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i've been full-stack web developer for over 15 years. my tools of choice are emacs, perl, haskell, arch linux and freebsd. i dabble in lots of other tech and my day job is LAMP-stack focused.


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comment Is Haskell worth learning?
++. its worth noting that haskell provides a multitude of techniques not just the exploitation of multicore at a runtime level, but for thinking about parallelism and concurrency.
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comment Is Page Scraping and Data Mining Moral / Legal?
-1 for the last sentence! if in doubt, know your rights and replace ignorance with useful knowledge. you don't need anyone's permission to exercise fair-use, should it apply. you just need to know when it applies.
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comment Is Page Scraping and Data Mining Moral / Legal?
@Dean Harding: naturally fair-use is a grey area. anyone looking to repurpose content on the web will need to understand fair-use very well before proceeding. it must be said that fair-use extends well beyond search engines, and also covers certain forms of content manipulation under the right circumstances
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comment Is Page Scraping and Data Mining Moral / Legal?
@Dean Harding: if they don't request to decline all crawlers (the most trivial robots.txt of all), then it is safe to assume they welcome them. this is the web after all. there is no basis to assume that web-hosted data is considered private unless stated otherwise...indeed the opposite holds and has been validated by fair-use. no one is bound by some notion of making a web service "happy"...wow i am astounded by the degree posters here are willing to assume they have no fair-use rights.
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comment How do programmers quit a job?
well said. especially on the "feedback" thing. your last day is not the time to build up negative karma.
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comment How do programmers quit a job?
i agree that one month notice is too much. it can be uncomfortable for others in the office to have a "short timer" around that long. that said, let them give you as much work as they want. so what if it is unfinished? that's their business and their problem.
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answered Is Page Scraping and Data Mining Moral / Legal?
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comment Is Page Scraping and Data Mining Moral / Legal?
search engines are not "invited" to scrape sites, they do so unless they are explicitly asked not to or are thwarted by some other means (logins, script generated content etc)
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answered Being a good mentee - a protégé
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answered Programming language constructs for cache optimization?