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  1. Comment on Using Google Analytics without GDPR consent in ~tech

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    Yes, I have deleted it. After thinking a bit more about it, I decided it didn’t make much sense. It was too late to delete it here by that time though.

    Yes, I have deleted it. After thinking a bit more about it, I decided it didn’t make much sense. It was too late to delete it here by that time though.

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  2. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    I love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but for me, it was nowhere near as captivating as the Harry Potter books. To each his own. Also, as an aside, I don't agree with everything Rowling...

    I love The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but for me, it was nowhere near as captivating as the Harry Potter books. To each his own.

    Also, as an aside, I don't agree with everything Rowling says either, but I don't know how anyone can call her a "terrible person."

  3. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    Might be an unpopular opinion on Tildes, but I can’t think of anything better than Harry Potter. I’ve had friends who were turned off by its being a fantasy series whom decided to borrow the books...

    Might be an unpopular opinion on Tildes, but I can’t think of anything better than Harry Potter. I’ve had friends who were turned off by its being a fantasy series whom decided to borrow the books from me after reading a few pages.

    There is a reason why it is as famous as it is, excluding the first few chapters of the first book, it’s hard to put them down. At least that’s been my and many of my friends’ experience.

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  4. I started a React and React Native screencast, I'd love to get your opinion on it

    I have always believed that sharing what you know is very important. Altruistically, it helps create a wealth of knowledge that anyone can build upon. Selfishly, it creates a knowledge-base for...

    I have always believed that sharing what you know is very important.

    Altruistically, it helps create a wealth of knowledge that anyone can build upon.

    Selfishly, it creates a knowledge-base for your future self, and - arguably more importantly - helps you build a following.

    After years of pondering on the idea, I took the plunge and started a screencast on React and React Native. I only published four episodes so far, and they are all very basic, but I'm planning on publishing a video every other day for a few months at least.

    It's called RNcasts. You can see it here. I would love to get your opinion on it.

    It's by no means perfect, it hurts my eyes to look at it, and it hurts my ears to hear my own voice, but I had to get started somewhere.

    Also, I will be sharing my journey of working on this screencast on the RNcasts blog. If you are interested in starting your own screencast or video course, feel free to follow it. I'm hoping to share all I learn, the good and the bad.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What are some of the longest running gaming series that have had consistently good entries? in ~games

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    The Fallout series (excluding the non-RPG spin-offs). To me, Fallout 1 and 2 are the best games that's ever made, at least story-wise. I was very sad when I found out that Bethesda was buying the...

    The Fallout series (excluding the non-RPG spin-offs). To me, Fallout 1 and 2 are the best games that's ever made, at least story-wise.

    I was very sad when I found out that Bethesda was buying the Fallout IP, because even though I'm a huge fan of RPG games, I never enjoyed playing any of the Elder Scrolls games. I like being part of a story that unfolds, I'm not a big fan of the open-world concept, especially the kind that Bethesda is famous for. That all being said, Bethesda did an okay job with the Fallout IP.

    Ironically, the Elder Scrolls series might be another answer to this question. I never enjoyed the Bethesda-style open-world RPGs, but I know they are objectively good games, they are just not for me.

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  6. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    What I would recommend in that case is trying different types of coffee at different specialty coffee shops. I'd say try espresso and V60. Espresso is very strong, has a punchy flavor. If it's...

    What I would recommend in that case is trying different types of coffee at different specialty coffee shops. I'd say try espresso and V60.

    Espresso is very strong, has a punchy flavor. If it's done wrong, it's just unbearably bitter.

    V60 is a type of filter coffee. It tastes much milder than espresso. When you get a good barista make it with good beans, you get to taste really interesting fruity notes.

    That all being said, trying these probably isn't going to be earth-shattering at first. When I first tried V60, I didn't really get it. The flavors are very subtle, it's not like eating Doritos. So, it takes time appreciate it. At the risk of sounding pretentious, I think it's more like appreciating classical music (which I personally can't, really). You need time to learn to recognize the subtler notes, but when you do, there is a whole new world of experience lying ahead.

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  7. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    To be honest, I didn't learn from a single resource. What kind of coffee do you like? Are you interested in making filter coffee or espresso?

    To be honest, I didn't learn from a single resource. What kind of coffee do you like? Are you interested in making filter coffee or espresso?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    Ayran: A Turkish beverage made from yogurt, water and salt. I like it a lot, but I grew up with it. Most foreigners don't like it, at least at first. It's probably and acquired taste. Sago...
    • Ayran: A Turkish beverage made from yogurt, water and salt. I like it a lot, but I grew up with it. Most foreigners don't like it, at least at first. It's probably and acquired taste.
    • Sago gulaman: A Filipino beverage that is basically sugar syrup, grass jelly and sago.
    • Caipirinha: A Brazilian cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. I very rarely drink alcohol, but every now and then I make it at home, and I also add fresh mint leaves, which elevate the cocktail to another level IMO.

    Also, there is "coffee." Most people drink coffee, but it's either instant coffee or something filled with sugar from a place like Starbucks. If you haven't tried "specialty coffee," you might want to. Or not. I used to make Nespresso at home, and enjoy it. I became a complete coffee snub now, and Nespresso or an espresso from Starbucks isn't enjoyable for me anymore.

    If you find the combination of a great barista and great beans, you'll realize what you were drinking before was just "bitter water" compared to a well-prepared shot of espresso or a nice cup of V60.

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  9. Comment on What is your favourite film from your country? in ~movies

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    I've been meaning to watch that. I should do it some time.

    I've been meaning to watch that. I should do it some time.

  10. Comment on What is your favourite film from your country? in ~movies

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  12. Comment on I made a website that visualizes the COVID-19 data in ~health.coronavirus

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    Thanks, I really appreciate it!

    Thanks, I really appreciate it!

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  13. Comment on I made a website that visualizes the COVID-19 data in ~health.coronavirus

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    Thanks! I use Johns Hopkins University's data, and as you mentioned, their UK data comes from the UK government. Gathering data from different sources is a time-consuming job, and this is a...

    Thanks! I use Johns Hopkins University's data, and as you mentioned, their UK data comes from the UK government.

    Gathering data from different sources is a time-consuming job, and this is a side-project for me, so I opted to only using the JHU data.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on I made a website that visualizes the COVID-19 data in ~health.coronavirus

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    I have really spent way more time on this than I planned, but that sounds like a very interesting offer. Let me see how much time it would take to implement a language selection feature, and I'll...

    I have really spent way more time on this than I planned, but that sounds like a very interesting offer. Let me see how much time it would take to implement a language selection feature, and I'll get back to you. Thanks a lot.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~humanities

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    I think leader is "führer" in German, which is a word associated with Hitler.

    I think leader is "führer" in German, which is a word associated with Hitler.

    8 votes
  16. Comment on I made a website that visualizes the COVID-19 data in ~health.coronavirus

  17. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 15 in ~health.coronavirus

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    I created a website that visualizes the COVID-19 data from the Johns Hopkins University: https://covid19.evrim.io Also, if anyone's interested, it is open-source:...

    I created a website that visualizes the COVID-19 data from the Johns Hopkins University: https://covid19.evrim.io

    Also, if anyone's interested, it is open-source: https://github.com/evrimfeyyaz/covid-19-in-charts.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Sam Harris - Can we pull back from the brink? in ~life