I really glad social networks exists, I would have not known a lot but I feel like I never have anything to say, no opinion to display, am I alone in this case ? Am I condemned to be part of the "silent majority" ?
Il n'y a aucune obligation d'ecrire quoique ce soit si vous n'en avez pas envie... Vous pouvez juste parcourir les ecrits et reagir a quelque chose qui vous interpelle en particulier... Ce que beaucoup d'utilisateurs font je pense. Evidemment il faut que des sujets initiaux soient ecrits, sinon comment repondre au neant ? ;)
I am sure you have interesting stuff to share! I am also part of the 99% silent majority: I've posted to reddit only once in 7 years! The feeling of not having anything to share is merely psychological and a force of habit. Since we never post, we never think about posting. Other issues are shyness and perfectionism. I've been trying to post one thought per day here to try and change my mindset. It doesn't have to be perfect, nobody knows me here, no up or down votes.
In real life, we have beers to help us speak more easily... not on social media! :) Most of the people who speak don't have anything to say either. That's the beauty of it. We don't go to social spaces to learn, but more to connect. I'm glad you wrote your message!
I always felt like that. I think (therefore I am) about things, but I always knew deep inside me that no one really cared about my opinions, nor I had any particular urge to display them. So no, you're not alone. We're not the talkers. We're not the YouTubers. We're not the influencers. Our place is not the spotlight, but the comment box.
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 feel the same
Frankly the opposite of my experience...(if I can brag a little bit) at one point I was in the top 500 reddit users by karma. Now I'm merely top 5000, although not because I stopped participating, but because I stopped chasing the points and now participate in smaller niche communities where my words actually have value :D
What tv shows are you watching? I'm watching Handmaid's Tale, Mr. Robot, Westworld and Dark.
I started His Dark Materials and never got around to finishing it. I shall soon. I'm rewatching The West Wing in bits and pieces.
I'm watching Line of Duty - I am not sure if it is available globally, it is a British police procedural. It is very popular here.
Based on a review on YouTube, I've started Attack on Titan this weekend. I'm still not sure what to think about it.
I am watching Better Call Saul, really good acting. I've also enjoyed watching Westworld and the Handmaids Tale. Westworld's first season is by far the best, I think they really dropped the ball with the third one.
I'm rewatching the first two seasons of Twin Peaks before I move on to season 3 (which I haven't watched yet). I love Dark and Westworld!
Last-Dance. Street-Food. Also re-watching Breaking Bad.
Just started on Gentleman Jack. Seen 3 episodes. Not sure I like it yet, so may drop it.
The Umbrella Academy S02!
How many coffees per day? I'm currently at 3 to 4, depending on how much work needs to be done
None. But that doesn't mean I avoid stimulants. On the contrary. First, I'm very selective of the ones I use. Second, as they are simply tools, I never use the same repeatedly. The rationale for this is very obvious: to avoid building tolerance. And why do I use different simulants? Because each has it own set of effects. Some boost memory, others focus, others mood. Different tools for different goals.
I'm about the same !
I have a cup of "real" coffee with breakfast and then throughout the day I have two or three cups of instant decaf. I realized that my addiction was to coffee itself, the warm beverage with strong taste, not caffeine.
1 or 2, spending on how you count. I have a strong aeropress cup when I'm at home (35g coffee) or a two-shot espresso drink when I'm out. Any more and I'm an anxious, jittery mess. At night I will make a cup of decaf but I don't count that.
1 Medium 7-11 Brazilian bean cup to carry me through the early email morning load. The rest of the day: H2O.
Used to drink 2 to 3 long ones during the day, but I've quit almost completely since two weeks ago - was struggling with headaches and I'm trying to figure out the culprit
My colleagues and I are attending a workshop tomorrow, Inshallah. We had to do a Myers-Briggs personality test ahead of the event. I'm an ISFJ ("The Defender") - which personality are you?!
Enfj, the protagonist!
I'm an INFJ
I never took a test to find out my type. But I'm very weary of those psychological theories that put people into nice little boxes. Looks like astrology for sciency minded people. (Maybe I'm putting myself in a corner here, and someone can now say I'm an xxxx type for having precisely this opinion)
infp, though I took another one that was supposedly more accurate and got infj.
A grim anniversary: 75 years since Hiroshima. Has the world learned the lessons from that attack? Well, it was the first and so far only time an atomic weapon was used; is this enough though?
Don't forget Nagasaki as well. Besides that, more than 500 atmospheric nuclear tests have been conducted up until the early nineties (+ about 1500 underground tests), releasing considerable amounts of radioactive materials into the environment, partially transferred into the oceans for the past decades. It caused the largest collective dose of radiation. Not sure if the health impact is known or if authorities want to know it. So from that point of view, we learned nothing...
