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  1. Comment on Mind uploading in ~humanities

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    Yeah, it is the scifi version of the soul leaving the body and going to heaven/hades/afterlife. I do not believe it would be possible beyond maybe perhaps duplicating some subset of your memories...

    Regardless of how troublesome the way we view the continuity of our mind might be, it seems that the reason we'd want to "upload our consciousness" is because we feel that our consciousness (our essential selves) have a lifelong continuity that will end at death, and we wish to preserve this perceived continuity indefinitely, something that doesn't even seem to work in thought experiments.

    Yeah, it is the scifi version of the soul leaving the body and going to heaven/hades/afterlife.

    I do not believe it would be possible beyond maybe perhaps duplicating some subset of your memories in a different entity. I'm no expert on the matter but I don't think it makes sense unless you have a strong believe in mind-body separation.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Do you track your time? in ~life

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    I stopped tracking my time because my supposed lack-of-time issue was really a lack-of-energy issue, and living under a timer just made being tired more dreadful. What I do is set timers for stuff...

    I stopped tracking my time because my supposed lack-of-time issue was really a lack-of-energy issue, and living under a timer just made being tired more dreadful.

    What I do is set timers for stuff I want to do, usually gaming or reading, but also some tasks that I would consider work. My objective is not so much to track my time but to stop before I'm out of energy, and then consider if I want to do something else. Often times I just set another timer and continue with whatever I was doing, but being able to make the decision before I'm exhausted really helps.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    +1 for frozen pizza not being great. What I have in my freezer for emergencies are premade thin pizza crusts. Even if I use premade tomato sauce, using fresh ingredients and (a reasonable amount...

    +1 for frozen pizza not being great.

    What I have in my freezer for emergencies are premade thin pizza crusts. Even if I use premade tomato sauce, using fresh ingredients and (a reasonable amount of) better cheese makes a very big difference.

  4. Comment on What everyday foods are 10/10? in ~food

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    Legume soups / stews. Very easy to make in big batches, fairly healthy (depends on what you put in the pot) and you can turn them into many different dishes just changing the spices or some of the...

    Legume soups / stews. Very easy to make in big batches, fairly healthy (depends on what you put in the pot) and you can turn them into many different dishes just changing the spices or some of the ingredients.

    5 votes
  5. Comment on I forgot how to have fun in ~talk

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    It is a very complicated time to get computer parts, specially high end ones, due to the chip shortage. Very low availability and very inflated prices. You might have better luck with preassembled...

    It sounds like a new gaming PC might be in your future!

    It is a very complicated time to get computer parts, specially high end ones, due to the chip shortage. Very low availability and very inflated prices. You might have better luck with preassembled computers but you should still be careful.

    7 votes
  6. Comment on The data are clear: The boys are not all right in ~health

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    I am a son of a single mother. There were other adult males in my family and my mother eventually got into a stable relationship, but I never really got a father figure. I'm sure I would be worse...

    I am a son of a single mother. There were other adult males in my family and my mother eventually got into a stable relationship, but I never really got a father figure. I'm sure I would be worse off if I had to live in a broken marriage, but not having a male model (or rather having an overworked mother doubling as your male model) has affected the way I interact with people or express myself as a man and as a father.

    I'm not going to say it was for the best or the worst, but I can very easily see other people developing issues because of it.

    9 votes
  7. Comment on Roland Emmerich: Marvel and Star Wars are ‘ruining our industry’ in ~movies

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    I wonder if this is the industry giving up on younger people. Do youngins go to the movies anymore? It was never that good of a deal, specially if you can have a movie night at home with actual...

    I wonder if this is the industry giving up on younger people. Do youngins go to the movies anymore? It was never that good of a deal, specially if you can have a movie night at home with actual food and drinks.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Factorio Friday Facts #367 - Expansion news in ~games

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    They are probably iterating over multiple designs, specially given how little they are showing. It is much easier to make big changes in private before people get too attached to partial...

