I'm surprised at the backlash to what I thought was fun code golfing. No one called me names after I posted a simple Python solution that didn't check the file. For what it's worth I've changed my LI password and I haven't bothered downloading the actual hash file.
node has a neat API for quickly knocking out stuff like this; it's a useful tool for more than just server code. Calling that comment fanboyism is just displaying the opposite of fanboyism, prejudice against hyped-up tools that nevertheless are good tools.
"Which brings us to the most important principle on HN: civility. Since long before the web, the anonymity of online conversation has lured people into being much ruder than they'd dare to be in person. So the principle here is not to say anything you wouldn't say face to face. This doesn't mean you can't disagree. But disagree without calling the other person names. If you're right, your argument will be more convincing without them."
Some people actually do call names to others when face to face.
Personally, while I don't, I do tend to get a little aggressive and then I'm often surprised with the backlash, because I get that way when I'm genuinely enjoying the conversation, not when I'm irritated.
And you don't understand the different meanings of control. Controlling as in "issuing commands" is different from controlling an event. As far as I know there were no actual commands being given to Stuxnet. It was made for private networks how could there be?
Whow, friend just forwarded this to me. Cool to see my project on HackerNews. I'm still brushing up the docs, not quite perfect yet. But to explain what it does:
Django Facebook enables your users to easily register using the Facebook API. It converts the Facebook user data and creates regular User and Profile objects. This makes it easy to integrate with your existing Django application. After registration it gives you access to user's graph. Allowing for applications such as:
Open graph/ Timeline functionality
Posting to a users profile
I've built it for my startup Fashiolista.com and it's currently used in production there with thousands of signups per day. For a demo of the signup flow have a look at Fashiolista's landing page (fashiolista.com)
Before you get started building your application, know that contributions are very welcome. Seriously, if you see a bug or think of an improvement just open a pull request or issue. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Updates and tutorials can be found on my blog mellowmorning
Further demos and tutorials will soon be available on django-facebook.com
Never EVER say "I should be fired for this". You probably mean it as a little joke. Getting yelled at for screwing up is not the right time to make a joke. Unless of course you are serious, in which case you're an idiot.
Saying something that weird will just make it seem like you don't care or you're weird.
The fact you say you 'find it best' suggests you get shouted at a lot or you are making this up. Either way, you shouldn't be dispensing this kind of nonsense advice to other people who may well follow it.
From my experience humour is not tolerated on HN, everyone takes themselves very seriously. If you tell a joke you risk being downvoted into oblivion and/or banned. So yeah, your comparison with a concentration camp might actually be appropriate in this case, at least in terms of atmosphere.
Your startup scares me. I don't have much viewable to the public therefore you would rank me pretty low without actually realising that I might be an amazing programmer who has just spent all of his time being amazing rather than being part of the scene.
I don't understand why this was down voted? Surely I make a good point? I'm sure there is a lot of amazing talent that don't spend any time at all working on stuff that other people will ever get to see beyond the domain of what they are working on?
Sorry I don't have a github account or a blog but I was too busy making sure Google search actually works.