Evi has been my closest contact at CU over the years. She was always a good friend and administered the scholarship I set up there. I am very sad but hoping to hear good news from my NZ friends. Evi was a very important person when it comes to Unix and Internet routing.
I think Azure needs to be FOSS-friendly to survive, but I'm surprised that you would consider Python / Node.js "exotic" as a web platform.
Reddit and Django both came out in 2005.
Time to think about college choices...
I forwarded this along to my Japanese wife, who went and researched into the issue. Her response:
That article is not accurate. The police has identified at least 50 drug dealers using the website to sell illegal drugs now. The police has requested the founder to delete those posts many times, but he claimed that the ownership of the site has been sold to someone (which turned out to be a lie), kept ignoring the police warnings, and left the posts there.
2ch used to be one of the most popular forums, but the quality of posts have been questionable in the past couple of years. In fact, my uncle owned a clinic and someone kept posting horrible stuff about the clinic, so my uncle had to move his practice to other place and changed the clinic name. They tried to sue 2ch for not doing quality control properly but back then, there were no laws that could protect their rights. 2ch is now turning into something different where you can buy/sell illegal stuff and adult/kids porn. It's really really bad.
If the situation was the case as Japan Probe reported, there would be some more mainstream news sources picking up on it (Asahi, Yomiuri, BBC, etc). I would evaluate their article with a grain of salt.
tmux and byobu are the modern alternatives. I have quite a hefty
Intel graphics and wifi has a good Linux reputation. Atom was an exception because they used a 3rd party GPU (PowerVR).
Thinkpad with a full Intel stack (CPU, graphics, wifi, SSD) is the preferred route. I prefer the T430 (14") or X230 (12"). The biggest draw back is low resolution (1600x900 or 1366x768). You may want to look into the X1 Carbon as well.
If cost is an issue, I would choose an X220 or T420. I actually prefer the older models as they have 7-row, traditional Thinkpad keyboard vs the newer 6-row chiclet style (Apple) keyboard. You can find them on Lenovo refurbished or off eBay / Craigslist. If the X220 had better resolution, I'd be stockpiling them in my closet. As it is, I'm pretty damn happy with my X220. I even have audio output through my Display Port working in Arch! (Is that awesome or kind of sad?)
If you're looking for a non-Thinkpad solution, the biggest headaches are usually graphics chipset, wifi. AMD / NVIDIA? Check chipset support. With wifi try to stick Intel once again, some Atheros chipsets are nasty and require a flaky ndiswrapper. Paying an extra $10 - 20 to upgrade to an Intel chipset is worth avoiding problems down the road. For touchpad, you usually want to make sure it's Synaptics for multi-touch support. I've had ACPI issues with desktops, but not with laptops thus far (Dell Inspirons / Latitudes, Asus EEE PCs, and Thinkpads).
Google's search engine was originally in Python, but the company has since moved on to use Java on the front end, C++ on the back end, and Python has been relegated to glue code.
On the other hand, Dropbox has been using Python for its entire stack. I believe they made a few performance related contributions to CPython as well.
Guido is a great engineer (besides being a language designer), and still writes a lot of code. He probably would get more satisfaction working at a growing company where Python is a first class citizen rather than at Google.
Python list comprehension method:
filtered = [x for x in unfiltered where x.foo=="bar"]
Or you could just use Python's filter() which is conceptually the same as PHP's version:
filtered = filter(lambda x: x.foo == 'bar', unfiltered)
Python has better syntax than PHP, but this is one of the weaker examples.
Is the Nexus 4 comparable? The 16GB version is $350 off contract. A 16GB iPhone 5 is $650 off contract.
They have similar ppi resolution, Nexus 4 has a bigger screen. iPhone has better battery life.
Any from North Dallas? Did you compare actual living costs between the two?
I added more details in another response here. I was born and raised in North Dallas, but I really don't like area. When I was job hunting, I only looked for opportunities in Austin, Seattle, or Silicon Valley.
My family still lives in DFW, and constantly raves about how cheap everything and how low taxes are. Then again, they have never lived anywhere else. To be honest, I felt the same way until I followed my wife to Hawaii and Japan. After living in the heart of other major cities, extended stays in Seattle, and backpacking through Europe, I realized I don't care for the suburban lifestyle anymore.
So, I'm picking up and moving to SF. Maybe it works out, maybe it doesn't. I've regret missing opportunities in the past, and am not going to make the same mistakes again. I'm not going to live my life on cruise control. This post (cache version) resonates with me a lot.
I've been to SF before, as well as lived in Hawaii and Japan so I'm not really fazed by high prices. Before I accepted the job offer I did use a cost of living comparison calculator. There are also other mitigating factors such as my wife's employability skyrockets in west coast cities.
Even then, there are other intangibles that you can't measure with a cost of living calculator. I knew quite a few people who took significant pay cuts (25 - 60% decrease) to move to Hawaii. I am interested in working for small companies and / or startups. While Austin's startup community is fairly strong, there really is no comparison to Silicon Valley. People move to NYC for the similar reasons, despite better cost of living situations elsewhere.
In either case, I can always move back if San Francisco doesn't work out.
Depends on where you live. The cities are diverse, the rural areas are not. I've lived in Texas for ~3 decades, and will be selling my house to move to SF / SoMa soon. I am used to being the only non-white when visiting Lockhart, Mineral Wells, Fredericksburg, College Station, and other smaller towns around the state.
FWIW, the SV offers I received were about double what I got from Austin companies.
Apple is very complex. I like personal simplicity. I like to do what I'm good at, which is enjoying technology. I don't honestly feel I could do better than anyone reading this at a role in Apple. Jobs had the drive to run things and influence things. If there was something for sure where I'd be a great help to Apple, I'd be there in an instant, as Apple is #1 in my heart.
There are too many answers to this. I have put a lot of time and energy and money into practical jokes. Different people would enjoy some more than others. I had some great ones with Jobs too. But I'll go back to one that I hadn't thought about for 45 years that came to me recently. As electronics club president in high school I would submit notices for the daily announcements, read at the start of each school day. I submitted a phony one, sure it would be caught, but it got through. Something like a meeting at 3:00 PM in room B25 - Stanford's head janitor will speak on higher custodial education. The students would laugh and the teachers would tell them it was serious.
Tons of possibilities.
What was my favorite toy? Probably my erector set, but it might have been a toy gun when we were young and played cowboys and indians. It was fantasy and i was fun.