catachresis

catachresis wrote

  1. Purposeful let the board get half full, this elevates the nerves allowing for faster playing

  2. Play the line bricks sideways. This allows for a line to be made faster.

  3. Yelling obscenities at the game boy or sega alters the algorithm to give you the block you need. But! You need to yell at it the right way.

  4. Bring up Tetris in every conversation. Your friends and acquaintances are dying to know about your amazing tetris stories. Like that one time it spit out Z blocks 8 blocks in a row….

  5. It is possible to win the game but it requires exactly 1,000,000 points and a blank board.

  6. If you surpass 1,000,000 points and the board isn’t empty you unlocked survival mode. Beware! This means Tetris block will start falling from the sky above you and you are risking death.

  7. If if you spin a square block fast enough it opens a wormhole; I don’t know where it goes. I’m 1998 there was an 8yo in Indiana that crawled in, never to be seen again. Obv the government covered up the disappearance. I believe the wormhole goes to the other side of our flat earth where the lizard people live.

  8. Tetris was designed by the USSR as a mind control game to turn us into gay communists!

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catachresis wrote

At the end of the fifth game there was the frame of the VIPS watching the game and I thought it was an interesting critique towards the viewers at home watching this tragedy-filled show for enjoyment on our couch.

I don’t think it needs or requires a second season, it would be more of the same and taking down the big boss as finale wouldn’t align with it’s marketed ‘anti capitalist’ messaging, imo. They could have a deep connected web that keeps the games going. I don’t think the good guys could win in the end without the police/state power.

It’s very solid television and was worth watching, but wouldn’t go out of my way to recommend to anyone.

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I have a Boox ereader. I like it, but much more expensive than an old kindle would be. It can be set so Wi-Fi is off on startup but it’s very easy to turn it on, go to z-lib and download whatever books I want. It runs a modified version of Android so it can sideload apks.

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Reply to comment by TonyTheAnarchist in 420 kiffen by black_fox

I disagree. Anyone smart enough to understand Stirner is smart enough to understand the “bad” parts of his ideology. If they aren’t smart enough to understand his bad parts, I think they’re better off an egoist than a tankie.

Also this meme is hilarious.

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More internet hugs :) I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this.

It will be easier to get nonbinary on your ID card now than it will be later. Most states don’t even offer it as a choice. Even if your mom and stepdad don’t understand you I would imagine the euphoria from having an X on your ID instead of an F would feel soo good and that isn’t something they can take away from you. If your mom isn’t homophobic then she should prove it to you by being supportive of your gender identity instead of laughing at you.

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional and most of my knowledge espoused in this post is self-taught. I do not experience nightmares like you describe, but I do have PTSD and anxiety.

During REM sleep the body produces norepinephrine. While norepinephrine is at its highest during fight-or-flight, brain signals get fucked from PTSD and our bodies make norepinephrine when it doesn’t help us. My theory is this is where a lot of anxiety stems from.

As far as I’m aware the only way to decrease dreams is to lower the amount of time spent in REM sleep.

THC in cannabis lowers the amount of time spent in REM sleep and increases the amount of time in deep sleep. This is generally safe, but has been reported to increase morning groginess, brain fog, liver function, and lowered time spent asleep. Cannabis use also is known to lower anxiety and help PTSD symptoms as well. I’m not sure how accessible medical cannabis is for you and self medicating with street bud might not be the best choice.

Prozosin is a prescription drug that I just learned about used as a possible treatment for PTSD. It is an alpha-1 blocker. Alpha-1 are the receptors that norepinephrine and epinephrine (epinephrine is responsible for adrenaline) bind to, and because Prozasin blocks these molecules from attaching to the receptors PTSD symptoms, like nightmares should subside. Prozasin also increases blood pressure and possible chance of depression. I wouldn’t look towards Prozasin without talking to a doctor, or doing more research on side effects, weighing the risk to reward, and possible health effects of stopping use if it doesn’t work for you.

Herbs that help anxiety might also help, but I doubt will alleviate nightmares. Reishi mushroom might be worth looking into.

Other non-drugs that might be considered are a mindfulness meditation practice or breath work and proper sleep hygiene, like going to bed at the same time, clean sleep environment, avoiding stress and blue light before bed/after 11pm, etc.

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Also not a medical proffessional and also a (biased) stoner, but from what I understand dreams occur during REM sleep and not during deep sleep which is when our body gets the most benefits from sleep. Cannabis use lowers the amount of time in REM sleep which is why weed smokers don’t dream when they sleep.

Afaik the most harmful thing about using weed to sleep is building a dependence on needing weed to sleep.

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Reply to r/anarchism by ziq

Is people saying “I would kill but I don’t want to go to prison” even a good counter argument? I don’t know anyone that thinks this way.

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Film is more specific. I think digital movies can also be called film. To me a film is purposeful audio-visual media that combines story, cinematography, and sound to convey things greater than the sum of its parts.

Movie can describe nearly all recorded audio visual media lasting an arbitrarily long amount of time.

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If Windows wasn't so easy to acquire more people would end up with Macs or using Linux. Microsoft would rather have you in their market share even if they didn't get your money. I'd imagine individual Windows licenses make up such a small percentage of their revenue (compared to OEM's and businesses) it isn't worth it for them to make it harder for pirates.

Probably similar reasons to why Adobe is/was easy to pirate as well.

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Has anyone here visited Arcosanti? What was it like?

The pessimist in me thinks it’s just an expensive art project. What is arcology if it is only practiced in a town surviving off of tourism around arcology?

Afaik Arizona is one of the easiest places to build carbon-neutral earthships (did I get the name right?) and expensive architectural projects that aim to do same thing seems like green-washed high art vacation destination.

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It seems like you’ve made up your mind. Do it!

When I learned that I could use they/them pronouns for myself something clicked and it felt right.

I think it is our duty as anarchists to reject the label holding us into the ruling class, work on unlearning any negative characteristics of being raised into that class, and explore our own genders freely and without critique.

If I may recommend baedan: journal of queer nihilism. Taken from the first page: “for those of us whose queerness means the refusal of society and not any negotiation with or within it.”

I don’t have any attachment to the term non-binary, but I prefer genderqueer. My phones about to die or else I would say more.

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As long as academia is written with academics as the target audience it will never become easier to understand for the normal person. This makes me wonder if language doesn’t exist to explain some topics in an understandable way because of how far abstracted the topic is from the real world, but at that point, why?

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