2y, 46w 🎯 Gallium Oxide @minmax
🛰️ Alec A friend of mine just got into writing python. He's now asking if there are any resources for learning to write code more elegantly. Has anyone ever read anything that's helped you with the quality of your code?
🎯 Gallium Oxide I highly recommend the Real Python website. It has tons of detailed articles.
🎯 Gallium Oxide Here are screenshots of the Twitter Admin panel, which Twitter moderators are scrambling to delete from their own website in the wake of the big hack: imgur.com/a/2sqjNUo
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Zero Edge Most content consumption leads to anger, hate, and mental pain. Not consuming content leads to mellowness and peace but an uninformed stance. I used to think the world was "nice" and most people were "good" but it seems harder and harder to find those things I used to think. Is the internet just very good at highlighting the "edge cases". Does the internet accurately represent the world and its opinion as a whole or is it just edge case after edge case.
🎯 Gallium Oxide Don't be a doomer, dude. It's cringe af. There are plenty of good people in the world and most content on the internet is actually great. Highly organized political action groups and state actors are able to amplify propaganda using bots but that's easy to filter out. Just curate your feed.
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🕊️ Adam Siwiec I am 19. Stanford CS student. What should I build?
🎯 Gallium Oxide subreply, but only for videos
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👉 Léo What is a hypelinkable reply? I apologize, I don't use twitter. If you're talking about something like a "permalink" than this platform already kind of has that. All you have to do is copy the URL in the "reply" button.
🎯 Gallium Oxide Yeah, permalinks are exactly it. I didn't realize it's already there. Thanks!
😶 Pipas_ Do you think new websites like this are ever going to break people's reliance on the big players like FB/Twitter or are they always destined for smaller and niche communities?
🎯 Gallium Oxide You cannot defeat the big players' entrenched network effects by taking them head-on. Instagram and TikTok didn't set out to copy FB; they targeted a particular demographic that was looking to post and share a particular kind of content. Subreply has to find its own product-market fit first, then gradually evolve the product to obtain more and more users while keeping the existing users happy.
Anon Mcanon Feature Request Megathread
🎯 Gallium Oxide Hyperlinkable replies (like Twitter) and use of the browser notification API
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Chetan Vashisht How to reach the next level in software development?
🎯 Gallium Oxide apply the Code of Hammurabi
🏒 Lucian Marin Is there a list of offensive English words that I can use?
🎯 Gallium Oxide Save your time and don't bother. Filtered words are already circumvented on other platforms with euphemisms ('jogger' for nigger) or simple character substitutions (e.g. g00k). And as Tyler the Creator famously said, "how the fuck is cyber-bullying real nigga, just look away, just walk away from the screen haha"
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🌳 Arthur Segalas Anyone know the technology stack it uses?
🎯 Gallium Oxide Quoting @lucian: "[It] is powered by Falcon web framework, Django ORM, Jinja2, PostgreSQL, PgBouncer, Gunicorn, Nginx and few other Python libraries. A high frequency Vultr VPS running a bare bones Ubuntu Server makes things fly"
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🍶 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)
🎯 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
🎯 Gallium Oxide Have you ever gotten swindled by marketing techniques you thought you were too smart for? I once bought some expensive instant coffee that was ostensibly mixed with powdered Chaga mushrooms, only because it was recommended by Tim Ferriss. He got his referral bonus and I got some ineffective swill.
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⚡ Kay there's definitely something addicting about this small social network. it may be the minimalist approach, but what else?
🔻 Trinity alright fellas, the big debate: windows, linux, macOS, haiku, reactOS (lul), bsd, unix, beos, amigaos, etc... what operating system do you use? what operating system do you like the best? and why?
🎯 Gallium Oxide Wish I could turn back time to the good old days of Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Currently on macOS Catalina and not very happy with how buggy it was for the first few months (MONTHS!) after its official release. I played with Ubuntu LTS in a VM for a while and that was an even bigger bugfest so I went crawling back. I'd honestly dump my Mac for an iPad Pro if it ever got clang + Docker but that will never happen :(
🎯 Gallium Oxide What book or article has had the greatest impact on your life?
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♨️ Adeeb Khan Dune by Frank Herbert
🏝️ 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.
🎯 Gallium Oxide And the JVM itself is a marvel of software engineering. Stuff like Shenandoah and the development of Project Loom make it so incredibly versatile.