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  • Glad to hear it...I also found it helpful to know about the "pregnant pause". It's when they just look at you silently, waiting for you to continue. It makes you want to keep talking out of awkwardness

    It helps me to think of that like an invitation, I'll think if anything else comes to mind and if I've got nothing left to say I'll just wait it out

  • Indie dev baffled after acquaintance clones his game, puts it on Steam, and acts like it's no big deal: 'Happens every day homie'
  • Ideas have both quality and value, and they interconnect to make the backbone of interactive experiences

    That's it exactly. The way the ideas interconnect and the way they're presented to the player is everything. That's execution, that's everything - the ideas are just what's in your head

  • Some shit happened.
  • It's both. It's an invitation to bring up anything recent, but you can also treat it like a normal greeting if you'd rather not go there right now.

    It's also open ended enough that you can say "I'm doing well, I've been thinking about my childhood a lot lately" and take the session wherever you want organically. It could also just lead into small talk while you get comfortable

  • Bug meat and other fake news inundate EU voters
  • I really don't get what's up with the bug thing... Our foods are literally addictive and creating obesity. They're full of all kinds of chemicals not proven safe, instead just ones not proven clearly dangerous

    And the thought of bugs being part of this is too much? So much that it's useful propaganda?

  • Bug meat and other fake news inundate EU voters
  • I really don't get what's up with the bug thing... Our foods are literally addictive and creating obesity. They're full of all kinds of chemicals not proven safe, instead just ones not proven clearly dangerous

    And the thought of bugs being part of this is too much? So much that it's useful propaganda?

  • Indie dev baffled after acquaintance clones his game, puts it on Steam, and acts like it's no big deal: 'Happens every day homie'
  • Ideas are nothing. Everyone has a million daydreams, the most special and creative idea in the world is worthless if you can't express it.

    Execution is everything. Hell, you don't even need an idea - you can draw random design elements out of a bag and come up with something great

  • Clarence Thomas admits billionaire paid for private club membership and luxury Bali trips
  • About 2 months ago I saw a news clip where he announced his resignation. There was a voice recording of him, he didn't say the word "resign" but implied it

    Did I jump timelines?

  • America’s Commute to Work Is Getting Longer and Longer
  • Sounds like an engineering problem to me

  • Why is Riding a Bicycle in the City Turning Into a Culture War
  • I don't know what it's like where you live, but I do sometimes get woken up by the garbage truck. Not often, but it's loud as shit and comes just before 5am... IDK if it's bad luck, but everywhere I've ever lived seems to have garbage trucks that came well before sunrise, and they're about the loudest trucks before you get up to construction vehicles

    Unloading a truck isn't even on the same volume scale. Especially if we used small trucks from a distribution center outside the city. Other countries do it, and we do it already, just not in the same numbers I'm proposing

    This doesn't sound like an actual issue to me

  • Why is Riding a Bicycle in the City Turning Into a Culture War
  • It's not exactly some unsolvable logic puzzle. This is a problem not everywhere has, it's pretty simple.

    Two solutions.

    First, you create a second way in. It can be anything from dedicated streets for cargo with all the loading docks to shared warehouses at the edge of the city and underground tunnels like Disney. The main idea is to dedicate most streets to people and bikes, which can have all the storefronts

    Or the easy way we could do far more quickly... Instead of slicing space you slice time. Limit deliveries from 4am to 7am, maybe an afternoon slot if necessary. The idea being people get the prime time, and you work out the logistics with that constraint

    For better logistics, limit the size of the trucks and do shared distribution centers as a buffer for normal shipping times.

    Ideally, you do #2 while transitioning to #1. Put a slowly increasing off hour delivery tax and create an incentive. The logistics will magically come together as the tax grows

  • ISPs seek halt of net neutrality rules before they take effect next month
  • You can survive without running water. You can survive without Internet.

