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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

Georules Re: What browser apps need.. (195 comments)

Why not just rebind back in history to a button that doesn't have such a high potential to accidentally lose your work in the wrong context?

about a month ago
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iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

Georules Re:Broken link (109 comments)

slashdot, news for nerds, written by people who can't even html.

about a month ago
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JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

Georules Re:What browser apps need.. (195 comments)

Or maybe just unhook backspace from "Back in History". Who the hell actually uses backspace to go back in history on a website?

about a month ago
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Gmail Security Is a Problem For Tor Users In Repressive Countries

Georules Re:Stupid (74 comments)

As though they don't already know what your phone number is anyway.

about a month and a half ago
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If Java Wasn't Cool 10 Years Ago, What About Now?

Georules Re:From a users perspetive (511 comments)

You use Java in a lot more things than you think. Java Desktop Apps are terrible and the updater is annoying as hell, but it's also likely the language powering most every device you use and many web applications you use day to day.

about 3 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

Georules laptop case design (215 comments)

HP laptops always feel so "Playschool kids playset" to me. The keys have a terrible tactile feedback, and the gloss is tacky. I'd like them to fix that first.

about 3 months ago
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Why TiVo's Founders Crashed and Burned With Qplay

Georules wat (50 comments)

what the hell was qplay?

about 4 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

Georules Older cars (432 comments)

The E-10 has been murder on my late 70's vehicle -- I've had to replace all rubber gas lines and have to tinker with the carb much more often. I highly prefer 100% petrol. Stabil seems to help when I have to use E-10. I haven't noticed any issues (even change in mileage) in my 2005 car however.

about 6 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Georules Re:TwitchPlaysPokemon (142 comments)

I am surprised actually. I hope this is a sign that they will halt takedowns; like shutting down fan SSB Melee tournaments, youtubers, etc.

about 6 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Georules Re:TwitchPlaysPokemon (142 comments)

I have bought far more games based on gameplay I watched a fan play on a stream or video than those I have just "heard of". This is the nearly same thing as seeing a game at a friend's house and then wanting it yourself. It's just that this is done on the internet now.

about 6 months ago
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Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion

Georules Re:TwitchPlaysPokemon (142 comments)

You might be surprised. They seem to have very little understanding that streams and video content generated by fans is good for advertising.

about 6 months ago
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Real-Time Face Substitution in Javascript

Georules Re:real time my ass (63 comments)

'Real-time' usually seems to mean to a lot of people 'you don't have to do a processing step after saving data to see results, but instead see a stream as the data is collected'. 'Real-time' doesn't require that the system have no lag (impossible), but at least latency should be known. Which, I will grant you, is likely not known in this case.

about 10 months ago
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Real-Time Face Substitution in Javascript

Georules Re:Umm... (63 comments)

"in Javascript" is a classic headline decorator at Slashdot, which it never outgrew, and probably needs to.

about 10 months ago
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Is Computer Science Education Racist and Sexist?

Georules Re:you know you are in a CS bubble when ... (612 comments)

This is actually really interesting. I'd like to see a study done on each of those observations. Do you have any articles/claim references from past bubbles in mind?

about a year ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Re:Lines of code of what? (123 comments)

To perhaps be a little more clear: I am arguing that code.org is claiming that code was written, when actually a useless code was written for them while they moved blocks. They do admit the number of lines of code written doesn't mean much, but I go a step further: I wonder if they wrote any at all. You might just call this another layer of abstraction to make it easier to learn and play with, but the code generated for them might as well be something like

kfjdkf;dkfjsdkf;sdkfjsdkf;kfjdkf;dkfjsdkf;sdkfjsdkf;

If none of it actually means anything in the end.

about a year ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Re:Lines of code of what? (123 comments)

That's fine, and I like the angle of learning to give commands, but no lines of code are actually written in the first few tutorials. You put blocks together and then can view the lines of code generated for you. These lines then have no context, and are useless on their own. I am actually simply complaining that they are claiming that all of this code is being 'written' when arguably none is being written, and further none of it is given any context.

about a year ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Re:Not quite related but... (123 comments)

Many still use 2, it seems to me. Either way, you're not going to waste much time learning any language at a beginner level. For the amount of material covered in a beginner course, moving to another language or version will just be a few changes (and something you'll need to get used to with programming anyway)

about a year ago
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Code.org Stats: 507MM LOC, 6.8MM Kids, 2K YouTube Views

Georules Lines of code of what? (123 comments)

These tutorials generate "code" for you to see like this:

moveForward(); moveForward(); turnLeft();

There is no context for the code, or how you would actually use it outside of the GUI editor.

about a year ago

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