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drspinderwalf  ·  1613 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Cliff Jumping in Thailand

When I was young I performed a very similar stunt. I was with a group of people and they were all jumping from a large cliff into the lake.

It turns out that there were portions that were not as deep as others but one could not tell the difference as the water was murky. Broke my foot on my first jump.

I was cringing the whole time I was watching the video. Enjoyable commentary, though.

drspinderwalf  ·  1659 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google’s AlphaGo beats European Go champion Fan Hui five games to zero

What happens when there's nothing else we can do better....?

Always disheartening to see this kind of news to me.

drspinderwalf  ·  1664 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Question about E-Mail etiquette

That looks like a nightmare from the infrastructure side.

drspinderwalf  ·  1679 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Young Adults Spend Their Time: 2004 vs 2014

That's great! I've been looking for a while (the commute isn't the only pain point at this place) but I've yet to find luck... I'm keeping my eye open.

drspinderwalf  ·  1680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Young Adults Spend Their Time: 2004 vs 2014

I think that my current work commute (totalling almost 1.5 hours each day) is one of the larger stressors in my current lifestyle. The commute isn't bad, just long. My work has been talking about moving for some time now so I've been stuck with an inability to move apartment.

drspinderwalf  ·  1680 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Young Adults Spend Their Time: 2004 vs 2014

I think that goes under "personal care/health"

drspinderwalf  ·  1710 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microsoft to open source Chakra, the JavaScript heart of its Edge browser

Yeah, they're really churning that PR machine. I'm wondering if their ploy is to just Permissive-license some of their integral products so that A) They get suckers to fix their junk and B) If they do it enough then maybe some people will believe that they're not a horrible company.

drspinderwalf  ·  1717 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Statue of Liberty Must be Crying with Shame

Always one of my favorite texts, along with this:

    No man is an island,

    Entire of itself,

    Every man is a piece of the continent,

    A part of the main.

    If a clod be washed away by the sea,

    Europe is the less.

    As well as if a promontory were.

    As well as if a manor of thy friend's

    Or of thine own were:

    Any man's death diminishes me,

    Because I am involved in mankind,

    And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;

    It tolls for thee.

Though I remember hitchens once saying something like the above being used to describe a proposal to keep Europe unified or something.... But I like the romanticism of unity of humanity. Et pluribus unum.

drspinderwalf  ·  1794 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your job will never love you.

That's part of the problem. There's no way to survive in the 21st century without giving up much of your freedoms and privacy to a company entity. There are too many people I know that are wage slaves and have very little hope of pursuing anything else.

I recently got pushed back a month from being transferred full-time because they didn't want to spend the extra $1,000 dollars for a transferall fee (that's what they told me) while an acquisition is happening. Meanwhile, the CEO just got his multi-million dollar bonus and I just bought the office a new set of monitors and stands, a half-employee (friend of the CEO) a brand-new macbook pro, and serviced the CEO's daughter's laptops during work hours. You can't speak out on the bullshit or you're gone. You smile and nod.

The worst part is that this isn't a bad job at all: probably the best I've ever had. The unbalance of power is very real. These are not healthy organizations and entities: They're just money-making machines that have no desires to make the world a better place.

drspinderwalf  ·  1842 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who is doing this to my internet?

mediagoblin?

drspinderwalf  ·  1888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski, redditors! Tell us about yourselves.

Perhaps I was too impassioned in my argument. It is indeed the logical/phonetical construction that impresses me so much. Again, my exposure is limited so I cannot nitpick on the downsides of it.

I just like it a lot: It seems like a simple, powerful language that appeals to me.

drspinderwalf  ·  1888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keyboard do you have?

I love the merging of the arrow keys/numpad. Being a vim users obsoletes arrow keys for me so my keyboard feels far too large. I'd probably prefer to remap Delete/End to the arrow keys.

Beautiful keyboard.

drspinderwalf  ·  1888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Steam's Anuall Summer Sale has Begun!

Another argument against the frequency of scales is made by Jason Roehrer [1]

“Even in economic terms,” he said, “the extra utility of playing the game early, at release, is not big enough to offset the extra cost for most people. It makes more sense to wait, unless they love you and your work so much that they're willing to throw economic reason out the window.”

I think it's an interesting perspective. The business of manufacturing scarcity with easily-copied products fascinates me. I share your view in regards to purchasing games: I'd rather spend more on an experience that really matters to me.

[1]http://www.pcgamer.com/passage-developer-jason-rohrer-makes-the-case-against-steam-sales/

drspinderwalf  ·  1888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski, redditors! Tell us about yourselves.

Korean is such an interesting language... My limited exposure impresses me enough to claim it the greatest, smartest spoken language yet made.

drspinderwalf  ·  1888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keyboard do you have?

You might also be interested in Colemak. My wife has been learning it and is already quite comfortable after a few weeks. I believe its design keeps the 'real world' in mind, like keeping the bottom left keys intact for shortcut compatibility. This makes it easier to adopt while maintaining a focus on home-row comfort.

http://colemak.com/

drspinderwalf  ·  1888 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I just spotted a real, live, endangered species in the wild.

A lot of places in NYC don't use cards, so cash is a necessity. I still have the habit of checking for signs in the front of the door despite not living there any more.

Some concerns about credit cards are a lack of privacy, though I don't know if it's a common concern among the masses.