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  1. Comment on Google Stadia Hands-On in ~games

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    Relevant table from article: . Google Stadia Google Stadia 15mbps Project Stream PC 30fps PC 60fps Xbox One X Latency 166ms 188ms 179ms 112ms 79ms 145ms Latency (inc display lag) 166ms 188ms 200ms...

    Relevant table from article:

    . Google Stadia Google Stadia 15mbps Project Stream PC 30fps PC 60fps Xbox One X
    Latency 166ms 188ms 179ms 112ms 79ms 145ms
    Latency (inc display lag) 166ms 188ms 200ms 133ms 100ms 166ms
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  2. Comment on IMO, Trump 2020 is better than a non-progressive Democrat in ~talk

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    They're just as lost as hard R votes. Don't waste your time or energy.

    They're just as lost as hard R votes. Don't waste your time or energy.

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  3. Comment on Google announces "Stadia", a new game-streaming platform with deep YouTube integration in ~games

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    I mean a lot of games are built on unity and unreal engine so the porting should be rather quick, but I agree - all the "bonuses" of using their cloud will require specific coding. I'm not sure...

    I mean a lot of games are built on unity and unreal engine so the porting should be rather quick, but I agree - all the "bonuses" of using their cloud will require specific coding.

    I'm not sure the technology is there yet anyways. I'll have to give stadia a try with the new doom game, as I worry about the state of input lag for a first person shooter. It was fine in odyssey but that's because even a delay of 50-100ms wasn't really very noticeable as it wasn't a very twitchy game.

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  4. Comment on IMO, Trump 2020 is better than a non-progressive Democrat in ~talk

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    The world is going to burn, so let's burn it down faster? What about all the people who are currently suffering on behalf of the person who is currently in office? Why support a re-election and...

    The world is going to burn, so let's burn it down faster? What about all the people who are currently suffering on behalf of the person who is currently in office? Why support a re-election and maintenance of the status quo which includes kids being torn apart from their parents on the facade of national security?

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  5. Comment on An introduction to privacy and security - Part III in ~life

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    Ah okay I figured it was social websites. Thanks.

    Ah okay I figured it was social websites. Thanks.

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  6. Comment on An introduction to privacy and security - Part III in ~life

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    I'm always looking for more hosts files. Thanks for the link to the github. Do you know what the "social" category means for the hosts files?

    I'm always looking for more hosts files. Thanks for the link to the github. Do you know what the "social" category means for the hosts files?

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  7. Comment on What was a strong opinion you once had, but has changed since by listening to others? in ~talk

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    It's not about whether it's supposed to be a gotcha or not, there's an implication when you talk about the same subject and tie it to racism. It's a thin line to balance and I'd rather not.

    It's not about whether it's supposed to be a gotcha or not, there's an implication when you talk about the same subject and tie it to racism. It's a thin line to balance and I'd rather not.

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  8. Comment on Death of the Calorie in ~food

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    Yes because a drug addict can just "will" themselves out of addiction. You're setting science back by talking like this, so please stop.

    Its not my fault if you dont have the willpower to do it long enough to see results.

    Yes because a drug addict can just "will" themselves out of addiction.

    You're setting science back by talking like this, so please stop.

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  9. Comment on What was a strong opinion you once had, but has changed since by listening to others? in ~talk

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    Or, you know, don't, as casually accusing someone of being a racist because they support guns rights is probably going to alienate them and make them even less likely to listen to any other...

    That's a fun one to share with 2A people.

    Or, you know, don't, as casually accusing someone of being a racist because they support guns rights is probably going to alienate them and make them even less likely to listen to any other viewpoints.

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  10. Comment on Death of the Calorie in ~food

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    Welcome to the beginning of your fitness and health addiction. 😉 If you ever want to ask questions, feel free to DM me.

    Welcome to the beginning of your fitness and health addiction. 😉

    If you ever want to ask questions, feel free to DM me.

  11. Comment on Death of the Calorie in ~food

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    It's easy to say "eat less calories". What's more difficult to deal with is hunger, satiation, energy levels, and the side effects of just "eating less". I'd challenge you to eat only twinkies for...

    It's easy to say "eat less calories". What's more difficult to deal with is hunger, satiation, energy levels, and the side effects of just "eating less". I'd challenge you to eat only twinkies for several weeks and see how easy it is to stick to a diet, let alone function in your normal life without feeling like shit.

    Information like this is important, because it helps you to decide what food is healthy to consume. General guidelines work as well, but this is useful information.

