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  1. Comment on Python 3.8.0 has been released in ~comp

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    Hm, I'm curious as to specifically what you're having trouble with. Workflow wise, for instance, the fancy new way to do things is wit pipenv. It'll be like like npm. You go into your project...

    Hm, I'm curious as to specifically what you're having trouble with.

    Workflow wise, for instance, the fancy new way to do things is wit pipenv. It'll be like like npm. You go into your project directory, pipenv install <insert-package-here>, and it'll make a virtual environment and install things there.

    Effectively, you just run pipenv shell and you're good to go. You can add that to your repo and run pipenv install on a new system and it'll install and make the venv.

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  2. Comment on uBlockOrigin dev build rejected from Chrome Web Store in ~comp

  3. Comment on Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan - What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest of us in ~finance

  4. Comment on The Open Book - An open source device for reading in ~comp

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    I mean I don't disagree, but there's no lack of open hardware that can read ePubs. There are open source phones, open source laptops, raspberry pi's, hell you can probably find a riscv-based...

    Open hardware is great because you have full control over your own device.

    I mean I don't disagree, but there's no lack of open hardware that can read ePubs. There are open source phones, open source laptops, raspberry pi's, hell you can probably find a riscv-based computers. The bar isn't very high.

    Like I don't get the "urgency" part of the premise. There is already open formats for books, and there are open hardware for reading those books, already in existence. And in use.

  5. Comment on The Open Book - An open source device for reading in ~comp

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    I don't understand the premise. What's wrong with ePub, an open format, and the billions of devices including open source ones that can read said open format.

    I don't understand the premise. What's wrong with ePub, an open format, and the billions of devices including open source ones that can read said open format.

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  6. Comment on macOS Catalina is available today in ~tech

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    Many Linux flavors are also ditching 32 bit support. Ubuntu tried, and got backlash, but less main-stream ones already have. Of course, some distros are made for embedded systems, and those likely...

    Many Linux flavors are also ditching 32 bit support. Ubuntu tried, and got backlash, but less main-stream ones already have. Of course, some distros are made for embedded systems, and those likely aren't even on a 64-bit architecture, so they have no reason to deprecate anything.

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  7. Comment on The Cheating Scandal Rocking the Poker World in ~sports

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    He 100% cheated. He's like 700BB/100 or something, which is absurd. It's literally mathematically impossible unless he cheats. It's not "this guy is really good", it's "this is strictly not possible".

    He 100% cheated. He's like 700BB/100 or something, which is absurd. It's literally mathematically impossible unless he cheats. It's not "this guy is really good", it's "this is strictly not possible".

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Programming/software design practice? in ~comp

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    My undergrad data structures course material is public for anyone to look at (including hw, lab material, and exams). You can try along this semester, it'll take you through the basics of building...

    My undergrad data structures course material is public for anyone to look at (including hw, lab material, and exams). You can try along this semester, it'll take you through the basics of building nontrivial amounts of software.

    Main page

    Project 0, if you want to give it a shot

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Google Claims ‘Quantum Supremacy,’ Marking a Major Milestone in Computing in ~comp

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    I actually think it's pretty likely the results will be publicized. Efforts in quantum computing heavily intersect with security, and security is a field where everyone (except the NSA sometimes,...

    I actually think it's pretty likely the results will be publicized. Efforts in quantum computing heavily intersect with security, and security is a field where everyone (except the NSA sometimes, and even they do it after the blowbacks from the dual_ec backdoor) shares.

    After all, it's to Google's detriment as well if they miss something and have major issues with their crypto.

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  10. Comment on How Eating Out Keeps You Poor in ~finance

  11. Comment on Brexit: Boris Johnson defeated as MPs take control in ~news

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    That seems pretty appropriate for Britain, though. I feel like this is an appropriate image http://i.imgur.com/pTR7f6D.jpg

    That seems pretty appropriate for Britain, though.

    I feel like this is an appropriate image http://i.imgur.com/pTR7f6D.jpg

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    I certainly don't think Twitter is an optimal place to discuss anything, but what is "another way"? This is a complicated issue deeply rooted in human behavior. I really doubt there's any clear...

    I certainly don't think Twitter is an optimal place to discuss anything, but what is "another way"? This is a complicated issue deeply rooted in human behavior. I really doubt there's any clear cut magical solutions.

