Chris Remington

Volunteer amateur systems administrator for Beehaw. Stay-at-home dad. Outdoor enthusiast.

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Joined 2Y ago
Cake day: Jan 28, 2022


We can still find engagement in small niche subs on Reddit. We’ve known, for many years, that people were going to move away from large corporate-controlled sites such as Reddit, Twitter etc…

The Fediverse is addressing this. It isn’t a panacea. However, it is a re-imagining of what we want the Internet to be.

There are many others, that will come along after us, to address this further.

Season 4 has been the best so far. They made a lot of improvements to the game. It’s the most fun I’ve had with Diablo 4.

What do you want? Do you want to see more posts/comments?

Beehaw is, specifically, curated for those who want high quality rather than a dumpster fire of trolls and assholes.

So, quality vs quantity.

Yeah, critical thinking is an important skill to have. Sadly, there is a very low percentage of people (specifically, in the USA) that have it.

I’m approximating that around 98% of the news media, here in the USA, are biased and/or propaganda. The first year of my university education taught me how to separate fact from opinion. What if you don’t go to university? How do you learn critical thinking? I have a college friend that I’ve known for almost thirty years. He has a masters degree in finance and he is a certified public accountant. However, when it comes to USA politics, he has been completely brainwashed by the media. He is one of those MAGA nut-jobs.

Having second hand accounts of anything is, certainly, unreliable. I wish more people could have, at least, one experience that fell outside of what we know from science. Unbelievably, I’ve had several of these. I’d say about five that I cannot explain using the best of our scientific knowledge.

This has nothing to do with FOSS and, therefore, is being removed.

I have had many years of formal training and education under the umbrella of science and the scientific method. This requires both skepticism and questioning.

When I say that I am open minded about subjects such as NDE, OBE and the like I mean that I’m using the aforementioned.

Obviously, science does not have the answers to everything. Science still questions everything while, at the same time, acknowledges that there is much more to know.

I have had several experiences, so far in life, that I cannot explain using what we know from science. For, at least, the past decade I’ve felt much more comfortable and inspired with more questions than I have answers.

Science and/or the scientific method is a tool. A tool that has been developed by humans. But that’s all that it is.

As with religion, I will not hold science up on a pedestal.

I read the article and I’m, fairly, open minded about subjects such as this (as well as OBE, NDE, Remote Viewing, etc).

What do you think/feel about this subject in particular?

‘Traumatic’ just means emotionally distressing. He was disappointed. He wasn’t harmed.

You have made a mountain out of a molehill. Neither of my two sons have ever experienced trauma.

Go through and read the other comments in this thread. Has anyone else raised alarm bells? The answer is no.

Please, don’t make accusations here at Beehaw. It isn’t nice.

I’ve expressed this many many times to him over the years. I’ve said something like “I want to play games to have fun. If the game isn’t fun for me, then I will not play it anymore”.

I believe that he understands this. However, he just wanted so much to understand Elden Ring and beat it.

Personally, Elden Ring is NOT fun to play and that’s why I don’t play it.

I’m just astounded that my 8-10 year old son persevered so much to beat it.

A personal argument for a benefit of gaming
I grew up hearing all the talking heads (media), religious groups and parents strongly criticizing video games. You've, probably, heard some of this. For example, video games involving any type of violence causing people to become more violent, etc. As far as I know, the academic community has failed to produce any negative relationship between video games and real life. At the age of 8 my son began playing Elden Ring with me. We were both new to Souls-like games. I, quickly, became disheartened by the difficulty of Elden Ring and stopped playing altogether. On the other hand, my son continued to play Elden Ring. He had several meltdowns, over the next two years, trying so desperately to advance in this game. One of his most recent meltdowns was so traumatic for him, that he smashed the PS5 controller into our brand new TV screen which caused a square inch of it to be irreparably damaged. He was punished severely for doing this. Two weeks later, he continued his quest to overcome Elden Ring. I remember hearing him say to himself, his mother and brother "I am not going to give up until I beat this game". Three weeks, and many more meltdowns later, my 10 year old son beat Elden Ring. I remember hearing him scream "YES! YES! FINALLY!". I ran into the room and found him sobbing with tears of joy. I hugged and congratulated him. I ran outside to tell his older brother and he ran in to congratulate him. His mother was overjoyed with his accomplishment. For someone so young to persevere, spending over 300 hours, trying to overcome a tough game like Elden Ring is a huge accomplishment. I am so proud of my son to have learned such a valuable lesson, **on his own**, at such a young age.

