I think the website is quite emo
I want this exact same experience but without the angsty prompting.
"It’s been rough. I’m trying to help my husband work through his mental illness. I love him but some days I feel like he takes it out on me a bit with his moods. I know it will get better when he starts counseling next week but right now it is tough. My job is very stressful and I go back next week after two weeks of medical leave to remove an organ and benign tumor. Hoping for sunnier days ahead."
Sometimes it's sadness, sometimes it's anger.
I was pretty angsty at the time.
I wouldn't find it hard to believe that high internet usage could correlate with depression.
Which, incidentally, was conceived by the Wordle guy. Impressive cultural impact there.
"Who will get the last word".
Been going on since 2008!
I will commit suicide that I have planned for a long time,I don’t want to live anymore. anyway I want you to forgive me TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
Then the next message:
> Dear Person Who Wants to Die,
At least take a song request first.
Everyone, if you see this please copy it and add one song to the list, hopefully, a meaningful one.
P. S. No prejudice hopefully, and I hope you won’t die, I appreciate you.
Paradise - BTS
What makes you beautiful- One Direction (cringe ik)
Washing Machine Heart - Mitski
Freaks - Surf Curse
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Muddy Waters -LP (live version)
3 Nights - Dominic Fike
agoraphobia - autoheart
Welcome to my life - Simple Plan
This is Home - cavetown
Honest- The Neighbourhood
Welcome to the black parade - My Chemical Romance
Day6 - chocolate
Happy Party Train - Aqours
My Alcoholic Friends - The Dresden Dolls
Of them I approve
Washing Machine Heart - Mitski
I think music has this acute, potent and almost universal power of reminding someone he is a sentient being, which is the expression of pure meaning.
This is why I never understood the simulation or trans-human perspective - who guarantees that the servers stay running?
What happens if we apply electricity to their heart with a defibrillator, and nasal high-flow gentle heating to thaw out their flesh? Will they wake up? No idea. Whenever someone wants to try, they will.
(Not that every facet of the gatekeeping is bad, mind. Denying access to sites to preserve them, for example.)
We've got some sites sealed, because the mere act of opening them will destroy them. We don't have the technology to safely examine them - yet. So we keep them under lock and key for future generations to solve that problem.
Sometimes you do have to make a hard choice. Taking it out of the ground might partially destroy it, but leaving it where it lies might also destroy it. (Particularly sites close to mining sites.)
But generally speaking - putting anything on display in a museum will wreck it. Most archeological works on display are duplicates, whilst the preservation and maintenance work is done as far away from ordinary people as possible. One part pays for the other.
The people involved in this stuff absolutely want to share that knowledge! They want people to grow and learn. To experience new ideas and endless wonder. But they're also extremely pragmatic.
Please, pragmatically, make photo or 3D model or something so that it's backed up on a website somewhere. Just in case an accident happens again, like at the Library of Alexandria in 48 BC, or the National Museum of Brazil in 2018 AD.
And if I can help, I'd love to try with you.
1) what types of potential excavations are currently sealed and what is the hypothesis of the contents?
2) what is the most shocking thing you know that others don’t know that you’d be willing to share, or at least surprising.
3) why are there gatekeepers on knowledge and archaeology?
The most famous for is probably the main tomb for the First Qin Emperor. That is to say, the main tomb for the place with the terracotta army. The army figures almost immediately started to flake and decay after being exposed - lacquer disappearing in a space of minutes. We believe there may be some mercury rivers or pools inside the main tomb that may rapidly be lost if we were to open it, as well as the other artifacts.
> 2) what is the most shocking thing you know that others don’t know that you’d be willing to share, or at least surprising.
Nothing much. I doubt anything would surprise anyone. Maybe that people have always been people? Some people have the mistaken impression ancient people were mentally slow.
I've only really dipped a toe into this field, with some translation work (and that was a little while ago, now). I've translated a lot of equivalents to "Y sleeps around" and "I've got a nice dick, call me" anywhere from a few thousand years right up to the invention of writing. Graffiti from three and four thousand years ago is about the same as you get on toilet stalls, today.
> 3) why are there gatekeepers on knowledge and archaeology?
In my experience, there isn't really. Not on what we know. There is a _lot_ of stuff that never makes it to media, or front of house at a museum, because its... Boring. Not a lot of people interested in Boris' accounting ledger for seeds and growth on the farm. Especially not when we have thousands from similar farms from the same era. Not unique, not interesting, not widely publicised. (But recorded diligently, all the same. Often in public records.)
