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This really is the way to do it. I subscribe to small enough/few enough subreddits that I actually see every single link posted to them (I know because I hide them all after I view them, and run out quite often). And most of them are things I'm actually interested in hearing about.

If I want to relax and just read a bunch of easily consumable content, I go to /r/all.

NoTroop  ·  2915 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This just worked on my Lenovo U260

I had this fix an issue in windows where, when hovering over icons in the taskbar with grouped windows, the previews wouldn't show up/work as needed. Restarts wouldn't fix it. This did.

NoTroop  ·  2995 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Happy Am I That You Don't Buy CDs

    You just have them. Adele's 25 $10.99 for MP3. $9.99 for CD with AutoRip. What the fuck markets?

I recently purchased a physical CD because of this discrepancy, turns out that the MP3 version was the "digital deluxe" version with 4 more songs. Ended up buying the album twice because of that. (I really only care about the mp3 versions tbh).

NoTroop  ·  2997 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2015 Gift Guide: 7 Amazing Gifts for the Coffee Lover

Most of these are the kind of thing that someone who's into coffee would already have much better versions of. The pillow and coffee table are kind of neat, but still, a pretty shitty list to be frank. I mean seriously, ground Dunkin' Donuts coffee?

NoTroop  ·  3006 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Has anyone here tried Soylent?

That's definitely a part of it. It's not so much that it tastes bad, it's just so bland. I've mixed it with my cinnamon protein powder and that actually made it pretty good. I'd still eat it a lot more if I had 2.0 I'm thinking, even if it tasted the same. Having to refrigerate it after mixing really kills the reason I got it, convenience.

NoTroop  ·  3007 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Has anyone here tried Soylent?

Been trying so hard to get into 1.5 (Okay, maybe not that hard) I liked the taste of it initially, but it quickly got to be something which I dreaded eating and mixing, about half done with the 7 bags I got back in mid-October, probably drinking it about once every week. I haven't been chilling it which I think helps a lot, but then I lose a lot of the convenience which I got it for in the first place.

NoTroop  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Internet firms to be banned from offering unbreakable encryption under new laws

How can they manage communication technology outside of firms, such as open source software? They can't stop individuals from using secure messaging services unless they outright ban the algorithms and any implementation of them. In which case would websites like github, hosting the software need to be banned?

NoTroop  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious

I've tried shutting off just non-free/nontrivial javascript with the GNU libreJS add on, and almost none of the sites I use work. I can't imagine shutting it off completely.

NoTroop  ·  3021 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Turned Off JavaScript for a Whole Week and It Was Glorious

Getting 403 Forbidden on that link.

NoTroop  ·  3027 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A computer that can play Atari amazes scientists - Tech Insider

This stuff looked like any neural network playing a video game. It's definitely cool stuff, but google's AI isn't the first of its kind in this respect.

NoTroop  ·  3042 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Free will is back, and maybe we can measure it

This seemed to be much more about choices we make and self-control than any sort of free will that we have. It doesn't address the key point about whether or not we are actually making those choices, just how we make them.

NoTroop  ·  3049 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Could we have desktop notifications somehow?

What do you mean desktop notifications?

This is so awesome. I can't wait for these systems to become more widely used and to be available to be used by amateurs. I've been wanting to get into data analysis for a while, but there's a steep learning curve to get into it right now and I'm still having trouble with it.

NoTroop  ·  3067 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How many of you are lurkers?

The source we used can be found here although it doesn't have any study backing it up.