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  1. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    I agree with this! My main hobby before the pandemic was boxing! There are lots of things that should be allowed in sports that shouldn't be allowed in general society. I also don't strongly think...

    but there is a certain agreement when you step on the ice that certain specific "rules of society" are put on hold within the bounds of that ice sheet otherwise the game as it is designed can't be played.

    I agree with this! My main hobby before the pandemic was boxing! There are lots of things that should be allowed in sports that shouldn't be allowed in general society. I also don't strongly think he needs to be charged with assault, but more if the charge was brought I would say it has been earned and support conviction. The way Tom Wilson plays, IMO, goes way beyond the sports handshake. Not only is this his 6th (!!!) suspension in his career, that's only what made it to DoPS. Things like punching players in the back of the head? No, that is not part of the handshake when you're playing sports. Purposefully aiming of a player's head on checks? Nope. Laughing at a player while he lays on the ice after you injure him? Nope.

    Wilson has been suspended for 30 games in his career. It should have been 36 if his one suspension didn't get lowered from 20 games to 14. Honestly if DoPS doesn't step in soon I really have a hard time seeing how Wilson goes much further in his career without someone trying to end him.

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  2. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    (1) I disagree with that, I would definitely call what he did a horrifying act of violence, especially in the context of a sport. Any time you are attempting to slam a helmetless player's head...

    (1) I disagree with that, I would definitely call what he did a horrifying act of violence, especially in the context of a sport. Any time you are attempting to slam a helmetless player's head against the ice is uhhhh super fucked up IMO.

    (2) I'd be more inclined to agree with you if Wilson wasn't a massive piece of shit with a long history of doing shit like this.

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  3. Comment on NYR statement on Tom Wilson and the Department of Player Safety in ~sports

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    Posting the comments section of a reddit post because the top comment is a link to the infraction that caused this response. I don't have too many thoughts on this because I feel like its pretty...

    Posting the comments section of a reddit post because the top comment is a link to the infraction that caused this response. I don't have too many thoughts on this because I feel like its pretty cut and dry IMO.

    1. Tom Wilson is an absolute monster, I'd honestly be fine with the dude getting jail time for assault the way he's played over the years.

    2. MASSIVE statement from the NYR to directly call out the head of player safety and the NHL.

    3. Fuck Tom Wilson and fuck Parros. Absolute disgraces.

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  4. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~misc

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    We've discussed this topic in the past and while we generally disagree on the path, we have the same (or at least align-able) goals and see the same issues. And I agree with what you've said...

    We've discussed this topic in the past and while we generally disagree on the path, we have the same (or at least align-able) goals and see the same issues. And I agree with what you've said above. I just want to get a semi-joking semi-serious "Knowing the rules and listening to the rules are worlds apart" just because I've seen how my family who hunt and go to gun ranges treat gun rules the second eyes of an authority (like a gun range owner who can kick you out) are off them.

    Which "knowing the rules and following the rules" also perfectly applies to driving as well :)

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  5. Comment on On incels, dead bedrooms and the hard problems of loneliness in ~life

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    You're right that to the mainstream it sounds strange for men airing grievances to be a part of "social justice" (I put that in quotes just because the exact definition of the term varies so...

    You're right that to the mainstream it sounds strange for men airing grievances to be a part of "social justice" (I put that in quotes just because the exact definition of the term varies so wildly depending on who you talk to). That said, I would argue those people are wrong. Men discussing the ways society and gender norms have failed them is critical for society to move forward. The patriarchy doesn't just hurt women. Toxic masculinity harms men too. Taking down patriarchal norms isn't only going to help women, it helps raise everyone up.

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  6. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~misc

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    I had this thought the other day. I was trying to think of what I would say is the core of American culture. Like what thought or philosophy would I say has guided the US throughout its history,...

    I had this thought the other day. I was trying to think of what I would say is the core of American culture. Like what thought or philosophy would I say has guided the US throughout its history, and "might makes right" is it.

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  7. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Ok again, do you have some insight here that I am missing? How do you know they leapt to this? How do you know this isn't the escalation of a conversation? How do you know this was presented to...
    • Exemplary

    Leaping to generalizing a specific behavior or offense someone has committed to link it to the most extreme and loaded offense that can be argued as relating to that thing is simply not a useful or helpful way of discussing topics or changing behavior.

    Ok again, do you have some insight here that I am missing? How do you know they leapt to this? How do you know this isn't the escalation of a conversation? How do you know this was presented to IMMEDIATELY link genocide to this specific instance? Maybe their ED&I team used the pyramid of hate in a conversation to explain why having these sorts of conversations is important. You've decided on the when, the why, and the how.

