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  1. Comment on It is official, the smoking age will be 21 in Texas in ~news

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    I believe it’s because the two party system in America is fucked up beyond repair. I have yet to see in other countries the same level of spite for the opposing political viewpoint that we have here.

    I believe it’s because the two party system in America is fucked up beyond repair. I have yet to see in other countries the same level of spite for the opposing political viewpoint that we have here.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on It is official, the smoking age will be 21 in Texas in ~news

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    The Vietnam war proves otherwise. Ive heard many stories from older men who lost their friends soon after they graduated high school.

    The Vietnam war proves otherwise. Ive heard many stories from older men who lost their friends soon after they graduated high school.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on It is official, the smoking age will be 21 in Texas in ~news

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    At this point might as well make the age for being an adult 21. Its ridiculous we Americans think one can be drafted for a war, but be able to enjoy a drink or a smoke.

    At this point might as well make the age for being an adult 21. Its ridiculous we Americans think one can be drafted for a war, but be able to enjoy a drink or a smoke.

    15 votes
  4. Comment on 'I was wrong': Officer who shot 911 caller gets 12½ years in ~news

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    I'm not going to comment on whether the officer should get 12 years for killing an innocent person. I believe this would lead into an unproductive debate on what is the right amount of retribution...

    I'm not going to comment on whether the officer should get 12 years for killing an innocent person. I believe this would lead into an unproductive debate on what is the right amount of retribution for taking a life, everyone has their own opinion.

    On the other hand, I believe that the officer who neglected the Parkland students should face up to 97 years. If the officer went in and looked for him, and was unsuccessful in stopping the shooting, no one would be against him. Yet the man did not even go into the building when he heard the gunshots. Now I'm not saying that everyone should charge into a gunfight. I can't blame the man for being scared. But at the end of the day, he was an on duty law enforcement officer who sat back and watched the tragedy play out.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on What is your favourite programming language? in ~comp

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    Some of the most enjoyable programming experiences I have ever had is in Golang. While the language is simple (no generics or fancy error handling), I haven't ran into a case where either are...

    Some of the most enjoyable programming experiences I have ever had is in Golang. While the language is simple (no generics or fancy error handling), I haven't ran into a case where either are explicitly needed. Once I am done writing the code, the program feels robust. It has replaced any of my Python or Node.js development entirely. With that said, I think Rust takes the cake. Rust had a steep learning curve for me. For a long time, I was running into errors with the borrow checker left and right. But after enough time, I truly believe that Rust has forced me to be a more cognizant programmer.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on What is your favourite programming language? in ~comp

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    I hated $GOPATH but with some recent updates, one can use their module system to write code anywhere. Pretty much sealed the deal for me.

    I hated $GOPATH but with some recent updates, one can use their module system to write code anywhere. Pretty much sealed the deal for me.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? #20 in ~books

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    There are things I do like about Rand’s ideology, but on the contrary there are some good points. The main protagonist’s indifference to others opinions (which is an aspect of objectivism) has...

    There are things I do like about Rand’s ideology, but on the contrary there are some good points. The main protagonist’s indifference to others opinions (which is an aspect of objectivism) has helped me personally disregard others’ opinions. Which as a 17 year old loner, is almost necessary. Granted, I don’t like her rejection of altruism, but the focus on independence and self-sufficiency is refreshing.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on If anyone can give us a real Facebook alternative, it’s Apple in ~tech

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    I think websites such as Tildes and VSCO are slowly zero-ing in on what the optimal social media is. Maybe the best one is a collection of websites. Im excited to see what pops up in the near...

    I think websites such as Tildes and VSCO are slowly zero-ing in on what the optimal social media is. Maybe the best one is a collection of websites. Im excited to see what pops up in the near future regarding social networks. I believe that Reddit is the last mainstream website that still has handles and going offline.

  9. Comment on What are you reading these days? #20 in ~books

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    Ive been reading Ayn Rand’s Fountain Head. While I don't agree with everything she says, I really like how the protagonist views his work. It inspires me to really go the extra mile with design...

    Ive been reading Ayn Rand’s Fountain Head. While I don't agree with everything she says, I really like how the protagonist views his work. It inspires me to really go the extra mile with design and fine details when working on projects.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

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    Recommend me a game that has a great story (+1 if its on mobile).

    Recommend me a game that has a great story (+1 if its on mobile).

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy in London in ~news

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    Im wondering if that insurance file he released will have anything of worth. Assuming it gets releassed. Needless to say this will be an interesting story.

    Im wondering if that insurance file he released will have anything of worth. Assuming it gets releassed. Needless to say this will be an interesting story.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on How much testing do you guys do? in ~comp

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    I don’t necessarily love testing but its a necessity. I usually write unit tests for most of my code as a sanity check, and then some larger intergration tests that test large components of the...

    I don’t necessarily love testing but its a necessity. I usually write unit tests for most of my code as a sanity check, and then some larger intergration tests that test large components of the project as a whole. Never had to mess with UI/UX testing so I can’t comment on that.

  13. Comment on What song are you currently addicted to? in ~music

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    Honestly I agree, the song gets a bit of shit from its memetic (is that a word?) origins, but I think its a pretty good song.

    Honestly I agree, the song gets a bit of shit from its memetic (is that a word?) origins, but I think its a pretty good song.

  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? #16 in ~books

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    I plan to pick up some Nietzsche and Ayn Rand soon.

    I plan to pick up some Nietzsche and Ayn Rand soon.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Why OpenBSD Rocks in ~comp

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    Well maybe a good middle ground is to install an external harddrive or another partition on your computer just to mess around with *BSD. Guessing from it being 7+ years old, it might be a bit of...

    Well maybe a good middle ground is to install an external harddrive or another partition on your computer just to mess around with *BSD. Guessing from it being 7+ years old, it might be a bit of an issue to run a VM on.

  16. Comment on Web developers - What is your stack? in ~comp

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    Front end is just HTML/CSS and minimal JS when needed. Backend is Golang, though the language could really use a Django or RoR like framework for it.

    Front end is just HTML/CSS and minimal JS when needed. Backend is Golang, though the language could really use a Django or RoR like framework for it.

  17. Comment on Do you guys run a home server? If so what do you self host? in ~comp

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    I guess this is considered a homelab but its my friend’s beefy server that he lets me have a vm on. Its just gentoo with ssh for remote development and building large projects + a mail server.

    I guess this is considered a homelab but its my friend’s beefy server that he lets me have a vm on. Its just gentoo with ssh for remote development and building large projects + a mail server.

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