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Miso What's your current setup? (Computer, OS?)
๐Ÿถ Freeman Second hand ThinkPad (T495s), Ryzen 3700U, running NixOS.
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๐Ÿ’ฃ Zoid Anyone familiar with Manjaro Linux? Trying to decide what distro to install on my new (to me) laptop.
๐Ÿถ Freeman If you have the time, check out NixOS! It uses a different approach to package management, where you don't need to worry about dependency version mismatch. E.g., you can install Python 2 and 3 on the same machine (without venv). Plus nix-shell is great for setting up dev environments :)
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๐Ÿ‘‰ Lรฉo +1 (ironically)
๐Ÿถ Freeman +1 :D Maybe likes would take the form of a chain of (+1)s!
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Anon Mcanon Feature Request Megathread
๐Ÿถ Freeman Unique replies. Without a like button, people would resort to +1 comments, which drowns out real comments
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๐Ÿคฌ Foobar Access to the API
๐Ÿถ Freeman Implementing this as a TUI would be fun
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๐Ÿฅจ Shruthi Idk what notifications do now but would be great to be notified when someone replies to you
๐Ÿถ Freeman I like the lack of push notification and badge counters. Those provoke some sort of innate gratification in me which other social media has been preying on.
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๐Ÿงต Evan You can React-ify static sites too! I'm pretty sure that's what Gatsby is. it's way cheaper (usually even free) to run a blog using a static site hosted on Netlify. I wish I could find an alternative to Netlify, because I feel like they're getting too big, but that's what seems to work for now.
๐Ÿถ Freeman I also ended up with netlify but at least you know you won't be vendor locked when all you host is static files :) my main beef with react based SSG is that you still ship the whole page in your js bundle (for hydration), even when your whole or most of your page is totally static. waiting for a react framework that supports partial rehydration
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๐ŸŒช๏ธ Angelino Desmet Ponder this: plenty of reasons to quitfacebook.org.
๐Ÿถ Freeman For sure, down with the big brother(s)!
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๐Ÿ  Sam E. I guess people would just replace those words by others, such as "ii really like to eat bananas, but not with u".
๐Ÿถ Freeman True, was thinking of a hypothetical NLP algorithm that could regulate a form of speech syntactically. If it were possible to boil down problematic comments in that sense. I compared it to the rule in uk parliament because not addressing each other directly doesn't stifle free speech yet (arguably) limits the degree of personal attacks detrimental to a productive debate
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โ˜• David Antoine Could be. I see it difficult though. It looks to me like a pandora box, once opened it's too late. Then it's never enough, discussion is killed and you end up with basically an echo chamber one way or the other, like the majority of other "social" websites, which I don't use anyway (except Subreply). Maybe it's inevitable. Maybe having good values and common sense is not enough to oppose a mass brainwashed society. Maybe it's too late. I don't know. I'm pessimistic by nature.
๐Ÿถ Freeman Yeah it was more of a random thought relating to designing the rules of the forum to foster positive interaction, just as how subreply's rules makes it different to other social networks. It's not a new challenge, the Brits came up with banning addressing each other directly in parliament, which maybe worked to some degree. Such linguistic rule is easier/infinitely scalable to implement than something that requires human evaluation
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Xor Then people would say a awful lot of me and we
๐Ÿถ Freeman Would be fun to see people talk with the royal pronoun or like peter griffin :D
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Matt Palmer Getting a blog going with next.js. It's been pretty enjoyable.
๐Ÿถ Freeman Just want to share my thoughts here. I've worked with react for the last 5 years. However I've started seeing a trend and it's for a good reason that people incl me realise the trade offs of reactivifying everything. Esp for a blog, a non SPA server rendered page works with less moving parts, or a html only SSG (i use zola). You could mount extra reactivity with Web Components (e.g remount). PS i still use next.js, not trying ti dismiss it :)
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๐Ÿถ Freeman while pondering about the nature of social media and how it facilitates strong opinions, biases and groupthink that leads to toxicity , one wonders what it would look like if a social media were to block the use of "I" and "you", sort of like in the UK parliament (they only block the second person pronoun)
๐ŸŒช๏ธ Angelino Desmet Ponder this: plenty of reasons to quitfacebook.org.
Xor Then people would say a awful lot of me and we
โ˜• David Antoine And then what? You are going to restrict the speech of bad people but at the same time restrict the speech of those who want to denounce them or point out their stupidity. In doing so, forcing a PC language, you're not better then the people you want to oppose (preferentially in a peaceful manner). But I guess that's is where the West is heading towrds, new anti speech anti science dark ages... What a pity.
๐Ÿ  Sam E. I guess people would just replace those words by others, such as "ii really like to eat bananas, but not with u".
๐ŸŽฏ Gallium Oxide Counterpoint: the UK Parliament has created a country where working class 12-year-olds are literally arrested for writing racial epithets against multimillionaire footballers on social media
Nick Silvestri in the current moment in history, how do you find the energy to wake up and work in the morning? the only thing I really have the energy for is being a leech on society.
๐Ÿถ Freeman when you feel like being a hamster on a wheel, get off, find a bigger wheel where you can't notice its curvature. but we're always in a wheel or another. there's no goal, no destination in life
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