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  1. Comment on ‘Elvis’ boogies past $100M at domestic box office in ~movies

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    I think I'm going to see this tonight. I'm impressed with the numbers it's doing.

    I think I'm going to see this tonight. I'm impressed with the numbers it's doing.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on CGP Grey on zebra vs horse domestication in ~life

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    His tone is more than flippant, it is smug! I believe he is entirely sincere about the value proposition he is describing. I bet he also believes we're in a great golden age of successfully...

    His tone is more than flippant, it is smug! I believe he is entirely sincere about the value proposition he is describing. I bet he also believes we're in a great golden age of successfully engineered people. I'm sure you would agree that no bear in the history of bears has ever wished that a human would climb on its back. If you haven't seen the factory farms, I repeat, they are extremely convincing.

  3. Comment on CGP Grey on zebra vs horse domestication in ~life

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    CGP GREY is posting absolutely tyrannical descriptions of the domestication process. His explanation is incredibly vulgar! He says zebras have brains like little grey lumps and that they "lack a...

    CGP GREY is posting absolutely tyrannical descriptions of the domestication process. His explanation is incredibly vulgar! He says zebras have brains like little grey lumps and that they "lack a family structure" and that makes them unsuitable. He calls them crappy horses. He literally flashes the phrase "exploit family values" on screen. It's such a triumphalist screed. I think humans have a profoundly selfish sense of their relationship with animals and I won't stand for it! Have you watched factory farm videos? I'm telling you, they convert the viewer instantaneously. It's horrible what we're doing and we need to change course.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Movie recommendation: Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes in ~movies

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    It's super cute!~ I loved this movie, great toy SFnal story

    It's super cute!~ I loved this movie, great toy SFnal story

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Into the Breach: Advanced Edition update in ~games

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    Hold strong, netflix losing its shine is still a good push. I don't think they get any special treatment for muscling out half of hollywood, and they've been poor stewards for the era which has...

    Hold strong, netflix losing its shine is still a good push. I don't think they get any special treatment for muscling out half of hollywood, and they've been poor stewards for the era which has erupted from their innovation.

  6. Comment on Into the Breach: Advanced Edition update in ~games

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    I maintain that FTL was a lightning strike and this game was the real proof of this studio's mettle. Into the Breach is one of the most complete and thoroughly expressed games of its kind, I think...

    I maintain that FTL was a lightning strike and this game was the real proof of this studio's mettle. Into the Breach is one of the most complete and thoroughly expressed games of its kind, I think it is a tremendous accomplishment. Very pleased to see the new edition, I want this game on anything that will run doom.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Should superpowers announce? in ~talk

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    Yes, I fear that any panel set to me would be immediately and catastrophically distrusted. I would start by reaching out to a close friend, but I can't certify that he will handle the revelation...

    Yes, I fear that any panel set to me would be immediately and catastrophically distrusted. I would start by reaching out to a close friend, but I can't certify that he will handle the revelation without pulling out his hair and becoming very confused. I could get him to swear not to tell, if I told him it is still a secret, but I'm more concerned that it would turn his brain inside out to deal with the implication of what I think I'm showing him. I am wrecked, psychologically, by the situation. Why should I risk that he be, too?

    But even keeping it to myself has many issues. I really am not equipped to suss out what are appropriate interventions, and what might be terrible horrors. I have the basic morality I grew up with, but that is not broad enough to account for anything beyond very limited and personal contexts. How do I even begin to conceive of the wider picture??

    2 votes
  8. Should superpowers announce?

    like, say I've invented a magic trick that I don't know how it's done. What is my moral obligation to report novel phenomena? If a divine singularity spontaneously opens up in my living room, or...

    like, say I've invented a magic trick that I don't know how it's done. What is my moral obligation to report novel phenomena? If a divine singularity spontaneously opens up in my living room, or in my kidney, and somehow I harness it and taught myself to fly -- do I have to tell people, or do we think it would be too scary? It seems really obscene and disruptive to announce something so premise-shattering. Shouldn't I labor in secrecy? Do I have to expose my abilities to some sort of mandate before I can start?

    11 votes
  9. Comment on House of the Dragon | Official teaser trailer in ~tv

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    Matt Smith looks ridiculous!! What a silly man!! I say he has the screen presence of a giraffe!! What an incredible wig!! Looking forward to this exhibition of costumes, bet it's trashy melodrama...

    Matt Smith looks ridiculous!! What a silly man!! I say he has the screen presence of a giraffe!! What an incredible wig!! Looking forward to this exhibition of costumes, bet it's trashy melodrama from top to bottom. I just saw the gilded age, that show has so many good dresses on it (dramatically it was very wooden)

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Weird: The Al Yankovic Story | Teaser trailer in ~movies

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    Daniel Radcliffe looks the part! This could be a very bland movie and I think I'll be checking it out anyway

    Daniel Radcliffe looks the part! This could be a very bland movie and I think I'll be checking it out anyway

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What are some good mobile games which doesn't require dragging? in ~games

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    Just cycled back to Hoplite, been working on that atheist run for most of a decade now...! Highly recommend.

