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Question: I'm super inspired by your ethos, by your quality software, business model, and apparent dedication to Jesus. Thank you. Have you ever tried kirtan or bhakti-yoga?
Asked by haribol aaron (174.28.166.x) on September 10 2019, 10:12pm
Reply on September 11 2019, 3:21pm:
    I'll take 75%. I've done only very basic yoga, but running is more of my thing
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Question: how do you feel about orphaned or abandonwares? would there be any old code or particular old softwares you would love to reavive or continue if having any chance to? +what is the actual laws on that? ty.
Asked by imetayeti (2.26.240.x) on September 8 2019, 9:04am
Reply on September 8 2019, 10:45pm (edited at September 9 2019, 1:22pm):
    Re: actual laws, I am not a lawyer.

    The US constitution has a relevant clause (quoted from
    wikipedia):
    
    [the United States Congress shall have power] To promote the Progress of
    Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and
    Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
    
    
    This is interesting because it establishes that the purpose of copyright is to "promote the progress of science and useful arts." Having said that, in my opinion, with respect to the spirit of the law, abandonware, ophaned software, and very obsolete software, where the exercise of the copyright is not providing any benefit to anybody, should be completely allowed, as it maximizes the benefit to society... Which seems to be the case in practice, normally (look at archive.org and their emulated software libraries, which are fantastic).
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Question: I just finished the introductory book for the Rust language and it seems really nice. Any familiarity with it? Thoughts? Opinions?
Asked by Lokasenna (70.73.126.x) on September 4 2019, 3:53pm
Reply on September 4 2019, 9:59pm:
    I haven't looked at it much... Misc other languages is not where I spend my time, usually.
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Question: "if you could have the powers of any supervillain or superhero for a week,who would you be and what would you do with any powers?"
Asked by bnice (31.124.45.x) on September 4 2019, 11:22am
Reply on September 4 2019, 3:03pm:
    The bad dude from the first season of Jessica Jones, if I had that power I could go have some words with some people and maybe get them to be nicer? Or maybe it wouldn’t last long enough?
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Question: This is the Winamp player if Justin Frankel would have lived in a steampunk world: i.redd.it/ko3omnwufyj31.jpg
Asked by MS from Sweden (77.218.245.x) on September 1 2019, 12:58pm
Reply on September 2 2019, 6:02pm:
    I wish I had a picture of my parallel port DAC + radio shack amplifier I used back in the day for DACe...
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Question: hey- "did you realize edison was not the 1st recording engineer?" + "do you patent anything at all?" please observe> (youtube.com/watch?v=75UrxueiP-4
Asked by oddsod (31.124.45.x) on August 31 2019, 9:31am
Reply on September 2 2019, 6:04pm:
    interesting. I don't like software patents, so I would never consider getting one.
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Question: do your eyes still bright when achieving some programming thing? : ) i wonder this because mine don't shine so much with it as they used. I feel it's just one more :) I wonder how about you.
Asked by deee (79.168.140.x) on August 29 2019, 5:04pm
Reply on August 29 2019, 8:55pm:
    Depends but yeah
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Question: How do you attempt syntaxhighlighting in the IDEs? For Eel, you could create it your own, but how did you do that with Python and Lua, who you didn't write? Is there a system for parsing and coloring they provide?
Asked by Mespotine (109.104.36.x) on August 29 2019, 4:09pm
Reply on August 29 2019, 8:55pm:
    We did it for all of them, it's mostly shared code but some different logic for each...
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Question: hey-"have you experienced london's nottinghill carnival?" it's 1 to check if not!
Asked by bododd (31.124.45.x) on August 29 2019, 11:25am
Reply on August 29 2019, 8:55pm:
    I haven't!
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Question: Do you prefer nested ternary expressions over if/elseif/else? Just learned them yesterday, they are so cool, much less lyrics in a code :)
Asked by Pony (78.152.169.x) on August 28 2019, 8:28am
Reply on August 28 2019, 1:08pm:
    Depends on the code/function IMO
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Question: Would you do Joe Rogan's podcast? John Carmack is gonna be on tomorrow.
Asked by Will (50.84.190.x) on August 27 2019, 8:23pm
Reply on August 27 2019, 11:08pm:
    Depends on how it would be done I guess? And the subject matter too, probably.
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Question: Is the answer still 42? Just checking, I hate worrying.
Asked by Not_Here (66.133.74.x) on August 26 2019, 8:56am
Reply on August 26 2019, 11:22pm:
    Last I checked.
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Question: hey- ok for the sanity of humanity: the reaper credits- "just what IS the hidden part?" please+ty!
Asked by oddbod (31.124.45.x) on August 25 2019, 10:18pm
Reply on August 26 2019, 11:22pm (edited at August 27 2019, 12:17pm):
    Not to ruin it for everybody, but ***************.
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Question: will there be a revival of comic sans?
Asked by Thommy (217.194.71.x) on August 25 2019, 9:23am
Reply on August 26 2019, 11:22pm:
    I certainly hope not!
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Question: Have you ever experienced lucid dream? (Also, there is a lovely song 'Lucid Dream' of 'Owl City', do you like it?)
Asked by Abhi (103.194.225.x) on August 24 2019, 5:01pm
Reply on August 26 2019, 11:22pm:
    Yeah I think I have a number of times. Listening to that song but it's not really my thing. Recently I heard (in Quadraphonic, even) Arp - Nzuku which I liked.
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Question: Thanks Justin! Actually your advice on learning in order to make something you wanted was extremely helpful! Were you ever at a place of having to choose between pursuing a longer-term, 'impractical' goal that made you curious and interested vs learning in-demand skills that you weren't interested in to Get A Job to pay bills?
Asked by SadNoob (71.70.229.x) on August 24 2019, 3:58pm
Reply on August 26 2019, 11:20pm:
    I was never put in a position where I had to put aside things that I was interested in in order to work a job I didn't like, and for that I am incredibly grateful!
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Question: Can I run more than 1 ninjam server on 1 server just on different ports? i.e. one on 2049 and one on 2050?
Asked by David (74.108.131.x) on August 24 2019, 1:41pm
Reply on August 24 2019, 1:47pm:
    Yes
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Question: Do you know / have you tried Kopi luwak (civet coffee)?
Asked by nofish (94.134.90.x) on August 23 2019, 11:12pm
Reply on August 24 2019, 1:48pm:
    Yeah someone gave me some once. It was interesting.
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Question: some people are trying to mess the flow of this forum up on purpose it looks like, well that's fun. don't they realize justin frankel is a company not a person? its a microsoft pet project, winamp wasn't sold to aol, it was put under the aol label so aol doesn't look completely embarrassingly dead in the water, and cause a huge discussion around it
Asked by dude, guys (71.231.176.x) on August 23 2019, 10:53pm
Reply on August 24 2019, 1:48pm:
    Uhh right yeah
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Question: hey- it appears you are drawn towards water and seem to care for rivers as well? so: "do you believe we can de_toxify + re_energize the worlds waters?"
Asked by bigfoot's lovechild (95.145.189.x) on August 23 2019, 3:52pm
Reply on August 24 2019, 1:49pm:
    I am interested in water yeah, though the words detoxify and reënergize are a bit loaded. I really liked swimming in Copenhagen's harbor, which has been cleaned up sufficiently...
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