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The Elflord and the Mayfly

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WorldMaker
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A favorite rumination along these subjects for me remains 17776. https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football
Louisville, Kentucky
davidar
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Alan Watts gave an interesting talk on what you might do if you had an eternity of time to fill:

http://project.unicorn.holtof.com/watts/from_time_to_eternity.htm

> You would want a surprise. After all, what are we trying to do with our technology - we are trying to control the world. And if you will imagine the ultimate fulfillment of technology, when we really are in control of everything, and we have great panels of push buttons whereon the slightest touch will fulfill every wish, you will eventually arrange to have a special red button on it marked "surprise."
jlvanderzwan
4 days ago
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Beautiful, but since this is Existential Comics:

> you can feel what I can never feel

... didn't he just argue that he exhausts all possible feelings before eternity is over?

What if all possible feelings create an infinite set? Is that set smaller than eternity?

(I wonder if mathematicians who study infinities have any interesting ideas about living for an eternity)
davidar
4 days ago
Presumably you can only experience a countable infinity of feelings in an eternity, and the set of all possible feelings could be uncountably infinite? But I'm not sure it's relevant, I think he only exhausts all the feelings he himself could potentially feel, not all the feelings any creature could possibly feel.

Turn the lights down, dark mode has come to NewsBlur

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We’ve had dark mode on iOS and Android for years but I’m now pleased to announce a worthy dark theme has come to the NewsBlur web app.

The origins for this theme came from the community. Originally started by Kemwer in 2013, it has been maintained and updated by Splike since 2014. In fact, you can still use Splike’s theme as an alternate dark mode.

That’s 7 years of NewsBlur having an unofficial dark mode, but users had to jump through hoops to use it: installing a browser extension (which had a malware scare in 2018) or having to copy the Stylish CSS to NewsBlur’s Account settings where it would need to be manually updated. What NewsBlur needed was having it built in.

Today NewsBlur is shipping first-class support. Building a dark theme requires more than inverting the existing color scheme, turning white to black and green to purple. Quite a bit of thought around UX and information hierarchy went into this dark theme design. I also used this as an opportunity to freshen up icons and small visual details on both light and dark themes.

Now we have a consistent dark theme across all of the first-party apps. The Android app had dark mode first in 2014. Then came the iOS app is 2016. Now we’re firmly in 2020 and it’s made it to the web. Goes to show that NewsBlur is always getting better. 

If you like the new features we’ve been releasing recently, I would greatly appreciate if you could share a tweet or Facebook post about NewsBlur. If you enjoy staying connected with culture and news through NewsBlur and you think your friends and followers would too, let them know about your news reader of choice. I appreciate all the kind comments that have come in since releasing this new theme.

And please keep the good ideas coming on the forum.

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samuel
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Thanks for all the comments on the forum, on Twitter, and over email. I'm thrilled this feature is having its moment.
Cambridge, Massachusetts
lasombra
44 days ago
Amazing work! The animation is very cool!
deezil
44 days ago
Digging it,thanks!
orphum
44 days ago
This looks awesome, nice work @samuel! How is "auto" implemented? It looks to be based on the OS setting, but I don't see any `prefers-color-scheme` media queries...
samuel
44 days ago
Here's the code for how dark mode is automatically detected: https://github.com/samuelclay/NewsBlur/blob/master/media/js/newsblur/reader/reader.js#L3271-L3305
jlvanderzwan
43 days ago
(wouldn't it make sense to also have the toggle in the STYLE menu?)
lioman
43 days ago
thanks for this feature
ckelly
42 days ago
really nice work! love it!
ameel
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Woohoo!
Melbourne, Australia

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Social

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Why aren't any covid models factoring this in?!


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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Affect

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And now you know what yiff means.


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(3) This problem seems hard, then it doesn't, but it really is

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3blue1brown, by Grant Sanderson, is some combination of math and entertainment, depending on your disposition. The goal is for explanations to be driven by animations and for difficult problems to be made simple with changes in perspective. Contact and FAQ: <a href="https://www.3blue1brown.com/faq" rel="nofollow">https://www.3blue1brown.com/faq</a>

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RIP John Conway

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laza
115 days ago
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So beautiful!
Belgrade, Serbia
rraszews
116 days ago
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Conway dying of the disease that we fight via social distancing feels like an O Henry twist ending.
Columbia, MD
kyleniemeyer
117 days ago
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Ugh. Made me tear up, when I realized what it was showing.
Corvallis, OR
istoner
117 days ago
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Wow. Poignant.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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1937-2020
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