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What do you usually wear when you travel by plane?                                                                                 
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Jeans, t-shirt, flip flops


>loose pants
Butif they're too loose, mightn't they fall down when the TSA goons make you taek off yuor belt?


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Never wear a belt to the airport.  Easier to go without one than fumble about taking it on and off.


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Will future historians conduct research on the memes of first quarter of the 21st century?                                                                                 
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Sherlock Holmes.  A lot of literature from the 1800s is still read today.  Maybe in a hundred years, people will still play our classic video gaems!


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oh absolutely

in fact, you have social scientists and anthropologists actively studying them now!


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Probably.  It's what you might call low culture -- the culture of common folks -- and it won't survive as well as high class material or official documents and won't gain as much focus.  But like graffiti from the Roman Empire or the in jokes of telegraph operators, someone will probably take it as their specialty, for whatever's left after time has erased most of the records.


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Do you ever wonder how life would be different if people had tails?                                                                                 
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It'd be sexier

Yum tails.


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on the plus side, they would be aesthetically pleasing! be great for conveying body language! and depending on the prehensibility of the tail, could act as another limb, maybe even to hold onto limbs with!

on the negative side, it would be another place you would need to keep clean. it would be easy to catch it in doors and small areas. and in a fighting situation, they can be grabbed by an attacker

so it's a mixed bag in my opinion! i think they look wonderful tho!


Even with the negatives, I'd still like to get some tail.


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Sonic the hedgehog is gay and I can prove it!

Amy Rose wants to date Sonic.

Sonic is disinterested in dating Amy Rose.

In real life we call people who aren't interested in dating women homosexual (or gay).

Therefore Sonic is gay. Prove me wrong! You can't do it!
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Oh, BTW, do you know what the color of the US flag stand for?

Blue stands for Freedom.
Red stands for Liberty.
Yellow stands for winning a war against rice farmers in Southeast Asia.


I don't even understand that one.


I think it's a reference to the Vietnam War.

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I am in Boston!! 😄

Attending PAX East! I will share things and if you have questions please ask!
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That is not a fun fact, that's a fine way to ruin perfectly good salmon


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I personally think eating expensive food in a really fancy place would really spoil my experience with the food.

Like, I would feel too trashy for any place I could eat and wouldn't really want to stop being trashy just to eat there.


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Yeah, I hear that.  I know what sort of restaurants I belong in, and they serve me quite well.


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Did you know that the FDA "Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures" (e.g., https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html) is actually a simplification of the truth?  In reality, you can safely cook meats at lower temperatures, as long as you cook them for longer times.  For example, the FDA indicates that 165°F is the minimum safe temperature for chicken, and this is the temperature which will result in a 7 log reduction of Salmonella in less than 1 second.  But if all of the chicken is held at 155°F for 48 seconds, the same 7 log reduction will occur.  And in fact, you can even go lower, a fact on which the sous vide technique relies.

(Note that due to imperfect thermometer calibration and sampling the temperature at only a limited number of locations, one should leave a margin for error.  And for individuals with weak immune systems, it may be desirable to achieve more than a 7 log reduction.)
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Lots of little hole in the walls and fly by night places just do their own thing and avoid cops like the plague.

It had been awhile for me too. You should treat yourself Yacht.

I know the feeling.


>>720458  pesky health inspectors...

I have exactly $74.04 to my name at the moment, and I very likely owe hundreds of dollars in taxes in a week by virtue of not having health insurance, so that doesn't seem like a good idea right now.  speaking of which, I should start getting ready to head out.  have a good one!


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Be safe Yacht.


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How many times a day (on average) do you refresh Ponyville.us without posting anything?

How many times is too many? Is there such a thing as too many?
At what point should you stop refreshing and step away from the computer webpage?
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Fairly often, especially after I've made a post. Board isn't exactly the fastest.

Refresh once every ten minutes or so. Any more, and you might be getting a tad obsessive about it.
That's my stance anyways


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Here's a fun tip. Right click the page, >View page info, >Security, check the number.

This number isn't even accurate because my real computer is in the shop.


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I do it in the sense to see if  there is new threads in /pony/ or when I posted in a thread but when I see no activity in website or a thread I stop refreshing and I start to do other thing

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I've been listening to a lot of podcasts lately about neuroscience, neuropsychology and psychology and I have been thinking

Is being rational actually that important?

A topic I keep coming back to over and over again is the psychology of human reasoning and cognitive biases (in fact there is one podcasts where that is the only subject in psychology explores) and it seems like certain biases and irrational ways of thinking are practically universal to all people, that it takes a lot more constant discipline to actually be rational than most people seem to be aware of, even among those who are trained to be disciplined and rational.

But it seems like, there is a pretty good evolutionary explanation for many of these cognitive biases. Granted most of these can't be tested, as most evo psych hypotheses can't, but some of the reasoning seems logically valid. So that brings me back to that original question, is being rational really that important.