    Lack of Internet will make survival harder, just like lack of running water (if not to the same degree)

    Keep in mind, if you fall behind too far people will kick you out of your house, disrupt any attempts to make a shelter, significantly increases rates of death for a variety of causes

  • BIP BIP mf !
  • If you cook it on half power for twice as long, you can do one less thing (also IMO it tastes significantly better)

  • Lets test the theory
  • Not necessarily. If you want to do a new thing, make a new rule

    For example, send them a tax bill for 99% their net worth. Offer to accept assets at the calculated market price and the government can sell it slowly, or let them sell it off for pennies on the dollar and submit their new net worth for an adjusted amount

    Obviously that's super heavy handed, but you can slice it a million different ways

  • Musk accused of selling $7.5 billion of Tesla stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low
  • The problem exists because most of the solutions are even worse

    Everything you said makes a lot of sense, but this drives it home... The stock market is so unbelievably ridiculous. It's just unmanageable, it's such a simple idea with such horrible effects it might be a great filter

  • Musk accused of selling $7.5 billion of Tesla stock before releasing disappointing sales data that plunged the share price to two-year low
  • I think you're really undervaluing his contributions. Think of it from an employee of space X's shoes

    Having the big boss show up one day and yell "I want to launch my car out of orbit, start building a prototype right now, and everyone is doing overtime until it's done! I'll be sleeping in my office and walking around looking for excuses to fire people" is irreplaceable.

    Do you think engineers build things just because that's what they do? Obviously you need to have someone rich yelling at them and threatening to fire people

  • Biden to sign executive order to close southern US border to asylum seekers
  • If we try our hardest and make electoral change, someday we might be able to have 3

  • TIL states that passed laws allowing a married person to seek a divorce without the consent of their spouse saw female suicide decline by 20 percent
  • My point is just that the statement "children do better when their parents stay together" is responsible public health messaging. Elaborating on it is heavily discouraged outside a technical setting, because a lot of people will leave that room with the exact opposite take away if you start talking about counterexamples

    What you're describing is following best practices (although he might also have a punchable face, he doesn't sound very charismatic)

  • TIL states that passed laws allowing a married person to seek a divorce without the consent of their spouse saw female suicide decline by 20 percent
  • No, that's my point exactly... Public health communication is deliberately oversimplified and stripped of all nuance like this. It's a deliberate technique taught in school

  • 30 days of blatant debauchery y'all!
  • And here I was just thinking it was a normal month with corporate logos recolored into pride flags. Month long debauchery? Let's fucking go!!!

  • Looking for distro recommendations

    Between wanting to do more with local LLMs, wsl annoyances, and the direction tech companies have been going lately, I think it's time I start exploring a full Linux migration

    I'm a software dev, I'm comfortable in the command line, and I used to write the node configuration piece of something similar to chef (flavor/version agnostic setup of cloud environments)

    So for me, Linux has always been a "modify the script and rebuild fresh" kind of deal... Even my dev VMs involved a lot of scripts and snapshots. I don't enjoy configuration and I really hate debugging it, but I can muddle through when I have to

    Web searches have pushed me towards Ubuntu for LLM work, but I've never been a big fan of the window Managers. I like little flourishes like animation and lots of options I can set graphically, I use multiple desktop multiple monitors

    I've tried the one it comes standard with, gnome, and kde (although it's been about 5 years since I've last given them a real shot).

    I'm mostly looking for the most reasonable footprint that is "good enough", something that feels polished to at least the Windows XP level - subtle animations instead of instant popups, rounded borders, maybe a bit of transparency here and there.

    I'm looking at Ubuntu w/

    • kde w/ plasma (I understand it's very configurable, I don't love the look and it seems to be a bigger footprint

    • budgie (looks nice, never heard of it before today)

    • kylin (looks very Windows 10 which is nice, a bit skeptical about the Chinese focus)

    • mate (I like the look, but it seems a bit dubiously centralized)

    • unity (looks like the standard Ubuntu taken to it's natural conclusion)

    • rhino Linux (something new which makes me skeptical, but pretty and seems more like existing tools packaged together which makes me think the issues might not impact actual workflow)

    • anything the community is big on for this, personally I'd pick opensuze, but I need to maximize compatibility with bleeding edge LLM projects

    My hardware and hard requirements are:

    • nvidia 1060ti
    • ryzen 5500u
    • 16g ram
    • 4 drives nearly full, because it's a computer of Theseus running the same (upgraded) vista license that came with the case like 15 years ago
    • multi desktop, multi monitor
    • can handle a lot of browser Windows/tabs
    • ideally the setup is just a package mana ger install script with all my dependencies
    • gaming support would be nice, but I'll be dual booting for VR anyways

    I've been out of the game for a while, I'd love to hear what the feeling is in the community these days

    (Side note, is pine as cool a company as it seems?)

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