kore

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kore wrote

here's to you

i just threw away all my bud and paraphernalia and gave away my beer

I feel good, I feel empowered

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kore wrote

Yeah I agree. I think it would be really nice to make a conlang with others instead of on my own because that would be a way for me to get into it without taking on the effort of an entire language

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kore wrote

I'm always confused about being a raw vegan... cooking and modern human anatomy clearly coevolved so I'm unsure why you would do it when our teeth are so small because of cooking.

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kore wrote

something I've noticed is how ziq often talked about how raddle was their project. If we were to go off in a new direction, i think there should be multiple founders

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kore wrote (edited )

I'm really really interested in making a language but I have almost no experience with this sort of thing. I study historical linguistics but don't really know much about conlangs besides they exist. Can i still participate and will you all help me?

EDIT: could we make a matrix channel for discussions? It seems like Raddle is on thin ice and I don't want this idea and collaboration to die out if Raddle goes down

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kore wrote

i just had an impossible burger for the first time and it was really good!! I really hope they let people buy them in the grocery store soonish

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kore wrote

The fact that sabotage mostly operates in less populated areas reminds me a lot of Desert. Logging operations in the middle of nowhere are on the fringes of civilization. It'd be impossible to do much damage without getting caught in NYC. Just look how they caught the guy in Hamilton.

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kore wrote

Lately I've been thinking about how all of this fits in with the increasing surveillance state. Sabotage will get harder and harder.

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kore wrote

I don't disagree with the idea of a gift economy, which is basically what this is. I mean, the principle of "if you do bad things the community will ostracize you" is really old, it's just that in super dense places not everyone knows everyone anymore so it's impossible to know who has done bad stuff. I think what makes this particular tech bad is that it's undemocratic, the people don't decide who to ostracize or for what.

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kore wrote

it's the first time i've really tried it and boy, I sure learned my lesson

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kore wrote

let's play everyone's favorite game, "How radical are YOU?"

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kore wrote (edited )

Yeah, I do care, cause I think the stakes are high enough.

Alright, so I'm going to preface this by saying that I agree with the parts of the article that condemn fat shaming. I also agree with the parts of the article that correlate mental and physical health (i.e. telling people it's bad to be fat will stress them out and not help anything). I get that. I also agree that being fat isn't a choice (agreeing with point #10)

Second, you are right that they are not specifically "anti-science" in that they trust the scientific method (to refute other studies). So, poor choice of words on my part. Anyway, I was really curious about this link between obesity and disease and I didn't really trust someone writing a clickbait article in a casual tone on the internet so I looked at some things myself.

I am now going to focus on points 2 and 3 of the article:

So point 2 talks about a study that way overrepresented deaths for overweight and obese people and then another study that corrected it, which the article says

[puts] the number closer to 25,000

the study linked says "obesity (BMI > or =30) was associated with 111,909 excess deaths", not 25,000

also, the keyword here is "obesity"!

The 2004 study that was referenced includes both "overweight" and "obesity", and the 2004 study said that 29.5% of the people were in the "obese" category.

Take the 2004 number: 365000 (N.B. includes both overweight and obese) Now take the percentage of people in that study classified as just obese = 29.5%

365000 * .295 = approx 108000 deaths, essentially the same as the 111,909 figure.

Okay, so the article quotes two studies and says that the studies say very different things when they say pretty much the same thing. So that's a complete misrepresentation.

The article quotes another study, and the article claims it says: people categorized as “overweight” live longer than those categorized as “normal,” and most “obese” people live similarly long lives as their “normal” counterparts.

The study says: We document once again, excess mortality associated with obesity. Our results do, however, question whether the current classification of individuals as “overweight” is optimal in the sense, since there is little evidence of increased risk of mortality in this group.

Again, misrepresented study, though perhaps not as completely as the first two.

So point 3... I'm just gonna quote this part of the article:

"Correlation. But no Causation. That is to say, it’s not as simple as it seems on the surface. And just because both fat and disease are present does not mean that the former caused the latter."

And before that they quoted two studies about how weight cycling and dieting actually increase cortisol/"inflammation". That's fine. I just don't understand how the sentence "It's not as simple as it seems... does not mean that the former caused the latter" even begins to refute all of the evidence that links obesity with countless diseases (look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obesity#Effects_on_health) for example.

All in all, yeah, the article is on to something. We should focus on healthy eating and exercise rather than weight. But like, they're not even using the counter studies correctly, and so I don't know how I can trust them. It's like they didn't even read what the study was actually saying.

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kore wrote

I mean, the responsible thing to do would have it redirect to an anti-capitalist site or the communist manifesto or something. Or, y'know, deepfake porn w/ Republicans.

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kore wrote (edited )

I genuinely do not understand the anti-scientific viewpoint in these articles. In addition, the sections about how science is wrong hardly begin to refute scientific consensus.

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kore wrote

I have an x200s that I hope to install libreboot on. Right now i'm running arch

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kore wrote

welcome back. i can try to post some software

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kore wrote

The Iliad and the Odyssey are the best books that were never written