Take for example something like the optimism bias, that is the tendency for people to be irrationally selectively skeptical towards information that would disconfirm an optimisitc conclusion and uncritically accepting of confirmation of those same optimisitc conclusions. There is evidence to suggest that there is a biological predisposition towards optimism, possibly genetic or epigenetic, and an estimate that 80% of all people could be considered optimist most of the time. Why so high a figure? Perhaps it's because optimisitc beliefs motivate a greater degree of risk taking behavior, especially those needed to grow and thrive, the optimist keeps trying. It would suggest that the optimist is more likely to behave in a way that is strategically optimal in more situations than either the pessimist or the realist.

Or take the phenomena of "active information avoidance", the tendency for people to actively avoid a source of information that has the possiblity of being emotionally painful, like for instance someone not wanting to open a letter they got from a cancer screening center were they had an appointment. It can lead people to be somewhat willfully ignorant of absolutely necessary information, which can be disastrous, it can also be advantageous. Like for instance with investors who avoid looking at their portfolios on days when the stock market is bad, it might seem like it would be better for them to be informed, but if they do not checkPost too long. Click here to view the full text.
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Not a bad fic for the first several chapters. I eventually got bored and never finished reading it though.



boredom is irrational:derp1:


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One could say that left to their own, good people will do good things, and wicked people will do wicked things. But for good people to do wicked things, that takes irrational thinking.


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Punch me, kick me, curse me, save me

I'm nothing and no one, I'll never be anything or anyone

Living life is a step too steep to climb

Subsistence is all I am


Did something happen?


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If you could pick one anime character to become real and run for president in 2020, whom would you pick?                                                                                 
(Note: Assume that the natural-born citizen and age requirements do not apply.  It's magic, I ain't gotta explain shit.)
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Imagine Konata becoming president.


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Is an inflated ego the inevitable outcome of high intelligence?

And I'm not asking if intelligence justifies an inflated sense of worth. I'm asking if it is possible to be considerably smarter than most people and not feel innately superior to them.

For example, in fiction there are characters who are physically stronger than most people. But this doesn't always make them feel superior. A character like Superman doesn't think he's better than everyone else because he can lift a bus. But this is contrasted with a character like Lex Luthor, who DOES think he's better than everyone because of his vast intellect. Even smart characters aligned with the good guys have an inflated ego and are often condescending to those they think are less intelligent.
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Yeah, and that invludes Reverend.


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well you've put your finger on the heart of the problem. Many people are more concerned with "winning" an argument than actually learning anything.

This is why I describe debates as a mutual endeavor for two people to understand each other, and find the truth. It's not a battle.



I'm saying online debates need to be more formally structured in order for them to be at all productive, like real life debates in debate clubs or debate competitions.  And that's because it helps facilitate the discipline to be more open to new ideas and to be more critical of their own. To that end, a structured debate should include a mediator whose job is to lead a discussion that calmly and rationally considers the points made by all sides, cause, people being people are going to fall into the temptation to become egotistical and defensive of their own identities, and sometimes that is hard for one to prevent oneself from doing.


Hence the reason I am skeptical of the value of debates in general. No one is unbiased, and the environment and situation  guides our biases. Framing an exchange of ideas as a competition just motivates everyone's reasoning to just be "the winner". And if the situation is such that no one is right or everyone is partially right, then inevitably, everyone's reasoning becomes bad if they are focused on being the right one, and thus the winner.

Like I said in my response to Rose, this sometimes requires a mediator, one who takes neither side, given how easily people can fall into bias (and often be blind to it) for all sorts of reason.

Also, for those formal debates for which their is no mediator to guide the discussion to a more productive end, the point is not to benefit the debaters, but to show the audience multiple perspectives. So unmediated online debates don't really benefit anyone who participates in them.


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Do you like magical cat anime?
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u jelly?


Not jelly because not my jam.


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How do i stop relying on weed so much?
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Switch to hash or wax.


>Switch to hash
I recommend SHA-256.

>or wax.
I've heard that a Brazilian wax can be extremely painful


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sucks, helps with anxiety but makes me lazy af.  


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Nyan!  Happy Caturday, everyone!
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Apparently rabbits have cameltoe.


Oh, no. I wasn't trying to start a semantic argument. I was telling him to stop sexualizing her because she's a rabbit (or a bunny, which ever)


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Really, then I learned something, thank you.

But she is a rabbit, you can tell from the picture. I just learned.
But I agree anyways!


ITT: things that are cute and ugly at the same time
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I guess it serves to remind how fragile all birds are, they all look like that under their feathers.


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>tiny superman cape

Alright, I'm dead.

As for ugly and cute, I've always found newborn baby cheetahs to ne kind of ugly with their little mohawks.

But it's a babbee cheetah, so it technically can't be ugly.


The concept of ants farming stuff is pretty cute.

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