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  1. Comment on As the coronavirus increasingly reaches red states and areas, Republicans are becoming moderately more concerned with it in ~misc

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    All so sadly predictable :(.

    All so sadly predictable :(.

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  2. Comment on Plex to incorporate free live streaming TV in ~tv

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    On apple at least there is infuse.

    On apple at least there is infuse.

  3. Comment on I'm stuck in an endless loop in ~health

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    There’s a lot of possibilities. One is, it’s just normal. Everyone undergoes cycles, and your being might just be in one that includes these smaller cycles. Two, we’re in unprecedented times. The...

    There’s a lot of possibilities.

    One is, it’s just normal. Everyone undergoes cycles, and your being might just be in one that includes these smaller cycles.

    Two, we’re in unprecedented times. The malaise that everyone feels over covid and, for many of us, Trump and the fact that he has so many followers has really been bubbling since before the ‘07 debacle in my view. It’s just undeniable and obvious now.

    Third, while the state of mental health art is not that great, there are some effective assays and treatments that might actually be your issue, or can at least effectively rule them out. These include things like adhd, trauma, certain neurotransmitter and hormonal issues (sounds like you explored this last a little).

    Finally l, never discount the spiritual element. You don’t have to believe in any kind of god to benefit from a lot of what spiritual practice has to offer. Prayer, meditation, spiritual study (especially with a group), and service can all lrovide tremendous beneficial mood effects. Note that what you pray/practice/study is irrelevant so long as its not something harmful (stay away from Franklin Graham type stuff, e.g.). It’s the act of it that is important.

    Let us know how you get on. Inwish you the best.

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  4. Comment on If the Louvre was on fire, should we rescue the art first or the people? in ~arts

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    How is the physical manifestation of the art piece required to perpetuate the idea and significance of the art?

    How is the physical manifestation of the art piece required to perpetuate the idea and significance of the art?

  5. Comment on Every time someone is better at something than you are, it just means they failed at it more times than you did in ~life

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    This patently untrue. In fact, I’d wager nearly every tildan is naturally a lot better at mathematics than most people. There was some early, limited “failures” at learning in first grade for me,...

    This patently untrue. In fact, I’d wager nearly every tildan is naturally a lot better at mathematics than most people. There was some early, limited “failures” at learning in first grade for me, but once i learned how to learn it, there were few failures through calculus. True of many disciplines for me, and I’m sure most of you.

    I read somewhere along the way too that modern theory states success is more important than failure for learning.

    Chaos also has a large role. I’ve received more than my fair share of breaks and advantages for which i made no effort.

    This is not, of course to discount perseverance. Others have applied themselves more diligently than i with about the same natural talent and opportunity, and have thereby achieved greater success.

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  6. Comment on Anyone else diagnosed with depression? I need others to talk to in ~health

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    A lot of people I know with MH issues benefit a lot fro 12 step recovery meetings, because there is such a strong focus on fellowship and ending isolation. And now is a super good time to explore...

    A lot of people I know with MH issues benefit a lot fro 12 step recovery meetings, because there is such a strong focus on fellowship and ending isolation. And now is a super good time to explore some of the more niche fellowships because they’re all on zoom. I’m in aca (awesome if there is childhood trauma in your story), but there are lots to choose from. There’s even refuge recovery, which is a buddhist version. Most “open” meetings will accomodate anyone, but alanon has really broad welcome: you belong if you know anyone who is an alcoholic or addict of any kind (and if you live in America, you do).

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  7. Comment on Supreme Court says Manhattan DA can get Trump’s tax records, but rejects bid by House Democrats in ~news

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    It sounds from this summary like a good way to split the baby. I wonder if gtounds exist under this rubric to form a valid subpoena for trump’s records?

    It sounds from this summary like a good way to split the baby. I wonder if gtounds exist under this rubric to form a valid subpoena for trump’s records?

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  8. Comment on Sweden has become the world’s cautionary tale in ~health.coronavirus

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    Fwiw, slightly more than half of the voters here In the us are not in support of our president.

    Fwiw, slightly more than half of the voters here In the us are not in support of our president.

  9. Comment on Young people around the world are less religious than their parents in several measures in ~humanities

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    My personal experience is in fact that a number of people go back to church when their kids start walking. Myself and a lot of the parents in my church, a number of my bosses. Commitment and...

    My personal experience is in fact that a number of people go back to church when their kids start walking. Myself and a lot of the parents in my church, a number of my bosses. Commitment and affiliation do vary. The churches in question are very progressive mind you. Mine explicitly states the Bible is full of errors and human bias. And it’s a Baptist church!

    Also, my perception of many of my oeers is that they have become less tolerant of people outside their comfort zone, and less willing to express non mainstream ideas as they have aged, again moreso if they have kids. (Not me godammit!). It is a kind of cultural conservatism in my view.

