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  1. Comment on I'm searching for software developers for a study on flow theory in ~comp

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    Just some thoughts: While I do work as a software developer (and have experienced the flow at work) it's much more likely to happen to me while working on my side projects at home. Some of the...

    Just some thoughts: While I do work as a software developer (and have experienced the flow at work) it's much more likely to happen to me while working on my side projects at home. Some of the questions felt weird to answer, because the survey focused so much on professional work

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  2. Comment on What do you carry with you every day (excluding keys, wallet, and phone)? in ~talk

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    Phone, wallet, keys, earbuds, watch. I almost always carry a pack of hankerchiefs, a pocket knife, a pen and sunglasses (in summer) with me

    Phone, wallet, keys, earbuds, watch. I almost always carry a pack of hankerchiefs, a pocket knife, a pen and sunglasses (in summer) with me

  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Yeah, Scalzi has a tendency to be fun, but not super deep. I enjoyed Planetside (and its sequel Spaceside) by Michael Mammay for more military sci fi. If you haven't read it, Kowal's Lady...

    Yeah, Scalzi has a tendency to be fun, but not super deep. I enjoyed Planetside (and its sequel Spaceside) by Michael Mammay for more military sci fi. If you haven't read it, Kowal's Lady Astronaut series is fantastic and digs a lot into social issues, sexism and racism. I can also recommend A Darkling Sea by James L. Cambias, about space diplomatics and first contact and Fall, or Dodge in Hell by Stephenson, which is hard to classify, but I promise it's a wild ride!

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  4. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I started the Foundation Series by Asimov, but couldn't really get into it. So I just finished The BrainTrust by Marc Stiegler and started the second volume this morning. I'm also listening to the...

    I started the Foundation Series by Asimov, but couldn't really get into it. So I just finished The BrainTrust by Marc Stiegler and started the second volume this morning. I'm also listening to the third Lady Astronaut book The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal which is every bit as good as the first two books

  5. Comment on Do you feel bad for playing games on easy? in ~games

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    Heh, but I even managed to spaghetti my way through factorio! I'm not too sad about ONI, I still enjoy dabbling around in it!

    Heh, but I even managed to spaghetti my way through factorio! I'm not too sad about ONI, I still enjoy dabbling around in it!

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  6. Comment on Do you feel bad for playing games on easy? in ~games

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    Nope. I've long come to accept that I suck at games (got 40ish hours on Oxygen Not Included and didn't yet make it through!), so no shame

    Nope. I've long come to accept that I suck at games (got 40ish hours on Oxygen Not Included and didn't yet make it through!), so no shame

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  7. Comment on What is your company actively doing to reset or rethink its corporate culture? in ~talk

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    I'm in a male dominated industry, and my company has started to employ more women during the last year(ish). We went from 0 out of 35ish (well, a few in PR and HR, but not the core business) to 4...

    I'm in a male dominated industry, and my company has started to employ more women during the last year(ish). We went from 0 out of 35ish (well, a few in PR and HR, but not the core business) to 4 now. Additionally, two of the three interview candidates I have seen lately have been women.

    Admittedly, I have no idea if this is a change in culture, a coincidence, orif we're just getting more female applicants (maybe the nearby college where we get a few of our new hires from did something a few years back and they have more women graduating in the space now)

    We also got bought by a larger company at the beginning of this year, so this could have something to do with it (we're still pretty much independent from them though, our business is doing good and they were mostly interested in our expertise), but I honestly can't tell you the reasons

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  8. Comment on What kind of drunk are you? in ~talk

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    Type 4, clearly. I tend to become super talkative and extroverted when drunk. I have a tendency to text random friends about how much they mean to me after not even that much alcohol. (I'm not...

    Type 4, clearly. I tend to become super talkative and extroverted when drunk. I have a tendency to text random friends about how much they mean to me after not even that much alcohol. (I'm not even exaggerating when I do, I message those who do mean a lot to me, but sober me isn't one to tell them that out of the blue!)

