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  1. Comment on Suggestion: Find a new name for "Vote" button in ~tildes

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    Its a great idea. I like it.

    Its a great idea. I like it.

  2. Comment on Whats your exercise routine? in ~talk

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    Wake up. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

    Wake up. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.

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  3. Comment on What do you do to become better at your craft? in ~talk

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    Practice a lot, and don't take yourself very seriously. If you do, you don't have fun, you don't play around as much, you don't discover as much, and you don't learn as much. "Ever tried. Ever...

    Practice a lot, and don't take yourself very seriously. If you do, you don't have fun, you don't play around as much, you don't discover as much, and you don't learn as much.

    "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
    — Samuel Beckett

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  4. Comment on Session Timeout? in ~tildes

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    Same problem. I'm using Firefox Quantum 60.0.1

    Same problem.
    I'm using Firefox Quantum 60.0.1

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What book do you recommend and why? in ~misc

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    I still haven't read it. I only read a couple of his short stories. I don't have a lot of SF in my bag. 1984 and Brave New World were my first ones. Then some Iain Banks and the beautiful...

    I still haven't read it. I only read a couple of his short stories. I don't have a lot of SF in my bag. 1984 and Brave New World were my first ones. Then some Iain Banks and the beautiful Dispossessed by Ursula le Guin, and little more. Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. But I think they're more fantasy then SF.
    As for SF, I like it when I read it, but I don't usually go looking for it.
    Give me some humour or some dirty realism, give me something that will make me think, change my perspective, question my thoughts, anything that can rock my boat, really, and give me a cold beer in a summer afternoon, and I'll be a happy boy!
    I'm sure that there's plenty of SF like this. I'm open to sugestions. Make me happy.

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  6. Comment on Gell-Mann amnesia effect in ~science

  7. Comment on Gell-Mann amnesia effect in ~science

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    Yes. Its true. But the main thing is that you will only fact-check things if: you have the time to do it. you have the interest to do it. and especially, its a subject you want to explore further....

    Yes. Its true. But the main thing is that you will only fact-check things if:

    1. you have the time to do it.
    2. you have the interest to do it.
      and especially,
    3. its a subject you want to explore further.
      Normally you read it, take it for granted, and move on to the next thing. We're only (really) shocked when we read something that's inside our area of expertise and see all the holes, mistakes, and uterly bullshit that surrounds the maintream media content.
  8. Gell-Mann amnesia effect

    (from wikipedia) The Gell-Mann amnesia effect defines the idea that "I believe everything the media tells me except for anything for which I have direct personal knowledge, which they always get...

    (from wikipedia) The Gell-Mann amnesia effect defines the idea that "I believe everything the media tells me except for anything for which I have direct personal knowledge, which they always get wrong."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gell-Mann_amnesia_effect

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  9. Comment on What book do you recommend and why? in ~misc

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    The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy All you need if you're looking for a damn funny story with mad, crazy people in it. And damn, damn, damn, if isn't a wild WILD WILD book. "Take deeds Away. Play...

    The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy
    All you need if you're looking for a damn funny story with mad, crazy people in it. And damn, damn, damn, if isn't a wild WILD WILD book.

    "Take deeds
    Away.
    Play music
    please."

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  10. Comment on What book do you recommend and why? in ~misc

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    I have to mention Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing. Its a book full of great stories and great advices. Quite brilliant. Curious enough, even though I like some of his short stories, and...

    I have to mention Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing. Its a book full of great stories and great advices. Quite brilliant.
    Curious enough, even though I like some of his short stories, and love his passion and love of literature, his talks and his all persona, besides the Art of Writing I only read one of his novels... The infamous Fahrenheit 451. I was so eager to read it. After I finally bought it, I immediatly went to a coffe shop, order a beer and sat down to read it.
    I couldn't believe what I was reading. I ordered a second beer. And still couldn't believe it. The book sucks.
    It was such a disapointment that I couldn't bring myself to try another one of his books. I hated it with all my guts. It was badly written. It had flat cardboard characters, and childlike dialog. It was a mess.
    Of the entire book what I liked more was the story he tells (in Zen in the Art of Writing) about his time writing the book.
    Does anyone feel the same with Fahrenheit 451?

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