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Comment How surprising! (Score 4, Insightful) 917

Week after week, Uber shows that it doesn't give a shit about the law, whatever the country is.

Week after week, Uber shows that it doesn't give a shit about its employees (or, as they claim, their independant drivers).

Why would Uber management give a shit about this poor woman? Why do people accept to work for Uber, given the constant reminders that Uber doesn't respect any rule, nor anyone?

Comment White background? (Score 1) 136

Did it really have a white background?

I don't see any background color specified in the markup, and I'm not even sure it was possible to do that at that time.

The first web page I saw, in one of Netscape's first version, was later, but I remember that Netscape found it cool to have a grayish background back then rather than a white one. I think Mosaic had a gray background too. What was the browser used to display that first web page? How did it look like?

Comment Depends on what "popular" means (Score 2) 241

I certainly write some JavaScript. But it doesn't mean I like it, or even that I chose to. I just don't have the choice. Sure, I can (and do) use TypeScript or CoffeeScript, but they all suck and I would choose any type-safe language over them if I could. JavaScript is unfortunately the only language that the browsers support. I really hope that WebAssembly becomes a real, usable thing soon, and that better type-safe languages for the browser emerge. Or even better: that existing languages, like Kotlin, start targetting it and that a saner ecosystem emerges around it. I'm sick of JavaScript, and even more of its awful ecosystem (NPM, etc.)

Comment Re:Wrong approach (Score 5, Insightful) 440

I take the train every day to go to the office, and people often sleep in it. What you describe never happens. the vast majority of people are honest and don't steal from other people. Especially the kind of persons that takes the train at 7:30 in the morning. And even if a thief wanted to steal someone's shoes, many other honest people are in the train watching and prevent the thief from even trying. The train is way better than a car: it goes faster; I can read, sleep, or work; I have a power outlet for my laptop; the journey is much less painful for my back; there is no traffic jam, and it's way cheaper than the car.

Comment Re:I despise PayPal, but ..... (Score 1) 194

I disagree. If someone is abusing your service, you ban him from the service. If someone harms the service by abusing it, you file a complaint, and ask for a compensation. The justice decides if you deserve a compensation, and how much it should be. But just changing the rules of the game unilaterally and rejecting to give back the 50K$ doesn't look right to me. If the receiver started spending these 50K$ even before they were actually on their bank account, they are plain stupid.

Is Microsoft's .NET Ecosystem On the Decline? 250

Nerval's Lobster writes: In a posting that recently attracted some buzz online, .NET developer Justin Angel (a former program manager for Silverlight) argued that the .NET ecosystem is headed for collapse—and that could take interest in C# along with it. "Sure, you'll always be able to find a job working in C# (like you would with COBOL), but you'll miss out on customer reach and risk falling behind the technology curve," he wrote. But is C# really on the decline? According to Dice's data, the popularity of C# has risen over the past several years; it ranks No. 26 on Dice's ranking of most-searched terms. But Angel claims he pulled data from that shows job trends for C# on the decline. Data from the TIOBE developer interest index mirrors that trend, he said, with "C# developer interest down approximately 60% down back to 2006-2008 levels." Is the .NET ecosystem really headed for long-term implosion, thanks in large part to developers devoting their energies to other platforms such as iOS and Android?

Comment Execute JavaScript and CSS (Score 0) 276

Nearly all search engines still think web pages are static, or generated at server-side. That is less and less true, and many web sites are now single-page applications fetching their content dynamically using AJAX requests. A search engine should search in pages as a real person sees them, not as a robot ignoring JS and CSS see them. It's a shame that all SPAs on earth have to generate a static version of the app using their own robot just to please stupid search engine robots not able to do the same.

Comment Re:No (Score 2) 180

If you can convert C to assembler, I don't get the point of C. If you can convert assembler to machine code, I don't get the point of assembler. The point of Dart is to provide a better, more productive, safer way to develop code. And frankly, I have not written any line of Dart, but JavaScript is so badly designed that it really needs a replacement.

Comment Here's a free best practice for them (Score 4, Insightful) 138

Underline the damn links (which are one of the main reasons why the web was invented). Undecorated links, using a color which is very close to the normal text color, makes them indistinguishible from normal text for even lightly color-blind people like me, and like 10% of the male population.

Comment The guide is really hard to use (Score 1) 290

Am I the only one to find it amusing that the field guide for Web applications is itself

        - ugly,
        - impossible to print to read it offline,
        - hard to use and unintuitive (it took me one minute to find how to go to the next page, and even once you know how to do, it's harder than just clicking on a link)?

If this is an example of a great webapp, I'll stick to my way of designing them, thank you.

Comment Web 2.0 (Score 1) 297

Has anyone discovered what that meant exactly? How is it different from the web we all know?

AJAX : has existed for ages, and frankly, users don't care and don't even know what it is.
User-provided content: as if the web had ever been something other than that.

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