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post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

dads friend steve posted:

I don’t want to read about any of those freaks loving

doesnt sound like they are

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post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

became much more anti-porn in 2020.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

raiph 3 days ago [–]

> Understanding the runes of Perl and the difference between a "$" and a "@" etc are a lot more exotic than "ADD A TO B GIVING C." or "IDENTIFICATION DIVISION."
I disagree.
"$" is understandable for just about every 2 year old on the planet[1] and understood by just about every developer on the planet, including the majority for whom English is not their first language. ("IDENTIFICATION DIVISION"? Why would you divide your name?)
"@" is understandable for a 6 year old.[2]
Calling such incredibly simple things "runes" and "exotic" is like calling "0" an exotic rune.[2]
[1] "$" is just a visual/audio/semantic/mnemonic/symbol overlaying S for "Single" and I for "Item". According to replicated scientific studies an average English baby demonstrates understanding of this concept at around 22-24 months. I think a conclusion that a 2 year old could understand "$" is reasonable.
[2] "@" is just a visual/audio/semantic/mnemonic/symbol overlaying "at" to indicate indexing, "a" to indicate "array", and "0" to indicate counting starts at zero. According to a 2018 scientific study[3] an average child has come to understand integer counting by the age of around 3 and a half, and is comfortable with counting from "0" at around 5-6 years of age. Perhaps the most challenging aspect is the notion of an "array"; but the whole point of having an "@" is to distinguish it from "$" without getting into details. I think a conclusion that a 6 year old could understand "@" more easily than they could understand addition is reasonable.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

hn thread: The up close photo I took shows two foamy sections.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

mystes posted:

Also this is a good one:

mring33621 0 minutes ago [–]

There is no such thing as "locals getting screwed" in this scenario. We live in a free country, where people sometimes choose to move. In fact, when the demand for housing in an area goes up, often locals profit handsomely.

Unfortunately, "I was here first" sounds a lot like "gently caress you, I got mine". And it's not gonna fly.

this is basically true

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

Enderzero posted:

bsenftner 2 hours ago [–]

At the risk of sounding racist, Asian culture respect their commons to a significantly larger degree than non-Asian cultures. If the Singapore residential skyscrapers where in the United States, for example, the space between the buildings would be a no-mans zone of graffiti, illegal trade, and youth gangs.


Edit: hahahaha

sershe 17 minutes ago [–]

1km or especially 2km is not in any way a reasonable walk. It is just barely reasonable for a healthy adult in good weather, and still tedious.

lol

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

Jabor posted:

you think the locals forced out of their homes by rising rents are profiting from an increase in their landlord's property values?

he's talking about property owning locals. no renters anywhere benefit from anything.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

Xik posted:

anovikov 2 hours ago | parent | favorite | on: The luxury fashion industry is roaring back everyw...

There's absolutely no carbon footprint in luxury spending, because luxury goods are by definition very high-markup. Every buck spent on a Birkin handbag saves that amount from being spent on a gas-guzzling SUV, or more realistically, considering the target group, from being spent on a couple of private jet flights that would emit tens of tons of CO2.

If anything, luxury spending must be promoted to reduce carbon intensity of national economies.

lol people who are so convinced they are the smartest boy in the room that they twist themselves into these absurd positions rock.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

dsign 2 hours ago [–]

I can't wrap my head around environmentalists. If they really understand that anything we do perturbs the environment--and it does--, why are they not openly advocating for evacuating all humans from Earth as soon as possible and creating a full-planet environmental reserve?
It's not like there is not enough matter in the solar system to create our own lush ecosystems...
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negative iq high school student

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

I very much belong to 'the other' tribe of not giving a nanofraction of a gently caress about some of these 'achievements' pushed on us, done by people who don't get the concept and urgency of work-life balance.

- me, a normal six figgy computer touching faang fuckhead he poaster in every way, after doing mushrooms in mineral king exactly once

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

drat I can't believe a computer programmer took mushrooms and goes backpacking. very different than everyone my age that I know.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

my sister describing the sf dating scene 5 years ago said every guy in sf:
- works in tech
- goes rock climbing
- is a photographer
- is a dj

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

PaulHoule 6 minutes ago | prev | next [–]

Part of the story of men and women is that a women's sexual value is at a peak very early (let's say 18) but a man's sexual value peaks later (at least 30+).
The sexual invisibility many men feel as teenagers is a trauma that will live with them for the rest of their lives.
Eva Illouz writes about this stuff eloquently
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2012/05/24/book-rev...
and says that 30+ women who are still single want more of everything out of relationships than men will give them, including sex.
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Paul Hole

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

tracecomplete posted:

Ask HN: Are most of us developers lying about how much work we do?

