ras's recent activity

  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

    ras
    Link
    I just started The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. I'm only about 8% in, so I don't have a real feeling about it yet other than it feeling dark and ominous (which may be helped by the tornado on the...

    I just started The Topeka School by Ben Lerner. I'm only about 8% in, so I don't have a real feeling about it yet other than it feeling dark and ominous (which may be helped by the tornado on the cover). I've got to read more books this year. Finding the time to do so is harder than it's ever been for me.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Prince Harry and Meghan quit the Firm - couple step back as senior members of Royal Family in ~news

    ras
    Link Parent
    I'll take some responsibility here. I read a good bit of the article, although I can't see it now to see where I missed that part, but I did see the parts where they were going to maintain their...

    I'll take some responsibility here. I read a good bit of the article, although I can't see it now to see where I missed that part, but I did see the parts where they were going to maintain their residence, etc. I should 100% read the article better before commenting.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Prince Harry and Meghan quit the Firm - couple step back as senior members of Royal Family in ~news

    ras
    Link Parent
    "No thank you, but keep that sweet, sweet money coming in" is more like it. Seems pretty entitled to me. Of course, they are royals, so..

    "No thank you, but keep that sweet, sweet money coming in" is more like it. Seems pretty entitled to me. Of course, they are royals, so..

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

    ras
    Link
    I'm continuing my flashback to the 2000's by reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it. I think I tried to read it in 2001 or 2002 but just never got...

    I'm continuing my flashback to the 2000's by reading The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen. I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it. I think I tried to read it in 2001 or 2002 but just never got around to finishing it.

    I finished The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay right before I started The Corrections. It's probably in my top ten list right now. I don't know how I'd never read it before now since I also love comic books.

    I also recently read A Warning by Anonymous. Meh. It was a lot of stuff we already know about Our Great Leader. He's a 'short-fingered vulgarian' and we elected him anyway.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

    ras
    Link Parent
    I loved this book. However, there are some long stretches of “wtf am I reading”.

    I loved this book. However, there are some long stretches of “wtf am I reading”.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Neutrinos Lead to Unexpected Discovery in Basic Math in ~science

    ras
    Link Parent
    Jesus, this is a better explanation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues than I heard in a whole year of LA.

    Jesus, this is a better explanation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues than I heard in a whole year of LA.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Let's Talk: What browser are you using? in ~talk

    ras
    Link
    Firefox for pretty much everything. Pretty much the only time I open Chrome is when I'm working on an Angular project.

    Firefox for pretty much everything. Pretty much the only time I open Chrome is when I'm working on an Angular project.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Firefox to hide notification popups by default starting next year in ~tech

    ras
    Link
    One of the first things I do when setting up a new machine with Firefox is to turn off notifications. I'm so glad they're doing this. At the very least I wish they'd have made that setting sync...

    One of the first things I do when setting up a new machine with Firefox is to turn off notifications. I'm so glad they're doing this. At the very least I wish they'd have made that setting sync between signed in instances of Firefox.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on What editor/IDE do you use? in ~comp

    ras
    Link Parent
    Is there any advantage to amVim over VSCodeVim?

    Is there any advantage to amVim over VSCodeVim?

    1 vote
  10. Comment on What terminal emulator do you use? in ~comp

    ras
    Link
    I use Alacritty with zsh. I like Alacritty mostly because it's fast. I don't use oh-my-zsh as it's terribly slow.

    I use Alacritty with zsh. I like Alacritty mostly because it's fast. I don't use oh-my-zsh as it's terribly slow.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on ‘Star Wars’ Setback: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Duo David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Exit Trilogy in ~movies

    ras
    Link
    Probably wasn't in their best interest to make those comments last week. Nothing a billion dollar media conglomerate likes to hear more than "we had no idea what we were doing".

    Probably wasn't in their best interest to make those comments last week. Nothing a billion dollar media conglomerate likes to hear more than "we had no idea what we were doing".

    9 votes
  12. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    ras
    Link
    My soundtrack for the week has been Between the Heart and the Synapse by The Receiving End of Sirens. IMO its a forgotten gem of the mid-2000's post-hardcore/emo with a good bit of prog influence....

    My soundtrack for the week has been Between the Heart and the Synapse by The Receiving End of Sirens. IMO its a forgotten gem of the mid-2000's post-hardcore/emo with a good bit of prog influence. The layered vocals get me every time. I'm a real sucker for a song where there are multiple singers singing different things on top of each other.

  13. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

    ras
    Link
    I'm about a third of the way through Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. I'm really enjoying it. I've heard people recommend bits from it all the time. I love the concise examples.

    I'm about a third of the way through Effective Java by Joshua Bloch. I'm really enjoying it. I've heard people recommend bits from it all the time. I love the concise examples.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has been released in ~tech

    ras
    Link Parent
    I'd say 95% of the people I'm here with use Windows exclusively. I hope they're not in for a huge shock when they graduate.

    I'd say 95% of the people I'm here with use Windows exclusively. I hope they're not in for a huge shock when they graduate.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has been released in ~tech

    ras
    Link Parent
    Notes not syncing, Time Machine not backing up, constantly being asked to log into iCloud, even after following steps I’ve seen to stop it. Those were the big three I remember of the top of my...

    Notes not syncing, Time Machine not backing up, constantly being asked to log into iCloud, even after following steps I’ve seen to stop it. Those were the big three I remember of the top of my head. Honestly haven’t checked back in on it as I’ve been perfectly happy with Ubuntu for the time being.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has been released in ~tech

    ras
    Link
    I'm hedging my bets with Apple right now. I've been using Ubuntu 19.04 as my daily driver for a while now just in case Apple continues to struggle with Catalina. I installed Catalina on one of my...

    I'm hedging my bets with Apple right now. I've been using Ubuntu 19.04 as my daily driver for a while now just in case Apple continues to struggle with Catalina. I installed Catalina on one of my machines and had so many little headaches that I just closed the lid and walked away.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan Ermine" has been released in ~tech

    ras
    Link Parent
    My school really needs to require CS students to have more exposure to Linux.

    I'm a huge proponent of using it in school computer labs.

    My school really needs to require CS students to have more exposure to Linux.

    9 votes
  18. Comment on President Trump wrote Turkish President Erdogan a letter warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool" as his forces launched their attack on northern Syria in ~news

    ras
    Link Parent
    I actually think spamming the media with controversial actions is part of his strategy. Add that to actual scandal and it makes it very hard for the focus to stay on one action for very long.

    I actually think spamming the media with controversial actions is part of his strategy. Add that to actual scandal and it makes it very hard for the focus to stay on one action for very long.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on President Trump wrote Turkish President Erdogan a letter warning him not to be "a tough guy" or "a fool" as his forces launched their attack on northern Syria in ~news

    ras
    Link
    Every day that passes I become more and more convinced we're living in a simulation.

    Every day that passes I become more and more convinced we're living in a simulation.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on 'Meltdown': Trump-Pelosi feud intensifies after Dem walkout in ~news

    ras
    Link
    Pelosi changing her Twitter banner to this photo is pretty good.

    Pelosi changing her Twitter banner to this photo is pretty good.

    2 votes