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  1. Comment on Shuffle your entire music library, then tell me about the first five tracks that come up. in ~music

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    Thanks for this! It amazes me how Minecraft's music gives you this nostalgic feeling. Usually I only get nostalgic about something from a time when I was way younger. But somehow, not Minecraft.

    One of the most iconic songs from Minecraft. I haven't really played the game in years, but nostalgia brings me back to this song often. It just reminds me of those early days in Minecraft where you didn't really know anything and you had to dig holes to hide in at night because you spent too long collecting wood and now there's an angry skeleton archer coming your way and you don't have time to build a proper shelter.

    Thanks for this! It amazes me how Minecraft's music gives you this nostalgic feeling. Usually I only get nostalgic about something from a time when I was way younger. But somehow, not Minecraft.

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  2. Comment on Reddit Bans Gory Subreddits After New Zealand Shooting in ~tech

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    On the other hand, why shouldn't they?

    On the other hand, why shouldn't they?

    5 votes
  3. Comment on Tesla launches long-awaited standard Model 3 starting at $35,000 in ~tech

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    Exactly. A lot of companies other than Tesla have started selling good electric cars (think Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro). Many others will do so this year or the next (Audi e-tron, VW's...

    Exactly. A lot of companies other than Tesla have started selling good electric cars (think Jaguar I-Pace, Hyundai Kona, Kia Niro). Many others will do so this year or the next (Audi e-tron, VW's lineup). All these mentioned have very good range. The high-end brands are, and will always be, expensive. But most people aren't buying those anyway.

    Both Hyundai and Kia show that they can make good electric cars for a reasonable price (like the Model 3). And for most companies (except maybe BMW), this is only their first attempt. With dropping battery prices and improved production capacity, prices will drop. When EVs are prices similar to their ICE counterparts, the choice is easy: EVs are cheaper to drive and need less maintenance.

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  4. Comment on What do you think is one thing every programmer should know how to do? in ~comp

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    Agreed! I believe code reviews or pair programming can help immensely regarding both our points. It's so easy to get stuck in your own world where your code seems perfect.

    Agreed! I believe code reviews or pair programming can help immensely regarding both our points. It's so easy to get stuck in your own world where your code seems perfect.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What do you think is one thing every programmer should know how to do? in ~comp

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    Write clean code. A lot of people can get their code to run and do what they want. But making it readable, understandable or maintainable is something else entirely. Things like using meaningful...

    Write clean code. A lot of people can get their code to run and do what they want. But making it readable, understandable or maintainable is something else entirely.

    Things like using meaningful names, keeping functions short and simple and not repeating yourself can make an enormous difference.

    10 votes
  6. Comment on Becoming - Watch a single cell become a complete organism in six pulsing minutes of timelapse in ~science

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    Such an amazing video. There is a sort of cycle to it: Each time cells split, it is preceded by a burst of cell activity, which quickly fades away before the whole cycle repeats.

    Such an amazing video. There is a sort of cycle to it: Each time cells split, it is preceded by a burst of cell activity, which quickly fades away before the whole cycle repeats.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on How do you unwind? in ~talk

  8. Comment on How do you unwind? in ~talk

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    This is great! I used to go for an almost daily walk when I was looking for a job and it was perfect. It is more difficult to get out during the dark evening hours in winter. But for me, walking...

    This is great! I used to go for an almost daily walk when I was looking for a job and it was perfect.

    It is more difficult to get out during the dark evening hours in winter. But for me, walking through the snow is amazing. Your feet slowly crushing the snow when you walk and all sounds around you sound muffled. It's very calming.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit is raising another $150 million to $300 million in venture capital in ~tech

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    Isn't this true for most social networks though? At a certain point they are pushed by investors and advertisers to get more money out of users. They start to create features, not for the sake of...

    Isn't this true for most social networks though? At a certain point they are pushed by investors and advertisers to get more money out of users. They start to create features, not for the sake of the user, but for the sake of their own wallets (and in return investors and advertisers). This keeps going until you get to a point where the site is so bad, people start to leave or search for alternatives. But because they also keep attracting more users, it keeps getting harder to leave.

    13 votes