Conservatives are more likely to see empirical (e.g., scientific) and experiential (e.g., anecdotal) perspectives as more equal in legitimacy. Liberals think empirical evidence is better at approximating reality, conservatives are more likely to say that both research and anecdotes are legitimate. psypost.org/2021/01/conse…
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Second hand anecdote: mah game is seriously serious

So, this is just something I heard second hand.

I had an acquaintance who really wanted to try RPGs. I had moved away and we were only in contact sporadically, so I couldn't really offer to run a game for him. Instead, they went to the local game store to find a group. Eventually, he discovered one that was looking for players and accepting of newbies.

Guy was super nervous. I coached him a bit, talked with him about the rules before the game, table etiquette, what he would need, what to expect. Then he asked me: "So, how do I make a good first impression?"

I told him the usual. Be on time, be polite, don't talk over other people, buy your own dice, try to understand the rules, listen to what others say. And then I recommend what I always recommend when someone meets a new group: bring food.

So, friend bakes a cake and brings it. I know he's a good baker, too. And from there, things went downhill. From the mortified post-mortem I got over discord, the DM dramatically rolled their eyes at the cake and huffs "this is a serious game and I expect engagement. We don't eat at the table."

Aparently, from then on, he had it out for my friend. Interrupting most of his suggestions with lines like "that's stupid, no one would do that" or "try to be serious about this, this isn't a children's game". He'd also stare down anyone who tried to make a joke or laugh at anything.

Friend excused himself a few hours later, quite horrified. And I had to promise to run an actually better game for him some time.

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Just a funny anecdote about my baby’s name I thought I’d share

I gave birth to a daughter in middle of the peak of the pandemic in my state. We are Orthodox Jews and her Hebrew name is Aviva, and that’s what she is called, but for various reasons we decided to give her a non-ethnic legal name.

We filled out her birth certificate form with the first name Ava and the middle initial L (for my maiden name). Covid staff shortages messed up the birth registration and she was given the legal name Ava without the L. In the months we were waiting for the birth certificate to be corrected I began calling her β€œAva No L”, as a joke, which then became β€œAva Noel”.

I’ve now totally fallen in love with the name β€œAva Noel” and want to make it official but it’s too late because her birth certificate is already corrected to L and also in our religious community a Christmas name like Noel would seem strange. But I wish I could! πŸ˜…

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[SUGGESTION] A new place in party royale : The Fortnite Museum. Big monument with mythic things of the game (Kevin, Rifts,...) and also with anecdotes about the game. In addition of that, A cinema where you can choose wich event to see and the old map in miniature. reddit.com/gallery/l9hdae
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Anecdotes about gender ratio in math (major) classes

So in most of my math classes so far, I've noticed that there isn't too big of a gender gap, around 40% or more of the class is female, compared to the terrible 20-25% in engineering (according to my schools diversity report). Does that seem to match up with your experience? It's a little contrary to my expectations and I'm wondering if this is just an anomaly or if there's some explanation.

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[Passan] I’ve been saving this anecdote for a story, but screw it. Too good to squirrel away. Someone suggested Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow try to get angry before starts. To do this, he would look at pictures of one person. He pulled out his phone and showed me. It was Martin Shkreli. twitter.com/jeffpassan/st…
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Vowsh can't beat anecdotes v.redd.it/pybe1h7e1ag61
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I love this anecdote from FWWM
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The Washington Post flat out deleted an anecdote about Kamala Harris joking about prison inmates begging for water from a 2019 profile twitter.com/LevineJonatha…
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Personal anecdote? my lifelong dittohead, maga dad is cackling at how the hedgefund managers are getting screwed.

Basically:

"Yeah I saw. They're doing a meme on wall street" (not kidding he said that)

"Good! they screwed over the country. Couldn't happen to a better group of people"

"These people are the actual welfare queens" (point he agreed with me on))

Pretty sad I'm having more productive conversations on class issues with a man that would take me to Glenn Beck shows during the Obama era than some of these sociopaths claiming to be for left wing/liberal causes.

Maybe that's why they're using the "white male", "nazi", etc arguments?

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Cody notes from TIJ (Brodie Match Anecdotes, AEWs First Year, Media Opportunities)

Why he wanted to do β€œThe Go-Big Show”

Thought it would be good exposure for the wrestling business. Thinks who better to judge a talent/entertainment show than a professional wrestler? At the beginning of taping it he really wanted for it to be over but by the end he loved it and didn’t want to leave. Lots of wild acts, one of his favorites they called β€œWheels” who does motocross style tricks in a wheelchair. Loved his co-stars and gushes over Rosario Dawson.

