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  1. Comment on Would you consider it unhealthy to smoke pot twice a day recreationally? in ~talk

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    Studies show that cannabis does negatively impact cognitive abilities, particularly memory and the brain's ability to recall words is significantly influenced in later stages of life. At around...

    Studies show that cannabis does negatively impact cognitive abilities, particularly memory and the brain's ability to recall words is significantly influenced in later stages of life. At around age 40 the differences between frequent cannabis users vs. the control group was statistically significant. The divergence continues to grow more significant for each decade beyond that point. We don't yet know why cannabis seems to have this effect, but we do know that it happens.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Would you consider it unhealthy to smoke pot twice a day recreationally? in ~talk

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    Cannabis has documented inhibitory effects on REM sleep. It disrupts phasic sleep. Regular cannabis users often experience powerful and intense lucid dreams when they go on a break as their body...

    Cannabis has documented inhibitory effects on REM sleep. It disrupts phasic sleep. Regular cannabis users often experience powerful and intense lucid dreams when they go on a break as their body is finally able to enter REM sleep once more. Considering how important sleep is for general health and well being I'd say the answer to your question is unequivocally yes. Regular, long term use of cannabis is unhealthy.

    That said, I don't believe that recreational use of cannabis is intrinsically negative. Anyone who's used it can attest to the fact that it can be a fantastic recreational drug.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What is your go-to never-failing joke? in ~talk

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    I used to work at a fire hydrant factory. The benefits were great but parking was a nightmare.

    I used to work at a fire hydrant factory. The benefits were great but parking was a nightmare.

    17 votes
  4. Comment on CS:GO Players Unionize in ~sports

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    There has been some rumblings of unionizing in a different game that I follow. What are your thoughts on unionizing? Personally I think unions are a good thing in the esports business, companies...

    There has been some rumblings of unionizing in a different game that I follow. What are your thoughts on unionizing? Personally I think unions are a good thing in the esports business, companies are notoriously exploitative of both players and their own employees.

    I've volunteered at LAN events and I couldn't tell you how many stories I've heard of people being unknowingly used and taken advantage of, made to work for free, gotten screwed out of their contracts and more. It's a dirty business.

    8 votes
  5. Comment on Every episode of "The Flash" ever in ~tv

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    Do you take an interest in writing? I love how you pick the show apart using comedy, you're quite good at this.

    Do you take an interest in writing? I love how you pick the show apart using comedy, you're quite good at this.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

  7. Comment on First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education in ~misc

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    Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity are all slowly drifting towards the brink of insolvency. But you don't see those headlines for some reason.

    Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity are all slowly drifting towards the brink of insolvency. But you don't see those headlines for some reason.

    8 votes
  8. Comment on First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education in ~misc

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    Is there anywhere on the internet that is safe from Tech-Jesus?

    Is there anywhere on the internet that is safe from Tech-Jesus?

    10 votes
  9. Comment on Podcast Recommendations in ~talk

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    The Last Podcast On the Left - A show hosted by three comedians who are die hard fans of true crime, paranormal activity, conspiracy, the supernatural or things that are just plain weird and...

    The Last Podcast On the Left - A show hosted by three comedians who are die hard fans of true crime, paranormal activity, conspiracy, the supernatural or things that are just plain weird and crazy. Check out their most recent series on the murders of Tupac and Notorious B.I.G.

    The Joe Rogan Experience - This man probably needs no introduction, but I mention this show just in case. If you haven't watched/listened to this show, just look up the Alex Jones episode on YouTube to start with. Also check out the episodes with Jamie Foxx, Megan Phelps-Roger, Leah Remini, Jordan Peterson, and episode #666 with Duncan Trussel. Ought to give you an idea of what the show is about.

    The Best Debate In The Universe - A podcast hosted by my favorite angry Armenian guy, Maddox. Maddox is a satirist and writer who's most well known for his website The Best Page In The Universe and his YouTube channel. The show is mostly centered around debating contemporary topics. Heads up, they had to work quite a bit on the format of the show and it improved a lot over time.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Untitled in ~tildes

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    I'm not sure if that's a good idea.

