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  1. Comment on Anyone here running a Pleroma instance? in ~tech

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    That sounds so great! I'm going to look into it. Thank yoU!

    That sounds so great! I'm going to look into it. Thank yoU!

    1 vote
  2. Comment on LSU Has Won the College Football National Championship in ~sports

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    I've never seen flashing at a parade. Of course, I'm not particularly looking, and I haven't been to the big ones in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday itself. There is a lot of drinking, so I'm sure...

    I've never seen flashing at a parade. Of course, I'm not particularly looking, and I haven't been to the big ones in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday itself. There is a lot of drinking, so I'm sure there's some flashing. But it's not all over the place.

    Come on down, any time! The people here are great and fun to be around.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And what can we do about it? in ~life

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    I have heard of proposals to make a leadership lottery, basically what you suggest but for a larger group of leaders. I think it'd be really interesting. BUT one major problem could be that...

    I have heard of proposals to make a leadership lottery, basically what you suggest but for a larger group of leaders. I think it'd be really interesting.

    BUT one major problem could be that lobbies would have outsize power, since everyone with actual power wouldn't really know what they were doing, so they'd need advisors, and the system would be easy to game.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Anyone here running a Pleroma instance? in ~tech

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    You know, I'd like to try this too. I think it'd be really cool. Maybe we could have a "single-user fedi instance" club! lol.

    You know, I'd like to try this too. I think it'd be really cool.

    Maybe we could have a "single-user fedi instance" club! lol.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    I've been trying off and on to journal every night before I go to bed. But I'd really like to do something digitally. Right now I have a series of half-filled notebooks. It's okay but I feel like...

    I've been trying off and on to journal every night before I go to bed. But I'd really like to do something digitally. Right now I have a series of half-filled notebooks. It's okay but I feel like it's not quite what I want.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on How do you record your journal, personal log, or diary and why do you record it that way? in ~talk

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    I need to start carrying a little notebook in my pocket to jot down ideas and stuff.

    I need to start carrying a little notebook in my pocket to jot down ideas and stuff.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on LSU Has Won the College Football National Championship in ~sports

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    They begin on Epiphany (January 6) and continue throughout Carnival season, usually on the weekends. New Orleans is where the biggest and oldest ones are held, but there's a ton in a lot of towns...

    They begin on Epiphany (January 6) and continue throughout Carnival season, usually on the weekends. New Orleans is where the biggest and oldest ones are held, but there's a ton in a lot of towns all over Louisiana and even MS, AL and TX. Most are fairly family-friendly, at least the ones I've been to; apparently the flashing thing happened in the 80s but it's mostly stopped now.

    Parades in Louisiana have ruined me for all other parades for ever. They're not just during Carnival either; BR has a St. Patrick's Day parade that's BONKERS (read: many many day-drunk people) and Christmas and Halloween parades too. Oh and I know New Orleans has an Easter parade; there's probably a lot of others too.

    There's even a website with all the parade schedule in Nola and environs: https://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/parades/

    This doesn't even include Baton Rouge!

    1 vote
  8. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    That's my thought exactly! I figure, the first one is for learning on; if I still like that I can get a better one.

    But hey, if I get to that point, I could probably justify buying a good banjo. :p

    That's my thought exactly! I figure, the first one is for learning on; if I still like that I can get a better one.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on LSU Has Won the College Football National Championship in ~sports

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    It's a fun state! The Mardi Gras parades are about to start up so I'm not going to get a free weekend til about Easter, lol. But it's fun year-round!

    It's a fun state! The Mardi Gras parades are about to start up so I'm not going to get a free weekend til about Easter, lol. But it's fun year-round!

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And what can we do about it? in ~life

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    You know, you're absolutely right. Adams (Douglas Adams, maybe I should've been clearer) was satirizing the whole idea of leadership in that quote, but you're right that the article mislabels...

    You know, you're absolutely right. Adams (Douglas Adams, maybe I should've been clearer) was satirizing the whole idea of leadership in that quote, but you're right that the article mislabels "egotism" as "confidence."

    Obama is another example of president who lacked confidence. He was smart, and charismatic, but I think he wavered against the partisanship of Congress.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Awesome, I'll do it!!!

    Awesome, I'll do it!!!

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Why do so many incompetent men become leaders? And what can we do about it? in ~life

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    I like how the author breaks down the gender divide into competence vs. confidence. There's some decent stuff in here, if it's a little one-note. It makes me think, again, of Adams:

    I like how the author breaks down the gender divide into competence vs. confidence. There's some decent stuff in here, if it's a little one-note. It makes me think, again, of Adams:

    The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
    To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
    To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on LSU Has Won the College Football National Championship in ~sports

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    The first half went really quickly, it was pretty wild. The second half was slower, but still really entertaining. It was great to be in Baton Rouge for the game, I'll tell you that!

    The first half went really quickly, it was pretty wild. The second half was slower, but still really entertaining. It was great to be in Baton Rouge for the game, I'll tell you that!

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Absolutely! I'm going to take some and upload them and I'll reply here ... unless you think a separate post is better for that. Thanks for the interest!

    Absolutely! I'm going to take some and upload them and I'll reply here ... unless you think a separate post is better for that. Thanks for the interest!

  15. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    It really does, thank you! I'm in the same camp with banjo quality -- I know I like it a lot, but I always want to be sure :) Hell, I still have my 13-year-old cheap guitar I got as a birthday...

    It really does, thank you! I'm in the same camp with banjo quality -- I know I like it a lot, but I always want to be sure :) Hell, I still have my 13-year-old cheap guitar I got as a birthday gift one year, because I haven't got enough reason to upgrade yet.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    oh that looks awesome too, thanks!

    oh that looks awesome too, thanks!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    If you need some good vegan recipes, I just got this book by Isa Chandra Moskowitz called I can cook vegan that's really good. It's simple and brightly colored and everything I've had from there...

    If you need some good vegan recipes, I just got this book by Isa Chandra Moskowitz called I can cook vegan that's really good. It's simple and brightly colored and everything I've had from there has been great.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    I've always wanted to pick up the banjo. Can I ask what cheap one you got? And where you're learning clawhammer banjo?

    I've always wanted to pick up the banjo. Can I ask what cheap one you got? And where you're learning clawhammer banjo?

    1 vote
  19. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    I've been crocheting a lot lately. Very relaxing and I make things!

    I've been crocheting a lot lately. Very relaxing and I make things!

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Would you eat lab grown human meat? in ~talk

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    The anthology sounded interesting; I'll have to check it out!

    The anthology sounded interesting; I'll have to check it out!