I don't want to learn C# to write iOS apps. I might learn it just for fun, but I will continue writing the iOS apps with Swift/Objective-C and C++.
C++ support is the weak spot of Xcode and so far I haven't found a suitable IDE for C++, except maybe Qt Creator and several IntelliJ-based IDEs, which are ok but not on par with Visual Studio on Windows.
I keep a windows machine around mainly for writing C++ code (and games!).
"""For the functional programmers among you, it includes excellent F# support, powered by the same F# compiler used in Visual Studio."""
I've heard that F# is great from multiple people I trust a lot (and a quick cross check showed it does indeed look very cool) so I might give it a try once this is released.
I do some C# development (Unity Engine stuff) on my Powerbook so this is also good news (MonoDevelop is fine but I'll obviously test VS for Mac)
I had a four part blog post series on Xamarin.Forms and .NET on a Mac planned for this week. Starting with this introductory post today: https://unop.uk/cross-platform-native-mobile-app-development...
1) Visual Studio for Windows (C++, I assume?)
3) Visual Studio for Mac (C#)
I think it will be better to wait for release of Project Rider. At least EAP is already available
.NET open source and officialy supported on *nix, some version of SQL Server on Linux, cross platform Visual Studio Code editor, now Visual Studio for macOS...
Does it have a monolithic install and update process that's essentially a slow, bloated black box? That's my main turn-off with Visual Studio on Windows, and even more so with Windows itself.
As soon as Microsoft figures out efficient installation and updates via CLI without the need to reboot, they'll dominate the developer space (and perhaps server market, where reboots are even more problematic).
I might have still some magazine lost somewhere about Visual Studion and MFC for Mac OS.
Next up, when is VS for Linux?
I wonder if it will continue to support Android, or if there will be a Linux release.
I wonder how this will affect Rider (the new jetbrains C# IDE based on intellij, currently in EAP) and if they will continue to invest in Resharper for multiple platforms, or focus effort on bringing the resharper functionality into Rider.
...I also can't help but think this sort of indicates that the C# tooling in visual studio code is being reconsidered; which seems reasonable, I was always disappointed by it.
"I spent much of April and May increasingly grumpy and withdrawn and on edge. Weekends and evenings have become even less useful, instead being clogged by a sense of paralyzing dread that Im wasting fleeting time if Im not doing ten amazing things at once. Ive foregone trivial maintenance like cleaning junk off my desk because I dont feel like I have 20 minutes to spare. I stay up hours later than I mean to, not even doing anything, just trying to put off sleeping because the next thing I experience will be waking up and going back to work.
(I hate dread. What a completely useless emotion. Lets just stop doing anything, and feel bad about something that hasnt happened yet, and also feel bad about not doing anything because were too busy feeling bad. This will definitely improve anything in any way.)"
I suppose I always knew in the abstract that others felt this way, but reading it from someone else like this was comforting.
"At worst, no one ever uses it, and I have nothing to show for the time. Even at best, well lets just say the way programmers react to technical work is very different from the way everyone else reacts to creative work."
I enjoy life the most when I am not beholden to anyone else's schedule, and can take the time to notice the small good/bad things happening to me every day without getting stressed (this is after all what fills most of my life, and forcibly suppressing it, saying only productive time counts, adds a lot of tension) . I feel like this is very taxing and difficult to do after a long day at the office, but I know my quality of life would greatly increase if I could either see life in this way, or have more time available to fall into this rhythm.
I did something similar. I left my job last year and built https://github.com/quiet which was an incredibly fun project (end plug). I can empathize with eev.ee's fear of building something nobody uses :)
I'd love to see more stories about people quitting and doing something somewhat unconventional.
What is it visualizing in a convolutional layer, does it average all the channels, or select just one?
also, no, it does not have any armored polar bears.
Last I heard him talk at one conference, he was talking about making a Liberland app, that's Uber, AirBnB and ebay in one app, using smart contracts on blockchain. And it somehow connects to Liberland.
So yep, I don't see this as a serious attempt.
Edit: here is the app, I have no idea what is it actually doing.
Edit: Actually Wikipedia says that Croatia's position is that the land belongs to either Serbia or themselves, to the exclusion of any third party. Link: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia%E2%80%93Serbia_borde...
I'm still not sure - and nobody is I guess - if it's sincere, a PR stunt, or a scam, I guess it will take a while longer for us to find out. In the meantime, let's hope it's resolved in a friendly and peaceful manner and all the best to his new family (both literally and figuratively).
Too true: A country that sounds great on paper, but is really an infrastructure-free swamp that no-one actually wants to live in. It is indeed libertarianism at its finest!
There was never any vital day-to-day things I could build with IFTTT: I could email myself the daily forecast or things like that, but it was never a killer app for me. Most of the popular recipes I see on IFTTT seem like fun little annoyances that would ultimately get distracting.
If it's really crucial to how you work day-to-day, what are you doing with it?
The updated app is horrible to use compared to the old one.
Unfortunately, all of the recipes are one dimensional - so you can't build recipes like "When my nest thermostats senses someone is nearby AND it is 8AM-10AM in morning and it is December or January then turn on the heat on.
If IFTTT implemented this feature there would be a TON of killer recipes out there.
There's a company out there called Yonami (www.yonami.com) that has an app for mobile that sort of does this - but unfortunately it is a bit buggy and doesn't integrate with as many apps.
Inference - NVidia will have a much harder time enforcing a monopoly here, because they are not, and cannot be the dominant player on all the hardware where neural networks will run after training. ARM, Qualcomm and others in mobile space will be pushing it hard, as will vendors running neural nets on FPGA/ASIC designs that are now emerging.
Will be interesting to see what effect architectures using low precision or binary weights (for both training and inference) will have too on the hardware landscape.
