Just finished installing Ubuntu 21.10
I’ll probably make this my default Linux distro…….said frankie for the 100th instance!
I’m seeing 660 concurrent seeders for the ubuntu-21.10-desktop-amd64.iso torrent! 🎉
That’s the max I’ve ever seen. It keeps fluctuating, of course!
The speed, somehow, was still slow. The average speed was 2.9 Mbps and it took a little more than 17 mins to download! 🤔
Yesterday I heard someone say something interesting.
"The concept of a workday is relatively new. Before, we would work until the work was done, but now we work until a certain number of hours have passed."
Their point was that we work (go to work at Starbucks or Amazon) and we work for an arbitrary amount of hours, even if it's not necessary, and even if it doesn't make sense to do so.
For example, my therapist was forced to go back to work in the building (she didn't, because she quit) during COVID. This includes all of her coworkers.
Why? Because her work system revolves around forfeiting hours of her life to a meaningless cause—going to a building and standing around, waiting for enough time to pass to go home.
In this case, the system would have actually caused her physical harm, since work does not care if she gets COVID or not. Work only cares about her forfeiting her hours "at work." She couldn't work from home, they wouldn't let her (via Zoom, which is what we were doing).
Any of my therapist's coworkers, who were afraid to lose their jobs, would have had to go back to the building and put themselves in danger to appease the system.
In our current work system, you forfeit part of your life to do someone else's bidding, even if it's unimportant, even if it doesn't matter—for a paycheck to survive. But does it have to be that way?
I have no idea if it's true that the concept of a workday is new, but I think it's interesting to think about, at least.
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I've been going a little overboard on my dives lately using three seperate dive computers. Worse yet they each use three different algorithms:
My Shearwater Petrel 2 uses VPM+GF (Varying Permiability Model + Gradient Facor)
My Suunto EON Steel uses Suunto's Fused RGBM (Reduced Gradient Bubble Model)
My Garmin Descent Mk2 uses Buhlman algorithm.
You might ask how i reconcile all three when they give different dive plans... simple.. I just use the deepest ceiling availible to me at the time and never violate any of them. Makes for an ultra conservative dive, as I set all of them with high conservatism, but I like that.
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