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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Holy shit I'm beat.

What a fucking year. I think the best things that happened to me this year might be that ghanaian funeral meme and the cat vibing meme.

How's everybody else's years been?

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videl wrote (edited )

shit years over thats wild

maybe best thing for me was started mobility exercises. surprising how much easier it is to move and even sitting is more comfortable now so big time game changer

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

That's great! This year I figured out I need to exercise more. Only had a few days in the last week with time and energy to try though. I think once the stuff I'm working on now is done in the next couple weeks I'll have a chance to get into it.

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86944 wrote

My grandpa passed away. There will be no funeral. Pandemics suck.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

I ended up failing my exams lol. it was catastrophic, but less so than expected. If I worked harder instead of stressing and procrastinating and being depressed I might have gotten almost passing marks. Catch up exams are in may, I gotta start making flashcards so as to be cuber-prepared. I've still burned my chances to have a PhD scolarship tought so that still sucks.

Because of social distancing and the fact that I have no friends nearby, I haven't touched anyone in the last month. During the exams I saw my friends from my class and I was cold and I snuggled with a friend to warm up and I didn't know how much I missed touching people. I'm still riding the high 3 days later.

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bloodrose wrote

I'm sorry it has and will continue to cause you so much stress. I hope in the future you have less stress from this. <3

Yay for human contact. I am so lucky my child is cuddly. I get oodles of human interaction. I am very lucky.

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huh wrote

My dad reads so many self-help books but he recently got into youtube and podcasts. I'm afraid he's going to go down a rabbit hole and come out of it a nazi.

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CameronNemo wrote

inb4 Jordan Peterson

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existential1 wrote

Or a scientologist. That scientology show on netflix has me trippin. One of their bases is near where I grew up. Like, I drove by it hundreds if not thousands of times.

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videl wrote

anybodys kids hate computers yet because zoom school?

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Basil wrote

I don't hate computers yet but I have noticed that I don't spend nearly as much time playing video games as I used to now that I spend at least half the school day online.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote (edited )

Read a book on the history of organic farming. I had no idea how much romanticism overlaps with fascism, bit of a shock. Romanticism is still the best art movement regardless.

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Kinshavo wrote

Romanticism reeks bourgeoisie aesthetics so maybe that's why there is a connection.

If you think that fascism was breed to be a reactionary movement trying to coopt the Communist and Anarchist movements of the early 20th century, and how they offers another set of values, National pride for example is one of the examples of Romantic/Bourgeois.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Anybody here good at gifting? I'd like to learn how your brain works if you have any logics or tips you can share.

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CameronNemo wrote

I'm not good at gifting, but I've received some good and bad gifts. I like non-durable items. Like food, drinks, paint, lube, candles. I dislike stuff that takes up a bunch of space (laundry hamper that I didn't need). Or stuff that is expensive and I'll never use it (got an iPhone once).

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Yeah, stuff like candles and lotion are basically always good in my books, but I want to be a bit more personal with some gifts.

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catachresis wrote

I read a tip somewhere to keep a list on your phone and whenever someone mentions something they want you add it to the list. Not good advice only a couple weeks before the holidays though.

I’ve learned phone calls also make fantastic gifts (but that could just be my family)

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tabby wrote

I don't think there's any universal logic to it. You just have to know people well.

My oldest sister gets people things that she personally likes. People almost always like her gifts. Not everyone can pull this off, though.

Don't get people stuff for their hobbies; they likely already have everything they need for them (except if said hobby requires consumables of some kind, e.g. art supplies).

A nice bottle of alcohol is good if they drink and you know what they like (and they're not an alcoholic or someone that doesn't need more encouragement).

Gift certificates/cards for experiences and restaurants and tickets for shows and concerts are always nice (Covid is fucking that up right now though).

If you're good at a craft, handmade stuff is good. People have liked my crocheted stuff. This can be time-consuming and, if you use pricey yarn, expensive.

Sometimes, you might have to go shopping and browse for ideas. It can be hard to just sit there and come up with stuff off the top of your head.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote (edited )

Has any new interesting stuff happened in the world of anarchy lately?

I feel like the beginning of the year was figuring out covid and resistance there, now we're in endurance mode, and there was a chunk in the middle when we had to deal with the US election. I'm ready to think something new.

Any good new books you read lately?

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UwUltraviolence wrote

On anarchy, no.

2 gr8 fiction books i just read were Mexican Gothic--a horror book-- and And Shall machines surrender--queer cyberpunkish scfi mystery/thriller.

Both were short sweet and very fun.

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nbdy wrote

Don't think so, no. This is why I think Anarchists could stand to think a bit more about what every day life could look like for us. Like anarchist arts and crafts, home decorating, or just what a daily anarchist practice could look like.

