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Why do programmers use `Acme` as a package, namespace or directory name

This may or may not be a silly question, but I really would like to know the answer to something which has been bothering me for a while. I quite often see programming examples/conventions where the ...
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How to find out what Hackathons are coming up near me? [closed]

I just went to my first hackathon (London GreenHackathon) and I want to go to lots more. Specifically, hackathons that have a theme of helping people or making the world a better place in some way. I ...
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How can we inspire “hacker” culture? [closed]

I came across these essays the other day whilst dreaming of becoming a Lisp hacker: http://paulgraham.com/yahoo.html, http://paulgraham.com/gba.html and they crystallised for me that the reason for ...
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Black Hat Hackers vs Programmers? [closed]

This came up with another question I had here, I have decided on a programming verification system that requires a hardware verification system, a software key, and a name/password system. Now ...
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Programmer Timeliness vs Effort [closed]

The engineering team I am on has a very laid back approach to work hours. People come in at 6am and at 11am, and work until things are done when necessary. Engineers will routinely work very late, on ...