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Comment author: root 02 November 2017 02:36:31PM *  1 point [-]
Comment author: root 21 October 2017 05:20:36PM 1 point [-]

Just dress as Voldemort and use a flashlight with a green LED. Works fantastically for trick or treating.

Comment author: root 17 October 2017 03:28:53PM 2 points [-]

Is LW 1.0 dead?

Open thread, October 16 - October 22, 2017

1 root 16 October 2017 06:53PM
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Comment author: Raemon 30 September 2017 08:47:15PM *  1 point [-]

There's a large number of tools that expand the options available to you as a front end developer (as well as tools that are part of the ecosystem that supports the first set of tools). Basically all of those tools are built around the assumption that you can just use javascript.

You can build sites that function without that, that have javascript as an optional thing that spruces up the site for people who use it. But you will be putting in more effort. ReactJS (which Lesswrong 2.0 is built on), is built around the premise that you literally just use javascript for everything (HTML is rendered out of javascript files). This has a lot of benefits. You don't need to have three sorts of files (html, javascript, and css) for every component of your page, and it's generally easier to automatically test your site if you know what you're doing.

I don't think this was necessary or inevitable, but it is the way things have shook out.

Comment author: root 03 October 2017 11:03:02AM 0 points [-]

Why not use something like.. werc? http://werc.cat-v.org/

Granted, if you're using Windows, you're out of luck.

Open thread, October 2 - October 8, 2017

1 root 03 October 2017 10:46AM
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Comment author: root 03 October 2017 10:43:40AM 0 points [-]

Abstract question here, but does this paper prove we're not living in a simulation, versus proving that at our current amount of knowledge, we can't prove if we're in one, or not?

The bigger question, of course, would be how many simulations deep we are at, and how long until we make our own.

Comment author: Raemon 26 September 2017 11:27:21PM 0 points [-]

Unfortunately, due to the shape of modern web development, basically the entire site (at least, all the features you would log in for) will not work without javascript. This does suck but it's not really an option at this point.

Comment author: root 30 September 2017 06:19:34PM 1 point [-]

Unfortunately, due to the shape of modern web development

I humbly request this to be unpacked.

Comment author: root 26 September 2017 03:00:27PM *  0 points [-]

(EDIT: Polls are broken or I did something incorrect. Lookat this:

[Which LessWrong had a better design?]{1.0}{2.0}{Results}

And help me fix this, please. Thanks!)

Do tell why your chosen design is better. I like the current design because

  • Familiarity
  • Doesn't have a width limit? (Either it was fixed or firefox being firefox)

Neutral points:

  • Maybe taking time to get used to the new design because new != bad, but new != good either. My guess is that new systems can be intuitively bad at first but giving them a few tries isn't unreasonable.

Good points/improvement suggestions

  • Removed the sidebar, but now a significant amount of whitespace is taken by the "recommended reading", "top posts" etc. Move them to the top of the category, instead of the left.
  • Move the "recommended reading" part down - most of the time people will scroll down to get the new posts, might as well save that effort.
  • Currently, posts are in this format:

Post Title

X days ago / Author name / Total points / <<<<<<< number of comments at the end of the universe

Text

Combine the post title and the date, author name and w/e into a single line. Also, possibly add sort by comments. Handy picture; functionality is already in. Decrease the width of the window to see it

More later(?)

Comment author: root 24 September 2017 12:23:35PM *  3 points [-]

Small (but critical) complaint: the login button doesn't work without javascript.

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