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comment Where did Classical Hacker Culture go?
No, there simply is no real answer. Starting with the very weakly defined term "hacker culture" of which the stuff you describe is and was only a small part. Saying that a hacker culture never existed would be as valid as saying it disapeared or it transformed to whatever you may pick from the many different types of cultural subgroups have developed around computers. (Also "sociological question" and "concrete answer" are two contradictory terms.)
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comment Dictionary - Find the key by entering the value
This kind of question would belong on Stack Overflow, but would most likely be closed as duplicate of this question: stackoverflow.com/questions/8023306/… or this one: stackoverflow.com/questions/7657457/… (also: Google still works)
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comment Client does not want 'Designed by link' on his website
It is your clients web site, so they decide. Also this is by no means "common practice", at least not in Europe or the US. You will very rarely (nearly never) see this kind of advertisement on web sites. Sometimes you may find this kind of info in the html code (though even to this the client has to agree).
Sep
16
comment Automatic download and print program
Most likely easier than you would think. On Linux I would just bashscript something based on the get command. This exists for Windows too. Also most scripting languages like Python, Ruby and many more can download a file with a single line of code.
Sep
15
comment Overlook part of code while debugging
As you describe it's difficult to tell without knowing the code. There is a technique called "wolf fence debugging" essentially meaning that you split the project in parts, see where the bug appears, split that in smaller parts again and so on until you find the bug. This may be what you already do or may be what you should do. In general debugging is one of the most complex things and the one most based on practical experience. I it especially complicated in projects you didn't write yourself.
Sep
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comment How to design RESTful URI to get all unread messages?
@VansFannel it's not uncommon here that people post very similar or even identical questions multiple times. Often because they didn't get the expected answer the last times. And since questions once they leave the main page don't get that much attention anymore that happens often enough.
Sep
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comment How to design RESTful URI to get all unread messages?
@VansFannel I would simply see this as a specific task of the already existing index action and just add a param to the url like ´from_message_id´. This at least unless the way you display this type of messages differs a lot from the normal index display.
Sep
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comment How to design RESTful URI to get all unread messages?
@AndyBursh that's not really a duplicate. The question here is a more specific problem, most likely not covered there.
Sep
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comment payment platform which charges commission
Also this question will most likely get closed as too broad. We could only write rather arbitrary collection of incoherent pieces of advice. Also asking for off site resources (like examples, tutorials etc) is off topic (mostly because such resources change too rapidly and any advice there would be out-dated very soon). Programmers.SE and other Stack Overflow sites are no discussion boards. That's just the wrong format. As long as you don't have a good idea what you want to do and need for it such questions are better asked at other sites that are more open (like reddit for excample)
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comment payment platform which charges commission
Well, sure you can do something like that on an LAMP (or LNMP) or WAMP stack (plus HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery... obviously). You will need some payment provider company as well to handle the actual money transfer. From there it's questionable if this will work out very well. Freelance IT projects are rarely paid in single payments. Better get the legal side of this project set up very tight as well. In general writing web sites that handle money isn't something I would ever recommend to somebody new to this business.
Sep
11
comment Multiple burndown charts on TFS project page
@gnat, this is true, and in their "What topics can I ask here?" page this appears as well. But still they have the same exclusion "Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam." as Programmers.SE. So to me it seems as if they only allow to ask questions about clear technical questions like "I tried to do X with library Y and got this error". (Actually I think if at all then tool recommendations would fit better with Programmers.SE)
Sep
11
comment Multiple burndown charts on TFS project page
There would be various options, depending on some details. You could simply generate an image file that then is integrated into the page. Or you could use a javascript graph library like D3.js which has most every feature you could wish for.
Sep
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comment Multiple burndown charts on TFS project page
@gnat: Wouldn't it be off topic there?
Sep
10
comment Does the head of any linked list must contain any data
For most use cases I have seen a linked list simply contains lists of identical objects and the following code when iterating those objects will expect them to be of this type and fail if it encounters something different. But this is not necessarily a strict rule. If your code can handle different types of objects (and your language supports this) you could have anything lined up in a linked list you like. Just may make your code more difficult to understand and be a source for tricky errors.
Sep
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comment Providing friendly URLs for a website vs. realities of database IDs
If you have a unique id in your URL I don't see why you would want to verify the slug part at all. Use it for the looks and ignore it for the lookups.
Sep
7
comment How to determine what should get it's own respective controller?
Maybe have a look at RESTful design. It doesn't solve every single problem of this kind, but gives you a very good direction how to think about it.
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