krapp comments on “Maintaining an Independent Browser Is Expensive”

krapp comments on “Maintaining an Independent Browser Is Expensive”


>I would view it as a guideline or a best practice, rather than a restriction.
>I would definitely offer scripting, but just not all features.

That’s a restriction. If site authors have to abide by that or else not have their content render in your browser, you’re restricting their freedom to publish the content they want or make their own decisions about what code to run.

But if you still have a “backup engine” that will run it anyway, then what’s the point?

>I don’t think this is hostile to developers at all, unless AMP is already hostile.

I would think Chrome was hostile if it gave preference to AMP over standard HTML. Those aren’t decisions that browsers should make.


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By:krapp
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15837114

sytelus comments on “Grad students protest GOP’s tax hike and prepare to fight about tuition”

sytelus comments on “Grad students protest GOP’s tax hike and prepare to fight about tuition”


It depends. If you are looking for job in tech industry then it really doesn’t matter. However if you looking for faculty position in academia or position as researcher/scientist in industry then your alma mater becomes super important. However even then top univ in Europ that would have same weights American counterpart. The only problem is that there are fewer “top” univ in Europ than in US.


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By:sytelus
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15837113

ak39 comments on “A Secretly Detained American Has Asked for a Lawyer – But Gov Won’t Give Him One”

ak39 comments on “A Secretly Detained American Has Asked for a Lawyer – But Gov Won’t Give Him One”


https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/7631…

The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.”


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By:ak39
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15837111

jernfrost comments on “Most popular Python packages now support Python 3″

jernfrost comments on “Most popular Python packages now support Python 3″


I kind of like the idea of Rust, but I don’t really have much belief in complex programming languages. C++ only has a large following because it piggy backed on C, which people already knew, then it gradually grew its complexity.

It is quite a different challenge to get people to use an entirely new language with high complexity.

Companies are going to be negative towards adopting a language with a steep learning curve for its employees. That represents too much risk and money.

I think Swift is a much better alternative to those who want something like Rust. Much easier to learn and you still got native code and strict typing without a need for a garbage collector.

People also know they can trust it in the sense that they know Apple supports it and all Apple development is switching to it. That takes a way a big risk factor for companies.


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By:jernfrost
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15837110