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Excuse my ignorance here, but why would someone sell back and forth to themselves?

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One reason might be the owner wanting to say "I'm worth $100 million on paper!" There's also the potential it's part of one of those pump-and-dump scams, and that people are getting emails right now saying "don't miss this hot stock! Up 10,000% this month alone!"

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Pump and dump scam

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Seriously? I played around with emacs this weekend, and used it exclusively at work today.. I kept restarting it because I thought evil was bugging out.

I'd agree that evil mode is quite nice, and emacs seems like something useful to know. It really depends what you prefer. I'm trying out emacs specifically for the formatting plugins as vim seems to fall behind in that regard.

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This seems like a really great tool, but it doesn't appear to to work on Linux.

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As someone who has always used vim, what are the benefits of this system over a standard vim installation?

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You get a computing environment which "breathes" Lisp[1] and is itself mostly built up from a fully hackable Lisp codebase.

I can highly recommend Bozhidar Batsov's Emacs Prelude[2] as a nice foundation for building a personalized configuration. Just fork it and put your personal .el files under the "personal" subdirectory; then "git fetch ... && git merge" to keep up to date with improvements committed to the author's repository.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emacs_Lisp

[2] https://github.com/bbatsov/prelude

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I disagree re: forking it, I think there's a lot of stuff that continues to be a bit of a pain to manage, but it's a good first start.

I think my approach re: prelude is a bit cleaner. See this: https://github.com/mahmoudimus/.emacs.d

This allows an easy to back up to github while still maintaining easy update access to prelude.

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You get access to things like org mode and magit and deep REPL integration and an integrated package manager. You get the ability to configure absolutely everything in elisp. Many experienced Emacsers routinely write small snippets of elisp to automate some task. This goes well beyond adding a key bindings here and there, or the odd macro, and is really amazingly powerful.

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Can't you do the same thing with vimscript (or python, if you're using +python builds)?

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No. This has been discussed ad nauseam already. Vimscript offers a limited API to some functionality of Vim. Emacs is written in Elisp, and thus, everything is accessible and changeable in Elisp. What is more, Emacs and Elisp were designed from the ground up with malleability in mind.

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I've been using zathura and it works quite well.

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I would really like to get that Das Keyboard Ultimate edition, any one have any comments on either that model or their keyboards in general?

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I liked Reddit back when it was less well known. Now, it just appears that the content appeals to the lowest common denominator. Some of the content is still great (i.e. r/dwarffortress), but a lot of the site has degraded into junk. If anyone has some good subreddits that are still decent, I'd love to know what they are.

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I don't use reddit so have a fairly basic understanding of how it works but looking at all these replies about subreddits, it struck me that basically reddit is a web2.0 version of usenet. So I guess that means good content is there, you just need to know where to look :)

P.S. for the redditors: I have nothing against reddit, it's just that I'm already drowning in information and never found the time to get in to it.

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That's actually a pretty decent analogy. Obviously the focus on posting links and ranking and such is different, but the user experience of someone totally new is similar. As is the searching for tiny pockets of awesome in a sea of idiocy.

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Heh heh I love your phrase "searching for tiny pockets of awesome in a sea of idiocy" - that pretty much sums up my entire relationship with the internet :D

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http://www.reddit.com/reddits/

Reddit is what you make it. Nothing more, nothing less.

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It's all about the subreddits

http://subreddits.org/

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/r/askscience and /r/depthhub are pretty consistently good.

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/r/securityanalysis is excellent for those interested in analyzing financial securities. It's pretty narrow, but just shows that pockets of deep content do exist on a mostly frivolous site.

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there are a lot of excellent small subreddit, but their appeal will obviously depend on whether you share that subinterest. some good larger ones are /r/askscience, /r/printsf and /r/coding.

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/r/learnprogramming is a great place to learn and contribute

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Well, it's kind of specific, but r/TheoryofReddit is a very interstitial sub that often deals with the questions we're talking about here. I find it to be quality. Here is an interesting comment regarding the submission problem: http://www.reddit.com/r/ideasfortheadmins/comments/rbwn4/ran...

You could also check out Hubski. It's a much smaller new community with completely different social feed mechanisms. I like it quite a bit, though the volume of users is small (but growing). The owner coded it from the open source HN code. There have always been differences in the features and mechanics, but mk just completed a redesign that completely removed even stylistic similarities.

Time to hit 'reply' and see how badly I mangled this post typing on my phone...

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foodforthought truereddit, economics

and if you unsubscribe from pics, funny, adviceanimals, aww, and atheism (regardless of whether you are or not, it's just not high quality content), you'll find that things suddenly get a whoooole lot better

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http://m.quickmeme.com/meme/3pv4lu/

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This might be the first permissible use of quickmeme on HN ;)

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This blog seemed rather negative about the system, but I'm still excited to see how OUYA turns out. I know that I can hook up a box to a tv, and program for it. Most programmers know that. However, it's the idea that you're programming for a standalone console that just makes me want to code.

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Would you mind uploading your rc files for Awesome? I'm thinking of trying out some tiling window managers again.

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https://github.com/shawnjgoff/.config There is a ton of stuff in there that will be usless for most people, but it does have my awesome config.

Here is a screenshot so you can see the Awesome theme and the Conky setup: http://i.imgur.com/nv7sn.png?1

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Could you share the background graphic?:)

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https://github.com/shawnjgoff/.config/blob/master/awesome/th...

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Thank you!

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You can always dual boot with Linux and OSX. I am triple booting on mine, and it works perfectly. The only reason I really boot into OSX is to do iPhone development.

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