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6 points · 1 day ago

The story of your life will be far greater if the first few chapters were how you were hurt and overcome those challenges, than if you were a coddled rich kid who had a silver spoon in their mouths.

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First of all, let me just say that there are many, perfectly legitimate reasons to keep using Windows. There are certain Windows-only applications and if you require those, makes sense to stay.

But I just wanted to let the rest of you out there to know, and something I discovered on accident trying to power a very old, slow laptop, is that Linux has come a long way. I won't get into too much detail, but it's definitely changed. I remember several years ago reading about Linux, I came across an old forum post where someone was trying to change the size of their cursor and this guy responded with some terminal script to accomplish it, and I immediately said "Fuck that" and really only imagined Linux as some DOS-like toy for uber-nerds to tinker with.

Ever since using it on my secondary old laptop, I learned a lot about distros (think of them like a separate OS based on Linux) and Desktop Environment (also known as DE's, they're basically how the OS looks). Eventually, on my new powerhouse laptop I've installed Linux Mint, because it does everything I need it to do without the nonsense in Windows. Of course, if you're into stylish distros, you'll be blown away. Check out something called "KDE Plasma 5" (it's a popular Desktop Environment), it is (looks wise) superior to both Windows and Mac OS.

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0 points · 10 days ago

Using Mint on an i5 5675C machine to type this atm.

Linux is good yes (and getting better) but let's not get carried away here. Windows 8.1 smokes it in every way I can imagine.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

In every way? Do you have some examples?

Recently I built a fanless Intel i5 5675C Linux machine. I use it about 50% of the time to compare/evaluate VS my i7 5775C Windows 8.1 computer.

You can see it here:

https://i.redd.it/9yzcz5u7khxz.jpg

With CPU core speeds roughly equal, the Windows 8.1 machine is so obviously faster even performing mundane tasks like internet. The Windows 8.1 machine is far "snappier" doing everything. Also so many little things (endless list) like not being able to adjust mouse wheel increments, no game specific video card drivers, no app previews on taskbar...heck I can't even find an easy way to change my monitor's refresh rate!

Linux has miles to go to match even Windows XP, let alone more advanced W8.1.

I would rank Linux along side or slightly ahead of Windows 98/ME in functionality. That's pretty good actually! Lots of growth needed however.

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Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

I feel your pain, I've been distro hopping for a while. I just landed on Pop OS (it uses a GNOME desktop environment with Ubuntu as a base), very nice and literally has a menu for all the stuff you mentioned above (refresh rate, mouse wheel adjustments, nvidia driver support, app previews).

It's weird, I literally was about to give up and go with Windows LTSB, which is basically a stripped down Windows. If you do give it another chance, I'd recommend the above. I must say though, your complaint with Linux is mine as well, the issues you run into have been done, rehashed, and fixed because Windows has so many more users. That being said, if you find the right distro and DE it'll far exceed Windows.

PS: I just left from Mint, hated it.

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I wish I could moderate this place because it'd be so easy to fix.

Take the top post right now: "Instagram Management: How I make $8,000+ per month".

Interesting, right? So you read through it and then you see:

The reason I have only 8 clients at the moment is because I spend most of my time helping people get start their own Instagram automation business. And recently, I've helped 2 people get started with Instagram management, from start to finish. I am currently writing a full course on Instagram management which I plan to sell online.

He also mentions in the post that it takes about 1 week to find a client that makes him $800-$1800 per month, yet he's willing to teach you how to do it (funny how all these scammers operate the same way, instead of using their own techniques to make their businesses explode they opt to teach. So charitable of them!)

Maybe I'm the only one, but it's bothersome. The solution is to require flairs for every post and any "How to" MUST include proof. For instance, with the Instagram guy, instead of saying "I made lots of money...I'm writing a course btw" he must show proof of concept and concrete steps without advertising. Furthermore, they should all be required to get proof like the AMA mods do to verify this person is legit.

My $0.02.

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Or just use critical thinking and historical data to self sort? That's what I do.

No one is going to post all that proof, except for someone with something to gain.

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Original Poster6 points · 24 days ago · edited 24 days ago

No one is going to post all that proof, except for someone with something to gain.

Then don't post, easy.

I don't want to hear about what you did, I want to see it. If /u/palmerluckey came on here and said "Hey guys, here's how I started Oculus and changed the VR industry" then I'd read every single word (and thrice for that matter). If /u/mcuban came on here to post about how he became a millionaire with his first company and billionaire with his second, and the lessons he learned, then I'd want to read every word.

If YoBroIDriveALambo made a post about how he made $4,000,000/month on Twitter, and is anonymous, then delete & move on.

-13 points · 24 days ago

why they're being so difficult about ownership issues anyway

Just because it's funded by Rex doesn't mean that the SLCC doesn't have ownership rights over its content. It's goal may not be to turn a profit, but they also have a right to protect their content from being used by other entities to generate revenue.

