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Looks amazing, guys! Nice work, putting this all together. I’d love to attend one of these in my area sometime ;)

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No sunscreen? You’re all dead….

Surely sunscreen preceded mankind by several centuries – how else would our ancestors have been able to survive ;)

You’re stranded. Anything that will run out within a couple weeks is a waste of a ‘1 of 4’.

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Not sure what I just watched, but it was spectacular

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Island choice, this is super easy.

- Fishing Rod - Knife - Water Purifier - First Aid Kit

This is the only correct answer :P

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I’d say only a 10-20% of professional programmers write code that’s well thought, easy to read and practical. Most of the code written might be pretty solid and stable, but it usually is not very easy to change or update without quite drastic refactoring and cleaning.

This. If you want to take this to an extreme, try reviewing code by undergraduate students ;-). Readability counts. This is why it’s extremely important to be comfortable with a language and an environment (but also: the product) to the point where you don’t just ‘fix things’, but you ‘write down ideas’. It seems like the majority of time writing code should not be spend actually writing code. Writing code is hard.

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Your face might end up in someone’s template, and you won’t be able to DMCA them! :D

Ah, so that’s the catch. They were looking for some pictures to use in stock, and now they have a large catalogue indexed by age :)

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We tried a similar thing on IRC (1, 2) a few years back (and of course Envato World), as well as random third party chatrooms but there was no permanent group of people to keep it running. There’s also the usual Skype threads, but Skype seems unfit because of the inherent 1-to-1 communication.

Slack might be a better fit, though, as it allows people to receive group messages when they’re offline out of the box. Curious to see how this would pan out!

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These are the kind of threads where you’d hope a dev stops by and says “Oh, cool idea. EDIT: Fixed!” But sadly, that’s not how it goes for some reason :(

Cool idea though!

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Nice and calm, and a bit of a sob story will get you a pass with the geniuses.

Whenever someone calls them ‘the geniuses’, I can’t help but think of that one South Park episode ;)

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That’s a pretty amazing result from the Hack week!

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