Also @JeffAtwood next time you shouldn't have that whole pesky work thing in the middle of the day ... dragging all the mods out of chat makes for a dull chat :p ... for the days when I'm not working ;)
When we were doing the VC rounds, the company (rightly or not) that was on every VC's radar in the Q&A field was Quora.
Link to sign up: http://quora.com/hackernews
Quora is a question and answer site focused on getting really high quality, authoritative content on any topic that p...
<sarcasm>I still like my scenario. PersonA starts writing an answer. Jon Skeet starts writing an answer a minute later and PersonA gets a notification: Jon Skeet has started writing an answer. Go! Type faster! Hurrrrrrrry! </sarcam>
NOTE: This has probably been asked already, but I am unable to find it. If such is the case, please post a link to that question in the comments. Here, I will try to explain how I think this problem should be combated.
A very useful feature that I think we need for Stack Overflow is automatic lo...
@drachenstern that's true. but wouldn't having a box that says, "X more questions since you started browsing, click here to see them" or "Y more questions since you started searching, click here to see them" avoid that problem?
actually, i see what you're saying now. if the "box" thing were to check very often, you'd load the page and then in a few seconds it would appear and tell you to click on it to reload the page. so it wouldn't work.
> Show me a computer programmer who would rather give up Stack Overflow than Quora, and we'll officially start to worry. Until then, I think Quora is awesome at what it does, which is about 99% different than what Stack Overflow does. - Joel Spolsky on Quora
I see from the thread Which tools and technologies build the Stack Exchange Network? that the database specifications are:
Database SQL Server 2008 R2 running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition x64
While this does not necessarily mean that Oracle wont do this job, it does indi...
We generally make a habit of starring posts in the chat room when a dev announces a new feature, and I try to mention new things I've noticed specifically so other mods who might not have noticed are aware. In this case, this post of waffles' is starred:
I am adding convert to comment to the ...
2011-01-07: Chat "whitelists" no longer allow specified users to talk regardless of their rep. Users with less than 20 rep now get only four hours of chat time before being locked out.
2011-01-07: Moderators can now convert answers into comments.
2011-01-07: The vote-to-close...
wow that's a huge amount of new and cool stuff. thanks!
While we're on the topic of IRC:
#SOMafia on irc.slashnet.org is NOT associated with Stack Overflow!
I've gotten several email complaints:
Yesterday, just out of curiosity, I joined #SOMafia on irc.shashnet.org and there was a JeffAtwood op there. If it wasn't you, then I'm sorry, please ig...
I think of all the people here that know what IRC is and have probably used a room more than once, that would be me and my boss. I imagine the senior DBA probably knows what it is and has never used it. The other devs are all "ehwut" ... I'm evangelizing them to SO as is ...
Spend 4 hours preparing install diskettes... install Slackware Linux... dial up AOL with a PPPOE client... BitchX into a DALnet channel... some other IRC user roots me and wipes my hard drive while I chat. Welcome to IRC in the 90s!
I'm playing for the first time on my Mac and can't figure out how to change the difficulty. How do I do it? I haven't beaten the third mission yet (I read something that seemed to imply that difficulty needed to be unlocked).
> In GSB you put your ships together from modular components, arrange them into fleets, give your ships orders of engagement and then hope they emerge victorious from battle (or at least blow to bits in aesthetically pleasing ways).
Cool, they updated the flagged post interface for 10k tools! Yay! It now has colors OMG I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY!!!
> undefined is just a type, but there's also the variable called undefined which defaults to the value undefined, but whose value can be changed. All variables that have not been assigned any value, default to the valueundefined.
My problem is the part about 'variable whose value'