SPIR-V - AFAIK Codeplay (https://www.codeplay.com) are working on SPIR-V support for tensorflow, that should in theory help to use TF on various hardware that supports Vulkan/SPIR-V. But I guess each vendor will still need to tune things like convolution kernels for their specific hardware to squeeze the best perf out
And AMD just doesn't care - literally:
"For the most part, becausein the case of Nvidiathey don't appear to care that much about VR. And in the case of the dollars spent on R&D, they seem to be very happy doing stuff in the car industry, and long may that continuegood luck to them. We're spending our dollars in the areas we're focused on."
Everytime someone complains about how little OpenCL is used, I just think of that quote. I'm happy to use products from a company that cares about what I do.
(And yes, good OpenCL implementations would be great too. But the world won't wait for AMD on this).
However, the article vastly oversells nvidia in the HPC space. Intel's MIC platform is targeted at competing with GPUs, and cuda is a closed standard. Nvidia is by no means dominant in HPC, and has parts in only two machines in the top-10, and none that I'm aware of under contruction.
Finaly, Exascale architecture is likely to be radically different than present tech. It could absolutely shake up the environment significantly.
I have found memories of the language.
My wife and I have been happily married for ten years now. She loves her ring, and it has held up extremely well. (She just had the band resized, absolutely no issues with the stones.)
No one has ever thought it was anything other than a diamond ring, which includes several years of daily scrutiny from crazy New York City brides in her role as a bridal gown sales manager in a high-end atelier in Midtown Manhattan. Those who know about the stones think they're beautiful and love that there's a good alternative to diamond.
I stand by everything I said in this essay, and would 100% recommend moissanite to anyone who is (or will soon be) in the jewelry market.
Our wedding ceremonies are also usually way cheaper and less show off that the ones your pop culture is selling to you, so I hope you are not actually doing it IRL cause that seems a terrible way to start a long term relationship, money wise.
But I guess we don't have such a marriage culture here anymore. People do marry, but we also now have something called the PACS, which is a very simple legal union with no bells and whistles that is pretty popular. And of course plenty of people living for ever without a label on their relationship.
Several months ago, we landed on the marriage conversation, again. I reiterated that I am against diamond engagement bands. She then said: "What about a wedding ring then?" I told her it applies to wedding rings as well. We got into a heated argument and she eventually said: "Let's just not talk about it anymore." What? Let's not talk about marriage anymore because I am against diamond engagement wedding rings and wedding bands?
TL;DR GF said she doesn't want to get married unless I show her how much I love her by getting a diamond wedding ring or engagement ring.
I am skeptical of the postthe argument is diamond sucks, but after reading the post, it appears to be diamond sucks, buy moisanite instead. 1). Why is there only one alternative? 2). Why does it matter that people will assume the ring is diamond? 3). Lets assume all diamonds are subsidizing African warlords. How would I know if my hard-earned money isnt subsidizing some Chinese manufacturers known to exploit human labor?
I would be getting more bling for my buck if it was the same commodity. You mentioned that others wouldnt be able to tell the difference between moisanite and diamond, but if moisanite is better than diamond, then others should be able to recognize moisanite and perhaps comment the refraction index for this ring appears to be higher than diamond, it must be a moisanite. Its beautiful!
Wedding is a tradition, but its not required for marriage likewise diamond is the symbolic instrument for proposals, but the ring does not have to be diamond.
I appreciate your post for the detail comparison breakdown between diamond and moisanite, but I am skeptical of the intent. Research the luxury handbag industry and youll find the same patterns, and what alternatives are there, typically, for cheaper Chanel handbags?
This is probably very naive of me but it honestly never occurred to me that anyone would actually go into debt for a ring. I naively assumed everyone did it the old fashioned way. Save up and don't pop the question until you either have bought the ring or at least have the cash on hand to go get one together.
Personally if I was being proposed to and discovered that my partner had gone into debt to get a ring I would seriously question the wisdom of picking them as a life partner.
Silicon carbide gemstones are available in bulk on Alibaba. So are diamonds.The page for Changsa Chenguang Machinery and Electric Company makes it clear how far down diamonds have come. They have a list of diamond products - diamond plate for cutting tools and wear parts, monocrystalline diamond for wire drawing dies, diamond inserts for well drilling cutters, and diamonds for gemstones. The gems are a sideline from the cutting tool business. Minimum gem order 10 grams, capacity six metric tons of diamonds a year. That's just one small manufacturer.
 https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?IndexArea=product_en&Ca... https://china-chenguang.en.alibaba.com/
 "IamA programmer who writes code for calculating diamond prices. AMA about De Beers, the diamond industry, synthetic diamonds, engagement rings, etc." https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2aijjh/iama_programme...
You can even post close-up pictures of the stone on Facebook and not a single person you know will ever be able to tell because, as noted by the article, the difference is indistinguishable to the human eye.
As long as both members of the couple find this acceptable, it would be silly not to at this point.
Could be that moissanite is just expensive enough to qualify as an engagement stone (where CS is way too cheap).
I plan on having it cut and set into a ring. However one obstacle is that yttrium is considered toxic to humans as a dust. Proper safety, ventilation and cleanup must be observed which makes it difficult to find jewellers that are willing to accommodate this.
Thats not true, diamonds can be manufactured reliably and efficiently in a laboratory as well. And its nearly impossible to tell the difference between natural and artificial ones. Only a very complicated lab test with a machine can tell the difference.
My opinion is that people who insist on the two-months' salary-marketing ploy are chumps and I don't respect that lack of real thought for such a major decision. I told her afterwards that if she would have insisted on a new diamond ring, we wouldn't have gotten married. Currently at seven years and two kids.
I've never understood this argument. Aren't they worth what people are willing to pay?
