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passive with a splash of sleazy

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timid  ·  1516 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 10, 2018

Yeah politics is strange that way. There will always be some new controversy. People involved seem to think its inescapable and important and those of us that aren't are doing enjoyable things and generally living their life. I come across converts like you from time to time. You should try opting out, I highly recommend it!

timid  ·  1534 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google to allow Chrome users to disable controversial login feature following complaints

Yeah, its always opt out at first.

Google has shown their true colors over and over again. Where they really messed up is not making it opt out in the first place. That seems to be the winning strategy. Make a change that will be unpopular with the privacy aware crowd, add an opt out option to appease them while default is opt in for those that dont know any better. Then after people have forgotten/moved on, remove the opt out and you have the new normal.

Edit: for email you might want to check out FastMail. You pay for the service so you're not the customer, and you can use your own domain or one of theirs.

timid  ·  1535 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 19, 2018

Very cool!

It is very similar to that. I'm going to try out the app.

timid  ·  1537 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 19, 2018

Tonight I feel content. Unphased.

Its a rare feeling, as I'm an anxious, high strung type. I clench when my wife so much as gasps, preparing myself for - whatever. Usually it's nothing worthy of my reaction. But I'm at peace, and I wish I could always be this way. Stoic, not reactionary but calmly but sternly correcting my toddler when necessary, not putting thought or fear or anger or stress into it but naturally.

The moment feels right, im in the right place I need to be and i can handle anything that comes my way. But yet I can feel its a fleeting, highly fragile state.

Every few months I feel this way, usually after a few beers, on a calm but not necessarily quiet rainy or chilly night. Today completely sober, after a week straight of rain. Its like the emotional equivalent of a "flow" state.

Anyone know what im talking about? I only wish to name it and research so I might experience it more often.

timid  ·  1559 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Desire to Fit In Is The Root of Almost All Wrongdoing

"Wrongdoing" is right up there with "problematic" in terms of self righteous word choices.

Maybe philosophy itself rubs me the wrong way.

Maybe I'm just nihilistic and arrogant enough to think I'm above the finger wagging, but life gets a lot more fun when you stop worrying so much about right and wrong, and embrace the scoundrel inside you.

timid  ·  1560 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 22, 2018

I'm not the person you responded to, but this was pretty uplifting to read.

I don't have friends in real life who would be so sympathetic, and here you are spending so much time giving encouragement to a stranger (online!)

Gives me hope. And makes me want to stick around Hubski (I am also new)

timid  ·  1560 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: New Study Concludes No Safe Level of Alcohol consumption

The headline is meaningless and the article not much better.

"New Study Concludes No Safe Level of Roller Coasters"

"New Study Concludes No Safe Level of Driving"

"New Study Concludes No Safe Level of Skateboarding"

Life = risk. It's up to each of us to try to understand the risks of what we are doing and manage them as we see fit. I think this is where YOLO comes from, a response to the large groups of people too afraid to try anything interesting because there is a small chance of negative results.

timid  ·  1560 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

I entered so many usernames in that little box before settling on this one. I'm indecisive and I spend way too much time on things that boil down to vanity. Now that I made it past that hurdle, I can say I'm happy to be here.

One question - why does the Primer cut off abruptly mid sentence? Am I missing something, maybe I already failed the community riddle?