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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 2 January 2020, 02:01

People love pandering so much an entire YouTube genre emerged this past decade to meet the demand of people’s desire to self-pander. Reaction video channels cater to this phenomenon. At first it was to see how ordinary people would authentically react to something the spectator was aware of or liked to see if other would have similar reactions. Now they exist for people to lie to themselves about how someone’s over-the-top reaction to a favorite music artist of theirs or whatever is indicative of how amazing their tastes were all along.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby mxguy01 » 2 January 2020, 02:09

I'm thinking that the Irish Wolfhound is a beautiful dog but I sure would not want to have to clean up after it's poop. Seems to be a great temperament to which is important.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rxxli » 2 January 2020, 02:14

poolerboy0077 wrote:People love pandering so much an entire YouTube genre emerged this past decade to meet the demand of people’s desire to self-pander. Reaction video channels cater to this phenomenon. At first it was to see how ordinary people would authentically react to something the spectator was aware of or liked to see if other would have similar reactions. Now they exist for people to lie to themselves about how someone’s over-the-top reaction to a favorite music artist of theirs or whatever is indicative of how amazing their tastes were all along.

Depends on what kind of reaction channels you mean. I actually watch some reaction videos sometimes. Usually to a movie or a TV show that I watched before and I liked. Just to see what those people think of the show that I watched. But... I am talking about small time youtubers doing reaction videos in their bedrooms. Not something like the React channel. I kind of lost interest in that a while back.

Somewhat related... I get annoyed people constantly making fun of "unboxing" videos. I find them useful before I make up my mind if I should buy a product or not. Getting to see that initial impression of a product without actually buying it.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 2 January 2020, 05:12

There’s utility in unboxing videos, but reaction video channels are dedicated specifically to pretend like they extremely enjoy what the audience enjoys to pander to them. I’m almost positive if their reactions were negative, even if true or useful, they wouldn’t be as popular.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 3 January 2020, 17:05

I get why the right is obsessed with Greta Thunberg but why is the left obsessed with continually exalting her? How does this benefit the cause exactly?
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 3 January 2020, 18:00

mxguy01 wrote:I'm thinking that the Irish Wolfhound is a beautiful dog but I sure would not want to have to clean up after it's poop. Seems to be a great temperament to which is important.


Idk, i had a mastiff when i lived at my parents and its poop was pretty normal. Irish wolfhounds are a bit bigger i believe. At least in height. I know mastiffs are the biggest babies in the world. :awesome:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Derek » 3 January 2020, 19:33

poolerboy0077 wrote:I get why the right is obsessed with Greta Thunberg but why is the left obsessed with continually exalting her? How does this benefit the cause exactly?

Who's exalting her? The liberal media reports on her constantly because it pushes papers, but that's far from endorsement.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby poolerboy0077 » 3 January 2020, 19:35

Derek wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:I get why the right is obsessed with Greta Thunberg but why is the left obsessed with continually exalting her? How does this benefit the cause exactly?

Who's exalting her? The liberal media reports on her constantly because it pushes papers, but that's far from endorsement.

World leaders, public intellectuals—there’s plenty of people on the left who give her a platform to give her speeches.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

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poolerboy0077 wrote:
Derek wrote:
poolerboy0077 wrote:I get why the right is obsessed with Greta Thunberg but why is the left obsessed with continually exalting her? How does this benefit the cause exactly?

Who's exalting her? The liberal media reports on her constantly because it pushes papers, but that's far from endorsement.

World leaders, public intellectuals—there’s plenty of people on the left who give her a platform to give her speeches.

Giving someone a platform can be cynical and manipulative as well as adulatory. It could be all of the above.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 4 January 2020, 02:52

I dont think mixing kid's and politics is a good idea on either end.
By that i mean i doubt she thought she'd become this popular. And has no idea how to carry herself. Ive seen both parties mention her. I just hate seeing a normal citizen torn apart through polotics
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Tobias » 4 January 2020, 09:12

Having a hard time sleeping lately. Hoping it won’t last to much longer.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby René » 4 January 2020, 16:37

Tobias wrote:Having a hard time sleeping lately. Hoping it won’t last to much longer.

