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  1. Comment on What are some best anti-capitalist books? in ~books

  2. Comment on Medication for depression in ~talk

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    You should talk to a GP or similar professional. Medication can be effective, but mental health is personal so ymmv. Therapy is basically pseudoscience, if you're not getting much out of it it's...

    You should talk to a GP or similar professional. Medication can be effective, but mental health is personal so ymmv. Therapy is basically pseudoscience, if you're not getting much out of it it's not your fault, just drop it. I'm not aware of any legal substitute to mushies, but I'm very interested in seeing how effective they are at treating depression etc (they do a lot for me too; something to do with increased openness).

    I found prescription antidepressants and antipsychotics really counterproductive because they fucked with my creativity and sex drive and slowed down my brain. I hated it, it was like thinking through fog. I've found managing stress really effective. That includes work/rest balance, diet, exercise, watching drug/alcohol intake etc. I'm not cured, but things are under control.

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  3. Comment on Using lasers to create the displays of science fiction, inspired by Star Wars and Star Trek in ~science

  4. Comment on The clockwork universe: A growing chorus of scientists and philosophers argue that free will does not exist in ~humanities

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    Just throwing it out there: John Conway and Simon Kochen have a really interesting "Strong Free Will Theorem" in which they prove that free will of experimenters is related to free will of...

    Just throwing it out there: John Conway and Simon Kochen have a really interesting "Strong Free Will Theorem" in which they prove that free will of experimenters is related to free will of particles. It's really very compelling, and suggests that the world is not deterministic.

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  5. Comment on Looking for recommendations for a high-end / "prosumer" network router (that is not Ubiquiti) in ~tech

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    I've got a mate with one of these https://teklager.se/en/products/routers/APU2E0-open-source-router. They have a bunch of options that might suit. (once my current one dies I'll probably pick one up)

    I've got a mate with one of these https://teklager.se/en/products/routers/APU2E0-open-source-router. They have a bunch of options that might suit.

    (once my current one dies I'll probably pick one up)

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  6. Comment on Self hosting email at home? in ~comp

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    I use opensmtpd and it's a breeze. No problems with spam, dropped emails etc. Really easy to configure and maintain. I can post details later when I get home if anyone's interested.

    I use opensmtpd and it's a breeze. No problems with spam, dropped emails etc. Really easy to configure and maintain. I can post details later when I get home if anyone's interested.

    6 votes
  7. Comment on The unparalleled genius of John von Neumann in ~science

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    If you're interested, Stanislaw Ulam (a von Neumann contempory/associate) wrote a very good autobiography back in 1983. There was a recentish biography of John Conway, too, which I really enjoyed .

    If you're interested, Stanislaw Ulam (a von Neumann contempory/associate) wrote a very good autobiography back in 1983. There was a recentish biography of John Conway, too, which I really enjoyed .

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  8. Comment on Are there any gender-neutral or non-binary honorifics? in ~talk

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    Sir and ma'am are so classist. I hate being called sir - I'm not better than you! My preference is just to call everyone mate ...technically Dr. Is gender neutral too

    Sir and ma'am are so classist. I hate being called sir - I'm not better than you!

    My preference is just to call everyone mate

    ...technically Dr. Is gender neutral too

    5 votes
  9. Comment on Down By The River in ~creative

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    I love the graininess of this, and the colour-tone. Really does something for me.

    I love the graininess of this, and the colour-tone. Really does something for me.

  10. Comment on The Stable Marriage Problem in ~life

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    Sure, I suppose that's true. But then maybe you can analyse the non-equilibrium behaviour, which could be interesting (I actually don't know, I've never looked into this in detail). Hey, random...

    Sure, I suppose that's true. But then maybe you can analyse the non-equilibrium behaviour, which could be interesting (I actually don't know, I've never looked into this in detail). Hey, random thought, add a driving term to the model (i.e. Add people to the population over time) and then see if there's an equilibrium solution.

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  11. Comment on The Stable Marriage Problem in ~life

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    I wager in principle it's not hard to add in modern complexities. Just add for some subset of populations have preferences for the same sex. Then in some sense it's just an extra loop to handle...

    I wager in principle it's not hard to add in modern complexities. Just add for some subset of populations have preferences for the same sex. Then in some sense it's just an extra loop to handle these pairings.

    Actually, you can start to get really complicated, adding in ace people, poly, enby etc. Simple models can always be extended.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Australian telescope maps new atlas of the universe in record speed in ~science