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  1. Comment on No-money fun ideas? in ~talk

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    That's one of those laws that's only there to stop someone if there's a complaint.

    That's one of those laws that's only there to stop someone if there's a complaint.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns in ~news

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    This feels exactly like Chernobyl.

    This feels exactly like Chernobyl.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on NBCUniversal unveils Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers in ~tv

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    It seems to me like that's the "what you wish to stream" for you.

    I refuse. I will continue to use Amazon video

    It seems to me like that's the "what you wish to stream" for you.

  4. Comment on What's your favorite food that tastes good and is good for you? in ~food

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    I've been eating a lot healthier recently. Honestly, a salad fits the bill for me. As long as the ingredients are varied enough and fresh it's good and good for me.

    I've been eating a lot healthier recently. Honestly, a salad fits the bill for me. As long as the ingredients are varied enough and fresh it's good and good for me.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Goodbye, Clean Code in ~comp

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    When I was a little less experienced than I am now I made similar mistakes. After you learn the basics of programming and move beyond writing mountains of if/else statements you see dramatic...

    When I was a little less experienced than I am now I made similar mistakes. After you learn the basics of programming and move beyond writing mountains of if/else statements you see dramatic improvements in code quality as you "compress" your code. But a lot of people, myself included, mistake the cause for the improvements. It's not that high-entropy code is better.

    A better goal would be minimizing the number of ideas someone needs to keep in their head as they read through a block of code. This means that breaking something into smaller functions isn't always helpful. Now you have to jump around and switch contexts. And when it comes time to change functions that are called in multiple places you will have to consider all of the contexts in which the function is called.

    Something that's domain-agnostic, like an implementation of a basic functional tool (map, reduce, etc.) is pretty much free in terms of complexity cost. The reader will certainly already know exactly what the function does. The functions are well defined ideas that do not allow for addition of special cases to be added later. You won't add a branch inside of the implementation of map to handle an extra case if it is not sufficient for a new task. You'll just break down and write a for loop.

    But something less well-defined won't be free.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Developer says their game started selling 400% better on Steam after releasing torrent in ~games

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    It seems to me that Steam would do well to provide developers with a "pay what you wish" system with a suggested price given this has worked so well.

    It seems to me that Steam would do well to provide developers with a "pay what you wish" system with a suggested price given this has worked so well.

    16 votes
  7. Comment on What are the best movies mainly set in a single location? in ~movies

  8. Comment on You can now ignore individual topics, which will stop showing them in listings for you in ~tildes.official

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    I'd imagine it adding new, highlighted, items to the current page (they could just be hidden with CSS).

    I'd imagine it adding new, highlighted, items to the current page (they could just be hidden with CSS).

    1 vote
  9. Comment on You can now ignore individual topics, which will stop showing them in listings for you in ~tildes.official

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    It might be nice to have a message like "3 topics have been hidden from this listening" on search or user pages. That way we can respect someone's wish to hide a topic, but still leave an avenue...

    It might be nice to have a message like "3 topics have been hidden from this listening" on search or user pages. That way we can respect someone's wish to hide a topic, but still leave an avenue to understanding why a listing looks incomplete.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on Would you consider yourself 'fortunate'? in ~talk

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    Yes, absolutely. I live in America. I'm white, male, and have a degree that allows me to make $150k just a year after graduating. I do < 40 hours of work per week and work with a ton of amazing...

    Yes, absolutely. I live in America. I'm white, male, and have a degree that allows me to make $150k just a year after graduating. I do < 40 hours of work per week and work with a ton of amazing people. As long as I keep doing what I've been doing life should only get more prosperous.

    I've started exercising and feel physically great. I've started eating healthier too. Sometimes my mental health isn't 100%, but the better I treat my body the better it's been. At some point I should see a psychologist, though.

    Not everything in my life is perfect but there's very little that causes me trouble.

    8 votes
  11. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    I also started exercising recently. It's been a few months and I definitely feel (and look) better. I've mostly done cardio so far and just got some running shoes.

