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  1. Comment on The 250kb Club in ~comp

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    https://regex101.com/ is another good regular expression tester. https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef/ isn't exactly singular purpose... but it has a lot of useful utilities baked in.

    https://regex101.com/ is another good regular expression tester.

    https://gchq.github.io/CyberChef/ isn't exactly singular purpose... but it has a lot of useful utilities baked in.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Why do we use Tildes? in ~tildes

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    I don’t post too often, but I do regularly poke my head in on the conversations happening here and the level of discussion tends to be pretty damn high and pretty damn civil, so that’s nice....

    I don’t post too often, but I do regularly poke my head in on the conversations happening here and the level of discussion tends to be pretty damn high and pretty damn civil, so that’s nice. Basically, I find Tildes is a good spot to acquire some Food For Thought ®.

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  3. Comment on Happy Thanksgiving All Y’all! in ~life

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    I’m really thankful for landing into a great job after Covid unemployment benefits ran out. Holy shit am I lucky! Glad they took a chance on me 🥲.

    I’m really thankful for landing into a great job after Covid unemployment benefits ran out. Holy shit am I lucky! Glad they took a chance on me 🥲.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on John McWhorter: ‘Woke racism’ has betrayed Black America in ~humanities

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    Decidedly leftist publications have published similar views as well, for what it’s worth. It’s actually kinda funny that McWhorter attributes shallow corporate woke-ism/virtue-signalling to the...

    Decidedly leftist publications have published similar views as well, for what it’s worth. It’s actually kinda funny that McWhorter attributes shallow corporate woke-ism/virtue-signalling to the “hard, hard left” when much of the leftist media I’ve consumed criticizes that very same thing (not that they deny race is an issue, of course… just that there can be a cynical use of this issue by people in power). I think this is where the one-dimensional left/right attribution really breaks down. Hell, I feel like even that whole two-dimensional political-compass deal doesn’t due justice to diverse view sets people have. Ah, but I digress, maybe…

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  5. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Well.. I finally lifted weights after a 2-year layoff thanks to my gal pal inviting me to her gym, today. In fact… this is the first time I’ve ever been in an actual gym! Previously, I lifted...

    Well.. I finally lifted weights after a 2-year layoff thanks to my gal pal inviting me to her gym, today. In fact… this is the first time I’ve ever been in an actual gym! Previously, I lifted weights in a ad-hoc setup my old boss had in a room our company was renting.

    Anyhow, I’m surprised that I didn’t lose too much strength since the layoff. Though, I have been doing a lot of bodyweight training that translates into the lifts I attempted today. That said… my numbers aren’t all that impressive. Let’s see… I was hitting 155lb. bench press for reps, 185lb. deadlift for reps (😞), and 110lb. bent-over-rows for reps. Finished with some neutral-grip pull-ups and 45lb. EZ bar curls.. cuz, y’know.. gotta walk out with that bicep pump. 💪 Was too much of a wuss to do squats and didn’t care to overhead press, but otherwise that pretty much mirrored my old routine.

    Kinda exciting and I def got a taste for free wights, again! Certainly beats wrecking my joints with copious bodyweight exercise volume…

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  6. Comment on Anxiety can be treated through regular, moderate exercise in ~health

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    Well, as a masculine-identifying individual (although maybe not seen that way amongst giga-Chads) that very regularly exercises and is generally quite anxious (though, I've never been diagnosed...

    I wonder if groups of predominately masculine-identifying people would have different results.

    Well, as a masculine-identifying individual (although maybe not seen that way amongst giga-Chads) that very regularly exercises and is generally quite anxious (though, I've never been diagnosed with GAD (however, I have been prescribed lorazepam for panic attacks (which I never ended up taking)))), I can't say that I've noticed it effecting my levels of anxiety.

    Then again, who knows what kinda mess I'd be if I were to stop now.

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

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    Oh, yea... I'm finding it fairly amusing and I don't mind the "intellectual chest beating" much, so long as there is an intellect to back it up... and Eco certainly has that in spades. Though, it...

