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otibom 13 days ago | link | parent | on: Ask HN: Idea Sunday

That's an April's fool, right?

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greenyoda 13 days ago | link

Cars that are so quiet you can't hear them are very dangerous for blind people trying to cross streets, for example.

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https://backupsy.com/ ?

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If you really want a fast transport system you need not only speed, but low latency. If you need to queue for 15 minutes while you wait for other people to get in, then it's gonna feel like boarding a plane : time wasted. What's really needed here is parallel loading of passengers into individual pods. But then you need a tube switch and multiple tubes and doors and throughways.

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Ironically if you're the only guy with a ski mask you're not hard to track.

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tokipin 278 days ago | link

we should go the route of the Three Amigos' Amigos Amigos Amigos strategy

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otibom 298 days ago | link | parent | on: Before I Die I Want To

I think you have a good chance of doing that unless you're over 70 :)

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otibom 298 days ago | link | parent | on: Before I Die I Want To

Before I die I want to go to space.

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*"bon travail" :)

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calinet6 320 days ago | link

Ahhh desolée! Vous avez trouvé le française d'un Américain. :)

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S4M 320 days ago | link

Le Francais (je n'ai pas de cedille sur ce clavier)

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allan_s 320 days ago | link

le français (though in English it's always upper-case, in French it's only when talking about the people)

Ce jeune Français parle français.

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S4M 320 days ago | link

Err... I am French, but haven't written in my mother tongue for sooo long... The GP wrote "le francaise d'un Americain", and that's what I wanted to correct.

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calinet6 320 days ago | link

Ah yes I confused genders yet again. Embarrassing. I'll just stop now.

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Good article. I'm french and I did this (but in science, not literature like in the article). I've also been to US college for one semester and I had the chance to take an "Intro to Philosophy" freshman class. So I've had two formal introductory philosophy classes, in different languages, cultures and contexts, but definitely aimed at the same public (17-19 y. old). It's quite interesting to compare these two. In France the focus was definitely more on authors, philosophical theories, texts and ideas. In America the material was more on reasoning, logic and formal arguments. Never once were we presented a formal Modus Ponens layout in France. We were told never to write our own ideas in our essays --- "You'll do that if you get a master in philosophy". However the American class had too much of "learn those 10 arguments by heart" I would say. So they definitely had subtle and interesting differences.

Of course both had their share of "how the hell is this relevant to my life" reactions. But also those invaluable "ahah" moments, which make philosophy so wonderful. Hacking has this too. You walk out of the classroom with new cognitive pathways that you didn't know you had. You'll never see the world with the same eyes again.

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nilaykumar 320 days ago | link

"You walk out of the classroom with new cognitive pathways that you didn't know you had. You'll never see the world with the same eyes again."

I couldn't have put it better myself. I came into my required undergraduate philosophy course doubting that I'd get anything out of it (having mostly finish the undergrad physics+math majors)... and I was pleasantly surprised.

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calinet6 320 days ago | link

Bingo. It's all about learning new ways to think about anything. It's like a multiplier on all the knowledge you've ever had and will ever have in the future.

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im3w1l 320 days ago | link

Is there empirical evidence for this?

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calinet6 320 days ago | link

Please, this is philosophy.

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chevreuil 320 days ago | link

Yeah, that's the biggest misunderstanding about the teaching of philosophy in France. At the start you think "Cool, I'm going to learn to think by myself!", though what you actually do is learn what other famous thinker have been thinking, and spit it out in your personal fashion. It really has little to do with thinking by yourself, it's more about answering an open question by cleverly articulating school of thought.

Quite disappointing , but still very enlightening (even more if your teacher is cool).

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troebr 320 days ago | link

I believe this is dependent on the teacher, I've had two teachers in France in my senior year. The first one was definitely of the "swallow and regurgitate what I tell you", while the second one was angry at students rereading notes before essays, because she thought we had to think by ourselves. Needless to say, I preferred the second one.

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Why not just write an LLVM to brainfuck compiler ?

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mhd 324 days ago | link

Like this: https://github.com/jeremyroman/llvm-brainfuck ?

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zapu 324 days ago | link

This looks like brainfuck compiler (frontend, as in, it takes brainfuck and makes executable), not brainfuck to llvm (backend) compiler.

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I have a question about this. What happens if I lose my phone ? Do I lose access to the account ?

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captn3m0 325 days ago | link

I'm not aware of how other services handle this, but google hands you "Backup Codes" that you can use when you don't have your phone. Google recommends to keep them in your wallet, but I keep them safe on lastpass, which helps when you are without both your phone and wallet.

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arn 325 days ago | link

Assuming you are using SMS, can't you just get a new phone and port the number over?

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nivla 325 days ago | link

I think they will make you go through the account reset sequence just like when you lose your password.

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