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kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

    When in a group of people, just ask questions. Ask what somebody does for fun. Ask them what they like to cook, or where they last went on vacation.

    Most people enjoy talking, and sharing their experiences. People who listen are rare, and valued.

To add to this, something that's easy to practice with is simply mirroring what they speak about. IT gives the impression of active listening, and engages you in the conversation. A few good stem lines I use are:

- [Paraphrase their answer to your initial question], did I get that?

- [Repeat answer with some variance], tell me more.

- [Rephrase answer]. That makes a lot of sense to me, because [insert your own relatable experience].

Exactly as goobster put it, the whole activity will become more natural and even enjoyable. The best part is that you don't even have to make it about yourself, nor act like you struggle with X problem if you're not willing to or be vulnerable yet. Sheerly by the act of 'active listening' is enough in my experience.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

Hope it's gone well.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

The usual. Waiting for classes to start. Putting off the trip report. Looking for something substantial to continue what I was learning while I was there. Waiting for that to build on for a more complete story.

Until then enjoy some moody music:

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Family weirdness

Hey Devac. There's no flat out advice that I think needs giving, nor any that comes to mind. What I'm reading is there's more to the story and a bit more than simple frustration. If you're willing, I'm more than happy to pop into IRC if you're still up to chat/listen (read). If I don't catch you, then you know how to reach me.

Can't tell if it's the expectation of it being great ruining my enjoyment or not. For some reason S3E2's only redeeming feature to me was the Robot Morty. Either way, I think the social commentary is always a tickle. The deeper dive into relationships and characters is new and interesting. Loved the Pickle Rick episode. Aside from that, again, the side gimmicks are what get me going. The therapy session was brilliant.

This channel's got some funny tunes out of each episode.

Mobile app: google play books. Just use dark mode so the screen is black and the letters are white. What I use to read GoT. Currently on Harari's Sapiens on and off. I've been interested in kindles though. Screens small for even a nerd like me.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Theory of Mind and Language Delay

Tangential, yet highly topical: I remember Theory of Mind serves as a partial basis for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).


Maybe that was just my distance from the time I first heard it, or the fact that I heard it with better speakers this time then. I like it! I love Summahtune, though. I can't put my finger on it, and it sounds... familiar. I don't know why yet. Did you have any inspirations for it the chord progression?

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 2, 2017

Off-topic: Your username has nothing at all to do with Trevor Hall's song does it?

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 2, 2017

I have a loose outline and notes for my trip/internship report. The onset of carpal tunnel is scaring me out of going ham on the keyboard (on my phone now), so I'm looking into dictation for the post and upcoming school year (last one!). Sadly, the pioneering of the ground source heat pump tech en masse installation is concentrated in NY for the time-being. There's a couple local businesses in the area that do as much, on my to-do list for getting some informational interviews in with them. The research professors in clean energy at my uni are all heavily invested in solar tech.

kantos  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Welcome. It seems you've already been allowed to post. The no posting for new users is relatively new to prevent the flood of spam bots we've gotten before it was put in place.

Hubski isn't here for dinero's. There are no ads, self promotion is allowed, and the only allusion to money is the inconspicuous 'donation' option near the bottom (and the not labeled progress bar). If that's the message you received from the content set in place to get you familiar with the culture, then I'd advise revisiting them.

That point and your prior notion of Hubski reaching to surpass reddit kinda confuses me as to your own intentions. Granted I have no doubt they are in the interest of the site, or I'd imagine you wouldn't have bothered. That said, since yesterday you've shown a significant interest in posting about AI. Its a very hot topic! If there's any advise I'd give aside from the first, it's this: explore the site through mediums other than posting. Establishing connections on Hubski with other users, by commenting, sharing , or otherwise, is the easiest way to draw interest to your own postings.

You're already off and running to a great start. Just some thoughts on how to shoot for er... greatness! But what do I know, I'm just a kid from suburbia thats been kicking cans on here for a year.

Welcome boyce. If you'd like to give feedback, then you can post your feedback under the tag #hubski or in the Welcome to Hubski post that should be stickied in your feed. All the other info is built into the primer, welcoming threads and faq.

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