On media opportunities that Tony/AEW can bring for wrestlers

Says Tony has a great network of people that can help better the wrestling industry. Agents, producers, management people, activists etc. Says you always want this stuff as a wrestler that can help expand brand/media opportunities but its always the wrestler going out and trying to make it happen. Says Tony can set up meetings with these people and help open doors to these opportunities.

On what it’s like to work for TNT and the network’s history with wrestling

Jericho says he was talking with Sting and Sting told him how cool it was to work for TNT again. Cody says Sting and to an extent the segments that Bischoff did with Jericho creates a weird synergy and it coming full circle for wrestling. Says he wants to do β€œeverything on Turner” and how much he loves being part of Turner and jokes he’d like to do commentary for the Braves.

On Brodie Lee squash match

Says he had been wanting to do a Vader/Inoki style match and Brodie was the perfect person to do it. He says closest thing he had seen to that match was Brock/Cena from SummerSlam. He wanted to do it because he wanted to shock and remind people that anything can happen. Says when he told Brodie that he didn’t believe him. He told Brodie β€œThis is the easiest match you’ll ever have, I don’t want to do anything.” Brodie was worried about hooking his leg for the pin but Cody said don’t worry about it and told him he wanted Brodie to disrespect him. Cody says it’s his favorite match in AEW. Said he could tell Brodie was so excited because he could feel it in his chest when he was pinned.

On Brodie in general

He says Jericho was the guy to set up a meeting between Brodie and Cody about AEW. Cody says he talked with the Bucks about how well Brodie could do comedy skits on BTE and still be a serious monster on Dynamite. Says its hard to do both and Daniel Bryan used to tell him β€œif its funny, it doesn’t draw money.”

On AEW stories

He says he always asks Tony, β€œ

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Just a collection of advice, anecdotes and encouragement from a dev of over 10 years with ADHD

So like title says, I'm a developer of over 10 years, I've been in leadership positions for about 5 years, with other devs reporting to me. I have worked in digital agencies large and small, and software companies, education, telecom, and global mega-corp enterprises in healthcare. Diagnosed with ADHD at 12, been on meds for a long time. That's not all though: I also have ASD (as I am sure many of you do as well, comorbidities), severe panic disorder, fibromyalgia, and idiopathic hyposomnia (my most recent aquisition, but recently we finally seem to have that under control. for a while it looked like it might end my whole career.)

First and foremost, whether you're medicated or not, diagnosed or not, a professional, a graduate, or just keen to learn, this is the most important thing I can tell you:

You Are Going To Be OK.

No matter what happens, you will be OK. Things will go wrong in life, and you might wonder why you didn't do this or that, or why you can't seem to do what other people seem to do effortlessly, or why it's not turning out the way you had it all mapped out in your mind, but you know what? You are OK, and I want you to do everything in your power to accept that, and to see failures as bonus points to your cache of life experience. Don't try to stop yourself from feeling however you feel emotionally, because it's ok to have emotional responses, that's human. But when you have cleared the emotional zone and can look back clearly, you will discover that you have already learned some great lessons from those experiences that are elevating you to a higher level.

The next most important thing I can tell you:

Programming is hard.

No one finds it easy. No one is just a natural, no matter how much it may seem that way sometimes. A lot of people will post about how they did some bootcamp in python and got a job as a dev in just 3 months and are now a supremo senior hyper-engineer, but they are lying. I don't like to make these kinds of assertions, because it's just tempting fate, but I simply cannot believe anyone who says they went from zero programming knowledge whatsoever all the way to being a professional developer in less than 2 years. Maybe I'm wrong, but it just doesn't seem feasible.

That leads me to the 3rd most important thing:

Becoming a developer Takes Time!

But that is OK! Give whatever time you can to it, and if it's only in small amounts at a time, don't let that worry you too much.

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My Recovery, I Can Smoke Without CHS Symptoms (anecdote, not science)

##tl;dr: i had bad CHS ended up in hospital, lost 20lbs and was in a real bad way, dangerously bad. I laid off smoking for 16 months and can now smoke again, although i'm dedicated to moderation. No fatties, dabs, vapes.

I was "getting my life together" by July 2019. Gotten married, joined a gym. Was doing stellar at work. Was set to get up at 5am and head to the gym one day and instead had diarrhea and unlimited throwing up.

Wife and I had recently moved onto vaping, away from rolling L's everyday. April-ish to July 9 my consumption went from ~35 hits a day (an average 2 person shared blunt) to 100+ per day on cartridges.

