• Just shut up about "1 indexing bad"


    • The main reason 0 based indexing is 'the default' is because of C convention
    • C only did this for pointer arithmetic (item_in_array = array_start + type_size * index)
    • In general, stop complaining about languages simply because they don't follow c conventions (required semi-colon/no white space based syntax)
    • There is no magic philosophical reason why 0 based indexing is better
    • People normally count starting with 1, you might not notice but every time you're indexing 0 based arrays you're doing an extra -1 or +1 in your head
    • 1 based indexing is good in some reasons:
      • The first element, is literally the first element
      • To index the last item you don't have to array[ len - 1 ]
      • If the language supports negative indexing, it is more consistent: first = 1, last = -1; instead of first = 0, last = -1

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  • VR games should account [well] for size


    It's kinda annoying being a relatively short person and
    a) the games are scaled for taller people so you either have this awkward pov of everything being too big
    b) you use the height adjustment, but it now means the in game ground is bellow your real ground, and it still doesn't account for reachability

    Games for example account for a longer arm reach, so I have to stretch to an uncomfortable degree to get to things (top left/right notes on Beat Saber, things over counters on games that push you back if you walk into things) that wouldn't be an issue for a taller person

    VR games (or platforms) should implement relative scaling instead of simply PoV height adjustment. So for example if the game accounts that your character is 1.8m tall, it doesn't simply raise your camera view to match it, it scales the entire world in relation to you, so 1.8m in the game world is equivalent to your actual height; This also means the game can account for reachability, so your irl reach matches (more) the reach the game expects

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  • Mobile games ruin themselves


    mobile games ruin themselves by being mobile games

    you can have some really neat main game experience, some cool style and polished feel
    but then you ruin it with a cash shop, 'log in daily for rewards', 'watch an ad to not die in this unnecessarily hard part', 'you can only do this mission with energy', 'spend five bucks to do this thing instantly instead of having to wait a day', 'to unlock this log in with facebook and spam a friend', "It's not pay to win, you can do it without spending anything, just grind for two weeks to get what can be bought instantly"

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  • Some daydream of mine

  • Screw the 'metaverse(s)'


    I'm already so darn tired of this metaverse crap
    I swear I'm going to punch the next person who says "We're building the metaverse!"

    The dumbest part is that it even isn't a 'metaverse' most of the time.
    The entire fucking point of a 'metavers' would be that it is open and connects to everything, like a protocol with interface apis. But most of these 'metaverses' are just different isolated proprietar platforms

    It's like saying you're building a whole new internet, but all you're building is some proprietary site hosting platform and calling it the internet

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  • People who want customization don't want customization


    The point of customization is not that you have it only for the sake of having it, it's that it makes so you are less dependent of the developer to get to a configuration you like, as it's almost impossible for more than one person agree 100% on something

    Honestly for most people, if they find a program that is by default already exactly how they like, they'd not mind it not being customizable at all. which is basically impossible unless the only user is the developer themselves

    dumb specific example

    I like my phone virtual keyboards with a number row always visible, if some keyboard app has the number row on by default I honestly wouldn't mind if there isn't any option to toggle it. But most keyboards default to hiding the number row, so I'm dependent on they having the customization option to toggle it to get to the configuration I like

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  • Some weird dream (from some time ago)

  • Merry Chrysler


    Didn't have anything planned, just, merry crisys

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  • Why I hate cryptobros

  • Stop only using ASCII


    Americans, the rest of the world still exists, stop making systems that only support ascii.

    Simplicity is cool and all, but not useful if it makes the software less usable for everyone, like the countless times I'm not able to spell the name of my city or someone becuse the system doesn't accept Γ§ or Γ£ and makes them garbage characters or drops them

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  • Work (or better, the lack of it)


    Been looking for some job or internship for the whole year, and honestly don't see myself getting one any time soon.
    Bills or food is not much an issue, but damn, I want to get any money for buying the things I want, specially a new computer (rocking only a mediocre 2014 laptop is not fun).

    Wish I could be doing anything, even a small amount for freelancing or something, but
    a) no good skills on anything
    b) college + voluntary stuff I do = already tired all the time
    Should I open a ko-fi or something? don't know what to make for it, some drawing, even if it's bad? maybe some streams with attempting to code? I don't know.

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  • ODD TAXI has a cool story! [No spoilers]


    ODD TAXI is one really good anime, maybe one of the best ones in the year, although extremely underwatched, you should probably watch it. It's one amazing story about this web of people with complex relations with each other, all brought together by the really chill personality of my man Odokawa, and the really nice vibes of the show, full with social critique and character study.

