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jroscher  ·  3817 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ;login: logout - This World of Ours

Why is this gawker-eque article a pdf with a usenix advertisement attached to it? Perhaps I am I missing a joke, but with how unsubtle he is about his jokes I dont think I am.

I found this really lame attempt at a humorish social commentary to be bland and really without substance. When you go so far overboard you lose a sense of grounding. Author makes snide comments about how people in the security industry make snide comments. Sorry, I just really didn't find his over the top, I know better than you do stance on "comedy" funny. Felt like I was wasting my time listening to someone who thinks he's more funny than he really is spew unedited dribble.

I will give him credit for not having very many typos, and yes security researchers tend to focus on tasks that are interesting to them and many still act like they are in middle school. That's pretty much the internet in general, but it's somehow magnified and much more perverse in the security industry. It's kind of like the transformation that occurs when someone logs into xbox live.

jroscher  ·  3838 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Mobile Beta

The site I work on uses responsive design with a scss. I have found that it works much better than trying to have 2 versions of a site. Perhaps something to look into.

jroscher  ·  3838 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: CSS Variables in Firefox Nightly

we've been using scss for over a year now and it works great for these sort of things. and by the nature of a preprocesser, it works across the browsers.

are these css variables in the video in a spec other browsers will support, or are they just going to work for this browser? If so, that's pretty worthless to me.

jroscher  ·  3871 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is youtube shoving google plus down our throats?

so because google is a computer company, and they make software and hardward solutions, they are not innovative, since software and hardware solutions have already been made? Give me a break. you are oversimplying things and overlooking actual innovation in google's products.

The methods they use to solve these problems are different and innovative. Saying that you are not a programmer doesn't make them not innovative. I guess it means that you dont understand the innovation. If I dumb down everything, then of course I could say that it's not innovative. flying car? blah, just another form of transportation. same as walking. so flying cars cannot be innovative.

your point is weak. it saddens me that someone would argue it.

jroscher  ·  3871 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is youtube shoving google plus down our throats?

I listed 5. jquery, adwords, gmail, maps, search processor.

If you want specifics here are 5 things they specifically did which were innovative.

selectors and navigating the dom in jquery. adwords not affecting pagerank yet being visible/desirable. DOM bindings in chrome. the java handling javascript in gwt. dns-prefetch integration in chrome working in tandem with their search engine.

jroscher  ·  3872 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is youtube shoving google plus down our throats?

I could probably list 100 clever things jQuery alone does, let alone adwords, gmail, or maps. From the very start of google, the search processor has had thousands of innovations, which is how they won the search engine market to begin with. To turn your eyes away, abstract a few ideas, and say that things google doesn't isn't innovative is silly.

jroscher  ·  3872 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why is youtube shoving google plus down our throats?

> There is nothing clever about anything Google does

they do lots of clever things. cherry picking a few things and simplifying them doesn't mean they dont do anything clever or innovative.

The Computing Machines in the the Future by Richard Feynman is a good presentation on the smallest physical bounds of a computer. He is talking at the atom level back in 1985. Pretty cool.

jroscher  ·  3897 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's Writing Prompt: I'd Like to Be Whoever I Damn Well Please

The word entitled has strange connotations with me. I am not disputing your point, but I think it could be made better with a word that leans more towards the point you are making. I reserve using the word entitled in situations where the object earned it, or is somehow more deserving of it than others.

The way one dresses often times has more impact on how people build your identity than your inherit traits. Same can be said for how one carries themselves. Fake it till you make it, perhaps. If one dresses and carries themselves as if they walk with ease and portrays as if they can breathe the air, then over time people will come to see that person as one who does so.

Sorry, I am way off topic. nice poem =)

I would call the first letter semi or pseudo respectful. While she iterates over and over that she is writing the letter because she wants to help (who does she want to help? miley, or her own view points on feminism. highly debatable), she goes on to say things like

"Yes, I’m suggesting you don’t care for yourself." and "Please in future say no when you are asked to prostitute yourself."

While I agree with O'Connor's main points, and she may truly care, if you write a letter to a 20 year old and somehow think that you can conclude that they dont care for themselves and that they are prostituting themselves when you dont even know them, you better be ready for a backlash where they insult you. As far as I am concerned, O'Connor should have never sent the first letter, or sent a way toned down version that was actually meant to be caring and helpful to miley. Not an open letter that was, imo, a chest beating exercise to point out that she acted for a real reason in the past where as miley is not, was insulting, and was meant to push her views of how women should act into the public. It was not a respectful and sincere letter to help miley.

jroscher  ·  3913 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's your job and the best part about it?

I am guessing that he studied computers and got a software engineer job. then moved up the ranks until he was a tech lead. That's how all of the tech leads I've known have gotten their jobs.