July 9 i started to feel nauseous. Fine, this happens every so often, i thought. Treat nausea with pot. This worked initially. By July 12 I took my first visit to an ER. Dehydrated, they gave me pregnancy med for nausea (futile) and saline IV, sent me home.

I could not eat, keep anything down, process anything i managed to keep down after smoking. I threw up an entire pot of potato soup in the shower. i'd wake up and within 2 minutes a burning knot of pain would make itself notable in my stomachs and shortly thereafter nausea-vertigo-equilibrium based wooze would overwhelm my brain and make me immobile.

I was calling out of work, alternating hot shower for nausea, vs direct object contact with an ice pack to numb my stomach neurons.

in 10 days i lost 23 lbs. Second trip to ER was an atavan plus preg med because i was having a panic attack. Third trip to ER i threw up blood and they finally admitted me to hospital.

i was delirious and intellectually defunct.

3 days in hospital until my thc receptors allowed me to stomach any food and i was discharged. I had a endoscopy or something along the way and the doc told my wife i was a couple days away from organ catastrophe, as well the constant retching had torn up my throat, that's where the blood was from.

that's textbook CHS.

I took 16 months off smoking. I haven't vaped and don't want to ever again. (on the second trip to ER, when i had been medicating nausea with weed, they told me i tested positive for an amphetamine. I hadn't taken any psycho stimulants like ritalin at this period. it had to have been from the cart)

in fall of 2020 wife allowed me to take a hit or 3 off a batty with a couple of friends in a low key backyard hangout. she was on tenterhooks but it was perfectly fine. since then we've been packing bowls every now and then.

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Anecdotes of loved ones dying from COVID 19 will not make me sympathetic to further restrictions on anyone's rights.

I am tired of people trying to justify more lockdowns, masks, and other restrictions just because someone they know or care about died from COVID. How does a random person (to me) dying from this virus make it right to destroy people's livelihoods and take away their rights? Is it real and serious? Of course. Is it sad someone died? Yes. But even if it was me, I would never advocate messing with the lives of people who had nothing to do with it. The "Coronabros" (copyright Clay Travis) never gave a damn about my life before, and in fact were probably making my life worse already with the idiots they were electing. Fuck them.

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Were Ken’s anecdotes still good towards the end of his streak?

There’s not 74 interesting things that could be said about me, that’s for sure

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Abraham Lincoln told an anecdote about a chess machine, an "automaton player" which had been around "many years ago." Could anybody prior to 1865 have actually built a machine capable of playing chess, or was it some kind of fraud?

This question is prompted by this quote from Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals:

The question reminds of me of a little anecdote about the automaton chess player, which many years ago astonished the world by its skill in that game. After a while the automaton was challenged by a celebrated player, who, to his great chagrin, was beaten twice by the machine. At the end of the second game, the player, significantly pointing his finger at the automaton, exclaimed in a very decided tone, β€˜There’s a man in it.’”

Seems to me the chess player must have been right, because I can't imagine 19th century technology would have been up to making a chess-playing mechanical computer, but I'm wondering if any other information about this item is available.

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Anecdote about the Berenstain thing

In like 2001 I was a kid. We had Berenstain books in the class room and obviously it was on TV.

There was a kid whose last name was "Bernstein" and one day I said I thought it was cool that he had the same name as the bears. He had obviously been told this many times, showed me the book, and I saw that it was with an A.

Humans don't notice small details until someone points them out. We all, I think, assumed Frankenstein was the true way to spell that kind of name. If you learn about how we actually read english word (we don't sound them out, we recognize the whole word as one symbol) you can see how it could go unnoticed. Not to mention that children have a tenuous understanding of spelling at best.

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Why are "self-taught/bootcamp" tech influencers so appealing to new developers/career changers? Examining key omissions in their anecdotes, learning outcomes, and practical strategies for non degree holders and career changers.

Yesterday, there was a fascinating discussion sparked by this post about self taught developers (primarily the ones trying to matriculate into the industry after completing short courses). Most of these courses may have been courses recommended by tech influencers who achieved success by using these courses as a supplement.

