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1 year, 9 months ago on Are you intelligent?

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 @Icer5k  @eringriffith after your "We should be back" comment it did but previous to that it didn't it just looped and then the video UI went to thumbnail as if it ended, but it seems back to normal now. 

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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 @eringriffith its live I dont want to navigate i want to watch the live stream.

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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wow refreshed and I just got trown back like 20 mins to when he was talking about his stocks and "the golden touch". This live stream is officially a fail. : (

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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 @jtag yup same here, seems to be getting worse and worse. Britecove sucks

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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image frozen audio only : (

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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ahhhh again "The video you are trying to watch is currently unavailable. Please try again later."

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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this stream is shitty, keeps freezing. is that just me or is anyone else getting that

2 years ago on PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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 @g_c Whoa take it easy there, the blog is great lets keep the blog. But I do agree you should do more video, maybe not events at this level because you cant do these every day but things like panels on particular hot topics where you would moderate, that would be cool.

2 years, 1 month ago on PandoMonthly with Kevin Systrom post-event recap

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 @joewardpr  @Todd Dunning How can you blame him, poor guy, he is only following the republican strategy. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Samuel L Jackson’s Patronizing, Hypocritical Viral Message To Obama Voters

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 @Todd Dunning I dont see how I am demonizing him, I just said he can't relate to people that are not like him. This isn't based on some idea I have of him its based on his own words. If you actually read my comment you would see that there are two very rich very successful people mentioned that I admire very much. If you bothered to read the "All rich people are not the same" part you would know that your response is bullshit.

 

I think you are wrong about needing to be empathetic to be "successful" there are many people that are "successful" that can't relate to anyone outside of their circles. Mitt is a perfect example. Again only judging him by his own words and viewpoints.

 

I also think you and I have very different viewpoints of what "success" is. I dont envy Mitt, the day I become like Mitt is the day I have failed.

 

Your words:

 

"Like all young Libs, I satisified my envy and jealousy of them by demonizing them, claiming their success was due to ignorance or some other evil."

 

"Democrats used to admire American success stories. But now, like Jackson, they have only hate and envy for those that pay their way."

 

It seems to me that you took your prejudices from your 20s and in your 30/40s? they have simply transformed into prejudices about democrats. Sounds like you haven't grown much, you are still just as prejudice of other people, you just choose the side that fits you best now.

2 years, 2 months ago on Samuel L Jackson’s Patronizing, Hypocritical Viral Message To Obama Voters

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I hear you on the hypocrisy thing but there is a huge difference from someone that is rich and has been poor and someone who is rich and has never even seen what poor looks like.

 

Like you said its the america you see on TV. Thats not real america. You can watch Fox and CNBC and drive yourself insane.

 

No one hates the rich, they hate the out of touch multi generational wealthy that want to keep things the way they are and use their wealth and power to do so. These are the people that would love to see the US have the stagnant upward mobility that you claim the UK has. Warren Buffet is NOT one of them, Bill Gates is NOT one of them, in fact they have done so much to make upward mobility more possible. All rich people are not the same Mitt Romney is no Bill Gates, he is no Warren Buffet.

 

Yeah both candidates are rich and both will bull shit us in many different ways, unfortunately thats politics. But the policies they want to put in place are significantly different. Romney isn't bad for america because he is rich, he is bad for america because of his life experience, his inability to empathize with people not like him, and the policies that will result from that viewpoint.

 

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Samuel L Jackson’s Patronizing, Hypocritical Viral Message To Obama Voters

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 @pshapiro yeah thats the thing, I dont follow friends on pinterest, I follow only people that pin things I like. http://pinterest.com/davidcarcamo/ I am not interested in what 90% of my friends that are girls are interested in.

 

I just think the business model here is weak, Pinterest can easily crush them with a minor tweak to their code. If they can actually innovate and provide significant value that plays well to that so called "bro" nitch they are going for then maybe they will survive but at this point its really just a clone.  https://twitter.com/alldayhustle/status/251334656300036097

2 years, 2 months ago on Tapiture is a “Pinterest for Bros” That Actually Has a Chance

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I dont get what makes pinterest female only. You can pin any images you want. All they have to do is tweak their recommendation algorithm to filter better based on gender for the discovery areas of their site and all of these "pinterest for dudes" sites are out of business. Seems like a weak business model to me.

2 years, 2 months ago on Tapiture is a “Pinterest for Bros” That Actually Has a Chance

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Another great interview.

 

Unfortunately the volume on these videos are always really really low, on some of the previous ones the volume of one person is way higher than the other. This one is at least balanced but very low. I have to blast my speakers to hear it.

 

 

2 years, 2 months ago on PandoMonthly with Tony Hsieh Post-Event Recap

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@bjouhier

"And I wrote this tool: https://github.com/Sage/streamlinejs" GOOD, you just proved my point... real programmers, see a problem, find a solution, and implement it. YOU DID THAT! You are NOT like author of this article.

 

The person that wrote this article found the language/technology problematic for him so he concluded that the technology was crap. That is what is wrong here. The conclusion that if something doesn't work for you it must be crap.

