whipskid

whipskid wrote

The secret is to get comfortable with the feeling that you're falling over face first, and if you embrace that feeling and keep pedaling, you'll propel your self forward without actually falling onto the ground. Its something like how the earth is constantly falling towards the sun but because you stay pedaling, you won't ever burn up in space.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

I like to ride bicycle. I know well enough how to share the road with motor vehicles. Sometimes I'll ride fast and take the full lane, other times I'll cut through gridlock by lane splitting. I know what streets are best for cutting across which busy avenues and I've recognized patterns of predictable traffic flow. If I want to get across town fast I can take the path of least resistance which is usually a mix of riding along bike paths, down some empty residential or industrial roads, and racing cars down the main streets. I enjoy the creativity of picking an unconventional route and disobeying traffic laws in order to seek out pockets of space to stay away from other road users.

I wouldn't like to contribute to traffic so I try not to ride in it. Really there's so much space out on the road once you get used to picking the right routes, cutting across the busy streets, and knowing the patterns of traffic flow.

If I don't feel like riding fast, taking cuts, and sharing space with motor cars: sometimes I'll take the dedicated cycling routes in my city. I enjoy riding on the paths separate from motor traffic, but using the planned cycling streets with controlled intersections isn't usually my speed. It's not fun to hit a red light every block or to press the crosswalk button and wait 3 minutes. It seems there's never a break in traffic where a busy avenue crosses the planned cycling routes, but if you take the next street over there will be a moment to cut across the busy avenue.

I enjoy the channel Not Just Bikes for interesting videos about urban transport design. So many American cities seem so hopelessly dependent on motor cars though its sad. A road can connect two places but it will also destroy what was in between.

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whipskid wrote

Reply to comment by existential1 in Friday Freetalk by zoom_zip

yes let's get good rest not just longer sleep but by focusing on quality there's a lot of things that can affect sleep.

So to replace sugar with fresh fruits and veggies and alcohol with mindful preparation for sleep, and weed with meditation etc. by being straight edge you can allow other things into your life.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

well sure... lettuceLeafer is the same person as before: Vulgar_Soda, who is ziq. Raddle is simply the place where our thoughts and egos materialize into atomized users to mirror our emotions and debate with ourselves on the nuances of anarchy. Whether you share an idea so incendiary, that it then appears in one of ziq's essays or if ziq shares an article that inspires change in your own life, it is one and the same for we are all children of anarchy and we meet here to learn to see and allow the anarchy to grow in our own lives.

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whipskid wrote

Lmao awesome! There's been comments recently about pesky family members questioning about borrowed items and how to avoid suspicion when transitioning to eating higher quality food brands and expensiver clothings. Its funny to hear that your mom doesn't have suspicion or wonder about your choice to leave the house with a cereal box. What's your pretext for if she or someone asks why?

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whipskid wrote (edited )

You'll have to break in and organize all of their furniture in a radical new layout. That way when they notice the item of value has gone missing they'll attribute the item as misplaced "during the big reorganization" and so they won't immediately sound the alarm and ideally will hold hope to find it "when we get around to deconstructing the new blanket fort."

The goal should be to move as much stuff around that way they'll hold onto the belief that they might find the valued item, once they've settled into their improved living conditions, which will hopefully take a long while depending on how much you were able to reorganize their home interior.

All changes to their furniture organization should be well thought out and good design. That way they'll be left looking for their valued item with the hope and expectation of finding it "somewhere new, but in the right place, once we figure out where that is".

That's the basic-ness of it. Trust yourself and get organized!

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whipskid wrote (edited )

But the car can only take you where the car has already been. You mentioned the mundane repetiveness of city landscapes. As more people have cars, the more similar everywhere becomes.

Ironically the machine sold on its ability to cover distances creates as much distance as it traverses. As more money is spent by motorists, the more places become out of reach by those who do not have cars. And what's left in between? More unsafe, empty, hateful streets you wish you did not have to drive through, more obstacles (other road users) and intersections you wish would get out of your way. Its no wonder people tend to daydream about the destination or "what's next?" while on the road. The actual experience of driving is depressing.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

You gain no satisfaction from all the space that is being so generously turned over to your use. You do not actually use the space even though you prevent us from using it, all you do is try to mitigate it by passing through it as quick as possible. As far as you are concerned you are never really in it at all, you just watch it go by, a boring television program projected onto your windscreen.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Getting sick of the city and all of its horrible concrete. It's so obviously unsustainable. Most of urban area is used just to park cars or is ugly dead-space designated for going vroom zoom fast through. Where the hell are all these people going? To the next shopping mall? This place was not made for humans.

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Reply to comment by Quicksilver in what are you reading? by putridcod87

Hey thanks I've actually read the first book and really enjoyed it. The author must have completely lived and dreamed in the world of Dune for years while writing the book. It felt like I was looking through a window into another world while reading. Something about the family, and the house, and the sandy world beyond: it feels surreal. And I still want to know the truth about the spice I'll have to read the sequels sometime.

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Reply to comment by nulloperation in by !deleted32548

These are some nice custom roms. Don't install G-apps that's the spyware stuff obviously. Google makes it hard to have a fully-featured working AOSP phone by making a lot of things depend on G-apps so we've created MicroG as a free alternative to G-apps to get some of the tough stuff working like GPS services and push notifications.

De-googling Android is a challenge that's why projects like Librem 5 and Pinephone are important. De-googling is worth it though. There are a lot of useful Android apps that respect your freedom and some custom ROM projects are working to make the OS more secure.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Reply to Need suggestions by Kel22

You should post your bedsheets for sale on Facebook Marketplace/Craigslist and then do the 24-hour-Walmart-challenge and post a video of that to DTube

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Why is raddle recently buzzing chock-full of mosquito sympathizers? The users here are always looking for extremist positions to distance themselves from the mainstream culture. Why can't anarchists just accept the TRUTH that mosquito's are ANNOYING and spreaders of DEADLY diseases. I've gotten by just fine my whole life believing that we should wipe out the mosquito's off this planet once we have the laser technology to do so. There is literally dozens of other non-extinct birds 'n' bugs that provide enough ecological value to Earth and anyone who has anything positive to say about mosquito's, besides their role in preserving dinosaur DNA, is a LIER and a SUCKER.

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whipskid wrote (edited )

Actually Chromebooks don't come preinstalled with Linux. What you're referring to as Linux is actually Google slash Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it Google plus Linux. Linux is not an ecosystem unto itself, but rather a free component of a fully functioning Google ecosystem, included on mobile, laptop and cloud.

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