The key is to spend the money on the band. The quickest trick that jewelers use to spot a fake is a cheap band. No one puts an expensive diamond in a cheap plated band. We had a custom platinum and 14k yellow gold band with pave diamonds and it is stunning. My wife gets compliments literally daily. I am quite confident that even a professional jeweler or gemologist would not be able to tell with the naked eye that this is not a real diamond.
Add to that, the majority of the cost for the band was the raw materials which we paid spot price for. You could literally melt it down and get most of the value out of it. Additionally the companies that sell the higher end synthetics offer lifetime warranties and in our case, even a replacement for a lost stone with a deductible.
Despite this, I spent an outrageous sum on the diamond engagement ring I bought my wife (as well as the wedding band). Because anything other than diamonds wouldn't have been diamonds!
This article is a pretty interesting one on the topic!
You can get diamonds/moissonites/cz in the same cut, but they will look like night and day, depending on how well it seems to be done. Some lab created stones / replicants look indistinguishable from a diamond whereas others look very much like they're made from glass
And I have to say prong settings are ungainly and not durable.
This quote has stuck with me, though it sounds like Snatch (Guy Ritchie) got the "artificial" part wrong based on the site.
Even with moissanite, the ring still has inherent value, thus subjecting the wearer to risk of loss or theft. By using a pointer to value (e.g. a Bitcoin address), one can still show off but not worry about storm drains or muggings.
I cannot for the life of me remember suggestions, but the community came up with quite a few creative and meaningful materials that could make beautiful rings.
I'm not even opposed to CZ if it looks pretty, but I wanted to give her a diamond and gold, and anything else would have felt like a substitution.
Price is about perceived value and perception can be manipulated in many, many ways.
And you can pretty much start talking about mostly anything. Wristwatches, cars, etc... and how some features are super important where in real life they probably aren't.
Just like a larger koi carp, lower 0 to 60 mph so you can get to that red traffic light faster, a shiny gold watch that will give you the exact same time, wine that tastes 90% the same as a wine with 10% of the cost, and we can go on and on...
Truth is that some of those things make people happy, and that's pretty much all the reason behind it. Just go for the ring that will give you the "yes".
Got engaged prior to purchasing the engagement ring?
Alas, with current economic conditions -- those suits of shining armor and white horses can really set a guy back -- she gets a guy, he did just take a shower, in blue denim on a mule?
Ah, for sure the good, old days of romance are gone with the wind forever?
But, now, with Silicon Valley and everyone making at least $10,000 a week, what's the big deal of a $10,000 diamond?
Or, suppose in 10 years she discovers it's not a diamond? And in the meanwhile the startup went public, and he got $600 million. Now that she's had her romantic heart crushed by the fake diamond, her mom, who never thought he was good enough for her to begin with, reminds her of the beautiful California community property law, and suddenly he has to pay both his lawyer's fees and hers, loses the house, the kids, the new, high end Mercedes SUV, the boat, the boat house, the kids, the three dogs, and half of what is left of the $600 million and has to pay child support for kids he can't see and alimony forever. All because he was cheap and bought a fake?
Just kidding, guys!!!! :-)!!
This may be a great / bad idea depending on his/her preferences.
Yet the author still uses the "desirable" properties taught by the diamond industry
"Current public perception of diamonds is the direct result of a masterfully executed marketing campaign by De Beers that began in 1938, not inherent scarcity or value. If you've read the article by Edward Epstein (you really should), you know all of the gory details. Isn't it amazing (and scary) how brainwashed people are about the "value" of diamonds, even though they're not actually worth that much?"
Thus, without further investigation, we can conclude that the writer is a croony crackpot (I don't know if thats a thing, but, anyhow)
edit: I see many downvotes. Guys, seriously, was it for me, I would buy nothing. It's just how this world works. You can express your anger by downvoting me, I'll be fine, but please don't fall into this belief that diamonds are just a stone. They are unfortunately just a status, like brands...
For a more concrete example, I learned php by creating a phpbb instance for my friends and then making addons/changing how it worked. The ratio of work done to results accomplished was high.
It's also very valuable to learn how codebases might be laid out and how to just find the parts you want.
How is it hosted, how do the pages come together, etc.
That would make a great tutorial, even if it's at a high level.
Young kids who have done something incredibly stupid usually end up in these places. They are then immediately put in a situation to fuck or fight. This behavior will often escalate to extreme violence or to be broken psychologically, then owned by other inmates, bought and sold like property. Can that kind of behavior be unlearned? I doubt it... I would argue that at best, people can only learn to do something better, but always lurking in the background.
This is only one of many of the bizarre insanities of prison life. I personally don't disagree with the idea of punishment or prison. I would however say that prisons are extremely dysfunctional.
Average in the US:
This isn't about justice. It's about prison guard jobs. It's about welfare.
> Immediately they are yelled at by officers to strip naked, get nuts to butts, and after being searched they are kept naked for several minutes until they are issued some boxers...
is true. Boah, how can everybody yell at the 'bad behaviour' of Trump and Clinton and look away here?
There are many states that allow private prisons. There have been multiple articles about how awful these prisons are. Why not try to open a non-profit prison where gov't funds are supplemented with donations and focusing on rehabilitation and humane living conditions. Then we both improve the lives of some inmates, and can more effectively compare outcomes.
Does anyone want to say things in support of prison? If we revamp the prison system, what things should we keep? What do prisons do right?
And, what are the next steps for a community willing to invest in changes to our criminal management? How do we make a difference?
Today I asked this entrepreneur for his perspective on what needs to change in our judicial system. Not surprisingly, he gave me a long list of things that are broken, including the corrupting influence of money which incentivizes tough laws and full prisons. And the money which allows people with money to walk away with a slap on the wrist for committing the exact same crime that put him away for years.
