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  1. Comment on What got you into fitness? What kind of fitness? in ~health

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    I've been trying to find a way to mesh running with strength training (531 or similar) but just after I finished a couch to 5k program hashimotos thyroiditis struck and kicked my ass for a while....

    I've been trying to find a way to mesh running with strength training (531 or similar) but just after I finished a couch to 5k program hashimotos thyroiditis struck and kicked my ass for a while.

    I'm still trying to figure out how to fit it all together now that my energy levels are stabilizing. If I want to run 3x/week and lift 3x/week, how do I fit leg and core days in with running? Shorter duration rubs after leg/core? Currently I'm working back up to working out 3-4x/week but I've got another 25lb do re-lose and need to basically restart my strength training. The only thing that I've kept is my upper body strength at 85% of PR.

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  2. Comment on What operating system do you use? in ~comp

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    Home laptop: Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 16.04) Home desktop: Windows 10 (games :/) Work: Ubuntu 18.04 Interested in trying arch at some point. I'm also thinking of rebuilding my gaming machine...

    Home laptop: Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 16.04)
    Home desktop: Windows 10 (games :/)
    Work: Ubuntu 18.04

    Interested in trying arch at some point.

    I'm also thinking of rebuilding my gaming machine as a vfio virtualized Linux host/windows vm hybrid. Windows is really getting on my nerves.

    I was a Mac guy forever (classic through to MacBook pro 2008) , and I'd switch back if I had more money and they made good computers like they did 10 years ago.

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  3. Comment on What is your favorite anime, and why? in ~anime

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    Seconded. I really enjoy how the series switches between stand alone episodes and "complex" (serial) ones. It helps flesh out backstory, build understanding of the characters, and ties everything...

    Seconded. I really enjoy how the series switches between stand alone episodes and "complex" (serial) ones. It helps flesh out backstory, build understanding of the characters, and ties everything to the central season plot. More shows should do this.

  4. Comment on venting: health insurance in the US sucks rocks in ~talk

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    I don't think that most people believe most of the things that you listed. Sure, there are some but the bulk of conservatives don't. I think it's just a matter of perspective and experience. Part...

    I don't think that most people believe most of the things that you listed. Sure, there are some but the bulk of conservatives don't.

    I think it's just a matter of perspective and experience. Part of it is the simple tendency for people to judge themselves by their intentions and others by their outcomes.

    I'm Canadian and the CEO of the company I work at was complaining about the Canadian health care system a few years ago. He complained about wait times (caused by triage and not especially different than American wait times for time sensitive things), taxes going to pay for people who didn't take care of themselves and a few other things. Not especially different from American anti-universal coverage talking points.

    This year we expanded into the states and he got to witness first hand the full cost of the American system as he oversaw the creation of a health plan for American employees. It costs his company and the employees a lot more than in Canada. Staggeringly more so, and there's still uncertainty about what happens with chronic ilness, and the possibility of retroactive denials. It also stifles business. His business literally could not have opened in the USA until it was succesfull enough to find a proper health insurance program.

    In Canada when I joined on, I gambled and joined a startup that didn't have supplimental health care for the first 1.5 years of it's life. This meant that I was on the hook for my families vision and dental. Worst case I would have been on the hook for a few thousand in a dental emergency.

    If this was in the USA I could not in good conscience taken that risk. I have a wife and two kids and a medical emergency would have ruined us.

    My point is, this CEOs mind was changed because he got more information and a broader perspective than most people are able to get. Most of us only get a tiny piece of the full picture.

    I'm not sure what the answer is, but it can start by talking to people we all disagree with in good faith. It can be helped by not being condescending or assuming that the worst possible reasons for supporting a political stance.

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  5. Comment on What are you passionate about? in ~talk

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    I could imagine some sort of UBI being established, and jobs existing to support the system's maintenance, rewarding those involved in its development and ongoing improvements. Maybe society would...

    I could imagine some sort of UBI being established, and jobs existing to support the system's maintenance, rewarding those involved in its development and ongoing improvements.

    Maybe society would shift further into a software, and media economy. That seems to be the road we're well down already.

    One challenge is centralization. Right now most economic systems are very decentralized (at least in how they are organized, recent financial crises question how decoupled they actually are). There is clearly efficiency to be gained by centralizing production of basic needs, but it's not clear how to do that without running into all of the problems that the USSR and China had when they tried. Maybe it would work better if the system was designed from the ground up to support redundancy and individuality, but I don't know of any successful experiments towards this end. Clearly it can work at a Family scale (my family has one pooled income, one budget, does one weekly meal plan etc.), but the complexity of scaling society up might be very exponential.

    Maybe our best bet is just to graft on UBI using taxes. That might distribute the financial load across the system without being too much change all at once. It could be gradually phased in as automation increases.

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  6. Comment on What are you passionate about? in ~talk

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    Automation. We've been doing it for 10s of thousands of years (domestication, irrigation, planting crops) and we're finally at a point where the majority of people in many countries don't play a...

    Automation. We've been doing it for 10s of thousands of years (domestication, irrigation, planting crops) and we're finally at a point where the majority of people in many countries don't play a direct role in providing fundamental needs for themselves or others (hunting, finding shelter etc).

    I believe that it's within our power that no one would need to work to live comfortably and persue a good life. This should lead to an explosion of arts, culture and more science driven by passion rather than strange economic forces. I would like to see where that takes us.

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  7. Comment on Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account? in ~talk

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    Richard? You can probably guess mine easier :)

    Richard? You can probably guess mine easier :)

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  8. Comment on Why did you choose this username for your Tildes account? in ~talk

  9. Comment on What's a binge-worthy show? in ~tv

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    Watch the next 2-3 and you'll have a better picture. I think the series also steadily gains steam as it progresses as well.

    Watch the next 2-3 and you'll have a better picture. I think the series also steadily gains steam as it progresses as well.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Crossposting on Tildes in ~tildes

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    You could maybe generate a "currency exchange" such that 1 vote is ~large equals ~0.1 votes in ~small based on something simple (exponential decay rolling daily average (avg = (1.0-a)*avg +...

    You could maybe generate a "currency exchange" such that 1 vote is ~large equals ~0.1 votes in ~small based on something simple (exponential decay rolling daily average (avg = (1.0-a)*avg + (a)*today where a is 0.1 or 0.01 or so). thisGroupScore = sumAcrossGroups(groupVotes*thisGroupAvgVotesPerDay/groupAvgVotesPerDay)

    That way if something was crossposted in say 3 groups

    group A B
    votes from group 3 8
    votes/day in group 100 1000
    combined vote calculation 100/100*3 + 100/100*8 1000/100*3 + 1000/1000*8
    combined vote calculation 11 38
    (edit: this will make more sense when tables work)

    There might have to be some decay or adjustment factor to prevent tiny topics from dominating the front page of big ones with small coordinated campaigns. Maybe a floor on "votes/day in group".

  11. Comment on Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode collides with parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach in ~tech

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    I'm curious if renaming autopilot "smart cruise control" or "steering assist" woud help keep people safer. Clearly there is a dangerous perception gap between what the system does and what people...

    I'm curious if renaming autopilot "smart cruise control" or "steering assist" woud help keep people safer. Clearly there is a dangerous perception gap between what the system does and what people expect from it.

    4 votes