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

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    Isn't it just that affect is the verb and effect is the noun/adjective?

    Isn't it just that affect is the verb and effect is the noun/adjective?

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Recommend me a book that _________ in ~books

  3. Comment on Making Emacs popular again in ~comp

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    He's essentially just saying "don't judge a book by it's cover". Personally, I'm a big fan of not judging things by their appearances, so I actually agree with RMS here. Can you please explain how...

    He's essentially just saying "don't judge a book by it's cover". Personally, I'm a big fan of not judging things by their appearances, so I actually agree with RMS here.

    Can you please explain how privilege is a factor here, because I'm not seeing it.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Making Emacs popular again in ~comp

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    According to the Stack Overflow developer survey, Vim is significantly more popular than Emacs. And at least somewhat competitive popularity-wise with other tools. I don't know how accurate the...

    According to the Stack Overflow developer survey, Vim is significantly more popular than Emacs. And at least somewhat competitive popularity-wise with other tools. I don't know how accurate the Stack Overflow developer survey is for the general dev community though.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Making Emacs popular again in ~comp

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    You can get the functionality you want with coc.nvim and coc-emmet. And flexible configuration is part of the beauty of vim and emacs. Everyone who uses vim for a while creates their own personal...

    You can get the functionality you want with coc.nvim and coc-emmet. And flexible configuration is part of the beauty of vim and emacs. Everyone who uses vim for a while creates their own personal vimrc which works for them, rather than a one-size-fits-all solution. The one-size-fits-all solution may be easier at the beginning, but in the long run it's nicer to use software that works how you want it.

    Overall though, I do agree that configuring vim is more difficult than it should be. That's why I'm a huge fan of the onivim project, which promises to combine vscode plugin support and vim's modal editing.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Making Emacs popular again in ~comp

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    I don't see how this is gatekeeping. There already is intuitive software for text editing. People who choose to use software like emacs (or vim) are inherently a group of people who want to spend...

    I don't see how this is gatekeeping. There already is intuitive software for text editing. People who choose to use software like emacs (or vim) are inherently a group of people who want to spend more time to learn more complex software for efficiency benefits down the road.

    How does privilege factor into the choice to keep complex, capable software complex?

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Trump order encourages US to mine the moon in ~space

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    A relevant tildes post from a few months ago: https://tildes.net/~space/lp1/there_are_no_known_commodity_resources_in_space_that_could_be_sold_on_earth. I really doubt that mining in space will...

    A relevant tildes post from a few months ago: https://tildes.net/~space/lp1/there_are_no_known_commodity_resources_in_space_that_could_be_sold_on_earth.

    I really doubt that mining in space will happen before a significant human presence in space. I believe that we'll have to see a relatively large number of people living in space (e.g. in some sort of moon or mars base) before we actually start to see the infrastructure for space mining to become economically realistic. I don't know how large that number needs to be however.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on Down to earth, present or near-future, science or science fiction stories featuring space? in ~books

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    They never produced any more anime past that, no. But the Manga goes way past that point in the story and is well worth reading. I'm not sure exactly where the cutoff is though.

    They never produced any more anime past that, no. But the Manga goes way past that point in the story and is well worth reading. I'm not sure exactly where the cutoff is though.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Down to earth, present or near-future, science or science fiction stories featuring space? in ~books

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    Another great anime about space is Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers). There's very little sci-fi, as its story follows one mans journey to become an astronaut in the modern day (or a few years in the...

    Another great anime about space is Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers). There's very little sci-fi, as its story follows one mans journey to become an astronaut in the modern day (or a few years in the future, I'm not sure exactly when it takes place).

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Feeding an ebook addiction in ~books

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    Along with this, The-Eye has been backing up Bibliotik as of late. Although that will all probably end up on Z-Library at some point.

    Along with this, The-Eye has been backing up Bibliotik as of late. Although that will all probably end up on Z-Library at some point.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on My productivity app for the past 12 years has been a single .txt file in ~life

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    I organize my notes in a pretty similar way. I have an 'index.md' file that links to all my other note documents. Then in vim, I remapped gf so that I can open uncreated files. So if I want to...

    I organize my notes in a pretty similar way. I have an 'index.md' file that links to all my other note documents. Then in vim, I remapped gf so that I can open uncreated files. So if I want to create a new note document, I go to my index.md, then add a line like - [Notes on stuff](notes_on_stuff.md) - Notes about stuff under the "stuff" list. And then hover over the "notes_on_stuff.md" and type gf.

    When I want to view my notes in a more readable way, I compile it all to html with pandoc (replacing the links to .md extensions to .html extensions) with mathjax enabled, so I can view any latex equations I may have written.

    I sync these files between my different devices with Syncthing, and on Android I edit it all with Markor, although if I'm going to be writing a lot I'll just open up termux with vim and a bluetooth keyboard.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Let's come up with some isograms for fun! in ~talk

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    This is certainly a peculiar topic. I wrote a python script to produce an organized list of isogram words, longest first. I based it on this word list. The top ten regulations switzerland...

    This is certainly a peculiar topic.

    I wrote a python script to produce an organized list of isogram words, longest first. I based it on this word list.

    The top ten regulations switzerland personality documentary copyrighted backgrounds republicans atmospheric demographic background

    Also, each word in this post is an isogram.

    16 votes
  13. Comment on What have you been watching / reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    Just finished reading the Dorohedoro series. It has incredible worldbuilding and an amazing comedic tone. The plot gets a little convoluted at the end, but I think it manages to wrap itself up...

