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Thanks!

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Ditto to jnfr.

The information was added to site was no different than the information added to Coachella or EDC's lost and found site. It was in the spirit to help people reclaim their lost items. However, it appears one person's opinion is now forcing the volunteers who are managing the lost and found to add additional layers of security at the expense of time and effort.

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Interesting. Do you have an example of the latter approach? I have been trying to build a web scraper, but many times after the HTML is returned, the javascript then loads the data dynamically. I'd love to learn of a few techniques to fetch the AJAX data.

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HarryRotha 260 days ago | link

Get firebug, or use developer tools in chrome and look at the requests the browser is making when you load the page, and when you scroll down and it loads more data. Then you just implement that in whatever language you are scraping with. I usually use pythons requests module.. That's about as easy as it gets for something like this.

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malandrew 260 days ago | link

Not an example I can share, but you can approach this starting out looking at the global variable which basic bootstrap data is assigned to on initial payload. From this variable you should be able to work backwards to the function that reads this data on page ready and instantiates some models and collections. From there, I'd study the model/collection code to see how they are configured for fetching data. If you tap in at this point, you can just request data directly via new models or collections.

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foxwoods 259 days ago | link

If the site use jQuery, maybe you can hijack Ajax requests by using [jQuery.ajaxPrefilter](http://api.jquery.com/jQuery.ajaxPrefilter/).

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It would be great if there were some examples of good and bad buttons and their contexts.

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jannotti 267 days ago | link

Yes. This site had exactly as much content as its url.

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Definitely a victim of this. Many times, when optimizing for time.

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.travel as a top level domain? Nice! How did you go about getting this may I ask?

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wikiburner 269 days ago | link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.travel - I assumed it was one of the new "buy your own TLD" for $200k (http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/20/icann-to-expand-top-level-d...), but apparently .travel has been around for 8 years.

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askovi 269 days ago | link

By applying to the .travel Registry Association as a registered business with it's main focus being traveling. Once they accept you, you can register a .travel domain from one of the registrars they provide. There are constant audits and check-ups of your website and in case it changes its focus, the domain can be revoked.

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bcoates 269 days ago | link

Where do I complain about the false advertising going on over at http://time.travel/ ?

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I wonder how China is thinking as it actively pushes its own web titans and forbids the entrance of Facebook and Google and the like within its national borders.

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skrebbel 311 days ago | link

Makes the Huawei boycott feel a bit... special, too, don't you think?

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alan_cx 311 days ago | link

Phew?

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Groupon was not profitable when they filed for S-1.

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Interesting to see the products that Google has deceased over time. Would also be interesting to see what products are up-and-coming and what products are still alive (would be a cool road map of the company's pipeline and future).

Seems like Google still strives for the move fast, iterate approach with their products, throwing spaghetti on the wall and seeing if it sticks. Though it may break a few hearts here and there (yes, I once was an avid user of Google Reader), Google has a plan for everything.

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Cool game. I remember flipping through old puzzle books as a kid and playing these types of puzzles.

One small thing that annoyed me was that even if i connected a path to complete a puzzle, if my finger slipped and removed another path, i would still have to go back and correct it before the puzzle is completed. I think that the puzzle should complete as soon as the final path is connected; the validation shouldn't occur after my finger is lifted from the last move.

Anyway, great look and feel and overall design. Best of luck!

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