As someone who currently works with developers without a college degree nor bootcamp experience at a large company, I'd like to further discuss this phenomenon. I'd love to analyze the effect specific public influencers had in the self-taught movement, how to cite some critical omissions in their anecdotes, and share additional resources and realistic tips for career changers or developers without a CS degree, or college degree.
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Lydia Hallie is a popular technical content creator who gained prominence in 2017 from an article titled Advice from a 19 Year Old Girl and Software Developer, along with her Instagram account, where she shares photos of herself with her laptop, followed by a learning outcome or a short project description. She marketed herself as a self taught/bootcamp JavaScript developer, which sparked the interest of millions of people, including aspiring developers who have not obtained a CS degree. In this article, she claims she started programming on her own at 15 years old:

>This is when I started creating my own responsive layouts with the regular HTML, CSS and jQuery.

Lydia decided to enroll in a bootcamp to build her credibility and network. Moreover, Lydia proliferated the laptop selfie phenomenon on Instagram, where she posts selfies of her text editor describing her code snippets along with personal updates. Not only did her posts receive thousands upon thousands of likes and comments, this also inspired a developer community on Instagram, filled with developers eager to amass a following, and garner support from recruiters. Lydia's methodical approach to social media marketing for developers postured her as a friendly face who represents developers without a college degree. Because she appeared to acquire all this knowledge in what appears to be a short amount of time, and is able to travel around the world due to the flexibility i

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Coming on too strong: An anecdote from a frustrated romantic (37/m)

I just dated a woman who came on really strong at first and kinda knocked my socks off. The first few days were intense with lots of texting and flirting. The first 2 dates were fantastic, she was super into me, she even spent the night on the 2nd date and we had a lovely time. On our first date she called me a "perfect unicorn man" right before she jumped my bones. Then she backed way off abruptly after the 2nd date and made me feel foolish for saying things like "I'm looking forward to seeing you" and "Goodnight, cutie!" etc. It made me feel really crappy about myself and she was kinda cruel IMO. For example, after she told me that the lovey dovey stuff was a turn-off, she broke a date, did not apologize, and then proceeded to tell me she was not looking forward to seeing me and would rather be home alone.

I don't understand why it should be a turn-off for me to make it clear how I feel about her, and for me to hope that she would reciprocate. I don't think I asked for too much in the way of reassurance. I was really excited and hopeful about the future of a relationship with her and made myself very vulnerable to her physically and emotionally. I don't think I did anything remotely like love bombing. I pulled back a lot when she asked me to lay off the texting a bit. Still, it was not enough to make her comfortable. After a few days of curt, cold, and infrequent messages from her, I found my self-respect, dusted myself off, and dumped her. It really hurt to do so, but I didn't want to chase her or be strung along. I guess she just wasn't feeling it as much as I was. Dating just feels like such a slog. It was amazing to finally get a match I was really excited about, and gutting to have it turn out the way it did. Women often say they don't want to play games and neither do I, so I am honest and direct about my feelings. Apparently, they might prefer if I held my cards closer to my chest. Which to me, sounds like a game I have no interest in playing.

Is this just a case of her not knowing what she wants and not being considerate? Or am I displaying a character flaw by allowing myself to get excited after a week of intense flirting and two rolls in the hay, and making my feelings and intentions known?

I am having a hard time letting this one go. I keep replaying everything we said hoping to understand better or at least to accept it. I'd appreciate any insight the community has to offer.

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Does anyone know who this anecdote from Spider Robinsons, Callahan's Crosstime Saloon?

I just began re=reading this wonderful book and in his foreword Spider relates this anecdote:

Books get written for the damndest reasons. Some are written to pay off a

mortgage, some to save the world, some simply for lack of anything better to do.

One of my favorite anecdotes concerns a writer who bet a friend that it was

literally impossible to write a book so BAD that no one could be found to

publish it. As the story goes, this writer proceeded to write the worst, most

hackneyed novel of which he was capable-and not only did he succeed in selling

it, the public demanded better than two dozen sequels (I can't tell you his

name: his estate might sue, and I have no documentation. Ask around at any SF

convention; it's a reasonably famous anecdote).

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German anecdotes!

With the sentence "die in hell" you can buy shoes in Germany.

The opposite of the german word "umfahren" is "umfahren"!

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Fellas... pure anecdote; however, make sure you get your daily recommended Omega 3 fatty acids. It's a game changer

A few days ago I saw a post in here about why they weren't producing moisture within their foreskin. Well, I have almost full flaccid glans coverage and I get adequate moisture.

This is day 2 of taking veggie "fish oil" (algae) omega-3 DHA, DPA supplements.... day one I could feel the skin on my face feel softer. But tonight when taking off my o-ring to pee, the moisture was insane... I'm talking dripping wet.

