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by Jadagul
Today, 03:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2449
Views: 108267

Re: Video Games!

Why be inconvenienced with actual labor while working towards enlightenment? Do it from the comfort of your own desk or lap. http://www.waldengame.com Walden, a game, is a first person simulation of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at...
by Jadagul
Today, 01:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Arbeit Macht Frei
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: Arbeit Macht Frei

Right. I can be very goal-oriented but I get to the thing and it seems very empty and then I get disgusted with myself that I was tricked again by my stupid psychology into doing something stupid. You just need to have goals that you can't possibly actually complete. "Improve at X" works for this. ...
by Jadagul
Yesterday, 04:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Arbeit Macht Frei
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: Arbeit Macht Frei

Enjoyment _is_ the experience of working towards and/or accomplishing goals.

(That statement is probably too strong. But it feels right).
by Jadagul
14 Aug 2017, 23:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Arbeit Macht Frei
Replies: 42
Views: 546

Re: Arbeit Macht Frei

I mean, that's hardly true now, unless you sleep 90 hours a week.
by Jadagul
14 Aug 2017, 21:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 508
Views: 26235

Re: Private Money!

I'm not saying this is what's happening, but do note that it is 100% possible and actually quite easy to make an email tell you it came from any old address. Most scam emails at this point have "from" fields that point to legitimate websites. (And "reply-to" fields that do not). The "from" and "rep...
by Jadagul
14 Aug 2017, 20:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 508
Views: 26235

Re: Private Money!

I'm not saying this is what's happening, but do note that it is 100% possible and actually quite easy to make an email tell you it came from any old address. Most scam emails at this point have "from" fields that point to legitimate websites. (And "reply-to" fields that do not).
by Jadagul
13 Aug 2017, 04:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 7799
Views: 208075

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Part of the demand for certain types of labor is doing things when they need them be done. I'd resist anything that looked like "let's all close shop so it isn't unfair" because that's just st a middle finger to time sensitive customers. I'm not sure who this was in response to. He's worrying about...
by Jadagul
11 Aug 2017, 04:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017
Replies: 61
Views: 663

Re: Solar Eclipse/End of the World 2017

I'm going to travel to closer to the path of totality (Seattle), but I'm not actually going to totality---it's actually a bit annoying because some of the people I want to see on my trip are leaving town to see the eclipse.
by Jadagul
08 Aug 2017, 04:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1361
Views: 58130

Re: The Lust to Acquire

I really want the new Nathan Myhrvold book on bread. But I don't know that I want it five hundred dollars' worth.
by Jadagul
04 Aug 2017, 18:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4123
Views: 155299

Re: Food

JasonL wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 17:57
You had me until 1/2T per serving. That's full retard.

How so? It might be closer to like a tablespoon, I'm not sure, I don't measure it.

Most of my soups get like a quarter cup of tomato and a bit less than that of sugar added. And a couple tablespoons or so of fish sauce.
by Jadagul
04 Aug 2017, 17:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4123
Views: 155299

Re: Food

For the record I would get the nonstirring kind of it didn't have sugar in it. I don't give a shit about organic or natural or whatever. check ETA But did you notice that a tablespoon of the natural kind has more calories than the sweetened kind. Calories are fine, but my "regime" is to avoid added...
by Jadagul
01 Aug 2017, 23:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3255
Views: 44408

Re: Orange is the new President

Every speech he's ever given, he claims that someone told him it's the greatest speech of its kind ever. At some point I stop believing that people are kissing his ass for speeches that they had to apologize for. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk Though I suspect a lot of people tell POTUS (any...
by Jadagul
31 Jul 2017, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1326
Views: 59621

Re: Pick Your Poisson

But I won't have to work for any of it.
by Jadagul
31 Jul 2017, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1326
Views: 59621

Re: Pick Your Poisson

Honestly, I feel like that could be kinda fun if I'm still here.

But then, I don't have work during the summer, so if it's too much of a clusterfuck I can just stay home for a week.
by Jadagul
30 Jul 2017, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 599
Views: 8968

Re: The F Word

I think the knowledge that his career path is political advocacy and publicity is actually really important here. When I read the twitter exchange without that context, the tweet "retweeting so his potential employers know he said this" read like a threat. And the thing I'm definitely not okay with ...
by Jadagul
29 Jul 2017, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 7799
Views: 208075

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Your cell phone has a GPS receiver in it. Which is distinct from cell tower triangulation. Most modern phones do both.
by Jadagul
26 Jul 2017, 17:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 881
Views: 40706

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Semifamous Blogger Scott Alexander is a psychiatrist who has worked in mental hospitals. He wrote a post somewhere talking about asking a mentally ill homeless guy why he didn't want to take more advantage of being kept in a nice inside facility where he'd be housed and fed and clothed. And the guy ...
by Jadagul
25 Jul 2017, 03:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8791
Views: 275965

Re: Petty annoyances

Tests all came up normal, and the doctor basically said "oh, you found something that fixes it? Good job, then."
by Jadagul
25 Jul 2017, 02:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8791
Views: 275965

Re: Petty annoyances

Genuinely absurd amounts. Like, often a couple of gallons. I'll be suffering wicked dehydration headaches while peeing like every half-hour; it's really annoying.
by Jadagul
25 Jul 2017, 01:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8791
Views: 275965

Re: Petty annoyances

Huh. Peanuts reliably give me dehydration headaches, but potassium salt tends to help stave them off. So dunno what's going on there. Big thing is don't take in sugar to get your electrolytes. Sugar at least might make something palatable. We took some electrolyte powdered drink mix for altitude sic...
by Jadagul
24 Jul 2017, 01:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 8791
Views: 275965

Re: Petty annoyances

Do you also supplement potassium and other electrolytes? I've been having serious issues fighting off what appears to be some sort of potassium deficiency.
by Jadagul
17 Jul 2017, 16:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2449
Views: 108267

Re: Video Games!

Also possibly Shantae or Rayman.
by Jadagul
17 Jul 2017, 16:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1334
Views: 36604

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

In February, Rand Paul was opposed to a repeal now, replace later bill (which was endorsed by POTUS). Now Paul advocates for a repeal now, replace later bill (also endorsed by POTUS). If I didn't know any better, I would think that Rand wants Obamacare to stick around forever. Any chance he (probab...
by Jadagul
12 Jul 2017, 16:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 178
Views: 2005

Re: Op-ediots

Dreher goes back to the well and TIL "acting white trash" > "acting white". By this I mean, I don't think I've ever read a conservative sympathetic to real or imagined shaming for "acting white" until they noticed white people did it too. I honestly don't even understand his level of sympathy. I me...
by Jadagul
12 Jul 2017, 00:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 178
Views: 2005

Re: Op-ediots

Not least because roads are cleaner and tires are better. I don't know the last time I changed a tire. I can do it, but I haven't had to in so long that ... it's just not that fundamental as skills go, anymore. Roadside assistance coverage is cheap, although also shitty. It wouldn't occur to me not...