    Oh, yea... I'm finding it fairly amusing and I don't mind the "intellectual chest beating" much, so long as there is an intellect to back it up... and Eco certainly has that in spades. Though, it does occasionally dip into the realm of pretentiousness (which is a problem I had with Travels in Hyperreality, a collection of essays that hit on some good ideas .. but, damn.. did he sometimes come off as snooty).

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  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    About a third of the way through Foucault's Pendulum (though, I've taken a bit of a break the last week+half). A little ambivalent on it, so far.

    About a third of the way through Foucault's Pendulum (though, I've taken a bit of a break the last week+half). A little ambivalent on it, so far.

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  9. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Whoa! Been thinking about joining a gym in order to actually use some weights. I've been doing body-weight + 35lb kettle-bell for the last year-and-a-half and that's been working quite well for...

    Whoa! Been thinking about joining a gym in order to actually use some weights. I've been doing body-weight + 35lb kettle-bell for the last year-and-a-half and that's been working quite well for me. But... I've hit a bit of a wall with regards to progressively overloading the movements to the point where all I can really do is add more volume, which has been hell on my joints (particularly, my elbow). So... getting back into the weightlifting where I can add more weight rather than more volume to the movements to hopefully give my joints some rest.

    All that to say: hell, if I can learn some pottery while I'm at it, why not! Gonna see what my local YMCA has to offer, for sure. Oh, and $55 is waayy cheaper than most of the damn gyms around my parts.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on California to enforce 'gender neutral' toy aisles in large stores in ~lgbt

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    Right, and I noted that. But... without explicit signage from the retailer telling us how the retailer views how those toys ought to be segregated... isn't the segregation.. (queue "message"...

    Right, and I noted that. But... without explicit signage from the retailer telling us how the retailer views how those toys ought to be segregated... isn't the segregation.. (queue "message" voice) in our MINDS??

    So, then... (for example) do we deem any toy with a sufficient amount of purple/pink and glitter as a "girl" toy and any toy with a sufficient amount of, uh... muscles and guns?.. a "boy" toy? And if too many of those toys are grouped together, do they create de facto girl/boy sections regardless of the existence of signage? And, if that's the case... would something be deemed "gender neutral" only if it doesn't have pink+glitter and muscles+guns (or if it has an equal amount of pink+glitter/muscles+guns)?

    Ultimately, then, I suppose this legislation calls into question our own internal biases? Say I had a child that identified as a boy.. why the hell shouldn't he be able to want pink glittery stuff to his heart's content?? Which, is what I figure the spirit of this bill is (and I'm all for). But, if it wasn't already labeled as such before... he'd now be faced with the understanding that he'd find this pink+glittery stuff in the "girls" section, which also seems against the spirit of the bill, as the kid (and/or parent) now has to think about traditional gender roles and.. .well .. damn, I don't know where I'm going with this beyond the fact that I guess I think having to define which toys qualify as boy/girl/gender-neutral almost goes in the direction of reinforcing gender roles/stereotypes? That is, we now got three buckets labeled "boy", "girl", and "gender-neutral" and some human (probably?) is handed a toy and has to decide where to goes by running that toy through their internal biases to determine what category it belongs to and, well, then the reinforcement of gender-specific/non-specific toys becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, almost? Or, maybe I'm just overthinking this...

    I mean, obviously these underlying issues are larger than toys.. but I suppose this bill goes a way to starting some dialogue. I'm certainly curious how to the enforcement of this bill will play out.

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  11. Comment on California to enforce 'gender neutral' toy aisles in large stores in ~lgbt

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    My concern is that I don't think I've ever done toy shopping at a major retailer that had defined gendered sections. Now, there are clearly toys that are gendered and they group 'em together.....

    My concern is that I don't think I've ever done toy shopping at a major retailer that had defined gendered sections. Now, there are clearly toys that are gendered and they group 'em together.. it's just that I don't think I've ever seen signage labeled "Boy Section" or "Girl Section" (though I may just have glossed over any such signage if it exists (I don't buy many children's toys these days...). Based on the text of the bill, even if that signage did exist... couldn't the retailers just take it down and declare the entire toy section gender-neutral? Or... will they get fined if they have too many Barbies/GI Joes in a single aisle, or something?