Here's the deal, apparently omega-3 fatty acids can "regulate the skin's oil production" and "improve balanced hydration," among other claims. Omega-3 fatty acids are a vital nutrient for the brain and that's why I started taking them. I realised I don't eat a damn thing that contains them. I feel fucking great. It could take 6 weeks - 6 months to notice mood changes, etc.

Anyway, I chose these for a few reasons:

  • Most transparency about the manufacturer.
  • Transparency about the "doctor approved" claim. The formulation is from a legit doctor, Dr. Sasson Moulavi, a bariatric specialist in Boca Raton, FL, USA.
  • It doesn't contain any carrageenan. While the research isn't 100% in favour of its safety or danger, I still er on the side of caution with things that haven't been completely proven as safe.
  • QTY is 90 capsules.

https://www.amazon.com/Supplement-Capsules-Friendly-Eco-Friendly-Packaging/dp/B07NJ4GJY2/ref=sr_1_26?dchild=1&keywords=dha+omega+3+algae&qid=1613005972&sr=8-26

Whether you use those or not, I definitely recommend taking supplements if you don't eat food that contains these vital nutrients. Could also help speed along progress as it keeps the skin moisturised and healthy.

Edit: And like I said, my reason for taking these supplements wasn't in any way related to foreskin restoration. It just happened to affect it positively

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I am leaving Chase behind after a decade and moving my family to AMEX. What can you all share with me to help me maximize my membership? Tips, tricks, your favorite anecdotes?

Howdy all. After a decade of using Chase and being immersed in the Ultimate Rewards system, I am moving on to Amex. The UR earning system just has not made a lot of sense since the introduction of the Reserve card and when my no AF Freedom card started earning more on dining than my Sapphire card, I was out. Their system is a mess.

I am starting with a basic two-card strategy and have a Gold card (75K bonus!) and BBP (10k bonus, thanks to the referral thread). They're in the mail and arriving this week. Open to recommendations on pairing with hotel, airline, or other reward cards.

A few questions I have already:

My BBP was only approved with a $2k credit line, which sort of blows my mind as my other cards all have 20K lines. Does AMEX increase that as you lengthen your relationship?

Any retailers I should know about that do not accept Amex and do you know any workarounds? I know Costco is one.

What is the most impactful way to use Membership Rewards? I see conflicting advice online and would love to hear your input.

Thank you in advance!

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I had 300 comp wins during Act 3. Here are my tips, takeaways, and anecdotes.

So, I played a lot during act 3. I finished with 300 comp wins. At a 50% win rate that's ~600 games during the act, or 6.6 games per day (I finished the battle pass in about 3-4 weeks). I peaked at D3, and usually hovered at D1. Roughly 60-70% of my games were solo 20% were 2-4 stacked and 10-20% were 5 stack. Here are my tips, observations and thoughts:

  • There are a lot of smurfs. I never smurfed, but out of the high plat/low diamond players I play with often, roughly 70% of them had smurfs that they played on this act. None of them created smurfs for the intent of having easy games and stomping noobs, nor for the purpose of specifically boosting a lower ranked player. Generally, the main incentive for smurfing was playing with a friend who was a lower rank. Its really frustrating when you are in a group that regularly plays together and one teammate hovers between p2 - d2, and another is p1 - d1, but if there's ever a time when the first is on a peak of d2 and the second is on a loss streak down to p1, you just can't play together, even among players that are normally close in rank and inarguably close in skill level. The 3 rank matchmaking policy has ultimately greatly exacerbated the smurfing problem. I'm confident in saying that every player below IMM probably had their rank affected by smurfs to some degree.

  • Cheating. There are definitely cheaters. It seemed worse in the last half of the act. To me, the prevalence of cheaters in the first half of the act was low enough to be what I'd call "acceptable" but the latter started becoming really frustrating. I had two games with players who were blatantly cheating without trying to hide it (on my own team so I could clearly see their aimbot in the death cam) and probably 20-30+ games with players I was suspicious enough of that I reported them.

  • I had many games with players that were obviously chat banned, and many of those I was invited to a party with the chat banned player. Personally, I always accepted those invites when I was solo, but roughly 50% of the time they said something report-worthy in the party chat so be prepared for that possibility if you do this.

Solo Queue tips: I haven't played many games below plat, but I'd guess that all of these apply from Iron all the way up to diamond. Can't say if the same is true at IMM+ but at that point you probably know everything anyway.

