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remington

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Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

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This doesn't belong in world news.

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This doesn't belong in world news.

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Could you explain the function of the teepee trellis? I've never heard of growing beans this way.

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I am just, slightly, concerned about this. If the Matrix protocol shits the bed entirely, then I'll be happy to wait for the next wave of innovators to solve this.

That may sound dismissive to some, but I've already lived through things like this happening.

Over thirty years I've seen so many tremendous leaps in telecommunications. I'm not too worried.

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As we get closer to the election, and more people start paying attention, that '53 out of 100' will be higher.

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Congrats 🎉 bee cowboy emoji

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I beseech the ineffable universe to rain down blessings upon you and Ziggy.

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Please, remember to be(e) nice when using Beehaw. Demeaning accusatory language, targeted at another user, is NOT nice. Thank you.

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This is good to know if I ever need it. Fortunately, we have many barn swallows that nest/breed on our property. They spend most of their days flying all over our property eating mosquitos and other small bugs such as black flies. I, rarely, see these bugs on our property.

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I'd like to draw everyone's attention to one of our first philosophical documents- the core principles document, "What is (and isn't) Beehaw". I'm going to zero in on a small portion in the middle of the first part here, because a recent discussion in the LGBTQ+ space got charged and, in a way, where a larger educational or...

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I've always learned a great deal from your writing and I appreciate it. I believe that you have a firm grasp on interpersonal communication skills.

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Our overarching rule, here at Beehaw, is to be(e) nice. Your words are very far from nice. Consider this a warning.

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Is it the average American news sources messing with people’s minds that much?

I'd estimate that 98% of American news sources are either very biased or straight up propaganda machines. I can only rely on National Public Radio and The Associated Press.

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...I have no idea how you would even begin to resolve the issue.

For now, we must encourage all of the younger people to vote. The younger people are, understandably, frustrated by the current American political system. It can be changed with more participation over time. Doing nothing (not voting, etc.) just worsens the problem.

The far right GOP knows all of this and makes it difficult for anyone to vote. They use tactics such as gaslighting in order to cheat their way into office.

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We can still find engagement in small niche subs on Reddit. We've known, for many years, that people were going to move away from large corporate-controlled sites such as Reddit, Twitter etc..

The Fediverse is addressing this. It isn't a panacea. However, it is a re-imagining of what we want the Internet to be.

There are many others, that will come along after us, to address this further.

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This belongs in c/space. You can move it there if you want. Your choice.

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What do you want? Do you want to see more posts/comments?

Beehaw is, specifically, curated for those who want high quality rather than a dumpster fire of trolls and assholes.

So, quality vs quantity.

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This has nothing to do with FOSS and, therefore, is being removed.

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I read the article and I'm, fairly, open minded about subjects such as this (as well as OBE, NDE, Remote Viewing, etc).

What do you think/feel about this subject in particular?

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I have had many years of formal training and education under the umbrella of science and the scientific method. This requires both skepticism and questioning.

When I say that I am open minded about subjects such as NDE, OBE and the like I mean that I'm using the aforementioned.

Obviously, science does not have the answers to everything. Science still questions everything while, at the same time, acknowledges that there is much more to know.

I have had several experiences, so far in life, that I cannot explain using what we know from science. For, at least, the past decade I've felt much more comfortable and inspired with more questions than I have answers.

Science and/or the scientific method is a tool. A tool that has been developed by humans. But that's all that it is.

As with religion, I will not hold science up on a pedestal.

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Yeah, critical thinking is an important skill to have. Sadly, there is a very low percentage of people (specifically, in the USA) that have it.

I'm approximating that around 98% of the news media, here in the USA, are biased and/or propaganda. The first year of my university education taught me how to separate fact from opinion. What if you don't go to university? How do you learn critical thinking? I have a college friend that I've known for almost thirty years. He has a masters degree in finance and he is a certified public accountant. However, when it comes to USA politics, he has been completely brainwashed by the media. He is one of those MAGA nut-jobs.

Having second hand accounts of anything is, certainly, unreliable. I wish more people could have, at least, one experience that fell outside of what we know from science. Unbelievably, I've had several of these. I'd say about five that I cannot explain using the best of our scientific knowledge.

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This is a 'soft warning' about name-calling. Generally speaking, name-calling isn't nice. Please, be(e) nice when using Beehaw. Thank you.

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Name-calling is a form of argument in which insulting or demeaning labels are directed at an individual or group.

That's what we, at Beehaw, don't want. It is not nice.

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...staff here defend these people from criticism.

Show me where Beehaw staff have defended anyone from criticism.

The subject at hand is name-calling. It is not nice.

The subject that you keep reiterating is current events and politics.

Do you understand the difference?

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Name-calling is a form of argument in which insulting or demeaning labels are directed at an individual or group.

Labeling Joe Biden as a 'fascist' is name-calling. Whether or not he is, truly, a fascist is not what is being addressed here.

Beehaw is a space that strives to be(e) nice apart from the thousands of Internet spaces that could care less.

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...does this mean that saying “Joe Biden is acting like a fascist autocrat”, is ok, but applying it as a title, as in “Joe Biden the Fascist Autocrat” is not?

In my opinion, yes. However, this is something that I would want to discuss with the other administrators/moderators in order to reach a conclusion.

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I'm sorry you feel that way. I did not intend for anyone to be uncomfortable.

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I have spent a great deal of time in forests (and still do). I have not experienced anything like this.

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You could reach out for help if you were running into problems. AskBeehaw would be an example for inquires. Also, there's nothing preventing anyone from asking for technical support at Beehaw's technology community which has the largest viewership on Beehaw.

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Interesting. Thanks for pointing this out.

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