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Good Morning how are you, I'm dr jimbob
I'm interested in things.
I'm not a real dr,
But I am a real jim bob.

Have a PhD in Experimental High-Energy Physics, but left academia in mid-2010 to program professionally.

Mostly program/script in python, django, and jquery these days doing mostly web apps.

Also have experience programming in C, C++, java, haskell, php, and (bash) shell more in the past.

Linux as primary OS since 1999, ubuntu user since 2005 (Hoary).


Jul
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Mar
21
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
30
comment Refusing a user permission to click a URL
@corvec, I know I didn't contribute to the ux answer; but his question was vague "Is there a better way" than sending the user a message he has no permissions when he clicks a link. I agree not seeing that forbidden content exists (+1) OR seeing it with a link disabled and a lock image (+1) seem like great options. But its critical to mention that access control should not be done by disabling/rerouting links (which seems to be what spiral13 claimed to be doing).
Jan
30
answered Refusing a user permission to click a URL
Dec
12
awarded  Critic
Dec
12
comment How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?
Look at the field sobriety tests. Most are ~65% accurate and usually test multitasking (e.g., say alphabet backwards without slurring while walking in a line) and can't be done in a way that's not trivial to cheat, except maybe the eye gaze test though would be difficult to implement (computer vision/adequate lighting/front camera). It will also exclude users with certain diseases (multiple sclerosis) who will always fail it.
Dec
12
awarded  Editor
Dec
12
revised How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?
corrected grammar.
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
9
answered How could one prevent drunk users from using a mobile application?
Oct
10
awarded  Supporter
Jul
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
22
answered When should hyperlink text be used?