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This post has really made me realise how reliant on the Internet I am...

UK  ·  2446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tesla pays off $465 million U.S. loan nine years early | Motoramic - Yahoo! Autos

That's a really good point

UK  ·  2599 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Interested in learning how to program?

Thank you! This is it, although I forgot my username so I'm just linking it with my Google account; I've forgotten most of the more advanced stuff anyway.

UK  ·  2605 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where do you get your news?

Primarily the BBC, then Hubski/Reddit.

UK  ·  2606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your strengths?

No. Don't look at it.

In all seriousness, I like the fact this site is more 'discussionee'; Reddit lends itself to being consumed quickly and easily and I guess that sums up its whole 'TLDR'ish nature.

Indeed. I love the fact that people actually post stuff other than useless images which are 'consumed' within 2 seconds.

UK  ·  2606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Interested in learning how to program?

There was this online Python website which guided you through everything, with a built-in interpreter. You created an account and progressed through the language. I started the course but didn't finish it, but would like to - the only thing is, I've completely forgotten what website it was. Anyone know what website I'm talking about?

UK  ·  2606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some free programs I need on my computer?

Obviously you'll need a browser; Chrome is great and there are loads of extensions, some of which as a long-time Chromium user I am only just discovering. Lifehacker recently made a great list (which can be found here) of Chrome tips and extensions. I recently discovered Vimium which is a great extension which allows you to control Chrome from the keyboard alone.

I would recommend VLC for almost all media playback, as many others have.

Flux is good too, to reduce eye-strain during computer-use when it is darker.

An office suite is also good; LibreOffice for free and open-source, Microsoft Office if you need it, or even Google Drive (free web-based app) for most of your document editing needs.

That's most of the generic stuff; there will probably be other programs suited to more specific needs of yours, but nowadays I do most of my stuff from the browser anyway.

UK  ·  2606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some free programs I need on my computer?

Depending on your package manager if you're using a distro of GNU/Linux, then that shouldn't be needed.

UK  ·  2606 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you use other social media?

I guess I use Facebook to keep in contact with friends and share photos, as it seems many of you guys do.

I don't use Twitter; I find the concept interesting but see little use for it.

I love Google+, but as is often said happens to be the case; few of my 'real' friends use it.

Reddit, as Albatross said, can be 'a bit of fun' or the 'worst place on earth'.

That's it; I've had a few other social networking accounts over time (instagram, so.cl) and I literally have never logged into them after creating the account.