  • Always buy with your team. I know there are varying opinions on whe
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Gyles Brandreth's anecdotes v.redd.it/qgxh7ywe0z961
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Currently reading slash’s book and found this funny anecdote about partying with James and Lars. Kinda weird and a little inappropriate...
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Don’t forget a lot of people (especially busy, successful people) don’t even know what Reddit is. A majority of success stories, tips, and anecdotes can only be learned from networking. Networking is key!
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How the fuck is this one anecdote, which reeks of fiction btw, representatives of an entire country?
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How did you get into n0ise? [Origins and Anecdotes]

I'm really curious to hear how some of you got interested in the world of noise music. Was it through friends/contacts and their suggestions? Did a certain band or genre (besides noise) lead to you discovering noise music? Are you one of the many weirdos who just started making their own noise music not even realizing it was a genre until later? Share the beginning of your own noise journey with us! All roads lead to Rome after all.

Personally, back in HS (2003-2004), I was reading a bizzaro/gonzo/surrealist novel called "Satan Burger" that my then gf, current fiance highschool sweetheart love-of-my-life etc. suggested to me. The main character was a member of a noise band and at the time I honestly thought it was just a joke, nonetheless the idea stuck with me. I was intrigued by the concept of intentional noise making, the opposite of music or whatever...

It was only when a friend of mine, a real indie-nerd pitchfork loving guitar snob, half-jokingly recommended I check out Merzbow that I came to realize that noise as a genre was a real thing. I was hooked almost instantly. That said, I wasn't really able to enjoy Merzbow for some time, despite getting copies of 1930, Aquanecromancer and of course Pulse Demon right away. Years later I was into Boredoms and checking out related groups like Melt Banana, which led me to Hanatarash and Hijokaiden, and listening to them helped me really appreciate Merzbow and finally become a true Noise Maniac.

So what about you? In as many or as few words as you like, what brought you here?

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Before Sunday, what was your favorite memory, anecdote or video from the last Super Bowl?

I was at PnL and mahomes had just thrown his 2nd pick and the place was silent being down 10. It’s super awkward then out of no where a stone cold Steve Austin impersonator comes on the stage with music blasting and hypes the crowd back up. And immediately the wasp play happens right after. Idk why but that memory is something I think about all the time.

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That and the 12 September 2001 anecdotes
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Superbe anecdote de Benoit Cheyrou sur Guy Roux
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Just a random anecdote

Like, a decade ago, shortly before the pandemic started... one of my few splurges was going out to lunch every day. I enjoyed getting out of the office for an hour, usually by myself, and having a meal prepared while I sat alone at a table and fiddled around on my phone, looked about the restaurant, occasionally chatted with a waiter, etc.

One day, I go into one of the dozen places I would eat at and I get seated by this waitress who has been there for some time. I was a little attracted to her, but never demonstrated it because that always upsets women and ruins my interactions with them. Still, she was of the type that's still a little frosty to me. Another waitress took my order, but the original waitress happened to be serving the table behind me, and I overheard her talking to the couple there that that day was her last day.

Upon overhearing this, I was annoyed. Why? Not because she had never chatted with me the way she was chatting with the couple. I didn't expect that of her and it's not a common occurrence for me anyway. I also wasn't annoyed because I'd never see her again. I wasn't under any kind of delusion that I had a chance with her, and it really meant nothing to me that I'd never give my order to her again. I overheard that she was moving on to a career job and I was actually glad for her at the same time.

What annoyed me was what she said to me when I came in. I had been eating there for years. I'm a polite guy who almost always orders the same thing and tips well. On the odd occasion that something goes wrong with my food, I may say give some feedback, but I never complain or demand anything of them. So what did she say to me?

"Hi, how many?"

She knew @#^% well who I was and that I was always alone. Shortly after she talked about moving on, it dawned on me that she would say that to me all the time. So would other waitresses. I can't help but wonder if they were going out of their way to make it known to me that I didn't leave any kind of a impression on them, as though I wasn't even worth a memory.

After realizing that my negative interactions with women stemmed from them perceiving that I was attracted to them, I spent years trying to eliminate any signs of attraction in my behavior, both conscious and subconscious. My interactions improved to the point where I thought they were mostly positive, so I thought I was successful. However, this one lunch had me questioning whether I was still having negative interactions, but just

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Mike Lee objects to anecdote, prompting a confusing end to 2nd day of Trump trial

From Politico:

>The Utah Republican said the characterization of a phone call from the then-president wasn’t accurate.
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>Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on Wednesday night objected to the portrayal of an accidental phone call from then-President Donald Trump, plunging the Senate chamber into confusion on the second day of Trump’s impeachment trial.
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>Rising as Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the lead House manager, moved to end discussion until Thursday, Lee asked that a characterization of the call be stricken from the record, contending that it was inaccurate.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/10/mike-lee-trump-impeachment-468509

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More projection, anecdotes and gaslighting.
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End of Jan 2021: Anecdotes/Commentary on NYC Rental Market

With the first month of 2021 almost over, what is everyone's thoughts/anecdotes on the NYC market?

