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  1. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of December 19 in ~news

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    While some of this is nice, I'm skeptical of the government matching. That means the government will be pumping cash into the stock market, which is not necessarily helpful to low and middle...

    While some of this is nice, I'm skeptical of the government matching. That means the government will be pumping cash into the stock market, which is not necessarily helpful to low and middle income people. I would rather that cash go directly to those people or into government bonds so it doesnt benefit investment institutions.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Mozilla to explore healthy social media alternative in ~tech

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    I'm part of a small slack group with friends. We really like the different channels to keep conversations separate. Does mastodon have anything like that? I don't like being on a closed system and...

    I'm part of a small slack group with friends. We really like the different channels to keep conversations separate. Does mastodon have anything like that? I don't like being on a closed system and am willing to try for a migration...

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    I'd like to learn a little bit of c# and docker. I wrote a little python script to generate secret Santa assignments for the family and want to turn it into a small website for next year. I...

    I'd like to learn a little bit of c# and docker. I wrote a little python script to generate secret Santa assignments for the family and want to turn it into a small website for next year. I figured this was a decent project to learn the basics of c#. Any recommendationsnfor getting started?

    It looks like asp.Net is similar to python web frameworks like flask and Django? I've used flask before for small projects.

    I'm looking for high level technology recommendations and then I'll go figure out how to put it all together. Can I do this in a digital ocean small droplet? Do I install the http server (nginx, apache ...?) On my droplet or in another docker container? Since I want a small database, where do I install SQLite?

    Thanks for your time.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on These are my old PC spare parts. I wanna build a new PC. What's the best I can do with those? (details in the post) in ~tech

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    First off, this website is a great resource. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ Put your existing parts in there and then it will help with compatibility. You can get a sharable link and then post it...

    First off, this website is a great resource.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
    Put your existing parts in there and then it will help with compatibility. You can get a sharable link and then post it for people to review. I've also found the r/buildapc community pretty helpful.

    You'll need a motherboard with an am4 socket. You'll most likely be able to find a good one for about 100. This will also allow for a minor cpu upgrade in the future. Look for one that supports what you have plus a Ryzen 5000 series cpu for an upgrade later.

    GPU is where you'll have the biggest decision to make. A Nvidia rtx 3060 ti will do what you want, but you may have to watch out for physical dimensions. The 3000 cards can get a little big.

    For monitors, this channel provides great information. They have a recent overview and top picks.
    https://youtu.be/WFfxOfZ8T_U

    More memory is nice if you're doing a ton of editing, but 16 is enough for most casual use.

    1400 should be easy since you already have quite a few parts.

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

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    My wife is one of 6, so they have a secret Santa every year. Including spouses, it's up to 9 participants now. When we first got married I didn't like how they were doing the selection, so last...

    My wife is one of 6, so they have a secret Santa every year. Including spouses, it's up to 9 participants now. When we first got married I didn't like how they were doing the selection, so last year I wrote a script to generate the assignments and send emails. It worked well and I was proud of a thing I did.

    When I opened it the other day, it was a mess. Why would I write something that required so many changes to test vs run (oh and also run for the group of 5 cousins). I refactored it and by the end I was even more proud that I made it more organized!

    I have this aspiration that I'll make tiny improvements like this every year until it's a little website people can go to and it keeps track of previous year assignments to ensure a better selection year to year.

    All that to say I really enjoyed the 3 hours of coding and it's been too long since I did anything like it. Anyone have any suggestions for other projects I could do? I have a hard time with motivation unless it's immediately useful.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Telegram is auctioning off rare usernames on the TON blockchain in ~tech

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    Interesting, the auction site isn't available in the United States.

    Interesting, the auction site isn't available in the United States.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Alright, I finally want to jump ship and join Mastodon. Can anyone post some getting started guides? in ~tech

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    How do you all use maston on mobile? Their app in Google play has had reviews. Maybe mobile web? I like using tildes in the browser and am open to that.

    How do you all use maston on mobile? Their app in Google play has had reviews. Maybe mobile web? I like using tildes in the browser and am open to that.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Tildes Pop-Up Game Event: Ludonostalgia! in ~games

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    How old? Is 5 or 6 years old enough? I've been thinking about going back to shadow of Mordor. If not, what about Skyrim I haven't played that in 10 years. I'll probably only be able to put in 2 or...

    How old? Is 5 or 6 years old enough? I've been thinking about going back to shadow of Mordor. If not, what about Skyrim I haven't played that in 10 years. I'll probably only be able to put in 2 or 3 hours because I really want to 0lay the new god of war.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of October 31 in ~news

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    Last I heard, Utah was having success with a housing first plan. If that's still the case, I would to see more of it

    Last I heard, Utah was having success with a housing first plan. If that's still the case, I would to see more of it

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Router recommendations in 2022 in ~comp

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    I heard (from Linus tech tips I think) that it is better to go the switch and access point instead of a single router. the individual components do what they are built for better than the single...

