Programmer, statistician, photographer, writer, and husband. Not in that order.
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Yo Dude ok, day 2... could see engagement has worn off, lets see how it goes..
🦄 Chip Uni Subreply is not as deeply engaging as Twitter or Facebook. It doesn't have flashing animations, movie stars, or entertainers. Further, most of the people who joined recently (like me!) came from Headline News, where we already have discussions. So, yeah -- engagement will drop. The question is: Can Subreply maintain a good core set of people, and build into its own media?
🕊 Adam Siwiec I am 19. Stanford CS student. What should I build?
🦄 Chip Uni What (if anything) do you listen to while you're programming, or doing work that requires a lot of concentration?
Van Le Instrumental of pop songs
Mihail Anything instrumental that can move to the background once in 'the zone'. If I like the music too much I never get around to beginning the work. Be Svendsen does the trick for me.
🧩 Ben used to listen to whatever was on spotify, now i realized it's nice to work in silence
👌 Ramsey "Lofi beats to chill/study to"
😃 Javier cmd.to chillout
🗨️ Fui The beautiful and monotonous klic klac of my keyboard. Pure zen.
Xy i like having twitch irl streams running in the background that i don't need to pay attention to. it gives me that coffee shop vibe i miss, which i know not everyone enjoys, but works for me.
🍃 Matt Harwood Big fan of Lo-fi. Nightride.fm is a good place for cyberpunk / Lo-fi, as well as Youtube...
Sr The "Organic Chill" playlist on Spotify is my go-to. It's interesting but not distracting.
🌚 Nlggers I enjoy listening to chillstep and synthpop while programming.
🚲 Koen West Recently I have started to use a particular combination of ambient noises with the app Dark Noise (which I can highly recommend), and I now notice that it really gets me in the zone. I have different noises set up for different tasks.
🧨 Stephen Coley Anything from metalcore to hiphop to soundtracks to dreampunk. Sometimes I'll put on one of my favorite horror movies.
Ian Kettlewell I alternate between music and ambient rain. Music can feel too distracting, but it keeps me motivated.
🦞 Lob Ster I used to listen to whatever was familiar on repeat -- one year I listened to Sufjan Steven's Christmas album for most of the year! Now I mostly listen to lo-fi hip hop or cafe jazz music , although I'm trying to get used to silence.
Chicken Waffles nothing that has lyrics or singing-including chants by gregorian monks. preferrably uptempo and melodic
Adsr Music I'm used to.
🔚 Bort Simpson Lou Reed - "Metal Machine Music" on repeat for 8 hours every weekday
🥨 Shruthi Follow up question: is fake news as much of a problem as people seem to think?
🏕 Autumn Good morning! What's everyone having for breakfast?
Yo Dude ok, starting the first post with a question, why are you here? i came because i saw it on HN..
🧩 Ben Has anyone read "The Three-Body Problem" (San Ti )? I am reading the first book right now, it's pretty great
Mihail Has the pandemic impacted your mental health? How are you holding up?
🦄 Chip Uni I've been suffering worse from depression. My hopes for my birthday -- a longish travel through South America -- have been blown away. I haven't been able to meet friends. An annual convention I founded won't meet physically. So, it's been tough. But I'm doing what I can to keep my spirits up.
Prince life advice to your 22 year-old self? doesn't matter if you're younger or older than 22 at the moment.
🦄 Chip Uni Lots of us here are programmers. What's your favorite programming language, and why?
🔻 Trinity C because there's a ton of code to learn from. And if something I see seems weird I can apt-src it.
🌊 Zero Two python for the ease of thought to code
Ice probably rust, brainfuck, with a sprinkle of fortran77
🎲 Jamie C was my first language and every day I thank my past self for learning it -- even if I chose it because I didn't know of any other languages. That said, I can't think of any single language where I find myself constantly in appreciation of its design, and having the ability to express myself effortlessly. I think, if anything, I tend to have favourite libraries and frameworks. For example, Redux eases so many of my front-end complaints, and does so in a beautiful way.