    Just cycled back to Hoplite, been working on that atheist run for most of a decade now...! Highly recommend.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on 'If you eat here, you're dining with rats' in ~food

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    I was in nyc thru the rise of these street-side seating set-ups. There is rubbish piling up on many streets in many parts of the city, but the restaurants aren't to blame for the piles (they would...

    I was in nyc thru the rise of these street-side seating set-ups. There is rubbish piling up on many streets in many parts of the city, but the restaurants aren't to blame for the piles (they would have piled anyway) and the curbside shacks have done an unthinkably successful job of reclaiming street space for pedestrians. It is, in my estimation, an unmitigated good.

    6 votes
  13. I'm stuck and could use some help, pretty please

    okay tildes here to tell suspended to leave their kid alone about discord on the school computer. that was easy advice to give! But how about a real challenge in what-should-i-do-about-the-boy?...

    okay tildes here to tell suspended to leave their kid alone about discord on the school computer. that was easy advice to give! But how about a real challenge in what-should-i-do-about-the-boy? hold onto your HATS bc I've got a TOUGHIE~!

    see I was tutoring this 13yo last year. He was super isolated and he still is. He deals with a range of insecurity and frustration. He leaps to conclusions and struggles with anger at the people around him, especially his mother. I used to spend time with him daily, but then I moved towns and now our contact is limited to chat and video call. We talk throughout the week but we always video call on wednesdays. His mother asked me if we could switch days, because she wants him to go to after school sessions with a math teacher who has noticed his grades falling. When I talked to him about the possibility of swapping so he could attend the afterschool, he told me that he didn't want go to sessions for dumb kids. I said I was flexible regardless so he can't use the time I reserve for him as an excuse not to go -- but I worry that his perception that the sessions are for dumb kids reflects a stigma that will prevent him from asking for help when he needs it.

    How do I push back on the idea that getting extra help with school could imply that he is somehow inexcusably deficient? I sense that most of his other teachers are setting the bar even lower for him than they did last year; his take-home assignments are uniformly inane, and he knows it. How would you communicate around why it is important to try and to practice trying when so much of what is expected of him is transparently pointless? My friendship with him has become important, I think, but I worry a lot that I have no chance to guide him toward a better life and this episode has been a keen example.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    My review content says you could stream house of gucci on a smaller screen without losing any quality. your theater mgmt sucks, it's wouldn't be a "their word against yours" issue if mgmt paid...

    My review content says you could stream house of gucci on a smaller screen without losing any quality. your theater mgmt sucks, it's wouldn't be a "their word against yours" issue if mgmt paid even cursory attention to the interior of the theaters... sorry for the bs...

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Flustering quickly, often escalating to panic in ~health

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    I think I've asked for this from my partner a couple of ways but they seem pretty reluctant and the strategy hasn't really been adopted. Nice to have this instinct reflected but maybe you have...

    I think I've asked for this from my partner a couple of ways but they seem pretty reluctant and the strategy hasn't really been adopted. Nice to have this instinct reflected but maybe you have other tips, too?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Flustering quickly, often escalating to panic in ~health

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    I'm not sure how to specify, panic might not even be the right word. Usually I'm asking questions that seem relevant or giving answers to questions and then I'll wind up triggered by I can't even...

    I'm not sure how to specify, panic might not even be the right word. Usually I'm asking questions that seem relevant or giving answers to questions and then I'll wind up triggered by I can't even tell what. My partner says I don't make very much sense when I talk and that I'm talking much too much. Feeling like I cannot make myself understood might be a major factor

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  17. Flustering quickly, often escalating to panic

    I get very confused and urgent and it can be many minutes before I understand that I'm arguing from nothing but internal stress. It's a maddening habit that everyone around me finds repulsive. I...

    I get very confused and urgent and it can be many minutes before I understand that I'm arguing from nothing but internal stress. It's a maddening habit that everyone around me finds repulsive. I have thought that it would be possible to make friends who could help to intervene when I am losing polite perspective, but I am not sure if this expectation has ever really functioned. I don't want to disavow any responsibility in telling my friends they have to jump in on my frequent malfunctions, that sounds unfair. But I'm not making much progress on getting over myself by myself. What to do.

    7 votes
  18. Comment on Portland, Oregon, is ground zero for violent culture-war clashes. And it’s spreading in ~misc

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    I had to stop listening to behind the bastards because I struggled to interpret his paraphrasal presentation of the biographies he's reading.. I can't tell how he chooses what to emphasize, at...

    I had to stop listening to behind the bastards because I struggled to interpret his paraphrasal presentation of the biographies he's reading.. I can't tell how he chooses what to emphasize, at all. Sometimes it's so everyone can make jokes, but I was confused too often

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  19. Comment on Hyperbolica devlog #6: Pushing Unity to its limits in ~games.game_design

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    Someone here raise your hand and I'll pass you a steam copy of hyperrogue, an interesting and deep roguelike game set on an infinite hyperbolic 2d plane.

    Someone here raise your hand and I'll pass you a steam copy of hyperrogue, an interesting and deep roguelike game set on an infinite hyperbolic 2d plane.

    5 votes