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  1. Comment on Why India doesn’t build skyscrapers in ~design

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    Of course, I wasn't trying to compare the countries, just saying that I'm living in a somewhat large city where skyscrapers aren't a thing and it's not due to a lack of money, I think.

    Of course, I wasn't trying to compare the countries, just saying that I'm living in a somewhat large city where skyscrapers aren't a thing and it's not due to a lack of money, I think.

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  2. Comment on Why India doesn’t build skyscrapers in ~design

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    Is it just me or this material sounds a bit one-sided? Living in Dublin, Ireland, I somehow feel that maybe building skyscrapers in each large city isn't a must. Maybe now even less so with all...

    Is it just me or this material sounds a bit one-sided? Living in Dublin, Ireland, I somehow feel that maybe building skyscrapers in each large city isn't a must. Maybe now even less so with all the remote work. Then again, I don't know much about this topic, so it's just a gut feeling.

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  3. Comment on Warner Bros sets ‘Constantine’ sequel; Keanu Reeves and Francis Lawrence to reunite, Akiva Goldsman scripting and producing with Bad Robot’s JJ Abrams and Hannah Minghella in ~movies

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    Looking forward to this! Besides the original movie, there were a few animations with Constantine that I really enjoyed. Constantine City of Demons was great and I liked Justice League Dark too.

    Looking forward to this! Besides the original movie, there were a few animations with Constantine that I really enjoyed. Constantine City of Demons was great and I liked Justice League Dark too.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on She Said | Official trailer in ~movies

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    I recall watching Bombshell and feeling disgusted that society still tolerates such behaviour. This one is probably even more painful to watch, but I'll definitely check it out.

    I recall watching Bombshell and feeling disgusted that society still tolerates such behaviour. This one is probably even more painful to watch, but I'll definitely check it out.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Anyone ever get an international job? in ~life

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    Maybe try joining the r-bioinformatics Slack (send a PM to https://www.reddit.com/user/apfejes/) and ask in their #career_advice channel. Also worth checking out their #jobs channel.

    Maybe try joining the r-bioinformatics Slack (send a PM to https://www.reddit.com/user/apfejes/) and ask in their #career_advice channel. Also worth checking out their #jobs channel.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Suggestions for wholesome alternatives to doomscrolling? in ~life

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    Minesweeper helps me sometimes...

    Minesweeper helps me sometimes...

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What should a layperson know about AI? in ~tech

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    Gary Marcus wrote an article on this yesterday which I think is relevant and I hope doesn't come off as condescending. He's trying very hard to push against all the hype and, while I'm not in any...

    Gary Marcus wrote an article on this yesterday which I think is relevant and I hope doesn't come off as condescending. He's trying very hard to push against all the hype and, while I'm not in any way experienced in the state of the art of AI, I think more people with his background need to speak up against this because it creates the wrong incentives, where people will end up using it as is for mission-critical applications (i.e. self-help apps or self-driving cars) and they'll cause real harm to real people. If you'd like a more detailed version of it, Sean Carroll interviewed him recently for the Mindscape podcast: https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2022/02/14/184-gary-marcus-on-artificial-intelligence-and-common-sense/

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

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    Classic Minesweeper... (you can find one browser-based implementation here https://minesweeperonline.com/) Basically the only game I can still be bothered to play when I'm listening to something...

    Classic Minesweeper... (you can find one browser-based implementation here https://minesweeperonline.com/) Basically the only game I can still be bothered to play when I'm listening to something in the background. I also got into https://agar.io a few years ago. It's fun and mildly addictive, but I'm not playing it any more.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I'm contributing to a data streaming processor called Benthos, which is written in Go. This week, the maintainer went on vacation, so I spent a bit more time answering questions from the community...

    I'm contributing to a data streaming processor called Benthos, which is written in Go. This week, the maintainer went on vacation, so I spent a bit more time answering questions from the community on Discord and Slack. It's a fun space to be in and, sometimes, it's difficult to limit the amount of time I donate to help maintain this project.

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

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    The Player of Games by Iain M Banks starts off as a very captivating tale about an expert in playing games, the best there is, in an idyllic future setting. I got through a few chapters and I...

    The Player of Games by Iain M Banks starts off as a very captivating tale about an expert in playing games, the best there is, in an idyllic future setting. I got through a few chapters and I really want to finish it when I have some free time. One part that fascinated me is the depiction of this character's mental state when he felt embarrassed. Banks did a great job there.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I'm sometimes contributing to https://benthos.dev. It's a fun open source data streaming processor written in Go. The creative part is mostly coming form the maintainer, Ash, but I really like the...

    I'm sometimes contributing to https://benthos.dev. It's a fun open source data streaming processor written in Go. The creative part is mostly coming form the maintainer, Ash, but I really like the community around it.

    3 votes