Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52782
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
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2009/4/1-10 [Consumer/CellPhone, Computer/HW/Laptop] UID:52782 Activity:nil
4/1     Best places to get tech news? I'll start:
        \_ python.reddit is also nice if you're into that  kinda stuff. -t
        \_ ycombinator?  really?
           \_ dans loves it
           \_ I used to go there, but it's a bunch of self-confirming wankers
              and pretenders who ask obvious questions in the hope they'll find
              some insight that will allow them to skip the hard part of making
              a startup. Also, Paul Graham is overrated. -t
        \_ (my employer)
           \_ Ausman, is that you? :P -t
              \_ Yes.
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