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  1. Comment on What are some of the smaller communities that you enjoy? in ~talk

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    Aah, I got an invite there (but haven't really been on it much) It's definitely a great little place :) I really like the ideas of hats (which would be great on tildes). Their transparency is also...

    Aah, I got an invite there (but haven't really been on it much)

    It's definitely a great little place :) I really like the ideas of hats (which would be great on tildes). Their transparency is also brilliant :))

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are some of the smaller communities that you enjoy? in ~talk

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    That makes sense. I've always found the application process kinda scary though - so, is it?

    That makes sense. I've always found the application process kinda scary though - so, is it?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What are some of the smaller communities that you enjoy? in ~talk

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    I've never got into a private tracker (or applied, to be fair) - doesn't the fact that they remain private kind of go against the ethos of "sharing is caring"?

    I've never got into a private tracker (or applied, to be fair) - doesn't the fact that they remain private kind of go against the ethos of "sharing is caring"?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What are some of the smaller communities that you enjoy? in ~talk

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    You might be in luck, I found this recently-ish. It's not released yet, but might be something to keep a tag on. :))

    Any online service that facilitates face-to-face get-togethers is worth exploring ... and I'd love to hear recommendations for less commercialized (ideally, FOSS) alternatives to Meetup.

    You might be in luck, I found this recently-ish.
    It's not released yet, but might be something to keep a tag on. :))

    2 votes
  5. Heya! The question is rather straightforward. Even though I said smaller, size doesn't really matter for this - the focus is more on the community aspect rather than it being small. Here's my...

    Heya!

    The question is rather straightforward. Even though I said smaller, size doesn't really matter for this - the focus is more on the community aspect rather than it being small. Here's my non-exhaustive list (in no particular order):

    1. Tildes - This is unsurprising. It's definitely large for a "small" community, but it's managed to preserve it's culture very well, which is rather impressive. It's cozy and has high quality discussion.
    2. Various Discord servers and IRC channels. This one is harder to pinpoint, to be honest. As far as IRC channels/Discord servers goes, some of the more niche gaming ones are probably some of the nicest environments. IRC-wise, I really haven't managed to find any particularly active ones, outside of the ones for the next list member...
    3. tilde.town and probably the larger tildeverse. Not affiliated with Tildes, but generally just... a nice place to be. It's rather quiet a lot of the time, but their main IRC channel is, frankly, quite great. When it's active.
    4. A lot of Mastodon instances, although of course not all. The fediverse is generally a nice place to be, although politics on there is kind of mushy and one sided. Genuine interactions on there, however, are extremely common and sorting by the global timeline is quite nice (most of the time.)
    5. rateyourmusic is a nice community of those who are passionate about music. It's quite nice overall, though.

    There's definitely a lot I've missed out, mainly because I probably don't know about them.

    So, what are some of the smaller (or not) communities that you enjoy?

    13 votes
  6. 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 :)

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

  8. 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
  9. Comment on What's your favourite ~comp-related news/event that's happened this week? in ~comp

  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

    kavi (edited ) Link Parent
    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
  18. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

    kavi (edited ) Link Parent
    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
  19. Comment on What are some genuinely good places online? in ~talk

    kavi Link Parent
    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