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Open Discussion (2021) (15) 2021/01/25 Anonymous This [time lapse film of salamander growth from a single cell](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/time-lapse-film-shows-salamander-development/) compresses four weeks into 6 minutes. (Note: It's actually a composite film of multiple em
Alan Discussion (44) 2021/01/25 Alan #19731 A short review: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2021/01/25/the-primal-prescription-by-murphy-and-mcguff/
Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill (34) 2021/01/25 Anonymous #19758 I realize that you are talking only about how you *feel*, not how it *is*, but I have to say that Elliot's #19743 didn't read at all to me as trying to say that you shouldn't be doing something. It was more basically saying that Elliot has only
Bitcoin Sucks (35) 2021/01/24 Max > It's not just wrong. I'm not sure what you mean by adding 'just' there. It's worse than wrong? > You cut out the start of that sentence which said (my italics): >>>> Any *final* segment of a blockchain Yeah, I wanted to focus just on th
New Community Website: Features and Tech (213) 2021/01/24 curi #215 i don't understand what you're arguing with. i wasn't talking about not having markdown input support. i want markdown as an input. i also want a user friendly input option.
Deplatforming and Fraud (443) 2021/01/24 Max #19716 I checked [President Biden Signs Executive Orders and Other Presidential Actions](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m55tzTIJwwA) and it's currently at ~600k views, 6.7k likes, 35k dislikes. mb streisand effect thing going on. in the [reclaim
Eli Goldratt Screencasts (2) 2021/01/24 Anonymous "Conflict is a situation where what we want is a contradiction." – Eliyahu Goldratt, *The Choice*
curi's Microblogging (125) 2021/01/24 curi #19732 btw i found out about that info about the govt raid and violent joke before the neighbor fight and due to Travis Corcoran himself. he brought it up on his own Amazon page, in a list of quotes apparently about his book, that normally would only
internetrules Microblogging (48) 2021/01/24 curi #19727 but basically, if i cared about CO2 (i disagree with that view), i'd view market price per CO2 as more meaningful than calories per CO2.
What To Read (93) 2021/01/23 curi > I haven't read "The Powers of Earth" by Travis Corcoran yet but it might be okay. You will like it. See https://curi.us/2379-curis-microblogging#19719
Politics Discussion (411) 2021/01/22 Anonymous Angelo Codevilla, [Clarity in Trump’s Wake](https://amgreatness.com/2021/01/19/clarity-in-trumps-wake/), *American Greatness* (January 19, 2021) I thought this was an excellent essay. Some quotes from it are below. On a failing of Trump's:
Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture (5) 2021/01/21 Anne B Genome-wide association studies
The CCP Coronavirus (369) 2021/01/19 curi https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1351696129872650241 [image]
New Community Website: Marketing (34) 2021/01/19 curi #32 > Do you include FI ppl in that? I think it'd be good for us to be able to host blogs there. Mostly because discussion is already happening there (I'm thinking of something of curi.us microblog threads, but more substantial if ppl want). My
Gaming Discussion (48) 2021/01/18 curi Classic WoW speedrun Mage level 1-10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn4PrbCouj4
Max Microblogging (202) 2021/01/18 Max #19641 There's a lot of things I'm finding surprising about TikTok; did not think that age bracket would be there or popular. FYI I don't think they show comments if you're not logged in. > you can get millions of Likes on TikTok by saying stuf
New Community Website Project (55) 2021/01/18 curi I still like these 3 tiers: 1: member (includes all learning activities, e.g. group tutoring streams) 2: private subforum & chatroom 3: backroom pricing ballpark i think 30/50/150 is ok. i'm thinking do 3 or 4 month subscriptions b/c i think d
Alisa Discussion (225) 2021/01/18 Max #19611 BTW, I enjoy discussing this with you and watching you make progress. (And the thoughts about progress/learning that come with this discussion.) Thanks :)
How to Disable VLC Crash Reporting (7) 2021/01/14 LUKE102010 THIS WORKS 100%
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (544) 2021/01/14 Anonymous #18661 https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25778758 : > It's also important to realize that the backup includes your encrypted iMessage messages, and the key required to decrypt them. Meaning that if you have backups enabled, all the "end-to-end"
Blizzard's Speech Suppression (2) 2021/01/11 Anonymous #18950 In tweets sent today and yesterday, Gab reiterated their view on porn and free speech: Someone [wrote](https://twitter.com/lopp/status/1348667951059234819): > Anyone who knows the history of pornography laws should find such sentiments in
Philosophy Side Quests (10) 2021/01/10 Anonymous https://youtu.be/f8TlTaTHgzo (2020-12-31) Karl Jobst reviews math and simulations to determine whether YouTube speedrunner Dream used a modified version of Minecraft to give himself more luck. At 2.5 million views as of today, this is one of Jobst
Sam Harris vs. Capitalism (50) 2021/01/08 curi #19446 also various forms of environmentalism (e.g. protecting nature, plants, animals, non-renewable resources, or preventing overpopulation)
Discussion with gigahurt from Less Wrong (89) 2021/01/08 curi Philosophically, rationality is stuff that *is capable of progress* (error correction, improvement). It doesn't get stuck or refuse to listen to criticism or to new ideas. Practically, rationality is *the most effective way of approaching stuff*. T
Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes (42) 2021/01/06 Max are rational companion memes impossible?

