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u/eco_was_taken · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

Umm, I think Python is a good language to start with. It's forgiving and low on boilerplate code. I haven't read it but Learn Python the Hard Way by Zed Shaw is supposed to be decent (and it's free online). I didn't like Learning Python published by O'Reilly. I'd just read reviews on Amazon if Learn Python the Hard Way isn't working for you. Whichever you end up with, I recommend typing all examples from the book into the computer by hand. Something about doing this really helps make things stick in your head. You'll also make the occasional typo and have to debug your program which is something we programmers spend more time doing than any of us care to admit.

I think it is important to try to think of something you want to make and have it in mind while you are learning the language. It can be any software but I recommend a video game. They are really good for this because you can just think up a simple concept or implement your own version of an existing game. Having a goal makes it so you are constantly solving the problems you will encounter while trying to reach that goal which is the most important part of programming (more so than learning the syntax of the language). This is actually the highest rated Python book on Amazon and is all about gamedev with Python.

After you've learned Python to the point where you are comfortable (no need to master it), learn other languages to grow as a programmer. Once you've gotten a couple languages under your belt it's actually really easy to learn even more languages (unless it's a very odd language like Haskell, Lisp, or Brainfuck). The problem solving skills you've acquired often work in any language and you learn some new techniques as you learn new languages.

u/gthing · 1 pointr/SaltLakeCity

This really depends on a lot of things. The kitchen is usually the primary source of indoor air pollution. I have a PM2.5 monitor and cooking bacon and eggs puts it off the chart. It's extremely important to have good ventilation when you cook (which most kitchens don't have). I've also encountered terrible indoor air quality around town in restaurants, etc.

If you live in Salt Lake and don't want to die young a HEPA filter is a sound investment. They are not crazy expensive and I've verified with my particulate counter that they do work very well. I have purchased probably a dozen of this one because its cheap and effective but there are other options that are more quiet. I have two in my home and the rest around the office or given away to friends. They have an updated model that I have not used here. I will sometimes travel with one if its convenient.

While I'm on the subject. This is unrelated to what you said but here is some more pertinent info about Utah air quality:

Car air filters surprisingly do a good job and I read very low pm2.5 concentrations even when driving down i-15 on an inversion day in traffic, but there are also air scrubbers designed to run off the 12v in your car.

If you're going outside for longer than 15 minutes and especially if you are exercising, wear a P100 rated mask such as this one.

During inversion season I take my air quality meter around and test all over the place and post the results to twitter if anyone is interested. The numbers reported by the state are accurate in the sense that they give a baseline by which to measure trends over time, but they are completely inaccurate in terms of what you will actually encounter when you go outside. You can expect to encounter up to DOUBLE what the state reports. A local hero has set up a network of sensors that will give you a better idea of what is going on. You can find the info at you can also host your own sensor.

Thousands of people are dying each year due to our poor air quality. It is taking YEARS off of our lives. So the last thing I'm going to say is please support initiatives to expand public and alternative transportation, promote clean energy, and to eliminate major sources of pollution in the valley. Demand from your candidates that they make air quality a priority. Other cities around the world have made real positive impacts on their air quality just by trying, so it's not impossible.

u/erinalberty · 1 pointr/SaltLakeCity

Hiking the Wasatch has been an indispensable guide for me.

My favorite local hike, step for step, is Mt. Raymond. It's long and meandering rather than straight up, you get to climb on the rocks near the peak, and you don't see a single ski lift. Just nature. In the next couple of weeks, the fall color should be great. I love Mt. Raymond from Butler Fork (Big Cottonwood Canyon) or Bowman Fork (Millcreek Canyon).

Lake Blanch (BCC) and The Pfeifferhorn (Little Cottonwood Canyon) are staggeringly beautiful. Silver Fork up to the ridgeline (BCC) and White Pine Lake (LCC) are pretty impressive, too.

For short hikes, I'd suggest Catherine Pass and Cecret Lake in Albion Basin (LCC); Doughnut Falls in BCC; Silver Lake in American Fork; Stewarts Falls near Sundance; Alexander Basin in Millcreek; and Killyon Canyon in Emigration for a little stroll after class.

