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  1. Comment on What are your favourite Space Games? in ~games

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    While I hear it's great in VR, I still really enjoyed it without VR. We had a friend who kept bugging us to play and when we finally did, it was a blast. Good luck convincing your friends.

    While I hear it's great in VR, I still really enjoyed it without VR. We had a friend who kept bugging us to play and when we finally did, it was a blast. Good luck convincing your friends.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on What are your favourite Space Games? in ~games

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    I played star trek bridge crew for the first time a few days ago. It's great, and I can't wait to get in there again with my buddies. One of them has a vr headset and says it's the best vr game...

    I played star trek bridge crew for the first time a few days ago. It's great, and I can't wait to get in there again with my buddies. One of them has a vr headset and says it's the best vr game he's played.

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

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    I've been struggling with this a lot recently too. I think my fault is that I run all my python scripts as individual files. That means, I'm not really using the module concept of my parent...

    I've been struggling with this a lot recently too. I think my fault is that I run all my python scripts as individual files. That means, I'm not really using the module concept of my parent directory. I've been thinking about creating a main.py file in the root directory that transforms all my little scripts into commands for an internal CLI. This doesn't help my desire to reuse code in jupyter notebooks. We'll see if I ever get around to it though.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What is something that you learned/were taught wrong? in ~talk

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    I think this is because calculus and physics were invented together by Newton. I know Leibniz also invented calculus independently, but I think the physics of motion are so more intuitive than...

    I think this is because calculus and physics were invented together by Newton. I know Leibniz also invented calculus independently, but I think the physics of motion are so more intuitive than most math. It's like calculus was invented to describe the world, so looking at the world makes it easier to grasp.

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  5. Comment on What are some pointers for managing repositories? in ~comp

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    I'm definitely biased here, but this is where a product manager comes in (I'm a product manager). As the product manager, I help decide what is the next thing the developers should focus on. It...

    I'm definitely biased here, but this is where a product manager comes in (I'm a product manager). As the product manager, I help decide what is the next thing the developers should focus on. It helps to have a clear idea of what the product is and what it is not. The longer a product is around the more great ideas and issues come up, and in order to keep that backlog organized someone needs to start saying no to certain things.

    I haven't worked on an open source library like the ones you mentioned, but at a certain size I think I would take the same approach.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on How can I create better YouTube videos? in ~hobbies

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    There are very few videos I watch that are not edited to make specific points. TED talks come to mind, but those are planned and rehearsed presentations. For a conversation like you are...

    There are very few videos I watch that are not edited to make specific points. TED talks come to mind, but those are planned and rehearsed presentations. For a conversation like you are mentioning, editing out irrelevant and awkward parts will make it more enjoyable to watch.

    One of the podcasts I listen too mentioned that they both record locally on good equipment and then one of them combines the files and makes the edits. That would be the ideal situation. To start you should at least make edits to your recording to improve the flow.

    I've never done this so I may be completely mistaken.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Does the frequent addition of content to esport games delegitimize them? in ~games

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    Rocket League hasn't really changed in a long time. If you look at the differences in championships now and 3 years ago, it's all about player skills improving. People have learned to do new...

    Rocket League hasn't really changed in a long time. If you look at the differences in championships now and 3 years ago, it's all about player skills improving. People have learned to do new things with their cars and the level of control the pros have over their car and the ability to read the ball and other players is amazing. I don't actually watch the esports because I'm not really into watching things, but the clips I see on YouTube blow me away.

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Biggest factory shutdown since World War II hits U.S. and Europe in ~finance

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    My customers are those parts suppliers. It's going to be a rough year. I think I'll be able to stick around because I've been here long enough and can do many different roles, but it would not...

    My customers are those parts suppliers. It's going to be a rough year. I think I'll be able to stick around because I've been here long enough and can do many different roles, but it would not surprise me to see a pay cut.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What do I need to know about switching to a vegetarian diet? in ~health

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    I dropped meat a few years ago and only eat fish if I know it's sustainably caught, which is rare. I didn't do anything special or watch my diet. I haven't had any health problems, but haven't...

    I dropped meat a few years ago and only eat fish if I know it's sustainably caught, which is rare. I didn't do anything special or watch my diet. I haven't had any health problems, but haven't been to a doctor for a check up either. I think my addiction to sweets and constant snacking is what makes me unhealthy.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What did you do today? in ~talk

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    I dropped Reddit when I started using this site. Lots of meetings at work, dinner with the family, get kids ready for bed, clean the kitchen, take out the trash. I'll probably play some video...

    I dropped Reddit when I started using this site.

