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  1. Comment on I propose a new group--Occult in ~tildes

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    What sort of things do you practice?

    What sort of things do you practice?

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Martin Luther King Jr: "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam", April 30, 1967, Riverside Church, New York in ~humanities

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    A great man. We could use someone similar to him today.

    A great man. We could use someone similar to him today.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Let's talk about humorous podcasts in ~talk

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    I'm a huge fan of last podcast on the left. They talk about everything from aliens to serial killers and they're hilarious the entire time. It also helps that they have 400 episodes and all of...

    I'm a huge fan of last podcast on the left. They talk about everything from aliens to serial killers and they're hilarious the entire time. It also helps that they have 400 episodes and all of them are incredible.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I highly recommend that you get a good foundation in python first. However, you can still try to learn ML at the same time. Projects are good for learning, imo. Here's my favorite A.I. course so...

    I highly recommend that you get a good foundation in python first. However, you can still try to learn ML at the same time. Projects are good for learning, imo.

    Here's my favorite A.I. course so far

    https://mlcourse.ai/

    I also really like python-course.eu (it also has a standard python tutorial you might find helpful).

    Goodluck on your programming journey my friend. If I can help you in any way, please let me know!

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Dedoimedo's best Linux distribution of 2019 in ~comp

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    Holy shit you're right. I knew it had to be pilot error. I appreciate the advice man.

    Holy shit you're right. I knew it had to be pilot error. I appreciate the advice man.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Dedoimedo's best Linux distribution of 2019 in ~comp

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    I recently downloaded manjaro on my laptop. I've got to say that so far I'm not a fan. I don't really have a problem with anything manjaro specific, but I can't stand arch Linux. I feel like...

    I recently downloaded manjaro on my laptop. I've got to say that so far I'm not a fan. I don't really have a problem with anything manjaro specific, but I can't stand arch Linux. I feel like installing things on it is the biggest pain in the ass. Most Linux installation guides seem to be made with Debian in mind which makes things very confusing. Now, I will say that it is probably an issue of pilot error, but I don't think that invalidates my criticism.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What programming languages will you focus on in 2020 and why? in ~comp

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    I'll be learning C for school this semester. If I have any free time though, I would like to learn more python. I'd really like to get into web development and learn things like django, but man it...

    I'll be learning C for school this semester. If I have any free time though, I would like to learn more python. I'd really like to get into web development and learn things like django, but man it seems hard to get into.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Predictions of 2020 from 2010 in ~misc

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    Pretty good take.

    Expect a pervasive sense of being watched – probably not by government, but by big corporations.

    Pretty good take.

    10 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Yo. I'm interested in your suggestions. Maybe we can swap resources or something. Here are some of my favorite resources: https://python-course.eu/machine_learning.php I really like this person's...

    Yo. I'm interested in your suggestions. Maybe we can swap resources or something.

    Here are some of my favorite resources:

    https://python-course.eu/machine_learning.php

    I really like this person's website. The English can be kind of eh sometimes, but I think that happens with a lot of ML tutorials. My favorite part of this website is that it will usually show you an implementation written by hand, and then show you how to do the name thing using a library like sklearn.

    My other favorite is https://mlcourse.ai. Man, this shit is a gold mine. This is a very well done resource. Ideas are clearly communicated, good examples are given, there are lectures, assignments, notes. Thankfully it has a whole 2 lectures on just working with pandas (which I think a lot of tutorials neglect to show). This is the course that I feel has helped me the most personally so far.

    Please share any recommendations for resources you have. Is there a ML/A.I. section on tildes? Maybe we ought to make one, haha.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    That depends some on what your background in programming is. Have you done programming before, or are you a beginner to the entire subject?

    That depends some on what your background in programming is. Have you done programming before, or are you a beginner to the entire subject?

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Epic Games Store holiday sale has started - sales, one free game per day, and $10 off on everything $14.99+ in ~games

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    Not sure how I feel about the epic store, but I'll take the free games.

    Not sure how I feel about the epic store, but I'll take the free games.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Congrats on finishing your finals. One of the best feelings is finally being done. I'm interested in this "tiny place". Is it just a small town in the country side or something? Or is it actually...

    Congrats on finishing your finals. One of the best feelings is finally being done. I'm interested in this "tiny place". Is it just a small town in the country side or something? Or is it actually a little village somewhere?