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This [time lapse film of salamander growth from a single cell](https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/time-lapse-film-shows-salamander-development/) compresses four weeks into 6 minutes. (Note: It's actually a composite film of multiple em Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/25
#19731 A short review: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2021/01/25/the-primal-prescription-by-murphy-and-mcguff/ Alan Alan Discussion 2021/01/25
#19758 I realize that you are talking only about how you *feel*, not how it *is*, but I have to say that Elliot's #19743 didn't read at all to me as trying to say that you shouldn't be doing something. It was more basically saying that Elliot has only Anonymous Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/25
#19758 non tool assisted speed reading is a thing. it's older. i've only read a few things about it. there are strategies like using a finger or other pointer and moving it along under the words and following with your eyes. sometimes they teach sk curi Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/25
> It's not just wrong. I'm not sure what you mean by adding 'just' there. It's worse than wrong? > You cut out the start of that sentence which said (my italics): >>>> Any *final* segment of a blockchain Yeah, I wanted to focus just on th Max Bitcoin Sucks 2021/01/24
> are you trying to speed read without software aid? yes > i have only focused on learning tool-assisted speed reading. i guess you can turn regular text into RSVP text so theres not as much need to read regularly? i want to be able to rea internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
#215 i don't understand what you're arguing with. i wasn't talking about not having markdown input support. i want markdown as an input. i also want a user friendly input option. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#214 re pandoc: yeah that's the 'anything -> anything' converter. we might lose stuff going from html -> markdown, tho. pandoc is definitely useful for exporting. personally I strongly prefer doing posts in markdown and just wrapping that on th Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#209 that blogger is confused: > Jekyll uses Liquid as a templating language, and I was using Rails’ out-of-the-box ERB. As far as I can tell, there is no way to make those two play nicely together. you don't make templating languages play ni curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
> IDK, like reddit has pretty basic formatting stuff from memory. or at least WRT their old UI (can't remember wrt new UI). most people who use reddit do not know how to use their text input stuff correctly, and a ton of people do not post or post curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#209 curi.us (and FI) uses redcarpet 2.3.0 for posts (but not comments). I chose redcarpet because I found a version that was compatible with old ruby. my research on this is some years old, but i recall there are a few major alternatives. https:// curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#207 > it'd be nice and more user friendly if we had a rich text input option (preferably save as markdown) in addition to markdown input. I think we can do that entirely client-side (in the UI) if we want. It can be the default. Also WRT q Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#206 i don't see much in the way of docs for trix but it looks nice so i skimmed some code: https://github.com/basecamp/trix/blob/main/src/trix/models/document.coffee some document export methods there: toSerializableDocument toString toJSO curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#206 I found this blogpost which goes through a few attempts to find a good markdown integration. https://www.codefellows.org/blog/how-to-create-a-markdown-friendly-blog-in-a-rails-app/ The author ends up going with the ruby library https://github. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#207 think about tech illiterate people who repeatedly screw up quoting on this site or in email. markdown input with some buttons will confuse them and make the site a lot harder for them to use than FB or twitter. a WYSIWYG option will be easier for curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#202 it'd be nice and more user friendly if we had a rich text input option (preferably save as markdown) in addition to markdown input. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#204 I think html -> markdown will be harder than markdown -> html. I had a look around Trix docs but couldn't see anything advertising markdown support. There are other options tho, like some pure JS libraries for rendering markdown. mb a good way Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#168 I should amend what I wrote to say "transactions that write" instead of "writes". You can do a *bunch* of writes in a single transaction in SQLite and it'll be very fast. But if you need to update the database with a bunch of writes and have the jordancurve New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/24
#19716 I checked [President Biden Signs Executive Orders and Other Presidential Actions](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m55tzTIJwwA) and it's currently at ~600k views, 6.7k likes, 35k dislikes. mb streisand effect thing going on. in the [reclaim Max Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/24
