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This was depressing, but Google have really done their best to do a very poor and bad job for Chrome Web App developers, especially on the promised ads-support many years ago and ending with simply ignoring and closing all issues on it.

And now it's going away completely... biggest issue now is obviously file access, which is not supported, my app writes files to disk (after folder selection) and that is not possible through the web-browsers alone.

And then we have the issue with HTML5 manifest files only really being properly supported yet on mobile devices, not on desktop.

Going with Elektron is the only option now, but it will require to maintain and deploy the app to multiple different app stores, not a single point to get apps out to Mac, Linux and Windows. Where do I even start to figure out which app store on Linux I want my app to be deployed to? I guess download link from own server is the only last option, which is a step backwards in terms of security and verification of application packages.
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After a very long time in development (spare time project), I completed the first release of Flickr Downloadr 3. This is entirely built in HTML5, utilizes Angular Material and Lumx for Material Design UI, and Angular as the application logic. Server runs on Node.js and obviously it's open source and available on Github. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding the technical details of the implementation.
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"I think, therefore I am, I live therefore I am an anarchist."
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How to compare features's support in CSS #Preprocessors- #Stylus, #Less and #Sass

There are three different CSS preprocessors — Sass, LESS, and Stylus.

Each CSS preprocessor (Sass, LESS, and Stylus) has its own unique way of accomplishing the same task. But 80% of SASS, LESS and Stylus is the same. The 20% that is different is in advanced usage.

Using CSS Preprocessors prevent a lot of headaches and offer excellent benefits. One of the main problems that is prevented is so called "DRY" (Don't repeat yourself).
CSS Preprocessors save time and provide valid CSS without breaking browser compatibility.

Preprocessors produce CSS that works in all browsers.

CSS3 preprocessors are languages written for the sole purpose of adding cool, inventive features to CSS without breaking browser compatibility.
They do this by compiling the code we write into regular CSS that can be used in any browser all the way back to the stone ages.

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CSS PRE is your one-stop reference for the three most popular CSS Preprocessors - Less, Sass, and Stylus.
This site is closely tied to, as a result all code is written to be compatible with the versions of the preprocessors that CodePen supports - Less, Sass, and Stylus.

NOTE: Hugo Giraudel has built a nice Sass compatibility table if you need to check those out.

#tools #tips #Trick #network #networking
How to compare CSS Preprocessors- Stylus vs Less and Sass:
Sass compatibility table, by Hugo Giraudel (,@HugoGiraudel on Twitter):
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Any state at all always results in tyranny, given sufficient time. There are no exceptions.

Anarchy is no guarantee that some won't steal from, enslave and murder others. But having a state is a guarantee that some will.

The state is an artifact of the willingness to peacefully engage in joint action, not a cause. It is not peace, cooperation, collaboration, rights, property, business, rules of behavior, and rules of interpersonal interaction and engagement that cannot exist without the state, but rather it is monopoly power that cannot.

It is impossible that peace, cooperation, collaboration, rights, property, business, rules of behavior, and rules of interpersonal interaction and engagement only exist or operate effectively because a state makes it so. Those concepts must have existed, must have been known to have utility and validity before any state existed. It is impossible to form a state without them.

Civil society functions as it does in spite of the state, not because of it. It is our collective agreement to work together, to cooperate, to collaborate, to respect rights, to engage in business, to abide by commonly-accepted rules of behavior, and to follow commonly-accepted rules of interpersonal interaction and engagement that enable any organization or group (involving two or more people) to operate effectively--especially including the state itself.

Yes, we have conflicts with each other. But we rarely appeal to the state to resolve them. Certainly, edge cases happen where some external, neutral agency is needed to resolve disputes. But the free market can provide that function more effectively and at less cost than any monopoly can match--and can do so with less risk of corruption, precisely because there is no monopoly. 

"Great part of that order which reigns among mankind is not the effect of government. It has its origin in the principles of society and the natural constitution of man. It existed prior to government, and would exist if the formality of government was abolished. The mutual dependence and reciprocal interest which man has upon man, and all the parts of civilised community upon each other, create that great chain of connection which holds it together. The landholder, the farmer, the manufacturer, the merchant, the tradesman, and every occupation, prospers by the aid which each receives from the other, and from the whole. Common interest regulates their concerns, and forms their law; and the laws which common usage ordains, have a greater influence than the laws of government. In fine, society performs for itself almost everything which is ascribed to government." ~ Thomas Paine

The alternative to a state is a society where "laws" (rules of engagement,) law enforcement and judicial services are provided by competing private institutions that have no monopoly: Only in that way can each individual personally consent to the 'rules of engagement' that will be used to govern and judge his actions.