I predicted before:" Rent prices will stay flat, lower until end of Q1.

-Things/"city life amenities" are not bouncing back overnight or within weeks.

-The uncertainty outweighs any semblance of recovery at this point (hopefully this change).

-A lot of vacant units"

To that I would add, the feeling of "settling in" into their current home set up dissuaded those who were considering moving back to the city. Within my circle of friends and colleagues, the talks of moving back has not really been there anymore.

Now that we are nearly one-third of the way through Q1, I would say most still hold true so far, no major moves, market still staying at lowered levels as before.

Just my thoughts, feel free to add to the discussion

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No accent. Thoughts about her anecdote. youtu.be/9NTAR7KmK9c
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Can we please get some local anecdotes on this???... reddit.com/gallery/ky609p
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The one with an anecdote and an update

Anecdote first:

Back during the time when MIL and I spoke regularly, she would hear me on my Bluetooth while ordering coffee or tacos in a drive through.

On more than one occasion she remarked on how nice and polite I was to staff working the speaker & window.

β€œYou’re so kind to them. It just never occurs to me to be like that, I just tell them what I want, drive forward, and give them money. It doesn’t occur to me to be so nice as you are...”

I was always more than a little bewildered by this and mentioned it to DH every time it happened because...I wasn’t being fake or anything I just use manners and a nice voice when I speak to people. Things like β€œhello!” β€œPlease....” β€œthank you” and β€œhave a great day!” aren’t particularly difficult but they make a world of difference in a setting where a job might suck and people can be rude.

So I always told her β€œI’m just polite, man. I don’t want to drive off leaving someone feeling shitty because they interacted with me, that would be awful.”

β€œIt just never occurs to me to care about that...”

I’m still bewildered by her attitude because who wants to be a crappy part of someone’s day, yknow?

Now to the update (that relates to the anecdote):

A couple of weeks ago I posted and mentioned a cousin having words with MIL over something (a Facebook post) and asking DH and me to have her back.

Well.

That night after talking with cousin, I told DH that MIL better be careful, because she gets crossways with cousin and it would go badly in the family. DH agreed but also - people have to learn, he said.

DH and uncle spoke today (cousin’s dad). Cousin is a daddy’s girl and is beloved. MIL was pretty over the line to cousin, so MIL got a whole ass piece of her brother’s mind on topics ranging from β€œshut the fuck up talking to my kid like that” to β€œstop sharing and buying into this Q bullshit” to β€œget the fuck off your iPad and see your family when they’re around” (she’d visited with them and had her head in her iPad watching OANN and researching Q topics).*

Uncle said they haven’t spoken since.

Which led to uncle and DH discussing a lot of what’s gone on and uncle apologizing to DH for taking MIL as truthful about things in the past.

DH mentioned the stories about me being nice to people and how she never thought of it to Uncle and Uncle pauses and says β€œyknow, now that I think of it - that’s true. She’s not overtly rude she just isn’t nice.”

And I’m not sorry that I find that weird y’all.

*i’m

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Anyone got any personal Doug anecdotes?

Ever since the news broke, I've been reminiscing about the good times. Anyone got any stories about their personal interactions with Doug over the years they want to share?

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This anecdote 😳 (a pick-up attempt?)

From Armie Hammer Part 2 at Data Lounge:

>That reminds me of an anecdote he shared on one of the talk shows
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>He was getting a haircut and the stylist who was his regular asked to see photos of the baby girl
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>So he showed her some photos of her getting a bath but apparently he was also naked while taking the photos and you could see his reflection in the mirror
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>So I'm thinking now, was that really an accident? Because with all his behaviors clearly there is an exhibitionist and maybe a bit of a predator struggling to break free.

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It is said that if you have a good middle school experience you become a bad adult. What are your stories that confirm or deny this anecdote?
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[Feldman] Pumped for another round of Mayfield vs Mahomes. I did this story on that insane 2016 game and got so many amazing anecdotes but this from Mahomes’ mom was the most memorable (aside from a scout learning the hard lesson to never eat oysters in Amarillo): twitter.com/BruceFeldmanC…
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Can you share a real-world anecdote of when laziness helped simplify your code/project structure?