When he was released, he was scared to leave prison. He shared how the free world is terrifying to those who've been incarcerated for years. He'd been locked up in high school and never had a chance to get a proper education. He couldn't find anyone to hire him. He couldn't find anyone who'd even rent him an apartment with a felony on his record. The only people who reached out to him were his old gang members. Imagine spending the majority of your life behind bars and then being thrown into a world with smart phones and the internet -- neither of which existed when you were locked up.
Many of us in this community agree on how unfair the judicial system is in America. Many of us believe in the concept of second chances and redemption. And many of us (myself included) could do a better job at demonstrating that belief with our actions.
I have often thought the solution to the reoffending problem is to fill the prisioners day with heaps of novel activities so that each day is spent learning new things (doesn't really matter what as long as it is not criminal). The aim would be that by the time the prisioner has finished their sentence their old life and self will be forgotten. The human brain only has so much capacity and if you fill it with enough novelty you will overwrite all the old bad information and behaviours.
VR has the ability to make this cheap and effective.
The problem is that there are always more important things to worry about in our society than reforming prisons. Not much has changed since prisons have been invented, really. Recidivism is unacceptably high. The solution is not more discipline. It's more respect, more compassion, more dignity, more learning, and more showing that life doing other things is as rewarding if not more than doing the things that lead to prison.
like this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon
Reform could only be somewhere where >90% people are non-criminal e.g. army, monastery
But the fact that prisoners frequently have to face rape is sick and shows how dysfunctional the current system is. I even read some time ago an article that stated that the US is the only country in the world where more men than women are raped. (due to the fact that so many men are raped in prison)
What I personally believe would be a good way to treat this issue is to have prisoners work in the private sector while their payment will largely be used to pay for prison and to repay their victims for the damage they have caused them. The prisoner is set free once he has paid for all damages. (or as much as is reasonably possible)
Prisons will have an incentive to make sure that their prisoners earn as much as possible (trainings and education), victims will receive payments for damages and the prisoners themselves will have an incentive to get out of prison as soon as possible. Of course this can't be done with every type of felony and there's the question if damages are always accurate.
Also with this approach some types of felonies cannot be punished. One example would be drug abuse. You are only harming yourself and since no third party can claim damages it also would not be punished. (this alone would hugely reduce prison population)
You could even make the case that selling drugs would be legalised since there's clearly a buyer willing to buy and consume it who's not hurting any third parties directly by his choice.
I believe it is more reasonable to have prison sentences reflect the damage caused instead of ideology and prison life be more about making it up to the victims (as far as it is possible) instead of creating the most nasty, brutal place imaginable and having people suffer there.
It's probably also a better lesson for an offender to have to repay someone for destroying his car than subjecting him to repeated rapes which will likely break him psychologically.
Well yeah, no shit. Of course they want it better in there. If they got all this, they'd eventually be complaining that they should have computers and playstations.
Prison isn't supposed to be torture (physically or mentally) but it's also not supposed to be better than poor people have it. If poor people can't be taken care of to the point they have these things (and I think they should!) then I don't think starting with the prisons is the right way to go.
...and if you think the 16-bit segmented architecture is annoying, you probably haven't worked with a bank-switched 8-bit system. ;-)
Really cool to see that Windows 1.0 application run on Windows 10!
Should I get Visual Studio 6.0 or is a MinGW workflow  the way to go? Is MSDN still usable as a Win32 reference or is there some old go-to Win32 bible that I should look for?
it was fun at the time, though information was limited and precious, you ended up being very dependent on books and magazines to find out about how to get things done.
Having right click system menu options that you could extend in what for me is a simple syntax is awesome :-)
If anyone is interested, please contribute to the Open Container Initiative. https://github.com/opencontainers
At the time I had to decide ezjail didn't work with FreeBSD 10, not sure if it has been updated.
The distinction between jails and basejails is tricky to follow.
I don't know where the rewrite went.
Generally U.S. building codes include a maximum building height, and require minimum parking spaces. Many European cities have maximum parking spaces, and minimum building height. The latter produces higher population densities which make public transportation possible.
We need to push back against suburban sprawl and the car-first design. No required parking, no free curbside parking, and a carbon tax on gasoline. Once cities get a population density >7 people per acre, public transportation becomes viable. Population density follows a logarithmic curve with miles traveled per person, so you get as much of a reduction from moving from 2 to 20 people per square acre, as from 20 to 200.
At first that seems crazy, but it makes sense if you think about the fact that all the places you go in a day need to have enough parking to meet their peak demand all year, so places like malls have huge empty lots most of the year until Christmas rolls around. And then there is the spot your car is in at work that's empty at night and the spot you park in at home that's empty during the day.
Another nice benefit of self driving cars that are shared is the major reduction in the need to all this excess parking.
You routinely find at least two road lanes blocked by parked traffic because buildings don't have adequate parking. This leads to very slow bumper to bumper traffic (try Bangalore, Mumbai, Cairo, Manila), higher air pollution leading to a public health crisis, waste of time, higher green house emissions etc. When calculating "rental increases", articles like these conveniently forget externalities that would result from jot providing for parking.
Let's imagine that the parking lots of Walmart, $localSupermarketChain and other stores is cut to 1/4 it's present size. What happens then? I suspect the inability to draw wealthier customers from further away (because "why shop somewhere you can't find parking") would cause a price increase.
Free parking has all sorts of problems, and when government gets in on the game it only raises more questions, in my mind.
[edited to clarify that the city in question is in the USA]
2. Stores that have more customers can offer better prices to all their customers (including poor people) due to greater sales volumes
Credit cards make everything more expensive when the poor often can't use them due to bad credit.
Putting grocery stores in really upscale areas makes the groceries cost more (across all stores), even though the poor don't shop at the fancy stores.
