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Ay-Nawn  ·  1542 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So... Posts I've deleted aren't coming back, right?

Forgot how to log out of Hubski for a minute. Can't find it on here either, but turns out I passed the 1000 day mark. Woot!

Ay-Nawn  ·  2437 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

    But though we believe ourselves to be seeking happiness in marriage, it isn’t that simple. What we really seek is familiarity — which may well complicate any plans we might have had for happiness. We are looking to recreate, within our adult relationships, the feelings we knew so well in childhood. The love most of us will have tasted early on was often confused with other, more destructive dynamics: feelings of wanting to help an adult who was out of control, of being deprived of a parent’s warmth or scared of his anger, of not feeling secure enough to communicate our wishes.

Reminds me of a therapy model called Imago....

    he person who is best suited to us is not the person who shares our every taste (he or she doesn’t exist), but the person who can negotiate differences in taste intelligently — the person who is good at disagreement. Rather than some notional idea of perfect complementarity, it is the capacity to tolerate differences with generosity that is the true marker of the “not overly wrong” person. Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.

I can't help but think of what I've heard from older family members who are still together voicing similar ideas. As for the huge spin on pessimism, welp. That's just a mood-killer.

For what it's worth, I can get behind the idea that romanticism is backwards in contemporary views, I guess.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2438 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gauging Progress - 4

| "I'm going from pianissimo to fortissimo in three measures and make it seamless"

Written so casually, ha!

You're very welcome! :)

Ay-Nawn  ·  2438 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Gauging Progress - 4

Well hot damn. To an uncultured ear, that was phenomenal. I've heard the piece enough to know there are bits here and there, but I'll leave real advice to any pros that stop by.

With regard to overtrained hands:

- Take longer breaks in between performing and/or reduce the amount you do when performing (which doesn't seem to make sense in this case).

- Temperature contrast therapy: the technical way of saying ice baths (for your hands), keeping them in warm or hot water, etc. etc.

- Massage them, DIY or a professional.

- Make sure you have some food to keep you fueled while performing.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2438 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Shadowy hat-man figure that terrified me as a child

I'll say. I haven't had your experience in particular, but the first thing that came to my mind was sleep paralysis - which is mentioned in bfv's link above. From the bit I'm looking at, they seem to be one and the same, if not similar.

Never want to experience that again. Scared the living balls outta me thinking I was going to die. My experience was seeing lightning and (felt like) I was experiencing lockjaw from/while being electrocuted everytime I tried to breathe. Again, not anything I ever hope to experience again.

EDIT: While I can't seem to find where my experience would fit in to the Jungian mold, shadow definitely is on the list and an interesting read.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Body mod that gives you the ability to sense North

The analogies were with regard to ease of use with proximity to the user. It's not about the detail, it's not about the exact direction. It's mere orientation for daily use designed to be as inherent as smell. It's simple and alternative. It's not meant to be the end-all-be-all of navigation.

Is it high cost? Of course it is, it's a small pioneering device.

Is it highly practical? Depends who you talk to. In the "First World," probably not.

On the other hand, its implications with regard to cohesion with the brain is the interesting part. It serves as another consistent point of data for encoding interactions around you.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Body mod that gives you the ability to sense North

I have always been fascinated by man's use of material culture to extend its bodily [in]capabilities - especially so in our day and age. Using electronics to engineer/further our own evolution per se is how I'd like to envision our short circuiting of our biological evolution. Yes, I know that's not actually possible, but in a sense of what path it'll take us down instead. This looks like a phenomenally simple yet potentially life altering device in the most minute of ways. With so many trinkets out on the market, I'd be surprised to see it flourish, but it's sure as hell something I'd love to try on.

If you liked this, I'd highly suggest:

1. Taking a listen at this episode of NPR's Podcast Invisiblia where they interview the creator of Google Glass. They don't interview him for Google Glass, mind you, but for the device it was inspired from: a computer he created that's been attached to him since high school.

2. Watching Season 1 Episode 3 of Black Mirror. I know it's on Netflix, or you could probably find it on the web somewhere. Black Mirror is described as Twilight Zone-esque in the way it explores Sci-Fi/Futuristic possibilities. The whole series has great commentary on technology, its effects on us and what its capabilities are. This episode in particular focuses on a not-to-distant-future where you can get an implant which records everything you see and hear, and the device allows you to play these recordings back. In short, allows you to remember everything. In some ways I'd like to think it is a part of the commentary on whether Sci-Fi shapes our own modern day tech or vice versa. I'd like to argue to the former. :)

EDIT: 3. A bit more meta or tangential depending on the perspective, the book "The Medium is the Massage" by Marshall McLuhan. Critically Acclaimed.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Body mod that gives you the ability to sense North

To put it in context:

What is orientating yourself using the sun's position to a compass?

What is a compass to a GPS in your phone?

What is a GPS in your phone to an integrated sense on your very own self?

Ay-Nawn  ·  2439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 2000 days. Thank you all.

Seconded! Throwing in Orlando to the list to!

Ay-Nawn  ·  2439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Chocolate covered bacon-wrapped marshmallows

I was just thinking of bacon-wrapped dates before this. Adding this to my small list of bacon-wrapped treats to make.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2439 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Post an awesome music video thread.

So used to seeing his shorts and opens that I never saw the full cut.

Reminds me of Sims City or Roller Coaster Tycoon!

Furthermore, if that's a belief of anyone's, then the internet can just as easily serve as a positive feedback loop rather than a tool to uncover and/or debunk conspiracy theories.

Ay-Nawn  ·  2442 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what language do you speak?

That's one hell of an isolating experience, or learning as it seems from your perspective. Bold, nonetheless. From what I gather, you've had quite a bit of a colorful life.

Both Hungary and the Balkans being corrupt... interesting.

All of this taken into account, would there be any thought or recurring theme you derived about either yourself or people in general after living in the U.S., Hungary, and the Balkans?

Ay-Nawn  ·  2442 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 25, 2016

Taking pictures to post up on a dating site today.

Was extended a great volunteering/networking opportunity for the Mental Health Association in my area. Glenn Close is to be the keynote speaker, from what I've heard. Hype.