Of course, if they are incorrectly targeting people and claiming ownership over content that they do not hold copyright to then this needs to be addressed.

It's unfortunate that this situation with the SLCC and Agadmator occurred. It was handled poorly by both parties, but thankfully it seems to have been resolved.

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2 points · 24 days ago

The reason I have only 8 clients at the moment is because I spend most of my time helping people get start their own Instagram automation business. And recently, I've helped 2 people get started with Instagram management, from start to finish. I am currently writing a full course on Instagram management which I plan to sell online.

Think of it like this.

You've heard of Minecraft? Do you know how people on YouTube became multi-millionaires simply playing/talking about Minecraft? A LOT. But what did Mojang (company that owns Minecraft) do? Did they send copyright notices? Did they shut down channels? Yes, people profited off Minecraft but so did Minecraft.

The reason why /u/xnotch is a billionaire and not a run-of-the-mill indie developer eating ramen is because he understood this. SLCC does not.

128 points · 24 days ago

Terrible!

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27 points · 24 days ago

Something to consider for everyone reading. I agree with agadmator, as does almost everyone, but remember that Finegold (and Svidler for that matter) have skewed perspectives.

Finegold and SLCC are on bad terms, so if you see someone jump on an issue like this always consider that.

Svidler sided with the SLCC because he works for them, and he personally spoke to the IT Specialist who sent the email to agadmator.

Now I'm not saying either of the are being disingenuous, but just remember where they're coming from...

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I think first, I'm looking for some moderators who both love the app and willing to help out. If you're someone who logs into reddit each day, it'd be perfect, as I cn use some help to remove the spam/code request threads.

Besides the above, what do you guys think we can do? I was thinking maybe a daily thread for the Everyday Headspace meditation? Maybe weekly discussion threads to see how everyone is doing? Perhaps we can add some flair as to when you started using the app?

Any other suggestions would be great. If you'd like to help moderating and/or contributing that'd be great as well.

Thank you.

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1 point · 26 days ago · edited 26 days ago

Thank you! I appriciate your effort. I like the idea of a clean subreddit with constructive discussions very much. but i am also not a fan of censorship. since there seems to be a high demand, wouldn't it make sense to make a single pinned thread for people to interact? it wouldn't distract or have a negative impact, yet people could still go after their interest. And it would drive more people to this still rather small sub. So everyone would profit. Including the app devs, since it will also attract a more frugal, yet interessted new audience to their premium segment.

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Original Poster2 points · 24 days ago

I'm fervently anti-censorship, no worries. I just didn't want it filled with spam asking for codes.

-6 points · 27 days ago

Or maybe he needs to not put anything that he has no right to broadcast down...

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17 points · 26 days ago

People like you are the problem, acting as if this YouTuber is just replaying their entire broadcast. So what if he used a picture or sound soundbites, it's chess, and the SLCC is a non-profit.

Shame on them. As per their website:

It is the mission of the Saint Louis Chess Club, an educational organization, to maintain a formal program of instruction to teach the game of chess and to promote and support its educational program through community outreach and local and national partnerships to increase the awareness of the educational value of chess.

God forbid someone talks about their chess events on a YouTube channel, I guess that doesn't fit their criteria of "Increasing the awareness of the educational value of chess."

It's so disgusting, and is so typical of what happens when ego overrides the original mission statement.

Is he evil or something?

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13 points · 27 days ago

No, it's just out of place considering he's the organizer.It's like getting the Golden State Warriors to sign your basketball and noticing that Steph Curry's agent signed it as well.

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Or do they think it'll more or less be an indictment against Trump?

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Hey man, at least you weren't like Ryan Seacrest on national television.

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3 points · 1 month ago

First thing I thought of, the high-five hahahaha!

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It's for the subreddit /r/benshapiro, and the user is /u/syotos86

So there's this post: https://old.reddit.com/r/benshapiro/comments/985zgu/ep_605_the_colluding_press_soundcloud/

Then this post the day before: https://old.reddit.com/r/benshapiro/comments/97wls3/ep_604_the_rise_of_the_socialists_soundcloud/

Is there any way to automoderator do the following logic:

  • If post by /u/syotos86, see if there's a 3 digit number in the post (this should filter out stickying 99% of posts not related to the podcast)
  • If above is true, then make announcement/sticky the submission
  • Go to previous submission by /u/syotos86 that met this criteria and unsticky/unannounce that post
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So if you put your anxiety on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being no anxiety, 10 being full-fledged anxiety), then this app would help you in the, maybe, 6 to 10 range which is not bad. If you can get up and start speaking and really convince your brain it's as real as it can be, then I can see the benefit.

Some ideas I'd say to improve this app:

  • Include, randomly, someone walking out or looking upset. Obviously it won't happen much in real life but it may teach you to deal with unforeseen circumstances

  • Make it like a virtual toastmasters meeting where people can actually see you (or your character) and listen. Now you have a real audience that can give real tips (eg,vocal speed, cadence, etc.)