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  10. Comment on Young people around the world are less religious than their parents in several measures in ~humanities

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    I only skimmed the article, so forgive me if the date it was there and I didn’t see it. But I’m curious how this age gap difference trends over time. I seem to recall reading similar reports from...

    I only skimmed the article, so forgive me if the date it was there and I didn’t see it. But I’m curious how this age gap difference trends over time. I seem to recall reading similar reports from 20 years ago. And those reports reported a similar age-based gap.

    The conventional wisdom is that people grow more conservative, and by extension more religiously affiliated, as they grow older and/or have kids. In other words, the unaffiliated kids of 20 years ago are now affiliated older people, and the unafilliated kids ttoday will be affiliated in 20 years.

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  11. Comment on Do Americans understand how badly they’re doing? in ~health.coronavirus

  12. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Not really. Perhaps the 6502. The desire is born from a challenge I didn’t meet as a young lad.

    Not really. Perhaps the 6502. The desire is born from a challenge I didn’t meet as a young lad.

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  13. Comment on Fortnightly Programming Q&A Thread in ~comp

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    Best tutorial for avocational assembly for an ex perl developer who’s been out of the game for 15 uears?

    Best tutorial for avocational assembly for an ex perl developer who’s been out of the game for 15 uears?

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  14. Comment on What's wrong with email? in ~tech

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    I don’t have access to data, but a question to explore would be, how manybservers would spin down if there were no spam? And the energy usage of those servers should be fairly straightforward to...

    I don’t have access to data, but a question to explore would be, how manybservers would spin down if there were no spam? And the energy usage of those servers should be fairly straightforward to calculate.

  15. Comment on Space Command S01E01 — The greatest 'Star Trek' type show you're not watching right now in ~tv

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    Just for the record, I enjoyed matrix ii as much as i. In different ways, but just as much. III, on the other hand, well, it was certainly the equivalent of star wars ep I.

    Just for the record, I enjoyed matrix ii as much as i. In different ways, but just as much. III, on the other hand, well, it was certainly the equivalent of star wars ep I.

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  16. Comment on New state-level model from Imperial College London suggests that epidemic is not under control in most American states, predicts major surge in cases and deaths over next two months in ~health.coronavirus

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    Part of the problem is trans-generational trauma, or something like it. The trauma can be at a group or community level. Essentially, the angry electorate is suffering from unresolved trauma and...

    Part of the problem is trans-generational trauma, or something like it. The trauma can be at a group or community level. Essentially, the angry electorate is suffering from unresolved trauma and so recreates the kind of relationship that perpetuates the trauma. The reason this happens is due to a miswired (by early-life trauma) reward pathway in the brain. It works a lot like addiction, where the trauma event creates a similar effect in the brain as would a drug.

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  17. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    Bad, but still kind of enjoyable, is Def-Con 4

    Bad, but still kind of enjoyable, is Def-Con 4

  18. Comment on Recommend me a movie that _________ in ~movies

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    Her Message from Europa I think that’s the title. A manned mission to Jupiter’s moon follows up on an incomplete communique from there. Many adaptations of John Le Carre novels (and the books,...

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    Message from Europa I think that’s the title. A manned mission to Jupiter’s moon follows up on an incomplete communique from there.

    Many adaptations of John Le Carre novels (and the books, too, obviously) but especially the bbc productions of tinker tailor and smiley’s people

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  19. Comment on We need to speak honestly about the GOP’s evolution into a conspiracy cult in ~misc

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    It’s the same group, or at least people with the same impetus, but only since Reagan has it been almost exclusively republican. Remember Lbj (apologies i can’t remember the exact quote) “tell an...

    It’s the same group, or at least people with the same impetus, but only since Reagan has it been almost exclusively republican.

    Remember Lbj (apologies i can’t remember the exact quote) “tell an unintelligent white man that he is better than intelligent black man and he will give you money and votes.”

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  20. Comment on We need to speak honestly about the GOP’s evolution into a conspiracy cult in ~misc

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    Religion, for all its foibles, is an important institution in human advancement. We are wired to long for the numinous (something accubens i believe). Religion is highly effective at helping us...

    Religion, for all its foibles, is an important institution in human advancement. We are wired to long for the numinous (something accubens i believe). Religion is highly effective at helping us organize to act in ways beneficial to others, including promootong oeace and cooperation. No institution is perfect at preventing human corruption.

    That said, particular religions, and particular groups of adherents can and should be judged harshly based on their actions. If we can feel justified in telling a group they can’t smoke weed regardless of its importance to their religion, we sure as hell ought to be able to tell groups that they can’t threaten people with guns or flagrantly refuse to cooperate with stemming a deadly pandemic.

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