    Anyhow, I'm all for the spirit of the bill... just seems like a weird one when it comes to enforcement. Especially when the fine is a paltry $250 for a first time offense.

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  12. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    Ah, yea... that's a good option. Well, should I bake another loaf sometime in the future, at least. Toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, a sandwich for dinner, and a couple of slices as a...

    Ah, yea... that's a good option. Well, should I bake another loaf sometime in the future, at least. Toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, a sandwich for dinner, and a couple of slices as a snack throughout the day has left me with about a third of the loaf left... which, I'm guessing I'll finish by tomorrow. Though, to be honest... I'm not entirely looking forward to. I love bread, but I don't usually eat this many carbs in a single day. Feeling pretty bread-ed out!

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  13. Comment on What have you been eating, drinking, and cooking? in ~food

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    I finally submitted to a pandemic cliché and made a damn loaf of bread. Followed this recipe, except that I replaced the baker's dry milk (never even heard of this stuff, before) with the same...

    I finally submitted to a pandemic cliché and made a damn loaf of bread. Followed this recipe, except that I replaced the baker's dry milk (never even heard of this stuff, before) with the same amount of soy milk. Came out pretty good. Only problem is that it's a whole-ass loaf sans preservatives and it's only lil' ol' me here throughout the week... so... guess I'll be eating toast for breakfast and sandwiches for lunch/dinner until I run through it.

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  14. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Finally finished Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, mostly because I took a long layoff after making progress at a good pace. Anyhow, I don't have enough good words for...

    Finally finished Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, mostly because I took a long layoff after making progress at a good pace. Anyhow, I don't have enough good words for the amount of good words in that novel. Suffice it to say, it is a beautiful piece.

    I've since moved on from that to something a little more crude: Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels. The writing is entertaining and adept... and I enjoy the epigraphs.. but... I feel like I'd enjoy it more as a work of fiction (though, considering the writer... maybe much of it is). In other words, so far it feels like a side-story in a Pynchon novel (but not as well rendered).

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  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    The Recognitions is fuckin' great! I agree that Gaddis did a pretty damn good job of giving every character a unique enough voice that following along was never exceedingly difficult... though, I...

    The Recognitions is fuckin' great! I agree that Gaddis did a pretty damn good job of giving every character a unique enough voice that following along was never exceedingly difficult... though, I do have to admit to getting lost on occasion when my focus lapsed.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What is something you've changed your mind about recently? in ~talk

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    Ha... I'd say that describes most of my endeavors.

    Ha... I'd say that describes most of my endeavors.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Recommend me books with a twist (with a twist) in ~books

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    Pynchon's Inherent Vice doesn't necessarily have one "gotcha!" twist that's revealed near the end... but it's definitely a tangled mess of twists and turns. ... which kinda describes Pynchon in...

    Pynchon's Inherent Vice doesn't necessarily have one "gotcha!" twist that's revealed near the end... but it's definitely a tangled mess of twists and turns. ... which kinda describes Pynchon in general, now that I think about it.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Scientists present plan to cool the world through geoengineering whiter clouds in ~science

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    This is the timescale I imagined. Earth has been around for a while, and I suspect if we wreck it for ourselves... it may be around for a while more. Possibly long enough for any living remnants...

    At least not for millions of years.

    This is the timescale I imagined.

    Earth has been around for a while, and I suspect if we wreck it for ourselves... it may be around for a while more. Possibly long enough for any living remnants to get better at living. Good enough to eventually create problems for themselves, even.

    In the words of our favorite fictional chaos theorist: “Life.. uh.. finds a way.”

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Scientists present plan to cool the world through geoengineering whiter clouds in ~science

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    Alternatively, humanity can go ahead and bite the big one and give these other species a chance to evolve and do terrible things to this planet.

    Alternatively, humanity can go ahead and bite the big one and give these other species a chance to evolve and do terrible things to this planet.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Los Angeles Police Department told to collect the social media information of every civilian they interview, including individuals who are not arrested or accused of a crime in ~tech

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    Alternatively, you can refuse their requests.

    Alternatively, you can refuse their requests.

    2 votes