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  1. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    Thanks for the info. Looks fun! Are you going for panniers? I’ve always gone with a backpack but after a long day of cycling that can cause back strain.

    Thanks for the info. Looks fun!

    Are you going for panniers? I’ve always gone with a backpack but after a long day of cycling that can cause back strain.

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  2. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    How many miles are you biking on your trip? How much gear will you be carrying?

    How many miles are you biking on your trip? How much gear will you be carrying?

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Texas school shooting kills nineteen children, two adults in ~news

  4. Comment on Autistic people care too much, research says in ~science

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    They're my favorite! I'm typically pretty bad at Among Us cause I play with people that know the game much better than me. But my friend group had to outright ban strategies I used with The...

    They're my favorite! I'm typically pretty bad at Among Us cause I play with people that know the game much better than me. But my friend group had to outright ban strategies I used with The Resistance in college because they were too powerful.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on Imagen, a text-to-image diffusion model with an unprecedented degree of photorealism and a deep level of language understanding in ~tech

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    The propaganda generated by these neutral nets will mostly be used by religious and religious-adjacent parties (QAnon, flat earthers). They don’t and have never cared about what’s real. They just...

    The propaganda generated by these neutral nets will mostly be used by religious and religious-adjacent parties (QAnon, flat earthers). They don’t and have never cared about what’s real. They just want something good enough to satisfy the small part of their mind that can still call out BS.

    Nations won’t need it as much. They can afford the luxury of expensive forms of propaganda. Why risk someone proving you’re using DALL-E when you can just pay the right people to legitimately create the perfect photo.

    Although power to create meat space propaganda and need for convincing propaganda are two different axes. But in one corner you have world superpowers. In the opposite is QAnon. In the middle is ISIS. These tools disproportionately aid the QAnon types.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S01E03 "Ghosts of Illyria" in ~tv

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    I think this is my favorite episode so far. The show still has yet to grow its beard, but the medical anomaly was at least new to Trek and the character building was solid. Big fan of the idea of...

    I think this is my favorite episode so far. The show still has yet to grow its beard, but the medical anomaly was at least new to Trek and the character building was solid. Big fan of the idea of having the doctor's daughter frozen in time in a transporter buffer. It's not a new idea which makes it even better IMO.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on My college students are not ok in ~life

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    Can you quit? I’ve never worked somewhere where people live like this. It’s absolutely possible to avoid this kind of work culture.

    Can you quit? I’ve never worked somewhere where people live like this. It’s absolutely possible to avoid this kind of work culture.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on You're not losing fat because you're eating too much — even when you don't think you are in ~health

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    I think you're right - but calorie counting worked for me as an entrance into a healthier lifestyle. I lost 60 lbs through caloric restriction and walking a few miles per day (240 lbs to 180 lbs...

    I think you're right - but calorie counting worked for me as an entrance into a healthier lifestyle. I lost 60 lbs through caloric restriction and walking a few miles per day (240 lbs to 180 lbs as a 6'1" man). Then I slowly transitioned to a more stable diet and eventually incorporated intense cardio into my daily life. Biking is the highlight of many of my days.

    I don't think calorie counting will hold up long term. But it's a tool in the tool box.

    9 votes
  9. Comment on In the dating market, people compete ferociously for partners with qualities that do not increase their chances of romantic happiness in ~life

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    I at least have the right velocity there. But I’m still looking even if I know I’m not my best self yet.

    I at least have the right velocity there. But I’m still looking even if I know I’m not my best self yet.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on My college students are not ok in ~life

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    I only partially agree with the author here. I agree in that I don't think that education standards should be changed. But we also need to encourage students to take time off and return once they...

    I only partially agree with the author here.

    I agree in that I don't think that education standards should be changed. But we also need to encourage students to take time off and return once they have the energy necessary to get a degree. Schools should make the process easy and allow students to maintain the credits and financial aid they've earned thus far. America does not make it easy to break the normal high school -> college -> employment pipeline but we need to in this case.

    13 votes
  11. Comment on In the dating market, people compete ferociously for partners with qualities that do not increase their chances of romantic happiness in ~life

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    Yeah - there are a lot of types of people that would be perfect. But even with my set of desired attributes I feel I’m looking for a 1 in 10,000 kind of person.

