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r3tr4ct wrote

I'm starting college in about a month, and I'm very excited :^)

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zzuum wrote

I mean this probably won't be a priority, but college is a hotbed for leftys so that'll be fun

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

Been having long droning nightmares and bad sleep almost every night this week. Unusual for me.

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ziq wrote

I couldn't sleep all night either. Now I have a pounding headache.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I'm guessing I have the opposite problem in that it's fucking cold here. Never even snows this part of the world so I don't know how people do the cold where it snows in winter.

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amongstclouds wrote

A year ago I was living somewhere that hit -20 F during the colder time of the year and now I'm back where it's 100 F every day with 80% humidity. I can't tell which one I prefer.

Do I want to sweat myself to death or wade through waist deep snow? I can't choose.

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ziq wrote

I hate the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer. I've always felt humans were meant to live on the equator where the temperatures are stable year round. Why else would we be furless.

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ziq wrote

Have you tried sleeping in a sleeping bag btw? Then you're heated by your own body heat.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I could use one. But I won't be in this city long enough for it to be necessary anyway.

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

I will gladly swap you 96 degrees and 7" of rain for a little bit of snow.

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SomeIconoclast wrote (edited )

My last wisdom tooth started coming up again earlier this week overnight. Been dealing with a hole that I've chewed into my cheek for the past few days.

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zzuum wrote

You gonna get them taken out? I did that this year, it was fine until I ran out of painkillers lol

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amongstclouds wrote

I had all four of mine cut out at one time a few years back. Opiates make me sick even in very small doses so within 3 days of having them removed I ended up getting sick and throwing up. This caused two of my stitches to come out, BUT LUCKILY I DIDN'T GET A DRY SOCKET.

It was pretty interesting when instead of stitching it back up they literally just shoved dried cloves into each of them and the pain stopped instantly. I even had the taste of cloves in my mouth for almost a week straight.

Looking back at it now it's kind of funny.

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SomeIconoclast wrote

I've had a lot of molars removed because kid me had no restraint when it came to candy and no idea how long to brush his teeth for. The dentist office that I went to was connected to the mall and had some shitty anesthetic. I'm pretty sure everyone outside of the office heard me screaming bloody murder, cuz I was, like, a 1st or 2nd grader getting his molars pulled out and the anesthetic wasn't all that effective. Needless to say, I've been afraid of the dentist, losing teeth, and shopping malls ever since.

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amongstclouds wrote (edited )

I never had to have any teeth removed due to cavities, but I do have 6 fillings, and the last time I needed one I was about 13. I am scared to death of needles and this was the first time they said we'll need to give me a shot as opposed to the gas and I was like NONONO. So I had my tooth drilled into with only the gas and I still 'felt' it. It didn't hurt, but the pressure was the most bizarre feeling ever. Reminded me of rusty metal beams being rammed and scraped together.

The part that actually really got me was the taste. Since I didn't get anesthesia my taste buds we're still working and it tasted liked melted plastic and earwax being burnt.

Safe to say I never had a cavity again. I mostly just cut back on sugar.

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SomeIconoclast wrote

Not planning on it. The ones on the left came in a few years ago and I had similar problems back then; they've come in fully since then and fit fine. I'm a lot better now, but I was actually pretty worried a few days ago.

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

Hope it is not messing with your sleep too much.

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SomeIconoclast wrote

Not really. It was more or less a canker sore that was always being irritated in some way because of where it was. It's actually completely healed now.

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asbestosstar wrote

I support abolishing the state. I post anarchist stuff on my social media profiles if anyone wants to add me on them same username or similar as raddle.me

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Majrelende wrote

I finally came back to the milkweed, which has turned out beautifully.

I wish cameras would not automatically save location data.

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rot wrote

ugh it's friday already

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mofongo wrote

You know when you have a premonitory dream and try hard for it not happen and it does anyway? It happened to be this week, I feel sorry for the little one. That's a head bump she won't forget easily.

On other news, More weight loss! Down to 113 pounds, that's a whole -6 towards my goal. I look anorexic. But now I have a thin waist to die for and my abs are showing, which is nice.

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BrowseDuringClass1917 wrote

Summer depression is weird, im just flaking and self isolating for no reason

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OldHippieChick wrote

If you can't stomach people, how about a not-very-popular hiking trail? Getting out in nature is important.

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amongstclouds wrote

At a local store they're selling packs of seeds for sorted flowers and plants at 10 cents a pack. They have Habanero AND Ghost Peppers, so, I'm excited.

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heckthepolice2 wrote (edited )

I'm getting a bit bored with standard Arch (and rather frustrated with SystemD's general garbageness) and I think I might start distro-hopping again soon. I'm tempted to chech out Void. I've also considered Parabola OpenRC but alas I need proprietary drivers.

ACtually, speaking of that, I am strongly tempted to look into getting a librebooted thinkpad. I do have the money to get one but I just can't ever seem to justify it to myself since I already have a fully functioning computer

And honestly, I'd be lying if I said I haven't thought about Gentoo

Edit: ooooh also Guix

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OldHippieChick wrote

You do NOT have a functioning computer if it requires proprietary drivers. If you don't mind 32 bit, you can easily software flash an X60 yourself. They show up on eBay for about $20.

I cannot stand systemd. Hyperbola[1] may be too LTS/old fashioned for your taste but I am so fucking thrilled to be back on my distro of choice, even though it did take me over a year to fix some permissions errors that kept X from starting.

Not that I wouldn't love to get back to playing around with Gentoo and Guix, of course.

Have fun distro hopping.

[1]hyperbola.info

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6c_6f_76_65 wrote

Have you thought about System 76?

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heckthepolice2 wrote

I looked at them a while back, but I think that if I'm gonna buy a new computer anyway I might as well go with one that runs 100% free firmware, so I'm leaning more towards an x200 from MiniFree. Plus it would be nice to support Leah Rowe given everything she's done for free software

(it also bears mentioning that a base-configuartion x200, even librebooted, is a fraction of the price of the cheapest system76 laptop)

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