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  1. Comment on What's the longest running quandary/debate you've had with yourself? in ~talk

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    ideal self vs. realized self, mostly. I think the baggage of caring on personal associations can make it hard to drive towards the "ideal." Sometimes I feel like dropping it all and becoming a...

    ideal self vs. realized self, mostly.

    I think the baggage of caring on personal associations can make it hard to drive towards the "ideal." Sometimes I feel like dropping it all and becoming a hermit in some desert town.* though, most likely I'd fine myself falling into old habits. plus, I guess it'd be the coward's way out. I should probably just bear down, make those changes, and deal with the repercussions of alienating some folk.

    then again, I sometimes wonder if I'm placing lofty expectations on myself. maybe I am living a decent life? (though, I'd wager history would show that not to be the case, at this point)

    anyway, that's a bit o my internal struggle.

    *I can see why some find the idea of being "born again" appealing

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  2. Comment on The new breed of sex addicts - who don't have sex in ~life

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    ! TMI warning ! Tangential... but, in hindsight, I realized I was very depressed during one period of my life (~22 yrs old) when I couldn't even muster up the care to look at porn. I don't think I...

    ! TMI warning !

    Tangential... but, in hindsight, I realized I was very depressed during one period of my life (~22 yrs old) when I couldn't even muster up the care to look at porn. I don't think I masturbated for, like, a few months. In fact, I experienced my first (and only) wet-dream during this time! Guess holding off on things leaves your body to take matters into its own hands...

    Anyhow, I've occasionally struggled with the concept of looking at porn (though I mostly relent) because I feel like I ought to work on not objectifying women (and men? after all, they make their way into porn I may view) and striving toward some sense of "purity." Maybe that's just my Catholic upbringing shining through, tho.

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  3. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    Edgy assholes will be attracted to edgy asshole shit. I haven't watched South Park in a while*, but I felt it was at least a bit smarter in their edginess than some other satiric shows. Well,...

    Edgy assholes will be attracted to edgy asshole shit. I haven't watched South Park in a while*, but I felt it was at least a bit smarter in their edginess than some other satiric shows. Well, smart in the sense that it was self-aware of it's own dumbness as a cartoon. Of course, with any brand of satire you run the risk of attracting people that don't see the satire but instead see the stereotypes...and, maybe that ends up being most of the people.

    Should satiric art take into account the fact that many people aren't able to get past face value? I'm sure this is a topic that has been dealt with...


    * the last episode I think I watched (that left an impact) was You're Getting Old, which was a caution against cynicism.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on In retrospect it seems hard to overstate the cultural damage done by South Park in ~tv

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    Getting pre-defensive gives you a bit of a pass for dealing with critique. SORRY IF THIS UPSETS YOU, SNOWFLAKE. (i don't even know if i'm using the right-wing version of "snowflake" or the...

    Getting pre-defensive gives you a bit of a pass for dealing with critique.

    SORRY IF THIS UPSETS YOU, SNOWFLAKE. (i don't even know if i'm using the right-wing version of "snowflake" or the appropriated left-wing version...)

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  5. Comment on Malaise in ~talk

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    @acdw also, just wanted to make an addendum: my tag of "apocalypse" was to refer to more of a personal apocalypse. though, I'm well aware of the impending doom of the world at large!

    @acdw

    also, just wanted to make an addendum: my tag of "apocalypse" was to refer to more of a personal apocalypse. though, I'm well aware of the impending doom of the world at large!

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Malaise in ~talk

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    Sounds like a healthy response! Though I can't afford one, anyway, I've been thinking the ideal therapist for me is someone into high-brow lit. I can't imagine talking to someone who isn't...

    Sounds like a healthy response!

    Though I can't afford one, anyway, I've been thinking the ideal therapist for me is someone into high-brow lit. I can't imagine talking to someone who isn't well-read. that's just me being a snob, of course

    2 votes
  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Have you read The Road? If you haven't, I recommend listening to Earth's The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull while you read (though, apparently that album was made with Blood Meridian as the...

    Have you read The Road? If you haven't, I recommend listening to Earth's The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull while you read (though, apparently that album was made with Blood Meridian as the inspiration).

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's something you have always wanted to know about being LGBT (but were maybe afraid to ask)? in ~talk

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    There are already so many questions and responses in this thread, so sorry if this has already been dealt with, but.... Hookup culture, particularly with gay men.. is that really a thing? I mean,...

    There are already so many questions and responses in this thread, so sorry if this has already been dealt with, but....

    Hookup culture, particularly with gay men.. is that really a thing? I mean, I'm kinda envious if it is. No-strings-attached sexual encounters seem like a win, to me (if everyone is having a good time.) But, is it as pervasive as it's made out to be?

