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  1. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Sometimes I struggle to find that middle ground for sure, especially when my non running life gets hectic. Well, you inspired me to go out and do an easy 3.6k trail run this afternoon. I felt...

    Sometimes I struggle to find that middle ground for sure, especially when my non running life gets hectic.

    Well, you inspired me to go out and do an easy 3.6k trail run this afternoon. I felt pretty sluggish but it feels good to have done something today for sure, which I can hopefully build on.

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I've been struggling hard with motivation. By now my plan was to be running ~30 km weekly. I feel like for the last few months I get sick, halt my training while I recover, and then slowly ramp up...

    I've been struggling hard with motivation.

    By now my plan was to be running ~30 km weekly.

    I feel like for the last few months I get sick, halt my training while I recover, and then slowly ramp up my runs til I'm back in the 20-30 weekly km range, and then I get sick again, resetting the cycle. I'm constantly working my way back to that place where I'm progressing and feeling good about my training, and then hard reset. So I'm always doing the less fun parts of training it seems, and it's exhausting.

    Today I set my alarm for a run, and I woke up exhausted and unmotivated and didn't go. I'm still a bit stuffed up from my latest sickness, so maybe I still need to rest and that's okay, but it feels bad when I don't do my runs. Also, my mental health starts to get affected, when I don't run for long periods, so I'm more stressed and making less healthy sleep and diet choices.

    I have been enjoying doing yoga outside on my back porch in the evenings, watching the sunset. That has been helpful for sure.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Fast crimes at Lambda School in ~tech

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    This was a long and fascinating read! It really brings to light some of the cultural problems at play in silicon valley and venture capitalism, or the tech world in general. It's like, at it's...

    This was a long and fascinating read! It really brings to light some of the cultural problems at play in silicon valley and venture capitalism, or the tech world in general.

    It's like, at it's core, the idea for the school was intriguing, but certainly not worthy of the levels of hype and attention from investors. There was no secret sauce, no proprietary technology. It seems anyone with money could easily setup a similar school. Were people just investing in this guy? Was Austen the secret sauce?

    There seems to be many similarities between this story and so many others coming out of the tech world in the last 10 years. Austen is a massive piece of shit, but it does seem like there is a system at play that enabled and empowered him to do so much damage.

    It's pretty fucked up when you think about how many people he fucked over. It's such a vulnerable place to be and takes a lot of courage to start over and go back to school. This guy preyed on that vulnerability, and lied, cheated and did whatever it took to continue to live his tech bro fantasy.

    This guy should do jail time, and I really hope that somehow the victims can be made right.

    8 votes
  4. Comment on A big new facility built to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere opened up in Iceland. It's a stepping stone to bigger plans in the US. in ~enviro

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    I'm so confused as to what you are getting at then. I stand behind what I have said.

    I'm so confused as to what you are getting at then. I stand behind what I have said.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on A big new facility built to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere opened up in Iceland. It's a stepping stone to bigger plans in the US. in ~enviro

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    Well, I've actually only just proposed it here, so I don't think you can even know that the majority of the planet rejects it? You don't speak for everyone. Is there any evidence we can? Or you...

    Here’s the thing: it’s not me rejecting your proposal, it’s the overwhelming majority of the population of the planet.

    Well, I've actually only just proposed it here, so I don't think you can even know that the majority of the planet rejects it? You don't speak for everyone.

    We can, and we will, at least within the time frame where we have a chance of mitigating climate change. That’s a constraint in the system that we need to address and not pretend that it doesn’t exist.

    Is there any evidence we can? Or you just have faith in the current systems and technology? Because there is very much evidence that our current practices are causing this whole thing. We can actually have a meaningful impact by actively reducing and eliminating the practices known to be causing the climate crisis. It might not be an easy solution, and a lot of people are going to need convincing, but it's the only viable option we currently have.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on A big new facility built to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere opened up in Iceland. It's a stepping stone to bigger plans in the US. in ~enviro

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    The health of the earth and it's inhabitants will continue to degrade at an increasing rate. We can't just keep mass producing crap we don't need, made out of crap that is harmful to us and the...

    I mean, proposal rejected. Now what?

    The health of the earth and it's inhabitants will continue to degrade at an increasing rate. We can't just keep mass producing crap we don't need, made out of crap that is harmful to us and the environment and expect any other result.

    It's pretty clear what is causing climate change, and we need to stop doing that.

    I really think you shouldn't be so quick to dismiss my proposal, it's a good one!

    3 votes
  7. Comment on A big new facility built to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere opened up in Iceland. It's a stepping stone to bigger plans in the US. in ~enviro

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    This seems massively ineffective, and possibly a complete waste of time. I propose we build less stuff instead and focus on protecting nature while punishing companies that are actively destroying...

    Mammoth will be able to capture nearly 10 times as much CO2 as Orca once it’s fully operational, around 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide a year. That’s still not a lot of carbon, considering Microsoft alone emitted close to 13 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2022

    This seems massively ineffective, and possibly a complete waste of time. I propose we build less stuff instead and focus on protecting nature while punishing companies that are actively destroying the environment and producing no public good.

    14 votes
  8. Comment on [SOLVED] Looking for an article that was posted on here in the past year in ~tildes

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    This is the one, thank you!

    This is the one, thank you!

    4 votes
  9. [SOLVED] Looking for an article that was posted on here in the past year

    I'm looking for an article that was posted on Tildes in the last year I believe, on online communities and moderation. I think it was a link to someones personal blog and the author was female. It...

