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Cumol  ·  8 minutes ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How I Get By: A Week in the Life of a McDonald’s Cashier

How many people in the US live like this?

Every time I read something like this I just don't understand how the US is not breaking into pieces and people are not out with pitchforks, eating politicians alive, instead of their 5$ pizzas.

Cumol  ·  18 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Eat For 10 Hours. Fast For 14. This Daily Habit Prompts Weight Loss, Study Finds

Without really planning it, I decided to listen to the hungry one on me and I realized I am not hungry when I wake up.

I used to have a heavy breakfast out of habit, and then feel actual hunger around noon.

Now I drop the breakfast and I don't feel hungry till noon...

Also, noticed that if I eat right before bed, I have nightmares and sleep bad (was diagnosed with sleep apnea last year).

So I don't eat later than 8/9pm.

Without really planning, I am doing some kind of intermittent fasting, I guess?

I lost some weight, but not a lot. Will see how this develops with time.

Cumol  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 4, 2019

This study has been criticized multiple times. I am not saying it is wrong, but the effect is exaggerated.

Dosing once in a while here and there has (according to current understanding) no bad effects. There are even results suggesting that long time use can also be "fine" (by looking at people who abused mdma in the late 80s early 90s, abuse being weekly).

Binges are a different story. Specially things like amphetamines. It boggles me how easily people get amphetamines prescribed nowadays...

Cumol  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v0.0 - December 3, 2019 (WIP)

I made a simple macrame net for my hanging plants to grow on and also some macrame plant hangers (also very easy to make). It is harder than I thought to get the knots all aligned etc.

Maybe a plant hanger is a good start before you do into smaller and more delicate knots?

Cumol  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pour one out for the Steam Controller, now on closeout sale for just $5 plus shipping

A difference to between German and US store?

Cumol  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pour one out for the Steam Controller, now on closeout sale for just $5 plus shipping

Out of stock already :(

I think I got it. Will dive deeper into the linked article. Thank you!

Does anyone have an ELI5 link or video about this? I have no clue now the money system works and therfore also no idea what the significance is...

Cumol  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music 3

Yes, it is, and it is hilarious!

Cumol  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music 3

I wonder if his tone is always this passive agressive :D

    Psydub is what the crusty hippies listen to when they get tired of dancing. Or when the drugs wear off. Or when they choose horse tranquilizers instead of LSD.

    Every scene has its chill room genre and Psy Dub arrived pretty quickly after Goa Trance established itself, with intentions to offset the busy acid lines, doofing drumkicks, and screaming melodies with something lowkey and non-expressive. Every artist album has one or two ballad songs for Prom season. In Psy Trance's case those songs were Psydub.

    It has changed a lot over the years. An early name for it was Psybient (which is still in use for any Psydub that has no Dub in it), and it was a Psy Trance take on the emerging Chill Out sounds of Ambient House (ie: The KLF, The Orb and the like) -- simple breakbeats with mutant acid lines but slowed down so they're less squiggly wiggly and more squirmy whirmy. These are technical terms.

    As Psydub is a different trip than other Psy Trance genres, it attracts a certain class of person: The cerebral hippie, who holds vast quantities of knowledge about life, biology, mathematics, quantum physics, computer programming, cosmology, human history, evolution, and whatever the hell Deepak Chopra is babbling about, except that half of it is bullshit and all of it is wrong.

    Never get your science education from paranoid burnouts who think human evolution was seeded by black-eyed extraterrestrials who have recently returned only to slaughter cattle and probe our buttholes (although to be fair the data contained within our buttholes has the potential to advance galactic science by many years).

I like Psydub!

Cumol  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2019: Roll Call

Even though I this could have been my first year, I won't make it till next year.

However, a whole camp of lovely friends with a beautiful project are going this year. They are called Kosmic Kamels (Andromeda & 8:45 map).

It is a group of young people from the middle east. Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia etc.

I am actually completely puzzled after this article.

There is a Falun gong info stand every Saturday in the city center of where I am living. The message is always the same. That they are a spiritual organization that is prosecuted by the Chinese government.

So my simple mind always thought "poor Falun gong, they need support".

And then I read this and my whole head is turning.

I don't wish them death or prosecution. But it puts them in a similar spot for me like scientology. A manipulative cult that is messing with the lives of people.