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..
๐Ÿฆ„ 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?
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๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ Adam Siwiec I am 19. Stanford CS student. What should I build?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni You should build things that make you happy. Failing that, you should build things that make other people happy. Good luck!
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๐Ÿฆ„ 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.
๐Ÿงฉ Ben used to listen to whatever was on spotify, now i realized it's nice to work in silence
๐Ÿ‘Œ Ramsey "Lofi beats to chill/study to"
๐Ÿ˜ƒ Javier cmd.to chillout
๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ 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.
๐Ÿƒ Matt Harwood Big fan of Lo-fi. Nightride.fm is a good place for cyberpunk / Lo-fi, as well as Youtube...
๐Ÿฅจ Shruthi Follow up question: is fake news as much of a problem as people seem to think?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Yes. According to library.piercecoll... , fake news sources were shared *more* than real ones in the 2016 election.
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๐Ÿ•๏ธ Autumn Good morning! What's everyone having for breakfast?
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Oatmeal to get me going, and have something in my stomach. Later, when I get actually hungry, I have pork bao in the fridge.
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Yo Dude ok, starting the first post with a question, why are you here? i came because i saw it on HN..
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Same here. I heard about it on Headline News. The people here seem good.
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๐Ÿงฉ Ben Has anyone read "The Three-Body Problem" (San Ti )? I am reading the first book right now, it's pretty great
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni I ADORE that series. It's excellent, though rather depressing. Best science fiction since Stanislaw Lem!
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Mihail Has the pandemic impacted your mental health? How are you holding up?
๐Ÿฆ„ 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.
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Prince life advice to your 22 year-old self? doesn't matter if you're younger or older than 22 at the moment.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Keep learning. Keep learning more.
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๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Lots of us here are programmers. What's your favorite programming language, and why?
๐Ÿ”ป Trinity C because there's a ton of code to learn from. And if something I see seems weird I can apt-src it.
๐ŸŒŠ Zero Two python for the ease of thought to code
Ice probably rust, brainfuck, with a sprinkle of fortran77
๐ŸŽฒ 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.
๐Ÿ”ฎ Liv Javascript, because I know how to make pretty much any browser thing I can think of with it. That said, I've been playing around with Python and C# lately and it's a lot of fun broadening my knowledge. C# in particular feels like a level up, which is satisfying.
๐Ÿ˜ Yt L. I use python and JavaScript for personal projects because they're easy and productive.
๐Ÿงต 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.
โšก Kay Ruby because of its simplicity, it's elegant and flexible.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni I use the same. Thanks!
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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.
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni Thanks for the suggestions!
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Uscrea M. what's your favorite number
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni 532,791,536. It doesn't come up very often, but when it does, it's VERY lucky.
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๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ Alec I've been really enjoying rt.live if you're in the US
๐Ÿฆ„ Chip Uni rt.live has become excellent.
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๐Ÿ‘‰ Lรฉo 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.
๐Ÿฆ„ 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.
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Daniel Woelfel This Twitter list has a lot of good people on it twitter.com/i/list....