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  1. Comment on XML, blockchains, and the strange shapes of progress in ~comp

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    Thanks for this, it's really neat to learn some of the history behind XML. With such an interesting past and noble goal, it's a shame that it's such a pain to work with these days. Working with...

    Thanks for this, it's really neat to learn some of the history behind XML. With such an interesting past and noble goal, it's a shame that it's such a pain to work with these days. Working with JSON in Python is as simple as data = json.loads(json) and then it's a dictionary, same as any other. Obviously, it's easiest to work with in JS, and the author mentioned Go, where a staticly-typed language loads JSON without a lot of hassle. XML though, is far, far less pleasant. There are good libraries out there for reading it in Python to try to make it not so bad, but dealing with it in Java means a lot of time copy-pasting from other projects or SO.

    One thing I read that I didn't really agree with is this:

    XML didn't turn out to be a great language for defining your build system configs

    I don't know which systems the author is talking about specifically, but for all the trouble that I've had from Maven over the years, most of the time it just works, and does what it's supposed to without much fuss. Additionally, Jenkins stores job configurations in XML, and it's pretty prevalent.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Why computer science students are demanding more ethics classes in ~tech

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    Article title is a bit sensationalist; the only students in the article, only some of which are compsci majors, are already taking an ethics course, from a single professor at a single university.

    Article title is a bit sensationalist; the only students in the article, only some of which are compsci majors, are already taking an ethics course, from a single professor at a single university.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Inbox is signing off. Find your favorite features in the new Gmail in ~tech

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    The ability to add reminders.

    The ability to add reminders.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What is a lesser known upcoming game you're excited about? in ~games

  5. Comment on Inbox is signing off. Find your favorite features in the new Gmail in ~tech

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    I was wrong: GMail doesn't support adding custom reminders and snoozing them. Google wants us to download another app called "Tasks" and do task management there. No thank you. I'll use Inbox...

    won't be too annoying of a change

    I was wrong: GMail doesn't support adding custom reminders and snoozing them. Google wants us to download another app called "Tasks" and do task management there.

    No thank you. I'll use Inbox until they kill it or I move away from Google.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on Inbox is signing off. Find your favorite features in the new Gmail in ~tech

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    I'm thinking the same. If Google wants to shake up how they handle their email clients, this is a better time than most: instead of getting use to GMail again, might as well jump ship entirely.

    I'm thinking the same. If Google wants to shake up how they handle their email clients, this is a better time than most: instead of getting use to GMail again, might as well jump ship entirely.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Inbox is signing off. Find your favorite features in the new Gmail in ~tech

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    This is frustrating: I switch to Inbox and moved to the "inbox zero" flow for managing my emails and I really enjoyed it. I never needed to scroll through a bunch of emails, or re-purpose "stars"...

    This is frustrating: I switch to Inbox and moved to the "inbox zero" flow for managing my emails and I really enjoyed it. I never needed to scroll through a bunch of emails, or re-purpose "stars" as "todos." When I needed to know about something, it'd come off snooze and then I'd deal with it. It is a really nice, low-stress way of dealing with emails.

    From the migration guide they've published, it seems that GMail now has the snooze feature, and I can still keep an empty inbox, so I guess it won't be too annoying of a change. Still, it's annoying - there wasn't anything wrong with Inbox (for me), and Google is killing it.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Writing a simple SQL interpreter in Julia in ~comp

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    There's some discussion here, but no real answers.

    There's some discussion here, but no real answers.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series in ~tech

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    New article about this topic: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/netflix-ads-could-lose-subscribers-1202002896/ It references a study:

    New article about this topic: https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/netflix-ads-could-lose-subscribers-1202002896/

    It references a study:

    1,612 U.S. TV viewers between the ages of 16-74 were surveyed by the organization and asked what they would do if Netflix added ads. Specifically, 23 percent of those surveyed said they’d unsubscribe, with 41 percent saying they’d definitely or probably keep their subscription, and 37 percent undecided

  10. Comment on Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 in ~tech

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    Thanks for the link about LTSB; hadn't heard about that before.

    Thanks for the link about LTSB; hadn't heard about that before.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Need recommendation for codecademy-like course for PHP in ~comp

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    Adding on to this: Project Python, "a free interactive book that will teach you to code in Python, using graphics, animations, and games"

    Adding on to this:

    Project Python, "a free interactive book that will teach you to code in Python, using graphics, animations, and games"

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Starting to experiment a little with using data scraped from the destination of link topics in ~tildes.official

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    Milliseconds since the epoch. new Date(1534974420000) // 2018-08-22T21:47:00.000Z

    Milliseconds since the epoch.

    new Date(1534974420000)
    // 2018-08-22T21:47:00.000Z
    
    3 votes
  13. Comment on Starting to experiment a little with using data scraped from the destination of link topics in ~tildes.official

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    Seeing the tweet content in the listing is nice; I wonder if it could be shown it in the actual topic view as well (saves a click). The print date is also nice. I don't think it clutters up the...

    Seeing the tweet content in the listing is nice; I wonder if it could be shown it in the actual topic view as well (saves a click). The print date is also nice. I don't think it clutters up the topic listing on desktop at all; on mobile, there's a slightly higher risk of a long domain name + print date overflowing the area allotted to it and pushing the vote button off to the right. https://i.imgur.com/63DlvLw.png

    Thanks!

    14 votes
  14. Comment on The Effectiveness of Publicly Shaming Bad Security in ~comp

  15. Comment on Shadow of the Tomb Raider Releasing Today, any thoughts? in ~games

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    Gotcha, thanks!

    Gotcha, thanks!

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Shadow of the Tomb Raider Releasing Today, any thoughts? in ~games

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    Are Tomb Raider games known for being buggy on release (more so than the average game)?

    Are Tomb Raider games known for being buggy on release (more so than the average game)?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Trend Micro says sorry after apps grabbed Mac browser history in ~tech

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    It's interesting that they're not apologizing for collecting the data, stating that the behavior is in the EULA and that it's for the user's benefit, but instead apologizing that all of their...

    It's interesting that they're not apologizing for collecting the data, stating that the behavior is in the EULA and that it's for the user's benefit, but instead apologizing that all of their applications do it. The article is a bit misleading in this regard.

    7 votes