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I made this simply because I'm curious about what your programming setup looks like. More specifically, eye ergonomics.

This page https://ergonomics.ucla.edu/injuries-and-prevention/eye-strain.html looks useful, but I'm curious if there's much to add.

Halloween costume: Paperclipperer

Just dress as Voldemort and use a flashlight with a green LED. Works fantastically for trick or treating.

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Why not use something like.. werc? http://werc.cat-v.org/

Granted, if you're using Windows, you're out of luck.

[Slashdot] We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation, New Research Shows

Abstract question here, but does this paper prove we're not living in a simulation, versus proving that at our current amount of knowledge, we can't prove if we're in one, or not?

The bigger question, of course, would be how many simulations deep we are at, and how long until we make our own.

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Unfortunately, due to the shape of modern web development

I humbly request this to be unpacked.

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(EDIT: Polls are broken or I did something incorrect. Lookat this:

[Which LessWrong had a better design?]{1.0}{2.0}{Results}

And help me fix this, please. Thanks!)

Do tell why your chosen design is better. I like the current design because

  • Familiarity
  • Doesn't have a width limit? (Either it was fixed or firefox being firefox)

Neutral points:

  • Maybe taking time to get used to the new design because new != bad, but new != good either. My guess is that new systems can be intuitively bad at first but giving them a few tries isn't unreasonable.

Good points/improvement suggestions

  • Removed the sidebar, but now a significant amount of whitespace is taken by the "recommended reading", "top posts" etc. Move them to the top of the category, instead of the left.
  • Move the "recommended reading" part down - most of the time people will scroll down to get the new posts, might as well save that effort.
  • Currently, posts are in this format:

Post Title

X days ago / Author name / Total points / <<<<<<< number of comments at the end of the universe

Text

Combine the post title and the date, author name and w/e into a single line. Also, possibly add sort by comments. Handy picture; functionality is already in. Decrease the width of the window to see it

More later(?)

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Small (but critical) complaint: the login button doesn't work without javascript.

Straw Hufflepuffs and Lone Heroes

An rather disturbing thought crossed my mind when I was thinking of a good reply. You're against the lone hero mindset - explained your reason for doing so - and yet once you've established groups, haven't you introduced the lone group mindset? You have focused entirely on Hufflepuff, but asked no Ravenclaw what their thoughts on the matter are. No Slytherin was asked how to make your project crumble and the leader be exiled or better yet, usurped. No Gryffindor was asked what kind of bravery is needed for such a project, although I believe you'd get a cheerful smile at the very least for doing what you believe is right.

So do please tell me, what, exactly, are the reasons for not including others.

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