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  1. Comment on Why do prime numbers make these spirals? in ~science

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    This video has been in my Watch Later FOREVER. I finally watched it and just had to share it here as it's definitely one of 3b1b's most beautiful videos, and a gorgeous take on dataviz.

    This video has been in my Watch Later FOREVER. I finally watched it and just had to share it here as it's definitely one of 3b1b's most beautiful videos, and a gorgeous take on dataviz.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Introducing Worms Rumble - A real-time, 32-player Worms game with deathmatch, last worm standing, and battle royale modes in ~games

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    That sounds really fun. Unfortunately, Team17's technical capability for building good games is just … really bad, pretty much since Worms World Party. I have yet to see a Worms game that both...

    That sounds really fun. Unfortunately, Team17's technical capability for building good games is just … really bad, pretty much since Worms World Party.

    I have yet to see a Worms game that both runs well and plays well on modern hardware. It's always a buggy mess with performance issues.

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Getting my new skate boots! in ~hobbies

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    Well my rink is definitely not AC'd to 4 degrees Farenheit ;)

    Well my rink is definitely not AC'd to 4 degrees Farenheit ;)

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Getting my new skate boots! in ~hobbies

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    Seriously. It was 32 degrees the other day and I was skating for 4 hours in a room air conditioned to 4 degrees. It's AWESOME.

    Seriously. It was 32 degrees the other day and I was skating for 4 hours in a room air conditioned to 4 degrees. It's AWESOME.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Discord launches a new website and announces $100M in new funding as it starts to distance itself from being a gaming-oriented service, moving towards day-to-day communication and "your place to talk" in ~tech

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    I think on one side they do want to take on Twitch for streaming, and it's possible that with this move they're willing to take on Slack. I've used Discord at all my companies in the last 5 years...

    I think on one side they do want to take on Twitch for streaming, and it's possible that with this move they're willing to take on Slack.

    I've used Discord at all my companies in the last 5 years as a replacement for Slack and it works great. It's possible they're aiming for a Microsoft acquisition or something like that (with a foothold both in gaming and enterprise).

    7 votes
  6. Comment on Getting my new skate boots! in ~hobbies

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    I saw this video which convinced me that it's different enough, but similar enough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elWXvKBlkVs It's a pretty fun watch. Honestly, the feel of the cold and the ice...

    I saw this video which convinced me that it's different enough, but similar enough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elWXvKBlkVs

    It's a pretty fun watch.

    Honestly, the feel of the cold and the ice is a big part of why I love ice skating so I'm not sure how much I'd enjoy roller skates but I'm willing to try!

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Getting my new skate boots! in ~hobbies

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    Yup, my local rink is about ~20 mins walk+metro away from me and it closes every summer from May to September. They closed a month early due to the lockdown this time around. That's why I'm going...

    Yup, my local rink is about ~20 mins walk+metro away from me and it closes every summer from May to September. They closed a month early due to the lockdown this time around. That's why I'm going by train+bus to the one an hour away.

    I was so tempted to get roller skates throughout the lockdown! But eh, sports stores were closed anyway, I just gave it a rest. My ankles were thankful for the break, though they're starting to hurt again now.

    I'm actually thinking of turning my current ice skates into roller skates once I get my Harlicks.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Getting my new skate boots! in ~hobbies

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    That was super nice! And yeah. A friend of mine mentioned the Canadian lakes as a place to skate on. I actually really want to go to Gorky Park at some point. This beautiful hyperlapse made me...

    That was super nice! And yeah. A friend of mine mentioned the Canadian lakes as a place to skate on.

    I actually really want to go to Gorky Park at some point. This beautiful hyperlapse made me want to skate there: https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=2564680347078810

    But with COVID and all, I don't know if I'll be going this year. I might go to Sweden to skate on some lakes though :)

    1 vote
  9. Getting my new skate boots!

    I'm so excited. I'm getting measured very soon for custom-fit Harlick figure skating boots. Takes 8-10 weeks for them to be ready, so I'll have them before my local rink reopens! I've been going...

    I'm so excited. I'm getting measured very soon for custom-fit Harlick figure skating boots.

    Takes 8-10 weeks for them to be ready, so I'll have them before my local rink reopens! I've been going to an ice rink much further so I don't get rusty in the mean time… it's fun, but exhausting (and expensive) to travel an hour and back every time for just 3.5hrs of training.

    Booking for measurements wasn't exactly simple either. I have to travel to France, take two trains and three taxis to get to some city I've never even heard of. And that's the closest shop to me.

    Seriously I'm hyped. I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas day right now, and this week I'm traveling to give my wishlist to Santa in person.

    16 votes
  10. Comment on Statically linking libraries is arguably better than dynamic linking in ~comp

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    Are we reading the same thing? That link seems to say nothing about his arguments being wrong. At best, it claims 2 of them are misleading and drew's reply is pretty satisfying to me.

    Are we reading the same thing? That link seems to say nothing about his arguments being wrong. At best, it claims 2 of them are misleading and drew's reply is pretty satisfying to me.

