Omnicrola's recent activity

  1. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    Oops, I meant "instance", but you answered anyway 😋

    Oops, I meant "instance", but you answered anyway 😋

  2. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    Very interesting, didn't know about NextCloud. Several years ago I went looking for a way to get something similar to gsuite but as a self hosted FOSS, but couldn't find anything. What where your...

    Very interesting, didn't know about NextCloud. Several years ago I went looking for a way to get something similar to gsuite but as a self hosted FOSS, but couldn't find anything.

    What where your standalone tools you replaced? Where are you hosting your insurance?

  3. Comment on UFOs show government competence as either surprisingly high or low in ~misc

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    That was fascinating, thanks for the link. As a former Christian I've never run across this particular historical tidbit before.

    and ignores the fact that in all but one questionable gospel Jesus never claimed to be God.

    That was fascinating, thanks for the link. As a former Christian I've never run across this particular historical tidbit before.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on A future without passwords in ~tech

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    As one of my favorite jokes goes: "There are only two hard problems in computer science. Naming things, cache invalidation, and off by one errors."

    As one of my favorite jokes goes:

    "There are only two hard problems in computer science. Naming things, cache invalidation, and off by one errors."

    7 votes
  5. Comment on Deepfake lips are coming to dubbed films in ~tech

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    I agree with this. Language (and acting) is more than speech and lips, and syncing up lips is only part of it. The thing that really got me thinking though, is that now that the tech is at a...

    I agree with this. Language (and acting) is more than speech and lips, and syncing up lips is only part of it.

    The thing that really got me thinking though, is that now that the tech is at a fairly accessible point, how does that alter film making? If the actors/director/etc know and plan for the ability to do this, how can the performances change to make the dubbed result less uncanny?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on A future without passwords in ~tech

    Omnicrola
    Link
    Misleading title (Googles fault, not OP's). Entire article is about how password management is hard, Google is encouraging 2F, and how you should definitely trust Google with all your security...

    Misleading title (Googles fault, not OP's). Entire article is about how password management is hard, Google is encouraging 2F, and how you should definitely trust Google with all your security because they would never ever hurt you.

    And then in the last paragraph they mention how they hope someday in the future passwords will be a thing of the past. Cool.

    20 votes
  7. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of May 3 in ~health.coronavirus

    Omnicrola
    Link
    This is an ad, but goddamn if it didn't make me tear up. EXTRA Gun: For When It's Time Gave me so many warm fuzzies.

    This is an ad, but goddamn if it didn't make me tear up. EXTRA Gun: For When It's Time

    Gave me so many warm fuzzies.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    I see what you did there 😏 🤣🤣🤣 Also can't wait for season 2!

    I appreciate the two of you inviting me to be part of your... DINNER PARTY.

    I see what you did there 😏 🤣🤣🤣

    Also can't wait for season 2!

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Is there anything considered pseudoscientific/unscientific that you suspect has some truth to it and might be re-examined in the future? in ~talk

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    I am extremely skeptical of chiropractors, after having done IT support for one a few years ago. They were one of the ones very solidly in the "chiro will cure everything wrong with you" camp, and...

    I am extremely skeptical of chiropractors, after having done IT support for one a few years ago. They were one of the ones very solidly in the "chiro will cure everything wrong with you" camp, and possessed no actual medical degree that I was aware of. To the point where he believed that a baby's colic could be cured by manipulating the spine.

    I've enjoyed having my spine manipulated by a chiropractor, it feels nice, I don't believe it actually cured or fixed anything. That would require me to stop sitting like an idiot. I think that a licensed physical therapist is a far better choice than a chiropractor.

    10 votes
  10. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of May 3 in ~news

  11. Comment on Marvel Studios celebrates the movies in ~movies

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    Lot of epic shots, but the IRL shot of the audience first reacting to the portals opening in Endgame made me shiver head to toe and tear up. I miss that feeling, I miss it a lot. Standing in a...

    Lot of epic shots, but the IRL shot of the audience first reacting to the portals opening in Endgame made me shiver head to toe and tear up. I miss that feeling, I miss it a lot. Standing in a crowd of people, and all of you enjoying the same thing together.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on Marvel Studios celebrates the movies in ~movies

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    It's an unfortunate necessity of character building. Really good stories often depend on the audience knowing the background and history of characters, or else their decisions have less emotional...