    Surprisingly, membership in this cluster was not associated with experiencing more alcohol-related consequences within the past year. So, although the personality change displayed by ‘‘The Nutty Professors’’ may be the most dramatic, this does not appear to be associated with elevated harm – at least in terms of the alcohol-related consequences assessed in this study.

    Looking at my own behaviour, it doesn't surprise me that much. I still don't chat up strangers, I'm just displaying more affection towards my friends and I'm more willing to talk about random crap and do smalltalk than sober me. Basically, I care less about the topic of the conversation and don't try to actively find sometihng to talk about, I just say something

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  9. Comment on My 2017 iPhone X died: I got a 2016 iPhone SE for $70, upgraded the battery and added wireless charging — it's great in ~tech

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    Yeah, I've cleaned that port a number of times already, so I'm pretty sure it's at least somewhat broken. However, I haven't done so in a while, maybe, so you're right, it could make things better...

    Yeah, I've cleaned that port a number of times already, so I'm pretty sure it's at least somewhat broken. However, I haven't done so in a while, maybe, so you're right, it could make things better again!

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  10. Comment on My 2017 iPhone X died: I got a 2016 iPhone SE for $70, upgraded the battery and added wireless charging — it's great in ~tech

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    Me too! Still rocking a 6S, although I will likely replace it this fall, because this one is barely functional anymore (headphone jack is broken, GPS is super wonky, lightning port has a loose...

    Me too! Still rocking a 6S, although I will likely replace it this fall, because this one is barely functional anymore (headphone jack is broken, GPS is super wonky, lightning port has a loose connection somewhere)

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  11. Comment on How do people run their personal blog? in ~tech

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    I use Publish, a static site generator written in Swift. I have some issues with its RSS generator (e.g. doesn't support Atom) but have not yet gotten around to customizing that part

    I use Publish, a static site generator written in Swift. I have some issues with its RSS generator (e.g. doesn't support Atom) but have not yet gotten around to customizing that part

  12. Comment on Watch Dogs 2 free on PC right now in ~games

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    Anecdata, I know, but I don't know a single person who managed to sign in during Forward. Seems more than just "some"

    But technical problems prevented some people from claiming the giveaway.

    Anecdata, I know, but I don't know a single person who managed to sign in during Forward. Seems more than just "some"

  13. Comment on What do you self host? in ~comp

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    I privately self-host (that is, running on one of my Pis or my NUC and only accessible from my local network): A Plex Media Server cops, a calibre ebook server An Octoprint instance A...

    I privately self-host (that is, running on one of my Pis or my NUC and only accessible from my local network):

    • A Plex Media Server
    • cops, a calibre ebook server
    • An Octoprint instance
    • A Shareport-Sync server, so I can airplay to my stereo
    • An AirConnect server, so I can airplay to my housemate's Google Home in our kitchen
    • The "CD" system for my blog (a cronjob which pulls the source repo periodically, runs the static site generator, and pushes the output)

    Then I do have a webserver (one of the cheap crappy ones with only PHP and MySQL and no SSH or root or any access) which powers a telegram bot for our group chat, my blog, and a few utilities for pnut.io

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  14. Comment on Confessions of a Dumb Person in ~talk

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    Yep, it'ca called RAS Syndrome (Redundand Acronym Syndrome - Yes, the double syndrome in this one is on purpose). My former school even has their website with this, it's basically "Something...

    Yep, it'ca called RAS Syndrome (Redundand Acronym Syndrome - Yes, the double syndrome in this one is on purpose). My former school even has their website with this, it's basically "Something School Cityname", and their website is ssc-cityname.

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  15. Comment on For how long have you held your current political beliefs/positions/opinions, what opinions did you use to have before and why did you previously hold said opinions? in ~talk

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    I haven't actively tracked how my views changed over time, so this is all from the top of my head. For reference, I'm German. So, when I was younger (<15 or 16) I didn't really think about the...

    I haven't actively tracked how my views changed over time, so this is all from the top of my head.

