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  1. Apr 2020
    1. Changing things doesn't necessarily imply improving them and it's improvement we should strive for, otherwise change is pointless.

      I'd even go further and argue why change things at all in first place ? And that's why Open Source Software is better in this debate too. Don't change your software just for the sake of change.

    1. I was still surprised to see him spend five columns on panic-inducing thought experiments about governments surveilling me under my skin, in which China, Israel and North Korea are set up as perfectly representative nation-states . . . only to then spend three columns begging us all to trust our governments and the experts and wash our hands.

      Exactly my thought!!!

    1. If you hold down alt (option on a Mac) while creating a cloze, Anki will automatically use the same number instead of incrementing it.

      To make multiple cloze with same number, very helpful.

  2. Aug 2019
    1. you need the internet, and then it is all too easy to drop into checking email, or peeping at Twitter and then you are back in the roar of the world flowing by.

      Regardless of the scale of temptation of the WWW, one has to muster enough discipline, "a gun to the back of their head" to commit to the task.

    2. I did miss some of the news - I didn't get to know of Aaron Swartz's suicide for instance (poor fellow, R.I.P)

      That's one hell of a news to miss. :(

    1. The price seemed awfully high, and let’s be honest: sometimes you pay the price, and you still don’t get the result. It was frightening, depressing, enough to make me reconsider.

      As I addressed before, I would even go as far as saying more than 90% of entrepreneurial initiatives goes in vain.

    2. You can “buy” it for the price of 10-20 years where you teeter on the edge of bankruptcy, sleep for only 4-6 hours a night, listen to everyone calling you a fool, and struggle in silence against your fears and anxiety, burdened with the knowledge that you can never reveal to your employees or investors how scared you are, because they depend on you to give them confidence.

      Despite paying the high price, the end result isn't always being welcomed to the mile-high club. It's a jungle out there, so relying upon the proper compensation of such sacrifices is foolishness.

  3. Jul 2019
    1. In the end, happiness is a side effect of living well — just like speed can be the result of excellent swimming technique.

      Always pursue the ultimate happiness and not short bursts of temporary fun.

    1. After all this I noticed a reduction in critical thought, my ability to form my own opinion on topics

      This hits so close to home at my present relationship with HN. 😝

    1. Much like autism, I’m often confronted with the dilemma of “curing” people of who they are, versus giving them the tools to share those rich differences with the world. But how can we respect someone’s humanness while also giving them the choice to become more like the majority of humans?

      It's upon the specific individual, what kind of life he/she wants to live from now on. Zero priority ought to be given to what the union of fellow differently abled folks have to say about the choice, IMO.

  4. Jun 2019
    1. Instead of focusing on the misery of the wait, you can go off and entertain yourself-secure in the knowledge that you’ll be alerted when it’s your turn.

      And that's ladies and gentlemen, the art of living a life.😁

  5. May 2019
    1. I published the Level manifesto with great fanfare: The War on Developer Productivity (And How I Intend to Win It).

      Quite a fascinating and interesting way to kick-off such endeavor. This can act as a major source of encouragement for giving one's 100% to the purpose. Of course, avoiding the risks of over-committing without periodic self-examination.

    1. What are some things they want?

      Different people want different options regarding their data/info, and it's the ethical duty of the service provider to inform their users vividly the stuffs they're gonna do with the data. If the provider can't supply their products accordingly then it must clarify it to the user and warn them about it, in stead of apologizing after serious digital rights violation. Education of users first and then FREE shiny services promotion later.

    1. But that's not addiction! That's just managing time so kids can do a lot of [other] things. The problem with Fortnite and many games is this is where they have their social life. And they meet with friends and they play with friends. They hang out and are creative. It's not like they're mindlessly shooting, they do a lot of other things.

      Nothing, but just WOW.

    1. StackOverflow answers), I also use a screenshot instead of dealing with formatting. I'm lazy.

      I feel this wouldn't work for me at all, digital networks like Stack Exchange gets updated every now & then. Even the answers which were approved of earlier could be disqualified by the team of reviewers later on. Thus, it'd be better to simply save the permalink to the discussion . Static screenshots are quite inefficient in my opinion. Plus, not quite index-able or searchable either.

    2. Adding cards when offline studying is risky, it's too easy to end in a Wikipedia rabbit hole.

      Very true, circumstances like these are great time-killers, always try your best to avoid going though this hole, always ‼

    3. Avoid importing online Anki decks. Similar to note taking, your own materials have better retention and comprehension.

      I would definitely import relevant online Language decks filled with tons of glossaries on foreign languages i.e other's years of hard work, but yeah, I would not import others' programming/science notes/cards/decks for sure. ✌🏽

    1. What if instead of getting together for mutual private acts of kindness, the teachers and the community and Good Morning America all got together and demanded human dignity and decency as foundational working conditions for everyone?

      Is this also a sign of lack of moral enlightenment in our educational curriculum, but in my opinion these moral and characteristic aspects of humanity can't be theorized on sheets of paper, and can only be felt via experience, esp. tragic encounters involving oneself.