  11. Comment on Statically linking libraries is arguably better than dynamic linking in ~comp

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    Excellent post from Drew. I was on the edge already but I think this post, with the data attached to it, standalone pushes me pretty firmly into the static linking camp.

    Excellent post from Drew. I was on the edge already but I think this post, with the data attached to it, standalone pushes me pretty firmly into the static linking camp.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Create No-JavaScript friendly sites in ~comp

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    Looks really nice, I'd love to see a demo somewhere. (And it's not that I don't believe you, it's that it's unlikely to be possible in css to be truly accessible with regards to the accessibility...

    Looks really nice, I'd love to see a demo somewhere.

    (And it's not that I don't believe you, it's that it's unlikely to be possible in css to be truly accessible with regards to the accessibility features mentioned in my other post)

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    I think you missed the point of what I was saying.

    I think you missed the point of what I was saying.

  14. Comment on Create No-JavaScript friendly sites in ~comp

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    @wes already gave an example; to add to it, there's a lot of other tricks high quality menu libraries will implement to detect "intent". For example, let's say you're over a menu that looks like...

    @wes already gave an example; to add to it, there's a lot of other tricks high quality menu libraries will implement to detect "intent". For example, let's say you're over a menu that looks like this:

    • Top 1 >
    • Top 2 >

    And you're over Top 1 so it looks like this:

    • Top 1 >
      • Leaf 1
      • Leaf 2
      • Leaf 3
    • Top 2 >

    You want to click "Leaf 2" but in doing so, you briefly hover over Top 2. It won't immediately register intent and will let you click Leaf 2 without updating the submenus.

    Some of the C++ libraries even look at the direction your mouse is moving and its velocity.

    Menus should also be accessible with focus-based keyboard navigation, which most CSS-only menus are not or cannot be.

    DOM-wise, menus should have role and aria attributes to identify them and tell whether or not they're expanded and what they expand into. All of this is very well supported to give screen readers a good navigation experience.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Create No-JavaScript friendly sites in ~comp

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    Honestly I appreciate wanting to be no-js but such menus are a lot, lot less accessible than good quality Javascript menus.

    Honestly I appreciate wanting to be no-js but such menus are a lot, lot less accessible than good quality Javascript menus.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    It's rare because you can get fired over it. You would get fired because it's generally considered inappropriate. Fine. Raw opinion: I think the american trend of shunning office dating is toxic....

    I'll let you know how I feel if any waitstaff ever gives me their number unsolicited.

    It's rare because you can get fired over it. You would get fired because it's generally considered inappropriate.

    what do you mean, you defend office dating?

    Fine. Raw opinion: I think the american trend of shunning office dating is toxic. A lot of healthy relationships are formed through office dating; that there are unhealthy relationships formed through it is just a fact of dating in general. The fact is, for a lot of people, the majority of their social life is spent at the office. It's normal for office romances to flourish in that environment. If that option is removed, that can mean dating being removed from their life altogether.

    It becomes problematic when there is a power imbalance, as was talked elsewhere in the thread, but a lot of people don't make the difference and just do a blanket ban on office dating in general.

    Disclaimer: This does not and cannot affect me in my current situation. I am in a relationship; I work from home; I live in Europe in a country that doesn't do that shit.

    5 votes
  17. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    It's an example to showcase that the power imbalance isn't the only factor. You can't say X is more appropriate because the power imbalance isn't a factor. The power imbalance isn't what makes it...

    That’s super specific :P

    It's an example to showcase that the power imbalance isn't the only factor. You can't say X is more appropriate because the power imbalance isn't a factor. The power imbalance isn't what makes it "inappropriate", it's what makes it straight up dangerous for the targeted person (for lack of a better term).

    A lot of things can be can be inappropriate and dangerous; or dangerous but not necessarily inappropriate; or inappropriate and safe.

    Anyway, I already conceded that there is a difference between the two. I just wanted to highlight that it's not ok to say something like this is "more appropriate" just because you're not in a power imbalance.

  18. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    This doesn't make it more appropriate. At best, it makes it less of a problem for the person who gets hit on. Replace "hitting on" with "touching their butt". Is it "more appropriate" for a...

    This doesn't make it more appropriate. At best, it makes it less of a problem for the person who gets hit on.

    Replace "hitting on" with "touching their butt". Is it "more appropriate" for a waiter/waitress to do that because there's a power imbalance or what

    9 votes
  19. Comment on Flirting for morons in ~life

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    I really like this as a rule: It's an excellent summary of what's appropriate versus not. I defend office dating a lot, and this is the first time I've seen the "line" so well-defined by someone....

    I really like this as a rule:

    don’t hit on people that are forced to operate in your personal space

    It's an excellent summary of what's appropriate versus not. I defend office dating a lot, and this is the first time I've seen the "line" so well-defined by someone.

    On the other hand, this:

    There are exceptions. If your bartender slips you a post-it note with “You are hot. Meet me in the freezer and let’s make sweet tender love to one another” you’re good to go.

    I don't see how a waiter/waitress hitting on a client is any more appropriate than a client hitting on the waiter/waitress. Be flirty, sure, but if you want to ask the person out, you do it off-shift.

    16 votes