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Submission + - StackOverflow Man Remakes Net One Answer at a Time (wired.com)

MikeatWired writes: "Jeff Atwood wants to make software developers better. No, scratch that. He wants to make the entire internet better. Atwood is the co-founder of StackExchange, a network of question-and-answer websites. StackExchange’s original site, StackOverflow, caters exclusively to developers. 'We have a reputation about being jerks about quality, but we want each page we put up to make the internet better, not worse,' Atwood tells Wired. 'Not even the same. Better.' But according to Atwood, StackOverflow’s goal isn’t just to have quality answers or help developers solve technical problems. 'A programmer’s job is to communicate with users to find out what people want,' he explains. 'We’re tricking developers into being better communicators.' By making developers better at the non-technical aspects of programming, Atwood hopes StackOverflow can make the internet better for everyone. At the very least, software developers — and so many others — are listening."
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Submission + - Nexus Q - Not Exactly Made in USA (ifixit.com)

sl4shd0rk writes: Among the much ballyhooed tech at Google I/O last week was the Google Nexus Q. Google made an effort to proudly point out the device was "Made in the USA" and even had it stamped on the back of it. A tear-down at ifixit.com however, reveals the guts of the thing are mostly manufactured overseas at the expected locations (China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, et al). Wired also posted a tear-down in which they reveal a die-casting shop in Wisconsin is the source of the zinc housing, but certainly not the entire device as some news sources reported. It's great that Google decided to utilize the struggling US manufacturing sector for this, but claiming the device is USA made, and being blatantly vaugue about it's origins is quite misleading.

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