    It's an unfortunate necessity of character building. Really good stories often depend on the audience knowing the background and history of characters, or else their decisions have less emotional impact and carry less weight. In order for the decisions and actions to carry weight, first you have to load that weight up. And while it shouldn't be an excuse for making character-establishment stories boring, it should be understood that it's somewhat impossible to give the story as much weight as you can later, because you haven't loaded the weight yet.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Bill Gates and Melinda Gates are splitting up after 27 years in ~news

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    It's a pretty high bar when you think about it. The expectation that if two people decide to start a relationship sometime in their 20s (or 30s), that they will both grow and have life experiences...

    It's a pretty high bar when you think about it. The expectation that if two people decide to start a relationship sometime in their 20s (or 30s), that they will both grow and have life experiences that leave them changed in the exact way that the relationship still makes sense 10, 20, 40 years later. It's a carryover from when "until death do you part" actually ment sometime into your 40s when one of you inevitably died from a disease, accident, or war.

    I once heard a suggestion years ago that instead of married for life, we should instead have 5 or 10 year civil contracts that auto-expire. Want to renew after 5 years and stay together? Go for it. Want to amicably separate and try out a different path in life? No hard feelings. It really intrigued me at the time, and made me think a lot about societal expectations and rituals around marriage.

    21 votes
  14. Comment on Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of May 3 in ~news

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    I think if there's one thing that I can say for certain about the Biden administration, it's that they're going to be way way better at messaging than Trump. Regardless of if the actual message is...

    I think if there's one thing that I can say for certain about the Biden administration, it's that they're going to be way way better at messaging than Trump. Regardless of if the actual message is effective or not, I think Biden's administration will be able to pump out a more consistent message about their agenda than Trump ever could.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on Jon Stewart - It's Class Warfare - The Poor (and the rest of us) Have Lost (2010) in ~misc

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    All humor is subjective, so I don't fault anyone for not finding Trevor funny (or John for that matter). I think they're both funny, but for different reasons and because their styles are...

    All humor is subjective, so I don't fault anyone for not finding Trevor funny (or John for that matter).

    I think they're both funny, but for different reasons and because their styles are different. John leans into his very natural angry-old-NY-jew persona, and delivers cutting observations and juxtapositions of political and media idiocy. Trevor does a lot of the same observations, but filtered through his personal lens of being an immigrant and being able to compare it with his home country. I think this is especially poignant when talking about racism, and being able to draw contrast and parallels between apartheid South Africa. I think both of them are extremely smart, but obviously John has more practice interviewing people. I do think that's one area Trevor still needs to work on, but he's also in a perfect place to get that practice.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (May 2021) in ~talk

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    That's great! Seeing a therapist has helped me work through a lot of things with my wife, I hope it helps you as well.

    I'm starting therapy on this Friday.

    That's great! Seeing a therapist has helped me work through a lot of things with my wife, I hope it helps you as well.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (May 2021) in ~talk

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    Wow, that's a lot. I appreciate you sharing all that. I think you're correct, K does appear to have codependency issues from what you've described. In the last few years I've had to wrestle with...

    Wow, that's a lot. I appreciate you sharing all that.

    I think you're correct, K does appear to have codependency issues from what you've described. In the last few years I've had to wrestle with my own codependency behaviors, though mine are expressed differently.

    What you're describing is an asymmetric relationship, where you've given up several things that are important to you, simply because they make her upset. And not upset because she objects to the actual activity, but to your absence.

    Have you tried talking to her about these things? Are you able to go to therapy, either by yourself or together?

    5 votes
  18. Comment on A new commission is investigating Jair Bolsonaro’s response to the pandemic — and political foes are gathering strength in ~news

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    I realize this is pedantic, but wouldn't that be mass murder, as opposed to genocide? (Unless he helped one ethnic group and not another, I haven't been paying to close attention). In any case,...

    I realize this is pedantic, but wouldn't that be mass murder, as opposed to genocide? (Unless he helped one ethnic group and not another, I haven't been paying to close attention).

    In any case, dude definitely sounds like a monster.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (May 2021) in ~talk

    Omnicrola
    Link Parent
    That's some pretty heavy thoughts, do you want to share more about why that's #1 on your mind?

    Because if I wanted to go scorched Earth, breaking up with my girlfriend is probably solution number 1. But we've been together 12 years, at this point

    That's some pretty heavy thoughts, do you want to share more about why that's #1 on your mind?

    4 votes