What are the subreddit (or other forum) that you sometimes follow and that you would like to suggest to the HN community?
They can also be super niche but not necessarily inherent to technology or computer science.
(sorry for my english)
Lots of amusing content on the Fifth World:
https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyrobots ... Fairly self-explanatory - makes fun of shitty robots
https://www.reddit.com/r/listentothis ... In my opinion, the best way to discover new music
https://www.reddit.com/r/MachinePorn ... Pictures of really cool machinery
https://www.reddit.com/r/EngineeringPorn ... Pictures and videos of neat engineering technologies
https://www.reddit.com/r/mechanical_gifs ... Animations of cool mechanical devices
https://www.reddit.com/r/trippinthroughtime/ - especially older posts
https://www.reddit.com/r/FellowKids/ - advertising and media (bad) attempts to appeal to younger audiences
https://www.reddit.com/r/CrappyDesign/ - self-explanatory
https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtefactPorn/ -- active subreddit, lots of interesting miscellaneous images of old historical items
https://www.reddit.com/r/heraldry/ -- coat of arms, etc
https://www.reddit.com/r/imaginarymaps/ -- good for worldbuilders
A bot-only subreddit where the bots post content based on Markov chains. There are bots for many of the more popular subreddits so, essentially, each bot has a "personality" that reflects a specific subreddit.
That was the last I saw on the public market. I think it's just a matter of the carriage insurance - it's just not worth it.
I've heard you can fake one up with a modified Verona cavity and a good capacitor, though. Have you tried that route?
Then I clicked on the subreddit linked from that HN story. I saw a submission in there by a guy I sub to on Youtube... referencing a reply to a video he made that I watched like two days ago.
The hell? How does the Internet work?
Edit: Check out the wikia to get started (http://vxmodules.wikia.com/wiki/Getting_Started) Be careful though, the first time you ever calibrate a wide-angle spectrograph, you'll be hooked!
glorious example: https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyreactiongifs/comments/50bnuj/...
Paths created by people walking off the intended paths
Words or phrases without analogs in other languages
Does what it says on the tin
Trippy, heavy art
Pics that make you go, "hmmm"
Artists who think they are more qualified than they actually are
People who are a little too proud of their intellect
Meta-subreddit designed to introduce you to new subreddits
Amusing, often insightful thoughts
Pleasant pictures that make you feel nice about the world
Tales from the auto mechanic
Tips and stories for lucid dreaming
Because /r/trees was taken
Recreating old pics in present day
/r/PlayItAgainSam and /r/youtubehaiku
YouTube videos that get better each play
Are the two that you are probably thinking of
Weird encrypted messages, or just data dumps, or something else. The mystery is the fun part.
Strange things you can buy on Amazon
/r/bench and /r/fence
Originally spawned from amusing comments, these subreddits still get traffic
Just what it says:
If you break a rule of the Mao game you get a 24h ban, but nobody knows what the rules are.
That was fun.
https://www.reddit.com/r/badhistory/ a little bit of fun
https://www.reddit.com/r/PeopleFuckingDying/ for when you want to see kids or animals falling over (no gore or death!)
/r/tulpas ... People who try to make a sentient being inside their mind using practice and self hypnosis. I don't really follow it, but it's a weird and cool idea not many people know about, and it seems to work for some people.
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex - for rabid space geekery
The premier subreddit.
Another favorite: r/HighQualityGifs
Oddly satisfying pictures of very neatly arranged cables.