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Ronda Rousey can put me and sleeper hold and whisper facts about pokemon to me. Back to reality, I don't think she was saying people should think muscles are sexy but that she's comfortable with who she is. I think it was more of a "I respect myself because I've worked towards something" statement. Also, Ronda gained weight for her sport's illustrated swimsuit shoot because she felt she needed a more feminine shape.

I agree. At my favourite bar, I can usually just walk in and have a pint set down in front of me. The staff at your local bar or restaurant become like family, replacing them with machines seems wrong.

junkysam  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Why Rape Is Sincerely Hilarious

This is a refreshing ideal. Too often we see news articles blasting people's idea's or actions without telling the full story, usually to sway politics. I admit that I am often affected by these but this usually gets me invested to look further into the story. I am sad to admit that I often come out disgusted with both myself (for being gullible) and the original source (for being deceitful). The best way would be to judge someone by their intent but that can be tricky as no one can read another's mind.

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This hit me hard. Thanks for sharing.

junkysam  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Web We Have to Save

You described almost exactly what I was thinking while reading this article. It's not so much that "the old internet" is dying but more that a larger mainstream audience is using it. In the past the internet was mostly used by a younger and/or niche user base and seen as abnormal by most people. Now that more and more people have smartphones, laptops and PCs with access to the internet, the user base has become more homogenized. It is no big surprise that content seems to be stream lined and made bite-sized.

I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing, as I believe that there is still a large user base searching out beyond the social media hubs. We see the users of sites like reddit (and hubski) constantly looking for and sharing content from across the web. This content may be random, dumb cat photos or a long form blog taking a philosophical look at the evolution of the internet.

It does seem upsetting that a majority of users will ignore most of the internet and only use social media but I don't think that a lot of them would be using an internet without social media. When you take a look at the evolution of the internet you also need to look at the growing user base and what's attracting them.

My biggest problem with this is that they are trying to recreate the Batman v Superman fight from Dark Knight Returns. In the comic Batman and Superman have known each other for years and are good friends. Superman ultimately holds back because of this. In this movie, Superman (not knowing Bats) shouldn't give two shits about completely disabling Batman. But of course it won't happen like that.

junkysam  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The neuroscience of placebo effects

Cool, thanks for the second article too.

junkysam  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The neuroscience of placebo effects

Very interesting article. I wonder how much the placebo effect causes ill effects on patients. I've a friend who seem to be more likely to feel bad side-effects of drugs but they also educate themselves on the drugs they are taking.

Thanks for your explanation. Now the future seems little more awesome :D

Yeah, I realize the volkswagen was more PR stunt but I figured I'd include it because a woman I work worth thought it was real. From what I understand is that the Hendo hoverboard and Toyota's plans rely on the technology mag-lev trains use but I personally don't see that working well with the way our road systems are currently set up. Thanks for the reply!

At first I thought it meant he got the prescription of quaaludes in 2005. I was pretty sure they stopped making those and started to question my sanity. then later it stated he just saved them up from the 1970s. That's a long time to plan. I'm sad it took so long for the truth to come out but at least it did.

I don't think anyone is expecting reddit to up and die in a matter of days. The more reddit drama goes on though the more people will look to other sites to share content. Sure people might still go to reddit and well as new sites (such as hubski or voat) but it will be the secondary site. As more drama happens and more people make reddit the secondary site, all of reddit's content will become stale and irrelevant. When this happens reddit will die slowly not overnight.