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  1. Comment on Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia in ~tech

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    Wow that's insane! To me it also feels a bit impossible to do though? I am not sure if you can actually really translate from one "abstract" source to any language programmatically. And if you can...

    Wow that's insane! To me it also feels a bit impossible to do though? I am not sure if you can actually really translate from one "abstract" source to any language programmatically. And if you can do that, how can you make sure that the "abstract" source will actually mean the same thing to everyone, especially when translated to different languages. You know - I think there's something called the Safir–Whorf hypothesis, which speculates that the languages we use actually change how we perceive the world. I don't know enough about this stuff though. It's all really interesting though, I can't wait to see what comes out of this!

    6 votes
  2. Comment on Reddit releases their new content policy along with banning hundreds of subreddits, including /r/The_Donald and /r/ChapoTrapHouse in ~tech

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    I sometimes browsed ConsumeProduct to fuel my need to read hateful stuff against the LGBT (why do I (and apparently a lot of other people) do this?) community, and I have to say I didn't really...

    I sometimes browsed ConsumeProduct to fuel my need to read hateful stuff against the LGBT (why do I (and apparently a lot of other people) do this?) community, and I have to say I didn't really see anything going too far. It of course was fully infested by the alt-right community, and whenever anyone (who probably wasn't aware that it's an alt right sub) wanted to seriously talk about any topic they were downvoted to oblivion. So it probably isn't too much of a loss. But still. I am not sure if actually banning subreddits that aren't too terrible is the right solution.

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  3. Comment on The 2020 Steam Summer Sale is live and goes until July 9th in ~games

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    I guess I am probably going to get Sekiro - I played all the other soulsborne games recently, so I might as well. But other that that, I already got too many games! I probably have more free time...

    I guess I am probably going to get Sekiro - I played all the other soulsborne games recently, so I might as well. But other that that, I already got too many games! I probably have more free time than most people, but still there are too many good games! Also I started playing chess a bit, which makes me feel kind of smart (sometimes) (most of the time I feel like just a big nerd) and is totally free! Why would I pay for more games, if I already enjoy the ones I play so much? Also, why would I pay for more games, if that means I am just going to spend even more time playing games?

    Some of my favorite recent indie games you guys might want to check out:

    • Monster Train, similar to Slay the Spire combined with a tower defense game?
    • One Step from Eden, another deckbuilding roguelite, but this one is much more fast paced
    • Hades, a really good roguelite by the guys who made Bastion
    • Hollow Knight, incredible metroidvania game, a bit like a 2d souls like, but it's also so much more! (not really that recent but whatever)
    5 votes
  4. Comment on World tennis number one Novak Djokovic tests positive for COVID-19 in ~sports

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    "Oops! I was wrong! Sorry!" ... no consequences, just a rich guy being an asshole.

    "Oops! I was wrong! Sorry!" ... no consequences, just a rich guy being an asshole.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What are some noteworthy games that aren't available through traditional/common means? in ~games

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    I tried to play alter ego, got to the adolescence part and just had to quit because of how painfully straight it was. It's actually incredible how many scenarios the game gave me that went...

    I tried to play alter ego, got to the adolescence part and just had to quit because of how painfully straight it was. It's actually incredible how many scenarios the game gave me that went something like "do you want to flirt with this random girl/be straight?", and me responding with "no?" and after that the game said that I have a girlfriend anyways. Ok I guess... I guess that's why the game is called alter ego, because I certainly couldn't even get close to creating ego.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Thirty years ago, Romania deprived thousands of babies of human contact. Here's what's become of them in ~life

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    That was so sad and very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe this is kind of a thing that could still be happening to children in developed countries.

    That was so sad and very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I can't believe this is kind of a thing that could still be happening to children in developed countries.

    7 votes
  7. Comment on Replacing (potentially) insensitive terminology in programming in ~comp

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    Wow, I never thought of it but yes the word slave is definitely from the word Slav - that's kind of hilarious. Etymology of some words is so strange.