    5 votes
  9. Comment on What I want to see from 2020 ThinkPads in ~comp

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    I had been eyeing a Thinkpad T480 for some time, and really the biggest factor towards wanting the Thinkpad was the branding and nerd-cred. However, I ended up choosing a Dell Latitude 7490, which...

    I had been eyeing a Thinkpad T480 for some time, and really the biggest factor towards wanting the Thinkpad was the branding and nerd-cred. However, I ended up choosing a Dell Latitude 7490, which has proven to be a really nice alternative. And, I got it for ~500USD on Ebay. Great deal, since they go for ~1200USD new.

    No complains, so far. Runs my Void Linux setup great and battery life has proven fantastic. I may upgrade the display panel to this SHARP panel, though.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Vaping: what people are getting wrong in ~health

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    England treats electronic cigarettes as a tool for health, the United States treats them as a gateway drug. This video, along with studies such as this one might show the pendulum is swinging back...

    England treats electronic cigarettes as a tool for health, the United States treats them as a gateway drug.

    This video, along with studies such as this one might show the pendulum is swinging back towards the positive with regards to vaping.

    Personally, I see vaping as adult nerd candy and it's a delivery system for relatively low amounts of nicotine (a mild stimulant, such as caffeine (also habit forming)) without the carcinogens associated with cigarettes. Even if you're not using it as a tool to kick cigarettes, I see no problem in using 'em. Though, I know the cloudz and strong scents could be obnoxious to innocent bystanders.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on How do you use Tildes' labels? in ~tildes

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    I don't even know what I was trying to say, I was ramblin' while watching stuff. Pay me no heed, I'm an idiot! Possibly we need a tag for "dumbass"...

    I don't even know what I was trying to say, I was ramblin' while watching stuff. Pay me no heed, I'm an idiot! Possibly we need a tag for "dumbass"...

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Coming up with a good personal domain name in ~creative

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    Right, I don't think going for a cheeky domain would be the best for business, but I do think having some kind of base name and searching as I described can be useful. And, I'm pretty sure Google...

    Right, I don't think going for a cheeky domain would be the best for business, but I do think having some kind of base name and searching as I described can be useful.

    And, I'm pretty sure Google doesn't engage in those scumbag practices when it comes to domain names.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on How do you use Tildes' labels? in ~tildes

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    Tee Bee Aych, I don't think I've used the labels much at all! I feel a vote+comment is more impactful, as you're putting it in the public record. Also, I'm not too keen on diminishing voices, with...

    Tee Bee Aych, I don't think I've used the labels much at all! I feel a vote+comment is more impactful, as you're putting it in the public record. Also, I'm not too keen on diminishing voices, with regards to the "noise" label. I dunno, I'm just open to hearing bullshit that I think is destructive, though I'm aware that the timbre of the day is that that level of expression ought to be removed from The ConversationⓇ.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Coming up with a good personal domain name in ~creative

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    Hmm...well, I'm not sure this is helpful, but I just try to buy cheap, fun, kinda snarky domains (notmy.best, fake.cool, deep.estate, etc.). Think of a good base name and throw it at Google's...

    Hmm...well, I'm not sure this is helpful, but I just try to buy cheap, fun, kinda snarky domains (notmy.best, fake.cool, deep.estate, etc.). Think of a good base name and throw it at Google's domain search (which is fairly exhaustive), start scrolling and see if something sticks! E.g., here's the listing for "worse."

    5 votes
  15. Comment on 5 cheap(ish) things to make the perfect cup of coffee in ~food

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    I just use the Bunn coffee machine at work. Ultimately, isn't that the same as pour-over coffee?

    I just use the Bunn coffee machine at work. Ultimately, isn't that the same as pour-over coffee?

  16. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Yup! Also, if I raise my arms above my head. Mind you, the pain isn't extreme, but it's present and doesn't exist in my left arm... which kinda makes it stand out in my right arm more. I can't say...

    Yup! Also, if I raise my arms above my head. Mind you, the pain isn't extreme, but it's present and doesn't exist in my left arm... which kinda makes it stand out in my right arm more.

    I can't say the injury happened in the gym as I didn't feel it then. It was the next day when I woke up that I could barely move my arm past parallel to the ground. It's a lot better now, of course, but that tinge of pain is still there.

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  17. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    Gonna start working my way through How to Design Programs and hopefully learn me some things.

    Gonna start working my way through How to Design Programs and hopefully learn me some things.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    I'll be participating in a workshop on SuperCollider this Friday (followed by a show), so hopefully I have something cool to show for it.

    I'll be participating in a workshop on SuperCollider this Friday (followed by a show), so hopefully I have something cool to show for it.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I knew I was gonna get the technical description wrong... Uh, the way the kid moves his arm in this scene.

    I knew I was gonna get the technical description wrong...

    Uh, the way the kid moves his arm in this scene.

    2 votes