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    1. The internet slang is full of acronyms. Some are harmless and well known, such as "lol" or "IMHO", but others not so much. Tildes is explicit by design, with a preference for clear text labels...

      The internet slang is full of acronyms. Some are harmless and well known, such as "lol" or "IMHO", but others not so much. Tildes is explicit by design, with a preference for clear text labels instead of icons. In my opinion, that's a great design choice, and maybe we should take inspiration from that in our communications. On Reddit, it's common to find obscure acronyms. Some subs require glossaries to understand their particular lingo. Sometimes this is necessary, but, in excess, acronyms can be annoying and even excluding, especially for non-native speakers. Because there are situations in which the use of acronyms is required, I don't think there should be a rule on the matter. That's merely a suggestion. What you lovely Tilda Swintons™ think about it?

      22 votes
    2. What is your favorite homebrew console application/game? A really cool thing I saw recently was someone moved the dsi version of flipnote to a 3ds and connected it to an unofficial server to...

      What is your favorite homebrew console application/game? A really cool thing I saw recently was someone moved the dsi version of flipnote to a 3ds and connected it to an unofficial server to continue using it like when the servers were still online. Another cool thing was DS linux, I never managed to get it working but as part of the install process it removed the health and safety warning screen which is kinda neat.

      8 votes
    3. Hello everyone! It has been a while since last programming challenge, it's time for another one! This week's goal would be to build your own interpreter. Interpreter is program that receives input...

      Hello everyone! It has been a while since last programming challenge, it's time for another one!

      This week's goal would be to build your own interpreter.

      Interpreter is program that receives input and executes it. For example Python is interpreted language, meaning you are actually writing instructions for the interpreter, which does the magic.

      Probably the easiest interpereter to write is Brainfuck interpreter. If someone here doesn't know, Brainfuck is programming language, which contains following instructions: ,.<>[]-+. Other characters are ignored. It has memory in form of array of integers. At the start, pointer that points to one specific memory cell points to cell 0. We can use < to move pointer to left (decrement) and > to move pointer to right (increment). . can be used to print value of cell the pointer is currently pointing to (ascii). , can be used to read one character from stdin and write it to memory. [ is beggining of loop and ] is end of loop. Loops can be nested. Loop is terminated when we reach ] character and current value in memory is equal to 0. - can be used to decrement value in memory by 1 and + can be used to increment value in memory by 1. Here's Hello World:

      ++++++++++[>+++++++>++++++++++>+++>+<<<<
      -]>++.>+.+++++++..+++.>++.<<++++++++++++
      +++.>.+++.------.--------.>+.>.
      

      People with nothing to do today can attemp to make an interpreter for the Taxi programming language.

      You can even make your own language! There are no limits for this challenge.

      23 votes
    4. Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I...

      Here's a list of a lot of things that came out in this past week, including many which are set to release on Friday. Of course, there's no way to be completely comprehensive with this and I avoided including things where information was too lacking, so feel free to mention anything that isn't on here that you think is worth mentioning. Beyond that, if you have any thoughts of any of these albums, it would be great to hear them :)

      (oh and don't bully me for the genre tags, a lot of these things have very limited resources available and I couldn't individually listen to everything and determine what fits best, so I'm pulling from third parties and an artist's past work a lot of the time)

      Thanks for the help this week, @Cleb!


      88GLAM - 88GLAM2.5 (Trap Rap)

      Aaron Lewis - State I’m In (Contemporary Country)

      ALL TVVINS - Just To Exist (Alternative Dance, Indie Rock)

      All Your Sisters - Trust Ruins (Industrial Rock, Post-Punk)

      Anderson .Paak - Ventura (Neo-Soul, Contemporary R&B)

      Andy Black - The Ghost of Ohio (Pop Rock)

      Astrid - Fall, Stand, Dance (Indie Pop, Pop Rock)

      Band of Skulls - Love Is All You Love (Garage Rock Revival, Alternative Rock)

      Bars Of Gold - Shelters (New Wave, Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore)

