I'm sad that Mastodon seems to be getting more and more passive-aggressive and mean-spiritedly cliquish as time goes on. It's starting to feel like the worst of Tumblr culture in a lot of ways. Over the last few days I've pre-emptively muted notifications for several posts because I can predict the replies I'm going to get and I'd rather not see them.
I don't think it has to be that way. I think we can all do better. Exercise compassion for others, and maybe think twice about our next subtoots.
@paanvaannd By that theory, there will be a line outside your door the day after the due date, begging for an extension.
The frequency of GDPR-related notices I’ve been receiving has approximated term paper submission distributions:
The proactive early birds turn in assignments weeks ahead of the deadline
The diligent students‘ submissions trickle in later, with submission frequency increasing as the deadline nears
The majority of the class, having procrastinated until now, start spamming their mostly half-baked submissions the night of the deadline
Having my long-term goals (ie 30 years) etc has helped build optimism.
> Through employment of specific coping strategies, optimism exerts an indirect influence also on the quality of life. Optimism may significantly influence mental and physical well-being by the promotion of a healthy lifestyle as well as by adaptive behaviours and cognitive responses, associated with greater flexibility, problem-solving capacity & a more efficient elaboration of negative information.
The experiment was a success! I am staying the heck away from caffeine.
Remember kids, The only difference between science and screwing around is writing it down.
Doctorow: "if that data leaks, it would allow anyone to break into your kid's cloud and plunder all their private data... Naturally, Teensafe stored thousands of parents and kids' usernames and passwords, without encryption, on an insecure server." #privacy #security
Poem "Mysteries, Yes" by Mary Oliver (1/2)
Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
to be understood.
How grass can be nourishing in the
mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
in allegiance with gravity
while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds
will never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.
Harl on Byzantium, 2. How to account for the appeal of Christianity to Constantine and his Roman contemporaries? The Romans had a warrior ethic, trained, by spectacles of cruelty, to identify with the victor. The image of the Passion offered an alternative: identifying with the suffering of the victim. The innate human ability to reverse roles (through empathy) could have provided the flash of insight leaving to a desire for an experience of forgiveness -which the church was happy to offer.
Medical student aspiring to work in aerospace medicine. Interests: medicine, biology, tech, space, and philosophy.
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