209 points · 1 month ago

A lot of Judgy MacJudgersons of Judge City in the comments here.

First of all, taking a pic of strangers in public, especially a kid out with a family member, is in incredibly bad taste. Sharing it online is just as bad.

Secondly, the person who took it needs mindfulness just as much they think the subjects of the photo do. If you're being a busybody and taking photos of people, presumably without their permission, how mindful are you being of the moment?

If it's a stock or posed photo, then the situation is not real so you can't draw that much significance from it.

Finally., you don't know this families story (or if the situation is posed/stock then you don't know the situations of similar situations).

Maybe the kid doesn't get out much from the rest of his family and his grandfather/uncle/family friend, is giving him a treat away from a stressful family situation.

Maybe the kid is on the autistic spectrum/has anxiety or issues in social situations and the gaming and headphones help keep him relaxed and centred when out and about?

Maybe the adult is just glad to be out and about with the kid and doesn't care what the kid is doing as long as he is happy?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

A famous billionaire philanthropist was once asked something along the lines of "You donate to so many charities, aren't you worried that your money will be misused?" and he said "If I donate to 10 charities and 1 misuses the money, I still helped 9 charities".

The relevancy here is you're giving these outliers as to why this is happening, but they're just that, they're outliers. Sure, maybe he's an Autistic kid who's been taken out of a stressful family environment and is not even playing a game, but really on his device to use a medically prescribed app. Maybe.

Or maybe, Occam's razor if you will, he's been taught to be addicted to his phone. This image also represents me in a way, when I'm speaking to someone but perhaps not listening as attentively as I should be.

589 points · 1 month ago

This is a very sad photo.

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198 points · 1 month ago

I actually mod on /r/mindfulness and posted this image because I think it shows why mindfulness is important far more than any other image would.

I'm also not trying to tell people what to do or how they should act, but damn kid come on, your grandpa doesn't have much longer on this planet and these small moments will serve as great memories, even if it is just a lunch at McDonalds.

What was the other one which was not from Epictetus?

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Original Poster4 points · 1 month ago

From Nietzsche, who said

"Live your life like a work of art".

The speaker then said:

"Look at how much effort people put in a work of art. If you put that much effort into your life imagine how much the quality of your life will improve."

Original Poster88 points · 1 month ago

Just saw it from this Tedx talk. The other quote was from Epictetus:

Men are disturbed, not by things, but by the principles and notions which they form concerning things. Death, for instance, is not terrible, else it would have appeared so to Socrates. But the terror consists in our notion of death that it is terrible. When therefore we are hindered, or disturbed, or grieved, let us never attribute it to others, but to ourselves; that is, to our own principles. An uninstructed person will lay the fault of his own bad condition upon others. Someone just starting instruction will lay the fault on himself. Some who is perfectly instructed will place blame neither on others nor on himself.

17 points · 1 month ago

I've thought about this a lot as well, and I feel like VR is going to make many, many, many people very, very rich.

Like you said Apple (a trillion dollar company now) is working on something. Amazon is working on a VR store for shopping. Also like the pre-internet stage, when things grow they begin to do so exponentially.

So this leaves us here, the early adopters. How do we "ride the wave" per se? Well, honestly, I don't even know. How would you have rode the internet wave? The only thing I can think of is working at a small but promising VR company (think like Google pre-IPO), but even then, how do you know where to go? There was lots of money when the internet boom began, and for every Google there was 10,000 tombstones of companies who died.

The other thing you have to ask is, suppose you "enter early" into whatever VR market, how will you ensure you stay in front? What I mean by this is before Google, there was Lycos, Infoseek, Metacrawler, Hotbot, Excite, Webcrawler, etc.

It'd be nice if we could all bounce ideas off eachother (no one is going to "steal" your idea anyway, there's room for all the early adopters), but it won't be easy.

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So let's say you're in the hustle and bustle of a busy city, maybe NYC for example. It's loud, it's crazy, it's why they call it the concrete jungle. Finally you decide that you need a retreat, several days of peace and quiet. Then you go, the retreat is great, you feel serene, but then...you have to come back to the city. It's still the same amount of crazy and yet nothing you learned in the retreat you will presumably be able to relate to.

Is it even worth it? I mean it's one thing to go if you genuinely like where you're going and want something to do but as an antidote to the chaos you're use to, aren't you really just putting a bandage on a broken arm?

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29 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Eh I mean it's nice to talk to someone sometimes but not force it (and sometimes I really don't feel like talking)

Usually I don't talk because we are stuck on the "oh how long you been driving tonigh" "when do you get off" "oh wow that's so late hahahaha" :(

Have had a couple great convos tho, but it's like 1/20 rides

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5 points · 1 month ago

Good point

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