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29581125

in that thread: a lot of people lying to themselves about how much work they do.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


lol

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


Hahahah justin beiber freaking sucks!! quote this if you grew up listening to real rock like led zepplin and the beatles.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


im sending that guy to jail.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

mystes posted:

graderjs 10 hours ago | prev | next [–]


It may be a stupid question...but why doesn't a country simply use something like "LSD gas" or "psyilocybin gas"? The assumptions are: 1) it renders people temporarily crazy and docile / compliant, 2) it will wear off in a day or two, 3) people will fully recover, 4) while they are gassed, you can just gently shepherd them out of their dwellings / fortifications and onto buses to take to refugee camps or something, while they have an out-of-body mystical experience and comprehend the totality of existence.

Everybody wins.

It seems that a non-lethal / no permanent disability hallucinogenic agent would not violate the treaty against chemical/biological weapons, would basically achieve passive area denial, with create zero casualties, and would (if it actually worked as intended) probably be a heck of a lot of fun (ignoring all the un-fun aspects of war like "these new people now own this territory and here are the consequences for everyone who used to own it".)

Note: if a gas is impractical as delivery mechanism (hello, gas masks), be creative: a 'contact agent' (skin absorption ~~ like DMSO), cheap 'cluster darts' sprayed from drones, etc, etc.

im not reading this thread anymore.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

lobsterminator posted:

Graycat has to be a troll. The main giveaway for me is the acronym explanations.

NTFS (new technology file system)
graphical user interface (GUI)
PDF (portable document format)

A real person would not need to keep explaining these standard things. Unless they are a hackernews weirdo.

lol this post is so good. perfect brain.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

Maximo Roboto posted:

astrobe_ 15 minutes ago | prev | next [–]

FWIW, that's one reason why I turned away from commercial games and play almost only FOSS games.

Yes, they don't have an income so they are at least 10 years behind on tech and generally have less good assets (textures, shaders, sound) (there are exceptions), yes, the player base is more on the 10,000s at best than on the million (an obvious problem for multiplayer games), but on the bright side their decisions are not tainted by profitability or business model considerations.

For instance, to replace Rocket League, OP could try the soccer mode of SuperTuxKart.


:3:

lol i respect the dedication to the cause

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


telling my son this is sekiro and offering him the controller.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

you can get mailorder adderall from startups what use fake doctors now, let me get percocets the same way.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

have you considered simply behaving as a rational actor in the marketplace??? Stupid?????

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

josephcsible 22 minutes ago | root | parent | next [–]

Why is a union necessary to enforce labor laws and safety regulations? Can't individual employees report such violations to the government even in non-union shops?

ive got some monads you can suck on pal

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

matti posted:

curious posting history

would love for this person to answer their rhetorical question of 'who owns the media now' :thunk:

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

(((who))) owns (((the media))) now

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

im sending everyone who has ever posted on hn to prison for life.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011


pretty pretty pretty good

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

Ask HN: Do top programmers look forward to staff cuts?
1 point by amichail 23 minutes ago | flag | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments
Don't these staff cuts improve the average ability of the programmers left at the company thus making the work more rewarding for top programmers?

this is a getfiscal post

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

it's a start up! with 20 years of tech debt. and no knowledge transfer. and you don't get equity. anyhow have fun

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

if twitter has a weakness, it is only that the team loves and respects elon musk too much. IF it has a weakness.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

deserved or not, there is shadowbanning in effect on hn. If you disagree with people enough, you'll end up on the list for offering counterpoints.

often it takes bravery to disagree with the crowd, and often only those who are most passionate have the guts to disagree.

The funning thing about HN is, we're all typing with our pinkies out, so you can disagree but if you dont do it with the utmost literary elegance and most bulletproof logic, it doesn't matter how right you were. Instead, what matters is that for a moment you stepped outside the parameters of gentility and your comments will be held for further review... forever.

