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🔻 Trinity Python's a good start language to teach the concepts provided you don't use a lot of it. I prototype in Python before moving to compiled languages.
💡💤 Diff Doing laundry and attempting to teach my girlfriend python. Finding it might be easier to just throw a tutorial at her lol. How's your python coming along?
😾 Oskar I think you should start with C and C Programming Language book, not as low level as you are sure to follow with, but a good start for novice girlfriend programmer and weekends well spent. There is no point in dealing with Python, maybe if you are convict and it's a state sponsored program, then, if no choice, Python could be an option, but otherwise it's just incorrect.
☕✍️ David Antoine That's a good question. And it's risky for them for sure. The key aspect I think is the simplicity of "nstallation". Obviously. And they're already marketing it. I don't remember the speeds but they are pretty good any latency hovers around fiber optics values. I don't know if it will be enough. At least they use their own rocket to build that, which limits the costs. At worst, they will be used by the milatry, the US Army as sign a three year agreement to access the network.
😾 Oskar Pivoting to military sounds more like a feature than fail safe mechanism :) I understand business perspective of 2nd order effects (being an industry leader) of expanding space industry and profits coming from that, but can't shake the feeling that Starlink is by design non-civilian, even if sold as. Then again, it's service for government contract can be as silly as form of subsidy and not otherwise malefic. Hence thinking about $ value of connected user.
☕✍️ David Antoine Up to 60 or 65 degrees north/south I think. Initially. There is probably a big potential, huge part of land aren't covered yet or are badly provided. It will probably also encounter resistance from local/national providers. Here in Belgium I wouldn't be surprised if Starlink terminals aren't allowed to be sold or satellites not allowed to use ground relays. Though it seems difficult to prohibit that, the country is small. Will be interesting to see how it will pan out...
😾 Oskar I work fine with 3G in sparsely populated (by people and cell phone towers) area in Poland. I just can't stream video from services like netflix/hbo, beyond that, i get 1-2mb/s download which is... enough. I just wonder how big of a pivot Starlink have as a backup if this doesn't pan out.
📚💻 Terry Mcginnis I've been thinking about how to do automatic moderation and personal feed curation. The idea is to look at incoming data like tweets, news stories, comments, links from an RSS feed, etc. Then train a model or several such models in a continuous loop to predict whether I will like something or not. I'm looking at tensorflow.js but still early stage.
😾 Oskar I think this is sort of every _computer_ person project idea with difference in scale and execution. You could constantly _teach_ your model and fine-tune it towards personal preference, however, this could be hard task in itself. I think this is more like 'recommend' than 'predict'. Yet, if constantly fine-tuned based on streamed data, recommendations would evolve. Tbh, I'd consider it a complex project and reason why people mostly default to categorizing their content well
👂 Sly Feedback thread: The minimalist aspect of subreply is actually pretty good, but i think missing some features might make it hard for some to follow/start meaneanful conversation.| The first feature that comes to mind is multi-line support with [shift + enter].| The second one is an edit button or a way to reply on your own thread.| The third one is the highlight of new replies in the replies tab.| the fourth would be collapsible threads.| finally, 480 characters per reply is
😾 Oskar I am somehow annoyed by lack of intuitive topic navigation. I'd prefer to have some tab with N new/popular/rising topics. Taking into consideration size of subreply this would currently work better than Feed which I don't even visit (Yes, I follow people). Suprise factor vs Personalization. I take suprise factor!
😝 Tom I never thought I'd buy a Mac, but I saw a 2006 iMac at a thrift store, so I decided why not. 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, 24 inch screen 1920x1200, 250 GB of spinning rust. I'll look online to see what I can upgrade. A preliminary search shows that the Intel chipset will only recognize up to 3 GB of RAM. I'll see if I can replace the the HDD with an SSD, and maybe even the CPU.
😾 Oskar Why 2006? Seems pretty old, what will you be using it for? I've never owned a Mac, heard a lot of good about 2015 Airs. I, obviously, love Thinkpads, had few, but I still own X230 13" i5/16GB ram/7200rpm and it's awesome with long battery life and speed sufficient for anything I need.
🤔✍️ David I figure it'd be easy to scrape at regular intervals and then use the collected data to update some figures, such as: average posts per hour; content length; active users; URLS linked; active threads.
😾 Oskar dvaun, you collected anything? I am thinking about topic/reply discovery for subreply. This probably should be internal feature, but nevertheless - setting up crawler on _Search_ every N minutes, collect post, categorize as topic/reply, measure activity (no. replies, time, other metadata), present in some minimal-style dashboard (maybe put on github and just run locally to simplify things?). Thinking about it now, every _scrapable_ tab can provide potentially useful metrics.
🤔✍️ David Hehe, based on some of the discussions yesterday around scraping subreply I went and bought metareply.net. It'd be fun to have a community project to play with! If you're interested in working on it here and there let me know :) and that goes for anyone else too!
😾 Oskar Yeah, I can put some work in. There are few problems however. We don't know roadmap for subreply so it very well may be that we will be reinventing the wheel along . It would be great if some parts of it could be open sourced. Anyway, do you have something particular in mind? I am for discussing it openly here, maybe somebody will chip in.
🤔☕ Dave There is an interesting project (axios.com) which tries to uphold some of the old ideals of journalism. Sadly it's very US centric. It would be nice if there was an european alternative to that.
😾 Oskar I somehow can't grab idea of axios. I know 'it's a thing', but can't understand it phenomena of it. It's newsletter service setup by some professional journalist which filters away noise from daily news and provides concrete rundown in given section? EU has always smaller market for those, people not willing to spend money online as in US. I see it as totally doable with good scraping, filtration and team of professional copywriters, but would it earn?
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