    Really liked the way the ending twsits are hinted at during the show, and the intro, but still feel impressive to see at the end, it is one nice wrapping up everything ending.

    Again, you should really watch it!

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  • ...


    All I want for christmas is... a privacy and anti-censorship focused platform/community that isn't full of "mah guns, virus is hoax, evil jews" idiots

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  • The web is not everything


    It's really dumb whenever people say "don't bother with systems/low level programming, web is the future, it's where you'll get an actual job".

    For these things I say: alright, web develepoment is nice, and I'm actually not opposed to stuff like electron and PWAs, they are fine; But, where do you expect these things to run!? Every web browser, every OS to run the browser or Node has to be written in a systems programming language, just because Web technology is the new, cool, magic thing, doesn't mean that anything else somehow is irrelevant; Good luck getting your fancy WebGL app running if we were stuck with 2010 systems and drivers, because everyone were to decide systems programming is not worth and all new advancements have to be made on web technology. The world still needs [actually] native programs, operating systems, and drivers, and it still takes people to develop and maintain them!

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  • Servers with mods


    The annoyance of games like Garry's Mod, that have servers with mods, and when you join them you auto-download them; It wouldn't be a problem, if almost every server didn't have 100+ mods that can take an actual hour to download, and if you decide to not play there, you now have 1GB of random mods sitting there you'll never use.

    'You don't have gigabit internet or a 1TB drive? Well, fuck you, the 10 different 4K texture weapon mods are totally necessary for the experience'

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  • I don't get streams


    I don't really get live streaming, in the, entertainment way. My main issue is the time and flow, as lives are generally quite long of 1h+ and of course because its raw footage, if nothing happens for 5 minutes, I have to sit there looking at nothing for gfive minutes; While a well edited video, with cuts and some effects, of anything is not just shorter but more content packed.

    My second thing I don't get is the supposed interaction. If it's a small streamer with just up to a hundred or so people watching, it's actually kinda nice, people can actually chat with each other and the streamer most of the time; But with larger streams, of 200+ people watching, it just devolves into a spam fest of everyone trying to get the streamer's attention.

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  • Open source/Linux people suck at UX

  • More involded way of watching series


    Trying to stick to to watching series one episode per week, even when all the episodes are out, and it's both painful and rewarding

    In one hand, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT; In the other, I can keep interested on it for more time than watching everything in two days and not even thinking about it next week, also it gives me a schedule of things to do on the week. It feels more involved and memorable.

    btw, ODDTAXI is really good, and recomend if you like mystery, slow burners and cute animal people.

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  • Space stuff thoughts


    People say "earth is in the perfect position, no too close to the sun, and not too distant, perfect for life", but forget that planets' orbits, including earth's, are elliptical, and the distance from the sun varies in the MILLIONS of kilometers along the year (145 mil km perihelion and 152 mil km aphelion)

    Why on fictional planets containing life, the planet is always a single biome, it's either an entire sand desert, an entire ice desert, an entire ocean, an entire jungle, an entire tundra and so on. If it's a planet conatining earth-like life, it's 'geography' would also be more earth-like, with parts ocean, parts land, different climates and so on. Entire ocean planets are just a bit more believable I guess.

    Also on scifi movies, why when leaving or entering earth it's shown more reallistically with needing large powerful rockets and heat shielding and so on, then for every other planet you can easily come and go with a little flying car thing without issue?

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  • When is magic real?


    When thinking about magic I generally like to think of it as "quirky laws of physics that nobody bothers asking why it works", but independently if it's this or truly supernatural, in scenarios where magic exists, when doing something, which part of the act stops being supernatural and starts being normal science? At some point the magic will start interacting with the natural world.

    If someone conjures a fireball, is the fire itself (ionised air) being created out of nowhere, or are they actually creating a fuel and a spark and the fire is from normal combustion?

    When making something float, are they making the object ignore gravity somehow, or are they applying a measurable force (Newtons) to the object to raise it?

    If you do a healing spell, is the spell creating nutrients for the body to consume and heal for itself, or is the spell for fixing the damaged tissue directly?

    If you turn something into something else, for example turning some object into gold, is it replacing each atom of the object with an atom of gold (keeping volume), or is it recombining the existing protons and electrons to make gold atoms(keeping mass)?