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  12. Comment on Death of the Calorie in ~food

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    How much weight have you lost? Every 10 lbs is ~60-65 calories off your BMR. Caloric excess, if greater than roughly 250 calories per day, will tank your T3 and T4 levels after roughly 3-4 weeks,...

    This is a pretty interesting read. It comes at an extremely frustrating time in my own diet, because after about three months of good progress I'm now riding a two week plateau, so I've been trying to change things up.

    How much weight have you lost? Every 10 lbs is ~60-65 calories off your BMR.

    Caloric excess, if greater than roughly 250 calories per day, will tank your T3 and T4 levels after roughly 3-4 weeks, lowering your BMR even further.

    Depending on how extreme your diet is and how much weight you're looking to lose, there are a lot of strategies to work past your plateau. None of these strategies require knowing exactly how many calories are in the food you are eating, just that you monitor and adjust them appropriately.

    This is mind blowing to me. I want to know why. Is it more than temperature, and is this something reproducible at home, or across multiple types of foods other than starches (soups, meats?). Could bringing a rice bowl to work be better than the (conservative-ish) salad I eat almost daily?

    I agree that this is incredibly interesting but it shouldn't really change how you are eating. The base of a salad has mostly indigestible fibers. This is why a cup of spinach or lettuce has 5 or less calories, most of which is from the small amounts of protein present. A cup of bread, no matter how burnt (unless literally ash) will always have more calories.

    Perhaps more importantly, however, is the fact that the majority of calories from bread are carbohydrates. It's almost always safe to reduce the number of carbohydrates you eat as the amount that's needed is technically none, but more importantly carbs are not used in any satiation pathways - fats and proteins both affect ghrelin levels which are important for the feeling of "full" and the suppression of the desire to eat. In fact, protein has some limited evidence that when combined with resistance exercise may preferentially go to muscle tissue instead of being used as energy, even when calories are in a small excess.

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  13. Comment on The Relationship between Marijuana Use Prior to Sex and Sexual Function in Women in ~science

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    What a weird finding. I caution anyone thinking about drawing any conclusions from this, as it's a survey so it's subject to a litany of biases, but this is a fascinating insight that I think...

    What a weird finding. I caution anyone thinking about drawing any conclusions from this, as it's a survey so it's subject to a litany of biases, but this is a fascinating insight that I think deserves more research.

    Unfortunately you can't exactly double blind assign people who haven't had sex to marijuana treatment, let alone sex treatment, so it will probably be some time before we figure this out, but it brings up a lot of very interesting questions.

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  14. Comment on Is porn making young men impotent? in ~health

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    Have you ever known someone to say "if I ever want to fix the problem" about anything, to not need some form of therapy? I personally find that if I'm having trouble mustering up the desire to fix...

    Have you ever known someone to say "if I ever want to fix the problem" about anything, to not need some form of therapy? I personally find that if I'm having trouble mustering up the desire to fix something that most people don't have a problem with, that that's precisely the time that I need to go see a therapist. Some of that stems from my lifelong history of depression and being ever vigilant of a lack of interest, hopelessness, apathy, etc. are all signs of it acting up again.

  15. Comment on Is porn making young men impotent? in ~health

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    Have you ever considered going to a therapist to discuss your thoughts? I think it's completely normal to be fed up with the process of dating for a number of reasons (to some extent we all are),...

    Have you ever considered going to a therapist to discuss your thoughts?

    I think it's completely normal to be fed up with the process of dating for a number of reasons (to some extent we all are), but the way you frame it makes me wonder if it wouldn't help you to have someone to talk about this with.

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  16. Comment on Is porn making young men impotent? in ~health

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    You're absolutely correct, it's not just more nuanced, it's a lot more complicated. I didn't mean to imply that simply teaching kids more about the mechanics of sex would be enough to fix...

    You're absolutely correct, it's not just more nuanced, it's a lot more complicated. I didn't mean to imply that simply teaching kids more about the mechanics of sex would be enough to fix everything, and I went into more detail about this in my replies to /u/ThatFanficGuy (once again going to plug the Netflix show Sex Education because it's fantastic).

    I think in general teenagers have a very skewed perspective of life because they've been exposed to more things via media than via real life experiences. But you can easily say the same about adults and topics they aren't familiar with, too. Try asking an adult what they think LSD is and does, and it'll give you pretty good insight into just how much popular media influences how we think things are without having experienced them. With any situation like this we need to increase education - and that means not just quantity but also quality.

