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  1. Comment on Is recycling worth it anymore? The truth is complicated. in ~enviro

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    If your concern is an existential threat to humanity then there are plenty to fret about but little you can do individually but the idea that we're years from disaster is not really accurate...

    If your concern is an existential threat to humanity then there are plenty to fret about but little you can do individually but the idea that we're years from disaster is not really accurate outside a catastrophic black swan event. Climate change will take generations. There is a good podcast called Hidden Forces that had a recent episode on the topic the I'd recommend.

    If you are concerned about the misery humans inflict on the world then consider that it's balanced by the beauty.

    But at the end of th day, there is only the one life, the one game in town, so play it. Or not.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    Low, a hundred a month tops with most of that going to MailChimp. My advertising costs change depending on what we are doing but run between $100 to maybe a peak of a couple thousand, but you know...

    Low, a hundred a month tops with most of that going to MailChimp. My advertising costs change depending on what we are doing but run between $100 to maybe a peak of a couple thousand, but you know ahead of time how much you're going to get back for each dollar spent there.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    There is a seriousness here that in the past has made things not very fun for me. And that's totally ok. It's more like hacker news or something in what is expected of users and I have struggled...

    There is a seriousness here that in the past has made things not very fun for me. And that's totally ok. It's more like hacker news or something in what is expected of users and I have struggled to maintain that in the past. So like I said, I'm probably just not a good fit, but I wanted to drop a line to see if any of the ol gang is around, and seems like maybe not

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Is recycling worth it anymore? The truth is complicated. in ~enviro

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    We tend to outhtink our messes and I'm sure it'll be no different here, plus it's the only game in town, so why bet against yourself?

    We tend to outhtink our messes and I'm sure it'll be no different here, plus it's the only game in town, so why bet against yourself?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Joe Rogan spread anti-vaccine misinformation. Spotify's CEO redirects and refuses to address problematic behavior. in ~tech

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    I enjoy him for entertainment and his News Radio days but we're talking about a guy who was a moon landing denier... He is a follower not a leader.

    I enjoy him for entertainment and his News Radio days but we're talking about a guy who was a moon landing denier... He is a follower not a leader.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Is recycling worth it anymore? The truth is complicated. in ~enviro

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    Sounds like nihilism with extra steps

    Sounds like nihilism with extra steps

    6 votes
  7. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    Not much to be honest. I did for awhile but to be perfectly honest I'm not sure I'm the right fit for the site and have been turned off many times and maybe rightfully so. It doesn't appear to...

    Not much to be honest. I did for awhile but to be perfectly honest I'm not sure I'm the right fit for the site and have been turned off many times and maybe rightfully so. It doesn't appear to have grown much which is unfortunate because I like the tech and idea behind it (or maybe im just not looking at things the right way). I do like that I am confident that the people I'm interacting with are doing so in good faith, which is nice.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    Sure I'd love to. We provide continuing education to a field that is required to have it by law and are licensed by the state. There are many such industries that require such training as real...

    Sure I'd love to. We provide continuing education to a field that is required to have it by law and are licensed by the state. There are many such industries that require such training as real estate, accounting, etc. Our site is focused on ease of use and working on mobile devices (which was more of a selling point when we started). It's WordPress on a LAMP stack with some custom PHP and a number of paid plugins. I'm pretty proud of it.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    About the time I got the Samsung they dropped support for it (LegacyOS) and I was going to go ahead with loading the latest version but there were all these warnings about messing up the phone...

    About the time I got the Samsung they dropped support for it (LegacyOS) and I was going to go ahead with loading the latest version but there were all these warnings about messing up the phone that I chickened out

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    My concern was hospitals running out of O2. Really I am/was most concerned with my young daughter who has moderate asthma so it was money well spent for piece of mind. You can't but then without...

    My concern was hospitals running out of O2. Really I am/was most concerned with my young daughter who has moderate asthma so it was money well spent for piece of mind. You can't but then without an Rx but I found an old lady selling a used one online and bought it

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff in ~talk

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    Targus .357 with the shorter barrel and some hollow points

    Targus .357 with the shorter barrel and some hollow points

    1 vote
  12. Logged in for the first time in awhile. Update on my phone and other stuff

    Heya! Man I haven't been on Tildes for a minute. How the heck is everyone? I've been on a bit of a roller coaster since I posted about looking for a new phone and have been keeping busy. Just...

    Heya!

    Man I haven't been on Tildes for a minute. How the heck is everyone?

    I've been on a bit of a roller coaster since I posted about looking for a new phone and have been keeping busy.

    Just right now I really should be:

    • Editing a book my dad wrote about our ancestors in the US - think Little House on the Prairie. It's going to be a surprise gift for his 90th. I'm having it printed all nice and whatnot.
    • I need to contact the free lancer I work with in India to help me put together new online courses for the website I run as a side hustle. Hoping for a break out cycle next time and have it become something that might replace my primary income in the next 4-5 years. It's paying off but the work can be super boring.
    • I have a lawn care landscaping guy coming over today to see about putting a french drain in around the basement foundation to get some water away. I am working from home full time now so I want to make the basement nicer (where I work from). Basically it's going to still look like a basement, just nicer. Going to epoxy the floor and put up that commercial type baseboard, fresh white paint on the walls and ceiling, then new lights. Then I'll add storage for things we don't use everyday. Should be cool but a ton of work.

