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goldbludgeon  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bridgewater has just bet a billion and a half on a March recession.

So what do you believe will happen if say the market dips? You thinking Great Depression like conditions or something along the lines of the recession in 2009?

goldbludgeon  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mindfulness: Deep or Dumb?

I love mindful meditation for myself, but I agree that there isn't enough scientific evidence to support the supposed benefits of it. Maybe its a bit of a placebo effect? Not sure exactly. There is definitely a huge market for mindfulness, and it's being squeezed dry.

goldbludgeon  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mindfulness: Deep or Dumb?

Lead author of the report Nicholas Van Dam, a clinical psychologist and research fellow in psychological sciences at the University of Melbourne, contends potential benefits of mindfulness are being overshadowed by hyperbole and oversold for financial gain. Mindfulness meditation and training is now a $1.1-billion industry in the U.S. alone. “Our report does not mean that mindfulness meditation is not helpful for some things,” Van Dam says. “But the scientific rigor just isn’t there yet to be making these big claims.” He and his co-authors are also concerned that as of 2015, less than 25 percent of meditation trials included monitoring for potential negative effects of the intervention, a number he would like to see grow as the field moves forward.

Van Dam acknowledges that some good evidence does support mindfulness. The 2014 analysis found meditation and mindfulness may provide modest benefits in anxiety, depression and pain. He also cites a 2013 review published in Clinical Psychology Review for mindfulness-based therapy that found similar results. “The intention and scope of this review is welcome—it is looking to introduce rigor and balance into this emerging new field,” says Willem Kuyken, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Oxford in England, who was not involved in research for the new report. “There are many areas where mindfulness-based programs seem to be acceptable and promising, but larger-scale randomized, rigorous trials are needed.”

From article: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/wheres-the-proof-that-mindfulness-meditation-works1/

goldbludgeon  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's a good HORROR movie?

I did enjoy it. Thought it was quite creepy. I know that most people disliked it, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

goldbludgeon  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Predictions: Will Trump be removed from office prior to 2020 election?

No.

goldbludgeon  ·  44 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's a good HORROR movie?

Quick list since I'm working.

- Dead Space 1 & 2

- Resident Evil 7

- PT - only a demo but good

- Outlast

- Amenesia The Dark Decent

- Until Dawn

- Faith - creepy as hell 8 bit game

- Alan Wake

- Eternal Darkness - great lovecraftian horror game. Made me question what was real or not. To make it fun let the insanity meter get really high.

goldbludgeon  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's a good HORROR movie?

+1 for 10 Cloverfield Lane. John Goodman is freaking great in that film. The horror is extremely subtle throughout. It's also set in the Cloverfield universe and that is a another rabbit hole you can immerse yourself in. Have you seen the Cloverfield Paradox?

goldbludgeon  ·  45 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's a good HORROR movie?

Horror films aren't my schtick but I have a few I really enjoyed.

- Train to Busan - fantastic korean zombie film.

- Pontypool - Another zombie film, this time Canadian. Broadcaster in a radio station gives live reports about a zombie outbreak.

- The Quiet Place - more of a thriller, just watch it.

- The Evil Dead - a classic.

Now if you want scary video games I can give you more suggestions.

goldbludgeon  ·  49 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what does your bookshelf look like?

I stopped like halfway through the series. I stopped right after he was kidnapped by Maeve. I gotta start that series again.

goldbludgeon  ·  51 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what does your bookshelf look like?

Jim Butcher is such a good author. Love the Dresden files to death.

goldbludgeon  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mark Chagall paintings make me queasy.

Haha probably not. But you can't change what his art makes you feel.

goldbludgeon  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mark Chagall paintings make me queasy.

Many people forget that the point of art is not necessarily meant for you to like it. The objective is that it make you feel something. This feeling is completely subjective. Just because you feel disgust isn't wrong. Some may love his work, but some may hate it. Both feelings are valid.

goldbludgeon  ·  57 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This was a pretty cool Hubski UI.

The old dwarf looks at you with a smirk upon his face. " Six pints of bitter eh? The world may end, but only fer yerself. " He quickly slides you six tankards overflowing with an amber liquid. " That'll be 30 copper."

P.S. Nice reference.

goldbludgeon  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This was a pretty cool Hubski UI.

The door clatters shut behind you as the smell of stale beer hits your nostrils. You see a wisened old dwarf peering at you over the bar, cleaning a glass. A quick glance about the inn reveals the regulars posted up in their normal spots. A dark haired elven woman is the only one out of place. What do you do?

goldbludgeon  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This was a pretty cool Hubski UI.

Thanks!

goldbludgeon  ·  58 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This was a pretty cool Hubski UI.

Is there a conceptual screenshot?