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  1. Comment on YouTube's copyright system isn't broken. The world's is in ~tech

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    I do think that is a little extreme, but I would think the damages from having no patents or copywrites is probably less than an easily abused patent system.

    I do think that is a little extreme, but I would think the damages from having no patents or copywrites is probably less than an easily abused patent system.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    Cool! What project is it? I'm guessing it is some sort of JS library since you're talking about IE11?

    Cool! What project is it? I'm guessing it is some sort of JS library since you're talking about IE11?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    It was my first week of remote work ever. It has been super nice. I felt more productive when I was on task and I seemed to be on task a lot more. Next week is supposed to be my last week of...

    It was my first week of remote work ever. It has been super nice. I felt more productive when I was on task and I seemed to be on task a lot more. Next week is supposed to be my last week of working remote, but I would be surprised if this doesn't get extended.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Not really a project per se, but I am trying to start a drawing habit. So far so good. I have spent at least 30 minutes the last few days just sketching. Been trying to do simple things like...

    Not really a project per se, but I am trying to start a drawing habit. So far so good. I have spent at least 30 minutes the last few days just sketching. Been trying to do simple things like shapes and shading. It's pretty ugly, but I am a beginner and it is super important to not get wrapped up into results right now.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers in ~comp

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    I think the big reason why we are seeing such complex and "bloated" browsers is because the web become of the the defacto ways to publish software. So much of the software that we interact with...

    I think the big reason why we are seeing such complex and "bloated" browsers is because the web become of the the defacto ways to publish software. So much of the software that we interact with today is through our web browsers. You can edit videos, pictures, write documents, interact with data, etc. The only thing required for a user to run your software is that they have to have the latest Chrome installed. That's it. It just became the path of least resistance to the user.

    I think people like the author really have an issue with the current state of web browsers because this was not the way that they were intended to be used back when the web was first starting. The web was "supposed" to be a place where one shared hyperlinked documents. It has grown into something quite more for that.

    9 votes
  6. Comment on The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers in ~comp

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    Agreed. I thought it was kinda inflammatory.

    Agreed. I thought it was kinda inflammatory.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on The reckless, infinite scope of web browsers in ~comp

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    Whoops, I put a link that references a specific point in the article. Doesn't look like I can change it either...

    Whoops, I put a link that references a specific point in the article. Doesn't look like I can change it either...

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

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    More Rust. Haven't really touched my graphics project much, but that is because I have been working on an assignment for grad school. I have to write a basic neural net that has customizable...

    More Rust. Haven't really touched my graphics project much, but that is because I have been working on an assignment for grad school. I have to write a basic neural net that has customizable hidden layers and uses back-propagation. I have REALLY been enjoying working on it. It's not working yet, I have a lot of kinks to work out in the math still. Made some good progress tonight.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Rust 1.42.0 has been released in ~comp

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    I'm jumping on the Rust bandwagon as of late. It's been a super cool experience and the community seems pretty solid from what I have experienced. Cargo is awesome. I have wasted so many hours in...

    I'm jumping on the Rust bandwagon as of late. It's been a super cool experience and the community seems pretty solid from what I have experienced. Cargo is awesome. I have wasted so many hours in the past trying to install libraries for C or C++ to work on projects.

    I'm still pretty new, so I do not have much to comment on most of these changes. I am still very much learning the ins and outs of everything. The panic change seems awesome though! I really could have used that last night when I was debugging.

    Lately, I have really been enjoying writing code at home after work. I think part of the reason is that I find Rust so fun to tinker with! It is quite refreshing.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on All European travel to the US will be suspended for 30 days, with exemptions for the UK and Americans who undergo screening in ~health.coronavirus

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    Is a travel ban at this point going to be effective? The virus is already here and has (probably) infected thousands by now. I am more worried about stopping the spread here domestically. This...

    Is a travel ban at this point going to be effective? The virus is already here and has (probably) infected thousands by now. I am more worried about stopping the spread here domestically.

    This sort of measure would probably have been much more helpful if it was enacted much earlier.

    12 votes
  11. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Lately I have a lot more free time (gave up YouTube, Reddit, and video games for Lent), so I have been able to spend a lot more time coding at home. Somehow I became fixated with Rust and have...

    Lately I have a lot more free time (gave up YouTube, Reddit, and video games for Lent), so I have been able to spend a lot more time coding at home. Somehow I became fixated with Rust and have been reading through "The Book." After reading through some of the beginning parts, I decided the best way to learn the language is a trial by fire. So, I found a graphics library last night and started working on just drawing shapes on the screen. Tonight, I want to try and just make some sort of interactive art with it. Eventually I want to make some simple games.

    My problem with coding at home is that I am such a flake. I pick something up, get through a tutorial or two and let something else catch my attention when it starts getting difficult, resetting the cycle. I am determined to not let this be the case here.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Please stop recommending Git Flow in ~comp

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    Good point. I'll keep this in the back of my head when deciding on whether I should post something here. I didn't have any ill motives for posting this. I thought it was interesting that this...

    .... nobody who reads this is going to become a better programmer, which I think should be the desire for things that are linked to from here.

    Good point. I'll keep this in the back of my head when deciding on whether I should post something here. I didn't have any ill motives for posting this. I thought it was interesting that this author had such a strong opinion against a branching strategy that I was taught in school. Wanted to hear what other people thought about it.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on Do you run your own blog for personal use? in ~comp

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    http://thesudorm.com/ I rent a droplet from Digital Ocean. From scratch. I wrote the site in NodeJS using the express framework. Blogs are stored on the file system as Markdown and then rendered...

    http://thesudorm.com/

    Is it self-hosted, or do you rent server space?

    I rent a droplet from Digital Ocean.

    Do you use Wordpress or another blog platform like that, publish through other means like a flat-file CMS, or did you build it from scratch?

    From scratch. I wrote the site in NodeJS using the express framework. Blogs are stored on the file system as Markdown and then rendered as HTML on the fly. Super inefficient. Thinking about using a script like others here that I can run on a Markdown file so I only do the conversion once.

    What topics do you write about?

    Software development.

    How consistently do you post; or alternatively, why don't you post as often as you would like to?

    Not nearly as often as I would like. It's been on the back burner for way too long.

    Do you keep analytics, or do you write regardless of how many clicks you get?

    Nope.

    Is your site monetized with ads or otherwise?

    Nope.

    How popular is your blog on average?

    I don't think anyone visits it.

    How do you keep up with other writers' posts?

    Visit them manually. Been thinking about getting an RSS reader.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Are you giving up anything for Lent? in ~talk

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    Yes! I'm also giving up Reddit. I have been spending way too much time on there the last few weeks. I'm also fasting from video games and watching TV/YouTube. I'm looking to embrace the silence...

    Yes! I'm also giving up Reddit. I have been spending way too much time on there the last few weeks. I'm also fasting from video games and watching TV/YouTube. I'm looking to embrace the silence this Lent instead of being constantly pacified with entertainment.

    7 votes
  15. Comment on NPR is asking the State Department to explain its decision to deny an NPR reporter press credentials to travel with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on an upcoming trip to Europe in ~news

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    Related previous discussion. This is not the first time that the Trump Administration has tried to deny journalists. This is a super slippery slope and it bothers me a lot. NPR seemed to provide...

    Related previous discussion.

    This is not the first time that the Trump Administration has tried to deny journalists. This is a super slippery slope and it bothers me a lot. NPR seemed to provide the evidence that they were not trying to ambush Pompeo and that they were upfront about what the interview was going to be about. I can get that Pompeo is under a lot of pressure, but to drop NPR's reporter is a little sketch.

    5 votes