"Anarchy is the order of the day among hunter-gatherers. Indeed, critics will ask why a small face-to-face group needs a government anyway. [...] If this is so we can go further and say that since the egalitarian hunting-gathering society is the oldest type of human society and prevailed for the longest period of time – over thousands of decades – then anarchy must be the oldest and one of the most enduring kinds of polity. Ten thousand years ago everyone was an anarchist." ~ Harold Barclay, American anthropologist (Barclay, Harold (1996). People Without Government: An Anthropology of Anarchy. Kahn & Averill. ISBN 1-871082-16-1)

For a deeper dive into how and why the stateless free market could obviate any need for a state, peruse the following:

But Wouldn't Warlords Take Over? =>

A Consequentialist Theory Of Anarcho-Capitalism =>

Why the advantages of living in society do not justify a monopolistic state:

The State Is Not Great: How Government Poisons Everything =>

Government: The Unnecessary Evil: =>

Government Explained =>

Government Explained 2 =>

The Jones Plantation =>

Anarchy =>

How Could A Voluntary Society Function? =>

Criminal Justice In a Voluntary Society =>

Law without Government: Principles =>

Law without Government: Conflict Resolution in a Free Society =>

Law without Government: The Bargaining Mechanism =>

Law Enforcement Without Government PART 1 =>

The Market for Liberty | Chapter 1: If We Don't Know Where We're Going... =>

State or Private-Law Society =>


Anarchy And the Law: The Political Economy of Choice =>

Anarchy – Never Been Tried? =>

Anarchy – Never Been Tried? Part II: Emerald Anarchy => 

Anarchy – Never Been Tried? Part III: Fire and Ice =>

Anarchy – Never Been Tried? Part IV: In The Beginning =>

Anarchy – Never Been Tried? Part V: Anarchy in the U.S.A.??? =>

Anarchy – Never Been Tried? Part VI: The Living Anti-Nation =>

Introducing the Tarahumara =>

Stateless Societies: Ancient Ireland =>

Government Can Be Prevented! Repelling States: Evidence from Upland Southeast Asia =>

Ireland's Success with the Free Market and Anarchism =>

The Decline and Fall of Private Law in Iceland =>

Privatization, Viking Style: Model or Misfortune? =?

[Posting my comment on another thread, as requested by +J.J. Valenzuela; original thread: ]
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Best 45 minutes spent watching something in a LONG time. WATCH ET. (If you're even remotely interested in anything to do with #Engineering, #Tech, #Entrepreneurship, #business/#startups, the #environment, travelling or life in general and just need to feel better). [You don't have to read under here, just go watch!]

- It's AMAZINGLY inspirational. #Musk poured all his final funds (40M) from his #PayPal sale to revive #Tesla. It shows his worst of times when the #GFC hit and how he managed to pull himself out of multiple concurrent spirals to doom (including being divorced twice w/ 5 children, and all 3 of his companies coming close to bankruptcy), despite people (Including #TopGear and #NYtimes) constantly turning him down. He also migrated from South Africa to the US and now provides a lifetime of free power to the Tesla network of #cars

- 2050: Australia gets its first Tesla car, US: we're on Mars, Yippee yo yay!

- The Director of #IronMan based #TonyStark off #ElonMusk (True fact). :) (#Elon actually appears for a few seconds in Iron Man 2 just before the race track scene). 

- Reminds me of #SteveJobs' quote of 'You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.'

Props to Elon Musk and his teams making a significant global difference from essentially nothing but the desire to learn fast and read as a child. Kind of reminds me of Google of the mech eng world. Hopefully one day we'll have Cold Fusion reactors. #SpaceX #SolarCity #TeslaMotors #Solar #Power #Electricity #ClimateChange #GlobalWarming
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Someone said EVs is not the future, eh?
"Tesla D" faster than most high-end Italian car offerings from Lamborghini and Bugatti.
from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

The new Tesla D (The “D” stands for “dual-motor”) revealed this past Thursday made many people believe Tesla’s Model S is the future of driving. 

The acceleration is faster, the top speed is higher, and the new car is actually more energy efficient than its predecessor. Depending on the model, the new Model S has anywhere between 10 and 30 miles of extra range built-in, and can achieve top speeds of 155 mph, compared to 130 mph on the older models. (You probably won’t drive this fast most of the time… or ever.)

You can reserve your own Tesla for $5000 to be delivered in early 2016 here -
Or you can design and buy one now here -

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