Text in, text out, where is the pipes btw?
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I used to have an opinion on everything, but now I barely post anymore. When I'm about to post an opinion I think, "Why would anyone care about my opinion?", and when I go to post something factual, I think, "They can just google that themselves." Oh well, I guess the less you post, the less chances you have to say something stupid.
I think the next phase would be "I have an opinion, no one would care, but I don't give a sh*t about that and post it anyway".
I used to think that listening to audio books was "cheating" somehow; I don't really know why. But I am currently listening to a non-fiction book and I am really enjoying it. How do you feel about audio books?
I like audio books for stuff that you can just jump in at any point and catch up, like a podcast. While books that require more thoughts and you have to get back to previous points to get the context, listening alone is just not a good experience.
I've been feeling frustrated not being able to "like" people's comments on here but I'm beginning to realize that lack of "likes" could be a good thing because it forces you to come up with a better thought out response
I sort of like "like" as an important statistic that support the conversation, but hate it when I saw how many "like" the post get before reading the actual content. Maybe hidden "like" would be a feature worth experiment on?
How many unfinished projects do you have in your projects folder?
I filled my 500Gb SSD with failed experiments. Together with an omni text file, it become my search engine for code snippets and evaluation of ideas
You can choose one streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, etc.). Which one do you choose and why?
Twitch because I could interact with a niche set of people and feel less consumed by the media.
What operating systems are people using here? I have to use Windows 10 at work, but at home I've been rocking Fedora.
Linux at work because of its file system, Win10 at home for entertainment purposes and UI efficientcy.
Do you have anyone to play with? There's something about keeping time and harmonizing with others that really hits a special place in the psyche, I'd highly recommend it if you ever get the chance.
I just learn on my own, but have a friend that would cheer me on and it's quite encouraging actually. Hopefully I could learn enough to teach her to play with me someday.
how's it going? I tried it myself but lost interest quite fast, after only a few weeks
It's quite challenging just learn from videos and apps actually. But I find it quite satisfying to make music from physical instruments, can't wait to play my first song!
what's something new you've started doing/learning since covid-19 forced us all to stay inside?
Learn to play guitar. Never played an instrument in my life.
in the current moment in history, how do you find the energy to wake up and work in the morning? the only thing I really have the energy for is being a leech on society.
If it's not for my loved ones, I wouldn't even try waking up.
I recall reading a quote by Nieztsche being along the lines of "Insanity within the individual is rare; within the mass, it is the mean" - came across that a decade ago. Online the quote I see is "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
That would depend on what insanity supposed to mean here. The voice of a group should be the mean of its members in a democracy, but often it is the voice of a few in power. Maybe when the defining voice is different enough from the mean, it is considered insanity?