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“When he reached the New World, Cortezh burned hish ships. Ash a reshult hish men were well motivated.” —Capt. Ramius, played by Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October

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Yay

Now what was I going to make …last Tuesday?

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In my 50s. I’ve never been in a fight. I’ve gotten into confrontations a few times.

First was a guy on an off road trail. I was leading a group and one of em broke down and blocked the trail. Some cranky, leathery old fuck was being a dick about us being in the way. It had already been a stressful moment in a stressful day in a stressful week and I was fucking done and lost it. Couple of the guys had to keep me from getting in his face. I very, very rarely lose control. I wished I hadn’t and In retrospect I can totally see his point. But also he could have been less of a dick about it. And I should have been the mature guy and ignored his gnarled ass. I was 30 something.

Some shitheads were in a car honking, yelling at, and harassing my wife who was trying to park while I was across the street on the sidewalk. I was really pissed and repeatedly yelled at them to gtfo (more or less) until they finally left. I suppose they could’ve had a gun and shot me and that would’ve been a suboptimal outcome… And my wife can take care of herself. So mild regret on that one.

That’s the only times that jump to mind where I actually got really angry. There may have been times I am forgetting where someone was pissed at me or something and I de-escalated instead of escalating.

I would be more careful now. Why? It’s too big of a risk. I spent a lot of time playing out various scenarios and thinking about confrontations when I decided to carry a concealed firearm. It’s a huge responsibility and cannot be taken lightly. I felt morally and ethically obligated to avoid conflict, let alone escalation, at all costs. (ETA: The obvious exception is a case of legitimate self defense where someone intends to harm me or mine)

I no longer carry but it was extremely valuable to spend the time contemplating confrontations and potential outcomes. Even though I’ve never been a hothead (like my dad was) or thought I was some badass, I still realized I should be more careful.

Two major confrontations and zero fights in all these years isn’t too bad but I could’ve handled both better.

I hope to do better going forward.

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I’m in the process of reading this (and a dozen other books lol). Interesting so far. Haven’t formed opinions yet. But definitely appreciate Bell Hooks bell hooks for having tackled this subject.

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Appreciate that. Will fix.

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But I’m not bisexual, horny or…well, just those two.

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Great article. Also pretty sad to see what we’ve ended up with in the name of business. Maybe if humanity survived another few hundred years we will look back on this time of corporations with disgust.

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Hm this mortuary guide looks interesting…

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I miss mine. They were awesome. Just don’t touch the bulb when installing it.

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Mint is a good recommendation. I’ve used it for most of a decade because I just want my system to work.

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Right? Like someone is going to put a chair or bench in a public space like a park. Ha! Call it a “park bench” or something… and let people sit on it for free?? Ludicrous! It’ll never happen! /s

That’ll be £1.00 for reading this response. Please advise where to send the invoice.

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wntd t rspnd prprly bt my vwl sbscrptn xprd. Ds nyn hv $5?

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Yy! \o/

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This only applies if you’re not extremely wealthy, though.

So there’s that.

Sigh

that ain't legal either (lemmy.ml)

transcriptScreenshot of github showing part of the commit message of this commit with this text: Remove the backdoor found in 5.6.0 and 5.6.1 (CVE-2024-3094). While the backdoor was inactive (and thus harmless) without inserting a small trigger code into the build system when the source package was created, it’s good to...

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Nobody is both that bored and that motivated. Unless paid.

Miserere mei, Deus (Gregorio Allegri, c. 1630s)- Tenebrae Choir performance conducted by Nigel Short (youtu.be)

Miserere mei, Deus (Latin for “Have mercy on me, O God”) is a setting of Psalm 51 by Italian composer Gregorio Allegri. It was composed during the reign of Pope Urban VIII, probably during the 1630s, for the exclusive use of the Sistine Chapel during the Tenebrae services of Holy Week, and its mystique was increased by...

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If shame was the answer, nobody would still be obese. There is always an underlying cause, and it isn’t because of a character flaw. Often people use food as a maladaptive way of coping with emotional abuse or neglect, SA, or other things.

It’s another example of people being shallow, self-righteous assholes with a narrow perspective and no willingness to understand or empathize with fellow humans.

Sort of like how some people are anti-trans (usually anti MtF trans). Often these people are so pathetic they have to bash others to feel better about themselves. It’s the same mentality as blaming poor people for not having more money. Or dismissing drug addicts as subhuman garbage rather than fucked up people with a disease.

This kind of shit makes them feel like it’s not even okay to be seen because of this shit.

That’s exactly their intent. They don’t see fat people as equally human. They see them as people who aren’t as good as they are and they would just as soon fat people “go away”.

People born on third base thinking they hit a triple. As if having well adjusted parents and not having a mental disorder and not experiencing CSA and so on was somehow all their own doing and not just the luck of the draw.

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Do you also blame people with anorexia for not eating enough?

The obese people I know all had childhood abuse, neglect, or CSA or something else going on. Eating is a maladaptive coping mechanism just like how some CSA survivors act out in various ways.

Other people have different life experiences than you.

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No one will dig up our Lemmy posts in 1000s of years. :(

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I found this on skeptics stack exchange. Supposedly, it’s a hoax/urban legend that goes back way before the internet. (The entire stack exchange page on this topic is fun to read, btw)

The quote originally came from Prof. George T.W. Patrick of University of Iowa, who translated an ancient stone tablet into modern English and published in “Popular Science Monthly”, May 1913. The full text of the original can be found online at archive.org: archive.org/details/popularsciencemo82newy, page 493.

https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/02b66fe9-a8e8-40c3-96ca-d952c7a0cc91.png

One writer found this same quote in a slightly earlier source dating to 1908.

Yet another writer noted that there was no Chaldea but …

… there was a stele of a King Naram-Sin of Akkad which has been exhibited in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum since 1892. The inscription on this stele is fragmentary and has nothing to do with degeneration.

…stackexchange.com/…/was-this-quote-on-a-clay-tab…

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