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  1. Comment on Got any new electronics? Tell me about them! in ~talk

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    I am such a huge fan of 60% boards now. I bought a used POK3R on ebay about a year ago. Full size keyboards just seem so unwieldy for me. There is something about that smaller aesthetic that just...

    I am such a huge fan of 60% boards now. I bought a used POK3R on ebay about a year ago. Full size keyboards just seem so unwieldy for me. There is something about that smaller aesthetic that just makes me really happy too :)

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  2. Comment on Magnus Carlsen: ‘My emotions are usually outside my body and that's not what you usually connect to a chess player’ in ~games.tabletop

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    Chess has been exploding lately in popularity. Many online chess playing sites, like Lichess, are seeing a huge increase in traffic and playing time. Chess is becoming much more popular on Twitch...

    Chess has been exploding lately in popularity. Many online chess playing sites, like Lichess, are seeing a huge increase in traffic and playing time. Chess is becoming much more popular on Twitch thanks to Hikaru, an American Grandmaster. He is pulling about 15K viewers on his streams. Twitch is also hosting a Twitch Rivals chess tournament with a variety of streamers.

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  3. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    For some reason I have had such an itch to play RTS games here lately. This last week, I ended up putting some hours into StarCraft Remastered. Just finished the Terran campaign and about halfway...

    For some reason I have had such an itch to play RTS games here lately. This last week, I ended up putting some hours into StarCraft Remastered. Just finished the Terran campaign and about halfway through the Zerg one.

    The "limitations" of this game make it feel super fresh to me. Only selecting up to 12 units at a time, weird path finding, not having workers automatically start collecting resources, etc make the game much more challenging but I am enjoying it a lot.

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  4. Comment on April is canceled in ~life

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    Honestly, that is one of modern human's big challenges. How to deal with our evolutionary programming that rewards bad behaviors in the time of plenty. To learn how to be bored. I was thinking...

    Honestly, that is one of modern human's big challenges. How to deal with our evolutionary programming that rewards bad behaviors in the time of plenty. To learn how to be bored.

    I was thinking about doing a small dopamine fast to help clear my head. It sounds super helpful.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 2 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I am not, I am in the States. The only help that I am aware of that we can receive are the stimulus checks that are supposed to be coming our way. I believe my wife and I both qualify for them.

    I am not, I am in the States. The only help that I am aware of that we can receive are the stimulus checks that are supposed to be coming our way. I believe my wife and I both qualify for them.

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  6. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 2 in ~health.coronavirus

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    This happened a few weeks ago, so it is not new news, but my everyone in my company was issued a 10% pay cut to help keep costs down. Sounds like my boss really doesn't want to lay people off. I...

    This happened a few weeks ago, so it is not new news, but my everyone in my company was issued a 10% pay cut to help keep costs down. Sounds like my boss really doesn't want to lay people off. I don't know how long we can keep this up though. Our main customers are hotels and it sounds like they are closing like mad.

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  7. Comment on April is canceled in ~life

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    Stumbled upon this on Hacker News. I thought this was a super positive take on the situations that a lot of people might be finding themselves in. People all of a sudden have a lot of free time on...

    Stumbled upon this on Hacker News. I thought this was a super positive take on the situations that a lot of people might be finding themselves in. People all of a sudden have a lot of free time on their hands and can't go out anywhere. Boredom is a great spark for creativity. :)

    5 votes
  8. 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
  9. 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?

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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.

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  13. 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
  14. 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...

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  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Comment on All European travel to the US will be suspended for thirty 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
  18. 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