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rthomas6  ·  285 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Tin-Can is now complete and available on Android and iOS.

Very cool! I had a very similar idea for an app, and the biggest difference is you actually built it and made it real. Congratulations!

It occurs to me that K meets most of these language design goals better than anything, and not many people have heard of it, because it's hard to read. Here is a program to list all the prime numbers between 1 and R:


Oh by the way, it's faster (!!) than C.

People don't use it except in niche applications because people can't look at it and see what it's doing. To me, it might as well be brainfuck with the amount of line noise it has. Readability and rapid comprehension are even more important, IMO, than brevity and power/expressiveness. That is why Python is so popular. It got all its libraries and ecosystem because it was easy to write AND easy to read, in addition to having a kind of syntactic brevity, so lots of people could rapidly iterate on it. It's not as powerful as Lisp or Haskell or whatever, but maybe it doesn't have to be for most applications.

I think Nim is a language to watch for these reasons.

rthomas6  ·  348 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: America’s Next Authoritarian Will Be Much More Competent

Can you imagine if a Julius Caesar type got elected in 2016 instead of a bumbling idiot? Someone politically savvy, an MLK-level public speaker, militarily gifted, and damn charming? Someone like that could have done so much more damage. They could have ended the republic.

rthomas6  ·  357 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

I would be okay with those things being laws here in the US. This is my fear, though: As long as the laws are enforced in a way that they prevent hate speech but allow the open and honest discussion of ideas with no cooling effect, all would be well. The problems start when people are afraid to research and discuss topics academically. With any sane person's interpretation of the laws, this would never occur. But the US seems rather insane to me lately.

rthomas6  ·  357 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: We are no longer in the midst of an experiment.

Do you guys want more users? This community seems very insular to me now, for better or worse. Most commenters I recognize by name, and they all seem to know each other. I sort of feel like if users here wanted more fresh faces, I would occasionally see Hubski mentioned outside of Hubski.

rthomas6  ·  357 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

The problem is, who/what determines what is true and what is acceptable to say? And how do you prevent that entity from being corrupted or taken over by a bad actor?

rthomas6  ·  357 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 28, 2020

Maybe you can supplant him with better "podcast bros". I like Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Tim Ferriss, Dan Carlin, and Jordan Harbinger, to name a few.

rthomas6  ·  469 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pope pulls speech on Hong Kong freedom, raising questions over pressure from Beijing

Why would the pope do that? China and the Catholic Church don't exactly have a good relationship.

rthomas6  ·  575 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 25, 2020

Working from home made me discover the huge importance of routine for me. It makes all the difference in the world. Time to embrace my slight on-the-spectrum tendencies and make a rigid schedule every day, and try to stick to it. It's a night and day difference for my mental health.

rthomas6  ·  578 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A fiasco in the making?

Why aren't they doing random sample population testing? It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to do, and then you would have all sorts of better statistical data to draw conclusions from. Right?

I'm glad they're asking someone at least...

rthomas6  ·  588 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 11, 2020

> A virus that is perhaps ten times deadlier than the seasonal flu will have more severe symptoms than the seasonal flu.

Not necessarily. If you think of symptom severity as a bell curve, Covid-19's symptom severity bell curve center could be further to the right, but also have fatter tails. There is evidence for this since some people are asymptomatic.

rthomas6  ·  589 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Garbage Language: Why do corporations speak the way they do?

We must all efficiently

Operationalize our strategies

Invest in world-class technology

And leverage our core competencies

In order to holistically administrate

Exceptional synergy

rthomas6  ·  601 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's the Affordability, Stupid

I understand more or less why the cost of college and healthcare have gone way up, but why have the cost of transportation and housing gone up so much? And what systemic issues caused the increase? I don't understand what needs to be fixed to make those things more affordable. Government price fixing is a shitty band-aid in this case. What are the root causes?

Not too realistic, because everyone is super white.

rthomas6  ·  755 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I owe HUBSKI $$ -- but???

Related but separate question: Do you accept any other ERC-20 tokens in your ETH wallet? Namely USDC or DAI?