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

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    I got a degree in computer science (which comes along with about a minor in math's worth of math classes). Throughout my education I am surprised by how rarely I actually got to do math, rather...

    I got a degree in computer science (which comes along with about a minor in math's worth of math classes). Throughout my education I am surprised by how rarely I actually got to do math, rather than just computation. Moments where the equations are unknown and you need to compose your own solution are so rare. We waste so much time teaching things in a way that is focused on memorization.

  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I prefer edibles because they give a more consistent and measurable dose (assuming you have access to legal, regulated and well packaged edibles). You can get mints that have 2mg of THC each,...

    I prefer edibles because they give a more consistent and measurable dose (assuming you have access to legal, regulated and well packaged edibles). You can get mints that have 2mg of THC each, giving you a lot of granularity.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on It’s Not Enough to Be Right—You Also Have to Be Kind in ~life

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    I agree with the thesis but can't say I often practice empathy as a tool in argumentation. After reading the title I had hopes that the article would be self-supporting, in that it would somehow...

    I agree with the thesis but can't say I often practice empathy as a tool in argumentation.

    After reading the title I had hopes that the article would be self-supporting, in that it would somehow empathize with me to prove its point. Holiday seems to have gone with traditional rhetorical techniques instead. Maybe empathy is too tall of an order when you don't know who you're speaking to.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook families to sue Remington in ~news

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    My "sane world" includes a lot of changes that I should have described. It's a world where the US government isn't one of the biggest consumers of weapons. The government should be holding itself...

    My "sane world" includes a lot of changes that I should have described. It's a world where the US government isn't one of the biggest consumers of weapons.

    The government should be holding itself accountable for its military-industrial complex.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook families to sue Remington in ~news

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    It's a shame that they need one. In a sane world the government would be the one going after the gun manufacturers.

    It's a shame that they need one. In a sane world the government would be the one going after the gun manufacturers.

    8 votes
  6. Comment on How do you turn a smart TV into a dumb TV? in ~tech

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    I just bought a 40" computer monitor + HDMI input switcher/audio stripper instead. I don't think you can go much larger without buying corporate-targeted products.

    I just bought a 40" computer monitor + HDMI input switcher/audio stripper instead. I don't think you can go much larger without buying corporate-targeted products.

    17 votes
  7. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I only started exercising for the first time a couple of months ago. I'm at 3 days per week of mostly cardio (spin class), with the occasional full body workout class. Now that I actually enjoy it...

    I only started exercising for the first time a couple of months ago. I'm at 3 days per week of mostly cardio (spin class), with the occasional full body workout class. Now that I actually enjoy it I want to get to 5 days per week by adding in some running. But I have bad knees, even at 24, and I'm not sure if that's a good idea.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on After three months offline, 8chan returns as 8kun in ~tech

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    I'm glad the intersection between scum and smart isn't very large.

    I'm glad the intersection between scum and smart isn't very large.

  9. Comment on Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain. in ~movies

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    I don't think acknowledging the most rational response to his opinion makes that response any less right. Scorsese trying to define cinema such that it excludes Marvel films is like...

    Some people seem to have seized on the last part of my answer as insulting or as evidence of hatred for Marvel on my part. If anyone is intent on characterizing my words in that light, there’s nothing I can do to stand in the way.

    I don't think acknowledging the most rational response to his opinion makes that response any less right. Scorsese trying to define cinema such that it excludes Marvel films is like pseudo-science. He wants to say one thing (I don't like these movies. I think they're bad) but needs to legitimize his opinions through a carefully worded definition.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on Nim: Scripting ease in a compiled language in ~comp

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    How light is the runtime for nim? There are a lot of compiled languages that still include a hefty GCing/etc. runtime. Even without a GC or something like Go's deadlock detection, languages like C...

    How light is the runtime for nim? There are a lot of compiled languages that still include a hefty GCing/etc. runtime.

    Even without a GC or something like Go's deadlock detection, languages like C and rust still have a runtime. It's just all inlined.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What's one thing you HAVEN'T been able to find online, no matter how hard you tried? in ~talk

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    Would you consider paying a private investigator to help your search?

    Would you consider paying a private investigator to help your search?

    3 votes
  12. Comment on I've been accepted into GitHub Sponsors - if you have a Patreon pledge or other recurring donation to Tildes, I'd really appreciate it if you could move it over in ~tildes.official

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    An optional GitHub OAuth connection seems reasonable to me. The privacy-conscious can ignore it. Many people likely have the same name here as on GitHub, so they don't have much to lose. But I can...