    I'm not sure if that's a good idea.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on Firefox Is Back. It’s Time to Give It a Try. in ~tech

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    I tried switching to Firefox from Vivaldi back when they released Quantum, but there are several features Vivaldi offers that I don't want to give up. Firefox tends to slow down as you install...

    I tried switching to Firefox from Vivaldi back when they released Quantum, but there are several features Vivaldi offers that I don't want to give up. Firefox tends to slow down as you install various privacy/security addons, especially the startup time noticeably slows down even after installing just a couple of addons.

    If you have a lot of tabs open it eats up more RAM, and again startup is further slowed down the more tabs are open.

    I still feel a sense of brand loyalty towards Mozilla because their browser was kick ass for a long period of time, but brand loyalty doesn't make my browser behave the way I want it to.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on I would like to see a multi-player gaming company attack player-toxicity with an iron fist and see the results. in ~games

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    This was the core of my gaming experience in the early-mid 2000s. I met people online back then in Halo CE, Quake 3, Counter Strike 1.6 and Call of Duty 2 who I still talk to... in one case 15...

    This was the core of my gaming experience in the early-mid 2000s. I met people online back then in Halo CE, Quake 3, Counter Strike 1.6 and Call of Duty 2 who I still talk to... in one case 15 plus years later? I've known some of those guys for half of my entire life.

    Consequently, these days I've almost completely lost interest in online gaming except for one game. World of Warcraft on private servers still captures the spirit of community that is gone now. There's still a tight knit community keeping the game alive all these years later.

    I've played other online games on and off, mainly Dota 2 and League of Legends but the more I played the more I came to realize how hollow and empty those games were. Games just fail at creating lasting social ties when your fellow players are just warm bodies put there temporarily to create the feeling of challenge.

    Back in the day I used to know who all of the big name players from my region were and talked to them personally. Now that's all gone.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on YouTube blocks MIT OpenWare and Blender videos, asks for monetization agreement in ~tech

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    This is but one example in a long series of bad examples of how the internet is developing in the wrong direction towards closed off and tightly controlled ecosystems. Thank god Twitch came along...

    This is but one example in a long series of bad examples of how the internet is developing in the wrong direction towards closed off and tightly controlled ecosystems.

    Thank god Twitch came along and stole live streaming out from underneath their feet. A serious competitor is exactly what YouTube needs right now.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on How would tildes mitigate a DDOS attack? in ~tildes

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    Ah good 'ol OVH. I wouldn't be playing World of Warcraft on private servers if it weren't for these guys. Impeccable choice in service provider, their DDOS protection has allowed me to waste many...

    Ah good 'ol OVH. I wouldn't be playing World of Warcraft on private servers if it weren't for these guys. Impeccable choice in service provider, their DDOS protection has allowed me to waste many sleepless nights.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Linux distro of choice? in ~comp

  16. Comment on Steam chat update - new friends list, voice, and chat features in ~games

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    One of the things I enjoy about Steam's current chat windows is how they don't use up a lot of screen real estate. The new thing feels like it wants to cover my entire screen. Anyway, here's a...

    One of the things I enjoy about Steam's current chat windows is how they don't use up a lot of screen real estate.
    The new thing feels like it wants to cover my entire screen.

    Anyway, here's a screenshot demoing the ability to attach images in-chat. I feel like it needs like 2000 vertical pixels just by itself.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Like it or not, camera-equipped police drones will soon patrol the skies in ~tech

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    Watch Slaughterbots if you haven't already. We're worried we'll use them against each other in war, but all it takes is a big enough crisis, and scared people will do just about anything to feel...

    Watch Slaughterbots if you haven't already.
    We're worried we'll use them against each other in war, but all it takes is a big enough crisis, and scared people will do just about anything to feel safe again. It's a short step from a major crisis to weaponized drones being deployed against human beings during peace time.

    We're heading toward a very dark place.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on How would Tildes feel about a mascot? in ~tildes

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    I quite like the basic shape of the logo. Could probably build on that a bit.

    I quite like the basic shape of the logo. Could probably build on that a bit.

    1 vote