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Just now, zero said:

you guys with dating app profiles should post them here for us to review and critique, let you know where you've gone horribly wrong...

Who needs dating apps when we have dank memes

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10 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

Been there. I applied for a role I was overqualified for (and the pay wasn't great) quite a few months ago, and before even making initial contact or doing any screening they immediately wanted me to go through hours of pre-employment tests - a myers briggs, skills/abilities, and behavioral/emotional intelligence one. 

Before. Even. A. Phone. Screening. 

The job market, for seekers, is pretty ridiculous these days IMO. Lots of incredibly unrealistic expectations for candidates and a ton of interview content that isn't at all relevant. =/

This one wasn't that bad, but it's kind of ridiculous for them to ask me to answer bullshit hypotheticals (literally made up shit) so they can determine if I'm right for the job without looking at my resume or talking to me. It was just pattern recognition stuff, and at this point, if I'm not getting paid for it, I'm not doing it.

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5 hours ago, cichlisuite said:

I'd like to join the sleep complaint club as well. This year I sleep particularly bad. Some nights I get trouble falling asleep, and for the most part I figured it out: during the day, preoccupied with work and general distraction, I don't process the truly important thoughts - the existential ones. After a couple of years, I still haven't found a solution to some fundamental problems of my existence, and subconsciously, during the wake hours, I suppress them one way or another. But they come back alive once the mind begins to quiet down, which is right when I lay in my bed. So I really have to be mindful about these things, and it's almost like self-therapy at this point. I dread these existential questions. They seem pointlessly antagonistic and tough to crack. So whenever I finally fall asleep, I ALWAYS wake up after four hours, usually because of some weird and heavy dreams. I don't remember the last time I had pleasant, soothing dreams.

Weed helps for a while, but I'm terrible with weed. When I have it, I smoke 4-6 joints per day and that becomes quite a drag after a couple of weeks. So I just don't buy it anymore. Chamomile and valeriana help sometimes, but aggressive thoughts can easily override the effects. On top of my own shit, my brain seem to love solving humanity problems, which is especially pointless, and nothing but a burden. This season I bought 10 cubic meters of firewood to chop it and chain-saw it myself. It's a sort of meditation, and helps a bit.

I can highly recommend trying guided meditation, especially for existential problems. Have been struggling with those for about as long as I can remember and even though I’m still a functional alcy and drug user meditating has made a huge difference. Won’t make it go away but will help you deal with it. 
Might be extra good in tandem with the chain-saw meditation you’re already practicing. 

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2 hours ago, Braintree said:

This one wasn't that bad, but it's kind of ridiculous for them to ask me to answer bullshit hypotheticals (literally made up shit) so they can determine if I'm right for the job without looking at my resume or talking to me. It was just pattern recognition stuff, and at this point, if I'm not getting paid for it, I'm not doing it.

Agreed! The skills/abilities one I did was like that - like a series of numbers (finding the odd sequence out), arranging dates and tables in order etc? I thought it was silly but I did them anyways and didn’t get a call back 😂
 

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2 hours ago, user said:

I can highly recommend trying guided meditation, especially for existential problems. Have been struggling with those for about as long as I can remember and even though I’m still a functional alcy and drug user meditating has made a huge difference. Won’t make it go away but will help you deal with it. 
Might be extra good in tandem with the chain-saw meditation you’re already practicing. 

Are there any particular people that you can recommend? Good teachers? I listened to that Vietnamese Buddhist monk who is now in France (forgot name, well known guy, Thai something something) for a while, but he is a bit too ASMR for me, also drifts off into religious cheese way too much, but wise guy. Osho is usually interesting (always with a grain of salt, tho).  Any more wise meditation experts you can recommend? A lot of self-acclaimed ones are Jordan Peterson type self-help fucktards, wanna avoid these

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trying to post a video clip on instagram, but for some reason the sound isn't appearing, despite it playing back fine on my phone and everywhere else otherwise.  Anytime I try to participate on this site there's some BS like this to troubleshoot for a couple hours.  SMH (so much hate).

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37 minutes ago, yekker said:

I have a good app on my phone that does meditation relaxation stuff called headspace.. I listen to it every night before bed and it just helps me unwind. 

Do the speakers that are featured on that app offer actual insight or is it more about the tone of their voice and how it puts you to sleep?

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18 minutes ago, dingformung said:

Do the speakers that are featured on that app offer actual insight or is it more about the tone of their voice and how it puts you to sleep?

There are TONS of different types of meditations. I always do the sleepcasts which starts with a relaxation exercise and then tells you a story I just prefer that over straight up meditation. I'd say its worth the money though. 

