Yeah, folks do sometimes get better, I do know people who recovered from being complete shits in their 20s, but it's so rare as to be nearly singular.

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"But things are so much better now!"

Yes, but... if I go pick a gamer stream at random, what would you say the odds of me hearing a homophobic slur in the first five minutes? Those dudes? They're be voting conservative when they're 50.

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Honestly, I heard the same refrain from my fellow mid/late Gen-Xers because somehow we somehow forgot how incredibly racist and homophobic our peers were in highschool, I guess?

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Young radicals, ilu, but please don't be complacent and think you can just wait out the older generations. That's what the radical boomers tried to do when they were your age, and then preceded to be shocked at just how conservative their contemporaries were.

File this under reasons I'm not a marxist, I guess. =p

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I find I'm averse to any organization/idea/ideology that insists they have totalizing systems of knowledge. It feels culty in ways that I don't think can be overcome.

Uh, yes, I am automating my Skyrim modding in WSL, why do you ask? =D

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2. The texture merges at the start and the end of the load order are generated with very small shell scripts that read the list of mods and then copy all the files together. I then BSA them after with CAO.

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Two specialty points of this build:

1. I've found great success with taking ALL the patches of any kind, shoving them at the end of the load order, and generating massive merges from them. (Obviously this requires some care and hand patching.)

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Dragonstone covers a bit of everything _really_, from dragon behavior to npcs (think populated skyrim + immersive patrols), to combat to race defaults and so on. A little bit of everything.

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This load order (shared.by.re-becca.org/misc/mo) is built around Dragonstone (nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedi) a wide ranging overhaul from the author of the Haze combined Weather/ENB

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Counter culture as an aesthetic has a long history in american society, recurring somewhat regularly, right down to free love, religious experimentation, communes, snake oil and dubious dietary decisions.

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What actually was the case was that the actual left wing boomers were ALWAYS a minority. (I feel like if you actually knew any lefty boomers you'd know this, but I dunno.) The youth culture was counter culture and leftist but you could consume that and still be conservative.

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There's a narrative floating about, that in the 80s, all the left wing boomers took a hard right turn and became Reagan Republicans and I think this is a deep misunderstanding of that generation.

TBH, I run into more social friction (eg, of people not understanding me) from internet culture words than I do these. (Rather a different "nerd words" list, those are.)

Explaining memes and 'net language is a rather regular part of watching youtube with my spouse.

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It's darling to imagine that these are used to signal "smartness" and are not in fact, just the result of normal vocabulary acquisition. If you have enough social interactions in spaces that use jargon, it integrates into your normal speech naturally.
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RT @chr1sa
I've been keeping a list of words nerds use to sound smart ("smarty signalling"). I'm guilty of some but not all.

Add to it in the comments here:
docs.google.com/docume…
twitter.com/chr1sa/status/1306

(Office spaces to allow you to physically do this do not work for me. Probably because semipublic spaces full of other-people's-stuff are not relaxing. Weird, I know.)

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TBH I think the singularly biggest productivity gain in working from home for me, is that I can go lay down for five minutes and be recharged like magic.

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