    I also started exercising recently. It's been a few months and I definitely feel (and look) better. I've mostly done cardio so far and just got some running shoes.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Opera introduces web browser designed for gamers in ~tech

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    Aggregating data and tossing out exact connection logs would technically be "no log" IMO. Each VPN user could have a hidden profile out there.

    Aggregating data and tossing out exact connection logs would technically be "no log" IMO. Each VPN user could have a hidden profile out there.

  13. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    Not all. Occasionally I still have ice cream and I oblige my parents a bit over the holidays, but in general I even reject things like Sunchips which have sugar added (why??).

    Not all. Occasionally I still have ice cream and I oblige my parents a bit over the holidays, but in general I even reject things like Sunchips which have sugar added (why??).

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    I remember laughing at a friend when I was a kid because he said that non-diet soda gave him a headache. But now that I've managed to remove most refined sugar from my diet the same happens to me....

    I remember laughing at a friend when I was a kid because he said that non-diet soda gave him a headache. But now that I've managed to remove most refined sugar from my diet the same happens to me.

    In general, all of the stuff I was told about eating healthy was right and I'm glad I figured that out at 24. I don't miss the foods I used to eat.

    12 votes
  15. Comment on Opera introduces web browser designed for gamers in ~tech

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    The inclusion of a free VPN is spooky. They say no logs, but if it's free you're the product.

    The inclusion of a free VPN is spooky. They say no logs, but if it's free you're the product.

    22 votes
  16. Comment on Why Japan celebrates Christmas with KFC in ~food

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    In general there is an attitude of "bigger is better", at any cost, towards food in America. The mentality has infected our fruits and veggies as well. Wild Maine blueberries are bursting with...

    In general there is an attitude of "bigger is better", at any cost, towards food in America. The mentality has infected our fruits and veggies as well. Wild Maine blueberries are bursting with flavor, but the average grocery store blueberries you find are 3x the diameter and pale in comparison.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on The 2019 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    I'm using the term allosexuality very loosely. It really just means "any"-sexuality. It's a term commonly used among asexual people to describe non-asexual people. Many demisexual people identify...

    I'm using the term allosexuality very loosely. It really just means "any"-sexuality. It's a term commonly used among asexual people to describe non-asexual people. Many demisexual people identify more strongly with asexuality than allosexuality just because asexuality and demisexuality are both sexual minorities. That kinda leaves allosexuality as the only appropriate term to describe "normal" attraction.

    Most people experience sexual attraction as you describe. Initially it's solely based on looks. Later you can experience a compounded attraction that includes emotional connection. I hope there's a better term for it but don't know any.

  18. Comment on The 2019 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    It would be nice if the sexuality question was multi-dimensional. It could be broken down into: How do you experience sexual attraction? a. Primarily based on aesthetic attraction (Allosexual) b....

    It would be nice if the sexuality question was multi-dimensional. It could be broken down into:

    1. How do you experience sexual attraction?
      a. Primarily based on aesthetic attraction (Allosexual)
      b. Primarily based on emotional connection (Demisexual)
      c. Not at all or very little (Asexual or Gray-A)
    2. To whom do you feel sexually attracted?
      a. People of the opposite gender (Heterosexual)
      b. People of the same gender (Homosexual)
      c. People of both opposite or same gender (Bisexual)
      d. Gender is not a consideration (Pansexual)
      e. Not Applicable

    My description of allosexuality might be off, so let me know.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on The 2019 Tildes Census in ~tildes

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    I wasn't sure if "IT" included programming, since that can be called software engineering and "engineering" was an option.

    I wasn't sure if "IT" included programming, since that can be called software engineering and "engineering" was an option.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on What’s your shampoo of choice, and why? in ~talk

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    Wow. I've seen charcoal in body wash as an exfoliant. But that makes no sense in a shampoo. You'd never get it all out.

    Wow. I've seen charcoal in body wash as an exfoliant. But that makes no sense in a shampoo. You'd never get it all out.

    5 votes