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Comment Typing speed (editor speed) gives freedom. (Score 1) 545

I think it matters a lot. Here is my thoughts about typing speed:

- Speed is good, but think first, program second.
- If you can get what is in your head down into your editor faster, you will get quicker feedback on your code. You can then try out more stuff in a shorter timespan.
- Not all of your code will be rocket science. A lot of code is and will be boilerplate code and the faster you get to get it down and out of the way the better.
- If you don't have quick editor speed you probably don't know your editor and you end up doing stuff you should not have done. (your editor should)
- You should document your code, maybe on a concept level (on an wiki or something similar). Then you need to write and if you don't type fast you'll use forever on this.

Comment Re:MPG? (Score 1) 1141

We do that too here in Norway, so I had to google it:

"0.8 liters per 10 kilometer in miles per gallons"

(0.8 liters) per (10 kilometer) = 29.4018229 miles per US gallons


Comment Do audio only (Score 1) 3

Do yourself a favour and go for audio only. You need the time off when they are sleeping to gather your strength. You'll get to see them for the rest of their lives - go sit by their beds for a while if you want to see them sleep.

Constant watching and thinking, is she breathing, that position looks painful, etc is probably just stressful. If anything is wrong, they do conplain, using audio :)

(There are tools for monitoring breathing if you really are conserned with those aspects)

KEB, father of two.

First Person Shooters (Games)

Team Fortress 2 SDK Update Includes Source Files For 10 Maps 52

Valve recently announced on the Team Fortress 2 blog that they are releasing the source files to 10 of the game's maps, making it much easier for fans to customize them. They also said they'd be releasing more source files for maps and models in the future. "Here's the list of maps that are included in the update: Lumberyard, Ravine, Badlands, Dustbowl, Granary, Gravelpit, 2Fort, Badwater, Goldrush, and Hydro. For the beginner map makers out there, we hope this gives you an easier entry point by allowing you to alter or edit an existing map, as opposed to being forced to start from scratch. ... We also hope that it'll reduce the amount of confusion around the game logic and entity setup required for the various TF game modes."
Censorship Banned In Turkey 262

petermp writes "A Turkish court has blocked access to the popular blog hosting service Blogger ( and, owned by Google), since Friday, October 24th, 2008. According to, a Dutch blogger based in Istanbul, who alerted readers about the issue: 'It is suspected that the reason for this has something to do with Adnan Oktar, by some considered the leading Muslim advocate for creationism, who has in the past managed to get Wordpress, Google Groups, as well as Richard Dawkins' website [banned].'"
The Almighty Buck

Economic Crisis Will Eliminate Open Source 753

An anonymous reader writes "The economic crisis will ultimately eliminate open source projects and the 'Web 2.0 free economy,' says Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur. Along with the economic downturn and record job loss, he says, we will see the elimination of projects including Wikipedia, CNN's iReport, and much of the blogosphere. Instead of users offering their services 'for free,' he says, we're about to see a 'sharp cultural shift in our attitude toward the economic value of our labor' and a rise of online media businesses that reward their contributors with cash. Companies that will survive, he says, include Hulu, iTunes, and Mahalo. 'The hungry and cold unemployed masses aren't going to continue giving away their intellectual labor on the Internet in the speculative hope that they might get some "back end" revenue,' says Keen."
The Almighty Buck

Surprisingly Few People Collect On GTA Hot Coffee 343

Relin writes "Out of the millions eligible, less than 3,000 have come forward to collect their money in the 'Hot Coffee' settlement. While the plaintiffs' lawyer is surprised by the development, Theodore Frank of the Legal Center for the Public Interest at the American Enterprise Institute seems convinced that the lawsuit was 'meritless' and will result in no payment for the legal counsel opposing Take-Two."

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