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William Uther
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I forgot that March 31 is already April 1 (because timezones.)  Bring on the foolin'.  From the video summary:
"Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps. 
To catch 'em all, grab your Poké Ball and the newest version of Google Maps for iPhone or Android. Then tap the search bar, "press start," and begin your quest."
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I agree with the problem. I'm not sure I entirely agree with their diagnosis. 
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As if Scala.js was not awesome enough by itself, now there is Scala.jsFiddle, which is like JSFiddle, but for Scala.js.

http://www.scala-js-fiddle.com/

You can edit Scala(js) code directly on the browser, it gets compiled on the server and sent back to the browser for execution. The turnaround cycle is very quick, in less than one second.

Courtesy of the Scala.js "coding-machine" +Haoyi Li 

Many interesting examples are already provided. Some of them even combine Scala.js with other cool projects of Li, like the Scala.Rx reactive-variables or ScalaTags (typesafe HTML templating through an embedded DSL).

Another interesting feature is that the code snippets are stored as gists automatically, and can be loaded back providing the ID.

Further features from the description:

"Scala.jsFiddle provides some build-in variables to give you started quickly:

* canvas: a dom.HTMLCanvasElement that lets you draw on the right pane
* renderer: a dom.CanvasRenderingContext2D that lets you draw on the canvas
* output: an API that lets you control the right pane as a rich text console. 

[...]

Apart from these inbuilt helpers, available libraries include:

* scalatags
* scala.rx
* scala-js-dom"

So, if you always wanted to try out Scala.js and see what you can do with it on the browser... you're out of excuses! ;-)

#scala   #javascript   #scalajs   #jsfiddle   #fiddle  
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 * best predictor of success (in many areas) is "grit"
 * ... defined as "passion and perseverance for long term goals"
 * ... unrelated or inversely related to talent
 * unknown how to instill/improve grit in kids
 * best idea so far is encouraging "growth mindset", i.e. that talent isn't fixed, you can work at learning how to learn better (talked about a lot in "Straight A Conspiracy" book)
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • University of New South Wales
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, 2013 - present
  • University of New South Wales
    Conjoint Senior Lecturer, 2003 - 2012
  • NICTA
    Senior Researcher, 2003 - 2012
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Google Australia Pty Ltd. Level 2, Fairfax Building, 1 Darling Island Road, Pyrmont, NSW 2009 Australia
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    PhD (Comp. Sci.), 1995 - 2002
    Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Robotics
  • University of New South Wales
    Graduate Diploma of Applied Intellectual Property, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Sydney
    BSc. (Comp. Sci.), 1991 - 1994
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Brewster Kahle is one of very few people in the U.S. who can talk about receiving a national-security letter.

Want To Lose More Weight With Less Effort? Epigenetics Can Help. - EpiBeat
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Another chapter has opened on the internet filtering debate in Australia. You might recall a scrappy and quite effective campaign that raged

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If you thought Skype messaging was private, think again. The H's associates at heise Security have discovered that Skype/Microsoft analyses

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We decided to experiment with a new superlong article format akin to slow live blogging. When we looked at the traffic charts below our jaws

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Exploiting children's social instincts to boost their learning
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Loved the chicken burrito with the red sauce!
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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Clean, good food, roti pisang for dessert. What more do you need?
Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
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Relatively simple food for 'fine dining', but amazingly well done. Outstanding!
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Great coffee shop at The Spot in Randwick. While their eponymous 'kurtosh' are nice, I like their cakes. They sell their cakes by weight so you can taste a few without being a pig.
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