🧵 Evan I love JS and TypeScript, be it through Node.JS, Deno, or the browser, because I've never not been able to get something done with it. My second favorite would be C#.NET Core, for my current jobs. Anyone who wants something like Java without all the crust, take a look at C# with .NET Core. It's got a lot of refreshing features and built-in async, await, Promises (Tasks) just like JS, far easier to setup a project, and doesn't necessarily need a heavy weight IDE.
⚡ Kay Ruby because of its simplicity, it's elegant and flexible.
🎯 Gallium Oxide Ruby, but only for personal projects. It's the only language besides Smalltalk that gets OOP right. I'm not too enthused about all the meme DSLs people make with it (which is why I hate using it in large projects) but I can't think of any other language with more consistency and better ergonomics. Alas, the things that make it so mind-bendingly cool are the same things that make it unusably slow.
📉 Bill VBA..... lol jk
Arkadio Buendia Java. Kinda learned to like it in the way Daenerys started to like Khal Drogo. It gave me a job and stuff and then you dive into OO, DDD and Design Patterns etc you end up enjoying
Code C# or F# - I somehow derive great joy from line of business apps, so I'd prefer that they're generally fast and don't fall apart when we refactor them.
Zas Rust, I like its approach to memory safety, it's fast and has an excellent type system. The community is great too.
Alec Hansen I do .NET at my day job but I just feel like such a badass when I write code in Elixir
Daedalus currently Kotlin
😸 Iaroslav PDP Asm - for being extremely concise . C - for getting me into software development seriously . Golang - surprisingly funny pidgin C )
🔚 Bort Simpson ZZT-OOP, because it's the only way I know how to make my ZZT characters walk around the screen and create incredible mind-blowing user experiences
🦊 Rohan Phadte Swift - pretty clean and concise especially when compared to the previous language for building Mac/iOS apps like Objective C.
🏝 Alex As mundane as it is, I'm partial to Java myself. It's natively cross-platform, has a *huge* ecosystem of useful tools and libraries, is very structured and doesn't have the irregularities of C++ for example, and it does an excellent job of preserving backwards compatibility. Not a sexy programming language, but an extremely functional one for sure.
👌 Ramsey Dr Scheme is the most performant and well supported language in the real world outside of the US
🍞 Shan Not my fav, but a lot better than I thought it would be: jython
👉 Léo I really like C, it is definitely my language of choice. However, I feel like in 2020 some of its quirks just feel dated. For instance, requiring a function signature before any call, the preprocessor with its dangerous macros, unsavory function pointer syntax, bit shifting signed variables, etc. I really hope one (and only one) of rust, zig, or nim can take its place eventually.
🌚 Nlggers Nim is my current favourite language. I find the level of simplicity and flexibility quite refreshing as someone who is coming over from years of C# development.
Anuradha Weeraman Perl, for its expressive and froody syntax
Re You can tell the site was made by a white male due to no reporting system
Mihail Ruby because it has the most elegant name.
🧔 Justin Rust because everything I write in it feels pristine.
🎃 M. Clojure. Neater than average conservative lisp implementation and runs on top of JVM (granting access to huge Java ecosystem).
🥝 Mr I prefer python because its fast to write and easy on the eyes, but C/C++ when speed is necessary. C is funny because you almost always end up with better code after all the time it takes to plan & bug fix... python executes without even 3 seconds of forethought.
Kyle Shockey FiveThirtyEight has a decent podcast ("PODCAST-19") that tends to take high-altitude views on the pandemic. For numbers, NYT's case map seems to be a good aggregator.
Uscrea M. what's your favorite number
👉 Léo I can hardly imagine the amount of misunderstanding and entitled know-it-alls that you have to deal with. I hope you find an employer that values your knowledge and insight. I am a graduate student doing research in mechatronics with applications to rehabilitation devices. We use A-B testing to demonstrate that our interventions work. (I hope this is the same A-B testing you were referring to). Anyways, I am happy to meet you. Have a good rest of your weekend.
🦄 Chip Uni Well, I need to be humble, too. Although I know statistics very well, I do not have the business knowledge that the executives have. Statistics has deep limits, too. In November 2019, I estimated about our company's future number of users... but the coronavirus utterly ruined the predictions.