What are the best "value for your money" restaurants in Philadelphia?

My wife and I, as well as our friends, love to eat at the Sang Kee Noodle House Asian Restaurant.  There are several locations in Philly but we most often visit the one in Wynnewood on the Main Line.

The Asian food is consistently delicious, reasonably priced, and served with quickly, efficiently, and pleasantly by an excellent staff.  You will be treated with kindness when you enter, fed well while you're there, and leave completely satisfied … eager to return next time.

BTW, try to avoid times when it will be very busy like Friday and Saturday evenings.

Is the downvote-answer feature necessary on Quora?

Yes.  Without downvoting, I think you open Quora up to non-constructive answers which weaken the strength of the site. See What are good and bad reasons to downvote answers on Quora? That question has a number of answers that get at this point. That question and its answers also support the secondary point that Justin Bishop is making — which I agree with — that unfair/unreasonable downvoting is demoralizing.

In football, what is a slot back?

A slot back is basically a slot receiver who lines up in the backfield.

This page is pretty instructional.

It says:
"The flanker can also become a slot receiver or slot back. If he’s positioned between the split end and a tackle, his name changes. The coach can take out a tight end, making a slot back the third receiver, attempting to create mismatches with the defense. But even in a standard set that includes a tight end, the receiver can line up between the split end and the tackle and be called a slot back. This gives him a few steps running start before the defender can smack him one."

Wikipedia says a slot back is:
"A receiver lining up in the offensive back field. Canadian and Arena football allow them to take a running start at the line. They are usually larger players as they need to make catches over the middle. In American football slot backs are typically used in flexbone or other triple option offenses while Canadian football uses them in almost all formations."

Why does my iPhone always get muted when it is charging?

Sounds like an issue with your iPhone's dock/charging connector.

Everytime you plug in the cable, the phone assumes it's connected to an external speaker/dock and hence routes the audio to it. It's becuse something in there has short.

Two options –

1. Try to clean it up with a toothbrush and see if it works.

2. Get the particular component changed from a third party centre.

Hope this helps.

Why does Quora have a character limit for question titles and details?

Some topics seem to prompt epic detail essays. See anything related to Dating or Politics.

While I do think Quora is right in looking for less verbose details, I do think a 300-character limit for details, may be a bit severe.

However, consider this

If you spend a tiny bit of your time paring down a 5,000 word screed into a clear problem statement, you'll get more people willing to spend some of their time to write a clear answer for your benefit.

You may even develop a clearer picture of your problem if you can pare it down to a few well-written sentences.

You may find that, if you can summarize the question succinctly enough for others to understand, you will be able to answer the question yourself.

My reasoning:

  • The more details, the less general-interest the question. In general, the more details, the fewer people will be interested or even willing to read the entire question.
  • Long details make the question a “special snowflake” question. Long details can help in technical problems, if they call out relevant details.
  • Long details tend to make the question less of a question and more of a statement. This may serve as a catharsis for someone with a very real (personal or political) issue, but makes reading details tedious. The rest of us have to wade through mountains of poorly-formatted text to uncover facts required to identify the problem and offer a solution.
  • Too much information actually reduces the likelihood of someone reading the entire essay and offering a relevant solution. My eyes glaze over after 1,000 words in a wall of gray with no line breaks describing, in agonizing detail, exactly how a pattern of text message responding longer than 3 minutes makes the questioner feel wronged.
  • Long details are, IMHO, rude to potential answerers. If you write 5,000 words detailing a situation, you probably turn off people who might help. A huge wall of grey in the detail section is, quite frankly, hard to read and may be dull or tortuous to read for anyone but the question-asker.
  • Excessively long questions (and answers) reflect a lack of clear understanding of the problem.

What are the best interview questions to evaluate a systems programmer?

A generation of VMware monitor engineers were hired on: "what happens when you type 'ls'?" I ripped it off of Bryan Cantrill, who asked me this question in an on-campus interview back when dragons roamed the earth.

This is not a smoke test. Good engineers who know how computers work can talk about this for an hour straight and still only scratch the surface. I've had hardware people take it down to electrons and springs in your keyboard; distributed systems people talk about NFS caching; more typical low-level systems folks get into the copy-on-write implementation of fork; ABI people talk about exec; and filesystem folks get into finding the blocks that constitute the directory. Not being able to think about a TLB shootdown or a simple interrupt are worrying signs.

You can't really snow your way past it if the interviewer is calibrated on this question; keep drilling down until they admit they don't know how some layer works, and ask them to reason about how it would have to work anyway.