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  1. What are some good non-political spaces on the internet?

    Every sub on Reddit seems so runover with politics, technology/programming/linux subs are so overriden with whatever new idiot bill the american government is trying to pass. Are there any decent...

    Every sub on Reddit seems so runover with politics, technology/programming/linux subs are so overriden with whatever new idiot bill the american government is trying to pass. Are there any decent niche subs on the rise right now? Most of the ones that make it on /r/all are all kinda trash and feel like theres some agenda behind the posts

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Ankle weights are extremelyy bad for your joints, don't try them

    Ankle weights are extremelyy bad for your joints, don't try them

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    Any channels in particular that you would recommend?

    youtube-dl - runs twice a day, downloads YouTube videos from a few channels I like (and a lot of channels that my partner likes), and adds them to Plex

    Any channels in particular that you would recommend?

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Why general artificial intelligence will not be realized in ~comp

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    Thats the most beautiful description of evolution that I've ever seen

    Another way to put it might be that we're around 4.5 billion years of brutally field-tested spaghetti-code ahead of any AGI right now... and we haven't got the source, just the compiled binaries. Reverse engineering that is not going to be easy.

    Thats the most beautiful description of evolution that I've ever seen

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are your favorite short horror films available online? in ~movies

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    I found The Smiling Man to be reallyy scary back when I was younger. Theres another really good one called Lights Out which they adapted to a full length feature film later on

    I found The Smiling Man to be reallyy scary back when I was younger. Theres another really good one called Lights Out which they adapted to a full length feature film later on

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    I have another one; movies like Rocky 1 which inspire hope and generally portray a good underdog story?

    I have another one; movies like Rocky 1 which inspire hope and generally portray a good underdog story?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    Recommend me a movie with similar vibes like the Black Mirror series

    Recommend me a movie with similar vibes like the Black Mirror series

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What's your go-to "comfort food" movie? in ~movies

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    I don't know why but I can't watch Ghibli movies, they all feel so melancholic and pensive and make me feel so fucking sad I can't explain it

    I don't know why but I can't watch Ghibli movies, they all feel so melancholic and pensive and make me feel so fucking sad I can't explain it

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What's your go-to "comfort food" movie? in ~movies

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    Pi (1998) Phantom Thread There Will Be Blood Inglourious Basterds Pulp Fiction Or if we're talking about seasons then I do like to binge watch Fleabag whenever I'm feeling sad, random episodes of...

    Pi (1998)

    Phantom Thread

    There Will Be Blood

    Inglourious Basterds

    Pulp Fiction

    Or if we're talking about seasons then I do like to binge watch Fleabag whenever I'm feeling sad, random episodes of Breaking Bad are nice too (mostly ones from the final season).

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Recommend me a new phone in ~tech

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    If you're not that worried about privacy then Xiaomi phones are really really good for their price, I recently got a note 8 for <200 USD and its holding up pretty good. Also if you're even a...

    If you're not that worried about privacy then Xiaomi phones are really really good for their price, I recently got a note 8 for <200 USD and its holding up pretty good. Also if you're even a little tech savvy then you can unlock the bootloader and install Lineage OS or something on it so the privacy concerns shouldnt be that much anyways

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Resources for a comprehensive self-education in Computer Sciences in ~comp

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    There's this GitHub repository that you might enjoy! Has links to some of the most popular CS courses out there https://github.com/ossu/computer-science After you start gaining some speed you...

    There's this GitHub repository that you might enjoy! Has links to some of the most popular CS courses out there https://github.com/ossu/computer-science

    After you start gaining some speed you should look into this as well, it teaches some of the things that you mentioned in your post https://missing.csail.mit.edu/

    3 votes
  12. Comment on I've received a school project where I need to read a book but I've never really wanted to read a book and don't know many books at all. What book should I read? in ~books

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    The Stranger. Is really short plus its philosophical in nature so lots to write about

    The Stranger. Is really short plus its philosophical in nature so lots to write about

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    On Saturday have to head to my university to go check some papers (am working as a TA). And then after that will probably start watching The Wire and start doing a course on Django/Javascipt that...

    On Saturday have to head to my university to go check some papers (am working as a TA). And then after that will probably start watching The Wire and start doing a course on Django/Javascipt that I've been eyeing for a while (also watch a few videos of Statistical Rethinking on YouTube). Besides all of this have a huge catalogue of books piled up that Ive been meaning to read for a long time now so will do that too in between breaks

    EDIT: also recently I got the adobe creative cloud, planning on learning lightroom/photoshop/premiere pro/after effects/illustrator, anybody have any tips on which one I should start off with?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    If you're concerned about technology even a little bit then you should consider moving towards Open Source software: Some recommended alternatives: Firefox instead of Chrome Linux Mint instead of...

    If you're concerned about technology even a little bit then you should consider moving towards Open Source software:

    Some recommended alternatives:

    • Firefox instead of Chrome
    • Linux Mint instead of Windows
    • SumatraPDF instead of Adobe
    • Fdroid instead of the Google Playstore
    • DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search

    If you are looking for anything specific or wanting to get into the philosophy of why opensource then there are tons and tons of resources available online, for example just one that I found out through a simple search https://www.findbestopensource.com/projects

    and also

    https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/shouldbefree.en.html (btw "free" software is different from "open source" software).

    And lastly, this is a great YouTube channel; it covers a lot of stuff but two of his major talking points are open source software and linux

    26 votes
  15. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    Thanks! I'm also reading The 5AM Club right now, though I don't believe that theres some secret shortcut to waking up early, you just do it.

    Thanks! I'm also reading The 5AM Club right now, though I don't believe that theres some secret shortcut to waking up early, you just do it.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    Becoming a morning person. I come home at around 7pm and am dead from then till when I go to sleep. My ideal schedule would be to go to sleep at 8pm, then wake up at 3-4am and then going for a...

    Becoming a morning person. I come home at around 7pm and am dead from then till when I go to sleep. My ideal schedule would be to go to sleep at 8pm, then wake up at 3-4am and then going for a jog/read/meditate/study

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Pakistan shoots down two Indian fighter jets: Military in ~news

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    Was looking for a civil conversation about this here as Reddit news subs are mostly Indians running their own narrative but theres no conversation about it here at all lol For people who dont know...

    Was looking for a civil conversation about this here as Reddit news subs are mostly Indians running their own narrative but theres no conversation about it here at all lol

    For people who dont know anything about it, visit /r/pakistan and then /r/india and see the stark change in opinion in what transpired, the truth lies somewhere in the middle of what both sides are propagating so you'll have to form your own opinion

    3 votes
  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Offtopic but can somebody recommend me some good Electronic music/albums? Its a genre Ive been meaning to explore but haven't gotten into yet, the only techno/edm/whatever you call it song Ive...

    Offtopic but can somebody recommend me some good Electronic music/albums? Its a genre Ive been meaning to explore but haven't gotten into yet, the only techno/edm/whatever you call it song Ive liked so far is Hyper - Spoiler from the Cyberpunk trailer

  19. Comment on What are some good short novels? in ~books

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    Bit late but The Stranger is a favourite of mine!

    Bit late but The Stranger is a favourite of mine!

    1 vote