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This README is a bit short on telling what it actually does. Anyone?

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Pretty sure that it's: When you want to go on a wikipedia article, it requests the file from other peers in the network using the bittorrent protocol. It's a copy of Wikipedia placed on bittorrent, presumably with some semantics for article updates.

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It looks like it uses a single Wikipedia dump from over a year ago. Would be cool if it supported deltas somehow, so the network doesn't split when a new dump is used.

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Bittorrent doesn't have support for that, but you could publish torrents that just host a full version of all the modified pages.

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Found out recently that there's a cool project underway to make a distributed wiki - http://wardcunningham.github.io/.

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this breaks the bittorrent.

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Crows are incredibly smart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY8-gP3Sw_8

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I dropped Chrome (and told everyone to stop using it) when it sprouted that infernal "Not signed in to Chrome - You're missing out" button. A browser should not come with an agenda.

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I bought some shares at an IPO as a long term investment a few years ago and held onto them since. For shits and giggles I subscribed to the RSS feed for this ticker on Google Finance. This feed contains a lot of stock ratings and "buy/sell/hold" advice from various analysts. After comparing this to the actual stock value for a few years in a completely unscientific process with a far too small sample, I've come to the conclusion that either these guys don't have a fucking clue about where stocks are going to go next or are ineffectually trying to manipulate the market. I kept the RSS subscription to remind me of this.

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Took you long enough. One less Firefox addon, I guess.

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Transferwise is neat. I'm however even more impressed by an article writing about it without using the word "disrupt".

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I've used Privoxy & friends (Glitterblocker on OS X) since the days of junkbusters.com, but with SSL on the rise this no longer works very well for me.

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Anyone looking to follow up on this comment should search for "GlimmerBlocker", not GlitterBlocker.

Useful stuff, though, thanks!

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GlimmerBlocker works the same as Privoxy, only offering support for HTTP.

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Oops, brain fart - sorry :-!

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For anyone searching for a blocking solution on OSX, the name is actually Glimmerblocker. It still works on Yosemite.

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Considering it's brand new, no.

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Upon watching the video, my first thought was: I should try this! Not because I have RSI (used to though), but because it seems an excellent solution for keeping my hands on the keyboard whilst having a third "hand" for the pointer, thereby increasing overall speed and efficiency. If it is possible to achieve the same accuracy, this should be great.

I even happen to have one of those touchpads.

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Reminds me of Nim (formerly Nimrod): http://nim-lang.org/

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Nim was also in the benchmark on the frontpage yesterday: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8778041

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