    I heard (from Linus tech tips I think) that it is better to go the switch and access point instead of a single router. the individual components do what they are built for better than the single hybrid unit. I don't know how pricing compares. I bought a wifi router a few years ago and haven't needed to replace it.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on YouTube should charge for 4K. Hear me out. in ~tech

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    Yeah, same here. I watch a ton of YouTube, and then my wife and I get the music stuff too. I get so annoyed if I'm not logged in and see ads now.

    Yeah, same here. I watch a ton of YouTube, and then my wife and I get the music stuff too. I get so annoyed if I'm not logged in and see ads now.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on YouTube should charge for 4K. Hear me out. in ~tech

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    Today I got an email that my premium subscription is going up. YouTube seems to be doing a lot of monetization work lately.

    Today I got an email that my premium subscription is going up. YouTube seems to be doing a lot of monetization work lately.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Running doesn’t wreck your knees. It strengthens them. in ~health

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    For me, it's my heel. If I run I end up with a sharp heel pain and tight arches. I should probably see a doctor.

    For me, it's my heel. If I run I end up with a sharp heel pain and tight arches. I should probably see a doctor.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Medical care alone won’t halt the spread of diabetes, scientists say in ~health

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    I would like to make small improvements to eat healthier. Does anyone have any trustworthy sources or references?

    I would like to make small improvements to eat healthier. Does anyone have any trustworthy sources or references?

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Steam Deck and Docking Station now in-stock and available! in ~games

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    I've definitely thought about it recently, but I keep reminding myself I need to save for the PS VR2 coming early next year.

    I've definitely thought about it recently, but I keep reminding myself I need to save for the PS VR2 coming early next year.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Does this button work? Investigating YouTube’s ineffective user controls in ~tech

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    This is why I stopped using the home page. I use my subscriptions and sometimes watch things posted here or from my friends.

    This is why I stopped using the home page. I use my subscriptions and sometimes watch things posted here or from my friends.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on If you have more than ten tabs open they’re not tabs anymore they’re bookmarks wasting RAM in ~tech

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    Anyone else not use bookmarks? I do for work because there's too many things to remember, but for personal I don't use them at all. I used to try to use them, but then I realized I never went back...

    Anyone else not use bookmarks? I do for work because there's too many things to remember, but for personal I don't use them at all. I used to try to use them, but then I realized I never went back to places I bookmarked. The sites I visit regularly are easy to find with a quick search and I know the URL.

    I'm also an aggressive tab closer. I like to start my work day by closing as many tabs as possible. I usually get it down under 8. I view each tab as a thing to click on to get to a different place. Usually they are works in progress or sites I use a hourly while I work.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on The Proverbial Pen #2 in ~talk

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    I don't follow many authors closely, but I've ended up watching a ton of vlog brothers and they've both written books. One thing mentioned several times is about editing and rewriting. I think...

    I don't follow many authors closely, but I've ended up watching a ton of vlog brothers and they've both written books. One thing mentioned several times is about editing and rewriting. I think John Green said most of writing is rewriting.

    I say all of that to propose is to take the free writing approach within a theme. That theme is what an book or article is about. Your first draft may be long and incoherent at times. You may end up dropping large blocks of text, but that doesn't mean it was worthless. The free writing allowed you to find those gems buried in the sand.

    But what do I know? I barely even write comments or tweets.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on [Rant] The Great Wall Of Text #1 in ~talk

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    I think the term manager gets over used a bit and leads to the situation you describe. Because of this, I love the term individual contributer. That's what I am. I don't have anyone that reports...

    I think the term manager gets over used a bit and leads to the situation you describe. Because of this, I love the term individual contributer. That's what I am. I don't have anyone that reports to me, so manager in my title is misleading.

    For a programmer with similar years of experience, I actually expect them to be paid more than me. I also love the idea of a promotion and pay ladder for individual contributors to allow people to become experts and not have to go into that management track.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on [Rant] The Great Wall Of Text #1 in ~talk

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    I'm not a programmer, and I love working with them. I'm a product manager and do my best to understand the technologies underlying the products I manage. I'm curious about your experience with...

    I'm not a programmer, and I love working with them. I'm a product manager and do my best to understand the technologies underlying the products I manage. I'm curious about your experience with product managers and how you think they could help enable you to do great work.

    If you want to get a better understanding of my view of what product management is, then read this and follow any links that seem interesting.
    https://www.svpg.com/value-and-viability/

    What are the flaws in the line of thinking in the article above? I've drunk the Kool aid and have a hard time seeing it from other perspectives.

    6 votes