It seems most everyone does asynchronous requests with XMLHttpRequest but obviously the fact that there is the ability to do synchronous requests indicates there might be a valid reason to do so. So what might that valid reason be?
Yeah, I want to find a gigabyte connection to our apartment building and get the owner to just include it in the rent (she really likes the idea, and she has like 5 IT tenants) ... with a bit of up front investment in switches and wiring, we can have a shared gigabyte+ fiber over 70 units
I just don't know how much they cost/month and if they're worth the investment in the first place
Looking at the profiles of the users with the most reputation I started to wonder: are those people working besides asking and answering on stackoverflow? Or are they the superstars Steve Yegge writes about in "Done, and Gets Things Smart"?
So, this is a question that can be answered from severa...
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The formula for the score on the Stats page looks like "The sum of all non-negative values of (upvotes - downvotes) for answers that are not Community Wiki"
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There are a number of "illegal" clones popping up which use the cc-wiki data without following the attribution terms (these are linked at the bottom of every webpage, and included as a .txt file in every data dump we produce).
Here's a place to list all the illegal clones, since we didn't have...
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I want to try and write somethin...
Got a quick question regarding the Tenacious badge (on SO): I've got 18 accepted answers in total, and I've got 5 0-score accepted answers (not counting self-accepted, and all of those are >7 days old) - shouldn't this qualify for the Tenacious badge, or is my math just wrong?
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Exceeding the cap is not the same as reaching the cap, which means earning 200 or more rep ...
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