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  1. Comment on Please criticize my idea for CHORES - a short-term TODO app for ADHD people (and myself in particular) in ~comp

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    Yes, I assumed that there would be a hard limit, but what should happen if a user tries to add something beyond this limit? If something is automatically removed to make room for the new task, it...

    To tasks is a ultra-hard limit. The only way to increase this limit would be to mess with the actual code - and I don't plan to make that easy.

    Yes, I assumed that there would be a hard limit, but what should happen if a user tries to add something beyond this limit? If something is automatically removed to make room for the new task, it could be a problem, but giving an error saying "hard limit reached" could cause a user to go through each of their tasks to figure out which one to dump, which could present an issue of some sort.

    Reordering could certainly be a problem, and there must be some kind of limitation on that. Maybe you could perform three reorder operations after each DONE task. No undo. What you think?

    I'd guess that the best thing to do would be to only make something moveable when it's added to the list. Once something else is done, such as starting/stopping a task, its place is frozen in the list until it's completed.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Please criticize my idea for CHORES - a short-term TODO app for ADHD people (and myself in particular) in ~comp

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    I think I may work on something like this since I'm bored. Some design considerations and questions: Let's say a user has 10 items and wants to add another one. What should happen? I'd imagine...

    I think I may work on something like this since I'm bored.

    Some design considerations and questions:

    1. Let's say a user has 10 items and wants to add another one. What should happen? I'd imagine either getting a message saying that their list is full, or bumping off one item in the list to make room for it, but each has its pros and cons.

    2. How easy should reordering be? I'd imagine it'd be a bit distracting for someone with ADHD to be able to arbitrarily reorder tasks.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    You'll likely need to open the command line (ctrl+shift+rightclick on the folder you're in, choose "open command line here" or something similar), then invoke it from there.

    You'll likely need to open the command line (ctrl+shift+rightclick on the folder you're in, choose "open command line here" or something similar), then invoke it from there.

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

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    I'm going to be celebrating finally getting a job after a long stint of unemployment. It pays well locally, but considering that most of my expenses for entertainment tend to be in USD no matter...

    I'm going to be celebrating finally getting a job after a long stint of unemployment. It pays well locally, but considering that most of my expenses for entertainment tend to be in USD no matter where I am, it's frustrating to think about it.

    6 votes
  5. Comment on Mid-00s meme factory YTMND has shut down for good in ~misc

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    I'm getting audio for this in my browser. "Push It To The Limit", correct?

    I'm getting audio for this in my browser. "Push It To The Limit", correct?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Burger King is the latest brand to use depression as a marketing tool in ~design

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    In Canada, we have to deal with this on an annual basis with the "Bell Let's Talk" day, which is basically a media company donating a pittance to mental health causes, and getting free advertising...

    In Canada, we have to deal with this on an annual basis with the "Bell Let's Talk" day, which is basically a media company donating a pittance to mental health causes, and getting free advertising for almost an entire week surrounding it. It's largely viewed as hypocritical because Bell's own policy for employees' mental health is/was lacking at best and actively hostile at worst.

    11 votes
  7. Comment on At what point will technology be sufficient for exact local time everywhere? in ~talk

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    Whoo boy, do I have the article for you. tl;dr It's technically impossible, and if it was, we wouldn't want it for a variety of reasons even with said technology.

    Whoo boy, do I have the article for you.

    tl;dr It's technically impossible, and if it was, we wouldn't want it for a variety of reasons even with said technology.

    And what would happen after a few years of this? People would start voluntarily setting their clocks to times which agree with one another. Maybe by local custom, maybe by local law. Eventually, everybody would lock in on railway time as their standard time zone.

    And continuous time zones would edit themselves out of existence. And we would arrive back at discrete time zones. Again.

    19 votes
  8. Comment on Joe Armstrong, creator of Erlang, has passed away at 68 in ~comp

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    Joe Armstrong was amazingly enthusiastic about programming and software design. For me, his talks are always great since they have a lot of great insights into software development, as well as...