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21 hours ago, dingformung said:

Are there any particular people that you can recommend? Good teachers? I listened to that Vietnamese Buddhist monk who is now in France (forgot name, well known guy, Thai something something) for a while, but he is a bit too ASMR for me, also drifts off into religious cheese way too much, but wise guy. Osho is usually interesting (always with a grain of salt, tho).  Any more wise meditation experts you can recommend? A lot of self-acclaimed ones are Jordan Peterson type self-help fucktards, wanna avoid these

Not sure I can be of much help, I read 1,5 Pema Chodron books (which I liked, her tone/way of writing appeals to me) and have a headspace sub for the guided meditation. 
Gurus and such generally get in the way of the message for me because I tend to find them annoying. 

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I forgot just how long Daft Punk's debut album was.  It's great, but I thought I must be nearing the end only to find I'm a little over halfway through.  I recall there were a lot of really long albums being released mid-late 90's... like twice the length that most artists aim for now, Autechre notwithstanding.

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I just woke up 5 mins ago. It’s my first payday today for the new gig? I just got locked out of my online banking (wanted to see what a weeks pay ended up being) by trying to login 3x using my watmm credentials. Apparently Hugh Mughnus isn’t a valid client card number 😂

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On 12/9/2020 at 4:56 PM, zero said:

you guys with dating app profiles should post them here for us to review and critique, let you know where you've gone horribly wrong...

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woke up with a migraine but had called for a dept meeting at work this morning so was determined to show up and lead the crew through it. 

I felt like I was gonna hurl, did an absolutely awful job directing the meeting, and afterwards the pounding headache had become so bad that I had to leave anyway. 

mundane and embarrassing. fml

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Deleted as much internet history as possible to see if I could reset youtube algorithm and get sensible recommendations.  Youtube now thinks I really love elephants.  I mean I like them but...  

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18 hours ago, kakapo said:

Deleted as much internet history as possible to see if I could reset youtube algorithm and get sensible recommendations.  Youtube now thinks I really love elephants.  I mean I like them but...  

i don't think i've actually clicked on a joe rogan video in a few years, but he still comes up near the top every time. also any time i get nostalgic & listen to some old video game ost track i end up getting pasty gamer dude reaction videos for a solidcouple weeks.

that being said, it's usually 85% outsider music cassette rips + hour long videos about continental philosophy, so compared to the default yt recs i'm doing alright. i get kinda sketch vibes from youtube overall tho so fingers crossed that more (non-fringe, non politically-polarized) competition emerges

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6 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

i don't think i've actually clicked on a joe rogan video in a few years, but he still comes up near the top every time. also any time i get nostalgic & listen to some old video game ost track i end up getting pasty gamer dude reaction videos for a solidcouple weeks.

that being said, it's usually 85% outsider music cassette rips + hour long videos about continental philosophy, so compared to the default yt recs i'm doing alright. i get kinda sketch vibes from youtube overall tho so fingers crossed that more (non-fringe, non politically-polarized) competition emerges

B*n Sh#piro videos began appearing today.  I've never searched for him through any medium.  I think the only thing I've seen of him was his embarrassing O'Neil interview.  All my subscriptions are music and science based.  Im in the UK.  I got a new phone recently and it couldn't work out what news to try and spam me with until I'd watched a couple of pbs spacetime videos.  After that it spammed me every morning with shit like 'the Milky Way is on a collision course and you won't believe what it means for life on earth.' I dont even need to open it to know its clickbait bollocks about the largely peaceful merging with Andromeda in several billion years time that has zero implications for life on earth.  But apply that same paradigm to politics and 'news' and its not difficult to see how insidious it is, and why its one of the reasons the uk and us are in such a mess.

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I've never searched for him either, but I used to get fed a lot of that alt-right bullshit. Just from using it over the years, I think it's pretty easy to start getting those videos in comparison to anything left leaning. Very odd.

16 minutes ago, kakapo said:

B*n Sh#piro videos began appearing today.  I've never searched for him through any medium.  I think the only thing I've seen of him was his embarrassing O'Neil interview.  All my subscriptions are music and science based.  Im in the UK.  I got a new phone recently and it couldn't work out what news to try and spam me with until I'd watched a couple of pbs spacetime videos.  After that it spammed me every morning with shit like 'the Milky Way is on a collision course and you won't believe what it means for life on earth.' I dont even need to open it to know its clickbait bollocks about the largely peaceful merging with Andromeda in several billion years time that has zero implications for life on earth.  But apply that same paradigm to politics and 'news' and its not difficult to see how insidious it is, and why its one of the reasons the uk and us are in such a mess.

 

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Google Pixel doesn't come with something so basic as a cable to connect to a computer via usb, so I'm sending a video I just recorded to my lap top via bluetooth and it's taking fucking forever.  Fuck you google; suck my dick.  Did I use the semicolon right?

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