There are gatekeepers on gaining more knowledge. Some of that is just bureaucratic nonsense. Some of it is that we've got limited resources and so need to triage where to supply them. And some of it is to stop over-eager morons from accidentally destroying knowledge that we don't have the skill or tools to safely extract, just yet.
There are sometimes a few things that have actual gatekeeping on exploring them, because they're political firecrackers. Like the potential site of Biblical artifacts in Moslem nations, for example. Or anything in China that goes against the current Party message. But those things are very few and far between.
A few more if you'd indulge me.
1) Do you have any conclusions or Bayesian probabilities on the notion that there was a relatively advanced ancient civilization in our past that has for whatever reason been suppressed/lost knowledge? Variations of this would be biblical stories of catastrophe actually being WMD's supported by various cultures like the Vedas.
2) Any opinion on Atlantis, Mu, Graham Hancock or something along the lines of _unsure but deeply mysterious and deserves more attention?"
3) What ancient culture fascinates you the most at the moment?
I am currently quite involved with learning about ancient cultures and my tone is obviously of the more fringe type, but it's mostly because from my absorption of the materials there is a lot of similarity and connection that stirs conclusions counter-factual to the "mainstream narrative." I mostly just am curious and keep an open mind. Currently I'm studying a lot on the Thracians - to me it feels like the proto-indian-european culture that is pre tower of babel and got associated with vikings/mongolians and seem to be related to abrahamiac religions by being proxy to one of the tribes that eventually got to Ireland and is also Gaulish/Celtic/Irish/Scottish by that degree. Which oddly I found some others coming to the same conclusion but that's pretty fringe. I guess it's fringe because it directly interferes with a lot of "religious calendars" - it does seem that archaeology is gated by dogmatism and if I recall the religious institutions have been quite involved (Jesuits/etc). I'm not reaching into conspiracy, just naming groups and their incentives.
Megaliths are absolutely fascinating and the explanation given by and large seems "hand-wavy."
The mystery of the moundbuilder culture world-wide is also fascinating.
And most interestingly is the evidence of overwhelmingly stunning know-how of measuring the stars and various mathematics. We definitely have a programmed view of history being archaic or barbaric when it's quite likely they were advanced beyond our imagination. The Babylonian tablets really are something. It's also interesting that our most ancient accounts of story begin with "in those ancient days..." (Gilgamesh).
Also stupidensously interesting is that many tombs of megaliths have evidence of extremely large quantities of mercury. Mesoamerica has this, the Qin dynasty tombs... very weird. Especially considering the electromagnetic properties of it.
I'm not AI (right?). We're still alive. Let's try. It might work.
I want to make a page with a button and a countdown timer. The button resets the timer. The timer is global: everyone sees and affects the same timer. Users don’t need accounts. Anyone can just press the button.
How would one implement the server portion of this cheaply and safely?
It’s like I want some server that just accepts a blank POST to reset time. And a GET to get the latest time. The client would GET the time every minute and sync the UI with that.
But I’m trying to figure out the simplest, cheapest way to implement it.
if($_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'] == "POST") touch("button.txt");
echo "<form method=POST><button>".(60+filemtime("button.txt")-time());
If you get past that, you could add memcache to the read path.
If you need more than 1M button pushes per second, each frontend server could see if the timer was reset less than a second ago.
At this point, you're limited by data center bandwidth. You could move the frontend servers into edge infrastructure.
That should scale linearly to billions of requests per second. At some point, you'll probably need to hire a team to negotiate with cloud providers, or invest in hardware procurement infrastructure.
Anyway, that free tier VM would be able to handle the load, even at such a scale. You might want to add a secondary in a second DC if fault tolerance is important.
What was this for again?
Writing this makes me want to go play Universal Paperclips:
I’m not sure I need a database though. Just a single timestamp in memory with a file to back it up and a “just assume the button was pushed” if that ever gets corrupted somehow.
Of course I didn’t specify how rigorous the solution needed to be: not very.
I want a website where if the timer ever hits 0 I donate $100 to a charity. And it’s called “This is why we can’t have nice things.”
(If it's just a hobby project, then writing a little database server could be fun. Go for it.)
iouring or dpdk on a many core machine might be needed to get to 1M TPS when scaling up. (HTTP would probably also be non-trivial / impossible)
Anyway, with connection pooling / sharing, a database server should be able to hit it without those tricks.
This man is a genocide, help us