For backpacking, I've mostly gone to the Uintas. If I were backpacking here, I'd probably do something in the mountains between American Fork & Little Cottonwood. Someday I'll finally do the beloved Timpanogos. Maybe an easy overnight on the mountains between Millcreek & Big Cottonwood Canyon. The meadow atop Neff's Canyon would be a nice camping spot, I think.

The sunny, town-adjacent hikes you dislike are quite nice in the fall and spring. I did Mt. Olympus one October, and it was a great day. The foothills have a haunting beauty during the "dead" months. They also have little surprises. The old cars, the Living Room, Jack's Mountain Mailboxes, the Pencil Peak fort. Explore the hills that are closest to you, and you will find your own secrets.

u/lightmimg · 5 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

a post I made last year:

I have tried

  • Respro Sportsta
  • 3M 8511 Particulate N95 Respirator
  • 3M 8233 Particulate N100 Respirator
  • 3M 6391 P100 Reusable Respirator Gas Mask

    The Respro is okay. Certainly the only stylish one i tried. One common feature of the masks is a moldable metal nose piece, that allows you to shape the mask to your face. The one on the respro is both the most durable, and the worst. Its stiffness makes it tough to form and reform. That said, the seal it forms seems to be fine, but getting a really good fit is hard, because it lacks a strap that goes over the ear. I'm sure you can get this style of mask in n99 or whatever.

    The 3M n95 is the cheapest (by far), and the lightest. The fit is good, and the seal is adequate, although the seal is the worst of the four. The filter is more stiff like paper.

    The 3M n100 is probably my favorite so far. The filter is more flexible like cotton. I generally don't worry about crushing it in my bag, except for the metal nose piece. The fit and seal are both excellent.

    The 3M p100 is certainly the most hardcore. It's cost is the highest, but the replacement filters are cheap enough. I haven't used it much, but it's the one that the bicycle collective sells, which I consider to be a good marker.

    Also I recently reached out to the American Lung Association about masks. Here is the last, most detailed response.

    > USEPA sets a PM 2.5 annual air quality standard at 15ug/m3
    This is a rolling 12 month average. There is also a 24 hour limit of 35ug/m3
    These numbers are established for air quality in the air shed and not necessarily in the breathing zone – which is the most item relevant to your question.
    These numbers are not extractable to breathing zone concentrations.
    A healthy person should not have a need for any respirators, the respirator is recommended for those with impaired systems.
    In addition, lung cancer is complex and there are other factors, which include air quality (type of pollutant), genetic disposition, and duration of exposure.

    > Saying all this, it’s hard to make a recommendation on when to use the N95 disposable respirator to prevent lung cancer (knowing that the three factors above play a large role in the equation and outcome). If in doubt, or if you feel there is a need, wear the respirator (with proper fit) when there are air quality concern days).
u/demian_slc · 3 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

The Hiking the Wasatch book has a companion map that is pretty good for the area. I usually go to the State Map Store on N Temple just before Redwood Road. An awesome resource for all the surrounding states. They have a huge selection of 7.5 minute quads if you really want details. Good luck.

u/ajfa · 3 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

Quite close to you: Bells Canyon at least, the lower part of the trail near the reservoir. It's rare that there's so much snow in the valley to make that area dangerous. A bit farther away, Bonneville shoreline trail near Red Butte Garden is pretty nice when the LCC/BCC trails are covered in snow.

Otherwise, I'd suggest investing in a pair of used snow shoes or "golf course" cross-country skis. With an investment of <$100, you can ski safely on terrain with basically zero avalanche risk. Some of the better ones are Lambs Canyon, lower Neffs Canyon, and Guardsman Pass. For these options, I recommend the book "Wasatch Winter Trails" by John Veranth.

For any of the incredible BCC/LCC hikes on more difficult terrain, you want to look into snowshoes, telemark or alpine touring gear, an emergency backpack with avalanche gear, and (most importantly) competent friends willing to dig you out in case of avalanche. That requires a significant investment of money, and (unless you already ski) time learning to ski the backcountry. For this, I recommend getting secondhand tele gear (it's so much cheaper than AT, and more fun too), and taking an backcountry/avalanche course in one of the resorts. And buy the seminal Hanscom-Kellner book, "Wasatch Tours":

u/thedracle · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

Depending on what you want to learn, books are a very good resource.

The downside of many internet resources is they are sparse, and lack introduction to simple subjects.

