😀 Tom Does Hacker News count as social media?
👨‍💻 William Young Depends on definition, but I would say yes. It is a medium for people to share ideas and discuss them.
🏒 Lucian Marin Hopefully the links section will become as interesting as hn.
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😀 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
😀 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)?
😀 Tom Happy Subversary to me! 8 years!
👨‍💻 William Young I had no idea it was this old! Happy sub-day
🧿 Dav Bell How to to back on the about page - from the mobile website pls edit: found it subreply.com/about edit2: why I can't reply to my message myself
😀 Tom explaned the reason a while back, I forget what he said. I wanted the feature, but I do like the fact that it prevents basically what you see on Twitter sometimes with 1/X posts.
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😀 Tom Has anyone here used a sensory deprevation chamber before?
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.
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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.
😀 Tom Interesting, I read The Three-Body Problem (and the sequels) not too long ago after seeing it mentioned all of thr time. I haven't read any of the author's other works, but if it was made into a movie, it's probably worth checking out the book.
👨‍💻 William Young What are the thresholds to actually keep your name? Haha.
😀 Tom No clue myself, probably whatever seems reasonable.
☔ 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.
😀 Tom How did you like it? Have you heard that they are going to adapt the novels into a TV series?
🤔 Peter Kingsbury Thanks for the info... cheers! 🍻
🦚 Paulo Koch Is this the peanut row for watching Elon shoot himself in the foot?
😀 Tom We shall see. *grabs popcorn*
😀 Tom Yep, I think so too. I've been here for almost 8 years, and the creator , has done a great job with it.
🦆 Konstantin Gorodinskii What is up? Oh, there's an edit button here
😀 Tom Hey, welcome!
Terry for sure! still finding my way around
😀 Tom I don't use this site heavily, so I haven't quite figured it out myself. It's changed a bit over the years (my account is about to turn 8 in a few days). has made a great site, but he has a slightly different vision about how it should work.
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Terry Starting a thread so i can keep my account. Feel free to reply below to keep yours :D
😀 Tom You got a good username, but I would actually use this site if you want to keep it.