#19742 >>> with an investment roughly equal to the cost of creating that segment. > This is wrong. the investment is roughly equal to the cost of creating that segment *and all following blocks*. if it were just that segment, then someone would curi Bitcoin Sucks 2021/01/24
#19740 are you trying to speed read without software aid? i have only focused on learning tool-assisted speed reading. i can read regular text a bit faster now, esp if i actively try to (which i usually don't), but FYI that hasn't been a major goal curi Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
#19725 >> with an investment roughly equal to the cost of creating that segment. This is wrong. the investment is roughly equal to the cost of creating that segment *and all following blocks*. if it were just that segment, then someone would ha Max Bitcoin Sucks 2021/01/24
"Conflict is a situation where what we want is a contradiction." – Eliyahu Goldratt, *The Choice* Anonymous Eli Goldratt Screencasts 2021/01/24
i think if im going to learn to to speed-reading i need to actively try to read faster. if i try to relax then i think i might read more at my normal slower rate. if i keep reading at slow rate then i wont get better at reading faster. i think with internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
"We have embarked on a journey that does not have an end, just exciting and rewarding stepping stones." – Eliyahu Goldratt, *The Choice* Anonymous Eli Goldratt Screencasts 2021/01/24
#19737 FYI, you'll also post your message if you are writing in the Title or Author box and hit enter. curi Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
ok i accidentally sent message #19735 cuz i pressed tab then enter. tab made it so my browser highlighted the "post message" box, and enter clicked the box internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
oops not sure how i posted that last message, i thought i had to press the "Post Message" button to post a message. ----- https://www.7speedreading.com/vocabulary-and-speed-reading-tip-1-knowledge-is-power-always/ the article says that you ca internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
https://www.7speedreading.com/vocabulary-and-speed-reading-tip-1-knowledge-is-power-always/ internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
#19732 btw i found out about that info about the govt raid and violent joke before the neighbor fight and due to Travis Corcoran himself. he brought it up on his own Amazon page, in a list of quotes apparently about his book, that normally would only curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/24
#19730 I don't often see people who explicitly claim to be commies. So I thought it might be interesting to see what sort of arguments he'd present, if any. Alan Alan Discussion 2021/01/24
#19729 Yeah. I think he goes looking for trouble some, while pretending he isn't: https://reason.com/2011/01/25/the-saga-of-travis-corcoran/ https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2011/01/21/937933/-Why-isn-t-Travis-Corcoran-in-jail https://www.raw curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/24
Hey Alan I saw you tweeted out this book several times recently: https://www.amazon.com/Primal-Prescription-Surviving-Sick-Sinkhole-ebook/dp/B011AA2LZA Want to do a blog post with some review and summary of it, and highlight some quotes? Also curi Alan Discussion 2021/01/24
https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2021/01/24/economic-theory-of-the-leisure-class-by-nicolai-bukharin/ First the commie tried to assume Alan is a fan of Adam Smith and therefore most agree with any error made by Smith. Then he made the excuse t curi Alan Discussion 2021/01/24
#19722 I don't know anything about Travis nor this situation beyond what's in the twitter post. But it matches a pattern I saw in political activists. If I'm right, this isn't about finding a good situation to be left alone. It's about not actually, Andy Dufresne curi's Microblogging 2021/01/24
#19727 but basically, if i cared about CO2 (i disagree with that view), i'd view market price per CO2 as more meaningful than calories per CO2. curi internetrules Microblogging 2021/01/24
> the way you should compare foods CO2 impact vs each other is by comparing how much CO2 is made per calorie. depends. eating for sustenance is one goal. eating for pleasure is another, so you could e.g. try to compare pleasure per CO2. how? askin curi internetrules Microblogging 2021/01/24
#19724 800 is pretty high FYI. i was doing some VDR (audio+text) reading at 600wpm today (first reading of sci-fi). the max speed in VDR is 700wpm. i've done some RSVP at 1000 but rarely more. when i first learned RSVP I think i started with 4 word curi Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
More criticism of Bitcoin Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2021/01/24
i am using RSVP to practice reading. right now i can do 800 WPM at 2 word group size and i think i am able to understand most of the words. il practice at 1200-1600 WPM so i get more used to the high speed, then lower it to 800 WPM so that 800 W internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/24
