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“Never worry what other people think of you, because no one ever thinks of you.”
― Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Volume 2

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There's too much shit I can't do anything about going on in my life right now.

The strange thing about beating yourself up over things, is that you want to fight back..

Treat yourself at least as good as you would treat another person, or a pet. Accept that they will make mistakes. Sometimes they will be emotionally or physically uncomfortable, give them some comfort. They have gaps in their knowledge, and limitations in ability. Make it more difficult for them to make mistakes or fail, by accommodating their eccentricities.

Don't use violence to create compliance. They will resent you for it.

"They" refers to yourself.

Did a backup of every single picture and video on a phone. Copied the files first to a 3TB external harddrive, and then to a usb stick also. Deleted same files from phone to make room. Weeks later. "I want to get some photo back from the backup". Harddrive click of death. USB drive empty somehow.

Restored from an older backup made in May, only lost every photo and video taken since then.

Never trust.

"Meal of the day" at a grocery store.

Take a recipe, fill a shelf with all the various items that go into that recipe. You can then, as a shopper, decide that you want that meal and just grab everything in one place.

Of course, it couldn't work IRL because stores operate for profit. They want to sell "marketing" to inferior brands, so they stick expensive stuff on that shelf and you can never trust it.

I just thought it would be nice to try new recipes without the hassle of research.

“The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

starting to feel like everything is just made up to manipulate opinion

Sunday was a great day to start watching Severance

Now get this: A review of individual managers, supervisors, owners of businesses from the perspective of those who work under them. Kinda like ratemyprofessors.com

Imagine browsing through the managers of other departments at the place you work, and seeing that they are universally shitty, confirming all of your fears.

I routinely encounter people absolutely out of their mind, on drugs or maybe just with paranoid schizophrenia. These people will shout you down just because you got their attention. I am not afraid of them.

Cops, on the other hand, terrify me.

"Where you going to get the money to pay for a new roof when you own the house you live in?"

Gee, I don't know, maybe I should ask my landlord where they get the money from.

They get it from me.

Trying to argue by providing detailed information doesn't seem to work.. It's much more effective to just have charisma and short snappy phrases (especially if they rhyme!)

Also I giggled a bit when they claimed that the theory became popular because of the TV show.

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My personal unsubstantiated theory of the universe is that the big bang was not a one-time event. It happens repeatedly, after all the material in the universe converges back together. Though it is possible that it would reoccur before everything is back together, which would leave some galaxies in an unexpected state.

But that's, like, my opinion.. man...

Still explains away this "refutation" of the big bang theory pretty simply.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

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I didn't base my doubt solely on this article. I had a feeling something was afoot when the alternate explanation sounded a little strange to me. Something to do with plasma. The video spent a lot of time explaining basic stuff like red shift, but then once it dropped the alternate explanation, did not elaborate at all about how that model would fit better.

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Caught sight of a yt video about the JWST. It was presenting very basic information about it, and then suddenly drops "and it disproves the big bang theory" and that got my attention. So after another minute or two of basic info the "evidence" finally drops. I don't know astrophysics well enough to suss it out, but I listen anyway, then afterward I go and investigate the claim.

space.com/james-webb-space-tel

We live in interesting times.

I've been saying for a while that we don't debate facts anymore. We just manipulate the framing of arguments and the definitions of words. The facts take back seat to phiosophical concerns. Nothing has any meaning anymore

It's weird how we don't actually have disagreements about politics anymore. We have disagreements about what is real

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