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  1. Comment on Loneliness in ~life

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    I really like Kurzgesagts videos and this one is also, unsurprisingly great as well. Has anyone here read the books he suggested at the end - and if so - how were they? If they're good I might...

    I really like Kurzgesagts videos and this one is also, unsurprisingly great as well. Has anyone here read the books he suggested at the end - and if so - how were they? If they're good I might pick them up myself :)

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  2. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

  3. Comment on What are some books you've bought ages ago, but never have gotten around to? in ~books

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    I have a copy of C++ Primer. It's good, but I only got a far as printing out Hello World before giving up. It's just a harder language, which I'm not ready for yet. The syntax is kind of weird...

    I have a copy of C++ Primer. It's good, but I only got a far as printing out Hello World before giving up.

    It's just a harder language, which I'm not ready for yet. The syntax is kind of weird too, although it's probably because it's a low level language. Prefer Python to get stuff down and Haskell when I have a cheatsheet.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What's your favourite ~comp-related news/event that's happened this week? in ~comp

  5. Comment on What's your favourite ~comp-related news/event that's happened this week? in ~comp

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    I've been pretty busy this week, so haven't seen much, but the GoDaddy JS injection was a pretty big topic. I thought they were good cheap hosting, but they're scummy. Care to share a link on Drew...

    I've been pretty busy this week, so haven't seen much, but the GoDaddy JS injection was a pretty big topic. I thought they were good cheap hosting, but they're scummy.

    Care to share a link on Drew going full time on Free software?

    7 votes
  6. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

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    Ecosia appears to be down. I also don't use Google because I dislike it, I just use DuckDuckGo instead, for privacy. I'll check out habbo soon :)

    Ecosia appears to be down. I also don't use Google because I dislike it, I just use DuckDuckGo instead, for privacy.

    I'll check out habbo soon :)

    3 votes
  7. How are you?

    It's usually a question with a two word answer, but I'm sure there's more that could be said - that you wouldn't normally say because you don't want to waffle on. Either way, I'm elated and...

    It's usually a question with a two word answer, but I'm sure there's more that could be said - that you wouldn't normally say because you don't want to waffle on.

    Either way, I'm elated and excited. I revised a few hours for a test instead of watching a TV show, and my result went from shit to actually pretty bloody great. I'm really happy about it, but I'm not going to revise until GCSE's because it's made me absolutely knackered.

    I'm pretty excited because I've got work experience next week. I haven't the foggiest about what it'll be like (fearing a very, very boring week), but I'm looking forward to it. It'll probably be a bit awkward without my friends around, but I'll get used to it.

    So, onto you. How are you?

    22 votes
  8. Comment on Anyone here using Flutter? in ~comp

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    I'm surprised then. Its quite a shame that the support for keyboard and mice is incomplete.

    I'm surprised then. Its quite a shame that the support for keyboard and mice is incomplete.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Anyone here using Flutter? in ~comp

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    I knew about the keyboard (keyboard cases for tablets are quite common), had no clue about the mouse or the drawing tablet though. Out of curiosity, why would you use a mouse on an Android device?

    I knew about the keyboard (keyboard cases for tablets are quite common), had no clue about the mouse or the drawing tablet though. Out of curiosity, why would you use a mouse on an Android device?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Anyone here using Flutter? in ~comp

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    Ah, forgot about ChromeOS and Fuschia. My bad, I can see why crappy keyboard and mouse/trackpad support is an issue.

    Ah, forgot about ChromeOS and Fuschia. My bad, I can see why crappy keyboard and mouse/trackpad support is an issue.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Anyone here using Flutter? in ~comp

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    I'm really curious as to why you need mouse/trackpad support. AFAIK, Flutter is used to make apps for iOS and Android, and those both use touchscreens.

    I'm really curious as to why you need mouse/trackpad support. AFAIK, Flutter is used to make apps for iOS and Android, and those both use touchscreens.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

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    EDIT: No longer on mobile, it'll stay the same though. Mastodon is a federated alternative to Twitter. That means many sites host Mastodon instances - for different topics. Federation means you...

    EDIT: No longer on mobile, it'll stay the same though.

    Mastodon is a federated alternative to Twitter. That means many sites host Mastodon instances - for different topics. Federation means you can communicate to anyone on any instance. However, I genuinely think the better part is the community at large. Mastodon is just perfect for having conversations with random people. It's also got a gorgeous UI - think Tweetdeck. And it's FOSS.

    Try this instance picker to find one that suits your needs.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

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    Thanks! I agree with both not recommending Twitter. I don't think it'd be hard to persuade my friends to use Matrix over Discord, but there are still the other servers I'm in. Reddit isn't too bad...

    Thanks!

    I agree with both not recommending Twitter. I don't think it'd be hard to persuade my friends to use Matrix over Discord, but there are still the other servers I'm in.

    Reddit isn't too bad in certain areas - small subs tend to be a lot better than larger ones, and there are a few that have scaled really well (eg /r/casualconversation). Why is Hacker News hard to recommend?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

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    I'm sorry, my English isn't great and I don't get the second paragraph's meaning at all. Could you rephrase?

    I'm sorry, my English isn't great and I don't get the second paragraph's meaning at all. Could you rephrase?

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Minimalistic, I like it :) What's your wallpaper?

    Minimalistic, I like it :)
    What's your wallpaper?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

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    That's why I made the post, to try and find actual communities. I'll take a look at rateyourmusic, it looks promising!

    That's why I made the post, to try and find actual communities. I'll take a look at rateyourmusic, it looks promising!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

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    I forgot about discord! I stick to inactive servers, IIRC I'm on the Tildes server, a speed running one and one with my mates in. I'll check out dev.to :)

    I forgot about discord! I stick to inactive servers, IIRC I'm on the Tildes server, a speed running one and one with my mates in. I'll check out dev.to :)

  18. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Nice and straightforward - I like it!

    Nice and straightforward - I like it!

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    I only really tried changing elementaryOS's settings to get a dark mode, because I like dark modes. Pantheon is pretty locked down by defaults, so I highly recommend installing Elementary Tweaks....

    I only really tried changing elementaryOS's settings to get a dark mode, because I like dark modes. Pantheon is pretty locked down by defaults, so I highly recommend installing Elementary Tweaks. I agree that stock Elementary does look very nice :)

    4 votes