      Beat Music - Beat Music! Beat Music! Beat Music! (Jazz-Rock, Electronic)

      Bibio - Ribbons (Folktronica, Hypnagogic Pop)

      Big Business - The Beast You Are (Hard Rock, Heavy Metal)

      Big Search - Slow Fascination (Indie Pop)

      Black Flower - Future Flora (Afro-Jazz, Jazz-Funk)

      Broken Social Scene - Let's Try the After - Vol. 2 (Indie Pop, Indie Rock)

      Bruce Hornsby - Absolute Zero (Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter)

      BTS - Map of the Soul: Persona (K-Pop)

      The Budos Band - V (Jazz-Funk, Heavy Psych, Afrobeat)

      Caskey - Black Sheep 4 (Trap Rap)

      The Chemical Brothers - No Geography (Big Beat, Acid House)

      The Cradle - The Glare of Success (Indie Folk)

      Cris Jacobs - Color Where You Are (Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Blues)

      Damien Jurado - In the Shape of a Storm (Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter)

      Eli "Paperboy" Reed - 99 Cent Dreams (Soul, Rhythm & Blues)

      Emily Reo - Only You Can See It (Indie Pop)

      Emma Bunton - My Happy Place (Pop Soul)

      Eric Reed - Everybody Gets The Blues (Jazz)

      Fontaines D.C. - Dogrel (Post Punk Revival)

      Glen Hansard - The Wild Willing (Singer/Songwriter, Electronic)

      Gone Cosmic - Sideways In Time (Psychedelic Rock)

      ​iann dior - nothings ever good enough (Emo Rap)

      Intellexual (Nico Segal & Nate Fox of The Social Experiment) - Intellexual (Indie Pop)

      Inter Arma - Sulphur English (Post Metal)

      Jesse Rutherford - GARAGEB& (Alternative R&B, Electropop)

      Jess Ribeiro - Love Hate (Singer/Songwriter)

      John Paul White - The Hurting Kind (Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock)

      Junodream - Terrible Things That Could Happen EP (Indie Rock)

      Khalid - Free Spirit (Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul)

      KSI & Randolph - New Age (UK Hip Hop)

      The Leisure Society - Arrivals & Departures (Chamber pop, Indie pop)

      Lloyd - Black Haze (Pop Rock)

      Lowly - Hifalutin (Indie Pop)

      LSD - Labrinth, Sia & Diplo Present… LSD (Psychedelic Pop, Electronic)

      Marshmello & SOB X RBE - Roll the Dice - EP (Pop Rap)

      Melby - VCR (Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop)

      Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show (Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter)

      M Huncho - Utopia (Trap Rap)

      MISSIO - The Darker the Weather // The Better the Man (Electropop)

      MONKEY3 - Sphere (Stoner Rock, Space Rock)

      Mystery Skulls - Back to Life (Electropop)

      Native Harrow - Happier Now (Indie Folk, Folk Pop)

      Norah Jones - Begin Again (Jazz Pop)

      NUMENOREAN - Adore (Atmospheric black metal)

      Odonis Odonis - Reaction EP (Electro-Industrial, Industrial Rock)

      Pixel Grip - Heavy Handed (Synthpop)

      Reese McHenry - No Dados (Garage Rock)

      RiFF RAFF - PiNK PYTHōN (Trap Rap)

      Rory Fresco - True Story (Pop Rap)

      Sara Evans - The Barker Family Band (Country Pop)

      Sebastián Yatra - FANTASÍA (Reggaeton)

      Shovels & Rope - By Blood (Alt. Country)

      Sophie Auster - Next Time (Singer/Songwriter)

      Tellavision - Add Land (Electronic, Pop)

      Theories - Vessel (Grindcore)

      Thomas Henley - Epoque EP (Electronic)

      Through The Noise - Dualism (Nu Metal, Post Hardcore)

      Tom Speight - Collide (Singer Songwriter)

      Walking On Cars - Colours (Pop Rock)

      Yours Truly - Afterglow EP (Progressive Pop)

      Zvi - Deer Pink (Drone Metal, Experimental Rock)

      16 votes