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this_one wrote

Without going into too much detail, the major right-wing party at home would rather flagrantly disregard the law and their jobs than be a bit nice to trans people, and so it looks like the forecast for the next few months is "public debates about whether trans people are cool"

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black_fox wrote

shit it's Friday again? my schedule's all fucked up lately. been thinking about smartwatches and wearable technology the last couple days. i don't have one, and i don't care if people buy one, but i don't think they're for me. i'm sure there's privacy concerns but that aside, personally it just feels like... a leash or something. i already try to just put the ringer on and keep my phone away from me most of the time. i'm not anti-technology i just hate this careless mindless drive towards more of it

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black_fox wrote

i feel this. navigation is what got me to get a smartphone. now there are a few other things i'd like to keep too.

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zzuum wrote

It kinda is a leash. My GF has one and she uses it to track her heartbeat alllll the time. She doesn't need that info at all, and doesn't use it. But she still thinks it's useful I guess, so she can do what she wants.

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bloodrose wrote

The people around me and at work who have smart watches are the people who are signaling their wealth as if it is denotative of their worth. It has really turned me off to the idea of them. Though I sometimes want a good pedometer and I think about getting a smartwatch for that and then I remind myself that a straight pedometer would be cheaper.

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mofongo wrote

The most precise pedometer you can get was made by Nintendo for a Pokemon game. You can find in eBay for $10.

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

One of my group's trying The Dark Eye because the DM got really burnt out after a huge misunderstanding about what we wanted to do in 5e. She seems really excited for it and I'm glad, she's always got a lot on her shoulders.

A good friend and I want to meet up because we don't live too far for a road trip. They promised to cook steak and fish and when I said I was a vegetarian, they asked if that meant pussy was off the menu too. My girlfriend chimed in that dick sure ain't. I've been called out.

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RosaReborn wrote

I haven't heard much about Dark Eye? What makes it different than what you were all doing in 5e? My group has very distracted so we've been on the same campaign my DM drew up for about 6 months with little actual progress on the main quest

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GaldraChevaliere wrote

It's really big in Germany apparently, but only got a full localization to english a couple years back. It uses a full point buy system with packages rather than discrete classes, kind of like how Warhammer Roleplay does it but less random/punishing for no reason.

The big problem was the DM and the party didn't communicate enough so instead of running the game we all (her included) wanted, she ran a knockoff of it essentially and wrote herself into a corner because she was under the impression another player hated it, and didn't plan far ahead enough to keep things rolling. Everyone but The Girl I'm always gushing about on fridays decided to remake their 5e characters in the new system (she didn't like hers and wants a blank slate) and preserve our last party's dynamic, but try a new setting and system to give the DM something more engaging to do so she doesn't burn out again.

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PerfectSociety wrote

I finished my last medical school exam today.

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PerfectSociety wrote

Hey, good luck! Congratulations! Next is internship, right?

Yup! I chose Pediatrics. I've been on the Interview Trail for Residency since early October.

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PerfectSociety wrote

Thanks! I'm actually interested in ultimately specializing in Pediatric Critical Care or Neonatalogy.

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mouse wrote

does anyone here think an AnCap could make the argument that private charity is mutual aid?

its been on my mind for a couple days

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ziq wrote

Moral superiority is a hierarchy we don't really think enough about. So much of capitalist society is shame-based. Ego-based.

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RedA wrote

who do you mean by we? i'm sure some of us think about it plenty or too much.

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bloodrose wrote

I'm overwhelmed at work again. I tried to work normal hours for a few weeks and I'm so behind I feel like I'll just die. I did 14 hours yesterday, 12 the day before, and I'm trying to figure out how to work on the weekend in a way that doesn't hurt my time with my kid. I do actually feel like she enjoys me more when I work the long hours because I only see her for half an hour then, and I pay attention to her completely and do whatever she asks for the half hour.

My grandma called me a grinch because I said how bad the salvation army is. She was really mean about it and asked if I had helped anybody, and then told me not to spread lies. I, of course, defended myself with the mutual aid I have performed and the facts...but, it really felt bad.

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Blackbeard wrote

You're right about the Salvation Army, of course, but I know it still sucks to have somebody close to you say that kind of shit. Keeping spreading the truth though :)

I went through the same thing with my work-family time. I was a mail carrier and I was gone every single day for at least ten hours. If i was lucky, I'd get home just in time to play and read with my kid, maybe give them a bath, and put them to bed. It tore me apart inside, but my child loved it so much when I was home for that little bit because all my attention was on them.

Our culture doesn't make it easy- the vast majority of us don't make a living wage, and barely scrape by no matter how hard and long we work. When it was just me by myself, it wasn't a big deal- I didn't care if I couldn't pay rent, or couldn't afford to eat much for a few days. But, once you have a kid, you'll do anything for them, even if it means working all day every day, missing out on most of their waking hours. I hope you are able to get a break soon, before you get too burnt out!

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