    For reference, I'm German.

    So, when I was younger (<15 or 16) I didn't really think about the topic. I knew that there were more than two parties in the country, but I only knew the rough political agendas about the two big ones (social democrats, and christian democrats) with the former being more socialist and the latter more conservative. I didn't actually follow them or could tell exactly what each of them wanted, but I preferred the social democrats quite strongly based on what I knew. Small disclaimer: I was pretty heavily annoyed by religion and Christianity at that time, so this might have been purely baseed on trhe fact that oen of them had "christian" in their name

    The first major election was in the same year I turned 18, so when I was 17-18ish the topic came up with friends every now and then. I remember a friend telling me about The Left, a, well, left wing party. I didn't know much about them, but what he descripbed to me what they wanted seemed reasonable to me. I wouldn't have described myself as leeftist or even left-leaning at the time, though. Anyways, I started looking into the topic a bit more, and eventually became left-ish.

    Over the years this became stronger (I'd consider myself pretty strongly left now), but priorities have shifted. Climate becamme increasingly more important to me (sadly, I have major gripes with The Greens in general, and they're even worse in my state than the federal ones), and anything to do with digital and internet politics has risen in priority.

    I'd consider quite a few friends of mine more radical than myself, although for the majority of our differences I don't disagree wit the idea as much as I think that I's just not going to work as simple as they tend to make it out. (IMHO you can't just go ahead and start disowning the rich, because if you tell them that they'll just leave the country)

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

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    Thanks! What put me initially off was manually feeding the biomass generator all the time and automating that turned out to be... rather cumbersome in the alpha. But that was a while ago so I...

    Thanks! What put me initially off was manually feeding the biomass generator all the time and automating that turned out to be... rather cumbersome in the alpha. But that was a while ago so I really need to check it out again

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

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    Been a while since I commented on one of these, so: Raise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider: I really enjoyed the 2013 Tomb Raider many years ago, but never got to play the...

    Been a while since I commented on one of these, so:

    • Raise of the Tomb Raider and Shadow of the Tomb Raider: I really enjoyed the 2013 Tomb Raider many years ago, but never got to play the successor games. I enjoyed both, however the crafting system and skill points in Shadow annoyed the crap out of me and were so much better in Raise. I also had a number of permormance issues with Shadow. Other than that I liked both, but was sad to see that pretty much all of my annoyances with the first were still present in the others.

    • Oxygen Not Included: Had it on my wishlist for a while, so I picked it up during the Steam sale. I had hoped it would be the kind of game to be on GOG as well, but it sadly wasn't. Started a shortish session, and it's been super fun! I'm pretty overwhelmed as of now and got lost a bit, but that seems fine. I also just realized that I've been enjoying some of their other games as well, didn't realize that it was done by the same folk as Mark of the Ninja and Don't Starve!

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

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    Glad to hear! I tried it back when they had an open alpha weekend and was slightly underwhelmed. It might've been just me trying to play it too much like Factorio though (and automate absolutely...

    Glad to hear! I tried it back when they had an open alpha weekend and was slightly underwhelmed. It might've been just me trying to play it too much like Factorio though (and automate absolutely everything as soon as possible) which didn't work out very well. I'll need to give it another shot some day

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

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    If it helps: I'm super easily scared in these types of games as well, and I managed Firewatch just fine. It's an ecellent game too!

    If it helps: I'm super easily scared in these types of games as well, and I managed Firewatch just fine. It's an ecellent game too!

    4 votes
  20. Comment on Recommended RSS Feeds / Readers? in ~tech

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    Readers: I've been using Reeder both on macOS and iOS for a while now. NetNewsWire is also excellent, but doesn't support the backend I'm currently using, which is Inoreader Feeds: Mac Stories:...

    Readers: I've been using Reeder both on macOS and iOS for a while now. NetNewsWire is also excellent, but doesn't support the backend I'm currently using, which is Inoreader

    Feeds:

    Plus a bunch of German blogs/news and webcomics

    5 votes