Aww, have you tried melatonin? (Note it needs to be taken at/around the same time every evening to work and different people respond to wildly different dosages and too much can actually keep you awake, so you may need e.g. 0.1 mg/night or 0.3 mg/night or 3 mg/night. A lot of people seem to write it off without realising this.)
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Jzone » 5 January 2020, 01:10

René wrote:
Tobias wrote:Having a hard time sleeping lately. Hoping it won’t last to much longer.

Aww, have you tried melatonin? (Note it needs to be taken at/around the same time every evening to work and different people respond to wildly different dosages and too much can actually keep you awake, so you may need e.g. 0.1 mg/night or 0.3 mg/night or 3 mg/night. A lot of people seem to write it off without realising this.)

I encourage good "sleep hygiene" over melatonin.
    consistent bedtime
    no screens in the bedroom
    avoid alcohol a couple hours before bedtime
    daily exercise
There is plenty more to consider if you are having a problem, but this is a good list for a start. I have occasional insomnia. When it happens I find it best to get out of bed and read a book under soft light. No screens.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 5 January 2020, 01:20

Jzone wrote:
René wrote:
Tobias wrote:Having a hard time sleeping lately. Hoping it won’t last to much longer.

Aww, have you tried melatonin? (Note it needs to be taken at/around the same time every evening to work and different people respond to wildly different dosages and too much can actually keep you awake, so you may need e.g. 0.1 mg/night or 0.3 mg/night or 3 mg/night. A lot of people seem to write it off without realising this.)

I encourage good "sleep hygiene" over melatonin.
    consistent bedtime
    no screens in the bedroom
    avoid alcohol a couple hours before bedtime
    daily exercise
There is plenty more to consider if you are having a problem, but this is a good list for a start. I have occasional insomnia. When it happens I find it best to get out of bed and read a book under soft light. No screens.

Melatonin is a completely safe (and possible anticancer agent) and natural endogenous hormone, which most people can benefit from greatly through very moderate supplementation.

It can for instance help someone achieve and reinforce the first item on your list by being taken at a consistent time before the desired bedtime.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 5 January 2020, 01:47

Yeah melatonin is actually a good sleep hygiene aid. As your body realeses it right before you sleep. Taking it at a set time everynight it can kickstart your natural production of it.

Having said that i have had no luck with it. Never even felt remotely tired or like sleeping from it. But plenty of people have. It doesnt work for me. But it does work for a lot of people. So worth a try.


My solution is a bowl pack of marijuana about 30 minutes before bed. Works great for me. But again not for everyone :lol:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Brenden » 5 January 2020, 02:00

Capt._Trips wrote:Having said that i have had no luck with it. Never even felt remotely tired or like sleeping from it. But plenty of people have. It doesnt work for me. But it does work for a lot of people. So worth a try.

What doses have you tried? When we once got 5 mg tablets they didn’t really work for me at all but biting them in half and only taking 2.5 mg worked. As René said, for some people it works best at even lower doses, like 1 mg or even a tenth of that.

Capt._Trips wrote:My solution is a bowl pack of marijuana about 30 minutes before bed. Works great for me. But again not for everyone :lol:

Well that’s another solution. :lol:
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 5 January 2020, 02:08

I think they only come in .3 mg doses out here. Ive never seen any other option. ( probably online but idk) Ive taken probably 4 of them at a time so only 1.2 mgs. But ive always heard with melatonin less is more.

It seems most people seem to get help from around the .3 mg mark. So taking 3 times that it felt useless to me.

But i think they only recommend .3 mg out here.

Edit. It seems it is avaliable in higher doses. I havent tried. But most (all) stores i go to only sell the .3 mg levels.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby rxxli » 5 January 2020, 02:50

Interesting a local pharmacy store here only seems to sell 1mg variants. All very different products (capsules, tablets, ...) but all with 1mg.
Maybe I should consider trying that. I often have trouble falling asleep at night. Which is quite weird since I can almost always fall asleep when I come home and just want a short nap. But even if I don't have a nap, I sometimes still can't fall asleep. Despite definitely sleeping too little - about 6 hours - If I am lucky.
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Re: What are you thinking at the moment?

Unread postby Jzone » 5 January 2020, 04:18

Unfortunately — at least here in the US — substances labelled as "supplements" are poorly regulated. Product quality ranges from contaminated to shit to so-so to good (my labels). What's on the label isn't in the bottle

When I was taking several different supplements, I consulted Consumer Lab for product testing and reviews. It costs a little, but I highly recommend it!
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