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Vulgar_Soda wrote

Has any new interesting stuff happened in the world of anarchy lately?

One Piece is approaching 1000 chapters. Though, I don't think that's entirely anarchy related ...

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

One Piece is approaching 1000 chapters

It's amazing.

Though, I don't think that's entirely anarchy related ...

I respectfully disagree!

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existential1 wrote

I've been reading a lot of mathematical philosophy. Fun stuff. Can't for the life of me figure out why universities make it harder to get journals legally than pirates do to get them illegally. Even if you want to do right, they make it awfully hard.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Cool. Like what? What's good?

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existential1 wrote

Well I can't break the ToS by posting any of the content, since they're all books or articles. But here's the wiki on the subject.

The two articles I enjoyed most this morning are "Conceptual and Computational Mathematics" by Nicolas Fillion where he talks about how the dichotomy of pure vs applied or conceptual vs computational mathematics is a false one that is propelled by separate parties for their own interests but the most excellent forms of either in recent years are when both are used creatively to solve a problem that neither could solve alone.

The other one is "How Can Abstract Objects of Mathematics Be Known?" by Ladislav Kvasz. This article is an attempt by the author to counter the notion that mathematical objects are not accessible through human capacities and specifically to prove the statement "the objects studied by mathematics are not abstract but ideal".

I'm putting myself through a lot of math stuff because i really want to be good at constructing more advanced mathematical concepts. Happened to read something about mathematical philosophy while reading a book on optimization theory and then I went down a rabbit hole. I'm still in it actually.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Cool. It's a shame I'll likely not have time to learn these things also.

I didn't know there was something in the ToS about books/articles?

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existential1 wrote

Me neither until someone mentioned it recently. I guess we're not supposed to post ar-ar-matey content. Makes sense.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

I think the imperative the dirtbag left feel to criticize liberal identity politics and american hegemony is so great that they are liable to veer off into bad take territory with their discourse.

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RichOldWhiteMan wrote

dirtbag left

wokescold intensifies.

But seriously its so odd how often they will defend their bad takes by just calling people a wokescold who are harming the left. If figures like vaush would be more willing to consider their faults the dirtbag left would be far less horrible. Though most of those fuckers will only change their opinion if they are debated and almost never read content from people who they disagree with.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

Cyberpunk: 2077, I don't know if I even want to spend time on the game let alone any amount of money. I worry about being disappointed from it. I wanted it to have some of the features of Saints Row 2, a game whose mechanics for a few of them I can easily see being used in a wider non-gaming context, and one of the few games which left me feeling immersed because the world didn't feel like a bunch of reused assets (assets were re-used, but the devs made an effort to make every location unique with idle animations and Easter Eggs). The thing is, only Saints Row: The Third onwards tends to get attention in the franchise, and I'm pissed with that since a lot of mechanics were either simplified or taken out since that game. I've even had to avoid the Twitch streamers I normally watch, because a lot of them were streaming just that game.

This is where I want to create my own game, but I'm honestly lacking the motivation to learn to program and prefer to just play other games or rant online. I've been trying to get to grips with Git (since a lot of the more advanced concepts and even its heavily marketed feature when taken to its fullest potential, branching, confuses me) and Common Lisp (slightly annoyed about needing to learn Emacs just to use it, but I'm putting up with what the ebooks I'm following say.

My parents are getting pissed with me for sleeping and waking up late. I also need to try and wake up earlier more often especially since I've signed up for a free online course on trying to get a job, where most of the meetings take place at 10am (I normally wake up at 11am-1pm these days).

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

I use emacs as my editor of choice, and there's an extension for git called magit. It's really good.

I use spacemacs distro, it's really good and it makes learning emacs a breeze.I really recommend it.

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FuckCopyright wrote (edited )

Slightly prefer vim because it's more lightweight and it's what I'm used to. Also needing to get the hang of git. I hope I'm understanding remote branches correctly.

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Basil wrote

I'm trying to learn a new language but I find all the common ones boring. The problem is that all the uncommon ones don't have too many resources for learning them. I'm trying to learn Gothic, but that has a somewhat strange alphabet. I kinda want to make a conlang based on it though, that might be fun.

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rot wrote

Hey raddle linguists, vacuum. Why is it spelled like that?

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Bird wrote

Been ignoring my responsibilities best I can and working on my hobbies and biding my time till I can get out of where I am in life currently. And maybe sometime soon (doubt it though) I can go back to where I was and what I was doing and hopefully no-one will pull me back out of that complete wilderness and I can be at peace in nature and try and just forget about civilization and everything wrong with it.

Squawk

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