    I'm looking for an article that was posted on Tildes in the last year I believe, on online communities and moderation.

    I think it was a link to someones personal blog and the author was female. It talked about the challenges of moderating communities with free speech as a core value, because all it takes is a few bad actors pushing that to it's limits and it completely derails the community and puts too much strain on moderators.

    The article itself was very good, but I also remember the discussion on tildes was a very good read as well. I have tried searching tildes, using google and chatGPT4 and while I can find a lot of good threads related to this topic, I can't seem to find this one with the article.

    Does anyone remember this article/thread?

    I realize it's maybe a long shot and it's just a vague memory, so I apologize if this is an annoying post, but it doesn't hurt to ask?

    7 votes
  10. Comment on What do you like about your job? in ~talk

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    I really like, respect and admire most of the people I work with, and I generally feel respected and admired by my coworkers. There are many things I do not enjoy about my job, but the people make...

    I really like, respect and admire most of the people I work with, and I generally feel respected and admired by my coworkers. There are many things I do not enjoy about my job, but the people make it easier and are a big reason I've stuck around.

    6 votes
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I've been really digging this pop punk/emo band from Toronto, Service Delay: Spotify Apple Bandcamp And, they just released a new EP today! They scratch that nostalgia itch for me while still...

    I've been really digging this pop punk/emo band from Toronto, Service Delay:

    And, they just released a new EP today!

    They scratch that nostalgia itch for me while still bringing something fresh to the genre(s).

    I don't believe they have a huge following, but I've been enjoying all their songs heavily and recommend them highly (for whatever that's worth!).

    2 votes
  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I went a bit hard last week, and increased my weekly run mileage from 26km to 39. I've generally been much more cautious about increasing my mileage and generally try to follow the 10% rule...

    I went a bit hard last week, and increased my weekly run mileage from 26km to 39. I've generally been much more cautious about increasing my mileage and generally try to follow the 10% rule (loosely). But I had a small mental health crisis last week and running has sort of been how I cope with and process difficult emotions.

    It was kind of cool to push myself to my limit. I did some long, beautiful trail runs, a sprinting interval run, and finished off the week with a long countryside road run. On those last few kilometres, my leg muscles were fucking dead. I knew I had overdone it a bit, but it felt good in a weird masochistic sort of way.

    So, I've only done two 5k easy runs so far this week, and lots of stretching, foam rolling and light yoga/calisthenics the rest of the week. I think it worked out, because I woke up today, no sore legs, no wonky knee, and I did a trail run this morning feeling great the whole time. It was rainy and cool, which is my favourite running weather.

    (Does anyone else love running in the rain? It just makes me feel like a total bad ass or something. I love it.)

    Anyways, my plan is to do a long(ish) easy run tomorrow: maybe ~8 kilometres at a slow pace, on flat road. After a relaxing recovery day on Sunday, I'm going to go hard again next week, but maybe not as hard as last week and also maybe this time under a better mental state.

    Also, after previously not having many friends on Strava, I started following a few random people in my area, and I actually really enjoy seeing other peoples runs. Especially when they run in the same area as me, it's cool to see the differences in our routes, compare times and stuff. One guy seems to have a lot of similar interests as me and is around the same age, and I kind of hope we become best friends in real life hahaha.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Looking for new punk rock or ska bands in ~music

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    Here's a pop punk song by a band I bet you've never heard of. Their other stuff is a bit more metal/emo but with punk elements throughout. If you like that song, you might also like this one.

    Here's a pop punk song by a band I bet you've never heard of. Their other stuff is a bit more metal/emo but with punk elements throughout. If you like that song, you might also like this one.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on What's in your drafts folder? in ~tech

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    I love the cozy tone of the narrative. Such an interesting concept, and I think you really executed it well. You are super talented.

    I love the cozy tone of the narrative. Such an interesting concept, and I think you really executed it well. You are super talented.

  15. Comment on I have severe and persistent mental illness. I now work as a public mental health professional. Ask me anything. in ~health.mental

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    There's a really interesting episode of Invisibilia that talks about CBT and ACT. It does a great job of explaining these approaches to therapy with some really interesting examples of it helping...

    There's a really interesting episode of Invisibilia that talks about CBT and ACT. It does a great job of explaining these approaches to therapy with some really interesting examples of it helping people.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What webhost and software do you use for your personal website? in ~tech

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    I went with namecheap for a small wordpress project a few months ago (also low traffic), and I've been really happy with it so far.

    I went with namecheap for a small wordpress project a few months ago (also low traffic), and I've been really happy with it so far.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What's in your drafts folder? in ~tech

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    Do you post your stuff online?

    Do you post your stuff online?

  18. Comment on Anyone else here love knives? in ~hobbies

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    What's your best bang for your buck budget knife recommendation? I'm looking for a good all around pocket knife for general camping/hiking. Like most things, I don't want to pay a ton but want...

    What's your best bang for your buck budget knife recommendation?

    I'm looking for a good all around pocket knife for general camping/hiking. Like most things, I don't want to pay a ton but want something with decent enough quality that it doesn't become a piece of garbage in ten years.

  19. Comment on Where to donate used boardgames? in ~games.tabletop

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    You could check your local library. They could potentially want something like that, either for their collection or their programming team.

    You could check your local library. They could potentially want something like that, either for their collection or their programming team.

    16 votes
  20. Comment on What's in your drafts folder? in ~tech

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    What kind of fanfic do you write?

    What kind of fanfic do you write?

    1 vote