    Mainly I took issue with

    What drives people to oust these kinds of things on a public forum like this?

    Justice, warning, and a general right to tell your story? As we've seen with Epstein, sometimes you can be actually be convicted of statutory rape then serve 18 months of jail with permission to commute to an office during the week.

    The public outcry, and increased public support, also played a big part in why Weinstein faced the book.

    There are plenty of legitimate reasons why someone would want to post publically about their experiences.

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  13. Comment on Alec Holowka, one of the creators of Night in the Woods, has committed suicide after accusations of past abuse were made against him last week in ~games

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    At the same time, do you not thing that's somewhat ridiculous from the other side? If someone rapes, or otherwise sexually harasses you, and then someone tells you "Hey, keep it on the down low,...

    At the same time, do you not thing that's somewhat ridiculous from the other side? If someone rapes, or otherwise sexually harasses you, and then someone tells you

    "Hey, keep it on the down low, okay? You might damage the reputation of your rapist"

    Victims should have the right, and the safety, to speak out against abuse they had.

    Of course, not all allegations are true, but we don't have a magic ball to tell us whose is lying and who isn't. And if you can prove they are lying, there are slander laws.

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  14. Comment on Where did all the nerds go? in ~talk

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    Are you [committing the act of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something] to being a nerd? That's an odd thing to do.

    Are you [committing the act of controlling, and usually limiting, general access to something] to being a nerd?

    That's an odd thing to do.

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  15. Comment on Where did all the nerds go? in ~talk

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    Are you gate keeping being a nerd? That's an, uh, odd thing to do.

    Are you gate keeping being a nerd?

    That's an, uh, odd thing to do.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Silicon Valley is building a Chinese-style social credit system in ~tech

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    The title seems kinda ridiculous. Most of the article is about tech companies banning you from their service... which seems pretty obvious. As a private company providing a service, of course Uber...

    The title seems kinda ridiculous. Most of the article is about tech companies banning you from their service... which seems pretty obvious. As a private company providing a service, of course Uber and Whatsapp can ban you from their services. McDonalds can ban you from all of their stores since they started.

    There can be issues, then, in areas where those services are monopolistic. However, the article didn't really talk about that, instead choosing to just be like "ooooooo did you know Uber can ban you for ANY reason!?!?".

    To call equivalency between that and "social credit" is ridiculous.

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  17. Comment on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review in ~tech

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    Right, I wasn't advocating for everyone to buy new phones every 2 years, that was just an aside since you commented on my habits. What I suggest is buying new phones that go on sale. For instance,...

    Right, I wasn't advocating for everyone to buy new phones every 2 years, that was just an aside since you commented on my habits.

    What I suggest is buying new phones that go on sale. For instance, the S9 was $300 new on Prime day, and while that wasn't normal it does dip into near territory pretty often. Or the budget lineup of Pixels; they're almost feature complete with the flagships anyway, especially once you remove waterproofing.

    And IMO new battery + warranty for most people is better than a used phone.

  18. Comment on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review in ~tech

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    The record for Samsung is pretty spotty. Google has begun to mandate security update regulations for Android providers, but it was just this month that Samsung abruptly stopped, and then began...

    The record for Samsung is pretty spotty. Google has begun to mandate security update regulations for Android providers, but it was just this month that Samsung abruptly stopped, and then began again, security updates for the S7 line, which is just 3 years old.

    For Pixels, probably. For iPhones, certainly. For Samsung phones? Most likely, but you never know.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review in ~tech

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    You can buy a new battery, but the replacement process is not trivial. You need to unglue the phone, and remove some screws + logic board connectors. Not impossible, but I'd want to at least have...

    You can buy a new battery, but the replacement process is not trivial. You need to unglue the phone, and remove some screws + logic board connectors. Not impossible, but I'd want to at least have like an ifixit toolkit before attempting. And yeah, it ruins the water proofing.

    I personally am fine replacing my phone every 2 years. I have enough of an income that it doesn't particularly matter, and the way I see is that I use my phone pretty heavily day-to-day, and it's an important device for productivity let alone entertainment. And so the amortized cost of a flagship, whether that be $800 or $1000, is a pretty whatever price for me.

    3 votes