i am trying to read 2-3 words at a time. i have noticed that while reading normally and while using RSVP its a bit difficult to focus 2 words at the same time, and its hard to focus on 3. i think part of the reason is i usually have text zoomed in internetrules Speed Reading Is a Core Life Skill 2021/01/23
https://twitter.com/MorlockP/status/1353127154201079808 > 12/ > Violation of state law, I believe. > The lawsuits are going to continue for YEARS. Travis Corcoran is fighting with his neighbor. He expects to continue serious legal fightin curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/23
> I haven't read "The Powers of Earth" by Travis Corcoran yet but it might be okay. You will like it. See https://curi.us/2379-curis-microblogging#19719 curi What To Read 2021/01/23
#19719 Oops, wrong twitter link. The right one is: https://twitter.com/MorlockP/status/1351202070175637510 It begins: > There's a bunch of different black pills that members of my tribe and adjacent tribes are tempted to take. > One is "th curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/23
I quite enjoyed reading [The Powers of the Earth](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JPPMS6) by Travis Corcoran. It's *libertarian sci-fi*. I'm going to read book 2 next. I think it's a two book series but I haven't checked much b/c I don't want to curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/23
#19717 Well spotted and good analysis. Anonymous internetrules Microblogging 2021/01/22
i was looking some stuff up and found this article: http://css.umich.edu/factsheets/carbon-footprint-factsheet the second picture in it is a graph: "Pounds of CO2e per Serving 13 (4 oz. meat, 1/2 c. asparagus & carrots, 8 oz. liquids)" http internetrules internetrules Microblogging 2021/01/22
YouTube removing dislikes from Biden's videos Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/22
Angelo Codevilla, [Clarity in Trump’s Wake](https://amgreatness.com/2021/01/19/clarity-in-trumps-wake/), *American Greatness* (January 19, 2021) I thought this was an excellent essay. Some quotes from it are below. On a failing of Trump's: Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/01/22
#19712 Good advertising copy. I like how he says: > Participation is extremely limited. Makes the point that it's an exclusive benefit available to only a few. If you don't get him on retainer, your competitor might. Anonymous curi's Microblogging 2021/01/22
More Jonathan Stark retainer info. It's an example sales page he used: https://archive.jonathanstark.com/strategy-retainer.php curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/22
#203 I know it can output html, which we could potentially convert to markdown. That might require limiting the feature set. I don't know what the alternatives are and how good they are. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/22
rich text editor curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/22
AGE / AgensGraph Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/22
#200 sounds pretty good. Will check it out tomorrow. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
#19175 [New rule banning financial services from dropping clients for political reasons is at risk under Biden](https://reclaimthenet.org/rule-banks-finance-discrimination-repeal-potential-biden/), *Reclaim the Net* (2021-01-21): > The rule announc Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/21
From the first email from the learnhotwire.com people: > Hotwire helps us fulfill the dream most of us have as developers: building reactive, modern applications, quickly and easily. Frameworks like React and Vue are great, but it's not the code we curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
https://www.learnhotwire.com > Hotwire is a new approach to building applications you'd typically lean on React or Vue for - without all the Javascript. It's brought to you by the great minds behind Ruby on Rails, Basecamp, and Hey.com - so you kno curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
https://github.com/hotwired/hotwire-rails > Hotwire is an alternative approach to building modern web applications without using much JavaScript by sending HTML instead of JSON over the wire. This makes for fast first-load pages, keeps template ren curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
Moldbug story about working at depressing corporate job in a near-future woke dystopia: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1194185331555233792.html curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/21
I like the Ruby Weekly newsletter and read some stuff from today's issue: https://rubyweekly.com/issues/536 curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1352131074139176962 [image] https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1352316480566616064 [image] curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/21
Genome-wide association studies Anne B Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture 2021/01/21
some screenshots of the benchmarks with other results included: [image] ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1046448/105371877-2 Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
db/postgres: some surprising and good results Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/21