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  • 🐲 Thoughts on movie about a long pink dragon

  • Job listings


    Why are job listings always

    - "Intern for a few months"
    - "Specially on 3rd to 5th semester of college"
    - $ (quite less than minimum wage)
    - "You'll do small tasks helping our senior employees as needed..."
    - Requisites: A bunch of stuff, including: busniess thinking, 4 years of experience,
        can make own app in a week, perfect english (is Brazil btw), accounting, telemarketing,
        graphic design, up for extra hours, own workstation, own transport, social networking

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  • welp, now I'm in love with MST3K


    welp, now I'm in love with Mystery Science Theater 3000

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  • 🐲 Some fun(?) facts about having leaves


    🐲 -( ... )
    I was thinking, and maybe for others it's a bit hard to understand the implications of having leaves as part of your body, so I decided to list a few things to share for now.

    • Sunbathing, very often. Having an open window for 12 hours a day is fine, though I also like darkness, and I like to be in it for some time
    • Insects, yes I have flowers sometimes, but they don't need polination, so bees being attracted to it is just annoying (I don't like insects)
    • [The ones on the face and tail] are very useful to tickle people, lol
    • No, these ones don't fall on Fall, they are tropical, not deciduous

    Hope you found any of these interesting ^^__^^

    (about) Trying something for fun, posts with '🐲' are from the perspective of me as my sona (did I mention I'm still furry trash?), though if I am to do a lot more of these I could hae another posts section just for it. Also for fun, comment on these as if talking to 'em, or not.

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  • [English people] Stop caring so much about language mistakes

  • How do you compete in the communication flatform space!?


    How do you compete as a communication platform like a chat program or a social media.
    Specifically, how do you get off the ground in the first place?

    For a service where the main point is to talk to/see other people... it doesn't matter how many cool features you have if there is no one [you'd want] to talk to/see there, so you end up in this circle situation of "no users, so no one joins, so no users, so no one joins, so no users", unless a bunch of people decide to swtich to it in a short time and stick until it becomes the 'status quo'.

    Also, the main goal of any communication service is to become the status quo, people of course use multiple services, but no one uses multiple all with the same relevancy, it can get unpractical to manage multiple friends lists and threads in different places, and it's also harder for someone to want use two services that are in the same area.

    See this with things like Signal (to Whatsapp) or any attempt at an YouTube or Twitch alternative

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  • Why flying cars suck

  • Every browser is Netscape


    Very specific dumb thing I've found by chance, if you go into any browser debug console, navigator is a valid command that will return browser information, most interesting appName: "Netscape".
    Apparently it's for some compatibility reason.

    So I guess saying you use Netscape is still a valid and accurate affirmation ;)

    (can this be considered an anecdote?)

    btw, installed Edge just to test this, and, it unironically is a pretty nice browser, still will use Firefox, but Edge is cool (for a Microsoft made Chromium-based browser)

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  • IRC kinda sucks


    This is a more ranty post, again, feel free to tell me how I'm wrong

    IRC is 'cool' and all (and I still use it for some stuff), but let's be honest here, it's not really a good alternative to modern chat services. It lacks so many features that are standard on even the most basic modern service. Yes you could implement things on top of it, but good luck getting every client on board with your 'IRC flavour'.

    • No media support
    • Unformatted only line text only
    • Unencrypted
    • No way to get messages when not online
    • No audio/video
    • No real way to save 'contacts'

    I know Matrix exists, it also sucks (all clients are still basically beta, only one of them has the complete-ish specification and it still is very janky).

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  • Zombie apocalypse RPG


    Suddenly got a craving for something quite specific, a zombie apocalypse tabletop RPG campaign

    if there is one and someone would be up to, PLEASE TELL ME

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  • Thought process of being awkward


    Thought process of when I'm interested in talking to someone:

    1. Worry about: I'm being dumb for expecting people to come to me, but me going after people feels me being needy
    2. Worry about how to start a conversation without being a weirdo or annoying
    3. Worry about not appearing uninterested but not too pushy
    4. Worry about not looking boring, but not being too full of self
    5. Worry about having topics to talk about but not being overwhelming
    6. Worry about not appearing like I want the conversation to end, but also not trying to be pushy about continuing
    7. Worry about wether or not the person doesn't hate me enough to not be annoyed if I try talking to them some other time
    8. Worry about wether the person is only putting up with you as a courtesy
    9. Worry about being a creeper for trying to talk to them multiple times or just a rando for not trying to talk to them multiple times

    Come to conclusion: It's too hard, better not bother with human interaction

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  • Tuesday sucks


    People say how Mondays suck, but for me what really sucks is Tuesday tbh.

    On Mondays it's the day you get back to doing things, so I at least get some energy of knowing I have some work to do, it's an alright day. Then it's Tuesday, the day when the energy already ends, the monotonous nature of weekdays hits again and you still have a long time before any meaningful thing you want to do.

