This happens because it no longer downloads to the final location, it usually downloads to the same place but with .crdownload or something appended. I get around this by downloading with a different program (aria, wget, etc...) or by hard linking the file it's actually downloading to something looking like a movie file, and vlc-ing that.
The Tom's hardware one bugs me the most. For anyone who (thankfully) hasn't seen it yet, you get it by scrolling to the bottom of one of their question-and-answer posts, soon after the last answer (and it doesn't make it very obvious which one is last). If I found an answer in the thread, why on earth would I want to go check out another question?!
Not (entirely) true at all! Someone reverse-engineered most of the Airplay protocol, so you could (if you wrote software to do it) do the same stuff on Windows/Linux/Etc: http://nto.github.io/AirPlay.html
For video streaming, you basically just have to send it a URL to a video file, and it'll stream and play it for you just fine.
Would be nice if it would tell me where things are located. I can tell they're grouped by folder, but it doesn't tell me what folder that is or where it is within the Dropbox folder. (I know I can find it in my actual Dropbox folder, just wondering why that information is missing from here)
Also, there seems to be a bunch of "undefinedByte"-sized files lying around. Anyone know what those are? Maybe 0-sized files or something?
The answer to your question is probably "no". However, most of the discussion was in reference to the stack ranking at Microsoft, where people's pay was being determined by how well they were ranked by their peers. If you were generally likable, people might also say that your coding skills were better than they really were. So, I think that you're right, and it's a good reason why the stack system didn't work very well.
Except Microsoft doesn't stack rank people based on peer feedback- it's based on all the leads getting into a room and stack ranking their directs.
It's very possible to have a bad stack ranking but excellent peer feedback.
With this system, someone who delivers very well, but undermines other people or projects they work on would likely receive a high stack ranking, but poor peer feedback resulting in private discussions. People in charge of managing said employee may ignore the problem, attempt to place the employee under people who will help them address social problems, or quietly find a way to move them to a different org. It's quite likely none of this shows up in stack ranking.
In C++ it's fairly common to be calling begin() and end() on containers, where in Python it's not common to call next(), you let the for loop handle it. It's reasonable to rename a function to something ugly when you're never going to be seeing it.
In fact it should never happen, that's what the `iter` and `next` builtins are for. The only use case for calling __next__ by hand is iffy as hell, it's overloading it while inheriting from an iterator.
Just wanted to point out that the weird "hiding the address bar" thing isn't as bad as you describe (the behavior you talk about might have existed in one of the betas, but trying on my iPhone now it seems to be gone). Instead, if you press the top of the screen the address bar now appears, and pressing the top again makes you scroll to the top of the page.