dailycyberiad t1_ir066p0 wrote

It's a good thing to do if you move to a new city. You find groups that organize activities around your favorite hobbies, then join those groups and meet tons of new people who share your interests.

I've done it every time I've moved to a new city and it's helped me a lot. Actually, that's how I met my partner and some of my best friends: when I moved to a new city, I joined a hiking club. Healthy people, who don't drink much and don't smoke, who like the outdoors and often photography too... it's also a great way to discover beautiful places!

I've also joined astronomy clubs. Great people, often really helpful towards novice amateurs. I've only ever had binoculars, 9x63 and such, but thanks to them I can use telescopes too, even if I don't own one.

Someday I'd like to join drawing/painting lessons, even if none of my friends are into it. And I would really, really like to join a choir, but my work schedule has been too irregular for that these last few years. Maybe someday!


dailycyberiad t1_iqzxfym wrote

You've certainly heard of the "law of diminishing returns"? It means that there's a point where you have to put a lot more effort to get only a little more profit out of something, so eventually it just stops being worth it and you stop trying to improve your process.

"Return" is what you get out of something. In this case, "returns to learning" means "what you get out of your efforts if you learn whatever amount of words".

Maybe it's not a familiar expression for you, but it's a concise way to convey that very specific idea.

Keep in mind that this subreddit is about data and their graphical representation. "Returns" are a familiar concept to many people here and to pretty much anybody who knows about data.

I don't think it's cryptic, u/ortgre.


dailycyberiad t1_iqzwcrl wrote

Feel free to disregard this, but here it goes: I think it would be nice if rad days were as visually obvious as awful days. Rad and awful are exact opposites on this graph, but the awful red is brighter and more saturated than the rad green, making the awful much more noticeable than the rad.

Again, feel free to disregard.