    Lots of meetings at work, dinner with the family, get kids ready for bed, clean the kitchen, take out the trash. I'll probably play some video games after all of that then shower before bed. It all sounds like a stereotypical family man's day and I love it.

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

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    I'm trying to build a small web app with flask. I'm not very far in and am trying to decide how much JavaScript vs python code to use to generate the page and submit a form. I wanted to learn...

    I'm trying to build a small web app with flask. I'm not very far in and am trying to decide how much JavaScript vs python code to use to generate the page and submit a form. I wanted to learn JavaScript because I know python better, but the tutorial I'm following manages it all through flask and templates. Ultimately I'd like an app where you can login, view your saved data and create new data. Any tips for an amateur?

    1 vote
  12. Comment on How to optimise your headspace on a mission to Mars in ~space

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    There was a a good podcast about one of the NASA research projects on Hawaii. I enjoyed it enough to listen to all episodes. The Habitat https://gimletmedia.com/shows/the-habitat

    There was a a good podcast about one of the NASA research projects on Hawaii. I enjoyed it enough to listen to all episodes.

    The Habitat
    https://gimletmedia.com/shows/the-habitat

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Federal Reserve buybacks - Possible usage as UBI? in ~talk

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    I may be mistaken, but I thought this wasn't a giveaway, but more like the Fed acting as another bank in this specific market. They didn't hand out anything but rather exchanged cash for bonds....

    I may be mistaken, but I thought this wasn't a giveaway, but more like the Fed acting as another bank in this specific market. They didn't hand out anything but rather exchanged cash for bonds. Usually there are other banks in this market that will buy bonds for cash, but there is something weird going on with supply and demand right now. The Fed is getting involved to ensure that the other banks in this market do not face a cash shortfall. I learned this from a few episodes of Planet Money and the Indicator podcasts from NPR.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Let's talk: Wallets/Purses/etc in ~talk

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    https://mightywallet.shop/ I love these because they are thin, have tons of options, are super durable, and low cost.

    https://mightywallet.shop/

    I love these because they are thin, have tons of options, are super durable, and low cost.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    I just realized I don't use that Google search bar at all either since I've switched to duck duck go. I'm about to investigate some other launcher since I'm not willing to install a new OS.

    I just realized I don't use that Google search bar at all either since I've switched to duck duck go. I'm about to investigate some other launcher since I'm not willing to install a new OS.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Budget smartphones - apparently there are good options. Opinions and recommendations? in ~tech

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    What kind of features do you miss the most? I've been on a pixel for about 3 years now and I don't really customize it at all.

    What kind of features do you miss the most? I've been on a pixel for about 3 years now and I don't really customize it at all.

  17. Comment on Largest Earthquake in Decades Hits Southern California, Measuring 6.4 Magnitude in ~news

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    I felt it but was far enough away that there was no damage and it barely made anything move. My wife didn't feel it.

    I felt it but was far enough away that there was no damage and it barely made anything move. My wife didn't feel it.

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  18. Comment on Eleven great mechanical keyboards for coders — updated for 2019 in ~tech

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    I have a few co-workers that are into mechanical keyboards and have them at work and home. I understand the benefits of having one, and am willing to try it out, but I don't want to give up my...

    I have a few co-workers that are into mechanical keyboards and have them at work and home. I understand the benefits of having one, and am willing to try it out, but I don't want to give up my wireless. I don't like having to manage cables and love the convenience of wireless keyboard and mouse. When I mentioned this to them they said wireless defeats the purpose of mechanical keys because of the low latency of mechanical. I think this is because they are gamers and want really quick actions. I don't do any fast paced gaming like that so I don't think it will matter for me.

    Does anyone have experience with mechanical keyboards like these?

    Anyone know how I could go about testing different switch types before I buy one?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Having issues setting goals and sticking with them? I’m working on a solution in ~tech

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    Nice prototype. Are you a designer by trade? Are you doing the development, working with a partner, or hiring a firm? I'm always curious how people start these sorts of things by themselves since...

    Nice prototype. Are you a designer by trade? Are you doing the development, working with a partner, or hiring a firm? I'm always curious how people start these sorts of things by themselves since I don't feel like I have enough knowledge or skill to be able to do it myself.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Trump Administration Considering Changes That Would Redefine The Poverty Line in ~news

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    This isn't anything unique to Trump or Republicans.

    This isn't anything unique to Trump or Republicans.

    Some economists argue that this is a more accurate way to measure inflation, and both Barack Obama's and George W. Bush's administrations tried, without success, to introduce the use of the chained CPI in federal programs.

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