I find the concept of laziness in Haskell really interesting, and have been reading up on it a bit. There's plenty of info about the basic pros:

  • Performance benefits
  • Infinite lists

...but my thoughts wander more into the possible benefits when it comes to simplifying the overall structure of a project. This facet has been harder to find info on, especially real-world stories.

Rather than theoretical explanations (although those are welcome too), I'm keen to hear of some actual real-world examples of when you were able to use laziness to advantage in terms of how your project/code was actually structured.

e.g. Something like:

> "I was building a <typeofproject> that does <stuff>. In a strict language I would have had to do X, Y & Z in the code, but with laziness I didn't even need to write that code and/or was able to simplify it greatly using laziness because..."

Do you have any real world anecdotes here? Keen to hear how you have used it to your advantage!

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Once vs Twice a day: not just anecdotes

Obviously, the recommended frequency of using 5% minox is twice-per-day and that is what most people going for minox beards do. I have seen it said that minoxidil has a half-life of 16-20hrs and that it would be fine to use it just once per day, but I only seen this comment by people using minox for it's original purpose (hair loss on crown). So, what does minoxidil's half-life, usage rate mean in terms of beard growth?

Any answers are appreciated, but at least somewhat sourced responses are preferable. Thanks!

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*Daily* Check-in/Personal Thread - January 26, 2021: Concerns, Vents, Questions, Anecdotes, Personal Preparation

We understand that this is a stressful time for the community! To that end, we will be hosting a daily check-in/personal thread for concerns, vents, personal questions, anecdotes, and preparation plans. Please note that all posts on these topics must be included here and will be removed from the front page. For on-topic discussion of current news, please use the daily discussion thread. Rules 2, 5 and 7 will be relaxed in this thread. Other rules still apply. Please remember to be civil.

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A very uncomfortable anecdote in the venezuelan llanos

So my father owns a cattle ranch in "los Llanos" of Apure. "Los Llanos" is a huge region of grass lands or great plains, flat lands without any hills and few trees, located in Colombia and Venezuela. In these extensive lands the population is scarce, only a few more live in this region than in the neighboring amazon jungle at the south, almost unexplored. So as you may expect, the Llanos is a land where superstition is as natural as common sense. Superstition is something embodied instrisectly in the people of this region.

My father inherited the land from my grandmother who move to the city, gave him birth and never took much care about the ranch. But my Dad, on the late 70s and 80s, begun the cattle business and took care of it travelling once a month from Caracas to the ranch, a 10 hours drive. I went with him in some of those trips.

Even though our family comes from this place, we cannot call ourselves true "llaneros", which are like some sort of cowboy, or how you would simply call the people from the Llanos, so, you could say we are not superstitious at all, my father the least of all people I know. But of course, traveling so much there, you get familiar with the local folklore, not only music and cousine, but also, the tales, sightnings and anecdotes

So, the tales.

Tales like "Florentino y el diablo", Floretino being a very poor but very brave "llanero" and "el diablo" being... well I don't have to translate that. Florentino is going to a party, or leaving the party, I don't recall the story precisely, but anyhow it is by night and he's walking alone, through the darkness of this great plains, when he realizes a man cloaked in black is following him, so he decides to face the man, only to relize that it is the devil. And the devil challenge him to a duel of composing rhymes, but like singing, in the "llanero's" way. So in the end, after a very tyrening and long duel, Florentino manages to summon the holy trinity (the father, the son and the holy spirit) without saying their names and cast the devil back to the hell where it belongs. This was orginally a poem, then a song and eventually a tale.

Then there's the tale of "el SilbΓ³n" or the whistler. So if you are wandering at night through the "Llano" you could hear a whistle. A high pitch of the whistle means that el SilbΓ³n is far, but a very low or faint whistle would mean el SilbΓ³n coming for you, then you must hurry your way back home. If he gets you, he kills you by hitting you with a sa

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Hi Hilaria, I just want to contribute as many anecdotes I can to the record of you admitting you love to lie.

Here Hilaria admits " I'm obsessed with...It is lying to my children. However, they will forgive me, hopefully one day." This one is about deceiving them into believing its very late when its actually a couple hours earlier than she's telling them. Then when Carmen goes on a sleepover and the mom mentions learning to tell time, Hilaria actively interferes to prevent her daughter from wanting to learn to tell time.

No concept whatsoever how messing with their minds is disorienting to their sense of reality, from being able to trust their perceptions or the trust in loved ones they need for emotional health.

At 1:40 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au5y3N_JLNs&ab_channel=Strahan%2CSaraandKeke

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Tim Pool every time he runs out of articles and anecdotes in a debate
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