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Why wouldn't it consider the archived state of robots.txt?

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It may have been an innocent question, but it implied too much and it implied myths.

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Funny, didn't hear about mole station before. I can only imagine the amount of confusion.

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pestaa 16 days ago | link | parent | on: Enigma.io

They went the extra mile to create a fake search result page beneath the signup popup.

Will never visit again.

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I completely don't understand downvotes lately. Is it the joke? Or the use of a relation symbol instead of in-depth analysis of the pros and cons?

This is a legitim question that opens up a great topic about protocol support.

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If you simplify the specification, a proper implementation gets faster with no downside.

Why can't we build software on simpler platforms with better implementations?

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sp332 16 days ago | link

Doing something complex on a simple platform requires complex code. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_tarpit Having a more complex platform can make things a lot easier for the programmer.

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pestaa 16 days ago | link

Simplicity never meant easy. Doing something complex on a simple platform may as well use simple constructs and benefit from no edge cases.

For example, Haskell provides only a handful of constructs but allows the developer to build sophisticated systems.

Though I agree complex platforms are not necessarily complicated.

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ulisesrmzroche 16 days ago | link

You programmed before? Implementations dont get simpler just because you wish them to.

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pestaa 16 days ago | link

Why the ad hominem?

I can make the implementation simpler if the underlying specification is simpler. If a language is full of edge cases, it was not designed carefully. If there exists a significantly faster implementation in a significantly slower language that covers 99% of the specification, I'd look for opportunities to simplify.

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Many Redditors seem to lack patience. Calling it the worst AMA because there are not many answers after 20 minutes is really impolite.

Sometimes I need more time just to write a two sentence email reply. Give Julian the time he needs.

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Shivetya 21 days ago | link

There are many inherent expectations of anyone who offers to participate in an AMA. Some who agree to participate do not understand or fully understand what they are walking into, then there are those who think they are being gracious just by participating.

Hence the reactions you see. A few returning AMA guest do become quite adept at knowing what is safe to answer and how to filter chaff

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Rudism 21 days ago | link

I usually wait for the interesting AMAs to show up on /r/tabled before I even bother looking at them. Much cleaner way to go through them and avoid the clutter.

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joshschreuder 21 days ago | link

See also http://www.topiama.com/ which I think was done by a HN member here.

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zedadex 19 days ago | link

Aah, presented in a nice Q+A format and everything. Cheers.

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gedrap 21 days ago | link

I think it's smart to wait a bit before replying, because there are more comments posted every minute than you can possibly read. So just let the up/down votes filter out the rubbish.

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malkia 21 days ago | link

Woody Harrelson's AMA must be the worst all time - http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/p9a1v/im_woody_harrels...

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salemh 21 days ago | link

At least it was theoretically Woody.

The Morgan Freeman was one of the more confusing: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1c5zxh/i_am_morgan_fre...

Mods response: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1c823w/meta_ask_us_any...

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antidaily 21 days ago | link

Well, the answers have been pretty boring so far. IMO.

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pestaa 21 days ago | link | parent | on: Facebook was down

People will start uploading their data to another walled garden.

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Bing also shows different daily backgrounds.

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Wouldn't discovering a huge dogecoin mine devalue it?

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mcintyre1994 22 days ago | link

I'm guessing it'd devalue if they tried to sell at once, but isn't mining public in that the public blockchain already reflects the 500m mined?

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imaginenore 22 days ago | link

Trying to sell all of them in one go would devalue them.

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matthewbauer 22 days ago | link

I would suspect that speculators would devalue it expecting a significant amount to be sold.

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