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    [–] [Serious] What is a hobby that you've always wanted to get in to, but have no idea how? Redditors who do this hobby, what the best way to get into it? iprocrastina 43 points ago in AskReddit

    Do you use computers? Yes? Then there's bound to be something you can automate to make your life easier. Literally anything you can do on a computer can be done programmatically. Examples of times programming came in handy for random tasks:

    • Old job needed me to sift through hundreds of zip files each containing hundreds of files and rename all of them and then rezip. Boss apologized to me and said he knew it was going to take weeks. I had it done less than an hour later.
    • Wanted to buy a graphics card when they were impossible to find for a reasonable price. You had to be lucky enough to hit a particular store's webpage during the short window they had them in stock. I built a program that monitored the store's webpage and would send me a text when they came back in stock (if I was ballsy I could have made it buy it for me too). Got my card that week.
    • Wanted to download a lot of images off a site into a well organized structure for...reasons. Wrote a program that did it all for me.
    • Needed to place a reservation at a restaurant online. Their stupid site only let you make reservations up to a size too small for my group. I opened up chrome dev tools, found the API request the web page made to create the reservation, and modified it to make one for my party size. Arrived at the restaurant with my reservation in the system and good to go. I didn't bother to call because that process took under a minute.
    • Wrote a reddit bot that notifies me when people post topics with keywords I'm interested in.

    There's bound to be problems you run into that can be made trivial with programming. Furthermore, our society runs off of code. Understand how those systems work, and you can make them work for you. Programming is modern day sorcery. The only limit to what you can do is your knowledge and creativity.

    [–] [Serious] What parts of the bible are provably false and what evidence is there against it? iprocrastina 2 points ago in AskReddit

    There are two creation stories in the bible. Right off the bat we have a severe self-contradiction in the religion.

    It is impossible that Noah got every animal on Earth on a boat. Remember, we're not just talking about elephants and dogs here. If the entire Earth flooded all the water would mix. All marine life would die from the diluted salinity levels in the ocean. So Noah would have had to have the biggest aquarium ever built on his wooden boat. Also a problem is that we can trace back the story of Noah to other, previous religions in the area and see how it evolved over time.

    Speaking of, a huge problem for Christianity, Judaism, and other related religions is that we can trace back the religion to previous, dead religions. Ever wonder why God has an army of angels despite the fact that at the start Satan wasn't defying God yet? Like, who was he fighting, and why would an omnipotent deity need warriors anyway? The answer is that Judaism used to be a polytheistic religion with many gods, one of which was Yahweh, the god of war. He became the most popular and eventually absorbed the traits of other deities in the religion until it evolved into a monotheistic religion.

    Just read up on the history of your religion and prepare to be disappointed.

    [–] [Serious] Why not increase female births and reduce the number of male births to a 10females:1male ratio for 10 generations? iprocrastina 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Ignoring the "why" of this question, biology wouldn't take that shit sitting down. To quote a wise man, "life, uh, finds a way".

    First, the reason there's a 1:1 male:female ratio in almost every sexual species is because that's the equilibrium point. If there are a lot more females than males, then it becomes extremely advantageous to give birth to males because each one will reproduce far more often than most females. The reverse is also true. So a species will quickly evolve to produce more males, until there are more males, at which point giving birth to females is more advantageous, and so on until you hit equilibrium.

    And you may be thinking "okay, but we'll just kill them at birth so that it won't matter". Again, life finds a way. For example, males could evolve to look like females, genitals and all, right up until puberty when they change to males. If you think that's ridiculous, well, guess what, it's already a thing: guevedoces.

    [–] Oh Nintendo... iprocrastina 44 points ago in gaming

    It also introduced rumble feedback.

    [–] People who work in gun shops, what are some red flags you've seen that made you deny a sale? iprocrastina 1 points ago in AskReddit

    It's a cry for help thing. Either you don't actually have any intention of carrying it out, or you do but aren't 100% committed, so you make what you're doing obvious. If they notice and stop you, at least someone cares. If they don't then it's more proof no one does and you get even more resolve to kill yourself.

    [–] What is extremely rare but people think it’s very common? iprocrastina 4 points ago in AskReddit

    False rape accusations.

    So many people think they're super common, when in reality a man is more likely to be raped himself than get hit with a fake accusation.

    [–] As a non-rift user, what is your stance against Oculus 1st party and (possibly) future 3rd party exclusives? iprocrastina 1 points ago in Vive

    It's a dick move on PC that literally no one else is doing. HTC, Valve, and all the WMR HMD makers aren't making exclusives. Oculus is trying to trap you in their ecosystem. Meanwhile other systems let you switch between them freely. You can use whatever controllers you want, HMDs you want, and they all play the same games just as well. Meanwhile in FB land you're stuck with only Oculus hardware and if you ever switch you won't be able to play any of your Oculus games again unless you want to deal with the headache of multiple, incompatible VR systems set up together.

    [–] What are some hobbies to start? iprocrastina 3 points ago in AskReddit

    I did free online courses through Coursera and EdX. Highly recommend the MIT 6.00x class with Python on EdX though I think you have to pay for it these days.

    If classes aren't your thing there are plenty of sites and books that will teach you to code. You can also check out the resources over at r/learnprogramming.

    [–] what game are you addicted to right now? iprocrastina 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Overwatch

    I have no idea how I'm still playing it so often. I should have burnt out on this game a long time ago but I still play it nearly exclusively. Only other thing I really play are VR games, and even there most of what I play is Beat Saber.

