crdpa's recent activity

  1. Comment on Breakthrough male contraceptive pill derived from Chinese medicine in ~science

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    I hope so. I lost faith in male contraceptive methods. Waiting for risug/vasalgel for a decade or more. We hear some news about a new thing and it's silence for years after that, then another news...

    I hope so. I lost faith in male contraceptive methods. Waiting for risug/vasalgel for a decade or more.

    We hear some news about a new thing and it's silence for years after that, then another news of a totally different method appears and the cycle continues.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Brazilian doctors use fish skin to treat burn victims in ~science

    crdpa
    Link
    That's what you get when you put money on education and research. Something our country does less and less. Brazil has a lot of potential. It's a shame that it's collapsing.

    That's what you get when you put money on education and research. Something our country does less and less.

    Brazil has a lot of potential. It's a shame that it's collapsing.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Reddit hires its first chief financial officer as it prepares for an IPO in ~tech

    crdpa
    Link
    I won't ditch reddit because of subs from my country like /r/investimentos (/r/finances for Brazil), some niche subs like /r/linux and /r/voidlinux, although i visit those less and less, and there...

    I won't ditch reddit because of subs from my country like /r/investimentos (/r/finances for Brazil), some niche subs like /r/linux and /r/voidlinux, although i visit those less and less, and there are some that helped me immensely, like /r/microdosing and /r/alcoholism_medication.

    I can't find these kind of communities here. I know it's a matter of amount of users. I prefer the discussions here, but when looking for a very specific thing, i think reddit is still king.

    5 votes
  4. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2021) in ~talk

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    It appears that it has an impact on binge eating as well. I didn't look too much into it, but i recall finding some research out there.

    It appears that it has an impact on binge eating as well. I didn't look too much into it, but i recall finding some research out there.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on Great foreign shows? in ~tv

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    I love IASIP! I posted above, but i'm repeating here: Watch "Cidade Invisivel" on Netflix. It's like Grimm + American Gods but with brazilian folklore. It is really beautiful.

    I love IASIP!

    I posted above, but i'm repeating here:

    Watch "Cidade Invisivel" on Netflix. It's like Grimm + American Gods but with brazilian folklore.

    It is really beautiful.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Great foreign shows? in ~tv

    crdpa
    (edited )
    Link
    I'm Brazilian so i'm going to jump in here and recommend a brazilian show. Watch "Invisible City" on Netflix. It's like Grimm + American Gods but with brazilian folklore. It is really beautiful....

    I'm Brazilian so i'm going to jump in here and recommend a brazilian show.

    Watch "Invisible City" on Netflix. It's like Grimm + American Gods but with brazilian folklore.

    It is really beautiful.

    Fun fact: Alessandra Negrini (Cuca in the show) is 50 years old.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2021) in ~talk

    crdpa
    (edited )
    Link Parent
    I live in Brazil and i found only one via google in the entire country. The appointment was online using video chat. Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method exists for years. I don't really know why...

    I live in Brazil and i found only one via google in the entire country. The appointment was online using video chat.

    Naltrexone and the Sinclair Method exists for years. I don't really know why people don't talk about it.

    I mean, i have an idea, because every time i try (online) people dismiss it because there is a dogma that "alcoholism is forever and abstinence is the only way". I know saying this doesn't help, but it feels like talking with cultists.

    Try mentioning naltrexone on /r/stopdrinking and wait for the ban.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2021) in ~talk

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    Yes. He uses the sinclair method. I will have a follow up in three months. Did she experienced nausea or any side effects? I didn't take the pill yet because i didn't drink since i got it, but i...

    Yes. He uses the sinclair method. I will have a follow up in three months.

    Did she experienced nausea or any side effects? I didn't take the pill yet because i didn't drink since i got it, but i probably will today. I'm thinking of starting with half since a lot of people recommend it to get used to.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (February 2021) in ~talk

    crdpa
    (edited )
    Link
    I finally talked to a psychiatrist who specializes in alcohol use disorder last week and i am starting with naltrexone and the sinclair method. I hope everything goes smooth.

    I finally talked to a psychiatrist who specializes in alcohol use disorder last week and i am starting with naltrexone and the sinclair method.

    I hope everything goes smooth.

    14 votes
  10. Comment on The GameStop game never stops in ~finance

    crdpa
    (edited )
    Link Parent
    I'm brazilian and using avenue.us to buy. It was blocked earlier, but i managed to buy $80 when it was around $400. I lost half, and being brazilian, $40 is R$250 more or less. It's money i can...

    I'm brazilian and using avenue.us to buy. It was blocked earlier, but i managed to buy $80 when it was around $400. I lost half, and being brazilian, $40 is R$250 more or less.

    It's money i can afford to lose right now, but it's not a small quantity giving our economy and my salary, but i don't care. I just want to see how this goes so i'm not selling.

    It's the first (and probably only) time i'm doing this. I only do buy&hold.

  11. Comment on Let's talk about communism and the left in ~humanities

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    Thanks for the link! I'm gonna put it on Kindle.

    Thanks for the link! I'm gonna put it on Kindle.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Let's talk about communism and the left in ~humanities

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    Thanks for the reply. It cleared some things up. I will look for this book.

    Thanks for the reply. It cleared some things up.

    I will look for this book.

    2 votes
  13. Let's talk about communism and the left

    Whenever i talk about my views in politics people say i'm a lefty. I want to understand what is this boogeyman called communism that will "take over the world". I live in Brazil and, for the...

