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jug  ·  2302 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Story of Pluto: How One Forgotten Planetoid Will Transform Our View Of The Cosmos

I prefer to rather think of it that we gained a new category of these "new", interesting dwarf planets who were earlier overlooked. Yes, Pluto was "demoted", but I think this is outweighed by the renewed attention to especially Ceres, and also helped higlight how (relatively speaking) massive the recently discovered trans-Neptunian bodies actually are. I think that giving things a label, a category can help especially people not well versed in space science.

So, yes, I can feel a bit like you do but I also think the solar system feels enrichened by this move.

jug  ·  2305 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What upcoming video games are you looking forward to?

Yes, I worry about this too. I've seen some very excited No Man's Sky communities and I think a big deal here is how easy it is to confuse procedurally generated content with "immense content". Procedural generation is about introducing variations, but it still needs a hand crafted set to pick from. Otherwise the universe can well be packed with stuff, but in boring variations. If you roll a dice, there are usually six possibilities for the outcome, but you're still just looking at a dice.

So I try to be cautiously optimistic about the game. I of course want it to succeed, but I try to keep in mind that this will still just be a computer game from a small game developer company with limited resources. In the end, I think it will be a game similar to a "god game" or maybe a Roguelike, or something like that. A sandbox game which can be fun to spend some time with now and then. I don't think it will revolutionize the industry and I don't think procedural generation will. It is not even a new concept.

jug  ·  2307 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Atom text editor: 1.0 release

I like how it feels modern in features and general architecture, the extensibility. It seems similar to Sublime Text on the surface but there are some important differences below the surface. For example a built-in package manager which Sublime Text inexplicably is missing. Yes, there is the de facto one, but I think there's a philosophical difference in creating a text editor where there is supposed to be an ecosystem rather than just adding the ecosystem as a "feature".

Best of all -- it's open source. I have longed for an editor like this being open source. Emacs, Vim, they're great cross platform alternatives, but clearly filling different niches.

It feels like a future proof editor which will only grow, potentially overtaking some other popular editors in popularity.

jug  ·  2307 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2015 Reddit drama part Dooks: Default subreddits going private for some reason

Or people staying for the content and communtiy, but feeling less of a connect with the administration so that they stop donating. Which would in a sense be even worse since they are still consuming resources.

jug  ·  2307 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

Thanks for the informative and helpful post! There is a lot to digest but I like the welcoming vibe here, the site features look interesting, and the goals with the site aligns with why I went to look around in the first place. Too bad I never got into Zork -- loved Monkey Island, though.

jug  ·  2307 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Yes, I've looked around and this seems like the best for me yet. It looks mature and not simply a clone. I'm surprised how I had missed it all those years, to be honest. Considering Hubski and a bit of Hacker News for the most part.

(and first post, so hello!)