I'm sure what this article is arguing for.
Under-utilised parking spots should be leased or sold. (They sell for 80-300k where I live)
There are in fact, many impoverished homeless people who live in cars. In this case, they might find themselves parking in one of those abundant spaces.
I wonder when the last time she walked by a walmart was.
A few years ago in the US there was talk about requiring the 1st checked airline bag to be free. This is the same thing. The bill was put forward by a respected politician.
These are the types of issues that make me think educating the public on this stuff is incredibly important.
higher interest rates, housing codes, regulatory compliance (leading to higher prices), and possibly even the minimum wage come to mind (I'm sure there's much more), thus always keeping "the basics" expensive enough to be out of reach.
I didn't believe in much liberal bias in the media until this election. This is simply another extent of it, it's really eye opening.
A strange thing is that you have handicapped parking requirements yet the NYC subway is still not even close to being Accessible for those in wheelchairs. A suburban Target is required to have something like 90 handicapped spaces (obviously I'm exaggerating,) but the NYC subway still has huge swatches of stations that are accessible only by stairs. How NYC gets away with this is beyond me -- they can force businesses to bend over backwards to accommodate the disabled, but they themselves don't do much of anything to improve the public transportation situation for the disabled. (or even moms with strollers and kids.)
If anyone wants to know why public transportation isn't a bigger thing for families -- it's because going to a grocery store with a kid(s) in a stroller via the subway is a nightmare. -- not even talking about carrying your purchases home. Buying a weeks worth of groceries and then carrying all that home on a crowded bus or train with a kid in tow? No thanks.
Allocated parking that you're not using? Let it out.
Abundant parking at supermarkets? Pfft - only in locations with an abundance of space anyway. At least in the UK, I'd argue that supermarkets with plenty of parking have lower prices than those without - since they're not in city centres.
"The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald Shoup
They also effectively ensure maximum density, which in some areas is an explicit government policy objective.
Will WaPo argue the case to abolish things like college education subsidies where people who never even go to college end up subsidizing those who do ?
While WaPo is absolutely right in stating the facts it may or may not be bad for the poor people. I live in Sunnyvale and prefer to work around Sunnyvale precisely because of the ample parking spaces everywhere. If the regulations don't exist for those spaces I might consider moving to some other place where they have more parking space.
Poor people benefit by having well off people living around them for many number of reasons.
That seems to assume that the richer people just park there "for free" and then don't buy anything.
How much volume would that store move without those customers, and what would that do to the prices? Hard to say. On the one hand, there would be lower demand. On the other, worse economy of scale.
Heaven fucking forbid that the poor pay even a tiny share for for something that doesn't directly benefit them.
Paying for this and that which doesn't benefit oneself: isn't that squarely the job of the working class? Don't foist that onto the poor, or the rich.
The pie in the sky is tasty, and everyone wants to sink their teeth in it. Moon shots will naturally attract a certain type of individual, and the incentives will favour big gambles. Think of it as an internal land grab or gold rush.
I was in a place where we got the gold fever. People were getting insanely unrealistic ideas about the value of the idea. We applied to YC with it, and people questioned whether we were giving away too much (one them said "who are they" which is both funny and not funny at once). This is at the stage where we had 1 competent programmer, zero customers (but lots of connections), and a barely working prototype with fantasies that people wanted added. Funnily enough, nothing came of it, except my old colleagues still think I was trying to defraud them.
Slow and steady is less glamourous. I'm not surprised the anecdote is about a small family humbly trying to put something together. And you don't get fantasists thinking they need a piece of this trillion dollars.
> Not every billion dollar business starts with a billion dollar idea. Not everything unfundable by VCs is unworthy of doing.
It's interesting the author is being a VC is understandably blinded by the bubble that never reports on such businesses. The vast majority of businesses created in the world, i.e. almost all small businesses, are exactly that. It's been done before and it's being done now, in large quantities. It's just so common that people don't feel writing medium posts about it and you don't tend to call them startups per se without the VC-funding and fast growth factor. If you restrict the definition of a startup to this, then almost by definition you need such ambitious visions.
I remember Joel Spolsky talked at Startup School a few years back on this subject and he was spot on.
I suppose smaller targets are just as applicable.
This was my favorite takeaway from this blog post. Rob Walling presents a similar idea in his book "Start Small, Stay Small.
Am I the only one who uses C++ as C with classes? Sometimes I use vectors or strings and I like default values in functions and other minor improvements to C. I don't want to reimplement the n'th version of string concatenation when I can just use the "+" operator, sure... and there starts the rabbit hole. Before you know it you have a "protected abstract virtual base pure virtual private destructor" and have to explain the new hired mathematician who only has experience in R what the fuck you are doing.
As someone who doesn't work in C++ or have the benefit of 10 years experience to see the flaws, trying to write modern, safe C++ is essentially impossible. I spent a solid week trying to write something safe and only use C++14/17 features when they were available, and encountered a mountain of outdated- and mis-information about what one can and can't do, what is and isn't considered safe and why one certain feature is better than another.
It's nobody's fault that this happens, but with C++14 apparently fast becoming a language that is addressing it's #1 pitfall (safety) in an apparently very adequate way, it's frustrating that there's no "safe code" linter to stop rookies stepping on landmines.
Thanks for the list, it's a solid start, and the sibling comment about C++ Core Guidelines is another solid resource.
"I remember from a symposium on higher level programming language a lecture given in defense of PL/1 by a man who described himself as one of its devoted users. But within a one-hour lecture in praise of PL/1. he managed to ask for the addition of about fifty new features, little supposing that the main source of his problems could very well be that it contained already far too many features. The speaker displayed all the depressing symptoms of addiction, reduced as he was to the state of mental stagnation in which he could only ask for more, more, more..."