    Reeeeaaaallly looking forward to the Halo collection coming out on PC and Doom Eternal. I'll also be picking up cocaine WoW Classic near the end of August.

    [–] What are some hobbies to start? iprocrastina 4 points ago in AskReddit

    Programming

    Extremely useful, lucrative, changes the way you think, and all you need is a PC with an internet connection.

    I got into it 6 years ago as a hobby and now it's my job, making more than double than what I was when I started.

    [–] What are some hobbies to start? iprocrastina 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Programming takes the cheapest computer you can find and that's it.

    [–] its been my dream to be a game dev forever, and today at 20 yrs old i deployed my first ever finished game to a local muesum. 1000s of lines of code, 75% mine, all done in under 3 weeks. iprocrastina 8 points ago in gaming

    I had a few false starts earlier in life but didn't really start to learn coding until I was 25, went back to school for a CS degree while working full time at 28. I became a professional developer at 30. I've known people who didn't start learning to code until they were in their 40s and nonetheless became devs. Your age isn't an obstacle.

    [–] ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER AMP Graphics Card Review iprocrastina 3 points ago in pcgaming

    I actually bought a used 1080ti to upgrade my 980ti despite the RTX cards being out by that time. I didn't see any reason to spend $200-300 more to get a 2080 which has the same performance. And I definitely wasn't going to spend the ludicrous $1200 needed for a 2080ti. Like you I'll wait for the RTX 3xxx cards before upgrading.

    [–] I can finally say that I have gotten decent at PC FPS iprocrastina 5 points ago in pcgaming

    I personally can't go back to playing shooters with a controller. They're too awkward once you get used to M/KB, at least for me.

    Also, my aim on PC got way better after doing two things:

    1) Got a big ass mousepad and turned my sensitivity down so I could aim more with my arm than wrist.

    2) Got a 144hz monitor. I was skeptical, but after getting one I have to say it makes such a huge difference. It's like the jump from 30 to 60 FPS. I saw my accuracy literally double in OW the day I got my monitor.

    [–] Would upgrading from an i7 6700k to an i7 9700k make a difference for wireless performance? iprocrastina 1 points ago in Vive

    Just OC your CPU. I have a 4770k that was having a hard time with wireless at stock clocks, but runs fine after OC'ing to 4.4 GHz.

    Also check other things. I greatly improved performance after moving my wireless PCI-e card to the top slot nearest the CPU, then got even better performance after moving it to a Gen 3 slot.

    [–] DoorDash changes its tipping model after Times reporter wrote an article about being a deliveryman iprocrastina 1 points ago in news

    I had poor experiences with DoorDash. After a few weeks of using it I read online about their tipping scam and immediately uninstalled the app and left a negative review. Easily the worst delivery app you can use.

    [–] What is a food that you hated since childhood, only to realize you hated it because of how your parents cooked it? iprocrastina 13 points ago in AskReddit

    Pork chops and steak. My mom cooked them to dry husks of carbon. Then I found out they're supposed to be juicy and realized my childhood was a lie.

    [–] No option to OC 4770k on z97 mobo iprocrastina 1 points ago in overclocking

    Ok, as it turns out +/- changes "auto" whereas enter changes "[auto]". Go figure. Thanks!

    [–] Louvre Removes Name Of OxyContin’s Sackler Family From Museum Walls iprocrastina 2 points ago in worldnews

    The Sacklers were directly involved in making Purdue push Oxycontin so hard. Purdue and the Sacklers knew goddamn well how addictive the drug was, and yet advertised it as relatively non-addictive. So non-addictive doctors were told to prescribe it even for minor ailments. This led to massive over-prescription, which in turn led to lots of people getting hooked and turning into junkies.

    It's important to realize how most people get addicted to opioids in the first place. Typically they get a legitimate prescription from a legitimate doctor for a legitimate reason (eg: injury from an accident). However, the drugs are so addictive that a lot of people, especially who get prescribed painkillers long-term, get addicted. They turn to unethical doctors to get more painkillers. Problem is painkillers are expensive, especially if you're abusing them. Once people run out of money, they turn to cheaper opioids like heroin.

    Purdue and the Sacklers knew exactly what was going to happen. They were banking on it, literally. They knew they had an extremely addictive drug, and rather than warn doctors about the risk, they lied and claimed the exact opposite was true. They were betting on people getting addicted to increase pill sales and thus their fortune. They wanted an opioid crisis. Even when they saw what was unfolding they weren't horrified, they were ecstatic, bragging about how well the drug was selling and how much money it was making.

    Of course people would be abusing other opioids if Oxy never existed. However, it's questionable if we'd be in the crisis we're in now if it weren't for Purdue and the Sacklers. Oxy got a lot of people addicted. That wasn't an accident, it was premeditated. That's why people are outraged.

    [–] As backlash against Trump’s ‘go back’ comments builds, here’s Ronald Reagan’s ‘love letter to immigrants’: ‘You can go to live in Germany, Turkey or Japan, but you cannot become German, Turk or Japanese. But anyone, from any corner of the Earth, can come to live in America and become an American.’ iprocrastina 4 points ago in politics

    Regan is responsible for the economic struggles of the middle class today. He started the zeitgeist that gutted social welfare programs, killed wage growth, and exploded wealth inequality.

    He was also homophobic (loved the fact that AIDS primarily affected homosexuals) and racist ("welfare queen" was a dog whistle for "black woman").

    Boomers only love him because he cut their taxes. He was also tough on Russia but obviously the GOP doesn't like that anymore.