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tambourine_man 6 days ago | link | parent | on: Drop Dropbox

The only real alternative is building your own. I have, it was fun and it mostly works.

But suggesting that Box.com, Microsoft or Google are more trustworthy is misleading.

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tambourine_man 8 days ago | link | parent | on: The Micro

I feel like everything is a bubble these days.

These guys ask for $50,000 and get 3/4 of a million. Or maybe I'm just old.

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clef 8 days ago | link

Yep, and for the price of 1, you could probably save a life: https://watsi.org

People like their toys even if at the other end of the earth people still don't have food or good health.

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aaimnr 8 days ago | link

There are many different ways in which 3d printing could save lives, probably in a more sustainable way than just donating to single person in need. Helping kickstarter campaign like this to succeed pushes the whole 3d printing market a little bit further.

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what makes one person a success and another a failure

Why not abandon the notion altogether? This is not a competition.

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infruset 13 days ago | link

I think it is interesting that in French, this notion of a person being successful has no natural translation (although you can say it if you really want to) and it is something I never hear being mentioned.

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“What's important to Musk is reducing green house gas, which he believes, threaten the world”

That kind of phrasing annoys me deeply, it tries to spin scientific consensus as if it's a disputed issue.

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tambourine_man 16 days ago | link

Anyone care to explain the reason for the downvotes?

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pjkundert 16 days ago | link

The day scientific consensus fails to be a disputed issue is the day science begins to die.

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tambourine_man 15 days ago | link

How often do you see the BigBang or Plate Tectonics being reported as a controversy? There is a pile of evidence supporting anthropogenic climate change, but it's constantly downplayed as something one “believes” in or not.

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Lots of broken links in the article

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ericgoldberg 27 days ago | link

And a general lack of links throughout. Who doesn't hyperlink their table of contents? Or call a table of contents a glossary, for that matter...

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I'm also a fan, and though I agree, the last part of your comment reminded me of this sketch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THNPmhBl-8I

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kylnew 30 days ago | link

+1 for all things That Mitchell and Webb Look

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tambourine_man 35 days ago | link | parent | on: 2048 AI

It won for me too, kind of mesmerizing to watch it play it all by itself. Congratulations to the author.

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I was very excited about Europa Report, unfortunately it's really bad. Poor execution, script, acting, you name it. Such a shame.

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freehunter 40 days ago | link

I felt similarly. While I didn't think it was bad, I didn't think it was good, either. I watched it, but it never really pulled me in despite having everything that should have pulled me in. I spent most of the time waiting for something to happen or trying to figure out what had happened when something did happen.

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And iOS7 Safari

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tambourine_man 48 days ago | link | parent | on: Atom

Bespin, Skywriter, Ace, Brackets… now Atom. Everybody seems to be having the same idea: that browser based technologies are the future for code editors.

I for one am more enticed by the possibility of a WebKit frontend, with a NeoVim core and a libuv backend. Finally, Vim as an embeddable library.

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