Bravery and fact are not always intertwined, but you will nonetheless pay the price for your bravery. Don't be brave here unless you're confident in your abilities of presenting a point covertly.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

that is etched into the steps of Palo Alto city hall actually :hmmyes:

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

IshKebab 1 day ago | parent | context | favorite | on: An M1 for Curl

> Apple has shipped and used curl in their products for twenty years but they never assist, help or otherwise contribute to the development. They also don’t sponsor us in any way, like with hardware.

Do they have an obligation to? Even a moral one? Honestly I don't think (I hope!) Apple actually uses curl in their products (probably a good thing). It's just provided as a convenience to developers who might be used to it.
I got curious about Apple's use of Curl and Googled it. One of the top hits was another blog post complaining about Apple not donating Macs:

I think you could replace 99% of the uses of Curl (download one file via HTTPS) with like 100 lines of Python or Rust or Go. It's not critical infrastructure in the same way that OpenSSL or LLVM or WebKit are.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

julian_sark 36 minutes ago | prev | next [–]

This is right up my alley.
I'm known for writing documentation that is useful AND, let's say, entertaining. Or, depending on your inclination, sed 's/entertaining/hilarious/g'
Besides docu and Wiki pages (what unfortunately counts for docu in many companies), I've written man pages and shell scripts with more jokes than a longint can probably count.
Once had a shell script that did something really, really impactful and asked the user in increasingly aggressive prompts if he is sure, then delved into existentialism and how he can even be sure that he is so sure. Another prompted the unfortunate victim to validate that gravity, in fact, still works. Long story.
Some have deemed that "unprofessional", especially management. I am elated to see that this has precedence in print, and shall use this to make my case.
Oh, I have writing samples available. If anyone wants to hire a guy to write funny manuals or some other stuff, ping me :D
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one of the top 3 worst types of guy to work with.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

zxcvbn4038 7 hours ago | root | parent | prev | next [–]

Too true - every state lottery was voted in under the guise of supplementing income for education, today nobody knows where the money goes, without a hard fought FOIA request that gets a vague answer, but it’s definitely not going to education in any significant amount.
Just like the toll roads that have continued long after the infrastructure was paid for.
The US waged literal war against narcotics sale and production for decades - just so they could go into business for themselves and maintain an exclusive market.
New York has all but stopped prosecuting prostitution cases - the sex workers are all sweet and innocent people just trying to make an extra buck, the johns can’t help themselves, it’s the evil pimps and madams making money without any sort of state licensing or regulatory oversight! And how do we know people are getting quality sex? They should have to go to school for that and obtain a license. (The last two are a bit of a stretch but the solution to everything in New York is to auction off a limited pool of licenses to operate and create a state agency to oversee the usage of the licenses and issue arbitrary fines whenever the budget falls short)
There are now college professors floating the idea that pedophilia ought to be socially acceptable - they are just misunderstood people that see beyond age or something like that. Maybe all the NAMBLA people were just forty years too early. Of course that will be taxed also, you’ll need a license, and the kid has to get a chicken out of the deal - because that’s how the ancient Greeks did it.
The Federal government will have to find new boogeymen since drugs are legal, terrorists aren’t scary enough by themselves, and communism has too many syllables to hold people’s attention.
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average american's political beliefs.

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

Closer: http://www.pynchon.pomona.edu/uncollected/together.html

(I dont think this is actually technically documentation but ive never been able to find any actual boeing documentation written by pynchon online, only references to it)

post hole digger fucked around with this message at 03:24 on Jan 4, 2023

post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

fritz posted:

phpisthebest 3 hours ago | root | parent | next [–]

>>Because wage is all you care for.
yes..
>>How about : maternity leave, paid sick leave, child support, paid vacation days, wage protections, etc. etc.?
I have no children, I will never have children, and I rarely get sick, and I hate to travel so none of that matters to me. I am forced by my employer to take the vacation I do get, and my "vacation" is me sitting around my house doing chores or gaming which I do with out vacation time as well
That is the problem with Unions, they often fight for things I do not care about or need. Majoritarianism is always bad for the smallest minority... the individual
>>That also means that I cannot be forced to work overtime with no overtime pay.
Has a highly compensated employee that knows their value to the organizations I work for I have never been forced for work overtime with no pay.

that guy would think php is the best.

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post hole digger
Mar 21, 2011

guy who gets pissed off that women make him horny

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