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  1. New podcast name

    My friends and I are starting to work on a gaming focused podcast. It will cover news and provide our commentary and stories for anything related to games. It will be primarily about video games,...

    My friends and I are starting to work on a gaming focused podcast. It will cover news and provide our commentary and stories for anything related to games. It will be primarily about video games, but we will also cover board games and a little D&D. We've narrowed down the list of names we like and would like to get a little feedback. What do you think of these podcast names? Any feedback is appreciated, thanks!

    • DOT - Dialogue Over Time
    • Our Alts Have Day Jobs
    • Best in Slot
    • Theory Crafting
    • Data Mined
    7 votes
  2. Comment on Meet the customer service reps for Disney and Airbnb who have to pay to talk to you in ~tech

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    I agree that independent contractors should structure their billing because of the items you mention. Unfortunately, the labor supply for jobs like these is too big to accommodate higher wages....

    I agree that independent contractors should structure their billing because of the items you mention. Unfortunately, the labor supply for jobs like these is too big to accommodate higher wages. There is an extreme power inbalance, which is why I support stronger worker protections from a government.

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Why do women still change their names? in ~life

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    Haha, yeah that one is pretty bad. I think there is a good solution for any two names though.

    Haha, yeah that one is pretty bad. I think there is a good solution for any two names though.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Why do you wanna be a parent? in ~talk

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    I've wanted kids as long as I can remember, which I don't hear too often from other men. I don't think I could have explained it when I was a teenager, but after having my first child, I've come...

    I've wanted kids as long as I can remember, which I don't hear too often from other men. I don't think I could have explained it when I was a teenager, but after having my first child, I've come to a conclusion.

    Having children is the meaning of life. The only way for life to continue is to have offspring. I think this is why the vast majority of parents say their kids are the best thing about their life. We are hardwired to do whatever we can to ensure that our specific version of life continues. Embrace it. We've evolved enough mentally and culturally to break free of having kids as soon as we are physically able and are able to plan our offspring. It's not good enough to have kids, you need to have kids in a way that will give your kids the best chance of having kids themselves.

    Having kids is the most direct way to ensure that I contribute to our species continuing into the future. Having kids is a central piece to living life to it's fullest.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Why do women still change their names? in ~life

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    I have friends that both changed their last name to a new hybrid one. As an example, Brown and Johnson could become Browson or Jown. My wife and I considered it for a while, but because I have a...

    I have friends that both changed their last name to a new hybrid one. As an example, Brown and Johnson could become Browson or Jown. My wife and I considered it for a while, but because I have a daughter with my last name from a previous marriage she changed her last name to match us. We think the family name is important and that took priority over other considerations.

    I really hope the hybrid approach takes off. I will definitely be nudging all of my kids down that path when that starting talking about marriage.

    6 votes
  6. Comment on What are your go-to websites and apps for desktop and mobile wallpapers? in ~talk

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    My own pictures. I prefer seeing pictures of my kids than anything else.

    My own pictures. I prefer seeing pictures of my kids than anything else.

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

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    I'm about to buy this tonight since some of my friends are into it. You can add me in steam if you want, I'm pocketry there also.

    I'm about to buy this tonight since some of my friends are into it. You can add me in steam if you want, I'm pocketry there also.

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

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    This confirms my thoughts. My mechanics are severly lacking because I don't practice. I can't break gold in singles even though Im a solid platinum 3 in doubles and standard. I can't convince...

    This confirms my thoughts. My mechanics are severly lacking because I don't practice. I can't break gold in singles even though Im a solid platinum 3 in doubles and standard. I can't convince myself to do it because it feels too much like work for a game. When I'm not thinking about the fact that I probably won't really ever rank up, I have a blast playing.

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

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    Is there anything specific you did you get to diamond? I've been stuck at platinum 3 for a year.

    Is there anything specific you did you get to diamond? I've been stuck at platinum 3 for a year.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Designer to Developer Handoff Process in ~comp

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    Our designer uses Sketch (Mac only) to create the designs, then uploads them to zeplin. The developer sees css and layout in zeplin, then can download some assets. I think they really like it.

    Our designer uses Sketch (Mac only) to create the designs, then uploads them to zeplin. The developer sees css and layout in zeplin, then can download some assets. I think they really like it.

  11. Comment on What are some drinks I should try? in ~talk

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    Next time you get Thai food, try Thai iced tea. It's a sweet creamy tea that goes really well with spicy food.

    Next time you get Thai food, try Thai iced tea. It's a sweet creamy tea that goes really well with spicy food.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on Looking for career switching advice from Film/Business to Software Engineering in ~comp

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    Another way you could transition into software is through product management. I'm biased because it's my field, but is viable as a recent MBA grad. You'll be able to leverage your degree into a...

    Another way you could transition into software is through product management. I'm biased because it's my field, but is viable as a recent MBA grad. You'll be able to leverage your degree into a position where you work closely with developers. You'll find opportunities to write software to help the team. Then you can figure out where to go after that.

    My favorite thought leader in product management published this the other day. If you want to know more, let me know.
    https://svpg.com/product-management-start-here/

  13. Comment on Ultimate guide to Python debugging in ~comp

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    I saved this one too and acutally implemented logging for the first time instead of a bunch of print statements. I'm finally moving away from a bunch of individual scripts into a mini application...

    I saved this one too and acutally implemented logging for the first time instead of a bunch of print statements. I'm finally moving away from a bunch of individual scripts into a mini application for internal use.

    I'm still seeing this page, and I loaded it in a private window to make sure wasn't cached or something. I have no idea what could cause it show as deleted.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are you confused by? in ~talk

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    Maybe I don't understand it we'll because I don't understand subject and object well enough. Which is probably why I don't understand active vs passive voice either. Thanks for the write up.

    Maybe I don't understand it we'll because I don't understand subject and object well enough. Which is probably why I don't understand active vs passive voice either. Thanks for the write up.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on What are you confused by? in ~talk

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    Affect vs effect. Whenever I bring it up people try to explain, but most of the time I've heard that explanation before. I've found that it's almost always effect, but I don't understand why.

    Affect vs effect.
    Whenever I bring it up people try to explain, but most of the time I've heard that explanation before. I've found that it's almost always effect, but I don't understand why.

    6 votes
  16. 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
  17. 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.

    1 vote
  18. 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
  19. 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.

    6 votes
  20. 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