 

For example I don't like Python, I think having no curly brackets sucks, but I didnt go and write a post tittled "Python is Terrible", The technology is not terrible, many programmers use it successfully so obviously its useful I simply dont like it. The person that wrote this article mixed up not liking something with that thing being terrible.

 

DO NOT PROMOTE THIS KIND OF THINKING.

 

"I wasted a lot of time trying to learn node and do something useful with it (other than a dumb file server), but couldn’t. I just didn’t really know where to begin."

 

    - Dig deeper, Talk to the community

 

"The async-style of programming is almost entirely inaccessible to my brain. Certainly not a fun way to write programs."

 

    - Dig deeper, Talk to the community

    - Learn it, its important to expand your abstract thinking abilities, dont pussy out. Its really not that hard once you "get it"

    - You dont need to put everything in an anonymous callback build proper classes, point to those functions, name them in a way that helps keep track of the events, like onGetUser, onFileLoaded

 

"Unfortunately, it took me several months to realize what a terrible platform it was. I wasn’t really able to produce anything useful on the backend beyond a simple server that serves jade templates and stylus stylesheets."

 

    - It it took you several months and you didnt get past the most basic example of the express framework, then you really aren't trying hard enough.

    - stop using frameworks, get to know the technology at its core.

    - using jade for node when you dont know node is like using jQuery when you dont know javascript.

 

"As soon as I wanted to write any non-trivial code to read stuff from a database and do something with it, I got stumped - I didn’t know how to proceed."

 

    - REALLY? its one of the easiest things to do! This should never be uttered out of a programmers mouth "I got stumped - I didn’t know how to proceed"

    - FIND A SOLUTION, we have this thing called the internetz.

 

"The thing with the node.js ecosystem is that there’s always 3 or more libraries for everything"

 

    - Its called choice! there is no hand holding here, find what works for you and if you dont find something that works for you BUILD IT! YOU ARE A PROGRAMMER ARENT YOU?

 

"I was starting to seriously question my programming abilities!"

 

    - At this point you really should.

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://dev.hasenj.org/post/31042963934/nodejs-hate

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 @xrorox  @rasterman are you seriously arguing that the world should dumb down the the level of the common vegetable!?!?! 

 

It doesn't matter if you are in France or Zimbabwe if you want to learn the fucking language then do the work that needs to be done to learn it, adapt, expand your knowledge, don't complain that things need to be easier so that dumb people can learn it. Dont promote stupidity. PLEASE FOR GOD FUCKING SAKE Dont promote stupidity. 

2 years, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://dev.hasenj.org/post/31042963934/nodejs-hate

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 @bjouhier  "One is to say that the user has to adapt. The other one that the tool has to get closer to the user. I believe in the latter. Think of how the PC evolved and how Apple became so successful. If attitude had been "no, the problem is not the PC, it is those dumb users, they just have to learn it", we would not be where we are today."

 

You are comparing a product for a mainstream audience (the world) to a language, a technology made for technical individuals (programmers). Your comparison doesn't fit.

 

"the tool has to get closer to the user."

 

This makes me sad that you think this way, The tool has to come to me... seriously!? come on! Are you really a programmer or just someone that types on a screen to make $$$. What happened to your curiosity, your craving to learn. Did you loose it or never had it?

 

Sorry kid, you have to adapt to the world around you, its not going to adapt to you. If you want to use a tool learn how to use it. If i had only used pliers all my life, when I need to use a nail I don't complain that the stupid hammer is so hard to use because its not like the pliers I am used to. Instead you learn the hammer really well until you no longer hit your thumbs! it takes time and it takes making mistakes but you dont just sit there and whine about how bad the hammer is.

 

If you want to keep your knowledge minimal and learn only what you are confortable thats fine I guess (its really not)... but dont blame the tool for your inability to adapt.

 

2 years, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://dev.hasenj.org/post/31042963934/nodejs-hate

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 @hasenj  @alldayhustle  This is why you need to experiment and find out what is best for you, FanBoy1 told you what was best for him and probably recommended Coffee-Sccript because you come from Python, it would be an easier transition. But in my opinion you should just learn the language with no bandaids. You dont just go with what people tell you, try things out and find what fits best for you.

2 years, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://dev.hasenj.org/post/31042963934/nodejs-hate

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 @aniketpant and if you dont like the libraries for a particular task that are out there..... write your own!

2 years, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://dev.hasenj.org/post/31042963934/nodejs-hate

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This is one of those posts you are gonna regret. Study up. You need to sharpen your programming skills if you think callbacks are your problem. Its not Node its You. Anyone can write shitty code or clean code in any language, its up to you to organize your code to fit the problem and the tools at hand. You need to learn to think more abstractly.

 

Judging from the fact that you mentioned Jade this makes me thing you were using the Express framework. If you want to learn a new technology dont use any frameworks, use the raw language first and see what you can do with it all by itself. You should also not just try to build random shit. Pick a real project or make one up, become your own client, set a goal and go and built it.

 

There is no excuse to be shitty at anything.

2 years, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://dev.hasenj.org/post/31042963934/nodejs-hate

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