    An optional GitHub OAuth connection seems reasonable to me. The privacy-conscious can ignore it. Many people likely have the same name here as on GitHub, so they don't have much to lose.

    But I can understand wanting to keep the number of API integrations to a minimum.

    6 votes
  13. Comment on I've been accepted into GitHub Sponsors - if you have a Patreon pledge or other recurring donation to Tildes, I'd really appreciate it if you could move it over in ~tildes.official

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    I wasn't on the Patreon, so this was a good reminder to start donating! I don't believe anyone should get special privileges, but are there any plans to ever have some kind of mark on a Tildes...

    I wasn't on the Patreon, so this was a good reminder to start donating!

    I don't believe anyone should get special privileges, but are there any plans to ever have some kind of mark on a Tildes user's profile that they're a donor?

    6 votes
  14. Comment on Apple reveals new AirPods Pro, available October 30 in ~tech

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    Most of the time I'm using ANC I'm on a plane/train. There's not much awareness required to just stay seated. I can understand not wanting to be deafened while crossing streets, though.

    there's nothing quite as suffocating as being in a busy urban environment with zero contextual awareness of your surroundings

    Most of the time I'm using ANC I'm on a plane/train. There's not much awareness required to just stay seated. I can understand not wanting to be deafened while crossing streets, though.

  15. Comment on The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 (Part 1) in ~tech

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    This is the kind of project you should only start when you have enough R&D budget to build a prototype pre-announcement. Crowdfunding backers get screwed when they are the source of development...

    This is the kind of project you should only start when you have enough R&D budget to build a prototype pre-announcement. Crowdfunding backers get screwed when they are the source of development funding. You should only back something for scaling up production.

    10 votes
  16. Comment on What are people’s thoughts on Edward Snowden? in ~talk

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    But what good does it do people?

    I would guess that most people probably aren't harmed by NSA snooping. If they don't act on what they see and don't reveal it to anyone, does it do damage?

    But what good does it do people?

    2 votes
  17. Comment on I want to learn programming. What language should i pick to write cli apps for linux? in ~comp

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    For Rust I recommend the docopt library. It will allow you to write your program's CLI interface as a help manual, and automatically parse out the required fields into a struct. Example from my...

    For Rust I recommend the docopt library. It will allow you to write your program's CLI interface as a help manual, and automatically parse out the required fields into a struct.

    Example from my BrainFuck JIT compiler:

    const USAGE: &'static str = "
    Fucker
    
    Usage:
      fucker [--jit] <program>
      fucker (-d | --debug) <program>
      fucker (-h | --help)
    
    Options:
      -h --help     Show this screen.
      -d --debug    Display intermediate language.
      --jit         JIT compile the program before running (x86-64 only).
    ";
    
    #[derive(Debug, Deserialize)]
    struct Args {
        arg_program: String,
        flag_debug: bool,
        flag_jit: bool,
    }
    
    fn main() {
        let args: Args = Docopt::new(USAGE)
            .and_then(|d| d.deserialize())
            .unwrap_or_else(|e| e.exit());
    
        // ...
    }
    

    source

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Hackers steal secret crypto keys for NordVPN. Here’s what we know so far in ~tech

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    Why do you even use a VPN?

    Does this essentially mean somebody now knows I've watched Dating Naked? Because congrats.

    Why do you even use a VPN?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on New search capabilities available: phrases, excluding terms, alternatives ("or") in ~tildes.official

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    Wow, that's basically everything you'll ever need for free.

    websearch_to_tsquery creates a tsquery value from querytext using an alternative syntax in which simple unformatted text is a valid query. Unlike plainto_tsquery and phraseto_tsquery, it also recognizes certain operators. Moreover, this function should never raise syntax errors, which makes it possible to use raw user-supplied input for search. The following syntax is supported:

    • unquoted text: text not inside quote marks will be converted to terms separated by & operators, as if processed by plainto_tsquery.

    • "quoted text": text inside quote marks will be converted to terms separated by <-> operators, as if processed by phraseto_tsquery.

    • OR: logical or will be converted to the | operator.

    • -: the logical not operator, converted to the the ! operator.

    Wow, that's basically everything you'll ever need for free.

    10 votes
  20. Comment on New search capabilities available: phrases, excluding terms, alternatives ("or") in ~tildes.official

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    What Postgres features specifically did you use for this?

    What Postgres features specifically did you use for this?

    5 votes