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PS: On a sidenote, and as Torrent Freak has written about them, I must point that Time4Popcorn are pretending to be developing another version of Popcorn Time. The truth is that they are ripping some of our community work without crediting the authors. We would obviously have no concerns if they acknowledged the source of the work, as Popcorn Time is an open source project. The latest example being how they compiled in their app 5 days of our UI work.

No words.

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They're concerned about Time4Popcorn crediting the work as their own, which Popcorn Time (or any pirating platform I've ever seen) doesn't do.

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I can understand the logic, but no one using Popcorn time will credit the movie for being their own. No one thinks the star of Hunger Games was the developer of Popcorn Time, or the person pirating it, and no one is claiming as such.

Secondly, from my cursory glance, it seems as if T4P can/will easily spread malware, but this could just be fearmongering on Popcorn Time's end.

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I used to find these types of articles useful. But now I see them more as dogma. Great engineers don't struggle with things like JavaScript inheritance because they understand best practices and trade offs. So in general, I find it more useful to read about best practices and trade offs than "xyz considered harmful" articles that don't present viable alternatives to xyz.

That said whenever I see something on raganwald.com I'll still read it :)

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https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/middle-ground

The alternative he presented is not to share private state between class and superclass. This really isn't a "know the right tool for the right situation" kind of thing -- it's almost never a good thing.

You could accomplish this alternative, among other ways, by:

1. Using composition and delegation. 2. Using mixins, if your language supports them. 3. Using inheritance, but depending only upon your superclass's public interface.

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Expert troll?

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The day I left Hacker News and didn't look back. Sick and tired of this "community".

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I don't think anyone is up in arms. Those questioning the charity are simply wondering why it's OK to have a black girls code charity and not OK for a white girls code one.

Still, put us all in a room and I'm sure we'd get along fine.

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>why it's OK to have a black girls code charity and not OK for a white girls code one

If you have any comprehension of the racial history in the US and have to ask that then you really don't belong in this conversation.

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I don't think it's your right to tell anyone whether or not they belong in a conversation. The post was made on a forum in which I'm a user. That gives me every right.

You can try to marginalize the opinions of those that disagree with you, but that's not a rational argument against them.

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Despite what your teachers and your parents may have told you, your opinion is not inherently valid. You have shown yourself to be ignorant of too many things to provide a meaningful contribution to this discussion.

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I'm trying to bring some humanity to the discussion, but you're making it difficult.

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This from the person who can't comprehend that calling a customer a terrorist is wrong.

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You might not like it, but that doesn't make it wrong.

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Who said it's not ok to have a white girls code charity?

The only people I see here are criticizing the existence of this charity for black girls, who are an already marginalized group. That's racism.

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See you on Monday.

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Actually an improvement

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This reads like satire especially toward the end

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"confirming or denying the very existence of a vacuum cleaner design, a Swiffer design, or even a design for a better hand towel would apparently expose the U.S. government and its citizens to exceptionally grave danger"

Is he being serious?

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The source for that quote is Mohammed's attorney, I feel like he has a bit of latitude to criticize the government. He's also the source for the very sympathetic descriptions of Mohammed in the article.

Not that he doesn't have a point. Its just worth noting the article is a little opaque about the sources.

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For the US government, yes.

The person is being sarcastic that US government really claims that, I saw several articles on the subject already, EVERYTHING in Guantanamo is classified, even the color of the towels prisioners use.

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this smells like a js engine optimization. you wouldn't expect substantially different machine code to run for "Direct assignment" and "other". i wouldn't be surprised if the loop is being unrolled or something.

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They could all be reasonably unrolled, so it's probably something else. I expect the engine can more easily calculate the final required Array size and preallocate it upfront avoiding resize operation on each loop iteration. (which is anyway JS best practice when possible)

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If this is their IP they should license the technology out to an established company. If this isn't their IP they're kind of screwed anyway.

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Pathetic? Care to elaborate on that?

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that's kind of the point...

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