1.) Because the first thing I thought was 'what's their business model?'.
2.) Because why not calling it an unlimited Trial with 10 items, to make it clear it's not free.
Don't get me wrong - I like to pay for software, because I want to honour the work of others.
Just use pass instead and control the things on your own.See https://passwordstore.org
For the past 6 months since our initial release, we've been squashing bugs, implementing features that didnt make our MVP and applying polish throughout. At the same time, weve been studying various options to provide a trial for users wanting to test Secrets before buying.
To address this need and to show users new to password managers just how easy and efficient using one can be, we're making Secrets and all its features free to use with up to 10 items. Unlocking unlimited items is done via an In-App purchase.
With Secrets we put security first. Secrets stores your data using the OpenPGP standard, a battle proven standard that has already seen a few revisions. This also allows users to easily self verify how their data is stored using third party tools.
We also strived to make it extremely simple to work with, not just from an UX perspective but also from a security perspective. Only the main app will ever handle your passphrase and encryption/decryption. Helper apps, browser extensions, etc must go trough it to get to your data (and require user confirmation).
So if you haven't tried Secrets yet now is the time! Download Secrets for Mac and iOS today.
Missing a word here?
Also I would like to recommend to focus more on Xamarin.Forms, it's using more modern approach. XAML (it's a xml-derived language) is actually quite good for writing UI part. Add there some MVVM framework and you'd love it.
Edit: fixed spelling
The start menu in W10 has that effect, so there must be still a way to do it?
>Many in the United States fear a Trump election because there might be an explosion of state repression against the vulnerable, particularly against specific racial and ethnic minorities. And yet, the neoliberal state has already created a penal system to rival the worlds most authoritarian dictatorships. The United States imprisons more citizens (total and per capita) than any other country on Earth, and African Americans and Latinos at a vastly over-represented rate. Many fear Trump would bring massive deportations of undocumented immigrants. And yet, the neoliberal state already engages in mass deportations, at the level of millions during the current administration, with countless more waiting in dire conditions in the worlds largest network of immigrant detention camps. Many fear a Trump election would bring mass persecution, surveillance, and restrictions for American Muslims. And yet, the neoliberal state already spies on Muslims, administers religious tests at borders, and polices Muslims for nothing more than their religious practices. Many fear a Trump election might bring economic ruin, and yet, for most Americans, wealth is vanishing, wages stagnant, real unemployment steady.
Germany was coming out of the WW1 as a loser. The war in Europe was nothing like you've ever seen in America. Germany was paying reparations for many years. Germany lost two million soldiers (out of ten million world wide). This created poorness among the families of soldiers. Many were wounded. Several hundred thousand Germans died due to lack of food.
The crisis of Germany in the 20s and 30s was also nothing, literally nothing, you have ever seen in the USA.
In 1923 one Dollar was 4.21 Billionen Reichsmark.
No kidding. 4.21 Billionen Reichsmark.
1929 was another economic crisis which reached into the 30s. Mass unemployment, families looking for food, resignation, ongoing reparations, social security not developed, politicians failing, feeling of a total catastrophe - but this was based real problems. Not in 'the strongest nation with the largest military.'
The problems of the US today are tiny in comparison. There are poor people in the US. But it is nothing compared to the Weimarer Republik and their weak democracy.
If you think the times of the Weimarer Republik are similar to the US today, its policy or its economic situation - this is total BS.
The meteoric rise of the alt-right is only matched by the abject failure of the left.
>non-participation can (and is) often argued to be perfectly rational in a kind of homo-economicus argument pushed ad infinitum. Reducing democracy to its most transactional structure votes exchanged for services rendered, the formal motions of a liberal republican state for at least a plurality of citizens neoliberalism achieves a feat that the great revolutionary and reactionary movements of the 19th and 20th century never achieved: unique among critiques of parliamentarianism, neoliberalism discourages participation without undermining legitimacy.
The Nazi party was closely allied with big companies. That was by design, and there was no secret about it. That's what "national socialism" was all about - industry and government working together. It worked more like crony capitalism in practice, and less well over time.
One of the big problems in a dictatorship is how the second tier of control works. The leader can't decide everything. There has to be delegation. But how? Regional delegation results in regional leaders powerful enough to challenge the national leader. Delegation by subject area (ministries) sometimes works, but the military and security apparatus usually becomes the center of power. Delegating power to businesses is a bit safer, especially if you don't let them become monopolies in their sector. The Nazi Party used all three forms of delegation, which the author describes as a mess. It's not an unreasonable way to run things, though.
The electoral college discourages participation. People in California, Illinois and New York aren't saying they don't vote "because neoliberalism."
Equating the murder of Jews in Nazi Germany to Black and Hispanic mass incarceration offends the victims of both injustices. The article's equivocating tone about this equating is offensive too. It's like they know they're saying something incredibly flimsy just to push the drama.
computer vision APIs, whether Google, Microsoft or ClarifAi are not a public utility yet, and by using them you give said entities (and any government entity they work with) a copy of your data. You might not care, but some people do.
And yes, the chimps had clothes, and toys.
We were evacuated and let back in. All the planning in the world doesn't prepare you for the real thing, the first thing you're meant to do is keep calm, and I sure as hell didn't. I sprinted right the fuck out of my apartment building, I have 4 levels above me, hiding under a table wasn't going to do shit to save me.
The building has some cracks in the plaster and food has fallen off all the shelves, but nothing serious. The water seems to be running a bit brown though, so maybe some damage to the water pipes.
Props to the crew at Bizdojo (http://www.bizdojo.com/) for opening an invitation for us to come and chill there if we couldn't get back into our homes. Doing the right thing there!
