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  1. Comment on Should clicking an article on Tildes be a prerequisite for posting a comment in the associated thread? in ~tildes

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    I wrote two paragraphs on pros and cons, and then read your edit about this applying to top-level comments only, and that addressed most of them. I think the idea has merit and is worth...

    I wrote two paragraphs on pros and cons, and then read your edit about this applying to top-level comments only, and that addressed most of them.

    I think the idea has merit and is worth considering. I can see paywalls coming to blows with this, however.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Jeffrey Epstein Commits Suicide at Manhattan Jail in ~news

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    Most places will only keep someone on suicide watch if there is a clinical reason to do so. I can't really speak for prisons, but I can speak for acute psychiatric hospitals. 1:1s (a much higher...

    Most places will only keep someone on suicide watch if there is a clinical reason to do so. I can't really speak for prisons, but I can speak for acute psychiatric hospitals. 1:1s (a much higher form of suicide watch than what prisons likely have), usually only last 1-3 days.

    I would anticipate that a prison is more likely following 10-15 minute observation rounds, which is kind of the bare minimum (it was, actually, the bare minimum when I worked in high-acuity psych inpatient treatment).

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Pastry chef, Claire Saffitz, attempts to make gourmet Pop-Tarts | Gourmet Makes in ~food

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    One of my favorite series on youtube! Great video.

    One of my favorite series on youtube! Great video.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I go through whatever is on Game Pass. Over the weekend I downloaded PUBG and played a game for the first time. Despite finishing 12th, all it did was remind me that I'm not really good at...

    I go through whatever is on Game Pass. Over the weekend I downloaded PUBG and played a game for the first time. Despite finishing 12th, all it did was remind me that I'm not really good at multiplayer games that aren't named "Halo CE" or "CoD MW".

    I've also downloaded Deus Ex Mankind Divided. I played maybe the first hour of Human Revolution, but I really am not sure if I want to keep playing MD or not. I'm probably 2 hours in and it feels very heavy, I'm not sure I have the time for a game like it anymore, kind of sad.

    I think what I play most of all is Dr. Mario and the crossword. I'm anticipating the next Zelda game on switch.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on The tyranny of lawns and landlords: Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach in ~life

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    I have never lived anywhere that would allow that - even when I lived on the edge of town and half the yard was field and half was, well, yard. If you didn't mow, you were fined sometimes up to...

    I have never lived anywhere that would allow that - even when I lived on the edge of town and half the yard was field and half was, well, yard. If you didn't mow, you were fined sometimes up to $500 by the city.

    Also, frankly, yards like that (where I live) are prone to snakes, and I don't want a snake on my porch (somewhat common near where I am from).

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The tyranny of lawns and landlords: Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach in ~life

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    Me too. I used to mow a huge lawn when I was a kid, and I made a solemn vow to myself that I will not mow again. If I ever buy a house, I'll pay someone else to do that. Too busy, especially since...

    Me too.

    I used to mow a huge lawn when I was a kid, and I made a solemn vow to myself that I will not mow again. If I ever buy a house, I'll pay someone else to do that. Too busy, especially since I'm only home a few hours a night and weekends when not traveling.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on The tyranny of lawns and landlords: Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach in ~life

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    Literally the main reason I rent is specifically to not care about lawns.

    Literally the main reason I rent is specifically to not care about lawns.

    7 votes
  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? #25 in ~books

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    I'm reading Good Omens at night before I go to bed, and Robert Carro's LBJ series as well.

    I'm reading Good Omens at night before I go to bed, and Robert Carro's LBJ series as well.

  9. Comment on What is your least favourite window manager or desktop environment and why? in ~comp

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    I had the exact experience. Last KDE use was probably 10 years ago just as Plasma came around, and I hated it so much that I still have it on my black list. I used xfce for the longest time.

    I had the exact experience. Last KDE use was probably 10 years ago just as Plasma came around, and I hated it so much that I still have it on my black list.

    I used xfce for the longest time.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on IRCv3: Modern IRC in ~comp

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    I've been hearing about IRCv3 for years - has anything actually progressed? I used IRC for years and years, but now every community I'm a part of has moved to Discord. I miss IRC sometimes, but...

    I've been hearing about IRCv3 for years - has anything actually progressed? I used IRC for years and years, but now every community I'm a part of has moved to Discord. I miss IRC sometimes, but not that often.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to Zaz, specifically Je Veux and Prends Garde A Ta Langue. I've been working on learning French and decided that this might be helpful. Also, the music is great.

    I've been listening to Zaz, specifically Je Veux and Prends Garde A Ta Langue. I've been working on learning French and decided that this might be helpful. Also, the music is great.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Which headphones do you recommend below 100€? in ~music

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    Can you share anything about comfort with those? I have limited experience with on-ear headphones and have never owned any. The few I've tested really hurt my ears, as it felt like they were...

    Can you share anything about comfort with those? I have limited experience with on-ear headphones and have never owned any. The few I've tested really hurt my ears, as it felt like they were mashing my earlobes into my head. Most had harder leathery kind of covers, whereas it looks like those are foam. Any thoughts on that? For those reasons, I've generally gone with over-ear.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    I was speaking moreso about Borderline Personality Disorder, and I wasn't comparing them to Major Depressive Disorder. My remark in the above comment was in response to the previous commenter.

    I was speaking moreso about Borderline Personality Disorder, and I wasn't comparing them to Major Depressive Disorder. My remark in the above comment was in response to the previous commenter.