    They are probably iterating over multiple designs, specially given how little they are showing. It is much easier to make big changes in private before people get too attached to partial implementations. Map layout, electricity or enemies in the base game feel like they got stuck to being a local maxima of whatever was originally implemented, specially if you compare them to later features like nuclear power.

    I stopped my factorio streak after trying space exploration, that is done by the person they hired for the expansion. The mod is massive and has many very interesting puzzles and tools, but the general balance and gameplay is worse than basegame. Hopefully the whole team working together get to something really good.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Why I think "Sponsor Only" repositories introduced by Github is a terrible idea in ~comp

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    ...Not really? Business model aside, I'm fairly sure it is perfectly valid to only share source with customers, at least under GPL. On the business side, I kind of dislike how completely different...

    This move is totally against the spirit of GPL/MIT/Apache licensed software which is all about openness and software freedom.

    ...Not really? Business model aside, I'm fairly sure it is perfectly valid to only share source with customers, at least under GPL.

    On the business side, I kind of dislike how completely different business (from the customer perspective) imitate each other. It gives the feeling that at the C-suites level github is not different from twitch, patreon or pornhub.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on What is your favorite game you'll never finish? in ~games

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    That scene felt so cheap and out of nowhere. Of all the possible shock horror situations you could make in that setting... that scene just feels fabricated to give Takeru some more arc. I liked...

    That scene felt so cheap and out of nowhere. Of all the possible shock horror situations you could make in that setting... that scene just feels fabricated to give Takeru some more arc.

    I liked the game overall but I would never read it again. For me the game peaked at the first big operation (The offensive on the island hive, I think it happens before CHOMPS?). Some of the political intrigue is cool but I had no patience for the protagonist.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Google drops FLoC after widespread opposition, pivots to “Topics API” plan in ~tech

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    Related maybe? Chinese regulators wanted toggleable tags

    Related maybe? Chinese regulators wanted toggleable tags

  12. Comment on 90% of US has a poor diet, and 25% doesn’t exercise in ~health

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    Forcing yourself and health issues aside, most people eat until satiation, and eating fiber rich food like fruit and vegetables help satiating faster. Fat is satiating too. Eating slowly also...

    The amount of fruits/vegetables in a diet doesn't limit intake at all.

    Forcing yourself and health issues aside, most people eat until satiation, and eating fiber rich food like fruit and vegetables help satiating faster. Fat is satiating too. Eating slowly also helps as the sensation of having eaten enough takes a while to kick in.

    8 votes
  13. Comment on If you're having trouble with Firefox, try disabling HTTP3 in about:config in ~tech

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    They mentioned somewhere that there are other services. Of the top of my head the captive portal functionality or autocheck for updates require external services. Certificate revocation uses a...

    They mentioned somewhere that there are other services. Of the top of my head the captive portal functionality or autocheck for updates require external services. Certificate revocation uses a special service separated from the auto updater too.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Your two-day shipping is causing potholes in ~enviro

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    Love trains, but they scale very poorly and trucks have a much easier time switching routes. I don't see them taking over smaller shipping until they solve industrial truck transportation. I would...

    trains are vastly superior to trucks in almost every way

    Love trains, but they scale very poorly and trucks have a much easier time switching routes. I don't see them taking over smaller shipping until they solve industrial truck transportation.

    I would guess it is also much easier to externalize infrastructure costs using up common roads than dedicated railways.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on If you're having trouble with Firefox, try disabling HTTP3 in about:config in ~tech

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    Thanks! I was going crazy over this. I have closed like a year worth of leftover tabs and almost reset my profile trying to fix this.

    Thanks! I was going crazy over this. I have closed like a year worth of leftover tabs and almost reset my profile trying to fix this.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Loving someone with depression in ~health

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    My wife has been on antidepressants for about 10-15 years, getting better and worse every couple of years. The linked article is written from the perspective of the depressed person and didn't say...

    My wife has been on antidepressants for about 10-15 years, getting better and worse every couple of years. The linked article is written from the perspective of the depressed person and didn't say much to me. The comment of HN meet my experience much better.