    Just finished reading the Dorohedoro series. It has incredible worldbuilding and an amazing comedic tone. The plot gets a little convoluted at the end, but I think it manages to wrap itself up well despite that. One thing I didn't like was I felt like the sense of scale of the world diminishes throughout the series. The main cast really doesn't change all that much after like 5-10 volumes, and

    Ending spoilersuntil he gets turned into a baby, Chidamaru occupies a weird space between "god" and cast member, which makes the world seem very small as you get to know him and the other devils.
    But I think that also contributes to the comedic tone somewhat, so I'm conflicted as to whether it's a flaw or not.

    I had read some before, but I was inspired to finish the series because of the anime that started airing recently. I tried to watch the anime, but the use of CGI really ruined it for me, so I just decided to finish the manga. I think the art in the manga is exceptional, and the author has provided their own soundtrack for the manga. So I don't think I'm missing out on much, if anything. To be fair to the anime though, it had it's moments of good animation, and it has terrific background art. Other than the CGI, it's fine.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What are your unpopular movie opinions? in ~movies

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    I actually like motion smoothing, despite the fact that it's almost universally reviled in the film community. I interpolate most things I watch up to 144hz using SVP, which is almost certainly...

    I actually like motion smoothing, despite the fact that it's almost universally reviled in the film community. I interpolate most things I watch up to 144hz using SVP, which is almost certainly better than the tech built into modern day televisions with underpowered mobile CPUs. For me, it makes everything (animated or live action), look smoother, more immersive, and a better experience in general.

    @Weldawadyathink mentioned that low frame rate content is outdated, and that we should move past 24fps, and I wholeheartedly agree. I think people are just too used to 24fps, and if they watched higher frame content more regularly, they'd get over the 'soap opera effect.'

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Wearable sleep trackers - recommendations? in ~tech

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    I use a Xiaomi Mi Band 3, which tracks sleep and heart rate (and the fitness stuff as well). The battery life is really nice and it's pretty cheap too. If you want to use it without Xiaomi's...

    I use a Xiaomi Mi Band 3, which tracks sleep and heart rate (and the fitness stuff as well). The battery life is really nice and it's pretty cheap too. If you want to use it without Xiaomi's proprietary software, you can use Gadgetbridge, which is open source. I'm pretty sure there's a Mi Band 4 out by now, although I'm not sure if you can add it to Gadgetbridge easily (you might need root).

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Sonos's “recycle mode” intentionally bricks devices so they can't be reused in ~tech

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    The issue is, they present "recycle mode" to the consumer as what you are supposed to do when you want to stop using your device and give it to an e-waste recycler. These devices are then...

    The issue is, they present "recycle mode" to the consumer as what you are supposed to do when you want to stop using your device and give it to an e-waste recycler. These devices are then perma-bricked and completely unusable. The e-waste recycler could have resold or repurposed the device, but instead has to go through a less efficient and more environmentally wasteful process.

    If all recycle mode did was clear user data, that would be fine, but instead they are acting in opposition to their claims, and harming the environment as a result. Even if it was made clearer to the consumer what recycle mode did, I still don't believe the consumer should be able to flick a switch and make a device unreusable simply because they don't like the idea of someone else using their device.

    This is harmful to the environment and doesn't really affect the consumer (lots of other products don't have a 'recycle mode'). The only entity that benefits here is the company: less people can reuse Sonos speakers, so they get more of a profit.

    27 votes
  17. Comment on Boneworks - Launch Trailer in ~games

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    I haven't seen anything regarding Boneworks on Tildes yet, but personally I think it is a huge step forward for VR. This is possibly the best VR game ever released, and certainly the most...

    I haven't seen anything regarding Boneworks on Tildes yet, but personally I think it is a huge step forward for VR. This is possibly the best VR game ever released, and certainly the most immersive, at least for me. I think this might be the Mario 64 of VR.

    The interactions can be a little clunky sometimes, but for the most part they seem very polished. The tutorial at the beginning is really fun, and the level design is very visually impressive, with tons of fun, interactive elements. I don't get motion sickness in VR, but I can see that if someone isn't experienced, or does have issues with motion sickness, it could certainly be difficult to play.

    My main complaint is the lack of ability to save midway through a level. This can lead to replaying a lot of the game if the game crashes or you need to take a break for some reason. Right now, the best way to play this game is to budget 1-2 hours and complete a level in that sitting.


    Some reviews:
    Ars Technica
    UploadVR

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Day 4: Secure Container in ~comp

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    Day 4 in Befunge Day 4 took a long time, partially because I had to fix some kinks in my interpreter so it functioned more accurately according to the spec, so I could feed my code into an ultra...

    Day 4 in Befunge

    Day 4 took a long time, partially because I had to fix some kinks in my interpreter so it functioned more accurately according to the spec, so I could feed my code into an ultra fast Befunge compiler and get the answer in a reasonable amount of time. The other reason it took a while was because I initially had my code only check in 3 sections, so [56][34][11] would have been valid, and I had a hard to see error with end of number detection. But I fixed it all eventually. I haven't completed part 2 yet.

    Part 1

    For this to complete in any reasonable amount of time, I recommend BefunExec to run it.

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    4 votes
  19. Comment on Day 2: 1202 Program Alarm in ~comp

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    Befunge is a 2d grid based programming language. Here's a good wiki page on it: https://esolangs.org/wiki/Befunge.

    Befunge is a 2d grid based programming language. Here's a good wiki page on it: https://esolangs.org/wiki/Befunge.

    1 vote