Nevertheless, NZ infrastructure is built to withstand this sort of stuff. Only $100m-1b economic damage is expected, no casualties expected.
Some tweets with photos:
I'm in Palmerston North a long way away, but that was the biggest quake I've felt.
And wow, this looks heavy. I hope everyone is well.
Here's some of the interesting stuff I've found on the internet about today's earthquake (that they're now calling a 7.8):
1) real-time Buoy data, for helping to determine the likelihood of a Tsunami: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/Interestingly, the quake only caused a tiny change in the sea level (in the region of 5 cm's) but the expected swells on land are in the region of 3-5 meters. I believe this is because as the wave gets closer to land, it get's funneled into a smaller area, meaning the 5cm change in sea level gets amplified. Which is why it's hard for the civil service to accurately predict whether a tsunami is likely when these events occur (That, and the nearest working buoy is in Tonga), which would by why they almost always say yes, and then retract the warning later.
2) the USGS science-y explanation for what actually happened. The take-away seems to be that this may have increased the stress on the primary fault in NZ. Interestingly, their's a a suggestion that the rupture was across the hope fault, rather than along it, which helps to explain why the after shocks have been so varied (by location): http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000778i#...
3) also from USGS, a map indicating affected regions, with town populations, and the likely economic impact of the quake: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us1000778i#...
4) The Canterbury Police shared a link earlier that indicated 3-5 meter swells is around the maximum we should expect from a locally generated earthquake (due to the nature of fault lines in NZ), that's not to say we can't experience a larger tsunami, but that said tsunami would have to be generated externally (like say, south america), which should in theory give us more time to prepare. But like all things, this isn't a hard and fast rule.
5) there's a pretty cool video of what purports to be lights in the sky over wellington during the earthquake (probably has something to do with magnetic interference from the energy released by the quake): https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%...
6) stuff have had pretty good live coverage here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86416304/live-north-canterbu...
7) The USGS website indicated that the quake lasted around 2 minutes, with the highest intensity coming around 50 seconds into the quake.
Christchurch seems particularly prone to quakes in New Zealand. I hope the people of New Zealand are safe.
News say it's 7.4 - 7.8 magnitude.
If you're interested in this subject, read this WP piece from 18 months ago, or this BBC piece that was the actual source for TFA from 13 months ago, both of which contain more up-to-date facts than TFA.
Or, for more background, here's the 3-year-old piece from Time that raised a lot of discussion, and which gives the context for the price drop.
Or you could read this, from 6 months ago. Note that it looks like a bit of a biased piece to me, but it appears to be directly sourced, rather than just regurgitated. It also is specific about Mosa's price targets, saying that they think that $29.50/lb will be their launch price, and they speculate that $3.60/lb seems like an achievable goal for later (currency not specified, though probably they mean USD, but note that the company is not American).
It feels as if the surface is slightly bumpy, but the width of the bumps changes as you adjust the speed your finger moves.
Unplug from mains, and the surface becomes smooth.
As the answer notes, this only happens when using the two-prong adapter without earthing. It also seems to be more noticeable when connected to older buildings.
I got a multimeter and measured. The neutral was 70V and the phase 300ish. So the difference was roughly 230V but a switched power adapter would make this hover around 70 too (I believe an old coil based would probably been fine).
The Indian electrician didn't understand my problem because his only tool was a regular bulb with two exposed wires that he jammed into the socket.
"Look sir, light, power working"
The usual word of caution: I'm trained in electrical installations. A layperson - even one skilled with a multimeter and a soldering iron - should never attempt to modify ground connections or power distribution. There are dozens of potential (and very deadly) failure modes that require proper training to recognize and prevent.
Ungrounded adapter + clean mains power = probably no zap
Grounded adapter + bad mains power = probably no zap
Grounded adapter + clean mains power = no zap
It's not just the adapter and it's not just the mains power; it's when both come together. Electricity follows pretty simple rules when it comes down to it.
Always always always ground your A/C connections. Why wouldn't you?
Also, never use one of these unless you've attached the little wire/alligator terminal to a ground somewhere:
As someone else pointed out, get an outlet tester. They're about $7. You may have an open ground, or reversed hot/neutral. Once you've eliminated that, suspect the power supply.
Make sure you have a UL-listed power supply. If you're getting stray AC voltage on the output side of a UL-listed supply, report it to UL. Here's the form. There's no excuse for that.
 https://www.amazon.com/Amprobe-ST-101B-Socket-Tester/dp/B008... http://www.ul.com/customer-resources/market-surveillance-dep...
It probably won't kill you unless you have a weak heart or if you're really unlucky because the EMI suppression caps are small enough to not supply lethal current, but can be really annoying.
I had the problem mentioned in the subject. Replacing the plug adapter has fixed it.
If this says good (two amber lights) and you're still getting shocked, follow up with a voltmeter and/or qualified electrician.
This doesn't actually provide contact to the existing ground pin, so you have this issue.
The solution, as everyone's pointed out, is to ensure you are correctly grounded.
Now that I think about it, my iPad's the same when charging.
You can solve it by opening up the power supply and ripping out the bright blue Y capacitor inside. It looks like a slim M&M with 2 legs. Both apple official and 3rd party power supplies will have one.
Do not damage the capacitor without removing it - that could lead to an electric shock. You can remove it by cutting it off with pliers or wire cutters.
The power supply will work fine afterwards, but might emit a bit of radio interference, although generally not too much.
If the Surface is plugged in (no ground pin) and the MacBook Pro is also plugged in (ground pin), and my arms touch both at the same time, I can feel a tingling that quickly becomes unpleasant. Unplugging one or the other seems to be a work around.
I think it's the extension cord that is properly earthed, whereas just the plug attachment that goes directly into the power brick is not. You can tell by looking up into the adapter (the part that plugs into the power brick) and seeing if it's metal or plastic...