Some of the most effective books I have found for really teaching you how to think like a programmer in various languages are:

u/UnfrozenCavemanLaw · 4 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

TLDR: It's at best cultural appropriation in a city that's really screwed over African Americans.

I'll preface this with that I'm white/hispanic and woefully under-qualified to discuss the issues facing African Americans.

Mumbo Sauce is cynical commercialism targeted at white millennials who started moving into D.C. proper about 15 years ago. It's part of the broader gentrification going on in D.C. that systematically benefits white people at the expense of African Americans. D.C. currently is going through a massive cultural shift that includes marketing a new concept of D.C. that's friendlier and ignores the real effects of gentrification on African American communities. I find this particularly insidious given the history of Slavery in Washington D.C. and long term marginalization of African Americans in D.C.

The sauce itself isn't particularly unique, I literally thought it was bbq sauce the first time I had it. However, it's packaged and labeled for white people in a way genuinely gives me the creeps.

If you really want to get into the whole mess of issues I really recommend the book Dream City. It's easily one of the best books written about Washington D.C., and if you're even remotely curious about D.C. it's the best book to read.

I'll give Mumbo Sauce one thing, it's one of those things that's really made me think. I'm pretty libertarian politically but I've had to think a lot about race issues, privilege, and broadly the use of political power to address systemic issues.

u/big_bearded_nerd · 0 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

First of all, I'm not a Mormon. The fact that I'm having to deal with that accusation really doesn't speak well for your reasoning ability. I frankly couldn't be less impressed with the "if you don't agree with me then you must be a Mormon" mentality.

So, moving on from that, the claim that you are someone who has studied western culture, especially theology, is pretty doubtful considering all of the mistakes you are making.

Someone who has studied this wouldn't define Christianity by a belief in the Trinity. The amount of nontrinitarian contemporary (as well as historical) Christian churches is not insignificant. A person who studied this wouldn't define it by polytheism either, since Christianity came from early Abrahamic religions of which some were, in fact, polytheistic. Not only that, but some theologians would define the veneration of saints or idols (which is rampant in Christian history) as polytheistic. It's kind of a weird thing to think of it that way, but it's not uncommon.

Also, defining God as truth, beauty, and love doesn't really fit a theological argument either, and very few of the people you mention would have defined the concept in that way in any of their writings.

Yes, Mormons are Christians. The only people who disagree are Mormons in the mid 20th century and people with an axe to grind.

About the whole Bacchus thing, or the idea that to Mormons God is not the fabric of reality, I can't really comment on. I don't understand where you are coming from with that. I also don't get the rant about "figures," but maybe you define that in a different way than I do.

Edit: Sorry, my link was crappy. The book does talk about Christianity and polytheism, but it might be useful also to google the author, Jordan Paper, to get his take on things.

u/YupYesYeah · 1 pointr/SaltLakeCity

You're best option for winter climbing is to head a bit south as Jugemu suggested.

Scrounge up some cash and pick up this guide and/or this one to help you with picking out some routes. Or just hit up

Sorry I can't throw out any specific examples; I don't do much in the way of outdoor climbing in the winter.

u/Cody_801 · 11 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

If you smoke and want to quit there is a really good book called the easy way by Allen Carr. Just read the reviews if you’re not convinced.

u/somethingratherother · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

Two very prominent planning researchers (who also happen to teach/research at the U) just published their transportation planning book. It's a great 200 page crash course into the topic.


u/LaughLax · 1 pointr/SaltLakeCity

Sure sounds like the guy. He's been training other drivers a lot lately so he gets to just ride along, and sometimes he brings in old kid's books to show us. One time he even read Cajun Night Before Christmas to the whole bus.

u/ruindd · 3 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

No, they all have much smaller block sizes and narrower streets. Even though NYC's are fairly long in one dimension, there's s fair number of avenues in NYC that cut their blocks in half, much like the mid block streets I mentioned in SLC.

There's a few interesting books that talk about how the layout of streets affect the development of a city. Green Metropolis specifically talks about NYC and The Death and Life of Great American Cities talks generally about city planning.

u/bubbletrollbutt · 2 pointsr/SaltLakeCity

There is a book I read from the library about a man in the late 1900s said he could raise the dead. It freaked people out and he was to leave. I forgot what book...

Edit: found it. I read it when I first moved here.