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Hi, I'm Drew. I'm a coder from USA. I have a background in zoology, computer science, and music. I'm interested in rationality, bio-science, reading, gaming, FOSS, economics, guitars, and FI/RE.

My wife's friend is getting a $200k grant to study alternative medicine this year. She's working with a herbalist and they are going to measure people's chakras, apply herbal medicine guided by medical astrology readings and then remeasure their chakra readings and compare.

This is the same woman that currently refuses to wear a mask and previously wouldn't sign up for Obamacare because it was socialism even though she was living on food stamps.

How did I make it through college without exposure to Aristotle's square of opposition?

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🔁 Scott Adams Retweeted:
Naval @naval

Schools aren’t about learning.

Offices aren’t about working.

Churches aren’t about praying.

Restaurants aren’t about eating.

Obvious now?

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If you make a company 'too big to fail' you give it's debt risk-parity with US government debt. Yet it retains %400+ the ROI.

That company becomes a better investment than building roads and damns.

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I strongly recommend having arguments about things you disagree about, and especially double-cruxing them. <> Up until today, this was all just a theoretical recommendation, but… wow does it help.

I think I'm finally starting to see the meaning of “what do you think you know, and how do you think you know it?". I'm probably right about this thing I'm arguing about, but my reasons for believing it right now are stupid (and are the same reason I didn't believe it earlier).

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Day 2 of my self-imposed quarantine. Given the recent announcement that the FDA has approved chloroquine as a treatment for COVID19, I've decided to 'self medicate' with Gin & Tonics.

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Hi. I've been working in teledildonics and sex tech for the past 16 years.


Seriously. Not a joke.

Many of you are bored or scared or both. So, if you're curious about remote intimacy, I'm happy to answer questions, in this thread or in DM.

It appears I've been exposed via a friend who came over to the house. So, today is my first day of self-imposed quarantine.

So far I can't log in to my work account remotely and am waiting on IT to call back with suggestions. While I wait I've made myself some real oatmeal for the first time in years. I might even get a little yard work done and start on a woodworking project.

It's amazing that once you are forced to deal directly with the scary thing a lot of the anxiety just goes away.

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I suspect a lot of my friends don't know how to cook (or not much) and maybe due to World Events right now are trying to figure out how to eat healthy at home for cheap and with little effort (and many are also vegetarian).

It so happens that I've optimized a lot of our eating stuff for such things (cheap, shelf-stability, fairly healthy, vegetarian, fast). Maybe I should start some repo documenting my food recommendations if there's interest...?

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Took a Pedal-Bar tour of the Christmas lights around town. Way fun!

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It's too easy to forget that electronics is just manipulating magical deterministic sand

I just spilled pumpkin spice coffee on my Hawaiian shirt so now I'm debating on taking the day off from work.

I'm so basic it hurts.

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