    My main gripe is that there are lots of symptoms that fall under depression, and you kind of have to admit you have every single one of them to be able get them treated. This is very problematic because many people can "fake" behaving healthily in front of strangers (in the same way one might smile to strangers you don't like without realizing it because it is the polite/right thing to do), so you might be the only person seeing the worst of your partner.

    I really have no advice to give on this. Being kind and understanding to the other person can backfire and just enable their behaviour and isolate you. Being assertive can backfire and just exacerbate whatever is wrong. Every case and every person is different. Just take care of yourself.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 has raised $3,416,729 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation in ~games

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    I kind of miss the couch, specially for the more laid back / longer runs, but overall I prefer online too. I only watch vods so I don't really care about it feeling like a live telemarathon. I...

    I kind of miss the couch, specially for the more laid back / longer runs, but overall I prefer online too. I only watch vods so I don't really care about it feeling like a live telemarathon.

    I really like the event for the commentary for people who are not knowledgeable about the games / speedrun meta. I kind of wish they tried more experimental stuff like randomizers or multiplayer / relay runs.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    It is very enjoyable, I'm just having trouble keeping up with my plans. I play a day or two every now and then and I keep forgetting that I need to grind X item to craft Y to do Z, or that certain...

    It is very enjoyable, I'm just having trouble keeping up with my plans. I play a day or two every now and then and I keep forgetting that I need to grind X item to craft Y to do Z, or that certain shops only open / only have the item i want on X day. When you have to wait two real life weeks to try something again it gets very frustrating. I think I mentioned in an older post that I need to get to modding and get a task manager mod to set reminders to myself.

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Your theme for 2022 in ~talk

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    I'm going to cheat a bit and give myself multiple themes / things to strive for, also not going to wait for new year or stop at specific dates until I think something more important needs my...

    I'm going to cheat a bit and give myself multiple themes / things to strive for, also not going to wait for new year or stop at specific dates until I think something more important needs my attention.

    • Health: Been way too busy and stressed in the last couple of years and I have been giving up on exercise, healthy food and mental hygiene. I'm slowly trying to get mild exercise back into my routine and trying to cook more efficiently (cooking that takes lees time / effort and produces more servings). The mental hygiene part is going to be the hardest as I'm going to have a very hard time getting more hours of sleep or more quality entertainment time. I probably need to socialize more too.

    • Minimization: My house is tiny, I have a little kid and a wife that loves having stuff, but I think I have some things I can safely get rid of. I have a hard time throwing away / giving away things that could still be useful but I think i need to for the sake of the previous theme. Also in this topic, I have a lot of things that need to get done. I'm slowly trying go through them either giving them up if they don't matter enough or reducing expectations / doing them partially. This part is also very hard.

    • Financial literacy / work: I'm going to lump these two together because honestly getting a better job is usually the best I can do to improve my finances. These topics have suffered the most in the previous years and they are still at the bottom of the priority list. I want to at least not forget about them.

    4 votes
  20. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Stardew Valley: I have less time to play now and I think I'm about to drop this one off. I'm halfway through summer year 2. Community center is one fish away from being completed. I'm making too...

    Stardew Valley: I have less time to play now and I think I'm about to drop this one off. I'm halfway through summer year 2. Community center is one fish away from being completed. I'm making too much money from wine to care about most of the farm stuff but not enough for the endgame items. I need to start planning skull cavern runs or the more complicated bulletin board tasks and I'm starting to not care. Other than that it is a lot of fun. I have maxed out a lot of characters and trying new farm buildings. Will probably go back to this at some point.

    Mahjong Soul (Riichi Mahjong): I'm about to rank up to adept (level 2) on 4 player mode. I'm liking the game a lot, which surprises me a little as I don't care much about card games. I'm still learning all the possible hands but I'm starting to work on being efficient and being aware on which tiles are more dangerous to discard and when. I'm finding it more enjoyable than go or chess as matches are faster and I am very bad at joseki / openings.

    3 votes