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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

cripkd Why didn't they fork it before? (254 comments)

When TJ Holowaychuk announced he is leaving Node behind he said:

Streams are broken, callbacks are not great to work with, errors are vague, tooling is not great, community convention is sort of there, but lacking compared to Go. That being said there are certain tasks which I would probably still use Node for, building web sites, maybe the odd API or prototype. If Node can fix some of its fundamental problems then it has good chance at remaining relevant, but the performance over usability argument doesn’t fly when another solution is both more performant and more user-friendly.

And now they're forking Node over this ?
So I'm guessing streams will still be broken and callback will still be not great to work with.

about 2 months ago

Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

cripkd Re:This sounds like a good idea (52 comments)

Right, because in 2014 there's NOTHING useful on the internet.

We will continue to have a book-only education FOREVER and we will ALWAYS teach our kids how to write by hand before typing. Because the paradigm never changes.

Believe it or not I have shown them wikipedia, at least the version in my own language, because they are inquisitive. Yes, I could read it to them, I could study it in advance and present the information to them and so on. But to be honest I actually believe the paradigm has shifted and they will live in a different world as my parents did and they will need access to newer tools earlier.

The internet is just a tool. Books can be evil or stupid too.

PS: https://blockly-games.appspot....

about 2 months ago

Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

cripkd This sounds like a good idea (52 comments)

Hi have 8 years old twins that are starting to discover both google and youtube and they still ask me for direction (we're from a non-english speaking country) and so I'm able to filter out "bad" stuff from the start but I was actually started to get concerned about how I can make sure they don't end up in those weird corners of the internet.

I'm not worried about sex, as we had various talks on the subject and we're open about that (though after all the talks I actually find concepts like sex stores or sex toys harder to explain than how are babies made), but I am concerned about violence and generally "bad ideas" related content.

Since we're on Ubuntu I was wondering if there's any product similar to netnanny so for now I was relying on using youtube logged out which is/was supposed to ask you to login once you hit stuff that has been marked as inappropriate. Or relying on the Safe Search filter on google.

But this sounds like a better idea, I guess I can create them separate users on my linux machines with specially configured chrome profiles that will stick them to these kids-saf versions. If it all works like they describe it, of course.

about 2 months ago

Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones

cripkd Re:In other news (358 comments)

Came here to say exactly this.
Whoever uses the phone while driving will try 2-3 times and have his eyes on the phone longer as opposed as having the other side answer and him talking and leat looking in front of him.
Yes, I know the attention span of someone talking on the phone and driving is the same as someone who's drunk, but still it must beat not looking at the road.

about 7 months ago

Game of Thrones Author George R R Martin Writes with WordStar on DOS

cripkd Re:Amen, brother Amen! (522 comments)

You do realize you lost everyone after the first 3 lines of monoblock text and you're talking to your self, don't you?

about 8 months ago

Space Telescope Reveals Weird Star Cluster Conundrum

cripkd old news! (80 comments)

Of course they need to re-evaluate how our sun was formed. It' 5000 years old!

about 9 months ago

The $5,600 Tablet

cripkd Survival mode! (96 comments)

Bear Grylls would open it with a coconut and a shoelace, pee in it and then survive a week by eating its insides.

about 9 months ago

Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

cripkd Does the math work out? (193 comments)

I mean if Tesla (and I'm a fan) needs to built its own ecosystem from scratch inside which their cars make sense economically for their customers, doesn't that mean that they need to put in more money than they make>
Is this viable? Something sounds like the old fable of pulling yourself up by your own hair.

about 9 months ago

Amazon Reportedly Launching Smartphone This Year

cripkd Retina, right (38 comments)

I'm pretty sure they track the pupil and/or the iris, not the retina.
This is not for id purposes nor is this a James Bond movie.

about 9 months ago

Navy Creates Fuel From Seawater

cripkd Next step for profit (256 comments)

Next step is to find a country where they have too little democracy but a lot of this "seawater" they mention.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Do You Consider Elegant Code?

cripkd Punch cards! (373 comments)

Jut use punch cards and make the holes butterfly-shaped. The just add some curls and leaves with a pink marker on the margins.

about 10 months ago

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

cripkd What will this achieve? (10 comments)

Won't it actually produce mentally insane people in 8 hours?

about 10 months ago

What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

cripkd iPod (322 comments)

iPod Nano 1st gen. Mine.

about a year ago

Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

cripkd wow! (209 comments)

I'm in this branch for about 10 years and until last year I did support a FreeBSD running Apache and being used to host a site. So I was that lucky?

1 year,8 days

Target Credit Card Data Was Sent To a Server In Russia

cripkd I don't get it (137 comments)

Do they not care enough to delete the logs or are the logs on another machine somewhere above in the hierarchy?

1 year,11 days

LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out

cripkd He can't (118 comments)

The license for the comment on which his comment is based forbids him from saying "secret sauce" one more time unfortunately.

1 year,21 days

CBS 60 Minutes: NSA Speaks Out On Snowden, Spying

cripkd I still don't understand why they keep bashing Sno (504 comments)

Bashing Snowden only puts them in a position of incompetence and carelessness.
Him being able to cheat on the test, accessing stuff he shouldn't be and walking away with who knows how much data and them having to throw away machines that cost tens of millions (come on!) only means that the all mighty NSA, the legendary agency that thrived on the image of being the pinnacle of national security is as incompetent and careless about how they spent public money as any governmental agency out there.
Am I missing something?

about a year ago

Google's Dart Becomes ECMA's Dart

cripkd Re: OK, I'll bite (190 comments)

And just because a language doesn't fit your view of the perfect programming language doesn't make it shit. I think these days it's equally trendy to write js code and bash javascript. Some do both.

about a year ago

Africa, Clooney, and an Unlikely Space Race

cripkd Wow, really? (137 comments)


about a year ago

Africa, Clooney, and an Unlikely Space Race

cripkd No, do not believe him! (137 comments)

Guys, this is a scam, do NOT reply to him!
Mr Joseph Akinyede, if that's your real name, I have already contacted the police and they are on their way!

about a year ago



Most powerful laser to be built in Romania as part of a larger EU funded project

cripkd cripkd writes  |  more than 2 years ago

cripkd (709136) writes "The 3rd pillar from the ELI program has been given the go ahead yesterday.
"In Romania, Magurele, the ELI pillar will focus on laser-based nuclear physics. For this purpose, an intense gamma-ray source is forseen by coupling a high-energy particle accelerator to a high-power laser."
Specs and details about why this is not your regular key-chain laser here."

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