    It's not that it's a day where bad things happen, but that it's the most empty-feeling one that leaves me the most depressed and asking why are we here just to suffer.

    Wednesday is not that bad because of the "you're halfway there", and the last two are good because of the anticipation.

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  • When things break


    As a more 'power user' kind of person, you start to get annoyed at how limiting software for mass appeal is.

    Don't get me wrong, I want to simply be able to do something without having to setup everything and tweak everything to be usable at all; But the issue is when things break, and my main annoyance is how these types of software are made assuming that nothing can ever break, and if it breaks, only the 'superintelligent geniuses' that created it must have tools to fix it at all.

    My Linux system will break for many reasons, and trying to find a solution to things can be annoying, but at least you have the tools necessary to do anything most of the time. While when something is not working right on my phone, good luck, there are no logs, network analysis tools, error codes or ways to modify things by myself, simply "clear the cache and reinstall" and pray it works, or factory reset the phone and hope you didn't nuke your data for nothing.

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  • [⚠About Weird Stuff] My opinion on TF + Mind alteration

  • You are adorable


    To the people who I think are adorable: You are adorable! :)

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  • Shrimp discovery


    Personal shrimp discovery: shrimps are lowkey kinda cute

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  • Microwaves suck


    Microwaves suck, who would known that an appliace that has existed for a relatively long time, with the sole purpose to (re)heat food, would suck at the only task it was made to do.

    It shoots electromagnetic waves that can melt your face, create electric arcs and explode stuff, but that are weak enough not not be able to evenly heat a lasagna or penetrate into the few milimiters of a bowl.
    You put stuff inside put almost 10 minutes, then half/the surface of it will be burning hot while the other half/inside will still be frozen, so you need to do multiple passes moving the food around so the "mighty" science heating magic can actually give a result as adequate as a normal oven

    How come now genius in all this time hasn't thought of a way to make microwaves less garbage

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  • Digital isn't the problem

  • I suck at evetything


    I have no relevant skill, I have no real qualities, I suck at games, I suck at art, I suck at programming, I suck at learning. I have nothing that makes me worth anything

    I don't have the willpower or attention to work on anything, after two whole days of doing something it feels like a shore and I want to move on to do something else

    I can't offer anything more than mediocre


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  • email


    I like email more than instant messages, there there isn't the pressure of being 'instant'; With instant messaging it implies and feels like for anything someone says to you, you're supposed to always reply as soon as possible, while on email it's the understanding that it'll take some time to get a response, you still want to do it soon, but people won't be annoyed by the fact that you don't check your email every 5 minutes. I have a thing of simply not liking messaging, specially group messages, If you want to say something to me, message me, as generally I'll disable group notifications (90% is random parallel conversation that I'm not interested in being notified of), if it's important, call me.

    Also, it would be nice if email would still be a common contact thing to have, it's annoying to find someone I want to talk to, but all their contacts are on services I'm not on (I'll always be stubborn about not having a Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, etc.), while virtually everyone on the internet has email.

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  • games ss


    Companies: Stop pirating our games!
    People: Give us official easy means of playing them
    Companies: >:(

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  • Google+ was fine


    Here's some unpopular opinion, Google+, the failed Google social network, was actually fine.

    To just get the bad things first, of course it failed, of course it was Google trash, and of course the time when they tried pushing it to sync with all your accounts was really dumb.
    But honestly, it wasn't that bad by its own structures, the poing of separating people by circles was interesting, and the group functionality was pretty fine, I remember (with some rose tinted glasses) being in a bunch of games groups doing dumb preteen stuff like discussing FNAF and PokΓ©mon trainer RP (feel free to judge me). It's a "don't really want you back at all, but still have fond memories of when we were together" relationship.

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  • Love episode


    Unwritten rule of every (episodic) show, there must be at least one episode about love for at least the first season.

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  • Bring back FireWire

  • RSS Feeds


    After finding a good RSS reader, RSS feeds are really nice and practical, it's simply good to be able to follow stuff without having to rely on the person being in some specific service* or having to check 20 different sites all the time.
    [* I still refuse to have a Twitter account, so even if I can't interact, following people I like still is nice]

    My reader choices are: Fluent Reader and canto for desktop, and Feeder on phone.

    I really recommend RSS readers for streamlining if you follow things on multiple places and find a little dumb how sites try to hide they support feeds.

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  • Some nitpicks I have with Lua and how I'd 'fix' them

  • I'm a birthday boy


    Today I'm 18, it's a nice day, if not that it's cloudy and that I never really like doing anything special in my birthday.

    It still feels like I was 14 just last year.

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  • A weird dream I had today

  • Nothing more down here