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  1. Comment on What companies do you feel comfortable with supporting? in ~talk

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    FWIW a close friend of mine is a video game designer, and she says that CDPR treats their employees like garbage (especially the artists) and criminally underpays for the work they force on people.

    FWIW a close friend of mine is a video game designer, and she says that CDPR treats their employees like garbage (especially the artists) and criminally underpays for the work they force on people.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Tipping thoughts? in ~life

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    Agreed, but that's not the world we live in.

    No. I'm sorry, but I disagree. Wait staff should be paid appropriately by the business they work for and shouldn't have to rely on tips.

    Agreed, but that's not the world we live in.

  3. Comment on Tipping thoughts? in ~life

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    Always. Tip. Wait. Staff. No exceptions. If I get the shittiest service on earth, I will tip at least 15%. Always. Do you spend 40+ hours a week performing in front of other people who always...

    Always. Tip. Wait. Staff. No exceptions. If I get the shittiest service on earth, I will tip at least 15%. Always.

    Do you spend 40+ hours a week performing in front of other people who always expect you to be cheerful, present, and perky? Have you ever? It's hell pretending you're okay to get by, and sometimes you have a shitty day and take it out on a customer or two - and that's fine - and should be allowed without being financially punished.

    Solidarity for men and women in the kitchen, but especially those who have to appease society to earn their living.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on I want to get into IT as a career, but I have no previous experience. What essential skills should I know? in ~comp

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    Sure! Sounds worthwhile. I wound up getting my CCNA first thing before I went into the tech field, six years in and it's still paying off.

    Sure! Sounds worthwhile. I wound up getting my CCNA first thing before I went into the tech field, six years in and it's still paying off.

  5. Comment on I want to get into IT as a career, but I have no previous experience. What essential skills should I know? in ~comp

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    Depends. Networking no matter what. Learn the OSI model, learn how TCP/IP works at a high level, learn routing rules. Our distributed world means networking knowledge is invaluable. Next is...

    Depends.

    Networking no matter what. Learn the OSI model, learn how TCP/IP works at a high level, learn routing rules. Our distributed world means networking knowledge is invaluable.

    Next is variable. Dev? I'd say react/angular, since they're popular and fun. Java is always a fine choice.

    Ops/IT? Linux, containers, config management, and one cloud platform.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Personal vs. private property in Marxism in ~humanities

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    Please, please don't be ashamed of this. Those with opinions are limited, and you're unlimited, and I think that's beautiful. Don't rush to decide on any real philosophy, there's a lot to digest,...

    I'm curious as I'm not familiar with Marxist viewpoints, despite wanting to read more up on it. I'm a bit ashamed to say that I have no real philosophy, at least one that I can put to words.

    Please, please don't be ashamed of this. Those with opinions are limited, and you're unlimited, and I think that's beautiful. Don't rush to decide on any real philosophy, there's a lot to digest, there's a lot of grey, and it's really easy to fall into camps. I wouldn't even say that you need to research these things explicitly - just live life, have experiences, and develop more pointed feelings. Maybe marxism will make sense to you, as it does to me, but that journey is immensely personal and important, and my point is that you shouldn't shortcut it or feel anxious for not being sure.

    With that out of the way...

    So would then option one be the only viable option for you, or would there be another consideration (such as expanding land but only working it among yourself and your family)?

    From a Marxist point of view, option one is the only acceptable one of the options presented.

    It's simple - if you own the means of production (in this case, the land on which crops grow), you have the potential to exploit others - Marxism's entire purpose is to avoid that power dynamic entirely. Everything - including centrally planned economies, worker unions, labor vouchers - it all serves eliminating any private ownership of production.

    I think that Marx says it best:

    "The mode of production of material life conditions the social, political and intellectual life process in general. It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness."

    P.S. I've been drinking, writing is probably sloppy.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Which films would you consider essential to have watched to be a well-rounded person? in ~movies

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    :D glad you enjoyed it. I downloaded Arrival per your recommendation but haven't had time to watch it yet. Soon!

    :D glad you enjoyed it. I downloaded Arrival per your recommendation but haven't had time to watch it yet. Soon!

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  8. Comment on Eating breakfast is not a good weight loss strategy, scientists confirm in ~food

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    totally! it's indisputable that eating less and exercising leads to weight loss - of course. but my note in bold is important - other studies have not been able to confirm the association of this...

    As I understand it, the paper is saying that genetics influences a person's appetite and food preferences in a way that will lead to obesity - tracking calorie intake seems like the logical way to combat that.

    totally! it's indisputable that eating less and exercising leads to weight loss - of course.

    but my note in bold is important - other studies have not been able to confirm the association of this gene with dietary traits, meaning that in this one particular case, it's still possible that the gene could influence weight independent of food consumption.

    i'm sure there are other cases - but my point is that statements like 'eat less exercise more = weight loss' while they can be helpful, aren't proven to be entirely true, and could potentially be harmful or at the very least misleading.

    tl;dr maybe true, maybe not - helpful? up in the air.

    sorry i don't mean to come off as a prude, it's hard not to sound snobby when speaking pedantically like this :|

    3 votes
  9. Comment on Eating breakfast is not a good weight loss strategy, scientists confirm in ~food

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    It's truly not that simple, there are many studies that show an ambiguous link between an obesity-related gene and increased levels of food intake. Not that you're wrong, but I would hardly call...

    It's truly not that simple, there are many studies that show an ambiguous link between an obesity-related gene and increased levels of food intake. Not that you're wrong, but I would hardly call the conclusions enduring. It is still possible that genes have an influence over body weight to a larger degree than we understand.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4188449/

    many studies examined whether FTO SNPs associate with food intake and physical activity as the two major mediators of body weight regulation.

