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Comment Get off my lawn! It's totally fun today (Score 1) 449

I started on Apple II, TRS-80, Atari 800, C64 and I certainly remember those days fondly. But today's kids have Scratch, Python, PICO-8, Unity, Unreal, HTML5, Processing, digital cameras, digital video, the internet, github and all kind of other stuff to go crazy on. You can **start** learning how to make a website on HTML or a **start** learning to make a game in Unity in 30-60 minutes and have thousands of tutorials and videos all over the web to help you progress. That's sooooooooooo much better than it was back in the 8bit days when the best you could hope for was some BASIC games books, Softdisk / Compute Magazine and or whatever you could find at the local bookstore.

Comment Soundcloud only music site that supports CORS (Score 2) 20

AFAICT Soundcloud is the only music site that supports CORS (Cross Origin Resource Sharing).

They let artists mark each track individually whether or not that feature is allowed for their track. I've used it as source music for things on It will kind of suck of because of the acquisition they remove CORS support.

Comment AirBnB needs to die (Score 3, Insightful) 211

The idea of AirBnB is a good one but AirBnB in particular is an unethical company that specifically allows hosts to falsely advertise and get away with it with impunity.

I've stay at 20+ places and one in 5 has lied about their listings. From claiming it's 1 bedroom but actually being a studio. Claiming WiFi but actually stealing it from a neighbor. Claiming to provide parking but not. The latest is claiming to be 1 place but actually be several blocks away. In every case AirBnB did nothing. In the last case AirBnB even claimed it was policy that locations are false. So you try to rent something in a nice/safe/quiet area and it's actually an bad/dangerous/loud area and this is actually official AirBnB policy

AirBnB really need to be taken down until they stop being blatantly unethical.

Comment Re:Why conceal it? (Score 1) 740

By your argument we should include the race of the people that grew, processed, packaged, and shipped all products as well because

> Only an informed consumer who knows every aspect of the product could possibly choose the "best" product

That way people can choose not to buy from certain races.

There are valid arguments for not including certain labeling. People that think they need to know if something is GMO should be grouped in with people that think vaccines cause autism. It has no place in labeling

Comment Re:I'd like to hear Mozilla's response (Score 2) 288

Mozilla's response is to build a browser that has the same protections as other browsers.

They're doing that because they know their current tech isn't up to it. It's funny how their fans keep defending their current tech when Firefox themselves are abandoning it as soon as possible.

Comment Re:This is a big bitchslap to Mozilla (Score 1) 288

So you never, ever turn on JavaScript? Or every time you turn it on you read through every line of it to make sure it hasn't changed and isn't doing anything bad?

NoScript is basically worthless. You can't possibly trust every website you run JavaScript on. Even if that's only 1 or 2 you still need a secure browser for those 1 or 2 sites or you just asking for trouble.

Comment Re:Citation is a form of professional respect (Score 1) 303

SO is not academic papers. It's short answers to short questions. Do you credit every single person you learned everything you've ever learned from?

Me: "Hi Celest, How's it going?"

You: "Hi Greggman (I learned Hi from my Mom at 2 and Greggman from Gregg on the internet). It's going pretty good (I learned contractions is 1st grade from Ms. Smith. Going I learned from Mom when I was 3. Pretty I learned from my Mom as well. Good too).

Siting a multi-thousand word academic paper is vastly different than attributing 1-10 line code snippets from SO.

Comment Re:You should be anyways (Score 1) 303


Do you credit every co-worker?

You: "Hey Joe, how do you process a flarb?"

Joe: "It's FlarbSystem.Process(flarb)"

You: "Ok, thanks" // Ask

No I don't credit people on Stack Overflow and I don't expect attribution for stuff I've posted on Stack Overflow. I see stack overflow as effectively the same as asking an extended set of co-workers.

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