    You can't be talking like that with coworkers and expect to continue being able to work together or come to agreement on anything. You can talk this way on the internet because nobody is expected to do productive work here so the negative impact of people stoking bad blood and having flame wars isn't as bad. Not so in a workplace

    Well, you can't be racist to your coworkers and expect to continue to be able to work together either come to an agreement either. I don't know why you think that the pyramid of hate is the thing that's going to poison the well here and not the racist actions. By the time the pyramid of hate is involved we've already gotten to a point where these relationships are dead. The bad blood is already there.

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  8. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    They didn't say "You're basically committing genocide right now". They, in a chat a month ago, started a discussion about the anti-defamation league's pyramid of hate and described why it is...

    They didn't say "You're basically committing genocide right now". They, in a chat a month ago, started a discussion about the anti-defamation league's pyramid of hate and described why it is important to not let racist ideas become normalized. Unless you've got a source where they say go into this more and show quotes that imply otherwise.

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  9. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Because they only fired him after deleting all the logs that would be used as evidence against him and an absolute failure to brush over the issue twice.

    Because they only fired him after deleting all the logs that would be used as evidence against him and an absolute failure to brush over the issue twice.

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  10. Comment on Inside the all-hands meeting that led to a third of Basecamp employees quitting in ~tech

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    Probably a mistake. I assume they meant David Hansson, who is co-founder and CTO and took the call from bed while muted and with his camera off.

    Probably a mistake. I assume they meant David Hansson, who is co-founder and CTO and took the call from bed while muted and with his camera off.

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  11. Comment on Let's talk about attention in ~talk

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    Watching people swim is just fucking boring. I was a lifeguard for a decade. Everyone loves to talk about how physically easy of a job it is but if you’re actually concerned about making sure...

    Watching people swim is just fucking boring. I was a lifeguard for a decade. Everyone loves to talk about how physically easy of a job it is but if you’re actually concerned about making sure children are safe it is really mentally taxing to pay attention virtually non stop for hours, even more so when the sun and heat are draining the energy out of you making it even harder to focus.

    Edit: I realized that I never finished this thought. I brought this up to stress how hard it is in general and not to be hard on yourself that you find it boring or exhausting because it is.

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  12. Comment on Let's talk about attention in ~talk

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    This is 50% a joke but... I don’t have time to write out all my feelings right now, let’s play the “will I remember this in 20 minutes” game. Magic 8 ball says..... Unlikely. Edit: Alright only...

    This is 50% a joke but... I don’t have time to write out all my feelings right now, let’s play the “will I remember this in 20 minutes” game. Magic 8 ball says..... Unlikely.

    Edit: Alright only took me 15 hours to make my way back here. Not too shabby given my usual :P Alright, lets answer some questions:

    I have ADHD and was diagnosed 1.5 years ago as an adult.

    • Are you happy with your ability to manage your attention and focus?

    Absolutely not. My attention issues are at the root of most of my frustrations and self-loathing. I struggle with almost every task in my day-to-day work at my job. I always feel like I'm not doing enough at work because I spend hours a day doing not my job (hello Tildes during the workday). I get distracted and fuck up all the time because my attention to detail is terrible. I've caused so many issues at work because of really minor syntax errors that I should have caught before deploying or because I rushed debugging and testing because I couldn't get my attention to stay focused on it. Same goes with chores at home. I regularly get distracted in the middle of chores and just... never finish them. I end up editing my Tildes posts dozens of times because I cannot focus on what I want to say long enough to proofread to see if it makes sense. Even when I do proofread I end up skimming and definitely missing something.

    There are a lot more aspects of ADHD that make all this worse, but I'm going to limit myself to the focus aspects since that was what was asked about.

    • Do you feel like you're in control of your attention? Is it something you have to manage?

    I never feel like I am in control of my attention. Even when I am focused it feels more like my attention has decided we are going to focus on this than it does I have decided to focus on something.

    • Do you feel as if anything has changed over time?

    It's almost certainly gotten worse. Partially because I use to be an athlete and was burning off so much extra energy it was easier to focus (easier, not easy), but also college courses are a lot better for the way my brain is wired. Homework was weirdly way better for me than work because at least I was in control of when I did my homework (for better or worse). With my job its just "did I focus today", with homework it was easy to walk away and do something else and come back to homework later if I knew it was a fruitless effort.

    • How would you describe your attention/focus to someone who experiences theirs in a different way from you?

