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Comment Apple store asks for it. (Score 2) 258

I was quite surprised that the (very nice) Apple genius asked me for my password when I left my Macbook air for repair. Seemed part of the typical routine. I declined (with a strange look on my face), told him there's a guest account if they need to check anything. He was obviously fine with it. I asked him if many people gave it out; je told me that 99% do.

Comment Re:I really don't get the snobs (Score 2) 138

I seriously question the web expertise of anyone who snubs w3schools as a "terrible", "painful" resource for web development. However, there isn't a resource that is more user-friendly than w3schools on many of the web topics.

I seriously question the web expertise of anyone who snubs w3schools snobs. I'll note that experts don't need user-friendly, they need accuracy, both as a reference level and as a guide for best practices. Check again...

Comment Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 1) 1651

"If you ditch the need for helmets, more people would start cycling"

I simply don't believe this.

It is clear that mandatory helmets makes bikesharing much less popular. Check what happened in Melbourne. Other places are looking into changing laws for this reason in particular, e.g. If you've never seen the impact of bikesharing on a city, you should visit Paris or here in Montreal; the number of bikes you see in downtown is quite impressive.

Comment Re:Snobs don't get jobs (Score 1) 897

You need to drop the Microsoft hate if you actually want to be employable.

[citation needed]
Seriously... I am sure I am not the only one with a career in development (20+ years) without any experience on anything Microsoft.


The Proton Just Got Smaller 289

inflame writes "A new paper published in Nature has said that the proton may be smaller than we previously thought. The article states 'The difference is so infinitesimal that it might defy belief that anyone, even physicists, would care. But the new measurements could mean that there is a gap in existing theories of quantum mechanics. "It's a very serious discrepancy," says Ingo Sick, a physicist at the University of Basel in Switzerland, who has tried to reconcile the finding with four decades of previous measurements. "There is really something seriously wrong someplace."' Would this indicate new physics if proven?"

Head First Rails 57

Anita Kuno writes "I suggested Head First Rails to a friend before I even finished it. He was asking me questions that I didn't have time to answer, and I knew the book could explain better than I. My friend is impatient, and I was uncertain what his experience would be. At first he was frustrated, but I assured him the answers were in the book. The incremental style of Head First Rails includes some exercises that are designed to fail to reinforce the learning process. I was confident that his answer would be found in the pages and he trusted me enough to go back and continue the exercises. He later told me he is very happy with the book and grateful that I suggested it." Read on for the rest of Anita's review.

Use the Force, Luke.