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caelum19  ·  2595 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 3 Questions with @steve

    technical standards

Have you seen Mr.Robot? What do you think of it? It seems to break them when the protagonist feels uneasy, so that the viewer does too.

caelum19  ·  2602 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 19, 2016

I teach Java(the class is called Computer Science but has just been Java so far) on Saturdays, and have recently had difficulty catching the 'students''(maybe it's too casual to call them that?) attention as we've been doing more object-oriented stuff(objects, instance and static properties etc.). I've not been able to make very captivating examples, because for the real use of objects to shine over spaghetti monster code requires they'd have to be pretty massive.

Anyway, last Saturday I did just a little bit on exceptions and adding jars to the classpath and then we made IRC bots(Using Pircbot, that kind of networking is a little bit much right now...). They loved it, normally they'd be content watching Youtube(it's a very informal class) while they waited for me to help them with their problems, but last Saturday they were fighting for my attention rather than me fighting for theirs. And when they went on to do their own things with the IRC bots, things I went through in previous weeks visibly clicked with them.

Maybe that was just an instance of a bad teacher becoming a less bad teacher, but I think it helps just to have fun with your students in your subject every now and then.

Have you ever started taking a class with no intentions of putting in more than minimum effort, but then been won over by the teacher/subject?

caelum19  ·  2604 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: John Perry Barlow's Principles of Adult Behavior

    - Reduce your use of the first personal pronoun

I love the wording of this. Scratch that. That's brilliant wording.

Any thoughts about the reasoning behind this?

caelum19  ·  2640 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So apparently Hillary Clinton fainted today and r/politics is on fire about it.

I faint whenever I look at blood for two long, or when someone describes it too vividly in text. And almost sometimes when I get up too fast while dehydrated.

caelum19  ·  2679 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ramblings because I can't sleep

To the people saying online communication is not close to real life interactions: How do you feel about video chat? Or do you need to be in i-trust-you-not-to-stab-or-shoot-me-distance?

I agree with the consensus expressed thus far, I'm just wondering how much closer to real you guys think video chat is.

caelum19  ·  2680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 3, 2016

There's no way he's going to answer this question unfortunately.

caelum19  ·  2689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 20, 2016

Also in Ireland! Where abouts are you, out of curiosity?

caelum19  ·  2689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 20, 2016

That's the third time I've seen Mr.Robot mentioned here including when I mentioned it.

high five

caelum19  ·  2689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Show Hubski: Forever Labs


Are stem cells any more/less helpful/plentiful under 18? I assume under 18's aren't viable clients for legal reasons, I'm just curious.

caelum19  ·  2689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Leaked emails show how Democrats screwed Sanders

    Assange is a big enough piece of shit

I don't know very much about him, what makes you say that?

Good point. That's actually along the lines of why I joined the railroad in Fallout 4 playing as a character which had my views.

caelum19  ·  2703 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I struggle with the concept of originality sometimes

Wow, thanks for your incredibly detailed response. As much as I want to, I don't think I could fully attain as healthy an outlook as that. I've always just been someone that wants to make people happy, even if they are jerks to me/others. A happy person is a happy person, right? I don't care that much about being recognised as the source of their happiness though, an attitude which would probably cause quite a lot of distress. I'm also pretty fond of the idea of making an impact on society, but maybe that's just because I'm young.

As someone who has recently been/is being parented, I think what you're working to show your daughter will be quite valuable, and I would certainly appreciate it when I'm older in her position. :)

Haha, that's exactly what a well-designed bot would say.

Just learned you're not a bot, and wanted to say how amazing these videos are. Keep up the great work :)

caelum19  ·  2711 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I struggle with the concept of originality sometimes

That seems like the better of the two and what I'm trying to achieve.

To what extent are the damns not given? If you had the option to either make people slightly happier and love you for it, or a lot happier and hate you for it, which would you take? What about slightly happier and end up a hitler in their eyes(assuming the net happiness increase outweights the decrease in happiness from their hatred of you)?

Another question, if you don't mind, do you value your own happiness the same as you value other's?

caelum19  ·  2711 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dad Appreciation Thread

My theory is that just being aware of your parent's negative qualities -- and that they're negative -- is all it takes to stop yourself from inheriting them.

My younger brother seems to have a pokémon mentality when it comes to our parent's negative qualities, despite all but my most recent attempts to make him a more suitable housemate. Pointing out how much he sounds like one of our parents at the right times actually seems to be having a decent affect.

caelum19  ·  2713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I struggle with the concept of originality sometimes

Damn. I care way too much about what people think of me/how I compare to others.

caelum19  ·  2713 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I struggle with the concept of originality sometimes

Thanks for that, you've ruined public eating utensils for me.

As a revenge thought-virus, what if it's yours?

caelum19  ·  2715 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

I clicked one of those clicks-for-rice charity ads this morning!

Top that!

caelum19  ·  2716 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness

Well put. We can't make things perfect, but we can make them better, so why not?