    Wow, I never thought of it but yes the word slave is definitely from the word Slav - that's kind of hilarious. Etymology of some words is so strange.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on The Gender Tetrahedron: A model for my own gender in ~lgbt

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    So I am a cis male, so I don't really understand this stuff from my own experience. The closest experience I have is people not liking my long hair because I am a guy haha. But this makes me...

    So I am a cis male, so I don't really understand this stuff from my own experience. The closest experience I have is people not liking my long hair because I am a guy haha. But this makes me wonder, if vetrois is basically something like a mix of male and female, wouldn't that be basically in the center of the x-axis of the "old" diagram? What I am saying is, wouldn't agender be basically in the middle of male and female on the x-axis and down at the bottom in "no gender" in the y-axis, and vetrois again in the middle of male and female, but at the top in "yes gender". Again, I don't really understand this, but I would love to learn more!

    I love how your site looks by the way! When I finish more stuff on my neocities site, I might post it here too sometimes.

    3 votes
  9. Does anyone else feel like it's really weird to be right here in the moment?

    It feels so strange. I am right here in time. Not in the past, when I screwed up some stuff. Not in the future when I'll be living somehow, whether like a good adult or somehow else. It just feels...

    It feels so strange. I am right here in time. Not in the past, when I screwed up some stuff. Not in the future when I'll be living somehow, whether like a good adult or somehow else. It just feels strange to be so aware of it. So aware of the moment, of the fact that I am currently typing stuff into a textbox on a website, hoping someone else relates to this feeling.

    21 votes
  10. Comment on Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) in ~music

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    Made by a Czech guy :). His name was actually (Antonín) Dvořák and not Dvorak, I know it's a hassle to add the non basic ascii characters, but you know - he probably deserves it to be spelled...

    Made by a Czech guy :). His name was actually (Antonín) Dvořák and not Dvorak, I know it's a hassle to add the non basic ascii characters, but you know - he probably deserves it to be spelled properly.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on can you have a painting made with just one color? in ~creative

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    @kfwyre That is pretty much it. The first part is from the point of view of someone like me, pretty much catastrophizing when I look at the news. The second part is me trying to write from the...

    @kfwyre

    That is pretty much it. The first part is from the point of view of someone like me, pretty much catastrophizing when I look at the news. The second part is me trying to write from the point of view of someone, who doesn't mind the types of governments getting to power in Hungary, Poland, US, Turkey and many other countries of the world. The ending line is me trying to accept the fact that even though the world looks like it's going to shit, it's actually still been getting much better over time.

    By the way, Desert is an incredible song from an incredible album! That "I've seen those boys kissing boys" line is pretty much burned into my mind. I wish the lead singer wasn't who he is (was?), but the songs this band made are so powerful, I can't not listen to them.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Daily thread for news/updates/discussion of George Floyd protests - June 1 in ~news

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    I am watching this from Europe, and this is actually just crazy. Can't believe this is happening in a supposedly democratic country which prides itself on free speech.

    I am watching this from Europe, and this is actually just crazy. Can't believe this is happening in a supposedly democratic country which prides itself on free speech.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on can you have a painting made with just one color? in ~creative

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    Procrastinating from learning for my exams. I don't think I am very good at poetry, haha. But it's funny how I am the most creative when I really should be doing other stuff.

    Procrastinating from learning for my exams. I don't think I am very good at poetry, haha. But it's funny how I am the most creative when I really should be doing other stuff.

    2 votes
  14. can you have a painting made with just one color?

    can you have a painting made with just one color? the walls stopped leaking they broke down the water is pouring in it has long ago turned brown literally floating shit was it ever clear? the ice...

    can you have a painting made with just one color?

    the walls stopped leaking
    they broke down
    the water is pouring in
    it has long ago turned brown
    literally floating shit
    was it ever clear?

    the ice stopped melting
    why that frown
    the truth is coming in
    the good guys have the crown
    back then there weren't any queers
    things were better, isn't that clear?

    i think overall we drink cleaner water than before

    10 votes
  15. Comment on Rediscovering the small web in ~tech

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    Of course! But most of the time you have to pay for that haha, which isn't that much of a problem but I would love to have the site stay up for as long as possible. Which is much easier when it's...