> I did misquote you and it makes a difference. I am not aware of a standard IM type format, and I try to use good sentence structure and standard formats. IM clients today sometimes display consecutive messages from the same person without clear v curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/20
> I had to read your words that were without the glue words at least three times. I admit that my reading comprehensions skills are not the best. Yeah it was overly-abbreviated writing. I think an important distinction to consider is how realistic curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/20
#190 You could also have a nodes table and one table for each different type of relationship between nodes. E.g., you could have these tables for relationships: is_parent_of, links_to, references. Each of those tables would have two columns, source an jordancurve New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#10 http://www.pokerology.com/lessons/understanding-tilt/ : > Tilt is a poker slang term that is often used to describe the angry or frustrated emotional state of a player. [...] > Tilt is when you play poker poorly, making even a single pl Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/20
#10 I want to attach my identity to the message above. Gavin Palmer (HLFG) Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/20
#9 > HLFG misquoted me. I think it's a reasonably understandable accident, but it makes a difference. I wrote two separate messages. "Gives excuse" and "Like..." are different sentences, not one sentence with an incorrectly-capitalized word in the Anonymous Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/20
#191 > the concept of "it's super flexible" can be alluring. the phrase "chasing universality" comes to mind. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
>> the idea was that all the other properties could be done through tags > why? what problem does that solve? The flexibility means ~arbitrarily complex stuff could be built on top. IDK what future requirements will be, but I think we'd be able Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
> I'm hestiant to base decisions on those sort of tests b/c it sounds a bit synthetic. i was thinking it'd provide some useful info, not tell us what decisions to make > the idea was that all the other properties could be done through tags wh curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
is it better to have a nodes table with a parent_id field for relationships, or is it better to have a nodes table and also a relationships table? why? (this is meant as a conceptual question, not a performance tests question). if you want a graph curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#188 Yeah okay. I'm hestiant to base decisions on those sort of tests b/c it sounds a bit synthetic. WRT properties on graph nodes, they currently only have: author, parent, content, and timestamps. the idea was that all the other properties could be Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#184 i think try performance tests without your tag system involved or even users, just focusing on the graph nodes and giving them a few properties to filter on (either directly in their db table or in a one-one relationship node-properties table). t curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
comparison between AgensGraph and neo4j: https://db-engines.com/en/system/AgensGraph%3BNeo4j (the site has other comparisons with more dbs, too, i think) I saw AGE too but haven't looked in to it. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#180 > that twitter thread is worrying re node4j. i took a quick look at the thing it recommended: > https://github.com/bitnine-oss/agensgraph > the idea seems to be that it lets you use some graph features with postgres so you can have a sin Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
https://age.apache.org > Apache AGE a PostgreSQL extension that provides graph database functionality. AGE is an acronym for AgensGraph Extension, and is inspired by Bitnine's fork of PostgreSQL 10, AgensGraph, which is a multi-model database. The curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
> some simplified, repeatable test cases. E.g. make a 15 level tree (~16k nodes) where every node (besides leaves) has 2 children and check performance on some specific traversals. I've got code committed (mb in 'db-tweaks' branch) that makes Faker Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#182 maybe they renamed to Apache AGE? not clear on what's going on. this repo has recent updates https://github.com/bitnine-oss/AgensGraph-Extension see also https://wiki.postgresql.org/wiki/AgensGraph curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/20776718/best-way-to-model-graph-data-in-postgresql > Use PostgreSQL for the underlying storage and use networkX or iGraph via PL/Python for the processing engine. > In their book "Graph Databases", Ian Robins curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#180 oh but https://github.com/bitnine-oss/agensgraph hasn't been developed much for the last 3 years. postgres 13 is out and the latest git commits are about postgres 10. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#177 I think having two different dbs, of different types, has major complexity downsides. Lots of extra work to manage what data goes where and then deal merge the data back together in various cases b/c it's all related. e.g. users in sql, nodes in curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#168 Thanks. I retract my claim that: > I don't think SQLite is going to turn out to be the right tool. I didn't know the distinction that it keeps up with postgres fine on reads but not for heavy writes. We won't have heavy writes. I think l curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#175 I should have added an answer to your question: we could use neo4j for everything if we wanted to. I don't think there'd be a technical problem with that. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#175 I think losing SQL entirely would be a potential deal-breaker because stuff like devise is set up with that. provided there's not high-overlap between the graph and an SQL DB then any overlap should be low overhead. like 'all the nodes a user rep Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
Some neo4j crits: [image] https://twitter.com/joshsusser/status/956386647393759232 todo: check out whether that holds up in an intro neo4j + rails vid the host mentions that you can configu Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
is neo4j suitable for use as our only database, or would we still have an sql database for some stuff? curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
i think my tag system is basically the same thing as what's in this image. re-implementing a graph system in sql sounds like it'll throw up more problems than using a proper graph db from the start. ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.co Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
Jonathan Stark on selling retainers: https://jonathanstark.com/daily/20210119-2250-reader-question-what-exactly-is-a-monthly-retainer curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/20
#172 nvm I didn't read closely enough. Anonymous New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#171 I'm not clear on what you mean by a bunch of inserts. I would guess that what's relevant is whether it will work faster for the kind of load you were discussing in https://curi.us/2396-new-community-website-features-and-tech/reply/171#163 oh my god it's turpentine New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
I think i might try converting the current codebase to use neo4j and see how that performs with 25k nodes. I was [looking at some intro docs](https://neo4j.com/developer/ruby-course/) and it seems low-overhead atm. A lot of our queries are traversa Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/20
#168 It looks like sqlite supports full text search, too. One reason, mb, not to use sqlite is it's smaller feature-set. like it doesn't support materialized views. postgres has many more features (even than other DBs; like mysql deliberately has Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#168 *as any other database jordancurve New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
SQLite jordancurve New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
We'll need to make some UI type decisions soon. e.g. if we should develop with vue.js or similar. stuff like markdown editing depends on it. speaking of markdown, there are some architectural-ish decisions to make. server-side rendering or client-s Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#165 well, I generated some more, and interesting, data. ### drawing subtree/0 | database | total ms | views ms | activerecord ms | allocations | |---|---|---|---|---| | mysql | 530420 | 63520 | 22575 | 56137161 | | postgres | 326062 | 34266 Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#164 I agree. I tested MySQL to get another datapoint, and it's much faster than postgres and sqlite: Completed 200 OK in 307293ms (Views: 111.5ms | ActiveRecord: 42400.1ms | Allocations: 375583) I'm not sure what error is in those comparison Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#163 I don't think SQLite is going to turn out to be the right tool. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#162 The SQLite version is definitely faster atm. Although the fake data should start from the same random seed, I think there might be some ruby concurrency stuff going on that breaks deterministicness. There was one node with 17k descendants which I Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#157 performance might be an issue -- with 25k fake posts using 'forum_index' view: Completed 200 OK in 847024ms (Views: 95.3ms | ActiveRecord: 591057.2ms | Allocations: 362538) This was using postgres. The postgres queries seemed much faster th Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1351696129872650241 [image] curi The CCP Coronavirus 2021/01/19
#160 we might be able to integrate fiarly easily. That'd be a good first step. Doing the archive outself would require considerable work to avoid edge cases. Good idea. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
Advanced feature idea: Whenever someone posts an external link, we save an archive copy of the linked page. Alternative: send the link to https://archive.vn and we just save a link to their copy. curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#32 > Do you include FI ppl in that? I think it'd be good for us to be able to host blogs there. Mostly because discussion is already happening there (I'm thinking of something of curi.us microblog threads, but more substantial if ppl want). My curi New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/19