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  17. Comment on Is porn making young men impotent? in ~health

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    An entirely different story for gay marriage than marijuana, but I think popular media and normalizing the behavior were both incredibly important.

    What I'm wondering is: how did it go from illegal to morally-repugnant to de facto acceptable to legal?

    An entirely different story for gay marriage than marijuana, but I think popular media and normalizing the behavior were both incredibly important.

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  18. Comment on Is porn making young men impotent? in ~health

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    Monoamory is the state of only falling in love with one person at a time, as contrasted with polyamory which is the state of being capable of love with multiple people at a time. I suspect more...

    they could fall in love with someone else.

    Monoamory is the state of only falling in love with one person at a time, as contrasted with polyamory which is the state of being capable of love with multiple people at a time.

    I suspect more people are polyamorous than they would admit (how many people have been in a state of dating and having sex with more than one person? This is pretty common and yet people don't think of it as polyamorous, just dating), but are incapable or unwilling to attempt a polyamorous relationship. I suspect this has quite a bit to do with the potential trust issues (if your end goal is to live with someone) as well as the difficulty of maintaining poly relationships.

    I don't have numbers at the ready (I've never had someone question whether this is the case) but I can dig them up if this isn't enough of an explanation to quell any doubts you might have.

    What exactly are those changes, and how are they introduced?

    Honestly we don't know most of them. About the only thing we know for certain is that it affects our gut biome, and that certain disease states have been on the rise - autism, ADHD, secondary hypogonadism in males, autoimmune disorders, etc.

    Let's suppose that sexual education is necessary, and we're in charge of introducing it in a fictional, vaguely-European-yet-noticably-prudish country. How do we approach it?

    Yikes, I have absolutely no idea here. What people are comfortable with is more important in policy than what is best for the country. I do not think most people would be comfortable with what I think is necessary.

    I think the first step would be to start polling people to find out what kind of changes they are actually okay with.

    The way I see it, many people would not even be willing to discuss the issue if they were raised in the same repressive cultural climate that we're trying to get rid of.

    You're probably correct here. I think an increase in availability and a de-stigmatization of sexual health counselors would be a good place to start. If people know and seek out these professionals, their ideas on sex might change naturally.

    How do we convince those people that a good sexual education is, in fact, necessary for the health of the nation, without going door-to-door and persuading each personally?

    I think it primarily needs to come through increased access and reduced stigma around sexual health. We need to promote, socially, for people to have these conversations in an open matter. We need to put on events (like kink fests) to draw attention. We need to ensure that our children, at the very least, have some sort of mandatory sexual education and we should be encouraging our teachers to have these discussions in class or perhaps even bringing in licensed professionals to have these talks or to be available for consult (much like we might bring in therapists, psychologists, and speech pathologists). We need to, as a culture, create more media which celebrates sex and the exploration of it (a side note, the Netflix comedy sexual education is fantastic).

    I think there's a lot we can do to promote a healthy environment without the need for mandatory education in the same way we've been slowly normalizing mental health. In fact, it is mental health, so we should be adopting the same strategies.

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  19. Comment on Is porn making young men impotent? in ~health

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    Something often forgotten when people speak about this is the casualties to relationships and personal growth we have because sex is such a repressed topic. People often spend decades of their...

    Something often forgotten when people speak about this is the casualties to relationships and personal growth we have because sex is such a repressed topic.

    People often spend decades of their life married without realizing they are gay, because they aren't given an outlet to explore their sexuality and they feel that society is guiding them in a specific direction.

    Marriages break down because people wait for marriage before having sex. There are a lot of problems here, but perhaps the biggest issue is that people don't know what they want sexually out of a partner.

    This can be an issue when a relationship is lengthening as well - you might have an idea of what you want sexually but never having experienced a relationship of several years the bedroom often dies and I think a good percent of the issue is because people are too worried to ask their partner about fetishes they'd like to explore because they don't want to be ostracized.

    And that's not even to get started on other contributing factors. Some modern dating apps are incredibly sex-centric and others are the opposite. Sex is seen as something restricted to dating and the vast majority of people are mono-amorous, leading to issues of sexual incompatibility with no chance to release sexual stress. Further complicating the issue are the major changes in epigenetics due to a modernized environment - phytoestrogens and other components have lead to a huge increase in men with secondary hypogonadism at a young age. These same components may be changing our brains (of all genders) to seek out porn as a quick dopamine hit over meaningful relationships or healthy sex.

    There's a lot to unpack, but I think a healthy amount of sexual education is necessary and as you suggested I think some of this education needs to be "hands on".

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