  14. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    I really can't share this belief, because if I did, I'd have killed myself back when I was suffering from depression. This might be unpopular, but having seen this issue up close from many angles,...

    I really can't share this belief, because if I did, I'd have killed myself back when I was suffering from depression. This might be unpopular, but having seen this issue up close from many angles, I do not believe that people who are experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms are of sound enough mind to choose death. These are not terminal illnesses.

    6 votes
  15. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~misc

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    I can't agree with this statement more. I have extensive experience working with people suffering from many of the symptoms described here. I have worked closely with patients suffering from...

    "I simply disagree," says Frank Koerselman. "My whole career I worked with suicidal patients - none of them was terminal. Of course I had patients who committed suicide, but as a matter of fact these were always cases when you didn't expect it."

    I can't agree with this statement more. I have extensive experience working with people suffering from many of the symptoms described here. I have worked closely with patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder for several years. When I worked in inpatient psych - a job I just left this week, actually - I worked with chronically suicidal people and stopped people in the act on a few occasions.

    I, too, have had patients that I've interacted with go on to die, sometimes by suicide, sometimes by accidental overdose. I've also had patients with awfully similar sounding conditions go on to proper aftercare and have their symptoms decrease. I have worked with people with far more than 20 attempts in their file. I am very alarmed that there appears to be no mention of inpatient treatment for this person.

    This makes me feel sick with grief. I don't think that psychiatric conditions like this should be candidates for euthanasia.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on What are your experiences with working full time and going to college? in ~life

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    I am a current full time student, who also has a full time job. Last semester I took 17 credit hours while working 40+ hours per week. I worked every weekend, my "days off" from work were...

    I am a current full time student, who also has a full time job. Last semester I took 17 credit hours while working 40+ hours per week. I worked every weekend, my "days off" from work were Tuesdays/Thursdays to accommodate my classes running late. I would wake up at 7:30-8a for my first class around 9 or 10 depending on the day. Classes usually went to 2, and I worked from 3pm-11pm. Seven days a week, I was at work, in class, or both.

    For the first two months of this I lived 50 miles away from the town I studied/worked in, so I was getting up hours earlier to drive and getting home hours later for the same reason.

    I went that whole semester without a day off. I consistently defied people who told me it wasn't possible to go through my course of study while working full time. My GPA for the semester was 3.75, and would have been higher had an internet outage not prevented me from submitting an exam. I work in the field that I'm studying, and the practical experience I had before my current job and including it was vital to lending perspective to my academic work.

    I should mention that the work I did was acute inpatient psych - running groups, doing crisis intervention, and sometimes being involved in patient restraints that lead to physical aggression.

    It was very, very, hard work. I am also a first-generation student who receives little support from family.

    I have actually just taken a new job going back to case management instead of acute inpatient psych. I will be getting paid more, I'll have a split shift so that my day in-total goes from 7:30a to 6p, I'll work a half day on Saturdays and have Sundays off, and I'll have only 16 credit hours. Frankly, I think this semester will be a breeze. I'll also have time for extracurricular stuff should I want to involve myself with it.

  17. Comment on Tipping in the 21st century? Arguments for. Arguments against. in ~talk

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    I hate tipping. I think it's awful that waiters/waitresses don't get paid appropriately. I do tip, but I get annoyed at some things. There is a pizza company called Jet's that makes very good...

    I hate tipping.

    I think it's awful that waiters/waitresses don't get paid appropriately. I do tip, but I get annoyed at some things. There is a pizza company called Jet's that makes very good pizza. You know those delivery fees, that all say specifically "THIS IS NOT A TIP"? Their drivers get those fees, per their job listings, plus tips. This makes me feel like I shouldn't have to tip. When I go and pick up food, some places have a "tip" line - get out of here, I'm picking up food.

    I go to a diner a lot, and I overtip a little when I go. I get great service, I'm there very frequently, and I am almost to the point where I don't have to speak, they know what I want. I overtip because I genuinely appreciate this, and would probably do it anyway.

    I also have recently learned that people tip barbers. I went to the same barber for 15 years for a $10 haircut and there was never a hint of a tip, nor did I ever see anyone tip. I moved to a bigger town, and suddenly my haircut costs $18 and the guy asks, "How much do you want to add to that?" That really threw me off.

    A tip should be for exceptional service not substitute for employers not paying a living wage. Unfortunately, the reality in the US doesn't presently allow that. No discussion on the merit or practice of tipping is complete without this piece of somewhat offensive Reservoir Dogs writing.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team in ~news

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    The Tony Stark comparison is exactly what I keep coming back to as well. I love the term "Reality Distortion Field" - I first read that in Isaacson's bio of Steve Jobs and it fits Musk really well.

    The Tony Stark comparison is exactly what I keep coming back to as well. I love the term "Reality Distortion Field" - I first read that in Isaacson's bio of Steve Jobs and it fits Musk really well.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on SpaceX is building a ‘kid-sized submarine’ to rescue trapped soccer team in ~news

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    This is super cool, and I hope it makes it through development and works. This would also be really, really, good press for Musk. I really like him, but he's also kind of scary. I feel like he...

    This is super cool, and I hope it makes it through development and works. This would also be really, really, good press for Musk. I really like him, but he's also kind of scary. I feel like he could change by one degree and suddenly be a Bond Villain.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on The amount of neighborhood fireworks this year in Las Vegas is much less than in years past. in ~talk

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    Central Illinois, slow and steady forever. I can't stand it.

    Central Illinois, slow and steady forever. I can't stand it.