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

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    I'm trying to practice some more machine learning stuff. I really want to improve my skills in this regard so that I can possibly put it on my resume and get an internship. Honestly though, ML is...

    I'm trying to practice some more machine learning stuff. I really want to improve my skills in this regard so that I can possibly put it on my resume and get an internship. Honestly though, ML is just a lot of fun. There's something about it that makes me feel like I'm doing cool shit.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society? in ~tech

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    Feel free not to answer, but what country are you from? I'm interested to hear about this situation. @Rez made a similar comment talking about how Twitter has affected journalism. The advancement...

    Feel free not to answer, but what country are you from? I'm interested to hear about this situation.

    Back in the day, you got exposed to opinions in the newspaper, in news TV programs, magazines, etc., where you got opinions by people that earned that spot

    @Rez made a similar comment talking about how Twitter has affected journalism. The advancement of the internet seems to have oversaturated the information market. Truth and fiction are becoming harder and harder to differentiate between.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society? in ~tech

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    One of the most frustrating things to me about twitter is the character limit. How can anything of substance be said in under 140 characters? What it leads to is people "reporting" attention...

    One of the most frustrating things to me about twitter is the character limit. How can anything of substance be said in under 140 characters? What it leads to is people "reporting" attention grabbing headlines that omit key details. Even worse, every journalist wants to be the first to publish their scoop, so they put little to no effort in the articles that they write.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society? in ~tech

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    This is completely true, and I think is at least partly to blame for the amount of depression in younger generations.

    If you use a site like Twitter or Facebook as intended, you get only these carefully curated insights into how other people live, and you start comparing your own life, with all its challenges and difficulties, to someone else's best moments only.

    This is completely true, and I think is at least partly to blame for the amount of depression in younger generations.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society? in ~tech

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    Yeah, instagram is just facebook for young people. I'm guilty of this myself, but I think I will be deleting instagram.

    Yeah, instagram is just facebook for young people. I'm guilty of this myself, but I think I will be deleting instagram.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society? in ~tech

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    The creator of tildes has stated his opinion in the announcement blog: Major internet platforms are exhibiting a wide range of issues: they collect our personal data and fail to protect it;...

    The creator of tildes has stated his opinion in the announcement blog:
    Major internet platforms are exhibiting a wide range of issues: they collect our personal data and fail to protect it; amplify outrage and encourage mob harassment; spread false information and radicalize viewpoints; and allow racism and hate speech to propagate. These are all incredibly serious issues, yet they're still only a small sample of the problems that are becoming apparent.

    I am in strong agreement with this statement, and I suspect, most of the users of this site are as well. In my opinion, the nature of most social media sites causes people to find an echo chamber which they stay in and that echo chamber radicalizes their viewpoints. However the question must be asked, is the problem the website or the user? If a user becomes radicalized, are they a victim of social media, or are they part of the problem? The user has the option to leave their echo chamber, but in many cases they simply do not. Is it simply human nature to seek out validation? Does the Internet make it too easy for validation to be found? Will the ideals that tildes promotes ensure that users hold themselves to a higher standard? Will the ideals prevent this situation from even occurring? How much do you think a site like tildes will be supported as opposed to a site that doesn't have these same values? Will the websites without these values continue to grow, or will these problems become so apparent and dramatic that it forces users to migrate somewhere else? These are all questions worth considering as social media, and tildes continues to grow.

    I personally hope that websites like tildes grow. I have no doubts that tildes will better protect user data, but my concern is that radicalization and mob mentality might just be the nature of the internet. I certainly hope that this isn't the case, and I would be interested to hear your opinions.

    15 votes
  19. In your opinion, what sort of effects has the rise of social media had upon society?

    It's no secret that social media is used by a large amount of people. The Pew Research Center has a social media fact sheet if you'd like to see the numbers. They claim that 72% of the American...

    It's no secret that social media is used by a large amount of people. The Pew Research Center has a social media fact sheet if you'd like to see the numbers.

    With no signs of slowing down, social media is certainly going to be part of our lives for the foreseeable future. What sort of impact do you think it has had upon our society? Has it connected the people of the world, or disconnected them? Do the positive aspects outweigh the negative? If you believe social media's impact has been negative, do you think it can be fixed? How do you see social media evolving?

    29 votes