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  1. Jan 2024
    1. The conflation of this vast array of companies, in and out of Silicon Valley, into the singular “Big Tech” does blur some of the important differences in the unique problems they each pose to society,
  2. Nov 2022
    1. Have lost their parent (i.e. their parent exited as well), which means they'll never be waited on by their parent.

      He's supposedly defining a zombie process, but here ends up defining an orphan process, conflating the two.

  3. Jul 2022
    1. Overall, there appears to be no MIME type image/jpg. Yet, in practice, nearly all software handles image files named "*.jpg" just fine.

      Extension != MIME type

  4. Mar 2022
    1. Don’t make the mistake of conflating Rails secrets with Rails credentials (like I did several times before learning better!).
  5. Apr 2021
    1. In many computing contexts, "TTY" has become the name for any text terminal, such as an external console device, a user dialing into the system on a modem on a serial port device, a printing or graphical computer terminal on a computer's serial port or the RS-232 port on a USB-to-RS-232 converter attached to a computer's USB port, or even a terminal emulator application in the window system using a pseudoterminal device.

      It's still confusing, but this at least helps/tries to clarify.

  6. Mar 2021
    1. semantic domain or semantic field

      What, then, is the difference between a semantic domain and a semantic field? The way they are used here, it's almost as if they are listing them in order to emphasis that they are synonyms ... but I'm not sure.

      From the later examples of basketball (https://hyp.is/ynKbXI1BEeuEheME3sLYrQ/en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_domain) and coffee shop, however, I am pretty certain that semantic domain is quite different from (broader than) semantic field.

    1. However, if the distinctions between the two concepts appear to be superficial, intentional conflation may be desirable for the sake of conciseness and recall
    2. In logic, it is the practice of treating two distinct concepts as if they were one, which produces errors or misunderstandings as a fusion of distinct subjects tends to obscure analysis of relationships which are emphasized by contrasts
    1. Having a closer look, you will see that putting “create user” on the failure track probably isn’t such a great idea, as it will also get invoked when #validate errors-out. It’s a good idea to introduce a new, separate path for handling new users.
  7. Feb 2021
    1. Some people believed I argued that object orientation is bad simply because extends has problems, as if the two concepts are equivalent. That's certainly not what I thought I said, so let me clarify some meta-issues.

      first sighting: meta-issue 

    1. reform conflates these two responsibilities into a single validate method
    2. About #validate which fill attributes of the form, I think it's a problem of architecture and clarity. If you respect the Single Responsabilty Principle, you must to have two methods. The validate method do two thing really different.
  8. Oct 2020
    1. After an edit, there is a 5-minute “grace period” during which all edits to the same post by the same user are silently conflated.
  9. Sep 2020
    1. You can see that Rollup mapped browser globals called "React" and "ReactDOM" to variables called "React" and "ReactDOM". The latter are what you imported by writing import React and import ReactDOM. (The variable names don't have to be the same as the browser globals, but it's common.)
  10. Jul 2020
    1. Note that the word acronym is also sometimes used to mean "initialism."

      In fact, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acronym says:

      The broader sense of acronym inclusive of terms pronounced as the individual letters (such as "TNT") is sometimes criticized, but it is the term's original meaning[1] and is in common use

    1. The term "modal" is sometimes used to mean "dialog", but this is a misnomer. A modal window describes parts of a UI. An element is considered modal if it blocks interaction with the rest of the application.
  11. Jun 2020
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  13. Mar 2020
    1. Well, the checkbox type has nothing to do with AI, but I’ve read that the type where you have to select “Which picture is …” does collect data to train AIs. It seems dear Dave is confusing between the 2 types.