    Joe Armstrong was amazingly enthusiastic about programming and software design. For me, his talks are always great since they have a lot of great insights into software development, as well as humorous anecdotes interspersed within ("And now for the tricky bit...").

    As it seems to be customary on other sites, here are some videos with him that should be watched:

    • The Mess We're In - A talk on the evolution of computing, the current-day complexity of software development, and possible futures of computing.
    • The Forgotten Ideas in Computer Science
    • How We Program Multicores - A more detailed view and explanation regarding why Erlang makes multicore programming a lot easier than most other popular languages. I think this is the video that got me interested in Erlang/Elixir programming.
    • Erlang: The Movie - A quick demonstration of Erlang and some of its capabilities.
    • Erlang: The Movie II: The Sequel - Not necessarily relevant, since it's a humorous, modernized, "abridged" version of the above, but someone's going to link it anyway due to me mentioning it.
    11 votes
  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~tech

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    I've had the exact opposite experience on both counts. While some of it does appear, a good amount of content that's been removed by the admins doesn't appear in the mod log. Some of it is...

    In my history with the admins, they have not lied about anything like this and all of their actions have popped up in the log before.

    I've had the exact opposite experience on both counts. While some of it does appear, a good amount of content that's been removed by the admins doesn't appear in the mod log. Some of it is "edited" to say that the content was removed, and some is just removed in the background and unable to be reapproved.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Thoughts on the Fediverse? in ~tech

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    The ActivityPub protocol seems to have potential, and I applaud people for making open source and decentralized social networks. I have two main points regarding my (very limited) experience: I've...

    The ActivityPub protocol seems to have potential, and I applaud people for making open source and decentralized social networks.

    I have two main points regarding my (very limited) experience:

    1. I've found that the users and content on most instances right now isn't worth the effort of joining or creating an instance. You'd need a specific reason to join.
    2. Needing multiple accounts for multiple instance types, and having them be able to communicate with each other, doesn't sit right with me for some reason.
    6 votes
  11. Comment on Reddit Rules and the Banning of Certain Anime Communities in ~anime

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    I moderate several subreddits that are being hit by this rule, such as /r/rule34 and /r/hentai. I think the worst part about this is that reddit admins absolutely refuse to communicate with us...

    I moderate several subreddits that are being hit by this rule, such as /r/rule34 and /r/hentai. I think the worst part about this is that reddit admins absolutely refuse to communicate with us regarding what is and isn't acceptable to post, and frankly don't seem to care. We got a message threatening a subreddit with closure if we host loli content and telling us to update our rules when the rules stating that have been in place for nine years, since the day it was created.

    We've seen inconsistencies in our mod logs regarding what was removed, as well as removing things that should be allowed under this new push (think "adult characters wearing school uniforms/swimsuits").

    A few of us have sent messages to the admins for clarification, but none of us got a response.

    The absolute worst part is that everyone is flying blind here; many of us are trying to piece together some arbitrary ruleset based on whispers regarding what pictures got others banned, and rumours in other threads/chat rooms.

    14 votes
  12. Comment on What programming language do you think deserves more credit? in ~comp

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    I'm an idiot; when I wrote that, I was mostly tunnelvisioned onto imperative languages that claim to have pattern matching instead of other functional languages. I haven't done any programming in...

    I'm an idiot; when I wrote that, I was mostly tunnelvisioned onto imperative languages that claim to have pattern matching instead of other functional languages. I haven't done any programming in any MLs, but it would probably be about equivalent to Haskell's, from my limited experience with it.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What programming language do you think deserves more credit? in ~comp

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    I think Erlang, as well as Elixir, deserve more love, if only for the ways they force you to think about your code. They help you organize and think about the flow. They also have better pattern...

    I think Erlang, as well as Elixir, deserve more love, if only for the ways they force you to think about your code. They help you organize and think about the flow.

    They also have better pattern matching. It makes almost any other language that claims to have pattern matching feel simplistic in that regard.

    10 votes