    This is not helpful at all: Imagine you're juggling a bunch of balls. Each of those balls is a task you need to complete. Now imagine there is chaotic noises coming from all around you making it really hard to get a rhythm going so you constantly feel like you are on the cusp of dropping everything. Now imagine that sometimes balls will just split into two balls mid-air and you've now need to keep both up. That's basically how I feel all the time. I've got all this shit I need to get done and I'm never able to feel like I've got a handle on what I need to do. Its impossible for me to focus on one task for too long because my brain will panic that we aren't paying attention to any of the other balls! Then I'll be in the middle of one task, find a new task that needs to be done, and I just cannot finish what I was doing until this new thing is done. So every day more and more balls need to be juggled and it feels like if I let even one of them drop then I'm going to die.

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  13. Comment on James Carville on the state of Democratic politics in ~misc

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    Honest question: How should a prison abolitionist approach you with the their reasoning and any data that supports their position if you shut down at the mention of the topic?

    Honest question: How should a prison abolitionist approach you with the their reasoning and any data that supports their position if you shut down at the mention of the topic?

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  14. Comment on HBO Max is getting live hockey, thanks to a new NHL deal in ~sports

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    I think the biggest thing about these deals is hockey is going to consistently be on ESPN, which has the potential to explode the US hockey market. All my sports-fan family members have ESPN on in...

    I think the biggest thing about these deals is hockey is going to consistently be on ESPN, which has the potential to explode the US hockey market. All my sports-fan family members have ESPN on in the background all day, or if they don't know what they want to watch they default to checking all the ESPNs. With some TNT/ESPN-esc hockey talk shows, the sport could see a huge growth in US interest. I mean, they have to execute on that plan and execute it well, but I see a lot more potential growth options on ESPN than I did with NBC. This doesn't really change anything about how I will be viewing hockey games, but maybe we'll get some better content around the sport. I can think of very few hockey shows that are high quality, and just about all of them are on youtube.

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  15. Comment on Cryptocurrency is an abject disaster in ~tech

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    I'd say the only crypto worth believing could be the one to gain mainstream adoption would be ETH.

    I'd say the only crypto worth believing could be the one to gain mainstream adoption would be ETH.

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  16. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been listening to this band Waxlimbs a lot lately, specifically their track Dead In The Water though their whole catalog is really good IMO. The list themselves as Electronica/Alien...

    I've been listening to this band Waxlimbs a lot lately, specifically their track Dead In The Water though their whole catalog is really good IMO. The list themselves as Electronica/Alien Alternative on twitter, which I guess is as good a description for their sound as any. I don't really know what I'd call it otherwise. Lots of just very good, trance-like music that I've just found myself gravitating towards listening to for all tasks: walking to the grocery store, during work, while playing games, watching the music video while high as hell. I wish I had better or more concrete reasons why I like their music so much but I haven't really figured it out yet.

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  17. Comment on What are you learning right now? in ~life

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    Throwing all my lost passions at the wall and seeing what sticks I've got my Topology, Real Analysis, and Complex Analysis textbooks out and I finally managed to get Haskell to install on an m1...

    Throwing all my lost passions at the wall and seeing what sticks

    I've got my Topology, Real Analysis, and Complex Analysis textbooks out and I finally managed to get Haskell to install on an m1 mac (not using Rosetta, but by using a mostly-supported official installer for Apple Silicon). Might dabble with Golang again if I decide I want to learn something "productive"

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  18. Comment on Reddit announces "Reddit Talk," its clone of Clubhouse in ~tech

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    Note: I know jack shit about Clubhouse, so this is my thought for how they could stand out over Reddit. They might already do this, they could be terrible. Idk. Potentially moderation or admin...

    Note: I know jack shit about Clubhouse, so this is my thought for how they could stand out over Reddit. They might already do this, they could be terrible. Idk.

    why would users of those platforms not just use their clubhouse clone?

    Potentially moderation or admin tools, or the community. There are a number of subreddits I am on that I would love to be able to do something like Clubhouse but some of the community members uhhhhhhh kinda suck. I can see Clubhouse still being moderately successful if they gave moderators better tools than what reddit offers and if the communities cultivated by that are better. Again, I'm not saying this is the case or will be the case, but that's my best guess for how they could potentially carve niche out.

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  19. Comment on Reddit announces "Reddit Talk," its clone of Clubhouse in ~tech

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    IMO its fine to blame Facebook specifically for these things as long as we don't stop there. Facebook deserves some blame, but the ecosystem they exist in and the companies themselves for...

    IMO its fine to blame Facebook specifically for these things as long as we don't stop there. Facebook deserves some blame, but the ecosystem they exist in and the companies themselves for following Facebook's lead.

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