pay with bitcoin if they want to or are able to, but how many merchants would forgo credit card processing in favor of bitcoin? This "feature" is link-bait, and nothing more at this time.

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  "Regardless of the name, these cocaine clouds represent a new force in the cloud services market and show the trending acceptance for Linux containers."
Ah, yes, "cocaine clouds."

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They're going all cute with that name, calling web interface cocaine flow and clients cocaine dealers.

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https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cloud-to-butt-plus...

This plugin makes it even better. "Cocaine butts".

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I wonder if the Yandex guys are fans of Woody Allen.

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More like Eric Clapton's fans

https://github.com/cocaine/cocaine-core#readme

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"Where Yandex uses Cocaine - Yandex.Browser - Internal Yandex infrastructure"

Think they forgot to list - the bathroom

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I'm afraid that you don't know who Paul is. As I was reading this I was saying to myself "That is so Paul... Oh, this is Paul :)"

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As the copyright holder of a specific work, you can license the said work any way you like (GPLv2, Commercial, BSD, Apache, et cetera). Dual licensing [1] is not out of the question.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-licensing

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