    Yeah - there are a lot of types of people that would be perfect. But even with my set of desired attributes I feel I’m looking for a 1 in 10,000 kind of person.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Looking for >1Gb/s networking hardware in ~comp

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    Update: The best option seemed to be to get a gaming router with a 2.5 Gb/s port that I can hook into my 2.5 Gb/s switch. So I bought the ASUS AX5700 and a bunch of accompanying cat 6a cables....

    Update: The best option seemed to be to get a gaming router with a 2.5 Gb/s port that I can hook into my 2.5 Gb/s switch. So I bought the ASUS AX5700 and a bunch of accompanying cat 6a cables.

    Update: I got duped. The router can not hook into >1 Gb/s WAN while providing >1 Gb/s to a LAN port. The 2.5 Gb/s port is for WAN ingest only. There is no way to pipe more than 1 Gb/s from the internet to any one client on the network. The only product ASUS has that meets my needs seems to be the AX6000 which is $450 and will still need to be paired with an external switch.

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  13. Comment on In the dating market, people compete ferociously for partners with qualities that do not increase their chances of romantic happiness in ~life

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    I’ve only recently started dating, so I’m still figuring things out. But I think it’s more complicated than you’re letting on. I have my own expectations of the partner I’m looking for. But since...

    I’ve only recently started dating, so I’m still figuring things out. But I think it’s more complicated than you’re letting on. I have my own expectations of the partner I’m looking for. But since I have so little experience I’ve been willing to challenge those expectations to really test them out in reality.

    One woman I dated was a graduate student. She was very smart, attractive, fit and a good conversationalist. But she had different political views from me. I found it validating that political views were not on the article’s list of inconsequential compatibility factors. More importantly, there were inklings of immaturity that I wasn’t sure I could be comfortable with long term. She has a pretty relaxed attitude to her friends’ sometimes reckless and racist behavior. People are hoping to put their best image out there when dating so the pessimist in me assumes people to share their friends’ worst traits. I hope it’s a good proxy for knowing them more deeply.

    Another woman was nearly a perfect match. But right from the start I knew I didn’t find her aesthetically attractive. It’s hard to find someone that is genuinely happy, shares your political beliefs, takes good care of themselves and others, is your age, lives in the area, and seems to have a fruitful life ahead of them. So I hoped that all of those positive traits could lead to a positive subjective perception of her appearance. After a month I didn’t feel any progress on that front. So to prevent heartbreak I cut things off. The problem was I felt obligated to find the person I was dating aesthetically attractive. And to know I specifically did not felt like I was keeping a tremendous secret. Finding someone ugly is not something I can imagine ever telling anyone, let alone a romantic partner.

    I really wished it didn’t matter. But it did. So now I’m in the position where I am looking for someone that has it all. Why not shoot for attractive, fit, smart, happy, successful, kind, and responsible?

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  14. Comment on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S01E01 "Strange New Worlds" in ~tv

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    It’s so refreshing to get some old school episodic Trek.

    It’s so refreshing to get some old school episodic Trek.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Bill Gates is so over this pandemic in ~health.coronavirus

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    I don’t know if you actually want to hear my thoughts on this. But anyway - I don’t think you’re extreme. You have a different situation than others and are responding differently.

    I don’t know if you actually want to hear my thoughts on this.

    But anyway - I don’t think you’re extreme. You have a different situation than others and are responding differently.

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  16. Comment on Bill Gates is so over this pandemic in ~health.coronavirus

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    I'm back to working in person and attending fairly large gatherings without masks on. COVID will never be eradicated. We're in a state now where we have anti-virals and good vaccines. We won't...

    I'm back to working in person and attending fairly large gatherings without masks on. COVID will never be eradicated. We're in a state now where we have anti-virals and good vaccines. We won't ever get much better on that front. So the way I see it we can either permanently change everyone's lives for the worse or accept this is the situation we'll be in for the remainder of the human era.

    I do still wear a face mask in certain situations (if I'm asked to by a business, if I'm traveling, etc.). But it's only as an exception.

    8 votes
  17. Comment on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S01E01 "Strange New Worlds" in ~tv

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    I would call this pilot... serviceable. It's a painfully overdone Trek story. I watched the episode on Sunday and I've already forgotten most of what happened. However, I was happy with the...

    I would call this pilot... serviceable. It's a painfully overdone Trek story. I watched the episode on Sunday and I've already forgotten most of what happened. However, I was happy with the characters, art direction, and pacing. Trek shows always get a rough start (some of them never get out of that state IMO). So it's hard to judge too harshly. I'll definitely keep watching to see how things go.

    4 votes