If you don't have access to a 3-pin charger, you could always use a separate earthing setup, such as an antistatic mat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antistatic_device#Antistatic_m...
There's an interesting post about the internals: http://www.righto.com/2015/11/macbook-charger-teardown-surpr...
As an aside, I should buy a lottery ticket given the number of rare issues that happen to my Apple products.
Caveat emptor: If you decide to go that route, make sure you can return the transformer if it doesn't to the job.
Time to buy a 3 pin adapter!
That being said, I think he is overestimating the market that would pay for this. This seems like it could attract at least a small community as an open source project, however. Unfortunately effort in development is not always rewarded with monetary gain.
Perhaps he should license it as GPL3 and offer commercial licenses? He may find some customers in software houses that are still selling Win16 software.
Where this would be incredibly useful would be for a lot of industrial automation, POS and other commercial software still stuck on Win31. Seems like it would make more sense to release an open source version and then add stuff like raw serial/parallel support as commercial add-ons to cover these cases.
Still, I don't blame Brad for wanting to get some return on his investment, he has put in a huge amount of work and it looks like a very well thought out and executed project.
And it's aimed at gaming, but most games quit windows and just ran on straight dos, so DOSBox is a better option anyways, especially considering that you're expecting me to pay for this, even though you've already said the compatability isn't great, and Wine and DOSBox are free and both have excellent compatability.
Sorry, not interested.
This is a cool idea, but running the real thing under VirtualBox appeals to me more. (Although it is slightly screwy - full-screen mode DOS boxes corrupt the display - due to using svgaptch to patch svga256.drv to support higher resolutions and colour.)
In the "why?" Section he mentions how a lot of programs don't run due to the quirks of the Windows API, and he is twiddling things to fix them.
Raymond Chen in "the old new thing" (#) documents his job at Microsoft which was to basically ensure windows handled crappy API calls that third party secs would make and any upgrades or alterations would break. They explicitly added code to windows like "if running adobe XXX then make our API call YYY perform differently and not return a Null"
This was a huge Microsoft department working over many years.
You flat out cannot emulate the Windows API. You just can't.
And all to run games that people today will find amusing for less time than it takes a Venti latte to get cold.
I wish him luck and happiness :-)
You can not embed that tracking pixel without first having approval from the user.
(This third party cookies for tracking is the entire reason the damn law was written in the first place, and yet we still havent gotten rid of them).
The general concept of allowing custom events is awesome. It means it plays really nicely with situations that don't fit nicely into their standard events. By the same token, custom events feel like second class citizens in FB ad reporting.
Here is a scenario and I'd love any suggestions if people have them because there is no documentation on this and FB has basically done away with access to a live person for ads (while interestingly enough Google now goes out of its way to connect you with a live person, even if only via chat).
I work on a product with a free trial with subscriptions of multiple plan levels and terms. I can track a custom event on subscription and pass plan and term params along with the revenue data, but there is no easy way to drill into those dimensions keyed off of custom params with their reporting. The only manual hack I've found is to create an aggregate custom event for all subscriptions for top level reporting, and then individual custom events for each plan/term permutation (plan1/annual, plan1/monthly, plan2/annual, plan2/monthly, etc.).
This is manageable for now as there are only 8 events plus the aggregate one, but I then have to add each of those as custom columns to reports which gets super messy.
The not fully baked part is that as an advertiser, my ideal reporting dashboard in FB would let me drill in at multiple levels and segment reporting by these custom dimensions just by using a single custom event's params. So I'd have a report segment option for plan and term that then broke those out in the table and then the chart (and their charting capabilities are also sorely lacking right now for serious advertisers).
Instead, I need to dump this to a spreadsheet and pivot it if I want to do any serious analysis.
Has the author or anyone else solved for this differently outside of using a PMD with better reporting? We'll end up switching to one soon enough, but I feel like FB has really failed to go the final steps with this. Adding custom parameters but then not allowing advertisers to report and segment by them is a huge opportunity for them. And they clearly have the data parsed already because offer it in the custom conversion and audience builder tools.
Also, and this applies to most ad platforms...I wish there were better support for recurring up and LTV tracking and reporting. Helping me easily report on the full deferred value the ads are driving makes it easier for me to build the case for more spend. I can do that in other analytics tools, but I feel like this is data FB would want to have in a structured format. Maybe that's just me though.
Do you charge job posters extra to get wider distribution (or more budget) on the ad you are running for them?
Or is this more of a growth hack to simulate having more organic traffic flow on your site?
They had a breach last year, but it wasn't as big.
This would mean that 80% of the Dutch adult population has an Adult Friend Feinnder account!? (Of course people may have multiple accounts, but still, 80% is when taking into account the full (men+women) population.)
> LFI vulnerabilities allow an attacker to include files located elsewhere on the server into the output of a given application.
How did they do that ? append /../../../etc to an url that is supposed to serve a file and hope the server doesn't check for directory traversal ?
They didn't see the Yahoo break with 500m accounts?
Also, why is "pakistan" such a popular password? Deployed soldiers?
The interesting thing to me is that password choices clearly reflect the demographic of the users.
I don't see how that helps anyone when a technical person can trivially setup a search, and a non-tech person could pay someone a small sum to do the same.
103,070,536 passwords already plainly visible
232,137,460 passwords hashed with SHA1
99.3% of all passwords from this website are now plaintext (cracked).
As someone who cares about security, this is very, very painful to read. But it also makes me curious about that password data set. It might be used for security research, like estimating the entropy of passwords more accurately.
This event also marks the second time Friend Finder has been breached in two years, the first being around May of 2015.
Data are liability.
Savage. It's interesting why twitter seems to be blind against obvious terrorists accounts.