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  1. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    That graphic is interesting.. Back when I joined, it seemed like tildes was much more active.. Guess I am not looking at this objectively.

    That graphic is interesting.. Back when I joined, it seemed like tildes was much more active.. Guess I am not looking at this objectively.

    7 votes
  2. Comment on How is site growth? I have joined a year ago, looks like comment and upvote activity has died down a bit in ~tildes

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    It certainly seems to have died quite a bit. Sadly, tildes seems "dead".

    It certainly seems to have died quite a bit. Sadly, tildes seems "dead".

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Why procrastination is about managing emotions, not time in ~life

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    I am pretty sure I read a similar article (same idea: "procrastination is about managing emotions not time" in 2019.. It was also massively shared back then.

    I am pretty sure I read a similar article (same idea: "procrastination is about managing emotions not time" in 2019.. It was also massively shared back then.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Thank you for this post! Upon seeing this wall-of-text I did not expect to read it fully, but I did. I am now more interested in the dating scene. I am 27 and never really dated much, never cared...

    Thank you for this post! Upon seeing this wall-of-text I did not expect to read it fully, but I did.

    I am now more interested in the dating scene. I am 27 and never really dated much, never cared much for it, but now for some reason, I want to. I thought of reading Neil Strauss (The Game) and I find it interesting that you do not recommend it. I still think that reading it might give me some pointers, even if those pointers are of "things that should not be done".

    Thank you for recommending Models, but having read another book by the same author (How to not give a fuck), I think I will pass. I hated the book, it's a typical self-help book filled with BS, with very little actionable information. I am afraid models is most likely of the same category.

    Is there any blog/video-series that you recommend on this topic?

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are your hobbies? in ~hobbies

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    Can you talk more about this? I think it would do me good to do the same thing. Is there any book you recommend?

    I study the subject, I apply what I learn, and sometimes my dedication brings results.

    Can you talk more about this? I think it would do me good to do the same thing. Is there any book you recommend?

  6. Comment on Is anyone else here wondering when our overlord will open this place up a little? in ~tildes

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    Tildes seems like a perfect site, from a UI perspective. If HN is good enough for thousands of users, why is tildes different? I see less and less discussion on tildes and I don't think that's a...

    Tildes seems like a perfect site, from a UI perspective. If HN is good enough for thousands of users, why is tildes different?

    I see less and less discussion on tildes and I don't think that's a good thing. I, of course, don't want tildes to become reddit and/or youtube-comments, but somewhere between the current state of tildes and the current state of reddit lies the perfect site, IMO.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    The best habit I built in 2019 is running. I started in March and now run every other day. Already did an half-marathon 1 month ago. Sadly, I did not run for 2 months (1 month *2) for health...

    The best habit I built in 2019 is running. I started in March and now run every other day. Already did an half-marathon 1 month ago. Sadly, I did not run for 2 months (1 month *2) for health reasons..

    There are some habits I want to create in 2020, namely:

    • Meditate everyday. This will help me with my obsessive thoughts, hopefully. (I ruminate on things over and over, obsessively.);
    • I want to join a gym. Even though I already run, I want to join a gym. My main reason for doing so is that I am pretty lonely and, hopefully, joining a gym will help? At the very least, I'll get to see hot people ;)
    7 votes
  8. Comment on Habits to build in 2020? in ~talk

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    Have you tested for your chronotype? Perhaps you're just not a morning person? If you are not, there is very little you can do.

    Have you tested for your chronotype? Perhaps you're just not a morning person? If you are not, there is very little you can do.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Matthew Walker's "Why We Sleep" is riddled with scientific and factual errors in ~health

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    This is a really interesting post @Deimos, thanks for linking! I've read Matthew's book and I've also seen pretty much all of his interviews (Rhonda's, Attias', Joe's, etc).. I recommend his book...

    This is a really interesting post @Deimos, thanks for linking! I've read Matthew's book and I've also seen pretty much all of his interviews (Rhonda's, Attias', Joe's, etc).. I recommend his book to everyone I know and have gifted it to some friends.

