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Linkdump for September 30th

by Rob Friesel
  • at Quinn Said:

    I’m [kind] of annoyed that I can have a phone with GPS and even an interface to countless mechanical turks, I can have a Northpaw and I can control my fertility, I can fly anywhere in hours with money I don’t have on a plastic card and be merely contracting rather than earning or stealing, but I have to scrape my teeth in an ever losing battle to keep them, still. I mean, seriously, WTF?

  • Nicholas Zakas on why querySelectorAll is actually slower:

    Before digging into details, there’s one very important difference between these two methods, and it’s not that one accepts only a tag name and the other accepts a full CSS selector. The big difference is in the return value: the getElementsByTagName() method returns a live NodeList while querySelectorAll() returns a static NodeList. This is extremely important to understand.

  • at The New Yorker (via @fogus):

    As Wallace noted at a 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College, true freedom “means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed.”

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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