    Of course! But most of the time you have to pay for that haha, which isn't that much of a problem but I would love to have the site stay up for as long as possible. Which is much easier when it's a free static site. The one time I didn't have a static site, I had it up for just 2 months, just because basically no one (except me) was using it and I didn't want to pay for that :).

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Rediscovering the small web in ~tech

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    I love these tiny quality non commercial sites. I agree that this is a big part of what makes Tildes great. This article was pretty inspiring - I might make myself a small website for blogging on...

    I love these tiny quality non commercial sites. I agree that this is a big part of what makes Tildes great. This article was pretty inspiring - I might make myself a small website for blogging on Neocities. Neocities looks so good compared to all the bad free static website hosts I used in the past. No ads, the site is fully open sourced - looks pretty good!

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Are there any datahoarders in here? in ~talk

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    Wow yeah! I am normally not a fan of music like this, but that cover was beautiful! And that's such a cool thing to hoard, I've also seen quite a few great cover songs disappear from the internet....

    Wow yeah! I am normally not a fan of music like this, but that cover was beautiful!

    And that's such a cool thing to hoard, I've also seen quite a few great cover songs disappear from the internet. Actually I posted a cover on youtube yesterday and it got instantly copyright claimed because it apparently matches some random some song I couldn't even find. If it was at least the song I covered, but no. So I am not even surprised songs just disappear from youtube!

    1 vote
  18. Venting about health

    This is gonna be a bit of a low effort vent post. I am sorry to just basically go whine on the internet but I cant fall asleep mostly because I was thinking about stuff and I just need to dump it...

    This is gonna be a bit of a low effort vent post. I am sorry to just basically go whine on the internet but I cant fall asleep mostly because I was thinking about stuff and I just need to dump it and get some knowledge if possible from the internet strangers here. Hope it isnt too low effort. Sorry if it is.

    So to start off - I am really young - around 25. But I have been getting lots of popping in basically every joint in my body, even some pain sometimes. I think its because of many different stupid things I do. First off - sleeping on my stomach. Please dont do it people. Theres no benefit and apparently it can cause tons of back problems. Secondly - terrible sitting posture. I used to slump and twist into strange shapes so often while using the computer. Why did (still do if i am not paying attention) i do it? It just cant be good for you. Please try to sit properly friends. Thirdly, not enough exercise. So I think this wasnt a problem before corona and might be why I started noticing this so much now.

    But probably the main cause is probably me being fuckong dumb. I am so stupid. Whenever I realize I am doing bad things or stuff hurting or whatever why do I not just fix it? Instead I bury my head in the sand and pretend the problems dont exist. Some time ago I posted here about anxiety. I talked about how i should try therapy or something. You guys told me that I should. But I still didnt do it. Please go to therapy if you think if it will help.

    Please try to fix problems when you notice them. Dont ignore problems. They wont disappear. They might just get worse. Dont be stupid like me. I am dumb - just 24 and writing about joint problems on the internet. Because I try to ignore problems.

    Thank you for reading this. I think just writing this out is good for me. Its hard to admit to myself that i am dumb and irrational. I am trying to work on my posture and stuff. But to be honest I probably still wont succeed in making myself go talk to someone about anxiety. At least I sometimes talk about it on the internet. Still it feels almost like cutting myself.

    Thank you again for reading. I am going to try fall asleep again. Probably gonna hate myself when I remember what I wrote here tomorrow.

    15 votes
  19. Comment on I made my first pseudo podcast today, really nervous about the sound of my voice and delivery. Any tips? in ~talk

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    Thank you so much for the response! I like the video, I might try half lotus instead tomorrow and I also might try for more big mind, with less monkey mind and small mind :). I will definitely...

    Thank you so much for the response!

    BTW, if you're looking for basic Zazen meditation instruction/advice, this is by far the best, and most concise video I have ever found for that:

    I like the video, I might try half lotus instead tomorrow and I also might try for more big mind, with less monkey mind and small mind :).

    I will definitely check out Zen Flesh, Zen Bones too, it sounds really interesting - also thank you for providing the pdf right away for me :). Also, if I remember, I will try to share how I am liking all this after some time.

    1 vote