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Good start to the list, but pkrumins does that mean there are going to be 19 more posts?


It is quite possible to read 500 books over 100 days as a secluded teenager if one is reading mostly 200-300 page books and most of the books do not require perfect attention to detail.

A proficient reader can easily read 2 pages a minute, so lets say 1200 pages/2=600 minutes, so 10 hours a day. Seems quite doable for a bored teenager without a computer/tablet/phone/outside activity.

I don't think I ever did more than 3 books a day, but still possible to do what OP said.

I think many/most of us has have read a page turner in one late night session.


Well, I guess you are right. I doubt the speed would be consistent over 10 hours but I can easily imagine a bored teenager could sleep 7-8 hours and read most of the rest of the time. So the number drops from maybe about 500 words per minute to something less than that. And that still allows some great comprehension.


This is probably O'Reilly glitch but the discount code only works for ebook(50% off) and print(40% off) versions separately.

For the combined ebook/print package the code does not work. "You did not meet the criteria for this discount"


The odds are pretty good today that you will go out slowly with a whimper, due to a stroke, heart attack, cancer.

In fact looking at causes of death: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/leading-causes-of-death.htm

Heart disease: 611,105 Cancer: 584,881 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 149,205 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 130,557 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 128,978 Alzheimer's disease: 84,767 Diabetes: 75,578 Influenza and Pneumonia: 56,979 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 47,112 Intentional self-harm (suicide): 41,149

Most of the causes can last a long time.

Even a heart attack might not kill you immediately these days you might linger on for a bit due to timely medical care.

So you better be ready for some suffering just like Ivan Ilyitch.


I think the daily token should be thought of as changing the default SSH port, a simple protection scheme that cuts out casual script kiddie attackers 99% yet does not deter someone who views you/your company as a specific target.

The problem with the token would be if it was the sole level of protection (just like simply changing your ssh port is not enough).


This was my thought too, how far can an overpowered FM radio station on a high antenna reach? Anecdotally 50km-100km is not unusual.

In the old days there were high powered AM stations (also known as border blasters) such as Radio Luxembourg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Luxembourg_(English)


I looked at their pricing page and it looks like their $29 offering does have unlimited products now. I could have sworn it was much more limited about 2 years ago.

I keep looking for an inexpensive shopping cart solution for a friend who owns a handmade crafts retail store and not finding a good one. Meanwhile he keeps paying $50 a month for a proprietary shopping cart and gets maybe 20 online sales a year.


Get them onto Shopify, the untold story of Shopify is the ease a layperson can work with the back-end. He can adjust all sorts of things, upload pictures, and edit text without having to contact you.

I like Shopify, they are going to have customer service growing pains as they ramp up to handle customer loads, but going public means it is sink or swim time.


I was shocked on how little time off my US friends got for having kids.

Most fathers kept on working and mothers were back to work within a week to month of having a baby.

This practice of encouraging mothers to return to work so quickly seemed like a relic of some era of one wage earner families.

How can Europe and US be so different in this regard, when the demographic problems should be similar?


CAR is a great reference book and something that I will use when I am writing embedded C even today.

But it is still a reference book not a get started with C guide.


Collusion on price is the same behaviour that is seen across produce markets(also swap meets et al) across the world. TV teams usually do their yearly investigations but nothing happens.

Let's not talk about price collusion in hard drives, pencils etc etc. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1755&dat=19540206&id=...

In fact it is quite natural for sellers to try to price-fix if you think about it.

The regular sellers at the produce market do not want to piss off each other and realize that selling at the bare minimum profit (or loss) would hurt them all and slowly collusion is reached. Sure a few outcasts would try to lower the prices but they quickly learn if they want to survive and be there for a longer time. It happens because the cost of goods is very similar to all sellers and competing on price alone is not going to make anyone happy(not even buyers).

What always confused me about collusion in marketplaces like Amazon is that it seems that it would be much harder to find everyone to agree on pricing and that rebels and rule breakers would be more prevalent.



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