    Other stuff that's happened since I last talked to you all:

    • I need to get passport photos for the family for a cruise in Nov that we probably will end up canceling unless the kids can get vaccinated by then. Bought it cheap at the height of the pandemic.
    • Just yesterday I was at Costco and do you ever get annoyed by the check they do before you leave? Like normally its cursory but this time they really went through everything and it was this much older guy with a lot of Veteran-wear and he like really went out of his way to touch each item in our cart multiple times. I literally said "Are you going to touch everything?" But I don't think he heard me. I guess the issue was we had what looked like 11 items and only 10 on the receipt but one thing was a two-pack of shirts. We also weren't dressed particularity well and probably smelled like weed so there's that too. But no fun for sure.
    • I took up stock trading during the March lows and lost about $8K then after a lot of work and mostly luck made that back plus $2k. Then I took a break for a while because it was hella stressful. Then I got in on gme early in my retirement account. So now I don't have to worry about retirement so much. Really mind blowing. I'm going to a financial advisor soon.
    • I kind of called the pandemic early ... I have some neighbors who are Chinese and they told me how bad it was getting over there. So we went and got n95s when you could still get them at the big box stores and bought supplies including a handgun and a o2 machine. I remember driving up to the bank drive through window and getting $10k in cash out just for saf e keeping. We've basically been hunkered down ever since.

    It's been a long strange trip man, how have you all been?

    tl;dr: Got a Samsung Galaxy 8. Generally like it but dislike having to deal with both a Samsung layer and the Google layer - having just the Apple layer on the iPhone is nice. I didn't put any cool OS on it like I was talking about. The fingerprint reader works really well so I totally get why people use those.

    20 votes
  13. Comment on ‘Game Of Thrones’ writers cut battle with 50 direwolves from season 8 in ~tv

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    Thanks! Needed to step away from a bit to focus on RL things. I'll be doing that again soon but I haven't forgotten about Tildes.

    Thanks! Needed to step away from a bit to focus on RL things. I'll be doing that again soon but I haven't forgotten about Tildes.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on ‘Game Of Thrones’ writers cut battle with 50 direwolves from season 8 in ~tv

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    He liked them all. Thank you so much! I've definitely seen Rob Roy - good flick that I think was a bit lost in the popularity of Braveheart when it was released. Tim Roth was fantastic as the...

    He liked them all. Thank you so much! I've definitely seen Rob Roy - good flick that I think was a bit lost in the popularity of Braveheart when it was released. Tim Roth was fantastic as the villain. I'll have to share that clip with him. Thank you again!

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot in ~health

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    I didn’t put that much thought into it which is the problem I think. I agree it wasn’t appropriate for Tildes. I’ll work to be more thoughtful moving forward. Thanks for always being cool Deimos

    I didn’t put that much thought into it which is the problem I think. I agree it wasn’t appropriate for Tildes. I’ll work to be more thoughtful moving forward. Thanks for always being cool Deimos

    1 vote
  16. Comment on How to start being an adult? I feel like I am falling downhill without any branch to catch me. in ~life

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    Sleep. Exercise. Therapy/counseling. Start doing those three things immediately. Set a bed time. Set an alarm to wake up by a certain time. Get moving. Take a walk. A run. Do something to get your...

    Sleep. Exercise. Therapy/counseling.

    Start doing those three things immediately. Set a bed time. Set an alarm to wake up by a certain time. Get moving. Take a walk. A run. Do something to get your blood going. If you can't do that easily, you may be depressed. Either way, set an appointment with your school's counselor/therapists. Be open with your family about what's going on. I hope they're good people and support you. If not, find someone who does.

    Some one, some where, is living the life you want to lead. You can be that person, but you have to be that person. No one else can do that for you.

    10 votes
  17. Comment on Legal Weed Is A Danger To Dogs. Here's How To Know If Your Pup Got Into Pot in ~health

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    Link to article with pics: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/20/732332846/legal-weed-is-a-danger-to-dogs-heres-how-to-keep-your-pup-away-from-pot I thought this article was...

    Link to article with pics: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/06/20/732332846/legal-weed-is-a-danger-to-dogs-heres-how-to-keep-your-pup-away-from-pot

    I thought this article was hilarious in how alarmist it is. No one has every died by pot ingestion so I'm pretty sure people's pets are OK.

    EDIT: I 100% stand by my statement. Those of you criticizing without reading the article should note that the doctor is quoted as saying that it's not harmful to the animal with the only danger is a dog getting so high they inhale their own vomit.

    Those of you saying that alone is enough justification for the article might want to consider ALL of the other things that people have laying around that can harm your pets MUCH MORE than a hypothetical "I ate so much pot I threw up and I'm so stoned I can turn my head" situation. Like pain pills, or cleaning supplies, or you know, a car driving down the road, or as everyone seems to want to point out, dark chocolate.

    Please save your outrage for something worthy of it.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on ‘Game Of Thrones’ writers cut battle with 50 direwolves from season 8 in ~tv

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    Thank you for the videos! I'll share them with my son who is studying fencing. I was reading up on the Princess Bride duel and apparently the person who trained the actors was the same who trained...

    Thank you for the videos! I'll share them with my son who is studying fencing.

    I was reading up on the Princess Bride duel and apparently the person who trained the actors was the same who trained Flynn.

    Here's the article if you want to read more:
    https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/princess-bride-30th-anniversary-sword-fight-inigo-montoya-man-in-black-rob-reiner-mandy-patinkin-cary-elwes

    1 vote
  19. Comment on ‘Game Of Thrones’ writers cut battle with 50 direwolves from season 8 in ~tv

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    Fair enough. I personally didn't find the movie memorable. The spear fighting portion of that was pretty cool for sure though :) EDIT: My all-time favorite duel:...

    Fair enough. I personally didn't find the movie memorable. The spear fighting portion of that was pretty cool for sure though :)

    EDIT: My all-time favorite duel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDlZ_SXx5gA

    1 vote