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I'm the CTO at Media Pop a software and social media consultancy in Singapore. We care about what we do, work hard and do fun things. If you know Python and want a job ping me at kit@mediapop.co. :)

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comment Is programming in Python faster than in C, C++ or Java?
@DanHaynes You're missing the point of what I said, and neither me nor the site is interested in non-empirical answers or comments.
Dec
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comment Is programming in Python faster than in C, C++ or Java?
@DanHaynes Obviously I'm not asking about one-off bits of code, where a time difference could be in minutes or hours which is rather uninteresting. The rest of what you said isn't as clear as you make it out to be you can't latch onto a single feature of "remote debugging" as an argument for general efficiency, it's also something Python can do too using PyCharm or various other tools. What I wanted to address is that when someone makes a claim x is faster than y they do so without hard data, continuing to make unsubstantiated anecdotal or experienced based claims isn't helpful.
Dec
15
comment Does IQ testing show that blacks on average score worse than whites?
Supposedly 8-12 year olds show an even smaller difference (0.055) marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2013/04/…
Dec
15
comment Does IQ testing show that blacks on average score worse than whites?
@magnesium I agree with you, I'm merely rebutting a highly up voted comment that's making un-cited claims. We really should discover why because just leaving it at that is unfriendly to the point of being counter-productive for the site and worst case could help further discriminatory world views.
Dec
13
comment Does IQ testing show that blacks on average score worse than whites?
@RoryAlsop It hasn't been debunked unless your main reading material is Malcolm Gladwell. Psychometrics is alive and well and actively publishing research with regards to IQ and measuring intelligence. Here's a talk with citations from 2010 that covers most of the things I mentioned: youtube.com/watch?v=62jZENi1ed8
Dec
10
comment Does IQ testing show that blacks on average score worse than whites?
@Shadur That's a patently false myth. IQ is strongly correlated with height, physical ability, chance of getting a degree especially in physics, creativity, weather you can complete a linear algebra course, weather or not you can succeed in complex jobs, your countries socio-economical upbringing particularly in relation to nutrition. It is a fantastic tool for measuring intelligence.
Dec
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reviewed Approve Are humans the only species that hunts down competitors, denies and destroys food for others?
Dec
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comment Does soursop cure cancer?
@Reluctant_Linux_User The claim expressively says it only targets unhealthy cells. Ingesting soursop is not fatal in the general case and chemo contains quite a large deal of dangerous things that will kill you. So using your example as an equivalent in this context or with regards to how cancer is actually treated seems somewhat fallacious. That said showing an effect in a petri dish and expecting the same results on ingestion is also a fallacy, so I'm with you in principle.
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comment Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?
@ChrisW I am Swedish.
Nov
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revised Will criticizing immigration be illegal in Sweden?
Cleaned up some of the Swedish translation.
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revised Are all white cats with blue eyes deaf?
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revised Are all white cats with blue eyes deaf?
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comment Are all white cats with blue eyes deaf?
@darryn.ten It's in Chapter 1 in the origin of species (about as far as I got, quite a dull read some hundreds years after the fact.) Having trouble finding a good source, but wikipedia has the whole thing it would appear: en.wikisource.org/wiki/On_the_Origin_of_Species_(1859)/…
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awarded  Nice Question
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