You could reach out for help if you were running into problems. AskBeehaw would be an example for inquires. Also, there’s nothing preventing anyone from asking for technical support at Beehaw’s technology community which has the largest viewership on Beehaw.

I believe most people in this thread are missing your point in which I agree.

This was posted here 19 hours ago. Removing this duplicate.

but whose ass?

Someone (or some group) who wanted control over people. All religious literature is rife with politics.

I’ve read everything else that you’ve stated, and I’m aware of these theories, but in the end I lean toward the simpler explanation above.

Just look at the world today. Same type of shit. Most billionaires make their fortunes off the backs of the populace. And they use all of the well-known tactics to do so. Coming up with stories (propaganda) to influence minds across the board.

However, when you take the effort to drill down into the subject matter at hand you’ll find a ‘small still voice’ which points at the ineffable.

The ineffable is what I embrace.

The hellfire and brimstone stuff really seems to come from somewhere else.

Out of someone’s ass is my guess.

Over the years we’ve collected our FAQ and our Hall of Fame. Many examples in those.

Are you a Christian?

My parents tried to raise me to become one, but that failed. No, I am not a Christian.

What got you started on this kind of biblical study(?)

Many years of spiritual abuse and indoctrination.

It’s not necessarily something that I ‘love explaining to others’. However, academic biblical scholarship has been an interest and endeavor of mine for about thirty years. Luckily and thankfully, I’ve found my self in the center of this unique niche of interested parties with /r/AcademicBiblical and /r/AskBibleScholars.

Think about this for a moment. The biblical texts have had the most influence on western society, and arguably all other societies, for hundreds of years.

Wouldn’t you want to know what these texts are saying?

They aren’t saying what you think they are saying.

If you’ve had no experience with these texts, then you have many years of reading ahead of you.

It is incredibly daunting to know how little most people do not know about this subject. And, at the same time, shape our world based on misinterpretations and/or misunderstandings of this vast library of literature.

Seek help.

This isn’t nice to say to someone. Please, remember to be(e) nice when using Beehaw. Also, consider this a warning.

All of that needed to be said. Thank you.

Unified chat app…combines almost all chat networks into one.

Some self-hosters have been able to get iMessage working.

I’ve been using a Discord bridge with Beeper for three years with no problems.

I’ve been using Beeper with a Discord bridge for three years now. No problems.

This was already addressed by another admin. However, I want it to be perfectly clear that users are expected to be(e) nice when using Beehaw. Thus, you can have a week vacation to think about that.

That’s interesting and I’ve never heard of the focus feature (I don’t use my phone very much). Where do I find the focus feature?

One of the most intriguing and disturbing stories I've seen recently.

Absolutely. My unsolicited advice is to proceed with caution. I was there, many years ago, when the Internet changed from University access to a flood of the public. It has become known as the ‘Eternal September’.

From most person’s experience, during that transition, we all knew each other in real life. There wasn’t anonymity.

And, all of a sudden, there was anonymity. Thus, people could just say anything that they wanted without consequences.

Fast forward to now, and it’s a complete shit show. Where do we turn?

I am so happy to be here at Beehaw
First of all, I am speaking to all of you in a **non-official capacity**. Hence, why you are finding it in the chat community. Secondly, I am very grateful and humbled to be in the position of a Beehaw administrator. The other four Beehaw administrators are a joy to work with, each with their own superpowers that they bring to the table. Approximately 13 years ago, I kept waking up every morning feeling overwhelmed with thankfulness. That may sound strange and I never expected to have this sort of problem. Weeks and months of this feeling, with no relief in sight, I came to the end of my rope. I cried out to the universe: “What am I supposed to be doing?!?!?!”. The answer came moments later in a telepathic whisper inside my mind: “Bless others as I bless you”. To some, this may sound like I am schizophrenic. I assure you that I am **not**. I started by simply being as generous and kind as possible with everyone around me. And now, I am continuing with this trend by blending it with my professional background. Namely, information technology. More specifically, beta testing (e.g. Orkut, Gmail, Imzy, Tildes to name a few), web development, social media and the like. I am honored to be in the position that I am. I am, **incredibly**, fortunate. Beehaw’s ’Northern Star’ (e.g. guiding principle) is to ***be(e) nice***. I hope that all of you find it in your selves to carry this torch through the rest of your lives.

Big changes/improvements coming to season 4 which has been delayed until May 14.

A friend of mine is having trouble finding prospective relationships in a rural area of America
I have a young gay friend who is at their wits end trying to find others in their community. They are, understandably, reluctant to use the Internet for this purpose. We live in a very rural and conservative part of America. If you have any practical guidance for them then, please let me know. I will be very happy to pass it along to them. Thank you.