😀 Tom Does Hacker News count as social media?
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👨💻 William Young Depends on definition, but I would say yes. It is a medium for people to share ideas and discuss them.
😀 Tom Today I was reminded of a quote I posted here over 3 years ago: "In an artificial world, only extremists live naturally." - Paul Graham
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😀 Tom Subreply is not addicting, so I pretty much only visit when I feel like sharing something, and then I see if anyone else has shared anything. There is no doomscrolling. I kind of like the "anonymity" of it, rather than it just being for friends. I suppose that's what Twitter was like, but I never used it and the UI didn't make sense to me. Subreply's UX doesn't make sense to some people, me included, but that's okay (re: how threads are displayed).
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👨💻 William Young This is something that really resonates with me. It's s paradoxical problem for someone making a social media of trying to make something that is healthy by not gamifying it, but at the same time generating a network effect by people returning frequently. A great example that has tried to find this balance is BeReal.
Derek Sivers I have. Despite all the cost and fuss (space-age pod and salty water and showers), it was just a nice quiet place to lie down for an hour. Feel free to ask me anything about it. Curious to hear if anyone had a very different experience.
😀 Tom I appreciate the offer. I'm not sure I really have any specific questions at this time. I first thought about them years ago, and it's just been an on-and-off curiousity since then. There is a local float center, so I supose I just need to try it at least once. I like the idea of medition, and I thought it could be used for relaxation, though I'm not sure at this point. I used to sauna for a while when I had the opportunity, and that was pretty relaxing. I guess I have a question: do you think it could be used for relaxing (any for the body besides just the mind)?
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☔ Johannes I liked it a lot, actually. One of my favorite sci-fi series. And yes, I think I heard something about that! The Wandering Earth was made into a movie in 2019, but it seems kind of so-so unfortunately, I hope Remembrance of Earth's Past does better.
👨💻 William Young What are the thresholds to actually keep your name? Haha.
☔ Johannes Death's End by Liu Cixin, the third book in the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy. A to me in parts very cynical but intriguing take on the sci-fi genre.
🤔 Peter Kingsbury Thanks for the info... cheers! 🍻
🦚 Paulo Koch Is this the peanut row for watching Elon shoot himself in the foot?
👨🏻💻 Dylan Taylor Ok this is neat
🦆 Konstantin Gorodinskii What is up? Oh, there's an edit button here
Terry for sure! still finding my way around
Terry Starting a thread so i can keep my account. Feel free to reply below to keep yours :D