I found a tool - dbdiagram.io - that draws diagrams of your DB schema (and it can generate one for schema.rb too). This is the current DB schema (it doens't show views or anchored_id/target_id links) ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.c Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
#157 I forgot to mention in the diagram - only the *root of each highlighted subtree* has permissions set. it's children (with the same permissions) do not have a permission tag set. in the image, there are 3 permission tags set. A side effect that Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
> maybe i should have my own personal namespace of short links like /c/name That sounds sensible. Easy to add. > we could also auto-generate long but human-friendly links for any post with a title like /posts/[title] which ppl might prefer to s Anonymous New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/19
#29 > I'm not sure how this will work given my plan to make it a paid forum. I don't think I want to host people's (presumably public in the sense of free, no paywall) blogs because having a lot of public (free) sections mixed with the private (pa Max New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/19
some notes on permissions. main point is that permissions are inherited until they're replaced. then only the new permissions that are set persist. ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/1046448/105032284-b4408700-5aaa-11eb-98f7-fe9c3af Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
I was ambiguous about 'node visibility' -- i mean read permissions. Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
I think i might have been wrong about SQL. I used to be anti SQL since it was trendy. I've implemented recursive node visibility entirely in SQL. I started prototyping it as like a monstrous ~40 line SQL query, but since managed to refactor it down Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/19
hero LFG (HLFG) posted a criticism on my YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3T_xMxUqE >>> I see that you (curi) said "Ppl like that it being a meme distracts from it being dumb. Gives excuse Like the "I was joking" standard excuse." Yo curi Open Discussion (2021) 2021/01/19
some sql recursive stuff Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/18
Classic WoW speedrun Mage level 1-10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn4PrbCouj4 curi Gaming Discussion 2021/01/18
#19631 That turned out to be intentional downtime. curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/18
#19641 There's a lot of things I'm finding surprising about TikTok; did not think that age bracket would be there or popular. FYI I don't think they show comments if you're not logged in. > you can get millions of Likes on TikTok by saying stuf Max Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
#19628 > ... the Democratic Party - which has been doing this for decades - is intent on suppressing the free speech of anybody who opposes them, you know, under the guise of the accusation that everything that Republicans say that Democrats find Anonymous Politics Discussion 2021/01/18
#19640 The hashtags on that one are notable re target audience: > Who has been there?🙋🏻‍♂️ #relationshipgoals #ex #exes #singlemom #youarebeautifiul #over30 #over30club #over40 #over40club #divorced #queen There are also 3500 comment curi Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
#19637 After posting this, I was sent a TikTok that says "I love you" (~romantically), you're beautiful, your ex boyfriend was wrong, etc. It has 120k likes: https://www.tiktok.com/@officialaaronlovins/video/6877687107343666437 curi Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
#19637 Telling people they're beautiful, in a pre-recorded video, having never seen them (and probably never will) is also popular. curi Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
podcast with email marketing info (have not listened): https://jonathanstark.com/daily/20210118-1703-email-challenge-2021 curi New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/18
#19621 you can get millions of Likes on TikTok by saying stuff like "you got this; you're gonna make it; don't give up". different phrasing, and some visuals, but verbal content along those lines. tangent: i think you could get even more Likes if y curi Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
I still like these 3 tiers: 1: member (includes all learning activities, e.g. group tutoring streams) 2: private subforum & chatroom 3: backroom pricing ballpark i think 30/50/150 is ok. i'm thinking do 3 or 4 month subscriptions b/c i think d curi New Community Website Project 2021/01/18
> If people want to use this forum software for their own public blog (or private invite-only forum, e.g. internal at a company), my initial idea is we should either sell it or give it away. Then they can host it themselves. An alternative idea wou curi New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/18
Tim Pool video: [Germany To Send COVID Quarantine Breakers To Detainment Camps, Hundreds ARRESTED In Lockdown Riots](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTdF5PLGzLs) curi Politics Discussion 2021/01/18
