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StaticVoid  ·  204 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fall of Wuhan

Thanks, kleinbl00! You're the man as always... admittedly I was telling my father what you had posted in the earlier post 6 days ago, and wanted to provide sources if he asked.

If you had to wager a "guesstimate" of the total # dead at the end of this from COVID-19, where would you land?

StaticVoid  ·  204 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fall of Wuhan

Where did you source these facts about COVID-19 from? (Being twice as infectious as the flu, about a hundred times as deadly)

StaticVoid  ·  267 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Gospel of The Eel

I admit your post almost moved me to tears while sitting here at work... what a wonderful, beautiful musing. As a fellow non-believer/somewhat-militant atheist, I agree with the sentiment one hundred percent.

StaticVoid  ·  267 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MIT Technology Review: Marx was right

StaticVoid  ·  336 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 352st Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

"Cars Can't Escape" - Wilco, Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994 - 2014 -

"Summertime Love" - Ween w/ Ben Vaughn (unreleased track from the recording sessions of 12 Golden Country Greats) -

"Uneventful Days" - Beck, Hyperspace -

StaticVoid  ·  364 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you make?

Quite the eclectic person! In your opinion, if you had to start from scratch learning how to program what would be an ideal language & method? I've heard varying opinions, though notably it seems many recommend: "The Little Schemer" by Matthias Felleisen, "Think Like a Computer Scientist" by Allen B. Downey, and "Automate the Boring Stuff with Python" by Al Sweigart.

About 4 years ago, I was consumed by the idea of making a new classified ads website in the same vein as Craigslist + more features. I got decently far (visible at real-list.herokuapp.com) BUT essentially only implemented what was thoroughly walked through in Michael Hartl's "Ruby on Rails Tutorial". My attempts to understand the Ruby language itself and fundamentals of programming (correctly writing loops, functions, conditionals, etc) were abysmal, so the intended features I could not locate Ruby Gems for were next to impossible to code by hand.

StaticVoid  ·  366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 349th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

IMO Ween's b-sides are arguably just as good, if not better, than their studio album selections!

Caesar (the initial demos for Quebec) is incredible if you haven't listened before.

StaticVoid  ·  366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 349th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Thanks, nil! :-)

StaticVoid  ·  366 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 349th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

Apologies for not sharing YouTube links; apparently my Hubski account is too new to post URLs.

"Did You See Me?" - Ween, Shinola Vol. 1

"Lampshade" - Beck, A Western Harvest Field By Moonlight

"Dash 7" - Wilco, A.M.

"Congratulations" - MGMT, Congratulations

StaticVoid  ·  370 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What happened to Hubski?

I've been a lurker now for a few months, and have to say I'm absolutely stunned at the consistency of intelligent, thoughtful discussion that occurs here at Hubski. My discovery of this place is owed to following the breadcrumb trail of kleinbl00's Reddit postings.