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Comment Can it be washed? (Score 1) 76

Maybe I'm missing something, but all the praise seems to be around the ability to repel water.

What if something gets dirty from something airborne like exhaust fumes or atmospheric haze or something?

Am I able to wash that off?

If not, it's not self-cleaning, not even 'cleaning-neutral', but actively 'cleaning-resistant'.

Comment Re:WTF is a pull request? (Score 1) 293

As has already been explained in comments further up, a pull request is how changes to code get merged back into the master repository when using Git for revision control.

Anyone can download the code and make changes which they then commit locally. Then instead of 'pushing' their changes back into the original version, they issue a request to the maintainer to 'pull' their changes in. It is up the maintainer of the original repository to decide if they want the changes in their code or not.

Comment Cherry picked results (Score 4, Informative) 293

The interesting thing the study actually found was that pull-request acceptance rates dropped for BOTH males and females when the gender of the requester could be inferred from their username or avatar picture. In some categories that rate dropped more for males, and in others the rate dropped more for females.

But they ignored the drop in rates for males and considered only the drop in rates for females when jumping to their conclusion of "gender bias".

Comment Australian NBN (Score 1) 280

To be honest I've lost track of who said what due to our stupid revolving door leadership, but I seem to recall a little while ago that the choice was '25Mbit in 5 years' or '100Mbit in 8 years for a lot more cost'.
I was hoping for the 25Mbit choice because it would be fast enough to move the bottleneck elsewhere, but people were scathing and condescending about being so 'backwards' and 'outdated'.
Looks like I was right.

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