https://twitter.com/stucchio/status/1351274924200095756 [image] curi The CCP Coronavirus 2021/01/18
Article: [California has nearly 2 million unused doses of vaccine even as demand soars. Here’s why](https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/California-has-2-million-unused-doses-of-vaccine-15875846.php) curi The CCP Coronavirus 2021/01/18
https://isitdownorjust.me/gab-com/ [image] curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/18
https://twitter.com/MorlockP/status/1351202070175637510 > There's a bunch of different black pills that members of my tribe and adjacent tribes are tempted to take. > One is "the game is all over, the commies won." > Friend, censoring disside curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/18
https://twitter.com/webdevmason/status/1350646213226360837 >> Podcasts rife with misinformation remain on social platforms like Apple and Google as extremists exploit a loophole left after the tech companies cracked down on other mediums. > Abso curi curi's Microblogging 2021/01/18
https://www.mediamatters.org/january-6-insurrection/newsmax-guest-says-troops-being-deployed-dc-early-stages-establishment > DAVID HOROWITZ (GUEST): Well, look, where were those troops last summer when there were 633 violent attacks, arsons, killin curi Politics Discussion 2021/01/18
Article: [A new and innovative way for Google to kill your SaaS startup](https://gomox.medium.com/google-safe-browsing-can-kill-your-startup-7d73c474b98d) Google can blacklist you in Chrome (and FireFox and Safari use the blacklist some) even if yo curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/18
Veritas Video: [Twitter Senior Executive Vijaya Gadde Details Plans for Political Censorship on a Global Scale](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkQgTY5_cF0) It's easier to record people on Zoom/etc than with hidden cameras IRL. curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2021/01/18
#28 starting nodes at 1000 and saving the low numbers for potential later use makes sense to me. custom short links are a good idea. maybe i should have my own personal namespace of short links like /c/name we could also auto-generate long but human-f curi New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/18
> I think it'd be good to have a way to 'reply' to someone without posting a msg. Sorta like the way that reactions are used on Discord or other apps. A reply can be visually expensive in the UI and sometimes ppl avoid stuff that they feel is ~insubst curi New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/18
#19617 Maybe I don't understand tensegrity precisely. I was thinking a tensegrity structure is one that bears weight through a combination of compression and tension, rather than rigidity alone. Regardless, I think the structure in the video coul Andy Dufresne Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
I think making FI microblogs more accessible can significantly help ppl stay with FI. Like it can help solve some major reasons that ppl leave / give up / get stuck. I think FIGG lacks *accessible persistance in combination with freedom*. I think the Max Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
praise, appreciation, and benedictions Max Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
#19611 BTW, I enjoy discussing this with you and watching you make progress. (And the thoughts about progress/learning that come with this discussion.) Thanks :) Max Alisa Discussion 2021/01/18
> I didn't think 3 forward bumps would shift Mario's position rightwards far enough to get the wrong warp in 4-2. Do you have more info about that? (The bumps in 4-2 in my 5m 37s run were forward bumps. I wasn't trying to do them on purpose. They happ Max Alisa Discussion 2021/01/18
Some ideas for stuff to sell: * low numbered nodes -- could have a reserved section, like triple digits (and reserve lower numbers for big/important things). one benefit of this is we immediately get into >= 4 digits, where there's very little marg Max New Community Website: Marketing 2021/01/18
#19604 Hmm, I'm not sure I understand which camping furniture you're talking about. Here are some examples of what i was first thinking of: - https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/komodo-foldable-trail-stool/ - https://www.kmart.com.au/product/basic-camp-c Max Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
I sometimes think about InternetRules or GISTE (others, too) when they haven't posted for a while. I hope everything is good and they come back. (I haven't been checking FIGG regularly, so might have missed something there, but i think it's been qu Max Max Microblogging 2021/01/18
I think it'd be good to have a way to 'reply' to someone without posting a msg. Sorta like the way that reactions are used on Discord or other apps. A reply can be visually expensive in the UI and sometimes ppl avoid stuff that they feel is ~insubstan Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/18
some notes on selecting text in CFF. we want to show rich content, but also be able to work in plaintext. How do we do copying to the clipboard without changing how ctrl+c works (or making it obvious that something nonstandard will happen and make sur Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/18
Some notes on usage: [image] Max New Community Website: Features and Tech 2021/01/17