    . The BMI-increasing allele of FTO SNPs has been found to be associated with increased energy intake,80,95-97 increased intake of dietary fat or protein, increased appetite and reduced satiety, poor food choices and eating habits, and loss of control over eating. A recent GWAS of macronutrient intake in more than 70,000 individuals identified the BMI-increasing allele of FTO SNPs to be highly significantly associated with increased protein intake. Despite the growing evidence, other studies have not been able to confirm associations with dietary traits.

    12 votes
  10. Comment on "Down The Rabbit Hole I Go": How A Young Woman Followed Two Hackers' Lies To Her Death in ~misc

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    to me, it seems like Woody is even more complicit than Islam for manipulating Masters into coming to the Philippines with him in the first place. yikes, what a horrible and gut wrenching story....

    to me, it seems like Woody is even more complicit than Islam for manipulating Masters into coming to the Philippines with him in the first place. yikes, what a horrible and gut wrenching story. hard to believe it's real, honestly.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on How do you unwind? in ~talk

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    i've never been any good at the whole unwinding thing - if anything at home i get more wound up because i lose that clear sense of purpose that i get from being at work. if you related to me, i...

    i've never been any good at the whole unwinding thing - if anything at home i get more wound up because i lose that clear sense of purpose that i get from being at work. if you related to me, i have some advice:

    those friends that feel cold and uncaring - they care. those moments you remember as embarrassing - nobody else does. the darkness you feel inside - it's brightness birthing. try to direct your caustic energy into making something, anything. it helps.

    5 votes
  12. Comment on today is a good day. how ya doin? in ~talk

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    hey, thanks for lending me a hand anyway, i really appreciate it. i've had a rough couple of weeks and this comment cheered me up. weird what the internet do.

    hey, thanks for lending me a hand anyway, i really appreciate it. i've had a rough couple of weeks and this comment cheered me up. weird what the internet do.

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  13. Comment on today is a good day. how ya doin? in ~talk

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    had a panic attack last night and vented to an old friend, felt zen after that. played half life two today, saw four more close friends. realized how lucky i am to have such a good support circle....

    had a panic attack last night and vented to an old friend, felt zen after that. played half life two today, saw four more close friends. realized how lucky i am to have such a good support circle. felt better.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Which films would you consider essential to have watched to be a well-rounded person? in ~movies

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    Enjoy! They really are great movies.

    Enjoy! They really are great movies.

  15. Comment on Which films would you consider essential to have watched to be a well-rounded person? in ~movies

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    Great list, I would like to add: Annihilation (2018) - Science Fiction / Horror Incredibly tense, beautifully shot, harrowing. A few scenes are unforgettable. The Prestige (2006) - Science Fiction...

    Great list, I would like to add:

    Annihilation (2018) - Science Fiction / Horror

    • Incredibly tense, beautifully shot, harrowing. A few scenes are unforgettable.

    The Prestige (2006) - Science Fiction / Mystery / Drama

    • Powerful, telegraphs its' intentions well, amazingly constructed - two magicians outdoing one another, engaging tale of rivalry.

    Alien (1979) - Science Fiction / Horror

    • Speaking with a ton of bias, you MUST ABSOLUTELY WATCH THIS MOVIE. It's the best on earth.
    2 votes
  16. Comment on Thieves of Experience: How Google and Facebook Corrupted Capitalism in ~tech

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    Capitalism is corrupt by nature, Google and Facebook just made it obvious.

    Capitalism is corrupt by nature, Google and Facebook just made it obvious.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on How do you define your masculinity/femininity? in ~talk

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    I define my masculinity the same way that I define my femininity - on a spectrum together, fluctuating wildly constantly and forever. I stopped worrying about conformity so much and just do what...

    I define my masculinity the same way that I define my femininity - on a spectrum together, fluctuating wildly constantly and forever. I stopped worrying about conformity so much and just do what feels good - I want to wear nail polish this week, I wear it. If I want to wear a dress, a suit, a tie, high heels - doesn't matter, I will - because it makes me feel good. If I feel submissive I'll speak submissively, if I'm feeling stoic, I'll act stoic. It's not that hard, and generally I think that far too much has been typed and said about this.

  18. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Thanks! I know the philosophy doc can come off as a little... elitist, bullheaded maybe - but the keeping things as simple as necessary thing really appeals to me, and helps me see waste and...

    Thanks! I know the philosophy doc can come off as a little... elitist, bullheaded maybe - but the keeping things as simple as necessary thing really appeals to me, and helps me see waste and eccentricity in my own computing (and life, more generally). Reminds me of minimalism (in terms of housekeeping)

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What's your OS and how does it look? in ~comp

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    Parabola + dwm on a librebooted Thinkpad (much Stallman!). I try to stick with the suckless philosophy (in more ways than computing) and generally I've been happy. It's not the prettiest but it's...

    Parabola + dwm on a librebooted Thinkpad (much Stallman!). I try to stick with the suckless philosophy (in more ways than computing) and generally I've been happy. It's not the prettiest but it's perfectly usable. Floated some windows and ran neofetch for some internet points.

    Linky: https://i.imgur.com/YIBMx4G.png

    Some of my suckless stuff: https://git.arkham.city/jesse/suckless

    I can upload other dotfiles if enough peoples care.

    3 votes
  20. Comment on What is your plan for self-growth in the new year? in ~life

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    knowing myself, i can only take one or two steps at a time, if that. i want to be a more social and artistic creature. this means getting out of my house more. beyond that, i don't have wild...

    knowing myself, i can only take one or two steps at a time, if that. i want to be a more social and artistic creature. this means getting out of my house more. beyond that, i don't have wild expectations.

    1 vote