    I like this review and I would love to have Matthew's answer to it. I might send him an e-mail later. Having said that, there are a few things that rub me the wrong way, namely:

    • He states that there are "concrete harm done by the book", specifically when Matthew claims that we should be sleeping more. Well, the author goes in the opposite direction in section 16: "Appendix: my personal experience with sleep", where he claims one can function with 4.5h of sleep per day;
    • Many of his appendices are just "if Matthew got this number wrong, why should we think X is right?". See appendix 15 for this;
    • In section 2, the author claims that Matthew stated that a good night sleep is always better for you. I don't have the book handy but I seem to remember, at the end of the book Matthew does state that sleeping more then X hours has shown negative effects (higher mortality IIRC?), on avg.;

    But it's really good that people are critical of such books. I hope to read Matthew's reply soon.

    PS: The site is awesome. The TOC on the left side and the sources on the right side make for a really cool theme.

    6 votes
  10. Comment on What are people’s thoughts on Edward Snowden? in ~talk

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    I think he's an absolute hero. He is the type of person who is very principled and did what his ethical compass told him to do, regardless of the disadvantages of it to his own personal life. I am...

    I think he's an absolute hero. He is the type of person who is very principled and did what his ethical compass told him to do, regardless of the disadvantages of it to his own personal life.

    I am very grateful for what he revealed and have since changed my online habits. I've been getting complacent these last few months though, need to step up my game.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    HOLLY SHIT. Sorry, I had to use caps. 100$ a week? That is crazy expensive lol. Expensive for me is 20eur/Month lol

    HOLLY SHIT. Sorry, I had to use caps. 100$ a week? That is crazy expensive lol. Expensive for me is 20eur/Month lol

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion #2 in ~health

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    I am thinking of joining a gym and I want this "community" type of feeling. I am a runner already though, so I dunno if I really should join a gym or not.. It's pricey.

    I am thinking of joining a gym and I want this "community" type of feeling. I am a runner already though, so I dunno if I really should join a gym or not.. It's pricey.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What’s something you’ve done recently that you’re proud of / want to show off? in ~talk

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    I know my comment is going to sound pathetic to some people, afterall, you're doing a good gesture but: Hot dogs are really not good for one's health, perhaps you could find an healthy alternative...

    I know my comment is going to sound pathetic to some people, afterall, you're doing a good gesture but:

    • Hot dogs are really not good for one's health, perhaps you could find an healthy alternative to hotdogs instead?

    Regardless, thank you for being a compassionate human being.

    6 votes
  14. Comment on What are the Big Problems? in ~talk

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    You linked twice to the same thing.

    You linked twice to the same thing.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Is a meat-free diet really as healthy as vegetarians claim? in ~health

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    What are these nutrients?

    What are these nutrients?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Does anyone know https://soverin.net/? They seem interesting.

    Does anyone know https://soverin.net/? They seem interesting.

  17. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Tutanota is cool. Sadly, a few things missing, such as: Unlimited aliases in one's own domain (why do they not support this?!); Conversation view (this is 100% a must); And not being able to use...

    Tutanota is cool. Sadly, a few things missing, such as:

    • Unlimited aliases in one's own domain (why do they not support this?!);
    • Conversation view (this is 100% a must);

    And not being able to use caldav/cardav/imap clients bugs me a little bit..

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    That looks really interesting. Do they support caldav, cardav? EDIT: Just found out that it's an american company and it's run by 1 guy only. nah thanks.

    That looks really interesting. Do they support caldav, cardav?

    EDIT: Just found out that it's an american company and it's run by 1 guy only. nah thanks.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What article have you recently read that you recommend everyone to read? in ~talk

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    Really cool, thanks for sharing! Really shows how the behaviours of the people who live in highly-industrialized world could be killing those who did nothing to deserve this.

    Really cool, thanks for sharing! Really shows how the behaviours of the people who live in highly-industrialized world could be killing those who did nothing to deserve this.

  20. What article have you recently read that you recommend everyone to read?

    I find it hard to find articles that I think more people should read.. I find most of them pretty much spam (cough medium cough). I created this thread so you can recommend some articles that you...

    I find it hard to find articles that I think more people should read.. I find most of them pretty much spam (cough medium cough). I created this thread so you can recommend some articles that you read and found interesting.

    It doesn't matter about what it is, recommend away!

    9 votes