Software Engineer in Salt Lake City
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Is there is such thing as national US news site that is not politically biased?
No. But Associated Press is pretty good. Most other big news sources take their reports and spin it to their bias
What do you guys know about fitness? How does someone get "celebrity" fit?
Not much, but getting "celebrity" fit sounds like a waste of time. Just get normal healthy fit! Which is very hard but straightforward. It's just exercising regularly (cardio especially) and eating less junky food
@joey if you're looking for a new touring bike, bikesdirect.com/pr... are pretty solid for the price. i would replace the saddle and pedals, but their prices for a new bike are very good. camping equipment can be quite expensive, but fortunately once you're out on the road, you're really only paying for food and some camping sites here and there.
Thanks for recommendation. I'll bookmark it. It's going to have to be a next year thing. Currently saving money for skis and a ski pass. I just moved to Utah
Nice way to put it! It is like the "everything is relative" by Einstein but not in the way the relative reference frame of special relativity is intended to be used :)
My English professor during college referred to this as the post modern shuffle. He said It is a way to get around saying anything or confronting anything.
i really enjoy bike touring, so right now i have twitch.tv/hitch in the background. he's cycling across canada, currently on day #19 of a ~3mo journey. i also like twitch.tv/healthygamer_gg who is a harvard trained psychiatrist discussing mental health issues with streamers.
Have you done much bike touring yourself? Where have you gone? It's something I really want to get into but currently don't have the money for a new bike or equipment.
Well, technology without use is inert, just a brick (stone being not thrown, electrical potential being not transformed etc.), devoted of any ethical considerations. Only after use it becomes deemed as 'good' or 'bad'. It's a human-object that fills it with this ethical consequence. It's actually process of transformation that lies at the hearth of the problem and this transformation is human induced. So if one would be inherently good, would he _ever_ misuse it?
I think we are kind of saying the same thing. I'm saying we are neither inherently good or bad because we both use for good and use for evil.
Yes, in 3 months, I'll be a graduate. I would so happy to sever all ties with formal education.
It's way better on the other side, or at least it has been for me. The only thing I really miss is my friends because we all moved away from each other
If I recall correctly there was some work done a few years ago on the topic of a sort of "spacial association" that takes place in your mind. I believe the researchers who looked at this concluded there were different "mental modalities" depending on the associated activity of a space. Certainly if our home environments have differing associations it could go either way.
Kind of similar to the studies that are always saying you should only use your bed for sleep and not work/watching TV because it makes falling asleep harder. I've never really had a problem with that one specifically but certainly with other spaces I feel it. There is also the social and communicative aspect of being in an office I somewhat miss
Technology is a form of art, formalized after N iterations. I doubt we can judge technology only in terms of STEM (utility). Morality is disconnected from technology per se as it's only a result of using it. Therefore, I would extend your argument into question whether human is inherently evil because he finds a way to misuse technology?
If we only found ways to misuse it I'd say we are evil. If misusing technology makes us inherently evil wouldn't good use of technology make us inherently good? Since we do both I'd say we can't be totally either.
Ah I see. Any advice for someone about to start remote?
Get a good desk/chair and place to work if you don't already have it. I've been working on the couch and the kitchen table and it's pretty bad for my posture and also makes it harder to concentrate being in the middle of the house. I live with roommates, I don't know about you. Social wise I'd say just engage some small talk when you can here or there before/after meetings. Definitely introduce yourself at the start of meetings if there are people on it you haven't met.
I'm going to be in a similar situation.. did you at least get to meet them face to face? Or has it all been over hangouts/zoom?
I went in the first couple of days and met some people. But other weren't in the office to meet.
Unless the public becomes interested in text-based content again, I don't believe that communities like this will ever become hugely popular. One could hope that it would be popular among the people that DO like text-only discussions and long-form, though.
Except you can't really do long form on here
"Lofi beats to chill/study to"
AHA! I was trying to figure out how to find parent comments from the replies here in search! Perhaps it was obvious to others, but if not then click on the "xx ago" label and it'll take you to it.
Super useful, I could not figure that out
It also applies to your own comments, which means you can't circumvent the character limit until someone responds to you. So, you could create a second account, reply with a period, then continue on with your main account. I'm not a fan of that aspect of the site and I think the character limit should be increased by a good margin. Everyone here seems to have something interesting to say and I don't want that to be stifled.
I don't mind the no replying to yourself if the character limit is increasedZ
Anyone else starting to feel burned out by working from home? Most of my friends seem to be loving it, but I feel like I'm in the minority and enjoy going into the office a few times a week.
I just started a new job and starting remotely has been pretty hard for me. I think my ideal would be coming into the office 2-3 days a week. I definitely focus better in the office but that might be because I don't have a good setup at home