The Pacific Proving Grounds was pretty brutal to the Marshallese living on and around Bikini Atoll. Although all things considered, the fact that humans haven't wiped themselves off the face of the planet with nukes is impressive in its own right.
I always struggle with that idea of collective learning. Why? Because there is no collective brain to hold the collective memory. History is not a collective memory we share, just an abstraction held by individuals and their individual brains. There is no we to remember, no we that forgets. That's why stupid mistakes happen again and again.
What will the web be like in 5 years?
I wish I knew enough about the internet to provide an authentic answer. Hope it will be better than it was 5 years ago.
This is something we can't predict I think, trends born and die so quickly now. I hope there will be more consciousness about personal data with the need to own them and more decentralization, people getting more on alternative networks/app like here or midnight.pub ()
I'm guessing it'll be mostly the same, from an end-user perspective. Since 2015 has the internet really changed all that much? It's just going to be more and more algorithmically tuned to maximize view time.
I think the real difference will be in the hardware we consume it through - glasses instead of phones, and vr instead of PCs - 5 years might be early, but it's gonna happen
Hard time focusing today. Do I count it as a loss?
Depends. Any particular reason for the lack of focus? If yes, it's a win -- now you know why it doesn't work. If not, well, it happens. Take the loss with a smile, as it is what it is.
Sometime down days are good.. At least that is what I keep telling myself to justify today.. lol
Are there any lucid dreamers here? I have some questions.
I hadn't had one in a while and then had one about a month ago.. I think it had to do with my dog whining at the door causing me to not fully go.. Was interesting tho. Knew I was in a dream, got up from bed.. house was differently laid out.. I tried to break stuff by looking in the mirror which showed me a different room instead of a reflection. I actually reset to the begging a few times (in my bed) and got up.. Not sure if it was really fun or not but interesting at least.
#TOTD My native language, Portuguese, has a cool feature that English doesn't have. The word "ai" pronounced ah-ee means "there where you are". It pretty much can only be used in conversation. I like it because, unlike "there", it is completely unambiguous. Another cool feature: days of the week are just numbers. Monday is 2nd, Tuesday is 3rd, ... Friday is 6th.
Which complicates things for foreigners, figuring out the difference between ai, ali, and la ...
Reading about albertan secession rn, definitely possible inside the next 4 years. Seems like something the US and Canada should actively discourage by creating a special economic zone to reduce costs of Albertan access to the US market. Like an agricultural shenzen
Do you have a good resource about this? I haven't come across it before.
I'm all for secessions. City states for everyone willing!
what note-taking apps u guys/girls use? is there any note taking app with context-sensitive search feature. I've thousands of notes, and sometime searching info. takes time.
If Visual Studio Code is a friend to you, you might want to check out Foam extension : github.com/foambub... It will help you build an interconnected graph with your notes, from feedbacks I saw it is quite nice and well rounded. Maybe the showstopper for you will be to convert your existing notes but al least it is worth the try I think (:
What is a context-sensitive search in this case?
Continuing on from @Moroni's thread: I started Mr. Robot back when it first came out. I *adored* the pilot, but didn't enjoy the rest of Season 1 as much. I never latched on to Season 2. Should I give it another shot?
I dropped during season 2, it was becoming too messy for me.
I didn't like Season 2 that much either. But after you past half of that season, it picks up again.
My phone is always charging when I'm working, I was wondering why not displaying some useful information ? I could do it in a basic PWA to maximize exploitable surface. What would you display ?
I always find weather information useful. Additionally of course date and time. You might show Todos and Calendar as well. The latter could be minimized to "two more events, next one in 30 minutes" for privacy reasons.
An early night is required! I say this every night, then I check all my social media networks; watch the 10pm news; get upset by the news; chat to my friends about the news and then it is midnight.. I'm not alone in this, am I?!
I gave up on sleeping early. I felt the idea just gave me more stress than anything, especially now that I'm working from home. I tend to sleep whenever I feel sleepy. Sometimes it's 1 am, sometimes it's 10 pm. Last night I slept at 9 pm, and here I am - browsing Subreply at 3:30 am. :D
My company started cutting folks yesterday due to lack of funds. COVID is hitting us pretty hard. (My company writes software for hotels.)
I'm sorry to hear that. I hope things work out for you and your colleagues :\
I'm sorry to hear :-( So many people are being affected. Scary
Oh no! So sorry to hear this.
I like it here. Regular people having regular conversations. This is what a sane internet used to look like.