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I asked for "two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen" and got two bathrooms with a kitchen only accessible through a bathroom.

if you joined quick play, you were probably spectating while waiting for a match

I don't think you're wrong about how people perceive this. But, it's funny because at my "top-ranked" CS college you could absolutely graduate having coded the exact same guided CS projects as everyone else (about 2 years worth of classes, which, granted, is more time than most coding schools).

You _could_ take electives with complicated freeform projects, or that mimicked actual software engineering, or that focused on the state of the art in various CS specializations, but you didn't need to.

I don't know about your school the projects we worked on compared to a boot camp were very different. For example, one boot camp a friend took spent an entire 4 week session iterating on a single project, that would have been a 1 week homework assignment at my school. I think that the high level courses are able to go much deeper due to their respective topics than "coding" specific schools that are faster. It's my opinion that the majority of learning took place in those late night lab sessions trying to meet a deadline, and not in the classroom.

That [0] is a school assignment. Granted it's two weeks.

On top of a full course load, of course, so they have a few like these in parallels. I don't think there's any bootcamp out there that has that.

[0] https://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/academic/class/15213-f10/www/l...

My observations from school are similar. I'm a big fan of the value of a computer science education, but most of that came from choosing the harder electives. There were people graduating that did the minimum and... let's say "relied on friends for help".

No signal is foolproof.

You don't really need to track users. Send back a few timings: LCP, FID, whatever, and nothing else. That's all you need to look at the distribution of real world performance data and compute useful statistics.

You don't need to associate data points with any kind of user profile. Sure, you _could_ maybe mine some noisy timings for user fingerprint entropy but... if you're building something more complicated than a blog, real performance data is very useful and the privacy implication is relatively minimal.

What are LCP and FID?

LCP: Largest Contentful Paint: "render time of the largest image or text block visible within the viewport, relative to when the page first started loading"


FID: First Input Delay: "the time from when a user first interacts with a page to the time when the browser is actually able to begin processing event handlers in response to that interaction"


While I think you can compile your markdown in most cases, this is a two line fix: set the style to display: none and remove it after compiling.

you might want to sit down for this one, but we're pretty close (sqlite):


SQLite, on top of IndexedDB, on top of SQLite... the circle of life!

What exactly are you suggesting the QR code is doing? My phone shows me the URL encoded by the QR code before opening, and I've never seen one with any additional information in the URL. They're not dynamically generating QR codes for you...

The static URL encoded by the QR code funnels you to a web page where that page view can be reported back to trackers and incorporated into your advertising profile.

Using your device to read the menu puts your device in the loop where formerly it was not.

Sure, if I suspend disbelief and assume that no other search engines or navigation services were used that do similar tracking—but the GP was specifically calling out QR codes, and they use the website anyway.

You don't have to suspend disbelief to come up with such a scenario. When I go to the bar down the street from my apartment, order food and a drink, pay cash and then leave, it was not an interaction that was likely to become part of my advertising profile. Now it is.

It's not comparing websites accessed via QR against every other already tracked thing in society, it's comparing it with laminated pieces of paper.

Have you used them at restaurants? I've avoided it, so I don't know.

I didn't mean they generate QR codes dynamically. It wouldn't be hard at all to encode the table number, for example, and then of course they have the time and know your reservation, and thus can identify their customer's phone.

confusingly called the File System Access API


Pointless aside but that's probably the most annoying cookie banner I've seen. Your options are to accept the cookies or read their privacy policy, which is also covered by the cookie banner.

Works fine for me on Chrome

Also hit the back button trap with Firefox on Android.


Is this an ad for Chrome or are you disputing the comment?

I realize chrome is a sensitive subject here, but I'm just narrowing down the problem :)

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