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The NSA should change its name to the Social Archive, and offer a  free service that allows individuals to retrieve their own data, including phone records, email records, and whatever else they are accumulating. Then they could operate using Facebook's terms of service, and everything would be ultra cool.
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I think this is even more funny if you have kids.
 
This is why I've been trying not to laugh (loudly) in the office for the last few minutes: http://youtu.be/Jeu6bXxTwfk

/via +Murat Purç (thanks!)
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Headed out to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Trailhead with +Heather Boston . Didn't go for a hike but it was really nice and it will be fun to go back.

http://fieldtripper.com/c/80mYpe-Ms_M/gateway-to-the-mcdowell-sonoran-preserve
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Just installed it. BAM. Can't wait to get access into the Steam Beta to really try it out.
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I've been porting the GoF Design Patterns (and Foundational Classes) to CoffeeScript using a classical approach. Here's the second round:

* Mediator - http://dblogit.com/archives/3966
* Abstract Factory - http://dblogit.com/archives/3974
* Adapter - http://dblogit.com/archives/3993
* Composite - http://dblogit.com/archives/4003
* Factory Method - http://dblogit.com/archives/4010

And here are the patterns from the first round:

* Decorator - http://dblogit.com/archives/3832
* Command - http://dblogit.com/archives/3860
* Singleton - http://dblogit.com/archives/3873
* Observer - http://dblogit.com/archives/3885
* Iterator - http://dblogit.com/archives/3882
* List Class - http://dblogit.com/archives/3879
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Thanks +Addy Osmani. All of the examples compile to JavaScript that is really pretty clean, and I mostly use them as-is in non-CoffeeScript projects. I think the question you're really asking is how I would have done these patterns using prototypal inheritance or simple object construction, and without the use of super constructors. That's a lot harder, IMO.

I started down that path and decided to switch. The problem I have with that approach is that everything is mutable. As soon as you try to add privacy (to fix that issue), you introduce constructor functions, and then you've basically written what CoffeeScript outputs. So why not just add the __extends method and get 95% of the solutions/benefits outlined in the GoF book?

Thoughts?
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Sweet! Self driving cars are legal in Cali! " The bill, which passed in August, requires the California Department of Motor Vehicles to set up rules for driverless cars by 2015. Drivers will need to obtain special permits to sit behind the wheel of these robotic cars and be ready to take control if the vehicle crashes."
 
Gov. Jerry Brown showed up in Mountain View Tuesday morning in a driverless Prius and signed a bill allowing Californians to sit behind the wheel of a vehicle and allow an automated robotic system do all the work.

Click here to read the story: http://bit.ly/PE7hzX
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Not only is this spot-on, but it also helps to articulate the frustration that many developers have with their peers.
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Agreed. I think the article could have been called "Why You're a Bad Programmer" just as easily. 
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I've been blogging for a decade! Here are the highlights.
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Screen size is not a good indicator of how text should be rendered. I'd really like to see a return of the handheld CSS media type. So I wrote the shit out it. Complete with a few current solutions, a baseline media type test page, and even a Browserscope test. :-)
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Not the same.

Both desktop and handheld are the same only different sizes and resolutions. Print is an whole other medium.
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