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They were probably running the other video in an Ubuntu window.
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So, I believe this story was brought up a few days ago, but I found this article[^] that explains the whole story. It seems Kik was rather heavy handed in their request for the developer to change the package name, and the dev was being a stubborn sunshine. I don't think npm's stance helped much either.
It's a rather interesting situation, and it kinda proves how fragile the modern web is due to the dependence on open source code and automatic package retrieval. I'm not sure that the developer even knew how much effect the removal of his packages would have, but to bring down web development all across the world, including at Kik (which I'm sure brought a smile to his face), is rather impressive.
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America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. -Oscar Wilde
Wow, even the French showed a little more spine than that before they got their sh*t pushed in.[^] -Colin Mullikin
Well, it was stupid for all those peeps to make websites directly dependent on an external code distribution service. Use NPM to do the initial get, store it on your own servers, update from NPM when necessary.
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AFAIK part of why it blew up so big so fast was that the standard practice was to delete and redownload all of your packages each time you did a build.
If they'd instead kept the ones they downloaded the last time, existing builds wouldn't've suffered anything worse than a warning that WhiskeyTangoElephant v22.214.171.124.5 was no longer available when they did a check for a new version being available.
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Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
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