    Whenever i talk about my views in politics people say i'm a lefty.

    I want to understand what is this boogeyman called communism that will "take over the world". I live in Brazil and, for the average american, our free health care system is communism. Even some brazilians think it's bad, which baffles me because it helps a lot of people, myself included. Everyone who needs cancer treatment go through it, it's one of the best in the world (for this particular disease at least) and affordable private health care plans won't cover expensive cancer treatment here.

    People here often talk about communism being bad, but what really is communism?

    I grabbed the Communist Manifesto and Why Marx Was Right to read, but did not start yet since i have to finish the book i'm currently reading.

    I never tried to understand these things because they are all over the place and it's a little boring to me, so i'll ask some basic questions here before i go further in this endeavour.

    Please, try to answer without anger and pointing fingers. Because every time i read about these topic online, there is fight and everyone says different things and accusations runs rampant.

    1. What exactly is communism in layman terms? Because for me it's all over the place. Everything that seems to care about people is put into the communist basket, but a lot of people call it a dictatorship. ELI5.

    2. Why almost every average citizen (americans and brazilians at least) says it's bad?

    3. My best friend is a school teacher and is a marxist. He says Joe Biden is still a terrible choice, but the only alternative to Trump and he is not a communist at all, but i keep hearing people call him a commie. WTF is he? If possible, ELI5 what he is and what he stands for.

    4. Why there is right x left and no place for something in between? Is there a need to everything be one side or another to work? There is no middle ground in politics? Grabbing aspects from the left and from the right and co-existing in the same government is a problem?

    5. A lot of people really think letting companies run wild and free is good. That the market will regulate itself. I think this is naive, because even now they do some really shady stuff. Just look at Nestle.
      Why people say that and is there some truth to this that i can't see? Is regulating companies a communist thing?

    6. People say that communism didn't work when implemented and the other side says that it was not really communism. What is the truth here? It didn't work? if not, why it didn't? If it was not true communism, what it was and why it was not true communism?

    7. Is there a country that is communist today?

    8. What books about the left and the right i should read? Nothing too dense.

    26 votes
  14. Comment on Anyone using a lightweight browser with Linux? in ~comp

    crdpa
    Link
    Why is there a lot of different browsers using blink, thus keeping Google monopoly, but not using gecko? Is gecko more difficult to work with? Why there is no qutebrowser using firefox engine?

    Why is there a lot of different browsers using blink, thus keeping Google monopoly, but not using gecko?

    Is gecko more difficult to work with?

    Why there is no qutebrowser using firefox engine?

    2 votes
  15. Comment on You don’t need more than one cursor in vim in ~comp

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    Can't go back to anything after using kakoune. For people who uses VSCode, there is a plugin called dance that emulates kakoune.

    Can't go back to anything after using kakoune.

    For people who uses VSCode, there is a plugin called dance that emulates kakoune.

  16. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    Don't get too caught up on the details. Growing muscle can be complex if you are into competitions, but most of the time what matters is consistency. For us mere mortals, just doing the work and...

    Don't get too caught up on the details.

    Growing muscle can be complex if you are into competitions, but most of the time what matters is consistency.

    For us mere mortals, just doing the work and pushing ourselves is all we have to worry about. Looking for the perfect routine and exercises is a waste of time and energy.

    Good luck!

    4 votes
  17. Comment on What do you use for email? in ~tech

    crdpa
    (edited )
    Link
    What email provider do you use? Gmail for everything, tutanota for the important things. What clients do you use? Web client. How do you treat your email? Almost empty inbox. Archive the important...

    What email provider do you use?

    Gmail for everything, tutanota for the important things.

    What clients do you use?

    Web client.

    How do you treat your email?

    Almost empty inbox. Archive the important things.

    Anything else you want to share in relation with this?

    I want to have a domain for my email, but it seems expensive here in Brazil. I already have a link for my website hosted on github (crdpa.net, google domains), but it seems that for email i need to pay not only for the domain, but for my email provider so i can upgrade from the basic free plan, so i won't do it.

    BRL (Brazil currency) is worth nothing and those things are almost always in USD.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Who did JK Rowling become? Deciphering the most beloved, most reviled children’s book author in history in ~books

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    I don't care for Harry Potter, watched 2 or 3 movies because my SO is a huge fan, but didn't do anything for me. But i read The Casual Vacancy. My ex SO was a huge Harry Potter fan (wtf i only...

    I don't care for Harry Potter, watched 2 or 3 movies because my SO is a huge fan, but didn't do anything for me.

    But i read The Casual Vacancy. My ex SO was a huge Harry Potter fan (wtf i only date HP fans) and wanted me to read something from her. It was a really good book.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on The 100 Year Computer in ~comp

    crdpa
    Link
    I'm still reading, but i'm posting here to recommend this blog. He writes about really interesting stuff.

    I'm still reading, but i'm posting here to recommend this blog. He writes about really interesting stuff.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Ask Tildes: How do you organize the files on your computer? in ~comp

    crdpa
    Link Parent
    I think he was talking about the desktop where icons go, not having files offline. I almost never put stuff online too. I backup to an external HDD and some sensitive files are on google drive,...

    I think he was talking about the desktop where icons go, not having files offline.

    I almost never put stuff online too. I backup to an external HDD and some sensitive files are on google drive, but i encrypt before uploading.

    3 votes